Sears, Dick

Sears, (Richard Dudley) Dick

(1861–1943) tennis player; born in Boston, Mass. He won the lawn tennis singles championship seven consecutive times (1881–87). He was the first ever champion in both lawn and court tennis, winning the U.S. court title in 1892.
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