General Philippe
Washer
Male
Belgium
1924-08-06
Brussels, Belgium
2015-11-27
Knokke-Heist, Belgium


About

Washer was the son of Jean Washer, another Belgian tennis player and textile industry mogul. Her mother, Simone van der Straeten, was the daughter of Ernest Solvay, founder of the Solvay International Chemical Group. Philippe started playing tennis at the age of six. Philippe was coached by his father. He won his first tournament on 9 May 1940 in La Rasante just one day before the Battle of Belgium during which he volunteered to join the Belgian Army.
In 1942, Philippe won the French junior championships.
He was part of the Belgian Davis Cup team from 1946 to 1961. With Jacky Brichant, he won twice the European zone (1953 and 1957).
Washer won the Belgian National Championships nine times between 1945–1954, the only exception being 1950 when he was forced to retire from the competition due to illness. In 1952, he reached the semifinal of the Royal Belgian Tennis Federation Fiftieth Anniversary tournament.
In doubles with Jacky Brichant, he played a semi-final of a Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 1953, and he played a semi-final at Roland Garros in 1954 with Nelly Adamson in mixed doubles.
In 1957, he reached the quarter-finals of the tournament of Roland Garros and reaching the 4th round at Wimbledon on several occasions. Also in 1957, he won the Lebanon international tennis championships by defeating Warren Woodcock. In 1967, he came back from retirement to win the Belgian National Covered Courts Championship doubles, partnering with Jacky Brichant. Also after retirement, he won the Wimbledon Veterans' Doubles with Jaroslav Drobny four times from 1968 to 1971.

Source: db4tennis.com



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Archive statistics 1942 - 1961
16
313
199


Tournament wins 1957 - Lebanon International Championship (Open)
1954 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Coupe Albert Canet (Amateur)
1953 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1953 - Algiers (Amateur)
1952 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1951 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1950 - All India Hard Courts (Amateur)
1949 - Oostende (Amateur)
1949 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1948 - Deauville (Open)
1948 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1948 - Maadi Sporting Club (Open)
1947 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)
1945 - Belgian National Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1961 Queens Club Tournament - 1961 Wimbledon - 1957 South Australian Championships - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Queens Club Tournament - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1957 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1957 Lebanon International Championship - 1957 Belgian National Championships - 1957 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1957 Verviers - 1957 Antwerpen International - 1957 Brussels Covered Court Round-Robin Tournament - 1957 King's Cup - Semi-Final a - 1956 Wimbledon - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 Belgian International Championships - 1955 Belgian National Championships - 1955 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1955 King's Cup - Semi-Final b - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 Monte Carlo - 1954 Roland Garros - 1954 San Remo - 1954 Spa - 1954 Belgian National Championships - 1954 Inter-Country France vs. Belgium - 1954 Belgium vs. Philippines Exhibition - 1954 King's Cup - First Round a - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 Monte Carlo - 1953 Algiers - 1953 Belgian National Championships - 1953 Inter-Country France vs. Belgium - 1953 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1953 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1953 Coupe Albert Canet - 1953 La Jolla Exhibition - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 Roland Garros - 1952 US Open - 1952 Beaulieu - 1952 Argentina International Championships - 1952 Belgian International Championships - 1952 Belgian National Championships - 1952 South American Championship - 1952 Sao Paulo International - 1952 Greenbrier Autumn Tournament - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Italian International Championships - 1951 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1951 Oostende - 1951 Swedish International Covered Courts Championships - 1951 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1951 Sicilian International Championships - 1951 Belgian National Championships - 1951 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1951 Copenhagen Indoor - 1951 Eastern Mediterranean Championships - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 US Open - 1950 Swiss International Championships - 1950 Pacific Coast Championship - 1950 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1950 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1950 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1950 Western India Championships - 1950 Northern India - 1950 Pan American Championships - 1950 US vs. Belgium Exhbition - 1950 US Hard Courts - 1950 Indian International Championships - 1950 All India Hard Courts - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 Monte Carlo - 1949 Roland Garros - 1949 Cannes Carlton - 1949 Paris International Championships - 1949 Nice 2nd Meeting - 1949 San Remo - 1949 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1949 Oostende - 1949 Belgian National Championships - 1949 Asian Championships - 1949 Verviers - 1949 Antwerpen International - 1949 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Roland Garros - 1948 Queens Club Tournament - 1948 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1948 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1948 Deauville - 1948 Belgian International Championships - 1948 Belgian National Championships - 1948 Alexandria - 1948 Maadi Sporting Club - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 Cannes Carlton - 1947 Nice - 1947 Montana-Vermala - 1947 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1947 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1947 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1947 Belgian National Championships - 1947 Heliopolis Open - 1947 Rapallo - 1947 Belgium vs. Switzerland Team Match - 1947 Netherlands vs. Belgium - 1947 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1947 Villars - 1947 Wimbledon - 1946 Monte Carlo - 1946 US Open - 1946 Cannes Championships - 1946 Newport Casino Tournament - 1946 Pacific Coast Championship - 1946 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1946 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1946 South of France Championships - 1946 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1946 Pan American Championships - 1946 Belgian National Championships - 1946 Belgian National Championships - 1945 Tournoi de France - 1942

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