General Arthur James (Jim)
Willard
Male
Australia
1893-04-22
Tambaroora, New South Wales, Australia
1968-06-10
New South Wales, Australia


About

Willard won two mixed doubles titles alongside Daphne Akhurst at the Australasian Championships, the future Australian Open, in 1924 and 1925. Willard also finished singles runner-up to John Hawkes in 1926 and reached the semifinals in 1927 and 1930. He was the mixed doubles runner-up in Australia in 1926 and 1927, and doubles runner-up at the Australian Championships in 1928 and at the French Championships in 1930. He participated in the 1924 Wimbledon Championships, losing in the second round of the singles event. He returned at the 1930 Championships where he lost in the first round of the singles event, reached the quarterfinal of the doubles with Harry Hopman and made it to the third round of the mixed doubles partnering Lolette Payot.

Willard competed in the singles and doubles event at the 1924 Summer Olympics. In the singles he made it to the third round before being defeated by Sydney Jacob. In the doubles event he teamed up with James Bayley and reached the second round in which they lost to eventual Olympic champions Vincent Richards and Frank Hunter.

Willard won the Sydney metropolitan championships in October 1929 after a victory in the final against Jack Crawford.

He became a professional player in February 1933.



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Archive statistics 1921 - 1949
7
172
118


Tournament wins 1929 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)
1929 - Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships (Amateur)
1928 - Queensland Championships (Amateur)
1928 - City of Sydney Championships (Amateur)
1925 - New South Wales Hard Court Championships (Amateur)
1924 - Tail Tournament (Amateur)
1924 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)


Tournaments Wellington Open - 1949 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1947 New South Wales Championships - 1932B Australian Open - 1932 Victorian Championships - 1932 New South Wales Championships - 1932 City of Sydney Championships - 1932 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1932 County of Northumberland (Aus) - 1932 Australian Open - 1931 Victorian Championships - 1931 New South Wales Championships - 1931 Queensland Championships - 1931 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1931 Australian Open - 1930 Roland Garros - 1930 New South Wales Championships - 1930 German International Championships - 1930 Homburg - 1930 Blau-Weiss Club - 1930 South Australian Championships - 1929 Victorian Championships - 1929 New South Wales Championships - 1929 Queensland Championships - 1929 City of Sydney Championships - 1929 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1929 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1929 County of Cumberland - 1929 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1929 Australian Open - 1928 Victorian Championships - 1928 New South Wales Championships - 1928 Queensland Championships - 1928 City of Sydney Championships - 1928 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1928 Australian Open - 1927 New South Wales Championships - 1927 Queensland Championships - 1927 City of Sydney Championships - 1927 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1927 City of Perth - 1927 County of Cumberland - 1927 Australian Open - 1926 Victorian Championships - 1926 New South Wales Championships - 1926 City of Sydney Championships - 1926 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1926 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1926 County of Cumberland - 1926 Australian Open - 1925 New South Wales Championships - 1925 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1925 County of Cumberland - 1925 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1925 Australian Open - 1924 New South Wales Championships - 1924 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1924 County of Cumberland - 1924 Tail Tournament - 1924 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1923 Australian Open - 1922 New South Wales Championships - 1921

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