Ann Jones

Ann Jones | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Ann Jones | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former Table Tennis And Lawn Tennis Champion Winning 8 Grand Slam Championships
Inspire your team to push their boundaries and effect positive change with Ann Jones, speaker, tennis star, and inspirational figure.
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Ann Jones, an   and accomplished tennis star, has left an indelible mark on the sport. Her contributions to women's tennis have been monumental, playing a crucial role in elevating its prestige and paving the way for equality in prize money. Collaborating with fellow players like Billie Jean King, Jones played a pivotal role in kickstarting the women's tour and bridging the gap in Wimbledon prize money between men and women. Despite facing financial barriers, particularly with the Australian Open, Jones remarkably secured an impressive 8 Grand Slam titles throughout her career. She excelled in both singles and doubles, achieving victory in the French Open singles twice and doubles three times. At her peak, Jones reached the finals and semifinals of Wimbledon multiple times, demonstrating her exceptional talent and skill. The highlight of her career came in 1969 when she triumphed over her close friend, Billie Jean King, in a dramatic Wimbledon victory.

Following her retirement, Jones became a highly respected commentator for the BBC and served as the chairwoman of the Women's International Tennis Council. In 1971, she penned her autobiography, "A Game to Love," offering valuable insights into her remarkable journey. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the sport, Jones was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. Additionally, in 2007, she made history as the first non-royal woman to present the trophies at Wimbledon. Her significant contributions to tennis led to her appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.

Beyond her achievements on the court, Ann Jones is a captivating speaker and inspirational figure, capable of motivating audiences to push their boundaries and effect positive change. To book Ann Jones for your event, please contact PepTalk. Please note that non-commercial contact with speakers, such as autograph requests or fan mail, is not accepted.

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