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Carole Caldwell

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Full name: Carole A. Caldwell
Alias: Mrs Clark Graebner
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Bio Carole Caldwell Graebner was an American tennis player. According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Graebner was ranked in the world top ten in 1964 and 1965, reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1964. Graebner was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association from 1961 through 1965 and in 1967. She was the third-ranked U.S. player in 1964 and 1965. She was ranked U.S. No. 1 in doubles in 1963.

Graebner paired with Nancy Richey Gunter to win doubles titles at the U.S. Championships in 1965 (defeating Billie Jean King and Karen Hantze Susman in the final) and the Australian Championships in 1966 (defeating Margaret Court and Lesley Turner Bowrey in the final).

Graebner lost to Maria Bueno in the singles final of the 1964 U.S. Championships, winning only a single game.

Graebner won the doubles title at the U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships in 1964 and 1965.

In 1961 at the tournament in Cincinnati, Caldwell won the doubles title with Cathie Gagel and lost the singles final to Peachy Kellmeyer.

Caldwell won the Pacific Southwest singles title in 1962 and 1965 and won a gold medal in doubles at the 1963 Pan American Games.

Graebner was on the first U.S. Federation Cup team and attended California State University, Los Angeles.

After her playing career ended, Graebner was a radio and television commentator and a vice president with Tennis Week magazine. She also served in sales and administration with Sports Investors, Inc.

Graebner served the United States Tennis Association (USTA) by chairing the Fed Cup Committee and being vice chair of the Wightman Cup Committee. She was the recipient of the USTA Service Bowl Award in 1989 and the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in 1991. She was named Eastern Tennis Association Woman of the Year in 1989.

Caldwell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Santa Monica, California. In 1964 she married then American tennis star Clark Graebner. They had two children, a daughter, Cameron, and a son, Clark. The couple separated in 1975 but never divorced.

Graebner died in New York City following a brief battle with cancer on November 19, 2008. She was 65.

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