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PASSINGS: Julia Sampson Hayward, James Rizzi, Bob O'Rourke
PASSINGS: Julia Sampson Hayward, James Rizzi, Bob O'Rourke

Julia Sampson Hayward Champion tennis player in 1950s Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, a champion tennis player who won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1953 Australian Open, died Tuesday at her home in Newport Beach of complications from a fall, her family said. Known as both Julie Sampson and Julia Sampson while playing at the national and international level, she had her best season in 1953. At the Australian Open, she teamed with Maureen Connolly to win women's doubles and with Rex Hartwig to win mixed doubles. Sampson also reached the women's singles final, but lost to Connolly, who was nearly unstoppable that year in winning tennis' Grand Slam. ...

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