On this date in 1967, Kathy Harter of Seal Beach beat Australian Jan O’ Neill in the fourth rounds of the Wimbledon Championships women’s singles. Harter was active as a professional world-class tennis player from 1964 to 1978.
Harter went on to win her quarterfinal singles match against Lesley Turner and then lost her semi-final match against another Southern California woman, Billie-Jean Moffitt from Long Beach. Billie-Jean Moffitt is better known today as Billie-Jean King.
– Michael Dobkins