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Vladimir Landau
Monaco-Hungary DC teams 1929.jpg
from left:Jenő Pétery, Béla von Kehrling, Landau and René Gallèpe in the Hungary-Monaco 1929 Davis Cup tie
Country Monaco
Born (1902-03-29)March 29, 1902 [1][2]
Petrograd, Empire of Russia[2]
Died September 24, 1971(1971-09-24) (aged 69) [2]
Hannover, West Germany[2]
Plays right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1929,[3]1930[4])
Wimbledon 2R (1930)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1929,[5]1934[6])
Wimbledon 2R (1931)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1930)
Team competitions
Davis Cup Europe QF (1947)
Last updated on: November 15, 2012.

Vladimir Maximilianovich Landau (Russian: Владимир Максимилиа́нович Ланда́у; IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ˈmak.sɪmɪljənɔʋit͡ɕ ˈlæn.daʊ] March 29 [O.S. March 16] 1902 – September 24, 1971) was a Russian-born Monegasque tennis player. In 1931 he was the 14th on the French rankings, which included players of all nationality provided that they played in and represented a French sports club.[7]

Early life and family[edit]

Vladimir Landau was born on March 29, 1902 in Petrograd to Maximilien Landau and Anna Herzenberg.[2] He had a sister Alice who was a famous ballet dancer under the pseudonym Alice Nikitina.[8] After World War I the family moved to Monaco.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1928 he reached the quarterfinal of the doubles at Monegasque Championships alongside Ludwig von Salm Hoogstraten.[9] The next year he was defeated in the doubles final of the Beaulieu L.T.C. tournament partnering László Dörner of Romania.[10] Also in 1929 he took a major part with his two victories in the first ever Davis Cup tie and victory of Monaco against Switzerland at home and advanced into the second round where they faced Hungary in Budapest.[1][11] Although they lost Landau scored both victories of his team.[1] In the 1930 French Championships he was the eleventh seed and was eliminated in the third round.[4] In January 1931 at the Beausite Club de Cannes Cup he won the doubles contest with his teammate Hillyard.[12] In February he won a triple crown at the Monte Carlo Country Club tournament beating Hillyard in singles, partnering with him for the doubles victory against Garcia/Chastel and clinching the mixed doubles with British Phyllis Satterthwaite from Garcia/Mrs. Richards.[13] In March he was a runner-up for the Bordighera Championships doubles partnering Béla von Kehrling and only lost to the Irish-Italian duo of George Lyttleton-Rogers and Alberto del Bono.[14] In May in an unofficial challenge between the Davis Cup teams of Monaco and Netherlands his team claimed a clean win with Landau's back-to-back victories over Jan van der Heide, Ody Koopman in two singles and a doubles .[15] In the very first tournament of the 1932 season in Beaulieu Landau, assisted by Irish champion Lyttleton-Rogers, earned the doubles title after a five-set battle.[16] In 1934 he ceded the Monegasque Championships to Charles Aeschlimann in straights sets.[17] In 1936 at the Menton tournament he fell to Norcross Tilney in the semifinals.[18] In January 1937 he captured the Beausite L.T.C. doubles trophy with Kho Sin Kie but unfortunately they met in the singles final as well where in the end Kho was triumphant after a five-set battle wrapping the match with a love-set.[19] He also reached the final of the mixed doubles with Simone Matthieu.[20] In February at the Carlton-Cannes tournaments he aligned with Mrs Merricks and dropped the mixed semifinals to Weiwers and Karstend.[21] In September in Menton in the semifinal encounter between him and compatriot Gaston Médecin he was beaten in two sets but they won the doubles title together.[22]

In the Davis Cup Landau played 15 ties between 1929-1947 and compiled an 11/30 winning record.[1]

Controversies[edit]

In April 1947 Landau was summoned to court and to testify in the case of an English lady named Edna Clayton who was accused of breaching the Defence Finance regulations. When Mrs. Clayton spent her holiday in Monte Carlo he ran out of cash and after borrowing some from her host friend she still needed to pay her trip back to England. The friend called for Landau who offered to lend her money. Although her cheque was post-dated he gave £50 in an unusually high exchange rate.[23] This deception was revealed to be related to Max Intrator,[23] or "Palestine Max" an international warrant smuggler and cheque fraud who was arrested in the same month and who indirectly cashed in cheques worth more than £75, a sum that the post-war Treasury allowed to be spent abroad.[24][25][26] People who accepted cheques from British subjects on the Continent on behalf of Intrator were believed to be aware of the currency crime circle and thus got prosecuted.[26]

Personal life[edit]

After World War II Landau worked as a secretary of the Monte Carlo Tennis Club.[23] He married Janine Marie-Louise Regnart on January 26, 1945 in Paris.[2] The same year their son Patrick Landau was born who later also became a tennis player and a member of the Monaco Davis Cup team [27][28][29] Later Patrick was drafted to the US Junior Davis Cup team where he was coached by his father who was the team captain as well.[30] He studied in the Brigham Young University where he trained in the BYU Cougars.[29] There he was the Western Athletic Conference tennis singles and team champion.[29] He was also the singles and doubles champion of Monaco (also junior champion before), Durham doubles champion and runner-up in French Junior Championships.[29][31] Vladimir died on September 24, 1971 in Hannover but was buried in Monaco five weeks later.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Daviscup.com. "Vladimir Landau profile". London, Great Britain: International Tennis Federation. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Chris & Julie Petersen; Joseph Tarbert (2008). Darrin Lythgoe, ed. "Vladimir Landau". Petersen-Tarbert Family Tree. Anchorage, Alaska, United States: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Roland-Garros 1929 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (pdf). fft.fr. Paris, France: Fédération Française de Tennis. 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Roland-Garros 1930 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (pdf). fft.fr. Paris, France: Fédération Française de Tennis. 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (10 June 1929). "A férfi páros mezőnye [The doubles draw]" (in Hungarian) (pdf). Tennisz és Golf. I (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor Irod. és Nyomdai RT) 3: 67. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Tennis in France". Auckland Star (Auckland, New Zealand) LXV (124): 16. May 28, 1934. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (December 25, 1929). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Egyesült Kő-, Könyvnyomda, Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt) I (15-16): 349. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ Chris & Julie Petersen; Joseph Tarbert (2008). Darrin Lythgoe, ed. "Alice Landau". Petersen-Tarbert Family Tree. Anchorage, Alaska, United States: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Monte Carlo Tournament". Townsville Bulletin (Townsville, Australia: The North Queensland Newspaper Company) L (86): 5. April 14, 1928. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (May 10, 1929). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai Rt) I (1): 14. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "History of the Monaco Tennis Federation". monaco-tennis.com. Monte-Carlo, Monaco: Fédération Monegasque de Tennis. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (January 28, 1931). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor írod. és Nyomdai Rt) III (2): 41. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (February 28, 1931). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor írod. és Nyomdai Rt) III (3-4): 64. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (April 3, 1931). "Tennis and Golf" (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Egyesült Kő-, Könyvnyomda. Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt.) III (7). Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (May 15, 1931). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Egyesült Kő-, Könyvnyomda. Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt.) III (10): 186. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (January 30, 1932). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Egyesült Kő-, Könyvnyomda, Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt) IV (1): 14. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ A. Heldring, ed. (January 16, 1934). "Sport-snippers" [Sport bits] (pdf). Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch) (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Daniel Johannes von Balluseck) 107 (34,818): 2. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ A. Heldring, ed. (March 9, 1936). "Toernooi Te Menton" [Menton tournament] (pdf). Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch) (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Daniel Johannes von Balluseck) 109 (35,595): 18. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ W.G.N. De Keizer, ed. (January 18, 1937). "Kho Slaat Landau" [Kho beats Landau] (pdf). Het Nieuws Van den Dag (in Dutch) (Amsterdam, Netherlands: W. A. Van Goudoever) 42 (13): 27. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  20. ^ Alexis Brézet, ed. (January 3, 1937). "Le Tournoi du Beau-Site de Cannes" [The Beau-Site de Cannes tournament]. Le Figaro (in French) (Paris, France: Dassault Group). ISSN 0182-5852. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  21. ^ Alexis Brézet, ed. (February 7, 1937). "Le tournoi de Carlton á Cannes" [The Cannes-Carlton tournament]. Le Figaro (in French) (Paris, France: Dassault Group). ISSN 0182-5852. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  22. ^ Alexis Brézet, ed. (September 7, 1937). "Le tournoi de Menton" [The Menton tournament]. Le Figaro (in French) (Paris, France: Dassault Group). ISSN 0182-5852. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c "Four Before Court". The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia: The Herald and Weekly Times) 89 (27,617): 1. April 12, 1947. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  24. ^ ""Prince Niki" named as Currency Racketeer". The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia: The Herald and Weekly Times) 89 (27,620): 1. April 16, 1947. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Paris blackmarketeer had turnover of £126,000 monthly" (pdf). The Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Federal Capital Press of Australia) 21 (6,243): 1. April 14, 1947. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b "' Palestine Max' Affair Ends Luxury Trips, To France; Near Panic". The Barrier miner (Broken Hill, Australia: Henry Fenton) LX (17,611): 1. April 15, 1947. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  27. ^ Daviscup.com. "Patrick Landau profile". London, Great Britain: International Tennis Federation. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  28. ^ Catherine Werblovsky Olympieff (August 19, 2007). "Petersen Family History". Provo, Utah, United States: Ancestry.com. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  29. ^ a b c d Tyler Steele. "Patrick Landau". Provo, Utah, United States: BYU Cougars. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Ante la eliminatoria de la Copa de Galea de tenis, zona española, en S'Agaró" [The tie of the Galea Cup, Spanish zone in S'Agaró]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish) (Barcelona, Spain: Carlos Godó Valls): 32. July 23, 1960. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  31. ^ Tyler Steele. "Zdravko Mincek". Provo, Utah, United States: BYU Cougars. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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