Jane Bartkowicz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJane•Bartkowicz (-Krot, -Schafer)
Used nameJane•Bartkowicz
Born16 April 1949 in Hamtramck, Michigan (USA)
NOC United States


Always known as Peaches Bartkowicz, Peaches won 17 junior titles in the 1960s, including the 1964 Wimbledon girls title. She played professionally at the end of the 1960s and was one of the original nine women who established the women’s professional tennis tour, later to become the WTA. Bartkowicz retired after the 1971 season.

Bartkowicz won six major women’s tennis tournaments, including the 1968 Olympic tennis demonstration in Mexico City. She also won three titles in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her best finish at a Grand Slam event was reaching the quarter-finals of the US Open in 1968-69. Bartkowicz attended Queens College in New York City. She has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (2002), and the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame (2010).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Jane Bartkowicz
Singles, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic (non-medal)) Jim Osborne 3
Singles, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic (non-medal)) Ingo Buding 2
Doubles, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) Valerie Ziegenfuss 3
Doubles, Women (Olympic (non-medal)) Valerie Ziegenfuss 2