Public Figure Profiles

Straight Clark

Louis Straight Clark (February 10, 1925 – February 10, 1995) was an American tennis player in the mid-20th century. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

A member of the U.S. Davis Cup team, he was 5–0 in matches in 1953 and 1954 (and the latter year, a member of the winning team).

In 1954, he won the singles title at the tournament in Cincinnati, defeating Sammy Giammalva, Sr., 8–6, 6–1, 6–1 in the final.

He reached the final at the Newport Casino Invitational in 1954, only to lose to Ham Richardson 6–3, 9–7, 12–14, 6–8, 10–8, in a match that lasted more than four hours.

In 1951, he knocked off Whitney Reed to reach the final of the Pennsylvania State tennis championship, only to fall to future Hall of Famer Vic Seixas.

When he teamed with fellow American Hal Burrows, the pair became one of the top doubles teams of their time. They reached the finals of the U.S. Clay Court Championship, and the semifinals of the U.S. Nationals, upsetting the team of future International Hall of Famers Ken Rosewall and Lew Hoad in the quarterfinals. Clark and Burrows also reached the quarterfinals at the French National Championships, Rome and Wimbledon.

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Some of their strengths

Straight Clark has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Innovative, Energetic, Generous, Courageous, Analytical, Passionate, and Imaginative.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Straight Clark is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Straight Clark well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Straight Clark as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Straight Clark is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Straight Clark tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Straight Clark's challenges

While Straight Clark has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Straight Clark can be Rebellious, Perfectionist, Emotional, Emotionally Distant, Difficult, Impulsive, and Careless.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Straight Clark's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Straight Clark must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Relentless and Inflexible

Straight Clark is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Straight Clark also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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