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Madame Davenport,Madame Henin-Hardenne,Madmoiselle Likhovtseva?

I was noticing that although Elena Likhovtseva is married they still called her Madmoiselle while they call like games and sets. So is this lack of information from the WTA, French Federation, or is it each player's choice to see what they're called?
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I thought I heard they called her Madame?




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I heard Madame too
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I heard Madmoiselle too and wondered the same thing.
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The umpire in the match against Pierce called her madmoiselle incorrectly, against Dementieva and Karantancheva she'd been called Madame... the umpire musn't have realised she was married.

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I know not a word of French, but I know that in English, some think it impolite to call a woman Misses. Saying Madame might be at the discretion of the umpire.

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the umpire uses it to discribe if a player is married or not

Madame = married players

Madmoiselle = no married players

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the umpire uses it to discribe if a player is married or not

Madame = married players

Madmoiselle = no married players
Have they dropped this at Wimbledon now? Sorry, do not pay much attention.
Remember if it was a female umpire she could say Davenport but a male umpire would say Miss Davenport.
The fact that Davenport has also kept her maiden name she would still be called Miss Davenport, I think.
Anyway maybe they should just use nicks Juju leads Davey by 4 games to 3.
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Have they dropped this at Wimbledon now? Sorry, do not pay much attention.
Remember if it was a female umpire she could say Davenport but a male umpire would say Miss Davenport.

Have they ever called anyone Mrs.?




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Have they ever called anyone Mrs.?
Mrs Evert-Lloyd someone from BOTP correct me if I am wrong.
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Have they ever called anyone Mrs.?
Oh most definitely. Especially in the 70's and pre-70's tournaments.
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Mrs Evert-Lloyd someone from BOTP correct me if I am wrong.
You're correct. Mrs. King, as in BJK and Mrs. Court as in Margaret Smith Court. They also used their husbands' names on the scoreboard, as in Mrs. L.D. King for BJK.
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BJK was married?
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BJK was married?
Oh yes. For a long time.
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