BLACKMAN, JILL (Jill Allioson Blackman)
Born 24 July 1942 in Sydney*
Married Peter Emmerson in 1968 (by 09 September)
[Active 1958-1968 and 1971 to at least 1973]
A 1960s stalwart best known for her doubles game. She was a RU in the French doubles (1966) and Australian doubles as Mrs Emmerson (in 1971).
1958 won her first of 8 Association Singles titles
1963 ranked number 5 in Australia
1963 quarter finalist in the French Open
1963 quarter finalist in the Australian Open Singles & Doubles
1966 runner up in the French Open Doubles with Fay Toyne, pushing Margaret Smith and Judy Tegart to 3 sets.
1971 runner up in the Australian Open Doubles
*The date of birth 13th November 1936 (from wikipedia) seems inconsistent with the biography in British Lawn Tennis October 1966. This biography says she was born on 24th July 1942 Sydney. When not playing she worked as secretary.
She was active at Wimbledon between 1962 and 1966. She is still single in the 1968 Australia Electoral rolls at Abbotsford as a secretary, but was married by 08 September of 1968, She stopped tennis for a time after marriage.
Jill equals the Mrs J Emmerson who made a brief return in the 1971 Australian Open, making the doubles final with Lesley Hunt. Jill played after she got married into the mid 1970's mainly in and around Sydney. In 1973 still was still good enough to defeat Dianne Fromholtz, then a rising star. She was active in senior's events well into the 1980s.
British Lawn Tennis October 1966.
09 Sep 1968 - ACT win in tennis - Trove
(which firmly dates her marriage to 1968)
[though note the date of birth is suspect AND it fails to note her later career as Mrs Emmerson]
[Thanks to Andrew Tas, LKK, Rollo and Rosamund for this information]