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BIDDLE, DOROTHY (Dorothy Sylvia Mary Biddle)
United Kingdom
Born 16 Aug 1907 Thanet
Died 1997 Chichester
Married Francis S de Winton in 1930

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BILLAZ, JOSETTE
France

Active in 1950s

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BILLINGTON, "JANE" (Susan Jane Billington)
United Kingdom
Born 1947
Married Anthony John Shirley Henman, 1968

Best known as mother of Tim Henman. Her grandmother was Ellen Stawell-Brown.

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BINZER, BERTA
Austria

Austrian #3 in 1932

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BIXLER, “RUBY” (nee Gertrude Bishop)
United States
Born 6 September 1913
Died 17 May 1984
Married Joseph Oliver "Joe" Bixler Jr., 4 June 1935, (1909-1999)
Daughter Suzanne

A native of Los Angeles. Buried at Forest lawn Cemetary in LA (per Find a Grave). Her husband Joe was a tournament official at Ojai.

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BJURSTEDT, VALBORG
Norway
Born 07 November 1885
Died 04 September 1968
Married Hans Andreas Hals (1872-1949) in 1917. He was Swedish.

4 children: Anne-Cathrine (b. 1917) tennis player, Benedicte "Lilleba" (b. 1919) tennis player, Hans Peter (b. 1921), Anne Margrethe "Kickan" (b. 1924)

1913 Norweigian Champion. Lesser known sister of Molla Bjurstedt (later Mallory)

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BLACKLOCK, MARY
Australia (Western Australia)

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BLACKALL, “FLORRIE” (Florence I Blackall)
Australia
Married Charles J Walker in 1926

Active in the 1930s

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BLACKMAN, JILL (Jill Allioson Blackman)
Australia
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.



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British Lawn Tennis October 1966.

https://www.facebook.com/cintraparkt...1379042933173/

09 Sep 1968 - ACT win in tennis - Trove (which firmly dates her marriage to 1968)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Blackman [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]

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BLAHOTOVA, OLGA
Czech Republic
Born 24 January 1976
Married Vymetalk

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BLAIN, VERA
Australia (NSW/VIC)
Born in 1887 in Prahran, Victoria
Died in 1964 in Saint Kilda, Victoria
Married Lewis Roland Wibmer in 1912
[Active circa 1908-12]

Vera Blain appears to have been a native of Victoria, although she played most of her tennis in New South Wales.

[Thanks to GeeTee and Newmark for this information]

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BLAKE, “KATHY” (Kathleen A Blake)
United States
Born 18 December 1946 in San Diego, Califronia, US
Married G Thornbrough ??? (from Barrett’s Wimbledon, An Official History)
Married Wayne A Bryan 2 August 1973 in Los Angeles
Was the 1962 USTA girls' national champion for 16 year olds and won the girls' national doubles hard-court title the following year. She won the USTa girls Sportsmanship trophy in 1964.She went to USC..
She played Wimbledon 3 times (1965-67), reaching the 3R in 1967 and QF in mixed doubles in 1965. She also advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's doubles in one of her five appearances in the U. S. Open.
In addition, Kathy, 42, has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest women's match in history--a grueling 62-game match against Elena Subirates that Blake won, 12-10, 6-8, 14-12 at Piping Rock in 1966.
After Wimbledon 1967 she played sporadically as late as 1973, when she was still listed a Kathy Blake of Arlington, Virginia.

Twin sons Bob and Mike Bryan (born 29 April 1978) a world #1 doubles team. Husband Wayne #1 at UC Santa Barbara. Listed as playing for the Pittsburgh Triangles in WTT in 1974.
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BLAKE, PATSY
United States

In 1960 at Gstaad .The NYT describes her as “a Californian living in Switzerland.”

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BLANAROVA, ANNA
Czechoslovakia


Listed in Lowe’s as Madame Blanar-she was doubles RU at the 1931 Czech Chmps. Despite this LKK confirms that she was Mlle Blanarova.

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BLICK, MAY (May Caroline Blick)
Australia(Victoria)
Married James Stuart Menzies on 23 November 1940

Victorian player of 1930s

TOURNAMENT WINS
TAS Champs 1937
MCC Champs 1934, 1937, 1940
City of Sydney 1938
Orange 1938

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