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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
Born 13 November 1936
Married [Peter] Emmerson between September 25 1967 and September 1968.
Active in the 1960s.

Jill equals the Mrs J Emmerson who made a brief return in the 1971 Australian Open, making the doubles final with Lesley Hunt.


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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.

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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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