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ALVAREZ, JUDY
United States
Born 2 April 1943
Married Frederick “Fred” Campbell, circa 1964-1965 (by 22 August 1965) Divorced in October 1968 in Hillsborough County, Florida
[Active: circa 1960-1966, 1970-71,1974]

A Floridian who achieved success in the early 1960s, she felt discouraged and gave up tennis until the Slims circuit in the 1970s. Judy had her best win over Multiple slam winner Darlene Hard at the Dixie tournament in 1963.

[From the Judy Alvarez thread]

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For a first-round doubles match, Alvarez and partner Carol Caldwell were put on famed Centre Court, right after a Rod Laver singles match. Alvarez looked ready, as she walked back to the service line to begin the match. Except for one thing. She had left her racket at her chair.
"When it was obvious I didn't have my racket, you could hear all this mumbling,'' Alvarez said. "Anyway, I got my racket and as I walked back out, I held it up so everyone could see it. Everyone applauded. Carol and I lost, but the crowd was behind us the whole time.''
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For Alvarez, 1963 forever will be bittersweet. She beat fellow Americans Billie Jean King, Darlene Hard and Donna Fales, only to be left off the Wightman Cup squad. Crushed by what she considered a political and perhaps discriminatory decision - Cubans weren't exactly commonplace in tennis - Alvarez quit the tour. She was ranked No. 6 in the U.S. at the age of 21.
Declared a pro by the USTA on January 20, 1966. The reason cited was her paid position at Tampa Carrollwood Golf and Tennis Club. Judy was ranked #5 in the US in 1965. She was the RU in a St Petersburg event in 1970, more or less ending her career in 1971, though she shows up in 1974 in local Florida events.

In the late 1970s Alvarez dominated 35 and over events. Eventually she operated her own tennis academy in Tampa, which she later sold.

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Trinidad in 1964, Clearwater in 1971 and Vero Beach in 1972.


Also see: Judy Alvarez: What Could Have Been:
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ANTHONY, YOUTHA (Youtha Constance Anthony)
Australia (Victoria)
Born 1905 Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Married Edward Young 1933 in London,England
Married Douglas Witcher in 1950
Active circa 1927-1933

Victorian player of 1920s, played in Europe and England in 1928 (including the French and Wimbledon) and early 1929

South Yarra Champion 1930
SA Doubles Champion in 1927 (with Esna Boyd)
Australian Mixed Doubles final in 1927 (with Jim Willard), she made the Aussie singles QF in 1930

Thanks to GeeTee for most of this information.

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ANDERSSEN, ANNA (Anna S Anderssen)
Norway ?

1933 Norweijian Indoors winner

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AMENDE, “GERTA” (Gertrud Amende)
Czechoslovakia
Born 1 November 1902 in Kladno (now in Czech Rep.)
Died 4 February 1978 in South Africa
Married (1) Zdenko Horovsky (1 Oct 1863-27 Nov 1937), their son born 29 Jan 1930
Married (2) Adam Sternberg (14 Apr 1902-9 Apr 1958)

She is the daughter of Marie Bertrand

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AMENDE, MARIE (nee Marie Bertrand)
Austria
Married to Paul Amende by 1902
daughter Gertrude born 1 November 1902 at Kladno, Bohemia.

Austrian Champion in 1905 and 1914. Defaulted in the 1908 Olympics.

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AMIACH, SOPHIE
France
Born 10 November 1963 in Paris, France
Active 1980-1995

1984 Australian QF was the slam highlight of her career.

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ABBAS, BETSY (nee Betsy Venter)
United Kingdom/South Africa/Egypt
Married Abbas (married between December 1950- early 1952), an Egyptian national.
Active 1940's-circa 1961

RU at the Egyptian Chmps in 1947.

Single when she played the French in 1949-she was listed as a South African, but played the mixed at Wimbledon with an Egyptian. She is still unmarried when RU at a mixed event in Cairo on 26 November 1950.

She was Mrs Abbas by 1952, when she was RU at Alexandria.

Her highlight at a major event was reaching the QF at 1960 French Chmps.

Wimbledon Record (entered 1949, 1952, and 1954.)

Singles: 2-3 (3R in 1952)
Doubles: 4-3
Mixed: 4-3

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ADAMSON, Mrs (nee ????)

1914 RU in Alexandria, Egypt

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ADAMSEN, SIGNY
Norway

1927 Norweigian Champ.

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ADDISON, LILY (Marion Lillian Addison)
Australia (Victoria)
Born 23 December 1885 in Adeliade, South Australia, Australia
Died 27 November 1982
[Active 1904-at least 1925]

The first Australian woman to play at Wimbledon in 1919 (where she made the mixed doubles semi-final).

[From Gee Tee]

Lily Addison became known as a tennis player of note in 1904 when she and Doctor Eric Pockley won the Victorian mixed doubles championship.

In 1906 she won the Victorian singles title, defeating the four-time champion Lorna Gyton. She won this title again from 1908 to 1911 and amazingly one more time in 1921 (aged 36). She also won state singles titles of NSW (1910) and SA (1906, 1908-1910) and represented Victoria in the traditional team matches against NSW and SA.

After her brother and occasional mixed doubles partner, JJ Addison, was killed in action during World War I, she served as a nurse in Salonika.
In 1919, she became possibly the first Australian woman to compete at Wimbledon, reaching the second round of singles and the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

In the 1920s she became Matron at Geelong Colleg and though her play became less frequent, she was still good enough to be ranked #5 in the Victorian state tennis rankings of January 1925[/list]List of Titles

Victorian Championships 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1921
New South Wales Championship 1910
South Australian Championships 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911


Miss Addison in 1914 (from State Library of South Australia.


Sources:

Lily Addison - first Aussie at Wimbledon
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=396520http:

[Australian Women's Register-Includes many primary sources]
http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE4545b.htm

//www.womenaustralia.info/blog/2010/06/22/using-the-online-community-to-create-history/

[Thanks to GeeTee for this biography and to Andrew Tas for her birth and death dates]

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ADDISON, MURIEL
Australia (Tasmania)
1920s, possibly Lily Addison's sister who played for Victoria

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AGASSI, RITA
United States
Born 18 Oct 1960-
Married to Ricardo Alonso "Pancho" Gonzales, [31 March 1984-1989]
Active in the late 1970s.

Most famous as the sister of Andre Agassi and wife of Pacho Gonzales. Her tumultuous relationship with her father led her to abandon top flight tennis. Some speculated her mariage to Pancho (her coach at the time) was a way of getting away from her controlling father.

Rita was so stressed by her dad in her she took anti-anxiety pills and had an ulcer at 13. Rita says she could not play without taking drugs.

RU in the 1968 Western Province Chmps in South Africa.

Also see The Other Agassi: Rita
The Other Agassi: Rita


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AHLUWALIA, AMREETA
India
Born 25 October 1960
Married Balachandran

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AHMED, Mrs PARVEEN (nee Parveen Sheikh)
Pakistan
Married a Mr IN Ahmed by 1962. Single in 1953

Listed as Mrs PN Ahmed when she played Wimbledon in 1963. Also toured Europe in 1955-56.

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AIGHTON, R
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1914 winner in Alexandria, Egypt

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