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AITCHISON, KATHLEEN (Kathleen Bulkeley Aitchison)
United Kingdom
Born 9 February 1886 Sunderland
Died 6 March 1960 Ryhope
Unmarried
Listed as K.B. Aitchison. This is Helen's less famous sister.
[Active in 1919]

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ALAVANTIC, Dora
Yugoslavia
Born 01 Mar 1957
Active in the 1970s

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ALLIATA, ESTER
Italy
Born 1920
Married Fraschini, circa 1947

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ALEXANDER, “SUE” (Susan Alexander)
Australia
Born
Married (1) Pedro Rodriguez (a painter), 1972 or 1973
Married (2) Markus Pluss

She is sister of tennis player John Alexander. Active as early as 1966, when she entered the Aussie.

At Hurlingham in 1967



Susan with her son, first husband and father


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ALEXANDROVNA, ELENA (Elena Dmitrieva Alexandrovna)
Russia
Born 26 November 1903
Died 16 September 1979
Married Poslavsky

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ALEXANDRI, ALICE
Greece
Active in the 1970s.

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ALLEN, HEATHER (Heather Winser Allen)
Great Britain
Born 20 June 1944 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, Great Britian
Married Bob Barwick

Active in 1964. Later Lived In South Africa And Australia

Sources: International Who’s Who of Tennis 1983.

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ALISON, ROBERTA
United States
Born 13 December 1943 in Alexander City, Alabama
Died 20 March 2009 in Alexander Ciy, Alabama
Married Earl Baumgardner (a tennis player, born 1937), 14 August 1965

Alsion began playing tennis at the age of seven under the tutelage of her father, Cal Alison, former #1 singles player at Alabama. She was the granddaughter of Benjamin Russell, founder of Russell Corporation

She was ranked No. 1 in the South as a junior, was ranked in the top 20 nationally four times, was elected twice to play on the National Junior Wightman Cup team and played on the Southern Girls’ Intersectional Team for five years.

She played on the University of Alabama men’s tennis team from 1963-65-a first in US college tennis.

The Roberta Alison Fall Classic, a collegiate tennis tournament played at Alabama, was named in her honor.

Died due to a hosue fire, she was survived by her two sons.


Southern Hall of Fame Member Roberta Alison Passes:
http://www.southern.usta.com/News/20...ardner_Passes/

Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Alison

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1993 article in the Birmingham News (need a more specific date)


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ALLIN, GWENDOLINE (nee Gwendoline Crichton Moon)
United Kingdom (Wales)
Born 17 September 1906
Died 1987
Married January to March of 1929 to Erik Kenelm Allin in Conway, Caenarvonshire, Wales

Competes in a Malaysian event in 1930. Erik and Gwendoline are on several ship manifests in the 1930s coming and leaving the Malay Peninsula. They returned to Wales and are buried there in St Trillo's Cemetary on Rhos on Sea, Conway, Wales.

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ALVAREZ, “LILI” de (Elia Maria González-Álvarez y López-Chicheri)
Spain
Born 9 May 1905 at the Hotel Flora in Rome, Italy
Died 8 July 1998 in Madrid, Spain.
Married Comte Jean de Gaillard de la Valdène, on 14 November 1935 in Madrid (separated from 1939 on death of only child)
Nickname: "The Senorita"
[Active 1919 to 1937]

3 time Wimbledon finalist (1926-1928) and 1930 Italian Champion.

Author of Modern Lawn Tennis (1927) and Plenitud (Fullness) in 1946.

At an early age Lili was a skating star, taking up tennis as a second sport. She won the Swiss Indoors in 1919 at the age of 13, marking her as a prodigy in the mold of Suzanne Lenglen.

Lili never reached those heights; as her Lenglen-like flair was never wed to consistency. Nonetheless Lili was proved to be Spain’s greatest player until Arantxa Sanchez and a star of the first magnitude.

Her grand slam career spanned from 1925 (when she lost in the 1R of the French) to 1937.

Aussie: never played
French: 4 SF (1930-31, 1936-37) and 1 QF in 1927.
Wimbledon: 3 finals (1926-28)
US Nationals: never played

Won French doubles in 1929 with Kea Bouman.

World ranked #2 in 1927 and 1928.

Alverez sparkled in reaching 3 consecutive Wimbledon finals. She came closest in the first vs Kitty McKane in 1926, leading 4-1 in the thrd only to fade. Helen Wills bested her in 1927 and 1928; though the 1927 final was vastly entertaining due to the Senorita's dash and moxie in trying impossible shots.

She was famous for her daring half-volleys, often hit from the baseline. The daring quality of her attack compelled spectators to watch. It was said that for five games she could best anyone. Unfortunately she lacked the stamina and consistency to take major titles. In the words of Martin Hedges, she displayed "a tendency to commit serious errors at vital moments."

Lili was a trendsetter in fashion. She created buzz in 1931 by wearing the first divided skirt in tennis designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Center Court was agog when she came out in trousers, a wrap around skirt and one red sock!

From 1934 to 1937 she played as the Countess Valdene. When their only child died in 1939 the couple separated. Lili moved back to Spain in 1941 and became a writer. Her writings demonstrated her commitment to feminism and Catholicism.

The talented and cosmopolitan Alvarez spoke 5 languages.

World Top Ten Rankings

1926: #3
1927: #2
1928: #2
1930: #8
1931: #8

Alvarez oozed flair and panache


Her culottes or "robe pants" costume in 1931



Sources:

Hedges, Martin. The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. 1978. p. 12

Lili de Alvarez - Spain's first great tennis star - TennisForum.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil%C3%AD_%C3%81lvarez

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AMORIN, MARIA (Marie Helena de Amorin)
Brazil

Served a record 17 consecutive double faults in 1957 at Wimbledon in losing to Thung 6-3 4-6 6-1.


At the Brumana International, Beirut, 1957


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AMOURETTI, JOSETTE (nee Josette Suzanne Marie Marguerite Astraud)
France
Born 05 March 1914 in Guise, France
Died ????
Married Marcel Gabriel Jean Marie Amouretti (born 1903) in 1932.
[Active 1942 to 1958]

1954 French quarterfinalist and 1956 doubles semifinalist.

Mme Amouretti's best run at her native French title came in 1954, when she was beaten by fellow Frenchwoman Ginette Bucaille, who went on to reach the final. In 1956 Joseete and partner Vera Puzejova reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in the doubles. Eventual champs Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson won 7-5 3-6 6-2.

Josette entered Wimbledon only once, reaching the third round in 1950.

French record (entered 1946 to 1956 and 1958)

Singles: 5-11 (QF in 1954)
Doubles: 10-8 (SF in 1956)
Mixed: 5-7 (*incomplete as results for some years missing)

Sources:

Archive - Draws Archive : Josette Amouretti - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

Bernadette AMOURETTI - Arbre généalogique ileavallon - Geneanet

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AMOS, HELEN
Australia
Born 30 June 1948 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Active in the 1960s

In Germany from 1970-1985 studying medicine.

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ANDERSON, D
Australia

In 1931 Aussie doubles draw

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ANDERSON, DOROTHY (Dorothy Emily Anderson)
United Kingdom
Born 15 June 1908 in Birkenhead, Cheshire
Died ????
[Active 1928 to 1933]

Dorothy was never able to win a match at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon record (entered every year from 1928 to 1933)

Singles: 0-6
Doubles: 0-3
Mixed: 0=2

Source:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...ab3/index.html

[Thanks to Newmark for information on this player]

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