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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

GUILLIER, PAULETTE
France
Born circa 1908
Died ???? [alive in 1979]
Married Viel between 1931 and 1953
[Active 1928-1931, 1953, and 1957]

Lower ranked French player who almost cracked her nation's top ten ranking in the early 1930s.

She competed at Roland Garros from 1929 to 1931. Her match record was 1 win to 3 defeats. In 1931 she won one match by default and won another to reach the round of 16, losing 6-3 6-3.

French National ranking

1930: #14
1931: #14
1932: #12

Her marriage to a Mr Viel cannot be dated with certainty. Her return as Mme Viel in 1953 and 1957 was strictly limited to the Riviera in the south of France. Paulette is most likely to have married and had children in the 1930s and returned to compete in a limited capacity.

Here you will see photos from Tennis Magazine, January 1979, about Paulette Viel that played at the age of 70.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Galmiche

In 1953 thread we have a Viel that played at the Gallia Tournament, and that could be Paulette, aged 45.
1953 Results

In 1957 thread we have a Viel that played at the Carlton Tournament, and that could be Paulette, aged 49
1957 Results

http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/file...e_feminine.pdf

Paulette in 1979 at the age of 70



[Thanks to Jimbo and Rollo for this information]

Last edited by Rollo; Sep 13th, 2017 at 03:42 PM.
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