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the computer
Jul 13th, 2011, 11:54 AM
:help:I would be really grateful if anyone could help me establish the first names of these players

P Girod...1897-1902
De Kermel ...1907
E F Rose...1910-1933
Mrs Colegate...1921-1929
Leroux...1901
D Elva...1907
A Pean...1908
J Tripp...1907-1914
M Tripp...1909-1926
C O Tyrrell...1922-1933
R V Salusbury...1909-1911
Mrs Gilbert Harvey...1911-1921
G Lucas...1926-1939
Mrs Hollick...1909-1930
E E Tanner...1919-1926
E Beckingham...1923-1927
E L Bosworth...1903-1908
M B Reckitt...1921-1934
D C Adams...1901-1910
G E Tomblin...1922-1937
Mrs Drexel Paul...1910-1915
M P Davies...1919-1929
Mrs Bruce May...1920-1937
Mrs J B Perrett...1911-1927

Thanks in advance for your help

Graham

Rollo
Jul 13th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the rminder Graham-here's what I have (give me a good amount of time today to work on this)

P Girod...1897-1902
De Kermel ...1907
E F Rose...1910-1933
Mrs R C Clayton...1920-1932-Mabel Clayton (nee Davey)
B Tulloch ...1897-1922 Beryl Tulloch
T Lowther...1900-1910-Toupie Lowther
M Coles...1904-1927-Mildred Coles
D A Shaw...1926-1932
M E Dix...1920-1931--the M probably stands for Margaret, but she went by Betty Dix

Mrs Colston... 1910-1925-This is Blanche Colston. Born Blanche Gladys Duddell, bastard daughter of a wealthy businessman, she md Edward Murray Colston, Lord Roundway, 28 April 1904. She was later known as Lady Roundway. To confuse matters she sometimes went by "Gladys" rather than :Blanche"

E G Johnson...1904--1914 Edith Johnson
B Steedman...1889-1902 Bertha Steedman
E R Clarke...1920-1934 -Edith Clarke
Mrs Colegate...1921-1929-AKA JL Colegate-no first name yet
Leroux...1901

Y de Pfoeffel...1905-hmmm. Yvonne de Pfoeffel in There is a Marie Louise de Pfoellel in the 1904 Wimbledon draw. A relation or the same person?
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MacVeagh...1906

No idea. All sources indicate the winner of the 1906 French was British. However, I do notice an American winner of the Swiss Chmps in 1908 called Virginia McVeagh. We should keep open the slight possibility of a connection.




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D Elva...1907
A Pean...1908
H M Garfit...1906-1910-Maud Garfit
L Cadle...1911-1930-Leslie Cadle
J Tripp...1907-1914
Mrs R J Winch...1899-1920-Ruth Winch
M Tripp...1909-1926
C O Tyrrell...1922-1933
R V Salusbury...1909-1911
Mrs N Durlacher...1899-1924-this is the married name of Ruth Dyas
P Harrop Dransfield...1909-1932 Peggy Dransfield (so Harrop was her maiden name?)
Mrs Gilbert Harvey...1911-1921
W A Longhurst...1902-1921 Winifred Longhurst
Mrs W D List...1928-1936
G Lucas...1926-1939
Mrs Hollick...1909-1930
E E Tanner...1919-1926
E Beckingham...1923-1927-Claire Beckingham
E L Bosworth...1903-1908
A Tabor...1886

C J Cole...1887-Edith Cole (nee Coleridge). "CJ" is for the initials of her husband Charles John
E M Stawell Brown...1903-1905 Ellen Stawell Brown. I think she is somehow related to Tim Henman.
M B Reckitt...1921-1934
C M B Marriott...1923-1939-Cecily Marriott
O B Manser...1907-1929 Olive Manser
R Dyas...1896-1898-Ruth Dyas (later Mrs N Durlacher)
P Legh...1897-1898
V Spofforth...1910-1924
P Ingram...1920-1923
Mrs Horncastle...1895-1902 Henrietta Horncastle
D C Adams...1901-1910
G E Tomblin...1922-1937
P L F Thomson...1932-1939
P G Brazier...1929-1935
Mrs Drexel Paul...1910-1915
M P Davies...1919-1929
B C Brown...1921-1930
Mrs E S Law...1930-1946-Yvonne Law
Mrs Bruce May...1920-1937
G Harry...1927-1935

G Bond...1930-1939 (The Aussie player?) If so this is "Birdie" Bond. nee Gatehouse. She started playng as early as 1921.

S G Chuter...1932-1938
Mrs Draffen...1894-1898
L Bull...1920-1931-Louise Bull (Great Britain). There is also a Lorna Bull of Australia
Mrs J B Perrett...1911-1927

GeeTee
Jul 13th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Vera SPOFFORTH was the daughter of Australian Frederick Robert SPOFFORTH (1853=1926), the'Demon Bowler' of Test Cricket.

The Aussie star settled in England from 1888, not returning downunder until 1902. Spofforth was married in England in 1886 but returned to Australia for a couple of years. I'd originally thought Vera might have been born in Australia and, if so, she could have been the first Australian born woman ever to play at Wimbledon, but it was not to be. :(

The two Spofforth sons were Australian born, but Vera was born in England in 1892.

Vera married Major JS Youle in 1918 and continued to play tennis, though she had children in 1921/24.

Vera's older sister, Dorothy, also played tennis is England.

the computer
Jul 14th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Thanks Rollo/Gtee - this is great help - and super anecdotes too as a bonus!

I particularly liked your description of poor Mrs Colston - that 'bastard daughter of a wealthy businessman'. I think Mr and Mrs Federer managed to avoid having 'bastard twins' marrying shortly before their birth - but you can probably tell me if there are any modern bastards out there!

My only query is the Beckingham one as I have both C and E Beckingham in the same tournaments - C is obviously Claire and I suspect she might have had a sister ie E Beckingham.

Once again - this is super of you to take the trouble -

Graham

Rollo
Jul 14th, 2011, 01:48 PM
I particularly liked your description of poor Mrs Colston - that 'bastard daughter of a wealthy businessman'. I think Mr and Mrs Federer managed to avoid having 'bastard twins' marrying shortly before their birth - but you can probably tell me if there are any modern bastards out there!



LOL.

Well, it was the Victorian era after all. I suspect though that even by today's standards we might find the circumstances of her birth a trifle scandalous-read on.....

http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__6320_path__0p115p203p818p.aspx

SW15sport
Jul 14th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Hi Folks,

I would be very grateful (and impressed!) if anyone was able to find first names for the following ladies from the US National Women's Indoors finals history:
1913-14: runner-up - Mrs C.N. Beard
1910: winner - Mrs Frederick G. Schmitz

Thanks all.

austinrunner
Jul 15th, 2011, 02:23 AM
:help:I would be really grateful if anyone could help me establish the first names of these players
You can find a lot of the answers in our "Married names (updated)" thread.
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=423653

Rollo
Jul 16th, 2011, 12:38 PM
I would be very grateful (and impressed!) if anyone was able to find first names for the following ladies from the US National Women's Indoors finals history:
1913-14: runner-up - Mrs C.N. Beard
1910: winner - Mrs Frederick G. Schmitz

Thanks all.

Prepare to be impressed then (just kidding)-Mrs Frederick G Schmitz was Augusta. Originally from Great Britain, she is often listed in American sources as British and in some later British sources as American!

This can be explained in part by her personal circumstances. From the New York Times, March 17, 1910:

"While Mrs Schmitz came from Enlgand originally she is not originally an English champion now. She married Frederick Schmitz four years ago, and learned tennis in this country, so that any talk of the cup she won yesterday [for the US National Indoors] going to England is entirely without foundation."

Mrs Beard is even more of a mystery. All I know is she was wed to a Mr Charles N Beard.

Here is a pic of Mrs Beard with Marie Wagner in 1913
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/MarieWagner_4350858723_7dc489fd27_o.jpg/800px-MarieWagner_4350858723_7dc489fd27_o.jpg

Rollo
Jul 16th, 2011, 12:40 PM
My only query is the Beckingham one as I have both C and E Beckingham in the same tournaments - C is obviously Claire and I suspect she might have had a sister ie E Beckingham

In light of that info you are right to question it Graham. I'll let you know if I come up with anything more-do you happen to know the event and year where both appear?

austinrunner
Jul 16th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Mrs. C. N. Beard won the New Jersey tennis championship at some point, probably in 1912.

She was living with her husband in Cleveland according to the 1910 Almanac and Encyclopedia. She was the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1909 Ohio championships.

According to the 1910 Tribune Almanac and Political Register, Mrs. Beard was defeated in the challenge round of the 1909 Western Championships in Chicago by Carrie B. Neely (the holder) 6-1, 7-5. She also lost in the final of women's doubles there.

At the 1913 New Jersey championships, Mrs. Beard lost in the preliminary round. Here's an account of the match, from http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%209/New%20York%20NY%20Sun/New%20York%20NY%20Sun%201913%20%20Grayscale/New%20York%20NY%20Sun%201913%20%20Grayscale%20-%203393.pdfMiss Clare Cassell and Mrs. C. N. Beard met in one of the best matches. There was considerable speculation as to the outcome, for both are considered hard players, but Mrs. Beard was considered a slight favorite. Miss Cassell, however, played a strong game and won in straight sets 6-2, 8-6.

In the first set, Mrs. Beard started off to play a driving game, and she proved to be considerably better than her opponent at this style. Miss Cassell saw this and appreciated it. She therefore changed to the trusty if slow lob and forced Mrs. Beard to do the same thing. Thereby hangs the tale of Mrs. Beard's defeat, for she could do nothing at all with the high bounds of the lob, and, what was worse, she allowed it to worry her. She lost all sense of distance and her returns were seldom well placed and often were inaccurate.

The second set during the early games was much like the first. Miss Cassell clung tenaciously to her winning lob and Mrs. Beard was all at sea in handling it. With the score at 4 to 2 in her favor, Miss Cassell weakened perceptibly. She was decidedly limb weary and lost many points by her failure to cover ground for easy shots. Mrs. Beard saw her chance and took advantage of it. She steadied down and tied the score by taking the next two games. The set then went to deuce at 5 all and Mrs. Beard gained the advantage on the eleventh game. Things began to look pretty dark for Miss Cassell, but she gained her second wind and played at her best, taking three games in a row and with them the set and match.
According to our 1913 results thread, Mrs. Beard (the holder) lost in the challenge round of the Middle States Championships, the semifinals of the Niagara-on-the-Lake International, and the final of the U.S. Indoor Championships.

In 1914, Louise Raymond upset Mrs. Beard in three sets in the first round of the Middle States Championships. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F10B14F8345D13738DDDAC0A94DE405B848DF1D3 At the New Jersey championships, held on clay at the Morristown Field Club, Mrs. Beard lost in the second round to Miss A. Carrington of New Haven, Connecticut 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40D13FC3F5A12738DDDA90994D1405B848DF1D3

the computer
Jul 17th, 2011, 06:19 AM
In light of that info you are right to question it Graham. I'll let you know if I come up with anything more-do you happen to know the event and year where both appear?

Yes, they appear to have both been playing concurrently in the years 1922-1927

For example at Wimbledon 1923 in the Second Round

Claire Beckingham lost to E F Rose 6-4 6-0
E M Beckingham beat S M Fison 6-2 6-4

E M Beckingham went on to lose in the 4R to Eleanor Goss 6-2 6-2

Graham

austinrunner
Jul 18th, 2011, 09:53 AM
I would be very grateful (and impressed!) if anyone was able to find first names for the following ladies from the US National Women's Indoors finals history:
1913-14: runner-up - Mrs C.N. Beard
Alice Day is my guess.

SW15sport
Jul 18th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Many thanks AustinRunner and Rollo - grateful for your professorial insights, you solved a mystery that was beyond the wizards of Wimbledon or the detailed library there. Well done!

newmark401
Jul 19th, 2011, 10:25 AM
A. Tabor = (Helen) Amy Tabor (GBR)

Mrs G.E. Draffen = Beatrice Draffen (formerly Beatrice Wood) (GBR)

P. Legh = Ruth Pennington-Legh (later Mrs Winch) (GBR)

V. MacVeagh = Virginia MacVeagh (USA)

P. Ingram = Peggy Ingram (GBR)

D. Shaw = Dorothy Shaw (GBR)

S.G. Chuter = Shelia Chuter (GBR)

P. Thomson = Patience Thomson (GBR)

Mrs W.D. List = Madge List (GBR)

B. Brown = Beatrice Brown (GBR)

G. Harry = Gethyn Harry (GBR)

P. Brazier = Patricia Brazier (GBR)

Rollo
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Many thanks AustinRunner and Rollo - grateful for your professorial insights, you solved a mystery that was beyond the wizards of Wimbledon or the detailed library there. Well done!


Anytime John:)

Rollo
Jul 19th, 2011, 12:44 PM
V. MacVeagh = Virginia MacVeagh (USA)




Mark-would you know if this is the same V MacVeagh who won the French nationals and is usually listed as English?

Graham-I think Mark's additions take carea of good portion of your list. if I forget please press me a few days on Mrs Drexel Paul-I have her first name and maiden name on file somewhere.

the computer
Jul 24th, 2011, 09:07 AM
V. MacVeagh = Virginia MacVeagh (USA)


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Thanks Newmark - this is excellent - I am just highlighting Virginia MacVeagh for Rollo as he made reference to her in his analysis.

Graham

the computer
Jul 24th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Mark-would you know if this is the same V MacVeagh who won the French nationals and is usually listed as English?

Graham-I think Mark's additions take carea of good portion of your list. if I forget please press me a few days on Mrs Drexel Paul-I have her first name and maiden name on file somewhere.

Hi - oh you preempted my last reply before I saw this - 'great minds think alike' - yes the list is shrinking - thanks again for your support:)

Graham

DavidK
Jul 24th, 2011, 11:20 AM
I can't cite sources for either of these, so you probably consider them guesses, but I have:
Theresa D'elva de Kermel
and
Madge Valentine List

Best
David

newmark401
Jul 26th, 2011, 01:55 PM
The archive of "Le Figaro" newspaper has a Mlle d'Elva playing some tennis in the years circa 1903-07. She might have come from the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region in south-west France because she took part a number of times in the tournament held in Pau, the capital of that region.

The only connection I can find between a Mlle d'Elva and the Countess de Kermel is in wikipedia, where the countess is said to have beaten a Mlle d'Elva in the women's singles final at the Closed French Championships in 1907.

Therese Villard (b. 15 June 1874-d. 1955) married Count Olivier de Kermel in Paris, France, on 30 September 1899. That would have made her Countess de Kermel. She would have been 32 or 33 at the time of the 1907 Closed French Championships.

newmark401
Jul 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
As for P. Girod, who won the women's singles title at the Closed French Championships in 1901, "Le Figaro" refers to her as "Mme P. Girod", so the P. was probably Pierre or Paul, while the Girod was her married name.

According to "Le Figaro" of 16 June 1901, "The women's singles championship organised by the USFSA was played on the courts of the Societe des Sports on the Ile de Puteaux. It came down to one match, won by Mme Girod, who beat Mlle Leroux, 6-1, 6-1. Mlle Prevost did not turn up."

From this it appears that the women's singles event at the Closed French Championships in 1901 consisted of one match only, played on the courts of the club on the Ile de Puteaux, and won by this P. Girod. Also, Helene Prevost, the holder, did not turn up to defend her title (the Challenge Round seems already to have been in force).

SW15sport
Jul 28th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Hi Rollo, can I double check that you are 100% sure Mrs Schmitz was infact Augusta Meyer (sister of Freya, listed incorrectly as Freda in the NY Times).

Interestingly I can't find any mention of an Augusta Meyer who played Wimbledon (while Freya did). Was Connie (Constance) any relation to Mrs Schmitz or Freya?

I have found several sources naming the US Nationals challenge round runner-up in 1893 - Augusta Schultz (Mrs Schmitz?) and an Alice Schultze.

Can any Deans shed any light on this maybe? Thanks a million!

SW15sport
Jul 29th, 2011, 07:12 PM
THE MYSTERY OF MRS SCHMITZ (US Indoor champion 1910) IS FINALLY SOLVED.

For those who are interested, Frederick G. Schmitz was the son of German immigrants, leaving Missouri in 1901 as an 18 year old for England where he met and eventually married Nora Meyer (on Aug 1, 1906 in Richmond) from the wealthy Meyer family living in the affluent suburb of Hampton Wick, near Richmond in West London. They lived complete with a whole array of service staff (if anyone has seen Downton Abbey, you know what I'm talking about) in a very large home.

The Meyers were also German immigrants and produced six daughters, three of whom played at Wimbledon. Cornelia Helen E. (b. 1877) (mistakenly called Connie in the Wimbledon results section on here) the fourth eldest played every year between 1902 and 1907, reaching the quarterfinals in her last year before passing away from a sudden illness four months later at the age of only 30. Frieda Dorothy (b. 1883) was a year older than the youngest Nora, and played at Worple Road in 1905 and 06. Shortly after Nora married Mr. Schmitz and moved to New York where they would remain and the new bride would belatedly take up tennis, developing an unorthadox game of under arm serving and chop shots that rivaled the great Francoise Durr.

In 1910, the Schmitz's would journey back to England for a few months and Nora played Wimbledon for the first time, joining Frieda who had now become Mrs. Nesham, and they would play the singles together again in 1914. Nora had two children, Ronald (in 1908) and Doris (in 1909). Her husband worked as a salesman and they remained in Manhattan. I haven't managed to find out the year she died.

Austinrunner was right about Alice Day becoming Charles Henry Beard... and Mrs Charles Vernon Hitchins was in fact the former Mexican national champion Patricia Butlin. Finding these was like looking for needles in hay stacks going through National Genealogy Records. Why oh why didn't these ladies insist on emancipation sooner so they could be referred to as their proper first names instead of making this ridiculously difficult almost a century later??? ;-)

Rollo
Jul 29th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Austinrunner was right about Alice Day becoming Charles Henry Beard... and Mrs Charles Vernon Hitchins was in fact the former Mexican national champion Patricia Butlin. Finding these was like looking for needles in hay stacks going through National Genealogy Records. Why oh why didn't these ladies insist on emancipation sooner so they could be referred to as their proper first names instead of making this ridiculously difficult almost a century later??? ;-)

It makes for a good mystery at least. I'm still scratching my head at how I arrived at Augusta.

Speaking of Alice Day (Mrs Beard)-do we know where she hailed from or have any more details? I see results for Mrs Beard from as early as 1909. There is a breif mention in an article stating she was "from Chicago."

Thanks for all the great information John:)

austinrunner
Jul 30th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Austinrunner was right about Alice Day becoming Charles Henry Beard...

Henry? I'm pretty sure his middle initial was "N."

austinrunner
Jul 30th, 2011, 02:33 AM
Speaking of Alice Day (Mrs Beard)-do we know where she hailed from or have any more details? I see results for Mrs Beard from as early as 1909. There is a breif mention in an article stating she was "from Chicago."

I found results from as far back as 1905 for Alice Day Beard.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F5091EFB3D5A12738DDDA80894DF405B858CF1D3
(http://www.archive.org/stream/wrightditsonoff19unkngoog/wrightditsonoff19unkngoog_djvu.txt)

Rollo
Jul 30th, 2011, 11:30 AM
I found results from as far back as 1905 for Alice Day Beard.


I see results from 1905 for Jersey girl Alice Day. Do we have know when she married Charles Beard?

Clearly she was married by 1909.

Rollo
Jul 30th, 2011, 04:36 PM
According to the 1910 US census Nora Schmitz (estimated birth 1882, the same as her husband) immigrated to the US in 1905. The couple lived in Manhattan Ward 12 and had two women living with them as servants.

The 1920 census alters the info a bit, giving 1883 as the estimated date of birth and 1906 an the year of immigration.

SW15sport
Aug 1st, 2011, 06:11 PM
Hi Rollo,

according to British Library records Mr & Mrs Schmitz were married in Richmond (about 20 mins from Wimbledon for those who don't know London) on August 1, 1906 and moved after that.

I don't have any more info on Alice Day other than what's been covered, and Austinrunner, apologies for Henry... brainfart on my part. I don't know where that one came from, Freudian slip maybe? ;-))

Charles Friesen
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:18 AM
I suspect the Therese Villard de Kermel connection is correct but have no proof (yet!)

In the meantime I've found a picture of Mlle de Kermel
http://www.chansons-net.com/tennis/avant14/france-2.html

the text says:
-there are 3 entries in 1897
-only 1 entry in 1898
-in 1900 Prevost wins the final by w/o - [presumably this means Masson did not defend but does not necessarily mean that that Prevost played no matches to get to the final]
-in 1901 there are only 3 entries [Girod, Leroux, and Prevost] but only one match is played since Prevost defaults the [challenge round] final
-in 1907 there are only 3 entries [presumably de Kermel, d'Elva, and GillouFenwick] but only one set is played when d'Elva retires after losing the first set 6-1, and then the finalist [presumably GillouFenwick] does not show for the [challenge round] final
-to drum up interest, the magazine Femina does a feature on K GillouFenwick

newmark401
Oct 24th, 2011, 06:27 PM
I suspect the Therese Villard de Kermel connection is correct but have no proof (yet!)

In the meantime I've found a picture of Mlle de Kermel
http://www.chansons-net.com/tennis/avant14/france-2.html

the text says:
-there are 3 entries in 1897
-only 1 entry in 1898
-in 1900 Prevost wins the final by w/o - [presumably this means Masson did not defend but does not necessarily mean that that Prevost played no matches to get to the final]
-in 1901 there are only 3 entries [Girod, Leroux, and Prevost] but only one match is played since Prevost defaults the [challenge round] final
-in 1907 there are only 3 entries [presumably de Kermel, d'Elva, and GillouFenwick] but only one set is played when d'Elva retires after losing the first set 6-1, and then the finalist [presumably GillouFenwick] does not show for the [challenge round] final
-to drum up interest, the magazine Femina does a feature on K GillouFenwick

Interesting. I wonder what sources were used by Bruno, the guy who runs/ran that site? It was clear anyway that very few players took part in the Closed French Championships in the early years.

newmark401
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:50 PM
P. Legh = Pennington Legh (GBR)

This player's correct name is Ruth Isabel Pennington-Legh. She later married an Edward Winch and was known under her married name of Ruth Winch.

newmark401
Nov 1st, 2011, 10:55 AM
An early Scottish player, L. Paterson, was Lottie Paterson (real first name: Charlotte).
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The English player E.F. Rose, from the 1920s, was Eleanor Florence Rose.
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newmark401
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:22 PM
(Yolanda) Claire Beckingham's sister's first names were Elma Mildred Beckingham.

The sisters were, in fact, twins.

newmark401
Jan 6th, 2012, 08:13 PM
R.V. Salusbury was Rosamund Victoria Salusbury. Her married name would be Collmann.

newmark401
Jan 6th, 2012, 08:16 PM
The first name of some of the early female German players:

P. Gusserow -> Paula Gusserow
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E. Köttgen -> Emma Köttgen
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G. Mittler -> Gertrud Mittler
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H. Kaeber -> Hete Kaeber

This player won the women's singles title at the Championships of Berlin tournament in 1919.
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The late 1920s/early 1930s player known as K. Hammer was Klara Hammer.
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newmark401
Jan 9th, 2012, 05:20 PM
B. Kalser -> Bertha Kalser

This player enjoyed some success in Austrian, Bohemian and German tournaments at the turn of the nineteenth century. I put her down as being from Austria in the "Tournament winners by event" section, but she was from Pilsen in Bohemia.
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newmark401
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:58 AM
The A. Tabor who reached the All-Comers' Final at Wimbledon in 1886 was Helen Amy Tabor (23 December 1863-16 September 1946), not Agneta Tabor, as stated in at least one source.
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The H. Ridding who won the singles title at the Welsh Championships in 1897 was Henrica Ridding.
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newmark401
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Mrs Norton Barry, who won the singles title at the Irish Championships in 1911 and 1913, was Adelaide Norton Barry (née Adelaide Maude Wrixon-Becher). She was English, but married an Irishman.
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newmark401
Feb 25th, 2012, 06:59 PM
In the early 1900s, two sisters, A.G. Ransome and L.H. Ransome, featured in the Wimbledon draw. These were Amy Gertrude Ransome and Lucy Helen Ransome, respectively. Amy enjoyed the more success on the tennis circuit.
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newmark401
Feb 27th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Three sisters named Boadle were in the draw at Wimbledon in 1907. These were D. Boadle, M. Boadle and W. Boadle. Their first names were Dorothy, Marjorie and Winnifred. They appear to have been born in Argentina of English parentage and to have spent most of their time in that South American country. Dorothy in particular enjoyed success in South American tennis tournaments in the years 1907-16.
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newmark401
Feb 27th, 2012, 09:42 AM
I can't cite sources for either of these, so you probably consider them guesses, but I have:
Theresa D'elva de Kermel
and
Madge Valentine List

Best
David

We know now that the Comtesse de Kermel and Mlle d'Elva were two different people:

Mlle d'Elva was born Catherine Henriette Josephe d'Aliney d'Elva; she married a Monsieur Gérald (that being his family name).

The Comtesse de Kermel was born Thérèse Germaine Charlotte Villard.
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newmark401
Feb 27th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Another family to feature three tennis-playing sisters was the Cressy family from Manchester in England. The three sisters were Ida, Ellen and Lilian.

Ida, the eldest, was probably the best player of the three. She was runner-up to Lottie Paterson at the Scottish Championships in 1895 and 1896.

In 1897, Ellen lost to Charlotte Cooper in the All-Comers' Final at the Northern Championships tournament in Ellen's native Manchester.
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elegos7
Feb 27th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Another family to feature three tennis-playing sisters was the Cressy family from Manchester in England. The three sisters were Ida, Ellen and Lilian.

Ida, the eldest, was probably the best player of the three. She was runner-up to Lottie Paterson at the Scottish Championships in 1895 and 1896.

In 1897, Ellen lost to Charlotte Cooper in the All-Comers' Final at the Northern Championships tournament in Ellen's native Manchester.
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Hi Mark,

Do you know the year of birth of Ellen Cressy?

newmark401
Feb 28th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Hi Mark,

Do you know the year of birth of Ellen Cressy?

Hi, Karoly,

Here are the Cressy family of Manchester, England, in the 1881 Census of England and Wales:

Household Gender Age

Parent Robert Cressy M 46
Parent Ellen Cressy F 40
Harold Cressy M 13
Ida M Cressy F 10
Lilian M Cressy F 8
Vernon H Cressy M 7
Arthur V Cressy M 6
Ellen W Cressy F 3

It looks like Ellen, the youngest child, named after the mother, was born in 1878.
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Ida M = Ida Maude
Lilian M = Lilian Mabel
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Mark
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Olympus
Mar 2nd, 2012, 11:59 PM
We know now that the Comtesse de Kermel and Mlle d'Elva were two different people:

Mlle d'Elva was born Catherine Henriette Josephe d'Aliney d'Elva; she married a Monsieur Gérald (that being his family name).

The Comtesse de Kermel was born Thérèse Germaine Charlotte Villard.
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From the French geneanet website
Catherine Henriette Marie Josèphe d'ALINEY d'ELVA
•Née le 31 mars 1888 - Changé-lès-Laval, Mayenne
•Décédée le 14 janvier 1977 - Paris, 7ème , à l'âge de 88 ans
◦Mariée le 23 février 1908, Paris, 8ème, avec François Guillaume Henri Marie GÉRARD, baron

Olympus
Mar 3rd, 2012, 12:18 AM
Three sisters named Boadle were in the draw at Wimbledon in 1907. These were D. Boadle, M. Boadle and W. Boadle. Their first names were Dorothy, Marjorie and Winnifred. They appear to have been born in Argentina of English parentage and to have spent most of their time in that South American country. Dorothy in particular enjoyed success in South American tennis tournaments in the years 1907-16.
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http://www.irishgenealogy.com.ar/genealogia/W/Whitfield/Thomas.php

Winifred Mary Boadle y Van Fowinckel - Born 26 March 1884
Married Herbert Bucknall 1911

Dorothy Whitfield Boadle y Van Fowinckel - born 12 December 1885 - Died 1972
Married Phillip Brown 1925

Marjorie Scott Boadle y Van Fowinckel - born 12 January 1889
Married R.B. Learoyd 1912

Olympus
Mar 3rd, 2012, 12:33 AM
We know now that the Comtesse de Kermel and Mlle d'Elva were two different people:

Mlle d'Elva was born Catherine Henriette Josephe d'Aliney d'Elva; she married a Monsieur Gérald (that being his family name).

The Comtesse de Kermel was born Thérèse Germaine Charlotte Villard.
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Comtesse de Kermel
www.cc-paysfouesnantais.fr/var/.../phpwxfKiZ.pdf
Thérèse Germaine Charlotte Villard.
née le 15 juin 1874 à Paris, et décédée le 13 juin 1955

newmark401
Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:56 AM
http://www.irishgenealogy.com.ar/genealogia/W/Whitfield/Thomas.php

Winifred Mary Boadle y Van Fowinckel - Born 26 March 1884
Married Herbert Bucknall 1911

Dorothy Whitfield Boadle y Van Fowinckel - born 12 December 1885 - Died 1972
Married Phillip Brown 1925

Marjorie Scott Boadle y Van Fowinckel - born 12 January 1889
Married R.B. Learoyd 1912

Interesting. It appears that the Boadle sisters' father might have been Irish or of Irish origin. I wasn't aware that any of the sisters had married, but it appears that they all had!
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The information on the Comtesse de Kermel and Mlle d'Elva is already included in the Original Married Names thread. The latter's husband was not a baron at the time of their marriage.
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Olympus
Mar 3rd, 2012, 10:02 AM
Interesting. It appears that the Boadle sisters' father might have been Irish or of Irish origin. I wasn't aware that any of the sisters had married, but it appears that they all had!
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I found a note about their great-grandfather on another messageboard.

"Thomas Charles Whitfield born Kilkenny, Ireland to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted: 14 Jul 2002 5:51PM

Classification: Query

Thomas was born 1794 in Kilkenny, then became a guard for Napoleon around 1819, then he emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became an apothecary!"

Interesting story.:)

newmark401
Mar 3rd, 2012, 10:13 AM
I found a note about their great-grandfather on another messageboard.

"Thomas Charles Whitfield born Kilkenny, Ireland to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted: 14 Jul 2002 5:51PM

Classification: Query

Thomas was born 1794 in Kilkenny, then became a guard for Napoleon around 1819, then he emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became an apothecary!"

Interesting story.:)

Yes, I see. The sisters' father was actually a native of Cheshire in England.
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Rollo
Mar 3rd, 2012, 05:06 PM
Apparently Mr Boadle's work took him to Argentina. He came to Argentina in 1878 as an employee of the Holton Shipping Company.

newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:05 PM
Some more first names of early players:

Helen Louisa Kersey (b. 1864)

Winifred Esdaile Kersey (b. 1869)

Helen and Winifred Kersey were two tennis-playing sisters from Cosford in the English county of Suffolk. Their brother, Henry Maitland Kersey (b. 1859), also played some tournament tennis.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:10 PM
Agatha Tempelman (b. 1873)

Ursula Tempelman (b. 1876)

Two more English tennis-playing sisters, from the town of Wellingbro, on the border of the counties of Bedfordshire and Northhamptonshire. Their brother Basil (b. 1869) also took part in some tennis tournaments.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:16 PM
The following are some early players, most of whom were from Austria, Germany or what used to be known as Czechoslovakia, although they all played before World War One, when Czechoslovakia as such didn't exist (some of them played after World War One, too):

Countess Giulia Blome
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Eva Busch
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Milada Cifka
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Martha Duschenses
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Alice Ederer
sister of Olga Ederer
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Margarethe Ellissen (see next entry)
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Alice Heller
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Ella Hlawatsch
sister of Mimi Hlawatsch
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Ida Jersualem
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Carla Klima
possibly a sister of Mita and Willy Klima
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Clara Körner
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Alice Landsmann
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Frida Mader
sister of Grete Mader
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Käthe Mendl
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Ottilie Merch
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Frida Pietrzikowski
sister of Grete Pietrzikowski
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Sufta Rössler (first name unclear)
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Wilma Schick
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Martha Soblitz
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Baroness Albina Spens-Boden
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Baroness Leopoldine "Dinka" von Ringhoffer
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:31 PM
Some first names of Austrian players who were active between the two world wars:

Mizzi Amende
sister of Gerta Amende
possibly the daughters of Marie Amende (née Bertrand)
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Hedy Dyhrenfurth
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Lilly Ellissen
sister of Margit Ellissen
possibly the daughters of Margarethe Ellissen above
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Herta Grave
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Dora Jahn
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Margarete Janotta
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Erna Redlich
sister of Mary "Mädi" Redlich
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:32 PM
Albina Korotvickova

was one of Czechoslovakia's top players during the inter-war years.

So was Grete Rohrer.
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LKK
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
Dinka Radherny (first name Leopoldine?)
Baroness Leopoldine "Dinka" von Ringhoffer
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It's the same player, Mark, info about her marriage is in the "Official Married Names Thread" (posts 938/939).

newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 03:48 PM
Annie Jane Layard

In 1881, an A. Layard was runner-up to Grace Gibbs in the women's singles event at the inaugural West of England Championships tournament in Bath.

According to the 1871 Census of England, Annie Jane Layard was born in Wembley, London, in 1859. Her parent were Charles and Sarah; the former was a native of Bath. One of Annie's siblings, George (Soames) Layard, was born in Clifton, Bristol (a future venue for the West of England Championships), in 1861. George's name also features in the lists for some early lawn tennis tournaments.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
The Noon family produced a number of early lawn tennis players, both male and female. The Noons were natives of the county of Leicestershire; their parents were Charles and Lucy. They had six children, two sons and four daughters. Some basic biographical information on the sons, Francis (Frank) and Sidney, can be found here: http://www.tennisarchives.com/zoekcoureurvrij2.php

The four daughters were Effie (b. 1866), Florence Ethel Broughton (b. 1863), Agnes Emily (b. 1860) and Edith Lucy (b. 1858).

At least three of the Noon sisters played competitive tennis, the best of them being Agnes who enjoyed most of her success under her married name of Mrs Frederick Watts. In 1878, Agnes married Frederick, a brewer by profession and also a native of Leicester. Frederick also took part in some lawn tennis tournaments.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 04:50 PM
In 1881, the nascent Darlington tournament had an interesting draw in that it featured three sisters from the Fenwick family of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northumberland: May (probably christened Julia Margaret; b. 1851), Winifred (b. 1856) and Alice (b. 1858).

The sisters were three of the dozen or so children (six boys and six girls) of Henry William Fenwick and Charlotte Fenwick. Mr Fenwick appears to have come from a long line of distinguished lawmen and was himself a solicitor. At least four of his sons also played tournament tennis: Percival (b. 1860), William (b. 1862), Minden (b. 1864) and Mark (born?).

In the 1880's, some of the Fenwicks emigrated to New Zealand, where they continued to take part in tennis tournaments. Percival Fenwick won the New Zealand Championships in 1886, 1887 and 1888; Minden won it in 1889. The brothers excelled more at lawn tennis than did the sisters.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 04:54 PM
The Langleys were the sons and daughters of Henry Langley, of Portarlington in Ireland, and his wife Harriet, who had been born in Naples, Italy. There were at least seven Langley children, four girls and three boys.

The girls were Augusta (b. 1858 in Koblenz, Germany), Flora (b. 1860), Constance Laura Mary (b. 1862) and Marion (b. 1866). The three youngest daughters were all born in London, England.

Constance was easily the best player of the four daughters. She later married fellow player Charles J. Smith and thereafter was known as “Mrs C.J. Smith”.
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newmark401
Dec 23rd, 2012, 05:16 PM
The player who took part in some lawn tennis tournaments in the early 1880's under the name of Mrs Bagnall-Wild was Alice Pfeil (b. 1851), a native of London. She married fellow tennis-player Ralph Bagnall-Wild in 1871. Her husband was also involved in the administration side of things during the early years of lawn tennis.
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Jimbo109
Dec 28th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Some first names of Austrian players who were active between the two world wars:

Mizzi Amende
sister of Gerta Amende
possibly the daughters of Marie Amende (née Bertrand)


Here seems that Gerta was only daughter

http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D1364/I1364033.html

http://www.joern.de/stammb/fam01700.htm

newmark401
Feb 4th, 2013, 11:19 AM
Dr Heiner Gillmeister has kindly sent me the first names of the following German tennis players who were active between the two world wars, especially in the period 1925-30:

Annemarie Buss
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Erika de Lacroix
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Paula Finger
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Luise Fritsch
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Lulu Holzapfel
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Friedel Jacobiny
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Elly Ledig (aka L. Ledig)
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Ruth Kohnert
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Amalie Schurig
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L. Vormann, known as Dolli
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Rollo
Feb 5th, 2013, 02:30 PM
Dr Heiner Gillmeister has kindly sent me the first names of the following German tennis players who were active between the two world wars, especially in the period 1925-30:



Great finds Mark! I am an admirer of Mr Gillmeister's work-his book the Cultural History of Tennis is one of the few comprehensive works on the early game.

newmark401
Feb 7th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Another couple of first names of German players active in the late 1920s/early 1930s:

Vera Menges
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Edith Sander
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newmark401
Feb 12th, 2013, 02:40 PM
The first names of some more German players from the late 1920s/early 1930s:

Elisabeth Fuchs
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Nita Mieth
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Erna Springer
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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 12:28 PM
A note on the English Snook family, the children of which were born in Nottinghamshire, although the parents James and Frances were from Dorsetshire and Wiltshire respectively. They produced at least nine children, four boys and five girls. Information on the tennis-playing sons Frederick, Herbert and Walter can be found here: http://www.tennisarchives.com/zoekcoureurvrij2.php

There is little doubt that at least three of the daughters also took part in lawn tennis tournaments in the British Isles. However, because of poor record-keeping it is sometimes quite difficult to say which daughter played where and when. The following are the known daugthers' names:

Arundel Backer (b. 1861)

Jane Mary (b. 1862)

Charlotte B. (b. 1866)

Frances Ellen May (b. 1871)

Mabel Louise (b. 1873)
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There might have been one or two more siblings.
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Josus57
Aug 19th, 2013, 03:52 PM
I might be wrong, but I do believe that Virginia Wade was born Sarah Virginia Wade. Also, do the fllowing have any middle names? Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Martina Navratilova? I know Chris Evert's is Marie.

newmark401
Aug 20th, 2013, 02:42 PM
I might be wrong, but I do believe that Virginia Wade was born Sarah Virginia Wade. Also, do the fllowing have any middle names? Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Martina Navratilova? I know Chris Evert's is Marie.

You're right about Virginia Wade, who always featured as "Miss S.V. Wade" on the old Wimbledon scoreboard. I'm sure some, if not all, of the other three players have a middle name, or middle names, but I don't know what they are.
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newmark401
Sep 3rd, 2013, 03:37 PM
Some Canadian tennis players active in the years circa 1930-35:

Billing, Effie
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Brock, Mildred
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Campbell, Mary
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Ellis, Rosalie
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Gillespie, Dorothy (later Mrs Patrick)
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Hammond, Edith
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Mahaffy, Helen
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McNab, Marie
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Munro, Muriel
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Pope, Diana
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Symons, Beatrice (later Mrs Gilbert Nunns)
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Thom, Muriel
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newmark401
Jan 28th, 2014, 04:53 PM
The following is an alphabetical list of female players who were successful at the Soviet Championships tournament, which was held almost every year during the period 1924-91 (a date of birth and death are included where known). Most of these players appear to have been Russian:

Baksheeva, Galina Petrovna
Born 12 July 1943

Ukrainian by birth.
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Borisova, Klavdiya Alekseyevna
Born 20 October 1915
Died 13 December 1971

Mother of player Vadim Vadimovich Borisov.
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Chirikova, Maria Alekseyevna
Born 14 February 1973

Married to (1) Morfin from 1993 t0 1996
Married (2) Brooks
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Chyuvirina, Elisabeta Mikhailovna
Born 5 September 1914
Died 30 October 1988

Née?

Mother of player Marina Chyuvirina (b. 10 June 1947).
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Eliseenko, Elena Pavlovna
Born 5 May 1959
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Fateeva, Irina
Russia/Germany
Born 11 April 1967

Married player Alexander Zverev circa 1986. They are the parents of players Alexander "Sascha" Zverev and Mikhail "Mischa" Zverev.
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Fedorovskaya, Olga Pavlovna
Born 18 June 1899
Died 2 July 1982
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Filippova, Vera Viktorovna
Born 25 September 1921
Died 3 October 1966

Sister of player Viktor Viktorovich Filippov.
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Gorina, Antonina Ferdinandovna
Born 11 June 1905
Died 22 November 1982

Née?

Mother of players Elena Gorina and Larissa Gorina (see below).
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Gorina, Elena
Born 9 October 1953

Married Granaturov

Daughter of player Antonina Gorina and sister of player Larissa Gorina.
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Gorina, Larissa
Born 3 October 1929

Married Preobrazhensky

Daughther of player Antonina Gorina and sister of player Elena Gorina.
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Ivanova, Alla Anatolyevna
Born 8 July 1949
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Izopatis, Evgenia Anatolyevna
Born 15 March 1950
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Kashevarova, Yulia Olegovna
Born 10 August 1963
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Klochkova, Zinaida Georgevna
Born 6 October 1903
Died 29 June 1972
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Komleva, Svetlana
Born 15 December 1973
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Korzun, Svetlana
Born circa 1956

A native of Minsk in Belarus.
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Kryuchkova, Ekaterina Ivanovna
Born 22 February 1949
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Kuzmina, Antonina Federovna
Born 20 September 1957
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Larina, Yevgenia Konstantinovna
Born 20 July 1931

Married Bantle
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Makarova, Elena Alekseyevna
Born 13 February 1973
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Maltseva, Sofia Vasilyevna
Born 29 August 1895
Died 26 April 1993
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Meier, Maria
Born 20 July 1900
Died 1979
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Nalimova, Tatiana Borisovna
Born 29 October 1915
Died 28 October 1995
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Olsen, Olga Yevgenevna
Born 1907
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Pogolerova, Elena Vladimirovna
Born 16 September 1969
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Reva, Natalia Vladimirovna
Born 21 August 1965
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Shaposhnikova, Olga Vladimirovna
Born 1 December 1963
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Sidorenko, Ksenia Platonovna
Born 16 January 1908
Died 1995

Married to Dolgonenko from 1925 to 1938.
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Sukhodolskaya, Tamira Kazimirovna
Born 1898
Died 1936
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Surnacheva, Anastasia Semyonova
Born 20 December 1905
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Teplyakova, Nina Sergeyevna
Born 10 November 1904
Died 22 July 1983
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Tis, Ellen Eduardovna
Born 1909
Died 16 July 1942

Killed during the Siege of Leningrad/Saint Petersburg.
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Yaremkevich, Vera Ivanova
Born 23 October 1934

Married name: Troshinka
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Jimbo109
Jan 28th, 2014, 09:34 PM
The following is an alphabetical list of female players who were successful at the Soviet Championships tournament, which was held almost every year during the period 1924-91 (a date of birth and death are included where known). Most of these players appear to have been Russian:

Gorina, Antonina Ferdinandovna
Born 11 June 1905
Died 22 November 1982

Née?

Mother of players Elena Gorina and Larissa Gorina (see below).
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Gorina, Elena
Born 9 October 1953

Married Granaturov

Daughter of player Antonina Gorina and sister of player Larissa Gorina.
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Gorina, Larissa
Born 3 October 1929

Married Preobrazhensky

Daughther of player Antonina Gorina and sister of player Elena Gorina.


Are you sure that Larissa and Elena are sisters? There are 24 years between them, and their mother would have had Elena when was 48.
Besides, Granaturova already appears in 1971 with this surname in our yearly threads. Was she already married at 18?

newmark401
Feb 18th, 2014, 06:37 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of "Spalding's Tennis Annual" (1926) for 1925:

California Section (Northern Division)

1. Helen Wills
2. Charlotte Hosmer
3. Helen Baker
4. Eleanor Tennant
5. Marjorie Thorne
6. Mrs William Henry
7. Carolyn Swartz
8. Mrs Anna Muller Leachman
9. Mrs Golda Meyer Gross
10. Avery Follett
11. Johanna Gunzburger
12. Dorothea Swartz
13. Marjorie Wale Kress
14. Mrs Peggy Deinert
15. Ila Wilcox
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Girls' singles

1. Helen Jacobs
2. Dorothea Swartz
3. Edith Cross
4. Ila Wilcox
5. Adeline Brohm
6. Josehphine Cruickshank
7. Ethel Burkhardt
8. Pauline Davies
9. Iris Howard
10. Lilly Gianfranceschi
11. Gertrude Lederman
12. Elizabeth Hoffmann
13. Edith Tough
14. Marjorie Mariner
15. Muriel Ingalls
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Denver Tennis Association Ranking

1. Julia Fuller
2. Mrs Glen L. Daly
3. Ella B. James
4. Willa Wolcott
5. Louise Ireland
6. Mrs Francis Pastorius
7. Eleanor Benedict
8. Ethel Alpenfels
9. Mrs David Wood
10. Hortense Gourley
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Metropolitan Section

1. Molla Mallory
2. Eleanor Goss
3. Martha Bayard
4. Mrs Enda Hauselt Roeser
5. Mrs J.S. Taylor
6. Mrs Julie Makin Stenz
7. Mrs Helene Pollak Falk
8. Mrs F.M. Letson
9. Alice Francis
10. Mrs Theodora Sohst
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Middle Atlantic Section

1. Penelope Anderson
2. Mrs Charles Boehm
3. Eleanor Cottman
4. Louise Kelley
5. Frances Kurcoff
6. Marywill Wakeford
7. Elizabeth Hugus
8. Lillian Jelenko
9. Sarah Wright
10. Delphine Heyl
11. Elizabeth Pyle
12. Corinne Frazier
13. Nancy Hunter
14. Heloise Beebe
15. Frances Walker
16. Helen Sinclair
17. Dorothy Kingsbury
18. Mrs H. Thompson
19. Mildred Ogden
20. Laura Bryn
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Philadelphia and District Section

1. Mary D. Thayer
2. Anne Townsend
3. Mrs M.B. Huff
4. Mildred Willard
5. Mrs Sarah Claypoole Neislon Madeira
6. Mrs A.A. Hunter
7. Mrs Robert Herold
8. Mrs H.H. Smith
9. Margaret Wiener
10. Cecilia Riegel
11. Elizabeth Hilleary
12. Elizabeth Ostheimer
13. Agnes Bergen
14. Mrs Theodore Grayson
15. Mrs J.C. Bell, Jr.
16. Mrs F. Kerbaugh
17. Mrs J. Geiger
18. C. Talmon
19. Mrs Louis S. De Lone
20. C. Kennedy
21. Virginia Hilleary
22. Anne Page
23. Helen Ferguson
24. Mrs W.W. Brown
25. Gertrude Ostheimer
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Missouri Valley Section

1. Mrs Melicent Baehr
2. Lottie Fuller
3. Mrs Marjorie Hires Gage
4. Ruth Hager
5. Lottie Hagemeyer
6. Mary Sullivan
7. Ruth Bailey
8. Mrs Sadie Peer
9. Mrs Floyd Ebers
10. Virginia Baehr
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Kansas City

1. Mrs Marjorie Hires Gage
2. Ruth Hager
3. Edna Sullivan
4. Mrs Sadie Peer
5. Augusta Coleman
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New England Section

1. Edith Sigourney
2. Mrs Elizabeth Barber Corbiere
3. Mrs Frank H. Godfrey
4. Isabella L. Mumford
5. Anna Hubbard
6. Mrs Ellice Mack Endicott
7. Mrs J. Lewis Bremer
8. Mrs Roger Griswold
9. Margaret Blake
10. Martha Pitkin Niles
11. Katharine Gardner
12. Mrs W.H. Trumbull, Jr.
13. Isabella Thompson
14. Elizabeth Bright
15. Rosamond Newton
16. Mrs S.G. Crawford
17. Mrs Edward R. Mitton
18. Dorothy Blodgett
19. Mrs Herbert E. Yerxa
20. Mrs A.L. Robinson, Jr.
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Pacific Northwest Section

1. Marjorie Leeming
2. Muriel Munro(e)
3. Dorothy Gillespie
4. J. Finlay
5. Alberta Edtl
6. Hope Leeming
7. Mary Campbell

Note: All of the above players, except Alberta Edtl (Seattle), were from Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Western Section

1. Mrs Emily C. Johnson
2. Marion Leighton
3. Doris Kinsel
4. Mrs Lillian Alter
5. Helen Cansfield
6. Clara Louise Zinke
7. Lillian Boker
8. Marion Pearson
9. Margaret Thompson
10. Mrs L. Bailey
11. Katherine Waldo
12. Mrs Helen Stewart
13. Josephine Connable
14. Marie Qualey
15. Vorsilla Mican
16. Mrs A.E. Michel
17. Mrs Edith Molton
18. Mrs Barbara K. Duffy
19. Marion Clow
20. Mrs Frederick J. Loewe
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newmark401
Feb 19th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of "Spalding's Tennis Annual" (1931) for 1930:

Northern California Association

1. Mrs Helen Willis Moody
2. Mrs Anna McCune Harper
3. Dorothy Weisel
4. Ethel Burkhardt
5. Mrs Golda Meyer Gross
6. Alice Marble
7. Patsy McCoy
8. Charlotte Miller
9. Marian Hunt
10. Mrs William Perow
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Southern California Association

1. Mrs Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
2. Josephine Cruickshank
3. Gladys Patz
4. Elizabeth Deike
5. Helen Marlowe
6. Mary Greef
7. Dorothy Workman
8. Mrs Dr Esther C. Hare Bartosh
9. Dorothy Robinson
10. Carolin Babcock
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Eastern Association

1. Norma Taubele
2. Mrs Caroline S. Hirsch
3. Alice Francis
4. Dorothy Andrus
5. Mrs Agnes Sherwood Lamme
6. Mrs Julie Makin Stenz
7. Carolyn Roberts
8. Mrs Gladys Hawks
9. Clara Greenspan
10. Grace Surber
11. Mrs Christian E. Muhl
12. Mrs Elizabeth Rebold
13. Margraret Cluett
14. Edith Moore
15. Mrs Frederick M. Letson
16. Mrs Mary L. Keller
17. Mrs Carl A. Gray
18. Mrs John G. McDermott
19. Mrs Franklyn C. Koss
20. Florence Le Boutillier
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Intermountain Association

1. Willa Wolcott
2. Mary Jane Schock
3. Edna Fuller
4. Mary McLean
5. Helen Long
6. Ruth Crow
7. Dorothy Anderson
8. Ruth Schock
9. Fay Shwayder
10. Dorothy Shwayder
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Middle Atlantic Association

1. Penelope Anderson
2. Eleanor Cottman
3. Elizabeth Warren
4. Margaret Carspecken
5. Phoebe Moorhead
6. Ruth Martinez
7. Helen Rupp
8. Lois Rogerson
9. Reba Kirson
10. Margaret Anderson
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Middle States Association

1. Virginia Hilleary
2. Anne Townsend
3. Anne Page
4. Cecilia Riegel
5. Mrs Naomi Parkinson Thompson
6. Mrs Sarah Claypoole Neilson Madeira
7. Laura Pittenger
8. Mrs Frank W. Harper
9. Mrs Louis H. Bieler
10. Mrs Alfred R. Hunter
11. Rose Hofkin
12. Esther Daly
13. Mary Mattson
14. Eleanor Vanneman
15. Catherine Kendig
16. Mollie Silver
17. Elizabeth Vanneman
18. Cecilia Bowes
19. Elizabeth West
20. Mrs Mary Williams
21. Mary Converse
22. Doris Atkins
23. Eleanor Donohue
24. Elma Whitelock
25. Anne Parry
26. Mrs S.P. Worthington
27. Christine Hamilton
28. Mrs Philip Kind
29. Elizabeth Taussing
30. May Howe
31. Estelle Muchnick
32. Eleanor Colahan
33. Mrs Rose G. Kalman
34. Doris Beale
35. Marcia Wilt
36. Hepsa Humphrey
37. Janet Kendig
38. Helen Howe
39. Katherine Wetherill
40. Lenore Adelman
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Missouri Valley Association

1. Ruth Bailey
2. Mae Ceurvorst
3. Wilma Benson
4. Mrs Violet Furlong
5. Merceina Weiss
6. Thelma Kenefick
7. Mrs A. Scribner
8. Pauline Mallonee
9. Dorothy Day
10. Lucille Kautenberger
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Northwestern Association

1. Marguerite Davis
2. Thelma Kenefick
3. Elizabeth Kesting
4. Mary Fox
5. Alice Fraser
6. Evelyn Parkin
7. Elizabeth Kesting
8. Mrs H.H. Adams
9. Myrtle Clausen
10. Mrs Ethel Lee
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Pacific Northwest Association

1. Marie McNab
2. Dorothy Gillespie
3. Muriel Munro(e)
4. Mrs Mary Haggart
5. Helen Tatlow
6. Marjorie Greig
7. Carolyn Fringes
8. Mrs Edwards
9. Helen Sovenski

Note: Players 1-6 and 8 were from Vancouver, British Columbia; the other two player were American.
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Texas Association

1. Ruth Bailey
2. Mary Zita McHale
3. Anna Mae Reichert
4. Eunice Dean
5. Margaret Fitch
6. Eloyse Longscope
7. Carrie McLeroy
8. Gladys Schill
9. Charlotte MacQuiston
10. Alva Mae Craig
-----

Utah State

1. Ruth Crow
2. Dorothy Anderson
3. Maurine Wilhelmsen
4. Kate Keeley
5. Roselle Christensen
-----

Western Association

1. Catherine Wolf
2. Clara Louise Zinke
3. Mrs Ruth Smith Riese
4. Lucy Jane Hedbert
5. Ruth Oexman
6. Mrs Barbara Duffy
7. Mrs Emily Johnson
8. Eugenie Sampson
9. Louise Hofmeister
10. Virginia Watson
11. Nelly Nader
12. Helen Fulton
13. Mrs Florence Wittleder
14. Theodosia Smith
15. Marion Kronberg
16. Rene Karr
17. Josephine Gray
18. Mrs Linnea Burkart
19. Jean Hoxie
20. Helen Bartavis
21. Sarah Hinde
22. Lucille Dailey
23. Mrs Robert Sturgis
24. Beatrice Biedatsch
25. Adel Wiggenhorn
-----

Chicago City

1. Lucy Jane Hedberg
2. Eugenie Sampson
3. Louise Hofmeister
4. Helen Fulton
5. Mrs Florence Wittleder
6. Bernice Ayer
7. Theodosia Smith
8. Marion Kronberg
9. Rene Karr
10. Virginia Hess
11. Mrs Linnea Burkart
12. Marion Clow
13. Ruth Willard
14. Betty Eutin
15. Helen Bartavis
16. Sarah Hinde
17. Mrs Robert Sturgis
18. Marion Filky
19. Betty Barrett
20. Margaret Anderson
-----

newmark401
Feb 21st, 2014, 05:36 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of "Spalding's Tennis Annual" (1936) for 1935:

New England Association

1. Mrs Sarah Palfrey Fabyan
2. Katherine Winthrop
3. Mrs Elizabeth Barber Corbiere
4. Mrs Virginia Cross Mabley
5. Mrs Marjorie Sachs Pickhardt
6. Virginia Ellis
7. Mrs William M. Shedden
8. Ottilie Gaertner
9. Elena Ciccone
10. Louise Hedlund
11. Mrs Robert Morris
12. Mrs J. Lewis Brewer
-----

Eastern Association

1. Mrs Agnes Sherwood Lamme
2. Dorothy Andrus
3. Mrs Maude Rosenbaum Blumenthal
4. Norma Taubele
5. Helen Pedersen
6. Florence LeBoutillier
7. Mrs Anna Fuller Brunie
8. Mrs Penelope Anderson McBride
9. Mrs Lillian Scharman Hester
10. Grace Surber
11. Edith Moore
12. Millicent Hirsh
-----

Middle States Association

1. Mrs Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
2. Mrs Marion Zinderstein Jessup
3. Anne Page
4. Catherine Kendig
5. Cecilia Riegel
6. Cecile Bowes
7. Mrs Naomi Parkinson Thompson
8. Frances Bancroft
9. Charlotte Darling
10. Laura Pittinger
-----

Southern Association

1. Lila Porter
2. Eliza Coxe
3. Mrs Etta Taylor Coyne
4. Evangeline McLennan
5. Elizabeth Buxton
6. Catherine Sample
7. Pearl Lewis
8. Betty Freeland
9. Jean McKinney
-----

Western Association

1. Catherine Wolf
2. Helen Fulton
3. Elizabeth Blackman
4. Mrs Ruth Smith Riese
5. Mrs Marianne Hunt Alden
6. Margaret Stiel
7. Mrs Eugenie Sampson Kamrath
8. Berenice Ayer
9. Muriel Adams
10. Mrs Marion Cole
11. Edna Smith
12. Lucille Dailey
13. Josephine Gray
14. Margaret Hart
15. Josephine Scarnavack
16. Mrs Andre Russell
17. Geraldine Leitner
18. Constance O'Donovan
19. Mrs Jean Raymond Hoxie
20. Monica Nolan
21. Helen Bartavis
22. Georgia Hood
23. Jean McLean
24. Margaret Brosin
25. Mrs Florence O'Connell
-----

Missouri Valley Association

1. Mercelina Weiss
2. Betty Butler
3. Marilyn McRae
4. Nora West
5. Alice Foye
6. Mrs Virginia Dueker
7. Virginia Pillars
8. Diane Southern
9. Mary Janet Funk
10. Mrs Harold Strom
-----

Northwestern Association

1. Elizabeth Kesting
2. Margaret Helmholz
3. Mrs Vida Shaffer
4. Ruth McCabe
5. Marguerite Davis
6. Alice Fraser
7. Evelyn Fry
8. Willa Wolcott
9. Mary Judd
10. Sally Holladay
-----

Intermountain Association

1. Clarita Teel
2. Edith Von Hadeln
3. Fay Schwayder
4. Mrs Ernestine Shissler
5. Dorothy Schwayder
6. Ruth Crow
7. Frances Uffens
8. Agnes Norris
9. Virginia Dunn
10. Mary McLean
--

Utah State

1. Edith Von Hadeln
2. Ruth Crow
3. Frances Uffens
4. Agnes Norris
5. Rosella Christensen
6. Grayce Norris
7. Sarah McChrystal
8. Margaret Poole
9. Verona McGhie
10. Dorothy Fisher
-----

Northern California Association

1. Margaret Osborne
2. Gussie Raegner
3. Helen Zabriskie
4. Marcella O'Connor
5. Frances Umphred
6. Elsie Gabel
7. Mrs Florence O'Grady
8. Margaret Smith
9. Eleanor Dawson
10. Anne Morgan
11. Marion Malcolm
12. Virginia Wolfenden
13. Genevieve Grant
14. Mrs Golda Meyer Gross
--

Southern California Association

1. Mrs Ethel Burkhardt Arnold
2. Carolin Babcock
3. Gracyn Wheeler
4. Mrs/Dr Esther Hare Bartosh
5. Mrs Bonnie Miller Blank
6. Elizabeth Deike
7. Dorothy Bundy
8. Catherine Rose
9. Theodosia Smith
10. Marjorie Lauderbach
-----

Pacific Northwest Section

1. Mary Haggart
2. Vess O'Shea
3. Marjorie Greig
4. Phyllis White
-----

newmark401
Feb 25th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of "Spalding's Tennis Annual" (1940) for 1939:

New England Association

1. Mrs Sarah Palfrey Fabyan
2. Katharine Winthrop
3. Mrs Melvin M. Johnson, Jr.
4. Emily Lincoln
5. Margarita Madden
6. Virginia Ellis
7. Argyll Rice
8. Mercedes Madden
9. Mrs Philip Theopold
10. Katherine Hubbell
11. Dorothy Wightman
12. Polly Morrill
-----

Eastern Association

1. Helen I. Bernhard
2. Norma Taubele
3. Helen Pedersen
4. Mrs Dorothy Andrus
5. Millicent Hirsh
6. Florence Le Boutillier
7. Louise Raymond
8. Helen Germaine
9. Edna Steinbach
10. Patricia Cumming
11. Barbara Nields
12. Marietta Arguimbeau
-----

Middle States Association

1. Hope Knowles
2. Anne Page
3. Cecilia Riegel
4. Alison R. Harrison
5. Edith Clarke
6. Cecile Bews
7. Frances R. Bancroft
8. Barbara F. Strohbar
9. Madge B. Harshaw
10. Mrs John R. Clegg, Jr.
11. Mrs Rose Hofkin
12. Virginia Radford
13. Mrs Ellwood I. Beatty, Jr.
14. Mrs Charles D. Connell
15. Anne C. Parry
16. Mrs Naomi J. Thompson
17. Laura G. Pittenger
18. Joy Hartman
19. Mrs Lydia Coulter
20. Donalds Gillingham
21. Ruth Valentin
22. Jean Harshaw
23. Ruth Dillinger
24. Louise A. Moessner
25. Ethel Mae Johnson
-----

Middle Atlantic Association

1. Willie O'Steen Herbert
2. Anne Ellis
3. Dorothy Boll
4. Anne Dayett
5. Margo Lee
6. Charlotte Decker
7. Grace Parker
8. Frances Matthai
9. Anne Harrison
10. Hazel Bishopp
-----

Southern Association

1. Marta Barnett
2. Nellie Sheer
3. Doris Hart
4. Mrs Catherine Sample
5. Mrs David Jones
6. Frances Grossnickle
7. Mrs Sara Comer
8. Gladys Vallebuona
9. Jessie Grossnickle
10. Mrs Etta Taylor Coyne
-----

Western Association

1. Catherine Wolf
2. Mrs Helen Fulton Shockley
3. Edna Smith
4. Monica Nolan
5. Geraldine Leitner
6. Jane Wagner
7. Isabel Welch
8. Louise Hofmeister
9. Mitzi Radek
10. Evelyn Bouscaren
11. Nancy Moulton
12. Sally Douglas
13. Mrs Joseph Kaupie
14. Mary Burbach
15. Virginia Watson
16. Constance O' Donovan
17. Helen Roth
18. Marion Woolhiser
19. Mrs Alice McDonald
20. Mary Ann Davis
21. Nancy Corbett
22. Sarah Hinde
23. Kitty Lawrence
24. Josephine Otter
25. Pearl McCoy

Girls' singles

1. Marion Woolhiser
2. Mary Lou Beyer
3. Mary Burbach
4. Shirley Fry
5. Virginia Bradt
-----

Missouri Valley Association

1. Mrs Merceina Weiss Parker
2. Mrs Bert Thompson*
3. Mary Janet McDonald
4. Frances Jacobsen
5. Gloria Thompson*
6. Marguerite Letts
7. Helen Dyer
8. Mary Margaret Saunders

* Gloria Thompson is probably the future Mrs Connors, mother of Jimmy, while Mrs Bert Thompson appears to be Gloria's mother.
-----

Intermountain Association

1. Joan Van Nort
2. Sarah McChrystal
3. Virginia Dunn
4. Phyllis Lockwood
5. Mary Jane Metcalf
6. Mary Jane Schock
7. Mrs E. Schissler
8. Mary Lowndes
9. Mary McLean Silverstein
10. Edith Von Hadeln Morrison
-----

California

Northern Association

1. Virginia Wolfenden
2. Frances Umphred
3. Patricia Canning
4. Margaret Osborne
5. Evelyn Peyre
6. Helen Gurley
7. Barbara Duncan
8. Dorothy Head
9. Shirely Catton
10. Lou Gates
11. Ruth Dieguez
12. Margaret Jessee
13. Anne Morgan
14. Carmel Saint John
15. La Verne Kapps

Southern Association

1. Alice Marble
2. Dorothy Workman
3. Mrs Bonnie Miller Blank
4. Pauline Betz
5. Dorothy May Bundy
6. Mary Arnold
7. Mrs Marjorie Lauderbach Blair
8. Eleanor Purdy
9. Mrs Patricia Henry Yeomans
10. Catherine Malcolm
11. Barbara Bradley
12. Elsie Gable
13. Mrs Dr Esther Hare Bartosh
14. Jane Stanton
15. Jacque Virgil
16. May Hope Doeg
17. Peggy Kerr
18. Mary Lou Johnston
19. Theodosia Smith
20. Althea Louise Brough
-----

Pacific Northwest Association

1. Jean Milne
2. Eleanor Young
3. Caroline Deacon
4. Phyllis McCrimmon
5. Susan Milne
6. Helen Wright
7. Hazel Schenck
-----

Jimbo109
Feb 25th, 2014, 11:09 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of "Spalding's Tennis Annual" (1940) for 1939:

Missouri Valley Association

2. Mrs Bert Thompson*

5. Gloria Thompson*

* Gloria Thompson is probably the future Mrs Connors, mother of Jimmy, while Mrs Bert Thompson appears to be Gloria's mother.


Yes and no.

Bert is obviously a male name... and as Connors fan (I am Jimbo109, 109 as his victorious tournaments) I can tell that his grandmother was...

BERTHA F. (maiden name unknown)
Born 1905
Died 1972
Married Albert Lynch Thompson (11.1.1897-1995)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121829421

LKK
Feb 26th, 2014, 08:40 AM
Yes and no.

Bert is obviously a male name... and as Connors fan (I am Jimbo109, 109 as his victorious tournaments) I can tell that his grandmother was...

BERTHA F. (maiden name unknown)
Born 1905
Died 1972
Married Albert Lynch Thompson (11.1.1897-1995)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121829421

Here is another source in which she is called Bert Thompson:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2HUUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bgIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6903%2C698573

Maybe "Bert" was just her nickname, and it's quite possible that together with her husband they were known as Mr. and Mrs. "Al"+"Bert" Thompson, hehe.

newmark401
Feb 26th, 2014, 05:41 PM
I'm not sure about Jimmy Connors' grandmother's first name.
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newmark401
Feb 26th, 2014, 05:43 PM
Some American players' first names, taken from the rankings section of the United States Tennis Association's "Official Tennis Guide" (1946), for 1945:

California

Northern Association

1. Margaret Osborne
2. Patricia Todd
3. Dorothy Head
4. Barbara Krase
5. Virginia Kovacs
6. Phyllis Hunter
7. Barbara Scofield
8. Lou Gates
9. Margaret J. Warren
10. Nancy Wolfenden
11. Sue Springer
12. Betty Mae Cohn
--

Southern Association

1. Mrs Sarah Palfrey Cooke
2. Pauline Betz
3. Althea Louise Brough
4. Dorothy May Bundy
5. Gertrude A. Moran
6. Mrs Mary Arnold Prentiss
7. Mrs Eleanor Purdy Cushingham
8. Mrs Patricia Henry Yeomans
9. Mrs Baba Madden Lewis
10. Mrs Yvonne Therkorn
-----

Eastern Association

1. Mrs Sarah Palfrey Cooke
2. Mrs Helen Pedersen Rihbany
3. Mrs Norma Taubele Barber
4. Betty Rosenquest
5. Lillian B. Lopaus
6. Edna Steinbach
7. Helen Germaine
8. Jean Rockey
9. Gloria Rustum
10. Judy Atterbury
11. Gloria Butler
12. Mrs Betty Grimes Stokum
-----

Middle Atlantic Association

1. Mrs Ann Gray
2. Mrs Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
3. Mrs Mary Cootes Belin
4. Mrs E.R. Hamilton
5. Captain Alice McDonald
6. Mrs James Karrick
7. Lieutenant Barbara Brandt
8. Evelyn Rose
9. Libby Prince
10. Sara Moore
11. Dorothy Jefferson
12. Margaret Graham
13. Lieutenant Margaret Black
14. Dorothy Dyer
-----

Middle States Association

1. Peggy Welsh
2. Sylvia Knowles
3. Jane Austin
4. Virginia Redford
5. Mrs H. Taylor Chew
6. Sue Peterson
7. Mrs Barbara Strohbar Laussat Clement
8. Cecilia Riegel
9. Anne Reilly
10. Deborah Welsh
11. Mrs Mary B. Blittersdorf
12. Joan Wheeler
13. Annette Danenhower
14. Gloria Young
15. Peggy Omerly
16. Betsy Crothers
-----

New England Association

1. Katharine Winthrop
2. Mrs Virginia Rice Johnson
3. Argyll Rice
4. Katharine Hubbell
5. Mrs Frederick Vihlen
6. Ruth Carter
7. Mrs William Raye
8. Mrs Philip Teopold
9. Virginia Boyer
10. Helga Joel
-----

Southern Association

1. Doris Hart
2. Lucy Masterson
3. Mrs Florence Gibson
4. Charlotte Padgett
5. Louise Folwer
6. Mrs Vernon Marcum
7. Mrs Betty Joe Fox
8. Mrs Etta Taylor Coyne
9. Mrs Ardith Miller
10. Marilyn Barnett
-----

Western Association

1. Shirley Fry
2. Nancy Corbett
3. Catherine Malcolm
4. Elizabeth Hardin
5. Mrs Helen Fulton Shockley
6. Violet Kastl
7. Geraldine Leitner
8. Mary Hernando
9. Dorothy Whittet
10. Marilyn McCrory
11. Mary Lou Beyer
12. Constance Ebbers
13. Marion Hart
14. Mitzi Alex
15. Dorothy Conroy
16. Elaine Passow
17. Betty Fass
18. Marion Sauer
19. Jean Ingram
20. Marjorie Gantenberg
21. Lucille Dailey
22. Helen Bendel
23. Leone Balke
24. Mary Jane Tabeling
25. Alice Kleckhefer
-----

Northwestern Association

1. Marguerite Davis
2. Mrs Ruth Seager Cole
--

Women's doubles

1. Muriel Magnuson and Mrs David Warner
2. Mrs Harry Shaffer and Marguerite Davis
3. Mrs Ruth Seager Cole and Jean Erickson
4. Mrs Dorothy Nordquist and Marguerite O'Rourke
-----

Southwestern Association

1. Margaret Varner
2. Mary Cunningham
3. Mari Bailey
4. Audrey Barnard
5. Virginia Caldwell
6. Helen Edwards
-----

newmark401
Apr 19th, 2014, 02:13 PM
The following players' names are taken from the French publication “Tennis et Golf” of December 16, 1933. The first series is a ranking of the top French players (and overseas players ranked in France) for 1933. Subsequent names are listed alphabetically by section in decreasing order of success. There is also a list of French and overseas players no longer active but previously ranked.

Married players' names are preceded by Mme (Madame/Mrs). Sometimes it is not clear if a maiden name comes before a married name. In some cases either a maiden or a married name is missing. Sometimes a player's first name is also missing (her husband's is sometimes listed instead).
--

First series

1. Mme Simone Passemard Mathieu
2. Mme Sylvia Jung Henrotin*
2. Colette Rosambert*
4. Jacqueline Goldschmidt
5. Ida Adamoff
6. Simone Iribarne
7. Jeanne Peyré
8. Mme Aimée Cochet Charpenel
9. Suzanne Pannetier**
9. Mme Michel Bernard**

* Joint number twos. ** Joint number nines.
--

Foreign players

5 bis Muriel Thomas (GBR)
--

Unranked due to insufficient data

Mme Leila Anet Agid
Mme Doris Metaxa Howard (GBR)
Mme Rosie Berthet Saoutchik
--

Previously ranked

Mme Barbier Amblard
Edith Belliard
Mme Marie Dufrénoy Blage [ex-Belgian]
Marie Conquet
Marie Danet
Suzanne Desloge
Mme Emery
Mme Katie Gillou Fenwick
Mme Forestier Amblard
Jacqueline Gallay
Mme Germaine Régnier Golding
Mme Gounouilhou
Mme [Cécile?] Herselin Mathey
Mme Simone Kleinadel
Mme Jean-René le Besnerais
S. Lecaron
Mme Martin Gauthereau
Adine Masson
Jeanne Mathey
Mme de Montebello [Nicole?]
Arlette Neufeld
Marie-Louise de Pfeffel
Yvonne de Pfeffel
Mme Yvonne Bourgeois Lequellec
Mme Roque-Gras
Mme Daisy Spéranza Wyns
Mme [Geneviève?] Schneider Cousin
Mme A. Stroesser Péan
Mme Jeanne Vaussard
Mme P. Viel
Comtesse Thérèse Villard de Kermel
--

Foreign players previously ranked in France

Mme Hélène Contostavlos Nicolopoulo (GRE)
Mme Diddie Vlasto Serpieri (ITA)*
Mme Vlasto (GBR)

*Diddie Vlasto was actually born in Marseilles and married a Greek but never renounced her French passport.
--

Second series

Mme Henri Morel Deville
--

Mme Paul Aubert
Mme Anne Esseiva [married Henri Esseiva]
Mme Simone Gorodnitchenko
Hélène Haran
Mme Paulette de Saint-Ferréol [née Marjollet?]
Mme Andrée Varin [married Roger Varin]
--

Mme Germaine Gallou
Didy Gautier
Mme Simone Lartigou Marre
Mme Renée Oliviéri
Mme André Roche
Cosette Saint-Omer Roy
Mme Jean Wolfrom [Jean = ‘John’]
--

Lucette Beyt
Mme Lucette Caron Culbert
Madeleine Delvaux
Cécile Durand-Mercier
Nadine Lanquest
Mme André Monflier
Gisèle Personnat
Mme Hélène Pfister
--

Mme Juliette Borghini
Mme André Champod
Marguerite Chanove
Solange Daumas
Janine Desse
Mme Marie Duriez
Mme Jacqueline Egnell
Germaine Fournier
Mme Christiane Gorsch Chadou
Mme Jeanne Grinda
Emilie d’Hannoncelles
Mme Jean Porée
Cécile Rembault
Ginette Royer
Jacqueline Vives
Mme Doris Wolfson
--

Mme Laure Brunner
Jacqueline Cantenat
Mme Jeanne Champanhac
Mme Jean-Bernard Cerf
Mme Henri Boyer
Mme Madeleine Derouen
Jeanne Dublanc
Mme Germaine Henri Michel
Mme Maurice Inglebert [Micheline?]
Jeannine Lesur
Lise Maujard
Ginette Odier
Monique Perrau
Mme Marie Poupinel
Arlette Rosfelder
Germaine Rosfelder
Monique Vercken
-----

newmark401
Apr 28th, 2014, 12:19 PM
The following players' names are taken from the French publication “Tennis et Golf” of December 16, 1938. The first series is a ranking of the top French players (and overseas players ranked in France) for 1933. Subsequent names are listed alphabetically by section in decreasing order of success.

Married players' names are preceded by Mme (Madame/Mrs). Sometimes it is not clear if a maiden name comes before a married name. In many cases either a maiden or a married name is missing. Sometimes a player's first name is also missing (her husband's is sometimes listed instead).
--

First series

[1] Mme Simone Passemard Mathieu

[2] Mme Nelly Adamson Landry
[2] Suzanne Pannetier

[4] Mme Arlette Neufeld Halff
[4 bis] Alice Weiwers

[5] Mme Sylvia Jung Henrotin

[6] Jacquelinie Goldschmidt

[7] Mme Marguerite Lebailly

[8] Anne-Marie Simon

[9] Mme Simone Kleinadel

[10] Jacqueline Horner
[10] Mme Andrée Varin
--

Paulette Mellerio
--

Andrée Claude
Micheline Inglebert
Mme Hélène Pfister
Jeannette Poncelet
Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy
--

Mme Monique Laisné
Mme Alberte Lafant
Mme Gilberte Morel-Deville
Gisèle Personnat
Paulette de Saint-Ferréol [sometimes listed as Mme; possibly née Marjollet]
Mme Lucienne Savelsbergh
--

Cécile Bertrand
Mme Germaine Gallou
Mme Alice Epstein
Didy Gautier
Mme Pierre Joba
Mme Renée Olivieri
Hélène Rollet
Mme Anne-Marie Sergeant [married Jacques Sergeant?]
Mme Pierre Vlasto [Régine?]
--

Mme Josette Amouretti
Mme Nadine Blanchy
Janine Desse
Mme Odette Follweider
Mme Hélène Gaussorgues
Marcelle Grenier
Emilie d’Hannoncelles
Jacqueline Lapidouse
Mauricette L’huillier
Janine Monchausse
Jacqueline Morane
Mme Madeleine Piette
Andrée Provencel
Mme Geneviève Roche
--

Mme Jeannine Chambonnat
Mme Suzette Costallat
Mme Jacqueline Egnell
Germaine Emery
Arlette Favre de Therriens
Mme Janine Floquet
Mme Geneviève Grosbois
Mme Germaine Henri Michel
Mme Maurice Inglebert [Micheline?]
Geneviève Larcade
Yvonne Pelletier
Mme Andrée Plumenthal
Mme Germaine Power
Mme Cécile Durand-Mercier de la Serre
Nelly Stevens
Frédérique Tugendhat
Antoinette Vitoux
--

Mme Madeleine Andrivet
Mme Hélène Baudin
Alicette Boeufve
Mme Henriette Bonnard
Mme Marguerite Bourdon
Mme Simone Bouwens
Jacqueline Cantenat
Mme Lucette Caron Culbert
Mme Marcelle Champod
Mme Francine Chandon Moët
Simone Dardel
Mme Delphine Durr
Mme Germaine Engerand
Marie Espinasse
Mme Geneviève de Fonscolombes
Jacqueline Foy
Mme Jeanne Fritz
Mme Maud Galtier
Mme Jacqueline Halphen
Aline Hargreaves
Mme Germaine Hindamian
Mme Marie-Louise Lagoutte
Yvonne Le Conte
Bjora Lhermitte (GBR)
Mme Lucie Lombard
Mme Claude Manescau
Mme Odette Pagezy
Marguerite “Maggi” Pettazzi
Mme Pierrette Putz
Mme Christiane Regelsperger
Mme Betsy Rombaut
Jeanne-Marie Vallick
Nicole Wallace
--

Alice Billoud
Paulette Bonhème
Mme Geneviève Bouquet des Chaux
Mme Andrée Bresson
Suzanne Bricout
Mme Denise Camuset
Mme Paulette Chobillon
Madeleine Cloutier
Jehanne Debouef
Mme Madeleine Derouen
Mme Raymonde Dessair
Mme Geneviève Dienne
Antoinette Duhayon
Mme Gisèle Garnier
Mme Lise Garneir-Longère
Simone Gauthier
Mme Ginette Huard
Mme Marie-Magdeleine Hauducoeur
Mme Raymonde Langanay
Mme Marcelle Lannefranque
Marcelle Lavieille
Suzy Maria
Mme Lise Maujard
Mme Lucie Moyse
Mme Yvonne Nerot
Ginette Odier
Marguerite Orsel
Carmen Pomies
Mme Andrée Privat-Deschanel
Irène Proton
Jacqueline Saladin
Geneviève Strupier
Yvonne Valtier
Raymonde Veber
Pierrette Vives
--

Renée Abadie
Mme Hélène Audoin
Mme Pierre Barth
Lise Bernard
Mme Hélène Boissière
Mme Françoise Bordes
Mme Francine Bouvard
Mme Louise Chauvreau
Mme Marinette Couleaux
Mme Germaine da Costa
Mme Georgette Delaunay
Mme Brigitte Demuth
Marie-Louise Duhayon
Mme Geneviève Eliopoulo
Mme Madeleine Esperonnier
Mme Simone de La Ferrière
Simone Foy
Jeanne Fremy
Hélène Friedell
Martita Garcia
Simone Gauthier
Mme Jacqueline Heymann
Mady Julien
Mme Marie-Louise Kauffmann
Mme Antoinette Layolle
Mme Denise Lagasse
Charlotte Mequet
Simone Mercier
Odette Merelle
Mme Marie-Thérèse Meulie
Mme Renée Ratier
Mme Jenny Rigault
Colette de Romance
Mme Jean Ruitz
Mme Ninon Sauton
Marcelle Soulage
Mme Jeanne Tandonnet
Jeanne Valat
Suzanne Versein
Mme Marguerite Vulchoud
--

Jeanne Aiguetinte
Mme Jeanne Ardoin
Christiane Bedin
Mme Gaby Bigard
Mme Suzanne Clément
Mme Paulette Dassier
Mme Louis Delevaque
Monique Fougères
Claude Gallay
Hélène Lemonnyer
Jeanne-Marie Marques
Denise Dijan
Micheline Hallard
Mme Lucie Mayboom
Marie-Simone Morane
Mme Jacqueline Pollak
Jacqueline Pommier
Mme Juliette Rivière
Mme Yvonne Roumengous
Mme Line Rozet
Mme Louise Tomasi
Mme Lucienne Triboulet
Mme Jeanne Viot
Mme Renée Virgitti
Cécile Tardan
--

Selected others:

Mme Raymonde Audrain
Simone Courteix
Nicole Foy
Andrée Gauckier
Paulette Katz de Warens
Anne-Marie Mautin
Antoinette Mautin
Mme Philippe Morel-Deville
Marie-Ange Vuillaume
--

Liselotte Bein (POL)
Lolette Brossy
Simone Camus
Simone L'huillier
Berthe Magot
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Rollo
Apr 28th, 2014, 09:57 PM
That post of yours above is a Treasure Trove of names Mark!

If we can ever discover the first and maiden names for Mme Michel Bernard I will dance a jig of joy. One day. After all I thought we would never get to the bottom of the Tripp sisters or ER Rose.

newmark401
May 18th, 2014, 06:09 PM
The following players' names are taken from the French publication “Tennis et Golf” of circa December 1924. The first series is a ranking of the top French players for 1924. Subsequent names are listed alphabetically by section in decreasing order of success.

None of the players' first names were included. "Mme" indicates a player was married when the list was published.
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First series

1. Suzanne Lenglen

2. Mme Germaine Régnier Golding

3. Mme Marguerite Broquédis Billout
3. Mme Jeanne Vaussard

5. Marie Conquet
5. Hélène Contostavlos
5. Sylvia Jung Lafaurie
5. Diddie Vlasto

9. Yvonne Bourgeois
9. Geneviève Cousin
9. Mme Marie Danet
9. Suzanne Dévé
9. Mme Nanette Le Besnerais
9. Mme Germaine Pigueron Le Conte
9. Mme Pigueron
9. Mme Daisy Spéranza Wyns

17. Germaine Charnelet

18. S. Lecaron
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Second series

0

Mme Canivet
Suzanne Chanlaire
Nicole Desclères
Mme Doris Wolfson
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1/6

Jacqueline Cantenat
Mme Delagnière
Mme Florent
Mlle Grasset
Mlle Smailes
Mlle Vieljeux
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2/6

Mme Faucher
Régine Vlaso
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3/6

Mme Ardouin
Mme Balas
Aimée Cochet
Mme Derouen
M. Flouch
Mlle Manhes
Mme Percepied
L. Seguin
K. Stebbins
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4/6

Mlle Beaugé
Mme S. Bonnemort
Mme Del Monte
Jacqueline Gallay
Violette Gallay
L. Huchez
Yvonne Huchez
Mlle Lefevre Dibon
Mme de la Motte
Mlle Pinard
Mme Jean Porée
Mme J. Poupinel
C. Rambault
Mme de Rauch
M. Verken
G. d'Uzer
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Selected others

5/6

P. André
Mme J.M. Barbas
Simone des Landes de Danoët
J. Fauke [Franke?]
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15

H. Badie
Claire Bardot
S. Damin
Mme Marie Flameng Decugis
A. Doublet
S. Hoeffely
Mme Lacoste
G. Massiet du Biest
E. Merklem
Simone Passemard
A. Samouilhan
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15/1

Mme R. Barbas
S. Blanchy
M. Contostavlos
Mme J. Cousin
M. Hiltenbrandt
G. Vuillermet
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15/2

Simone Amaury
Simone Bardot
M. Biddeleux
M. Carles
G. Doublet
Suzanne Hiltenbrandt
Y. Jodelet
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Third series

15/3

G. Damont
M. Dumas
D. Jacquier
T. Jourdain
Y. Legendre
A. Mathieu
G. Mathieu
A. Mitaranga
Germaine Namur
S. Pinet
K. Sgouta
C. Vandenbroque
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newmark401
May 22nd, 2014, 05:27 PM
The following list of female German tennis players is taken from the "Amtliches Tennis-Hand- und Jahrbuch"/"Official Tennis Handbook and Annual" published by the German Tennis Association in 1932 (for the year 1931).

If a player's name is preceded by the word "Frau", this indicates that she was married at the time (however, this might not have been so in every such case). Sometimes a player's maiden name is not included.

The players are listed in alphabetical order.

*indicates player has an entry in the encyclopedia.
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Anneliese Alken
Frau Erna Ambach
Cilly Aussem*
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Frau Grete Berglas
Erika Bernecker
Frau Lilli Bernert
Margit Bernhard
Frau Betty Beyler
Ursula von Billerbeck
Maria Bochröder
Frau Else Bohn
Frau Käthe Bremme-Schuchard
Frau Gertrud Brendel
Annemarie Buss
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Elfriede Calle
Anja Carnatz
Margarete Cassel
Frau Alice Cohn-Lobethal
Marion Cramer
Hilde Crevenna
Charlotte Czarnowsky
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Annaluise Dessart
Frau Hildegard Diehl
Frau Grete von Diergardt
Frau Isolde Dietel
Many Dietl
Frau Lonny Ditzer
Frau Charlotte Dombois
Lulu Dübbers
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Frau Hilde Feldmann
Frau Paula Finger
Frau Erna Fischer
Liesel Fischer
Susi Fischer
Frau Ilse Weihermann Friedleben
Frau Luise Fritsch
Liselotte Frölich
Lotte Fuchs
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Frau Gertrud Gaertner
Elfriede Galle
Frau Mieken Rieck Galvao
Annegrete Giersberg
Lisbeth Göring
Anni Göttsch
Anna Goldschmidt
Frau Elsbeth Graebke
Frau Else Graf
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Annemarie Haarmann
Margot Haepp
Frau Gertrud Hagelin
Edith Hager
Klara Hammer
Ruth Hellweg
Frau Martha Hempel
Ruthmaria Hilgner
Frau Elly Höcker
Frau Ilse Hoesch
Frau Viktoria Hoesch
Frau Suse Hollburg
Marieluise Horn
Hilde Hoyer
Finny Hüskes
Frau Else Huss
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Lotte Ihlenburg
--

Frau Friedel Jacobiny
Carmen John
Frau Käthe Juliusberg
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Gertrud Kaehne
Margarethe Käppel
Marianne Kaiser
Irma Kallmeyer
Frau Sabine Kobe
Frau Else Koehne
Ruth Kohnert
Gertrud Koschel
Frau Hedwig Kottke
Frau Ottilie Kowarsch
Hilde Krahwinkel
Frau Irmgard Krug
Frau Sophie Krüger
Ernestine Kuhlmann
Mathilde Kühlwein
Erna Kunstmann
Ruth Kunze
Hansi Kunze
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Erika de Lacroix
Frau Hedwig von Lautz
Elly Ledig
Frau Erna Lefeldt
Anneliese Lefeldt
Daisy-Ethel Littmann
Annemarie Löwenthal
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Frau Eva Mannebach
Emmy Marx
Mia Maul
Edith Mayer
Liselotte Mayser
Elisabeth Meintzinger
Vera Menges
Marietta Merzenich
Frau Alice Meyer
Erika Meyer
Hilde Micheler
Frau Nitha Mieth
Renate Mirre
Annemarie Mowczek
Frau Irmgard Mühlberg
Frau Charlotte Müller
Margarete Müller
Gerda Münster
Frau Nana Nagler
Frau Mary Neitzel
Frau Nelly Bamberger Neppach
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Frau Emmy Olm
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Anneliese Pechstein
Anne Peitz
Charlotte Petsch
Frau Elenita Pfeiffer
Ruth Pietzner
Frau Margarethe Plümacher
Emmy Pramann
Frau Erna Preistoph
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Frau Charlotte Queisner
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Frau Dora Rabe
Frau Martha Rathgeber
Frau Emmi Rau
Frau Baroness Margarete von Reischach-Scheffel
Frau Baroness Paula Heimann von Reznicek
Frau Elfriede Richter
Frau Käthe Richter
Frau Toni Ricther Weihermann
Hertha Röding
Anneliese Rohns
Frau Hildegard Roos
Irmgard Rost
Frau Irmgard Rudersdorf
--

S

Hella Saelmaus
Helene Salecker
Edith Sander
Mary von Simson
Frau Maude Kathleen Sottorf
Ilse Spenlé
Hildegard Sperling
Frau Marga Sprickmann
Frau Erna Springer
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Sch

Grete Schäfer
Frau Erna Schaknies
Sesi Schem
Frau Annemarie Schiering
Liesel Schill
Frau Meta von Schmidt
Frau Lilli Schmidt
Emmy Schmidt
Käte Schnabel
Gertrud Schneider
Hanne Schönfeld
Toni Schomburgk
Frau Friedel Schubert
Frau Grete Schüller
Isolde Schultze-Gora
Frau Luise Schulze-Jena
Frau Anneliese Schurig
Helene Schuster
Frau Elfriede Schwarz
Marianne Schweizer
--

St

Ruth Stadelmann
Frau Hertha Steeger
Gertrud Stein
Frau Nelly Gassmann Stephanus
Lore Stickel
Frau Hete Stitzel-Kaeber
Frau Annie Sturm
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Hilde Taute
Frau Ruth Tübben
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Nora Veil
Edith Vetel
Else Voigt
Frau L.D. [Dolli] Vormann
Frau Countess Clara Kusenberg von Voss
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Käte Wandrey
Erika Weber
Anni Wegele
Hilde Weihe
Lina Wenzel
Vicky Woeller
Frau Eva Wolff
Frau Margarete Wolff
Berta Wolters
Hildegard Wurmtisch
Margarete W[e]xel
--

Maria Ziegler
Wendelgard Zint

Rollo
May 22nd, 2014, 07:09 PM
Hi Mark,

Is it ok if I go back and indicate which players we have directly added to the database?

I would do it this way


Anneliese Alken
Frau Erna Ambach
Cilly Aussem*

The asterisk would mean they are in the database.

I will go back an edit our 1931 results tonight using this list. It's fantastic.

newmark401
May 23rd, 2014, 02:09 PM
Hi, Bill,

Yes, that sounds like a good idea.

Mark
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Hi Mark,

Is it ok if I go back and indicate which players we have directly added to the database?

I would do it this way


Anneliese Alken
Frau Erna Ambach
Cilly Aussem*

The asterisk would mean they are in the database.

I will go back an edit our 1931 results tonight using this list. It's fantastic.

Rollo
May 23rd, 2014, 04:09 PM
Thanks Mark:)

newmark401
Jun 25th, 2014, 12:53 PM
The following list of female German tennis players is taken from the "Amtliches Tennis-Hand- und Jahrbuch"/"Official Tennis Handbook and Annual" published for the year 1938 by the German Tennis Association in its new form under Nazi rule.

If a player's name is preceded by the word "Frau", this indicates that she was married at the time (however, this might not have been so in every such case). Sometimes a player's maiden name is not included.

Austrian players who had "become German" as a result of the "Anschluss" in March 1938 are indicated by inclusion of the city they formerly represented.

The players are listed in alphabetical order.
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Mimi Amtenbrink
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Frau Irma Bartels-Kallmeyer
Grete Bassow
Cathrein Bechert
Traute Besser
Frau Klara Beutter-Hammer
Edith Bösel
Inge Buderus
Rosemarie Buja
Helga Busch
Annemarie Buss
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Frau Anni Class
Frau Lilli Craemer
Frau Dorothea Crones
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Irene Deanino [Graz/Austria]
Käte Debus
Thilde Dietz-Hamel
Frau Charlotte Dombois
Hilde Dommer
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Frau Erika von Einem
Gisela Enger
Gisela Ernst
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Lisa Fabian
Anneliese Frisch
Emmy Fröhlich
Eva Fuchs
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Liesel Gonnermann
Ursula Graetz
Frau Luise-Charlotte Güldner-Hiller
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Frau Lilo Hager
Frau Margot Haepp
Ursula Heidtmann
Elselore Heller
Helga Helmer [Vienna]
Ulrike Herbst
Frau Irmgard Höhmann
Flora Huchting
Anita Hummer [Vienna]
Frau Else Huss
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Frau Grete Jagenberg
Frau Marie-Luise Jencquel-Horn
Frau Alida Just
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Margarethe Käppel
Erni Kaessmann
Frau Elisabeth Kaminski
Frau Maria Kerkhoff
Irma Kleinlogel
Frau Sabine Kobe
Frau Irmgard König
Frau Jojo Koschel
Rosl Kraus [Vienna]
Elfi von Kriegs-Au [Vienna]
Käthe Krob
Frau Irmgard Krug
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Anneliese Lange
Frau Elly Ledig
Frau Erna Lefeldt
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Frau Else Meier
Wera/Vera Menges
Frau Irmgard Mergelsberg-Rost
Frau Ilse Moeller-Gerlach
Annemarie Morczek
Frau Irmgard Mühlberg
Lotte Müller
Else Müller
Frau Anneliese Murmann
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Frau Charlotte Oechsner
--

Traute Pajonk
Frau Else Pauls
Frau Käthe Peters
Lore Pfleiderer
Frau Margarethe Plümacher
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Ursula Rath
Frau Klara Rauch
Frau Ellen Reid
Frau Erna Reimann
Frau Lia von Reitzenstein
Frau Käthe Ricther
Frau Annelies Riedl
Gertrud Rosenthal
Ursula Rosenow
Frau Lisa Rost
Frau Grete Rott
--

S

Ruth Saal [Vienna]
Frau Gretel Sauer
Frau Helga Sendler
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Sch

Countess Sofie Schaffgotsch
Countess Wilhelmine Schaffgotsch
Dagmar Schilf
Ulli Schmeil
Frau Anne Schneider-Peitz
Frau Toni Mettenheimer-Schmoburgk
Ingeborg Schumann
--

St

Frau Mary Staroska
Frau Mieze Strauch
--

Frau Ruth Thiemen
Marga Trede
--

Annelies Ullstein
Frau Käthe Unckenbold-Wendels
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Frau Martha von Vincke
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Hilde Walter(ova) [Vienna]
Frau Else Warkalla
Eva Wedekind
Hilde Weihe
Frau Hertha Weimann
Anni Wettlaufer
Frau Grete Wirsing
Frau Trude Wolf [Vienna]
--

Frau Erika Zimmermann-Weber
Liselotte Zinkeisen
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newmark401
Jul 11th, 2014, 01:42 PM
Some British junior players from the mid- to late 1960s:

Evelyn Armstrong
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Gail Baker
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Margaret Beck
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Marilyn Bevan
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Sally Blundell
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Dian(n)e Bridger
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Lesley Brooks
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Frances Candy
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Sandra Coe
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Susan Cogswell
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Clare Colman
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Felicity Cornwell
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Beverley Davies
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Anne Drummond
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Sally Edgecombe
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Susan Evans
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Mary Fitzgerald
--

Fiona Gardner
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Marilyn Greenwood
--

Penny Grist
--

Christina Harris
--

Mandy Holdsworth
Sally Holdsworth
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Lesley Humber
--

Amanda Johnson
--

Susan Langdale
--

Anne Lloyd
--

Deborah Lovett
--

Diane Manley
--

Jenny March
--

Vivienne Merson
--

Cynthia Montgomery
--

Susan Morgan
--

Barbara Morton
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Nicolette Phelan
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Helen Retter
--

Elizabeth Roger
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Nicola Salter
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Janet Spencer
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Candy Tomsett
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