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Yesterday 10:10 PM
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

New entry

United States
Born 1931
Married Charles Wetzel, after 1949

She also played squash.
Oct 8th, 2015 08:44 PM
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Five for Friday, October 9

Added Christine Bragdon (nee Kanter) at:
Added Lucia Speranza at:
Added Greta Sturza at:

Updating Sheila Summers at:
Updating Edith Sutz at:

I will take a break from posting until next Monday. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
Oct 8th, 2015 07:28 PM
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Helen Perez Belongs In Tennis Hall Of Fame - tribunedigital-thecourant
Oct 8th, 2015 01:04 PM
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New entry

Kershaw, Jessie
Born in 1873 in Wisconsin
Died 15 August 1960 in Tacoma.

Did not marry. Active circa 1894-1915.

Jessie Kershaw was the daughter Charles Kershaw, a grain dealer and native of England, and Mary Kershaw (née Leavenworth), who was from Michigan. Jessie later served as Secretary, then President, of the Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club.
Oct 8th, 2015 12:56 PM
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New entry

Bill, Frances Myrtle
Born in 1878 in Michigan
Died 22 April 1944 in Clackamas, Oregon

Married Frank Elwood Harrigan on 12 August 1907 in Menominee, Michigan

Active circa 1910-20.
Oct 8th, 2015 12:42 PM
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New entry

Hoyt, Louise
Born 27 June 1876 in Portland, Oregon
Died 6 September 1940 in Portland, Oregon

Married Walter M. Cook in 1897

Active circa 1898-1908. Louise notably won the women’s singles title at the Oregon State Championships in 1900 (the inaugural year) and again in 1907 after the birth of her first child, Margaret.
Oct 8th, 2015 02:00 AM
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Mission Statement

Welcome to the Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players. While this is very much a work in progress, we intend to create an A to Z Encyclopedia of women who have played world class tennis. Please feel free to contribute to this ongoing project with entries, corrections, or suggestions. We currently have over 3,600 entries.


5 Entries for Thursdaty, October 8
(limit of 5 a day for quality control)

Adding Andree Plumenail at:

Updated Norah Hickman at:
Updating Jeannette Poncelet at:
Updating Magda Rurac at:
Updated Anne-Marie Seghers at: (found husband's name and date of marriage-added picture, stats]


Locating alphabetical entries from A to Z

Go to Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players


Where we are at in adding entries
[start on page 221]

Finished pages 1 to 220.


Priority in adding or updating entries

1. Women who have won singles grand slam events.2. Women who have performed well in Grand slam events-especially the quarters or better
3. Women who have won doubles grand slam events
4. Women who have participated in a Grand slam event in singles, doubles, or mixed doubles.
5. Women who have been National champions
6. Women who have otherwise made a unique mark on the sport of tennis or whose entries have content.

Lesser priority will go to:

1. Women who never cracked the top #100 on the WTA computer.
2. Women who we only have bare bones information with no context or content.

Be rest assured that all entries that are verified will eventually make the encyclopedia. Priorities are needed to ensure that those with the highest impact on the sport get more of a spotlight, just as one would expect in a print encyclopedia.


All women from following slams are in the Encyclopedia (goal is to have this complete by 01 January 2017)

Australian--------- 1946-1949
French------------ 1946
US Open---------- 1891


Reminders about projects to work on:

Maria Bueno is the major entry I am currently working on.

Joan Curry and diss

Raymonde Veber and J Foy (Bunge and Rubin)

DK nihongo

Reminder to contact Gee Tee
Reminder to ask Djoule for help with AW.
Reminder to ask Wolbo q.
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Oct 7th, 2015 05:14 PM
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New entry

Kanters, Christine Roos
Born 28 July 1884 in Michigan
Died 16 April 1980 in Seattle

Married Roger Eben Bragdon on 23 June 1910 in Seattle

Active circa 1910-25.

Christine (Kanters) Bragdon was the daughter of Abraham Kanters, a stockbroker and native of the Netherlands, and Mary Kanters, who was born in Michigan to Dutch immigrants.

Christine notably won the singles title at the Washington State Championships tournament in 1913 and was runner-up in the same event at the same tournament ten years later, in 1923.

Oct 7th, 2015 05:04 PM
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New entry

Clay, Evelyn Ellen
United Kingdom/Canada
Born 23 September 1876 in London, England
Died 1 January 1965 in Bournemouth, England

Married (1) Frederick Archbald; he died in 1915
Married (2) Richard Stancliffe

Active circa 1898-1906.

The Clay family - Evelyn, her parents and her siblings - emigrated from England to Canada in 1895. In later life Evelyn returned to England.
Oct 7th, 2015 02:58 PM
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New entry

Craig, Helena
Born 12 February 1860 in Pennsylvania
Died 27 April 1950 in Tacoma

Married William Vermilye Burrill on 16 November 1894 in Tacoma

Active circa 1895-1905. In contemporary sources Helena is usually referred to just as "Mrs Burrill" or "Mrs W. Burrill".
Oct 7th, 2015 12:52 PM
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Miller, Winifred Nora[h]
South Africa
Born 18 April 1906 in Durban
Died 10 December 1970 in Pietermaritzburg
Oct 7th, 2015 12:39 PM
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Hickman, Norah Theresa
South Africa
Born 19 August 1874 in Durban
Died 30 September 1960 in Pietermaritzburg

Married Roland Henry Miller on 17 March 1903 in Kwelegha, Cape Colony

Norah was the tenth of the fourteen children of Edward Hoste Hickman, a native of Worcestershire, England, and Johanna Dorothea Hickman (née Benningfield).

Oct 7th, 2015 12:39 PM
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5 for Today (Tuesday, October 7)

Updated Sandra Reynolds at:
Updated Renee Schuurman at:

Added Edyth Dyas at:
Added Mme S Noyon at:
Added Florence Waters at:
Oct 6th, 2015 12:30 PM
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5 for Today (Tuesday, October 7)

Updated Marcelle David (Mme Van Leer) at: (thanks for combining them LKK)
Updated Monique Hamelin at: (hats off to Rosamund for puting this together!)
Updated Gertrude Kimball at: Biographies of Female Tennis Players (thanks Jimbo)

Added Denarie at:
Added Constance Tidbury at:

put Ellen Hansell on hit list.

We are at over 3700 entries!
Oct 6th, 2015 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo109 View Post
I have written because she has been added 2 days ago.
In her grave she is Kimball.
I'm sure Rollo will check this

Thanks LKK-in 1893 accounts her name was given as Kimble (or even Kemble!). One lucky piece of information the papers give us in those days is the club they played for-so I am 100% sure she is one and the same person.

I fixed this and noted it in the 1893 US section. I adopted your idea in that draw LKK thanks
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