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Yesterday 06:58 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Alina Jidkova at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226106-post4484.html
Added Ellinore Lightbody at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226098-post4483.html
Added Claire Taylor at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226122-post4485.html

"Last 8's" now complete for 1887, 1987-1989

Need to:

Add info about Gretchen Magers.
use Wolbo's wiki page.
add 1887 last 8's to other page.
Yesterday 01:13 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Cathy Drury at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226090-post4482.html
Added Amanda Grunfeld at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226082-post4481.html

Updated Janet Young at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25568674-post2222.html (added much content and a photo)
Sep 17th, 2017 09:13 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

STOOP,GEORGIE

Changed her surname to GENT when her mother remarried in 2010.

Born 13th January 1988 Cambridge.
Active from 2006 to 2010 when she retired, perhaps because she suffered a foot stress fracture.

Only Grand Slam singles was Wimbledon 2009 when she lost to Vera Zvonereva.

Sources itf website.
www.ancestry.co.uk
wikipedia.
Sep 17th, 2017 08:56 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

TORDOFF,ABIGAIL

Born 18th July 1979, Ashford, Kent.
Only Grand Slam singles was as a wild card at Wimbledon in 1999.

Retired in November 2000.

Later worked for Octagon and was Laura Robson's agent when she won junior Wimbledon in 2008 and when she reached the 4th round of Wimbledon in 2013. In July 2013, Robson moved to IMG.

In November 2016, became Chief Executive Officer of GIYM(Give it your Max)

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk
itf website
Google
Sep 17th, 2017 08:23 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

TAYLOR,CLAIRE

Born 17th February 1975, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Active on the circuit from 1992 to 2000 when she retired because of an elbow injury.

Played singles at Wimbledon 1994,1996 and 1997 courtesy of 3 wild cards.
Wimbledon singles debut in 1994 was on Centre Court against Martina Navratilova. In 1996 beat fellow Briton Jo Ward in the 1st round and then lost to Mary Pierce.

Married(1) Michael Sumner October 2001 Oxfordshire. 2 sons. Divorced.
(2) Dean Shepherd 2013.
At July 2017 working as tennis coach at Virgin Active Chiswick, West London
Sources 1997 LTA Handbook.
www.ancestry.co.uk
Wimbledon: Claire Taylor recalls facing Martina Navratilova on Centre Court - BBC Sport


Added-thanks Rosamund
Sep 17th, 2017 02:54 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

JIDKOVA, Alina (Russia) [18 Jan 1977- ] [Married to Sascha Ghods, from 18 Dec 2010] [Active 1992-2011]

currently coaches Kaia Kanepi

Added
Sep 16th, 2017 09:40 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

LIGHTBODY,ELLINORE

Born 6th February 1959 Greenock, Scotland (1983 WTA Media guide)
or 16th February 1959 (ITF website)

Raised in Swansea, Wales and went to Bedford College of PE in England,
Only grand slam singles was Wimbledon 1982 courtesy of a wild card.

Appeared for Hong Kong in the 1990 and 1991 Fed Cup.

From 2004 to 2010 was Scottish National Tennis Coach.
From 2010 onwards National Performance Manager at Tennis Wales.

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk
1983 WTA Media Guide.
ITF Website.
Google.

Added-thanks Rosamund
Sep 16th, 2017 09:11 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

DRURY,CATHY

Born 25th March 1960,Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Appeared in singles at Australian Open in December 1977 losing to Sue Barker and Wimbledon 1983 courtesy of a wild card.

Highest singles ranking was 151 at end of 1977.

Married South African Gordon Birt (who had played doubles at Wimbledon 1968) November 1993, Surrey.

As of September 2017, they are part of the coaching team at the Set Point Tennis Academy at Thames Ditton which they founded in 1996.

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk
1983 WTA Media Guide
Google

Added-thanks Rosamund
Sep 16th, 2017 08:38 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

GRUNFELD,AMANDA

Born 3rd March 1967, Manchester .
Married Peter Rosenfield July 1996 Manchester. 3 daughters.

Turned pro in August 1985 and was active until 1993.
Highest singles ranking was 152 in June 1989.

Awarded 7 wild cards in the singles at Wimbledon between 1986 and 1993. Reached the 2nd round in 1991 where she lost to Martina Navratilova and 1992.

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk
1992 WTA Media Guide

Added-thanks Rosamund
Sep 15th, 2017 03:11 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Carin Bakkum at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226034-post4478.html
Added Yvette Basting at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226066-post4479.html
Added Frances Candy at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226074-post4480.html
Sep 13th, 2017 01:47 PM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Paulette Guillier at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226002-post4477.html
Added Liezel Huber at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79225994-post4476.html (will fill in bio tonight)

Updated Mirka Vavrinec at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25566410-post2055.html (Mark has translated a great article and added photo)

"Last 8's" now complete for 1887, 1987-1989

Need to:

Add info about Gretchen Magers.
use Wolbo's wiki page.
add 1887 last 8's to other page.
Sep 13th, 2017 11:44 AM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Added Eunice Passmore at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79225978-post4475.html



Could Frances be the daughter of THE Don Candy, the Aussie who coached Pam Shriver
.
The answer is no. Checking up on www.ancestry.co.uk the answer is no. Her father was Frank P. Candy and they seemed to be a family based in Sussex in England

Appreciate you checking on this Rosamund. Thank you.
Sep 13th, 2017 02:54 AM
Rollo
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

Added Eunice Passmore at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79225978-post4475.html

Quote:
CANDY,FRANCES

Born 3rd August 1954 Hastings, Sussex

Only Grand Slam singles was 1974 Australian Open.

Active on ITF senior circuit.

Latterly Head Coach at Rye Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.

Sources ITF website
Could Frances be the daughter of THE Don Candy, the Aussie who coached Pam Shriver
Sep 12th, 2017 09:06 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

CANDY,FRANCES

Born 3rd August 1954 Hastings, Sussex

Only Grand Slam singles was 1974 Australian Open.

Active on ITF senior circuit.

Latterly Head Coach at Rye Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.

Sources ITF website

Added-thanks Rosamund
Sep 12th, 2017 07:39 PM
ROSAMUND
Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players

NEW ENTRY

BASTING,YVETTE

Born 8th June 1977, Breda , Netherlands.

Ranked from 1993 to 2002. Highest singles ranking was 92 on 5th March 2001.

Played in singles Australian Open 1995 and 2001 and Wimbledon 2000 (where she qualified and lost to Serena Williams in the 2nd round) and 2001.


Sources various WTA Media Guides

Added-thanks Rosamund
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