Re: Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players
I'm not sure of the source of the article below, which was originally published in German towards the end of 1952:
Erika Vollmer-Obst is a native of Graz [in Austria] and became a citizen of Hamburg-Altersdorf through her marriage to Dr Johannes Vollmer. Before her marriage she had studied art history, literary history and the theatre in Hamburg, where she had also received training in music and drawing. Her marriage produced a son, Marius, who spends a large part of his young life in the care of his grandmother in Graz when his mother is travelling to international tennis tournaments in Europe.
Erika Obst was three times junior champion of Hamburg; in 1942 she became European Junior Champion in doubles; and, in 1947, high school champion of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the German ranking list of 1950, Frau Vollmer-Obst occupied, with Frau von Ladiges (Hamburg) and Anne Schneider-Peitz (Dusseldorf), positions 14 to 16, and, at the German National Championships of 1950, did not even reach the last 16. All the more surprising were her performances at the German National Championships of 1952, where she reached the final by beating the more reliable player Totta Zehden, before defeating the titleholder, Inge Pohmann. Thus did she become German National Champion for 1952.