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Old Mar 4th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #136
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BARNETT, MARTA (Marta Marie Barnett)
United States
Born 15 July 1918 in Chicago, Illinois
Died 03 April 2005 in Brandenton, Florida
Married George Andrade, circa late 1939-divorced in 1946.

[Active in the 1930s to at least 1950]

Played the 1941 US Nationals as Mrs Andrade. Played singles Wimbledon 1950 as Marta Barnett

Source http://search.ancestry.com

Miami Beach photo from 1939



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BARNIVILLE, GERALDINE (nee Geraldine Houlihan)
Ireland
Born 07 November 1942
Married Harry Barniville

Irish #1 for most of the 1960s and 1970s.

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BARR, HELEN (Helen Milne Barr)
United Kingdom
Born
Died
Married Reginald Marsh Turnbull, 14 October 1931

Active at Wimbledon 1932-1935. She entered the doubles only in 1932 with Naomi Trentham, reaching the QF. This was her best result in a major. She only played singles in 1934, reaching the second round.

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BARRIL, PILAR
Spain
Born 10th October 1931
Died 30th September 2011
Active in the 1950s and 60s.

From Barcelona
National Spanish Champion 1952, 1954-56, 1958, 1960-1963



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BARRY, ADELAIDE (nee Adelaide Maude Wrixon-Becher)
Ireland
Born 28 May 1870 Castle Hyde, Litter, Cork, Ireland
Died 03 July 1959
Married William Norton Barry (1859-1939) on 1 Jun 1899 Castlemagner, Cork, Ireland.

Won the singles title at the Irish Championships in 1911 and 1913. Competed at Wimbledon in 1901. Her marriage was childless. William Norton Barry was her first cousin. She lived at Castle Cor in Ireland til her death.

“Adelaide (née Wrixon-Becher), widow of W.N. Barry, who lived at Castle Cor until her death at a very great age 1959, was for many years the oldest member of Duhallow Hunt; a legendary figure and a fearless rider to hounds when she was well up in her 80s. Castle Cor was inherited by her nephew, Mr. Hope Murray, who sold it ca 1960; it was subsequently demolished."

(From “A Guide to Irish Country Houses", Mark Bence-Jones)

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BARTKOWICZ, “PEACHES” (Jane Bartkowicz)
United States
Born 16 April 1949 in Hamtramck, Michigan
Married (1) Don Krot, divorced
Married (2) B Schafer
Active in the 1960s to 1971, then a brief comeback attempt in the mid 70s.
Nickname: "The Backboard"

Started tennis at age 7.

Solid as a brick wall from the baseline-one could depend on the ball always coming back. Under the tutelage of famed coach Jean Hoxie, she hit against wlls and backboards for hours on end. She once supposedly hit the ball 950 times in a row against a wall. She was he first US woman to suceed with a two-handed backhand, following Aussie Jan Lehane.

Peaches gave away nothing on court emotionally-one writer compared her to a Charles Addams (of the Addams family) character.


US Open QF in 1968 and 1969. Ranked #8 in the world in 1969.

Peaches helped clinch the 1970 Wightman Cup with Billie Jean King in dramtic circumstances by winning the last doubles match. peaches played back and King "up".

She was 7-0 in Fed Cup,helping the US win it in 1969 with Nancy Richey. Peaches was never defeated in Fed or Wightman Cup play.

When the women started their own tour in late 1970 Bartkowicz was part of the "Original 9."

Bartkowicz retired as a player in 1971. She later expressed some resentment of Hoxie, who died in 1970, for pushing her too hard. Severe headaches led to her abandoning the game in 1971.

Involved in a hit and run drunk driving incident, she served some time in prison. After an aborted comeback in the mid to late 1970s she remarried and worked for the US governament.

She has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

Jane "Peaches" Bartkowicz career thread:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=375828

Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaches_Bartkowicz

http://www.southwest.usta.com/the_ba...ont_come_back/

http://polishsportshof.com/inductees...es-bartkowicz/
This site includes a five minute video tribute, featuring clips form the 1970 Wightman Cup.



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BARTKOWICZ, "PLUMS" (Christine Bartkowicz)

Less known as a tennis player than her sister Peaches.

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BARTOS, CSILLA
Hungary/Switzerland
Born 29 March 1966 in Cairo, Egypt.
Married D. Cserepy, September 1985
Career Span: 1980-1991

Highest ranking was # 60 (04/07/1983)
4R of 1987 Aussie Open.




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BASSETT, CARLING
Canada
Born 09 October 1967
Married Robert Seguso, 26 September 1987

Played as Bassett-Segusco after marriage. Canada’s all-time best female, she was the 1984 US Open semifinalist.


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BASSI, LUCIA
Italy
Born 12 December 1936
Active in 1950s and early 1970s.

Tournament Wins and Finals

Winner: 1957- Menton; 1958- Antibes, Geneva; 1960- Bilbao; 1961- Lausanne; 1967- St. Moritz Kulm, St. Moritz Palace, Suvretta; 1973- Geneva, Montana;

Finalist: 1958- Berlin, Menton; 1959- Menton, Grenoble; 1961- Cannes Carlton, Valencia, Lesa; 1962- Montana; 1974- Montana;

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BASUKI, YAYUK
Indonesia
Born 30 November 1970
Married Hary Suharyadi, 31 January 1994

Without doubt Indonesia's best ever female. Yayuk possesed a big forehand. Sometimes called a "bazooka" forehand, a wordplay on her name. After retiring in singles she continued to play doubles for many years.

Retained her maiden name as a player.

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BATT, “BETTY” (Elizabeth Batt)
United Kingdom
Born in London
Married Noel Passingham, circa March 1940
Active 1934-1948

Prominent British junior in 1934. She entered the doubles only at Wimbledon in 1935, then all 3 events from 1937-1939 and again in 1946 and 1948.

Best in Doubles, where she represented GB in Wightman Cup in 1946, also making the QF of Wimbledon that year in doubles.

Wimbledon Record

Singles: 3-5
Doubles: 9-6 (Quarterfinals in 1946)
Mixed: 9-4

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BAUDONE, NATHALIE
Italy
Born 12 July 1972
Married Renzo Furlan, 16 November 1996

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BAVAY ,VERA de
Australia (Victoria)

Played the 1923 Aussie

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BAYARD, MARTHA (Martha Pintard Bayard)
United States
Born 15 September 1902 in Short Hills, New Jersey
Died 24 December, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Married to Henry Rice Guild (1896-1980) in 1927. (listed as Henry P in many sources and even Henry W on the census)

Listed as being from Short Hills, New Jersey as a junior. Her only slam event abroad was in 1923, where she made the 2R at Wimbledon.
Her husband Henry was also a tennis player-the two being doubles partners before their marriage. They were living in Brookline during the 1930 and 1940 census. They had 3 children: Henry (born circa 1928), Sheila, (circa 1931) and Bayard (circa 1933).

Won Pennsylvania and Eastern States in 1926.

Bayard (on left) and Eleanor Goss at Forest Hills


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