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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #2296
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CATTON, BRENDA
Australia
Born 4 January 1962
Married Foster, after November 1985

Brenda won the Riverina Championships 11 times. She is 2010 Riverina champion.

Brenda made her first state team aged 11 and has since won many Victorian and NSW state titles. In 1981 she attended the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on a scholarship and toured England and Europe with the Australian team. Brenda achieved an Australian ranking of 10 in the Ladies and three in the Juniors and a WTA ranking of 117 in the early 1980s. She competed at the French Open, Wimbledon qualifying, Swedish Open and many WTA tournaments around Europe and Ireland.

Source: http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/museum/c...a#.UoUCfKyMnD8

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HUNSAKER, HELEN (Helen Diane Hunsaker)
United States
Born 16 June 1928
Died 2 September 1956
Married Maurice Dean Jones, 1 September 1951
Active in the 1940s and 50s.

Between the years of 1947-1952, Diane Hunsaker was ranked No. 1 twice in singles and in the top 3 seven times in Intermountain competition. She was ranked No. 1 eight times in singles and six times in doubles for the State of Utah. She was a finalist in the National Public Parks Tournament and was ranked no. 2 in the National Public Parks Tennis Association. She was the first girl in Utah to play tennis on a boy's high school team and was know for her competitive spirit and sportsmanship.

Source: http://www.utahtennis.com/aboutus/hall_of_fame/

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ROMNEY, JANICE (Janice Ruth Romney)
United States
Born 1936
Married Ronald Reed Stevens, 21 February 1963
Active 1950s to 1970s.

Between the years of 1957-1978 Janice Romney dominated the Women's Singles and Doubles Rankings in Utah. She ranked #1 in Utah for eight years in a row (1960-1968), and #1 in the Intermountain from 1964-1966 in Singles and Doubles. In 1972-74 she was ranked #1 in the Intermountain 35 Singles for three years in a row, and #1 in Doubles in 1974. Janice received a #5 nationally ranking in Women's 35 Singles and Doubles, and a #3 Nationally for Women's 40 Singles and Doubles. She served on the UTA Board, was the tennis pro at SCRC, a member of the Umpire's Association since 1956. In 1982 Janice was written up in Who's Who in Tennis (May edition).

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TIPTON, SALLY
United States
Born 1929
Married Thomas L. Coan
Active 1940s and 1950s

Between the years of 1946-1951, Sally Tipton won numerous local tennis tournaments. She was the winner of the Intermountain Women's Singles and Doubles in 1947. Her biggest thrill was playing Maureen Connolly at the old Salt Lake Tennis Club on 9th East. She lost 11-9, 6-0. Her senior tennis has continued in California where she has been ranked in the 4.5/50 and over.

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CHEADLE, Mrs HAZEL (nee Hazel ????)
United Kingdom
Active 1950s and 1960s.

Her first Wimbledon in 1953 saw the best result, as Cheadle reached the fourth round. #5 seed Anglea Mortimer ended her run 6-2 6-1.

Note her name is Hazel and NOT "Heather". Some references to a Heather Cheadle during this period are an error.

Wimbledon record (1953-1965)

Singles: 8-10
Doubles: 7-7
Mixed: 6-6

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JORDAN, "KATHY" (Kathryn Jordan)
United States
Born 03 December 1959 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Height: 5'8" (1.73 m)
Plays: Right-handed. Jordan was a serve and volley player with an unusual sliced backhand.
Nickname: KJ
Career Span: 1978-September 1991.

Residence has been King of Prussia, Pennsylvania all her life. .One of the founding members of the Eastbourne Cabaret, an annual player skit lampooning the tennis community...Contributed two scholarships for promising youngsters from her hometown to WTA Camp in 1985-87...Named to All-Conference basketball team while at Upper Merion High...Father, Bob, was instrumental in development of WTA deferred compensation plan; elder sister, Barbara, was a regular on the tour and completed Law School at UCLA...Received a B.A. in Political Science at Stanford in June 1991.

In 1978, when she was still an amateur, she won the Western Pennsylvania championship. This event, played at Mt. Lebanon (a suburb of Pittsburgh), was also the National Amateur Clay Court Championship tournament that year. Weeks later Kathy made her slam debut at the US Open.

Kathy turned pro in 1979, leaving college at Stanford. She quickly made an impression by winning two Avon Futures titles and pushed Tracy Austin to the brink in the 4R of the US Open. A fiesty Jordan was two points from winning in a match that had a controversial line call. Austin went on to win the US Open that year.

In 1980 Kathy reached her first QF in a major at the French Open. She also won the French and Wimbledon titles with Anne Smith. The pair were named WTA doubles team of the year for 1980 and went on to win the US and Aussie titles in 1981 with Smith. Thus the duo is one of the few doubles teams in history to win all 4 majors in doubles as a pair.

Most dangerous on grass, Jordan upset Chris Evert in the 3R at Wimbledon. Her 6-1 7-6 (7-2) shocker over an ill Evert ended a streak. Dating from her first slam appearance in 1971 Evert had never failed to make the semis of a slam.

Jordan would defeat Evert again on grass at Eastbourne in 1984 and in 1985 at trhe Virginia Slims Championships.

1983 and 1984 saw her best singles results, as Kathy went on to make the QF at Wimbledon in 1983 (falling to Billie jean King) and then her only slam singles final at Kooyong, losing the Australian final to Martina Navratilova 6-2 7-6 (&-5). In 1984 Kathy upended Pam Shriver to make the semis at Wimbledon.

After her partnership with Anne Smith broke up Jordan had a tough time scaling the same heights of success in doubles. A notable exception was in 1985, when Kathy and Liz Smylie upset Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver at Wimbledon. The 5-7 6-3 6-4 win ended a 109 match win streak. Jordan had a penchant for ending streaks at Wimbledon; recall her earlier upset of Evert in 1983.
Jordan suffered from a serious right knee injury in 1987. It took her off the courts until August 1989 and more or less shortened her career. Her 1990 was a last hurrah of sorts, as she and Liz Smylie won 4 of 17 events and went 44-12, including a prrestigous won at the 1990 Virginia Slims Championships.

Slam Doubles titles and other majors

1980 French Open and Wimbledon (with Anne Smith)
1981 US Open and Australian Open (with Anne Smith)
1985 Wimbledon (with Liz Smylie)
1986 French and Wimbledon mixed crowns (with Kevin Flach)
1990 Virginia Slims Championships with Liz Smylie

In all Jordan won 42 doubles titles.

Year end singles rankings:
1979: #11
1980: #13
1981: #15
1982: #21
1983: #14
1984: #10 (Acheived highest computer rank of #5 on 19 March, 1984 and remained #5 until 11 December 1984.)
1985: #19
1986: #15
1987: #36
1988: NR
1989: NR
1990: 205

Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open ----- RU (1983)
French Open--------- QF (1980)
Wimbledon----------- SF (1984)
US Open------------- 4R (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986)



Titles and finals

Won: Western Pennsylvania Chmps in 1978, San Antonio Futures and Avon Futures Championships in 1979 and Boston in 1982

Finalist: Kansas City (1978);Richmond (1979);Richmond, Sydney, Detroit, Atlanta, and Australian Open (5 finals) in 1983; Dallas and Eastbourne (1984); Melbourne Indoors (1985);Oakland (1986).


Note that the WTA site stats for Kathy are hopelessly incorrect. The wiki page is correct.

Sources:
The 1990 WTA Media Guide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Jordan


Indoors on the Avon circuit. KJ was best on fast surfaces.



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BUSHELL, C
United Kingdom

Participated in the in first Wimbledon in 1884. Presumably related to E Bushell. She defaulted in the Championships.

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BUSHELL, E
United Kingdom

Participated in the in first Wimbledon in 1884. Presumably related to C Bushell. She lost to
F. Winckworth 6-0 6-1.

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HOLMAN, " DOROTHY" (Edith Dorothy Holman)
United Kingdom
Born 18 July 1883 in Kilburn, London, England
Died between April and June 1968 in Brent, Greater London, Great Britain
Active 1919 through 1920s.

Won 22 events from 1912 to 1925, when she won at Bordighera. 4 of these titles were at the British Covered court Championships, which she won 4 times 91912, 1914, 1921 and 1922.

In 1913 she made the semis at Wimbledon, falling to Winifred McNair.

Her biggest triumph came at the 1919 World Covered Court Championships, defeating Germaine Golding in the final. 1920 saw her captue two silver medals at the Antwerp Olympics-falling in the singles final to the great Suzanne Lenglen and taking the doubles silver with partner Geraldine Beamish.
A Dorothy Edith Holman who died in 1979 is buried at St Batholemew’s, Bow, Devon. This person is not the same as the tennis player.

Wiki at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Holman




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JARVIS, JOYCE (Joyce Jeanne Jarvis)
United Kingdom
Born 29 June 1902
Died 3 January 1983
Married (1) Charles John Leonard Lyle, later 2nd Baron Lyle of Westbourne, on 27 November 1927 in Saint George's Church, Hanover Square, London
Married (2) Roland Cranstoun Pennefather, Ltc. M.B.E, in 1977

Joyce Jarvis took part in some lawn tennis tournaments in the 1920s. Her first husband, Charles John Leonard Lyle, was the son of Sir Charles Ernest Leonard Lyle, 1st Baron Lyle of Westbourne. Both men played competitive lawn tennis, the father being the better player of the two.

Charles, junior, was the brother of the player Nancy Lyle who was thus the sister-in-law of Joyce (Jarvis) Lyle. Charles, junior, died in 1976 and Joyce remarried the following year at the age of 75.


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POTTER, BARBARA (Barbara Cummings Potter)
United States
Born 22 October 1961 in Woodbury, Connecticut
Nickname: "Pottsy"

An attacking left-handed player who excelled on fast indoor surfaces and on grass. Won six singles and nineteen doubles titles on the main tour, the latter mainly with Sharon Walsh, her regular doubles partner. They were runner-up at the US Open in 1982 and reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon together in 1983 and 1984.

Barbara's best showings in singles at the majors came at the US Open in 1981, when she reached the semi-finals before losing to the eventual champion,Tracy Austin; the Australian Open in 1984 when she reached the quarter-finals; and Wimbledon, where she reached the quarter-finals on three occasions, in 1982, 1983 and 1985.

Nicknamed "Pottsy". Barbara is a graduate of Yale University and the grand-daughter of Hanson Baldwin. who was military editor of the New York Times and won the Pulitzer Prize for International Correspondence in 1943.




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GREENSPAN, CLARA
United States
Born 19 September 1908 in New York City, New York.
Active circa 1926-1937.

Her parents Samuel and Freida emigrated to the US from Russia.

"Born in New York, Greenspan began playing tennis at the age of 13 on the playgrounds of the city. After advancing beyond female competition of her own age, Clara began playing older women and boys on the courts of Central Park. By the end of her teen years, she was one of the best players in the State of New York. In 1928, as a student at Hunter College in New York (she captained the team) Greenspan won the New Jersey State singles and doubles championship, the Eastern Clay Court singles title, and the New York State doubles championship. That was her best year in tennis, although she continued to play in tournaments until the late 1930s."
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"(...) Unlike her sisters of Jewish athletic fame, Clara comes from a modest home. Her father is a tailor and in moderate circumstances. She never had the money to indulge herself with a membership in a tennis club or to pay for expert instruction. Clara learned her tennis on the public courts of New York City and evidently does not suffer from the usual effect of 'Park Tennis'. The well known tendency to tap the ball lightly is no part of Clara's game (...)"
http://pjn.library.cmu.edu/books/CAL...r/txt/0023.txt

According to the 1930 census she earned a living as a teacher and was still at home with her parents. In 1931 Clara she competed at the US Nationals and was ranked #4 in the Eastern US rankings. She was still playing in local Eastern events in 1937.

Titles: 1928 New Jersey State and Eastern Clay Court Championships

Other Sources:

"A Rising Tennis Star: Clara Greenspan", in The American Hebrew, August 3 , 1928.

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HEDLUND, LOUISE
United States
Born on February 10, 1917, Boston, Massachuesetts
Died March 9, 2002, Quicksand Pond, Little Compton, Rhode Island
Married Charles S. Mercer
Active 1930s.

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Louise H. Mercer
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Louise Hedlund Mercer, 85, of Quicksand Pond, Little Compton, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 9, 2002. She was the wife of the late Charles S. Mercer. Born on February 10, 1917, in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Oscar F. and Elsie (Hilliard) Hedlund. She lived in Little Compton since 1975, formerly residing in Northborough, Mass. Mrs. Mercer was a graduate of Lasell Junior College, and was a ranked tennis player under the tutelage of Hazel Wightman of Wightman Cup fame. A member of the Sakonnet Golf Club, Mrs. Mercer also belonged to the local Thursday Afternoon Bowling Club where she was as much respected for her sense of fair play and good humor as her consistent string of victories. She was an avid birder and devoted member of the little Compton Garden Club and had raised hay, sheep and chickens with her husband. Mrs. Mercer was a longtime, faithful communicant at St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Church, serving as a committee volunteer and a volunteer at the Thursday Thrift Shop. An excellent cook, she bolstered the spirits of many sick and weary with special deliveries of her Spanish Cream and good cheer. She leaves two sons, Charles B. Mercer of Ipswich, Mass., and David S. Mercer of Little Compton, and four grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was the mother of the late Richard Mercer. A memorial service for Mrs. Mercer is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, 182 Willow Ave., north of the Commons. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, 182 Willow Ave., Little Compton 02837.


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SANDBERG, CHRISTINA
Sweden
Born 11 January 1948
Married Lang
Active 1964-1974.

Sandberg became the first Swedish player to win the Swedish Open at Bastad twice running when she won it in 1965 and 1966. She was also the Swedish #1 from 1964 through 1972.

Best known for upsetting Virginia Wade at wimbledon in 1968 on a rain soaked court. She was a fEd Cup stalwart, playing from 1966 to 1974.

Christina Sandberg played a solid basline game with safe ground strokes with which she ran her opponent from corner to corner. Towards the end of his career was plagued by injuries in her knees.

On July 3, 2011 she was inducted into the Swedish sport hall of fame at the Sports Museum in Gothenburg.

Best results in majors:

Australian Open QF (1970)
French Open 3R (1970)
Wimbledon 4R (1970)
US Open 3R (1970)

Tournanent wins

German Indoors
Scandinavain Indoors

Sources:

Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Sandberg (note career stats wildly short)
Wiki (Swedish) at: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Sandberg

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MEIKLE, JANE
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Won Moffat in 1883 and 1884. A sister “Miss Meikle” also played tennis.

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