The obituary of Jean Walker-Smith (nee Bridger)
From the Daily Telegraph
February 23, aged 85. One of Britain's foremost postwar tennis players, playing in tournaments all over the world and reaching the quarter-finals of the Ladies' singles at Wimbledon in 1949, 1951 and in 1952 (when she was seeded six). Educated at Roedean, she worked in an armaments factory during the Second World War. First appeared in the singles at Wimbledon in 1947, when she lost in the first round. Always wore a white ribbon in her hair on court, and represented Great Britain in the Wightman Cup in 1951 and 1952. With Jean Quertier, won the Ladies' doubles at the Italian Championships in Rome in 1950, defeating Betty Hilton and Kay Tuckey 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. The following year she reached the quarter-finals of the Ladies' doubles at Wimbledon. Continued to play tennis when she was in her eighties.