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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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The Birthday thread

Since the mission of the Blast is to celebrate the history of our sport it is high time we celebrate the birthdays of the women who shaped it.

So here's to the ladies, the dames, and the women of tennis.

Happy birthday!




P.S. Please let us know if we are missing anyone. Right now we are missing a lot-so help fill in the gaps!

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January

Birth Sign: Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)




Traits:

Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging




4 January 1909-----Cilly Aussem (Ger)-1931 winner of the French, Wimbledon, and German titles.

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January 15-31

16 January 1941-----Christine Truman (GB)-1959 French winner, US RU and world #2. Also 1961 Wimbledon RU.

25 January 1988-----Tatiana Golovin (Frn)-2004 French mixed champion. 2006 US Open QF.

31 January 1908-----Simone Mathieu (Frn)-2 time French champion, winning in 1938 and 1939.

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February

Birth Sign: Aquarius (January 21 to February 18)




Traits:

Friendly and humanitarian
Honest and loyal
Original and inventive
Independent and intellectual
Intractable and contrary
Perverse and unpredictable
Unemotional and detached

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February 15-29


19 February 1887----- Katie Gillou-Fenwick (Frn)-French Winner in 1904, 1905, 1906 and 1908.

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March

Birth Sign: Pisces (February 19 to March 20)



Traits:

Shy
Trustworthy
Aloof
Dreamy
Creative
Understanding
Unrealistic and Impractical

Likes Privacy and dislikes noise, crowds, being reminded, and revealing private life.



04 March 1918-----Margaret Osborne duPont (US)-37 slams in all, including a record 25 US titles.

11 March 1923-----Louise Brough (US)-35 slams in all, including 4 Wimbledon singles titles.

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March 15-30

26 March 1908-----Hilde Sperling (Ger/Den)-3 time French winner in a row, winning in 1935,1936, and 1937.

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April 15-30


16 April 1972-----Conchita Martinez (Sp)-perennial top tenner best known for 1994 Wimbledon title.

17 April 1873-----Marguerite Broquedis (Frn)-1913 and 1914 French winner, 1912 Olympic gold medalist.
17 April 1911-----Lolette Payot (Swt)-1930s top tenner. 3 QF, 3 SF at Roland Garros before winning in 1945.

21 April 1932-----Angela Mortimer (GB)-won French (1955), Australian (1958) and Wimbledon (1961)

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May 15-31

7 May 1896-----Kitty McKane Godfree (GB)-1924 and 1926 Wimbledon winner

13 May 1878----- Muriel Robb (GB)-1902 Wimbledon winner


24 May 1899-----Suzanne Lenglen (Frn)-6 time Wimbledon champion, dominant player of the 1920s

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June


08 June 1879-----Ethel Thomsen Larcombe (GB)-1903 Wimbledon winner
08 June 1976-----Lindsay Davenport (US)-3 slams (1998 US, 99 Wimbledon, 2000 Aussie) and 1996 Olympic gold

13 June 1934-----Shirley Bloomer (GB)-1958 French singles and mixed winner, and doubles (1957) at RG.
14 June 1969-----Steffi Graf (Ger)-22 singles slams overall include a 1988 Grand Slam. Won every major 4 times.

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June 15-30

15 June 1874-----Therese, Comtesse de Kermel (Frn)-1907 French winner.

20 June 1925-----Doris Hart (US)-35 time grand slam winner, winning singles, doubles and mixed in all.

21 June 1866-----Lena Rice (Ire)-1890 Wimbledon winner

30 June 1927-----Shirley Fry (US)-won 17 slams in all, winning singles and doubles in each slam.

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July

10 July 1945-----Virginia Wade (GB)-3 singles slams include 1968 US, 1972 Aussie and 1977 Wimbledon.

13 July 1908-----Dorothy Round (GB)-Won Wimbledon twice (1934 and 1937), and 1935 Australian

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July 15-31

16 July 1942-----Margaret Smith Court (Aus)-record 62 majors overall and record 24 in singles. 1970 Grand Slam

22 July 1922-----Pat Todd (US) best on clay, she won the French in 1947 and 3 slams in doubles.

31 July 1951-----Evonne Goolagong (Aus)-7 singles slams included 1971 and 1980 Wimbledon titles.

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