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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #721
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GRAY, Mary (United Kingdom) [4 June 1878-] [Mrs. James Curtis-Whyte, 1899-1907; Mrs. Robin Welsh, from 1909] [Active 1900s-20s.]

Born: Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. Education: Ministers' Daughters' College, Edinburgh. Best scoring stroke: slow backhand across the court. Other recreations: curling. Profession [1935]: lawn tennis coach.
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This player took part in some lawn tennis tournaments in Continental Europe in the summer of 1908, e.g. in Vienna.

From "Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual" (1936): "The Humorous Side of Tennis". Mrs Robin Welsh: "I was playing in Vienna in 1908 against one of the best woment there, who was quite a good volleyer for those days. Half-way through she had got me well on the run, sending the ball into the far left corner of the court. I just managed to reach it, putting it softly up for her to place anywhere, instead she missed! The next thing I saw was the lady throwing her racket down and dancing on the strings like a naughty child in a tantrum. I'm afraid I laughed out loud, which she said was the best I could have done as it made her pull herself together."
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #722
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CEPKOVA, Emma (Czechoslovakia) [Born circa 1900-] [Mme Outratova] [Active 1930s]

Led Helen Wills Moody 6-3, 4-1 in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1935 before losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #723
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ANNA CASWELL
United States
Born 13 December 1905
Died 14 November 1993
Married Wilmer Lawson Allison (the tennis player)
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #724
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CEPKOVA, Slecna Emma (Czechoslovakia) [Born circa 1900-] [Mme Outratova] [Active 1930s]
Slecna isn't a first name, in Czech it means Miss.
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #725
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Which is her maiden name?

ESTHER ??
United States
Married Gerald "Jerry" Bartosh, before July 1929

She was Californian, and won Pacific Northwest Championships 1936 (RU '39), Wisconsin State Championships 1935, Utah State Championships 1938, Canadian Champs. 1936, RU Southern California Championships 1934, RU Tri-State Championships 1934, RU Colorado State Championships 1940, RU La Jolla Summer 1931, RU Washington State Championships 1936 '39

She often played the Mixed with her husband.
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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #726
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SUSAN BUTT
Canada
Born 19 March 1938 in Vancouver
Married W.D. Liam Fin
http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20...job/sports.htm

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Old Jun 16th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #727
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ETHEL MARY HATT
Canada
Born 13 July 1876
Died 20 August 1969
Married Babbit
http://famouscanadianwomen.com/on%20...job/sports.htm
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Old Jun 17th, 2013, 06:10 AM   #728
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AMY LEWIS
Australia
Married D. Harrison, 1938
She was sister of Nancy

MARY STOREY
Australia
Married Harry Brian Austin, 1938

PATRICIA HODGSON
Australia
Married Colyer (already married in 1951)

DOROTHY "Dot" ??
Australia
Married John Diggle (already married in 1952)

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VAN LEER, Mme MARCELLE (nee Marcelle ????)
Belgium
Married Van Leer by 1950

Ranked #2 in Belgium in 1950.
I am not completely sure... Let's say at 90%

MARCELLE DAVID
Belgium
Born 1923
Married Jean Van Leer (19.4.1919-16.2.2003), before 1950 (he was an hockey player)
http://www.sports-reference.com/olym...an-leer-1.html
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Emma Cepkova Outratova, posted yesterday by Mark

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Old Jun 17th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #731
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RICE, Virginia (United States) [14 March 1911-] [Mrs. Johnson] [Active 1920s-1930s]

Born: Winchester, Massachusetts. Favourite stroke: backhand. Other recreations: badminton, golf, table tennis.
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I've found a wonderful picture of Mrs De Smidt here at:

http://www.thewanderersclub.co.za/wp.../chapter11.pdf

Is there any way to capture it?
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I've found a wonderful picture of Mrs De Smidt here at:

http://www.thewanderersclub.co.za/wp.../chapter11.pdf

Is there any way to capture it?
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It IS a wonderful picture.

BTW, welcome back Mark. Hope you had a nice break from the board.

Updated up to #722 so far.

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ESTHER ??
United States
Married Gerald "Jerry" Bartosh, before July 1929

She was Californian, and won Pacific Northwest Championships 1936 (RU '39), Wisconsin State Championships 1935, Utah State Championships 1938, Canadian Champs. 1936, RU Southern California Championships 1934, RU Tri-State Championships 1934, RU Colorado State Championships 1940, RU La Jolla Summer 1931, RU Washington State Championships 1936 '39

She often played the Mixed with her husband.
Maiden name is Hare. Will write more later.
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