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post #1519 of (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

PITTMAN, ELSIE (nee Elsie Alice Goldsack)
United Kingdom
Born 21 January 1904 Lewisham, England
Died 28 March 1975
Married (1) John “Bernard” Pittman, 04 January 1930, divorced 1939 (sep. since 1937)
Married (2) Gordon Fordell Rowbottom, 05 February 1942
Married (3) Sir George Warren Furlonge, 21 June 1952
Active 1920s to 1939

Its PITTMAN with two T’s not one. Often listed as Mrs JB Pittman.

Most impressive as a doubles player, she made the final of the Wimbledon doubles in 1937. World Ranked #10 in 1929 and 1931.

Elsie made the semis at Wimbledon in 1929, falling to Helen Wills 6-2 6-0. Also at SF at 1932 US Nationals, losing to eventual winner Helen Jacobs 6-3 6-2.

Tournaments Won

Won at least 26 events from 1928 (Dulwich) to Felixstowe (1939)




"Jaja" Jedrzejowska-Marjorie Sachs,Elsie Pittman, and Joan Ridley-1931 Wimbledon. 2R (Pittmann-Ridley won the match)


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