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ROBERTS, “VERA” (nee Pauline M Titchener)
United Kingdom
Born March 1933 in Ipswich, Suffolk

Married (1) Victor A Roberts, September 1955 in Kent
Married (2) Geoffrey M. Cox, 1969


All indications are she these two (Vera Roberts and Mrs Pauline Roberts) are in fact one and the same. Note both forms of name in 1964 Wimbledon draw. The question-how does one get “Vera” from her name-as it is neither her first or apparently her middle name.

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ROBERTSON, AGNES (Agnes Urie Robertson)
Australia (NSW)
Born in 1878 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Died in 1960 in Gerringong, New South Wales
Married George Henry Warburton in 1901 in New South Wales
[Active both before and after World War One]

Agnes (Robertson) Warburton took part in lawn tennis tournaments well into the 1920s.

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POGOLEROVA, ELENA (Elena Vladimirovna Pogolerova)
Russia
born 16 September 1969

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ROBERTSON, ESME
Australia
1950 Aussie draw

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ROBINSON, ADELINE (Adeline King Robinson)
United States
Born 22 March 1865 in New York
Died 5 February 1943 in New York

Early champ from Staten Island in the 1880s.

She played mainly at the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club but competed in the 1888 National Championships where she lost in the semifinal to eventual champion Bertha Townsend after failing to convert a matchpoint. She is mentioned in an article by Henry Slocum in Outing: "Apart from being a remarkably well-conducted institution, the ladies’ club is famous and fortunate in numbering among its members Miss Adeline Robinson, who, according to popular opinion, is the most skillful exponent of lawn tennis to be found among the women of America."




Sources:

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports (1992), p. 561-562
Lawn Tennis as a Game for Woman (Henry Slocum), p. 291

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ROBINSON, E
Australia
1921 RU in dubs, MCC event

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ROBINSON, JUDITH
Australia
a junior in the early 1960s

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ROBSAHM, KIRSTEN
Norway
Born 1 May 1945
Active 1961-82.

1964, 1967-68 Norweigian Champ

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ROCK, Miss
Australia (NSW)

In 1922 Aussie draw in Sydney. GeeTee suspects Miss ROCK (1922) is a Sydney University (circa 1918) tennis player.

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RODD, EVA (Eva Ada Blanche Rodd)
Australia (NSW)
Born 25 January 1866 in Bulga, New South Wales
Died 18 March 1925 in New South Wales
Married Charles Theophilus Metcalfe on 2 November 1887 in Singleton, New South Wales
[Active circa 1882-86]

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ROGGE, ANNA (nee Anna Isdahl)
Norway
Born 17 October 1894 in Bergen, Norway.
Died ????
Married Johan Randulf Rogge (1888-1947) by 1917

Norway’s National champ in 1917, 1921-1922 and 1926. Played in US in 1918. Johan was an export merchant-with records showing numerous trios to the US. Anna’s only known trip was in 1917 to 1918.

Their daughter Anita was born in 1919. They also had a son named Johan.
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ROMANOV, LUCIA
Romania / United States
Born 28 April 1959 in Bucharest
Married Jim Stark, 1984

Finalist at the 1976 US Open Junior singles event. Reached the quarterfinal in the singles and the semifinal in the mixed doubles at the 1982 French Open.

She is currently living in San Diego.

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ROOK, JILL
Great Britain
Born 05 November 1936
Married Alan Mills on 17 March 1960 in Surrey, England
[Active 1956-1973]

Welsh RU in 1961-1962

Wimbledon Record (1956-1966 and 1968 to 1973-mixed only from 1968)

Singles: 6-9 (3R in 1957, 1958, and 1961.)
Doubles: 6-10
Mixed: 10-14

Also played table tennis internationally.

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Day and month of birth from British Lawn Tennis Magazine November 1966.
Year of birth from Table Tennis Magazine December 1957 which says she celebrated her 21st birthday the previous month.

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ROOSEVELT, ELLEN (Ellen Crosby Roosevelt)
United States
Born 20 August 1868 in Hyde Park, New York
Died 26 September 26, 1954 in Hyde Park, New York
Never married
[Active late 1887 to 1894]

She was the daughter of John Aspinwall Roosevelt, an estate proprietor, and Ellen Murray Crosby. She started playing tennis with her sister Grace in 1879 when her father installed a tennis court at their mansion 'Rosedale'. Small of stature, both sisters were under 100 pounds. A brunette, Ellen tended to hew to the baseline in doubles with Grace at net. The pair lost only twice in doubles.

In 1890 Ellen won the singles, dethroning defending champion Bertha Townsend. She also took the doubles with her sister Grace. It would be over 100 until sisters again won the US title-the Williams sisters pulling it off in 1999.

Ellen also won the US Mixed title in 1893 with Oliver Campbell.

The Roosevelt sisters, first cousins of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were coached and groomed on private courts at home by their father John Roosevelt, a strict disciplinarian who required they went to bed early, ate properly and accompanied them at events.

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“Their father coached and treated them [Roosevelt sisters] as if they were a pair of show ponies,” said Ellen Hansell, the first U.S. National Women’s Singles champion in 1887. “We silly, non-serious-minded players giggled at their early-to-bed and careful food habits.”
She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1975.




Sources:

"Ellen and Grace Roosevelt", by Frank Phelps. David L. Porter, ed. (1995). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 649–650.

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-f...len-roosevelt/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Roosevelt

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ROOSEVELT, GRACE (Grace Walton Rossevelt)
United States
Born 3 July 1867
Died 29 November 1945
Married Appleton Lesure Clark (d. 1930) on 04 December 1895
[Active 1887-1891]

Mixed Doubles US Champion in 1889 with AE Wright.
Won the 1890 US Doubles with her sister Ellen
RU in the 1891 US singles

The Roosevelt sisters started tennis in 1879. They were first couisins of future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Grace was a bit in the shadow of her younger sister Ellen. She was a small blonde of some 95 pounds, who more often than not played the net with her sister back in the fashion of the day.

The lost only twice-in the 1887 to Adeline Robinson and Kitty Smith at Hastings on the Hudson, and in the 1891 US final to Mabel Cahill and Emma Morgan. In that match the Roosevelt sisters had a match point.

Married to a lawyer in 1895, Grace moved to Staten Island and had sons named Russell and Roosevelt. On becoming a widow in 1930 Grace returned to the Rosedale mansion to live with Ellen, who had never wed.

Sources:

"Ellen and Grace Roosevelt", by Frank Phelps. David L. Porter, ed. (1995). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 649–650
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Roosevelt

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