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DOLESCHELL, HILDE (nee Hilde Walter)
Czecloslovakia/Austria/Canada
Born 21 February 1915 in Reichenburg (now Liberec), Bohemia (modern Czech Republic)
Died 19 April 2013 in Guelph,Ontario, Canada
Married Fritz Doleschell, November 1939
Name variant: Know as Walterova in Czech sources.
[Active in 1930s to as late as 1958]

Hilde was born in what was then Bohemia, but her family moved to Vienna in 1922 when she was a child. There was confusion among some sources about her year of birth (1912 had been suggested) but her obituary makes it clear the 1915 date is correct. She had success in international skiing competitions as well as at tennis. In fact skiing took first place until the 1940s.

Despite the move to Vienna Hilde still competed for Czechoslovakia as late as 1936, when she represented that nation in the Winter Olympic Games as Hilde Walterova. After that date she represented Austria or Austria as part of the Greater German Reich after the 1938.

Her husband. whom she wed in November of 1939, was a master baker.

Ranked #4 in Germany for 1941-the list gives Vienna as her home town.

Titles

1943-German Championships in
1946-1948 Austrian Champion

From 1947 to 1949 Hilde played at the Wimbledon and in 1948 participated in the French.

In 1950, Hilde, Frtiz and their son Michael emigrated to Canada, where Hilde had some more success in tennis tournaments. She was ranked #1 in Canada in 1953. Fritz established his own bakery, which blossomed into a chain of bakeries, making the family wealthy. In later life Hilde and Fritz began to breed horses for harness racing.

Hilde in September of 1943


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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilde_Doleschell
http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary...hell-Hilde.php

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DOLLEMAN, Emilie Elise Christine
Netherlands
Born 2 August 1884 in Heemstede
Died 10 January 1981 in Heemstede

Married Pieter Nicolaus Quarles van Ufford on 11 June 1912 in Haarlem

Active circa 1905-10. Younger sister of Louise. Won 1904 Dutch Nationals.

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DOLLEMAN, Louise Henriette
Netherlands
Born 17 December 1880 in Heemstede
Died 2 December 1969 in Zutphen

Married Herman Hendrik Roell on 16 May 1917 in Rheden

Active circa 1900-10. Won 1905 and 1907 Dutch Nationals.

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DOMOTOR, KLARI
Hungary
Born
Married Laszlo Csonth

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DON, GWENDA
Australia (Western Australia)
Married John David McIntosh (born 1st November 1943) a former Australian Rules footballer.
[Active 1962-1966]

Gwenda came from Western Australia. Played singles Australian championships 1962,63 and 1966

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DONALDSON, ELSIE
United States

1892 US Nationals. A member of Belmont Country Club in Philadelphia.

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DOUSLIN, NINA (Nina Mataura Douslin)
New Zealand
Born 1864
Married Cornelius O'Leary in 1910
Active in the 1890's.

NZL BDM records show she had a daughter, Gladys Douslin, in 1894 with no record of a father. Note that the name Mataura means “reddish” in Maori-a strong clue she may have had Maori ancestry. An 1891 article lists her as coming “all the way from Blenheim.” Horace Douslin entered the same event and is probably her brother.

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DOUST, EDITH (Edith Lucy Doust)
Australia (NSW/Queensland)
Born in 1875 in New South Wales
Died 28 July 1947 in Killara, New South Wales
Married Harry Wolstenholme on 8 January 1902 in the Methodist Church, Stanmore, Sydney
[Active circa 1892-1902]

Edith Doust was an early female graduate of Sydney University. Stanley Doust, the famous tennis player and writer, was her brother.

Harry Wolstenholme was a distinguished lawyer and an ornithologist. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Wolstenholme

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DOVETT, Mrs CLARA (nee Clara ????)
Canada

From Vancouver. A ranked Canadian (about #8) in 1947.

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DOWDESWELL, SHEILA (nee Sheila Marguerite Paterson)
Kenya/Rhodesia/United Kingdom
Born 24 April 1915 in Hendon, Middlesex
Died 18 March 2008 in Indianapolis
Married (1) Roland Melville Dowdeswell by 1949 French (died 31 May 1956)
Maried (2) Robert “Bob” Evans

Played singles at Wimbledon 6 times. Her singles record at Wimbledon was 4-6.

Year Singles
1951 Second round
1950 First round
1949 Third round
1948 Second round
1937 First round
1936 First round

Stepmother of Demond “Des” Evans. Played French in 1949 as Mrs Dowdeswell. Her son Colin Dowdeswell (born 12 May 1955) and Des won Rhodesian. Sheila, a natural net player, later coached her Colin. According to an Indianapolis tennis magazine Sheila and her husband emigrated to the US in 1980 and became US citizens in 1985. In the US Sheila later taught pro Ginny Purdy.

Sheila, went out to Kenya to marry Roland Dowdeswell and subsequently lived there. Roland was a doctor. One of Sheila and Roland's children was Ian. A second child was Roger. These two boys were born in Nairobi, Kenya. Later, while Roland was working in Cairo, Sheila and Roland had a third son, named Colin (born 12 May 1955 in London). Soon afterwards the family moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe; Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in April 1980)

Some years after Roland's death, Sheila married a gentleman from Rhodesia named Bob Evans. Sheila died in Indianapolis in March 2008.



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DOYLE, ANNA (nee Anna Morris)
Australia (NSW)
Married Andrew V Doyle circa 1905
Career Span: as early as 1905 and as late as 1925.

'lady champion of the Northern Rivers' circa 1905. Her spouse AV Doyle was a champion player of Northern NSW in the 1900s. He became a NSW selector circa 1910 and later a sportswriter, whose works included "How to improve your tennis" (1935). She is in the 1925 Aussie doubles draw.

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DRAFFEN, BEATRICE (nee Beatrice Mary Ann Wood)
United Kingdom
Born 1865
Died 13 July 1962
Married George Algernon Draffen April to June of 1892. (June 1858-13 Sep 1947)
[Active 1892 to 1896]

Often listed as Mrs GE Draffen. Played Wimbledon in 1892, 1894-96 QF in 1894, SF in 1895 and 1896.

She won the North of England Chmps at Scarborough in 1892 and 1894.

Daughter Beatrice born 23 Jul 1893 - Elstree, Hertfordshire, England. Son George Wiliam born circa 1900. In the 1911 census her husband is listed as being 52-7 years older than Beatrice.

From Ackworth in Yorkshire, Beatrice Wood rode with the Badsworth Hunt in that county. She was 97 at the time of her death.

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DRAGOMIR, RUXANDRA
Romania
Born 24 October 1972 in Pitesti, Romania.
Married Florin Ilie, 14 March 2001
Career Span: 1990-2005
Height: 1.68 m (5' 6 1⁄4")

Won four singles and five doubles titles during her career. The right-hander reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on August 25, 1997, when she became the number 15 of the world on the strength of a QF in the French Open, her best singles result in a slam. She is currently the president of Romanian Tennis Federation.

Played as Dragomir-Ilie after marriage.


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DRANSFIELD, M
Australia (NSW)

Player circa 1900 - may have played overseas - also a table tennis player

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DRANSFIELD, P
Australia (NSW)

NSW Player circa 1900 - may have played overseas
-one sister seemed to go off the scene after January 1905

An 'N Dransfield' (champion) as well as 'M Dransfield' (R4) and 'Mary Dransfield' (R3) all played in the 1902 Queens Hall table tennis tournament in Sydney to add to the confusion over these women.

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