GAGLIARDI, ROSETTA (“Rosina”) (Rosetta Gagliardi)
Born 9 February 1895
Died 31 July 1975 (or 1973)
Married George Stanley Prouse in Italy circa 1931
George was b 29 May 1883 Clifton Terrace, Wellington, NZ. He was a Kiwi tennis player.
1920s Italian player-competed in 1920 and 1924 Olympics and as late as 1930, when she was in 1st Italian International and made QF in 1930 and 1931. Italian National Champion 1920-22 and 1924. Rosetta was Mrs Prouse by September of 1931. She retired in 1932 after the birth of son.
She was also a roller-skater, in that sport she won 6 national champs.
Her son born 24 November 1932
Their son John “Johnny” (born 24 November 1932) was a British junior champ in 1950. He grew up playing in Milan. All 3 are photographed in 1957 visiting New Zealand. Rosetta is called "Rosina" in the caption.
Other info from a Biographical Dictionary of Lombardy (which gives death date of 1973)
In the first pic she is on right, at left is Teda Marchini.
I the n 2nd pic, in the middle is the Earl Bonacossa, at right her husband George Prouse
[Thanks to Jimbo for the pictures and additional information on this player]