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LEWIS, AMY (Amy T Lewis)
Australia (Victoria)
Married D. Harrison, 1938

Sister of Dr Nancy Lewis. In the 1933 Aussie Doubles partnering her sister.

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LEWIS, “BABA” (nee Mercedes Johnson Madden)
United States
Born 27 April 1920
Died 23 September 1998 in Middlesex, Massachusetts
Married Morey Pride Lewis (1915-1977) on 28 June, 1941 in Chicago.
[Active from at least 1946 to 1953]

Morey Lewis won the 1939 and 1946 Canadian Chmps. In 1939 he beat Robert Madden, Baba's brother. Though known for her tennis, Baba was held in higher regard in squash. She won Massachuesetts Squash titles in 1958-1959 and 1970. Older sister of "Sissy" Madden. A squash event called the Baba Lewis Invitational was named after her.

Baba lived most of her life in or near Boston, Massachusetts.

United States Top Ten Ranking

1951: #101952: #8
1953: #8

Baba in 1969



Sources:

Obituary in The Boston Globe September 25, 199 by Bud Collins.

History of Squash by James Zug (2003). Page 143.

Search Baba Lewis in https://familysearch.org

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morey_Lewis

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LEWIS, NANCY
Australia (VIC)
Born circa 1914

A medical Doctor, she is often listed as Dr Nancy Lewis. Unorthodox Victorian player who later competed in NSW. Her Amy sister also played at an interstate level. Nancy was unable to practise much due to medical studies. Aged 18 in 1932.

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LEWIS, PAT
Australia
Married on 26 April 1947 to Tom Warhurst

Played the 1946 Australian

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LIDDERDALE, KATHLEEN (Kathleen Eleanora Lidderdale)
United Kingdom
Born 6 September 1894 in Henley-on-Thames,Oxfordshire,England
Died 29 January 1973 in Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,England
Married Captain Allman Vizer Bridge 20 October 1924 in Prestbury,Gloucestershire,England

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LIEBRECHTS, JEANNE
Belgium
Born 18 July 1894 in Brussels
Died ????
Married Pierre André Jules Mechelynck (1893-1946) on 10 May 1920 in Brussels
[Active circa 1905-14]

An early Belgian champion. Active as early as 1911 and 1913 Belgian Nat Champion. She also entered Wimbledon in 1912, losing her first match on unfamiliar grass.

Her sister Yvonne also competed in tennis events. Jeanne represented the Leopold Club, which was located in Brussels.

30-8-13, Deauville, Mlle Leibrecht [joueuse de tennis lors d'un match] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]

[Probably Jeanne despite the lack of a first name and misspelling]




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https://gw.geneanet.org/axiabuor?lan...e&n=liebrechts

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LIEM, LITA
Indonesia
Born 27 February 1946 in Liden, Netherlands
Married R. Sugiarto
[Active 1964-1970s]


She had no backhand as she hit a forehand off both wings. She started tennis at the age of 8.

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LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA
Russia
Born 08 September 1975
Married Michael Baranov, 21 September 1999

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LILLECRAPP, "JOYCE" (Constance Joyce Lillecrap)
Australia (SA)
Born 11 June 1903 in Dulwich, Adelaide
Died 25 December 1973 in Adelaide
Married Alexander (‘Lex’) Hammond Johnston on 11 May 1932
[Active circa 1920-30]

This player was popularly known as Joyce. Also a golfer.

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LINCOLN, “Molly” (Winifred Mary Lincoln)
United Kingdom
Born 4 July 1918 in Romford, UK
Died 2 February 2004
Married Norman William Blair, 27 July 1946-3 children.
[Active 1937 to 1953]

Wimbledon singles QF in 1949. Doubles SF in 1947 and 1948, plus QF in 1946,1949, and 1952.

She was most effective at doubles.

[Obituary]

Tennis mourns death of popular coach

Published on Thursday 5 February 2004 09:12

THE town's tennis community is mourning the death of former Wimbledon semi-finalist Molly Blair.
A founder member of the Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club, Molly will also be fondly remembered for her coaching. Such was her standing within this field that world famous commentator Dan Maskell once remarked: "Molly Blair has done more for junior tennis in this country than anyone will ever know."

Cooden Beach member Marion Longhurst echoed the sentiment. "She did a tremendous amount of work with children, that was her thing," she said. "She coached children with great enthusiasm. She would drive them all over the county taking them to tournaments for them to improve and get on. There will be so many people in Sussex who would remember her with great affection because they have passed through her hands."

Born in Romford, Molly started playing tennis as an 11-year-old in a public park and it wasn't long before she made her mark locally. Two years later she began to receive coaching and was selected to play for her county.

She made her Junior Wimbledon debut at 17 and was runner-up on her first appearance in her maiden name of Molly Lincoln. In 1948 she reached the ladies' doubles semi-final and became a life member of the prestigious "Last Eight Club". In mixed doubles, she teamed up with husband Norman to win a number of tournaments throughout the country.

Molly also played in all three of the post-war Wightman Cup matches against the USA and her displays meant she was widely regarded as one of the outstanding ladies' doubles players this country has produced.

Moving to Sussex with her family, Molly helped to set up the Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club and began coaching members' children in 1972. Her efforts helped the club receive the Lawn Tennis Association's "Club of the Year" award for outstanding achievement.

The following decade Molly started short tennis as an after-school activity in two primary schools and one of her devotees won the county championship while another two were chosen to play exhibitions at Wimbledon. She also coached juniors at Egerton Park Tennis Club and several went on to county and regional training squads and to represent the county.

Longhurst added: "Once seen, never forgotten. She was one of those people you will remember always - she was such a character. When she was coaching her voice could be heard down on the beach from the club."

Molly also helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity through Cooden Beach's Ladies' Friday Group.

Long-term friend and fellow coach Liz Patrick said: "She really was an inspirational woman. It's an end of an era. She was someone very special.

"She's been a flagship for the game. I don't think she ever charged more than a pound for the kids, she wanted everyone to have the chance to play."

Molly, who moved away from the area several years ago to live with one of her three children, died on Monday. She was 85.

With Dan Maskall in December 1946. Molly is the 3rd from the right.




Wimbledon record (entered 1937 and 1946-49 and 1951-1953)

Singles: 9-7 [QF in 1949]
Doubles: 16-7 [SF in 1947 and 1948, plus QF in 1946,1949, and 1952]
Mixed: 1-7

Sources:

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-...oln-blair.html

Archive - Draws Archive : Molly Blair (Lincoln) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

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LIND, LILL (nee Lill Stott-Nielson)
Norway
Married Lind by 1947
[Active 1947-1956]

Played singles Wimbledon 1948.

Indoor champion of Norway in 1947, 1953 and 1954.
1954 Norwegian Champ.

She was a member of the Idrettsforeningen Ready Club in Oslo.

Source: Wimbledon Programme 3rd July 1948

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LINDBERG, MAGGIE
Sweden

Active in 1924.

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LINDFORS, ELNA
Finland

Active in the 1920s and 1930s

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LINDQVIST, “CATARINA” (Anna Caterina Lindqvist)
Sweden
Born 13 June 1963
Married James William Ryan, 16 July 1988
[Active: 1982-1992]

A blonde cutie from Sweden, a nation better known for male players than females. Caterina had a ferocious topspin backhand that took her to #10 on the WTA computer on 15 April 1985. Though not a serve and volleyer, her game proved best suited to grass or indoor events.

Caterina reached the semifinals of Grand Slams on grass twice, the Australian Open in 1987 and Wimbledon in 1989. She lost to Martina Navratilova in both semifinals.

She had career wins over Steffi Graf, Virginia Wade, Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlíková, Wendy Turnbull, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Dianne Fromholtz, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, Kathy Jordan, Jo Durie, and Natasha Zvereva.

She currently resides in New Jersey, and is the mother of Joakim Ryan, a top amateur hockey player who was one of 48 16-year old players invited to try out for the US National Development Program. In 2009 Lindqvist and her husband Bill Ryan bought the East Brunswick Racquet Club [1] in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where currently Lindqvist is the head teaching pro

Career Record:

Singles: 297-207
Doubles: 30-70

Titles (5): 1984-Hershey, Filderstadt (d. Steffi Graf 6-1 6-4) and Port St Lucie. 1990-Japan Open. 1991-Oslo

Highest ranking No. 10 (15 April 1985)

Slam highlights

Australian Open: QF-1985, SF-1987, QF-1989
French Open-best results was the 4R in 1986
Wimbledon-QF-1986, SF-1989
US Open-Best results was the 4R in 1985 and 1986.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catarina_Lindqvist



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