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GUTHRIE, MARTHA (Martha Louise Guthrie)
United States
Born January 1895 in Pennsylvania
Died 17 August 1941 (when she was 47) in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Married (1) Felix Brunot Snowden (188:cool:, between March and September 1917, divorced 1937
Married (2) Edwin S. Hingst, 1937 a month after the divorce
Active 1910s-1936

Reached the SF of the 1915 US Nationals, losing to Molla Bjurstedt (later Mallory), the eventual winner. Martha was ranked #8 in the US in 1916. Married by 30 Spetember 1917, when she plays matches in Pittsburgh for the Red Cross.

Daughter Martha G Snowden, born in 1932, living with her father and grandmother in 1940 according to the census. In the 1930 census the couple lived in Pisttsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her husband divorced his "socialite" wife, complaining that she caused him frequent humiliation through her excessive drinking.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19370502&id=HSIbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3ksEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4069,6879024

Rewed to a Mr Hingst and living on a houseboat, she died when the boat caught fire in August of 1941. Her will left $3,000 to her first spouse and her daughter. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DPYaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8kwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1453,1956368&dq=martha+guthrie+snowden&hl=en

She had met Hingst when he was a taxi driver, and conveyed her to her home from the railroad station. (read on page 1 and 6)
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...rontpage&hl=en

Tournament Record overview

Winner: Allegheny County Championship (1914, 1916); Western Pennsylvania Championships (1916, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1929); Tri-State Champs. 1916; Florida State Champs. 1917;

Finalist: 1915- Ohio State Champs., Greater Pittsburgh Championships; 1916- U.S. Clay Court Champs., Metropolitan Championships of New York; 1920- Western Pennsylvania Championships;
at the 1915 US Nationals in Philadelphia.



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VON ENDE-PFLÜGNER, MARIA "Marga" (Baroness Maria Von Ende-Pfluger)
Germany
[Active 1930-1933]

Winner: 1931- Hannover; 1932- Free City of Gdansk Champs.

Finalist: 1932- Bad Pyrmont; 1933- Heiligendamm

German junior champion in 1931. An article from 1931 lists her as "Marga".

3R of Wimbledon in 1933.

Ranked #7-11 in Germany in 1934. She is listed as Fraulein M von Ende-Pfugner in Lowe's Annual. This double-barrelled surname is quite confusing, and has sometimes led to assumptions that she was married.

An article from 1931 calls her “Freiin”, this term "Freiin" means: "unmarried daughter of a baron" So she is called "Baroness von Ende-Pflugner".




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MELLERSH, GERTRUDE (Gertrude Blanche Mellersh)
United Kingdom
Born 1861 in Godalming, Surrey, England [Baptised 20 February 1861 in Godalming]
Died 16 October 1943 at Tuesley Corner, Godalming, Surrey, England
Married Reverend Henry Jesse A. Lucas in 1892 in Guildford, Surrey, England

Active late 1880s-early 1890s.

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MELLERSH, HARRIET
United Kingdom
Born 1851 in Hambledon, Surrey, England
Died 22 February 1908 in Dorchester, Dorset, England
Married Stephen Duke in 1875 in Saint George's Church, Hanover Square, London, England

Harriet Mellersh was orphaned at a young age and more than likely adopted by her uncle and aunt, Fred and Fanny Mellersh, the parents of Gerturde Mellersh. Mr Mellersh was a banker by profession.

Harriet's husband might have died early as she was playing tennis under her maiden name in the late 1880s. She was active as a lawn tennis player in the late 1880s-early 1890s.

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MOCATTA,EMILY (Emily Edith Mocatta)
United Kingdom
Born 1861 in Claughton, Cheshire, England
Died 3 November 1959 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Active in the late 1880s-early 1890s. Younger sister of Elizabeth Mocatta.

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PETROCOCHINO,DESPINA (Despina Eustratius Petrocochino)
United Kingdom
Born 10 July 1865 in London, England
Died 19 November 1901 in London, England
Married Anthony (Dimitrius) Mavrogardato on 22 September 1900 at Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
[Active late 1880s-early 1890s]


Despina Petrocochino died the day after the birth of a child. Her husband, Antony Mavrogordato, was a relative of the lawn tennis player Theodore Mavrogordato.

Despina was active as a lawn tennis player in the late 1880s-early 1890s.

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PETROCOCHINO, "MARIGO" (Maria Eustratius Petrocochino)
United Kingdom
Born 2 November 1866 in London, England
Died 18 July 1950 in Langton Green, Kent, England
Married George (Dimitrius) Sevastopoulos on 27 September 1902 at Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England
[Active late 1880s-early 1890s]


Younger sister of Despina Petrocochino.

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WINSLOW, BARBARA
United States
Born 12 December 1919 in Germantown, Pennsylvania
Died 09 May 1942 in Monterey, California
Active 1936-1939

Tournaments Won
1938-East Hampton

Competed at the US Championships in 1936 (default), 1937: 2R (won 1 match) and 1938: 3R (won two matches)

Ranked #11 in the US in 1937, rising rapidly to #4 in 1938.

Born in Pennsylvania, she grew up and resided in Hollywood, Californai. First went east to compete in the US Girls' championships in 1936; she won it in 1937, defeating Hope Knowles in the final 9-7 7-9 6-1. In 1938 she won the important Forest Hills tuneup at East Hampton. Ill since 1937, she only played sporadically after the onset of her malady.

According to Pauline Betz her early death robbed tennis of a potential superstar. Betz believed she could have as good as any of the "Amazons" of the 1940's such as herself, Brough, or DuPont. While the Times does not cite her disease, according to Pauline she died of Amoebic Dysentery.

There is a photo of Barbara in Life Magazine in the July 25, 1938 issue.

Sources:

"Barbara Winslow, Tennis Star, Dead", in the New York Times, 10 May 1942 page 42.
Personal interview with Pauline Betz, August 2004.

In first pic she is on left, with Hope Knowles at right (the 1937 US Girls final)
The second pic is from Life magazine in 1938.




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MORGAN, ANNE
United States
Born in 1921-
Active in the 1930's.

A left-handed tennis player from Berkeley, California, the Washington State champion in 1936; often described as another product of W.C. "Pop" Fuller (the coach who helped both great Helens: Wills & Jacobs at the beginning of their careers); although she won many junior events and a few minor senior tournaments, mostly in her native state, never reached the level of her magnificent predecessors.

"She is the best tennis player at fourteen who ever delighted the soul of a coach. The first time I saw Anne, I picked her for a coming champion. She is playing better tennis at 14 than either of the two famous Helens played at that age. She has a fine all-round game, with an excellent back-hand stroke, which is very rare in a left-handed girl. She has fine natural coordination, good eyesight, is strong, muscular, speedy and patient." (W.C. Fuller, a tennis coach with 25 years of experience, in Lodi News-Sentinel - July 12, 1935, page 6)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=6756,520939

Anne Morgan



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HERBST, LIESL (nee Liesl Westreich)
Austria/Czechoslovakia/United Kingdom
Born 08 November 1902 in Jaegendorf, Austria
Died 25 February 1990 in London, England
Married Dezso "David" Herbst (21 May 1896-04 December 1987, London) by 1926
Name variants: Lisl, Lisa, or Lise
[Active as early as 1929 to at least 1946]

Austrian National Champion in 1930. Ranked #7 in Austria in 1929-Herbst was still in the Austrian rankings in 1937 as #2.

Barrett lists her as a Czech in 1939, when she qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon. She was Austrian by birth - had the family fled the German Anchluss with Austria for Czechoslovakia, only to flee again when Hitler occupied that nation too?

The Herbst family relocated to England. David (21st May 1896 to 4th December 1987) and Lisa (8th November 1902 until 25th February 1990) lived at 75 Berkeley Court Marylebone until their deaths. Info from ancestry.co.uk and probate records.

Her second Wimbledon in 1946 saw her in doubles with her daughter Doritt. Dorrit was born in 1926.

For Dorritt please see: TennisForum.com - View Single Post - Biographies of Female Tennis Players




Liesl Herbst



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The three Herbsts are listed here, with variant spellings of the first name of Doritt and Liesel, as refugees from Czechoslovakia:

http://webspace.webring.com/people/f...RTF_regind.htm
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[Thanks to: "Feliceski" - a member of Liesl Herbst's family; Jimbo, Newmark, and Rosamund for this information]
 

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LUSTY, ZENA
Great Britain
Born 05 May 1916 in West Ham
Died 11 July 1967 in Epping
[Active late 1940s to at least 1957]

Played Wimbledon in 1949 as a lucky loser but gave a walkover, played singles in 1954 and mixed 1957.

Apparently better known for equestrian activities-at least in the 1930s.





17th January 1936: The Lusty sisters, Diana and Zena, well-known in show-jumping circles, try out their paces on two turtles. The creatures are imported by their father, who supplies the royal household, mayoral banquets and hotels for turtle soup. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Credit: Fox Photos / stringer


Sources

www.ancestry.co.uk
www.gov.uk/search-will-probate

findmypast 1939 Register

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MOTHERSOLE, AUDREY
United Kingdom
Born 04 November 1923 in Barnet, England
Died 26 March 2015 (death registered at Ipswich, England)
Married David M Phillipps Q2 (April to June) 1951 in Hendon, England
[Active in 1947-1950]

Played Wimbledon in 1949 as a lucky loser, her only main draw in her 4 attempts to go through qualifying.

Sources:

Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
English Probate records
1939 Register within findmypast

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/players/be1c41b6-1c77-48c4-b470-ee14fed47a81_LS.pdf

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RYAN, ALICE (Alice Brooks Ryan)
Born 29 October 1890 in Santa Monica, California, USA
Died circa November 1976 in Hampstead, London, England
Married Arthur Stanley Partridge (1882-1951) in Leicester, Leicestershire, England in 1914
[Active early 1900s-1912 and 1927]

Elizabeth Ryan was her sister. Alice accompanied her sister to events in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s and also to England in 1912.

She won a doubles tournament in 1927 in Venice , Italy with her more famous sister Elizabeth Ryan.
 

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RYAN, ELIZABETH (Elizabeth Montague Ryan)
United States
Born February 1892 in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died 06 July 1979 in London, England
Never married.
Nickname: "Bunny"
[Career Span: 1905-1934]

Competing in at least 365 tournaments, she won 662 events, including 193 singles, 255 doubles, and 214 mixed doubles titles. This makes her the most prolific winner in tennis history.

Her record of 19 Wimbledon titles overall was eclipsed by Billie Jean King in 1979. Elizabeth won 12 doubles and 7 mixed titles at the All-England Club. Her 1934 Wimbledon doubles title came 20 years after the first in 1914-a record between 1st and last majors.

Elizabeth was considered by her contemporaries as he greatest female to never have won a grand slam singles.

Her first title abroad was at Surbiton in 1912. Ryan entered 19 events in England that year, and did so again in 1934, her last year of competition. Won the singles titles of Imperial Russia the last year it was held in 1914.

In 1924 she played 35 tournaments, winning 74 titles from 88 finals (Hedges).

Once coming to England she took up residence there permanently for the rest of her life except for short periods after her retirement in 1934. Thus American crowds never really took to her as they might have. When Norweigian born Molla Mallory saved a match point to win the 1926 US Nationals the crowd was solidly in her corner over Ryan.

"As the years passed, Ryan became exceedingly protective of her Wimbledon doubles record, one that King was destined to surpass. She collapsed on the grounds of her beloved Wimbledon on June 6, 1979, the day before King broke her record with her 20th women’s doubles title, playing alongside Navratilova." (International Hall of Fame)

Principal Major Titles and Singles Finals

17 Doubles | 9 Mixed Doubles

Singles

Wimbledon: F 1914, 1920, 1921*, 1930
U.S. Nationals: F 1926

Doubles

French Championships: W 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934
Wimbledon: W 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1934
U.S. Nationals: W 1926

Mixed Doubles

Wimbledon: W 1919, 1921, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932
U.S. Nationals: W 1926, 1933

Ryan with Suzanne Lenglen at the 1914 World Hard Court Championships


Ryan (on left) with Cilly Aussem at Wimbledon in 1930



Sources:

Hedges, Martin. The Concise Dictionary of Tennis, 1978. (page 207)

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/elizabeth-ryan/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Ryan
 

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