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BOUCHER, MURIEL (nee Muriel I Harris)
United Kingdom
Born
Died
Married René C. Boucher (not Bouchier), circa August 1942 in Hendon, Middlesex, England

She played Wimbledon 1939 and was active in 1946.
 

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BOULLE, MICHELLE
France/Chile
Born
Married Patricio H. Rodriguez (Born 20 December, 1923) Chilean Davis Cupper, in 1966
3 children by 1974.
[Active: 1962-1980]

Most active until 1968. Played sporadically after that-her last slam the 1975 French. After 1975 her play in slams limited to doubles (ending in 1977) and Mixed (1984) at French.

In 1968 and 1974 she played Fed Cup for Chile.



Sources:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Boulle

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Rodríguez_(tennis)

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricio_Rodríguez_(tenista)
 

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MATZNER, DIANE
United States
Born 12 December 1948 West Hempstead New York
[Active 1964-1968]

Played singles US Championships 1967 and 1968

Educated at Odessa College in Texas

1980 Resident of Polk County Florida

1988 Playing in Over 40's tennis in the USA.

Sources:

Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records at Ancestry.co.uk
Lakeland Ledger 13th April 1980

google Diane Matzner

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BOUMAN, “KEA” (Kornelia Bouman)
Netherlands
Born 23 November 1903 in Armelo
Died 17 November 1998 in Delden
Married Karl Alexander "Alex" Wilhelm Tiedemann on 27 January 1931 in Armelo
[Active 1923 to 1930]

The only Dutch female to win a singles slam, beating Irene Peacock in the 1927 French final 6-2 6-4. Two years later Kea won the French doubles with Lili de Alvarez. Bill Tilden described her game, “very strong with a good serve, hard forehand, and excellent footwork."

In her youth Bouman took up tennis on the cement court of Armelo located in a remote eastern corner of Holland. As her game developed she moved to The Hague to obtain better tennis competition. Like many a female champion Kea sharpened her game by hitting against stronger males. Tennis wasn't her only sport; golf and field hockey were also played at a high level.

Kea first won the Dutch Nationals in 1923. She would repeat as champion in 1924, 1925 and 1926. 5 titles each in doubles and mixed would leave her with a total of 14 Dutch titles.

She set a milestone in 1924 by winning the bronze medal in Mixed Doubles with Henk Timmer, becoming the first Dutch female to win an Olympic medal.

As the 1920s went on her prominence grew. In 1926 she had a breakthrough at the French. Benefitting from a default by #2 seed Helen Wills (a victim of appendicitus), Kea survived a tussle with Helene Contostavlos in the quarters, finally wining out at 6-2 7-9 8-6. This deep run was ended by #3 seed Mary Browne in semifinals 8-6 6-3.

Just weeks later Kea became the first Dutch female to reach the last 8 at Wimbledon when she lost a tight 3 set quarterfinal to Molla Mallory.

1927 proved to be her banner year. Seeded #3 on the strength of her 1926 result, the steady Bouman dropped two sets in 5 victories, the toughest match being a 3 set squeaker over the adventurous but at times unsteady Bobbie Heine. The 5-7 6-4 6-3 win prevented an all South African final, for in the next round Kea won over #4 seed Irene Peacock 6-2 6-4. To this day Bouman is the only Dutch female winner of a Grand Slam in singles. Betty Stove made the final at Wimbledon in 1977 but lost to Virginia Wade. Bouman's year continued with a trip to the United States. Here she made the quarterfinals at the US Nationals, then went west to end with a tournament victory at the first Pacific Southwest Championships in Los Angeles. It had been quite a year.

Married to Swiss rower Alex Tiedemann in 1931, the couple emigrated to the Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia) until 1940. They later lived for a time in the United States, returning to the Netherlands with their children in 1950. In 1998 Kea died only four days after Henk Timmer, her great friend and partner in winning the Olympic Bronze 74 years earlier.

There is a street in Amsterdam named in her honor.

Quality results in Grand slams and the Olympics

Singles

French Open W (1927), SF (1926)
Wimbledon QF (1926)
US Open QF (1927)

Doubles


French Open W (1929)
Wimbledon QF (1928, 1929)

Mixed Doubles

Wimbledon QF (1929)

Olympic Bronze medal with Henk Timmer in 1924.

World Top Ten Rankings

1927: #9
1928: #8

At the 1927 French with Bill Tilden





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

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BOURBONNAIS, MICHELLE
France
Born 18 November 1926 in Calais, France (Source: International Who's Who of Tennis 1983)
[Active from at least 1949 to 1958]

Competed in 1949 French. Her name appears as “Michele” in many sources.

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BOURGEOIS, GERMAINE
France
Born circa 1890
Died circa 1969
Married (1) Francis Pigueron by 1920-he was figure skating champion of France from 1920-23. Possibly divorced in 1925.
Married (2) Gustave Gounouilhou on 20 December 1926 in the Église de l'Oratoire du Louvre, Paris
[Active from at least 1914 to 1927]

One of the 4 Bourgeois sisters. The photographer Lartigue had a crush on her in 1914, taking her picture at Chamonix. in 1914 when he became infatuated with Germaine Bourgeois. He reports in his memoirs: « Germaine, aujourd’hui je le devine, c’est à cause d’elle qu’au Palais de glace je vais tout le temps m’asseoir à leur table. C’est à cause d’elle que je suis si content d’aller faire du ski aujourd’hui. C’est à cause d’elle que j’aime moins (ou que je n’aime même plus du tout) Simone. » O tempora! O mores!

She married Francis Pigueron after 1914 and by the 1921 French Nationals , as she appears there as Mme Pigueron that year and through 1925. but was back to using her maiden name in 1926, indicating a possible divorce. The link below supports this by listing a second husband.

She never competed at Wimbledon.

http://www.geni.com/people/Germanie-...00018598961697




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BOURGEOIS, MADELEINE (Madeleine Marie-Antoinette Bourgeois)
France
Born 25 August 1896 at Ville-d'Avray, in the department des Hauts-de-Seine
Died 25 November 1985
Married Alfred Jean-Nicolas de Rauch (1.6.1887-), 16 December 1916
[Active in 1925]

Eldest of the 4 Bourgeois sisters, she founded her own high end fashion shop and couture line in Paris in 1932. Her specialty was sportswear. Though not as talented at tennis as her sisters Germaine and Yvonne, she was nonetheless an excellent golfer and did play tennis, so it is possible she competed in some tournaments.

Husband Alfred was captain of France's ice hockey in 1920 to 1928 and head of the French selection for the Olympic Winter Games of 1924 and 1928

Mme de Rauch entered the 1925 French mixed event.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_de_Rauch (with extensive notes)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_de_Rauch

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BOURGEOIS, YVONNE (Yvonne Renée Suzanne Bourgeois)
France
Born 6 May 1902 Paris
Died 12 June 1983 Paris
Married Yann le Quellec in 2 July 1930
[Active 1921-1928]

Youngest of the 4 Bourgeois sisters. Nicknamed “Poison”. Jacques Lartigue wrote of her « …parce qu’elle est trop remuante et un peu agaçante pour les grands ». She went on to be a successful tennis player, playing in the first round of the world championships in 1921, and winning the French Doubles championship in 1924. Lartigue took a picture of her at Chamonix in 1914.

In 1922 and 1923 she won the French national pairs figure skating title with her brother-in-law Francis Pigueron.

Later one of the top female golfers in France



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BOUTIN, JACQUELINE (nee Jacqueline Saladin)
France
Married Boutin between July 1947 and June 1948.
[Active 1946-1952]

Jacqueline entered Wimbledon in 1947 as Mle Saladin but defaulted before her first match. She was Mme Boutin sometime between then and the 1948 French.

She reached the 3R at the Wimbledon in 1949. Ranked just #13 in France in 1948, she made great progress in 1949, winning the Geneva Indoors in the fall.

French Championships (entered 1946 and 1948-1952)


Singles: 2 wins, 5 defeats and 1 default.

In the fall of 1952 she was runnerup at an event in Paris as Mlle Saladin. Had she been recently widowed or divorced?

Sources:

Archive - Draws Archive : J. Boutin (Saladin) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

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BOWAN, "CONNIE" (Constance Sybil Bowan)
United States
Born 06 January 1930
Married 22 December 1955 to Wilmer R. Cozens (born 14 May 1930) in Los Angeles, Califronia
[Active 1951-1956]

Played US Championships 1952 to 1955 as Bowan and 1956 as Mrs Cozens.

Ranked #20 in US in 1953.She was from Hollywood, California. Bowen was the 1951 Oregon State winner.

Source Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records

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BOWER, WINIFRED (Winifred Mary C Bower)
Great Britain
Born 13 October 1902 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died June 1981
Did not marry.
[Active 1920s to at least 1932]

Miss Bower hailed from Yorkshire. She won the Northern event in 1929

Wimbledon Record (competed 1927-1933 and in 1937)

Singles: 1-7 (won only matcxh in 1932, whnen she reached the 3R)
Doubles: 1-3

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BOWES, BEVERLY
United States
Born 9 September 1965
Married Married Holt McPherson Hackney 20th November 1993 San Antonio Texas. Children Harrison and Addie.
[Active 1983-1995]

In a professional tennis career that spanned more than a decade, she won more than 250 career matches and competed in the main draw of 30 grand slam tournaments (Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Open and Australian Open). She has competed against the likes of Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf.

She retired in the mid-1990s and became the Touring Professional at Ballenisles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. as well as a Junior Player Development Coach for the USTA in Key Biscayne, Fla. In the late 1990s, she became a coach at the Evert Tennis Academy, reuniting with Chris Evert, whom she traveled with briefly in the 1980s, and brother John Evert.

In 1998, Beverly moved to Texas to finish her degree in Kinesiology. While attending school and raising a family, she also became a teaching professional at Lost Creek Country Club in Austin.

Beverly entered the collegiate coach ranks in 2000, becoming head coach at Southern Methodist University.

Has her own website as a teaching pro: http://www.beverlybowes.com/

Sources:

1994 WTA Media Guide
http://www.beverlybowes.com/
 

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BOWKER, HELEN (Helen Aileen Bowker)
Australia
Married Charles Joseph Donohoe 30 November 1938

Daugher of former inter-state player Dr Cedric Bowker. In 1937 Aussie draw-doubles only, losing in the 1R.
 

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BOWMAN, JOCELYN
Australia (South Australia)
Married John Richard Schomburgk “Jack” Evans 4 April 1934 (died 26 June 1948, aged 57)

SA player of 1920s. Spouse an architect. No children mentioned in his obit.
 
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