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BURNS, JESSIE
New Zealand
Born
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Married J. D. McKay 11 March 1941

1940 winner at Wellington

Miss Jessie Burns, who was yesterday married to Leading Aircraftman J.D. McVay, R.N.Z.A.F. The bride is a well-known Wellington representative tennis player. (Evening Post, 12 March 1941)
 

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GALE, ELFIE
New Zealand

A tennis player involved in a sex scandal in 1928.


ELFIE GALE, tennis star, singer and Anglican church worker in Dunedin, whose guilty adventure with a young deacon of St. Paul's Church has found its conclusion in the Divorce Court. (NZ Truth, 16 August 1928).
 

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CANIVET, CARMEN (nee Carmen Elide Alberte Marie Duran y Rivas)
France
Born in 1895
Married Pierre Henri Canivet (1890-1982) on 13 December 1919 in Paris.
[Active circa 1920-1926]

Entered the 1925 French.

Her husband was most famous for the sport of curling as well as a tennis player. Mr Canivet also helped start, and then edited, the magazine Tennis et Golf.

1920-Lefébure, Mme Canivet, Mme Pigueron, [et Roger] Danet



Sources:

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

https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ca/pierre-canivet-1.html
https://gw.geneanet.org/marrothi?n=canivet&oc=&p=pierre+henri


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FONRODONA, ISABEL
Spain
Born circa 1904
[Active from at least 1920 to 1925]

RU in Barcelona in 1920 to Subirana. According to American Lawn Tennis she was 16 (July 15, 1920, p256). In 1924 she represented her nation in the Olympic Games at Paris.



Melle Fondarana [i. e. Isabel Fonrodona], M. [Manuel] Alonso [vainqueurs du double mixte au championnat du monde de tennis à Saint-Cloud] : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]1920

 

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ROECHLING, Frau
Germany

Frau Roechling played at the 1913 World Hard Court Championships-losing her first match. Note the caption from the Gallica site (source of the photo) lists her as Mlle Roechling.


1913 in Paris.

 

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FERGUS, Miss M. M
United Kingdom (Scotland)
[Active as early as 1909 to at least 1926]

RU in the Scottish Championships in 1909, 1913 and 1914.

Entered Wimbledon in 1921. Miss Fergus was a member of the Liberton Tennis Club in Edinburgh. A 1920 article gives Riperton as her home.

1914 World Hard Court Championships




Sources:

Fifty Years of Lawn Tennis in Scotland. (1927).

http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19200908-1.2.41.aspx

Aspects of Scottish Lawn Tennis; Being a Series of Articles by J. Patten Macdougall, C.B., A. Wallace McGregor, A. Morrice Mackay, Dr. L.O.S. Poidevin, Kenneth Sanderson, Miss M.T. Crawford, Miss M.M. Fergus, Mrs. Robin Welsh. With an Introduction by ... Lord Dunedin ... Illustrated from Action Photographs by A. Wallace McGregor. [With a Prefatory Note by Ian C.A. Murray.] Edinburgh, 1910.
 

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MATTHEY, "JEANNNE" (Marie-Jeanne Matthey-Jonais)
France
Born 25 January 1886 in Alexandria, Egypt
Died 24 November 1980 in Paris, France
[Active 1910-1914 and 1924]

4 time French singles champion from 1909 through 1912; Finalist 1913
1913 French doubles champion

'Talented but self-effacing, the young Jeanne quickly made a name for herself on the courts of the Racing Club de France, where her family were all members. In 1909 she won her maiden French Championship (as the French Open was formerly known) and went on to become one of the country’s leading women players, retaining the title for the next three years before losing to the top French seed Marguerite Broquedis in the 1913 final.' [from "The Heroic Jeanne Matthey"]

Her Swiss father William Matthey. Her French mother was Annette Bertin. Throughout her life Jeanne was primarily known as Mlle Matthey.

The family moved to Paris in 1900. it was here on the courts of the Racing Club where Jeanne and her sister Cecile took up tennis. Jeanne was the top French female until eclipsed by Marguerite Broquedis and Suzanne Lenglen in 1913 and 1914.

Jeanne notably defeated Suzanne Lenglen twice. In Suzanne's first event ever at Compiegne in 1912 Matthey easily bested the 13 year old 6-3 6-1. The next year at Chantilly the score was 7-5 6-1 for Jeanne. This makes Matthey the only female to winning record against Suzanne.

Her career was interrupted her World War I. Jeanne became a Red Cross nurse. Injuries to her arm during the conflict put an end to serious tennis. The lone exception to this was the 1924 French Nationals, where she was quickly bundled out 6-1 6-0 in the opening round.


During World War II Mlle Matthey became involved the French resistance. Held and tortured by the Gestapo, she refused to cooperate and was sent to a cncentration camp. For her efforts on behalf of France Jeanne was named a knight (1952), officer (1958) and commander (1962) in the French Legion of Honour.


Never married, she was living in Paris at her death in 1980 at the age of 94.


Mlle Matthey at the 1913 World Hard Court Championships





Sources:
- Death certificate (p. 27)
- The heroic Jeanne Matthey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Matthey

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/1340503-jeanne-matthey.html


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COLES, JESSIE (Jessie Mary Coles)
Great Britain
Born 29 January 1871 in Cranbrook, Kent
Died 11 September 1918 in Tunbridge Wells
Did not marry.
[Active circa 1907-1913]

In the 1891 census with her siblings. The 1901 census finds her employed as a governess in the nearby town of Tenterden. Usually to be found in events with her bettewr known sister Mildred Coles. Was she a sort of chaperone/companion for her younger sister?

From the National Probate Calendar of England and Wales: "Coles, Jessie Mary of 89A Sandgate Road, Folkestone, spinster, died 11 September 1918 at 54 Claremont Road, Tunbridge Wells. Probate, London, 8 January to Frances Emma Muir, widow. Effects: £3356 19s. 4d."

Wimbledon record (entered 1907, 1912 and 1913)

Singles: 2-3

[Thanks to Newmark and Rollo for this information]
doubles: 0-1
Mixed: 0-1

Sources:

Ancestry.com

Archive - Draws Archive : J. Coles - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

National Probate records
 

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PARAVICINI, "LILIAN" (nee Elisabeth-Cécile-Lilian (von Wattenwyl) de Watteville
Switzerland
Born 25 July 1886
Died 02 March 1955
Married Charles R Paravicini (1872-1947) in 1910. He was Swiss minister to the UK.
[Active 1920]

Daughter of Johann Ludwig Eduard von Wattenwyl of Bern. She had been known as Lilian de Watteville before her marriage

Played at Wimbledon in 1920 (in the mixed doubles with E.A. Storer).
Children Jacqueline (born 1912 as Adele-but went by Jacqueline) and Vincent (born 1914).

While we have not confirmed 100% that this is the Madame Paravicini who played Wimbledon in 1920 we know:

A. Mr Paravicini was appointed Minister to the UK in 1920-the year in question.
B. This explains why she was listed as "Madame"-a French or Swiss designator
C. Her daughter Jacqueline played tennis socially at Lady Crosfield's pre-Wimbledon party.

Sources:

[Swiss diplomatic biographies]
http://db.dodis.ch/people/5217

http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/f/F14874.php

[Details on her]
http://gw.geneanet.org/pierfit?lang=en&p=elisabeth+cecile+lilian+von+wattenwyl&n=de+watteville

[Thanks to LKK and Rollo for this information]
 

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PAINE, Mrs
United Kingdom
[Active 1908]

Played at Wimbledon in 1908 and lost to Dorothea Chambers 0-6 0-6 in the 1R.

Is it possible to find any additional details on her?

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SCARLETT, BARBARA (Barbara Jane Scarlett)
United States
Born 2nd April 1930 Baltimore Maryland
Married Milton N Allen by 1956
[Active in the late 1940s to at least 1956]

Attended Vassar College. Later a tennis umpire.
Daughter Jane Scarlett born circa 1964.



Sources:

USLTA YEARBOOK 1949 [provides date of birth]

[Wedding of daughter Jane]
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/30/style/weddings-jane-s-allen-bradley-c-bowton.html

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BURGESS-SMITH, VICTORIA (nee Victoria Oppenheimer)
United Kingdom
Born 6 July 1887 in Hendon
Died
Married Edward Henry Burgess-Smith in 1909 in London
[Active circa 1910-30]

Mother of the player Mary Burgess-Smith: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=25686386&postcount=2373

The Wimbledon site has Mary entered at Wimbledon in 1925, 1927-28, and from 1933 to 1937. Given her date of birth for Mary (1912) the earlier dates (especially 1925 to 1928) are more likely to be her mother.


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NOVELLO, LUCILLE
United States
Born circa 1926
Died January 30, 2013
Married Arthur Thomas Heubner in 1950

It seems her married name was often mispelled as Huebner.

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HEUBNER, Lucille Novello

Lucille Novello Heubner, 87, of West Hartford died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, (January 30, 2013). Lucille was born in Hartford and attended the Mount St. Joseph Academy. She was an accomplished athlete, having won the Hartford city tennis championship, and a talented artist, whose paintings graced her home and will continue to be treasured by her family and friends. Lucille was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Arthur Thomas Heubner, and her oldest daughter, Patricia Heubner. She is survived by daughter Kathleen Emery and her husband James of Charlotte, NC; son Philip Heubner and his wife Marion of West Simsbury; daughter Barbara Heubner of Reston, VA; and grandchildren Kyle Heubner, Alison Heubner, and Nicole Emery.

There will be no calling hours or public memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Connecticut Foundation, 2390 Alumni Drive, Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206, Attn: Data Services; or to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002. -Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 3, 2013

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 3, 2013

Sources:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/har...?pid=162848073

Her husband's obituary:
http://articles.courant.com/2007-03-...-health-center

[Thanks to LKK for this information]
 

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MOULTON, LOMA
Born on August 15, 1913 in Pasadena, California
Died on June 21, 2006 in Pebble Beach, CA.
Married Hulet Smith in 1941

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Loma Moulton Smith

With the death of Loma Moulton Smith, the world has lost a warm, wonderful human being whose life illuminated and enriched all who knew her. She was born in Pasadena, California on August 15, 1913 to Fred and Daisy Moulton. She died on June 21, 2006 in Pebble Beach, CA. Loma grew up in Pasadena and showed her athletic prowess early and by ten years of age she was winning tennis tournaments. In later years she mastered the sport of Badminton. She and her late husband, Hulet Smith were active in the Pasadena Badminton Club where they met and married in 1941. Both earned a place in the badminton Hall of Fame. Loma won four national badminton tournaments and received the Helms Award in 1966. Loma and Hulet were also members of Annandale Golf Club. Golf was a great part of their life. Her record of Annandale has never been broken with a score of 69 on the women's course. Loma also won the United States Senior Women's Golf Championship in 1964 and 1965. Loma and Hulet won many golf tournaments and between them had several holes-in-one. Hulet once complained that won he got his holes-in-one the bar would happen to be crowded to capacity but when Loma got hers, there were only a few people in the bar. Loma and Hulet had many interests including a great love of nature and animals. Their passion was helping youngsters develop their talents in sports. They lived for many years in Arcadia before moving to Pebble Beach. A memorial service will be held and a celebration of Loma's life at the Monterey Peninsula Golf Club where she sponsored the annual Loma Smith Golf T ournament. Loma is survived by a daughter, Julia Scheu and husband Leland of Upland, California, granddaughters Nevin Scheu of Los Angeles, Allyson McQuade and her husband Tom of Los Angeles, and two great grandchildren, Julia Grace McQuade and Logan Leland McQuade. Where Loma came from nobody knows. Where she's going, everyone goes. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews/obituary.aspx?n=loma-moulton-smith&pid=18370772#sthash.rXjc8IOZ.dpuf


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pas...h&pid=18370772

[Thanks to LKK for this information]
 
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