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CANDEE, "LOUISE" (nee Marie Louise Mayhew)
United States
Born 6 September 1879
Died [????] alive in 1958.
Married DeForest Candee (1879-dead by 1958) on 23 March 1908
[Active circa 1903-1938]

The first notice of her is in 1903 in the New York Times. For the most part she played only locally.

After her 1908 marriage she was listed as "Mrs DeForest Candee in contemporary sources, Marie lived in Garden City on Long Island in New York, right on the doorstep of New York City.

In 1918 Louise played the US Nationals, gaining the 2R, where she lost to Marie Cassel. Her tennis prowess must have increased, for after World War One she was very prominent from 1918 through trhe early 20s, when age no doubt slowed her down. After that most of her activity centered around local tennis events on Long Island.

Census records and other sources indicate she went by her middle name Louise. Possibly the same person who is buried in Brooklyn in February 1963. This person is listed as Louise M Candee, but the flipped initials here happened in other records connected to her.

The couple had at one child, a daughter named Jennifer (or Jeannette) was born circa 1912.

[Thanks to Newmark for help with this biography]
 

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CARILLO, MARY (Mary Jean Carillo)
United States
Born 15 March 1957 in the borough of Queens, New York City, New York
Married William Anton "Bill" Bowden on 5 May 1983, Divorced in 1998
Plays: Lefthanded
[Active 1976-1980]

1977 French Mixed Doubles Champion with John McEnroe. Two young New Yorkers having fun, they won the event treating it all as a great lark.

While Mcenroe went on to further Grand Salm glory, a knee injury ended Carillo's dreams of serve and volley glory in the manner of her idols like Billie Jean King. Her highest ranking was # 33 in January 1980.

Carillo parlayed a gift for gab and keen insight into television announcing. Named Best Commentator by Tennis Magazine (1988–91), Best Commentator by World Tennis magazine (1986) and Broadcaster of the Year by the Women's Tennis Association (1981 and 1985). Her humorous yet opinionated commentary earned her a large fanbase as well as several detractors among tennis fans on social media and top players. It was Mary who came up with the time "Big Babe Tennis" for power players such as Mary Pierce, Lindsay Davenport, and the Williams sisters.

In later years she branched out into other sports, covering the 2008 Olympics in Beijing for example.



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

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CARR, BERNICE
South Africa
Born 12 January 1938
Married V. L. Vukovich, between 1958 and 1960
[Active 1954-1969]

A purely defensive player, she could run all day and typically wore down opponents. She was a junior champion South Africa in 1954 and 1955.

Carr won her nations title in 1958 and 1960. In between she reached the final.

South African finals

1958 Bernice Carr d. Heather Nicholls Segal 3-6 7-5 6-4
1959 Sandra Reynolds d. Bernice Carr Vukovich 6-0 8-6
1960 Bernice Carr Vukovich d. Sandra Reynolds 6-1 2-6 12-10

Carr was the daughter of Crotian immigrants to South Africa.

In 1960 Bernice competed at all of the slams except for the Australian. Among her victims at the US Championships was a young Billie Jean Moffitt (later King).

She finally played in Australia in 1965, representing South Africa in the Federation Cup, where the Sprinboks lost in the quarters to Great Britain.

Titles

East London in 1959 and 1960; Palermo, Berlin and Hilversum in 1960; and Johannesburg in 1964.


Bernice Carr, Jean Forbes, Renee Schuurman, and Sandra Reynolds​

Sources:

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

https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernice_Carr_Vukovich

joueuses sud-africaines des 20's aux 70's - Le blog des archives du tennis feminin

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/players/86bc27c2-15f0-4688-abdd-3aae7a4d526f_LS.pdf
 

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SATTERTHWAITE, PHYLLIS (nee Phyllis Carr)
United Kingdom
Born 26 January 1886, in Kensington, Middlesex, England
Died 20 January, 1962 in Kensington, London
Married Clement Richard Satterthwaite in Chiswick, Middlesex,England on 13 April 1912, Separated from April of 1923.
Active from the 1910s to 1939.

From Wimbledon record sources, Miss Phyllis Helen Carr in fact was born in Kensington, Middlesex,England on 26 January 1886 and not 1889.

Career highlights include making the All-Comers finals of Wimbledon 1919 and 1921. Won the Welsh Covered Courts Cup in 1921 and the Welsh Champs in 1927. Collected well over 100 titles on her yearly jaunts to the Riviera.

Notorious for her ability to retrieve and send up incredibly high lobs. Whole points could last minutes. Involved in what many believe was one of the longest rallies ever vs Lucia Valerio at Bordigherea in 1930-the ball crossing the net over 450 times. She was a habitue of the Riviera, where she won many titles. According to Ted Tinling she was in the pay of several Riviera hotels. Dan Maskill mentions in his autobiography that in her will she left over 130,000 pounds to a society that cared for cats.
She was active as late as 1939, when she appeared in Riviera doubles final at the age of 53!

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


A cigarette card image of Satterwaithe from the 1920s.


Dorothy Holman (left) and Satterthwaite in 1920

 

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CARY, MARGARET
United States
Born 10 May 1925
Died 28 February 2015 San Diego
Married William Reynolds Lieb 1949
[Active in the mid to late 1940s]

At Wimbledon in 1948, she came down with measles after her 1R defeat.

Note the NYT has “Mary", an obvious error.

She was from San Diego (or La Jolla) California.

Sources:

www.mooseroots.com

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lat...?pid=174327963

[Thanks to Rollo and Rosamund for this information]
 

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CASE, NANCY (Nancy C Case)
United Kingdom
Born 6 July 1909 in Sheldon, Devon
Died
Possibly married to Mark W. Rounsefell in 1934 (see below)
[Active circa 1930-35]

Lost in the first round at Wimbledon in 1933, her only appearance at the Championships.

Note: The marriage of a Mark W. Rounsefell to a Nancy C.M. Case was recorded in Devon in the second half of 1934. Is this Nancy Case the tennis player?

[Thanks to Newmark for this information]
 

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CASSEBEER, CLARA (nee Clara Kuttroff)
United States
Born 24 April 1882
Died 28 January 1971 in New York
Md Charles Frederick Theodore “Theodore” Cassebeer, (1879-1941) in 1913
Name variant: family name sometimes listed as Kutroff.
[Active: 1907-1928]

Often listed as Mrs T Cassebeer. No children. Clara’s father Adolf Kutrroff came to the US from Germany in 1860. Mr Kuttroff was an importer. He was very wealthy, disposing of almost 2 million in his will on his death in 1936. Clara inherited 1/5 that amount.

As a New York city native Clara represented the West Side Tennis Club. She was unwed as late as 4 April 1913, but married by October, when she played tennis as Mrs Cassebeer. Her husband, a lifelong New Yorker too, was famous in the piano trade, being the grandson of Steinway.

More information may possibly be obtained from Theodore E. Steinway, People and Pianos: A Pictorial History of Steinway & Sons (Steinway & Sons, 1953, new edition, 2005)or Fostle, Donald W. (1995). The Steinway Saga: An American Dynasty.


The photo below is from 1909.

 

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CASTENSCHIOLD, “SOPHIE” (Thora Gerda Sophie Castenschild)
Denmark
Born 1 February 1882 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 30 January 1979 in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Married (1) Bengt Gustaf Adolf Carlheim-Gyllensköld on 20 August 1912 in Copenhagen. He was a Swede. They divorced in 1942.
Other nicknames: “Soffy” (source: Danish wiki)
Also listed as Sofie or Sofia in some sources, we are going with the prevailing Danish spelling.

Sophie Castenschiold was the daughter of Sonny and Jean Castenschiold Victoire "Cicca" Jacqueline Fortunée. First Danish female to compete at Wimbledon-she made the QF in 1910. Silver medalist in the 1912 Olympic Indoors Games. Moved to Sweden after 1912 marriage. Won Danish Championships on gravel 1908-1910.
 

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CATT, DEIDRE
Great Britain
Born 4 July 1940
Married (1) John G Keller of Australia by 1965
Married (2) N McMahon

Height: 4’ 11 and a half inches.

Note that “Dierdre” (an error made by John Bassett) is incorrect. Catt was one of the shortest players in her era.
 
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