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CAZALET, Mme ARLETTE de (nee Arlette ????)
France
Married by 1948
[Active from at least 1948 to 1952]

1951 French quarterfinalist, losing to #1 seed Doris Hart 6-0 6-4.

We know very little about Mme Cazalet, who only entered the French 3 times, 1949, 1951, and 1952.

In 1949 she got to the last 16, pushing #6 seed Helen Rihbany to 3 sets. After a year's absence she went one round better in 1951. The next year she defaulted before her first match.

Arlette's Frnech Open record in singles was 4 wins-2 defeats, and 1 default.

Her maiden name is not known at present. An identification with Arlette Neufeld Halff is impossible as both entered the 1949 French.

Arlette must have been from or lived in the south of France, as she was a member of the the Tennis Club of Marseilles. The club website suggests she may have been the 1951 French National Champion. In 1994 a trophy was named in her honor.

French rankings

1948: #6
1949: #3

Sources:

Historique - Tennis

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CAZELET, MILDRED (nee Mildred Rourke)
United Kingdom
Born 24 July 1906
Died 28 March 1984 (date death registered)
Married Clement Haughton Langston Cazalet April to June 1922 in Paddington, England.

Husband CHL Cazelet often entered Wimbledon and won a medal at the 1908 Olympics. Husband and wife played mixed at Cromer in 1925. She was the second Mrs Cazelet, his first wife Gertrude Rosebury of Melbourne Australia died in 1921.
 

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CAZELET, THELMA
United Kingdom
Born 28 May 1899
Died 13 January 1989
Married David Keir, 3 August 1939

Active as a minor player as early as 1929 and up to 1932. Best known as a member of Parliament.
 

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CECCHINI, “SANDRA” (Anna-Maria Cecchini)
Italy
Born 27 February 1965 in Bologna, Italy.
[Active: 1981-1998]

Tiny Italian who may be best remembered for beating Chris Evert in Fed Cup in 1986. She won 9 tour level titles at the lower level and reached the French QF in 1985. In addition she won 5 ITF level events and 11 doubles titles. Her highest computer rank was #15 (1988)

WTA stats:
Win Loss Record - Singles: - 340 - 235
Win Loss Record - Doubles: - 211 - 182
 

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CEDERSCHIOLD, MARGARETA (Margareta Cordelia Cederschiöld)
Sweden
Born 30 December 1879 in Stockholm
Died 29 July 1963 in Stockholm
[Active from at least 1912-1924]

Competed in the 1912 Olympics, making the quarterfinals in singles. Her brother Hugo represented Sweden in the shooting competition. Active as late as 1924.

She won the Swedish Indoor title in 1918.



Sources:

Robertson, Max. The Encyclopedia of Tennis, 1973. Page 327.

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

Margareta Cederschiöld - Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté
 

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CHALLENGER, EILEEN (Eileen Mary Challenger)
Great Britain
Born 1913 in York, Yorkshire East Riding
Died
Married Edward K Hossell, circa December 1938
Active 1930s.

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CHAMBERLIN, FAY (Fay E Chamberlin)
Australia (Victoria)
Born circa 1928
Died 1960 in Moun, Victoria
Married Ian Occleshaw in March 1950
[Active 1947 to at least 1953]

Entered the Aussie from 1947 to 1950 as Fay Chamberlin. In March of 1950 she wed Ian Occleshaw,a fellow tennis player, and toured the world on her honeymoon, which included tennis in Celyon (where she was RU) and Europe. She played the Aussie in 1953 as Mrs Occleshaw.

Her name was not spelt Chamberlain-Chamberlin is correct.

Sources:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/23244257
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47842213

http://2015.ausopen.com/en_AU/event_guide/history/players/5222.html

Source Australian Death Index 1787 to 1985 within www.ancestry.co.uk

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CHAMBERLAIN, “VIOLET” (Mabel Violet Chamberlain)
Great Britain
Born 15 February 1902
Died October 1998
Married Llewelyn G Owen, 28 January 1930
[Active 1926-1935]

In draws as early as 1926, when she qualified for Wimbledon. Listed in many draws as MV Chamberlain.

Won at least 7 singles titles; the first at Exmouth in 1928; the last at Chiswick Park in 1933.

For their honeymoon Violet and her new husband toured the French Riviera in early 1930. She was RU at Beaulieu to Joan Ridley and Cilly Aussem at the Carlton Club, Cannes.

Her daughter Violet (born 30 November 1942) showed promise as a tennis player but was sadly killed in a car accident while in Italy.

For her daughter please see: https://www.tennisforum.com/25510634-post1442.html

Violet (left) with Cilly Aussem on the French Riviera, circa 1931.


Sources:

Le blog des archives du tennis feminin

Archive - Draws Archive : Violet Owen (Chamberlain) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM
 

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CHAMBERS, DOROTHEA (nee Dorothea Katherine Douglass)
Great Britain
Born 03 September 1878 in Ealing, Middlesex
Died 07 January 1960 in Kensington, London
Married Robert Lambert Chambers, 6 April 1907 in Ealing.
Nickname: "Dolly"
[Active late 1898-1928]

Often considered the best female before 1919. Wimbledon champion in 1903-1904, 1906, 1910-11, and 1913-14. 1908 Olympic champion.

Her record of 7 Wimbledon Championships stood until eclipsed when Helen Wills-Moody won her 8th in 1938. Though after marriage her last name was Chambers, her husband's middle name was usually added, thus she is often known as Mrs Lambert Chambers. In this era of formality only good friends would call her "Dolly" or Dorothea. In keeping with her time Mrs Chambers refused to divulge her year of birth until her death.

A parson's daughter, as Miss Douglass she was very good but not a world conquer until well into her mid twenties. Some of this may have been due to her late start-taking up the sport at the Ealing Club at age 11 though not playing a formal adult tournament until her 20th year. in 1898.
One suspects her normally placid demeanor masked great determination. As a student at Princess Helen College she once got into trouble for arguing with a school mistress who was umpiring a match. (Little, p. 2).

As the Hillyard and Sterry era faded Dorothea took control of women's tennis in Britain. From her first Wimbledon title of 1903 until 1914 Dorothea would win 7 titles in 10 attempts. Of her 3 defeats at Wimbledon two came to May Sutton. Dorothea lost to Sutton in 1904, won in 1905, and was defeated again in 1906.

Miss Douglass was married to Robert Lambert Chambers in 1907. The ceremony was performed by her father. In 1909 she skipped the Championships to give birth to son Douglass on the 15th of June. She used the rest of the year to work on her book Lawn Tennis For Ladies. Speculation that her tennis days were over was premature. After 18 months Dorothea returned to tennis in triumph.

Her 1910 return victory at Wimbledon set off a two year run in which she went undefeated. No other mother would repeat the feat until 1980 when Evonne Goolagong won as a "mum". In late 1911 she took a second hiatus from tennis, giving birth to 2nd son Graham Lambert on 08 April 1912.

Intending on defending her Wimbledon title, she defaulted in the challenge round after a tough mixed doubles match proved too tiring. Later that summer she retired at a set apiece in at Felixstowe versus Agnes Morton. This was her first singles defeat since 1909. On her return in 1913 she again went undefeated for that year and throughout 1914.

Mrs Chambers won her 7th Wimbledon in 1914, a record at that time. No challenger was on the horizon, but war intervened, depriving her of any chance to add to the total until she was aged 40.

It was in seeking her 8th title that Chambers, more than 40 years of age, had her most famous match. Still the defending champion from 1914, she "sat out" to await the winner of the All-Comers event. Before an audience that included the King and Queen of England Chambers failed to convert two match balls. It was the closest Suzanne Lenglen ever came to losing a singles at Wimbledon. The score was 10-8 4-6 9-7. Chambers made the final again the next year. This was at the age of 41, making her the oldest singles finalist in history. In her 15 singles tried Chambers either won or lost to the eventual winner every time except for 1900.

A fine sense of strategy was complemented by a fine forehand. Mrs Chambers also possessed a deadly drop shot. Accurate, there were no real weaknesses for foes to exploit. Iron-willed, she was a feared competitor.

Titles

83 Singles ttles
57 Doubles titles
58 Mixed titles

In 1928 Mrs Chambers became a teaching professional.




A severe and stern visage.



In action in 1919 vs Suzanne Lenglen-in the background is a roller to roll the grass.



Sources:

Dorothea Chambers: Seven Times Wimbledon Champion. by Alan Chambers. 1985 [32 pages] [Easily the best source]

Tennis for Ladies,
(1910) by Dorothea Lambert Chambers [link to full text below]
https://archive.org/details/lawntennisforla00chamgoog

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

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/dorothea-lambert-chambers/

Archive - Draws Archive : Dorothea Chambers (Douglass) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/194278-dorothea-lambert-chambers.html [A Blast Thread which includes career results]

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/416310-suzanne-lenglen-d-dorothea-lambert-chambers-10-8-4-6-9-7%3B-1919-wimbledon.html
[A Blast Thread by Newmark about this classic match]
 

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CHAMBURE, BEATRICE de (Béatrice de Chambure)
France
Born 16 May 1936
Died 10 January 2015
Married (1) Francois A'Weng Born 20th April 1920 Cannes Died 22nd July 1961 Chartres
Married (2) Jean Gueroult Died 14th June 2013 aged 91
[Active in the 1950s]

Played singles in the French Championships 1954-57. Chambure was the 1954 junior girls champion at the French.
For much of her career she trained at the Tennis Club of Paris.

Sources:

Annuaire 1985 ILTC DE FRANCE (is now GUEROULT DE CHAMBURE BEATRICE)

http://www.geni.com/people/Beatrice-...00010062878750

www.dansnoscoeurs.fr/jean-gueroult/721561/avis

Décès de Béatrice GUÉROULT-de-CHAMBURE > IC of France

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CHAPMAN, AUGUSTA (nee Augusta Bradley)
United States
Born circa 1874
Died 11 February 1949
Married George Lewis Chapman (at least 1 daughter) by 1907
[Active 1890s-1926]

1907 US Nationals semifinalist.

Her playing career spanned over 30 years. Born in Brooklyn, daughter of Stephen R Bradley and Augusta Tremaine Bradley. Widow of George Lewis Chapman, vice-president of Nyack Bank. Finalist in 1916 at Ardsley event with her daughter.

Active as late as 1926 in doubles, playing that year in the US Nationals.

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

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CHAPMAN, IDA (Ida EA Chapman)
Australia (NSW)
Born 1901 in Manilla, NSW
Married Cecil Gardyne in 1924

See entry for Edna M Dakin, who wed a Noel G Gardyne in 1924. The two are easy to confuse!
 

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CHARBONNIER, ALICE (Alice Marguerite Charbonnier)
Switzerland
Born circa 1922 or 1923 (aged 87 at death)
Died 10 October 2009 in Geneva
Married Alain Wavre by January 1953
[Career Span: 1947-1964]

Played the French from 1950-53 and in 1956. Singles at Wimbledon (1962) and the US Nationals in 1964. She represented Switzerland in the 1963 and 1964 Federation Cup. Her son Dominique (born July 5 1955) is a famous yachtsman.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Charbonnier

Janine Bourgnon and Alice (on right) at Hilversum in 1960

 

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CHARNELET, GERMAINE (Germaine Marie Louise Charnalet)
France
Born 12 March 1900 in Paris
Died ????
Married Marcel Prosper Ernst Pillette on 13 February 1933 in Paris
[Active from 1923 to 1936]

Germaine Charnelet was the eldest of the two children of Jean-Paul Charnelet, an industrialist, and Alice Charnelet (née Saulpic). Germaine’s younger brother, Georges, doesn’t appear to have taken part in lawn tennis tournaments. Her husband, Marcel Pillette, was a court bailiff by profession.

Germaine Charnelet took part in the International French Championships tournament every year from 1925 to 1936 (after 1932 as Mme Pillette).

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CHARPENEL, AIMÉE (nee Aimee Cochet)
France
Born 15 October 1898 in Chaponost, Rhône
Died ????

Married Jean Charpenel by 1927
[Active 1922-1946]

Sister of the famous player Henri Cochet (1901-1987). Active as late as 1946, when she played the French at Roland Garros. She was the 2nd series champion of Lyon as early as 1922. The Cochet family was from the Lyonais region. Her father Gustave Cochet (1873-1962) was the groundskeeper at the Lyon Tennis Club.

She entered Wimbledon only once, in 1930.

French Ranking

1928: #12
1930: #11
1931: #15
1932: #14
1934: #9
1935: #8
1937: #11

1942: #10
1944: #7
1945: #6
1946: #7

Archive - Draws Archive : Aimee Charpenel - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/files/pdf/1serie_feminine.pdf

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

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