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BOCIO, ANA-MARIA
Argentina
Born 19 December 1943
Died 06 January 2016 in Madrid, Spain
Nickname: "Manucha"
[Active in 1964]

From Cordoba in Argentina.

Played singles US Championships 1964 and Fed Cup 1964.

Sources:

http://www.fedcup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20003963 (provides her date of birth)

Google refers to Luto en el tenis cordobes por la muerte de Ana Maria Bocio.
Luto en el tenis cordobés por la muerte de Ana María Bocio, gloria de los '60 | Mundo D



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BOVE, MABEL
Argentina
Born 10 March 1937
Married Jorge Eduardo Capurro (died 9th June 2006)
[Active 1953-1967]

Played singles US Championships 1959 and French 1961.

Bove was the RU at the 1960 Argentine International.

She was ranked in the Argentine top top 14 out of 15 years from 1953 to 1967-the only exception being 1956.

Argentine rankings

1953: #6
1954: #7
1955: #5
1957: #4
1958: #6
1959: #5
1960: #2
1961: #5
1962: #3
1963: #3
1964: #3
1965: #2
1966: #2
1967: #3

Sources:

Date of Birth ITF Website
http://www.tenisay.com.ar/2011/06/historia-del-tenis-argentino.html

Google for husband

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YNGAYO, PATRICIA
Philippines
Born 14 April 1937 in Ermita, Manila
Died July 2013
[Active circa 1954-1966]

A stalwart of tennis in the Philippines for many years, Patricia Yngayo was the daughter of another tennis player, Lope Yngayo, and his wife, Salud G. Bengson, who married each other in Manila on 9 January 1935. Lope was later coach of the Filipino Davis Cup team. The tennis player Anna Yngayo was probably his daughter and Patricia’s sister.

In addition to her successes at the Asian Games (see below), Patricia Yngayo also won the women’s doubles and mixed doubles at the International Philippines Championships more than once. Patricia appears never to have won the women's singles title at this tournament, partly due to her great Filipino rival Desideria Ampon, to whom Patricia lost in the women's singles final six times between 1958 and 1971.

[From her obituary]

Tennis great Yngayo, 76

(The Philippine Star) | Updated July 11, 2013 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Former Asian Games lawn tennis medalist Patricia Yngayo passed away due to lingering illness. She was 76.

Yngayo won the women’s double silver medal with Desideria Ampon and mixed doubles silver with Miguel Dungo in the 1958 Tokyo Games where the Phl finished second to Japan.

She also had three bronze medals in women’s singles, doubles and team events in the 1962 Jakarta Games and later won two more silvers in women’s and mixed doubles and a bronze in women’s team event in the Asian Games edition in Bangkok, Thailand four years later.

Her body lies in state at the Funeraria Rizal in Libertad, Pasay City. Cremation will be on Friday.

Source:

Tennis great Yngayo, 76 | Sports, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

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STRICKLAND, Mrs MURIEL (nee Muriel Mary ????)
United Kingdom/Singapore
Born 26 June 1905
Died in 1990 or 1991
Married Strickland by 1935
[Active circa 1935-40]

Muriel Strickland was notably runner-up in the women's singles event at the Singapore Championships in 1937, the year in which she also won the women's doubles and mixed doubles events at the same tournament.

Her maiden name is not yet known.

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PENNEFATHER, ALICE (nee Alice Edith Wilhemina Patterson)
Singapore
Born 16 October 1903 in Singapore
Died 24 February 1983
Married Lancelot Maurice Pennefather, 1919
Nicknames: “The Grand Old Lady of Sport”, the “Evergreen Mrs Pennefather” and “The Sporting Grandmother”
[Active in the 1930s]

Best known as Singapore's first female badminton star, the racially mixed Mrs Pennefather was a tennis champion. Of Japanese and Scottish heritage, she wed sportsman Lancelot Pennefather, who coached her.

She was the Singapore singles champion from 1936 to 1938. Alice was the first non-European to capture the title.

Hockey was among her other sports.

SINGAPORE WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME - ALICE PENNEFATHER
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Pennefather

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JOHNSON, JOAN (Joan D Johnson)
United States
Born 1929 in Wyandott, Michigan
[Active 1956-1968]

Won first Orange Bowl Singles Miami 1947.

Played singles US Championships 1956, Wimbledon 1959 and Australia 1968. Joan was the finalist to Bev Fleitz at the 1959 Swedish Championships in Bastaad.

Later professor, administrator and coach at California State University Los Angeles and devoted her career to developing womens tennis.

Known as Dr Johnson from 1965, when she earned her Phd.

Dr Johnson in 1962



For full biography go to

DR. JOAN D. JOHNSON | ITA Women's Hall of Fame

The Emeritimes Winter 1997 California State University Los Angeles

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FOURIE, MARIE
South Africa
Born 06 January 194? (after 1941)
[Active 1964-1965]

Played singles Wimbledon and US Championships 1964.

She was 18 or younger when playing late in 1959, placing her date of birth at 06 January (her known birthday) 1941 or later.

Marie was probably active in adult South African events from the early 1960s.

Sources:

British Lawn Tennis Magazine January 1967 gives her birthday as 6th January.

Additionally per British Lawn Tennis Magazine November 1959, she was active in the Under 18's South Transvaal.

Per British Lawn Tennis Magazine February 1961, she was active in the South African junior nationals

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CROSS, JOAN
South Africa
Born 09 March 1941 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province
Married Johnson by October 1964
[Active 1959-1964]

Won Girls Singles French and Wimbledon 1959

Played singles French and Wimbledon 1959.

Joan was coached by Sheila Summers, a South African champ of the 1940s.

Per Tennis Forums Results October 1964 then Mrs Johnson

Sources 2015 Wimbledon Compendium

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VAN LENNEP, GRACE (nee Grace Mary Robinson)
Great Britain
Born 1885
Died 1968
Married Christiaan van Lennep (1887-1955) 1913 in Burnham, England
[Active 1920-1921]

Married to Dutch tennis star Christiaan van Lennep, who she met in Adelboden when he was there for a hockey tournament. They lived at Riouwstraat 127 in the Archipel area of The Hague. Between 1914 and 1923 Christiaan was the director of the Batavian Credit Bank at Park Street in The Hague.

The Van Lennep couple had two daughters, Constance (1915) and Wendela (1918). They went to elementary school at Koninginnegracht. Though not a top player in the mould of her husband, Mary did enter the mixed doubles with him at Wimbledon in 1920 and 1921, only to default both times.

In the late 1920's the family moved to Territet near Montreux in Switzerland because it would be better for the health of Grace. Christiaan passed away first however, dying at Territet in 1957.

Could she possibly be the Miss Robinson who was whitewashed at Wimbledon 6-0 6-0 in 1909?

Sources
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https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiaan_van_Lennep_%281887-1955%29

http://www.albertusperk.nl/eigenperk-artikelen/2003.2 de Unie.pdf

http://www.tennisforum.com/69771577-post3978.html (a remote possibility this Miss Robinsosn is Grace.)

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DIEMER KOOL, MARIE (nee Marie Bernardien De Bloeme)
Netherlands
Born 08 December 1896 in The Hague
Died 13 December 1984
Married Arthur Diemer Kool (1896-199) 18 July 1918 in The Hague
[Active from at least 1916-1921]

Marie Diemer Kool competed with her husband and fellow tennis player, Arthur, in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1921. They lost in the first round. They had five daughters together: Freda (b. 1919), Helene (b. 1922), Marijke (b. 1925), Marceline (b. 1927), and Nora.

Sources:

http://www.iisg.nl/ondernemers/pdf/pers-0354-01.pdf

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Diemer_Kool

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THOMPSON, LEIGH-ANNE (or LEIGH)
United States
Born 04 January 1964 in Newport News, Virginia
Married John Cross in 1992
Two-handed backhand
[Active 1981-1988]

Thompson turned professional in February 1982. Runnerup finishes at Montreal and Nashville on the Avon Futures circuit gave her encouragement, but the rest of the year was a disappointment until Mahwah. Here she won the event, a big stop on the tour, by upsetting #1 seed Andrea Jaeger in the second round. Thompson went on to reach the final and beat Bettina Bunge 7-6 6-3.

Tendonitis in her arm and shoulder developed, and in 1988 Thompon retired at the age of only 24. She had career wins over Andrea Jaeger, Evonne Goolagong, Helena Suková, Bettina Bunge, and Catarina Lindqvist. From 1984 she dropped the "Anne" and went by Leigh.

She still goes by Leigh now, also having married and raised a family.



Oh, my gosh, I've never been happier. I really don't know how I did that life. I saw the world, and I would have never been able to do that otherwise. I met great people and had great coaches. And I really do believe it's such a great sport. There were so many plusses, but it was so grueling. This is what I want." Leigh in a 2005 interview about life on the tour
Singles

Career record 42–68
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 27 (August 15, 1983)



Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh-Anne_Thompson

Players | WTA Tennis English

Where Are They Now?: Courting Family Life - tribunedigital-dailypress
https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/5771-ladies-court-62.html

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HULTKRANTZ, ULLA
Sweden
Born 11 December 1936 in Lidingo, Stockholm
[Active 1956-1960]

Played singles Wimbledon 1959 losing in 1st round to eventual runner up Darlene Hard. Her highest rank in Sweden was at #2 in 1960.

Source Swedish birth records 1860- 1941 within Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
It is in Swedish but googling Brita Hultkranz (her mother) will produce an article dated 8th October 2009 when she was 100.They were a sporty family.

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BONSTROM, MARGARETA
Sweden
Born 07 April 1929 in Saffle, Sweden
Nickname: Gertrud
[Active 1952-1961, then sporadically until 1972]

Played singles 6 times in Grand slams between 1952 and 1958. Best was 3rd round of Wimbledon 1954 and US Championships 1957. In 1957 she won the Tri-State doubles in 1957 with Lois Felix.

A lot of results until October 1961, thereafter sometimes at the Swedish Championships-the last time in 1972.

Source. 1983 International Who's Who of Tennis

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METZNER, INGRID (Ingrid Charlotte Metzner)
Brazil
Born circa 1936/37 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Married Dieter Drechsler.
[Active 1953-1957]

From a family of German origin, at the age of nine Ingrid moved to joined the Esporte Clube Pinheiros, a club traditionally associated with Germans.

An all-around athlete who was active in other sports like table tennis and gymnastics. Ultimately she settle on tennis. We fiirst find in in Brazilian rankings in 1953, when she was #3 in the nation.

In the Americas Metzner won a bronze medal at the Pan American championships in 1955.

In 1956 she became the first Brazilian female to appear at the French Championships and Wimbledon. On that tour she collected titles at Cannes (France), Malvern (England), Duisburg, Nuremberg and Travemuende (Germany) and Cascais (Portugal).

In November of 1957 she won the Brazilian Nationals in a tough 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over rising star Maria Bueno.

"Despite the hard time with the expense and bureaucracy in the trips were wonderful times. Tennis was not as it is today, I was traveling alone and had to worry about everything from nutrition and fitness to the passport and the purchase of airline tickets" Ingrid, speaking about her time on tour
In the late 50s sponsorship was nonexistent, especially when Maria Bueno took over as Brazilian #1 and became a megastar. Ingrid married, brought up family and gave up tennis. She began playing senior tennis in 1977, competing with a lot of success.







From L to R: Metzner and Maria Helena Amorim



Esporte Clube Pinheiros · Revista TÊNIS
[Source google brought up article Esporte Clube Pinheiros translation from Portugese to English]

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

http://www.tennisforum.com/49628258-post9.html

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KNOTT, "MARGARET" (nee Lucy Margaret Osborne)
Great Britain
Born Q3 (July to September) 1919 in Birmingham, England
Married Basil W. Knott 25 January 1947 in Birmingham, England
[Active 1949-1952]

Usually listed as Mrs BW Knott, she played singles at Wimbledon from 1949 to 1952.

Also captain of England's World Table Tennis Champions 1946/47 and non playing captain 1947/48.
England Open table tennis champion 1934 and 1935.

Sources:

Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
Wedding date English table tennis Magazine February 1947.
Table tennis results from Sport International Book 1960

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LEHMANN, ELENA
Argentina
Born 23 May 1926 Berlin Germany
[Active 1952-1954]

Played singles French 1952and Wimbledon 1952 and 1954.

Awarded damages of $5,866 as a result of injuries sustained in car accident at Wimbledon 1954. Forced to retire from tennis as a result.

Sources:

Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
New York passenger lists 1820 to 1957 Copenhagen to New York arrive 29th May 1956
Florida Passenger Lists 1898 to 1963 arrive Miami 5th November 1958

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