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COLLIER, DENISE (nee Denise Mary French)
Great Britain
Born 06 September 1921 in Edmonton, England
Died 17th March 2006 in Bridgend, Wales.
Married John A. Collier in Q3 (July to September) 1942 Bath, England
[Active 1950-1957]

Played at Wimbledon 1950 to 1957(singles 1954 to 1957 winning 1 match)

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

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PASSAILAIGUE, JEAN (nee Jean Tate)
Jamaica
Born circa 1936
Married Peter Passailaigue by 1956
[Active circa 1956-70]

Jean Passailaigue notably won the women's singles title at the All-Jamaican Championships at least once, 1967. Her brother David had won the men's singles title at the same tournament a few years earlier as a sixteen-year-old. Peter Passailaigue was also a renowned lawn tennis player.

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BARKER, EVELYN (nee Evelyn Weatherby)
Great Britain
Born in 1874 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Died 24 June 1955 in Winchester
Married Arthur Henry C. Barker in London in 1904
[Active in 1905]

Evelyn Barker was runner-up in the women's singles event at the Irish Championships in 1905, but doesn't appear to have taken part in many, or even any other lawn tennis tournaments. She and her husband were living in Dublin in 1905 and were still there when the Census of Ireland was taken in early 1911. Arthur Barker was working in the Irish capital during this period.

Evelyn was the daughter of Edward and another Evelyn Weatherby who must have been distantly related because they both had the same surname when they married each other in London in 1867.

The Weatherby family have been closely involved with the sport of horseracing, particularly as publishers of racing journals, for several centuries, as the following link shows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherbys

At the time of her death in 1955, Evelyn Barker, who had been widowed several years earlier, left nearly £30,000, a very large sum in those days.
 

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SHRADER, SUE (Sue Ellen Shrader)
United States
Born 25 January 1946 in San Francisco, California
Married William R. Gilson 15th June 1968 in Sacramento; divorced April 1975 in Los Angeles
[Active in 1965-1967]

Played singles 1965 US Championships

Educated Sacramento State University

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VUSKALNS, VIJA (Dr)
United States
Born circa 1939
Married Tamuzs-Rubans after 1968
[Active 1957-1968]

A dentist by profession she played singles at the 1960 and 1961 US Championships and also 1968 when she lost to Billie Jean King as a last minute substitute for a no show player. In 1968 described as 29 years old from Port Washington with green eyes.

Her mother Miriam was once the champion of Latvia.

Reference to Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records shows the family was Latvian and arrived in USA in 1948 when she was 8.

Educated at Paul Schreiber High School and Wilson College her married name is Tamuzs-Rubans

Sources:

DAVE A. "Woman Dentist Takes Center Court." New York Times (1923-Current file): 39. Aug 30 1968. ProQuest. Web. 3 June 2016 . [story includes photo]

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VUSKALNS, MIRIAM (nee Miriam ????)
Latvia
Married Vilhelms by circa 1939.
[Active in the 1930s]

Champion of Latvia at some point in the 1930s. Fearing Russian reprisals, she fled Latvia with her daughter Vija in 1944 as the Soviets drove west to recapture Latvia from Germany . The pair made it to Germany in a boat over the Baltic Sea. They were later joined by her husband Vilhelms, a lawyer.

The family emigrated to the United States in 1948.

Her daughter Vija was later a dentist and a tennis player of note.
For Vija see: http://www.tennisforum.com/70275745-post4033.html

Sources:

DAVE A. "Woman Dentist Takes Center Court." New York Times (1923-Current file): 39. Aug 30 1968. ProQuest. Web. 3 June 2016
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POLITZEROVA, BLANKA (Blanka Politzerova)
Czechoslovakia
[Active in 1970]

She is the grandmother of Denisa Allertova, as written by WTA in Allertova's page:
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Blanka competed against Martina Navratilova and Hana Mandlikova. She later helped inrodce her granddaughter Denisa to tennis at age 4.

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STONE, "MOLLY" (nee Mary Wadlow)
Great Britain
Born Q4 (October to December) 1921 in Atcham, Shropshire, England
Married Reginald W. Stone Q4 (October to December) 1943 in Meriden, Warwickshire, England
[Active 1939-1958]

Active in Shropshire and Warwickshire Junior Tennis 1939

Played Singles 1949 and 1954 Wimbledon. She tried to qualify as late as 1958.

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Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
Genes Reunited

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/players/cb5a7900-d549-4461-8aaa-49248ae791b7/index.html

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LINDQUIST, MARIANNE
United States/Sweden
Born circa 1945
Married Mrs Marianne Lindquist-Lettstrom Raynaud

Ranked as a junior in the Eastern Tennis Association USA singles and doubles and represented Sweden at Roland Garros in 1962.

Educated Greenwich HS ,Wellesley College, Sorbonne,Grenoble. Has been teacher and professor and various Educational establishments since 1969.
Also author of various publications and described a consultant,webmaster and speaker.

Now known as Mrs Marianne Lindquist-Lettstrom Raynaud

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Full biography on
Marianne Raynaud - Information - [QualityTime-ESL]

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MUGURUZA, GARBINE (Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco)
Spain
Born 08 October 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Nickname: "Mugu"
[Active 2008-present]

Garbine's victory at the 2016 French Open heralded a new era in Spanish women's tennis. In 2017 Garbine followed it up with a Wimbledon title.

She is becoming a superstar in Spain, where she is the first singles grand slam champion since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario,who last won Roland-Garros in 1998. What Muguruza lacks is consistency. In 2019 all her confidence was lost. She is heading backwards.

Garbine was born in Venezuela to a Spanish father and Venezulean mother, Scarlet Blanco. Though she moved to Spain in 1999, Muguruza retains dual Spanish-Venezuelan citizenship.

Starting tennis at the age of 3, Garbine trained at the Bruguera Academy.

After junior results and some ITF events she pursued a full schedule in 2011, the year she turned pro. Her ascent has been rapid. 2012 witnessed the first slam main draw,

She first served notice of her promise in stunning world #1 Serena Williams at the 2014 French. The 6-2 6-2 rout was a rare comprehensive beatdown of Serena, and remains her most one sided grand slam result to date. A quarterfinal result followed.

In 2015 Muguruza reached the Wimbledon final, where she lost 6-4 6-4 to Serena. On the strength of good results she reached the WTA finals and ended the year in the top ten.

In style Garbine hits boldly for the lines off the ground with power and force. She can take her two-handed backhand up the line with ease. The serve can also be effective when on, but she is prone to bouts of double faults. When not on she has so far shown a tendency to go down to lesser players, as she did at Wimbledon in 2016 when suffering an early round upset at the hands of Jana Cepelova.

Personal:
Coached by Sam Sumyk ... Mother's name is Scarlet Blanco; father's name is José Antonio Muguruza; brothers' names are Asier (an engineer) and Igor (an economist); mother is from Venezuela and father is from Spain ... Began playing tennis at age 3; first memory of the sport was playing with her brothers ... Aggressive style of play; favorite surface is hardcourts; favorite shot is serve ... Speaks Spanish and English ... Enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music ... Favorite tennis players growing up were Serena Williams and Pete Sampras.

Career Highlights:
SINGLES

Winner (7): 2019 - Monterrey; 2018 : Monterrey; 2017 - Wimbledon, Cincinnati; 2016 - Roland Garros; 2015 - Beijing; 2014 - Hobart.

Finalist (4): 2018 - Doha; 2015 - Wimbledon, Wuhan; 2014 - Florianopolis.

DOUBLES

Winner (5): 2015 - Birmingham, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (both w/Suárez Navarro); 2014 - Marrakech (w/Oprandi), Stanford (w/Suárez Navarro); 2013 - Hobart (w/Torró-Flor).

Finalist (5): 2015 - Dubai, Madrid, WTA Finals (all w/Suárez Navarro); 2014 - Madrid, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (both w/Suárez Navarro).

Grand Slam quality results

French Winner (2016,) QF (2014-2015)

Wimbledon Finalist (2015)

Year-End WTA Rankings and Titles

2019 36
2018 18
2017 02 (Won Wimbledon. Career high #1 on 11 September 2017)
2016 07 (Won French Open)
2015 03 (Won Beijing)
2014 21 (Won Hobart)
2013 64
2012 104
2011 249
2010 432
2009 687



Holding the coveted Coup Suzanne Lenglen






Sources:

Players | WTA Tennis English
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbi%C3%B1e_Muguruza
http://www.garbiñemuguruza.com/
https://www.tennisforum.com/12-general-messages/1358323-did-muguruza-give-up-being-great-player.html
Garbine Muguruza - TennisForum.com (A forum dedicated to her)
 

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HANDE, RUTH
United States

Little is know about her except what we can deduce from the New York Times; she lost her opening round match at the 1964 US Nationals and was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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World Tennis, October 1964 issue, page 81.

ALLISON D. "Misses Eisel and Heldman Gain in Title Tennis at Forest Hills." New York Times (1923-Current file): 37. Sep 03 1964. ProQuest. Web. 6 June 2016

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KEYS, MADISON
United States
Born 17 February 1995 in Rock Island, Illinois
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Nickname: "Maddy"
[Active 2009 to present]

2017 US Open finalist.

Has made the quarters or better at all 4 majors-with 1 final, 3 semifinal, and 3 quaterfinals

Australian SF (2015); QF (2018)
French: SF (2018); QF (2019)
Wimbledon: QF (2015)
U Open : RU (2017); SF (2018)

In obtaining a top ten world ranking in June of 2016 Madison became the first American to debut in the top ten for the first time since 1999. Fellow Yanks Serena and Venus Williams debuted in the top ten in the 1990s, while Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati had long since retired.

It was another sign of her upward trajectory that many have predicted if Madison can harness and control her prodigious power game.

Trained at the Evert Academy in Boca Raton in Florida. With serves easily passing 100 miles an hour and power off both sides faster surfaces suite her game. Weaknesses have been a lack of consistency and mobility. Her fitness has noticeably improved since 2014, when she won a big event at Eastbourne. The tendency to try and ball bash her way to points with low percentage shots and gobs of unforced errors remains an issue.

2015 was a breakout season for Keys, who had a semifinal finish in the Australian Open and a quarterfinal at Wimbledon.

At the 2017 US Open Maddy powered her way to the finals. Unfortunately she was not physically 100% for the final, where was was routed by Sloane Stephens 6-0 6-3.

Since late 2017 she has been plagued with injuries and a drop in form. The end of her coaching relationship with Davenport has not helped matters. Key still hows flashed of brilliance at times, but it is questionable if she can go all the way at a major.

Her WTA bio reads:


Coached by Jim Madrigal...fitness trainer is Rodney Marshall...Parents are Rick and Christine (attorneys); siblings are Sydney, Montana and Hunter ... Introduced to the sport by parents ... Favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard ... Favorite food is ice cream; favorite drink is peach iced tea ... Favorite actor is Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Pitch Perfect ... Favorite singer is Taylor Swift; favorite types of music are hip-hop, pop, rap and country ... Also enjoys baking, seeing friends, watching TV and shopping ... Favorite place to visit is Paris ... Most memorable experience is playing a match in an earthquake in Costa Rica ... Person most admired is Federer ... Goal is to work hard and be the best she can be.

Career Highlights:


SINGLES

Winner (5): 2019 - Charleston, Cincinnati; 2017 - Stanford; 2016 - Birmingham; 2014 - Eastbourne.

Finalist (4): 2017 - US Open; 2016 - Rome, Montréal; 2015 - Charleston.

Year End WTA Ranking

2019: #13 (Won Charleston, Cincinnati)
2018: #18
2017: #19 (US Open RU, Won Stanford)
2016: # 08 (Won Birmingham)
2015: # 18
2014: # 31 (Won Eastbourne)
2013: # 37
2012: # 149
2011: # 315 (Won Phoenix and Saguenay ITF events)
2010: # 483 (Won Cleveland ITF)
2009: # 621





Sources:

https://www.wtatennis.com/players/316959/madison-keys

News | WTA Tennis English

Madison Keys Official Website
 

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BUTTERFIELD, Miss D.F. (D. F. Butterfield)
United States
[Active 1889-1890]

Miss Butterfield reached the semifinals at the 1889 US Women's Nationals, where she lost 6-1 6-3 to Helen Day Harris. She easily lost
in the first round the next year. A member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

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LYCETT, REBECCA (Rebecca Howes Lycett)
United States
Born 06 November 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 08 February 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Did not marry.
[Active 1889-1901]

Miss Lycett failed to win a match at either the 1889 or 1890 US Championships. She wouldn't enter the event again until the late 1890s.

She was from Merion. Lycett was the club champion at Merion as late as 1898, where she served on the club committee and won the club championships.

Still single in 1920, when she can be found in the Philadelphia Social Register. She was living with Mr and Mrs Albert Baily in Haverford. Mrs Baily was Eliza Lycett before her marriage-her exact relationship to Rebecca is unclear.

Sources:

The Philadelphia Record

1899 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, page 109.

Church of the Redeemer Cemetery - K to L

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...906101&df=all&

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CORDWELL, BELINDA (Belinda Jane Cordwell)
New Zealand
Born 21 September 1965 in Wellington, New Zealand
Married Collier Isaacs by 1998
Height: 5' 9"
Plays: Lefthanded w/one-handed backhand
[Active 1982-1991]

One magic season chasing the sun

1989 Australian Open semifinalist. New Zealand's only grand slam singles semifinalist to date.

Usually on the lower end of the top 100 in rankings, Belinda blossomed at the 1989 Aussie Open. If was already her best major, having made the round of 16 in 1988.

The 89 Aussie started with a bang, as Belinda upset # seed Barbara Potter 6-3 6-3. She survived a letdown by barely surving Bowes 3-6 6-2 12-10 in the 2R and Temesvari 1-6 7-6 6-1 in the 3R. In the round of 16 her upset victim was Caterina Lindqvist 6-2 2-6 6-1. The unseeded semifinalist certainly didn't roll over for Helena Sukova. The Czech needed 3 sets at 7-6 4-6 6-2 to end the dream run of the Kiwi. A nervous Sukova helped keep it close with 56 unforced errors, but Cordwell missed some crucial volleys. Nontheless this was by far the highlight of her career "chasing the sun."

Other magic moments from 1989 were reaching the final at Auckland in her home nation and winning a tour level event at Singapore.

"The plan was to win the first set because she was a confidence player," Cordwell said.

"We got to a tiebreaker and then there was a 21 gun salute in the background and I found myself counting them all."
Cordwell lost the tiebreaker, took the second set then went down 6-2 in the third ( 7-6 4-6 6-2)-discussing her 1989 Aussie semi vs Sukova
Cordwell never came close to replicating the splendid season of 1989. Back and foot injuries prompted Belinda to announce her retirement in 1992, the last match coming late in 1989 on the indoor circuit.

After retirement she has done tennis commentary for television. In 2013 she owned a farm where she lives with her husband, children, and an assortment of farm animals.

Her children are Rosie (b. c. 1998) Henry (c 2003), and Will (c. 2005).

Titles:

1989: Singapore
5 ITF titles from 1983 to 1987.

Highest singles ranking: #17 on 04 December 1989.

WTA Year-End Ranking

1990: #091
1989: #018
1988: #061
1987:#124
1986:#216
1985: #070
1984: #211



Cordwell in 1989 at Auckland



Sources:

1990 World of Tennis, page 267.

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

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20001727

Belinda Cordwell holds court down on the farm | Stuff.co.nz
 

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GASKILL, Miss CS (C. S. Gaskill)
United States

Partnering Winnie Bristol in the 1890 US Nationals, she lost in the opening round.

Could she equal Mary C Gaskill or Mame C Gaskill of the Tioga Athletic Association?
 
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