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CALLAWAY, LAURIE
United States
Born circa 1944/1945
[Active 1964-1965]

From Phoenix Arizona

Played singles 1964 and 1965 US Championships

Educated Cortez High School, Phoenix
University of Arizona
Arizona State University

Younger sisters Melissa and Polly were also highly ranked in 1962 SouthWestern Tennis Association junior listings.

Sources:

Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
USTA Yearbook 1963

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WILLIAMS, CAROLYN
United States
Married a Mr. Bell.
[Active 1961-1962]

Played singles 1961 US Championships and was in 1962 draw but gave a walkover.

Black tennis player who won the ATA singles 1961.

Husband's surname obtained from Portsmouth, Virginia Star-News 25th October 1981.

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RIGBY, CHARLENE
South Africa
Born 18th September 1941,Durban, South Africa .
Married Australian tennis player John Hillebrand 1963. (now divorced) 3 children.
[Active in 1963]

Played singles Wimbledon 1963.

Later moved to California and won numerous senior events.
Formed a coaching school in California with ex husband.

Sources Biography in International Who's Who in Tennis 1983.
Biography on John Hillebrand on Wikipedia.

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ROGERS, CAROLYN
United States
[Active in 1962]

Played singles 1962 US Championships.

Runner up doubles with Tory Ann Fretz at Cincinnati 1962.

Shreveport PE Instructor re The Times from Shreveport Louisiana 13th July 1958.

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MELA, NATALIA
Greece
Born 23 July 1923 in Kifissia, Greece.
Married Aris Konstantinidis in 1951
[Active in 1940]

Natalia indicates that she was the 1940 Greek National tennis champion just days before Greece was invaded by Italy.
Tennis was really popular at the time, but of course all that changed when the war broke out. I became Greek National Tennis Champion at the Tennis Club in Athens on 27th October 1940, the day before the war started



Sources:

Natalia Mela - Sculptress

Natalia Mela - Sculptress

[Greek national tennis champion in 1940]
 

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DATE, KIMIKO
Japan
Born 28 September 1970 in Kyoto, Japan
Married Michael Krumm ("Mike") 01 December 2001. Divorced 16 September, 2016.
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
[Active 1988-1996, 2002, 2008-2016]

[WTA Mini Bio]

Lives in Tokyo with husband, German race car driver Michael Krumm [Since divorced in 2016]... Father is Juichi (passed away in 2007); mother is Masako; siblings are Ryusuke, Junko ... Started playing tennis at age 6 after being introduced to the sport by her parents ... Was tennis champion at Sonoda High School (graduated in 1989) ... Left-handed; encouraged to play right-handed to follow Japanese custom ... Ran 2004 London Marathon in 3h30min ... Funded building of a school in Laos ... Holds some "oldest player ever" records: oldest player ever to beat a Top 10 player (set record by beating Safina at 2010 Roland Garros at 39y/7m/26d, then surpassed that by beating Stosur at 2010 Osaka at 40y/17d); second-oldest to win a WTA title (won 2009 Seoul at 38y/11m/30d, oldest is Billie Jean King at 1983 Birmingham at 39y/7m/23d); second-oldest to reach a Grand Slam 3r (at Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2013, oldest is 45-year-old Richards at 1979 US Open) and oldest to rank inside Top 50 since Billie Jean King at age 40 in March 1984 (Date-Krumm broke back into Top 50 in August 2010).

Career Statistics

Singles W/L: 447-264
Doubles W/L: 184-142

Career High Singles: #4 on 13 November 1995
Career High Doubles: #28 on 19 January 2015

SINGLES (8 WTA titles, 14 ITF titles)

Winner (8): 2009 - Seoul; 1996 - Tokyo [Japan Open], San Diego; 1995 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 1994 - Sydney, Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1993 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1992 - Tokyo [Japan Open].
Finalist (7): 2010 - Osaka; 1995 - Miami, Tokyo [Japan Open], Strasbourg; 1993 - Osaka, Tokyo [Nichirei]; 1991 - Los Angeles.

DOUBLES (6 WTA titles, 7 ITF titles)

Winner (6): 2013 - Pattaya City (w/Dellacqua), Monterrey (w/Babos), Strasbourg (w/Scheepers); 2012 - Copenhagen (w/Fujiwara); 2011 - Osaka (w/Zhang); 1996 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Sugiyama).
Finalist (4): 2012 - Monterrey (w/Zhang), Osaka (w/Watson); 2009 - Guangzhou (w/Sun); 1992 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Rehe).

Last 8 results in Grand Slams


ADDITIONAL
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 1989-92, 94-96, 2010, 2012-13; Japanese Olympic Team, 1992, 1996.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimiko_Date-Krumm

Players | WTA Tennis English

https://www.tennisforum.com/12-genera...ael-krumm.html

Kimiko Date-Krumm Official website | THE TENNIS DAILY [Her official website]
 

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KOUKALOVA, KLARA
Czech Republic
Born 24 February 1982 in Prague
Married Jan Zakopal on 06 June 2006-divorced January 2014
Height: 5' 5 1/4" (1.66 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
[Active 1998-2016]

Known as Klara Zakoplaova from June 2006 until April of 2016.

[WTA Mini-Bio]

Coached by Martin Fassati ... Father, Jiri, is a taxi driver; mother, Jana, is bartender at a golf resort ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shot is backhand ... Best memory was reaching first WTA final at 2001 Antwerp ... Admires Martina Hingis ... Favorite movie is 8mm; favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark; also enjoys in-line skating and running ... Likes to visit Cancún ... Married name was Zakopalova (changed name from June 2006 to March 2014).

SINGLES (Won 3 WTA titles and 7 ITF titles)

Winner (3): 2014 - Florianopolis; 2005 - 's-Hertogenbosch, Portoroz.
Finalist (12): 2014 - Hobart, Rio de Janeiro; 2013 - Shenzhen; 2010 - Copenhagen, Seoul; 2008 - Viña del Mar; 2005 - Palermo; 2004 - 's-Hertogenbosch, Sopot; 2003 - Sopot; 2002 - Casablanca; 2001 - Antwerp.

DOUBLES

Winner (4): 2014 - Shenzhen, Hobart (both w/Niculescu); 2013 - Bastad (w/Medina Garrigues); 2011 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Strycova).
Finalist (6): 2014 - Katowice (w/Niculescu); 2013 - Eastbourne (w/Niculescu); 2011 - Palermo (w/Hlavackova); 2009 - Portoroz (w/Pin), Moscow (w/Kondratieva); 2001 - Québec City (w/Vaskova).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Republic Fed Cup Team, 2002-04, 2006, 2014; Czech Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2012.

Career Statistics


Career-high Singles: #20 on 15 April 2013
Career-high Doubles: #31 on 19 May 2014

Singles record: 510-434
Doubles record: 105-147

At Moscow in 2014




Klara Koukalova Retires

Players | WTA Tennis English

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

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EVANS, GILL (Gill M Evans)
Great Britain (England)
Born in March 1938 in Strood, Kent
Married Michael S. MacGregor Q3 (July-September) 1961 in Croydon.
[Active 1955-1961]

Per Lawn Tennis and Badminton magazine 1st February 1952,LTA training school held 1st to 12th January 1952 Gill Evans was from Kent and aged 13 years 10 months. This would mean she was born March 1938.

Played county tennis for tennis Kent.(Kent Tennis Newsletter Spring 2015 provided married name)

In 2014Gill was living in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Sources www.ancestry.co.uk and findmypast.
www.tennisforum.com/73877641-post4213.html

Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton,
01 February 1952 issue.

Archive - Draws Archive : Gill Evans - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

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LOVE,"GWENDY" (Gwendolyn Helen Love)
Southern Rhodesia/South Africa
Born 11 August 1928 in Bulawayo, south Rhodesia
Married Jack Heywood circa March 1959
Name variants: sometimes listed as Gillian or Glenda.
[Active 1949-1957]

A player called Gillian Love from South Africa is shown on the Wimbledon website and John Barrett's book but she is really Gwendy Love. Gwendy may have been a nickname.

Active as early as 1949-when she was mixed doubles champion of Rhodesia. Gwendy and Eve Sladden represented Rhodesia in test matches when Americans Doris Hart and Shirley Fry visited the region in 1950.

She was one of 5 South African ladies who played tournaments in Europe in 1952.Played only Grand slam singles at Wimbledon 1952.

Described as a clerk on arrival at Southampton 9th May 1952.

Later on was runner up at South African championships in 1954,1956 and 1957.

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UK arrivals sailed from Durban to Southampton on Pretoria Castle arriving 9th May 1952 within Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records .

Lawn Tennis and Badminton
1st June 1952.
Marriage per British Lawn Tennis and Squash Magazine March 1959 page 9

Rhodesian Sport Profiles: Cecil Victor Irvine

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GURI, ALICIA
Spain (Catalonia)
Born Barcelona 28 July 1932
Married Flo Salomo in 1960. 1 son Cesar
[Active 1949 to 1960]

Spanish Nationals RU in 1949, 1950 and 1952. Guri won the Spanish National doubles 9 consecutive years (from 1951 to 1958) with Pilar Barril.

Alicia played singles at Wimbledon in 1958 and 1959.

Retired 1960.

Also represented Spain in Ping Pong internationals 1953-1960.



Sources:

1983 Encyclopedia of Tennis

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/players/af553647-5bb4-4cb8-8a3e-d299fadd09a5/index.html

http://www.enciclopedia.cat/EC-EEC-6808.xml

https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campionat_d'Espanya_de_Tennis_femení

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MCMAHON, ALICE (nee Alice Amy Stewart)
Australia
Born 24 June 1892 in Launceston, Tasmania
Died ????
Married Bernard Joseph McMahon in June 1919 in Church of the Apostles, Launceston, Tasmania
[Active 1921-1926]

Amy McMahon notably won the women's singles title at the Tasmanian Championships in 1923. Bernard McMahon also took part in lawn tennis tournaments.

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BATHAM, ALITHEA (Alithea Mary Batham)
New Zealand
Born 18 August 1879 in Napier
Died in 1958 in Wellington
Did not marry.
[Active circa 1905-14.]

Usually listed as "Miss A.M. Batham" in contemporary sources.

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SLADDEN, EVE
Rhodesia
[Active from at least 1950-1952]

Won the 1952 Rhodesian Mixed with Cecil Irvine.

In 1950 Eve was part of a home Rhodesian team that faced the mighty visiting Americans in a test match.

It was a new standard for the Rhodesians to encounter. Recalls C. V. Irvine: "For us to play mixed doubles against Seixas and Hart was no different from playing two men. The two women in the visiting team gave a beautiful display of power tennis, but our own Eve Sladden played magnificently to take a set off Shirley Fry."
Rhodesian Sport Profiles: Cecil Victor Irvine
 

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HOLDER, Miss A. [A. Holder]

The 1910 Irish Champion.

While there was a Miss B. M. Holder who played Wimbledon earlier in the decade this Miss Holder was apparently a different individual.

Source: Max Robertson's Encyclopedia of Tennis, 1973.
 

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GARDNER, ROSE (nee Rose Phinney Grosvenor)
United States
Born 13 October 1888 in Providence, Rhode Island
Died 02 July 1986 in Brookline, Boston, Massachusetts
Married George "Peabo" Peabody Gardner (1888-1976) in January 1913
[Active in 1921]

From a wealthy family herself, she married into the famous Gardner family of Boston. Rose was "noted for her skills at driving small cars and playing tennis and bridge" (Janssen, page 6). George also loved tennis and was a Harvard graduate.

In 1921 she played the US Mixed Doubles Championship at Longwood with her husband. The marriage produced 6 children., including Katherine "Kitty" (b 1913), Isabella (b 1915), George Jr (b 1917), John (b 1923), Rose (b 1924) and Robert (b 1925). By all accounts an unhappy marriage in part due to George Peabody's infidelities. The poor health of the oldest daughter "Kitty" took a large part of her energy to the point where the younger children felt ignored by their mother.

Sources:

Rose Phinney Grosvenor Gardner (1888 - 1986) - Find A Grave Memorial

Janssen. Marian. Not at All What One Is Used To: The Life and Times of Isabella Gardner [includes photos]
 

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FENNO, MARIAN
United States
Born 16 February 1903 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died 18 October 1987 in Lake Forest, Illinois
Married William Brown McIlvaine (1904-1977) in December 1925 in Massachuesetts
[Active in the 1920s and early 1930s]

Note the spelling, Her name is Marian, NOT Marion. The names are easy to confuse as both ladies were first cousins to each other and to the male player J. Brooks Fenno.

William McIlvaine, Jr. was a native of Kenilworth, Illinois. He attended Princeton University and later worked as a lawyer. He and Marian (Fenno) had one son, a boy also called William.

After marriage she lived in the midwest in the Chicago region.

For her relative Marion Fenno see: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

Sources:

US social Security Death Index.

William Brown McIlvaine (1900 - 1977) - Find A Grave Memorial

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27992220

https://www.myheritage.com/names/william_mcilvaine

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1...enno-of-boston

https://backbayhouses.org/236-238-beacon/

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LINETSKAYA, EVGENIA (Russian:Евгения Симоновна Линецкая)
Russia/Israel
Born 30 November 1986 in Moscow.
Height:1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Name pronounced: ev-GEN-yuh lee-NET-sky-ah
[Active 2001-2008, 2012]

A promising player who looked ready to blossom when she reached the fourth round at the 2005 Australian Open.

Controversy ensued later in the year over events that are still unclear. Per Wikipedia:

In late November 2005, Linetskaya's coach Joe Giuliano was barred for life by the WTA Tour for violating Section 14, part IV, of the WTA code of conduct, which bars coaches from "non-consensual sexual contact". Her father, Simon Linetskiy, was suspended for two years. The bans resulted from events incidents at La Costa's Acura Classic in August 2005. Linetskiy was charged with suspicion of battery after his daughter had injuries treated at hospital.

At the La Costa event cuts and bruises requiring medical treatment led to her fathers arrest. He was released from jail when his daughter refused to press charges, but he was not allowed to rejoin his daughter at the next event, where she had a bodyguard.

Her coach was permanently banned from the tour, the first time the WTA has issued a lifetime ban.

Totally off the tour from January 2006 to April 2007. On her return officially represented Israel, but has came nowhere close to again reaching the top 100 and the main tour. Stopping again early in 2008, she has left the game for good after a one tournament aborted comeback at Hvar in 2012.

Evgenia won 7 ITF titles in her short career.

Highest ranking: #35 (04 July 2005)

WTA Year End Top 100 Rankings:

2004: #96
2005: #53

[Her WTA mini-bio from 2005-6]

Coached by George Akopian ... Mother introduced her to tennis at age 6; hit balls against school building for practice ... Fathers name is Simon Linetsky, mother is Maria (an artist) ... Studied psychology for three years at Moscow University and plans to receive online education to receive an MBA ... Speaks Russian, English and some Dutch ... Favorites include dark blue, the movie Troy, pop music, Tolstoys War and Peace and apple juice ... Relaxes by walking in forests or visiting theme parks ... Finds something good in every city she visits ... Superstitious about stepping on court lines ... Pet peeves include rainy weather, dishonest people and gossip ... In tennis, most admires Martina Hingis and Steffi Graf.
Sources:

Kaplanjan, Daniel. "After Coach Is Barred, Oversight Becomes Issue", 16 January 2006, The New York Times.

Players | WTA Tennis English

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

Whatever happened to Evgenia Linetskaya?

Parents of Russian tennis players attack their children because of fame and money - PravdaReport
 

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BATCHELOR, MARIE (nee Marie Louise Millinet Steinway)
United States
Born 19 August 1894 in Mamaroneck, New york
Died 21 July 1954 in Litchfield,Connecticut
Married (1) Oren Bronson Batchelor (19.7.1892-5.7.1948) on 01 June 1919 in New York City-divorced by 1925
Married (2) George Barthold Pfingst (1899-1973) by 1927-later divorced.
Height: 5' 5"
[Active in the 1920s to at least 1934]

Marie was born into the famous and wealthy Steinway piano family. Marie was a Red Cross Nurse during the First World War. For most of her tennis career she was known as Mrs Bronson Batchelor. She competed at the US Nationals for many years in the 1920s.

Sources:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/steinw...ations/?id=711
http://www.neilpiwovar.com/genealogy...213&tree=tree1

used ancestry.com, which includes her 1914 passort.

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HOLMES, JUNE (June Annys Holmes)
United StatesBorn
Born in 1917
Married Bowman L. Crow (Born 18 March 1910, Died March 1980 Los Angeles) 01 February 1939 in Los Angeles
[Active 1933 to at least 1947]

June Holmes was active in junior tennis in California in 1933.

Married in 1939, she had son Bowman L Crow Jr on the 15th of March 1943. Her husband Bowman L. Crow was married again to Clara E. Armanda 23rd November 1950 Los Angeles.

Mrs Crow played the US Nationals in 1947. After marriage is is often listed as June Holmes Crow. Her home was listed as Santa Monica, California.

June at the age of 14



Sources:

Found on either Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records or https//familysearch.org and searching California in particular so far found


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