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GREEN, PHYLLIS (Phyllis C. Green)
United States
Born 18 January 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 17 December 1976 in Worcester, Massachusetts
Married Clifford Spence Anderson (1878-????) on 15 October 1908
Height: 5' 5"
[Active 1904-1907]

1907 US Nationals quarterfinalist.

She won a doubles event in 1905 at the Germantown CC with her sister Marjorie C. Green.

Phyllis represented Merion Cricket Club.

Daughter of John P. Green. Had dark brown hair. Her passport indicated her son Robert P Anderson was born 09 August 1913 in Worcester, Massachusetts and died in 1970. Her husband was a lawyer. Her 1919 passport application mentions Guyana, so perhaps his business interests took him to South America for a period.

Both husband and wife were alive and living in Worcester at the time of the 1940 census.

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US Census
US passport

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GREEN, MARJORIE (Marjorie Crissie Green)
United States
Born 29 September 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died 15 August 1966 in Clearwater, Florida
Married Edwin McCord Mulock in 1907
[Active 1904-1907]

Daughter of John P. Green of Philadelphia. Most of her tennis was as a doubles partner to her more accomplished sister Phyllis. In 1904 the sisters entered the United States National Championships but defaulted before their first match.

They were active together in 1905 in local events at the Germantown Cricket Club, their home base.

Her marriage to Edwin McCord came after April in 1907, as she and Phyllis played together at that month as "The misses Green."

Her Son Edwin Jr was born 1913 in Paxtang, Pennylvania. The 1930 census has her home in 1930 with the occupation of "Christian Scientist."

For her sister Phyllis see: http://www.tennisforum.com/79226442-post4500.html

Sources:

Social Security Death Index.

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WALLACE, ANNA (Anna Elizabeth Wallace)
United States
Born 24 November 1885 in Morristown, New Jersey
Died 18 November 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
[Active in 1905]

Buried in Bala Cynwyd in Philadelphia.

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SCOTT, EMILY
United States
[Active in 1906-1908]

1907 US Nationals singles quarterfinalist, losing to former Champion Mrs Pouch 6-4 6-2. At the 1908 Nationals she lost in the first round.

Miss Scott was from Westchester, New York.

Scott was involved in an odd incident in August of 1906. She was playing a doubles match at the Westchester Tennis Club in front of about 100 onlookers when a wild cat leaped onto the court. Eventually shot by police after running out of the club, the 3 foot animal had evidently escaped from the Bronx Zoo. The New York Times reported several women in automobiles fainted. Emily was not one of them.

Sources:

"WILDCAT STOPS TENNIS AT THE COUNTRY CLUB." New York Times (1857-1922), Aug 15, 1906, pp. 1, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index, https://search.proquest.com/docview/96623320?accountid=10274.

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SEARS, EVELYN (Evelyn Georgianna Sears)
United States
Born 09 March 1875 in Boston, Massachuesetts
Died 10 November 1966 in Waltham, Massachuesetts
Never married
Height: 5' 5"
[Active in 1907-1909, 1917]

1907 United States National champion.
1908 US States National doubles champion with Margaret Curtis

She was a niece of male champion Richard Sears and a cousin of Eleanora Sears. The two women's were often confused in the print media of the day-a fact resented by Eleanora.

In 1907 defending US champion Helen Homans was not on hand for the challenge round. Thus when Sears defeated Carrie Neely 6-3 6-2 in the All-Comer's final she became the US Nationals winner at the relatively advanced age of 32.

The Sears-Neely match was almost a default. Sears easily bested Mrs Chapman in one semi to await the winner of Neely and Mrs Pouch. The other semi was held two days later due to rain. Starting in the morning, Carrie prevailed in two tough sets before lunch. When the committee asked her to play the final in the afternoon she balked. Officials were ready to default Neely, but Sears gallantly refused to take the title under such circumstances. This put the final off until Monday.

With two day's rest Neely's decision to delay the final looked wise, as she won the first 3 games. Then the tide turned as Sears ran Neely to the corners with cross court drives that prevented Carrie from gaining the net. Sears often hit winners off of the service return, quickly gaining six consecutive games for the set. Neely never recovered and Sears waltzed to a 6-3 6-2 victory on the strength of her forehand and the ability to run like a rabbit. 'The Champion [Miss Sears] does not come in to the net at all, and her backhand is surprisingly weak.' (Wright and Ditson)

Evelyn "sat out" the next year to wait for the player who won the All-Comer's . This was Maud Barger-Wallach. Most believed that the holder Evelyn Sear would make quick work of Barger-Wallach. Service counted for little, and all the match was contested from the baseline. 15 and 20 shot rallies were common. After splitting sets the ladies took a break. The third set was a corker. Mrs Barger-Wallach squeezed past Sears 6-3 in the decider to become the new US Ladies Champion. This was an old final by age-Mrs Wallach being 38 and Sears 33.

Evelyn won the doubles with fellow Bostonian Margaret Curtis 6-3 5-7 9-7 over Carrie Neeley and Miriam Steever. In this exciting match all 4 ladies volleyed frequently.

Though active in 1909, winning an event Brookline, she did not compete again at the US Nationals.

Evelyn's 1911 passport indicates she was living in Waltham but born in Boston.

Evelyn played select events in her later years-winning a doubles event with her cousin Eleanora as late as 1917.



Sources:

United States passport.

1908 Wright and Ditson Tennis Guide. [pages 76-77 and 96-102]

Collins, Bud. The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. (2016) p. 496

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Sears_(tennis)

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HUFSCHMID, HEIDI
Switzerland
[Active in 1968]

Willing to work to fund her tennis travels, as evidenced by this line in the New York Times: "Heidi Hufschmind, a pretty Swiss Miss, worked as a housekeeper for a Miani Beach family to play the Latin-American circuit."

Sources:

By, NEIL AMDUR. "Sports of the Times." New York Times (1923-Current file), Aug 06, 1968, pp. 32, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index, https://search.proquest.com/docview/118453924?accountid=10274.
 

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LAKE,VALDA
Great Britain
Born 11 October 1968 in Torquay, England
Height: 5' 8"
[Active 1983, 1985-1997]

Mother Pam Mortimer (1932 to 21st May 2016) was a table tennis champion.
Educated at Marist Convent, Paignton (same school as Sue Barker)
Pro May 1985 and retired 1997.
Highest singles ranking was 172 on 11th April 1988 and doubles was 56 on 20th June 1994.
Reached quarter finals of doubles at Atlanta Olympics 1996.

Later worked as set designer in New York and then moved to Los Angeles to open art gallery Wallspace.



Sources:

1990 WTAMedia Guide.
www.ancestry.co.uk
Google
http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?PlayerID=20002733
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valda_Lake
 

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LLEWELLYN, REBECCA
Great Britain (Wales)
Born 05 October 1985, in Cardiff, Wales
[Active 2003-2007]

Pro from September 2003 until September 2007 and played singles Wimbledon 2005.
Highest singles ranking was 280 at August 2006.

Sources itf website
Wikipedia

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CHAN, HAO-CHING (in Chinese: 詹詠然)
Taiwan
Born 19 September 1993 in Taipei, Taiwan
Nickname: "Angel"
Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 9 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
[Active 2007-present]

Grand Slam finals

2014 Wimbledon mixed finalist with Max Mirnyi
2017 Wimbledon doubles finalist with Monica Niculescu
2017 US mixed finalist with Michael Venus.

The young sister of Yung-Jan Chan, this high ranking doubles specialist has been to 3 grand slam finals in doubles without claiming a crown. Chan was utterly decimated in the Wimbledon final, where she and Niculescu were skunked 6-0 6-0. The US Open mixed final was a total contrast. It went to a 3rd set supertiebreak, where Chan and Venus got to 8 all before Hingis and Murray won the last 2 points for the title.

Hao-Ching partnered with her sister Yung-Jan in doubles until they went their separate ways in early 2017.

Career high doubles: #5 on 27 June 2016

[WTA bio]

Began playing tennis at age 3 ... Favorite surfaces are hardcourts and clay ... Speaks Chinese and English ... Likes light rock music, Chinese food and swimming.

DOUBLES

Winner (18): 2019 - Hobart, Doha, Eastbourne, Osaka (all w/L.Chan); 2018 - Dubai (Z.Yang); 2017 - Taipei City, Hong Kong (both w/Y.Chan); 2016 - Kaohsiung, Doha, Hong Kong (all w/Y.Chan); 2015 - Pattaya City, Cincinnati, Tokyo [Japan Open] (all w/Y.Chan), Nürnberg (w/Medina Garrigues); 2014 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Babos), Eastbourne, 125/Taipei (both w/Y.Chan); 2013 - Shenzhen (w/Y.Chan), Oeiras (w/Mladenovic); 2012 - 125/Taipei (w/Mladenovic).


Finalist (12): 2019 - Brisbane (w/L.Chan); 2017 - Wimbledon (w/Nicuelscu), Birmingham (w/Zhang), Strasbourg (w/Y.Chan); 2016 - Eastbourne (w/Y.Chan); 2015 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing (both w/Y.Chan); 2014 - Charleston (w/Y.Chan); 2013 - Carlsbad (w/Husarova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Huber); 2012 - Pattaya City (w/Y.Chan), Kuala Lumpur (w/Fujiwara).


Hao-Ching (on left) with sister Yung-Jan in Singapore, 2016



Sources:

Hao-Ching Chan | WTA Tennis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Hao-ching

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CHAN, "LATISHA" (nee Yung-Jan)
Taiwan
Born 17 August 1989 in Taipei, Taiwan

3 time grand slam mixed double champion-all 3 with Ivan Dodig.

Roland Garros, Wimbledon (2019) and Roland Garros (2018)

2019 Wimbledon (with partner Ivan Dodig)




SINGLES
Finalist (1): 2007 - Bangkok.

DOUBLES
Winner (33): 2019 - Hobart, Doha, Eastbourne, Osaka (all w/H.Chan); 2018 - San Jose (w/Peschke); 2017 - Taipei City (w/H.Chan), Eastbourne, Mallorca, Rome, Madrid, Indian Wells, Cincinnati, US Open, Wuhan, Beijing (all w/Hingis), Hong Kong (w/H.Chan); 2016 - Kaohsiung, Doha, Hong Kong (all w/H.Chan); 2015 - Pattaya City, Cincinnati, Tokyo [International] (all w/H.Chan); 2014 - Eastbourne, 125/Taipei (both w/H.Chan); 2013 - Shenzhen (w/H.Chan), 125/Ningbo (w/Zhang); 2010 - Kuala Lumpur (w/J.Zheng); 2009 - Seoul (w/Spears); 2008 - Pattaya City, Rome, Los Angeles (all w/Chuang); 2007 - Bangalore, Birmingham, 's-Hertogenbosch (all w/Chuang); 2005 - Seoul (w/Chuang).
Finalist (24): 2019 - Brisbane (w/H.Chan); 2018 - Sydney (w/Sestini Hlavackova), Montréal (w/Makarova); 2017 - Strasbourg (w/H.Chan); 2016 - Eastbourne (w/H.Chan); 2015 - Australian Open, Eastbourne (both w/J.Zheng), Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing (both w/H.Chan); 2014 - Charleston (w/H.Chan), Kuala Lumpur (w/S.Zheng); 2012 - Pattaya City (w/H.Chan); 2010 - Hobart (w/Niculescu), Stanford (w/J.Zheng); 2009 - Stanford (w/Niculescu); 2008 - Bangalore, Strasbourg (both w/Chuang); 2007 - Australian Open, Pattaya City, Indian Wells, US Open (all w/Chuang), Istanbul (w/Mirza), Stuttgart (w/Safina); 2006 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Chuang).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (3): 2019 - Roland Garros, Wimbledon (both w/Dodig); 2018 - Roland Garros (w/Dodig).
Finalist (1): 2011 - Australian Open (w/Hanley).

Sources:

Yung-Jan Chan | WTA Tennis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Yung-jan


Hao-Ching (on left) with sister Yung-Jan in Singapore, 2016





https://www.wtatennis.com/players/312015/latisha-chan/bio


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WURTH, MIRA (nee Mira Antolković)
Austria-Hungry/Yugoslavia (Croatia)
Born 20 August 1892 in Križevci, Croatia, Austria-Hungary.
Died 06 September 6 1966 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia.
Married Hinko Würth by 1921 (md by the 1921 Yugoslav International)
[Active from 1912-1932]

Mira Würth was one of the best of the early female tennis players from Yugoslavia. She won the women's singles at the inaugural International Yugoslavian Championships, held in Zagreb, in 1921, and again in 1922, 1924 and 1926. She also enjoyed some success at overseas tournaments.

She won the mixed doubles with N. Antolkovic in 1924 and 1926. Could this be her brother? Her last known competition was in representing Yugolaslavia at the 1932 Balkan Games.

Mira's husband, Hinko Würth, was also a tennis player and a key figure in the administration of sport in Yugoslavia in the early twentieth century. In this respect he helped found the Croatian Sports Federation in 1909 and was also the founder and first president of both the Yugoslavian Football Federation (1919-20) and the Yugoslavian Tennis Association (1922-34). His surname is sometimes written as "Wirt".

Sources:

Mira Würth (Kri?evci, 20. kolovoza 1892. - Zagreb, 6. rujna 1966.) - Prigorski.hr

http://www.puncec-tenis.com/wp-conte..._HRVATSKOJ.pdf

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BORWELL, SARAH
Great Britain (England)
Born 20 August 1979, in Middlesborough, England
Married Katie Dougherty-they have 1 son born in 2016.
[Active 2000-2013]

Pro 2000 . Retired 1st October 2013.

Played singles at Wimbledon 2005 and 2006 winning 1 match.
Highest singles ranking was 199 on 10th July 2006.

Primarily a doubles player who reached a ranking of 65 on 9th August 2010.
Started the business Tennis Smart Home a college placement company on retirement.
Married to American tennis coach Katie Dougherty from Maryland and they have 1 son born in 2016.

Sources Wikipedia
Google

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PARNELL, DENISE
Great Britain (England)
Born 11t October 1960 in Barton, Lancashire, England
[Active 1981-1990]

Tennis pro 1981 Retired 1990.

Played singles at Wimbledon 1986.

Since playing retirement has been a director of her own Sports Consultancy company.

Qualified as a tennis referee and is an International tennis referee and since 2006 an assistant referee at Wimbledon.

Sources: Eurosport website.
Linkedin account.
www.ancestry.co.uk

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CATLIN, TERESA
Great Britain (England)
Born 13 February 1969, in Cambridge, England.
[Active 1985-1990]

Active on WTA tour 1985 to 1990.
Played singles at Wimbledon 1987, 88 and Australia 1988.

Later Head Coach at Northern LTC Didsbury and coaching in Channel Islands.

At October 2017 coaching at Cambridge LTC.

Sources:

Eurosport website.
www.ancestry.co.uk
Cambridge LTC website

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MARINO, REBECCA
Canada
Born 16 December 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
[Active 2005-2013]

Though born in Toronto, this daughter of Italian immigrants has resided most of her life in British Columbia, on Canada's west coast.

The big serving Canadian made moves up the ranking in 2010 by winning 18 consecutive matches in minor ITF events. She ended the year with 4 ITF titles.

Solid results in majors pushed Marino into the top 50 in 2011. She reached the 2R or better in 3 of the 4 majors, including a 3rd round result at the French and a tour final in Memphis. She ended the year ranked #63, her highest year ranking to date.

Out for several months in 2012, in February of 2013 Marino declared she was quitting the tour, citing the mental rigors of constant competition and a battle with depression.

During her hiatus from tennis Marino studied English literature at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Highest singles ranking: # 38 (11 July 2011)

In October of 2017 Rebecca announced she plan to return to the tour in 2018.




At the 2011 US Open.



Sources:

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

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100060292

http://www.tennisforum.com/12-general-messages/1289278-rebecca-marino-another-comeback.html

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HALLBAUER, IRMGARD
Germany/East Germany
Born 26 July 1923 in Leipzig
Died 24 September 2016 in Henningsdorf
Married Wolfgang Jacke on 16 June 1951 in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig
[Active 1949-1955]

Irmgard Hallbauer first began to play tennis at a very young age, not least because her grandparents owned a tennis court in Irmgard’s native Leipzig. Unfortunately her promising junior career was interrupted by the outbreak of World War Two. However, Irmgard was able to start playing the sport competitively again in the late 1940s, in what would soon become East Germany.

In the summer of 1949 Irmgard took part in and won the women’s singles event at the inaugural Closed East German Outdoor Championships (the first edition of this tournament, which was probably held in Irmgard’s native Leipzig, was called the "Tennis-Meisterschaft der Ostzone", or "Tennis Championships of the Eastern Zone". The men’s singles event at the same tournament was won by one Wolfgang Jacke, a native of Berlin. Irmgard and Wolfgang soon got to know each very well, so well, in fact, that they married each other, probably in early 1951. Their son Guido was born at the end of April 1952 when the family was living in the town of Henningsdorf, in Brandenburg.

Irmgard (Hallbauer) Jacke in particular enjoyed a good deal of success at both the early Closed East German Outdoor Championships and the early Closed East German Outdoor Championships tournaments. The latter tournament was first held in 1953, in Leipzig, but Irmgard did not take part in the inaugural edition. Partly due to her success on the court, Ingrid and her husband were asked to help build up the nascent East German Tennis Federation circa 1951. However, this offer was soon withdrawn because neither of them followed the communist party line. In later life Irmgard enjoyed some success at senior tennis tournaments.

Guido Jacke also had a successful junior tennis career, at least until the age of fourteen when, because he refused to join the communist youth movement (called the "Freie Deutsche Jugend" or "Free German Youth Movement"), his progress up the ranks of the sport was stopped by the authorities in East Germany. Dissatisfied with the limited competition available behind the Iron Curtain, he later emigrated, with some difficulty, to Bavaria, in West Germany.

Irmgard (Hallbauer) Jacke’s main successes at the Closed East German Championships:

Closed East German Outdoor Championships – Women’s singles champion in 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952

Closed East German Indoor Championships – Women’s singles champion in 1954 and 1955

The photo below of Irmgard (Hallbauer) Jacke dates from circa 1950:



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COE, ANNETTE
Great Britain (England)
Born 04 March 1954, Plymouth, Devon, England
[Active 1972-1979]

Lefthanded British player active in the 1970's. She had the best success at the Kenya Open, where she was 1974 and 1976 champion. Coe also won The Scottish Clay Courts (1972); Mombasa, Kenya (1974), and Frinton on Sea (1975) in England.

Appeared in the singles at Wimbledon 1973,74,75 and 1976 where she was unfortunately double bageled by Chris Evert.

From 1977 to 1979 Coe lost in the Wimbledon qualies.

Her best British ranking was #9 in 1976.

Sources:

www.ancestry.co.uk
itf website
https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/players/3000ac73-7815-47b7-baff-1e6938ffdadf_LS.pdf

1977 World of Tennis, page 287.

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GREENWOOD, MARILYN (Marilyn E. Greenwood)
Great Britain
Born 04 February 1946.
Married (1) Jay J Lieberman between April 1072and January 1973. Later divorced in California
Married (2) Alan Oppenheimer (born 1930) on 22 March 1984. They divorce in 1990.
[Active 1963-1974]

British junior champion of 1963.

In 1964 she is shown as from Bristol.

In April 1965 she is shown as Miss M.E. Greenwood from Gloucestershire in the LTA Handicaps.

However in Wimbledon qualifying she has become Miss M.E.Isaac.which she walked out of in the final round of singles qualifying.

In July 1965 she says she is going to marry New Zealander Richard Headiffn before the end of 1965 and they are going to work on a ranch in Colorado.

Tennis wise she reappears as Miss M.E. Greenwood in 1970 and plays singles at Wimbledon as a lucky loser winning 1 round. She also played the 1971 French Championships and Wimbledon 1971 where she loses to Virginia Wade in the 2nd round.

By April 1972 she has become the tennis pro at Tucson Racquet Club. The Tuscon stop on the 1972 Virginia Slims tour was her last tour level event as Greenwood.

By January 1973 she was wed to Jay J Lieberman and playing on tour again. Hervfinal tour event was in 1974.

On 22nd March 1984 she marries the American actor Alan Oppenheimer who was born on 23rd April 1930. They divorce in 1990. This is where the trail ends.

Unanswered questions:

1. Why in 1965 is Marilyn Greenwood identified at Wimbledon as Miss M.E.Isaac?
2. What about her foreseen marriage with New Zealander Richard Headiffn?

Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton magazines from 1965.
Google
California Divorce Index.
Alan Oppenheimer - Wikipedia
Player Profile - The Championships, Wimbledon 2017 - Official Site by IBM

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