Tennis Forum banner

4701 - 4720 of 5401 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
BETZ, EMMA (nee Emma Gillig)
United States
Born September 1883 in New york
Died 27 December 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Married John Frederick "Fred" Betz III (1880-1944) on 10 December 1906 in Manhattan, New York city. Later divorced between 1926 and 1930.
[Active in 1918]

Emma Gillig, a New Yorker, wed brewery heir Fred Betz. Fred's grandfather gave him a brewery named the "Germania Brewery" in Philadelphia, as a Christmas gift in 1907. Beer ran in her family too, as her father John G. Gillig was treasurer of a New York Brewery.

Her daughters Sybilla was born on 13 December 1907. She had another daughter named Rosalean Amanda born in 1912.

Living as she did in Philadelphia near Chesnut Hill, Mrs Betz played the 1918 US National Championships held virtually on her doorstep.

Fred had a passion for fast cars, being involved in several auto races in the 1910s. At some point the couple divorced. Emma was still Mrs Betz when she came back from a trip to Spain with her two daughters in 1926.By 1930 the census lists her as a widow (clearly a white lie, as Fred was still alive) who owns a beauty salon in Buffalo, New York.

The New York Times lists her as Mrs Betz as late as 1958.

Sources:

https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...GRid=180936197
Historic Beer Birthday: John F. Betz - Brookston Beer Bulletin
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=42259852
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F...6_Sons_Brewery

"GEORGE J. GILLIG." New York Times (1923-Current file), Aug 30, 1958, pp. 15. ProQuest, https://search.proquest.com/docview/114344000?accountid=10274.

"BETZ -- GILLIG." New York Times (1857-1922), Dec 11, 1906, pp. 9. ProQuest, https://search.proquest.com/docview/96575929?accountid=10274.

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
CLETO, VERA LUCIA (Vera Lucia Cleto)
Brazil
Born 13 March 1950
Married Giugni, by 1976
[Active at least 1967-1982]

Winner: Florida State Championships 1967
RU: Florida State Championships 1968, South Florida Championships 1967 '68, City of Miami Invitation 1968

Vera played after marriage, as she was ranked #4 in Brazil in 1977. She also represented Brazil in the Federation Cup from 1976 to 1978; and again in 1982.



Source:

https://www.fedcup.com/en/players/player.aspx?id=800175508

[Thanks to Jimbo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
BEGU, IRINA-CAMELIA
Romania
Born 26 August 1990 in Bucharest
Height: 5' 11" (1.81 m)
Plays: Right-handed with two-handed backhand
[Active 2005-present]

A solid if unspectacular player whose hard work ethic often pays off. Begu gives her all and must be beaten, rarely beating herself. When facing higher ranked foes she lacks the heavy artillery needed to break through despite her height. Rail thin, she is in good physical shape for the long and tough matches she often wages.

2019 was a tough year for her, nontheless the scrappy Romanian made to the top for the 6th consecutive year.

Personal:
Coached by Artemon Apostu ... Mother's name is Steluta (civil servant); father's name is Paul (electrician); brother is Andrei ... Started playing tennis at age 3 with aunt, who was a coach ... Favorite surface is clay ... Did gymnastics and played handball when younger ... Idol growing up was Martina Hingis ... Best tennis memory was winning European 16 & Under title in 2006 ... Favorite city is New York; favorite tournament was Marbella.

Career Highlights:

SINGLES

Winner (4): 2017 - Bucharest; 2016 - Florianopolis; 2015 - Seoul; 2012 - Tashkent.

Finalist (3): 2014 - Moscow; 2011 - Marbella, Budapest.

DOUBLES

Winner (9): 2019 - Hua Hin (w/Niculescu); 2018 - Shenzhen (w/Halep), Bucharest (w/Mitu); 2017 - Bucharest (w/Olaru), Tianjin (w/Errani); 2014 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Seoul (w/Arruabarrena); 2013 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Medina Garrigues); 2012 - Hobart (w/Niculescu).

Finalist (7): 2018 - Eastbourne (w/Buzarnescu), Tashkent (w/Olaru); 2015 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Wuhan, Moscow (both w/Niculescu); 2012 - Fès (w/Cadantu), Luxembourg (w/Niculescu).

WTA Rankings:


2019: #99
2018: #66
2017: #43
2016: #29 (career high at #22 on 16 August)
2015: #31
2014: #42
2013: #124 (injured for much of the year)
2012: #52
2011: #40
2010: #214
2009: #230
2008: #231
2007: #710
2006: # 974



Sources:

Irina-Camelia Begu | WTA Tennis

http://www.wtatennis.com/news/begu-s...court-surprise
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
BURRELL, PENNY (Penny M. Burrell)
Great Britain (England)
Born Q2 (April to June) 1940 in Hammersmith, London.
[Active from at least 1956-1960]

Played singles Wimbledon 1957 and 1960.

Kent County Player (per Eastbourne Herald 15th September 1956)

Sources:

Eastbourne Herald
, 15 September 1956

www.ancestry.co.uk

[Thanks to Rosamund for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
FISHER, PAULINE
Great Britain
Born circa 1947 or 1948
[Active 1946-1948]

Played singles at Wimbledon 1948

Daily Gazette Birmingham 11th April 1945 reports on her playing at Kenton Middlesex and being from Warwickshire and aged 17. Opponent was Joy Gannon. Therefore born 1927 or 1928. Seems to have been active in tennis up to 1948. Mentioned as representing the Priory Club in Birmingham in Coventry Evening Telegraph 29th July 1948..

[Thanks to Rosmund for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
WILLIAMS, VENUS (Venus Ebony Starr Williams)
United States
Born 17 June 1980 in Lynnwood, California
Height: 6' 1" (1.85m)
Plays: Right-handed with two-handed backhand
[Active: 1994-present]

7 times grand slam singles winner-with 5 Wimbledon titles (2000-2001, 2005, 2007-2008) and 2 US Open wins (2000-2001)

2000 Olympic gold medalist.

14 grand slam doubles wins-all with her younger sister Serena.

Venus-not the planet but definitely a star-landed in force at the 1997 US Open. She has been in the public eye ever since.



Personal:

Coached by father Richard Williams, mother Oracene Price, and David Witt ... Sisters are Serena, Isha (lawyer, singer), Lyndrea (actress, singer, stylist, computer science major) and Yetunde (deceased September 14, 2003); is a Jehovah's Witness, along with sisters and mother ... Full name is Venus Ebony Starr Williams ... After being diagnosed with Sjögren's Syndrome in 2011, adopted a vegan/raw foods diet to help decrease inflammation in her body and reduce energy-sapping symptoms of the disease (is a self-described "cheagan") ... Interior design company is V Starr Interiors (www.vstarrinteriors.com) ... Clothing line is EleVen (www.elevenbyvenus.com) ... Has written several books, most recently "Come To Win" in 2010 ... Favorite tennis players growing up included Pete Sampras, Boris Becker and Monica Seles; favorite players now include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils and Bernard Tomic ... Loves karaoke (favorite songs to sing are 6 Underground by the Sneaker Pimps, Stupid Girl by Garbage, Call Me by Blondie, Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Sawyer by Rush and Barracuda by Heart) ... Favorite books include "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore, the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, comic books (especially DC) and the Bible ... Favorite cities are Palm Beach Gardens, Rome, Hong Kong and Paris ... Favorite designers are Ralph Lauren, Armani, Matthew Williamson and Dolce & Gabbana ... Also enjoys art, Asian antiques, dancing, writing poetry, sewing, studying new subjects, getting the mail and receiving packages, being at home and playing the guitar.

Williams has held the Wimbledon trophy 5 times-it is fittingly named the Venus Rosewater dish.



Career Highlights:

SINGLES

Winner: (49): 2016 - Kaohsiung; 2015 - Auckland, Wuhan, Zhuhai; 2014 - Dubai; 2012 - Luxembourg; 2010 - Dubai, Acapulco; 2009 - Dubai, Acapulco; 2008 - Wimbledon, Zürich, WTA Finals; 2007 - Memphis, Wimbledon, Seoul; 2005 - Istanbul, Wimbledon; 2004 - Charleston, Warsaw; 2003 - Antwerp; 2002 - Gold Coast, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp, Amelia Island, Stanford, San Diego, New Haven; 2001 - Miami, Hamburg, Wimbledon, San Diego, New Haven, US Open; 2000 - Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, New Haven, US Open, Olympics; 1999 - Oklahoma City, Miami, Hamburg, Rome, New Haven, Zürich; 1998 - Oklahoma City, Miami, Grand Slam Cup.

Finalist (34): 2017 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, WTA Finals; 2016 - Stanford; 2014 - Auckland, Montréal, Québec City; 2010 - Miami, Madrid; 2009 - Wimbledon, Stanford, WTA Finals; 2007 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2005 - Antwerp, Stanford; 2004 - Berlin, Stanford; 2003 - Australian Open, Warsaw, Wimbledon; 2002 - Hamburg, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open; 2000 - Linz; 1999 - Hannover, Stanford, San Diego, Grand Slam Cup; 1998 - Sydney, Rome, Stanford, Zürich; 1997 - US Open.

DOUBLES

Winner: (22): 2016 - Wimbledon (w/S.Williams); 2012 - Wimbledon, Olympics (both w/S.Williams); 2010 - Australian Open, Madrid, Roland Garros (all w/S.Williams); 2009 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, Stanford, US Open (all w/S.Williams); 2008 - Wimbledon, Olympics (both w/S.Williams); 2003 - Australian Open (w/S.Williams); 2002 - Wimbledon (w/S.Williams); 2001 - Australian Open (w/S.Williams); 2000 - Wimbledon, Olympics (both w/S.Williams); 1999 - Hannover, Roland Garros, US Open (all w/S.Williams); 1998 - Oklahoma City, Zürich (both w/S.Williams).

Finalist (1): 1999 - San Diego (w/S.Williams).

MIXED DOUBLES

Winner (2): 1998 - Australian Open, Roland Garros (both w/Gimelstob).

Finalist (2): 2016 - Olympics (w/Ram); 2006 - Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan).

WTA Year-End Rankings

2019: #53
2018: #40
2017: #5
2016: #17
2015: #7
2014: #19
2013: #49
2012: #24
2011: #103
2010: #5 (Career high doubles #1 on 07 June 2010)
2009: #6
2008: #6
2007: #8
2006: #48
2005: #10
2004: #9
2003: #11
2002: #2 (Career high singles #1 on 25 February 2002)
2001: #3
2000: #3
1999: #3
1998: #5
1997: #22
1996: #216
1995: #204

Ever graceful elder stateswoman of tennis.





Sources:

Venus Williams | WTA Tennis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Williams


[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
GARCIA, CAROLINE
France
Born 16 October 1993 in Saint-Germaine-en-Laye, France
Height: 5' 10" (1.77m)

2016 French Open doubles (w. K. Mladenovic)
2017 French Open quarterfinalst, semifinals of WTA finals

Unheralded former world top tenner. She won the 2016 French Open doubles with Kiki Mladenovic. They went on to reach the final at the US Open and led France to the finals of the Federation Cup. 2017 started out much less sunny. Caroline wanted to concentrate on singles. In February Garcia informed Kiki in a text message, leading to a less than friendly breakup of her doubles partnership with Mladenovic. Back issues due to sciaticaled to her decision not to play Fed Cup. Other French female players openly mocked her illness as fake, tweeting "LOL."

But it was Garcia who got the last laugh. She reached the quarters at Roland Garros. In the fall she went on a tear by winning important back to back events in Wuhan and Beijing. Qualifying for the year end championships, she manged to reach the semis.

The gambit has paid off-Caroline ended 2017 as the # player in the world.

The hard working Frenchwoman has an aggressive all court game-her forehand and serve are particular strengths. She is toughest on indoor courts, where she can employ her impressive array of volleys. Despite her work ethic it remains doubtful if she can go higher or make the semis or a final of a slam in singles. She is often outgunned by the biggest hitters or out-steadied from the baseline by the best defenders. Naysayers claim she is too dependent on her father, who like many tennis parents lacks a tennis background.

2018 and 2019 was below par. Caroline salvaged something in late 2019 by winning the final deciding doubles match in the Fed Cup final. With old double partner Mladenovic he beat Ash Barty/Sam Stosur 6-3 6-3. The day before he was humiliated in losing 6-0 6-0 to Barty.

Highest singles ranking: #5 (on 13 August 2018)
Highest doubles ranking: #2 (on 24 October 2016)


Personal:

Coached by father, Louis Paul Garcia ... mother is Marylene ... Played many sports when she was younger and chose tennis because it was the one she enjoyed the most ... Enjoys reading and spending time with family, and a big sports fan ... Best tennis memory is winning Limoges, Strasbourg, and the 2016 Roland Garros doubles title.

Career Highlights:

SINGLES

Winner (7): 2019 - Nottingham; 2018 - Tianjin; 2017 - Wuhan, Beijing; 2016 - Strasbourg, Mallorca; 2015 - 125/Limoges; 2014 - Bogotá.

Finalist (3): 2019 - Strasbourg; 2016 - 125/Limoges; 2015 - Acapulco, Monterrey.

DOUBLES

Winner (6): 2016 - Charleston, Stuttgart, Madrid, Roland Garros (all w/Mladenovic); 2015 - Eastbourne (w/Srebotnik); 2014 - Bogotá (w/Arruabarrena); 2013 - 125/Taipei (w/Shvedova).

Finalist (10): 2016 - Sydney, Dubai, US Open, Beijing (all w/Mladenovic); 2015 - Brisbane, Stuttgart, Toronto (all w/Srebotnik); 2014 - Wuhan (w/Black), Linz (w/Beck), Moscow (w/Parra Santonja).

ADDITIONAL

French Fed Cup Team, 2013-16; 2019; French Olympic Team, 2016.

WTA Year-End Rankings

2019: #45
2018: #19
2017: #08
2016: #23 (#2 in doubles)
2015: #35
2014: #38
2013: #75
2012: #138
2011: #146
2010: #280
2009: #681







Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Garcia
Home - Caroline Garcia
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/s...arcia-wta.html

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
XU, YIFAN
China
Born in 08 August 1988 in Tianjin, China
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
[Active 2004-present]

Lady of 8

Achieved a top 10 double ranking in 2019-ending the year at #8. Perhaps the number 8 has some significance given her birth date.

Coached by Alice Han Carlsson.


Career Highlights

DOUBLES

Winner (9): 2019 - Nürnberg (w/Dabrowski); 2018 - Sydney, Eastbourne (both w/Dabrowski); 2017 - Miami, New Haven (both w/Dabrowski); 2016 - Zhuhai (w/Soylu); 2015 - Stanford, Tianjin (both w/S.Zheng); 2013 - Seoul (w/C.Chan), 125/Nanjing (w/Doi).
Finalist (7): 2019 - Madrid, Wimbledon (both w/Dabrowski); 2018 - Beijing (w/Dabrowski); 2016 - Shenzhen (w.S.Zheng), Tianjin (w/Linette); 2008 - Beijing (w/Han); 2007 - Beijing (w/Han).

ADDITIONAL
Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2019.





https://www.wtatennis.com/players/312280/yifan-xu
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
SORRIBES TORMO, SARA
Spain
Born 08 October 1996 in Castellón de la Plana, Valencia, Spain
Height: 4' 9" (1.76 m)
Plays: Right-handed
[Active 2010-present]

Clay courter who has improved her ranking every year on tour. Has won 7 ITF singles titles. Her debut in the main draw of a tour level event came in 2015. In 2017 she cracked the top 100 for the first time.

Personal:

Coached by German Puentes... Mother owns souvenir shop (used to be tennis instructor); father works in real estate (used to play pro soccer); also has one brother, Pablo ... Introduced to sport at age 6 by mother ... Favorite shot is volley; favorite surface is clay ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Tennis idol growing up was Justine Henin; now admires Sara Errani and David Ferrer ... Likes to hang out with brother and friends.

Career Highlights:

DOUBLES

Winner (2): 2019 - Rabat (w/Martínez Sánchez); 2018 - Monterrey (w/Broady).

Finalist (1): 2019 - Mallorca (w/Martínez Sánchez).

WTA Year End Rankings

2019: #82
2018: #87
2017: #99 (career high of #79 on 08 May 2017)
2016: #107
2015: #164
2014: #276
2013: #329
2012: #509
2011: #1069



Sources:

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

Sara Sorribes Tormo | WTA Tennis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
PAVLYUCHENKOVA, ANASTASIA (Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova, in Russian Анастаси́я Серге́евна Павлюче́нкова)
Russia
Born 03 July 1991 in Samara, Russia
Height: 5' 7" (1.77m)
Nicknames: "Pav", "Scrabble", "Nastia", "Papillon" (in France)

Has a tattoo of a lightening bolt behind her ear.
[Active 2006-present]

2017 and 2019 Australian Open Quarterfinalist
2011 French Open Quarterfinalist
2016 Wimbledon Quarterfinalist
2011 US Open quarterfinalist.

Has made quarterfinals in doubles at all 4 majors.





On The Cusp of a Breakthrough

Flat and hard hitter; the stocky blonde has improved her fitness in recent years, but the 11 to 20 range in the rankings seems to be her limit. Finished #30 in 2019-her 12 consecutive year in the top 30.

The Russian has impressive stats in other areas as well-with 12 WTA titles and 5 grand slam quarterfinal on her resume. At the 2011 French the blonde bomber was only 2 game away from defeating defending champ Francesca Schiavone. Anastasia mised a huge opportunity at the 2019 Australian Open. It was her 5th grand slam quarterfinal, and she faced unseeded Danielle Collins. Collin won 6-2 5-7 6-1. Once again Pav was on the cusp....


The Russian laughs when her nickname of "Scrabble" is brought up. The moniker was bestowed by commentator Brad Gilbert due to her long name.


Coached by Sam Sumyk... also works with father, Sergey, and brother, Aleks ... Mother's name is Marina ... Grandmother played basketball for USSR; grandfather was high-level basketball referee; father was Olympic-level canoeist; mother was a swimmer ... Baseliner whose favorite surface is clay; favorite shot is forehand down the line ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by family ... Speaks Russian, English and French ... Likes comedy movies; favorite actors are Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller ... Favorite music is R&B, hip-hop ... Favorite book is Eat, Pray, Love ... Favorite foods are Japanese and Russian ... Enjoys karaoke, shopping, dancing, seeing friends, music, sleeping ... Best memories are winning 2006 Australian Open juniors, first WTA title in Monterrey and playing World TeamTennis.


Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (12): 2018 - Strasbourg; 2017 - Rabat, Monterrey, Hong Kong; 2015 - Linz; 2014 - Paris [Indoors], Moscow; 2013 - Monterrey, Oeiras; 2011 - Monterrey; 2010 - Monterrey, Istanbul.
Finalist (8): 2019 - Osaka, Moscow; 2017 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 2015 - Washington DC, Moscow; 2013 - Brisbane, Seoul; 2012 - Washington DC.

DOUBLES
Winner (5): 2017 - Sydney (w/Babos); 2013 - Madrid (w/Safarova); 2012 - Charleston (w/Safarova); 2011 - Brisbane (w/Kleybanova); 2008 - Fès (w/Cirstea).
Finalist (3): 2019 - Stuttgart (w/Safarova); 2015 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Jankovic); 2008 - Palermo (w/Kudryavtseva).

ADDITIONAL
Russian Fed Cup Team, 2009, 2011-13, 2015; Russian Olympic Team, 2016.

Year-End WTA Rankings


2019: #30
2108: #15
2017: #14
2016: #17
2015: #23
2014: #21
2013: #19
2012: #15
2011: #13
2010: #19
2009: #27
2008: #45
2007: #254
2006: #377




https://www.wtatennis.com/players/313796/anastasia-pavlyuchenkova
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
LEEMING, "HOPE" (Helen Hope Leeming)
Canada
Born 27 June 1907, in Victoria, British Columbia
Died 21 May 2008, in Toronto Ontaro
Married K. J. Salmond
[Active from at least 1930 to 1932]

=Mrs K. J. Salmond who played the 1932 US Championships.

Along with her sister, Marjorie Leeming, she won the Canadian Open Tennis Ladies Doubles championships in 1930 & 1932. Included in her accomplishments were numerous club championships at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto, in women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles from 1948 to 1977.

[From the Toronto Globe]

Valerie Colgan
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published September 12, 2008 Updated April 27, 2018

Hope Leeming grew up across from the sea cliffs and down the street from Beacon Hill Park. Her early school days were spent at a private school run by Emily Carr's sister.

Hope's father sold his stamp collection so his two daughters could go to university. In 1928, Hope graduated from the University of British Columbia; she took teacher training and taught high-school English.

At an early age she and her sister, Marjorie Leeming, learned to play tennis on the court in the back garden. The court had to be plowed under to make room for a victory garden during the First World War, but they went on to become Canadian tennis champions in 1930 and 1932. Moving to Toronto, Hope continued playing doubles until she was 88, stopping because of shoulder problems.

Hope loved games, particularly bridge and Scrabble, and she always had one ready when her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren came to visit. Christmas was not complete without her adjective game. She would write a story about Christmas Day and the dinner. "The ... turkey was stuffed with ... dressing. Valerie arrived in her ... car wearing a ... dress." Each person at the party was asked for adjectives and was not allowed to use simple words such as big or red (unless they were 4), but had to come up with words such as "squishy," "loquacious" or "gargantuan." Then the story was read aloud, to much hilarity.

Hope was a serious thinker and belonged to several study clubs. She loved poetry and plays and helped her daughter with her English courses. She was intensely interested in world affairs and belonged to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, rising to be its president. At home, she would cut out articles from The Globe and Mail in the morning and set them beside her placemat so her three children could discuss issues over dinner.

With boundless energy, she organized the collection of books for the first North York Public Library. She ran for the North York school board, eventually becoming the board's first woman chair.

Hope continued with her study groups and bridge well into her 90s. She drove her car until the age of 95 and always regretted letting her children talk her into giving it to her grandson. She lived in her own apartment until she was 96, when she moved to a retirement residence as she was beginning to forget to turn off the stove.

Hope's character, firm values and strong convictions sometimes made it difficult to find your own strengths, but her high standards and clear values helped shape who I am today.

Valerie Colgan is Hope's daughter.

For her more famous sister Marjorie please see: https://www.tennisforum.com/34809137-post2811.html

Sources:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life...ticle18137795/


https://www.genealogiequebec.com/necro/avis-de-deces/943887-LEEMING-Helen-Hope


[Thanks to LKK and Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
JONES, BETH
Australian (NSW)
Born c. 1937 or 1938
[Active 1953-1958]

Played singles at Australian championships from 1955 to 1958, being a quarter finalist in 1958.
Australian Hard Court champion in 1957.

Googling Trove shows Canberra Times 4th October 1955 says she is 17 and is the NSW Hard Court Champion and also the ACT Open champion and also junior champion.

Sunday Sydney Herald 19th July 1953 says she is a representative for New South Wales.

[Thanks to Rosamund for this information[]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
LEE, SHIRLEY
Australia (Queensland)
Born in 1935 or 1936
[Active in the 1950s]

Played singles 1956 Australian championships.

Googling Trove has produced:-
Townsville Queensland Daily Bulletin 3rd April 1954 saying she is Queensland junior champion.

Sunday Mail Brisbane 3rd February 1952 that her father Tony Lee is publican at Quinalow on Darling Down and his daughter is aged 16.

[Thanks to Rosamund for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
GRAY, JOAN
Australia (Queensland)
Born 1940 or 1941
[Active 1954-1960]

From Chinchilla, Queensland.
The Courier Mail, Brisbane 4th October 1954 tells us she is 13 and is educated at Brigidine Convent , Scarborough.

Played singles at Australian Championships 1959 where she beat Judy Tegart in the 1st round and 1960.

She participated in the Aussie in 1954 in the mixed doubles at the young age of 13, perhaps even 12!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
ROCHE, ANTOINETTE (nee Antoinette ????)
France
Married Andre Roche by 1931
[Active 1931-1934]

Mme Roche entered the 1934 mixed doubles with Roland Journu. They lost in the 1st round.

She was wed to male player Andre Roche, who also competed at the 1934 French.

Mme Roche was active from as early as 1931.

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
PLANNER, MISS M.
France
[Active 1937]

A contestant at the 1937 French championships.

Presumingly she is French, but this is not known for certain.

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
EDWARDS, PAULINE
Great Britain (England)
Born 1937.
[Active 1955-1959]

World Tennis January 1957, page 48 says she is 19, represents Yorkshire and has arrived in the US for the Sunshine Circuit.
Daily Herald 27th August 1955 says she is 18.
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail 20th August 1956 says she is from Leeds.

Played singles at Wimbledon 1956,1957 (where she reached the 4th round losing to Dorothy Knode) and 1959 and French Championships 1959.

[Thanks to Rosamund for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
LESH, ROBIN
Australia (Victoria)
[Active 1959-1965]

In 1968 she is living at Hawthorn, Kooyong, Victoria.

Active in Grand Slam's from 1959 to 1965. Best singles was Wimbledon 1965 losing to Billie Jean-King in the 4th round. Reached quarter finals of ladies doubles at Wimbledon in 1963 and 1965.

Source: www.ancestry.co.uk

[Thanks to Rosamund for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
SUVARNA, Mlle
[Active in 1925]

A Mlle Suvarna participated in the 1925 French Championships. Are we sure it was a Mlle Suvarna? Could she have been Mme Suvarna?

It makes a big difference because Mlle or Mme Suvarna is almost certainly a relation of Shashidri Suvarna, who entered the men's singles at the same event.

British records indicated that Shashedri [note the spelling] Suvarna wed Marguerite Sewell in March of 1925 at Lambeth in Surrey, England. Marguerite was born July to September of 1900 in Atherstone, Warwickshire, England.

This same Marguerite later wed Robert T Cruwys between June and August of 1940. Presumably she was widowed or divorced from Suvarna at that point.

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,383 Posts
DE BRUYN-KOPS, ADE (nee Adé van Vliet)
Netherlands
Born 28 May 1896 in Kotaradja, Netherlands East Indies (modern Banda Aceh, Indonesia)
Died 13 January 1978 in Gravenhage, Netherlands
Married George François "Frans" de Bruyn Kops (1886-1979) on 12 November 1917 in Gravenhage, Netherlands
[Active in 1926]

Her husband played football (soccer) for the Netherlands at the 1908 Olympics. He was also a tennis player. The couple, both born in the Dutch East Indies, traveled back and forth between the colony and the Netherlands.

The French and Olympic sites render his name as "de Bruyn-Kops". The Dutch wiki uses "de Bruijn Kops".

While Frans entered the men's singles at the 1926 French, Ade limited herself to the mixed only with Franz. They lost in the opening round. She entered the qualies at Wimbledon but defaulted before her first match.

There are some results from a Miss de Brun-Kops in 1933 and 1934. Could this be her daughter Alice, only 13 or 14 at the time? It is just as likely to be Ade herself, with the "Miss" being in error.

Her children were:

George François de Bruyn Kops III, born March 1919 in Gravenhagen
Alice Hélène de Bruyn Kops, born October 1920 in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (modern Jakarta, Indonesia)
2 other children.

Sources:

https://www.myheritage.nl/person-1500235_179617702_179617702/ade-de-bruyn-kops-geboren-van-vliet
https://www.geni.com/people/George-Francois-de-Bruijn-Kops/6000000069911408213
https://www.olympic.org/george-francois-de-bruyn-kops
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_de_Bruijn_Kops

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 
4701 - 4720 of 5401 Posts
Top