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EVERED, ELLEN (nee Ellen Martha Thynne)
United Kingdom
Born first quarter of 1872
Died 3 September 1935
Married Gillibrand Elwin Evered, 1899

Listed after marriage as Mrs GE Evered. Played mixed with spouse at several events.
 

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EVERETT, VERA (nee Vera Kathleen Murray)
South Africa
Born circa 1900
Died ????
Married Adolf Everett on 25 April 1925 in Saint Augustine's Anglican Church, Doornfontein, Johannesburg
[Active circa 1924-40]

Vera Everett was a stalwart of South African tournaments for more than a dozen years.

Her first notable success was as Miss V. Murray in winning the 1924 Sothern Transvaal doubles with M. Hopkins. They won it again in the next year when Vera had become Mrs Everett.

As late as 1936 and 1937 she was ranked as high as no. 3 in the South African women's singles rankings. She reached the final of the women's singles event at the South African Championships three times, in 1927, 1930 and 1936, losing each time. She beat the young Bobbie Heine to win the Southern Transvaal Championships in 1925, but generally was not of the same class in tennis terms as players such as Heine and Billie Tapscott. Vera Everett enjoyed the most success in doubles and mixed doubles events.

Known South African rankings

1929: #8
1931: #8
1936: #3
1937: #3

[Thanks to Newmark and Rollo for this information]
 

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EVERS, DIANNE
Australia
Born 09 November 1956
Married Brown by late 1980
[Active 1974-1983]

“Dianne” and NOT “Diane”.

Reached SF of Australian Open in 1979. Her overall record at the Australian Open (entered 1975-1980) in singles was 3-6-all 3 wins coming in her 1979 run to the semifinals.

She won the Australian Open Doubles Championship in 1979 (with Judy Chaloner). She was 7-5 in doubles in her native championships, also making the SF in 1976 and the QF in 1977.

In 1974, Dianne Evers won the Australian Open Hardcourt Doubles Championship. Also, in 1979, she won the Swiss (with H. Strachonova), Austrian (with H. Anliot), and Canadian Open (with L. Antonoplis) Doubles Championships.


Married sometime in 1980, when she was ranked #67 as Dianne Evers-Brown.


There is a cuttings file on her at the Aussie National Library.




Sources:

Dianne Evers herself

Today 2011 - 2016 - Modern Rock [Evers website]

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/1059153-dianne-evers-thread.html#post68752713


[Thanks to LKK and Rollo for this information]
 

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EVERT, “CHRIS” (Christine Marie Evert)
United States
Born 21 December 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Married (1) John Michael Lloyd, 17 April 1979, divorced 14 April 1987
Married (2) Andrew “Andy” Raymond Mill, 30 July 1988, divorced 04 December 2006-3 sons.
Married (3) Gregory “Greg” John Norman, 28 June 2008 in the Bahmas, divorced 05 December 2009
Nicknames: “Chrissie”, “Ice Dolly” (in Britain), "Chris America (by Bud Collins)
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Played: Righthanded w/two-handed backhand
[Active: 1969-1989]

The Most Consistent Champion Ever

Winner of 18 singles slams, including a record 7 French Opens, 6 US Opens, 3 Wimbledon, and 2 Australian titles. Chris will forever be remembered as a model of consistency.

Among her unique records:

1. Winning at least one Grand Slam for 13 consecutive years (1974-1986)- a record that will probably never be equaled.
2. Only failing to reach the quarters in 2 of her 56 majors entered. 18 slams won, 16 finals, 18 Semis, and 2 quarterfinals.
3. 34 consecutive majors where she made the semis or better.
4. 129 consecutive victories on clay from 1973 to 1979 when Tracy Austin defeated her in a 3rd set tiebreak at the Italian Open.

Run of 56 wins in 1974 ended by Billie Jean King

Played as Evert-Lloyd after first marriage, used her maiden name during second marriage.

Evert's last major fittingly came at the very US Open that propelled her to stardom. In front of adoring fans she went out in a full stadium to Zina Garrison in the quarterfinals. Weeks later she entered her final event. In typical style Chris helped the US secure the Federation Cup.

Her overall record in Grand Slam events was 297–38 (.887): 72–6 at the French Open, 94–15 at Wimbledon, 101–13 at the US Open (the record for most singles match wins in history, male or female), and 30–4 at the Australian Open (never failing to reach the final in 6 attempts.)

American Princess, Role Model, and Every Inch a Lady

She was the most gracious champion I have ever seen-Ted Tinling, tennis historian
After retirement Evert has run a tennis academy, edited Tennis Magazine and done TV commentary. She divorced Andy Mills; a 3rd marriage to ex-golfer Greg Norman lasted less than a year.

Why the Lady Was a Champ



Sources:

Amdur, Neil; Evert, Chris (1982). Chrissie, My Own Story

Howard, Johnette (2006). The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship.

Flink, Steve, "That's Why the Lady Is a Champ, in 1990 World of Tennis, pages 94-98.

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

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/chris-evert/
 

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EVERTS, LOES
Netherlands
Born circa 1890
Died sometime in 1970s.
Nickname: “The Bomb”
[Active as early as 1906 and as late as 1919]

Won Dutch Nationals in 1906, 1908-10, 1912, 1914-15, 1917-1919. She was 16 when she first won the triple (singles, doubles, and mixed) in 1906. In all she won 10 National singles and 24 in singles, doubles, and mixed. Loes Her surname is often misspelt, e.g. as Everaerts. The name Evert is Dutch in origin, too.


In 1918


 

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FAGEROS, KAROL
United States
Born 27 April 1934
Died 12 April 1988
Married Eugene Short in 1962
Nickname: “The Golden Goddess” (in reference to her hair and her panties)
[Active 1953-1960]

In 1958 her golden lame panties caused a sensation at the French Open. In response staid Wimbledon officials banned her because the panties ''might put her opponents off.'' She was reinstated when she agreed to cover them with white lace. ''I remember being bored with the all-white look,'' she recalled years later. ''I didn't think it would create such a sensation. . . . From then on, every time I took a shot, flashbulbs went off.''

When Althea Gibson turned pro in 1959 she needed an acceptable foil. the glamorous Karol fit the bill, and the two toured with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1960. a bus accident in 1961 ended her tennis days.

She married a lawyer the next year and had 3 daughters. Cancer claimed her life relatively young. An autobiography was in the works but was not published.

Wimbledon record (active 1953, 1957 to 1959)

Singles: 8-3 (best result was 4R in 1957, losing to Rosie Reyes 7-5 6-4)
Doubles: 6-3 (QF in 1959)
Mixed: 6-3

Wimbledon-1959





A Flickr photo of Karol vs Gibson at Forest Hills in 1957: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8574273880/in/photostream/



Sources:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....&postcount=162

World Tennis article from 1989 [need title and specific date]
 

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FAIRBANK, “ROS” (Rosalyn Doris Fairbank)
South Africa/United States
Born 02 November 1960
Married Robert Nideffer, 06 May 1989 in Durban, South Africa
Played: Right-handed with one-handed backhand
Height: 5' 8"
Trademarks: stalling tactics
[Active 1978-1997; doubles only 1996-1997]

Won the 1981 French Open with Tanya Harford and 1983 French with Candy Reynolds.

Coming out of nowhere, in late 1979 the South African with a flat forehand won 22 of 23 matches on Australian grass.

Ros excelled at net and in doubles. In singles she was most dangerous on grass and indoors. Usually ranked in the 30s or 40s, on grass she was a dangerous floater. In 1987 Ros pushed Chris Evert to a 7-5 3rd set in the last 16 at Wimbledon. 1988 was her best showing ever in a major. At the big W Ros upset #10 seed Lori Mcneil and #8 seed Zvereva to get to her one and only grand slam quarterfinal where she gave Martina Navratilova a major scare, losing only at 7-5 in the final set.

A description of the match shows how tight it was:

Ros Fairbank nearly ends Martina Navratilova’s six-year grapple-hold on the Wimbledon women’s singles championship as she lets 4-2 leads in the second and third set slip away in a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 loss in the quarterfinals. Says Navratilova, “Several times today. I thought I was going to lose the match. I thought, ‘What a way to go. On Court 14, to Ros Fairbank, in the quarterfinals.” Says Fairbank, ”I thought about ending Martina’s streak all the time. Maybe that was my problem.”
Calm and placid on the surface, her on court behavior showed a Machiavellian side that relished mind games. The Navratilova match was a prime example of Ros's bag of tricks. She repeatedly caught the ball after the service toss. "She began jumping around when Navratilova prepared to serve, presumably to distract her. She employed some delaying tactics." (Bodo)

In the 1980s Ros based herself in San Diego, California. Late in the decade she became an American citizen.

Ros was known as Fairbank-Nideffer after marriage to her coach Rod Nideffer. She has been active in senior women's events.

Singles

Career record 383–320
Career titles: Indianapolis (1982); Richmond (1983)
Highest ranking # 15 (16 April 1990)
Best Slam result: Wimbledon QF (1988)




WTA Year-End rankings

1992: #46
1991: #91
1990: #24
1989: #22
1988: #37
1987: #37
1986: #28
1985: #38
1984: #32
1983: #26
1982: #17
1981: #41
1980: #30

Doubles

Career record 417–260
Career titles 18
Highest ranking # 12 (21 December 1986)

Grand Slam Doubles highlights

French Open W (1981, 1983)
US Open F (1983)
US Open Mixed doubles F (1986)

Sources:

Bodo, Peter. The Courts of Babylon. 1995.

1989 World of Tennis. (pages 285-286)

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

http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20001983

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 

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FAIRBAIRN, RHEA (Rhea Beatrice Fairbairn)
Canada
Born 15 January 1890
Died 24 Apr 1953 - Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA
Married Francis "Frank" C. Marty, 4 December 1912

Rhea Fairbairn, a native of Toronto, was one of the best of the early Canadian tennis players. She appears to have married an American.
 

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FALKENBURG, “MICKEY” (nee Marguerite Crooks)
United States
Married Eugene “Genie” Lincoln Falkenburg

Sons Thomas, Robert (“Bob) (b 29 January 1926) and daughter Jinx (b 21 January 1919) all played the circuit. Bob was 1948 Wimbledon champion.

Reportedly (according to daughter Jinx) the champion of Brazil in 1927.
 

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FELTHAM, “BEATRICE” (Mary Hilda Beatrice Feltham)
United Kingdom
Born 9 May 1907 Sutton, Surrey
Died 13 September 1997
Married Malcolm Alwyn Valentine Russell, 22 July 1933

Was member of the Surrey County Team. Won the singles title at Hastings (1929,1931,1932) and Tonbridge Wells (1928,1929,1931). Reached semifinal of 1930 Wimbledon doubles with Mary Heeley.

Sources:
Wimbledon players archive
Wimbledon Who's Who (1934), p.74

[Thanks to Wolbo for information on this player]
 

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FENNO, MARION (Marion Hiller Fenno)
United States
Born 05 October 1878 in Medford, Massachusetts
Died in 1967
Married Arthur Wellington Bell of Boston 01 March 1924 in Boston, Masschusetts
[Active from 1905-1916]

A Bostonian player of the early 1900s who was descended from Mayflower pilgrims. As the daughter of affluent wool merchant, Marion was a member of the Chilton Club in Boston’s ritzy Back Bay community. Her parents were Edward Nicoll Fenno and Ellen Marion Bradlee.

An article on her marriage wrote she "is prominent in the tennis world and the Ellis Circle Memorials."

The Marion Fenno Bell bequest was endowed by her at Harvard University.

There is a painting of her at the age of 9 is hanging in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.




Sources:

Faith Kidder Fuller. Seventy-five years at the Chilton Club : a memoir. Boston, Mass. : Chilton Club, 1985

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6578206/wedding_if_arthur_wellington_bell_to/

http://www.mfa.org/collections/objec...dolinata-34656 [this states J Brooks Fenno was also her cousin?!]

https://backbayhouses.org/450-beacon/


[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 
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