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LANNOWE, FLORENCE (Florence Dering Lannowe)
United Kingdom
Born 1875 in India
Died 7 April 1945
Married Henry "Norman" Marrett in 1909
Active circa 1912.

Henry Norman Marrett (1879-1961), a doctor, was also a talented lawn tennis (and badminton) player and took part in tournaments in the years 1902-10.
 

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LUCKIE, IRIS (Iris May Luckie)
Australia (NSW)
Born in 1902 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Died 16 April 1985 in New South Wales
Married Ernest Edwin Semmler in 1928 in Dubbo, New South Wales
[Active from at least 1925 to 1928]

NSW HC Champion 1925, 1926, 1928


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LUMLEY-ELLIS, SYLVIA (Sylvia Clementina Lumley-Ellis)
United Kingdom
Born 12 August 1901
Died May 1998 in Torbay, Devon
Married Reverend Michael Ashton Otway Mayne on 27 October, 1928, in Hampstead, London. He died in 1933.
[Active in the 1920s.]

Won Norfolk in 1924 using alias of "Miss Bayfoot".

Finalist at Harpdenden (1925); Hampstead and Southhampton (1926). Bordighera and Roehampton (1927) and Mancherster (1928)

"Probate: London, 16 June 1933, to Sylvia Clementina Lumley Mayne, widow. Effects: £1337-7s-8d


 

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LUNDQVIST, EVA
Sweden
Born 16 December 1944
Married Wennerström
[Active in the 1960s to at least 1970]

Her family named is often Anglicized as Lundquist in many sources.

She won the 1968 Swedish doubles with Olga Morozova and was doubles finalist in 1964 and 1970.

Singles titles: Madrid and Halko in 1967.



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LYLE, MARY (Mary Rankin Lyle)
Australia (Victoria)
Born 31 March 1895 in Carlton, Victoria
Died 26 October 1981 in Cambrian Hill, Victoria
Married Lieutenant-General Sir Edmund Francis Herring on 6 April 1922 in Toorak Presbyterian Church, Melbourne

[Active circa 1912-20]

Dr Mary Lyle graduated from Melbourne Medical School in 1921 with medals and honours. In 1960, she was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to nursing in Victoria.

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LYLE, NANCY (Nancy Margaret Lyle)
United Kingdom
Born 26 February 1910
Died 1986
Married (1) Philip Foster Glover, 20 April 1938
Married (2) Ryder Ardyne Maltwood, 20 December 1969
[Active 1929-39 and 1946-1953]

Winner of the 1935 Aussie with Evelyn Dearman. In singles she lost the 1935 Aussie final to compatriot Dorothy Round.

Though best known for doubles, Nancy won at least 7 tournaments in singles, the first in Le Touquet (1929)-the last in Cannes (1934). The only slam where she didn't reach at least a quarterfinal in singles was at Wimbledon, where she never made it past the third round.

Nancy competed in every Wimbledon held from 1929 to 1953 (there was no event from 1940 through 1945 due to war); a remarkable string of 19 consecutive Wimbledons.

Her death was registered in Jersey in the Channel Islands, although she was a native of Chelsea, London. She was the daughter of 1st Baron Lyle of Westbourne (Sir Charles Ernest Leonard Lyle), so she would have been styled as Hon. Nancy Lyle.

Singles-Grand Slam Singles results


Australian Finalist (1935)
French QF (1934)
United States QF (1935)

Doubles--Grand Slam Doubles results

Australian Open W (1935)
Wimbledon QF (1934, 1935,1949)






British stars invade Australia in 1935.
Perry, Dearman, Lyle (in the middle), Dorothy Round, and Hughes.
Dearman and Lyle would win the Australian doubles in a few weeks.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Lyle

Archive - Draws Archive : Nancy Glover (Lyle) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM
 

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TAYLOR, GLADYS
United States
Born 24 October 1891 in New York
Died 8 December, 1954 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Married (1) Mr Edward V Lynch by 1918
Married (2) Philip Bouvier Hawk (1874-1966) circa 1923
[Active 1918 to at least 1945]

An article from 7 Oct 1917 mentions a Mrs Edward Lynch. She played layed for the New York Tennis Club in 1919.

Her highest US ranking was at #14 in 1922, when she was Mrs EV Lynch.

Her obit stated the couple had resided in the Miami area for 22 years. Previous to that the couple lived in Forest Hills. Mr Hawks was a chemist from Philadelphia. She was the second Mrs Hawk. In the 1920 census Phllip is listed as married, but there is no first wife (Ellen Moon Hawk) present in a house with two children-Philip Jr and Ellen. Glady’s obit mentioned these two as her stepchildren. It possible that Gladys and Philip divorced their first spouses to wed each other.

Dr Philip B. Hawk (1874-1966), a college professor, scientist and writer. His works include "Practical Physiological Chemsitry", "What We Eat" and "Off The Racket: Tennis Highlights and Lowdowns".

Gladys was 17 years younger than Philip B. Hawk and predeceased him. He later instituted a college prize in her memory.

[Thanks to Newmark for some help with this biography]
 

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MACINTOSCH, “DUTE” (Theresa Mary MacKintosch)
Australia (Queensland)
Born 4 March 1879 in Queensland
Died 12 Jun 1959 in Queensland
Married Henry Taylor Macfarlane on 20 November 1912 in Queensland

She won the Queensland Ladies Singles Title in 1910 or 1911.

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MACLENNAN, FRANCES (Frances Veronica Margaret MacLennan)
United Kingdom
Born 20 December 1943 in Glasgow
Married Roger Taylor 14 February 1969-divorced by 2007
[Active 1961-1974]

Frances made the SF in doubles at Wimbledon in 1968 with partner Robin Lloyd. They were blitzed 6-1 6-0 by #3 seeds Durr/Jones. Her best singles showing at the Championships came in 1965. Frances made the 4R, where she was downed by Margaret Smith (later Court) who won the title that year.

MacLennan was one of the glamour girls of 60s tennis. Her 1969 wedding to #1 Brit Roger Taylor (himself of member of the "Handsome 8") was a storybook affair. The couple had 3 children: Zoe, Katriona and Gregg

Roger calls her "Fran" in World Tennis interview of April 1970 (p.62). They weer elater divorced-a 2007 article calls her “the former wife of Roger Taylor”.

As of August 2014 she was ranked #10 in the 70 and over ITF age group.

Spelling of last name is MacLennan (note the capitalized L).

Wimbledon record (entered 1961-2, 1965-69, 1971, and 1973-74. Played mixed only after 1969)

Singles: 5-7 (4R in 1965)
Doubles: 4-4 (SF in 1968)
Mixed: 8-9



Sources:

http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=20004836

Archive - Draws Archive : Frances Taylor (MacLennan) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM
 

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MADDEN, “SISSY” (nee Eileen Maguerita Madden)
United States/South Africa
Born 21 January 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts
Died 13 July 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Married Bertie Leach 21 July 1945 in Washington State,
Name variant: also seems to have been called "Cissy".
[Active 1953-1955]

Younger sister of Baba Madden Lewis. Sissy started the sport by the age of 10. She was living in South Africa as early as 1953, when a Bakersfield newspaper indicates she was living there. It is not clear if she was an American expat living permanently in South Africa or if he ever became a citizen.

Sources:

Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
https://www.genealogieonline.nl

[This is a Dutch website but managed to get information from this. The Reference # is stamboom-van-gool/17302.php]

The Bakersfield Californian, August 12, 1953, page 35. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/4150814/

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MADARASZ, MARGIT (Margit Laura Madarász)
Hungary
Born 23 August 1884 in Buadapest
Died 15 February 1959 in Budapest
Married (1) Pál Kunz in 1908 (died 1915)
Married (2) Károly Thuróczy in 1916 (died 1947)
[Active 1901-1908]

The first Hungarian female to be prominen internationally. Margit represented the Budapest Lawn Tennis Club. She won the German and the Budapest International events in 1907 and 1908. She was schedule to enter the 1908 London Olympics, but got married and retired.

"On several occasions the Hungarian lady, Mlle. de Madarasz, showed up well with her powerful service," one 1908 report explained, "and it was mainly from lack of stamina that this young player failed to do even better." (Country Life)

In the 1930s she became a noted social hostess in Budapest.

She was half-sister of Katalin Csery and Sarolta Csery.

Sources:

"Lawn Tennis and Croquet on the Riviera" Country Life (May 16, 1908): 692.

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

http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madarász_Margit







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MADEIRA, SARAH (nee Sarah Claypoole Neilson)
United States
Born 28 March 1897
Died 11 August 1992 in Haverford, PA
Married Crawford Clark Madeira (1894-1967) on 19 January 1918
[Active as early as 1920 and as late as 1927]

They had three sons, Crawford Clark Madeira, Jr., (born St. David's, Pa., on October 12,1918) Lewis Neilson Madeira, and Harry R. Madeira.
Usually listed as Mrs CC Madeira

A member of the Merion Cricket Club, active in the late 1920s. She was even better known for squash, where she won the 1st US Women's doubles title in squash with friend Anne Page.

A Granddaughter of Benjamin Chew Wilcocks.

Titles

1924: International Maritime and Maine State Championships Bar Harbor

Sources:

http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/obituary/crawford-c-madeira/

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MADRUGA, IVANNA
Argentina
Born 27 January 1961 in Buenos Aires (or Rio Tercero), Argentina
Married Osvaldo Osses in 1981
[Active 1977-1984 and 1986]

1980 French doubles finalist with Adriana Villagran.
3 time grand slam quaterfinalist; the 1980 French and US Opens as well as the 1983 US Open.
Arentine #1 from 1977 to 1984-replaced at top by Gabriela Sabatini.

A topspin artist like her idol Guillermo Vilas. Rex Bellamy wrote her "game could be described as as that of a righthanded, female Vilas, even to the mannerisms. Her blend of topspin and tenacity made her a puzzling, even hypnotic opponent."

She first took up the sport at age 5. Also quite good at basketball, Madruga only started to concentrate solely on tennis at about age 9.

In late 1977, at only the age of 16, she was the runerup at the River Plate Championships, losing to transsexual Rennee Richards.

Made a major impression by twice pushing Chris Evert to 3 sets on clay in 1979 at the Italian and French Opens. Her 2 best years were 1980 (reaching 2 quarters in slams and reaching a computer high #16 ranking) and 1981, when Madruga was the finalist at the German Open. Ivanna had 4 victories over Virginia Wade.

Played under hyphenated name of Madruga-Osses after her marriage to Argentine businessman Osvaldo Osses in 1981. She grew tired of the tennis life and left the game in 1984. A brief comeback in 1986 proved unsuccessful, prompting her to leave the circuit for good.

Turning to teaching, she started the Ivanna Madruga Tennis School. Ivanna is passionate about animal rights.

Career High singles ranking : #16 in September of 1980.

Ranked #18 in 1983





Sources:


Andersen, Roberto; Puppo, Eduardo (2012). «XIII. El tenis femenino en la Argentina». Historia del tenis en la Argentina. Tomo II. p. 906-910

1980 World of Tennis, pages 104, 326

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanna_Madruga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanna_Madruga
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanna_Madruga

http://mundod.lavoz.com.ar/tenis/ivanna-madruga-vuelve-al-ruedo

http://tenistasargentinas.blogspot.com/2013/08/replay-point-renee-richards-en.html
 
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