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NONWEILER MILDRED (Mildred Edith Nonweilwer)
United Kingdom
Born 11 May 1908 in Tokyo, Japan.
Died December 2003 in Surrey, England
Married William Frank Freeman 26 July 1934 in Cuddinton,St Mary, England
[Active from at least 1929-1935]

Played Wimbledon from 1931 to 1935. Her singles record there was 2-5.

She lists herself as Scottish in a passenger manifest in 1930. She may have lived or spent a considerable time in the Orient until the late 1920s.

Mildred participated in English evets in 1929.
 

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NOEL, SUSAN (Susan Diana Barham Noel)
United Kingdom
Born 8 June 1912
Died October 1991
Married Geoffrey Frederick Powell on 5 July 1940
[Active: 1930 at least 1950]

Taught tennis and squash by her father E.B (Evan Baillie) Noel, a noted player in several racquet sports.

Author of the book Tennis In Our Times. She was a Squash champion above tennis,winning the British Open from 1932-34 and the US Nationals in 1939. In tennis she was the 1936 French doubles RU with Jadwiga Jędrzejowska. According to Zug’s History of Squash she was an actress who grew up near Queen’s Club and drove a double decker bus during World War II.

Wimbledon Record (1930-47)

Singles: 14-10 (made the 4R in 1936)
Doubles: 13-10 (QF 3 times-1935, 36, and 37)
Mixed: 14-8

Noel in 1935



Suan (on left) with frequent doubles partner Jędrzejowska in 1935.



Sources:

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

Zug, James. History of Squash.

Author of Tennis in Our Time. 1955.
 

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NOON, EFFIE (Effie Blanche Noon)
United Kingdom
Born circa January or February 1866 in Blaby, Leicestershire, England
Died 28 October 1944
Married Conway John Morgan in July 1888 in Saint John's Church, Stoneygate, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Active in the 1880s.

One of four Noon sisters were natives of the county of Leicestershire in England. Their parents' names were Charles and Lucy. It is not clear if Edith Noon, the eldest daughter, played tournament tennis.

Sister of Mrs F Watts (nee Agnes Emily noon). For more on Agnes please see: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=25567506&postcount=2120

[Thanks to Mark for this biography]
 

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NOSTITZ-RIENECK, “KARA” von (nee Countess Karolina Maria Olga Chotkova)
Austria
Born 19 November 1865
Died 29 November 1919
Married Leopold Abraham von Nostitz-Rieneck, 2 October 1886

Children: 5 sons. Erwein Hartwig b 13 Sept 1887, Franz born 16 August 1888, Wolfgang born 13 April 1890, Herman born 27 September 1892, Friedrich born 7 January 1900.

She was the winner of Bohemian Championships in June of 1895. Her maiden name is the femine version of Chotek, a Bohemian noble family of prominence. Her sister Sophie Chotek was morgantically wed to Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne.

Ivo Cerman: Chotkové. Příběh úřednické šlechty. Praha Lidové noviny 2008. 757p
 

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NOSTITZ-RIENECK, “MARIANNE” (Maria Anna Franziska von Nostitz-Rieneck)
Austria
Born 9 July 1882
Died 6 May 1952
Married Alfred von Ringhoffer, 31 July 1904
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-A...ostitz-Rieneck

A woman with her name married Alfred von Ringhoffer, but she was born 9 July 1882, so she would have been almost thirteen only, when she won in Prague. This is she is not our 1895 Bohemian winner.
 

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NUNNELEY, “KATE” (Kathleen Mary Nunneley)
Born 16 September 1872 - Leicestershire, England
Died 28 September 1956 - Wellington, NZ

Allegedly her English tournament successes, prior to emigrating to New Zealand in late 1894 included:

1891 Ladies Handicap Brighton, 5 Prizes at South of England Tournament, Eastbourne
1892 Prizes at Liverpool, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and others
1893 Open Singles at Nottingham, Won Blackheath, Won Beckenham, Won Wellingborough
1894 Won Nottingham (d Miss Jackson 60 61), Won Nottingham Handicap (d Mrs Hillyard)

In 1904

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NUTCOMBE-QUICKE, “BETTY” (nee Eveline Maude Froude Bellew)
United Kingdom
Born second quarter of 1872 in Stockleigh, Devon, England
Died third quarter of 1965
Md (1) Sidney Nutcombe-Quicke, second quarter of 1897, died 27 April 1898 (1 daughter)
Md (2) Reginald Crundall-Punnett, second quarter of 1913, (20 June 1875-3 January1967)
[Active as early as 1913-1925]

She was the daughterof John F. Bellew, of Stockleigh English, Devon. Died aged 93.

Reginald Crundall-Punnett was a distinguished geneticist. Though listed as Crundall-Punnett, “Crundall” was actually a middle name derived from his mother’s maiden name. An obituary of Reginald mentioned that he became very good at tennis after his marriage in 1913 to Eveline, "...herself a notable player". There were no children from her second marriage.

Made the Carlton final on the French Riviera as late as 1925, aged 52! Last entered Wimbledon in 1921. She was a Wimbledon QF in 1914

Note she is not “Elizabeth”.

 

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NUTHALL, “BETTY” (Elizabeth May Nuthall)
United Kingdom
Born 23 May 1911
Died 08 November 1983
Married Franklin Comly Shoemaker on 28 May 1954
Nickname: "Bounding Betty".
Trademark: a white headband.
[Active 1926-1939]

First overseas winner of the US Nationals (excluding Mabel Cahill of Ireland) in 1930.

A young phenom, she earned the nickname "Bounding Betty" at the age of nine. She was adored by the British public, particularly schoolgirls. Winning the 1924, 1925, and 1926 Wimbledon Junior Championships set high expectations she never could quite live up to.

The 19-year-old Brit focused her game on a strong forehand, accurate ball placement, and speed. Nuthall, who had learned tennis from her tournament-playing father Stuart, had long preferred to serve underhand, but when she won the U.S. Championships she had adopted the traditional overhand style. Describing her play in 1930, Allison Danzig wrote in The New York Times: ''Resourceful and enterprising in the range of her strokes, strong in endurance and agile in her movement.” (Hall of Fame)

On the cover of July 6, 1931 Time Magazine for its' 6 July 1931 issue.

Nuthall famously took a set from Helen Wills-moody in the semifinals of the 1933 uS Nationals. Everyone was such a state of shock (it was only the 2nd set Wills had lost in 6 years!) that no one said a word when Betty served two games in a row. As her serve was a handicap it put "Bounding Betty" at a disadvantage. She never had gained confidence in her serve despite switching to an overhand delivery; often producing scads of double faults.

Nuthall won at least 16 singles titles: the first at Magdalen Park in 1927; the last at Kensington in 1934.

World Top Ten Rankings

1927: #6
1929: #4
1930: #9
1931: #5
1933: #8







Sources:

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/betty-nuthall/

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

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O’BRIEN, GENEVIEVE (Genevieve M O’Brien)
Australia
Born 07 June 1939
Active in 1960, when she plays Wimbledon. Sometimes listed as “Jenny” O’Brien.

Sources:

UK Outward Passenger lists 1890 to 1960

Departure 8th September 1960 Southampton to Melbourne Southern Cross

[Thanks to Rollo and Rosamund for this information]
 

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CAVALLAR, NORA
Austria/Italy
Born 11 November 1886 in Trieste
Died 04 August 1929 in Davos, Switzerland
Married Baron Ambrose Ralli on 17 June 1922 in Venice, Italy
[Active circa 1900-06]

Nora Cavallar took part in some of the Continental European tournaments in the years circa 1900-06, when still a teenager. She notably won the singles title at the tournament in Trieste, her native city, at least once, in 1901, and was also runner-up in the singles event at the Championships of Berlin tournament in 1903.

Nora was the daughter of Augustus Cavallar and Bertha Cavallar (née Konow). Together with her husband, Nora had two children, a boy called Paul (named after his paternal grandfather) and a girl called Olga.

In 1907, on the death of his father, Ambrose Ralli inherited two things: the title of baron and a large business empire. Baron Ambrose Ralli befriended the great Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) when the latter was living in Trieste during the years 1907-15. It is said that Baron Ambrose Ralli was the only person to buy a subscription copy of Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” (first published in book form in 1922) and that the baron helped Joyce escape from Trieste in 1915, during wartime.

The following are links to information on the Ralli and Cavallar families:

http://www.christopherlong.co.uk/gen.../fg03_229.html

http://www.thepeerage.com/p31545.htm#i315447

[Thanks to Newmark for this biography]
 

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OCHOA, ELIA (nee Elisa Rosales Villanueva)
Philippines
Born 3 December 1897
Died 20 September, 1978
Married Enrique Ochoa

The first dominant native player from the Philippines, her daughter Minda Ochoa (later Moldero) would also go on to snag several national titles.

Elisa was also the first female member of Congress in the Philippines.

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

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O’DONNELL, "MARGARET" (H. Margaret O'Donnell)
Australia (South Australia)
Born circa 1935 (aged 19 in article published 1954)
Nickname: Australia's "Gorgeous Gussie"
[Active 1950 to 1955]

First entered the Australian Nationals in 1950, playing mixed doubles only. She went on to play the singles in 1952, 1954, and 1955.

She went by Margaret, which may have been a middle name, as she is also listed as H O'Donnell.

O'Donnell must have been very attractive given the attention she got in newspapers. Often photographed, she was compared to Gussie Moran despite disdaining comparisons.

By 1955 she had earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Math and Physics from the University of Adelaide. She was torn between choosing tennis or pursuing a career in science. For a time she was coached by the legendary Nancye Bolton.

Sources:

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10733.../en_au/event_guide/history/players/16344.html [misses her 1950 appearance]

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47599590?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47599590

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/130973366

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/55794921 (photo from 1953)

[Thanks to Rollo for this information]
 
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