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TEN BOSCH, "FANNY" (Fenny Jeanne Ida ten Bosch)
Netherlands
Born in 1935
Died 16 January 1959 in the Hague
Married J. F. A. de Soet 03 march 1956
[Active 1951-1958]

While her true name was Fenny she was listed almost exclusicely as “Fanny” in English.

Active as early as 1951-when she first entered the Dutch Nationals. She was National champion in 1958 as Mrs de Soet, having become a wife and mother. Pregnant for a 2nd time, she died in childbirth at the age of only 23.



Fenny in 1958 at the Dutch Nationals



Her wedding





Sources:

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenny_ten_Bosch

http://www.gahetna.nl/collectie/afb...ail/q/id/a943e76e-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84
 

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TERRAS, EVELYNE
France/Italy
Born 25 September 1944
Died 24 September 2012 in Toulon, France
Married Dino Papale circa 1970
Daughter Magali Papale.
Career Span: 1960-circa 1977

Entered French 1964-1970, and then 1974, Wimbledon 1968-1970, and Australia in 1967. She never competed in the US Open.

Played Fed Cup for both France (1966) and Italy (1977). After her marriage she went by Evelyn Papale Terras.

Her best result in a Grand Slam event was making the finals of the 1967 Australian Nationals with Lorriane Coghlan. They lost in a one sided 6-0 6-2 final to Judy Tegart and Lesley Turner.

On January 1 1974 she and Chico Scimone Taormina inaugurated a famous “dive into the sea” (perhaps akin to polar bear diving?) event that is now annual.

Her daughter Magali Papale is a famous painter who lives in Paris.



Sources:

http://www.dansnoscoeurs.fr/evelyne-...le/516399/avis

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Évelyne_Terras

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TERWINDT, “TRUDI” (or “Truid”) (Geertruida Terwindt)
Netherlands
Born 04 April 1917 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 27 December 2002 in Amerongen, Netherlands
Married Huib Blaisse, 1938
[Active 1934-1948]

The 1932 Dutch junior champion, Trudi was active as an adult early as 1934, when she was ranked #5 in the Netherlands. Trudi attended a boarding school abroad from 1933 to 1935. She was ranked #1 in 1936 and 1937, winning the Dutch Nationals both years.

A hockey international from 1931, marriage in 1938 to sports diretor Huub Blaisse led to a hiatus from both sports. The mother of seven children, much of the late 1930s and early 1940s was spent in childrearing and surviving te Nazi occupation of her homeland. While she never returned to hockey, Mrs Blaisse-Terwindt did come back to tennis by 1945. She also won back to back Dutch singles in 1945 and 1946. In all she won 13 Dutch Nationals titles, 4 in singles, 5 in doubles, and 4 in mixed.

Sometimes listed as Mrs GF Blaisse on her return after World War II. Dunlops lists her as Mrs G Blaisse-Terwindt in 1946,inverting maiden/married names as is common for the Dutch. She was ranked #1 for 1946 in the Netherlands.

Involved in administration after her playing days were over, especially at her home club of Amsterdam Festina.

Wimbledon record (entered 1935-37, 1946, and 1948)

Singles: 3-5 (3R in 1937 best result)
Doubles: 5-5
Mixed: 5-4

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truid_Blaisse-Terwindt

Archive - Draws Archive : Trudi Blaisse-Terwindt (Terwindt) - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

http://www.tennismuseum.nl/pages/museum.php?categoryid=6&mastercategory=94&includetype=category (In Dutch)

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truid_Blaisse-Terwindt (includes a link to video)
 

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THAYER, “MOLLY” (or Mollie) (Mary Dixon Thayer)
United States
Born 16 December 1896 in Philadelphia.
Died 16 April 1989 in Newton, Massachuestts, US
Married Dr Maurice Fremont-Smith 4 October 1928 in Philadelphia (circa 1891-4 May, 1979)
[Career Span: 1913-1928]

Thayer was from Philadelphia and a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Several of her numerous brothers were tennis players and all round sportsmen.

1924 Bermuda Champion and a Pennsylvania Middlestates Champion in 1927 and 1928.

She was the daughter of General Russell Thayer of Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia. Mary was also a poet and novelist. Her husband was a famous doctor who popularized the Pap Smear test. They had 3 sons.

Source:

Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, May 12, 1920, Night Extra, Page 19, Image 19 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress [This profile includes a photo]

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THIELE, "GWEN" (nee Gweneth Jane O’Halloran)
Australia (SA)
Born 23 March 1918
Died 16 November 1979 in South Australia
Married A “Ray” Thiele in 1944
[Active from the 1930s to as late as 1966]

Entered an incredible 24 consecutive Australian Championships from 1946 to 1965. This is probably a record.

Often listed as Mrs AR Thiele.

South Australian Champion 1941
Western Australian Champion 1955

In 1962 she toured the world, and entered both the French and US Nationals.

Australian Nationals record (entered 1937 to 1940 and 1946-1965)
*from official site-a hand count may be more accurate.

Singles: 14-21 (QF in 1952)
Doubles: 16-23 (9 QF, 3 SF, and a finalist in 1955)
Mixed: 03-14 (finalist in 1952)

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Total: 33 matches won-58 lost.



Source:

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10733.../en_au/event_guide/history/players/16350.html
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10733.../en_au/event_guide/history/players/21750.html


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THIEMEN, RUTH
Germany
Born Born 27 November 1919 in Eversloh, Germany
Died late August or early September 1944
Married Precht, circa 1943

From “Der Tennissport”, January 1940

“I was born on 27 November 1919 in Eversloh, near Hanover. My interest in tennis was awoken when my father was transferred to Nienburg an der Weser in 1930, and I was able to watch members playing tennis on the courts of the Nienburg Tennis Club, which was located beside our house. Because I was too young to be a member, my only option was to hit balls that landed in our garden against the wall of our house using my forehand and backhand, every Monday, when the coach, Neitzel, from Hanover gave lessons and I could press my nose up against the railings to watch. At that time I used a children’s racket, which I still have!

“In summer 1932, I joined the Nienburg Tennis Club. I owe most of my subsequent progress to the fact that, the following year, I was included in the club team and had to hold my own in frequently held team competitions, starting at fifth and ending up in first position. Because I had a relatively strong forehand and backhand at that time, and knew how to place the ball well, I was in the habit of winning my matches without having to run. This is why my running technique has remained undeveloped – a lack which still exists today [Editor’s note: skip rope, do sprints!]; it has also been difficult for me to rid myself of mistakes that have crept in when I have been serving.

“The first time I ever took part in a tournament I was also able to win it. This I succeeded in doing in 1934, in the ‘B’ Class women’s singles event at the open tournament in Hanover, which I won without losing a set. In 1935, we moved back to Hanover, where I joined the German Tennis Association as a youth member; I am still a member of this association today. On occasion the German Tennis Association’s coach, Nelly Stephanus, helped me, as did the late Herr Strantz and Mr Richard Stephanus. All of the aforementioned people helped me make progress through advice and suggestions based on their broad experience gained at tournaments.

“In 1936, I won the women’s ‘Gaumeisterschaft’ [‘District Championships’] in Lower Saxony. In 1935, 1936 and 1937, I was junior champion of Hanover, and in 1936 and 1937 of Kassel too. I have tasted only sour grapes at the German Junior Championships, in which I have taken part several times. In the past two years I have taken part in open tournaments (in 1938, I was considered one of the most promising players; in 1939, I was ranked in the top ten). My successes should be familiar to readers of “Der Tennissport”.

“If I am supposed to say what my most satisfying win and my worst loss were, I have to answer that I have enjoyed every win I have had in tournaments; I have yet to have my worst loss – that still lies ahead of me. I haven’t yet decided on a profession. I am currently completing my compulsory year in home economics.”

Ranked #3 in 1941. Her early date of death may be war related.

[Thanks to Newmark for his translation from "Der Tennissport"]
 

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THIEMEYER, YUTHA (Yutha Maude Mary Thiemeyer)
Australia (Victoria)
Born in 1918 in Saint Kilda, Victoria
Died 20 April 2009 in Camberwell, Victoria
Married Married Allen Stuart Halliday on 2 March 1940 in Canterbury, England
[Active in the 1930s]

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THITCHENER, MARJORIE (Marjorie Evelyn Thitchenor)
Australia
Born 12 March 1899in Annandale, New South Wales
Died 07 January 1973
Married Alfred Carlton Foster on 19 September 1922
[Active circa 1919-22]

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THOMAS, MURIEL (Muriel Alice Thomas)
United Kingdom
Born 1 May 1905 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain
Died 19 November 1979 in Sutton, London, England
[Active 1926-1939]

A long-time friend of Elizabeth Ryan. Possibly with Elizabeth when she was taken ill at Wimbledon and died in 1979. She fled the Riviera in 1940 with Colonel and Mrs Ramsden as the Germans invaded-getting the last boat to England from Biarritz.

Muriel played the Riviera circuit in 1929, 1931-1935 and from 1937-1939. Her game was built for the slow red clay of south France, where she won at least 5 titles.



Sources:

Archive - Draws Archive : M.A. Thomas - 2015 Wimbledon Championships Website - Official Site by IBM

Le blog des archives du tennis feminin
 

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THOMAS, ROSEMARY
Great Britain
Married Tom A. Morris Q3 [July to September] 1940 in Tonbridge, Kent
[Active 1938-1939 and 1946-1947]

QF at Kent Chmps in 1939. Active at Wimbledon 1938,1939 and 1947 as Mrs Morris.

Miss R Thomas at Queen's for the British Covered Courts in 1938



Source Ancestry? | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records
Wimbledon archive draws

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THOMSON, PATIENCE (Patience Lilian F. Thomson)
Grea tBritain
Born 07 April 1912 in Poole, Dorest, England
Died 30 November 1969 in Hillingdon, Greater London, England
Married Reginald Hackworth Chapman (1905-1978) in April to June of 1940
[Active circa 1934-1947]

The “F” is probably Forder, as this is listed as her mother’s maiden name.

Won Northern event at Manchester in 1936. Listed as Miss PLF Thomson

In 1930s in our yearly threads appear 3 similar names: Patience Thomson, Patience Thompson, Patience Thomas, but according to Wimbledon website Mrs Chapman was formerly Thomson (from 1934 to 1939): http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...002/index.html

Patience played Wimbledon 7 times from 1934 to 1947, compiling a singles record of 5 wins and 7 defeats.

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THUNG, BERNA (nee Berna Waldthausen)
Netherlands
Born 21 October, 1926 in Amsterdam.
Died 25 January 2012 in Hilversum, Netherlands
Married aL.B.E.Thung by 1950.
Son Rolf Thung (born 27 July 1951) a tennis player. 3 other children Inge, Isabelle and Alexander.
[Active in 1957]

Arranged an event in 1955 in Hilversum at the Melkhuisje Club that would develop into the Dutch Open. She invited Germans at an event in Dusseldorf to come. She was a tennis coach from 1975

 

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THURLOW, EVA
Australia (Queensland)
Born 16 September 1882 in Brisbane
Died 13 November 1967
Married Thomas Philip Cummings Burstall on 19 November 1910 in Saint Philip's Church, Church Hill, Sydney
[Active circa 1896-1906.]

Queensland representative of the early 1900's. Sister of fellow lawn tennis player May Thurlow.


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