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Purdon, Daphne Doris
Rhodesia
Born circa 1910
Died in 1941

Married Denis Philip Carew Gumpertz in 1929

Active circa 1930-40. Daphne Gumpertz notably won the women’s single title at the Rhodesian Championships five times – in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1937 and 1938. Denis Gumpertz was also a lawn tennis player and president of the Rhodesian Lawn Tennis Association for several years after World War Two.
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Miller, Grizel Beryl
Kenya
Born 19 September 1923 in Nairobi
Died 16 March 2008

Married Roger Swynnerton on 5 August 1943 in Dar-es-Salaam

Active circa 1938-1960.

From http://www.swinnerton.org/Saga/Volume13/No_6_Dec2008.pdf:

She was first and foremost a sportswoman. In Barbados her tennis coach would lay out a handkerchief on court and tell her that every return must hit that spot. Obviously it worked because, having followed her two elder sisters to Saint George’s School, Edinburgh, in 1939, at the age of merely 15, she won the Scottish under-18 Open Singles Championship and reached the semi-finals of the doubles. But for the Second World War she would have entered Wimbledon the following year.

The outbreak of war saw her on board ship in Liverpool with her mother and elder sister, bound for Tanganyika to join her father. They survived the Germans giving them a good send-off by bombing the docks as they left. During the war, she did secretarial work.

Tennis was her life. She was the Tanganyika Lawn Tennis Singles and Doubles champion in 1949 and 1950 and the Mixed Doubles champion also in 1950. In 1951 the family moved to Nairobi, where she continued to play tennis. Her successes went from strength to strength. She twice won the Kenya Lawn Tennis Singles championship and twice the Doubles championship.

She was a devoted wife, being married to Roger for 57 years. In Africa, she supported his work, which so often took him away from home, and she supported his position in Government service so well. They both survived through the troubled period of Mau Mau, with Grizel working for the chief of police. On their return to the UK she supported his globetrotting lifestyle for the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) and the World Bank and was immensely proud when he received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace in 1976.

In Africa she was happy for her brother-in-law Gerry, Chief Game Warden for Tanganyika, to take her sons, John Ralph and Charles lain, on exciting safaris camping in the bush. She even put up with Gerry asking them to look after two lion cubs, Tate and Lyle, at their house in Nairobi whilst on their way to London Zoo. Following Independence in 1962, they retired to England, living in Fetcham for 25 years.

By chance, in 1963, Roger returned to Kenya on a CDC project and she took the opportunity to win both the Kenya Singles and Doubles Championships yet again. In England her tennis continued, mainly at Esher Club, and in 1984, 1985 and 1986 she was runner up in the Wimbledon National Veterans’ Doubles Championships of Great Britain. Due to a deterioration in her health, she gave up playing tennis in her 70s, but right up to her death helped to run LTA tournaments for children and followed tennis around the world with keen interest.

She had always played bridge, but now took the game up with a vengeance. She was almost as formidable at this as at tennis. She enjoyed social games and tournaments, playing regularly three times a week. In fact she played on the Friday before she died.

Grizel had many other accomplishments – tapestry (she drew up the pattern and instructions for the kneelers that ladies made for Swynnerton Church). Having had a cook for most her life in Africa, on her return to the UK, feeling that she needed to improve her skills, she took a Cordon Blue course – much to the gastronomic benefit of her family and friends.

In 1987, Grizel and Roger moved to Stoke D’Abernon, and here she became involved with the local Church, the Residents’ Association, the Princess Alice Hospice and National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. A quite remarkable lady.
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WILSON, Joyce F. T. (Great Britain) [Mrs. Raoul Boothman, from 1950] [Active 1940s-???]
Re: 1959 Results
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August 15, East Lothian, North Berwick, Scotland

FI E.A. Thomson d. Mrs. R.C.H. Boothman 6-3 6-2
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same ???

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ROSS,HEATHER

South Australian who played singles at 1961,1962 and 1963 Australian Championships. Also toured Europe and US in 1962 and played singles in all the other Grand Slams in 1962.

Won Australian Junior Doubles in 1962 with Jill Starr.

Source Louisville Kentucky Journal 15th November 1961.

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CARLIER, (Sylvia) Ann (Great Britain/United States) [6 Feb 1933-14 April 1986] [Mrs. Harrison Ficks Rowbotham, Jr., by 1962] [Active c. 1958-1966]
"S A Carlier" in '58 probably Sylvia Ann at British tournaments
"Ann Carlier (Can)" in '59 at tournaments in the US

at first assumingly the same person, but Canada doesn't fit to Enzycopedia


Correct Peter. I double checked to see if theAnn carlier of Canada made the Canadian top 10-she did not.
 

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Will gradually be adding the 2018 WTA Media Guide through this year. ("A"s complete)

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The IC of New Zealand (Rosamund has consulted through the Feb 2018 issue)

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Added Daphne Gumpertz at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79813274-post4611.html
Added Maree Schacht at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79813278-post4613.html
Added Heather Ross at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79813280-post4614.html
Added Grizel Swynnerton (nee Miller) at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79813276-post4612.html
Added Joyce Wilson at: http://www.tennisforum.com/79813282-post4615.html

Updated Doreen Sansoni at: http://www.tennisforum.com/27090858-post2504.html

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RUTHERFORD, Denise (Argentina) [Married to Adriano Zappa, by 1937] [Active 1930s-40s.]
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Re: 1959 Results
Week of November 9-15

November 9-15, Argentine Championships, Buenos Aires (CL)
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Mixed Doubles

QF Minasoli/Juan Manuel Couder (Sp) d. ?/Ernesto Aguirre 7-5 6-2
QF Somoza/Alejo Russell d. Lombardi/Jose Edson Mandarino (Bra) 6-1 6-3
QF Baylon/Manuel Santana (Sp) d. Borzone/Roberto Aubone ?-? 4-6 7-5
QF Bove/Billy Knight (GB) d. Denise Zappa/Eduardo Soriano ?-? 6-3
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ROW, Leela "Leila" (India) [9 Dec 1911- ] [Mrs. Harishwar Dayal, by Jan 1950] [Active c. 1927-1950]
Re: 1959 Results
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December, Central India, Allahabadm India

SF Mimi Arnold (US) d. R. Tladani
SF Margaret Hellyer (Aus) d. Leila Row 6-0 6-0

FI Arnold d. Hellyer 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF Arnold/Akhtar Ali d. M. Khosha/Adrian Bey (Rhod)
SF Hellyer/Neville Nette (Aus) d. Leila Punjabi/Suntook 6-2 ?-?

SF Hellyer/Nette d. Arnold/Ali 6-3 4-6 7-5
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Updated Jane Austin at: http://www.tennisforum.com/67601217-post3880.html (added exact date of birth)
Updated Dorothy Boadle at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25177161-post213.html (added photo and a link)
Updated Emilie Burrer at: http://www.tennisforum.com/62172529-post3638.html (added exact date of marriage)
Updated Alice Christer at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25282890-post391.html
Updated Linda George at: http://www.tennisforum.com/62172689-post3643.html (added date of death)
Updated Leela Row at: http://www.tennisforum.com/25512834-post1668.html (notes possibility she played in a 1959 event)

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CHRISTER,ALICE

Add Born in New Jersey.

Divorced Mr. Hartmann 30th September 1968.

Married(2) 20th July 1978 Alexandria Virginia. Peter Hume born 22nd June 1926 Essex England.

April 2018 living at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Job is Attorney.

www.tennisforum.com/25282890-post391.html

Source www.ancestry.co.uk and www.mylife.com

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