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Alting Mees, Maria Johanna Elisabeth
Netherlands
Born 5 September 1894 in Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died 1 December 1985 in ‘s-Gravenhage

Married Johannes Wijsmann on 1 June 1918 in ‘s-Gravenhage; divorced 25 October 1962

Active circa 1912-20. Maria Alting Mees notably won the women’s singles event at both the Dutch International Championships and the Dutch National Championships in the war year of 1916. She is usually listed as ‘Miss M. Alting Mees’ in contemporary reports, but her main surname was Mees and she was probably a relation of the Marta Mees who was runner-up in the mixed doubles event at the Dutch National Championships in 1914 with Daniël Meertens, whom Marta later married.
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Mees, Marta
Netherlands
Born 6 October 1898 in Rotterdam
Died 19 November 1977 in Wassenaar

Married Daniël Mangelaar Meertens on 29 January 1920 in Rotterdam

Active circa 1914-20. Marta Mees was notably runner-up in the mixed doubles event at the Dutch National Championships in 1914 with her future husband, Daniël Meertens.
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Heymann, Harriet Pauline (‘Hettie’/‘Hedy’)
Germany/USA
Born 16 November 1892 in Breslau, Germany
Died 28 October 1972 in Orange, California

Married Prof. Dr. Günther Oskar Dyhrenfurth 10 May 1911 in Breslau; divorced in 1948

Active as a lawn tennis player both before and after World War Two.

Although better remembered as a mountain climber who together with her husband, Günther, was awarded the gold medal in mountaineering (alpinism) at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, Hettie Dyhrenfurth also took part in lawn tennis tournaments both before and after World War One. Her successes in this respect include winning the women’s singles event at a tournament held in her native city, Breslau, in 1912, when that city was part of the German Empire, and the women's single event at the Salzburg tournament in 1924 and 1925.

Hettie Heymann was the daughter of Oskar Heymann, an industrialist, and Olga Heymann (née Oelsner). Olga was born in 1853 in the town of Oleśnica which was then part of the Kingdom of Prussia, but today, like Breslau (Polish: Wrocław) is part of Lower Silesia in modern-day Poland. Olga was Jewish and had at least one rabbi among her ancestors. This fact contributed to Hettie Dyrhenfurth emigrating to the USA from Switzerland via Canada in the 1930s. Günther Dyhrenfurth was a geologist by profession; he also authored several related books. He and Hettie divorced in 1948.
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Hettie's wikipedia in English entry describes her as a German-Swiss mountaineer. In a Declaration of Intention she completed in the USA in 1937, giving her first name as Hettie, she described herself as a lecturer and film rep. Below is her wikipedia entry in English:

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

Hettie Dyhrenfurth (1892-1972) was a German-Swiss mountaineer. She took part in two major expeditions to the Himalayas in 1930 and 1934. Hettie and her husband Günther Dyhrenfurth won the Olympic alpinism gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Harriet Pauline (Hettie) Heymann was born in Wrocław in 1892 to an industrialist family. Dyhrenfurth’s family was of partial Jewish origin. She married Günther Dyhrenfurth and from 1913 to 1918 had three children. The family spent time living in Austria and Switzerland.

Dyhrenfurth’s husband was passionate about mountaineering and, when he began to organize expeditions to the Himalayas, Dyhrenfurth accompanied him. Dyhrenfurth participated in the 1930 International Himalayan Expedition to Kangchenjunga, as the only European woman on the team. Dyhrenfurth managed luggage transport and supplies for the group. The team failed to ascend the Kangchenjunga peak but explored other mountains in the area. She published a book about her experiences on the expedition called ‘Memsahib im Himalaja’ (‘Memsahib in the Himalayas)’.

Together with her husband Gunther, Dyhrenfurth was awarded the 1936 Olympic gold medal in alpinism, the third and final time the award was offered. The award was given in recognition of the couple’s achievements during their 1934 expedition to the upper Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram, where they made the first ascents of all four summits of the Sia Kangri mountain. During this expedition, Dyhrenfurth set the women’s altitude record of 7,315 meters that would remain in place for 20 years.

In the 1930s, Dyhrenfurth emigrated from Switzerland to the United States. In the U.S., Dyhrenfurth gave lectures about her mountaineering experience to various audiences, including the American Geographical Society. Dyhrenfurth and her husband divorced in 1948.

Dyhrenfurth’s son Norman Dyhrenfurth was a mountaineer who led the first successful U.S. expedition to summit Mount Everest in 1963.
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Ampon, Desideria
Philippines
Born 19 September 1924 in Manila

Married? Active circa 1946-75. During a long and distinguished career, Desideria Ampon established herself as the Philippines’ most successful female tennis player. She notably won the women’s singles event at the International Philippines Championships a record eleven times – in 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1971. Desideria also enjoyed success in the women’s doubles and the mixed doubles events at the same tournament.

At the prestigious Asian Games, Desideria Ampon won seven medals over the course of three competitions. In 1958, in Tokyo, she won the silver medal in the women’s singles event, silver also in the women’s doubles event (w. Patricia Yngayo) and bronze in the mixed doubles event with her brother Felicisimo. In 1962, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Desideria won the bronze medal in the women’s singles event, the bronze also in the women’s doubles event (w. Patricia Yngayo) and the bronze again in the mixed doubles event (w. Miguel Dungo). Lastly, in 1966, in the Thai capital Bangkok, Desideria won the silver medal in the women’s doubles event with Patricia Yngayo.
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McArthur, Rosina Marshall
United Kingdom
Born 25 August 1899 in Liverpool
Died 16 May 1988 in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Married Charles Patrick Fitzgerald James on 20 January 1919 in Hong Kong

Active circa 1928-32.

Rosina (McArthur) James notably won the women's singles event at the Hong Kong (Hard Court) Championships in 1933. Rosina and her husband had one child, a boy named Maurice Aston James, who was born on 25 October 1923 at the French Hospital, Victoria, Hong Kong (Aston was the middle name of Maurice’s paternal grandfather).
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Alting Mees, Maria Johanna Elisabeth
Netherlands
Born 5 September 1894 in Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died 1 December 1985 in ‘s-Gravenhage

Married Johannes Wijsmann on 1 June 1918 in ‘s-Gravenhage; divorced 25 October 1962

Active circa 1912-20. Maria Alting Mees notably won the women’s singles event at both the Dutch International Championships and the Dutch National Championships in the war year of 1916. She is usually listed as ‘Miss M. Alting Mees’ in contemporary reports, but her main surname was Mees and she was probably a relation of the Marta Mees who was runner-up in the mixed doubles event at the Dutch National Championships in 1914 with Daniël Meertens, whom Marta later married.
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ALIDA ALTING MEES
Netherlands
Born 1 October 1899
Died 6 February 1940
Married Engelbertus Johannes Lohuis
 

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This is a link to a website entry which confirms Maria Alting Mees as the player who won the women's singles and the women's doubles (with Adé van Vliet) at the Dutch National Championships in 1916: https://collecties.stadsarchief.rotterdam.nl/detail.php?id=171255438&titel=Medailles van de Nederlandsche Lawn Tennis Bo...

Alida Alting Mees might not have been a lawn tennis player. Some contemporary Dutch newspaper reports list an A. Alting Mees, but the "A." is probably a mistake for "M.". The Dutch-language delpher website is a very good source for results from lawn tennis tournaments held in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies: https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten
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I have read that Heather Joy Arrington, mother of the actresses Dakota and Elle Fanning, played tennis professionally, but I didn't find news about her tennis career.
Has anybody info?

She was born 1 July 1967, married Steven J. Fanning in 1989 and divorced in 2016. Found nothing in the ITF database-usually the best source for more modern player. My best guess would be that she played college tennis and never the pros.
 

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Prévost, Marie Paule Yvonne
France
Born 8 June 1878 in Dinard
Died circa 1942

Married Jules Auguste Boppe (1862-1921) on 11 May 1905 in Paris

Active circa 1896-1904. Yvonne Prévost, as she was known, was the only daughter and the youngest of the four children of Guillaume Ernest Hippolyte Prévost, an attaché in the French senate and landowner, and Jeanne Antoinette Clementine Prévost (née Königswarter). One of Yvonne's brothers, André, was also a lawn tennis player. Yvonne's main successes on the lawn tennis court included winning the women's singles event at French Closed Championships in 1900 and the mixed doubles at the same tournament with Reginald Forbes in 1902 and 1903. She also won two silver medals at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, in the women's singles event and in the mixed doubles event, the latter with the Irishman Harold Mahony.

In 1905, Yvonne married Jules Auguste Boppe, who at the tine was a member of the French diplomatic corps and stationed in Turkey. They appear to have had three children together, including a son called Roger. Jules Auguste Boppe died of appendicitis in Peking on 17 May 1921. A manifest of the ship Nanjing indicates that Yvonne subsequently sailed back to France, stopping first in San Francisco. The same source indicates that, in addition to French, Yvonne also spoke English and German. Her final destination was Nancy, France.

In December of 1921, Jules Auguste Boppe's brother Paul was charged with the attempted murder of his wife, Yvonne's sister-in-law. Some newspapers of the time refer to Jules Auguste Boppe as "ex-minister to Peking", apparently unaware he had died.
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https://gw.geneanet.org/familysoyer?n=prevost&oc=&p=paule+marie+yvonne

Dumaine, Alfred. Un diplomate érudit et artiste, M. Auguste Boppe (1862-1921), 1921. [This book could tell us a lot we still don't know]

This site states that Yvonne Prévost won the silver medal in the women's singles event at Olympic Games in 1900: http://www.ibacom.fr/wp-content/uplo...t-Retour-K.pdf

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Boppe

La Revue diplomatique : politique, littérature, finances, commerce international / directeur-fondateur : Auguste Meulemans | 1905-05-14 | Gallica

Gil Blas / dir. A. Dumont | 1905-05-12 | Gallica

28 Dec 1921 - FRENCHMAN'S HARSH TREATMENT OF HIS SELF-SACRIFICING WIFE - Trove: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ne...T19211229.2.34
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