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Billie Yorke

Billie Yorke
Full name Adeline Maud Yorke
Country  United Kingdom
Born 19 December 1910
Died 9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Career record
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1935)
Doubles
Career record
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1936, 1937, 1938)
Wimbledon W (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1936)

Adeline 'Billie' Yorke (19 December 1910 – 9 December 2000) was a British tennis player of the 1930s.

At the French Open, she won the women's doubles three years running, along with Simone Mathieu (1936–1938). With the same partner, she also won Wimbledon in 1937.

She also won the mixed doubles at the French Open in 1936, along with Marcel Bernard.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles

Titles (4)

Date Championship Partner Opponents Score
1936 French Championships France Simone Mathieu United Kingdom Susan Noel
Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1937 French Championships France Simone Mathieu United States Dorothy Andrus
France Sylvie Jung Henrotin
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
1937 Wimbledon France Simone Mathieu United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King
United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pitman
6–3, 6–3
1938 French Championships France Simone Mathieu France Arlette Halff
France Nelly Adamson Landry
6–3, 6–3

Runner-up (3)

Date Championship Opponents Partner Score
1933 Wimbledon France Simone Mathieu
United States Elizabeth Ryan
United Kingdom Freda James Hammersley 6–2, 9–11, 6–4
1938 Wimbledon United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
France Simone Mathieu 6–2, 6–3
1939 Wimbledon United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
United States Helen Hull Jacobs 6–1, 6–0

Mixed doubles

Runner-ups (1)

Date Championships Partner Opponents Score
1936 French Championships France Marcel Bernard France Sylvie Jung Henrotin
France Martin Legeay
7–5, 6–8, 6–3

References

  • Billie Yorke's obituary
Tennis portal
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