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Evelyn Sears

Evelyn Georgianna Sears (March 9, 1875 in Waltham, Massachusetts - November 10, 1966 in Waltham) was an American tennis player at the beginning of the 20th century.[1]

In 1907, she won the U.S. National Championship women's singles title, after beating Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 in the All-Comers final and the default of reigning champion Helen Homans in the Challenge Round. She also won the women's doubles title in 1908 with Margaret Curtis, beating Carrie Neely and Marion Steever, 6-3, 5-7, 9-7.[2]

She was a cousin of the seven times winner of the men's singles title at the U.S. National Championship Richard Sears.


  • Grand Slam singles finals 1
    • Titles (1) 1.1
    • Runner-ups (1) 1.2
  • References 2

Grand Slam singles finals

Titles (1)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1907 U.S. National Championships Helen Homans default

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1908 U.S. National Championships Helen Homans 3–6, 6–1, 3–6


  1. ^ Bud Collins, Tennis Encyclopedia, Visible Ink Press, Detroit 1997
  2. ^ Grand slam history
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