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Doris Metaxa

Doris Metaxa (married name Howard) (born 12 June 1911, France, died 7 September 2007), was a French tennis player of the 1930s.

In 1932, she won Wimbledon in the women's doubles with the Belgian Josane Sigart against Elizabeth Ryan and Helen Jacobs, one year after a finals defeat with the same partner.

Two weeks after this success, she married the British rugby player Peter Dunsmore Howard.

Honours (partial)

Singles titles

None known

Singles runners-up

None known

Doubles titles

Date Tournament Cat. Surface Partner Finalists Score
1 1932 Wimbledon Championships G. Slam Grass (Outdoors) Belgium Josane Sigart United States Elizabeth Ryan
United States Helen Hull Jacobs
6–4, 6–3

Doubles runners-up

Date Tournament Cat. Surface Winners Partner Score
1 1931 Wimbledon Championships G. Slam Grass (Outdoors) United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King
United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd
Belgium Josane Sigart 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Performance in Grand Slams (partial)

Although the term "Grand Slam refers to the four major tennis tournaments, it was not used for the first time until 1933, and not in common usage until the 1950s.


Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US National
1929 1st round (1/32) Switzerland Lolette Payot
1930 1st round (1/32) France G. Charnelet
1931 3rd round (1/8) United States H. Hull Jacobs
1932 3rd round (1/8) United States H. Hull Jacobs
1934 2nd round (1/16) Italy Lucia Valerio

Result, final opponent


Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US National
1931 Final
Belgium J. Sigart
United Kingdom P. M. King
United Kingdom D. S. Barron
1932 Winner
Belgium J. Sigart
United States E. Ryan
United States H. H. Jacobs

Result, partner, final opponent

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