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Ellen Roosevelt

Ellen Roosevelt
Full name Ellen Crosby Roosevelt
Country (sports)  USA
Born (1868-08-20)August 20, 1868
Rosendale, New York, USA
Died September 26, 1954(1954-09-26) (aged 86)
Hyde Park, New York, USA
Int. Tennis HoF 1975 (member page)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1890)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1890)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1893)

Ellen Crosby Roosevelt (August 20, 1868 in Rosendale, New York[1] – September 26, 1954 in Hyde Park, New York) was an American tennis player.

She was the daughter of John Aspinwall Roosevelt, an estate proprietor, and Ellen Murray Crosby. She started playing tennis with her sister Grace in 1879 when her father installed a tennis court at their mansion 'Rosedale'.[2]

She won the women's singles title at the 1890 U.S. Championships defeating the 1888 and 1889 champion Bertha Townsend in the final in two straight sets.[3][4] That year she also won the doubles title with her sister. They were the first pair of sisters to win the U.S. Championships and remained the only pair to do so until the Williams sisters equalled their achievement in 1999.[5] At the 1893 U.S. Championships she won the mixed doubles title partnering Oliver Campbell.

A first cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1975.


  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Singles 1.1
    • Doubles 1.2
    • Mixed doubles 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Grand Slam finals


Titles (1)
Year Championship Opponent Score
1890 U.S. Championships Bertha Townsend 6–2, 6–2


Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1890 U.S. National Championships Grace Roosevelt Margarette Ballard
Bertha Townsend
6–1, 6–2

Mixed doubles

Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1893 U.S. National Championships Oliver Campbell Ethel Bankston
Robert Willson
6–4, 4–6, 10–6


  1. ^ "Long Island Genealogy Surname Database". Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ David L. Porter, ed. (1995). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 649–650.  
  3. ^ "The Tennis Tournament". The New York Times. June 12, 1890. 
  4. ^ "Ladies Who Play Tennis". The New York Times. June 10, 1890. 
  5. ^ "Tennis; A Consolation for Williamses". The New York Times. June 7, 1999. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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