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Ethel Thomson Larcombe

Ethel Thomson Larcombe
Full name Ethel Warneford Thomson Larcombe
Country  United Kingdom
Born (1879-06-09)9 June 1879
Islington, England
Died August 11, 1965(1965-08-11) (aged 86)
Budleigh Salterton, England
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1912)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1914, 1919, 1920)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1914)

Ethel Larcombe (born Ethel Warneford Thomson on 8 June 1879 in Islington, Middlesex, England; died 11 August 1965 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England) was a British female tennis player and badminton player. She won the ladies' singles title at the 1912 Wimbledon Championships.

Contents

  • Grand Slam record 1
    • Wimbledon 1.1
  • Grand Slam singles finals 2
    • Win (1) 2.1
    • Runner-up (2) 2.2
  • Badminton 3
  • Family 4
  • References 5

Grand Slam record

Wimbledon

  • Singles champion: 1912
  • Singles runner-up: 1903, 1914.[1]

Grand Slam singles finals

Win (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score
19121 Wimbledon Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3, 6–1

1This was the all-comers final as Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers did not defend her 1911 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1912 by walkover.

Runner-up (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score
19032 Wimbledon Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1914 Wimbledon Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 7–5, 6–4

2This was the all-comers final as Muriel Robb did not defend her 1902 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1903 by walkover.

Badminton

As a badminton player she won 11 titles at the All England Badminton Championships, 5 of them in women's singles, 4 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles.

Family

She was married to Major Dudley Larcombe, secretary of the All England Club from 1925 to 1939.[2]

References

  1. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978) The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. London: Bison Books; p. 146
  2. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978) The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. London: Bison Books; p. 146
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