Bertha Townsend

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Bertha Townsend
Full name Bertha Louise Townsend Toulmin
Country  USA
Born (1869-03-07)March 7, 1869
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Died May 12, 1909(1909-05-12) (aged 40)
Int. Tennis HoF 1974 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1888, 1889)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1889)

Bertha Louise Townsend Toulmin (March 7, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – May 12, 1909) was a female tennis player from the United States. She is best remembered for being the first repeating women's singles champion at the U.S. Championships (now: U.S. Open) (1888 and 1889). She discovered the under-hand technique.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1888 U.S. Championships United States Ellen Hansell 6–3, 6–5
Winner 1889 U.S. Championships United States Lida Voorhees 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1890 U.S. Championships United States Ellen Roosevelt 2–6, 2–6

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1889 US Championships United States Margarette Ballard United States Marion Wright
United States Laura Knight
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 1890 US Championships United States Margarette Ballard United States Grace Roosevelt
United States Ellen Roosevelt
1–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Famers - Bertha Townsend Toulmin". ITF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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