Billie Yorke

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Billie Yorke
Full name Adeline Maud Yorke
Country  United Kingdom
Born 19 December 1910
Rawalpindi, British India
Died 9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1935)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1936, 1937, 1938)
Wimbledon W (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1936)

Adeline 'Billie' Yorke (19 December 1910 – 9 December 2000) was a British tennis player of the 1930s.

At the French Open, she won the women's doubles three years running, along with Simone Mathieu (1936–1938). With the same partner, she also won Wimbledon in 1937.

She also won the mixed doubles at the French Open in 1936, along with Marcel Bernard.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score
Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon United Kingdom Freda James Hammersley France Simone Mathieu
United States Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 11–9, 4–6
Winner 1936 French Championships France Simone Mathieu United Kingdom Susan Noel
Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1937 French Championships France Simone Mathieu United States Dorothy Andrus
France Sylvie Jung
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1937 Wimbledon France Simone Mathieu United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King
United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pitman
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1938 French Championships France Simone Mathieu France Arlette Halff
France Nelly Adamson Landry
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1938 Wimbledon France Simone Mathieu United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1939 Wimbledon United States Helen Hull Jacobs United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
1–6, 0–6

Mixed doubles[edit]

Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Date Championships Partner Opponents Score
1936 French Championships France Marcel Bernard France Sylvie Jung
France Martin Legeay
5–7, 8–6, 3–6

References[edit]