Dorothy Round Little
|Full name||Dorothy Edith Round Little|
13 July 1908|
Dudley, Worcestershire, England
|Died||12 November 1982
Kidderminster, Hereford and Worcester, England
|Int. Tennis HoF||1986 (member page)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1935)|
|Wimbledon||W (1934, 1937)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1934, 1935, 1936)|
Dorothy Edith Round Little (13 July 1908 – 12 November 1982) was a World No. 1 British female tennis player. She was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, where she attended the Dudley Girls High School.
Grand Slam record
- Australian Championships
- Singles champion: 1935
- Singles champion: 1934, 1937
- Singles runner-up: 1933
- Mixed Doubles champion: 1934, 1935, 1936
- US Championships
- Women's Doubles runner-up: 1931
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1933||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Helen Wills Moody||6–4, 6–8, 6–3|
|Winner||1934||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Helen Hull Jacobs||6–2, 5–7, 6–3|
|Winner||1935||Australian Championships||Grass||Nancy Lyle Glover||1–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||1937||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Jadwiga Jędrzejowska||6–2, 2–6, 7–5|
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||W||A||A||A||A||1 / 1|
|French Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||3R||QF||QF||F||W||QF||QF||W||A||4R||2 / 11|
|US Championships||A||A||A||3R||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 2||1 / 1||1 / 2||0 / 1||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 1||3 / 14|
A = did not participate in the tournament.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
On 20 September 2013 the town of Dudley commemorated Dorothy by erecting a bronze statue to her in Priory Park, Dudley, the statue was unveiled by her daughter. The lifesize bronze statue was created by the British sculptor John McKenna ARBS cast at the A4A studio foundry and depicts Dorothy Round making a return play of the ball.
Also a portrait in oils on canvas by Dudley artist Philip Guest BSA now permanently hangs in Dudley Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition of Local Sporting Heroes currently hosts the exhibion of Dorothy Round.
- Collins, Bud. The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New Chapter Press.
- "Dudley". Flog It!. Series 7. 11 March 2009. BBC. Retrieved 3 November 2012.