Edith Hannam

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Edith Hannan
1912 Edith Hannam.JPG
Hannam in 1912
Full name Edith Margaret Hannam
Country Great Britain
Born (1878-11-28)28 November 1878
Bristol, England
Died 16 January 1951(1951-01-16) (aged 72)
Kensington, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1911, All Comers')
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1912)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1914)
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1912)
Olympic medal record
Gold 1912 Stockholm Indoor singles
Gold 1912 Stockholm Indoor mixed doubles

Edith Margaret Hannam (née Boucher) (28 November 1878 – 16 January 1951) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. She played at the 1912 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals.[1]

Family life[edit]

Edith Margaret Boucher was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire on 28 November 1878, the daughter of John and Julia Boucher, her father was a pharmaceutical chemist.

Boucher married Francis John Hannam at Long Ashton in 1909, as a Captain in the Gloucestershire Regiment he was killed in action in France on 5 July 1916.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

In 1909 at the tennis tournament in Cincinnati, Hannam won the singles and mixed doubles titles and was a doubles finalist. She beat Martha Kinsey in the final for the singles title, paired with Julius Frieberg to reach the doubles final, and teammed with Lincoln Mitchell to win the mixed doubles title.

At the 1912 Olympics Hannam won the Gold medal in both the Woman's Singles, beating Danish player Sofie Castenschiold in straight sets, and in the Mixed Doubles with partner Charles Dixon. In 1914 she reached the Woman's Doubles finals at Wimbledon with partner Ethel Larcombe but lost in straight sets to Elizabeth Ryan and Agnes Morton.


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