Emily Hood Westacott

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Emily Hood Westacott
Emily Westacott 1940.jpeg
Country  Australia
Born (1910-05-06)6 May 1910
Brisbane, Queensland
Died 9 October 1980(1980-10-09) (aged 70)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1939)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1930, 1933, 1934)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1931, 1934)

Emily Hood Westacott (6 May 1910, Brisbane – 9 October 1980), also known by her maiden name, Emily Hood, was an Australian female tennis player in the 1930s.

In 1930 she won the national junior singles and doubles titles as well as the doubles title with Margaret Molesworth. Due to illness she played little tennis in 1935 and the first half of 1936.[1][2][3]

She won the Australian Championship singles in 1939, defeating Nell Hopman in straight sets.[4] In 1937 she was a finalist losing in the final to Nancye Wynne Bolton in three sets.[5] Together with Margaret Molesworth, she won three women's doubles titles at the Australian Championships in 1930, 1933, and 1934.[6]

In 1939 the Queensland Lawn Tennis Association proposed to send Westacott and May Hardcastle to the Wimbledon Championships, but Westacott declined due to illness of her mother.[7][8]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

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

Result Year Tournament Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1937 Australian Championships Australia Nancye Wynne 3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 1939 Australian Championships Australia Nell Hopman 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1930 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Molesworth Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia Sylvia Lance Harper
6–3, 0–6, 7–5
Winner 1933 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Molesworth Australia Joan Hartigan
United States Marjorie Gladman
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1934 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Molesworth Australia Joan Hartigan
Australia Ula Valkenburg
6–8, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1937 Australian Championships Australia Nell Hopman Australia Thelma Coyne Long
Australia Nancye Wynne
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1939 Australian Championships Australia May Hardcastle Australia Thelma Coyne Long
Australia Nancye Wynne
5–7, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (0 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1931 Australian Championships Australia Aubrey Willard Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia Jack Crawford
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 1934 Australian Championships Australia Ray Dunlop Australia Joan Hartigan
Australia Edgar Moon
3–6, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 27 April 1935. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "For Wimbledon tennis". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 6 March 1939. p. 20 Supplement: Women's Supplement. 
  3. ^ "Women in outdoor sport.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 23 April 1936. p. 25. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hopman, Eleanor Mary (Nell) (1909–1968)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 
  5. ^ "National tennis titles.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 2 February 1937. p. 13 Supplement: Women's Supplement. 
  6. ^ "Australian Open players archive – Emily Westacott". Tennis Australia. 
  7. ^ "Tennis.". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) (Wagga Wagga, NSW: National Library of Australia). 1 February 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Forego Wimbledon.". Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 13 March 1939. p. 8.