Ethel Thomson Larcombe

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Ethel Thomson Larcombe
Ethel Thomson Larcombe.jpg
Full name Ethel Warneford Thomson Larcombe
Country  United Kingdom
Born (1879-06-09)9 June 1879
Islington, England
Died August 11, 1965(1965-08-11) (aged 86)
Budleigh Salterton, England
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1912)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1914, 1919, 1920)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1914)

Ethel Larcombe (born Ethel Warneford Thomson on 8 June 1879 in Islington, Middlesex, England; died 11 August 1965 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England) was a British female tennis player and badminton player. She is best remembered for winning the ladies' singles title at the 1912 Wimbledon Championships.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Wimbledon[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1912
  • Singles runner-up: 1903, 1914.[1]

Grand Slam singles finals[edit]

Win (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score
19121 Wimbledon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3, 6–1

1This was actually the all-comers final as Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers did not defend her 1911 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1912 by walkover.

Runner-up (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score
19032 Wimbledon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1914 Wimbledon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 7–5, 6–4

2This was actually the all-comers final as Muriel Robb did not defend her 1902 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1903 by walkover.

Badminton[edit]

As a badminton player, she is the third most successful player ever in the All England Badminton Championships, with 17 titles, 10 of them in women's singles, 5 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles.

Family[edit]

She was married to Major Dudley Larcombe, secretary of the All England Club from 1925 to 1939.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978) The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. London: Bison Books; p. 146
  2. ^ Hedges, Martin (1978) The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. London: Bison Books; p. 146