Geraldine Beamish

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Winifred Beamish
Golding, Laurentz, Beamish, Decugis.jpg
Beamish (2nd from left) in 1919
Full name Winifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Country  United Kingdom
Born (1883-06-23)23 June 1883
Forest Gate, London
Died 10 May 1972(1972-05-10) (aged 88)
St Pancras, London
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon SF (1922, 1923)
Other tournaments
WCCC W (1920)
Olympic Games 2R (1920)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1921)
Other Doubles tournaments
WCCC W (1919, 1920, 1923)
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver medal (1920)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1920)
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1920)

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish (23 June 1883 – 10 May 1972) was an English tennis player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey was born on 23 July 1883 at Forest Gate, London.[1] She married tennis player Alfred Beamish on 30 September 1911.[2]

She competed at The Championships, Wimbledon from 1910 throughout 1933 in each year the tournament was held, reaching the semifinals twice in 1922 and 1923. In 1922, she lost to later champion Suzanne Lenglen, the following year to Molla Mallory.

In 1920 she won the silver medal in the Olympics doubles competition with her partner Dorothy Holman. She also competed in the mixed doubles event with her husband Alfred, but they were eliminated in the second round. In the singles competition she had a walkover in the first round and was eliminated in the second round by her doubles partner Dorothy Holman.

One of her greatest triumphs was her title at the World Covered Court Championship (WCCC) in 1920 where she defeated Kathleen McKane Godfree in the final in three sets. Along with McKane Godfree she won the WCCC doubles title in 1919, 1920 and 1923.

She died on 10 May 1972 at St Pancras, London.[1]

Grand Slam women's doubles finals[edit]

Runner-up[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1921 Wimbledon South Africa Irene Bowder Peacock France Suzanne Lenglen
United States Elizabeth Ryan
1–6, 2–6

World championships doubles finals[edit]

Titles[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1919 World Covered Court Championships United Kingdom Kathleen McKane Godfree United Kingdom Dorothy Holman
United Kingdom Phyllis Covell
6–3, 6–4
1920 World Covered Court Championships United Kingdom Kathleen McKane Godfree United Kingdom Doris Craddock
South Africa Irene Bowder Peacock
6–3, 7–5
1923 World Covered Court Championships United Kingdom Kathleen McKane Godfree France Germaine Golding
France Jeanne Vaussard
6–1, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geraldine Beamish". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Winifred Beamish". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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