Margaret Scriven

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Margaret Scriven
Peggy Scriven 1938.jpg
Full name Margaret Croft Scriven-Vivian
Country  United Kingdom
Born (1912-08-12)12 August 1912
Leeds, England
Died 25 January 2001(2001-01-25) (aged 88)
Haslemere, England
Plays Left-handed
Singles
Highest ranking No. 5 (1933)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open W (1933, 1934)
Wimbledon QF (1931, 1933, 1934, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1935)
Wimbledon SF ( 1934)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1933)
Wimbledon QF ( 1937)

Margaret Croft "Peggy" Scriven-Vivian (17 August 1912 – 25 January 2001) was a British tennis player and the first woman from that country to win the singles title at the French Championships in 1933. She also won the singles title at the 1934 French Championships, defeating Helen Jacobs in the final.

Scriven-Vivian was the last British woman to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament for two consecutive years. In addition, she was the first left-handed woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and, as of 2014, the only unseeded woman ever to win the French Championships or French Open.[1]

According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Scriven-Vivian was ranked in the world top ten from 1933 through 1935, reaching a career high of World No. 5 in those rankings in 1933 and 1934.[2]

Grand Slam record[edit]

  • French Championships
    • Singles champion (2): 1933, 1934
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1935
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1933

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Wins (2)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score
1933 French Championships France Simone Mathieu 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1934 French Championships (2) United States Helen Jacobs 7–5, 4–6, 6–1

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score
1935 French Championships United Kingdom Kay Stammers France Ida Adamoff
Denmark Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
6–4, 6–0

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941–1944 1945 19461 19471 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A A A A NH NH A A 0 / 0
French Championships A A 2R W W SF 2R QF A A NH R A A A 2 / 6
Wimbledon 1R QF 2R QF QF 3R 1R QF 4R 4R NH NH NH 4R 3R 0 / 12
US Championships A A A 3R A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 2 / 19

NH = tournament not held.

R = tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation.

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.

1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Steven. "French Open fairytales". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 

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