Nancye Wynne Bolton

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Nancye Wynne Bolton
Country  Australia
Born (1916-12-02)2 December 1916
Melbourne, Australia
Died 9 November 2001(2001-11-09) (aged 84)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HOF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951)
French Open 3R (1938)
Wimbledon QF (1947)
US Open F (1938)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1940, 1946, 1947, 1948)
French Open F (1938)
Wimbledon F (1947, 1951)

Nancye Wynne Bolton (2 December 1916 – 9 November 2001) was a female tennis player from Australia. She won the women's singles title six times at the Australian Championships, second only to Margaret Court who won 11 titles. Bolton won 20 titles at the Australian Championships, second only to Court's 21 titles.

According to Wallis Myers and John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Bolton was ranked in the world top ten in 1938, 1947, and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1947 and 1948.[1] According to Ned Potter of American Lawn Tennis magazine, Bolton was the second ranked player in 1947, just behind Louise Brough Clapp.

Bolton was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1936 Australian Championships Australia Joan Hartigan 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1937 Australian Championships Australia Emily Hood Westacott 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1938 US Championships Australia Alice Marble 0–6, 3–6
Winner 1940 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long 5–7, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 1946 Australian Championships Australia Joyce Fitch 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1947 Australian Championships Australia Nell Hall Hopman 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1948 Australian Championships Australia Marie Toomey 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1948 Australian Championships United States Doris Hart 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1951 Australian Championships Australia Thelma Coyne Long 6–1, 7–5

Grand Slam record[edit]

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles champion (6): 1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951
    • Singles runner-up (2): 1936, 1949
    • Women's Doubles champion (10): 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952
    • Women's Doubles runner-up (2): 1946, 1950
    • Mixed Doubles champion (4): 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1938
  • Wimbledon
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up (2): 1947, 1951

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 19461 19471 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 Career SR
Australian Championships 2R F W SF 2R W NH NH W W W F SF W SF 6 / 13
French Championships A A A 3R A NH R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A 4R A NH NH NH A QF A A A 3R A 0 / 3
U.S. Championships A A A F A A A A A SF A A A A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 6 / 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. ^ 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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