Nelly Landry

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Nelly Landry
Full name Nelly Adamson Landry
Country  France
Born (1916-12-27)27 December 1916
Bruges, Belgium
Died 11 February 2010(2010-02-11) (aged 93)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1946)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open W (1948)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open F (1938)

Nelly Adamson Landry (28 December 1916 – 22 February 2010[1]) was a female tennis player from Belgium (became French citizen after marriage). She was the 1948 women's singles champion at the French Championships beating Shirley Fry. She had also been a finalist in 1938, losing to Simone Mathieu, and reached again the final in 1949, losing to Margaret Osborne duPont.

According to John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Landry was ranked in the world top ten in 1946 and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 7 in those rankings in 1946.[2]

Nelly Adamson married Pierre Henri Landry on February 1937 and lastly Marcel Renault, both former French tennis players.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Win[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1948 French Championships Flag of the United States.svg Shirley Fry Irvin 6–2, 0–6, 6–0

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1938 French Championships France Simone Mathieu 6–0, 6–3
1949 French Championships United States Margaret Osborne duPont 7–5, 6–2

Women's doubles[edit]

Runner-up[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1938 French Championships France Arlette Harff France Simone Mathieu
United Kingdom Billie Yorke
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 - 1944 1945 19461 19471 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A NH NH A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A 2R 3R QF A F A NH R A QF A W F A A A QF SF 1 / 9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 4R A A A NH NH NH A A QF 3R A A 4R 4R 2R 0 / 9
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A 3R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 20

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. ^ IC Council: Décès de Nelly ADAMSON online
  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.