Sheila Piercey Summers

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Sheila Piercey
Full name Sheila Piercey Summers
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1919-03-18)18 March 1919
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 14 August 2005(2005-08-14) (aged 86)
Plays Right–handed
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1949)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1947, 1949)
Wimbledon W (1949)

Sheila Piercey (18 March 1919 – 14 August 2005) is a former South African tennis player. She is also known under her married name, Sheila Piercey-Summers.

Piercey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Along with her compatriot Eric Sturgess, she won three mixed doubles titles, at the French Open in 1947 and 1949 and at Wimbledon in 1949.

Summers won the South African Championships singles title in 1948, 1949 and 1951 and was runner–up in 1939, 1940 and 1947. In August 1947 she won the singles title at the International Swiss Championships at Lausanne after defeating Doris Hart in the final in three sets.[1]

Grand Slam titles[edit]

Mixed doubles (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1947 French Championships South Africa Eric Sturgess Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
Romania Christian Caralulis
6–0, 6–0
1949 French Championships South Africa Eric Sturgess United Kingdom Jean Quertier
United Kingdom Gerry Oakley
6–1, 6–1
1949 Wimbledon South Africa Eric Sturgess United States Louise Brough Clapp
Australia John Bromwich
9–7, 9–11, 7–5


  1. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1948). The Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack 1948. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. pp. 201, 201.