1955 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Doubles

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Women's Doubles
1955 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionsUnited Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
Runners-upUnited Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United Kingdom Pat Ward
Final score7–5, 6–1
Details
Draw48 (5Q)
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1954 · Wimbledon Championships · 1956 →

Louise Brough and Margaret duPont were the defending champions but did not compete.

Angela Mortimer and Anne Shilcock defeated Shirley Bloomer and Pat Ward in the final, 7–5, 6–1 to win the Ladies' Doubles tennis title at the 1955 Wimbledon Championships.[1][2] As of 2017 it remains the last all-British women's doubles final.[3]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Barbara Davidson / United States Doris Hart (Second round)
02.   United States Beverly Fleitz / United States Darlene Hard (Semifinals)
03.   United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer / United Kingdom Pat Ward (Final)
04.   United Kingdom Angela Mortimer / United Kingdom Anne Shilcock (Champions)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
2 United States Beverly Fleitz
United States Darlene Hard
6 3 6
South Africa Dora Kilian
South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith
0 6 4
2 United States Beverly Fleitz
United States Darlene Hard
3 7
3 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United Kingdom Pat Ward
6 9
3 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United Kingdom Pat Ward
6 6
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy
France Suzanne Schmitt
3 1
3 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United Kingdom Pat Ward
5 1
4 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
7 6
United Kingdom Rosemary Walsh
United Kingdom Billie Woodgate
1 8 0
4 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
6 6 6
4 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
6 6
Australia Jenny Hoad
Australia Fay Muller
2 1
South Africa Valerie Koortzen
South Africa Helen Pascoe
2 1
Australia Jenny Hoad
Australia Fay Muller
6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2 United States Beverly Fleitz
United States Darlene Hard
6 6
Italy Nicla Migliori
Italy Lea Pericoli
2 1
2 United States B Fleitz
United States D Hard
6 2 6
Australia E Hopman
United States D Knode
2 6 4
United Kingdom Betty Dawes
United Kingdom Peggy Dawson-Scott
2 1
Australia Nell Hopman
United States Dorothy Knode
6 6
2 United States B Fleitz
United States D Hard
6 3 6
South Africa D Kilian
South Africa H Redick-Smith
0 6 4
Australia Mary Carter
Australia Beryl Penrose
6 6
United Kingdom Heather Macfarlane
United Kingdom Molly Mackay
3 1
Australia M Carter
Australia B Penrose
2 2
South Africa D Kilian
South Africa H Redick-Smith
6 6
United Kingdom Rosemary Bulleid
United Kingdom Georgie Woodgate
2 2
South Africa Dora Kilian
South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith
6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer
United Kingdom Pat Ward
6 6
United Kingdom Gem Gilbert
United Kingdom Sue Waters
2 1 3 United Kingdom S Bloomer
United Kingdom P Ward
6 7
United States Constance Ball
United States Francesca Leland
2 4 United States G Butler
Belgium C Mercelis
1 5
United States Gloria Butler
Belgium Christiane Mercelis
6 6 3 United Kingdom S Bloomer
United Kingdom P Ward
6 6
United Kingdom Susan Billington
United Kingdom Margot Parker
6 6 United Kingdom S Billington
United Kingdom M Parker
4 3
United Kingdom Rita Bentley
United Kingdom Pat Harrison
2 4 United Kingdom S Billington
United Kingdom M Parker
6 5 6
Q United Kingdom Wendy Morris
United Kingdom Jenny Wagstaff
6 6 Q United Kingdom W Morris
United Kingdom J Wagstaff
4 7 2
Belgium Poucette Coessens
Norway Ida Wrede-Holm
0 3 3 United Kingdom S Bloomer
United Kingdom P Ward
6 6
Q United Kingdom SM Colebrooke
United Kingdom Lorna White
5 6 5 Hungary Z Körmöczy
France S Schmitt
3 1
United Kingdom Jean Bee
France Annie Haillet
7 4 7 United Kingdom J Bee
France A Haillet
1 2
United States Grace Kelleher
Spain Mary Terán de Weiss
5 3 West Germany I Pohmann
West Germany E Vollmer
6 6
West Germany Inge Pohmann
West Germany Erika Vollmer
7 6 West Germany I Pohmann
West Germany E Vollmer
5 7
Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy
France Suzanne Schmitt
4 6 6 Hungary Z Körmöczy
France S Schmitt
7 9
United Kingdom Joan Curry
United Kingdom Rita Drobný
6 4 3 Hungary Z Körmöczy
France S Schmitt
6 7 8
United States Lois Felix
United States Kay Hubbell
6 6 United States L Felix
United States K Hubbell
8 5 6
United Kingdom Barbara Knapp
United Kingdom Valerie Pitt
1 2

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom Leonie Brighton
United Kingdom Joan Quelch
9 6
Switzerland Ruth Kaufmann
Netherlands Fanny ten Bosch
7 4 United Kingdom L Brighton
United Kingdom J Quelch
5 3
United Kingdom Rosemary Walsh
United Kingdom Billie Woodgate
6 2 6 United Kingdom R Walsh
United Kingdom R Woodgate
7 6
Q United Kingdom Janet Morgan
United Kingdom Sheila Speight
2 6 2 United Kingdom R Walsh
United Kingdom R Woodgate
6 4 6
United Kingdom Valerie Lewis
United Kingdom Evelyn Moeller
6 7 United Kingdom V Lewis
United Kingdom E Moeller
3 6 2
Q United Kingdom Sidney Brock
United Kingdom Pauline Titchener
2 5 United Kingdom V Lewis
United Kingdom E Moeller
4 6 6
United Kingdom Mary Eyre
United Kingdom Viola White
6 6 United Kingdom M Eyre
United Kingdom V White
6 1 3
France Ginette Bucaille
France Sue Chatrier
3 3 United Kingdom R Walsh
United Kingdom R Woodgate
1 8 0
Sweden Birgit Gullbrandsson-Sandén
Spain María Josefa de Riba
7 4 2 4 United Kingdom A Mortimer
United Kingdom A Shilcock
6 6 6
Australia Loris Nichols
Australia Daphne Seeney
5 6 6 Australia L Nichols
Australia D Seeney
1 4
United Kingdom Angela Buxton
United Kingdom Pat Hird
6 6 United Kingdom A Buxton
United Kingdom P Hird
6 6
United Kingdom Hazel Cheadle
United Kingdom Gem Hoahing
2 3 United Kingdom A Buxton
United Kingdom P Hird
3 0
Bermuda Heather Brewer
United States Arvilla McGuire
6 4 2 4 United Kingdom A Mortimer
United Kingdom A Shilcock
6 6
United Kingdom Lorna Cawthorn
United Kingdom Elaine Watson
3 6 6 United Kingdom L Cawthorn
United Kingdom E Watson
1 1
Australia Alison Baker
United States Doris Popple
0 2 4 United Kingdom A Mortimer
United Kingdom A Shilcock
6 6
4 United Kingdom Angela Mortimer
United Kingdom Anne Shilcock
6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
South Africa Valerie Koortzen
South Africa Helen Pascoe
9 6
Q United Kingdom Lesley Fulton
United Kingdom Mrs FB Webb
7 3
South Africa V Koortzen
South Africa H Pascoe
6 6
United Kingdom M Halford
United Kingdom P Panton
2 1
Austria Elizabeth Broz
Austria Ilse Schuh-Proxauf
7 4 3
United Kingdom Mary Halford
United Kingdom Pearl Panton
5 6 6
South Africa V Koortzen
South Africa H Pascoe
2 1
Australia J Hoad
Australia F Muller
6 6
United Kingdom Vera Thomas
United Kingdom Bea Walter
3 2
Australia Jenny Hoad
Australia Fay Muller
6 6
Australia J Hoad
Australia F Muller
6 6
United Kingdom J Middleton
United Kingdom D Spiers
2 4
United Kingdom Jennifer Middleton
United Kingdom Doreen Spiers
6 1 6
1 United States Barbara Davidson
United States Doris Hart
4 6 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay, Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  3. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com