Billie Yorke

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Billie Yorke
Full nameAdeline Maud Yorke
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born19 December 1910
Rawalpindi, British India
Died9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1935)
Wimbledon4R (1934)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenW (1936, 1937, 1938)
WimbledonW (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1936)
Wimbledon4R (1933, 1934, 1938)

Adeline 'Billie' Yorke (19 December 1910 – 9 December 2000) was a British tennis player of the 1930s who achieved her best results as a doubles specialist.

At the French Open, she won the women's doubles three years running, along with Simonne Mathieu (1936–1938). With the same partner, she also won Wimbledon in 1937.

She also won the mixed doubles at the French Championships in 1936, along with Marcel Bernard.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1933 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Freda James France Simonne Mathieu
United States Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 11–9, 4–6
Win 1936 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu United Kingdom Susan Noel
Poland Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 1937 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu United States Dorothy Andrus
France Sylvie Jung Henrotin
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 1937 Wimbledon Championships Grass France Simonne Mathieu United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King
United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pittman
6–3, 6–3
Win 1938 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu France Arlette Halff
France Nelly Adamson Landry
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1938 Wimbledon Championships Grass France Simonne Mathieu United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan
United States Alice Marble
2–6, 3–6
Loss 1939 Wimbledon Championships Grass United States Helen Jacobs United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan
United States Alice Marble
1–6, 0–6

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1936 French Championships Clay France Marcel Bernard France Sylvie Jung Henrotin
France André Martin-Legeay
7–5, 6–8, 6–3

References[edit]