Billie Yorke

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Billie Yorke
Full name Adeline Maud Yorke
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born 19 December 1910
Rawalpindi, British India
Died 9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1935)
Wimbledon 4R (1934)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1936, 1937, 1938)
Wimbledon W (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1936)
Wimbledon 4R (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]

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

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1936 French Championships Clay France Marcel Bernard France Sylvie Jung
France Martin Legeay
5–7, 8–6, 3–6

References[edit]