|Full name||Dorothy Edith Round|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
13 July 1908|
Dudley, Worcestershire, England
|Died||12 November 1982
Kidderminster, Hereford and Worcester, England
|Int. Tennis HoF||1986 (member page)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1935)|
|Wimbledon||W (1934, 1937)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||F (1931)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1934, 1935, 1936)|
Dorothy Edith Round or Dorothy Round Little (13 July 1908 – 12 November 1982) was a British tennis player. She won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1934 and 1937, and the Australian Championships in 1935.
On 2 September 1939 she married Dr Douglas Leigh Little, a practitioner, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Dudley.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1933||Wimbledon||Grass||Helen Wills Moody||4–6, 8–6, 3–6|
|Winner||1934||Wimbledon||Grass||Helen Jacobs||6–2, 5–7, 6–3|
|Winner||1935||Australian Championships||Grass||Nancy Lyle Glover||1–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||1937||Wimbledon||Grass||Jadwiga Jędrzejowska||6–2, 2–6, 7–5|
Doubles: 1 runner-up
|Runner-up||1931||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Helen Jacobs|| Betty Nuthall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Mixed doubles: 3 titles
|Winner||1934||Wimbledon||Grass||Ryuki Miki|| Dorothy Shepherd Barron
|3–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|Winner||1935||Wimbledon||Grass||Fred Perry|| Nell Hopman
|7–5, 4–6, 6–2|
|Winner||1936||Wimbledon||Grass||Fred Perry|| Sarah Fabyan
|7–9, 7–5, 6–4|
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||W||A||A||A||A||1 / 1|
|French Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|Wimbledon||1R||2R||3R||QF||QF||F||W||QF||QF||W||A||4R||2 / 11|
|US Championships||A||A||A||3R||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 2||1 / 1||1 / 2||0 / 1||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 1||3 / 14|
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.
On 20 September 2013 the town of Dudley commemorated Dorothy by erecting a bronze statue to her in Priory Park, Dudley, the statue was unveiled by her daughter. The lifesize bronze statue was created by the British sculptor John McKenna ARBS cast at the A4A studio foundry and depicts Dorothy Round making a return play of the ball.
Also a portrait in oils on canvas by Dudley artist Philip Guest BSA now permanently hangs in Dudley Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition of Local Sporting Heroes currently hosts the exhibion of Dorothy Round.
- Dorothy Round at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- How I Play Tennis by Dorothy Round – British Pathé instructional film (1936)