Freda James

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Freda James
Freda James 1933.jpg
Full name Winifred Alice James Hammersley
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1911-01-11)11 January 1911
Nottingham, England
Died 27 December 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 77)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 4R (1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1949)[1]
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1935, 1936)[1]
US Open W (1933)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1934, 1938)[1]

Winifred Alice "Freda" James (married name Hammersley) (11 January 1911 – 27 December 1988) was a British female tennis player of the 1930s.[2]

She won the women's doubles in Grand Slam events three times : in 1933 at the US Women's National Championship (with Betty Nuthall), and twice at Wimbledon in 1935 and 1936 (with Kay Stammers).

From 1931 to 1939, she was part of the British team in the Wightman Cup.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon Championships Grass France Simonne Mathieu
United States Elizabeth Ryan
United Kingdom Billie Yorke 2–6, 11–9, 4–6
Winner 1933 US National Championships Grass United Kingdom Betty Nuthall United States Helen Wills
United States Elizabeth Ryan
Forfeit
Winner 1935 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Kay Stammers France Simonne Mathieu
Germany Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
6–1, 6–4
Winner 1936 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Kay Stammers United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Helen Hull Jacobs
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1939 US National Championships Grass United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
United Kingdom Kay Stammers 5–7, 6–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wimbledon Players Archive – Freda Hammersley (James)". AELTC. 
  2. ^ Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 210.