Geraldine Beamish

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Geraldine Beamish
Geraldine Beamish 1919.jpg
Full name Winifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1883-06-23)23 June 1883
Forest Gate, London, U.K.
Died 10 May 1972(1972-05-10) (aged 88)
St Pancras, London, U.K.
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon SF (1922, 1923)
Other tournaments
WCCC W (1920)
Olympic Games 2R (1920)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1921)
Other doubles tournaments
WCCC W (1919, 1920, 1923)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1920)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1920)

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish (née Ramsey; 23 June 1883 – 10 May 1972) was an English tennis player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Beamish (2nd from right) with Golding, Laurentz and Decugis in 1919.

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey was born on 23 July 1883 at Forest Gate, London.[1] She married tennis player Alfred Beamish on 30 September 1911.[2]

She competed at The Championships, Wimbledon from 1910 throughout 1933 in each year the tournament was held, reaching the semifinals twice in 1922 and 1923. In 1922, she lost to later champion Suzanne Lenglen, the following year to Molla Mallory.

In 1920 she won the silver medal in the Olympics doubles competition with her partner Dorothy Holman. She also competed in the mixed doubles event with her husband Alfred, but they were eliminated in the second round. In the singles competition she had a walkover in the first round and was eliminated in the second round by her doubles partner Dorothy Holman.

One of her greatest triumphs was her title at the World Covered Court Championship (WCCC) in 1920 where she defeated Kathleen McKane Godfree in the final in three sets. Along with McKane Godfree she won the WCCC doubles title in 1919, 1920 and 1923.

She died on 10 May 1972 at St Pancras, London.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1921 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Irene Bowder Peacock France Suzanne Lenglen
United States Elizabeth Ryan
1–6, 2–6

World championships finals[edit]

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents Score
Winner 1920 World Covered Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Kathleen McKane 6–2, 5–7, 9–7

Doubles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Kathleen McKane United Kingdom Dorothy Holman
United Kingdom Phyllis Covell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1920 World Covered Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Kathleen McKane United Kingdom Doris Craddock
South Africa Irene Bowder Peacock
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1922 World Hard Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Kathleen McKane France Suzanne Lenglen
United States Elizabeth Ryan
0–6, 4–6
Winner 1923 World Hard Court Championships Clay United Kingdom Kathleen McKane France Germaine Golding
France Suzanne Lenglen
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1923 World Covered Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Kathleen McKane France Germaine Golding
France Jeanne Vaussard
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood United Kingdom Max Decugis France Germaine Golding
France William Laurentz
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1922 World Hard Court Championships Clay United Kingdom John Gilbert France Suzanne Lenglen
France Henri Cochet
4–6, 6–4, 0–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geraldine Beamish (full name: Winifred Geraldine Beamish)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Winifred BEAMISH". ITFtennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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