Ida Adamoff

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Ida Adamoff
Ida Adamoff.jpg
Full nameIda Vartanovna Adamiantz-Adamoff
Russian: Ида Вартановна Адамьянц-Адамова
Country (sports) France
Born(1910-06-26)26 June 1910
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died5 June 1993(1993-06-05) (aged 82)
Paris, France
Highest rankingNo. 13 (1931)(Zürich Sport))[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1929, 1931, 1932, 1935)
Wimbledon3R (1934)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1935)
Wimbledon1R (1931, 1934)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (1930)
WimbledonQF (1931)

Ida Adamoff (Russian: Ида Адамова, IPA: [ˈidə ɐˈdaməvə]: 26 June [O.S. 13 June] 1910 – 5 June 1993) was a French tennis player active in the 1930s.

Adamoff reached the doubles final at the 1935 French Championships with Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling but were defeated in the final by Margaret Scriven and Kay Stammers in two straight sets.[2] Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round at the French Championships, in 1929, 1931, 1932 and 1935, and at the Wimbledon Championships in 1934.[3] In 1931 she reached the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon with team mate Enrique Maier.

In 1930 Adamoff won the singles title at the Championships of Spain and successfully defended her title in 1931.[4] She defeated Cilly Aussem and Lucia Valerio at the Lenz Cup in Merano, Italy in October. In June 1931 she won the singles event at the Berlin Championships followed up in July with a victory at the Dutch Championships in Noordwijk where she beat Toni Schomburgk in the final.[5] In 1932 she added the Romanian and Italian Championships singles titles to her resume.[6] In July 1933 Adamoff won the doubles title at the Dutch Championships with Mrs. Burke.[7]

In 1930 she was ranked no. 2 in France behind Simonne Mathieu.

She was married to Claude Bourdet in 1935 and had two sons and a daughter.[8]

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Runners-up (1)
Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1935 French Championships Germany Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling United Kingdom Margaret Scriven
United Kingdom Kay Stammers
4–6, 0–6


  1. ^ Béla Kehrling, ed. (1 November 1931). "Külföldi hírek" [International news] (PDF). Tennisz és Golf. III (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Egyesült Kő-, Könyvnyomda. Könyv- és Lapkiadó Rt. 20: 16–17.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 401. ISBN 9780942257700.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Ida Adamoff". AELTC.
  4. ^ Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 187.
  5. ^ "Lawn-tennis". De Telegraaf. 13 July 1931.
  6. ^ "Les débuts de la saison de tennis". Le Figaro. 17 May 1932. p. 3.
  7. ^ "Buitenlanders tennis kampioen van Nederland". De Revue der Sporten. p. 4.
  8. ^ Douglas Johnson (23 March 1996). "Obituary: Claude Bourdet". The Independent.

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