Irene Bowder Peacock

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Irene Bowder Peacock
Full name Irene Evelyn Bowder Peacock
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1892-07-27)27 July 1892
Ferozepore, British India
Died 13 June 1978(1978-06-13) (aged 85)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open F (1927)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1927)
Wimbledon F (1921, 1927)

Irene Evelyn Bowder Peacock (27 July 1892 – 13 June 1978) was a South African female tennis player.

Bowder Peacock won the doubles title at the 1927 French Championships with Bobbie Heine Miller defeating Peggy Saunders and Phoebe Holcroft Watson in two straight sets. That same tournament she also reached the final of the singles competition which she lost in straight sets to Dutchwoman Kea Bouman.[1]

Bowder Peacock won the British Indian Championships singles title from 1915 to 1920,[1] the South of England Championships singles title in 1922,[2] and the South African Championships singles title from 1923 to 1925.

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Runner-ups (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1927 French Championships Netherlands Kornelia Bouman 2–6, 4–6


Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1927 French Championships South Africa Bobbie Heine United Kingdom Peggy Mitchell
United Kingdom Phoebe Watson
6–2, 6–1

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1921 Wimbledon United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish France Suzanne Lenglen
United States Elizabeth Ryan
1–6, 2–6
1927 Wimbledon South Africa Bobbie Heine United States Helen Wills
United States Elizabeth Ryan
3–6, 2–6


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 393, 401. ISBN 9780942257700.