Juliette Atkinson

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Juliette Atkinson
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Full name Juliette Paxton Atkinson
Country (sports) United States
Born (1873-04-15)April 15, 1873
Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died January 12, 1944(1944-01-12) (aged 70)
Lawrenceville, IL, United States
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HoF 1974 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1895, 1897, 1898)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1901, 1902)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1894, 1895, 1896)

Juliette Paxton Atkinson Buxton (April 15, 1873 – January 12, 1944) was an American female tennis player. She was born in Rahway, New Jersey, United States.

Biography[edit]

Atkinson was the daughter of a Brooklyn, New York physician.[1] She won five U.S. Championships doubles titles in a row with three different partners. Both natives of Maplewood, New Jersey, she and her sister Kathleen Atkinson partnered to win the last two titles.[2][3] Also the sisters twice faced each other in the semi finals of the singles competition, the first sisters to do so before the Williams sisters' final in 2001. She won three mixed doubles titles with Edwin P. Fischer.[4]

In both 1899 and 1901, Atkinson won the doubles title and reached the singles final at the tournament now known as the Cincinnati Masters. She won the 1899 doubles title with Myrtle McAteer (falling to McAteer that year in the singles final) and the 1901 doubles title with Marion Jones Farquhar (falling in the singles final to Winona Closterman).

In 1896 and 1898 she won the Niagara International Tennis Tournament.[5] She won the Canadian Championships three times in a row, 1896, 1897 and 1898.[6]

In 1918 she married George B. Buxton and had no children.[1]

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Helen Hellwig 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Elisabeth Moore 4–6, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1897 U.S. Championships Grass United States Elisabeth Moore 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1898 U.S. Championships Grass United States Marion Jones 6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 7–5

Doubles (7 titles)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Helen Hellwig United States Annabella C. Wistar
United States Amy Williams
6–4, 8–6, 6–2
Winner 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Helen Hellwig United States Elisabeth Moore
United States Amy Williams
6–2, 6–2, 12–10
Winner 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Elisabeth Moore United States Annabella C. Wistar
United States Amy Williams
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1897 U.S. Championships Grass United States Kathleen Atkinson Mrs. F. Edwards
United States Elizabeth Rastall
6–2, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1898 U.S. Championships Grass United States Kathleen Atkinson United States Marie Wimer
United States Carrie Neely
6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1901 U.S. Championships Grass United States Myrtle McAteer United States Marion Jones
United States Elisabeth Moore
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Winner 1902 U.S. Championships Grass United States Marion Jones United States Maud Banks
United States Nona Closterman
6–2, 7–5

Mixed doubles (3 titles)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Edwin P. Fischer United States Mrs. McFadden
United States Gustav Remak Jr.
6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 1895 U.S. Championships Grass United States Edwin P. Fischer United States Amy Williams
United States Mantle Fielding
4–6, 8–6, 6–2
Winner 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Edwin P. Fischer United States Amy Williams
United States Mantle Fielding
6–2, 6–3, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grasso, John (2011). Historical Dictionary of Tennis. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0810872370. 
  2. ^ Staff. "WINS HAVE BEEN SERVED FAMILY STYLE \ SERENA, VENUS STILL ALIVE IN SEMIS OF SINGLES, DOUBLES", Philadelphia Daily News, September 10, 1999. Accessed November 9, 2012. "Juliette and Kathleen Atkinson, of Maplewood, NJ, reached the semis at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, with Juliette winning both titles."
  3. ^ "The Misses Atkinson of New York Win the Ladies' Doubles" (PDF). The New York Times. June 19, 1898. 
  4. ^ "Miss Atkinson the Winner" (PDF). The New York Times. June 30, 1895. 
  5. ^ "Miss Atkinson's Tennis Cup" (PDF). The New York Times. August 30, 1898. 
  6. ^ "Miss Juliette Atkinson of Brooklyn Retains her Championships" (PDF). The New York Times. July 17, 1898. 

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