Kathleen Atkinson

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Kathleen Atkinson
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1875-11-05)November 5, 1875
Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 30, 1957(1957-04-30) (aged 81)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open SF (1895, 1897)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1897, 1898)

Kathleen Gill Atkinson (November 5, 1875 – April 30, 1957) was an American tennis player of the end of the 19th century andstart of the 20th century.

With her older sister, Juliette, both residents of Maplewood, she won the US Women's National Championship in women's doubles 1897 and 1898.[1] They were the first sisters to win a title together and the first to play each other in a semi final until the Williams sisters played in the final.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1897 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Juliette Atkinson United States Mrs. F. Edwards
United States Elizabeth Rastall
6–2, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1898 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Juliette Atkinson United States Marie Wimer
United States Carrie Neely
6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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."