Kea Bouman (1929)
|Full name||Cornelia Bouman|
23 November 1903|
|Died||17 November 1998
|Highest ranking||No.8 (1928)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||W (1927)|
|US Open||QF (1927)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1929)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1928, 1929)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||3R (1929)|
|Olympic medal record|
|Bronze||1924 Paris||Mixed doubles|
Cornelia "Kea" Bouman (23 November 1903 – 17 November 1998) was a female tennis player from the Netherlands. She won the singles title at the 1927 French Championships, beating Irene Bowder Peacock of South Africa in the final. Bouman was the first, and is so far the only, Dutch woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.
In 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926 she won the singles title at the Dutch Championships.
In October 1927 Bouman won the singles title of the Pacific Southwest Tennis Championship, defeating Molla Mallory in the final in three sets. In 1929, Bouman teamed with Spain's Lilí Álvarez to win the women's doubles title at the French Championships.
On 27 January 1931 she married Ir. Wilhelm Tiedemann in Almelo and shortly afterwards the couple emigrated to Dutch East Indies where they would live for nine years and where Tiedemann worked as a geologist.
Grand Slam finals
|Year||Championship||Opponent in Final||Score|
|1927||French Championships||Irene Bowder Peacock||6–2, 6–4|
|Year||Championship||Partner||Opponents in Final||Score|
|1929||French Championships||Lilí Álvarez|| Bobbie Heine
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships1||A||NH||A||SF||W||SF||1R||1 / 4|
|Wimbledon||2R||1R||2R||QF||4R||3R||3R||0 / 7|
|U.S. Championships||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||0 / 1|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||1 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 2||1 / 12|
A = did not participate in the tournament.
NH = tournament not held.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
1Through 1923, the French Championships were open only to French nationals. The World Hard Court Championships (WHCC), actually played on clay in Paris or Brussels, began in 1912 and were open to all nationalities. The results from the 1923 edition of that tournament are shown here. The Olympics replaced the WHCC in 1924, as the Olympics were held in Paris. Beginning in 1925, the French Championships were open to all nationalities, with the results shown here beginning with that year.
- Max Robertson, ed. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 208. ISBN 0047960426.
- "Kea Bouman". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 701. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.
- "Huwelijken 1931, Almelo | 1811-1818 en 1914-heden". Archief Almelo.