|Full name||Margaret Croft Scriven-Vivian|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
12 August 1912|
|Died||25 January 2001
|Int. Tennis HoF||2016 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (1933, A. Wallis Myers)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||W (1933, 1934)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1931, 1933, 1934, 1937)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1935)|
|Wimbledon||SF ( 1934)|
|US Open||QF (1933)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (1933)|
|US Open||SF (1933)|
Margaret Croft "Peggy" Scriven-Vivian (née Scriven; 17 August 1912 – 25 January 2001) was a British tennis player and the first woman from that country to win the singles title at the French Championships in 1933. She also won the singles title at the 1934 French Championships, defeating Helen Jacobs in the final. She was ranked No. 5 in the world in 1933 and 1934.
Scrive won the British Junior Championships in 1929.
Scriven-Vivian was the last British woman to win the same Grand Slam singles tournament for two consecutive years. In addition, she was the first left-handed woman to win a Grand Slam singles title and was the only unseeded woman ever to win the French Championships or French Open until the 2017 singles title was won by Jeļena Ostapenko.
She played for the British Wightman Cup team in 1933, 1934 and 1938.
According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Scriven-Vivian was ranked in the world top ten from 1933 through 1935, reaching a career high of World No. 5 in those rankings in 1933 and 1934.
Scriven married Harvey Vivian in 1940 who was a house master and a wartime RAF officer. The couple had a son and a daughter.
Grand Slam finals
Singles (2 titles)
|Winner||1933||French Championships||Clay||Simonne Mathieu||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Winner||1934||French Championships (2)||Clay||Helen Jacobs||7–5, 4–6, 6–1|
Doubles (1 title)
|Winner||1935||French Championships||Clay||Kay Stammers|| Ida Adamoff
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
Mixed doubles (1 title)
|Winner||1933||French Championships||Clay||Jack Crawford|| Betty Nuthall
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||NH||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships||A||A||2R||W||W||SF||2R||QF||A||A||NH||R||A||A||A||2 / 6|
|Wimbledon||1R||QF||2R||QF||QF||3R||1R||QF||4R||4R||NH||NH||NH||4R||3R||0 / 12|
|US Championships||A||A||A||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||1 / 3||1 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||2 / 19|
R = tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number played.
1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.
- Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.
- Myers, A. Wallis, ed. (1937). Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack. London: F.H. Ayres Ltd. p. 679.
- Lynch, Steven (15 May 2014). "French Open fairytales". espn.co.uk. ESPN UK.
- "French Open: Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win first Grand Slam". BBC Sport. 10 June 2017.
- "Peggie Scriven". The Telegraph. 12 February 2001.