Marjorie Cox Crawford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marjorie Cox Crawford
Marjorie Cox Crawford 1933.jpeg
Country (sports)  Australia
Born 1903
Died 1983
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1931)
French Open 2R (1933)
Wimbledon 1R (1932)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1932)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1931, 1932, 1933)

Marjorie Cox Crawford (née Cox; 1903–1983) was a female tennis player from Australia who reached at least the singles quarterfinals at the Australian Championships seven out of the nine times she played the event. Her best result was a runner-up finish in 1931, losing to Coral McInnes Buttsworth in three sets.[1]

Crawford teamed with Buttsworth in 1932 to win the women's doubles title at the Australian Championships. Crawford was the runner-up in that event in 1926 (teaming with Daphne Akhurst Cozens) and 1930 (teaming with Sylvia Lance Harper). She also partnered with Jack Crawford, a six-time winner of singles titles in Grand Slam tournaments and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, to win the mixed doubles title at the Australian Championships in 1931, 1932, and 1933. They were the runners-up in 1929 and 1930. The couple married in Sydney on 28 February 1930.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1931 Australian Championships Grass Australia Coral Buttsworth 6–1, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1 titles, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1926 Australian Championships Grass Australia Daphne Akhurst Australia Esna Boyd Robertson
Australia Meryl O'Hara Wood
3–6, 8–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1930 Australian Championships Grass Australia Sylvia Lance Harper Australia Emily Hood Westacott
Australia Margaret Molesworth
3–6, 6–0, 5–7
Winner 1932 Australian Championships Grass Australia Coral Buttsworth Australia Kathleen Le Messurier
United Kingdom Dorothy Weston
6–2, 6–2

Mixed doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1929 Australian Championships Grass Australia Jack Crawford Australia Daphne Akhurst
Australia Edgar Moon
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 1930 Australian Championships Grass Australia Jack Crawford Australia Nell Hall Hopman
Australia Harry Hopman
9–11, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 1931 Australian Championships Grass Australia Jack Crawford Australia Emily Hood Westacott
Australia Aubrey Willard
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1932 Australian Championships Grass Australia Jack Crawford Australia Nell Hall Hopman
Japan Jiro Sato
6–8, 8–6, 6–3
Winner 1933 Australian Championships Grass Australia Jack Crawford United States Marjorie Gladman
United States Ellsworth Vines
3–6, 7–5, 13–11

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 Career SR
Australian Championships QF SF QF 2R SF QF F QF 2R 0 / 9
French Championships A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 11

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also[edit]

References[edit]