Muriel Robb

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Muriel Robb
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Full name Muriel Evelyn Robb
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1878-05-13)13 May 1878
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died 12 February 1907(1907-02-12) (aged 28)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Plays Right–handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1902)
Other tournaments

Muriel Evelyn Robb (13 May 1878 – 12 February 1907) was an English female tennis player. She is best remembered for her ladies' singles title at the 1902 Wimbledon Championships. She also won the Irish and Scottish singles titles in 1901 and the Welsh singles title in 1899.[1] She attended the Cheltenham Ladies’ College, in Gloucestershire from 1893 to 1897 and was a member of the Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club in Newcastle.[2] From 1899 to 1902 she participated in four Wimbledon Championships and reached at least the quarterfinal on all occasions.[3]

She died of "Lymphadenoma 2 years 4 months” and “Exhaustion and cardiac failure” (death certificate) on 12 February 1907 in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.[4]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Wimbledon[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1902

This match set a record for the longest women's final. On the first day of play rain stopped play at 4–6, 13–11. It was replayed the next day when Robb won 7–5, 6–1.[1]

Grand Slam singles final[edit]

Win (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1902 Wimbledon United Kingdom Charlotte Cooper Sterry 7–5, 6–1

Grand Slam Performance Timeline[edit]

1899 1900 1901 1902
Wimbledon Q Q Q W

A=did not participate in the tournament.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hedges, Martin (1978). The Concise Dictionary of Tennis. New York: Mayflower Books. pp. 202–203. ISBN 978-0861240128. 
  2. ^ "Plaque will commemorate achievements of Muriel Robb". The Journal. 1 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Muriel Robb". AELTC. 
  4. ^ Tony Henderson (11 June 2011). "Honour for North East Wimbledon champion". The Journal.