Nancye Wynne Bolton

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Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton 1938.jpg
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1916-12-02)2 December 1916
Melbourne, Australia
Died 9 November 2001(2001-11-09) (aged 84)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HoF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951)
French Open 3R (1938)
Wimbledon QF (1947)
US Open F (1938)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1940, 1946, 1947, 1948)
French Open F (1938)
Wimbledon F (1947, 1951)
Thelma Coyne (l) and Nancye Wynne (r) in Adelaide (1938)

Nancye Wynne Bolton (née Wynne; 2 December 1916 – 9 November 2001) was a tennis player from Australia. She won the women's singles title six times at the Australian Championships, second only to Margaret Court who won 11 titles. Bolton won 20 titles at the Australian Championships, second only to Court's 21 titles.

According to Wallis Myers and John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Bolton was ranked in the world top ten in 1938, 1947, and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1947 and 1948.[1] According to Ned Potter of American Lawn Tennis magazine, Bolton was the second ranked player in 1947, behind Louise Brough.

She married George Bolton on 6 July 1940.[2] He was a RAAF pilot and was killed in May 1942 during a raid on Germany.[3]

Bolton was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1936 Australian Championships Grass Australia Joan Hartigan 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1937 Australian Championships Grass Australia Emily Hood Westacott 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1938 US Championships Grass United States Alice Marble 0–6, 3–6
Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long 5–7, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 1946 Australian Championships Grass Australia Joyce Fitch 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Australia Nell Hall Hopman 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Australia Marie Toomey 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1949 Australian Championships Grass United States Doris Hart 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1951 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 12 (10 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1936 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia May Blik
Australia Katherine Wooodward
6–2, 6–4
Winner 1937 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Nell Hall Hopman
Australia Emily Hood Westacott
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1938 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long United States Dorothy Bundy Cheney
United States Dorothy Workman
9–7, 6–4
Winner 1939 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia May Hardcastle
Australia Nell Hall Hopman
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Joan Hartigan
Australia Emily Niemayer
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1946 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Joyce Fitch
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
7–9, 4–6
Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Joyce Fitch
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Pat Jones
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1949 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long United States Doris Hart
Australia Marie Toomey
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 1950 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long United States Louise Brough
United States Doris Hart
2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 1951 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Joyce Fitch
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
6–2, 6–1
Winner 1952 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long Australia Allison Burton Baker
Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1938 French Championships Clay France Christian Boussus France Simonne Mathieu
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1938 Australian Championships Grass Australia Colin Long Australia Margaret Wilson
Australia John Bromwich
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Australia Colin Long Australia Nell Hall Hopman
Australia Harry Hopman
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 1946 Australian Championships Grass Australia Colin Long Australia Joyce Fitch
Australia John Bromwich
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 1947 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Colin Long United States Louise Brough
Australia John Bromwich
6–1, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Australia Colin Long Australia Joyce Fitch
Australia John Bromwich
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Australia Colin Long Australia Thelma Coyne Long
Australia Bill Sidwell
7–5, 4–6, 8–6
Runner-up 1951 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Mervyn Rose United States Doris Hart
Australia Frank Sedgman
5–7, 2–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; or (NH) tournament not held.
Tournament 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 1946[a] 1947[a] 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 Career SR
Australian Championships 2R F W SF 2R W NH NH W W W F SF W SF 6 / 13
French Championships A A A 3R A NH R[b] A A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A 4R A NH NH NH A QF A A A 3R A 0 / 3
U.S. Championships A A A F A A A A A SF A A A A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 6 / 19

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.
  2. ^ Tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3. 
  2. ^ "Married in Melbourne.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 8 July 1940. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52864". Aviation Safety Network (ASN). 

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