Peggy Michell

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Peggy Michell
Peggy Michell 1932.jpg
Full name Margaret Amy Saunders Michell
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1905-01-28)28 January 1905
Chiswick, England
Died 19 June 1941(1941-06-19) (aged 36)
Harrow, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 4R (1929)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open F (1927)
Wimbledon W (1928, 1929)
US Open W (1929)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 3R (1927, 1929, 1931)

Margaret “Peggy” Amy Saunders (28 January 1905 – 19 June 1941) was a British female tennis player active in the 1920s. She is also known under her married name, Peggy Saunders-Michell.

She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in London.[1]

Along with Phoebe Holcroft Watson, she won the women's doubles at Wimbledon twice consecutively in (1928 and 1929) and the US Women's National Championship in 1929.[2][1]

With the same partner, she reached the final at Roland Garros in 1927.

She won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played on wood courts at the Queen's Club in London, in 1926 and 1929.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1927 French Championships Clay United Kingdom Phoebe Watson South Africa Irene Bowder Peacock
South Africa Bobbie Heine
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1928 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Phoebe Watson United Kingdom Ermyntrude Harvey
United Kingdom Eileen Bennett
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1929 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Phoebe Watson United Kingdom Phyllis Covell
United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd
6–4, 8–6
Winner 1929 US National Championships Grass United Kingdom Phoebe Watson United Kingdom Phyllis Covell
United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd
2–6, 6–3, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 221. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Peggy Michell (Saunders)". AELTC. 

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