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)
US Open QF (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)
Team competitions
Wightman Cup W (1928, 1929, 1932)

Margaret “Peggy” Amy Michell (née 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 two consecutive women's doubles titles at Wimbledon (1928 and 1929) and the US Women's National Championship in 1929.[2][1][3] With the same partner, she reached the final at the French Championships in 1927 in which they were defeated by Irene Bowder Peacock and Bobbie Heine.

Her best singles results at a Grand Slam tournament came in 1929 when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and the quarterfinal at the U.S. Championships where she lost to Elsie Goldsack and Helen Wills respectively. Michell competed in nine Wimbledon editions between 1925 and 1938.[2]

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. Ath the same event she also won the doubles title from 1929 to 1933, with four different partners, and the mixed doubles in 1928 and 1928.[4]

Michell was part of the British Wightman Cup team in 1928, 1829 and 1932 and won the cup against the United States in 1928.[1]

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 c Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 221. 
  2. ^ a b "Wimbledon player archive – Peggy Michell (Saunders)". AELTC. 
  3. ^ "Helen Wills Takes Sixth National Title". Chicago Tribune. AP. August 25, 1929. p. 1, Part 2. 
  4. ^ McKelvie, Roy (1986). The Queen's Club Story, 1886-1986. London: Stanley Paul. pp. 257–258. ISBN 0091660602. 

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