Winnie Shaw

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Winnie Shaw
Full name Winifred Mason Shaw
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1947-01-18)18 January 1947
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 30 March 1992(1992-03-30) (aged 45)
Woking, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1970, 1971)
French Open 3R (1971, 1972)
Wimbledon QF (1970, 1971)
US Open 3R (1969)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1971, 1972)
French Open F (1972)
Wimbledon SF (1972)
US Open SF (1966, 1967)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1971)
Wimbledon 4R (1969, 1971, 1973, 1974)
US Open QF (1967)
Team competitions
Wightman Cup W (1968)

Winifred (Winnie) Mason Shaw (later Mrs. Wooldridge) (18 January 1947 – 30 March 1992) was a Scottish tennis player. In 2002 she was posthumously inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Winnie Shaw was born in Glasgow on 18 January 1947, the second and youngest child of Winifred Mason, also a tennis player, and journalist Angus Shaw.[1]

Shaw had more success as a doubles than a singles player. She never won a major tournament, but she reached the finals of both the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles, and twice made it to the semi-finals in the French Open. She played twice in the Australian Open semi-finals. She reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 1972, playing with another Scot, Joyce Williams.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1972 French Open Clay United Kingdom Nell Truman United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
1–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1971 French Open Clay Soviet Union Toomas Leius France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay
2–6, 4–6


  1. ^ Bill Edwards (16 February 1994). "Obituary: Winnie Shaw". The Independent. 

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