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Dorothy Round Little
Personal information
Date of birth 13 July 1908
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Grand Slam singles championships (3)
Australian Championships 1935
Wimbledon 1934, 1937

Dorothy Edith Round Little (13 July 1908 – 12 November 1982 in Kidderminster, England) was a World No. 1 British female tennis player. She was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, where she attended the Dudley Girls High School.

Little was a rival of Helen Wills Moody and won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1934 and 1937, when Moody was absent, and the Australian Championships in 1935, which Moody never played.

According to Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Little was ranked in the world top ten from 1933 through 1937, reaching a career high of World No. 1 in those rankings in 1934.[1]

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Grand Slam record

  • Wimbledon
    • Singles champion: 1934, 1937
    • Singles runner-up: 1933
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1934, 1935, 1936

Grand Slam singles finals

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Wins (3)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1934 Wimbledon Flag of the United States.svg Helen Hull Jacobs 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
1935 Australian Championships Flag of Australia.svg Nancy Lyle Glover 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
1937 Wimbledon Flag of Poland.svg Jadwiga Jedrzejowska 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1933 Wimbledon Flag of the United States.svg Helen Wills Moody 6–4, 6–8, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1
French Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Wimbledon 1R 2R 3R QF QF F W QF QF W A 4R 2 / 11
U.S. Championships A A A 3R A SF A A A A A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 14

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  

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