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Ethel Larcombe (born Ethel Warneford Thomson on 8 June 1879 in Islington, Middlesex, England to 11 August 1965 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England) was a former British female tennis player. She is best remembered for winning the ladies' singles title at the 1912 Wimbledon Championships.


Grand Slam record



  • Singles champion: 1912
  • Singles runner-up: 1914

Grand Slam singles finals

Win (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
19121 Wimbledon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3, 6–1

1This was actually the all-comers final as Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers did not defend her 1911 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1912 by walkover.

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1914 Wimbledon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers 7–5, 6–4


As a badminton player, she is the third most successful player ever in the All England Badminton Championships, with 17 titles, 10 of them in women's singles, 5 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles.


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