Originally Posted by PDJ
Kiki- I've only gone back to 1945, post WW2:
French 1956: Mortimer reached final. Angela Buxton semi. Both lost to Gibson
French 1957: Shirley bloomer won. Ann jones lost in semi to Head Knode.
French 1963: jones reached final, trueman the semi. Both lost to turner.
I'll check the other slams.
2 British women competing in semis of slam:
1956: Buxton beat Pat Ward, lost final to Shirley Fry
1960: jones & trueman both reached semis before losing.
1961: Mortimer won final over Trueman
1977: Wade won, Barker lost semi to r/up Stove
US- this is by far the best showing by multiple Brits reaching semi or better. Who'd have known!
1959: Trueman beat Jones in semi, lost final to Bueno
1961: Jones beat Mortimer in semi, losing final to Hard
1963: Deirdre Catt & Jones both lost in semi.
1968: Wade beat Jones in semi, winning title over BJK.
I can find no occasion post 1945 where 2 Brits reached the semi in same year.
NB there are quite a few occasions where a third British woman reached the quarters when 2 others went at least 1 round better.
What I found particularly interesting was how consistent Ann Jones was over her long, and definitely distinguished career. Kudos to her- & I believe deserves a thread!