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Old 11-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #134
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The one that wears the longest skirt.


There ya go! The winner - Dorothea Lambert Chambers
Wimbledon Singles champion: 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914
Singles runner-up: 1905, 1907, 1919, 1920
1903 Wimbledon Ethel Thomson Larcombe 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1904 Wimbledon (2) Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–0, 6–3
1906 Wimbledon (3) May Sutton Bundy 6–3, 9–7
1910 Wimbledon (4) Dora Boothby 6–2, 6–2
1911 Wimbledon (5) Dora Boothby 6–0, 6–0 The only such double bagel major final until 1988 Graf-Zvereva
1913 Wimbledon (6) Winifred Slocock McNair 6–0, 6–4
1914 Wimbledon (7) Ethel Thomson Larcombe 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up
1905 Wimbledon May Sutton Bundy 6–3, 6–4
1907 Wimbledon May Sutton Bundy 6–1, 6–4
1919 Wimbledon Suzanne Lenglen 10–8, 4–6, 9–7 longest women's final up to that time 44 games. Chambers was 40 year's old.
1920 Wimbledon Suzanne Lenglen 6–3, 6–0

a couple of years that were her titles for the taking, she was pregnant or recuperating from birth.

Yes she did have some success on red clay events. And here's a truly a relative point of distinction vs Mlle Lenglen. Lenglen's doubles partner of choice over the years was Elizabeth Ryan. Those two never lost a match together. They did however loose exactly two sets in all the matches they did play. Chambers was was part of the team that took those two sets. Larcombe and McCane were the partners. http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...=194278&page=2 Oh and she did beat Suzanne in straight sets. the frenchwoman was 14 years old. Evidently when she was 46 years old she traveled accross the pond to play the US championships and wightman Cup. she reached reached the quarters.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...mbert-Chambers

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