Agnes Morton

Agnes Morton (6 March 1872 – 5 April 1952) was a British female tennis player. She twice reached the Ladies Singles finals at the 1908 and 1909 Wimbledon Championships and claimed victory in 1914 in Ladies Doubles with partner Elizabeth Ryan. She placed fourth at the 1908 Summer Olympics in Ladies Lawn Tennis.[1] In 1903, she was described by A. Wallis Myers as a 'careful, steady and improving player'. [2]

Agnes Morton
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Morton, prior to 1910
Full nameAgnes Mary Morton
Born(1872-03-06)6 March 1872
Halstead, Essex, England
Died5 April 1952(1952-04-05) (aged 80)
Kensington, London, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonF(AC) (1908, 1909)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1914)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 19081 Wimbledon Grass   Charlotte Cooper Sterry 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19092 Wimbledon Grass   Dora Boothby 4–6, 6–4, 6–8

1This was the all-comers final as May Sutton Bundy did not defend her 1907 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1908 by walkover.
2This was the all-comers final as Charlotte Cooper Sterry did not defend her 1908 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1909 by walkover.

Doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1914 Wimbledon Grass   Elizabeth Ryan   Edith Hannam
  Ethel Larcombe
6–1, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Agnes Morton Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ A. Wallis Myers, ed. (1903). Lawn Tennis at Home and Abroad (1 ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 185. OCLC 5358651.

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