Agnes Tuckey

Agnes Katherine Raymond Tuckey (née Daniell, 8 July 1877 – 13 May 1972) was an English tennis player. With Hope Crisp, she was the winner of the first Wimbledon mixed doubles in 1913.

Agnes Tuckey
Full nameAgnes Katherine Raymond Tuckey
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1877-07-08)8 July 1877
Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Died13 May 1972(1972-05-13) (aged 94)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQF (1908, 1914)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1913, 1920, 1921, 1922)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonW (1913)

In 1906 she married Charles Orpen Tuckey[1] who taught Mathematics at Charterhouse School. They played mixed doubles together. Among their children were Raymond and Kay who played in the Wightman Cup between 1949 and 1951. Agnes, when in her fifties, partnered Raymond in the mixed doubles in 1931 and 1932, the only instance of a parent and child teaming up at the championships.[2][3]

In the 1913 Wimbledon Championships, she won with Crisp the first mixed doubles final at Wimbledon in an unusual fashion - Ethel Thomson Larcombe was struck by a ball in the eye and unable to continue the match. The incident occurred when the second set was 5–3 for Crisp and Tuckey, the first having been won by the opposing pair of James Cecil Parke and Mrs Larcombe. In the 1914 Wimbledon Championships Crisp and Tuckey were the losing semi-finalists.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1913 Wimbledon Grass   Hope Crisp   James Parke
  Ethel Thomson Larcombe
3–6, 5–3 ret.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wedding at Ilfracombe". The Bideford Weekly Gazette (2835). 24 April 1906. p. 2. Retrieved 15 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ John Henderson (27 June 2004). "'It was a sport in my day'". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Raymond Tuckey". The Telegraph. 29 October 2005.