Corinne Molesworth

Corinne Molesworth (born 18 June 1949) is a former tennis player from the United Kingdom who was active in the 1960s and 70s.

Corinne Molesworth
Full nameCorinne Molesworth-Boyd
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1949-06-18) 18 June 1949 (age 72)
Brixham, England
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1972)
Wimbledon3R (1976)
US Open1R (1970, 1971, 1972)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1972)
Wimbledon2R (1969, 1971, 1973)
US Open2R (1970)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1973, 1974, 1977)
Team competitions
Wightman CupF (1972)

In 1967 she became the junior singles champion at the French Championships.

Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarterfinal of the singles event at the 1972 French Open. As a qualifier she defeated Nathalie Fuchs, Sonja Pachta, eighth-seeded Linda Tuero and Judy Tegart Dalton to reach the quarterfinal, which she lost in straight sets to first-seeded Evonne Goolagong.[1] At the Wimbledon Championships she reached the third round in the singles event in 1976 in which she was defeated in two sets by second-seeded Evonne Goolagong-Cawley.[2] Her three participations in the singles event of the US Open (1970, 1971, 1972) ended in the first round.

She competed in the 1972 Wightman Cup, a team tennis competition for women between the United States and Great Britain, losing her match against Patti Hogan in three sets.[3][4] That year she shared the singles title of the Scottish Championships with Joyce Williams.[5]

Partnering Naoko Satō she was runner-up in the doubles event of the 1976 Chichester Tennis Tournament.

Molesworth was coached by Arthur Roberts.[3]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1976 Chichester Tennis Tournament, UK Grass   Naoko Satō   Marise Kruger
  Elizabeth Vlotman
2–6, 1–6


  1. ^ "Record breakers". Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT).
  2. ^ "Players archive – Corinne Molesworth". All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC).
  3. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis 1977 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. p. 309. ISBN 9780354090117.
  4. ^ "Britain bows, 5-2". The New York Times. 18 June 1972. p. 1.
  5. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 249, 286. ISBN 9780671216238.

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