Dorothy Andrus

Dorothy Bonnie Andrus Voorhees (June 14, 1908 – September 28, 1989) was an American female tennis player who ranked No. 10 among the U.S. amateurs in 1932.[3]

Dorothy Andrus
Dorothy Andrus 1938.jpg
Full nameDorothy Bonnie Andrus Voorhees
Country (sports) United States
BornJune 14, 1908
New York, New York
DiedSeptember 28, 1989(1989-09-28) (aged 81)[1]
Sarasota, Florida
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1933)
Wimbledon4R (1933, 1937)[2]
US OpenSF (1934)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1934)
WimbledonF (1934)[2]
US OpenF (1934, 1935)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon4R (1937, (1938)[2]

She was the granddaughter of New York Congressman John Emory Andrus.

She twice reached the final of the women's doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships (now US Open). In 1934 she partnered with Carolin Babcock and lost the final in three sets against Helen Jacobs and Sarah Palfrey Cooke. A year later, 1935, exactly the same final was played and this time she lost in two straight sets.[4] Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam tournament came in 1934 when she reached the semifinals at the U.S. National Championships but lost in two straight sets to Sarah Palfrey Cooke.

In August 1931, she married Walter Anthony Burke and the couple would divorce and remarry twice before ending their marriage permanently.[5]

She later married Charles Voorhees and would remain married until her death in 1989. They had two sons together, John and Charles.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partners Opponents Score
Loss 1934 U. S. National Championships Grass   Carolin Babcock   Helen Jacobs
  Sarah Palfrey
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1935 U. S. National Championships Grass   Carolin Babcock   Helen Jacobs
  Sarah Palfrey Fabyan
4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Florida Death Index, 1877-1998
  2. ^ a b c "Wimbledon Players Archive – Dorothy Andrus )". AELTC.
  3. ^ "Sport: Tennis Rankings". Time. January 18, 1932.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ Laura Lou Brookman (January 29, 1934). "What's Wrong With Marriage?". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 17 – via Google News Archive.

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