Dorothy Holman

Edith Dorothy Holman (18 July 1883 – 15 June 1968) was a British tennis player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Dorothy Holman
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Full nameEdith Dorothy Holman
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1883-07-18)18 July 1883
Kilburn, London, England
Died15 June 1968(1968-06-15) (aged 84)[1]
London, England
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1912, 1913)
Other tournaments
WHCCW (1920)
WCCCW (1919)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1919, 1922)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1913)

Holman was born in Kilburn, London. In 1920 she won the silver medal in the singles event as well as in the doubles competition with her partner Geraldine Beamish. She also competed in the mixed doubles event with Gordon Lowe but they were eliminated in the first round. In 1919 she won the singles title at the World Covered Court Championship, played on wooden courts at the Sporting Club de Paris, defeating Germaine Regnier Golding in the final in straight sets. She also won the World Hard Court Championship in 1920 defeating Francisca Subirana in straight sets. Holman won the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, on four occasions (1912, 1914, 1921 and 1922).

Her best result at the Wimbledon Championships came in 1912 and 1913 when she reached the semifinal of the singles event, which she lost to Charlotte Copper Sterry and Winifred Slocock McNair respectively.

World championships finalsEdit

Singles (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Germaine Regnier Golding 6–3, 6–4
Win 1920 World Hard Court Championships Clay   Francisca Subirana 6–0, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dorothy Holman at Olympedia

External linksEdit