Evelyn Dearman

Evelyn Dearman (8 September 1908 – 2 December 1993) was an English female tennis player who was active during the late 1920s and the 1930s.

Evelyn Dearman
Evelyn Dearman 1936.jpg
Full nameEvelyn Mary Dearman
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1908-09-08)8 September 1908
Died2 December 1993(1993-12-02) (aged 88)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1935)
French Open2R (1934)
Wimbledon3R (1933, 1937)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1935)
WimbledonSF (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1935)
WimbledonSF (1937)

Between 1927 and 1939 she participated in 13 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Her best result in the singles event was reaching the third round in 1933 and 1937.[2] In the doubles event Dearman reached the semifinal in 1937 partnering Joan Ingram. That same year she teamed-up with Daniel Prenn to reach the semifinal of the mixed doubles competition which they lost to the second-seeded pair Simonne Mathieu and Yvon Petra.

Her biggest success at Grand Slam level came in 1935 when she partnered with Nancy Lyle Glover to win the doubles title at the 1935 Australian Championships, defeating Louie Bickerton and Nell Hall Hopman in the final in straight sets.[3][4]

In July 1931 she won the singles title at the Canadian Championships after a walkover in the final against compatriot Mary Hardwick.[5] With Hardwick she also won the doubles title.[6] From 1934 until 1937 Dearman was part of the British Wightman Cup team as a doubles player. These four editions were won by the United States.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1935 Australian Championships Grass   Nancy Lyle   Louie Bickerton
  Nell Hall Hopman
6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Evelyn Dearman". AELTC.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Evelyn Dearman – Singles". AELTC.
  3. ^ "Australian Open players results archive – Evelyn Dearman". Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 373. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  5. ^ Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 215. ISBN 9780047960420.
  6. ^ "Past Champions & Draws". Tennis Canada. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014.

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