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Winifred Alice "Freda" James (married name Hammersley) (11 January 1911 – 27 December 1988) was a British female tennis player of the 1930s.[2]

Freda James
Freda James 1933.jpg
Full nameWinifred Alice James Hammersley
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1911-01-11)11 January 1911
Nottingham, England
Died27 December 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 77)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon4R (1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1949)[1]
US OpenQF (1934, 1935)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1932, 1933)
WimbledonW (1935, 1936)[1]
US OpenW (1933)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1934, 1938)[1]

She won the women's doubles in Grand Slam events three times : in 1933 at the US Women's National Championship (with Betty Nuthall), and twice at Wimbledon in 1935 and 1936 (with Kay Stammers).

From 1931 to 1939, she was part of the British team in the Wightman Cup.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1933 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Billie Yorke   Simonne Mathieu
  Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 11–9, 4–6
Win 1933 U.S. National Championships Grass   Betty Nuthall   Helen Wills
  Elizabeth Ryan
Forfeit
Win 1935 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Kay Stammers   Simonne Mathieu
  Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
6–1, 6–4
Win 1936 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Kay Stammers   Sarah Palfrey Cooke
  Helen Hull Jacobs
6–2, 6–1
Loss 1939 U.S. National Championships Grass   Kay Stammers   Sarah Palfrey Cooke
  Alice Marble
5–7, 6–8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Wimbledon Players Archive – Freda Hammersley (James)". AELTC.
  2. ^ Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. p. 210.