Geraldine Beamish

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish (née Ramsey; 23 June 1883 – 10 May 1972) was an English tennis player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Geraldine Beamish
Geraldine Beamish 1919.jpg
Full nameWinifred Geraldine Ramsey Beamish
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1883-06-23)23 June 1883
Forest Gate, London, U.K.
Died10 May 1972(1972-05-10) (aged 88)
St Pancras, London, U.K.
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1919, 1922, 1923)
Other tournaments
WCCCW (1920)
Olympic Games2R (1920)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonF (1921)
Other doubles tournaments
WCCCW (1919, 1920, 1923)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1920)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1920)

BiographyEdit

 
Beamish (2nd from right) with Golding, Laurentz and Decugis in 1919.

Winifred Geraldine Ramsey was born on 23 July 1883 at Forest Gate, London.[1] She married tennis player Alfred Beamish on 30 September 1911.[2]

She competed at The Championships, Wimbledon from 1910 throughout 1933 in each year the tournament was held, reaching the semifinals three times in 1919, 1922 and 1923. In 1919 she lost to Phyllis Satterthwaite, in 1922, she lost to Molla Mallory and the following year to Suzanne Lenglen.

In 1920 she won the silver medal in the Olympics doubles competition with her partner Dorothy Holman. She also competed in the mixed doubles event with her husband Alfred, but they were eliminated in the second round. In the singles competition she had a walkover in the first round and was eliminated in the second round by her doubles partner Dorothy Holman.

One of her greatest triumphs was her title at the World Covered Court Championship (WCCC) in 1920 where she defeated Kathleen McKane Godfree in the final in three sets. Along with McKane Godfree she won the WCCC doubles title in 1919, 1920 and 1923.

She died on 10 May 1972 at St Pancras, London.[1]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1921 Wimbledon Grass   Irene Bowder Peacock   Suzanne Lenglen
  Elizabeth Ryan
1–6, 2–6

World championships finalsEdit

Singles (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents Score
Winner 1920 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Kathleen McKane 6–2, 5–7, 9–7

Doubles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Kathleen McKane   Dorothy Holman
  Phyllis Covell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1920 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Kathleen McKane   Doris Craddock
  Irene Bowder Peacock
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1922 World Hard Court Championships Wood   Kathleen McKane   Suzanne Lenglen
  Elizabeth Ryan
0–6, 4–6
Winner 1923 World Hard Court Championships Clay   Kathleen McKane   Germaine Golding
  Suzanne Lenglen
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1923 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Kathleen McKane   Germaine Golding
  Jeanne Vaussard
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Max Decugis   Germaine Golding
  William Laurentz
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1922 World Hard Court Championships Clay   John Gilbert   Suzanne Lenglen
  Henri Cochet
4–6, 6–4, 0–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Geraldine Beamish (full name: Winifred Geraldine Beamish)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Winifred BEAMISH". ITFtennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2014.

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