Germaine Golding

A. Germaine Golding (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɛʁmɛn gɔldiŋ]; née Regnier; 6 June 1887 – 14 August 1973)[1] was a French tennis player.[2]

Germaine Golding
Suzanne Lenglen, Germaine Golding, 1921.jpg
Golding (r.), with Suzanne Lenglen (1921)
Full nameA. Germaine Golding
Country (sports)France
Born6 June 1887
Died14 August 1973(1973-08-14) (aged 86)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1925, 1930)
Wimbledon1R (1923)
WHCCF (1914)
WCCCW (1922)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenQF (1925)
Wimbledon1R (1923)
WHCCF (1920, 1923)
WCCCW (1922)
Mixed doubles
WHCCW (1920)
WCCCW (1922)

CareerEdit

Golding reached the final of the 1914 World Hard Court Championships which she lost to 15-year-old Suzanne Lenglen. After World War I, she was finalist at the French national championships three times in a row from 1921, but lost to Lenglen each time. Her greatest triumph were her three titles in singles, doubles and mixed at the 1922 World Covered Court Championship at St. Moritz.

At the 1924 Summer Olympics at Paris, she lost in the semifinals against Helen Wills as well as the following match for bronze against Kathleen McKane.[1]

After the French championships were opened for international players in 1925, Golding had problems to compete. She played at Paris for the last time in 1933 where she lost to Sylvie Jung Henrotin in the second round.[3]

World Championships finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponents Score
Loss 1914 World Hard Court Championships Clay   Suzanne Lenglen 2–6, 1–6
Loss 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Dorothy Holman 3–6, 4–6
Win 1922 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Jeanne Vaussard 6–2, 7–5

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1922 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Jeanne Vaussard   Canivet
  Yvonne Bourgeois
walkover
Loss 1923 World Covered Court Championships Wood   Jeanne Vaussard   Geraldine Beamish
  Kathleen McKane
1–6, 1–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1919 World Covered Court Championships Wood   William Laurentz   Geraldine Beamish
  Max Decugis
3–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Germaine Golding". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Germaine Golding". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  3. ^ Albiero, Alessandro; Carta, Andrea (2011). The Grand Slam Record Book Vol. 2. Monte Porzio Catone: Effepi Libri. p. 206. ISBN 978-88-6002-0239.

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