Ginette Bucaille

Ginette Bucaille (née Jucker; 25 January 1926 – 19 January 2021) was a tennis player from France. She reached the singles final at the 1954 French Championships in which she was defeated by Maureen Connolly in straight sets. She reached the quarterfinals in 1953 and 1955.[1] Bucaille reached the third round of the singles event at the Wimbledon Championships in 1950 and 1954.[2] In the doubles event she reached the third round in 1954 and 1956 and in the mixed doubles she made it to the fourth round in 1954 with Neale Fraser and in 1955 with Jean Borotra.

Ginette Bucaille
Full nameGinette Bucaille Jucker
Country (sports) France
Born(1926-01-25)25 January 1926
Died19 January 2021(2021-01-19) (aged 94)
Singles
Highest rankingNo.10 (1954)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenF (1954)
Wimbledon3R (1950, 1954)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1954, 1956)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon4R (1954, 1955)

In July 1954, Bucaille met Connolly in the finals at the Irish Championships in Dublin, and again Connolly won in straight sets.[3] With compatriot Nelly Adamson she reached the doubles finals of the 1954 Italian Championships.

In April 1955 she won the singles title at the International Championships of Paris.[4]

Bucaille was jointly ranked No. 1 in France in 1955 and achieved her highest world ranking of No. 10 in 1954.[1][4]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1954 French Championships Clay   Maureen Connolly 4–6, 1–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 103–104, 394–395, 723. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Ginette Bucaille (Jucker)". AELTC.
  3. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1955). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1955. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. p. 231.
  4. ^ a b G.P. Hughes, ed. (1956). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1956. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 221, 225.

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