Kathleen Atkinson

Kathleen Gill Atkinson (November 5, 1875 – April 30, 1957) was an American tennis player.

Kathleen Atkinson
Country (sports) United States
Born(1875-11-05)November 5, 1875
Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 30, 1957(1957-04-30) (aged 81)
Grand Slam singles results
US OpenSF (1895, 1897)
Grand Slam doubles results
US OpenW (1897, 1898)

With her older sister, Juliette, both residents of Maplewood, she won the US Women's National Championship in women's doubles 1897 and 1898.[1] They were the first sisters to win a title together and the first to play each other in a semi final until the Williams sisters played in the final.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (2 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1897 U.S. National Championships Grass   Juliette Atkinson   Mrs. F. Edwards
  Elizabeth Rastall
6–2, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1898 U.S. National Championships Grass   Juliette Atkinson   Marie Wimer
  Carrie Neely
6–1, 2–6, 4–6, 6–1


  1. ^ Staff. "WINS HAVE BEEN SERVED FAMILY STYLE \ SERENA, VENUS STILL ALIVE IN SEMIS OF SINGLES, DOUBLES", Philadelphia Daily News, September 10, 1999. Accessed November 9, 2012. "Juliette and Kathleen Atkinson, of Maplewood, NJ, reached the semis at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, with Juliette winning both titles."