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Marjorie Cox Crawford (née Cox; 1903–1983) was a female tennis player from Australia who reached at least the singles quarterfinals at the Australian Championships seven out of the nine times she played the event. Her best result was a runner-up finish in 1931, losing to Coral McInnes Buttsworth in three sets.[1]

Marjorie Cox Crawford
Marjorie Cox Crawford 1933.jpeg
Country (sports) Australia
Born1903
Died1983
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1931)
French Open2R (1933)
Wimbledon1R (1932)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1932)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1931, 1932, 1933)

Crawford teamed with Buttsworth in 1932 to win the women's doubles title at the Australian Championships. Crawford was the runner-up in that event in 1926 (teaming with Daphne Akhurst Cozens) and 1930 (teaming with Sylvia Lance Harper). She also partnered with Jack Crawford, a six-time winner of singles titles in Grand Slam tournaments and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, to win the mixed doubles title at the Australian Championships in 1931, 1932, and 1933. They were the runners-up in 1929 and 1930. The couple married in Sydney on 28 February 1930.[2]

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Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1931 Australian Championships Grass   Coral Buttsworth 6–1, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1 titles, 2 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1926 Australian Championships Grass   Daphne Akhurst   Esna Boyd Robertson
  Meryl O'Hara Wood
3–6, 8–6, 3–6
Loss 1930 Australian Championships Grass   Sylvia Lance Harper   Emily Hood Westacott
  Margaret Molesworth
3–6, 6–0, 5–7
Win 1932 Australian Championships Grass   Coral Buttsworth   Kathleen Le Messurier
  Dorothy Weston
6–2, 6–2

Mixed doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1929 Australian Championships Grass   Jack Crawford   Daphne Akhurst
  Edgar Moon
6–0, 7–5
Loss 1930 Australian Championships Grass   Jack Crawford   Nell Hall Hopman
  Harry Hopman
9–11, 6–3, 3–6
Win 1931 Australian Championships Grass   Jack Crawford   Emily Hood Westacott
  Aubrey Willard
7–5, 6–4
Win 1932 Australian Championships Grass   Jack Crawford   Nell Hall Hopman
  Jiro Sato
6–8, 8–6, 6–3
Win 1933 Australian Championships Grass   Jack Crawford   Marjorie Gladman
  Ellsworth Vines
3–6, 7–5, 13–11

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 Career SR
Australian Championships QF SF QF 2R SF QF F QF 2R 0 / 9
French Championships A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 11

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian Open players – Marjorie Crawford". Tennis Australia.
  2. ^ "Wedding Bells". Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953). NSW: National Library of Australia. 4 March 1930. p. 2.