Nina Brown Hamilton (January 21, 1915 – April 22, 2018) was a British–American tennis player.

Nina Brown
Full nameNina Brown Hamilton
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born(1915-01-21)January 21, 1915
Uxbridge, England
DiedApril 22, 2018(2018-04-22) (aged 103)
Clayton, Missouri, U.S.
Grand Slam singles results
French Open1R (1939)
Wimbledon3R (1939)
US Open3R (1939, 1941)
Grand Slam doubles results
French OpenQF (1939)
WimbledonQF (1939)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonF (1939)



Brown was born in Uxbridge and grew up on the outskirts of London, attending Notting Hill and Ealing High School. Her often doubles partner Rita Jarvis was one of her classmates.[1] In 1939, she was a mixed doubles finalist at the Wimbledon Championships (with Frank Wilde) and played doubles on the Wightman Cup team.[2] World War II broke out while she was in the United States for the Wightman Cup and she became stranded in her host country. She ended up taking a hostess job at a winter resort in Arizona, where she met Yale graduate Ray Hamilton, who she married in 1941. Raising four children, Brown spent the remainder of her life in St Louis, Missouri, and lived to the age of 103.[3]

Grand Slam finals


Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1939 Wimbledon Grass   Frank Wilde   Bobby Riggs
  Alice Marble
7–9, 1–6


  1. ^ "Partnership That Recently Beat Dorothy Round". West Middlesex Gazette. June 13, 1936.
  2. ^ "Revelation". Liverpool Echo. July 15, 1939.
  3. ^ "Bye Bye, Britain". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. February 3, 1993.