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Ruth Durlacher (before 1903)

Ruth Durlacher (née Dyas; 22 July 1876 – 21 September 1946) was an Irish tennis player.

Durlacher was born in Malahide, County Dublin to Jacob Dyas and Sophia Barrett.[1][2]

Durlacher played at the Wimbledon Championships between 1897 and 1907. In 1899 she won the doubles tournament.[3] In singles, Durlacher reached the finals of the all-comers-competition, losing to the later champion Blanche Bingley. She won the Irish Championships mixed doubles title along with Harold Nisbet in 1898, and with Laurence Doherty 1901 and 1902.[3] In the singles event, she was a runner-up in 1897, 1899, 1901 and 1902. In the 1902 final she was unable to convert a matchpoint against Louisa Martin.

Durlacher was married to Neville John Durlacher. Their children were Patrick Durlacher, a cricketer, and Nora Durlacher, who played tennis in the 1919 Irish championships.[4]

She died in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire in 1946.[5]


  1. ^ Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925
  2. ^ Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
  3. ^ a b Dorothea Chambers (1910): Lawn Tennis for Ladies. Methuen & Co. Ltd., London. (online)
  4. ^ 1911 England Census
  5. ^ England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995