Winifred McNair

Winifred McNair (née Winifred Margaret Slocock, 9 August 1877 – 28 March 1954) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. She is best remembered for her women's doubles (partnering Kathleen McKane) gold medal at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. Between 1906 and 1925 she competed in 15 editions of the Wimbledon Championships.[1] Her best Wimbledon result came in 1913 when she reached the final of the all-comers' event and won the doubles title, partnering Dora Boothby.[1]

Winifred McNair
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1877-08-09)9 August 1877
Donnington, England
Died28 March 1954(1954-03-28) (aged 76)
Kensington, London, England
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonF (1913)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1913)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1921, 1922)

She married Roderick McNair on 22 April 1908.[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 19131 Wimbledon Grass   Dorothea Lambert Chambers 0–6, 4–6

1This was actually the all-comers final as Ethel Thomson Larcombe did not defend her 1912 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1913 by walkover.

Doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1913 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Dora Boothby   Charlotte Cooper Sterry
  Dorothea Lambert Chambers
4–6, 2–4 retired


  1. ^ a b "Wimbledon players archive – Winifred McNair (Slocock)". AELTC. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Local Weddings: Mr. R. J. McNair and Miss W. M. Slocock". The Surrey Comet (3200). 25 April 1908. p. 8. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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