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Winifred "Winnie" Mason Shaw (later Mrs. Wooldridge) (18 January 1947 – 30 March 1992) was a professional tennis player from Scotland. In 2002, she posthumously was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Winnie Shaw
Full nameWinifred Mason Shaw
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1947-01-18)18 January 1947
Glasgow, Scotland
Died30 March 1992(1992-03-30) (aged 45)
Woking, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1970, 1971)
French Open3R (1971, 1972)
WimbledonQF (1970, 1971)
US Open3R (1969)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1971, 1972)
French OpenF (1972)
WimbledonSF (1972)
US OpenSF (1966, 1967)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1971)
Wimbledon4R (1969, 1971, 1973, 1974)
US OpenQF (1967)
Team competitions
Wightman CupW (1968)

Winnie Shaw was born in Glasgow on 18 January 1947, the second and youngest child of Winifred Mason, also a tennis player, and journalist Angus Shaw.[1]

Shaw had more success as a doubles than a singles player. She never won a major tournament, but she reached the finals of both the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles, and twice made it to the semifinals in the French Open. She played twice in the Australian Open semifinals. She reached the doubles semifinal at Wimbledon in 1972, playing with Joyce Williams, another player from Scotland.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

She married English tennis player Keith Wooldridge in 1972 and retired as a tennis player after her wedding.[3]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1972 French Open Clay   Nell Truman   Billie Jean King
  Betty Stöve
1–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1971 French Open Clay   Toomas Leius   Françoise Dürr
  Jean-Claude Barclay
2–6, 4–6


  1. ^ Bill Edwards (16 February 1994). "Obituary: Winnie Shaw". The Independent.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive –Winnie Wooldridge (Shaw)". AELTC.
  3. ^ Rob Robertson (25 June 2001). "Coach links three Wimbledon Scots Keith Wooldridge, who married Winnie Shaw, has played a part in the development of two of her successors". Herald Scotland.

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