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Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (née Bingley; 3 November 1863 – 6 August 1946) was an English tennis player. Born in Greenford
Greenford
in the London Borough of Ealing, Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
was a member of the Ealing Lawn Tennis
Tennis
& Archery Club. In 1884, she competed in the first ever Wimbledon championships for women, and two years later she captured the first of her six singles titles. A seven-time finalist, Bingley's 13 finals remain a Wimbledon record as is the 14-year time span between her first and last titles.[2][3] Bingley's Wimbledon record suggests that she was the second strongest female player of her day, only behind Lottie Dod, who defeated her in five finals.[4][5] Once married to Commander George Whiteside Hillyard (in Greenford
Greenford
on 13 July 1887), Bingley was recorded with her husband's name and is usually listed in various records as Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard. At age 36, she again won the Wimbledon final and continued to compete until age 49, playing her last Wimbledon in 1913. During her career, she also won the Irish championships on three occasions (1888, 1894, 1897) and the German championship, played in Hamburg, twice; in 1897, defeating Charlotte Cooper Sterry
Charlotte Cooper Sterry
in the final in three sets, and in 1900 against Muriel Robb, also in three sets. Additionally, she won the South of England Championships at Eastbourne, then a major event, 11 times between 1885 and 1905.[6] Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard died in London in 1946. Her husband George Hillyard
George Hillyard
was one of the foremost men's players on the international tennis circuit between 1886 and 1914. He also played first class cricket for Middlesex and Leicestershire. From 1907 to 1925, he was secretary of the All England Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Club and director of The Championships at Wimbledon between 1907 and 1925. He died in Bramfold, Pulborough, on 24 March 1943.

Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard vs Charlotte Cooper Sterry
Charlotte Cooper Sterry
at Eastbourne

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 2013.[7]

Contents

1 Grand Slam finals

1.1 Singles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)

2 Grand Slam performance timeline 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents Score

Runner-up 1885 Wimbledon Grass Maud Watson 1–6, 5–7

Winner 1886 Wimbledon Grass Maud Watson 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 1887 Wimbledon Grass Lottie Dod 2–6, 0–6

Runner-up 1888 Wimbledon Grass Lottie Dod 3–6, 3–6

Winner 18891 Wimbledon (2) Grass Helena Rice 4–6, 8–6, 6–4

Runner-up 18913 Wimbledon Grass Lottie Dod 2–6, 1–6

Runner-up 1892 Wimbledon Grass Lottie Dod 1–6, 1–6

Runner-up 1893 Wimbledon Grass Lottie Dod 8–6, 1–6, 4–6

Winner 18942 Wimbledon (3) Grass Edith Austin Greville 6–1, 6–1

Winner 1897 Wimbledon (4) Grass Charlotte Cooper 5–7, 7–5, 6–2

Winner 1899 Wimbledon (5) Grass Charlotte Cooper 6–2, 6–3

Winner 1900 Wimbledon (6) Grass Charlotte Cooper 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 1901 Wimbledon Grass Charlotte Cooper Sterry 2–6, 2–6

1This was the all-comers final as Lottie Dod
Lottie Dod
did not defend her 1888 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1889 by walkover. 2This was the all-comers final as Lottie Dod
Lottie Dod
did not defend her 1893 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1894 by walkover. 3This was the all-comers final as Helena Rice did not defend her 1890 Wimbledon title, which resulted in the winner of the all-comers final winning the challenge round and, thus, Wimbledon in 1891 by walkover. Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

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.

1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913

Wimbledon SF F W F F W A F F F W A A W A W W F 2R A 3R SF QF SF 2R 2R 3R A SF 2R

See also[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard.

^ Tarran, Bruce (2013). George Hillyard: The man who moved Wimbledon. Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 143. ISBN 9781780885490. Retrieved 15 October 2016.  ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis
Tennis
(2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 693. ISBN 9780942257700.  ^ "Lady Champion of England". Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907). NSW: National Library of Australia. 14 October 1899. p. 55.  ^ "Lawn Tennis". Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907). NSW: National Library of Australia. 8 September 1888. p. 41.  ^ "TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP". Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 – 1899). Tas.: National Library of Australia. 13 July 1891. p. 3.  ^ Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 37. ISBN 0007117078.  ^ "Hall of Famers – Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard". www.tennisfame.com. International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. 

External links[edit]

Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon ladies' singles champions

(1884) Maud Watson (1885) Maud Watson (1886) Blanche Bingley (1887) Lottie Dod (1888) Lottie Dod (1889) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1890) Lena Rice (1891) Lottie Dod (1892) Lottie Dod (1893) Lottie Dod (1894) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1895) Charlotte Cooper (1896) Charlotte Cooper (1897) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1898) Charlotte Cooper (1899) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1900) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1901) Charlotte Sterry (1902) Muriel Robb (1903) Dorothea Douglass (1904) Dorothea Douglass (1905) May Sutton (1906) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1907) May Sutton (1908) Charlotte Sterry (1909) Dora Boothby (1910) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1912) Dorethea Lambert Chambers (1913) Ethel Thomson Larcombe (1914) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1915) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1915-18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Suzanne Lenglen (1920) Suzanne Lenglen (1921) Suzanne Lenglen (1922) Suzanne Lenglen (1923) Suzanne Lenglen (1924) Kathleen McKane (1925) Suzanne Lenglen (1926) Kathleen McKane Godfree (1927) Helen Wills (1928) Helen Wills (1929) Helen Wills (1930) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1931) Cilly Aussem (1932) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1933) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1934) Dorothy Round (1935) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1936) Helen Jacobs (1937) Dorothy Round (1938) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1939) Alice Marble (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Pauline Addie (1947) Margaret Osborne (1948) Louise Brough (1949) Louise Brough (1950) Louise Brough (1951) Doris Hart (1952) Maureen Connolly (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Maureen Connolly (1955) Louise Brough (1956) Shirley Fry (1957) Althea Gibson (1958) Althea Gibson (1959) Maria Bueno (1960) Maria Bueno (1961) Angela Mortimer (1962) Karen Hantze Susman (1963) Margaret Smith (1964) Maria Bueno (1965) Margaret Smith (1966) Billie Jean King (1967) Billie Jean King

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