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Dorothy Edith Round Little (née Round; 13 July 1908 – 12 November 1982) was a British tennis player who was active in the 1930s. She won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1934 and 1937, and the Australian Championships in 1935.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Awards and honours 4 Personal life 5 Grand Slam finals

5.1 Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up) 5.2 Doubles: 1 runner-up 5.3 Mixed doubles: 3 titles

6 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
was born on 13 July 1908 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, the youngest of four children. She attended the Dudley
Dudley
Girls High School and entered her first junior tournament when she was 16. At the following tournament, the Worcestershire
Worcestershire
championships, she won her first junior title.[1] Career[edit] Round entered her first Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
in 1928, after coming through the qualifying event, and was knocked out in the first round.[1] The following year she suffered from nerves as she was defeated by Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
in the second round.[1] In 1930 she made her first tennis trip abroad, to the French Championships where she entered the mixed doubles event.[1] At the 1931 Wimbledon Championships she reached the quarterfinal stage for the first time after defeating fifth-seeded Lili Álvarez
Lili Álvarez
in the third round and was rewarded with a spot on the British team for the Wightman Cup, the annual women's team tennis competition between Great Britain and the United States. She lost her singles match against Anna Harper in three sets after failing to convert any of her seven matchpoints.[1] In 1932 she again reached the Wimbledon singles quarterfinal in which she was decisively beaten by first-seeded and three-time Wimbledon champion Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody. At the 1933 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
she was seeded no. 2 and after a first career win against Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
in the semifinal she reached her first Grand Slam final. Wills Moody, now five-time Wimbledon singles title-holder, proved too strong but Round managed to take a set from her, which was the first set Wills Moody lost in a Grand Slam final since 1925.[a][3] She proceeded with a tour to the United States
United States
where she competed in the 1933 Wightman Cup
Wightman Cup
and won the singles title at the Eastern Grass Court Championships in Rye, beating compatriot Mary Heeley in the final.[1][4] Round competed in the 1933 Pacific Coast Championships, held in San Francisco, and was a runner-up to Alice Marble in the singles event but won the doubles event partnering Mary Heeley. Round won the British Hard Court Championships in Bournemouth in 1933 and 1934 defeating Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
and Peggy Scriven
Peggy Scriven
in the respective finals.[5] She won the Victorian Championships, held in Melbourne, in December 1934 after a two-sets win in the final against Joan Hartigan.[6] According to A. Wallis Myers
A. Wallis Myers
of The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
and the Daily Mail, Little was ranked in the world top ten from 1933 through 1937, reaching a career high of World No. 1 in 1934.[7] Awards and honours[edit] She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 1986.[8] On 20 September 2013 her hometown of Dudley
Dudley
commemorated her by erecting a bronze statue in Priory Park, Dudley. The lifesize bronze statue, unveiled by her daughter, was created by the British sculptor John McKenna and depicts Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
making a return play of the ball.[8] Also a portrait in oil on canvas by Dudley
Dudley
artist Philip Guest is part of the permanent collection of Dudley
Dudley
Museum and Art Gallery.[9] Personal life[edit] On 2 September 1939 she married Dr Douglas Leigh Little, a practitioner, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Dudley.[10][11] Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
died on 12 November 1982, aged 74, in Kidderminster. Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon Grass Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody 4–6, 8–6, 3–6

Winner 1934 Wimbledon Grass Helen Jacobs 6–2, 5–7, 6–3

Winner 1935 Australian Championships Grass Nancy Lyle Glover 1–6, 6–1, 6–3

Winner 1937 Wimbledon Grass Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6–2, 2–6, 7–5

Doubles: 1 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1931 U.S. National Championships Grass Helen Jacobs Betty Nuthall Eileen Bennett Whittingstall 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 3 titles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1934 Wimbledon Grass Ryuki Miki Dorothy Shepherd Barron Bunny Austin 3–6, 6–4, 6–0

Winner 1935 Wimbledon Grass Fred Perry Nell Hopman Harry Hopman 7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Winner 1936 Wimbledon Grass Fred Perry Sarah Fabyan Don Budge 7–9, 7–5, 6–4

Grand Slam singles tournament 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.

Tournament 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Career SR

Australian Championships A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1

French Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0

Wimbledon 1R 2R 3R QF QF F W QF QF W A 4R 2 / 11

US Championships A A A 3R A SF A A A A A A 0 / 2

SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 14

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. See also[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

^ After the final her hometown Dudley
Dudley
accorded her with a civic reception where she was presented with a platinum and diamond wristlet.[2]

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f "Dorothy Round". The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
(30,234). New South Wales, Australia. 27 November 1934. p. 11 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ Her Home Town's Tribute! 1933. Dudley, West Midlands: British Pathé. 18 July 1933. Film id 729.41.  ^ "Dorothy Round's wonderful year". The Sydney Morning Herald (30,236). 29 November 1934. p. 19 (Women's Supplement) – via National Library of Australia.  ^ "Who would not be a tennis star?". The Referee (2446). New South Wales. 8 February 1934. p. 9 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ British Hard Court Championship 1934. Bournemouth, Dorset: British Pathé. 7 May 1934. Film id 781.19.  ^ "Dorothy Round". Sporting Globe. , (1293). Victoria, Australia. 19 December 1934. p. 12 (Edition2) – via National Library of Australia.  ^ Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins
Bud Collins
History of Tennis
Tennis
(3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 762. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0.  ^ a b "Hall of Famers – Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little". www.tennisfame.com. International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame.  ^ http://www.dudley.gov.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=216349 ^ "Miss Dorothy Round". The Glasgow Herald. 3 September 1937. p. 13 – via Google News Archive.  ^ Dorothy Round's Wedding 1937. Dudley, West Midlands: British Pathé. 6 September 1937. Film id 933.13. 

External links[edit]

Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame How I Play Tennis
Tennis
by Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
British Pathé
British Pathé
instructional film (1936)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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Australasian and Australian Championships women's singles champions

(1922) Margaret Molesworth (1923) Margaret Molesworth (1924) Sylvia Lance (1925) Daphne Akhurst (1926) Daphne Akhurst (1927) Esna Boyd (1928) Daphne Akhurst (1929) Daphne Akhurst (1930) Daphne Akhurst (1931) Coral McInnes Buttsworth (1932) Coral McInnes Buttsworth (1933) Joan Hartigan (1934) Joan Hartigan (1935) Dorothy Round (1936) Joan Hartigan (1937) Nancye Wynne (1938) Dorothy Bundy (1939) Emily Hood Westacott (1940) Nancye Wynne (1941–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1947) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1948) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1949) Doris Hart (1950) Louise Brough (1951) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1952) Thelma Coyne Long (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Thelma Coyne Long (1955) Beryl Penrose (1956) Mary Carter (1957) Shirley Fry (1958) Angela Mortimer (1959) Mary Carter Reitano (1960) Margaret Smith (1961) Margaret Smith (1962) Margaret Smith (1963) Margaret Smith (1964) Margaret Smith (1965) Margaret Smith (1966) Margaret Smith (1967) Nancy Richey (1968) Billie Jean King

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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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Pre Open Era Wimbledon mixed doubles champions

1913: Hope Crisp / Agnes Tuckey 1914: James Parke / Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1920: Gerald Patterson
Gerald Patterson
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1921: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1922: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1923: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1924: John Gilbert / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1926: Leslie Godfree / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1928: Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1929: Frank Hunter / Helen Wills 1930: Jack Crawford / Elizabeth Ryan 1931: George Lott / Anna McCune Harper 1932: Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1933: Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 1934: Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
/ Alice Marble 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1949: Eric Sturgess / Sheila Piercey Summers 1950: Eric Sturgess / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1953: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1954: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1956: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin 1957: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Darlene Hard 1958: Robert Howe / Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1961: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1962: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Margaret Osborne duPont 1963: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1964: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1965: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1967: Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Bill


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