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Encyclopedia > Charlotte Cooper (tennis player)
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Tennis player Charlotte Reinagle Cooper (September 22, 1871 - October 10, 1967) was born in Ealing, Middlesex, England where, as a young lady, she was a member of the Ealing Lawn Tennis Club. She won her first of five Wimbledon championships singles titles in 1895, wearing an ankle-length dress in accordance with proper Victorian attire. She won again the following year and for the third time in 1898. Subject: The Olympic Rings. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ealing is an area in west London, in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Middlesex as a traditional county before 1888. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The corset, a symbol of Victorian fashion The term Victorian fashion refers to fashion in clothing in the Victorian era, or the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Nicknamed "Chattie," she was a tall, slender, and elegant woman in appearance but a deceptively powerful athlete who became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal. She won the tennis singles at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France where women were allowed to participate for the first time. She followed this up with a second gold medal, winning the mixed doubles with partner, Reginald Doherty. The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Reginald Reggie Frank Doherty (October 14, 1872 - December 29, 1910) was a British male tennis player and older brother of Laurie Doherty. ...


Still unmarried at age 30 she was what in her day was referred to as a "spinster" but on January 12, 1901 she married a tennis compatriot, Alfred Sterry. That year she captured the Wimbledon championship for the fourth time. After time off for family, she returned to active tennis, winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 1908 at the age of 37 years 282 days, an age record that still stands. In 1912, at age 41 she was still one of the best players in the game and that year made it to the Wimbledon finals. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ...


Mrs. Cooper Sterry remained active in competitive tennis and continued to play in championship events well into her 50s. Her husband became President of the Lawn Tennis Association and their daughter, Gwen, played on Britain's Wightman Cup tennis team. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the governing body of tennis in the United Kingdom. ...


In 1967, Charlotte Cooper Sterry died at the age of 96. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also the Charlotte Cooper disambiguation page.
Tennis player Charlotte Reinagle Cooper (September 22, 1871 - October 10, 1967) was born in Ealing, Middlesex, England where, as a young lady, she was a member of the Ealing Lawn Tennis Club. ...

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