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Lottie Dod

Lottie Dod excelled in tennis, golf, hockey and archery, and competed in several more sports.
Born 24 September 1871(1871-09-24)
Bebington, Cheshire, England
Died 27 June 1960 (aged 88)
Sway, England

Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (24 September 187127 June 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times, the first one when she was only fifteen, in the summer of 1887. She remains the youngest ladies' singles champion, though Martina Hingis was three days younger when she won the women's doubles title in 1996. Lottie Dod at age 20, taken ca. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... , Bebington is a small town and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Wimbledon Championships List of Wimbledon Mens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Doubles champions List of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles champions List of Australian Open Mens Singles champions List of Australian Open Womens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Womens... See also: 1886 in sports, other events of 1887, 1888 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Detroit NL defeats St Louis AA 10 games to 5. ... Martina Hingis (born September 30, 1980 in Košice, Slovakia) is a retired professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as World No. ... // June 16 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: John Mandu (KEN) 2:15:14 Womens Winner: Mieke Pullen (NED) 2:41:13 July 28 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Womens Winner: Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:26:05 August 4 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Mens Winner: Josia...


In addition to tennis, Dod competed in many other sports, including golf, field hockey, and archery. She also won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, played twice for the England women's national field hockey team (which she helped to found[1]), and won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in archery. The Guinness Book of Records has named her as the most versatile female athlete of all time, together with track and field athlete and fellow golf player Babe Zaharias. This article is about the game. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ... The England womens national field hockey team represents England in international womens field hockey. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...

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Early life

Dod was born in Bebington, Cheshire to Joseph and Margaret Dod. Joseph Dod, from Liverpool, had made a fortune in the cotton trade. The family was wealthy enough to provide for all members for life; Lottie and her brother Willy never had to work. Besides Willy, Lottie Dod had a sister, Annie, and another brother, Tony. Like their sister, they all excelled in sports. Annie was a good tennis player, golfer, ice skater and billiards player. Willy Dod won the Olympic gold medal in archery at the 1908 Games, while Tony was a regional level archer and a chess and tennis player. When Dod was nine years old, two tennis courts were built near the family's estate Edgeworth. Lawn tennis, invented in 1873, was highly fashionable for the wealthy in England, and all of the Dod children started playing the game frequently. , Bebington is a small town and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England. ... For other uses, see Cheshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... This article is about the various cue sports. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... This article is about the Western board game. ...


Tennis

Lottie Dod, here shown at age 14, debuted in tennis at age 11 and won her first Wimbledon title when she was 15. The press dubbed her the "Little Wonder".
Lottie Dod, here shown at age 14, debuted in tennis at age 11 and won her first Wimbledon title when she was 15. The press dubbed her the "Little Wonder".

Together with Annie, who was eight years older, Dod entered her first tennis tournament, the 1883 Northern Championships in Manchester, at age eleven. They lost in the first round of the doubles tournament to Hannah Keith and Amber McCord, but won the consolation tournament. One journalist, Sydney Brown, noted that "Miss L. Dod should be heard of in the future". She turned out to be correct. Lottie Dod at age 14, (taken 1885 or 1886) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Lottie Dod at age 14, (taken 1885 or 1886) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... See also: 1882 in sports, other events of 1883, 1884 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball September 6 - The Chicago White Stockings set a still standing record for Major League Baseball by scoring 18 runs in a single inning (the 7th) in a game against the... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


At the same tournament in 1885, she came to prominence when she nearly beat reigning Wimbledon champion Maud Watson in the final, losing 8 – 6, 7 – 5. Dod would win the doubles event (with Annie) and had earlier won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the Waterloo tournament. These performances earned her the nickname "Little Wonder" in the press. See also: 1884 in sports, other events of 1885, 1886 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Chicago NL ties St Louis AA, 3 games to 3 with one tie. ... Maud Watson (October 9, 1864 – June 5, 1946 in Charmouth) was an English tennis player. ...


Slowly, Dod became an established top player, illustrated by the fact she partnered then seven-time Wimbledon doubles winner Ernest Renshaw for the first time in 1887. That same year, she also debuted at Wimbledon. Only six competitors, not including top player Watson, entered. Dod easily advanced through the first rounds to earn the right to challenge the defending champion1, Blanche Bingley, whom she defeated 6–2, 6–0. Ernest Renshaw (3 January 1861 – 2 September 1899) was an English tennis player. ... See also: 1886 in sports, other events of 1887, 1888 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Detroit NL defeats St Louis AA 10 games to 5. ... Charlotte Lottie Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. ... Blanche Bingley Blanche Bingley (born on November 3, 1863 – died on August 6, 1946) was an English tennis player. ...


The two met again in the final of the 1888 West of England Tournament. Although designated as a so-called "open" tournament, the officials made the remarkable decision to impose a handicap of 152 on Dod. She still managed to win against her opponent, now known by her married name, Blanche Hillyard. The Wimbledon final of 1888 was rematch of the previous year, and Dod again emerged victorious (6–3, 6–3). See also: 1887 in sports, other events of 1888, 1889 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (soccer) The Football League founded - Preston North End champions FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End 2-0 April 7... Charlotte Lottie Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. ...


Lottie Dod's style of play, then regarded as unorthodox, now seems notably modern. She was perhaps the first player to advocate hitting the ball just before the top of the bounce and to adopt a modern, albeit single-handed, racquet grip. Her ground strokes were reported by contemporaries to be unusually firmly hit by the standards of the time, but - like many female players of the day - she served underhand and only rarely employed spin.


Dod only entered one open tournament in 1889 (the Northern Championships, which she won), and failed to attend Wimbledon, much to the disappointment of her fans. Together with Annie and some friends, she was on a sailing trip off the Scottish coast, and didn't want to return in time for Wimbledon. This was followed by a complete absence from the game in 1890. See also: 1888 in sports, other events of 1889, 1890 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - New York NL defeats Brooklyn AA 6 games to 3. ... This article is about the country. ... See also: 1889 in sports, other events of 1890, 1891 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Brooklyn NL ties Louisville AA 3 games to 3 with one tie. ...


After failing to do so in 1889, Dod was determined to win Wimbledon three times in a row, starting in 1891. Although it was her only competitive appearance of that season, she won her third Wimbledon title with ease, again by defeating Hillyard (6–2, 6–1). See also: 1890 in sports, 1892 in sports and the list of years in sports. Basketball James Naismith invents basketball Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Tennis First French Open held Births Casey Stengel, U.S. baseball manager Deaths Categories: 1891 ...


1892 saw Dod's first singles defeat in an open tournament since 1886, losing to Louise Martin of Ireland in the Irish Championships. It was the last of only five losses in her entire tennis career. She continued the year strongly, culminating in another easy Wimbledon victory over Hillyard. See also: 1891 in sports, 1893 in sports and the list of years in sports. Athletics C. B. Fry equals the world record for the long jump of 23 ft. ... See also: 1885 in sports, other events of 1886, 1887 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - St Louis AA defeats Chicago NL, 4 games to 2. ...


Dod's last tennis season as a competitive player was 1893, and she played in just two tournaments, winning both. On both occasions, she defeated Blanche Hillyard in three sets, despite a heavy fall in the Wimbledon final. Her record of five Wimbledon titles would not last for long, as Hillyard, after losing in the final to Dod five times, won her sixth title in 1900. Suzanne Lenglen broke Dod's record of three consecutive singles wins by winning from 1919 to 1923. See also: 1892 in sports, other events of 1893, 1894 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Basketball April 8 - First college basketball game took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania when Geneva College defeated the New Brighton YMCA Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... See also: 1918 in sports, other events of 1919, 1920 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Black Sox scandal -- Seven members of the Chicago White Sox take bribes to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds The Florida State League is founded with teams... See also: 1922 in sports, other events of 1923, 1924 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First 24 hours of Le Mans won by André Lagache and René Leonard Baseball (Major League) The New York Yankees win their third American League pennant, and win the...


Apart from entering women's tournaments, Dod sometimes also played and won matches against men (who usually played with a handicap), and on one occasion defeated star players Ernest Renshaw and George Hillyard (the husband of Blanche) when doubling with Herbert Baddeley. Herbert Baddeley (born on January 11, 1872 in Bromley – July 22, 1931 in Cannes, France) was a British male tennis player and the younger one of the Baddeley twins. ...


Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (5)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1887 Wimbledon Championships Blanche Bingley 6–2, 6–0
1888 Wimbledon Championships (2) Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6–3, 6–3
1891 Wimbledon Championships (3) Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6–2, 6–1
1892 Wimbledon Championships (4) Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6–1, 6–1
1893 Wimbledon Championships (5) Blanche Bingley Hillyard 6–8, 6–1, 6–4

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Winter sports

Although tennis would remain Dod's favourite sport, she shifted her attention to other activities in the following years. In 1895, she joined her brother Tony on a trip to the winter sports resort of Sankt Moritz, which was very popular with English travellers. There, she passed the St. Moritz Ladies's Skating Test (figure skating), the most prestigious skating for women at the time. Dod also rode the toboggan on the famous Sankt Moritz Cresta Run, and began mountaineering with her brother, climbing two mountains over 4,000 m in February 1896. St. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... A modern bobsleigh toboggan A toboggan is a simple sled used on snow, to carry one or more people (often children) down a hill or other slope, for recreation. ... The Top at Cresta Run The Cresta Run is a natural ice three-quarter mile (1212. ... An open crevasse. ... This article is about the unit of length. ...


After a long cycling trip in Italy, Lottie and Tony returned to England, only to come back to St Moritz in November, now accompanied by their mother and brother Willy. This time, Dod took the St. Moritz Men's Skating Test and passed, as the second woman ever. She also competed in curling. In the summer of 1897, she and Tony again ascended several mountains, this time in Norway. Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... For other uses, see Curling (disambiguation). ...


Field hockey

The sport of women's hockey was still rather young when Dod took up the game in 1897. She was one of the founding members of a women's hockey club in Spital. Playing as a central forward, she was soon named captain of the team. Club matches in which Dod played were won, while losses happened only in her absence. See also: 1896 in sports, other events of 1897, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized hillclimbing race was held in France from Nice to La Turbie. ... Spital is a small a suburb of the Wirral located on Merseyside, England. ...


By 1899, Dod had made it to captain of the Cheshire county team, and represented her club at meetings of the women's hockey association for the northern counties. She first played in the English national team on 21 March that year, winning 3–1 over Ireland. See also: 1898 in sports, other events of 1899, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Superbas Finish 1st in National League with many of the original Baltimore Orioles stars including Ned Hanlon, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings and Joe Kelley. ... A County palatine is an area ruled by an count palatine (or earl palatine); with special authority and autonomy from the rest of the kingdom. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Both English goals in the 1900 England and Ireland rematch were scored by Dod, securing a 2–1 victory. Dod failed to attend the match against Wales, suffering from sciatica attacks which kept her from sporting for months. See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ... This article is about the country. ... Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. ...


Although she had recovered by 1901, Dod would not play again in national or county matches. All members of the Dod family stopped attending sports events for a while after their mother died on 1 August 1901, and Dod apparently lost her interest in field hockey during that period, although she did occasionally play for Spital Club until 1905. // The American League War The AL leaves the National Agreement and competes with the National League as a second major league --we say in retrospect, knowing its success. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... See also: 1904 in sports, other events of 1905, 1906 in sports and the Sports timeline. ...


Golf

Few golf clubs allowed women to play around the time Lottie Dod first played golf at age fifteen. Unlike tennis, Dod found golf a difficult sport to master. By the time she got seriously interested in the sport, the Ladies Golf Union (LGU) had been founded, and women's golf had become a real sport. The Ladies Golf Union (LGU) is the governing body for womens and girls amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...


Dod helped establish a ladies' golf club at Moreton in 1894 and entered that year's National Championships (match play) at Littlestone (Kent). She was eliminated in the third round, but Dod's interest in the sport grew, and she became a regular competitor in the National Championships and other tournaments for the next few years. In 1898 and 1900 she reached the semi-finals of the National Championships, but was defeated narrowly both times. In 1900, she also played in an unofficial country match against Ireland, which the English won 37–18. Moreton is a town on north coast of the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside,England. ... See also: 1893 in sports, other events of 1894, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... See also: 1897 in sports, other events of 1898, 1899 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Fitzroy wins the 2nd VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 5. ... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ...


Dod did not compete in golf in 1901, and hardly entered major tournaments in the next two years, but she did play in the 1904 National Championships, held at Troon. She qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in her life, and won it for the first time. Her opponent in the final was May Hezlet, the champion of 1899 and 1902. The match was very close, and the two were tied after 17 holes. Hezlet missed her putt on the final hole narrowly, after which Dod grabbed an unexpected victory, becoming the first, and to date only, woman to win British tennis and golf championships. // The American League War The AL leaves the National Agreement and competes with the National League as a second major league --we say in retrospect, knowing its success. ... See also: 1903 in sports, 1905 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball May 5: Boston Americans ace Cy Young pitched the second of his three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and pitcher Rube Waddell (the final batter he faced). ... Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ... May Hezlet, 1907 May Hezlet (1882 – 1969) was a British golf champion. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Following her victory, Dod sailed to Philadelphia, where she had been invited by Frances Griscom, a former American golf champion, to attend the American Ladies Championship as a spectator. Upon arrival, Dod found out the tournament regulations had been changed to allow for non-Americans to compete, and she was requested to compete. Her loss in the first round was a disappointment, but Dod persuaded several Americans to come and play in the British championships the following year. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


In the week before these 1905 championships, three international matches were planned, starting off with the first British-American international match. Dod was the only British player to lose a match, as the United Kingdom won 6–1. Dod then played for the English team in a 3–4 defeat against Scotland and a 4–3 win over Ireland, although she lost both her matches. Dod was then eliminated in the fourth round of the National Championships. It was to be her last appearance in golf. See also: 1904 in sports, other events of 1905, 1906 in sports and the Sports timeline. ...


Archery

Olympic medal record
Women's Archery
Silver 1908 London Double National round

In the autumn of 1905, Dod and her brothers sold "Edgeworth" and moved to a new home near Newbury, Berkshire. They had been practising archery from the times before, but all three became more serious now and joined the Welford Park Archers in Newbury. As one of their ancestors was said to have commanded the English longbowmen at the Battle of Agincourt, they found this an appropriate sport. At the 1908 Summer Olympics, three archery events were contested. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... Newbury is a civil parish and the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lemonwood, purpleheart and hickory longbow, 45 lbf / 200 N draw force. ... Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). ...


Lottie Dod won her first tournament by 1906, and finished fifth in the Grand National Archery Meeting of 1906, 1907 and 1908. Dod's performances in the 1908 season earned her a spot on the British Olympic team. The field in the women's archery event consisted only of British women, but without the best archer of the era, Alice Legh. Dod led the competition, held in rainy conditions, after the first day but was surpassed by Queenie Newall on the second day, eventually taking second place with 642 points to Newall's 688. Her brother Willy fared better and surprisingly secured the gold medal in the men's competition. See also: 1905 in sports, other events of 1906, 1907 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Chicago White Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs, four games to two, in the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 10th VFL Premiership (Carlton 15. ... See also: 1906 in sports, 1908 in sports and the list of years in sports. ... See also: 1907 in sports, other events of 1908, 1909 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to one, in the World Series. ... Sybil Fenton Queenie Newall (17 October 1854 – 24 June 1929) is a British archer who won the gold medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. ...


In 1910, Dod came close to winning the Grand National, which would have made archery the third sport in which she became a national champion. Both Lottie and her brother William led after day one, but moved down to second on the final competition day. After the Welford Archers were disbanded in late 1911, the Dods's interest in archery faded, meaning the end of Lottie Dod's long competitive sports career. See also: 1909 in sports, 1911 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 14th VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... // January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 Chalmers Award: Frank Schulte, NL...


Later life

In 1913, Willy and Lottie moved to a new house in Bideford (Tony had married in the meantime). When World War I broke out, Willy enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers, while his sister worked for the Red Cross in a military hospital in Speen. , Bideford is a small port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) was a regiment in the British Army. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Speen is the name of more than one place. ...


Dod wanted to be transferred to the war zones in France but was hampered by sciatica and never served as a nurse outside England. She did receive a Service Medal by the Red Cross for serving more than 1,000 hours during the war. Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. ...


She then lived in London and Devon, and she never failed to attend the Wimbledon Championships until she was in her late eighties. After her brother Willy died in 1954, she lived in several nursing homes on the English south coast, eventually settling at the Birchy Hill Nursing Home in Sway. There she died, unmarried, at age 88, passing away while listening to the Wimbledon radio broadcasts in bed. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Devon (disambiguation). ...


Dod was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1983. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit tennis hall of fame and museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. // The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson...


Notes

  1. At the time, many tournaments were played in a format in which the final saw the defending champion facing a challenger, the player who had won all matches in preliminary play.
  2. Handicap tournaments were common at the time. In an attempt to even out the games, stronger players were given a penalty of one or more points. Handicap events were common in virtually all sports in the late 19th and early 20th century, but are nowadays only commonly found in golf above club level. They remain popular in tennis at club level.

References

  1. ^ www.intute.ac.uk - "Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dod became the star player and captain of a women's field hockey team she had helped founding. She was selected for the English national team, and played two matches, both against Ireland, in 1899 and 1900. In the latter match, she scored both English goals in the 2–1 win"
  • Collins, Bud. Lottie Dod – International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 October 2004.
  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). Archery 1908. Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved on 14 July 2006.
  • Pearson, Jeffrey (1988). Lottie Dod – Champion of Champions – Story of an Athlete. Wirral: Countyvise Limited. ISBN 0-907768-26-1 .

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