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Charlotte Cooper

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper

Full Name: Charlotte Cooper Sterry
Profession: Tennis Champion

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Cooper won five singles titles at the Wimbledon Championships and in 1900 became the first individual female Olympic champion in any sport.

Born: September 22, 1870
Birthplace: Ealing, England
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: October 10, 1966 (aged 96)

Married Life

  • 1901-01-12 Tennis champ Charlotte Cooper (30) weds solicitor Alfred Sterry

Historical Events

  • 1895-07-15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1896-07-21 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Charlotte Cooper beats Alice Simpson Pickering 6-2, 6-3
  • 1897-06-28 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley-Hillyard wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
  • 1898-06-27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship
  • 1899-06-27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3
  • 1900-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats rival and fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1900-07-11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • 1901-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1902-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper
  • 1904-06-28 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3
  • 1908-06-30 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry wins her 5th and final Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Agnes Morton
  • 1912-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: English badminton champion Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only major tennis title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1

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