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Lottie Dod

Tennis Player and All-Round Athlete Lottie Dod

Profession: Tennis Player and All-Round Athlete

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times between 1887-88 and between 1891-93.

Dod also competed in many other sports, including golf, field hockey and archery. She won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, played twice for the England women's national field hockey team and won a silver medal in archery at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Born: September 24, 1871
Birthplace: Bebington, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Libra

Died: June 27, 1960 (aged 88)

Historical Events

  • 1887-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod becomes youngest ever Wimbledon champion (15 years, 285 days); defending champion beats Blanche Bingley 6-2, 6-0
  • 1888-07-21 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod retains her title beating Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-3, 6-3
  • 1891-07-09 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2, 6-1 in a repeat matchup and result of the 2 previous finals
  • 1892-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard for a 4th time in a Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1
  • 1893-07-18 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title

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