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Nancye Wynne Bolton (née Wynne; 2 December 1916 – 9 November 2001) was a tennis player from Australia. She won the women's singles title six times at the Australian Championships, third only to Margaret Court and Serena Williams' 11 and 7 titles respectively. Bolton won 20 titles at the Australian Championships, second only to Court's 21 titles. According to Wallis Myers and John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Bolton was ranked in the world top ten in 1938, 1947, and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1947 and 1948.[1] According to Ned Potter of American Lawn Tennis magazine, Bolton was the second ranked player in 1947, behind Louise Brough. She married George Bolton on 6 July 1940.[2] He was a RAAF pilot and was killed in May 1942 during a raid on Germany.[3] Bolton was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Contents

1 Grand Slam tournament finals

1.1 Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups) 1.2 Doubles: 12 (10 titles, 2 runner-ups) 1.3 Mixed doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)

2 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit] Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1936 Australian Championships Grass Joan Hartigan 4–6, 4–6

Winner 1937 Australian Championships Grass Emily Hood Westacott 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Runner-up 1938 US Championships Grass Alice Marble 0–6, 3–6

Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long 5–7, 6–4, 6–0

Winner 1946 Australian Championships Grass Joyce Fitch 6–4, 6–4

Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Nell Hall Hopman 6–3, 6–2

Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Marie Toomey 6–3, 6–1

Runner-up 1949 Australian Championships Grass Doris Hart 3–6, 4–6

Winner 1951 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 12 (10 titles, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1936 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long May Blik Katherine Wooodward 6–2, 6–4

Winner 1937 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Nell Hall Hopman Emily Hood Westacott 6–2, 6–2

Winner 1938 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Dorothy Bundy Cheney Dorothy Workman 9–7, 6–4

Winner 1939 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long May Hardcastle Nell Hall Hopman 7–5, 6–4

Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Joan Hartigan Emily Niemayer 7–5, 6–2

Runner-up 1946 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Joyce Fitch Mary Bevis Hawton 7–9, 4–6

Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Joyce Fitch Mary Bevis Hawton 6–3, 6–3

Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Pat Jones Mary Bevis Hawton 6–3, 6–3

Winner 1949 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Doris Hart Marie Toomey 6–0, 6–1

Runner-up 1950 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Louise Brough Doris Hart 2–6, 6–2, 3–6

Winner 1951 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Joyce Fitch Mary Bevis Hawton 6–2, 6–1

Winner 1952 Australian Championships Grass Thelma Coyne Long Allison Burton Baker Mary Bevis Hawton 6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1938 French Championships Clay Christian Boussus Simonne Mathieu Dragutin Mitić 6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 1938 Australian Championships Grass Colin Long Margaret Wilson John Bromwich 3–6, 2–6

Winner 1940 Australian Championships Grass Colin Long Nell Hall Hopman Harry Hopman 7–5, 2–6, 6–4

Winner 1946 Australian Championships Grass Colin Long Joyce Fitch John Bromwich 6–0, 6–4

Runner-up 1947 Wimbledon Championships Grass Colin Long Louise Brough John Bromwich 6–1, 4–6, 2–6

Winner 1947 Australian Championships Grass Colin Long Joyce Fitch John Bromwich 6–3, 6–3

Winner 1948 Australian Championships Grass Colin Long Thelma Coyne Long Bill Sidwell 7–5, 4–6, 8–6

Runner-up 1951 Wimbledon Championships Grass Mervyn Rose Doris Hart Frank Sedgman 5–7, 2–6

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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Tournament 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 1946[a] 1947[a] 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 Career SR

Australian Championships 2R F W SF 2R W NH NH W W W F SF W SF 6 / 13

French Championships A A A 3R A NH R[b] A A A A A A A A 0 / 1

Wimbledon A A A 4R A NH NH NH A QF A A A 3R A 0 / 3

U.S. Championships A A A F A A A A A SF A A A A A 0 / 2

SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 6 / 19

See also[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

^ a b In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon. ^ Tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation.

References[edit]

^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ "Married in Melbourne". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 8 July 1940. p. 4.  ^ "ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52864". Aviation Safety Network (ASN). 

External links[edit]

Nancye Wynne Bolton at the International Tennis Hall of Fame

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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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Australasian and Australian Championships women's doubles champions

(1922) Esna Boyd Robertson / Marjorie Mountain (1923) Esna Boyd Robertson / Sylvia Lance Harper (1924) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Sylvia Lance Harper (1925) Sylvia Lance Harper / Daphne Akhurst Cozens (1926) Meryl O'Hara Wood / Esna Boyd Robertson (1927) Meryl O'Hara Wood / Louie Bickerton (1928) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Esna Boyd Robertson (1929) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Louie Bickerton (1930) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1931) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Louise Bickerton (1932) Coral McInnes Buttsworth / Marjorie Cox Crawford (1933) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1934) Margaret Molesworth / Emily Hood Westacott (1935) Evelyn Dearman / Nancy Lyle Glover (1936) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1937) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1938) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1939) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1940) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1941 - 1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Joyce Fitch / Mary Bevis (1947) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1948) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1949) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1950) Louise Brough Clapp / Doris Hart (1951) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1952) Thelma Coyne Long / Nancye Wynne Bolton (1953) Maureen Connolly / Julia Sampson Hayward (1954) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1955) Mary Hawton / Beryl Penrose (1956) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1957) Althea Gibson / Shirley Fry Irvin (1958) Mary Hawton / Thelma Coyne Long (1959) Renée Schuurman / Sandra Reynolds Price (1960) Maria Bueno / Christine Truman Janes (1961) Mary Carter Reitano / Margaret Court (1962) Margaret Court / Robyn Ebbern (1963) Margaret Court / Robyn Ebbern (1964) Judy Tegart / Lesley Turner (1965) Margaret Court / Lesley Turner (1966) Carole Caldwell Graebner / Nancy Richey (1967) Lesley Turner / Judy Tegart (1968) Karen Krantzcke / Kerry Melville

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Australasian and Australian Championships mixed doubles champions

(1922) Esna Boyd Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1923) Sylvia Lance Harper / Horace Rice (1924) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Jim Willard (1925) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Jim Willard (1926) Esna Boyd Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1927) Esna Boyd Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1928) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Jean Borotra (1929) Daphne Akhurst Cozens / Edgar Moon (1930) Nell Hall Hopman / Harry Hopman (1931) Marjorie Cox Crawford / Jack Crawford (1932) Marjorie Cox Crawford / Jack Crawford (1933) Marjorie Cox Crawford / Jack Crawford (1934) Joan Hartigan Bathurst / Edgar Moon (1935) Louie Bickerton / Christian Boussus (1936) Nell Hall Hopman / Harry Hopman (1937) Nell Hall Hopman / Harry Hopman (1938) Margaret Wilson / John Bromwich (1939) Nell Hall Hopman / Harry Hopman (1940) Nancye Wynne Bolton / Colin Long (1941 - 1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Nancye Wynne Bolton / Colin Long (1947) Nancye Wynne Bolton / Colin Long (1948) Nancye Wynne Bolton / Colin Long (1949) Doris Hart / Frank Sedgman (1950) Doris Hart / Frank Sedgman (1951) Thelma Coyne Long / George Worthington (1952) Thelma Coyne Long / George Worthington (1953) Julia Sampson Hayward / Rex Hartwig (1954) Thelma Coyne Long / Rex Hartwig (1955) Thelma Coyne Long / George Worthington (1956) Beryl Penrose / Neale Fraser (1957) Fay Muller / Malcolm Anderson (1958) Mary Hawton / Bob Howe (1959) Sandra Reynolds Price / Bob Mark (1960) Jan Lehane / Trevor Fancutt (1961) Jan Lehane / Bob Hewitt (1962) Lesley Turner Bowrey / Fred Stolle (1963) Margaret Court / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Court / Ken Fletcher (1965) Robyn Ebbern / Owen Davidson & Margaret Court / John Newcombe (1966) Judy Tegart Dalton / Tony Roche (1967) Lesley Turner Bowrey / Owen Davidson (1968) Billie Jean King /