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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
Australian Championships
, second only to Margaret Court who won 11 titles. 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
The Daily Telegraph
and the Daily Mail
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. According to Ned Potter of American Lawn Tennis
Tennis
magazine, Bolton was the second ranked player in 1947, behind Louise Brough .

She married George Bolton on 6 July 1940. He was a RAAF
RAAF
pilot and was killed in May 1942 during a raid on Germany.

Bolton was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
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

SINGLES: 9 (6 TITLES, 3 RUNNER-UPS)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOUBLES: 12 (10 TITLES, 2 RUNNER-UPS)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MIXED DOUBLES: 8 (4 TITLES, 4 RUNNER-UPS)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winner 1948 Australian Championships
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
Doris Hart
Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
5–7, 2–6

GRAND SLAM SINGLES TOURNAMENT TIMELINE

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.

TOURNAMENT 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 CAREER SR

Australian Championships
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 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

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

NOTES

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

REFERENCES

* ^ 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
The Sydney Morning Herald
. National Library of Australia. 8 July 1940. p. 4. * ^ "ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52864". Aviation Safety Network (ASN).

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton
at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame

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