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Winnie Shaw

For the American actress and singer, see Wini Shaw.

Winifred (Winnie) Mason Shaw (later Mrs. Wooldridge) (1947 – 1992) was a Scottish tennis player. In 2002 she was posthumously inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. She was born in Glasgow.

Shaw had more success as a doubles than a singles player. She never won a major tournament, but she reached the finals of both the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles, and twice made it to the semi-finals in the French Open. She played twice in the Australian Open semi-finals. She reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 1972, playing with another Scot, Joyce Williams.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles

Runner–ups (1)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1972 French Open Clay United Kingdom Nell Truman United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
1–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles

Runner–ups (1)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1971 French Open Clay Soviet Union Toomas Leius France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay
2–6, 4–6


External links

  • Entry at the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
  • BBC article on her
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