Angela Barrett

Angela Mortimer
Full name Florence Angela Margaret Mortimer Barrett
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Born (1932-04-21) 21 April 1932 (age 82)
Int. Tennis HOF 1993 (member page)
Career record
Highest ranking 1 (1961)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1958)
French Open W (1955)
Wimbledon W (1961)
US Open SF (1961)
Career record
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1958)
Wimbledon W (1955)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1958)

Florence Angela Margaret Mortimer Barrett (born 21 April 1932) is a former World No. 1 British female tennis player. She was born in Plymouth, Devon, England. She is married to the veteran BBC commentator John Barrett.

Mortimer won three Grand Slam singles titles, at the 1955 French Championships, the 1958 Australian Championships, and Wimbledon in 1961, when she was 29 years old and partially deaf.

Mortimer teamed with Anne Shilcock to win the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1955. That was Mortimer's only career Grand Slam women's doubles title. She teamed with Coghlan to reach the women's doubles final at the 1958 Australian Championships.

Mortimer and Peter Newman reached the mixed doubles final at the 1958 Australian Championships. That was her only career Grand Slam mixed doubles final.

According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Mortimer was ranked in the world top ten from 1953 through 1956 and from 1958 through 1962, reaching a career high of World No. 1 in those rankings in 1961.[1]

Mortimer was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993.

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (3)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1955 French Championships United States Dorothy Head Knode 2–6, 7–5, 10–8
1958 Australian Championships Australia Lorraine Coghlan 6–3, 6–4
1961 Wimbledon United Kingdom Christine Truman Janes 4–6, 6–4, 7–5

Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1956 French Championships United States Althea Gibson 6–0, 12–10
1958 Wimbledon United States Althea Gibson 8–6, 6–2

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Career SR
Australia A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1
France A A 3R A W F A A A A A A 1 / 3
Wimbledon 2R 3R QF QF 2R SF 3R F QF QF W 4R 1 / 12
United States A QF 3R A 1R A A A 1R A SF A 0 / 5
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 3 / 21

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

See also


External links

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame

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