Billie Yorke
Billie Yorke
Full name Adeline Maud Yorke
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born 19 December 1910
Rawalpindi, British India
Died 9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1935)
Wimbledon 4R (1934)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1936, 1937, 1938)
Wimbledon W (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1936)
Wimbledon 4R (1933, 1934, 1938)

Adeline 'Billie' Yorke (19 December 1910 - 9 December 2000) was a British tennis player of the 1930s who achieved her best results as a doubles specialist.

At the French Open, she won the women's doubles three years running, along with Simonne Mathieu (1936-1938). With the same partner, she also won Wimbledon in 1937.

She also won the mixed doubles at the French Championships in 1936, along with Marcel Bernard.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Freda James Hammersley France Simonne Mathieu
United States Elizabeth Ryan
2-6, 11-9, 4-6
Winner 1936 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu United Kingdom Susan Noel
Poland Jadwiga J?drzejowska
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 1937 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu United States Dorothy Andrus
France Sylvie Jung
3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 1937 Wimbledon Grass France Simonne Mathieu United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford King
United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pittman
6-3, 6-3
Winner 1938 French Championships Clay France Simonne Mathieu France Arlette Halff
France Nelly Adamson Landry
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 1938 Wimbledon Grass France Simonne Mathieu United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 1939 Wimbledon Grass United States Helen Hull Jacobs United States Sarah Palfrey Cooke
United States Alice Marble
1-6, 0-6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1936 French Championships Clay France Marcel Bernard France Sylvie Jung
France Martin Legeay
5-7, 8-6, 3-6

References


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