Mary McIlquham

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Mary McIlquham
Mary McIlquham 1926.jpg
McIlquham in 1926
Full nameMary Melinda McIlquham
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1901-09-10)10 September 1901[1]
Bamburgh, United Kingdom[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1925)
WimbledonQF (1925, 1929)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenSF (1925)
WimbledonF (1925)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1929)

Mary Melinda McIlquham (née Hart, born 10 September 1901) was an English female tennis player who was active during the 1920s and early 1930s.

Between 1923 and 1931 she competed in nine Wimbledon Championships.[2] Her best result in the singles event was reaching the quarterfinal in 1925 and 1929.[3] In the latter year she caused an upset by defeating second-seeded Lilí Álvarez in the fourth round, who was the runner-up at the previous three editions.[4] Her biggest success at Grand Slam level came in the doubles event where she reached the Wimbledon final in 1925 partnering Kathleen Bridge which they lost in straight sets to five-time winners Suzanne Lenglen and Elizabeth Ryan.[5]

She was married to Clinton Gilbert McIlquham. They participated as a husband and wife couple in the Wimbledon mixed doubles event in 1923, 1925 and 1927.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1925 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom Kathleen Bridge France Suzanne Lenglen
United States Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 2–6


  1. ^ a b Little, Alan (2011). Wimbledon Compendium 2011 (21 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 351. ISBN 978-1899039364.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Mary McIlquham". AELTC.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Mary McIlquham – Singles" (PDF). AELTC.
  4. ^ WTM (29 June 2010). "Biggest women's upset ever at Wimbledon". World Tennis Magazine.
  5. ^ Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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