Phyllis Mudford King
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||23 August 1905|
Wallington, Greater London, England, UK
|Died||27 January 2006 (aged 100)|
Horley, Surrey, England, UK
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (1930)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1930)|
|US Open||SF (1935)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Phyllis Evelyn Mudford was born in 1905 in Wallington, Surrey. She was educated at Sutton High School, where she was Captain of Tennis, and one of the school's four houses is named in her honour. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Championship in 1931 with partner Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, and last took part in the tournament in 1953.
In 1931, she won the singles title at the Kent Championships after defeating Dorothy Round in the final in straight sets. In 1934, she again won the title beating Joan Hartigan in the final. She played for Britain in the Wightman Cup in 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1935.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1931||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Dorothy Shepherd-Barron|| Doris Metaxa
|3–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||1937||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Elsie Pittman|| Simonne Mathieu
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