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Billie Yorke

Billie Yorke
Full name Adeline Maud Yorke
Country 23x15px United Kingdom
Born 19 December 1910
Rawalpindi, British India
Died 9 December 2000(2000-12-09) (aged 89)
Singles
Career record {{#property:P564}}
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1935)
Doubles
Career record {{#property:P555}}
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1936, 1937, 1938)
Wimbledon W (1937)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1936)

Adeline 'Billie' Yorke (19 December 1910 – 9 December 2000) was a British tennis player of the 1930s.

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 Open in 1936, along with Marcel Bernard.

Grand Slam finals

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

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents in final Score
Runner-up 1933 Wimbledon 23x15px Freda James Hammersley 23x15px Simonne Mathieu
23x15px Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 11–9, 4–6
Winner 1936 French Championships 23x15px Simonne Mathieu 23x15px Susan Noel
23x15px Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1937 French Championships 23x15px Simonne Mathieu 23x15px Dorothy Andrus
23x15px Sylvie Jung
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1937 Wimbledon 23x15px Simonne Mathieu 23x15px Phyllis Mudford King
23x15px Elsie Goldsack Pitman
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1938 French Championships 23x15px Simonne Mathieu 23x15px Arlette Halff
23x15px Nelly Adamson Landry
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1938 Wimbledon 23x15px Simonne Mathieu 23x15px Sarah Palfrey Cooke
23x15px Alice Marble
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1939 Wimbledon 23x15px Helen Hull Jacobs 23x15px Sarah Palfrey Cooke
23x15px Alice Marble
1–6, 0–6

Mixed doubles

Runner-ups (1)

Date Championships Partner Opponents Score
1936 French Championships 23x15px Marcel Bernard 23x15px Sylvie Jung
23x15px Martin Legeay
5–7, 8–6, 3–6

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