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Sheila Piercey Summers

See also: Summers
Sheila Piercey
Full name Sheila Piercey Summers
Country 23x15px South Africa
Born (1919-03-18)18 March 1919
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 14 August 2005(2005-08-14) (aged 86)
Plays Right–handed
Singles
Career record {{#property:P564}}
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1949)
Career record {{#property:P555}}
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1947, 1949)
Wimbledon W (1949)

Sheila Piercey (18 March 1919 – 14 August 2005) is a former South African tennis player. She is also known under her married name, Sheila Piercey-Summers.

Piercey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Along with her compatriot Eric Sturgess, she won three mixed doubles titles, at the French Open in 1947 and 1949 and at Wimbledon in 1949.

Summers won the South African Championships singles title in 1948, 1949 and 1951 and was runner–up in 1939, 1940 and 1947. In August 1947 she won the singles title at the International Swiss Championships at Lausanne after defeating Doris Hart in the final in three sets.[1]

Grand Slam titles

Mixed doubles (3)

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1947 French Championships 23x15px Eric Sturgess 23x15px Jadwiga Jędrzejowska
23x15px Christian Caralulis
6–0, 6–0
1949 French Championships 23x15px Eric Sturgess 23x15px Jean Quertier
23x15px Gerry Oakley
6–1, 6–1
1949 Wimbledon 23x15px Eric Sturgess 23x15px Louise Brough Clapp
23x15px John Bromwich
9–7, 9–11, 7–5


References

  1. G.P. Hughes, ed. (1948). The Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack 1948. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. pp. 201, 201. 


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