Charlotte Cooper (tennis)
Life and career
She won a total of five times the women's singles at Wimbledon, the first time in 1895. The following year, she won for the second time and the third triumph followed in 1898. She was a slim and elegant, but also a powerful player and became the first tennis player to a Olympic competition won. She won the women's singles at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, where women were allowed to participate for the first time. Your second victory they achieved in mixed with Reginald Doherty.
At 29, she married tennis player Alfred Sterry. This year she won at Wimbledon for the fourth time. After a break for the family, she returned in 1908 and won at the age of 37 years for the fifth time the title at the British Championships. This record still stands today. In 1912, at the age of 41 years she stood for the last time in the finals at Wimbledon.
Charlotte Cooper Sterry played up in the fifties, her life more tennis tournaments. Her daughter Gwen was a member of the British Wightman Cup team.
In 1966, she died at the age of 96 years.