11 Facts About Angela Mortimer


Florence Angela Margaret Mortimer Barrett, MBE is a British former world No 1 tennis player.


Angela Mortimer teamed with Anne Shilcock to win the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1955, her only women's doubles title at a major.


Angela Mortimer teamed with Coghlan to reach the women's doubles final at the 1958 Australian Championships.


Angela Mortimer is married to the former player and broadcaster John Barrett.


Angela Mortimer reached the quarterfinals of the US National Championships, then lost to second seed Doris Hart.


Angela Mortimer won the Australian title in 1958 when recuperating, defeating Lorraine Coghlan in the final.


Angela Mortimer won three times against Althea Gibson in her career, and she made her farewell in the Torquay Open Lawn Tennis Tournament of 1962, beating Ann Haydon-Jones in the final.

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Angela Mortimer's game was played mainly from the baseline, as described in her tennis autobiography My Waiting Game.


Angela Mortimer always played in shorts, refusing designer Teddy Tinling's offer to design dresses for her.


Angela Mortimer was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Lawn Tennis in the 1967 New Year Honours.


Angela Mortimer was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993.