11 Facts About Angela Mortimer


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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Angela Mortimer won three times against Althea Gibson in her career, and she made her farewell in the Torquay 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.

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

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

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

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