Posted by on 6th May 2017

Charlotte Cooper (1870-1966)

Charlotte was the first ever woman to win an Olympic title, when women were admitted into the Games in 1900. A five times Wimbledon singles champion, she also won the mixed doubles event, as well as the Swiss, German and Irish titles which were prestigious at the time. Charlotte went deaf in her mid 20s, and had two children, but continued playing – and winning – until the age of 37. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.

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