Posted by on 6th May 2017

Charlotte “Lottie” Dod (1871 – 1960)

The Guinness Book of Records names Lottie as the most versatile sportswoman that ever lived. The five times Wimbledon champion also won an Olympic silver medal in archery at the 1908 Games, a British title in golf, and played for the England hockey team. She was also partial to winter sports and even joined a mixed gender St Moritz team playing cricket in skates. This extraordinary polymath was a pioneer of women being able to wear less restrictive clothing during exercise, and advocated for shorter skirts.

  • Read an article about Lottie Dod in the Mixed Zone – here.
  • Listen to a 3-min interview with Billie Jean King – here.
  • Watch the BBC Facebook Live video featuring Judy Murray below.

Celebrating women in tennis at Wimbledon

We were live at Wimbledon for the unveiling of a plaque to recognise one of the tournament’s greatest females.

Posted by BBC on Thursday, 13 July 2017

Posted in: Archery, Golf, Hockey, Tennis