Bertha Townsend : biography
Bertha Louise Townsend Toulmin (March 7, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – May 12, 1909) was a female tennis player from the United States. She is best remembered for being the first repeating women's singles champion at the U.S. Championships (now: U.S. Open) (1888 and 1889). She discovered the under-hand technique.
She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974.
Grand Slam finals
|1888||U.S. Championships||USA}} Ellen Hansell||6–3, 6–5|
|1889||U.S. Championships||USA}} Lida Voorhees||7–5, 6–2|
|1890||U.S. Championships||USA}} Ellen Roosevelt||2–6, 2–6|
Grand slam record
- Singles champion: 1888, 1889
- Singles finalist: 1890
- Doubles champion: 1889
- Doubles finalist: 1890
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