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Nelly Landry : biography

December 28, 1916 - February 22, 2010

Nelly Adamson Landry (December 28, 1916 – February 22, 2010IC Council: Décès de Nelly ADAMSON ) was a female tennis player from Belgium (became French citizen after marriage). She was the 1948 women's singles champion at the French Championships beating Shirley Fry. She had also been a finalist in 1938, losing to Simone Mathieu, and reached again the final in 1949, losing to Margaret Osborne duPont.

According to John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Landry was ranked in the world top ten in 1946 and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 7 in those rankings in 1946.

Nelly Adamson married Pierre-Henri Landry on February 1937 and lastly Marcel Renault, both former French tennis players.

Grand Slam finals

Singles

Win

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1948 French Championships 25px Shirley Fry Irvin 6–2, 0–6, 6–0

Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1938 French Championships 25px Simone Mathieu 6–0, 6–3
1949 French Championships 25px Margaret Osborne duPont 7–5, 6–2

Women's doubles

Runner-up

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1938 French Championships France}} Arlette Harff France}} Simone Mathieu Billie Yorke 6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 - 1944 1945 19461 19471 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A NH NH A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A 2R 3R QF A F A NH R A QF A W F A A A QF SF 1 / 9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 4R A A A NH NH NH A A QF 3R A A 4R 4R 2R 0 / 9
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A 3R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 20

NH = tournament not held.

R = tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

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