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Edith Hannam

Edith Hannam

British tennis player
The basics
Occupation Tennis player
Country United Kingdom
AKA Edith Margaret Hannam, Edith Boucher
Date of birth Bristol, City of Bristol, South West England, England
Date of death Jan 16, 1951 Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, London
Residence Bristol, City of Bristol, South West England, England
The details

Edith Margaret Hannam (née Boucher; 28 November 1878 – 16 January 1951) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. She played at the 1912 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals.

Family life

Edith Margaret Boucher was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire on 28 November 1878, the daughter of John and Julia Boucher, her father was a pharmaceutical chemist.

Boucher married Francis John Hannam at Long Ashton in 1909, as a Captain in the Gloucestershire Regiment he was killed in action in France on 5 July 1916.

Tennis career

In 1909 at the tennis tournament in Cincinnati, Hannam won the singles and mixed doubles titles and was a doubles finalist. She beat Martha Kinsey in the final for the singles title, paired with Julius Frieberg to reach the doubles final, and teamed with Lincoln Mitchell to win the mixed doubles title.

At the 1912 Olympics Hannam won the Gold medal in both the Woman's Singles indoor tournament, beating Danish player Sofie Castenschiold in straight sets, and in the Mixed Doubles indoor tournament with partner Charles Dixon. In 1914 she reached the Woman's Doubles finals at Wimbledon with partner Ethel Thomson Larcombe but lost in straight sets to Elizabeth Ryan and Agnes Morton.

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