Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Lilí Álvarez

Lilí Álvarez

Full name: Elia María "Lilí" González-Álvarez y López-Chicheri (-de la Valdene)
Gender: Female
Born: May 9, 1905 in Roma, Roma, Italy
Died: July 8, 1998 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Title: Contessa de la Valdene
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Lili Álvarez was the greatest Spanish female tennis player until the advent of Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. Álvarez was known for attire, even appearing in culottes in the 1920s. She twice made the ladies’ singles final at Wimbledon, losing in 1926 to Kitty McKane and in 1928 to Helen Wills. She was ranked #2 in the world, behind Wills, in 1927-28 and was #3 in 1926. She and Kea Bouman (NED) won the French doubles title in 1929. In 1930, Álvarez won the triple at the Italian Championship, triumphing in singles, ladies’ and mixed doubles. She later became the Countessa de la Valdene.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Women's Singles Spain ESP 5T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles Spain-1 ESP 5T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Women's Doubles Spain ESP 8T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-17 Golding (FRA) 2, Álvarez (ESP) 0 0
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain ESP Round Three Match #3 1 Álvarez (ESP) 2, Polley (IND) 0 2
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain ESP Round Two Match #6 1 Álvarez (ESP) 2, Scharman (USA) 0 2
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain ESP Round One Match #10 AC Álvarez (ESP) bye

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain-1 ESP Eduardo Flaquer Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 USA-2 2, ESP-1 0 0
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain-1 ESP Eduardo Flaquer Round Two Match #1 AC ESP-1 walkover
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain-1 ESP Eduardo Flaquer Round One Match #1 AC ESP-1 bye

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 18 Paris Tennis Spain ESP Rosa Torras Round Two Match #2 2 FRA-2 2, ESP 1 1
id: 2,410