Full name: Ãlisabeth Pauline Sabine Marie de Noailles (-MacReady)
Born: October 27, 1898 in Maintenon, Eure-et-Loir, France
Died: December 7, 1969 in Paris, Paris, France
Related Olympians: Daughter of Adrien, Duke de Noailles.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Ãlisabeth d'Ayen competed in all three events at the 1920 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in womenâs doubles alongside [Suzanne Lenglen]. DâAyen played at Wimbledon in 1923 and the French Championships in 1925, reaching the third round of both events. She was the daughter of [Adrien, Duke de Noailles], who competed in the 1900 Olympic equestrian events.
DâAyen married Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Nevil Macready, 2nd Baronet KBE CB CMG DSO MC, a British Army officer who served as Assistant chief of the Imperial General Staff during World War II. Their son was Sir Nevil MacReady, 3rd Baronet, who was a war hero and later became managing director of Mobil Oil.
Her brother was Jean Maurice Paul Jules de Noailles, the Duc dâAyen, who was a French clay pigeon shooting champion. During World War II, he was a resistance member who was arrested by the Gestapo on 22 January 1942, in Paris, following an anonymous tip. He was tortured and interned at 85 Avenue Foch (the Gestapo headquarters) in Paris, then at CompiÃ¨gne. The Duc dâAyen was deported to Buchenwald-Flossenburg, later transferred to Oranienburg and finally to Bergen-Belsen where he died or was killed the day before the camp was liberated. His son also died with him at Bergen-Belsen.
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||Women's Singles||France||FRA||5T|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||Mixed Doubles||France-1||FRA||8T|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||Women's Doubles||France||FRA||3||Bronze|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France||FRA||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||2||McKane (GBR) 2, d'Ayen (FRA) 0||0|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France||FRA||Round Two||Match #5||1||d'Ayen (FRA) 2, Hansen (DEN) 0||2|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France-1||FRA||Pierre Hirsch||Round Two||Match #4||2||GBR-3 2, FRA-1 0||0|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France-1||FRA||Pierre Hirsch||Round One||Match #2||1||FRA-1 2, SWE-2 0||2|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France||FRA||Suzanne Lenglen||Final Round||Match 3/4||AC||FRA walkover|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France||FRA||Suzanne Lenglen||Semi-Finals||Match #1||2||GBR-1 2, FRA 1||1|
|1920 Summer||21||Antwerpen||Tennis||France||FRA||Suzanne Lenglen||Quarter-Finals||Match #1||1||FRA 2, SWE 0||2|