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Alice Greene

Full name: Alice Norah Gertrude Greene
Gender: Female
Born: October 15, 1879 in Upton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Died: October 26, 1956 in Saint Brélade, Jersey, Jersey
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Alice Greene was the daughter of an America-born doctor. She was born and raised in Northampton where her father was the superintendent of the Northampton county lunatic asylum, They later moved to Lewes in Sussex before the family moved to the island of Jersey. As a tennis player, Alice first attracted attention at Wimbledon in 1903 when she reached the singles semi-final before losing to Ethel Thomson. Greene reached the semi-final again the following year but lost to [Charlotte Sterry]. In1907 she won the prestigious London covered court championship at Queen’s Club beating [Gladys Eastlake-Smith] 2-6, 6-3, 10-8. At the Olympic Games a year later Greene lost her opening match in the outdoor singles to [Agatha Morton] in straight sets. However, in the covered court event, she won the silver medal after losing in three sets in the final to Eastlake-Smith who she had beaten at Queen’s Club nine months earlier. Alice won the Monte Carlo tournament in 1909 by beating Countess Schulenburg in three sets. Greene also reached the mixed doubles final with [Josiah Ritchie]. She made her eighth and final Wimbledon appearance in 1909, losing to [Dora Boothby] in the second round. Alice continued playing competitively into her 40s when she also proved to be a good golfer. A one-time associate member of the Lewes Golf Club, she was later a member of the La Moye Golf Club in Jersey after the family moved to the island in 1911. She represented La Moye in the 1924 English Ladies’ Championship at Cooden Beach, Sussex, Alice died in the house that her father had built at St Brélade. In 2011 the All-England club bought her Olympic silver medal at auction for a reported £4,320.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Women's Singles Great Britain GBR 5
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Women's Singles, Covered Courts Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1908-07-07 Morton (GBR) 2, Greene (GBR) 0 0

Women's Singles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-05-11 Eastlake-Smith (GBR) 2, Greene (GBR) 1 1
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-05-09 Greene (GBR) 2, AdlerstrÃ¥hle (SWE) 0 2
1908 Summer 28 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1908-05-08 Greene (GBR) 2, Boothby (GBR) 0 2
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