Ruth Winch

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Ruth Winch
Full name Ruth Isabel Winch
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1870-08-25)25 August 1870
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Died 9 January 1952(1952-01-09) (aged 81)
Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon QF (1904, 1919)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (1922)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (1919, 1922)

Ruth Isabel Winch (née Legh, 25 August 1870 – 9 January 1952) was a British tennis player who won a bronze medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1][2]

Winch had a walkover in both round one and the quarter finals of the 1908 women's singles competition, in the semi-final she lost to Dorothea Chambers 6-1, 6-1.[1]

Between 1899 and 1922 Winch participated in nine editions of the Wimbledon Championships. Her best results in the singles event were achieved in 1904 and 1919 when she reached the quarterfinal.[3]

In March 1907 she won the singles title at the Championship of Cannes after defeating Toupie Lowther in the final in straight sets.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ruth Winch's profile at Sports
  2. ^ Olympic Tennis Medalists
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Ruth Winch". AELTC. 
  4. ^ "Open Tournaments – Cannes". Lawn Tennis and Badminton. XI (307): 13, 14. 24 April 1907. 

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