Lottie Dod

Lottie Dod

Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June, 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times, the first one when she was only fifteen in the summer of 1887. She remains the youngest ladies' singles champion, though Martina Hingis was three days younger when she won the women's doubles title in 1996.

In addition to tennis, Dod competed in many other sports, including golf, field hockey, and archery. She also won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, played twice for the England women's national field hockey team (which she helped to found), and won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in archery. The Guinness Book of Records has named her as the most versatile female athlete of all time, together with track and field athlete and fellow golf player Babe Zaharias.

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Lottie Dod - Later Life
... In 1913, Willy and Lottie moved to a new house in Bideford (Tony had married in the meantime) ... Dod wanted to be transferred to the war zones in France but was hampered by sciatica and never served as a nurse outside England ... Dod was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1983 ...