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The Halstead woman who won Wimbledon 100 years ago
3:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014 in News
This week marks the 100th anniversary of a Halstead woman’s historic victory in the Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles.
Agnes Morton won the trophy in 1914 with American partner Elizabeth Ryan when the prize was in its second year.
Miss Morton’s great niece, Susan Mercer, of Hudson, Canada, has donated the trophy to the Wimbledon Museum.
Now Mrs Mercer and her brother Peter Nott, of Pebmarsh, have been given tickets to watch the finals of the ladies’ singles, men’s doubles and ladies’ doubles on July 5.
Agnes Morton was born at Star Stile, Halstead in 1872 and lifted the trophy when she was 42 years old with her 22 year-old partner.
See this week's Gazette for the full story.