Winnie Shaw

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Winnie Shaw
Full nameWinifred Mason Shaw
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1947-01-18)18 January 1947
Glasgow, Scotland
Died30 March 1992(1992-03-30) (aged 45)
Woking, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1970, 1971)
French Open3R (1971, 1972)
WimbledonQF (1970, 1971)
US Open3R (1969)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1971, 1972)
French OpenF (1972)
WimbledonSF (1972)
US OpenSF (1966, 1967)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1971)
Wimbledon4R (1969, 1971, 1973, 1974)
US OpenQF (1967)
Team competitions
Wightman CupW (1968)

Winifred "Winnie" Mason Shaw (later Mrs. Wooldridge) (18 January 1947 – 30 March 1992) was a professional tennis player from Scotland. In 2002, she posthumously was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Winnie Shaw was born in Glasgow on 18 January 1947, the second and youngest child of Winifred Mason, also a tennis player, and journalist Angus Shaw.[1]

Shaw had more success as a doubles than a singles player. She never won a major tournament, but she reached the finals of both the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles, and twice made it to the semifinals in the French Open. She played twice in the Australian Open semifinals. She reached the doubles semifinal at Wimbledon in 1972, playing with Joyce Williams, another player from Scotland.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She married English tennis player Keith Wooldridge in 1972 and retired as a tennis player after her wedding.[3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1972 French Open Clay United Kingdom Nell Truman United States Billie Jean King
Netherlands Betty Stöve
1–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1971 French Open Clay Soviet Union Toomas Leius France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay
2–6, 4–6


  1. ^ Bill Edwards (16 February 1994). "Obituary: Winnie Shaw". The Independent.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive –Winnie Wooldridge (Shaw)". AELTC.
  3. ^ Rob Robertson (25 June 2001). "Coach links three Wimbledon Scots Keith Wooldridge, who married Winnie Shaw, has played a part in the development of two of her successors". Herald Scotland.

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