Ethel Thomson

Ethel Thomson Larcombe

Ethel Larcombe (born as born Ethel Warneford Thomson)(June 8 1879 in Islington, Middlesex, England - August 11 1965 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England) was a former British female tennis player. She is best remembered for winning the ladies' singles title at the 1912 Wimbledon Championships.

Grand Slam record

Wimbledon Championships

  • Singles champion: 1912
  • Singles finalist: 1914

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1912 Wimbledon Championships Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6–3, 6–1

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1914 Wimbledon Championships Dorothea Douglass 5–7, 4–6


As a badminton player, she is the third most successful player ever in the All England Badminton Championships, with 17 titles, 10 of them in women's singles, 5 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles.

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