Dorothy Round Little

Born:
July 13, 1908
Died:
November 12, 1982
Place of Birth:
Worcestershire, England
Citizenship:
England
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1986
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A player of formidable power and exc ce, Dorothy Round Little developed her game from that of a sports-minded schoolgirl to that of a Wimbledon champion, making that transition almost seamlessly. Although she often refused to play on Sundays, she was nevertheless entirely dedicated to making the most of herself. She made two singles championship runs at Wimbledon and was once the victor at the Australian Championships. An Englishwomen with a large heart and agile mind, she volleyed well and was not afraid to compete under pressure. 

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1935

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1934, 1937
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1934-36

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1931-36