Memories of Wimbledon Tennis Champions between the Wars
Paddy Feeny talks to Kitty Godfree and Fred Perry
This recording was made in 1991 when Kitty Godfree was 95 and Fred Perry was 82
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Kitty Godfree was Women’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon in 1924 and 1926.
Her other achievements were: Wimbledon Runner-up 1925; Runner-up US and French Women’s singles championships 1925; Winner of Women’s Doubles, US Open 1923, 1927; Winner of Mixed Doubles, Wimbledon 1924, 1926; US Open 1925; Bronze Medalist in the women’s singles in the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games; Gold Medalist in the Women’s Doubles in the 1920 Olympic Games and Silver Medalist in 1924; Silver Medalist in the Mixed Doubles 1924 Olympic Games; Represented Great Britain in the Wightman Cup 1923-1927, 1930, 1934.
Fred Perry was Men’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon in 1934, 1935 and 1936
His other achievements were: Men’s Singles Champion US Open 1933,1934, 1936; Men’s Singles Champion French Open 1935; Men’s Singles Champion Australian Open 1934; Men’s Singles Champion US Open 1933,1934, 1936; Winner of Men’s Doubles French Open 1933; Australian Open 1934; Winner of Mixed Doubles, Wimbledon 1935, 1936, U.S. Open 1932, French Open 1932; British Hardcourt Champion 1932-1936; Represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup 1931-1936.
Paddy Feeny – Presenter: Paddy Feeny was presenter of the Saturday afternoon sports programme on the BBC World Service for over 30 years.