Nelly Landry

Intro Belgian-French tennis player
A.K.A. Nelly Jeanne Adamson Landry
Was Athlete Tennis player
From France Belgium
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 December 1916, London, UK
Death 22 February 2010, Paris, France (aged 93 years)
Star sign Capricorn

Nelly Adamson Landry (28 December 1916 – 22 February 2010) was a female tennis player from Belgium (became French citizen after marriage). She was the 1948 women's singles champion at the French Championships beating Shirley Fry. She had also been a finalist in 1938, losing to Simonne Mathieu, and reached again the final in 1949, losing to Margaret Osborne duPont. According to John Olliff of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Landry was ranked in the world top ten in 1946 and 1948 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 7 in those rankings in 1946. Nelly Adamson married Pierre Henri Landry on February 1937 and subsequently Marcel Renault, both former French tennis players.

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1938 French Championships Clay Simonne Mathieu 0–6, 3–6
Win 1948 French Championships Clay Shirley Fry 6–2, 0–6, 6–0
Loss 1949 French Championships Clay Margaret Osborne duPont 5–7, 2–6

Doubles (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1938 French Championships Clay Arlette Harff Simonne Mathieu Billie Yorke 6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Tournament 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A A A NH NH A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Championships A 2R 3R QF A F A NH R A QF A W F A A A QF SF 1 / 9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 4R A A A NH NH NH A A QF 3R A A 4R 4R 2R 0 / 9
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A 3R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 20

R = tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation. In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

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