Angela Buxton

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Angela Buxton was a tennis player who won both Wimbledon and the French Open doubles in 1956, as well as reaching the Final of the Women's Singles in Wimbledon the same year. She was a pioneer of minority sport, being a Jewish tennis player who won two titles alongside Althea GIbson, who was a black woman. 

She lived in 16 Winnington Road, moving to Hampstead with her mother to further her tennis career. 

Photograph, HGST87
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This article documents the visit from former Wimbledon Doubles Champion Angela Buxton returning to the Suburb to attend and give out prizes at the centenary tennis tournemant. The competition was played in Edwardian fancy dress and with wooden raquets to commemorate the founding in 2007.