Top 5 British Tennis players of all time
4. Angela Mortimer
Former World No. 1 Angela Mortimer hails from Plymouth, England. In her professional tennis career spanning 11 years, she won three Grand Slams: French Open (1955), Australian Open (1958) and Wimbledon (1961). She was also the runner-up at the 1956 French Open and 1958 Wimbledon.
At Wimbledon 1955, Mortimer partnered with Anne Shilcock to emerge as the winning pair in the doubles category. Next, partnering with Lorraine Coghlan, the pair reached the women’s doubles finals at the 1958 Australian Open.
Mortimer’s one and only mixed doubles partnership was with Peter Newman, and they reached the mixed doubles finals at the Australian Open of 1958.
Apart from all these achievements, Mortimer became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since 1937. She was inducted into the prestigious Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993, and she also received the Freedom of the Borough of Merton.