Gladys Shirley Eastlake-Smith
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Gladys Shirley Eastlake-Smith
Tennis
1908 London Olympics
Gold medallist

Gladys Shirley Eastlake-Smith was born on 14th August 1883 in Lewisham. She was also known as Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith and Gladys Lamplough (after her marriage). She won the All England covered mixed doubles in 1905 with Reginald Doherty and reached the finals in the ladies singles at Wimbledon in 1906. She won the Monte Carlo tournament in 1906, 1907 and 1908, won the London covered court ladies singles in October 1906 and April 1907 and reached the final in October 1908. She won the All England covered mixed doubles a second time in 1908 with Tony Wilding.

She won the Women's indoor singles at the 1908 London Olympics, beating fellow Brit Angela Green 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

Two days after winning her Olympic gold medal she married Wharram Lamplough. She continued playing and reached the semi-finals in the ladies singles at Wimbledon in 1908 and 1910, and won the 'Married Doubles' in 1913 with her husband. She last competed in the ladies singles at Wimbledon in 1921. She died on 18th September 1941 in Middleham, Yorkshire.

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