Muriel Robb grey plaque in Newcastle upon Tyne

Muriel Robb 1878-1907 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion 1902. Played at Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club. Holds unique record for winning the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland titles in 1902.

Muriel Evelyn Robb (13 May 1878 – 12 February 1907) was an English female tennis player. She is best remembered for her ladies' singles title at the 1902 Wimbledon Championships. She also won the Irish and Scottish singles titles in 1901 and the Welsh singles title in 1899. She attended the Cheltenham Ladies’ College, in Gloucestershire from 1893 to 1897 and was a member of the Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club in Newcastle. From 1899 to 1903 she participated in five Wimbledon Championships and reached at least the quarterfinal on all occasions.She died of cancer on 12 February 1907 in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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