Kathleen McKane Godfree

1896 - 1992

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Kathleen "Kitty" McKane Godfree (née McKane; 7 May 1896 – 19 June 1992) was a British tennis and badminton player and the second most decorated female British Olympian, joint with Katherine GraingerAccording to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Godfree was ranked in the world top ten from 1921 (when the rankings began) through 1927, reaching a career high of world No. 2 in those rankings in 1923, 1924, and 1926. Godfree won five Olympic medals in tennis at the 1920 Antwerp and 1924 Paris games, the most Olympic medals ever won by a tennis player until Venus Williams matched this record at the 2016 Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kathleen McKane Godfree has received more than 89,954 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Kathleen McKane Godfree is the 262nd most popular tennis player (down from 188th in 2019), the 4,347th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,648th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 262 out of 1,148Before her are Robin Söderling, Mischa Zverev, Younes El Aynaoui, Raúl Ramírez, Johan Kriek, and Mervyn Rose. After her are Malcolm Whitman, Stefanos Tsitsipas, John Doeg, Petra Kvitová, Francesca Schiavone, and Grigor Dimitrov.

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Among people born in 1896, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 217Before her are Rafael Garza Gutiérrez, Walter Breuning, José Naya, Lawrence Tibbett, Virgil Thomson, and Arthur Tell Schwab. After her are Gösta Runö, Ella Hall, Robert E. Sherwood, Alister Hardy, Albert Ball, and Howard Hanson. Among people deceased in 1992, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 213Before her are Russinho, Yutaka Ozaki, Severino Rigoni, Klaes Karppinen, Chingiz Mustafayev, and Red Mitchell. After her are Sterling Holloway, Sidney Nolan, Eddie Hazel, Art Babbitt, Maurice Perrin, and Leo Halle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 4,347 out of 7,765Before her are Gertrude Lawrence (1898), Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset (1536), Thomas Campbell (1777), Victor Johnson (1883), Piers Anthony (1934), and Joe Mercer (1914). After her are John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence (1811), Stephen Leacock (1869), Aneurin Bevan (1897), Brian Robertson (1956), Richard A. Proctor (1837), and Bert Williams (1920).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among tennis players born in United Kingdom, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 27Before her are Virginia Wade (1945), Charles Winslow (1888), Edith Hannam (1878), May Sutton (1886), Muriel Robb (1878), and George Hillyard (1864). After her are Winifred McNair (1877), Dorothy Round (1909), Dorothy Holman (1883), Bunny Austin (1906), Ann Jones (1938), and Angela Mortimer (1932).