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 76,140 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Kathleen McKane Godfree is the 188th most popular tennis player (down from 139th in 2019), the 3,657th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,653rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 188 out of 1,148Before her are May Sutton, Dinara Safina, Neale Fraser, Caroline Wozniacki, Mary Browne, and Henri Leconte. After her are Nicolás Massú, Ted Schroeder, Ichiya Kumagae, Mirka Federer, Ivan Ljubičić, and Esna Boyd.

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Among people born in 1896, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 186Before her are Gunnar Lindström, Sofya Yanovskaya, Kim Iryeop, Blanche Sweet, Uberto De Morpurgo, and José Naya. After her are Liam O'Flaherty, William Gopallawa, Jack Pickford, Rogers Hornsby, Enrique Hertzog, and Walter Breuning. Among people deceased in 1992, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 185Before her are Earle Meadows, William Schuman, Sidney Nolan, Luis Alcoriza, Georges Beuchat, and Ronnie Bucknum. After her are Brenda Marshall, Red Mitchell, Freddie Bartholomew, Sven Delblanc, Luigi Marchisio, and Art Babbitt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 3,657 out of 6,924Before her are Gary Barlow (1971), Max Newman (1897), Rebecca Hall (1982), Michelle Dockery (1981), Frederick Grace (1884), and William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1810). After her are Olivia Manning (1908), Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778), Dave Finlay (1958), Jennifer Saunders (1958), Agnes Arber (1879), and G. M. Trevelyan (1876).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among tennis players born in United Kingdom, Kathleen McKane Godfree ranks 23Before her are Wilfred Baddeley (1872), Harold Kitson (1874), Frank Hadow (1855), Ethel Thomson Larcombe (1879), Major Ritchie (1870), and May Sutton (1886). After her are Muriel Robb (1878), Harold Mahony (1867), Edith Hannam (1878), Winifred McNair (1877), George Hillyard (1864), and Dorothy Round (1909).