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The trophy for the women's doubles at the 50th Pacific Coast Tennis Championships in 1939, in the form of an attractive Danish designed nickel silver shallow fruit bowl, further engraved with the names of the winners Nina Brown - Freda Hammersley, diameter 20cm.. The 50th Pacific Coast Championships were held at Berkeley, California, from 30th September to 9th. October 1939. Brown and Hammersley beat Pauline Betz and Jane Stanton (4-6 6-0 6-2) in the final. Winifred Alice ''Freda'' James (married name Hammersley) (1911-1988) was a British female tennis player of the 1930s. She won the women's doubles in Grand Slam events three times. in 1933 at the US Women's National Championship (with Betty Nuthall), and twice at Wimbledon in 1935 and 1936 (with Kay Stammers). From 1931 to 1939, she was part of the British team in the Wightman Cup. Nina Brown (English) was runner-up in the 1939 Mixed-Doubles Championship at Wimbledon partnering Frank Wilde. They lost the final to Bobby Riggs and Alice Marble 9-7 6-1. She played in the British Wightman Cup team against the USA at Forest Hills the same year.

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The trophy for the women's doubles at the 50th Pacific

Auction ended on Mon, May 21, 2018
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