In her playing days Mary Hardwick's many successes included her membership of Britain's Wightman Cup teams in 1936, 1937, and 1939.She won the Scandinavian title three times, the French indoor title, was a semi-finalist at Forest Hills in what is now the U S Open and reached her ranking peak in 1937 when she was listed number two in Britain and seventh in the unofficial world rankings. That year she lost a final set 11-9 against Alice Marble, who in 1939 was the Wimbledon singles champion.

Mary Hardwick