Press Photograph Miss W. Saunders Chiswick May 25th

  • Daily Mirror Press Photograph
  • Peggy Saunders-Mitchell
  • c1929/30

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Miss W. Saunders in play during the Middlesex Tennis Championships c1929/30

Margaret “Peggy” Amy Michell (née Saunders; 28 January 1905 – 19 June 1941) was a British female tennis player active in the 1920s. She is also known under her married name, Peggy Saunders-Michell.

Along with Phoebe Holcroft she won two consecutive women’s doubles titles at Wimbledon (1928 and 1929) and the U.S. Women’s Championships in 1929. With the same partner, she reached the final at the French Championships in 1927 in which they were defeated by Irene Bowder Peacock and Bobbie Hiene.

Her best singles results at a Grand Slam tournament came in 1929 when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at the U.S. Championships where she lost to Elsie Goldsack Helen Wills respectively. Michell competed in nine Wimbledon editions between 1925 and 1938.

Michell was part of the British Wightman Cup team in 1928, 1929 and 1932 and won the cup against the United States in 1928.

This photograph measures 20 x 15cms with details to reverse from the Daily Mirror. Condition – very good.