Kitty Godfree Cup (W65)



The Kitty Godfree Cup is for the women's 65 age category was introduced in 1994 by the Veterans Lawn Tennis Association of Great Britain in honour of Kitty Godfree. The trophy was kindly donated by the Godfree family.

In 2013, the Kitty Godfree Cup was held from 9-14 September in Prostejov, Czech Republic. France defeated USA in the final.

Click the link below to view the full results and drawsheets from the 2013 Kitty Godfree Cup.

- Results and drawsheets 


Honour roll

2013
- Winner: France
- Runner-up: USA

2012
- Winner: France
- Runner-up: USA

2011
- Winner: France
- Runner-up: Great Britain

2010
- Winner: Great Britain
- Runner-up: USA

2009
- Winner: Great Britain
- Runner-up: Australia


Kitty Godfree

Kathleen "Kitty" Godfree (nee McKane), twice Wimbledon champion, was one of the outstanding women players in the 1920s.

Kitty and her husband, Leslie, were the only married couple to have won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship, a feat they achieved in1926.

Kitty was the only player to beat Helen Wills Moody in singles at Wimbledon. This occurred in the legendary final of 1924 when she fought back from being 46 14 down to win 46 64 64.

She also reached the finals of the US and French Championships in 1925 and won Olympic medals at the Games of 1920 in Antwerp and 1924 in Paris.

Kitty was a natural athlete, representing England in lacrosse in 1918 and won the All-England badminton singles title.

Without any formal coaching, she soon found that tennis was her forte and became that rarity in those days, a good volleyer. Perhaps her real strength, though, what is termed these days "mental toughness".



TEAM EVENTS

Click the links below to find out more information about each age category in the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships.

- Von Cramm Cup (M60)

- Britannia Cup (M65)

- Jack Crawford Cup (M70)

- Bitsy Grant Cup (M75)

- Gardnar Mulloy Cup (M80)

- Alice Marble Cup (W60)

- Kitty Godfree Cup (W65)

- Althea Gibson Cup (W70)

- Queens’ Cup (W75)

- Doris Hart (W80)