Dorothea Douglass Gold 1908 Singles Dorothea Katherine Douglass Lambert Chambers (September 3, 1878 - January 7, 1960) was a British-American female tennis player who was born in Guayamas, Ealing in England.
In 1900, Dorothea Douglass made her debut at Wimbledon. Three years later she won her first of seven ladies singles title. In 1919 she played the longest Wimbledon final up to that time: 44 games against Frenchwoman Suzanne Lenglen. Douglass held to match points at 6-5 in the third set but eventually lost to Lenglen 8-10, 6-4, 9-7.
She retired from singles play in 1921 but continued to compete in doubles until 1927. From 1924 to 1926, she captained Britain's Wightman Cup team and in 1928 turned to professional coaching.
Douglass Chambers was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1981. She died in Kensington, London.
Wimbledon championships Singles champion: 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914 Singles finalist: 1905, 1907, 1919, 1920 Doubles finalist: 1913, 1919, 1920 Mixed finalist: 1919
Tennis at the Summer Olympics | Olympic Champions in Women's tennis Charlotte Cooper | Dorothea Chambers | Marguerite Broquedis | Suzanne Lenglen | Helen Wills | Steffi Graf | Jennifer Capriati | Lindsay Davenport | Venus Williams | Justine Henin-Hardenne