Gail Sherriff

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Gail Sherriff (also known as Gail Chanfreau , Gail Lovera and Gail Benedetti ; born April 3, 1945 in Australia ) is a former French tennis player with Australian roots.

life and career

Chanfreau played for the Australian Fed Cup team in 1966 . In 1968 she emigrated to France , took French citizenship and competed for the French Fed Cup team from 1969 to 1980 .

After such a clash in 1884 , Gail played against her sister Carol in only the second match between sisters at the Wimbledon Championships in 1966 . The next sibling match took place in 2000 between Serena and Venus Williams .

Chanfreau reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 1967 and 1972 and the French Open in 1968 and 1971 . In 1967, 1970 and 1971 she won the women's doubles competition at the French Open with Françoise Durr and in 1976 with Fiorella Bonicelli .

Grand Slam title


No. year competition category Topping Partner Final opponents Result
1. 1967 FranceFrance International French tennis championships Grand Slam sand FranceFrance Françoise Dürr South Africa 1961South Africa Annette Van Zyl Pat Walkden
South Africa 1961South Africa 
6: 2, 6: 2
2. 1970 FranceFrance French Open Grand Slam sand FranceFrance Françoise Dürr United StatesUnited States Rosie Casals Billie Jean King
United StatesUnited States 
6: 1, 3: 6, 6: 3
3. 1971 FranceFrance French Open Grand Slam sand FranceFrance Françoise Dürr AustraliaAustralia Helen Gourlay Kerry Harris
6: 4, 6: 1
4th 1976 FranceFrance French Open Grand Slam sand UruguayUruguay Fiorella Bonicelli United StatesUnited States Kathleen Harter Helga Masthoff
Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany 
6: 4, 1: 6, 6: 3


Besides her sister, she also has a brother. In 1968 she married the French tennis player Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau and moved to France. She concluded a second marriage with the French tennis player Jean Lovera .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Tribute to Ross Sheriff. In: Retrieved May 21, 2019 .
  2. Sherriff's call shots in 20th century SW19 history. In: Archived from the original on April 16, 2017 ; accessed on May 21, 2019 (English).