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Ruth Dyas

tennis player

Alias: Ruth Durlacher
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Bio Durlacher was daughter to Jacob Dyas and Sophia Dyas. Durlacher was baptised Protestant (Church of England) on the 16 November 1900 in St. James Paddington.[citation needed] Durlacher had one brother and one older sister. The Durlachers were a wealthy family. Their original family home was Heathstown House. Durlacher grew up in England. She entered her first competition at 18.

She married fellow tennis player Neville John Durlacher in Rathdown on 17 December 1898 at the age of 23. They had 2 children together, Patrick Durlacher who was a successful cricket player and Nora Durlacher who was a successful tennis player
4 time Irish finalist (1897, 1899, 1901-1902), but winning the Irish doubles 5 times (1896, 1898, 1899, 1901 and 1902. Ruth was also 1898 and 1899 winner of the All-
England Women's Doubles title at Buxton with Bertha Steedman.

At Wimbledon her best result was in 1899, when she reached the All-Comer's final, losing to Blanche Hillyard 7-5 6-8 6-1.

Ruth was unlucky indeed to never win the Irish singles. She wrote of her closest final in Lawn Tennis For Ladies (1910)
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