DOROTHY ROUND

Location: Priory Park, Dudley, West Midlands
Artist: John McKenna

Dorothy Round (1909-1982) was a British tennis player who achieved major successes in the 1930s. The Wimbledon winner’s daughter Tricia Swindell officially unveiled the life-sized sculpture near the tennis courts in Priory Park on 20th September 2013. The sculpture was created by Scottish artist John McKenna who has highlighted her combination of mental determination and perfect physical condition. The memorial is a celebration of her successes; winning Wimbledon in 1934 and 1937 and the first woman from overseas to win the Australian Open tennis championships in 1935.