World Champion, Perth Australia 2009

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In 2009, Rita won the individual world championship in singles in the 80's division

Despite the distractions of relentless flies and noisy birds, in 2009, Rita won the Individual World Championship in the 80’s division, and she came in second in Doubles.

She was able to beat an Australian who had beaten her in the World Championship in the 80’s division finals in Christ Church in 2007, Elsie Crowe (#1seed) 6-2, 6-4! Her opponent in the finals, was Betty Howard from Great Britain who lost to Rita with a score of 6-1, 6-4! The ladies who Rita beat were members of their county’s prestigious Cup Teams!

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