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'''Charles Williams''' (1888-1935) was [[English people|English]] [[Rackets (sport)|rackets]] [[world champion]].
==Rackets career==
Williams became a professional rackets player and the school coach at a young age, playing from the Harrow Club at [[Harrow School]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS253033518&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title="Racquets." Times [London, England] 14 Jan. 1911|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref> In January 1911 he competed in and won the Open Championship of England defeating Edgar Maximilian Baerlein.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS268631098&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title="Racquets." Times [London, England] 26 Jan. 1911|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref> Just over three months later he was the challenger for the [[Rackets World Championships|World Championship]] against the holder [[Jamsetji Merwanji]] from India. Williams won the first leg at the [[Queen's Club]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS253033633&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title="Racquets." Times [London, England] 1 May 1911|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref> and then in the second leg played out a draw at the Prince's Club after he had already secured the one game he needed to claim the title outright. He had become the world champion aged just 22.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS269548719&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title="Rackets." Times [London, England] 15 May 1911|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref>
He lost the Championship to Jock Soutar from the United States in 1913 before failing to regain the title in a rematch in 1922. He finally regained the Championship after beating Soutar in 1929.
==Personal Life==
Born in East Fulham in 1888 he was a ball boy at the [[Prince's Club]] before turning professional. During the journey to defend his title in 1912 he boarded the [[RMS Titanic]] as a second class passenger. After it sunk he was rescued by the [[RMS Carpathia]] and developed [[Pneumonia|pneumonia]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS168623761&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title="Names Of The Survivors." Times [London, England] 17 Apr. 1912|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|url=http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=oxfshlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS102444422&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0|title=A CORRESPONDENT. "Rackets." Times [London, England] 6 Dec. 1935|publisher=Times Digital Archive}}</ref> He resided in the United States from 1924 and was married and had six children.
He died in 1935 while living in Chicago aged 47.
==References & Notes==
{{DEFAULTSORT:Williams, Charles}}
[[Category:1888 births]]
[[Category:1935 deaths]]
[[Category:World rackets champion]]
[[Category:Sports world champions]]

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