Events conspire, the Wembley fairy tale

The Lady Dowager Swaythling presents the W.H.Pope Cup to Diane (left) and (right) Rosalind in London in 1954 (Photo: courtesy of Diane Schöler) by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor The city is Düsseldorf, it is the home for the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships, proceedings commence in the Messeplatz on Monday 29th May. It is also the home for a lady who possesses a record in World Championships Women’s Doubles events that no player can match and no player may ever match. Diane Schöler, the Honorary President of the Swaythling Club International, is the lady in question. The former Diane Rowe; on Wednesday 14th April 1954, partnering her 20 minutes younger twin sister Rosalind, at the World Championships in London, events conspired to produce one