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1916

Dates: June 5-12
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw= 71, plus holder)

*Holder Bjurstedt "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round


Edith Handy d. Marie Ballin 6-0 6-0
May Currie d. Charlotte Cheston 4-6 6-3 6-4
Elizabeth Ostheimer d. Edith Stern 5-7 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Ostheimer d. Sarah Shattuck default
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs Helen Pouch 6-2 6-4
Edwina Hensel d. Edith White 6-1 6-2
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Augusta Chapman default

1st Round

Evelyn Sears d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Clara Cassebeer d. Mary Stair 9-7 6-4
Laura Pope d. Ida Huff 6-1 6-2
Sarah Neilson d. Emily Kennedy 7-5 2-6 6-2
Alice Patterson d. Teresa Wood default
Margaret Moes d. Mrs C. C. Parsons 6-2 6-3
Mary Merrick d. Elizabeth Porter 6-3 0-6 6-4
Alice Hawkins d. Gertrude Henry 3-6 7-5 6-1

Louise Raymond d. Margaret Tattersfield 6-0 6-2
Louise Adams d. Elizabeth Henry 7-9 6-2 6-3
Eugenia Wainwright d. Irene Dearnley 6-4 6-4
Miriam Steever d. Edna Wildey 6-0 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Miss Helen Pouch 6-0 6-0
Mary Wilcox d. Helen Schlichter default
Handy d. Currie 6-2 6-2
E Ostheimer d G Ostheimer 6-0 6-2

El. Sears d. Hensel 6-3 6-4
Ina Kissel d. Kerbough 3-6 6-4 6-2
Elsie Cabot d. Elizabeth Meehan 6-0 6-2
Ethel Herold d. Mrs J. H. Chapman 6-2 6-2
Phyllis Walsh d. Florence Ballin 6-4 7-5
Eleanor Freeley d. Jane Rawson default
Clara Chase d. Gertrude Hollis 6-3 7-5
Kitty Brinton d. Aureola Smoker 6-3 6-3

Susanne White d. Miss H. W. Williams 7-5 6-4
Alice Drake d. Katherine Force 6-1 6-1
Flora Harvey d. Matilde Richardson 6-2 6-2
Hannah Wright d. Edith Newhall default
Mrs. John R Hall d. Adele Bull 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Disston d. Grace Leroy 6-1 6-4
May Snyder d. Elsa Reath default
Margaretta Taylor d Mollie Thayer 6-0 2-6 7-5

2nd Round

Ev. Sears d. Cassebeer 6-0 6-1
Pope d. Neilson 6-2 9-11 6-3
Patterson d. Moes 6-1 6-3
Merrick d. Hawkins 6-4 8-6
Raymond d. Adams 6-2 6-1
Steever d. Wainwright 6-3 6-0
Barger-Wallach d. Wilcox 6-0 6-1
Handy d. E. Ostheimer 6-4 6-0

El. Sears d. Kissel 6-4 6-1
Cabot d. Herold 6-2 6-0
Walsh d. Freeley default
Chase d. Brinton default
White d. Drake 6-3 6-2
Harvey d. Wright 6-0 6-0
Hall d. Disston 4-6 6-4 7-5
Taylor d. Snyder default

3rd Round

Ev. Sears d. Pope default
Patterson d. Merrick 0-6 7-5 6-3
Raymond d. Steever 6-3 6-4
Barger-Wallach d. Handy 6-3 6-3

El. Sears d. Cabot 6-2 6-4
Walsh d. Chase 6-2 6-0
White d. Harvey 6-4 4-6 6-1
Hall d. Taylor 8-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Ev. Sears d. Patterson 6-3 6-2
Raymond d. Barger-Wallach 6-1 6-3
El. Sears d. Walsh 6-3 6-3
White d. Hall 4-6 8-6 7-5

Semifinals

Raymond d. Ev. Sears 6-2 6-1
El.Sears d. White 6-2 6-3

Final

Louise Raymond d. Eleanora Sears 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round

Molla Bjurstedt (holder) d. Louise Raymond 6-0 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Edith Newhall/Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Clara Chase/Margaret Moes-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Eleonora Sears d. Helen Schlichter/Phyllis Walsh 6-2 6-3
Katherine Force/Elizabeth Porter d. Mrs John R Hall/Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Disston/Susanne White d. Louise Adams/Adele Bull 2-6 6-3 6-1
Mollie Thayer/Margaretta Myers d. Clara Cassebeer/Miriam Steever 2-6 6-0 6-4
Ida Kissel/Teresa Wood d. Edwina Hensel/Sarah Neilson 6-1 6-2
Flora Harvey/Margaret Walbridge-bye

Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey d. May Currie/Edith White 6-1 6-0
Augusta Chapman/Marion Chapman-bye
Matilde Smith/Margaretta Taylor d. Helene Martin/Helena Robinson 6-0 6-0
Emily Kennedy/Elsa Reath d. Alice Blake/Hilda Williams 6-3 6-2
Mary Stair/Mildred Willard d. Emma Betz/Sophie Norris 6-2 6-2
Elsie Cabot/Evelyn Sears-bye
Edith Handy/Mrs Helen Pouch-bye
Elizabeth Henry/Gertrude Henry-bye

2nd Round

Newhall/E. Ostheimer d. Chase/Moes 6-3 6-2
Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Force/Porter default
Disston/White d. Thayer/M. Myers 6-2 9-7
Kissel/Wood d. Harvey/Walbridge 6-3 8-6

Raymond/Wildey d. Chapman/Chapman 6-4 6-3
Smith/Taylor d. Kennedy/Reath 6-1 7-9 6-2
Cabot/Ev. Sears d. Stair/Willard 6-0 6-4
Handy/Pouch d. Henry/Henry 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Newhall/E.Ostheimer 6-3 6-2
Disston/White d. Kissel/Wood 3-6 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Smith/Taylor 7-5 6-2
Handy/Pouch d. Cabot/Ev. Sears 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/El. Sears d. Disston/White 6-3 6-4
Raymond/Wildey d. Handy/Pouch 6-4 6-1

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Eleonora Sears d. Louise Raymond/Edna Wildey 4-6 6-2 10-8

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Sarah Neilson/Edward Edwards-bye
Edith Handy/Percy Osborne d. Mildred Willard/Randolph Faries 6-2 6-0
Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Craig Biddle 7-9 6-4 6-2
Marion Crawley/Ewing Taylor d. Elizabeth Fort/Herbert Raffeto 7-5 6-2
Teresa Wood/Wallace Johnson d. Margaret Taylor/Joseph Rowland 6-4 6-0
Flora Harvey/Joseph Carpenter d. Miss A von Bernuth/Henry Endicott 6-2 6-2
Sarah Myers/Allan Evans d. Mollie Thayer/Joseph Thayer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Charles Bull d. Violet Gratz/Oliver Baird 6-0 6-1

Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer d. May Currie/John A. Brown 6-3 6-3
Elsa Reath/Albert Kennedy d. Charlotte Cheston/Deveraux Josephs 6-2 6-1
Florence Sheldon/Frank Hague d. Eugenia Wainwright/Paul Gibbons 9-7 1-6 7-5
Carrie Tallmann/Charles Plass d. Matilda Richardson/C. M. Taylor 6-2 6-2
Ina Kissel/Joseph J Armstrong d. Mrs Helen Pouch/Billy Pouch 6-1 6-0
Katherine Force/Henry Van Dyke Johns d. Mary Williams/Clarence Jennings 6-3 6-4
Susanne White/Rowland Davis d. Eliza Fox/Casper Wister 6-3 7-5
Eleanora Sears/Willis Davis-bye

2nd Round

Handy/Osborne d. Neilson/Edwards 6-1 6-4
F Ballin/Tilden d. Crawley/Taylor 6-1 6-1
Wood/Johnson d. Harvey/Carpenter 6-1 6-3
Bjurstedt/Bull d. S Myers/A Evans 6-3 6-1

Disston/A. Thayer d. Reath/Kennedy 6-2 6-4
Sheldon/Hague d. Tallmann/Plass 6-2 6-4
Kissel/Armstrong d. Force/Johns 6-4 6-0
El Sears/Davis d. White/R. Evans 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

F Ballin/Tilden d. Handy/Osborne7-5 6-8 6-2
Bjurstedt/Bull d. Wood/Johnson 6-1 6-4
Sheldon/Hague d. Disston/A. Thayer 7-5 6-4
El Sears/Davis d. Kissel/Armstrong 3-6 9-7 6-3

Semifinals

F Ballin/Tilden d. Bjurstedt/Bull 6-2 6-4
El Sears/Davis d. Sheldon/Hauge default

Final

Eleanora Sears/Willis E. Davis d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 6-4 7-5

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Draw notes:

The New York Tribune (source for the first day) lists the Preliminary Round as the first round.

Miss Helen Pouch and Mrs Helen Pouch are daughter and mother.

The quarterfinals of the mixed=the third round.

Missing full names for

Mrs J. H. Chapman plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Mrs. John R Hall is from New York and plays for the West Side Tennis Club.
Mrs C. C. Parsons is from New York and plays for the West Side Tennis Club.
Miss A von Bernuth
Miss M. E. Wilcox plays for Merion Cricket Club. Could she=Mary Wilcox?
Miss H. W. Williams

Mr C. M. Taylor propably Charles M Taylor)

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Louise Adams=Mrs CW Adams of Huntington Valley CC
Florence and Marie Henrietta Ballin were sisters. Both attended Bryn Mawr.
Emma Betz=Mrs John F Betz 3rd.
Mrs J. H. Chapman plays for the Philadelphia CC
Charlotte Cheston plays for the Philadrlphia CC
May E Currie (or Curry) played for the West Side TC, New York. Also listed as C Currie.
Irene E Dearnley plays for Plymouth CC
Alice C Drake is from St Paul, Minnesota
Katherine E Force
Eleanor H Freedley plays for Plymouth CC
Mrs John R Hall is from New York
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Pouch=Helena Hellwig. Listed in papers of era as Mrs W. H. Pouch. Her daughter was Miss Helen Pouch.
Edwina C Hensel is from Merion.
Ethel Herold listed as Mrs Robert Herold
Raymond=Louise Hammond. Listed in papers of era as Mrs Edward Raymond
Elizabeth N Meehan plays for Germantown CC
Mary R Merrick is from Philadelphia (note some sources use "Herrick")
Margaret Moes is from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Alice M Patterson plays for the Philadelphia CC
Laura Pope=Mrs Robert A. Pope
Elizabeth Porter is from Washington DC
Elsa Reath plays for Merion CC
Mathilde Richardson is from Belmar
Jane Rowson is from Patterson
Mrs Isaac Schluichter=Helen, nee Ehret.
Sarah Shattuck played for Longwood CC
May B Snyder is from Pittsburgh
Mary K Stair plays for York CC
Matilde Smith=Mrs Erskine Smith, who plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Aureola Smoker=Mrs A. D. Smoker.
Edith Stern=Mrs David S Stern of New York. She=nee Edith Katzenberg of Philadelphia.
Margaret Tattersfield plays for Germantown CC
Margaret Walbridge, nee Buffum=Mrs Charles A Walbridge, who represented the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Edith H White and May E Curry are from the West Side Club and staying as guests of Hannah C Parks.
Susanne White is from Baltimore.
Mary Wilcox=Miss M. E. Wilcox
Teresa Wood listed by papers of the era as Mrs Rawson Wood

Oliver Baird=Mr O. H. Baird. His full name was Oliver Hopkinson Baird.
Henry Endicott=Mr H. B. Endicott. His full name was Henry Bradford.
Frank Hague=Mr F. B. Hague
Albert Kennedy=Mr A. E. Kennedy
Charles Plass=Mr C. W. Plass. His full name was Charles Webster.

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Sources:

The New York Tribune
Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger
The Grand Slam Book of Tennis (p 928 for Mixed results)
Thanks to The Computer for some results.

The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, June 06, 1916, Page 8, Image 8 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Summary:

Norsewoman Molla Bjurstedt set a record (for the time) of winning a final in less than 30 minutes. Though the field was quite large, Mrs. May Sutton Bundy and Mary Browne were "particularly missed", as no challenger for Molla could be found. The Philadelphia Public Ledger describes her famous forehand shots as "wallops", also writing that "Miss Bjurstedt's driving constantly brought forth applause from the gallery."

Raymond's "stage fright" made the final a nightmare. Never once did it appear she would offer up a challenge. Mercifully it was over in 26 minutes. This is the shortest and most lopsided US ladies final in history aside from the 1964 final. Louise got to deuce only 3 times and won 24 points in all. Mrs Raymond won her few points at net, but never really pursued a change in tactics to get there more often.

An exciting doubles final gave Mrs Raymond a chance for revenge. Molla and Louise were given a 30 minute rest after the singles final. In a corker of a match Edna Wildey performed brilliantly. Louise Raymond again failed to ply up to her usual standards, giving Bjurstedt and Eleanora Sears enough room to get by 10-8 in the 3rd. Miss Sears also won the mixed with Californian star Willis Davis.

A drizzle kept spectators in the semis down to "a few dozen."

Throughout the week Bill Tilden wrote articles on the event for The Evening Ledger.

SPALDING'S LAWN TENNIS ANNUAL. 35 National Women's Championships By Miss Florence Ballin. Rain, a steady drizzHnsr rain, and the wonderful playing of Miss Molla Bjur- stedt in tlie chnllense round, were the outstanding features of the thirtieth women's national championships, held on the grass courts of the Philadelphia Cricket Club at i<t. Martins, near Philadelphia, the week of June 5. There was a certain lack of excitement to the matches of the tournament proper, due to the absence of a number of the leading players. None of the Californians came East, and neither Mrs. fJeorge Wightman, Mrs. Marshall McLean nor Miss Marie Wagner were entered. Mrs. Edward Raymond, as was expected, came through the winner of the tournament, but although she had played Miss Bjurstedt a close three-set match early in the season, in the challenge round in this instance she found her opponent at her very best, well-nigh invincible, and went down to defeat in about the shortest time in wtiich a match has ever been recorded — twenty-two minutes. The first two days of the tournament were marked by fair weather and every- thing went smoothly, with no notable upsets. Then the rain started, and kept up more or less steadily until Saturday afternoon. Matches were played in a drizzling rain, on slippery courts : but Mr. Jennings, by good management and with the co-operation of the players, kept up fairly well with his schedule. The fifth round, on Friday, saw all of the favorites still playing. Miss Susanne White defeated Mrs. Hall in a closely contested three-set match ; but Mrs. Barger-Wallach, handicapped by the heavy courts, was unable to cope with the clever placing of Mrs. Raymond, and lost, 6/1,6/3. Again, In the semi- finals, Mrs. Raymond rose superior to adverse conditions and, playing at her best, outgeneraled Miss Evelyn Sears to the score, 6/1,6/2. Miss Eleonora Sears likewise advanced to the final round with comparatively little trouble, the wet grass onlv serving to make her chops more deadly. In the semi-final round she defeated Miss White. 6/2.6/3. Saturday afternoon, however, found the ground comparatively dry after the morning's wind, and although Miss Sears put all she had on the ball, she was unable to upset Mrs. Raymond's calm, driving game. The latter played a heady game, as always, coming to the net occasionally for points, but relying in the main on her ability to coax Miss Sears out of position and take advantage of the resulting openings. In the challenge round, however, played on Monday afternoon under a sunny sky, it was Miss Bjurstedt who made the openings, one after another, and sent her ball smashing through. So swift was the pace she set. so few her errors, that the match was over before Mrs. Raymond had had a chance to show the sterling tennis of which she is capable. As she played in that match. Miss Bjurstedt seemed absolutely unbeatable. As she herself said afterwards, "every- thing was working," and she saw to it that it worked to the best advantage. Her service was well placed and swifter than usual : her backhand, as well as her forehand, seemed to be under perfect .control and her court covering was, as always, remarkable. It seemed impossible to force her out of position, although this was partly due to the fact that she kept Mrs. Raymond almost entirely on the defensive by the speed of her own attack. As in the singles, the doubles did not bring out any remarkable playing until the final match, which was played immediately after the challenge round of the singles. In the third round Jliss Disston and Miss White won a hard fought match from Miss Kissel and Mrs. Wood, but found themselves unable to cope with Miss Bjurstedt and Miss Eleonora Sears in the semi-flnals. due in some small part to their lack of confidence. In the final match, Mrs. Raymond came back from a brief rest after her singles match, determined to make a good showing, and with the aid of Miss Edna Wildey. nearly succeeded in winning the doubles title. A better women's doubles match has seldom been seen. With the exception of the second set, when Mrs. Raymond and her partner slumped badly, the games were all keenly contested. " The sounder game indeed was played by the eventual losers, who many times in the third set had victory almost in their grasp, only to lose it in "the end. Their headwork was excel- lent, their use of both drives and lobs very judicious. However, after falling behind In the third set. Miss Biurstedt and Miss Sears settled down in grim earnest and. directing most of their plays at Miss Wildey. whose net play up to this point had been excellent, finally forced her to weaken just enough to give them the needed points for victory.

The mixed doubles was also won by Miss Eleonora Sears, partnered this time with Willis Davis, but only after a number of interesting matches had been played. Miss Ballin and W. T. Tilden. 2nd, after a close battle with Mrs. Wal- lach and Craij? Biddle, surprised everyone by defeating Miss Bjurstedt and Charles M. Bull in the semi-final round, 6/2,6/4. Miss Sheldon and Frank Hague played a very good game in the third round, defeating Miss Disston and Thayer, but were unfortunately obliged to default the semi-final round on Mon- day morning. In the third round, too. Miss Sears and Davis had a hard struggle before they could defeat Miss Kissel and Joe Armstrong. Davis, who had been playing erratically the first set, suddenly came into his own in the middle of the second set, and playing all over the court, gave a very good exhibition of tennis, although it could hardly bo called "mixed doubles." This set he won only after the games had gone to deuce several times. In the third, Armstrong weakened before his onslaught and lost the set, 6/3. In the final round, played late Monday afternoon after the women's doubles, Davis was again at the top of his game. But he had acquired wisdom over Sunday and allowed his partner to handle her own shots, which she did most capably, a method which worked so well that they defeated Miss Ballin and Tilden In an interesting exhibition by the score 6/4,7/5. So ended the thirtieth women's championship meet, which, thanks to the capable management of the committee headed by Mr. Jennings, and despite the very unfavorable weather conditions, was a most enjoyable tournament.

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1917 UNITED STATES NATIONAL PATRIOTIC TOURNAMENT

Dates: June 18-23
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St Martin's, Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=46)

1st Round

Marion Vanderhoef-bye
Rebecca Thomson-bye
Margaret Moes-bye
Mrs. John Bailey-bye
Susanne White-bye
Mary Porcher-bye
Caroline Valentine-bye
Carrie Neely-bye

Caro Dahl (Nor)-bye
Mrs. Lewis Bailey d. Elizabeth Thompson 8-6 6-4
Helen Bernhard d. Miss U. N. Berg 7-5 9-7
Anne Townsend d. Patricia Hitchings default
Eleanora Sears d. Florence Ballin default
Molly Thayer d. Alice Fleisher 6-3 6-1
Dorothy Disston d. Margaretta Myers 1-6 11-9 6-2
Elizabeth Strubing d. Mrs. A. D. Smoker 2-6 6-2 6-4

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-2 6-0
Grace LeRoy d. Marian Toulmin 2-6 6-3 6-3
Marion Zinderstein d. Sophie Norris 6-1 6-1
Mildred Williard d. Eleanora Bispham 6-1 6-0
Sarah Nielson d. Edith Stern 6-0 6-3
Jacquelin Green d. Ansie Naylor 6-1 6-3
Phyllis Walsh d. Mary Law default
Leslie Bancroft-bye

Flora Harvey-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Helene Pollak-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Edith White-bye
Mrs. James Nathan-bye
Gertrude Henry-bye

2nd Round

Vanderhoef d. Thomson 6-0 6-2
Moes d. J. Bailey 6-3 8-10 6-3
S. White d. Porcher 6-3 6-1
Valentine d. Neely default
Dahl d. Bailey 6-0 6-0
Bernhard d. Townsend 7-5 6-3
Sears d. Thayer 8-6 8-6
Disston d. Strubing 6-4 6-2

Bjurstedt d. LeRoy 6-2 6-2
Zinderstein d. Williard 6-0 6-0
Nielson d. J. Green 6-4 7-5
Walsh d. Bancroft 6-1 6-2
Harvey d. G. Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Pollak d. Huff 6-0 6-3
Wood d. E. White default
Nathan d. Henry 6-4 6-4

3rd Round

Vanderhoef d. Moes 6-1 6-3
S. White d. Valentine 6-2 6-1
Dahl d. Bernhard 6-4 6-3
Sears d. Disston 6-4 6-3

Bjurstedt d. Zinderstein 6-4 7-5
Walsh d. Nielson default
Harvey d. Pollak 6-2 6-3
Wood d. Nathan 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Vanderhoef d. S. White 3-6 6-2 6-2
Sears d. Dahl 6-2 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Walsh 6-4 6-1
Harvey d. Wood 1-6 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Vanderhoef d. El. Sears 8-6 6-3
Bjurstedt d. Harvey 4-6 6-0 6-0

Final

Molla Bjurstedt d. Marion Vanderhoef 4-6 6-0 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Dorothy Newbold/Molly Thayer-bye
Mrs. John Bailey/Gertrude Henry-bye
Elizabeth Thompson/Mildred Williard-bye
Flora Harvey/"and partner"-bye
Molla Bjurstedt/Eleanora Sears-bye
Dorothy Disston/Susanne White d. Mabel Kerbaugh/Marian Toulman 6-1 6-3
Leslie Bancroft/Marion Zinderstein d. Eleanor Bispham/Sophie Norris 6-1 6-1
Rebecca Thomson/Anne Townsend d. Edna Kruase/Alice Fleisher 6-3 8-6

Grace LeRoy/Phyllis Walsh d. Teresa Wood/Marion Vanderhoef 2-6 6-3 6-1
Helen Bernhard/Helene Pollak d. Ansie Naylor/Mary Newbold 6-2 6-2
Sarah Neilson/Hildegarde Taylor d. Margaret Moes/Caroline Valentine 6-2 6-1
Mrs. H. F. Abbott/Mrs. M. V. Bleg bye
Jacquelin Green/Kate Green-bye
Mrs. James Nathan/Edith Stern-bye
Gertrude Hollis/Marjorie Taylor-bye
Mrs. Cortlandt Barnes/Mrs. Arthur Burren-bye

2nd Round

Newbold/Thayer d. Bailey/Henry 6-3 6-4
Thompson/Williard d. Harvey/"and partner" default
Bjurstedt/Sears d. Disston/S. White 8-6 9-7
Bancroft/Zinderstein d. Thomson/Townsend 6-2 6-1

LeRoy/Walsh d. Bernhard/Pollak 9-7 6-4
Neilson/H. Taylor d. Abbott/Bleg 6-3 6-3
Green/Green d. Nathan/Stern 7-5 6-2
Hollis/M. Taylor d. Barnes/Burren default

Quarterfinals

Bjursedt/El.Sears d. Bancroft/Zinderstein 6-2 6-2
Newbold/Thayer d. Thompson/Williard ?????
LeRoy/Walsh d. Neilson/H. Taylor 6-2 4-6 6-4
Green/JGreen d. Hollis/M. Taylor 4-6 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Sears d. Newbold/Thayer 6-4 7-5
LeRoy/Walsh d. Green/Green 6-2 6-2

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Eleonora Sears d. Grace LeRoy/Phyllis Walsh 6-2 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=20 )

1st Round

Mabel Kerbaugh/A. J. Battey-bye
Mrs Roland Evans Jr./Roland Evans Jr.-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Irving Wright-bye
Virginia Carpenter/Joseph Carpenter-bye
Mrs B. Edmunds/B. Edmunds-bye
Mary Thayer/Joseph Thayer-bye
Hildegarde Taylor/Clarence Jennings d. Isabelle Wadsworth/C. F. de Long 6-0 6-1
Dorothy Newbold/W. B. Dixon Jr d. Mary Law/William Kingsley 7-5 6-0

Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden d. Dorothy Disston/Alex Thayer 7-5 4-6 6-3
Flora Harvey/E. C. Cassard d. Sarah Neilson/Henry Endicott 6-2 6-1
Susanne White/Fitz Eugene Dixon-bye
Carrie Neely/Paul Gibbons-bye
Eleanora Sears/Rodney Beck-bye
Helen Bernhard/Ellis Gimbel
Ethel Herold/Percy Osborne-bye
Elizabeth Struhbing/Frank Phelps-bye

2nd Round

Kerbaugh/Battey d. Evans/Evans 7-5 4-6 6-4
Bjurstedt/Wright d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-0 6-3
Thayer/Thayer d. Edmunds/Edmunds default
H. Taylor/Jennings d. Newbold/W. Dixon 6-3 3-6 11-9

Ballin/Tilden d. Harvey/Cassard 6-3 6-3
S. White/F. Dixon d. Neeley/Gibbons default
Sears/Beck d. Bernhard/Gimbel 6-2 6-4
Herold/Osborne d. Strubhing/Phelps 6-2 5-7 6-1

Quarterfinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d. Kerbaugh/Battey 6-0 6-2
Thayer/Thayer d. H. Taylor/Jennings 6-1 6-4
Ballin/Tilden d. S. White/F. Dixon 10-8 9-7
Sears/Beck d. Herold/Osborne 10-8 5-7 6-1

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Wright d. Thayer/Thayer 6-2 6-4
Ballin/Tilden d. Sears/Beck 6-1 6-2

Final

Molla Bjurstedt/Irving Wright d. Florence Ballin/Bill Tilden 10-12 6-1 6-2

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Draw Notes:

* Not in exact draw order, although it is known Molla Bjustsedt was in the lower half of the draw.

Caro Dahl=Mrs Knud Dahl
Jacquelin Green also listed as Jacqueline by many papers. Doubles partner Mrs Kane Green a probable relative.
Kate Green=Mrs Kane Green
Flora Harvey=Mrs Gilbert Harvey
Ethel Herold=Mr Robert Herold
Patricia Hitchins=Mrs Charles V Hitchins
Ida Huff=Mrs M. B. Huff
Mabel Kerbaugh=Mrs M. F. Kerbaugh
Grace LeRoy=Mrs Robert LeRoy
Hildegarde Taylor=Mrs J. Saunders Taylor
Mixed doubles semifinalists Mary "Molly" and Joseph Thayer are sister and brother pairing.
Marian Priestley Toulmin was the daughter of Bertha Toulmin, former US champ.
Edith Stern=Mrs David Stern
Teresa Wood=Mrs. Rawson Wood

Frank Phelps=H. F. Phelps

Need full names for:


Mrs. H. F. Abbott
Mrs. John Bailey
Mrs Lewis Bailey
Mrs. Cortlandt D. Barnes is from New York City.
Miss U. N. Berg
Mrs. M. V. Bleg
Mrs. Arthur Burren
Mrs James Nathan
Mrs. A. D. Smoker

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Sources:

New York Times
New York Tribune
Philadelphia Evening Record


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Summary:

A "Patriotic" event was held as the US had recently entered World War One-known at the time as "The Great War". As this wasn't officially a USTA national title the 1915 and 1916 defender Molla Bjurstedt "played through" rather than wait until the final by choice. The New York Times declared the event "for all purposes the National title". 1917 was unusual as there were two foreign entries. Molla and Dahl were both from Norway. Mary Browne beat Molla several times in 1917 in a series of exhibition matches later in the year, but unfortunately did not enter Philadelphia.

In the first match Molla Bjurstedt rolls over her opponent, often winning points on swing volleys that earn points and rounds of applause from onlookers.

Mrs Harvey made a spirited final set comeback in the quarters to overcome Mrs Rawson Woods. Woods looked slower in dropping the middle set, but the 10 minute rest after the 2nd set refrshed her, and she shot out to a 4-0 lead a "smothering the net" in the words of the New York Tribune. Harvey rallied by attacking as Wood tired. With relentless determination Harvey hit hard shots to keep Wood running, concentrating fire on a relatively weaker backhand. Mrs Wood managed to capture one last game with clever volleys to get to 5 all before she totally ran out of steam. Afterwards Teresa Wood was barely able to stand, and needed help to walk to the clubhouse. Harvey was perhaps not much better off herself, competing with her left ankle wrapped in bandages.

Molla ran into trouble for a set in the semis-for set. After capturing a 6-4 set Mrs Handy gathered only 5 more points in set two and 11 in set three, helpless as Molla's forrhand kicked into high gear.

In the final Molla was noticeably less aggressive and effective than in previous years. The Times noted, "That famous forehand drive, her greatest asset when she first entered tournament play here, did not hold the terrors for Miss Vanderhoef that would have been imagined." Playing in a straw boater and black stockings, Vanderhoef used her "chop stroke variety with its awkward and elusive bound from the ground." For the first set this had the Norse Norwegian champion scrambling to cover the court. Neither player came to the net at all, and points went on for long stretches. Marion teased 29 errors out of Molla as the first set went to the underdog by a score of 6-4.

Could Molla actually lose? The whispers of doubt running around the capacity crowd of 3,000 were soon silenced. The Norsewoman with the fearsome forehand picked up her pace with angled crosscourt shots just at the moment Miss Vanderhoef flagged. There was a hot sun beating down on both competitors, but the challenger was now not recovering and moving as well when drawn off court. She stopped running for several balls now. The middle set went by quickly 6-0. Vanderhoef got a second wind in the 3rd set, but it was too late. There was some resistance with Molla ahead 5-2-the last game going her way 7 points to 5 to win the US title for the 3rd year in a row.

Molla played better than usual in the Mixed final. Doubles is not her forte as it involves a lot of net play, but she held up her side against the onslaught from Bill Tildem whose slashing hard drives were not enough to prop up his partner Florence Ballin. After taking a long and exciting 12-10 set they dropped the next two 6-1 6-2.

Having won a "triple", officials presented Molla with American Beauty Roses rather than trophies. She smiled and gave them out to young girls in the crowd.

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1918

Dates: June 17 to June 22
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw= 37)

First Round

Mrs. John E. Bailey-bye
Gladys Paine-bye
Dorothy Walker-bye
Myriam Rudderow-bye
Helene Pollak-bye
May Moes-bye
Mary Thayer-bye
Mrs. Alexander Chisholm-bye

Louise Candee-bye
Mrs. H. S. Calcolt-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Anna Rogge (Nor)-bye
Eleanora Sears-bye
Rebecca Thomson d. Margaret Dixon 6-3 6-1
Marion Zinderstein d. Mildred Willard 7-5 6-4
Mabel Kerbaugh d. Mrs Cornell Deeble 6-2 6-2

Ethel Herold d. Suzanne Silvercruis default
Katherine Porter d. Mrs A.D. Smoker 7-5 6-0
Helen Ledoux-bye
Anne Townsend-bye
Mrs. J. F. Betz-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Barbara Hooker-bye
Ansie Naylor-bye

Emily Weaver-bye
Deborah Seal-bye
Mrs RB Payne-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye
Elizabeth Ostheimer-bye
Carolyn Otis-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Eleanor Goss-bye

Second Round

Bailey d. Paine 6-0 6-3
Walker d. Rudderow 6-1 6-2
Pollak d. Moes 6-1 6-1
Thayer d. Chisholm 6-0 6-2
Candee d. Calcolt 6-0 6-1
Cassel d. Rogge 6-4 9-7
Sears d. Thomson 6-0 6-1
Zinderstein d. Kerbaugh 6-0 6-1

Herold d. Porter 7-5 6-0
Ledoux d. Townsend 7-9 6-4 6-1
Betz d. Huff 1-6 6-3 6-4
B. Hooker d. Naylor 6-2 6-3
Weaver d. Seal 6-2 6-2
Payne d. G. Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
E. Ostheimer d. Otis 6-3 3-6 6-4
Goss d. Wood 6-2 6-4

Third Round

Walker d. Bailey 7-5 6-0
Pollak d. Thayer 7-5 6-1
Cassel d. Candee 7-5 6-3
Sears d. Zinderstein 6-8 6-2 6-4

Ledoux d. Herold 7-5 7-5
B. Hooker d. Betz 8-6 10-8
Weaver d. Payne 4-6 11-9 6-2
Goss d. E. Ostheimer 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Pollak d. Walker 6-1 6-0
Cassel d. Sears 6-2 6-1
Goss d. Weaver 6-2 6-4
Ledoux d. B. Hooker 6-4 6-1

Semifinals


Goss d. Ledoux 6-3 6-4
Pollak d. Cassel 6-3 6-0

All Comer's Final

Eleanor Goss d. Helene Pollak 6-2 7-5

Challenge Round

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) (holder) d. Eleanor Goss 6-4 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=24)

First Round

Gertrude Hold/Marjorie Taylor-bye
Mary Heaton/Adelaide Hooker-bye
Louise Dixon/Dorothy Walker-bye
Mrs John E Bailey/Mrs JF Betz-bye
Emily Weaver/Teresa Wood d. Ansie Naylor/Mary Newbold 6-1 6-0
Mrs WS Calcott/Mrs RB Payne d. Mabel Reid/Fifi Weidener 6-0 6-2
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Ann Rogge (Nor) d. Carolyn Otis/Helen Ledoux 6-1 6-0
Barbara Hooker/Helen Hooker d. Mrs Alexander Chisholm/Mrs Cornell Deeble default

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Gertrude Condway/Katherine Porter 6-4 6-0
Deborah Seal/Mildred Willard d. Mary Newbold/Mary Thayer 9-7 7-5
Eleonora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Clare Cassel/Helene Pollak 6-1 8-6
Margaret Dixon/Eugenia Wainwright d. Virginia Carpenter/Mary Geary 6-3 6-0
Florence Ballin/Louise Candee-bye
Margaretta Sharpless/Elizabeth Strubing-bye
Mrs Robert Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Rebecca Thomson/Anne Townsend-bye

Second Round

Hold/Taylor d. Heaton/A. Hooker 6-8 6-3 6-1
L Dixon/Walker d. Bailey/Betz 8-6 6-2
Weaver/Wood d. Calcott/Paine 6-1 6-2
Bjurstedt/Rogge d. B. Hooker/H. Hooker 6-1 6-2

Goss/Zinderstein d. Seal/Willard 6-4 6-0
Sears/Wightman d. M. Dixon/Wainwright 6-1 6-0
Ballin/Candee d. Sharpless/Strubing 6-2 6-3
Herald/Kerbaugh d. Thomson/Townsend 5-7 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals

L Dixon/Walker d. Hold/Taylor 6-3 11-9
Bjurstedt/Rogge d. Weaver/Wood 6-0 6-2
Goss/Zinderstein d. Sears/Wightman 4-6 6-3 6-3
Ballin/Candee d. Herold/Kerbaugh 5-7 7-56-1

Semifinals

Bjurstedt/Rogge d. L Dixon/Walker 6-1 6-3
Goss/Zinderstein d. Ballin/Candee 6-1 6-4

Final

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Anna Rogge (Nor) 7-5 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

First Round

Hazel Wightman/Irving Wright d. Ansie Naylor/Henry Endicott 6-0 6-1
Emily Weaver/Lieutanant WJ Whelan d. Mabel Kerbaugh/AJ Batty 6-1 6-2
Rebecca Thomson/WJ Thompson d. Barbara Hooker/E. H. Hooker 8-10 6-3 6-3
Virginia Carpenter/Joseph R Carpenter-bye

Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Fred Alexander d. Eleanora Sears/Percy Osborne 6-1 6-1
Helen Hooker/AE Van Pelt d. Deborah Seal/Arthur Hawes 3-6 6-3 6-2
Marion Zinderstein/Herbert Abbott d. Mrs JA Brown/AD Pratt 6-0 6-1
Clare Cassel/Elliott Binzen-bye

Quarterfinals

Wightman/Wright d. Weaver/Wheelan 6-1 6-1
Thompson/Thompson d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-2 1-6 7-5
Bjurstedt/Alexander d. Hooker/Van Pelt 6-1 6-1
Cassel/Binzen d. Zinderstein/Abbott 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Wightman/Wright d. Thompson/Thompson 6-2 6-1
Bjurstedt/Alexander d. Cassel/Binzen 6-1 6-4

Final

Hazel Wightman/Irving Wright d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)/Fred Alexander 6-2 6-4

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Summary

The early days were devoted to winnowing down the field to see who would challenge Molla Bjurstedt. The Norse Queen of American tennis sat out and awaited whoever came though.

Marion Zinderstein kills any chance of winning vs Eleo Sears by double faulting 19 times in a 3 set defeat.

Pollak, hard hitter from Manhattan, came up short in the All-Comer's final. Her fast drives couldn't break down the defense of Goss in the final. The second set was nip and tuck though, with Pollak leading 5-3 and 40-30. She served an ace that brought up chalk. It was called a fault. Goss swept the last 4 games on Pollak's errors for a 6-2 7-5. The controversial incident clearly upset Helene.

Goss was not given good odds at at upset, but she was expected to at least give Molla a good pressing. Instead both finalists put on a pedestrian final devoid of thrills. Eleanor shunned advances to the net, her usual forte, and when she did advance she was either passed clean or botched the volley. Goss made 12 winners, but her 14 netted balls and 33 drives over the line did her in. Molla was steady only by contrast, her 16 winners not coming close to her 20 netted errors and 18 errors outside the lines.

Molla gets permanent possession of the Wisahickon Bowl for winning her third consecutive US National title. The 1917 event was not considered to count as it was dubbed a "National Patriotic" tournament.

In the doubles Goss and Zinderstain upset Sears and Wightman in an early round. The final sees them attack Anna Rogge at every chance and avoid Molla Bjurstedt. The weak link in Rogge's game is her driving. The Norse girls got ahead in the first set mainly due to the poor play of Zinderstein, who made 7 double faults. Once Marion steadied the ship the Americans were on top.

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Draw Notes


Mrs JF Betz the 3rd= Mrs Fred Betz.
Miss Julie Brown
Louise Candee usually listed as Mrs DeForest Candee
Mary Heaton comes from Greenwich.
Mrs Robert Herold (nee Ethel Kinsler) plays for Belfield Country Club
Ida Huff usually listed as Mrs M.B. Huff
Mrs H Forrest Kerbaugh (nee Mabel Hoffman) plays for Belfield Country Club
Helen Ledoux comes from Swarthmore.
Mrs Payne is from Delaware, playing for the Wilmington Country Club.
Deborah Seal plays for Merion Cricket Club.
Mildred Willard of Merion Cricket Club. (Spaulding lists her as M Hillard)
Emily Weaver usually listed as Mrs SF Weaver
Teresa Wood usually listed as Mrs Rawson Wood

Katherine Porter d. Dorothy Walker 6-3 8-6 for the girls title. Other juniors who also competed in the women's event included Adelaide Hooker, Barbara F Hooker, Mary Newbold, Margaretta A Sharpless and Elizabeth Strubing.

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Sources

New York Times
1919 Spalding Tennis Annual, pages 55-59

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1919

Dates: June 18-21
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=56)

First Round

Eleanor Goss-bye
Mrs. MB Huff d. Margaret Moes 6-4 7-5
Hazel Wightman d. Mrs. Erskine Smith 6-0 6-0
Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs. George Stanwix 6-2 6-4
Anne Townsend d. Jessie Gott 6-3 6-3
Elizabeth Warren d. Mrs. MD Straffin 6-3 7-5
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Mrs. Edward Duble 6-0 6-2
Marion Iler-bye

Mrs. Gilbert Harvey d. Augusta Wurm 6-2 6-0
???? ????
Ansie Naylor-bye
Mary Newbold-bye
Mrs. Theodore Sohst d. Gladys Paine 6-2 6-1
Leslie Bancroft d. Grace Scattergood 5-7 6-0 6-4
Mary Heaton d. Margaretta Sharpless 6-1 6-0
Adelaide Hooker-bye

Mrs Clement R Wainwright d. Emily Walsh 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Newbold d. Peggy Ferguson 6-4 2-6 6-0
Molla Bjurstedt d. Ethel Herold 6-0 6-1
Marion Murray-bye
Marie Wagner d. Katherine Porter 6-3 6-1
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. JE Bailey 6-4 6-3
Katherine Lauder d. Rebecca Thomson 7-5 6-1
Mrs. WH Pritchard d. Mrs. EV Lynch 3-6 6-3 6-4

Mary Thayer d. Mrs. Lewis Bailey 6-2 6-2
Virginia Carpenter-bye
Mrs. DeForrest Candee d. Margaret Taylor 6-0 6-2
Claire Cassel d. Mrs RT Nalle 6-0 6-2
Florence Ballin d. Penelope Anderson 6-2 6-1
Marion Zinderstein-bye
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs HF Kerbaugh 6-2 6-3
Mrs. TH Cabot d. Mrs. A. D. Smoker 6-1 6-1

Second Round

Goss d. Huff 6-3 6-1
Wightman d. Walsh 6-2 6-2
Townsend d. Warren 6-2 6-3
LeRoy d. Iler 6-2 6-0
Harvey d. ????
Naylor d. M.Newbold 6-3 8-6
Bancroft d. Sohst 6-2 6-3
Heaton d. Hooker 6-1 6-2

Wainwright d. D.Newbold 2-6 7-5 7-5
Bjurstedt d. Murray 6-0 6-0
Wagner d. Gardner 6-3 6-2
Pritchard d. Lauder 6-1 6-3
Thayer d. Carpenter 6-0 6-3
Cassel d. Candee 6-2 6-1
Zinderstein d. Ballin 6-1 8-6
Sears d. Cabot 6-1 6-2

Third Round

Wightman d. Goss 6-3 4-6 6-4
Townsend d. LeRoy 6-2 6-0
Harvey d. Naylor 6-1 6-2
Bancroft d. Heaton 6-1 6-3

Bjurstedt d. Wainwright 6-0 6-1
Wagner d. Pritchard 6-2 6-1
Cassel d. Thayer 6-3 6-1
Zinderstein d. Sears 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Wightman d. Townsend 6-0 6-1
Harvey d. Bancroft 6-2 4-6 6-4
Bjurstedt d. Wagner 6-2 6-8 6-4
Zinderstein d. Cassel 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Wightman d. Harvey 6-2 6-2
Zinderstein d. Bjurstedt 4-6 6-1 6-2

Final

Hazel Wightman d. Marion Zinderstein 6-1 6-2

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Draw notes:

Mrs DeForest Candee=Louide Candee, nee Mayhew.

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Dates: September13-18
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=76)

1st Round

Helene Pollak-bye
Mrs. F Borden-bye
Helen Rice-bye
Harriet Chapin-bye
Anna Leachman-bye
Mrs Sidney Wolff-bye
Eleanor Cottman-bye
Gertrude Ostheimer-bye

Mabel Kerbaugh-bye
Mrs MD Straffin-bye
Marjorie Hires-bye
Odette Feder-bye
Peggy Ferguson-bye
Elizabeth Strubing-bye
Edith Sigourney-bye
Rosamund Newton-bye

Molla Mallory-bye
Renee Christy-bye
Phyllis Walsh-bye
Ethel Hays-bye
Marguerite Davis-bye
Katherine Gans-bye
Helen Baker-bye
Corinne Gould-bye

Louise Cattus-bye
Mrs. AC Butler-bye
Molly Thayer d. Mrs. John S Rogers 6-1 6-0
Mary Law d. Ellen Trevor default
Alice Bayard d. Mrs. Joseph Grubb 6-1 6-3
Anne Townsend d. Evelyn Seavey 6-3 6-3
Mrs SB Gibbs d. Deborah Seal 6-4 7-5
Eleanor Tennant d. Caroma Winn default

Grace LeRoy d. Flora Harvey default
Gladys Lynch d. Mrs. John E Bailey 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Goss d. Louise Candee default
Edith Newhall d. Madeline Mulqueen 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Nalle d. Ethel Herold 7-5 2-6 8-6
Florence Ballin d. Lilian Scharman 6-0 7-5
Mrs. Joshua Brush-bye
Frances Brainard-bye

Mrs Edward Gamble-bye
Gertrude Hopper-bye
Martha Niles-bye
Cecelia Riegel-bye
Mrs William T Allen-bye
Mary Porcher-bye
Bobbie Esch-bye
Suzanne Whitman-bye

Leslie Bancroft-bye
Ida Huff-bye
Mildred Willard-bye
Clare Cassel-bye
Dorothy Briggs-bye
Sarah Madeira-bye
Venette Willard-bye
Maud Barger-Wallach-bye

Mrs Ernest H Wiener-bye
Margaret Remak-bye
Marion Zinderstein-bye
Margaret Wiener-bye
Teresa Wood-bye
Pauline Fenno-bye
Mrs Edward Duble-bye
Mrs AD Smoker-bye

2nd Round

Pollak d. Borden 6-0 6-0
Rice d. Chapin 6-2 6-0
Leachman d. Wolff 6-3 7-5
Cottman d. Ostheimer 6-3 4-6 6-3
Kerbaugh d. Straffin 6-4 6-1
Hires d. Feder default
Ferguson d. Strubing 7-5 6-3
Sigourney d. Newton 6-0 6-2

Mallory d. Christy 6-0 6-0
Walsh d. Hays default
Davis d. Gans 6-2 6-2
Helen Baker d. Gould 6-0 6-1
Cattus d. Butler default
Thayer d. Law 6-4 6-1
Townsend d. A Bayard 6-0 6-1
Tennant d. Gibbs 6-3 6-4

LeRoy d. Lynch 6-2 3-6 7-5
Goss d. Newhall 6-0 6-1
Ballin d. Nalle default
Brush d. Brainard default
Gamble d. Hopper default
Niles d. Riegel 6-3 6-1
Allen d. Porcher 6-3 6-1
Esch d. Whitman 6-3 6-2

Bancroft d. Huff 6-3 6-2
M Willard d. Cassel 6-3 5-5 retired (hurt arm)
Briggs d. Madeira 6-2 6-3
V Willard d. Barger-Wallach default
E Wiener d. Remark 4-6 6-2 6-4
Zinderstein d. M Wiener 6-0 6-1
Wood d. Fenno 6-2 6-0
Duble d. Smoker 6-1 6-1

3rd Round

Pollak d. Rice 6-4 6-0
Leachman d. Cottman 6-4 6-0
Hires d. Kerbaugh 6-3 6-1
Sigourney d. Ferguson 6-1 6-3
Mallory d. Walsh 6-0 6-3
Baker d. Davis 6-1 7-5
Thayer d. Cattus 6-2 6-2
Tennant d. Townsend 6-2 6-0

Goss d. LeRoy 6-4 6-4
Ballin d. Brush default
Niles d. Gamble 6-3 6-1
Esch d. Allen 6-2 6-4
Bancroft d. M. Willard 6-3 6-3
Briggs d. V. Willard 6-2 6-0
Zinderstein d. Wiener 6-1 6-0
Wood d. Duble 6-3 6-3

4th Round

Pollak d. Leachman 6-4 6-3
Sigourney d. Hires 6-2 6-4
Mallory d. Baker 6-0 6-4
Tennant d. Thayer 8-6 6-2

Goss d. Ballin 6-1 6-4
Niles d. Esch default (fails to appear)
Bancroft d. Briggs 6-3 6-3
Zinderstein d. Wood 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Pollak d. Sigourney 6-3 8-6
Mallory d. Tennant 6-2 2-6 6-3
Goss d. Niles 6-4 6-2
Zinderstein d. Bancroft 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Mallory d. Pollak 6-2 6-3
Zinderstein d. Goss 6-3 6-4

Final

Molla Mallory d. Marion Zinderstein 6-3 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=29)

1st Round

Helen Baker/Eleanor Tennant-bye
Gertrude Ehret/Helen Schlichter d. Mrs John E Bailey/Mrs MD Straffin 3-6 6-3 6-3
Gladys Lynch/Teresa Wood d. Florence Ballin/Leslie Bancroft 6-1 3-6 7-5
Ida Huff/Rosamund Newton d. Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean 6-4 6-0
Mrs Ernest Wiener/Mrs Sidney Wolf d. Mildred Willard/Venette Willard 6-3 6-4
Marjorie Hires/Evelyn Seavey d. Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner default
Ethel Herold/Mabel Kerbaugh d. Martha Bayard/Madeline Mulqueen 8-6 5-7 6-2
Molly Thayer/Anne Townsend d. Harriet Chapin/Margaret Wiener 7-5 6-3

Anna Leachman/Grace LeRoy d. Peggy Ferguson/Elizabeth Strubing 6-1 6-4
Mrs Edward Duble/Helen Rice d. Cecelia Riegel/Mrs AD Smoker 6-1 6-2
Brenda Hedstrom/Edith Sigourney d. Mrs William T Allen/Gertrude Ostheimer 6-1 6-3
Molla Mallory/Hazel Wightman d. Marguerite Davis/Corinne Gould 6-4 6-0
Dorothy Nalle/Suzanne Whitman d. Mary Porcher/Deborah Seal 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Briggs/Phyllis Walsh d. Eleanor Cottman/Mrs Edward Gamble 7-5 6-1
Elenor Goss/Marion Zinderstein-bye
Mary Law/Peggy Thayer-bye

2nd Round

Baker/Tennant d. Ehret/Schlichter 6-1 6-0
Lynch/Wood d. Huff/Newton 6-1 6-4
Mrs Wiener/Wolf d. Hires/Seavey 6-3 5-7 6-4
Thayer/Townsend d. Herold/Kerbaugh 8-6 6-2

Leachman/LeRoy d. Double/Rice 6-2 7-5
Mallory/Wightman d. Hedstrom/Sigourney 6-0 6-0
Briggs/Walsh d. Nalle/Whitman 4-6 6-4 6-3
Goss/Zinderstein d. Law/P Thayer 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Baker/Tennant d. Lynch/Wood 6-2 6-2
Thayer/Townsend d. Mrs Wiener/Wolf 6-2 6-4
Mallory/Wightman d. Leachman/LeRoy 6-2 6-1
Goss/Zinderstein d. Briggs/Walsh 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Baker/Tennant d. Thayer/Townsend 6-0 6-4
Goss/Zinderstein d. Mallory/Wightman 6-3 2-6 7-5

Final

Eleanor Goss/Marion Zinderstein d. Helen Baker/Eleanor Tennant 13-11 4-6 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Mrs Wm T Allen/Clothier Jones-bye
Ida Huff/Carl Fischer d. Miss M Savage/RH Rowland 6-1 7-5
Madeline Malqueen/EB Krumbhaar d. Mary Geary/Stuart Valentine 6-1 8-6
Anne Townsend/Joseph Thayer d. Leslie Bancroft/Edward Toland 6-3 4-6 6-1
Louise Dixon/FE Dixon d. Miss [Beatrice or Helen] Seward/EB Cassard 2-6 6-0 6-3
Phyllis Walsh/Stanley Pearson d. Mary Law/Edmund Thayer 2-6 6-1 6-2
Molla Mallory/Craig Biddle d. Marguerite Davis/Lyle Mahan 6-4 6-2
Anna Leachman/Rowland Evans d. Teresa Wood/partner default

Virginia Carpenter/JR Carpenter d. Mrs George R Powell/George R Powell 6-3 6-3
Molly Thayer/Alex Thayer d. Mary Heaton/W Potter Wear 6-1 6-4
Eleanor Tennant/Sam Hardy-bye
Cecelia Riegel/Percy Osbourne d. Evelyn Martin/Carl Martin 6-1 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Wallace Johnson d. Evelyn Seavey/Joseph Brown 6-2 6-3
Penelope Anderson/JR Rowland d. Dorothy Briggs/partner default
Marjorie Hires/JM Wistar-bye
Mrs MD Straffin/RB Jennings-bye

2nd Round

Huff/Fischer d. Allen/Jones 6-2 6-4
Townsend/J Thayer d. Malqueen/Krumbhaar 8-6 6-2
Dixon/Dixon d. Walsh/Pearson 6-0 6-3
Mallory/Biddle d. Leachman/Rowland Evans 9-7 6-0

Thayer/A Thayer d. Carpenter/Carpenter 6-2 7-5
Tennant/Hardy d. Riegel/Osbourne 6-2 6-4
Wightman/Johnson d. Anderson/Rowland 6-1 6-2
Hires/Wistar d. Straffin/Jennings 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Huff/Fischer d. Townsend/J Thayer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Mallory/Biddle d. Dixon/Dixon 7-5 6-2
Tennant/Hardy d. Thayer/A Thayer 6-2 6-3
Wightman/Johnson d. Hires/Wistar 6-1 6-1

Semifinal

Mallory/Biddle d. Huff/Fischer 3-6 7-5 6-3
Wightman/Johnson d. Tennant/Hardy 6-3 7-5

Final

Hazel Wightman/Wallace Johnson d. Molla Mallory/Craig Biddle 6-4 6-3

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Draw notes:

Frances Brainard is from Baltimore
Mrs Benjamin Briggs=Dorothy
Mrs. Joshua Brush is from New York
Mrs. de Forest Candee =Louise
Louise B Cattus is from Bayhead, New Jersey.
Renee Christy is from Rhode Island.
Peggy Ferguson is from Philadelphia.
Mrs. Gilbert Harvey=Flora
Brenda Hedstrom (ALT) Brenda is from Buffalo. The NYT has Brenda in the Girl's event but a 'Martha' Hedstrom in the doubles.
Mrs Robert Herold=Ethel.
Marjorie Hires is from Kansas City.
Gertrude M Hopper
Mrs MB Huff=nee Ida Wilson
Mrs Howard Forrest Kerbaugh=nee Mabel Hoffman
Mrs Ream Leachman=Anna Leachman
Mrs. Robert LeRoy=nee Grace Moore
Mrs EV Lynch=nee Gladys Taylor
Mrs Crawford Clark Madeira=nee Sarah Neilson
Madeline Mulqueen. Often wrongly rendered as 'Malqueen' or ' Molqueen' She is from New York.
Mrs Richard Tilghman Nalle=nee Dorothy Disston
Mrs William Price Newhall=nee Edith Kurtz
Mrs Nat Niles=nee Martha Pitkin
Mrs Margaret O Remak according to the NYT.
Helen Rice is from Stockbridge.
Cecelia Riegel called Cecelia "Cecile' and 'Cecile' by the NYT.
Mrs Isaac W Schlichter=nee Helen Ehret. She enetered the doubles with her sister Gertrude.
Evelyn Seavey is from St Louis.
Mrs. E. B. Whitman=nee Suzanne White of Baltimore, now of Wilmington, Delaware.
Mrs Rawson Lyman Wood=Teresa

Missing full names for:


Mrs. William T Allen
Mrs John E Bailey
Mrs F Borden
Mrs. Joshua Brush
Mrs. AC Butler is from Boston.
Mrs. Edward C. Duble is from New York
Mrs. Edward A Gamble is from Baltimore.
Katherine Gans is from Cape May.
Mrs SB Gibbs of Swarthmore
Mrs Joseph Grubb is from Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Miss Martin (in mixed with Carl Martin)
Mrs George R Powell (in mixed with husband)
Mrs. John S Rogers is from Philadelphia.
Miss M Savage
Mrs. AD Smoker of Philadelphia.
Mrs MD Straffin
Mrs. Ernest H Wiener is from Harrison, NY. Is Miss Margaret Weiner her daughter?
Mrs Sidney (or Sydney) Wolff is from Harrison, Pennsylvania.

Missing male names for:

JR Carpenter (in mixed with Virginia Carpenter)
EB Cassard
FE Dixon (in mixed with Louise Dixon)
RB Jennings
JR Rowland
RH Rowland
W Potter Wear
JM Wistar-bye

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, October 15 1920 issue. Pages 460-463 and 478
The New York Times

Special to The New,York Times. "MRS. MALLORY WINS NET CHAMPIONSHIP." New York Times (1857-1922): 19. Sep 19 1920. ProQuest. Web. 24 Apr. 2016 .

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Summary:

Hazel Wightman does not defend in singles.

Mallory faced a stern test in the quarterfinals, overcoming Eleanor Tennant 6-2 2-6 6-3. It was the only set she dropped in singles all week. Almost even in errors-the Norsewoman made 38 winners to only 18 for Tennant. In the middle set Tennant awed the crowd with an assortment of net rushing, power, and dinks. She won one game on a drop shot that had so much slice it hit and bounced backwards back on her side.

This was the only time Tennant, a Californian, entered the US Nationals. She would go on to greater fame as a coach of Alice Marble and Maureen Connolly.

Zinderstein is literally smashing in the semifinals. It is her power of serve and volley that make the diffeence in her and Goss upsetting Mallory and Wightman in doubles. Her hard hitting and 4 aces forced Goss into too many errors in their semi, setting up a final vs Mallory, the woman he beat here a year ago.
Miss Zinderstein has wider assortment of shots than Mallory, leading some to expect an upset in the final. The first set was close until 3 all, then the Norsewoman ran off with 9 of the next 10 games as Zinderstein retreated to a passive baseline game.

Marion's overhead and volleys were of little help to her, for the she was frozen by nerves. The few times she did venture to net Zinderstein quickly retreated after being passed a couple times.

Marion Zinderstein is a protegee of Hazel Wightman. Some cynics contend she trained Marion as a way to bring down old rival Molla Mallory.

New York Times Box score

Mallory---------07 nets---14 outs---15 placements---0 aces---2 double faults---23 errors---15 winners---57 points won
Zinderstein-----16 nets---20 outs---15 placements---1 aces---6 double faults---42 errors---15 winners---38 points won

The doubles final compensated for any lack of thrills in the singles. Zinderstein was still off form. Her partner Eleanor Goss lit up the court with overheads as the pair smothered the net. The Californians countered with defense and chops. Baker was the steadier of the two and at times went to net. The first set went to Goss/Zinderstein at 13-11.They dropped the second through errors, mainly on Marion's part. In the last last 7 of 9 games were breaks of serve. The last game went to deuce 3 times with 'the gallery in a state of suspense' before Goss and Zinderstain won.

The club, with 20 courts, is well equipped to handle a big tournament.

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Dates: August 15-20
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)


1st Round

Patricia Hitchins d. Julie Stenz 4-6 6-4 6-4
Mrs. Cyrus Clark d. Jessie Gott 6-2 4-6 6-3
Mrs. Percy Wilbourn d. Mrs. S. J. Strauss 6-0 6-2
Deborah Seal d. Alice Bayard 6-1 6-2
Mildred Willard d. Martha Niles 6-3 6-8 8-6
Flora Harvey d. Katherine O'Rourke 6-0 6-0
Adelaide Greene d. Dorothy Waring 6-1 6-1
Janet Travell d. Augusta Chapman 4-6 6-3 6-3

Martha Bayard d. Teresa Wood 6-2 6-1
Gladys Lynch d. Elizabeth Hugus default
Leslie Bancroft d. Marie Wagner 9-7 7-5
Ann Cole d. Clare Cassel 9-7 6-3
Mary Browne d. Brenda Hedstrom 6-1 6-1
Marie Candee d. Mrs. Albert Humphries 6-4 7-9 6-4
Eleanora Sears d. Caroma Winn 6-4 8-6
Edith Sigourney d. Mrs. Edward Duble 6-0 6-0

Mrs. David Mills d. Mabel Straffin 6-1 6-1
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. J. C. Brush 7-5 6-1
Helene Falk d. Mrs. Culver McWilliams 6-0 6-3
Louise Cattus d. Mrs. Nathaniel Dain 6-2 6-2
Agnes Sherwood d. Elsie Pritchard 6-3 7-5
Florence Sheldon d. Mrs. Walter Ellis 7-5 6-3
Molla Mallory d. Marion Jessup 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Eleanor Goss default

May Bundy d. Helen McLean default
Virginia Travell d. Bertha Sexton 6-2 6-3
Louise Raymond d. Ida Huff 13-11 6-2
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Anna Godfrey 6-4 7-5
Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs. Paul Martin 6-1 6-1
Margaret Grove d. Mary Case 6-4 6-2
Helen Gilleaudeau d. Edna Welty 6-1 5-7 6-2
Theodora Sohst d. Mrs. John Bailey 6-1 6-2

2nd Round


Hitchins d. Clark 6-1 6-0
Wilbourn d. Seal 6-2 6-3
Willard d. Harvey 9-11 8-6 retired (cramps)
Greene d. J Travell 6-0 6-1
M. Bayard d. Lynch 6-2 6-3
Cole d. Bancroft 5-7 8-6 8-6
Browne d. Candee 6-0 6-3
Sigourney d. Sears 6-2 6-1

Gardner d. Mills 6-3 6-1
Falk d. Cattus 6-1 6-0
Sheldon d. Sherwood 6-2 8-6
Mallory d. Lenglen 6-2 0-0 retired (coughing at 0-30)
Bundy d. V Travell 6-0 6-0
Raymond d. LeRoy 6-2 6-2
Walsh d. Grove 8-10 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau d. Sohst 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Hitchins d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-3
Greene d. Willard 6-1 6-0
Cole d. M. Bayard 6-4 7-5
Browne d. Sigourney 6-0 6-3

Falk d. Gardner 6-2 6-4
Mallory d. Sheldon 6-0 6-1
Bundy d. Raymond 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau d. Walsh 6-0 6-3

Quarterfinals

Hitchins d. Greene 8-6 6-2
Browne d. Cole 6-1 6-2
Mallory d. Falk 6-2 6-1
Bundy d. Gilleaudeau 6-1 6-2

Semifinals


Browne d. Hitchins 6-3 6-0
Mallory d. Bundy 8-6 6-2

Final


Molla Mallory d. Mary Browne 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Patricia Hitchins/Grace Le Roy d. Adelaide Hooker/Mrs Culver McWilliams 6-2 6-1
Margaret Grove/Phyllis Walsh d. Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Molla Mallory default
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner d. Mrs Edward Duble/Marjorie Knox 6-1 6-0
Augusta Chapman/Helen McLean d. Mrs LM Burt/Mrs Pope 6-4 6-3
Mary Browne/Louisa Williams d. Janet Travell/Virginia Travell 6-1 6-1
Louise Raymond/Mrs Frank M Welty d. Adelaide Greene/Emily Weaver 6-3 6-2
Sigourney/Teresa Wood d. Gertrude Della Torre/Caroma Winn 6-4 7-5
Mrs TH Eaton/Edith Handy d. Mrs. Walter Ellis/Elsie Pritchard 7-5 7-5

Helen Gilleaudeau/Alletta Morris d. Mary Case/Gertrude Hopper 6-2 6-1
Ann Cole/Anna Godfrey d. Maud Barger-Wallach/Helen Hooker 6-2 6-2
Mrs Cyrus Clark/Katherine O'Rourke d. Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup default
Agnes Sherwood/Miss BW Wonham d. Martha Niles/Mrs Percy Wilbourn default
Ceres Baker/Virginia Carpenter d. Deborah Seal/Miss M Willard 6-4 6-0
Mrs JC Brush/Theodora Sohst d. Alice Bayard/Brenda Hedstrom default
Leslie Bancroft/Martha Bayard d. Ida Huff/Julie Stenz 6-4 6-3
Eleanora Sears/Helen Wills d. Mrs JB Bailey/Bertha Sexton 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Grove/Walsh d. Hitchins/Le Roy 6-8 6-1 6-3
Cassel/Wagner d. Chapman/McLean 6-4 6-2
Browne/Williams d. Raymond/Welty 7-5 6-4
Eaton/Handy d. Sigourney/Wood 6-4 3-6 7-5

Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Cole/F. Godfrey 6-3 6-3
Clark/O'Rourke d. Sherwood/Wonham 6-1 6-4
Brush/Sohst d. Baker/Carpenter default
Bancroft/M.Bayard d. El. Sears/Wills 6-1 9-11 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cassel/Wagner d. Grove/Walsh 5-7 6-3 6-1
Browne/Williams d. Eaton/Handy 6-3 6-2
Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Clark/O'Rourke 6-2 6-4
Bancroft/M. Bayard d. Brush/Sohst 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Browne/Williams d. Cassel/Wagner 6-4 6-2
Gilleaudeau/Morris d. Bancroft/M. Bayard 6-1 6-4

Final


Mary Browne/Williams d. Helen Gilleaudeau/Alletta Morris 6-3 6-2

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Draw notes:

Marie Candee was listed as Mrs De Forrest Candee.
Mary E Case is fron Norfolk, Virginia
Mrs GL Chapman=Augista Chapman
Falk=married name of Pollak
Brenda Hedstrom is from Buffalo, New York.
Elizabeth Ward Hugus
Mrs Nat Niles=nee Martha Pitkin
Mrs. W. H. Pritchard=Elsie, nee Lang
Deborah N Seal was from Philadelphia
Mrs Stuart Greene=married name of Adelaide Browning.
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank (FH) Godfrey, nee Anna Townsend. This player does not =Anne Townsend.
Janet B Travell

Missing full names for:

Mrs JC Brush
Mrs. Cyrus Clark
Mrs Nathaniel Dain
Mrs. Edward C. Duble was a member of the West Side Tennis Club.
Mrs TH Eaton
Mrs Walter R. Ellis called "a former Californian and Chicagoan".
Mrs. Albert Humphries
Mrs. E.V. Lynch=Gladys Lynch
Mrs Paul Martin
Mrs David C Mills is from Orange, New Jersey
Mrs. Culver McWilliams
Mrs. S. J. Strauss
Mrs. Percy Wilbourn
Miss M Willard (doubles only)
Miss BW Wonham (in doubles with Agnes Sherwood)

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, 01 September 1921, pages 358, 392, and 395.
https://books.google.com/books?id=Gm...tennis&f=false

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Summary:

The normal routine of the US Women's Championship is permanently altered this year by a bolt from the blue.

Over 8,000 come out to see Lenglen play Eleanor Goss.

Suzanne drove out 15 times under the onslaught of Mallory's blitz. By contrast Molla drove out 10 times and netted 7 times to 5 for Suzanne. Mallory hit 12 winners to 7 for Lenglen.


On the first point of the second set Lenglen served. Molla took the first point in a long rally. Dispirited, Suzanne served a doubled fault on the next. Coughing and weeping, the Frenchwoman stood in mid court hesitating before running to the umpire and announcing she could not continue.

Molla left the court first to rapturous applause.

The final drew in about 7 to 8,000 people, the same number that saw Lenglen earlier in the week.

Browne pressed forward in set one, the last point saw Molla Miss a passing shot that landed out by just 1 inch. Mary never charged the net recklessly. She picked her spots carefully, throwing all her variety and guile to break up Mallory's relentless driving. She threw up lobs to bide her time in recovering from hard shots. She used sort cross court angles to draw Molla in and move her about.

The Norsewoman responded by hiting harder and harder. Her bullets usually landed in, and when they missed it was a matter of inches. "There was no variety to her tactics" wrote the New York Times. Browne led 3-2 in set two, but thereafter lost control. Mallory continued to pound the ball as Browne tired.

When it was over Molla fell back on the turf in relief. The applause for her was generous as she got up, but thunderous for Mary K Browne as she departed.

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Dates: August 14 to 19
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York.

Singles (Draw=54)

1st Round

May Sutton Bundy [2]-bye
Mildred Warning-bye
Edith Handy-bye
Caroma Winn-bye
Grace LeRoy [7]-bye
Florence Ballin d. Ceres Baker 6-4 6-4
Martha Bayard d. Katharine Gardner 8-6 6-3
Marguerite Davis d. Marion Chapman 9-7 7-5

Grace Mungen d. Dorothy Quinn 6-1 6-4
Edna Hauselt d. Gertrude Hopper 6-0 6-2
Mary Trumbull d. Isabella Mumford 6-2 6-4
Marion Jessup [6] d. Mrs. Percy Wilbourne 6-0 3-0 retired
Helen Wills [3] d. Helen Collingwood 6-0 6-2
Gladys Lynch d. Ida Huff 6-3 6-2
Lois Bickle (Can) d. Ruth Shedden 6-3 6-4
Winifred Ellis d. Theodora Sohst 7-5 6-1

Molla Mallory [1] d. Mary Case 6-0 6-0
Anna Godfrey d. Dorothy Van Slyck 6-3 6-2
Eleanora Sears d. Corinne Henry 6-2 6-2
Molley Thayer d. Hildegarde Taylor 4-6 6-2 6-2
Edith Sigourney [5] d. Dorothy Briggs 6-0 6-0
Gladys Hutchings (Ber) d. Julie Stenz 6-3 6-1
Katherine Caldwell d. Mrs. A. E. Michel 6-4 6-2
Agnes Sherwood d. Martha Hollister 6-3 6-3

Leslie Bancroft [4] d. Dorothy Brand 6-0 6-0
Jessie Grieve d. Marguerite Strahler 6-2 6-2
Helen Hooker d. Mrs. Edward Powers 4-6 6-3 6-3
Elsie Pritchard-bye
Clare Cassel [8]-bye
Florence Sheldon-bye
Marion Jones Farquhar-bye
Jessie Gott-bye

2nd Round

Bundy [2] d. Warning 6-2 6-1
Handy d. Winn 6-4 4-6 6-2
Ballin d. LeRoy [7] 6-3 6-4
Bayard d. Davis 6-2 6-0
Jessup [6] d. Mungen 6-0 6-0
Hausert d. Trumbull 6-0 6-1
Wills [3] d. Lynch 6-0 6-1
Bickle d. Ellis 6-1 6-4

Mallory [1] d. Godfrey 6-2 6-2
Thayer d. El.Sears 6-4 6-2
Sigourney [5] d. Hutchings 6-2 6-2
Sherwood d. Caldwell 6-0 8-6
Bancroft [4] d. Grieve 6-2 6-0
Hooker d. Pritchard 6-3 7-5
Cassel [8] d. Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Farquhar d. Gott 6-4 6-1

3d Round

Bundy [2] d. Handy 6-1 6-0
Bayard d. Ballin 7-5 6-8 6-3
Jessup [6] d. Hauselt 6-2 6-3
Wills [3] d. Bickle 6-2 6-1

Mallory [1] d. Thayer 6-2 6-0
Sigourney [5] d. Sherwood 6-1 6-2
Bancroft [4] d. Hooker 6-4 6-4
Cassel [8] d. Farquhar 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Bundy [2] d. Bayard 12-10 4-6 6-0
Wills [3] d. Jessup [6] 2-6 6-4 6-2
Mallory [1] d. Sigourney [5] 6-0 6-1
Bancroft [4] d. Cassel [8] 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Wills [3] d. Bundy [2] 6-4 6-3
Mallory [1] d. Bancroft [4] 6-0 6-4

Final

Molla Mallory [1] d. Helen Wills [3] 6-3 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Molla Mallory/Edith Sigourney-bye
Ceres Baker/Eleanora Sears-bye
Lois Bickle (Can)/Anna Godfrey d. L. M. Burt/Emily Weaver 6-2 4-6 6-4
Edith Handy/Grace LeRoy d. Gertrude Hopper/Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-4
Clare Cassel/Marie Wagner-bye
Marie Candee/Theodora Sohst d. Agnes Sherwood/Marguerite Strahler 6-0 6-1
Leslie Bancroft/Martha Bayard d. Julie Stenz/Mildred Waring 6-2 8-6
Ida Huff/Mollie Thayer-bye

May Bundy/Helen Hooker d. Florence Ballin/Marion Farquhar 7-5 6-4
Jessie Grieve/Grace Mungen d. Winifred Ellis/Mrs A. E. Michel 6-4 6-2
Katherie Gardner/Gladys Hutchings-bye
Mrs A. L. Gates/Mrs Robert Lovett-bye
Augusta Chapman/Marion Chapman d. Dorothy Briggs/Corinne Henry 10-8 6-8 9-7
Mary Chisholm/Caroma Winn d. Mary Case/Anne Stillman 6-4 6-1
Marguerite Davis/Ruth Shedden d. Mrs John C Brush/Mrs Edward Powers 2-6 8-6 6-1
Marion Jessup/Helen Wills d. Isabella Mumford/Mary Trumbull 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Mallory/Sigourney d. Baker/El. Sears 6-1 6-3
Bickle/Godfrey d. Handy/LeRoy 6-2 6-3
Bancroft/Bayard d. Huff/Thayer 6-1 6-2
Cassel/Wagner d. de Forrest Candee/Sohst 6-3 3-6 6-0

Bundy/Hooker d. Grieve/Mungen 6-2 6-0
Gardner/Hutchings d. Gates/Lovett 6-0 6-3
Chapman/Chapman d. Chisholm/Winn 6-4 6-2
Jessup/Wills d. Davis/Shedden 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Mallory/Sigourney d. Bickle/Godfrey 6-2 6-4
Cassel/Wagner d. Bancroft/Bayard 6-4 6-3
Bundy/Hooker d. Gardner/Hutchings 6-3 7-9 6-4
Jessup/Wills d. Chapman/Chapman 6-4 6-0

Semifinals


Mallory/Sigourney d. Cassel/Wagner 6-1 6-3
Jessup/Wills d. Bundy/Hooker 6-3 6-3

Final

Marion Jessup/Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory/Edith Sigourney 6-4 7-9 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Winifred H. Ellis was from Washington DC
Farquhar=1899 champ Marion Jones


Missing full names for:

Mrs John C Brush
Mrs A. L. Gates
Mrs Robert Lovett
Mrs. A. E. Michel
Mrs. Edward Powers
Mrs Percy Wilbourne

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Sources:

The New York Times

Spaulding Annual

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Summary:

Mallory shows her mettle from the start with a double bagel win in round one that took all of 17 minutes. She is seeded first-the first seeding ever in a US women's title. Last year's fiasco with Lenglen and Mallory meeting in the 2nd rd. has convinced the USTA that seeding is the way to go.

A young sensation has arisen from the West to challenge Molla. Helen Wills wears her schoolgirl uniform to the court, but she is more apt to play the role of teacher than student. Even at 16 she posseses a better serve and net play than all entries. Only Molla is her superior off the ground. Helen whipped through the draw until she met Jessup in the quarters. Marion's serve and volleys won her a set before Wills barely pulled out the second. Helen's power took the third easily. Against 35 yr. old May Bundy in the semis Helen resorted to drop shots with telling effect, "though she was rather prone to overwork it."

Helen tried off-pace tactics in the final. The change of pace didn't faze Molla a bit, as the Norse star ran Wills off the court in a 6-3 6-1 final witnessed by only 2,500. The lack of foreign entries kept many a fan away.

"Marvelous Molla" still reigns, but the doubles final went the way of youth, as Wills and Jessup upset Mallory and Sigourney. The youngsters blew two match points to lose the middle set 9-7. After the usual 10 minute break Mallory and Sigourney shot out to a 3-0 lead, but Marion Jessup willed her team back to take 6 games and the title 6-3.

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August 13 to 22.

First Round
Molla Mallory bye
Lilian Scharman d. Caroline Banister 6-3 7-5
Mayme MacDonald d. Mrs. George Stanwix 6-3 6-0
M. B. Huff d. Louise Raymond 6-3 5-7 7-5

Helen Hooker d. Mary Leachman 6-8 8-6 6-4
Mary Heaton d. Mrs. S. G. Leon default
Anna Fuller d. Mrs. W. Pritchard 6-8 6-2 6-2
Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Eleanora Sears 6-1 6-0

Leslie Bancroft d. Virginia Travell 6-2 6-0
Edith Moore d. Marguerite Ginn 8-6 6-1
Mrs. Bernard Stenz d. Marion Chapman default
Mrs. Bronson Batchelor d. Jessie Gott 6-4 6-0

Agnes Sherwood d. Florence Sheldon 6-1 6-4
Mrs. W. Ellis d. Mrs. Samuel Waring 6-3 6-2
Mrs. David Mills d. Mrs. J. C. Collingwood 6-2 5-7 6-1
Mabel Clayton (GB) d. Caroma Winn 6-1 6-0.

Helen Wills d. Martha Bayard 6-1 6-3
Ceres Baker d. Rosamund Newton default
Mrs. H. S. Green d. Dorothy Briggs 3-6 6-3 6-4
Helen Pollack Falk d. Mrs. John Bailey 6-2 6-4

Mrs. W. Shedden d. Mrs. Arthur Duncan 6-1 6-0
Mrs. Percy Wilbourn d. Mrs. Nathaniel Davis 6-1 6-3
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Bessie Holden 6-1 6-0
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Loiuse Dixon 6-1 6-0

Helen Gilleaudeau Lockhorn d. Mrs. J. S. Taylor 6-2 6-3
Phyllis Walsh d. Mary Case 6-2 6-2
Mrs. A. F. Reise d. Beatrice Sheridan 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Goss d. Penelope Anderson 6-2 6-0

Edith Sigourney d. Katherine Gardner 6-4 7-5
Mrs. J. D. Corbierre d. Theodora Sohst 6-1 6-2
Gertrude Hopper bye
Phyllis Covell (GB) bye
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Second Round
Mallory d. Scharman 6-3 6-4
MacDonald d. Huff 6-2 3-6 6-1
Hooker d. Heaton 6-3 7-5
Beamish d. Fuller 6-0 6-1

Bancroft d. Edith Moore 6-2 6-3
Stenz d. Batchelor 6-2 6-2
Sherwood d. Ellis 6-1 7-5
Clayton d. Mills 7-5 6-3

Wills d. Baker 6-1 6-0
Falk d. Green 5-7 6-4 6-2
Shedden d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-4
McKane d. LeRoy 6-1 6-0

Goss d. Reise 6-2 6-0
Lockhorn d. Walsh 6-2 6-2
Sigourney d. Corbierre 6-0 6-4
Covell d. Hopper 6-0 6-0
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Third Round
Mallory d. MacDonald 6-3 6-2
Hooker d. Beamish default
Bancroft d. Stenz 9-11 6-2 6-3
Clayton d. Sherwood 6-1 6-2

Wills d. Falk 6-0 6-1
McKane d. Shedden 6-1 6-1
Goss d. Lockhorn 6-2 6-2
Covell d. Sigourney 6-4 6-1
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Quarters
Mallory d. Hooker 6-3 6-1
Clayton d. Bancroft 6-3 6-1
Wills d. McKane 2-6 6-2 7-5
Goss d. Covell 6-1 2-6 8-6

Semis
Mallory d. Clayton 6-4 6-2
Wills d. Goss 6-4 6-0

Final
Wills d. Mallory 6-2 6-1
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First Round
Beamish/Clayton bye
Baker/Scharman d. Pope/Reise 6-4 6-2
Batchelor/Collingwood d. J. Bailey/Stanwix 6-2 6-1
Hooker/MacDonald d. Chisholm/Winn 6-1 2-6 6-3

Goss/Wightman d. Koukel/Richardson 6-1 6-0
Fuller/Ginn d. Ellis/Pritchard 7-5 6-4
Edith Moore/J. S. Taylor d. Corbierre/Shedden 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach/Leachman d. Burt/Travell 8-6 7-5

Lockhorn/Morris d. Bayard/Gardner 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sigourney/Walsh d. Brush/Sohst 6-2 6-0
Anderson/Newton d. Bannister/Strasler 6-3 6-2
Ballin/Mills d. Case/Hopper 8-10 6-0 6-3

Dixon/Sherwood d. Stenz/Waring 6-1 6-4
Briggs/Raymond d. Schmitz/Wilbourn 6-1 6-3
Green/Marie Wagner d. Chapman/Chapman default
Covell/McKane d. Gott/Huff 6-1 6-0
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Second Round
Baker/Scharman d. Clayton/Beamish 2-6 6-4 6-2
Hooker/MacDonald d. Batchelor/Collingwood 6-4 5-7 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Leachman d. Edith Moore/J. S. Taylor 6-2 6-3
Goss/Wightman d. Fuller/Ginn 6-0 6-0

Lockhorn/Morris d. Sigourney/Walsh 6-3 6-4
Anderson/Newton d. Ballin/Mills 6-3 6-4
Briggs/Raymond d. Dixon/Sherwood 8-6 6-4
Covell/Mckane d. Green/Marie Wagner 6-1 6-2
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Quarters
Baker/Scharman d. Hooker/MacDonald 6-3 6-4
Goss/Wightman d. Barger-Wallach/Leachman 6-0 6-0
Lockhorn/Morris d. Anderson/Newton 6-4 6-2
Covell/McKane d. Briggs/Raymond 6-2 7-5

Semis
Goss/Wightman d. Baker/Scharman 6-1 6-1
Covell/Mckane d. Lockhorn/Morris 6-0 6-2

Final
Covell/McKane d. Goss/Wightman 2-6 6-2 6-1




6,000 show for the finals. Mrs. Wightman's new international competition brought a British contigent to the US to inaugerate a new stadium at Forest Hills.

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1924 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 17-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=59)


1st Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Mrs. L. Beaupre (Canada) 6-0 6-0
Helene Pollak Falk d. Ethel Smith 6-2 6-0
Ceres Baker Sackett d. Gertrude Hopper 6-3 6-3
Margaret Blake d. Jessie Gott 6-1 6-0
Marion Jessup [5] d. Marie Batchelor 6-0 6-4
Mary Case d. Virginia Carpenter default
Marion Leighton d. Agnes Sherwood 6-0 6-0
Edith Handy d. Mrs John C. Collingwood default

Mayme MacDonald [6] d. Martha Hollister 6-0 6-0
Rosamund Newton-bye
Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Theodora Sohst-bye
Mary Browne [3] d. Mrs. Samuel Waring 6-2 6-1
Penelope Anderson d. Naomi Thompson 6-3 6-3
Leslie Bancroft d. Gladys Hawk 6-1 6-0
Anna Fuller d. Elsie Pritchard 6-3 6-4

Eleanor Goss [4] d. Margarita Ginn 6-1 6-2
Mrs. B. E. Cole d. Penelope Davies 6-4 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Ida Huff 6-3 7-5
Isabella Mumford d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-3 6-1
Martha Bayard [8] d. Mrs. James McMillan 6-0 6-0
Mrs. B. F. Stenz d. Alice Francis 7-5 6-2
Katherine Gardner d. Mrs. J. C. Brush 6-4 6-0
Katherine Porter d. Catherine Cauldwell default

Edith Sigourney [7] d. Vandy Cape 6-0 6-2
Mrs. Robert LeRoy d. Elizabeth Hugus 6-1 6-1
Edna Houser Roeser d. Louise Cattus 6-0 6-0
Mildred Williard d. Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Caroline Bannister d. Mrs. Martin Vorhaus 6-4 5-7 6-3
Mrs. Arthur Duncan d. Mrs. Warren Lewis 6-3 6-2
Caroma Winn-bye
Molla Mallory [2]-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Falk 6-0 6-0
Sackett d. Blake 7-5 4-6 6-3
Jessup [5] d. Case 6-0 6-0
Leighton d. Handy 12-10 6-3
MacDonald [6] d. Newton 6-2 6-2
Taylor d. Sohst 7-5 6-1
Browne [3]d. Anderson 6-2 6-1
Bancroft d. Fuller 6-2 6-1

Goss [4] d. Cole 4-6 6-4 6-3
El. Sears d. Mumford 8-6 6-3
Bayard [8] d. Stenz 6-3 6-2
Gardner d. Porter default
Sigourney [7] d. LeRoy 6-3 6-3
Roeser d. Williard 6-4 6-1
Bannister d. Duncan 6-3 6-0
Mallory [2] d. Winn 6-1 6-0

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Sackett 6-2 6-1
Jessup [5] d. Leighton 6-1 6-1
MacDonald [6] d. Taylor 6-4 6-2
Browne [3] d. Bancroft 6-1 6-2

Goss [4] d. El. Sears 6-0 6-1
Bayard [8] d. Gardner 6-2 6-4
Roeser d. Sigourney [7] 6-3 8-6
Mallory [2] d. Bannister 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Jessup [5] 6-3 6-3
Browne [3] d. MacDonald [6] 6-2 5-7 6-4
Goss [4] d. Bayard [8] 8-6 6-4
Mallory [2] d. Roeser 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Browne [3] 6-4 4-6 6-3
Mallory [2] d. Goss [4] 6-3 6-4

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Molla Mallory [2] 6-1 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=33)

1st Round


Wightman/Wills d. Stenz/Winn 6-4 6-1

2nd Round

Goss/Jessup d. Blake/Fuller 6-1 6-0
Francis/Williard d. G. Dwyer/M. Dwyer 6-2 6-3
Cole/Godfree d. Candee/Sohst 6-2 6-1
Chapman/Leighton
Bancroft/Sigourney d. MacDonald/Raymond 6-1 6-4
Cape/H. Smith
Mallory/El. Sears d. Cragin/Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Barger-Wallach/Wagner d. Bannister/Vorhaus 6-2 6-2

Browne/Dudley d. Anderson/Mumford 6-2 (or 4) 6-2
Bayard/Gardner d. Porter 'and partner' default
Handy/Newton d. W. Lewis/N. Thompson default
Batchelor/J. S. Taylor d. Case/Hopper 6-4 6-4
Roeser/Waring d.
LeRoy/Sherwood d. Cattus/Gott 6-2 6-2
Ballin/Hutchins d. Bailey/Hugus 7-5 6-0
Wightman/Wills d. Binzen/Stanwix 6-0 6-2


3rd Round

Goss/Jessup d. Francis/Williard ????(default?)
Cole/Godfree d. Chapman/Leighton 6-3 6-4
Bancroft/Sigourney d. Cape/H. Smith 6-1 6-1
Mallory/El. Sears d. Barger-Wallach/Wagner 6-1 6-1

Browne/Dudley d. Bayard/Gardner 6-4 6-2
Handy/Newton d. Batchelor/J. S. Taylor 6-2 7-5
Roeser/Waring d. LeRoy/Sherwood 4-6 8-6 6-1
Wightman/Wills d. Ballin/Hutchins 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals


Goss/Jessup d. Cole/Godfree 6-2 6-3
Bancroft/Sigourney d. Mallory/El. Sears 6-2 6-1
Browne/Dudley d. Handy/Newton 6-2 6-4
Wightman/Wills d. Roeser/Waring 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Goss/Jessup d. Bancroft/Sigourney 6-2 6-3
Wightman/Wills d. Browne/Dudley 9-7 6-1

Final


Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills d. Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup 6-4 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Mrs Horace Dudley=former Mrs. R. Williams, who won US dubs 3 times with Browne from 1913-14 and 1921.


Missing full names for:

Mrs John C. Bailey (md by 1921) from Baltimore
Mrs L. Beaupre (md by 1920). Originally from Canada, bt 1924 a member of West Side Club
Mrs J. C. Brush (md by 1921)
Mrs John C. Collingwood
Mrs Arthur Duncan
Mrs Warren Lewis
Mrs Martin Vorhaus



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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

The doubles match between Barger-Wallach (54)/Wagner (41) and Mallory (32 or 40)/Sears (42) may be a record for the oldest combined age in a grand slam ladies doubles. Their combined age wass 170 years and spare change! This is if one accepts Mallory's DOB as 1892. If she was older (as some have maintained) and was born in 1884 the combined ages were 178!
Draw Notes:




8,000 are present for the finals.

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Dates: August 17-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Elizabeth Ryan d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Ida Huff d. Katherine Gardner 6-3 6-3
Muriel Bremner d. Elsie Pritchard 4-6 6-3 8-6
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Julie Stenz 5-7 6-1 6-1
Marion Jessup d. Ethel Smith 6-0 6-2
Edith Guiler d. G. Gallery 6-2 2-6 6-1
Anna Godfrey d. Mrs. John E. Bailey 6-1 6-2
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Hildegarde Taylor 6-0 6-2

Molla Mallory d. Alice Francis 6-1 6-2
Phoebe Grierson d. Jessie Gott 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Letson d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-3 6-2
Anne Townsend d. Lilian Hester 6-3 6-3
Penelope Anderson d. Mildred Brock 6-3 6-0
Helen Jacobs d. Lois Bickle (Can) 6-0 6-3
Gladys Hawk d. Eleanora Sears 6-4 6-4
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d. Betty Weymouth (GB) 6-1 6-0

Helen Wills d. Helene Falk 6-2 6-3
Anna Hubbard d. Eleanor Cottman 6-1 6-1
May Bundy d. Edith Handy 6-1 6-0
Charlotte Hosmer d. Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-0
Mary Browne d. Theodora Sohst 6-1 6-1
Margaret Blake d. Virginia Carpenter 6-4 6-1
Edna Roeser d. Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) d. Peggy Loughrane 6-0 6-0

Eleanor Goss d. Francis Bates 6-0 6-1
Grace LeRoy d. Adelaide Green 5-7 6-2 8-6
Elisabeth Corbiere d. Rosamund Newton default
Sarah Madeira d. Mrs. F. W. Harper 7-5 12-10
Marion Williams d. Florence Sheldon 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Charles Boehm d. Helen Collingwood 6-4 6-3
Edith Sigourney d. Martha Bayard 8-6 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB) d. Molly Thayer 6-4 4-6 6-2

2nd Round


Ryan d. Huff 6-2 6-1
Harvey d. Bremner 6-0 6-0
Jessup d. Guiler 6-0 6-0
McKane d. Godfrey 6-1 6-0
Mallory d. Grierson 6-0 6-0
Townsend d. Letson 6-2 2-6 6-4
Anderson d. Jacobs 6-4 4-6 6-3
Colyer d. Hawk 7-5 6-2

Wills d. Hubbard 6-1 6-0
Sutton Bundy d. Hosmer 2-6 6-4 6-3
Browne d. Blake 6-2 6-1
Fry d. Roeser 6-2 6-3
Goss d. LeRoy 6-2 6-0
Corbiere d. Madeira 6-2 6-3
Williams d. Boehm 6-0 6-1
Chambers d. Sigourney 7-5 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan d. Harvey 6-0 6-3
McKane d. Jessup 6-0 6-0
Mallory d. Townsend 6-3 6-4
Anderson d. Colyer 7-5 7-5

Wills d. Bundy 6-3 6-2
Fry d. Browne 2-6 6-4 6-3
Goss d. Corbiere 6-1 6-0
Chambers d. Williams 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

McKane d. Ryan 3-6 7-5 6-2
Mallory d. Anderson 6-2 6-1
Wills d. Fry 4-6 6-0 6-3
Goss d. Chambers 6-2 11-9

Semifinals

McKane d. Mallory 4-6 7-5 8-6
Wills d. Goss 3-6 6-0 6-2

Final

Helen Wills d. Kitty McKane 3-6 6-0 6-2

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Doubles (Draw=36)


1st Round

Penelope Anderson/Martha Bayard d. Mrs John E. Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-0 6-3
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Charlotte Hosmer/Helen Jacobs 6-4 6-2
Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. Molla Mallory/Marion Williams 8-6 6-3
Edna Roeser/Julie Stenz d. Joan Fry (GB)/Adelaide Green 8-6 6-1

2nd Round


May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan d. Louise Candee/Emily Weaver 6-1 6-2
Muriel Bremner/Phoebe Grierson d. Gertrude Chisholm/Vandy Hall 7-5 6-3
Virginia Carpenter/Sarah Madeira d. Mrs Charles Boehm/Eleanor Cottman 6-2 1-6 6-4
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Jessie Gott/Edith Guiler 6-1 6-1
Eleanor Goss/Marion Jessup d. Augusta Chapman/Louise Raymond 6-2 6-2
Maud Barger-Wallach/L. M. Burt d. Gladys Hawk/Dorothy Letson 6-3 7-9 9-7
Molly Thayer/Anne Townsend d. Helen Collingwood/Caroma Winn 6-1 6-2
Colyer/McKane d. Anderson/Bayard 6-0 6-3

Browne/Wills d. Roeser/Stenz 6-2 6-1
Theodora Sohst/Hildegarde Taylor d. Edith Handy/Grace LeRoy 6-4 1-6 6-4
Florence Ballin/Lois Bickle (Can) d. Mildred Brock/Phyllis Rykert (Can) 6-1 6-0
Alice Francis/Elsie Pritchard d. G. Gallery/Mrs F. Harper 3-6 6-2 6-0
Ethel Smith/Elsie Weymouth d. Mrs Coumbe/Helen McAuslan 6-0 6-3
Katherine Gardner/Lilian Hester d. Mrs John Brush/Therese Duble 6-3 8-6
Elizabeth Corbiere/Edith Sigourney d. Ida Huff/Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Dorothea Chambers (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Eleanora Sears/Anna Godfrey 6-2 6-3

3d Round

Bundy/Ryan d. Bremner/Grierson 6-1 6-0
Blake/Hubbard d. Carpenter/Madeira 6-3 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Barger-Wallach/Burt 6-0 6-0
Colyer/McKane d. Thayer/Townsend 6-2 6-2

Browne/Wills d. Sohst/J.S. Taylor 6-2 6-0
Ballin/Bickle d. Francis/Pritchard 7-5 6-2
Gardner/Hester d. Smith/Weymouth 6-4 6-1
Chambers/Harvey d. Corbiere/Sigourney 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals


Bundy/Ryan d. Blake/Hubbard 6-2 6-0
Goss/Jessup d. Colyer/McKane 2-6 6-2 6-2
Browne/Wills d. Ballin/Bickle 6-0 6-0
Chambers/Harvey d. Gardner/Hester 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Bundy/Ryan d. Goss/Jessup 6-4 6-3
Browne/Wills d. Chambers/Harvey 6-3 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Helen Wills d. May Bundy/Elizabeth Ryan 6-4 6-3

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Draw notes:

For the Mixed Doubles held at Longwood please see: US Doubles at Longwood

In exact draw order. There were 11 seeds, 6 American and 5 British. The exact seeds are unknown but the NT indicates all 11 seeds made the 3R.

Comments on names and players

Mrs Chisholm=nee Gertrude Della Torre.
Mrs John C. Collingwood=Helen ????
Mrs Frederick Martin Letson=Dorothy Walker Waring, who divorced Samuel H Waring in 1923.
Phylls S Rykert (active as lare as 1928) is from Ottawa, Canada.
Betty Weymouth is called "Elsie" Weymouth at Forest Hills by the NYT, which tells us she from England. She is also listed as E. B. Weymouth, perhaps giving us an Elise Betty Weymouth who preferred to be called "Betty."

Missing full names for:

Mrs. John E. Bailey. Possibly=Mrs L. E. Bailey of Chicago.
Mrs Charles Boehm (Doubles only). From Baltimore, Md. Ranked #2 in Middle States for 1925.
Mrs John Brush (Doubles)
Mrs Coumbe (Doubles only)
Miss G. Gallery
Mrs F. W. Harper

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Source:

1926 Wright and Ditson Lawn Tennis Guide, pages 21-24.

By, ALLISON D. "MISS WILLS RETAINS TWO TENNIS TITLES." New York Times (1923-Current file): 13. Aug 25 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016 .

"64 WOMEN PLAYERS IN NATIONAL TENNIS." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Aug 16 1925. ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2016
[mentions 11 seeds (the most ever at this date) but frustratingly is not specific!]

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Summary:

The cast was especially amazing this year. The participation of many old, present and future champions of the age gave this edition extra panache. Champions of 20 years ago (May Sutton Bundy, Eleanora Sears), a decade earlier (Mary Browne, Elizabeth Ryan) joined the likes of Molla Mallory and Helen Wills in the field. The participation of the English Wightman Cup team (here before in 1923) gave Forest Hills an international flavor lacking in 1922. With all that future champion Helen Jacobs, making her debut here, went largely unnoticed.

Wills takes permanent possession of the cup with her 3rd US nationals in a row before a Monday finals crowd of 7,000. With her win over Kitty McKane in the finals Helen establishes a clear lead of 4-2 in their rivalry. After losing the first set Helen's shots only increased in pace as her foe tired, a pattern that followed the semis where Wills "raked her opponent's court with blistering shots".

The match that "enthralled " all was the semi tussle between Mallory and McKane. "Marvelous Molla" was 2 points from a win at 5-3 when Kitty clawed back by taking the net. At 5-4 Molla was 6 times within two points of victory, only to see Kitty's volleys repeatedly dig her out of trouble. McKane got the game winning point to tie at 5-5 when Molla's passing shot clipped the net and bounced back. When it ended the pair got the biggest ovation of the week that even had the loser smiling as she left thew court.

McKane had upset Elizabeth Ryan in the quarters. Ryan was an American expatriate who lived in England and was entered in her own championships for the first time ever. She was a co-favorite coming in, having upset Helen Wills at Seabrigh

Thanks to Hugues Daniels for pointing out how strong the draw was this year.

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Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, United States
Dates: August 16
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=59)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan [2]-bye
Eleanor Cottman-bye
Elsa Taubele d. Louise Iselin default
Mary Heaton d. Dorothy Andrus 6-0 7-5
Eleanor Goss [5] d. Jeanette Chappell 6-1 6-3
Isabelle Mumford d. Dorothy Letson default
Helen Lockhorn d. Louise Raymond 6-1 2-6 6-1
Ina Eaton d. Dorothy Blodgett 6-2 6-2

Mary Browne [4] d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0 6-2
Julie Stenz d. Helene Falk default
Theodora Sohst d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Rosamund Newton d. Golda Gross 6-2 8-6
Penelope Anderson [8] d. Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Ann Cole d. Mrs. Owen Lewis 6-1 6-1
Edna Roeser d. Louise Gladwin 6-0 6-1
Ruth Sheddon d. Irving Murphy 6-1 6-3

Elsie Pritchard d. Helen Wills [1] default
Jesse Gott d. Mrs. Arthur M Duncan 6-0 6-4
Margaret Blake d. Edith Moore 6-8 6-1 6-1
Gladys Hawk d. Louise Candee 6-2 6-8 6-4
Martha Bayard [6] d. Gertrude Dwyer 6-0 6-3
Grace Le Roy d. Agnes Lamme 3-6 6-3 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Florence Ballin 6-4 retired
Mildred Willard d. Ethel Smith 6-1 6-2

Molla Mallory [3] d. Anna Godfrey 6-0 6-1
Grace Bristed d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-1
Alice Francis d. Florence Bradley 6-0 6-0
Josina Van Der Ende d. Anne Page 3-6 6-3 8-6
Charlotte Chapin [7] d. Sarah Wright 6-2 6-1
Priscilla Mitton-bye
Mrs. John E. Bailey-bye
Hazel Wightman-bye

2nd Round

Ryan [2] d. Cottman 6-0 6-1
Heaton d. Taubele 6-2 6-0
Goss [5] d. Mumford 6-0 6-3
Lockhorn d. Eaton 6-2 6-1
Browne [4] d. Stenz 6-2 6-1
Sohst d. Newton 6-4 6-4
Anderson [8] d. Cole 6-0 1-6 6-3
Roeser d. Sheddon 6-1 6-3

Pritchard d. Gott 6-3 6-3
Blake d. Hawk 6-2 7-5
Bayard [6] d. Le Roy 6-0 6-1
Willard d. Sears 8-6 7-5
Mallory [3] d. Bristed 6-1 6-0
Francis d. Van Der Ende 6-3 6-1
Chapin [7] d. Milton 6-1 6-1
Wightman d. Bailey 6-1 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan [2] d. Heaton 6-2 6-0
Goss [5] d. Lockhorn 6-3 6-2
Browne [4] d. Sohst 6-0 6-0
Anderson [8] d. Roeser 9-7 5-7 6-4

Blake d. Pritchard 3-6 6-1 6-1
Bayard [6] d. Willard 6-4 7-5
Mallory [4] d. Francis 6-1 6-0
Chapin [7] d. Wightman 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Ryan [2] d. Goss [5] 3-6 6-4 6-0
Browne [4] d. Anderson [8] 7-5 6-1
Bayard [6] d. Blake 6-4 6-2
Mallory [4] d. Chapin [7] 7-5 6-0

Semifinals

Ryan [2] d. Browne [4] 6-1 6-3
Mallory [3] d. Bayard [6] 6-3 6-3

Final

Molla Mallory [3] d. Elizabeth Ryan [2] 4-6 6-4 9-7

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Doubles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Eleanor Goss/Elizabeth Ryan d. Agnes Lamme/Helen Lockhorn 6-0 6-1
Grace Le Roy/Theodora Sohst d. Mrs Owen Lewis/Betty Turkle 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Letson/Marie Wagner d. Helen Collingwood/Irving Murphy 6-2 6-1
Gladys Hawk/Rosamund Newton d. Florence Ballin/Vandy Hall 6-2 6-4
Alice Francis/Edna Roesner d. Anna Godfrey/Isabella Mumford 6-0 6-2
Augusta Chapman/Louise Raymond d. Mrs John E Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-4
Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 6-2 6-1
Louise Candee/Emily Weaver d. Gertrude Dwyer/Josina Van Der Ende 6-2 9-7

Mary Browne/Charlotte Chapin d. Dorothy Davison/Katherine McCagg 6-0 6-1
Alletta Morris/Julie Stenz d. Gertrude Chisholm/Caroma Winn 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Cottman/Mildred Willard d. Golda Gross/Priscilla Mitton 6-2 6-2
Mrs B. Bronson/Ina Eaton d. Mrs Arthur M Duncan/Sarah Wright 6-4 8-10 6-4
Ann Cole/Molla Mallory d. Mrs John C Brush/Therese Duble 6-2 6-2
Penelopre Anderson/Martha Bayard d. Jeannett Chappell/Elsie Pritchard 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Andrus/Anne Page d. Florence Bradley/Florence Sheldon 8-6 6-3
Margaret Blake/Grace Bristed-bye

2nd Round

Goss/Ryan d. Le Roy/Sohst default
Letson/Wagner d. Hawk/Newton 6-3 6-2
Francis/Roeser d. Chapman/Raymond 6-1 6-3
Sears/Wightman d. Candee/Weaver 6-1 6-3

Browne/Chapin d. Morris/Stenz 6-3 6-2
Cottman/Willard d. Bronson/Eaton 6-4 6-1
Cole/Mallory d. Anderson/Bayard 6-4 8-6
Andrus/Page d. Blake/Bristed 5-7 7-5 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goss/Ryan d. Letson/Wagner 6-3 6-1
Francis/Roeser d. Sears/Wightman 6-2 4-6 7-5
Browne/Chapin d. Cottman/Willard 6-3 6-2
Cole/Mallory d. Andrus/Page 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Goss/Ryan d. Francis/Roeser 7-5 6-1
Browne/Chapin d. Cole/Mallory 6-2 3-6 7-5

Final

Eleanor Goss/Elizabeth Ryan d. Mary Browne/Charlotte Chapin 3-6 6-4 12-10

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Draw Notes:

For the Mixed Doubles results see: US Doubles at Longwood

Florence H. Bradley
Mrs B. Bronson (doubles only)
Jean A. Burritt
Mrs Gertrude Chisholm
Helen Collingwood=Mrs John C Collingwood, maiden name not known.
Dorothy Davison=Mrs F. Trubee Davison, nee Peabody
Therese Duble=Mrs Edward C Duble
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank H Godfrey
Mary Heaton is from Greenwich
Mrs Agnes Lamme=nee Agnes Sherwood
Dorothy Letson=Mrs Frederick M Letson.
Mrs Lockhorn=nee Helen Gilleaudeau
Katherine McCagg=Mrs Loius Butler McCagg, nee Winslow.
Mrs Priscilla Mitton is from Boston. We do not know her miaden name.
Mrs Helene Falk =nee Pollak
Josina Van Der Ende is from California

Missing full names for:

Mrs. John E. Bailey
John C Brush (doubles only)
Mrs Owen Lewis
Mrs. Arthur M Duncan

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

Some of these women were around a long time. Eleanor Sears was around in the "aughts" and Barger-Wallach was the 1908 champ! Wightman was the 1909-12,19 winner.Browne 1912-14.

A poor entry. Helen Wills was still recovering form her appendicitis operation of June and withdraws right before the tournament gets underway. This puts a hurting on galleries, who naturally wanted to see the woman who challenged Suzanne Lenglen at Cannes in February.

The British were absent as the Wightman Cup was played in Britain this year. Thus were no foreigners entered.

The closest to a "foreign" entry is Elizabeth Ryan, who is American born and bred but has lived in Europe continuously since 1912. She is hear on a visit to play at the US Nationals for the very first time. Meanwhile Molla Mallory, born and raised in Norway, is was considered more American than Ryan. These two women are the favorites by virtue of beating Helen Wills in the two events leading up to Forest Hills.

The dreariness of the draw is matched in mood by buckets of rain on the opening 3 days. "Buckets and gondolas are in order" wrote the New York times on day 3. Day 4 saw the defeat of Hazel Wightman, the champion of many years past (1909-1911), who last competed in a singles event in 1919.

Fans cheered the Norsewoman mightily as she batterd her way to one last Us title-a record 8th.

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Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Dates: August 22-30
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw-64. 16 seeds. 8 domestic and 8 foreign)
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First Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-0 6-1
Lilian Scharman Hester d. Edith Tough 6-2 6-2
Mrs. Muhl d. Elsa Taubele 8-6 6-4
Dorothy Hill (GB) d. Helen Rice 6-0 6-1
Mrs. J. Dallas Corbiere d. Hazel Wightman 6-2 6-3
E. N. Warren d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Mayme MacDonald d. Rosamund Newton 6-2 6-4
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Beryl Robinson (Bermuda) 6-2 6-0

Helen Jacobs d. Gertrude Dwyer 6-2 6-0
Elizabeth Hugus d. Helen Sinclair 6-2 6-4
Molly Thayer d. Isabella Mumford 6-3 6-4
Eileen Bennett (GB) d. Mary Greef 6-1 6-1
Edna Hauselt Roeser d. Theodora Sohst 6-0 6-1
Alice Francis d. Marjorie Thorn 6-1 6-3
Mrs. Wm. Pritchard d. Mrs. T. Johnson 5-7 6-1 6-4
Mrs. Arthur Duncan d. Kitty Godfree (GB) default

Molla Mallory [2] d. Mrs. Philip Hawk 6-1 6-3
Mrs. Wm. Endicott d. Mrs. Frederick Letson 6-2 6-2
Anna Fuller Hubbard d. Janet Travell 6-4 6-2
Gwen Sterry (GB) d. Dorothy Andrus 6-2 6-3
Charlotte Hosmer Chapin d. Mary Fenesterer 6-4 6-2
Catherine Porter Hopkins d. Barbara Stevens 6-1 6-3
Marjorie Gladman d. Virginia Rice 6-1 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) d. Mrs. F. Stenz 6-1 6-2

Eleanor Goss d. Marguerite Davis 6-3 6-2
Mrs. H. Richards d. Corinne Frazier 6-2 6-0
J. Saunders Taylor d. Jeannette Chappell 6-2 6-3
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Marjorie Morrill 6-3 6-0
Penelope Anderson d. Edith Moore 6-2 6-2
Clara Zinke d. Mrs. Harrison Smith default
Gladys Hutchins d. Mrs. J. Bailey 6-0 6-4
Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Priscilla Mitton default

Second Round

Wills [1] d. Hester 6-0 6-2
Hill d. Muhl 6-0 6-0
Corbiere d. Warren 6-3 6-1
Bouman d. MacDonald 6-1 6-3
Jacobs d. Hugus 6-1 6-0
Bennett d. Thayer 6-1 9-7
Roeser d. Francis 7-5 4-6 6-2
Pritchard d. Duncan 6-3 6-2

Mallory [2] d. Endicott 6-4 6-4
G. Sterry d. Hubbard 6-2 6-1
Chapin d Hopkins 6-1 6-1
J. Fry d. Gladman 6-4 6-2
Goss d. Richards 6-1 6-0
Harvey d. Saunders Taylor 6-4 3-6 6-2
P. Anderson d. Zinke 6-0 6-3
Nuthall d. Hutchins 6-1 6-2

Third Round

Wills [1] d. Hill 6-1 6-4
Bouman d. Corbiere 1-6 6-0 6-2
Jacobs d. Bennett 7-5 6-4
Roeser d. Pritchard 6-1 6-1

Mallory [2] d. G. Sterry 6-0 0-6 6-0
Chapin d. J. Fry 2-6 6-3 6-4
Goss d. Harvey 1-6 6-1 11-9
Nuthall d. P. Anderson 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Bouman 6-1 6-2
Jacobs d. Roeser 6-8 8-6 6-2
Chapin d. Mallory [2] 6-3 1-6 6-4
Nuthall d. Goss 4-6 7-5 6-2

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Jacobs 6-0 6-2
Nuthall d. Chapin 6-1 4-6 6-3

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Betty Nuthall 6-1 6-4

Draw note:
Godfree withdrew from singles because of a recent tonsilitis operation
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Doubles (Draw=32)

First Round

Chapin/Goss d. Frances/Roeser 6-1 6-1
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Letson/J. S. Taylor 5-7 6-0 6-2
P. Anderson/Bayard d. Newton/Rice 6-3 6-0
Bennett/Jacobs d. Johnson/Stevens 6-1 6-2

Blake/Hubbard d. Mrs. Bailey/Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Ruth Bailey/Tough d. Chapman/Drowne default
Mumford/Thayer d. Hopkins/Warren 6-3 8-6
Godfrey/Harvey [1] d. Chisholm/Winn 6-0 6-2

Bouman/Mallory [1] d. Edith Moore/Hawk 6-0 6-0
Hutchins/Robinson d. Brush/Duble 6-2 6-1
Chapell/Marie Wagner d. Bierwirth/Herrick 6-3 6-1
Fry/Nuthall d. S. Palfrey/Wightman 6-4 6-3

Corbierre/Endicott d. Andrus/Page ????
M. Davis/Richards d. Frazier/Hugus 6-4 6-1
Hester/Stenz d/ M. Palfrey/Zinke 6-2 6-4
Hill/G. Sterry d. De Forest Candee/Weaver 6-2 6-0

Second Round

Chapin/Goss d. Cruickshank/Gladman 3-6 6-2 6-4
Bennett/Jacobs d. P. Anderson/Bayard 6-1 4-6 6-4
Blake/Hubbard d. Ruth Bailey/Tough 9-7 6-1
Godfrey/Harvey [1] d. Mumford/Thayer 6-1 6-1

Bouman/Mallory [1] d. Hutchins/Robinson 6-4 6-2
Fry/Nuthall d. Chapell/Marie Wagner 6-3 6-4
Corbierre/Endicott d. M. Davis/Richards 6-0 8-6
Hill/G. Sterry d. Hester/Stenz 6-0 4-6 6-2

Quarters

Chapin/Goss d. Bennett/Jacobs 6-4 6-0
Godfree/Harvey [1] d. Blake/Hubbard 6-0 6-3
Fry/Nuthall d. Bouman/Mallory [1] 6-1 7-5
Hill/G. Sterry d. Corbierre/Endicott 6-0 4-6 6-2

Semis
Godree/Harvey [1] d. Chapin/Goss 6-4 7-5
Fry/Nuthall d. Hill/G. Sterry 6-3 6-3

Final

Kitty Godfree (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) [1] d. Joan Fry (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) 6-1 4-6 6-4


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Draw note:

Godfree withdrew from singles because of a recent tonsilitis operation.


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Summary: [Thanks to Newmark for what follows below]

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1928):

"A real American summer day favoured the final and attracted thousands to the stadium at Forest Hills. In exactly twelve minutes Miss Wills had carried the first set from one against Miss Nuthall. The relentless pressure applied by the American, coupled with her withering speed, was was too violent for the English girl's defence. She won her solitary game from 15-40 down when Miss Wills led 5-0.

"Having placed the first set to her credit, Miss Wills advanced to 4-1 in the second, having lost the second game on her service. But the cumulative speed involved by the pace of her drives was beginning to tell on the Californian, and in each rally the English girl was recovering her driving accuracy and tactical control. She was luring a tiring opponent forward at the end of exhausting rallies, a ruse which quickly reduced the lead to 4-3. Miss Wills took the eighth game to love, mainly by her opponent's errors. She lost the ninth, but, serving confidently in the tenth game, reached 40-15. Miss Nuthall kept her head in the two searching rallies which preceded this, but a lob by the English girl just outside the baseline gave Miss Wills the championship for the fourth time.

"Commenting on the final in the 'Daily Telegraph', Mr Wallis Myers wrote: 'Only for a brief period in the second set had the victory of the Wimbledon winner been in question. In service, in cross-driving, and in sustained accuracy she was superior to her young rival. But she betrayed in this match, as before, a tendency to loosen her control under astute tactical manoeuvring. Unfortunately for the British chances, Miss Nuthall did not reconcile herself to the unfamiliar pace until an almost irreducilbe lead had been built up. In facing her heavy task she delighted the throng with many beautiful shots, and above all, by her smiling ardour, her perseverance, and her perfectly composed demeanour under bombardment."

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Dates: August 20 to 27.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=58)

1st Round

Helen Wills [1]-bye
Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Anna Harper-bye
Anne Townsend d. Rosamund Newton 6-0 6-2
Charlotte Chapin [5] d. Mrs. Theodore Johnson 6-0 6-0
Mrs. Andre Russell d. Sarah Wright 6-1 6-1
Mary Greef d. Viola Doeg 6-2 6-3
Clara Zinke d. Ruth Oexman 6-2 6-2

Edith Cross [4] d. Mary Heaton 6-3 7-5
Marjorie Gladman d. Alice Francis 6-3 6-1
Julie Stenz d. Edith Tough 6-4 6-1
Ruth Sheddon d. Florence Leboutillier 6-0 6-0
May Sutton Bundy [8] d. Charlotte Miller 6-0 6-0
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs. H. H. Walsh 6-2 4-6 6-2
Clara Greenspan d. Cecelia Riegel 2-6 6-1 6-1
Hazel Wightman d. Mayme MacDonald 6-2 6-1

Molla Mallory [2] d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-2
Caroline Swartz d. Sarah Palfrey 8-6 1-6 6-2
Mrs. John Bailey d. Ethel Smith 6-3 6-4
Virginia Hilleary d. Mrs. Walter M. Hall default
Marjorie Morrill [6] d. Dorothy Blodgett 6-1 6-1
Mrs. J. Dallas Corbiere d. Dorothy Andrus 6-0 6-2
Gertrude Dwyer d. Virginia Rice 3-6 6-4 6-1
Mrs. William Endicott d. Florence Sheldon 6-0 6-3

Helen Jacobs [3] d. Marie Fenesterer 6-0 6-0
Mianne Palfrey d. Dorothy Letson default
Barbara Duffy d. Elsie Pritchard 6-2 2-6 6-1
Lilian Scharman Hester d. Gladys Hawk 6-0 6-4
Penelope Anderson [7] d. Mrs. Charles Hitchcock 6-0 6-4
Evelyn Parsons d. Agnes Lamme 6-1 6-4
Elsa Taubele-bye
Margaret Muhl-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Taylor 6-0 6-1
Harper d. Townsend 6-1 4-6 6-3
Chapin [5] d. Russell 6-0 6-2
Zinke d. Greef 6-3 6-3
Cross [4] d. Gladman 6-2 12-10
Stenz d. Sheddon 6-2 3-6 8-6
Bundy [8] d. El. Sears 6-1 6-1
Wightman d. Greenspan 6-4 6-3

Mallory [2] d. Swartz 6-1 6-1
Hilleary d. Bailey 6-2 6-1
Morrill [6] d. Corbierre 6-4 6-3
Endicott d. Dwyer 6-1 6-4
Jacobs [3] d. M. Palfrey 6-1 6-1
Hester d. Duffy 6-1 6-0
Anderson [7] d. Parsons 6-4 5-7 7-5
E Taubele d. Muhl 6-4 2-6 6-4

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Harper 6-0 6-2
Chapin [5] d. Zinke 6-2 9-7
Cross [4] d. Stenz 7-5 6-0
Wightman d. Bundy [8] 6-4 11-9

Mallory [2] d. Hilleary 6-3 6-1
Morrill [6] d. Endicott 6-0 6-3
Jacobs [3] d. Hester default
Anderson [7] d. E Taubele 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Chapin [5] 6-2 6-4
Cross [4] d. Wightman 6-3 6-4
Mallory [2] d. Morrill [6] 6-2 3-6 6-3
Jacobs [3] d. Anderson [7] 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Cross [?] 6-0 6-1
Jacobs [3] d. Mallory [2] 6-2 7-5

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Helen Jacobs [3] 6-2 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round


Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills [1]-bye
Margaret Muhl/EdithTough-bye
Mrs Corbiere/Mrs Endicott-bye
Evelyn Parsons /Virginia Rice d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 8-6 7-5
Penelope Anderson/Charlotte Chapin [ ] d. Clara Greenspan/Elsie Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Marie Fenesterer/Mary Greef d. Elsa Taubele/Rose Taublele 6-3 6-1
Lilian Hester/Julie Stenz d. Gladys Hawk/Cecelia Riegel 6-0 6-2
Barbara Duffy/Ethel Smith d. Mrs Theodore Johnson/Mrs H. H. Walsh 3-6 6-3 6-4

May Sutton Bundy/Helen Jacobs [2] d. Midge Gladman/Anne Townsend 6-3 6-4
Mianne Palfrey/Sarah Palfrey d. Violet Doeg/Sara Wright 6-2 6-1
Alice Francis/Marjorie Morrill d. Mrs Charles Hitchkock/Marie Wagner 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Eleanor Cottman/Hildegarde Taylor
Edith Cross/Anna Harper [ ] d. Florence Le Boutillier/Barbara Stoddard 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Letson/Charlotte Miller-bye
Ruth Oexman/Clara Zinke-bye
Agnes Lamme/Rosamund Newton-bye

2nd Round

Wightman/Wills [1] d. Muhl/Tough 6-1 6-0
Parsons /Rice d. Corbiere/Endicott 6-2 6-3
Anderson/Chapin [ ] d. Fenesterer/Greef 6-1 6-1
Hester/Stenz d. Duffy/Smith 6-0 6-2

Bundy/Jacobs [2] d. M. Palfrey/S. Palfrey 6-2 6-2
Andrus/Hilleary d. Francis/Morrill 4-6 11-9 6-2
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Letson/Miller 6-1 6-1
Oexman/Zinke d. Lamme/Newton 6-0 6-3

Quarterfinals

Wightman/Wills [1] d. Parsons/Rice 6-3 6-0
Anderson/Chapin [ ] d. Hester/Stenz 6-8 7-5 6-3
Bundy/Jacobs [2] d. Andrus/Hilleary 6-8 6-3 6-1
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Oexman/Zinke 6-2 6-4

Semifinals


Wightman/Wills [1] d. Anderson/Chapin [ ] 6-0 6-2
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Bundy/Jacobs [2] 6-3 6-2

Final

Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills [1] d. Edith Cross/Anna Harper [ ] 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

The #3 and #4 doubles seeds are inferred, but we do not know their exact seeding.

Mrs Barbara K Duffy
Mrs W. B. Hester=Lilian Scharman Hester
Margaret Muhl=Mrs Christian Muhl.
Evelyn Parsons comes from California.
Mrs. J. Saunders Taylor=nee Hildegarde Turle
Anne Townsend is from Overbrook, PA

Missing full names for:


Mrs Theodore Johnson of New York
Mrs Andre Russell is from Cleveland

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

Helen Wills is thew overwhelming and prohibitive favorite to repeat as champion. Since last year she has not dropped a set, and no woman has even extended her past 3 games in a set. The times set the stage in writing: "There is no gainsaying the fact that this is a one-woman tournament, and so hopelessly does this one woman dominate the field that the tennis public finds it hard to get excited about any one or any thing else in the championship."

After a first round bye Wills takes 22 minutes to dispatch Hildegarde Taylor 6-0 6-1. A hint of a smile crossed her face when Mrs Taylor won her one and only game on a let cord. The only seed pushed here was Edith Cross, who survived two set points at 4-5 15-40. She eventually won the set and match 12-10. Evelyn Parsons delighted a large gallery on an outside court.

Mallory had 2 set points in her 6-2 7-5 loss to Jacobs.

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Dates: August 19-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Katherine Lamarche 6-0 6-0
Charlotte Chapin d. Elizabeth Corbiere 8-6 6-1
Alice Francis d. Dorothy Letson 6-0 6-0
Martha Guild d. Olive Wade (Can) [6] 10- 8 6-2
Midge Gladman [8] d. Margaret Blake 6-0 6-2
Marjorie Sachs d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-2
Mianne Palfrey d. Elizabeth Warren 6-4 4-6 6-4
Peggy Michell (GB) [3F] d. Eleanora Sears 6-1 6-4

Molla Mallory [4] d. Andrea Dorr 6-4 6-2
Hildegarde Taylor d. Doris Balk 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Blodgett d. Eleanor Holton 6-4 6-3
Virginia Hilleary d. Julie Stenz 2-6 6-2 6-3
May Sutton Bundy [5] d. Catherine Jones 6-0 6-1
Helen Marlowe d. Ruth Shedden 6-3 6-2
Gertrude Dwyer d. Elsie Gray (Can) 6-0 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Cecelia Riegel 6-2 6-2

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Penelope Anderson 8-6 6-4
Eleanor Goss d. Virginia Rice 7-5 6-4
Ellice Endicott d. Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 10-8 6-1
Phyllis Covell (GB) [4] d. Mrs. D. A. Alston 6-1 6-0
Mary Greef [6] d. Dorothy Andrus 9-7 6-4
Clara Greenspan d. Carolyn Swartz 6-0 6-3
Sarah Palfrey d. Ruth Bailey 6-3 6-1
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [5F] d. Anne Page 6-3 6-0

Edith Cross [3] d. Marian Hunt 6-1 6-0
Marie Fensterer d. Marguerite Falkenburg 6-3 6-3
Lillian Hester d. Tackan Thomasson 6-1 6-4
Clara Zinke d. Carolin Babcock 6-1 6-1
Anna Harper[7] d. Anna Hubbard 6-3 6-1
Marjorie Morrill d. Ethel Burkhardt 8-6 6-3
Agnes Lamme d. Evelyn Parson 6-3 6-1
Phoebe Watson (GB) [2F] d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Chapin 6-1 6-0.
Francis d. Guild 2-6 6-1 6-1.
Gladman [8] d. Sachs 6-3 7-5.
Michell [3F] d. M. Palfrey 6-4 6-3
Mallory [4] d. Taylor 6-2 6-1.
Hilleary d. Blodgett 6-0 6-0.
Sutton [5] d. Marlowe 5-7 8-6 6-2.
Nuthall [1F] d. Dwyer 6-3 6-1

Jacobs [2] d. Goss 6-0 6-4.
Covell [4F] d. Endicott 6-1 6-2.
Greef [6] d. Greenspan 6-0 6-3.
S Palfrey d. Shepherd-Barron [5F] 8-10 6-0 6-4
Cross [3] d. Fensterer 6-3 3-6 6-2.
Hester d. Zinke 3-6 10-8 7-5.
Harper [7] d. Morrill 6-1 6-1.
Watson [2F] d. Lamme 6-2 6-0.

3rd Round


Wills [1] d. Francis 6-0 6-0.
Michell [3F] d. Gladman [8] 4-6 6-0 6-1
Mallory [4] d. Hilleary 6-0 7-5.
Nuthall [1F] d. Sutton [5] 7-5 6-1

Jacobs [2] d. Covell [4F] 10-8 6-2.
Greef [6] d. S Palfrey 6-3 6-2
Cross [3] d. Hester 6-2 6-2.
Watson [2F] d. Harper [7] 11-9 6-4

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Michell [3F] 6-0 6-1.
Mallory [4] d. Nuthall [1F] 6-3 6-3
Jacobs [2] d. Greef [6] 6-2 6-2.
Watson [2F] d. Cross [3] 2-6 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Mallory [4] 6-0 6-0.
Watson [2F] d. Jacobs [2] 6-1 3-6 6-4

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Phoebe Watson [2F] 6-4 6-2

Watson vs Wills in the final



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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Edith Cross/Anna Harper [1] d. Elsie Gray (Can)/Olive Wade (Can) 6-1 6-2
Carolin Babcock/Helen Marlowe d. Gertrude Dwyer/Hildegarde Taylor 6-8 6-4 6-2
Evelyn Parsons/Virginia Rice d. Alice Francis/Julie Stenz 6-3 12-10
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Ethel Burkhardt/Mary Greef 6-3 7-5
Charlotte Chapin/Midge Gladman [4] d. Clara Greenspan/Elizabeth Warren 7-5 6-4
Penelope Anderson/Martha Guild d. Virginia Hilleary/Anne Page 3-6 8-6 6-0
May Sutton Bundy/Josephine Cruickshank d. Mrs Charles H. Hitchcock/Marie Wagner 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Covell (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [1F] d. Vandy Hall/Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-0 6-1

Helen Jacobs/Betty Nuthall (GB) [2] d. Mrs Bennett Bronson/Ina Eaton default
Marguerite Falkenberg/Mrs H. H. Walsh d. Doris Balk/Katherine Lamarche 6-4 6-4
Mrs DA Alston/Dorothy Letson d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 7-5 6-4
Mianne Palfrey/Sarah Palfrey d. Ruth Bailey/Carolyn Swartz 9-7 9-7
Marjorie Morrill/Hazel Wightman [3] d. Marian Hunt/Clara Zinke 4-6 6-4 6-3
Dorothy Andrus/Eleanor Goss d. Elizabeth Corbiere/Ellice Endicott 6-3 6-2
Mrs Theodore De M. Johnson/Grace Surber d. Eleanor Holton/Marjorie Sachs 6-1 6-1
Peggy Michell (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB) [2F] d. Lilian Hester/Agnes Lamme 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Cross/Harper [1] d. Babcock/Marlowe 6-2 6-1
Blake/Fuller Hubbard d. Parsons/Rice 6-1 7-5
Chapin/Gladman [4] d. Anderson/Guild 7-5 4-6 6-4
Covell/Shepherd Barron [1F] d. Bundy/Cruickshank 6-0 6-3

Jacobs/Nuthall [2] d. Falkenberg/Walsh 6-0 6-0
M Palfrey/S Palfrey d. Alston/Letson 6-3 6-3
Morrill/Wightman [3] d. Andrus/Goss 6-1 6-4
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Johnson/Surber 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cross/Harper [1] d. Blake/Hubbard 4-6 6-2 6-3
Covell/Shepherd-Barron [1F] d. Chapin/Gladman [4] 6-0 6-1
Jacobs/Nuthall [2] d. M Palfrey/S Palfrey 6-3 8-6
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Morrill/Wightman [3] 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Covell/Shepherd-Barron [1F] d. Cross/Harper [1] 1-6 6-4 6-2
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Jacobs/Nuthall [2] 9-11 6-3 6-4

Final

Peggy Michell /Phoebe Watson [1F] d. Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron [2F] 2-6 6-3 6-4

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Draw Notes:

There were 14 seeds-8 Domestic and 6 foreign. Foreign seeds are denoted with an F after the seeding, for example [1F]=the #1 foreign seed.

Domestic Seeds

1. Helen Wills
2. Helen Jacobs
3. Edith Cross
4. Molla Mallory
5. May Sutton Bundy
6. Mary Greef
7. Anna McCune Harper
8. Marjorie "Midge" Gladman

Foreign Seeds (all seeds from Great Britain except for Olive Wade)

1. Betty Nuthall
2. Phoebe Holcroft Watson
3. Peggy Saunders Michell
4. Phyllis Covell
5. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron
6. Olive Wade (Canada)


Doubles Seeding


US
1. Edith Cross / Lawrence A. Harper
2. Helen Jacobs / Betty Nuthall
3. Hazel Wightman / Marjorie Morrill
4. Charlotte Chapin / Marjorie Gladman

Foreign

1. Phoebe Watson / Peggy Michell
2. Phyllis Covell / Dorothy Shepherd-Barron

Comments on some players

Tiny Alston=Mrs D. A. Alston
Ruth Bailey is from St. Louis
Andrea Dorr=Mrs G. H. Dorr
Elsie Gray=Mrs Oswald Eugene Gray of Canada. She was the sister of Olive Wade.
Vandy Cape Hall=Mrs Hall
Katherine Lamarche is from Shrewsburh, New Jersey.

Missing full names for:


Mrs Bennett Bronson (doubles only)
Mrs Charles H. Hitchcock (doubles only)
Mrs Theodore De M. Johnson (doubles only)
Mrs H. H. Walsh

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Sources:

The New York Times

"TRIES TO FORCE WAY TO HELEN WILLS'S HOME." New York Times (1923-Current file): 32. Aug 13 1929. ProQuest. Web. 16 Oct. 2016 .

"Miss Wills Out of National Tennis Doubles, Adhering to Policy of Restricting Play." New York Times (1923-Current file): 30. Aug 20 1929. ProQuest. Web. 16 Oct. 2016 . [Provides doubles seeding]

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 14, 1929, p6 [Our source for the singles seeding]

New York Evening Post article (20 August 1929) [Our source for the doubles seeding]

Thanks to Wolbo for the seeding lists.

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Summary:

There was a good field with 5 top notch Brits because of the Wightman Cup.

The oldest entry is May Sutton, who was US champ in 1904! This is her last US Nationals at age 42.

At the start of the championships only Betty Nuthall and Helen Jacobs were thought to have a chance against Wills, the overwhelming betting favorite. Oddly enough they are slated to meet in the semis, for despite both being seeded #1 (Nuthall is the top foreign seed) they are not automatically placed on opposite sides of the draw. Betty recently gave Wills a scare in the Wightman Cup matches. The 8-6 8-6 score in that match is the biggest challenge Wills has faced all year.

Two days before the event a man who wrote threatening letters to Helen broke into the house of her parents in California and briefly fought with her father. Identified as John Bowden, he ran into nearly woods, eluding police. Helen had no comment on the affair.

A larger than normal crowd comes on opening day, when Wills blasts past poor Katherine Lamarche in only 18 minutes.

On day two 2,500 witness another Wills blowout, but a new star is born when pretty and pert 16 year old Sarah Palfrey upsets veteran Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 6-8 6-0 6-4. Sarah's bold volleying only adds to her appeal. Mrs Hester comes back from 1-5 down in her match to win over Clara Zinke 3-6 10-8 7-5. Zinke got tired towards the end from rushing the net.

On day 3 fans abandon the stadium to watch young Sarah again. Today she was hitting errors rather than winners, and went down tamely to #6 seed Mary Greef 6-3 6-2. With the exception of Palfrey's upset of Shepherd-Barron all the favorites are in the quarterfinals. Here the match of the round is Molla Mallory easily beating favored Betty Nuthall. 4,000 cheer the swarthy Molla to a 6-3 6-3. Molla "did nothing but knock the cover off the ball" write Alison Danzig of the Times. The bandage on her knee didn't affect her at all. The crowd was torn, loving "Bounding Betty" and hoping for a match the next round with Wills. Molla's defense and fighting spirit prevail, and she has most of the crowd in her corner . On winning the stadium "fairly rocked with cheers." Nuthall was undone in large part by 30 out balls and 5 double faults.

With 3 courts in the stadium enclosure more than one match can be played at the same time. Edith Cross vs Phoebe Watson is on court at the same time as Mallory-Nuthall. Cross hits harder but made more errors in a close third set. Wills runs through Mrs Michell in short order by dropping only 1 game.

If the 7,000 attending hope Molla Mallory can turn back the clock vs her younger foe then Helen Wills quickly disabuses them. In 21 minutes she brutalized Molla 6-0 6-0. This is Mallory's worst defeat in all her career. She couldn't hit a single winner, an unheard of statistic for her. The first set lasted all of 8 minutes-with Wills losing only 5 points. Mallory at least got to deuce in the second set, and even had three game points . Wills won "with no more dislay of emotion than a machine would have shown."

Helen Jacobs is expected to meet Wills in the final, but she can't quite close the door when she had 2 points point to go up 4-2 in the last set. Mrs Phoebe Watson finds a second wind turned the tide with 11 consecutive points. The English women keeps better length and pace with her forehand down the stretch.

9,000 saw the finals. Filing in they must have anticipated a massacre, as Wills has lost a mere 2 games in 5 matches. What a joy then to have Mrs Watson throw down the gauntlet by smacking the hell out of every forehand, hitting even harder than Wills. The stands were "fairly in a frenzy of delight" as Watson drew even at 2 game all after a long game lasting 16 points. Eventually Wills wore down Watson, who earned the fans appreciation for winning more games than her other 5 opponents combined. A 6-4 6-2 defeat to Helen Wills was more than respectable.

The box scores showed 15 winners for Watson to only 6 for Wills. Watson also committed 63 errors however, while Wills only had 37. Helen's superior serve, stamina, and defense won her a match that saw her in the rare position of being retriever rather than aggressor.

Helen Wills and Hazel Wightman do not defend their title together. as Hazel announces she will play with Marjorie Morrill. They lose early. Wills was expected to enter the doubles but demurred at the last minute. Phoebe Watson gets some consolation for losing the singles final by taking the doubles with Peggy Michell. Michell scores at net and lets Watson stay more at the baseline. The pair come back from a 2-4 deficit in the final set to overcome compatriots Phyllis Covell and Dorothy Shepherd-Barron.

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1930

Dates: August 18-24
Venue: West Side Tennis club at Forest Hills, New York City, New York, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=57)

First Round

Marjorie Morrill [2]-bye
Clara Zinke-bye
Dorothy Workman-bye
Catherine Wolf d. Mrs. K. J. Sherber (GB)7-5 6-4
Ethel Burkhardt [5] d. Marjorie Sachs 6-1 3-6 6-3
Carolyn Roberts d. Theodosia Smith 6-2 6-0
Virginia Rice d. Edna Hauselt Roeser 7-5 6-1
Mianne Palfrey d. Cecelia Riegel 9-7 6-4

Sarah Palfrey [4] d. Laura Pittinher 6-1 6-0
Julie Stenz d. Elsie Gabel 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Weisel d. Norma Taubele 6-1 4-6 6-3
Virginia Hilleary d. Grace Surber 6-1 6-3
Edith Cross [7] d. Gladys Hawk 6-8 6-2 6-0
Alice Francis d. Clara Greenspan 6-1 6-3
Agnes Sherwood Lamme d. Mary McHale 6-1 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Louise McFarland 6-1 6-0

Anna Harper [1] d. Dorance Chase 6-0 6-1
Carolyn Babcock d. Virginia Cross 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Corbierre d. Margaret Blake 6-3 6-2
Midge Gladman d. Ruth Shedden 6-1 6-2
Mary Greef [6] d. Anne Page 6-1 6-4
Elizabeth Warren d. Beryl Robinson Cape (Ber) default
Ruth Oexman d. Mercedes Marlowe 6-1 8-6
Margaret Muhl d. Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-3 6-4

Eleanor Goss [3] d. Eleanor Cottman 6-2 6-2
Helen Marlowe d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-4 7-5
Penelope Anderson d. Dorothy Andrus 11-9 6-4
Edith Sigourney d. Dorothy Letson6-2 6-0
Josephine Cruickshank [8]-bye
Louise Packer-bye
Florence Le Boutillier-bye
Baroness Maud Levi (Ity) [2F]-bye

Second Round

Morrill [2] d. Zinke 6-0 6-0
Workman d. Wolf 1-6 6-3 6-3
Burkhardt [5] d. Roberts 6-2 6-2
Rice d. M. Palfrey 6-2 6-3
S. Palfrey [4] d. Stenz 6-1 6-1
Weisel d. Hilleary 9-7 6-4
Cross [7] d. Francis 6-3 2-6 6-3
Nuthall [1F] d. Lamme 6-1 6-1

Harper [1] d. Babcock 6-4 6-3
Corbierre d. Gladman 3-6 6-3 6-4
Greef [6] d. Warren 6-2 6-3
Oexman d. Muhl 7-5 4-6 6-1
H Marlowe d. Goss [3] 7-5 8-6
Anderson d. Sigourney 7-5 7-5
Cruickshank [8] d. Packer 6-2 6-1
Levi [2F] d. Le Boutillier 6-3 6-1

Third Round

Morrill [2] d. Workman 6-0 6-0
Burkhardt [5] d. Rice 6-2 6-2
Weisel d. S. Palfrey [4] 6-2 6-8 6-4
Nuthall [1F] d. Cross [7] 6-0 6-1

Harper [1] d. Corbierre 6-0 6-3
Greef [6] d. Oexman 6-3 6-2
Anderson d. H Marlowe 4-6 6-2 6-4
Levi [2F] d. Cruickshank [8] 7-5 1-6 6-1

Quarterfinals


Morrill [2] d. Burkhardt [5] 4-6 6-3 6-2
Nuthall [1F] d. Weisel 6-1 6-1
Harper[1] d. Greef [6] 3-6 6-1 6-4
Levi [2F] d. Anderson 4-6 6-4 7-5

Semifinals


Nuthall [1F] d. Morrill [2] 6-8 6-4 6-2
Harper [1] d. Levi [2F] 6-2 6-3

Final

Betty Nuthall [1] d. Anna Harper [1] 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=26)

Edith Cross/Anna Harper bye
Ruth Bailey/Louise McFarland bye
Carolyn Babcock/Dorothy Workman bye
Baroness Maud Levi (Ity)/Mianne Palfrey d. Helen Marlowe/Mercedes Marlowe 6-1 7-5
Margaret Muhl/Grace Surber d. Dorrance Chase/Marjorie Sachs 9-7 1-6 6-3
Helen Cutter/Louise Packerd d. Mrs Ly Cremonim/Elsa Taubele 7-5 5-7 6-4
Virginia Rice/Clara Zinke d. Agns Lamme/Ruth Shedden 6-2 12-10
Josephine Cruickshank/Midge Gladman d. Alice Hanchett/Theodosia Smith 6-2 6-0

Betty Nuthall (GB)/Sarah Palfrey d. Gladys Hawk/Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-1 6-1
Mary Greef/DorothyWieseld. Elizabeth Corbierre/Edith Sigourney 2-6 7-5 6-4
Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Ruth Oexman/Katherine Wolf 6-3 6-4
Alice Francis/Anne Page d.Cecelia Riegel/Elizabeth Warren 6-1 6-4
Eleonor Cottman/Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Claire Stenz/Julie Stenz bye
Penelope Anderson/Marjorie Morrill d. Carolyn Roberts/Norma Taubele 6-3 6-0
Florence Le Boutillier/Mrs CH Hitchcock-bye

Second Round

Cross/Harper d. R. Bailey/McFarland 6-2 6-1
Levi/M. Palfrey d. Babcock/Workman 7-5 3-6 6-3
Muhl/Surber d. Cutter/Packer 7-5 6-3
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Rice/Zinke 6-2 6-3

Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Greef/Wiesel 6-1 6-3
Andrus/Hilleary d. Francis/Page 6-1 7-5
Cottman/Taylor d. Stenz/Stenz 6-4 6-1
Anderson/Morrill d. Hitchcock/Le Boutillier 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Cross/Harper d. Levi/M. Palfrey 6-3 13-11
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Muhl/Surber 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Andrus/Hilleary 4-6 6-2 6-4
Anderson/Morrill d. Cottman/Taylor 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Cross/Harper d. Cruickshank/Gladman 6-4 2-6 6-4
Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Anderson/Morrill 6-2 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/Sarah Palfrey d. Edith Cross/Anna Harper 3-6 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes
(bold indicates we are missing a full name)

Mrs LY Cremonim or Ly Cremonim, or Mrs Julius V Cremonim. Member of the NY Tennis club. Ranked #15 in the East in 1931.
Mrs Philip Hawk=nee Gladys Taylor
Mrs CH Hitchcock
Mrs. Frederick Martin Letson=Dorothy ????. Childrem Benjamin H and Genevieve Durand. Mr Letson dies 23 March 1957, probably after Dorothy.
Baroness Levi was born Maude Rosembaum of Chicago.
Mrs Christian E Muhl=Margaret, maiden name unknown
Mrs. K. J. Sherber (GB) "English resident of the US
Mrs J Scherber (GB)(mising name)
Mrs. William Shedden=nee Ruth Blodgett
Mrs Bernard F Stenz=Julie
Mrs J Saunders Taylor=nee Hildegarde Taylor

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Summary

Betty Nuthall becomes the first foreigner to win the US title for women. Though Cahill (Ireland) and Mallory (Norway) might also be considered foreign they were living in the US at the time they won their titles. A slim gathering of 4,000 watched the finals. Crowds were down noticeably as Helen Wills opted not to defend her title and Helen Jacobs was absent because of a year-long illness. Molla Mallory is now retired and not entered for the first itme since 1915. There is no first class American female standing between Nuthall and her only slam. The field is so weak that none of the 57 seeds was seeded at all at Wimbledon.

Nuthall's toughest match came in the semis, where she blew two set points in dropping the opener and was down 2-4 in the second. At that point Morrill " lost all coordination", and Nuthall never looked back.

The Baroness "who chops almost every ball she hits, including her service", provided some flair this year's event sorely lacked.

The Mixed doubles was held the next week at Longwood with the US men's doubles.

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Sources

New York Times

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