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1946

Dates: August 31 to September 9.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

Domestic Seeds

1. Pauline Betz
2. Margaret Osborne
3. Louise Brough
4. Dodo Bundy
5. Doris Hart
6. Pat Todd
7. Shirley Fry
8. Mary Arnold

Foreign Seeds

1. Jean Bostock (GB)
2. Kay Stammers (GB)
3. Mrs. Raymonde Jones (Fra)
4. Pat Adams (Can)
5. Tara Deodhar (Ind)

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Singles (Draw=64. 5 foreign)

1st Round


Pauline Betz [1] d. Barbara Wilkins 6-1 6-1
Jacque Fischer d. Lois Felix 3-6 6-3 6-0
Katherine Winthrop d. Louise Snow 2-6 6-2 6-1
Jerry Jackson d. Tara Deodhar (Ind) [5F] default
Madge Vosters d. Shirley Fry [7] 6-1 3-6 6-4
Margaret Varner d. Gloria Rustum 6-3 6-4
Gussy Moran d. Barbara Scofield 6-2 6-4
Betty Rosenquest d. Pat Rappell Adams (Can) [4F] 6-4 6-3

Louise Brough [3] d. Jean Rockey 6-1 6-2
Argyll Rice d. Connie Clifton 6-3 6-4
Arvilla McGuire d. Nancy Pearce 7-5 6-4
Nancy Morrison d. Pat Yeomans 6-2 6-8 6-1
Pat Todd [6] d. Baba Lewis 6-1 6-4
Edna Steinbach d. Jean Doyle 6-4 6-2
Barbara Krase d. Millicent Lang 6-0 6-2
Kay Stammers (GB) [2F] d. Virginia Kovacs 6-4 6-1

Margaret Osborne [2] d. Sylvia Knowles 6-4 6-1
Barbara Clement d. Olga Kallos 6-1 6-2
Nina Irwin d. Barbara Ann Davis 6-1 6-2
Phyllis Hunter d. Marta Barnett 6-3 3-6 6-1
Doris Hart [5] d. Noreen Haney 6-0 6-2
Betty Hulbert d. Mary Donnalley 6-2 6-1
Eleanor Cushingham d. Mary Cunningham 6-0 6-0
Rosemary Buck d. Raymonde Jones (Fra) [3F] default

Dorothy Head d. Dodo Bundy [4] 5-7 6-2 6-3
Nancy Chaffee d. Norma Barber 12-10 7-5
Nancy Korbett d. Lillian Lopuas 6-4 6-2
Mary Lou Beyer d. Cecile Bowes 6-4 3-6 6-4
Mary Arnold [8] d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-1 6-0
Anne Gray d. Adrienne Goldberg 6-3 6-1
Jean Mairs d. Catherine Malcolm default
Jean Bostock (GB) [1F] d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-1 6-0

2nd Round

Betz [1] d. Fischer 6-0 6-0
Winthrop d. Jackson 6-2 6-3
Vosters d. Varner 6-3 6-3
Moran d. Rosenquest 6-2 6-2
Brough [3] d. Rice 6-1 6-0
Morrison d. McGuire 6-2 6-4
Todd [6] d. Steinbach 6-2 6-1
Stammers [2F] d. Krase 4-6 6-3 9-7

Osborne [2] d. Clement 6-1 6-1
Hunter d. Irwin 6-0 6-2
Hart [5] d. Hulbert 6-2 6-3
Cushingham d. R. Buck 6-1 6-3
Head d. Chaffee 6-2 4-6 6-1
Corbett d. Beyer 6-0 4-6 6-2
Arnold [8] d. Gray 6-4 6-3
Bostock [1F] d. Mairs 6-1 6-0

3rd Round

Betz [1] d. Winthrop 6-1 6-1
Moran d. Vosters 6-4 7-5
Brough [3] d. Morrison 6-2 6-0
Todd [6] d. Stammers [2F] 6-0 4-6 6-4

Osborne [2] d. Hunter 6-1 6-3
Hart [5] d. Cushingham 6-1 6-2
Head d. Corbett 6-4 6-2
Arnold [8] d. Bostock [1F] 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Betz [1] d. Moran 6-1 3-6 6-2
Todd [6] d. Brough [3] 6-2 6-2
Hart [5] d. Osborne [2] 6-4 5-7 7-5
Arnold [8] d. Head 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Betz [1] d. Todd [6] 6-2 6-3
Hart [5] d. Arnold [8] 6-3 6-2

Final

Pauline Betz [1] d. Doris Hart [5] 11-9 6-3



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Mixed Doubles (Draw=58)

*teams with at least 1 foreigner were counted as foreign seeds. There were 14 seeds (7 domestic, 7 foreign) in all.

1st Round

Margaret Osborne/Billy Talbert [1]-bye
Jane Mairs/Dennis Slack (GB)-bye
Marjorie Geller/William Tully-bye
Gussie Moran/Pierre Pellizza (Fra) [7F] d. Argyll Rice/Amado Sanchez (Phil) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Dottie Head/Pancho Segura (Ecu) [5F] d. Nancy Ann Pearce/James Schnaars 6-0 6-0
Jean Rockey/Linton Baldwin d. Nancy Chaffee/Jacques Van den Eynde (Bel) default
Midge Buck/Mark Brown d. Mary Cunningham/Dick Savitt default
Jean Bostock (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) [4F] d. Nancy Morrison/Glenn Gardner 6-2 6-2

Shirley Fry/Frank Guernsey [4] d. Pat Macken (Can)/Jean Marois (Can) 6-0 6-2
Betty Ruth Hulbert/Felicismo Ampon (Phil) d. Marta Barnett/Tom Falkenburg 6-1 2-6 6-4
Nancy Corbett/Robert Kerdasha d Anne Gray/Philippe Neff 4-6 6-1 6-2
Louise Snow/Andres Hammersley (Chile) d. Susan Brenner/Jack Geller 6-0 6-4
Virginia Kovacs/Norman Brooks [7] d Eleanor Cushingham/Jack Tuero 4-6 6-1 6-4
Baba Lewis/Morey Lewis d. Arvilla McGuire/MacDonald Mathey 6-3 6-2
Sylvia Knowles/Bill Vogt d. Pat Yeomans/Edgar Yeomans 2-6 10-8 6-4
Pat Todd/Alejo Russell (Arg) [2F] d. Jacque Fischer/Robert Low 6-3 6-1

Dodo Bundy/Bob Falkenburg [2] d. Barbara Clement/Gene Holbrook 6-1 6-3
Noreen Haney/Jim Macken (Can) d. Gloria Rustum/Tom Anderson 6-4 4-6 6-3
Barbara Scofield/Vic Seixas d. Phyllis Hunter/Sam Match 7-9 6-3 6-4
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Harry Hopman (Aus) [6F] d. Mary Mairs/Ray Antignat 6-1 6-1
Barbara Krase/Tom Brown [6] d. Gloria Butler/Noel Brown 6-2 6-3
Margaret Varner/Brendan Macken d. Betty Rosenquest/Buddy Behrens 6-3 6-1
Madge Vosters/Phil Hanna d. Mary Jane Donnalley/Ed McGraph 6-2 6-4
Pauline Betz/Philippe Washer (Bel) [3F] d. Rhoda Hopkins/Sidney Schwartz default

Louise Brough/Bob Kimbrell [3] d. Nina Irwin/Jan Staubo (Nor) 6-0 6-4
Lilian Lopaus/William Canning d. Jean French/Campbell Gillespie 9-7 6-4
Mary Prentiss/Enrique Morea (Arg) d. Pat Adams (Can)/Don McDiarmid 6-1 6-1
Kay Stammers Menzies (GB)/Derek Barton (GB)[5F] d. Jean Doyle/Henri Rochon (Can) 6-8 8-6 6-3
Barbara Wilkins/Leonard Steiner d. Cecile Bowes/John Power 6-4 6-4
Kay Winthrop/Bernard Destremau (Fra)-bye
Betty Combe/Fred Kreis-bye
Doris Hart/Yvon Petra (Fra) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Mairs/Slack 6-0 6-4
Moran/Pellizza [7F] d. Geller/Tully 6-0 6-1
Head/Seguera [5] d. Rockey/Baldwin 6-3 6-0
Mottram/Mottram [4F] d. Buck/M Brown 6-2 6-1
Hulbert/Ampon d. Fry/Guernsey [4] 4-6 6-3 6-4
Snow/Hammersley d. Corbett/Kerdasha 6-3 6-3
Kovacs/Brooks [7] d. Lewis/ Lewis 9-7 6-1
Knowles/Vogt d. Todd/Russell [2F] default

Bundy/B Falkenburg [2] d. Haney/J Macken 6-1 6-2
Nuthall/Hopman [6F] d. Scofield/Seixas 8-6 7-5
Krase/T Brown [6] d. Varner/B Macken 2-6 15-13 6-4
Vosters/Hana d. Betz/Washer [3F] 6-3 3-6 8-6
Brough/Kimbrell [3] d. Lopaus/Canning 9-7 6-3
Menzies/Barton [5F] d. Prentiss/Morea 4-6 7-5 6-4
Winthrop/Destremau d. Wilkins/Steiner 6-4 6-3
Hart/Petra [1F] d. Combe/Kreis default

3rd Round

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Moran/Pellizza [7F] 6-2 6-1
Mottram/Mottram [4F] d. Head/Seguera [5F] 7-5 6-3
Hulbert/Ampon d. Snow/Hammersley default
Kovacs/Brooks [7] d. Knowles/Vogt 7-5 6-3

Bundy/B Falkenburg [2] d. Nuthall/Hopman [6F] 8-6 6-4
Vosters/Hanna d. Krase/T Brown [6] 6-3 6-2
Kimbrell/ Brough/Kimbrall [3] d. Menzies/Barton [5F] 6-3 7-5
Hart/Petra [1F] d. Winthrop/Destremau 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Mottram/Mottram [4F] 6-3 6-3
Kovacs/Brooks [7] d. Hulbert/Ampon 6-0 6-4
Bundy/B Falkenburg [2] d. Hanna/ Vosters 6-3 6-2
Brough/Kimbrell [3] d. Hart/Petra [1F] 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Kovacs/Brooks [7] 6-4 6-2
Brough/Kimbrell [3] d. Bundy/B Falkenburg [2] 7-5 6-3

Final

Margaret Osborne/Billy Talbert [1] d. Louise Brough/Bob Kimbrell 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

There were 2 Falkenburg's and 3 Brown's in the draw, all men.

Draw taken from American Lawn Tennis and the New York Times. It is in exact draw order.

Mrs David Gray=Anne
Mrs Robert (Jean) Mairs appears in the mixed draw with Dennis Slacks (near top of the draw)
Mary Mairs (probably sister-in-law to Jean) was the partner of Ray Antignat.

The NYT lists Tara Deohar as being from India.

For the women's doubles results at Longwood please see: US Doubles at Longwood


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Summary:

Total attendence was 62, 509. On August 17 defending champion Sarah Palfrey Cooke announced her business and child rearing duties left her no time to mount a serious bid to repeat as champion. This made Pauline Betz the prohibitive favorite.

Over 15,000 saw the finals. Pauline Betz captured her 4th Us singles, but not without a ferocious 20 game first set vs.surprise finalist Doris Hart, who upset 2nd seed Osborne in the quarters with 12 aces. Doris got a taste of her own medicine in the final when Betz ended the match with two aces in a row.

It was entertaining all the way, at the end of one point a running Pauline went sliding headfirst along the baseline on the grass.

Pat Todd and her mother lodged a formal protest at her being seeded #6. Both felt Pat deserved the #4 slot given to Dodo Bundy. They also implied that Hazel Wightman had it in for Pat. The USTA refused to consider rethinking the seeding. Todd appeared justified when Bundy crashed out on opening day to Dottie Head before 5,000 on opening day. Dottie's greater speed around the court made the difference. Some felt Dodo was jaded after too much European tennis in the summer on slow clay. Another first round casualty was Shirley Fry, who had won 3 grass court events prior to Forest Hills.

Foes Steinbach and Doyle went up against each other in the first round for the third consecutive year.

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1947

Dates: September 6-14
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Louise Brough [2] d. Ann Gray 6-1 6-0
Cecile Bowes d. Barbara Scofield 3-2 retired (became ill)
Marta Barnett d. Mary Lou Beyer 6-1 6-0
Beverly Baker d. Elaine Fildes (Can) [8F] 6-2 6-1
Dottie Head [7] d. Edna Steinbach 6-1 7-5
Louise Snow d. Gloria Rustum 6-1 6-2
Kay Winthrop d. June Crow 8-6 8-6
Molly Blair (GB) [3F] d. Barbara Wilkins 7-5 6-3

Pat Todd [4] d. Patricia Stuhler 6-2 6-2
Hope Rawls d. Nancy Corbett 7-5 6-3
Argyll Rice d. Sydney Elliott 6-1 6-0
Nina Irwin d. Joy Gannon(GB) [6F] 6-8 7-5 6-3
Mary Arnold Prentiss [6] d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-1 6-1
Betty Rosenquest d. Noreen Haney 6-1 6-1
Helen Pastall d. Nina Hamilton 6-0 4-6 6-3
Nancye Bolton (Aus) [1F] d. Jean Burritt (Can) default

Margaret Osborne [1] d. Jean Clarke 6-1 6-0
Helen Rihbany d. Marjorie McCord 6-1 6-2
Patricia Macken d. Sofia de Abreu default
Jean Quertier (GB) [7F] d. Nancy Morrison 4-6 6-1 6-1
Shirley Fry [5] d. Millicent Lang 6-0 6-4
Gussy Moran d. Sylvia Knowles 6-4 6-1
Shelby Frizzell d. Nancy Wolfenden 6-0 5-7 6-3
Magda Rurac (Rom) [4F] d. Rosemary Buck 6-4 6-3

Doris Hart [3] d. Adrienne Ruth Goldberg 6-2 6-0
Jacque Fischer d. Jane Austin 6-4 6-3
Virginia Kovacs d. Marjorie Buck 6-4 6-3
Nell Hopman (Aus) [5F] d. Helen Germaine 8-6 6-3
Barbara Krase [8] d. Lois Felix 6-1 6-2
Anne Wofford d. Elfi Carroll 10-8 4-6 retired.
Betty Coumbe d. Sara Moore 6-0 6-1
Betty Hilton(GB) [2F] d. Betty Hulbert James 5-7 6-4 6-2

2nd Round

Brough [2] d. Bowes 6-0 6-1
Baker d. Barnett 10-8 6-4
Head [7] d. Snow 6-3 6-3
Winthrop d. Blair [3F] 6-3 6-3
Todd [4] d. Knowles Rawls 6-3 6-3
Irwin d. Rice 6-4 6-3
Arnold Prentiss [6] d. Rosenquest 6-4 6-3
Bolton [1F] d. Pastall 7-5 7-5

Osborne [1] d. Rihbany 6-3 6-2
Quertier [7F] d. Macken 6-0 6-1
Fry [5] d. Moran 6-4 3-6 7-5
Rurac [4F] d. Frizzell 6-0 6-2
Hart [3] d. Fischer 6-3 6-3
Kovacs d. Hopman [5F] 4-6 6-4 6-3
Krase [8] d. Wofford 6-0 6-1
Hilton[ 2F] d. Coumbe 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Brough [2] d. Baker 6-2 6-1
Head [7] d. Winthrop 6-3 7-5
Todd [4] d. Irwin 6-2 6-0
Bolton[1F] d. Prentiss [6] 6-2 7-5

Osborne [1] d. Quertier [7F] 6-2 6-1
Rurac[4F] d. Fry [5] 6-4 3-6 6-4
Hart [3] d. Kovacs 6-0 6-4
Krase [8] d. Hilton [2F] 1-6 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Brough [2] d. Head [7] 6-8 6-2 6-0
Bolton [1F] d. Todd [4] 6-4 6-1
Osborne [1] d. Rurac[4F] 6-4 6-4
Hart [3] d. Krase [8] 8-6 6-2

Semifinals

Brough [2] d. Bolton [1F] 2-6 6-4 7-5*
Osborne [1] d. Hart [3] 7-5 7-5

Final


Louise Brough [2] d. Margaret Osborne [1] 8-6 4-6 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=62)


1st Round

Louise Brough/John Bromwich (Aus) [2]-bye
Midge Buck/Charles Mattman d. Ann Gray/Philippe Neff 6-3 6-2
Mary Arnold Prentiss/Pancho Gonzalez d. Helen Rihbany/Jack Crawford 6-2 6-4
Nina Irwin/Sidney Schwartz d. Sue Geller/Jack Geller 6-2 6-1
Barbara Krase/Vic Krase [7] d. Rosemary Buck/Richard Hart 6-1 8-6
Molly Blair (GB)/Ronald McKenzie d. Jean French/Edward McGrath 6-0 7-5
Louise Ganzenmuller/Gus Ganzenmuller d. June Crow/Alexander Hetzeck 6-4 9-7
Jinx McCrary/Bob Falkenburg d. Sylvia Knowles/Fred Kovaleski 9-7 0-6 8-6

Pat Todd/Jaroslav Drobny (Cz) [4] d. Betty Coumbe/Clayton Benham 6-2 6-2
Magda Rurac (Rom)/Vinnie Rurac (Rom) d. Anne Gram/Campbell Gillespie 6-2 6-2
Lois Felix/Theodore Backe d. Barbara Wilkins/H. Trevor Waters 6-3 6-1
Edna Steinbach/Frank Salichs d. Eunice Evers/Alvin Hollander 6-3 6-3
Betty Hilton (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) d. Mary Keller/Lester Hirschfield 6-1 6-1
Peggy Wheaton/Dennis Slack d. Sara Moore/Kahl Spriggs 6-2 6-3
Virginia Kovacs/William Vogt d. Shelby Frizzell/Koon-Hong Ip (Chn) default
Nancy Wolfenden/Phil Hanna d. Hope Rawls/Irvin Dorfman 6-2 8-6

Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert [1] d. Elaine Fildes (Can)/Henri Rochon (Can) 6-0 6-2
Elsie Hamilton/Brendan Macken d. Anne Smith/Alphonso Smith 6-2 6-2
Argyll Rice/Armano Vieria (Bra) d. Marta Barnett/Kenneth McCarthy 7-5 6-2
Jean Quertier (GB)/Derrick Barton d. Nancy Morrison/Tom Molloy default
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Torsten Johansson (Swe) d. Mary Lou Beyer/Andrew Paton 6-2 6-4
Dottie Head/Samuel Match d. Gloria Butler/John Olliff (GB) 6-3 6-2
Helen Pastall/Buddy Behrens d. Marie Arnstein/Gardnar Mulloy 6-1 6-3
Barbara Scofield/Tom Brown d. Gladys Heldman/Julius Heldman 6-4 6-3

Nancye Bolton (Aus)/Colin Long (Aus) [3] d. Mary Boyd/Sam Daniel 6-1 6-2
Jacque Fischer/Robert Abdesselam (Fra) d. Cecile Bowes/John Powers 6-0 6-2
Anne Wofford/Thomas Burke d. Pat Stuhler/Bob Stuhler 8-6 6-3
Joy Gannon (GB)/Geoffrey Paish (GB) d. Helen Germaine/Buddy Adair 6-4 6-3
Gussy Moran/Pancho Segura (Ecu) [5] d. Shirley Fry/Clarence Carter 6-1 6-1
Gloria Rustum/Fred Krais d. Pat Macken (Can)/James Macken (Can) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Lillian Campbell/Gilbert Hall d. Marjorie McCord/Ricardo Balbiers (Chile) 6-4 4-7 6-1
Kay Winthrop/Enrique Morea (Arg)-bye

2nd Round

Brough/Bromwich [2] d. M Buck/Mattman 6-0 6-2
Prentiss/Gonzalez d. Irwin/Schwarz 6-3 6-1
Krase/Seixas [7] d. Blair/McKenzie 6-1 10-8
McCrary/Falkenburg d. Ganzenmuller/Ganzenmuller 3-6 6-3 6-4
Todd/Drobny [4] d. Rurac/Rurac 6-4 6-4
Felix/Backe d. Steinbach/Salichs 6-2 6-1
Hilton/Mottram [6] d. Wheaton/Slack 6-2 6-1
Wolfenden/Hanna d. Kovacs/Vogt 6-4 6-4

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Hamilton/Macken 6-2 6-1
Rice/Vieria d. Quertier/Barton 4-6 6-3 6-3
Hopman/Johansson [8] d. Head/Match 6-4 7-5
Pastall/Behrens d. Scofield/Brown 6-3 2-6 6-4
Bolton/Long [3] d. Fischer/Abdesselam 6-0 6-2
Gannon/Paish d. Wofford/Burke 6-2 6-3
Moran/Segura [5] d. Rustum/Krais 6-1 6-1
Winthrop/Morea d. Campbell/Hall d. 6-2 6-4

3rd Round

Brough/Bromwich [2] d. Prentiss/Gonzalez 6-1 6-2
Krase/Seixas [7] d. McCrary/Falkenburg 6-2 6-4
Todd/Drobny [4] d. Felix/Backe 6-1 6-0
Hilton/Mottram [6] d. Wolfenden/Hanna 6-3 6-0

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Rice/Vieria 6-1 6-0
Hopman/Johansson [8] d. Pastall/Behrens 7-5 3-6 6-4
Bolton/Long [3] d. Gannon/Paish 6-1 9-7
Moran/Segura [5] d. Winthrop/Morea 7-5 7-5

Quarterfinals

Brough/Bromwich [2] d. Krase/Seixas [7] 7-5 6-2
Todd/Drobny [4] d. Hilton/Mottram [6] 9-7 6-4
Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Hopman/Johansson 6-4 6-2
Moran/Segura [5] d. Bolton/Long [3] 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Brough/Bromwich [2] d. Todd/Drobny [4] 6-2 6-4
Moran/Segura [5] d. Osborne/Talbert [1] 6-4 7-5

Final

Louise Brough/John Bromwich [2] d. Gussy Moran/Pancho Segura [5] 6-3 6-1

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Draw Notes:

*The Brough vs Bolton semi was halted at 3-5 in favor of Bolton in the 3rd set. The 3rd set was replayed the next day. Brough won 7-5.

US Seeds


1. Margaret Osborne
2. Louise Brough
3. Doris Hart
3. Pat Todd
5. Shirley Fry
6. Mary Arnold Prentiss
7. Dorothy Head
8. Barbara Krase

Foreign Seeding


1. Nancye Bolton-Aus
2. Betty Hilton-GB
3. Molly Blair-GB
4. Magda Rurac-Rumania
5. Nell Hopman-Aus
6. Joy Gannon-GB
7. Jean Quertier-GB
8. Elaine Fildes-Canada

Notes on players


Mrs Marie Arnstein
Mrs Lillian Campbell
June Holmes Crow is from Santa Monica
Mrs Ann Gram
Ann Gray=Mrs David Gray
Anne G. Wofford

Herbert Behrens went by the nickname "Buddy".


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Sources
:

American Lawn Tennis, October 1947. Singles draw on page 18 and mixed on page 19.

The New York Times


"Draw for the National Tennis Championships." New York Times (1923-Current file): 35. Sep 03 1947. ProQuest. Web. 20 Oct. 2016 .
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Summary:

With Pauline Betz gone the question is: Will Osborne now dominate? Louise Brough upset her doubles partner to put an end to that notion, as Louise does the hat trick, taking the singles, doubles and mixed.

Attendance was great (60,000), largely due to the presence of many foreign entries. The Brits are here for Wightman Cup and Aussie sensation Nancye Bolton is on a world tour as well.

Osborne was so dominating in Round one that she needed only 20 minutes to win 6-1 6-0. She made only one error in the second set!

It is Bolton and Brough who provide the high point and controversy that almost results in a national incident.

Their semi starts quietly on the grandstand, starting late in the evening. It is agreed beforehand that no set will start after 7:10 PM owing to darkness. Both girls agreed to restart any set not completed by that time. "Such replay appeared remote for Mrs. Bolton won the first set 6-4 lost the second 4-6 and was leading 5-2 40-love on her own service. At 40-15 a very questionable decision cost her the match. Eventually she lost the game and was leading 5-3. It was then 7:10 pm and play was discontinued."

The controversial call was far long according to most witnesses, and even the partisan American crowd booed.

The next day the third set was started over again at noon from 0-0. Brough won it at 7-5. Most felt the USTA had given American tennis a black eye. The controversial call alone was enough. The idea of starting a new set instead of renewing things at 5-3 in Bolton's fabor was unheard of.

Louise must have felt liberated by her narrow escape. Just minutes after beating Bolton she was on court again at 1:45. Louise beat her best friend Margaret Osborne in a 3 set final. The New York Times called it Brough's best match ever at Forest Hills.

Brough upset Osborne by sticking to her weapons, especially her serve, volleys and great forehand passes. She hit winner after winner (13 in all) to take the third set with 6 straight games from 0-1. The last set aside, the final was rather tame. Both played it safe and made many errors. One man wrote, "When Margaret Osborne began to slice from the very first ball I knew she was lost." By contrast Brough hit out on her groundies. Even her often error-prone forehand held up. Her only moment of doubt came when up a set and 3-1, her safe play allowing Osbourne to even the match.

Rarely has a grand slam champion won on such a doubtful call (*see the 1898 US notes for another example). As ALT wrote, "Only by the Gods of Fate had she gotten by Mrs. Bolton."

Brough wasn't done for the day. She got much needed rest during the 5 set men's final, then went out to win the mixed doubles with back to back semi and final victories.

2 titles, 4 matches and 8 sets. Brough was tough indeed.

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1948 UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: September 10-20
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=52)

1st Round

Doris Hart [2]-bye
Louise Ganzenmuller-bye
Betty Rosenquest-bye
Carmen Fernandez (Mex) [6F]-bye
Gussy Moran [7]-bye
Kay Hubbell-bye
Dottie Head d. Sissy Leach (SA) 6-1 6-2
Betty Hilton(GB) [3F] d. Jean French 6-1 7-5

Margaret du Pont [3] d. Nina Irwin 6-2 6-3
Rosemary Buck d. Virginia Lee Boyer 6-2 6-3
Elfi Carroll d. Elaine Fildes (Can) 6-0 6-4
Argyll Rice d. Betty Coumbe 6-0 6-1
Beverly Baker [6] d. Mary Lou Beyer 6-0 6-1
Nancy Morrison d. Midge Buck 6-2 6-4
Helen Pastall d. Louise Isaacs 6-1 6-3
Magda Rurac (Rom) [1F] d. Lois Felix 6-4 4-6 6-2

Louise Brough [1] d. Charlotte Decker 6-1 6-1
Dodo Cheney d. Edna Salichs 6-1 6-2
Nancy Chaffee d. Eleanor Cushingham 6-1 6-3
Joy Gannon (GB) [5F] d. Barbara Scarlett 6-1 6-4
Shirley Fry [5] d. Elaine Lewicki 6-1 6-2
Barbara Wilkins d. Jane Austin 6-0 6-2
Virginia Kovacs d. Marta Barnett 6-0 8-6
Sheila Summers (SA) [4F] d. Baba Lewis 6-2 6-1

Pat Todd [4] d. Sylvia Knowles 6-1 6-0
Helen Rihbany d. Patricia Macken (Can) 6-0 6-3
Laura Lou Jahn-bye
Ann Gray-bye
Melita Ramirez (Mex)-bye
Bunny Vosters-bye
Patricia Stuhler-bye
Nelly Landry (Fra) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Hart [2] d. Ganzenmuller 6-2 6-0
Rosenquest d. Fernandez [6F] 6-0 6-1
Moran [7] d. Hubbell 6-2 7-5
Head d. Hilton [3F] 11-9 6-3
du Pont [3] d. R. Buck 6-1 6-2
Rice d. Carroll 6-8 6-4 6-2
Baker [6] d. Morrison 7-5 7-5
Pastall d. Rurac [1H] 5-7 6-4 6-4

Brough [1] d. Cheney 6-4 6-2
Chaffee d. Gannon [5G] 6-3 6-8 6-3
Fry [5] d. Wilkins 6-2 7-5
Kovacs d. Summers [4F] 7-5 6-3
Todd [4] d. Rihbany 6-2 6-2
Gray d. Jahn 6-8 6-3 6-3
Vosters d. Ramirez 6-2 6-2
Landry [2F] d. Stuhler 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

Hart [2] d. Rosenquest 6-2 6-4
Moran [7] d. Head 6-3 6-2
du Pont [3] d. Rice 6-2 6-0
Baker [6] d. Pastall 6-4 1-6 6-3

Brough [1] d. Chaffee 6-2 6-2
Kovacs d. Fry [5] 6-2 5-7 6-4
Todd [4] d. Gray 6-0 6-1
Vosters d. Landry [F2] 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Moran [7] d. Hart [2] 6-4 6-4
du Pont [3] d. Baker [6] 1-6 6-2 6-0
Brough [1] d. Kovacs 6-3 6-2
Todd [4] d. Vosters 6-3 6-1

Semifinals


du Pont [3] d. Moran [7] 10-8 6-4
Brough [1] d. Todd [4] 6-3 6-3

Final

Margaret du Pont [3] d. Louise Brough [1] 4-6 6-4 15-13



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Mixed Doubles (Draw=44)

1st Round

Margaret du Pont/Bill Talbert [1]- bye
Patricia Stuhler/Henry van Renseelaer-bye
Lois Felix/Theodore Backe-bye
Elaine Fildes (Can)/Hal Burrows-bye
Betty Rosenquest/Sid Schwartz-bye
Shirley Fry/Enrique Morea (Arg) [6]-bye
Dottie Head/Sam Match-bye
Joy Gannon (GB)/Geoff Brown (Aus) [4F]-bye

Gussy Moran/Bob Falkenburg [3]-bye
Magda Rurac (Rom)/Vinni Rurac (Rom) d. Betty Coumbe/Brendan Macken (Can) default
Barbara Wilkens/William Tully d. Edna Salichs/Frank Salichs 6-1 6-3
Nelly Landry (Fra)/Harry Hopman (Aus) [6F] d. Eleanor Cushingham/Ladislav Hecht default
Jean French/Richard Seeler d. Isabelle Farrington/Bruce Thomas 6-1 6-2
Helen Rihbany/Vladimir Cernik (Cz) d. Sissy Leach (SA)/Ricardo Balbiers (Chile) 8-6 6-2
Sylvia Knowles/Art Larsen d. Virginia Lee Boyer/James Bicknell 6-3 6-3
Pat Todd/Jaroslav Drobny (Cz) [2F] d. Rosemary Buck/Bill Clothier 6-1 6-2

Louise Brough/Tim Brown [2] d. Patricia Macken (Can)/Robert Malaga 6-0 6-3
Nancy Chaffee/Herbert Behrens d. Nina Irwin/Philip Hanna 6-3 6-4
Louise Ganzenmuller/Gus Ganzenmuller d. Sue Geller/Jack Geller 62 61
Sheila Summers (SA)/Eric Sturgess (SA) [5F] d. Argyll Rice/Robert Abdesselam (Fra) 6-0 8-6
Beverly Baker/Pancho Gonzales [5] d. Baba Lewis/Felicisimo Ampon (Phil) 6-4 6-2
Gloria Butler/Sidney Wood d. Melita Ramirez (Mex)/Francisco Galvan (Mex) 6-4 7-5
Helen Pastall/Fred Kovaleski-bye
Betty Hilton (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) [3F]-bye

Midge Buck/Frank Shields [4]-bye
Virginia Lee Boyer/Clark Taylor-bye
Nancy Morrison/Thomas Boys-bye
Elaine Lewicki/Alex Hetzeck-bye
Kay Hubbell/Arnold Saul-bye
Laura Lou Jahn/Henri Rochon (Can)-bye
Carmen Fernandez (Mex)/Raul Fernandez (Mex)-bye
Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman (Aus) [1F]-bye

2nd Round


du Pont/Talbert [1] d. Stuhler/van Renseelaer 6-1 6-2
Felix/Backe d. Fildes/Burrows 6-4 6-4
Rosenquest/Schwartz d. Fry/Morea [6] 2-6 6-3 7-5
Head/Match d. Gannon/G Brown [4F] default
Moran/Falkenburg [3] d. Rurac/Rurac 6-4 6-1
Landry/Hopman [6F] d. Wilkins/Tully 6-1 6-0
Rihbany/Cernik d. French/Seeler 6-1 6-3
Todd/Drobny [2F] d. Knowles/Larsen 6-3 4-6 6-1

Brough/Brown [2] d. Chaffee/Behrens 7-5 7-5
Summers/Sturgess [5F] d. Ganzenmuller/Ganzenmuller 6-3 6-1
Baker/Gonzales [5] d. Butler/Wood 6-1 6-4
Hilton/Mottram [3F] d. Pastall/Kovaleski 15-13 6-3
M Buck/Shields [4] d. Boyer/Taylor 2-6 7-5 6-2
Morrison/Boys d. Lewicki/Hetzeck 8-6 17-15
Hubbell/Saul d. Jahn/Rochon 6-4 6-3
Hart/Sedgman [1F] d. Fernandez/Fernandez 6-0 6-3

3rd Round

du Pont/Talbert [1] d. Felix/Backe 6-2 6-2
Rosenquest/Schwartz d. Head/Match default
Moram/Falkenburg [3] d. Landry/Hopman [6F] 6-2 11-9
Todd/Drobny [2F] d. Rihbany/Cernik 9-7 6-4

Brough/Brown [2] d. Summers/Sturgess [5F] 9-7 6-4
Baker/Gonzales [5] d. Hilton/Mottram [3F] 9-7 6-4
M Buck/Shields [4] d. Morrison/Boys 2-6 6-3 6-4
Hart/Sedgman [1F] d. Hubbell/Saul 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

du Pont/Talbert [1] d. Rosenquest/Schwartz 6-0 0-6 6-3
Moran/Falkenburgn[3] d. Todd/Drobny [2F] 7-5 6-1
Brough/Brown [2] d. Baker/Gonzales [5] 6-4 6-4
Hart/Sedgman [1F] d. M Buck/Shields [4] 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

du Pont/Talbert [1] d. Moran/Falkenburg [4] 27-25 5-7 6-1
Brough/Brown [2] d. Hart/Sedgman [1F] 6-2 5-7 8-6


Final

Louise Brough/Tim Brown [2] d. Margaret du Pont/Bill Talbert [1] 6-4 6-4

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Draw Notes:

Draws are complete and in draw order with no missing names.
WABD televised the final Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2 to 6 pm each day.

Isabelle Farrington=Mrs Harold Farrington
Mrs Louise Isaacs=nee Louise Snow, who md in 1948.

This is the first US Championships since 1930 without Kay Winthrop McKean, who recently gave birth.

Several Matches were won from match point down:

Mixed SF: Brough/Brown [2] d. Hart/Sedgman [1F] 6-2 5-7 8-6 (1 match point in 3rd set, Brough and Brown went on to win the title]
Singles FI: Margaret du Pont [3] d. Louise Brough [1] 4-6 6-4 15-13 (1 match point in 3rd set)

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, October 1948 issue, pages 6-25.

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Summary:

Fate had been kind to Brough in 1947 as a lucky line call had saved her when facing a match point in the semis. By a cruel irony she lost a long duel this year to friend and doubles partner du Pont after blowing match ball.

Most of the early contests were "of the steamroller variety" as one writer phrased it. The upsets of all the top foreign seeds drained the prospect of later contests, including a hoped-for match of Landry and Todd. Landry had won the French Open 3 months earlier after a huge storm of controversy when the French defaulted defending champion Todd (*see the 48 French results for details).

The first big upset came in the quarters, where Gussy Moran downed Doris Hart by serving hard and aiming at the Hart backhand, which repeatedly let Doris down. Moran hardly came to net at all, and when Hart got there she often erred or was passed. It fittingly ended on a backhand return of service error.

Margaret du Pont was beset by tragedy before her semifinal match when the referee informed her that her father had died in an auto accident in California. Margaret decided to play on, supported by her husband watching in the stands.

Her opponent in the penultimate round was "Gorgeous" Gussy Moran. More famous for fashion, on this day Gussy put up a tremendous fight. Hitting hard and with depth, she had a set point at 6-5 and 2 more set points 8-7. Margaret used all her wiles to break up the rhythm of her fellow Californian. She finally grabbed the first set 10-8 after Moran double faulted twice and had an out ball hit her as she slipped along the baseline. Mrs du Pony pulled through 10-8 6-4. By comparison the other semi was tame as Brough was too tough for Pat Todd.

The final was marked by erratic play from start to finish, but was epic in it's length and closeness. The women started in the early afternoon only to have rain twice interrupt the match. The second downpour caught everyone by surprise, drenching the 11,000 fans. Most had come to see the men's final, and in the long third set they showed their impatience with the women.

For 26 games in the third set the women held service until Mrs. du Pont got the vital break. Brough failed to convert 3 break points at 4-3. At 5-6 and match point down Margaret was saved when Louise put a serve into the net.

The entire match had only 3 breaks of serve. "Neither played at her best. although both rose to brilliant height at the net, particularly in their smashing, and the inablilty to return serve resulted in a steady stream of errors."

The end was greeted with a large round of applause. At 48 games it remains the longest 3 set women's final in US open history, second only to the 5 set final of 1898. After this match Brough led their head to head encounters by 16 to 14.

It was a great effort considering all the women had to put up with. Margaret had just lost her father, the rain had both on edge, and finally some of the officials and crowd were rude. After the second rain delay Brough had to wait while her wet dress was ironed dry. When the rain stopped Louise recalled that "we couldn't go on because I didn't have my dress. They blamed Margaret and me, and it wasn't Margaret's fault at all. It was a tense situation because I was waiting there for my dress and worrying they were going to default me. They were so mad."

To top it off once back on court a few in the crowd shouted "Bring on the men, Bring on the men!"

After the women's final they got what they waited for. The men's final was a quick blowout affair that ended as the sun set.

The mixed final was held the next day (September 20) due to the length of the finals.

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1949

1949

Draw of 57.

Seeding:

US seeds:
1. Louise Brough
2. Margaret Dupont
3. Doris Hart
4. Shirley Fry
5. Pat Todd
6. Gussy Moran
7. Beverly Baker

Foreign Seeds=FS in draw.
1. Betty Hilton-Britain
2. Magda Rurac-Rumania
3. Jean Quertier-Britain
4. Jean Walker-Smith-Britian
5. Kay Tuckey-Britian
5. Holly Blair-Britain
6. Patricia Macken-Canada
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1st Round:
Louise Brough [1] bye
Lois Felix bye
Jean French bye
Kay Tuckey (5) d. Argyll Rice 7-5 6-4

Beverly Baker [8] d. Elizabeth Loeck 6-3 6-0
Dottie Head d. Ruth Pate 6-1 6-1
Ann Gray d. Katherine Hubbell 6-1 6-1
Jean Quertier (3) d. Baba Lewis 3-6 6-2 6-3
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Doris Hart [3] d. Midge Buck 6-3 6-2
Helen Rihbany d. Edna Sachs 6-1 6-0
Virginia Lee Boyer d. Rhoda Hopkins 2-6 6-4 6-0
Molly Blair (6) d. Deborah Welsh 6-4 6-2

Maureen Connolly d. Marjorie Norris 6-3 6-1
Barbara Scofield d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-4 8-6
Madge Vosters d. Barbara Scarlett 6-3 6-2
Magda Rurac (2) d. Laura Lou Jahn 6-4 4-6 6-4
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Margaret duPont [2] d. Nina Irwin 6-1 6-0
Nancy Morrison d. Charlotte Decker 6-4 7-5
Betty Rosenquest d. Gladys Heldman 6-2 6-0
Rosemary Buck d. Patricia Macken (8) 6-4 3-6 6-3

Pat Todd [5] d. Wilma Smith 6-1 6-1
Barbara Wilkens d. Elfii Carroll 6-4 6-3
Sylvia Knowles d. Jane Austin 6-3 6-2
Jean Walker-Smith (4) d. Gloria Butler 6-1 6-1

Shirley Fry [4] d. Elaine Lewicki 6-0 8-6
Virginia Johnson d. Millicent Lang 6-1 6-3
Helen Perez d. Adrienne Ayares 6-1 6-4
Patricia Stuhler d. Lee Van Keuren 6-1 6-0

Gussy Moran [8] bye
Betty Struthers bye
Marion Raful bye
Betty Hilton (1) bye

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2nd Round:
Brough [1] d. Felix 6-0 6-0
Tuckey (5) d. French 6-1 6-1
Baker [8] d. Head 6-0 6-4
Quertier (3) d. Gray 6-1 6-2

Hart [3] d. Rihbany 6-0 7-5
Blair (6) d. Boyer 6-4 6-4
Scofield d. Connolly 6-4 6-3
Rurac (2) d. Vosters 6-1 6-1

duPont [2] d. Morrison 6-3 6-1
Rosenquest d. R. Buck 6-1 6-1
Todd [5] d. Wilkens 6-4 6-2
Walker-Smith (4) d. Knowles 6-2 7-5

Fry [4] d. Johnson 6-1 6-4
Perez d. Stuhler 6-4 6-4
Moran [8] d. Struthers 6-2 8-6
Hilton (1) d. Raful 6-1 6-2
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3rd Round:
Brough [1] d. Tuckey (5) 6-3 7-5
Baker [7] d. Quertier (3) 6-1 6-3
Hart [3] d. Blair (6) 6-1 6-4
Scofield d. Rurac (2) 8-10 6-4 6-4
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duPont [2] d. Rosenquest 4-6 6-2 6-2
Todd [5] d. Walker-Smith (4) 7-5 6-4
Perez d. Fry [4] 7-5 7-5
Hilton (1) d. Moran [6] 6-4 4-6 6-3
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Quarters:
Brough [1] d. Baker [7] 6-1 2-6 6-2
Hart [3] d. Scofield 6-2 6-0
duPont [2] d. Todd [5] 6-3 10-8
Hilton (1) d. Perez 6-2 6-3
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Semis:
Hart [3] d. Brough [1] 7-5 6-1
duPont [2] d. Hilton (1) 6-2 6-3
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Final:
Dupont [2] d. Hart [3] 6-4 6-1
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Draw=32

Domestic Seeds:
[1] duPont/Talbert
[2] Moran/Gonzalez
[3] Todd/Drobny
[4] Vosters/Seixas

Foreign Seeds:
[1] Brough/Sturgess (SA)
[2] Hart/Sedgeman (Aus)
[3] Rurac (Rom)/Cucelli (Ity)
[4] Hilton (GB)/Abdesselam (Swd)

First Round

Gussie Moran/Pancho Gonzalez d Mrs B Struthers/Vanni Canepele 6-4 4-6 6-3
Jean Quertier/Gerry Oakley d Bev Baker/Hugh Stewart 4-6 6-3 6-2
Virginia Rice Johnson/Sidney Schwartz d Kay Stammers Menzies/Wilmer Allison 6-2 7-5
Magda Rurac/Giovanni Cucelli d Rhoda Hopkins/Charles Masterson 6-3 6-2
Madge Vosters/Vic Seixas d Midge Buck/Brendan Macken 6-2 4-6 6-3
Dottie Head/Diehl Mateer d Helen Pastall Perez/Arnold Saul 3-6 8-6 6-2
Nancy Morrison/Ricardo Balbiers d Louise Ganznemuller/August Ganzenmuller 4-6 6-3 6-3
Louise Brough/Eric Sturgess d Barbara Scarlett/Henri Rochon default

Margaret duPont/Bill Talbert d Jean Walker-Smith/NR Lewis 6-1 10-8
Baba Lewis/Marcello del Bello d Lois Felix/Theodore Backo 6-4 6-4
Argyll Rice/Felicisimo Ampon d Kay Tuckey/Paul Remy 6-2 4-6 8-6
Betty Hilton/Robert Abdesselam d Wilma Smith/Clark Taylor 6-4 6-3
Pat Todd/Jaroslav Drobny d Barbara Wilkens/William Tulley 6-4 6-2
Shirley Fry/George Worthington d Betty Rosenquest/William Vogt 6-2 13-11
Molly Blair/Eustace Fannin d Mrs N Connolly/Gilbert Bogley 4-6 6-3 6-1
Doris Hart/Frank Sedgeman d Sylvia Knowles/Fred Kovaleski 6-1 6-2

Second Round

Gussie Moran/Pancho Gonzalez d Quertier/Oakley 6-3 6-4
Rurac/Cucelli d Johnson/Schwartz 7-5 6-2
Vosters/Seixas d Head/Mateer 6-2 6-2
Brough/Sturgess d Morrison/Balbiers 4-6 6-3 6-2

duPont/Talbert d Lewis/del Bello 6-1 6-4
Hilton/Abdesselam d Rice/Ampon 6-2 2-6 6-2
Todd/Drobny d Fry/Worthington 6-2 11-9
Hart/Sedgeman d Blair/Fannin 7-5 6-3

Quarter Finals

Moran/Gonzalez d Rurac/Cucelli 6-2 2-6 8-6
Brough/Sturgess d Vosters/Seixas 6-3 6-4
duPont/Talbert d Hilton/Abdesselam 6-1 6-3
Todd/Drobny d Hart/Sedgeman 7-5 6-3

Semi Finals

Brough/Sturgess d Moran/Gonzalez 6-8 6-3 15-13
duPont/Talbert d Todd/Drobny 6-0 6-2

Final

Louise Brough/Eric Sturgess d Margaret duPont/Bill Talbert 4-6 6-3 7-5

Draw note: Could Mrs N Connolly be an error? Possibly Maureen Connolly



Notes:

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1950

August 27 to September 5.

1. Margaret Osborne duPont
2. Doris Hart
3. Louise Brough
4. Beverly Baker
5. Pat Canning Todd
6. Shirley Fry

Source: Miami News, August 23, 1950, p2-B

First Round

Margaret duPont [1] bye
Edna Salichs bye
Rhoda Hopkins bye
Nancy Morrison bye
Pat Todd [5]-bye
Heather Nicolls (Bermuda) bye
Virginia Lee Boyer bye
Midge Buck d. Baba Lewis 3-6 6-4 7-5

Louise Brough [3] d. Laura Lou Jahn 6-0 11-9
Althea Gibson d. Barbara Knapp (GB) 6-2 6-2
Shirley Arth d. Miriam Rumwell 6-2 6-4
Nancy Chaffee d. Katherine Hubbell 6-0 6-3
Barbara Scofield d. Gladys Heldman 6-2 7-5
Helen Perez d. Patricia Stuhler 6-2 6-0
Magda Rurac (Rom) d. Peggy Eby 6-2 6-0
Joy Mottram (GB) d. Peggy Stone (Ber) 6-1 6-2

Doris Hart [2] d. Virginia Rice Johnson 6-2 6-1
Mareen Connolly d. Adrienne Avares 6-2 6-2
Elaine Lewicki d. Georgette Taillendier (Fra) 3-6 6-1 7-5
Louise Snow Isaacs d. Patricia Zellmer 6-3 6-2
Elfi Carroll d. Jeanne Arth 6-2 6-2
Ann Gray d. Betty Coumbe 6-3 6-1
Virginia Kovacs d. Susan Partridge (GB) 6-2 6-3
Shirley Fry [6] d. Barbara Scarlett 6-0 6-1

Beverly Baker [4]-bye
Jane Breed bye
Barbara Kimbrell bye
Millicent Lange bye
Adriena Drew-Bear bye
Lois Felix bye
Betty Rosenquest bye
Annalisa Bossi (Italy) bye


Second Round

duPont [1] d. Salichs 6-0 6-1
Morrison d. Hopkins 6-4 6-4
Todd [5] d. Nicolls 6-1 6-0
Buck d. Boyer 6-1 6-2
Brough [3] d. Gibson 6-1 3-6 9-7
Chaffee d. S. Arth 6-0 6-1
Scofield d. Perez 8-6 6-3
Rurac d. Mottram 1-6 6-3 6-4

Hart [2] d. Connolly 6-2 7-5
Lewicki d. Isaacs 4-6 6-4 6-3
Carroll d. Gray 6-2 6-4
Fry [6] d. Kovacs 6-2 3-6 6-4

Baker [4] d. Breed 6-0 6-1
Kimbrell d. Lange 6-0 6-3
Felix d. Drew-Bear 6-0 6-1
Rosenquest d. Bossi 6-4 6-4

Third Round

duPont [1] d. Morrison 6-8 6-0 6-1
Todd [5] d. Buck 6-1 6-2
Chaffee d. Brough [3] 6-2 7-5
Scofield d. Rurac 5-7 6-2 6-2

Hart [2] d. Lewicki 6-2 6-1
Fry [6] d. Carroll 6-1 6-1
Baker [4] d. Kimbrell 6-3 6-1
Rosenquest d. Felix 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

duPont [1] d. Todd [5] 6-3 6-4
Chaffee d. Scofield 6-2 6-2
Hart [2] d. Fry [6] 6-4 6-4
Baker [4] d. Rosenquest 6-2 9-7


Semifinals duPont [1] d. Chaffee 6-1 1-6 6-0
Hart [2] d. Baker [4] 6-4 6-1

Final

Margaret duPont [1] d. Doris Hart [2] 6-3 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=40)

1st Round

Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman (Aus)-bye
Kay Hubbell/Grant Golden-bye
Patsy Zellar/Whitney Reed-bye
Georgette Tallendier/Alain Lemyze-bye
Sarah Palfrey/Jack Tuero-bye
Beverly Baker/Hugh Stewart-bye
Susie Herr/Herbert Behrens-bye
Peggy Omerly/Charles Masterson-bye

Louise Brough/Vic Seixas-bye
Louise Snow/Charles Hunt-bye
Nancy Chaffee/Tony Trabert-bye
Baba Lewis/Charles Hare (GB)-bye
Shirley Fry/George Worthington d. Nancy Morrison/Thomas Boys 6-3 6-4
Helen Perez/Mervyn Rose (Aus) d. Barbara Knapp (GB)/Lorne Main 8-6 6-2
Maureen Connolly/Bill Talbert d. Sue Partridge (GB)/John Horn 6-2 6-2
Barbara Kimbrell/Felicisimo Ampon (Phil) d. Joy Mottram (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) 7-5 6-4

Margaret du Pont/Ken McGregor (Aus) d. Andreina Drew-Bear/Gustavo Palafox 6-0 6-3
Barbara Wilkins/William Tully d. Ginger Rogers/Frank Shields 6-3 7-5
Rhoda Hopkins/Gilbert Bogley d. Toby Greenberg/Brendan Macken 6-3 6-3
Rosemary Buck/Harry Hopman (Aus) d. Elfi Carroll/Robert Kerdasha 6-2 7-5
Barbara Scofield/Tom Brown-bye
Mrs Stanley Rumbaugh/Stanley Rumbaugh-bye
Virginia Kovacs/Philippe Washer (Bel)-bye
Betty Coumbe/Richard Sorlien-bye

Pat Todd/John Bromwich (Aus)-bye
Magda Rurac/Sidney Schwartz-bye
Laura Lou Jahn/Ham Richardson-bye
Gladys Heldman/Arnold Beisser-bye
Barbara Scarlett/Jean Ducos (Fra)-bye
Virginia Boyer/Robert Haillet (Fra)-bye
Lois Felix/Theodore Backe-bye
Althea Gibson/Torsten Johansson-bye

2nd Round

Hart/Sedgman d. Hubbell/Golden 6-2 6-4
Zellmer/Reed d. Tallendier/Lemyze 6-2 5-7 6-4
Palfrey/Tuero d. Baker/Stewart default
Herr/Behrens d. Omerly/Masterson default
Brough/Seixas d. Snow/Hunt default
Chaffee/Trabert d. Lewis/Hare default
Fry/Worthington d. Perez/Rose 10-8 6-1
Connolly/Talbert d. Kimbrell/Ampon 6-3 5-7 6-2

du Pont/MacGregor d. Wilkins/Tully 6-2 6-0
Buck/Hopman d. Hopkins/Bogley 6-3 6-4
Scofield/Brown d. Rumbaugh/Rumbaugh 6-1 9-7
Kovacs/Washer d. Coumbe/Sorlien 6-4 6-3
Todd/Bromwich d. Rurac/Schwartz 6-2 6-2
Jahn/Richardson d. Heldman/Beisser 6-3 6-4
Scofield/Ducas d. Boyer/Haillet 7-9 6-3 6-4
Gibson/Johansson d. Felix/Backe 6-2 6-2

3rd Round

Hart/Sedgman d. Zelmer/Reed default
Herr/Behrens d. Palfrey/Tuero 6-4 6-4
Chaffee/Trabert d. Brough/Seixas 6-4 3-6 6-2
Fry/Worthington d. Connolly/Talbert 6-3 3-6 6-3

du Pont/MacGregor d. Buck/Hopman 6-3 3-6 7-5
Kovacs/Washer Scofield/Brown 5-7 6-2 6-2
Todd/Bromwich d. Jahn/Richardson 6-4 6-4
Gibson/Johansson d. Scofield/Ducas 6-2 8-6

Quarterfinals

Hart/Sedgman d. Herr/Behrens 6-0 6-2
Fry/Worthington d. Chaffee/Trabert 7-5 5-7 7-5
du Pont/McGregor d. Kovacs/Washer 7-5 6-2
Todd/Bromwich d. Gibson/Johannson 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Hart/Sedgman d. Fry/Worthington 7-5 3-6 6-3
du Pont/McGregor d. Todd/Bromwich 6-3 4-6 6-4

Final

Margaret du Pont/Ken McGregor d. Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman 6-4 3-6 6-3

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*** Frank Shields played with Ginger Rogers-the famous actress. Shields had social connections and was a minor actor-his grandaughter is Brooke Shields, famous Hollywood actress.

Thanks to Wolbo for the seeds.

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United States National Doubles Championships

Dates: August 13 to 21
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, US
Surface: Grass

Doubles (Draw=23)

First Round

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1]-bye
Carolyn Liguori/Diana McIlvaine-bye
Helen Rihbany/Edie Sullivan bye
Elena Russell/Eleanor Warner-bye
Dottie Head/Nancy Morrison [?] d. Rosemary Buck/Margaret Varner 12-10 6-2
Barbara Kimbrell/Julie Sampson d. Dorothy Mills/Nancy Norton 6-1 6-0
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Gloria Butler/Jacqueline Marcellin (Fra) 6-2 6-2
Joy Mottram (GB)/Pat Ward (GB) d. Rhoda Hopkins/Laura Lou Jahn 2-6 6-4 6-4

Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd [2] d. Doris Popple/Argyll Rice 6-1 6-0
Helen Fletcher (GB)/Jean Walker-Smith (GB) d. Jean Clarke/Gladys Heldman 6-3 6-1
Anita Kanter/Baba Lewis d. Mary De Young/Mary Richards 6-1 6-0
Beverly Baker/Midge Buck-bye
Maureen Connolly/Betty Rosenquest-bye
Juliana Copeland/Barbara Wood-bye
Vera Dwight/Marion Kerr-bye
Jean Quertier (GB)/Kay Tuckey (GB)-bye

Second Round

Fry/Hart [1] d. Liguori/McIlvaine 6-0 6-0
Rihbany/Sullivan d. Russell/Wagner 6-2 6-1
Kimbrell/Sampson d. Head/Morrison [?] 5-7 7-5 6-3
Mottram/Ward d. Felix/Hubbell 9-7 4-6 6-3

Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Fletcher/Walker-Smith 6-3 6-4
Kanter/B. Lewis d. Baker/M. Buck 6-2 6-4
Connolly/Rosenquest d. Copeland/Wood 6-0 6-2
Quertier/Tuckey d. Dwight/Kerr 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Rihbany/Sullivan 6-2 6-4
Mottram/Ward d. Kimbrell/Sampson 7-5 6-3
Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Kanter/B. Lewis 6-2 6-1
Quertier/Tuckey d. Connolly/Rosenquest 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Mottram/Ward 6-3 6-2
Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Quertier/Tuckey 6-3 6-3

Final


Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd [2] 6-4 6-2


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Summary
:

Brough and duPont were unable to defend their doubles title, where incredibly they had won every US doubles from 1942. This left Fry and hart to romp through the field. The #2 seeds Chaffee and Todd had only partnered each other a couple of weeks before.

A steady drizzle made the court slippery and dangerous in the final. The men's final was put off and played at Forest Hills.

Draw notes:

The New York Tomes mentions that Head and Morrson were seeds, but neglects to give us the seed number. They were probably the #4 seeds, with Connolly/Pratt as the #3 seeds with Quertier/Tuckey #1 foreign seeds and Mottram/Ward #2 foreign seeds.



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United States National Championships


Dates: August 25 To September 5.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, US
Surface: Grass

Foreign Seeds:

1. Jean Walker-Smith (GB)
2. Jean Quertier (GB)
3. Kay Tuckey (GB)
4. Joy Mottram (GB)
5. Pat Ward (GB)
6. Helen Fletcher (GB)

Singles (Draw=54)

First Round

Shirley Fry [2]-bye
Suzanne Herr-bye
Jane Breed-bye
Pat Ward (GB) [5F]-bye
Beverly Baker [6]-bye
Margaret Varner d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-4 6-3
Helen Rihbany d. Nancy Morrison 2-6 6-4 6-3
Kay Tuckey (GB) [3F] d. Jacqueline Marcellin (Fra) 6-4 6-2

Pat Todd [3] d. Jean Clarke 6-3 6-2
Barbara Kimbrell d. Mary Slaughter 6-3 6-4
Lois Felix d. Barbara Mackay 6-3 6-3
Magda Rurac (Rom) d. Jean French Fallot 6-2 6-0
Betty Rosenquest [7] d. Phyllis Selchau 6-4 3-6 6-1
Baba Lewis d. Elaine Lewicki 6-1 6-2
Pat Stewart d. Carolyn Liguori 6-3 7-5
Jean Walker-Smith [1F] (GB) d. Betty Coumbe 6-2 6-1

Doris Hart [1] d. Julie Sampson 6-0 6-3
Elfi Carroll d. Diana McIlvaine 6-2 6-2
Rosemary Buck d. Dorothy Watman 7-5 6-1
Midge Buck d. Helen Fletcher (GB) [6F] 6-4 6-2
Nancy Chaffee d. Patsy Zellmer 6-0 6-3
Anita Kanter d. Virginia Rice Johnson 6-2 6-1
Edna Salichs d. Nellie Kagan 6-3 4-6 6-4
Joy Mottram (GB) [4F] d. Rhoda Hopkins 6-4 6-4

Maureen Connolly [4] d. Frances Schneidewind 7-5 6-0
Laura Lou Jahn d. Edie Sullivan 4-6 6-2 6-2
Althea Gibson d. Gladys Heldman 6-1 6-0
Toby Greenberg-bye
Kay Hubbell-bye
Dottie Head-bye
Ann Gray-bye
Jean Quertier (GB)[2F]-bye

2nd Round

Fry[2] d. Herr 6-0 6-0
Ward [5F] d. Breed 6-1 4-6 6-0
Baker [6] d. Varner 6-3 6-4
Tuckey [3F] d. Rihbany 8-6 3-6 6-3

Todd [3] d. Kimbrell 6-2 6-1
Rurac d. Felix 6-2 6-1
Lewis d. Rosenquest 6-3 6-1
Walker-Smith [1F] d. Stewart 6-1 6-2

Hart [1] d. Carroll 6-0 6-3
M. Buck d. R. Buck 6-3 6-3
Chaffee d. Kanter 6-0 6-2
Mottram [4F] d. Salichs 6-2 6-2

Connolly [4] d. Jahn 6-1 7-5
Gibson d. Greenberg 6-3 6-1
Head d. Hubbell 6-3 6-3
Quertier [2F] d. Gray 6-3 6-0

3rd Round

Fry[2] d. Ward [5F] 6-1 6-1
Tuckey [3F] d. Baker [6] 6-4 7-5
Rurac d. Todd [3] 9-7 2-6 6-1
Walker-Smith [1F] d. Lewis 9-7 8-6

Hart [1] d. Buck 6-2 6-1
Chaffee d. Mottram [4F] 10-8 8-6
Connolly [4] d. Gibson 6-2 6-4
Quertier [2F] d. Head 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Fry [2] d. Tuckey [3F] 9-7 3-6 6-2
Walker-Smith [1F] d. Rurac 6-2 6-3
Hart [1] d. Chaffee 6-2 6-4
Connolly [4] d. Quertier [2F] 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Fry [2] d.Walker-Smith [1F] 2-6 6-2 6-1
Connolly [4] d. Hart [1] 6-4 6-4

Final


Maureen Connolly [4] d. Shirley Fry [2] 6-3 1-6 6-4

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Mixed Doubles
(Draw=39)

First Round

Beverly Baker/Straight Clark-bye
Anita Kanter/Thomas Boys-bye
Gladys Heldman/Julius Heldman-bye
Helen Fletcher (GB)/Sid Levy-bye
Elaine Lewicki/Jack Kerr-bye
Pat Stewart/Thomas Lewyn-bye
Patsy Zellmer/Philip Reed-bye
Jean Quertier (GB)/Charles Hare (GB)-bye

Magda Rurac/Jack Tuero-bye
Phyllis Selchau/Sid Aldenstein-bye
Mrs Stanley Rumbough/Stanley Rumbough-bye
Louise Ganzenmuller/Gus Ganzenmuller d. Jacqueline Marcellin (Fra)/Hal Burrows 9-7 6-2
Nancy Morrison/William Vogt d. Edna Salichs/Frank Salichs 6-0 6-1
Kay Hubbell/Bill Tully d. Gloria Butler/Charles Hunt 6-4 6-3
Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman (Aus) d. Peggy Stone/Gilbert Bogley 6-3 6-3

Pat Todd/Bill Talbert d. Pat Ward (GB)/Grant Golden 6-4 6-4
Edie Sullivan/Bunty Lawrence d. Dorothy Watman/Roy Wilder 6-2 6-2
Barbara Kimbrell/Alastair Martin d. Mary Slaughter/Roger Young 6-0 6-1
Julie Sampson/Jacques Grigry-bye
Althea Gibson/Don Candy (Aus)-bye
Laura Lou Jahn/Ham Richardson-bye
Lois Felix/Theodore Backe-bye
Joy Mottram (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB)-bye

Maureen Connolly/Jerry Dewitts-bye
Phyllis Vance/Ben Bishop-bye
Suzanne Herr/Henry Bassford-bye
Kay Tuckey (GB)/Lasislav Hecht (Cz)-bye
Bonnie Mackay/William Reed-bye
Mrs Jack Geller/Jack Geller-bye
Midge Buck/Richard Buck-bye
Shirley Fry/Mervyn Rose (Aus)-bye

Second Round

Baker/Clark d. Kanter/Boys 6-1 7-5
Heldman/Heldman d. Fletcher/Levy 6-3 5-7 6-4
Lewicki/Kerr d. Stewart/Lewyn 9-7 6-4
Quertier/Hare d. Zellmer/Reed 6-2 6-2
Walker-Smith/Sorlien d. Rurac/Tuero 6-4 5-7 6-4
Selchau/Aldenstein d. Rumbough/Rumbough 6-1 6-1
Morrison/Vogt d. Ganzenmulller/Ganzenmuller 4-6 6-2 6-2
Hart/Sedgman d. Hubbell/Tully 6-2 6-3

Todd/Talbert d. Sullivan/Lawrence 6-4 6-3
Kimbrell/Martin d. Sampson/Grigry 10-8 4-6 10-8
Gibson/Candy d. Jahn/Richardson 6-2 6-1
Mottram/Mottram d. Felix/Backe 6-1 3-6 7-5
Connolly/Dewitts d. Vance/Bishop 6-2 7-5
Tuckey/Hecht d. Herr/Bassford 6-0 6-4
MacKay/Reed d. Geller/Geller 6-2 6-4
Fry/Rose d. Buck/Buck 6-1 6-1

Third Round

Baker/Clark d. Heldman/Heldman 6-3 6-2
Quertier/Hare d. Lewicki/Kerr 6-2 6-2
Walker-Smith/Sorlien d. Selchau/Aldenstein 6-3 6-2
Hart/Sedgman d. Morrison/Vogt 6-3 6-4

Todd/Talbert d. Kimbrell/Martin 3-6 6-1 6-1
Gibson/Candy d. Mottram/Mottram 6-4 6-1
Connolly/Dewitts d. Tuckey/Hecht 6-2 6-4
Fry/Rose d. MacKay/Reed 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Quertier/Hare d. Baker/Clark 6-4 6-4
Hart/Sedgman d. Walker-Smith/Sorlien 6-3 4-6 6-2
Todd/Talbert d. Gibson/Candy 6-0 3-6 9-7
Fry/Rose d. Connolly/Dewitts 6-4 6-2

Semifinals

Hart/Sedgman d. Quertier/Hare 6-4 6-2
Fry/Rose d. Todd/Talbert 6-4 6-2

Final

Doris Hart/Frank Sedgman d. Shirley Fry/Mervyn Rose 6-3 6-2

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Summary:

3 time defending champ DuPont was forced out at the last minute with back spasms, and Louise Brough was also unable to compete.

A sellout crowd of 15,000 stayed in their seats after the men's semis to see Hart vs Connolly. Hart ran out to 4-0 quickly. As Maureen started to get her range a light rain began to fall. Blasting the ball, the wild roars of the crowd urging her on-the little spitfire ran won six consecutive games against the shell shocked top seed. At the end of the set play was finally suspended due to the rain.

The next day Maureen Connolly showed no signs of nerves or letdown. She won the second set to near universal adoration at 6-4. Both ladies left the stadium in tears. The blonde teen wept for joy in the arms of her coach. Hart also openly cried, feeling she had lost her best shot at Forest Hills. The partisan crowd of 12,000 had backed the Californian from start to finish.

Only 2,500 came out for the rain delayed Monday final. Connolly attacked while Fry defended. "No player since Mrs Moody has hit a ball of such velocity from Noth sides", wrote Alison Danzig of the New York Times. Points usually ended with a Connolly winner or with Mo driving over the baseline. Fought entirely from the baseline, not a single passing shot was hit until the last game.

After taking the first set 6-3 with a bombardment of missiles Connolly's control faltered. Shirley took advantage by sweeping six games in a row, the last 3 going to deuce. Second set to Fry 6-1 over what looked like a tiring teen.

The third set was the best, as both women used more variety. Drop shots, volleys, and lobs finally came into play. "Miss Connolly set the gallery wild as she won with an overhead, a drop shot and a magnificent backhand down the line that stopped Miss Fry in her tracks. Two outs by Miss Fry Followed, and it was all over."

"Teach" Tennant, Mo's coach, sat courtside chain smoking for almost the entire match. The nervous tension led to her almost faint near the end.

At 16 years 11 month Little Mo is the youngest champion since fellow Californian May Sutton, a mere 16 and 9 months in 1904. Her victory ends the reign of the "Amazons". Little Mo will go on to win the next 8 slams she plays, achieving an aura of invincibility unmatched outside of Lenglen and Wills-Moody.


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Draw notes

Though listed as Romanian, by 1951 Magda Rurac was considered American, or one suspects she would have been seeded.

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Sources:

The New York Times

Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1952, p.158(thanks to Wolbo for this)

The Grand Slam Tennis Book, p 958.

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Doris Hart [2] d. Helen Rihbany 6-3 6-1
Dorrit Herbst (GB) d. Mary Slaughter default
Anne Gray d. Diana McIlvaine 3-6 6-4 6-2
Althea Gibson d. Bonnie McKay 6-0 6-4
Anita Kanter [6] d. Gertrude Beall 6-1 6-1
Bunny Vosters d. Jeanne Arth 6-4 6-1
Karol Fageros d. Sibylla Garbrecht (Col) 6-1 6-1
Angela Mortimer (GB) [3] d. Mary Margaret Schmitz 6-0 6-1

Louise Brough [4] d. Louise Brown (Can) 6-4 6-1
Louise Ganzenmuller d. Jean French Fallot 6-3 6-2
Suzanne Herr d. Carmen Lampe 4-6 6-3 6-3
Julie Sampson d. Sachiko Kamo (Jap)[6] 12-10 6-4
Nellie Sheer Kagen d. Andy Ross-Dilley 6-2 6-2
Edna Salichs d. Gweneth Johnson 6-1 6-3
Lois Felix d. Patricia Stewert 6-4 6-2
Thelma Long (Aus)[1] d. Joan Ross-Dilley (GB) 6-3 6-0

Maureen Connolly [1] d. Gladys Heldman 6-0 6-1
Elfi Carroll d. Elaine Lewicki 6-2 6-1
Marjorie Buck d. Edie Sullivan 6-2 8-6
Connie Bowan d. Nancy Norton 6-2 6-2
Nancy Kiner [5] d. Jacqueline Johannes 6-2 6-2
Katherine Hubbell d. Dorothy Hurst 6-3 6-1
Kay McKean d. Susan Bralower 6-1 6-4
Helen Fletcher (GB) [4] d. Juliana Copeland 6-2 6-1

Shirley Fry [3] d. Linda Mitchell 6-1 6-3
Janet Hopps d. Patsy Heard 6-1 6-2
Charlotte Decker d. Judy Devlin default
Lucile Davidson d. Melita Rameriez (Mex)[5] default
Frances Schneidewind d. Betty Coumbe 6-2 6-2
Rhoda Joan Hopkins d. Joan Merciadis 7-5 8-6
Baba Lewis d. Carolyn Liguori 6-0 6-0
Mary Ann Ellenburger d. Nelly Adamsom (Fra) [2] 6-1 2-6 retired.

2nd Round

Hart [2] d. Herbst 6-0 6-1
Gibson d. Gray 6-0 6-2
Kanter [6] d. Vosters 2-6 6-2 6-2
Mortimer [3] d. Fageros 6-4 6-3
Brough [4] d. Ganzenmuller 6-1 6-3
Sampson d. Herr 6-1 6-1
Kagen d. Salichs 6-1 6-3
Long [1] d. Felix 6-3 6-1

Connolly [1] d. Carroll 6-1 6-0
Buck d. Bowan 6-3 6-2
Kiner [5] d. Hubbell 6-0 6-1
Fletcher [4] d. McKean 4-6 6-3 6-1
Fry [3] d. Hopps 6-0 6-2
Davidson d. Decker 6-3 6-3
Hopkins d. Schneidewind 6-4 6-4
Lewis d. Eilenberger 6-3 6-0

3rd Round

Hart [2] d. Gibson 7-5 6-1
Mortimer [3] d. Kanter [6] 7-5 2-6 6-4
Brough [4] d. Sampson 6-3 6-4
Long [1] d. Kagen 6-1 6-2

Connolly [1] d. Buck default
Kiner [5] d. Fletcher [4] 6-2 6-4
Fry [3] d. Davidson 6-0 6-3
Lewis d. Hopkins 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Hart [2] d. Mortimer [3] 6-3 6-2
Brough [4] d. Long [1] 6-4 6-2
Connolly [1] d. Kiner [5] 6-3 6-0
Fry [3] d. Lewis 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Hart [2] d. Brough [4] 9-7 8-6
Connolly [1] d. Fry [3] 4-6 6-4 6-1

Final

Maureen Connolly [1] d. Doris Hart [2] 6-3 7-5

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MIXED DOUBLES

Quarterfinals

Hart/Sedgman d. McKean/Nielson 9-7 7-5
Fry/Talbert d. Adamson/Washer 5-7 6-2 6-1
Connolly/Rose d. Kanter/Rosewall 6-1 3-6 7-5
Long/Hoad d. Kiner/Mulloy default

Semifinals

Hart/Sedgman d. Fry/Talbert 6-2 13-11
Long/Hoad d. Connolly/Rose 6-8 6-2 12-10

Final

Doris Hart/Franl Sedgman d. Thelma Long/Lew Hoad 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes
:

Kiner=married name of Nancy Chaffee.
McKean=married name of Winthrop

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August 29 to September 8
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Source: only from NYT and should be confirmed due to numerous inconsistencies in spelling.
* Missing one 1R scores and paper has Slaughter losing to Fletcher yet beating Connors in Rd 1.


Foreign Seeds *
1. Thelma Long (Australia)

First Round
Maureen Connolly [1] d. Jean French Fallot 6-0 6-1
Patricia Stewart d. Gladys Heldman 12-10 6-3
Jeanne Arth d. June Stack 6-2 6-2
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Sara Comer 6-1 6-2

Helen Fletcher (GB) d. Mary Slaughter 6-2 6-2
Mary Slaughter d. Patricia Connors 6-2 6-1
Lucile Davidson d. Betty Coumbe 7-5 6-3
Althea Gibson [6] d. Susan Bralower 6-3 6-1

Angela Mortimer (GB) d. Edith Ann Sullivan 6-1 6-3
Patricia Sullivan d. Carol Wendel 6-4 8-6
Belmar Gunderson d. Joan Ross-Dilley (GB) 3-6 6-3 1-0 ret.
Margaret duPont [5] d. Julie Sampson 6-3 6-2

Laura Lou Kunnen d. Alicia Wright (Ecuador) 6-2 9-7
Louise Ganzenmuller d. Jane Breed 7-5 8-6
Connie Bowen d. Mary Ann Reilly 6-1 3-6 6-2
Shirley Fry [3] d. Andy Ross-Dilley (GB) 6-0 6-3

Thelma Long [1*] (Aus) d. Sissy Madden Leach (SA) 6-0 6-1
Dorothy Levine ????
Helen Perez [7] d. Anita Kanter 6-1 6-3
Lois Felix d. Bonnie Mackay 6-2 6-1

Mary Ann Eilenberger d. Carmen Lampe 3-6 6-4 6-1
Isabel Troccole d. Dora Pasarell 6-1 6-2
Darlene Hard d. Judy Devlin 4-6 6-2 6-4
Louise Brough [4] d. Jacqueline Johannes 6-0 6-1

Jean Rinkel-Quertier (GB) d. Margaret Disco 6-3 6-1
Jean Laird d. Barbara Wilkins Ward 4-6 6-4 6-1
Baba Lewis [8] d. Joan Merciadis 6-0 6-2
Karol Fageros d. Sara Mae Turber 6-1 8-6

Anne Shilcock (GB) d. Ivy Ramsay 6-1 6-1
Katherine Hubbell d. Joan Ken 6-0 6-3
Suzanne Herr d. Gweneth Johnson 6-2 6-2
Doris Hart [2] d. Nellie Sheer Kagen 6-0 6-2
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Second Round
Connolly [1] d. Stewart 6-3 6-1
Arth d. Hopman 6-2 6-4
Fletcher d. Slaughter 6-1 11-9
Gibson [6] d. Davidson 6-4 6-2

Mortimer d. P.Sullivan 6-0 6-0
duPont [5] d. Gunderson 6-0 6-1
Kunnen d. Ganzenmuller 6-4 6-1
Fry [3] d. Bowen 6-1 6-1

Long [1*] d. Levine 6-2 6-2
Perez [7] d. Felix 6-2 6-2
Eilenberger d. Troccole 6-3 6-0
Brough [4] d. Hard 6-2 6-4

Rinkel-Quertier d. Laird 6-3 6-3
Lewis [8] d. Fageros 7-5 6-4
Hubbell d. Shilcock 6-2 6-2
Hart [2] d. Herr 6-3 6-1
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Third Round
Connolly [1] d. Arth 6-1 6-3
Gibson [6] d. Fletcher 4-6 7-5 7-5
duPont [5] d. Mortimer 6-3 6-0
Fry [3] d. Kunnen 6-2 6-1

Perez [7] d. Long [1*] 6-1 6-4
Brough [4] d. Eilenberger default
Rinkel-Quertier d. Lewis [8] 4-6 6-0 6-4
Hart [2] d. Hubbell 6-2 6-1
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Quarters
Connolly [1] d. Gibson [6] 6-3 6-2
Fry [3] d. duPont [5] 8-6 7-5
Brough [4] d. Perez [7] 8-6 6-3
Hart [2] d. Rinkel-Quertier 6-0 6-1

Semis
Connolly [1] d. Fry [3] 6-1 6-1
Hart [2] d. Brough [4] 6-2 6-4

Final
Connolly [1] d. Hart [2] 6-2 6-4
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First Round
WF Talbert/ L Brough d. R Sorlien/ S Leech 63 62
JE Barrett/ J Rinkel Quertier d. A Stern/ L Lou Kunnen 63 108
K Kamo/ J Mercaides d. RA Buck/ M G Buck 63 16 62
S Davidson/ A Mortimer d. P Seymour/ J Rossdilley 64 44 ret
R Hartwig/ JA Sampson d. L Ayala/ B Lewis 64 75
W Tully/ K Hubbell d. H Hopman/ N Hall Hopman 63 26 75
O Johnson/ A Gibson d. R Becker/ H Fletcher 63 1315 63
LA Hoad/ M Connolly d. C Mayne/ A Kanter 75 61

EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. B MacKay/ B MacKay 61 61
N MacDonald/ J Arth d. AB Martin/ J Laird 63 26 62
H Rochon/ P Stewart d. T Ulrich/ D Hard 63 16 64
IG Ayre/ TD Long d. S Potts/ K Fageros 61 62
K Nielsen/ H Perez d. B Hawley/ L Felix 26 64 62
CE Wilderpin/ JA Shilcock d. J Davis/ L Davidson 63 64
G Golden/ D Levine d. HM Burrows Jr/ M Slaughter 62 62
E Morea/ SJ Fry d. A Ganzenmuller/ Mrs G Ganzenmuller 62 57 62


Second Round
WF Talbert/ AL Brough d. JE Barrett/ J Rinkel Quertier 63 64
S Davidson/ A Mortimer d. K Kamo/ J Mercaides 64 75
R Hartwig/ JA Sampson d. W Tully/ K Hubbell 63 64
LA Hoad/ M Connolly d. O Johnson/ A Gibson 61 64

EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. N MacDonald/ J Arth 60 64
IG Ayre/ TD Long d. H Rochon/ P Stewart 62 64
CE Wilderpin/ JA Shilcock d. K Nielsen/ H Perez 63 75
E Morea/ SJ Fry d. G Golden/ D Levine 62 63


Quarter Finals
S Davidson/ A Mortimer d. WF Talbert/ AL Brough wo
R Hartwig/ JA Sampson d. LA Hoad/ M Connolly 64 36 119
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. IG Ayre/ TD Long 64 75
E Morea/ SJ Fry d. CE Wilderpin/ JA Shilcock 75 63


Semi Finals
R Hartwig/ JA Sampson d. S Davidson/ A Mortimer 63 63
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. E Morea/ SJ Fry 97 63


Final
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. R Hartwig/ JA Sampson 62 46 64



Draw notes:
Kunnen=Married name of Laura Lou Jahn
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Mo Connolly becomes the first ever female to complete the grand slam of tennis. In a 43 minute rout she disposes of the world's #2 woman Doris Hart. Hart tried everything in a vain effort to slow down Mo's pace. Only by recovering from 2-5 to almost even matters was Doris able to inject some drama into the inevitable.

Footfaults marred a potentially entertaining QF between Althea Gibson and Mo. So many footfaults were called on Althea (15 in all) that the crowd booed and whistled the officials in protest.
Thrown off-Gibson hit too many errors to make it a match.

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1954

United States National Championships

Dates: August 28 to September 6
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, US
Surface: Grass

Seeds

1. Louise Brough
2. Doris Hart
3. Beverly Baker Fleitz
4. Margaret Osborne duPont
5. Shirley Fry
6. Betty Pratt
7. Helen Perez
8. Lois Felix


Singles (Draw=64)


First Round

Louise Brough [1] d. Ruth Jeffrey 6-1 6-0
Rosie Reyes (Mex) d. Ann Gray 6-4 6-4
Lucille Davidson d. Suzy Herr 6-1 8-6
Manya Baumbacher d. Sallie Ann Rielley 6-2 8-6
Betty Pratt [6] d. Pat Shaffer 6-2 6-0
Sylvia Simonin d. Marguerita Pasarell 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Levine d. Constance Bowan 6-4 6-4
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Pat Longton 6-4 6-1

Margaret DuPont [4] d. Carmen Lampe 6-1 6-3
Mary Slaughter d. Connie Clifton Ball default
Doris Popple d. Ivy Cover Ramsay 6-3 7-5
Dennis Bradshaw d. Bonnie MacKay 6-4 3-6 6-1
Helen Perez [7] d. Althea Gibson 6-3 3-6 6-3
Darlene Hard d. Margaret Varner 6-1 7-5
Judy Devlin d. Dottie Knode 3-6 6-4 6-3
Anne Shilcock (GB) d. Nellie Kagan 6-2 6-2

Doris Hart [2] d. Julianna Copeland 6-1 6-0
Raymonde Jones d. Charlote Decker 7-5 6-4
Janet Hopps d. Sara Mae Turber 6-3 6-1
Jean Clarke d. June Stack 6-2 6-4
Lois Felix [8] d. Mildred Thornton 6-3 6-2
Isabel Troccole d. Marilyn Stock 6-3 6-1
Kay Hubbell d. Jane Breed 6-4 6-2
Sachiko Kamo (Jap) d. Judy Mills 6-1 6-4

Beverly Fleitz [3] d. Beverly Tolan 6-1 6-0
Lois Ganzanmuller d. Pat Stewart 6-1 6-3
Marjorie Norris d. Mary Kay Morris 6-3 6-2
Karol Fageros d. Mary Ann Mitchell 6-3 6-2
Shirley Fry [5] d. Elizabeth Brigham 9-7 8-6
Barbara Davidson d. Eddie McGoldrick 6-3 6-1
Barabra Breit d. Ethel Norton 7-5 6-0
Helen Fletcher(GB) d. Belmar Gunderson 6-2 2-6 6-1

Second Round

Brough [1] d. Reyes 6-1 6-1
L. Davidson d. Baumbacher 6-3 6-3
Pratt [6] d. Simonin 6-2 6-2
Levine d. Hopman 6-2 6-3
DuPont [4] d. Slaughter 6-4 8-6
Bradshaw d. Popple 6-4 7-5
Hard d. Perez [7] 6-2 6-1
Shilcock d. Devlin 8-6 3-6 6-2

Hart [2] d. Jones 6-1 6-0
Clarke d. Hopps 7-5 6-2
Felix [8] d. Troccole 6-4 6-3
Kamo d. Hubbell 6-4 6-3
Fleitz [3] d. Ganzenmuller 5-7 6-2 7-5
Fageros d. Norris 6-4 6-2
Fry [5] d. B. Davidson 8-6 7-5
Breit d. Fletcher 6-3 7-9 6-0

Third Round


Brough [1] d. L. Davidson 6-1 6-0
Pratt [6] d. Levine 6-4 5-7 6-3
Bradshaw d. DuPont [4] default
Hard d. Shilcock 6-4 6-0

Hart [2] d. Clarke 6-2 6-1
Felix [8] d. Kamo 11-9 6-3
Fleitz [3] d. Fageros 4-6 6-1 6-4
Fry [5] d. Breit 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Brough [1] d. Pratt [6] 6-2 6-3
Hard d. Bradshaw 6-3 5-7 6-2
Hart [2] d. Felix [8] 6-1 6-1
Fry [5] d. Fleitz [3] default

Semifinals Brough [1] d. Hard 6-3 6-3
Hart [2] d. Fry [5] 6-2 6-0

Final

Doris Hart [2] d. Louise Brough [1] 6-8 6-1 8-6

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Mixed Doubles


Quarterfinals

EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. L Ayala/ N Hall Hopman 6-2 3-6 6-3
LA Hoad/ DR Hard d. JE Barrett/ JA Shilcock 10-8 6-8 6-3
KR Rosewall/ M Osborne du Pont d. WF Talbert/ M Varner 7-5 6-4
A Miyagi/ A Gibson d. RN Hartwig/ AL Brough 6-3 9-7

Semifinals

EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. LA Hoad/ DR Hard 6-4 6-3
KR Rosewall/ M Osborne du Pont d. A Miyagi/ A Gibson 6-1 6-4


Final


Doris Hart/Vic Seixas d. Margaret du Pont/Ken Rosewall 4-6 6-1 6-1

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Davidson=Scofield

Kamo is perhaps the first Asian and Japanese female to compete in the US Nationals.

A horseriding accident keeps "Mo" Connolly from defending. While papers at the time reported she intended to return, it sadly was not to be. Connolly never returns to the courts.
11,000 saw Doris Hart finally win her nations title in a nervewracking final.
Doris has been trying for 16 years, and many felt her chances were decreasing with each passing year. World Tennis reports, "It was not good tennis as matches go, as each girl was over cautious".

Brough had match point 3 times on Hart's serve in set 3 at 4-5 and 5-6, netting returns on each occasion. So popular was Hart's win that "each point that Doris earned in the final game was greeted with a deafening roar."

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1955

September 2 to 11.

Seeds
1. Doris Hart
2. Louise Brough
3. Beverly Baker Fleitz
4. Dottie Knode
5. Barbara Davidson
6. Shirley Fry
7. Dodo Bundy Cheney
8. Barbara Breit

Foreign Seeds
1. Anglea Mortimer-GB
????????????????


First Round
Doris Hart [1] d. Ruth Jeffrey 6-2 6-0
Midge Buck d. Betty Coumbe 6-3 7-5
Yola Ramirez (Mex) d. Constance Bowan 6-0 6-4
Baba Lewis d. Charlotte Decker 6-3 6-1

Barbara Davidson [5] d. Jacqueline Tegland 6-4 6-1
Nancy Chaffee Kiner d. Diane Wootton 6-1 6-1
Isabel Troccole d. Pat Naud 2-6 7-5 6-4
Angela Buxton (GB) d. Lorraine Schneider 6-0 6-2

Shirley Fry [6] d. Ivy Cover-Ramsey 6-0 6-3
Mimi Arnold d. Mardel Railey 6-2 6-2
Sylvia Simontin d. Marjorie Norris 6-4 6-2
Shirley Bloomer (GB) d. Barbara Green 4-6 6-4 6-1

Louise Snow d. Beverly Tolan 6-1 6-1
Marilyn Stack d. Virginia Connelly 6-3 4-6 7-5
June Stack d. Carol Cummings 6-4 7-5
Dottie Knode [4] d. Joan Sullivan 6-0 6-2

Beverly Baker Fleitz [3] d. Juliana Copeland 6-0 6-2
Katherine Hubbell d. June Anne Fitzpatrick default
Althea Gibson d. Sara Mae Turber 6-3 6-2
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Louise Ganzenmuller 7-5 3-6 8-6

Darlene Hard d. Angela Mortimer (GB) [*1] 3-6 6-3 6-3
Laura Lou Kunnen d. Lorraine Williams 6-3 6-2
Carmen Lampe d. Anne Grey 6-3 4-6 6-4
Barbara Breit [8] d. Janet Hopps 6-4 6-2

Dodo Cheney [7] d. Judy Devlin 6-4 6-1
Karol Fageros d. Susan Bralower 6-1 6-1
Lois Felix d. Bonnie Mckay 6-3 6-2
Pat Ward (GB) d. Carole Wright 6-1 6-1

Belmar Gunderson d. Jane Breed 6-1 6-2
Carolyn Lignori d. Helen Sladek default
Rosie Reyes (Mex) d. Mildred Thornton 4-6 7-5 6-2
Louise Brough [2] d. Carol McCord 6-1 6-0
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Second Round
Hart [1] d. Buck default
Ramirez d. Lewis 8-6 7-5
Kiner d. Davidson [5] 6-1 6-3
Buxton d. Troccole 3-6 6-2 3-4 retired

Fry [6] d. Arnold 6-1 6-1
Bloomer d. Simontin 6-3 8-6
Snow d. M. Stack 6-2 7-5
Knode [4] d. J. Stack 6-1 6-1

Fleitz [3] d. Hubbell 6-0 6-0
Gibson d. Hopman 6-3 6-1
Hard d. Kunnen 6-2 4-6 6-0
Breit [8] d. Lampe 6-2 6-1

Cheney [7] d. Fageros 3-6 6-2 6-2
Ward d. Felix 6-1 6-4
Gunderson d. Lignori 6-0 6-0
Brough [2] d. Reyes 6-1 6-2
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Third Round
Hart [1] d. Ramirez 7-5 6-4
Kiner d. Buxton 7-5 7-5
Fry [6] d. Bloomer 6-4 6-3
Knode [4] d. Snow 6-1 6-4

Fleitz [3] d. Gibson 6-2 6-2
Breit [8] d. Hard 7-5 3-2 retired
Ward d. Cheney [7] 6-3 6-4
Gunderson d. Brough [2] 6-4 6-3
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Quarters
Hart [1] d. Kiner 6-4 6-4
Knode [4] d. Fry [6] 9-7*** 8-6
Breit [8] d. Fleitz [3] 8-6 4-6 6-0
Ward d. Gunderson 9-7 6-0

Semis
Hart [1] d. Knode [4] 6-1 6-1
Ward d. Breit [8] 6-1 6-2

Final
Hart [1] d. Ward 6-4 6-2

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Quarter Finals
G Mulloy/ SJ Fry d. N Pietrangeli/ K Fageros 62 61
RN Hartwig/ DP Knode d. K Kamo/ JS Hopps 16 62 63
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. AJ Cooper/ A Buxton 46 61 62
LA Hoad/ DM Cheney d. MJ Anderson/ KM Hubbell 62 62


Semi Finals
G Mulloy/ SJ Fry d. RN Hartwig/ DP Knode 62 57 62
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. LA Hoad/ DM Cheney 61 36 63


Final
EV Seixas/ DJ Hart d. G Mulloy/ SJ Fry 75 57 62



**Doris Hart wins her fifth (and final) US Mixed title in a row and then turns professional at the end of the year. She had a approx. 30 match winning streak.


Draw notes:
Kiner=married name of Chaffee
Kunnen=Jahn

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1956

Dates: September 1 to 9.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)


1st Round


Shirley Fry [1] d. Yola Ramirez (Mex) 6-3 6-2
Jenny Hoad (Aus) d. Sachiko Kamo (Jap) 6-4 7-5
Mary Ann Mitchell d. Martha Omerly 9-7 6-3
Jean Clarke d. Gwen Thomas 2-6 6-3 6-2
Donna Floyd d. Nancy Loop 6-3 4-6 6-4
Louise Ganzenmuller d. Carol Lampe 4-6 6-4 6-2
Barbara Green d. Ann Haillet (Fra) 6-1 6-1
Margaret duPont [5] d. Anne Bagge (Den) 6-3 6-1

Shirley Bloomer (GB) [6] d. Betty Coumbe 6-0 6-1
Jacqueline Tegland d. Connie Cozens 4-6 7-5 6-1
Diane Wooten d. Sue Hodgeman 0-6 8-6 7-5
Mary Richards d. Jane Haynie 4-6 6-3 7-5
Rosie Reyes (Mex) d. Marilyn Stock 7-5 6-1
Mimi Arnold d. Pat Yeomans 6-0 6-1
Pat Naud d. Patricia Sullivan 6-2 6-1
Louise Brough [3] d. Carole Wright 6-0 6-1

Dottie Knode [4] d. Virginia Connolly 6-1 6-1
Nancy Corse d. Margaret Disco 6-1 8-6
Charlotte Decker d. Betsy Lester 6-0 6-1
Heather Brewer (Ber) d. Joan Sullivan 6-0 6-1
Patricia Shaffer d. Margareta Bonstrom (Swe) 6-2 2-6 6-4
Sylvia Simonin (Fre) d. Geri Shepard 6-2 6-2
Janet Hopps d. Barbara Benigni 6-1 4-6 6-3
Betty Pratt (Jam) [7] d. Baba Lewis 6-2 6-1

Darlene Hard [8] d. Marta Hernandez (Mex) 6-1 6-4
Nancy Montgomery d. Shirley Harrit 6-3 6-3
Bunny Vosters d. Margaret Varner 4-6 6-3 6-3
Joan Johnson d. Bev Tolan 7-5 6-0
Karol Fageros d. Patricia Stewart 9-7 6-2
Isabel Troccole d. Ann Gray 6-1 6-1
Lois Felix d. Kay Hubbell 4-6 6-3 6-4
Althea Gibson [2] d. Nell Hopman (Aus) 6-2 6-1

2nd Round

Fry [1] d. Hoad 6-3 7-5
Mitchell d. Clarke 5-7 6-1 6-2
Floyd d. Ganzenmuller 7-5 1-0 retired
duPont [5] d. Green 4-6 6-4 6-4
Bloomer [6] d. Tegland 6-3 6-2
Wooten d. Richards 6-1 6-4
Reyes d. Arnold 6-2 6-0
Brough [3] d. Naud 7-5 7-5

Knode [4] d. Corse 6-1 6-2
Brewer d. Decker 7-5 6-0
Shaffer d. Simonin 6-2 6-3
Pratt [7] d. Hopps 3-6 6-3 8-6
Hard [8] d. Montgomery 6-0 6-1
Vosters d. Johnson 6-2 6-2
Fageros d. Troccole 6-2 6-1
Gibson [2] d. Felix 6-4 6-2

3rd Round

Fry [1] d. Mitchell 6-2 6-2
duPont [5] d. Floyd 6-3 6-2
Bloomer [6] d. Wooten 6-3 6-0
Brough [3] d. Reyes 6-3 6-1

Knode [4] d. Brewer 6-3 6-2
Pratt [7] d. Shaffer 6-3 6-2
Hard [8] d. Vosters 6-3 6-2
Gibson [2] d. Fageros 6-3 6-0

Quarterfinals

Fry [1] d. duPont [5] 6-2 4-6 6-3
Bloomer [6] d. Brough [3] 6-3 6-3
Pratt [7] d. Knode [4] 4-6 6-0 6-2
Gibson [2] d. Hard [8] 9-7 6-1

Semifinals

Fry [1] d. Bloomer [6] 6-4 6-4
Gibson [2] d. Pratt [7] 6-1 10-8

Final

Shirley Fry [1] d. Althea Gibson [2] 6-3 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Shirley Fry/Vic Seixas d. Yola Ramirez (Mex)/Myron Franks 6-3 6-2
Dottie Knode/Ron Holmberg d. Marilyn Montgomery/James Schmidt 6-2 6-1
Ann Haillet (Fra)/Robert Haillet (Fra) d. Carmen Lampe/Bill Tully 3-6 6-2 7-5
Pat Yeomans/Roger Becker (GB) d. Catherine Holtz/Paul Cranis 6-2 6-1
Margaret duPont/Ken Rosewall (Aus) d. Shirley Bloomer (GB)/Billy Knight (GB) 6-3 7-5
Mary Ann Mitchell/Hugh Stewart d. Rosie Reyes (Mex)/Ned Neely 7-5 6-4
Karol Fageros/Bob Mark (Aus) d. Bonnie MacKay/Barry MacKay 6-4 7-5
Marta Hernandez (Mex)/Oscar Furlong d. Jenny Hoad (Aus)/Alastair Bradley 6-3 6-4

Althea Gibson/Gardnar Mulloy d. Pat Naud/Maxwell Brown default
Janet Hopps/Grant Golden d. Jane Haynie/Pierre Darmon (Fra) 6-2 6-3
Jacqueline Tegland/Michael Green d. Margareta Bonstrom (Swe)/Fred Krais 6-4 6-3
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Rod Laver (Aus) d. Kay Hubbell/George Ball 6-4 7-5
Darlene Hard/Lew Hoad (Aus) d. Teddy Dukeminier/Glenn Land 7-5 6-1
Betty Pratt (Jam)/Luis Ayala (Chile) d. Lois Felix/Thomas Boys 6-2 6-2
Margaret Varner/Paul Remy (Fra) d. Pat Holmes/Roy Emerson (Aus) 6-1 6-2
Sachiko Kamo (Jap)/Jimmy Gan (Indo) d. Carole Wright/George Mandel 7-5 5-7 6-3

2nd Round

Fry/Seixas d. Knode/Holmberg 9-7 6-1
Yeomans/Becker d. Haillet/Haillet 3-6 7-5 6-3
duPont/Rosewall d. Mitchell/Stewart 7-5 6-4
Hernandez/Furlong d. Fageros/Mark 6-8 6-3 6-3

Gibson/Mulloy d. Hopps/Golden 6-4 6-2
Hopman/Laver d. Tegland/Green 2-6 6-2 6-4
Hard/Hoad d. Pratt/Ayala 6-4 6-4
Varner/Remy d. Kamo/Gan 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Fry/Seixas d. Yeomans/Becker 6-3 7-5
du Pont/Rosewall d. Hernandez/Furlong default
Gibson/Mulloy d. Hopman/Laver 0-6 6-4 6-2
Hard/Hoad d. Varner/Reny 6-2 9-7

Semifinals

duPont/Rosewall d. Fry/Seixas 6-2 6-2
Hard/Hoad d. Gibson/Mulloy 4-6 6-3 6-4

Final

Margaret duPont/Ken Rosewall d. Darlene Hard/Lew Hoad 9-7 6-1

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Draw notes:

For the first time the domestic and foreign seeds are combined into one single and coherent seeding list.

Connie Cozens=married name of Connie Bowan.
Mrs Teddy Dukeminier is from Oklahoma.
Mrs Pat(ricia) Holmes is entered only in the mixed.
Joan E Sullivan and Patricia Sullivan are from Belmont, Massachusetts.
Betty Pratt=married name of Betty Rosenquest
"Bev" Beverly Tolan is from St Louis.

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Sources:

World Tennis, October 1956 issue. (pages 18-20 and 70)

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Summary:

Things progressed as predicted in the early rounds. There a steady Shirley Bloomer upset #3 seed Louise Brough. Brough has gotten more nervous with age, often having to catch errant service tosses. Shirley kept good length and lobbed Brough to death whenever Louise came in.

Top seed Shirley Fry had some uneasy moments when Margaret duPont won a set with her wily chops and forays to net. She has aged like Brough though, and at almost 38 Mrs DuPont was just too old for the fast Fry. With both Brough and duPont out by the semis it felt like the final passing on an era.

Betty Pratt is having her best year ever after marriage and a move to Jamaica. She won over favored Dottie Knode in a 3 set quarterfinal. "Just as Bloomer owed her victory over Brough to the lob, so Betty owed hers to the drop shot.After losing the first set by being outhit, Betty found her touch and scored a win which should serve as a lesson to younger players. Drop shots and more drop shots, spins and change of pace had Dottie always uncertain and chasing up and down the court rather than side to side, which she prefers. Betty has better a sound and shrewd tactician." (World Tennis, p19).

Darlene Hard had opportunities against Althea Gibson and blew them. Up 5-3 and holding two set points, she wasted one on a double fault. The destructive pattern persisted; at 7 all she served 4 consecutive double faults. From that point a close match turned into a blowout-final score 9-7 6-1.

The first semi was a tale of two Shirleys. World #1 Shirley Fry was just as steady as the British Shirley Bloomer. Her added ability at net and extra pace off the ground made the difference in two tight 6-4 sets. The match was played on the grandstand. Althea Gibson was rolling over Pratt 6-1 4-1 when things became interesting. Betty used change ups and serve and volley and Althea got a bit tight. Big Al won the match on her 6th match point .

The glorious autumn of Shirley Fry's career finally sees her crowned the US champion after 15 years of trying. Windy conditions helped the calmer and cooler Fry. Althea made too many errors and was uncertain at net. All and all it was a forgettable final but a lovely swan song for Fry, who retired at the end of the year.

Fry was encouraged by good friend and former double partner Doris Hart, who flew in a see Shirley hoist the trophy.

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1957

Dates: August 29-September 7
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Althea Gibson [1] d. Karol Fageros 6-4 6-4
Betsy Lester d. Belmar Gunderson 6-3 6-3
Carmen Lampe d. Bonnie Mencher 6-2 6-3
Sheila Armstrong (GB) d. Nancy O'Connell 6-3 6-0
Mary Hawton (Aus) [8] d. Barbara Benigni 6-4 7-5
Sachiko Kamo (Jap) d. Charlotte Decker [Alt] 4-6 6-3 8-6
Pat Todd d. Bunny Vosters 6-1 12-10
Ruth Jeffrey d. Mary Louise Thompson 6-3 6-3

Dottie Knode [3] d. Isabel Troccole 6-3 6-1
Pat Shaffer d. Judy Pilsbury 7-5 6-2
Anne Shilcock (GB) d. Carole Wright 6-1 6-1
Barbara Davidson d. Sue Metzger 6-2 6-0
Christine Truman (GB) [6] d. Mary Richards 6-0 6-1
Jacque Tegland d. Pilar Herrero (Cuba) 6-1 6-3
Marta Hernandez (Mex) d. Ann Bagge Vieira (Bra) 6-2 6-3
Lois Felix d. Diane Wootton 4-6 7-5 6-0

Louise Brough [2] d. Siegelinde Boeck (Can) 6-1 6-1
Louise Brown (Can) d. Baba Lewis 9-7 7-5
Lorna Raymond d. Kay Newcombe (Aus) 4-6 6-2 6-3
Kay Hubbell d. Owen McHaney 6-4 6-4
Ann Haydon (GB) [7] d. Donna Floyd 6-2 6-0
Gwen Thomas d. Mandy Mandel 6-4 5-7 6-3
Pat Naud d. Mimi Arnold 3-6 6-3 7-5
Sally Moore d. Carolyn Wikoff 6-3 6-1

Shirley Bloomer (GB) [4] d. Mary Ann Mitchell 6-3 6-2
Pat Stewart d. Sara Mae Turber 6-2 6-2
Janet Hopps d. Linda Vail 6-1 6-0
Margaret Varner d. Susan Butt 6-1 6-2
Darlene Hard [5] d. Jeanne Arth 6-3 6-8 6-3
Sue Hodgman d. Farel Footman 11-9 6-1
Margareta Bonstrom (Swe) d. Sandra Loubat 6-4 7-5
Nancy Norton d. Marguerita Paserell (P Rico) 7-5 9-7

2nd Round

Gibson [1] d. Lester 6-0 6-1
Armstrong d. Lampe 6-2 6-3
Hawton [8] d. Kamo 6-3 6-2
Todd d. Jeffrey 6-2 6-1
Knode [3] d. Shaffer 6-2 6-4
Shilcock d. Davidson 3-6 6-3 8-6
Truman [6] d. Tegland 6-1 6-2
Felix d. Hernandez 9-7 6-2

Brough [2] d. Brown 6-2 6-0
Raymond d. Hubbell 6-1 6-3
Haydon [7] d. Thomas 6-0 6-1
Moore d. Naud 1-6 6-3 6-2
Bloomer [4] d. Stewart 6-2 6-4
Hopps d. Varner 6-3 8-6
Hard [5] d. Hodgman 6-2 6-4
Bonstrom d. Norton 7-5 6-1

3rd Round

Gibson [1] d. Armstrong 6-2 6-1
Hawton [8] d. Todd 6-4 6-1
Knode [3] d. Shilcock 6-2 6-1
Felix d. Truman [6] 6-2 6-1

Brough [2] d. Raymond 6-0 7-5
Haydon [7] d. Moore 7-5 1-6 6-3
Bloomer [4] d. Hopps 6-4 6-4
Hard [5] d. Bonstrom 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Gibson [1] d. Hawton [8] 6-2 6-2
Knode [3] d. Felix 6-2 6-1
Brough [2] d. Haydon [7] 7-5 6-1
Hard [5] d. Bloomer [4] 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Gibson [1] d. Knode [3] 6-2 6-2
Brough [2] d. Hard [5] 6-2 6-4

Final


Althea Gibson [1] d. Loise Brough [2] 6-3 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Althea Gibson/Kurt Nielson (Den) d. Margaret Varner/Alan Roberts 6-4 6-4
Kay Newcombe (Aus)/Myron Franks d. Jeanne Arth/Hugh Tierney 9-7 6-4
Sandra Loubat/Crawford Henry d. Nancy O’Connell/Chuck McKinley 7-5 10-12 6-3
Margareta Bonstrom (Swe)/Sven Davidson (Swe) d. Mary Halford (GB)/Dennis Coumbe 6-2 4-6 6-2
Pat Todd/Gardnar Mulloy d. Dottie Knode/Johann Kupferburger (SA) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Mary Hawton (Aus)/Luis Ayala (Chile) d. Sheila Armstrong (GB)/Earl Buchholtz 7-5 7-5
Christine Truman (GB)/Bobby Wilson (GB) d. Pat Shaffer/James Shaffer 6-0 6-3
Ann Haydon (GB)/Chris Crawford d. Karol Fageros/Grant Golden 6-4 7-5

Margaret duPont/Vic Seixas d. Marta Hernandez (Mex)/Ron Holmberg 5-7 6-2 6-4
Pat Naud/Donald Thompson d. Mary Ann Mitchell/Whitney Reed 6-3 3-6 6-2
Barbara Scofield Davidson/Bill Talbert d. Sally Moore/Bob Mark (Aus) 6-4 6-4
Donna Floyd/Donald Dell d. Charlotte Decker/Thomas Boys 6-4 6-4
Shirley Bloomer (GB)/Mike Davies (GB) d. Owen McHaney/John Lesch 4-6 6-4 6-1
Janet Hopps/William McQuillan d. Anne Shilcock (GB)/Rananathan Krishnan (Ind) 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sachiko Kamo (Jap)/Kosei Kamo (Jap) d. Susan Butt/Paul Willey 7-5 4-6 6-1
Darlene Hard/Bob Howe (Aus) d. Carole Wright/Paul Cranis 6-3 6-2

2nd Round

Gibson/Nielson d. Newcombe/Franks 6-1 9-7
Loubat/Henry d. Bonstrom/Davison 6-4 6-2
Todd/Mulloy d. Hawton/Ayala 6-4 6-4
Truman/Wilson d. Haydon/Crawford 7-5 6-3

duPont/Seixas d. Naud/Thompson 6-2 6-3
Davidson/Talbert d. Floyd/Dell 8-6 4-6 6-1
Hopps/McQuillan d. Bloomer/Davies 6-3 1-6 6-3
Hard/Howe d. Kamo/Kamo 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals


Gibson/Nielson d. Loubat/Henry 6-3 11-9
Todd/Mulloy d. Truman/Wilson 8-6 6-2

duPont/Seixas d. Davidson/Talbert 6-3 3-6 6-2
Hard/Howe d. Hopps/McQuillan 6-4 7-5

Semifinals


Gibson/Nielson d. Todd/Mulloy 4-6 7-5 7-5
Hard/Howe d. duPont/Seixas 6-3 6-1

Final

Althea Gibson/Kurt Nielson d. Darlene Hard/Bob Howe 6-3 9-7

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Brough volleys a ball against Althea in the final



Draw notes
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Ann Bagge Vieira of Denmark had recently wed Armando Vieira of Brazil in August.
Junior Helene Weill "was asked to withdraw to Sachiko Kamo and replaced by Charlotte Decker". (World Tennis 19)

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Sources:

World Tennis, October 1956, pages 18-20, 67

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Summary:

Althea Gibson rolls through the field without dropping a set. Ironically her toughest match comes in the opening round vs Karol Fageros. Karol is the glam girl and top sex symbol among the women on tour. Fageros serves hard, attacks, and comes to net. The problem is these are all things Gibson does a shade better. She extends Althea to 6-4 6-4-tne most games Althea drops all event.

Gibson is the first African-American win the US National title. Vice-President Richard Nixon presents her with the trophy.

Louise Brought turns back time and Darlene Hard, easily topping #2 seed in the semifinals. Gibson overpowered Dottie Knode in the other semi.

#6 seed Christine Truman was a huge disappointment. She whacks a forehand with all her might. Her movement is compromised however. She was also in the process of trying to learn a new backhand. Her dependable slice worked at Wimbledon even if it was the weaker side. Truman is learning a topspin backhand, but here at Forest Hills it went all to pieces. Lois Felix destroyed her 6-2 6-1. Felix is a quality player, but nowhere in Truman's class.

There were 20 juniors in the draw. This made things complicated as the US Girls' Championships in Philadelphia did not end until the third day of Forest Hills. This generated controversy.

Sally Moore vs Carolyn Wikoff was actually played in Philadelphia.

Junior Helene Weill "was asked to withdraw to Sachiko Kamo and replaced by Charlotte Decker". (World Tennis 19)

Maureen Connolly wrote "It's a shame that a few players who really are not qualified were permitted to appear in the Nationals, while certain youngsters were kept out of the draw who really should have been allowed to play. Politics should never enter into tennis. It would be far better to have a qualifying round, even if it had to be played on clay rather than grass." (World Tennis page 67)

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Dates: August 29-September 7
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York

Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Althea Gibson [1] d. Carole Wright 6-1 6-2
Barbara Benigni d. Susan Behlmar 6-1 6-2
Carolyn Ligouri d. Daphne Anderson (Aus) default
Owen McHaney d. Jackie Tegland 6-1 3-6 6-2
Christine Truman (GB) [7] d. Glenna Holeran 6-0 6-1
Carole Loop d. Zoe De Mendoza (Cuba) 6-1 6-0
Mary Ann Mitchell d. Phyllis Saganski 6-1 6-1
Pat Stewart d. Bonnie Mencher 6-3 6-4

Maria Bueno (Bra) [4] d. Mimi Arnold 6-2 9-7
Belmar Gunderson d. Susan Butt (Can) 6-1 6-2
Karen Hantze d. Carol Hanks 6-2 1-6 6-1
Lorraine Coghlan (Aus) d. Margareta Bonstrom (Swe) 6-0 6-3
Beverly Fleitz [8] d. Sieglinde Boeck 6-0 6-0
Baba Lewis d. Ruth Jeffrey 8-6 6-2
Margaret du Pont d. Adrienne Ayares 6-1 6-2
Pat Shaffer d. Alice Fehrenbach 6-2 0-6 9-7

Dottie Knode[2] d. Gwendolyn McEvans 6-0 6-0
Joan Sullivan d. Eleanor Dodge 6-3 3-6 6-3
Margaret Varner d. Baby Vivanco (Mex) 6-3 6-1
Thelma Long (Aus) d. Laura Lou Kunnen 6-3 6-2
Jeanne Arth d. Janet Hopps [5] 1-6 6-4 7-5
Gwen Thomas d. Sandra Loubat 6-3 4-6 6-3
Kay Hubbell d. Mildred Thornton 2-6 8-6 6-2
Sally Wilson d. Jane Feise 12-10 6-2

Ann Haydon (GB) [3] d. Nancy O'Connell 6-1 6-3
Helen Weill d. Nancy Richey default
Mandy Mandel d. Patty Miller 6-3 6-4
Darlene Hard d. Charlotte Alling 6-0 6-1
Sally Moore [6] d. Martha Hernandez (Mex) 6-3 6-3
Lois Felix d. Carmen Lampe 7-5 9-7
Mary Hawton (Aus) d. Justina Bricka 6-2 6-2
Donna Floyd d. Mariette Lafraindoise 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Gibson [1] d. Benigni 6-2 6-1
McHaney d. Liguori 6-1 6-2
Truman [7] d. Loop 6-0 6-1
Mitchell d. Stewart 6-4 6-2
Bueno [4] d. Gunderson 6-3 7-5
Hantze d. Coghlan 5-7 6-4 6-3
Fleitz [8] d. Lewis 6-1 6-0
du Pont d. Shaffer 6-3 6-3

Knode [2] d. Sullivan 6-0 6-1
Varner d. Long 6-4 0-6 6-4
Arth d. Thomas 2-6 6-3 6-4
Hubbell d. Wilson 6-0 6-2
Haydon [3] d. Weill 6-2 6-3
Hard d. Mandel 6-1 6-3
Moore [6] d. Felix 6-3 6-3
Hawton d. Floyd 3-6 8-6* 6-3

3rd Round

Gibson [1] d. McHaney 6-1 6-1
Truman [7] d. Mitchell 6-1 8-6
Bueno [4] d. Hantze 6-3 6-4
Fleitz [8] d. du Pont 6-1 6-2

Knode [2] d. Varner 6-2 6-3
Arth d. Hubbell 6-1 6-1
Hard d. Haydon [3] 8-6 10-8
Moore [6] d. Hawton 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Gibson [1] d. Truman [7] 11-9 6-1
Fleitz [8] d. Bueno [4] 6-1 6-2
Arth d. Knode [2] 6-3 6-2
Hard d. Moore [6] 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Gibson [1] d. Fleitz [8] 6-4 6-2
Hard d. Arth 7-5 6-2

Final

Althea Gibson [1] d. Hard 3-6 6-1 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32 )

1st Round

Margaret du Pont/Neale Fraser (Aus) d. Carmen Lampe/Eduardo Soriano (Arg) 6-2 6-3
Darlene Hard/Bob Howe (Aus) d. Margareta Bonstrom (Swe)/Andrew Gilmore 6-0 6-1
Barbara Begnini/Whitney Reed d. Belmar Gunderson/Kosei Kamo (Jap) 2-6 6-3 6-2
Thelma Long (Aus)/Enrique Morea (Arg) d. Lorraine Coghlan (Aus)/Ron Holmberg 6-1 6-2
Christine Truman (GB)/Gardner Mulloy d. Dottie Knode/Henry Van Renssellaer 6-2 6-3
Nancy O'Connell/Grant Golden d. Carole Wright/Paul Kranis 6-3 6-3
Pat Stewart/Donald Thompson d. Sandra Louhat/Crawford Henry 7-5 7-5
Sally Moore/Bill Talbert d. Madeline Mandel/Lawrence Nagler 9-11 6-3 7-5

Maria Bueno (Bra)/Alex Olmedo (Per) d. Adrienne Ayares/Kaltman Hettleman 6-2 6-0
Mary Ann Mitchell/Eddie Moylan d. Marta Hernandez (Mex)/Earl Bucholtz 2-6 6-3 6-4
Carol Hanks/Chuck McKinley d. Joan Sullivan/Robert Bowditch 6-4 6-2
John Fleitz/Beverly Fleitz d. Justina Bricka/Hal Surface 6-2 6-2
Ann Haydon (GB)/Rod Laver (Aus) d. Karen Hantze/Chris Crawford 6-4 6-4
Jeanne Arth/Donald Dell d. Mary Hawton (Aus)/Bob Mark (Aus) 8-10 6-2 6-3
Margaret Varner/Luis Ayala (Chile) d. Kay Hubbell/Douglass Corley 6-2 6-2
Althea Gibson/Kurt Nielsen (Den) d. Helene Weill/Geroge Stoesser 6-2 6-4

2nd Round

du Pont/Fraser d. Hard/Howe 6-4 6-4
Long/Morea d. Begnini/Reed 6-3 6-2
Truman/Mulloy d. O'Connell/Golden 6-4 9-7
Moore/Talbert d. Stewart/Thompson 6-3 6-2

Bueno/Olmedo d. Mitchell/Moylan 6-4 7-5
Fleitz/Fleitz d. Hanks/McKinley 7-5 6-4
Arth/Dell d. Haydon/Laver 6-3 4-6 7-5
Varner/Ayala d. Gibson/Nielsen 6-3 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

du Pont/Fraser d. Long/Morea 7-9 6-4 6-4
Truman/Mulloy d. Moore/Talbert 1-6 6-2 6-2
Bueno/Olmedo d. Fleitz/Fleitz 6-3 6-3
Varner/Ayala d. Arth/Dell 6-2 6-4


Semifinals


du Pont/Fraser d. Truman/Mulloy 6-3 6-4
Bueno/Olmedo d. Varner/Ayala 4-6 6-3 6-2


Final


Margaret du Pont/Neale Fraser d. Maria Bueno/Alex Olmedo 6-3 3-6 9-7

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Draw notes:

The ladies and men's doubles events were held at Longwood.For results please see: US Doubles at Longwood

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Summary


Althea decides to retire from amateur tennis to pursue other activities, among them singing and promoting her new autobiography. She leaves as the undisputed world #1 for the second year in a row, as well as winning both Wimbledon and the US Nationals back to back, The last person to do this was Mo Connolly in 1952 and 1953.

Gibson was given an unexpected scare in the final from unseeded Darlene Hard. The ultra aggressive Californian had already won the doubles with Jeanne Arth a couple weeks earlier. Her performance at Forest Hills showed it was no fluke.

Early on Hard treated the crowd of 12,000 to shots that scored again and again with her speed about the court gorgeous backhand volleys. Her backhand return of serve was also deadly. Though double faulting even in the first set, she was able to win the first set on Althea's groundstroke errors.

The second set turned when Gibson cut down on mistakes then broke Hard using lobs-a tactic repeated in the third set.

Althea took a tumble in the 2nd game of the last set. The concerned crowd gave her applause as she got up and went to the chair to wipe off, flexing her hand. After the match she indicated she sprained 2 fingers in the fall. At one all 40-15, Gibson proceeded to send up two topspin lobs-both landed smack on the baseline. Those two parabolas and a double fault gave Althea the break back. From that point a tiring Miss Hard was finished. She got only one more game as Gibson continued the use of lobs to fight off net charging. It all ended with yet another lob and three volley errors from Darlene.

There was some minor kerfuffle over Gibson's right to take a seat during changeovers. She took a seat on the sawdust box in her semi vs Bev Fleitz, earning her a warning from the chair about play being continuous. She shot back that she would sit if she wanted to. Despite another warning after the match she took her seat in the finals as well, in effect daring the chair to take action. Nothing was said to her.

Bev was considered Althea's most dangerous opponent. She had beaten Gibson in their last 3 encounters, including one this year in Puerto Rico. In the quarterfinals her devastating and stinging shots swept Maria Bueno out the tournament 6-1 6-2. A crowd of 8,000 expected a great tussle, but the combination of an off-form Mrs Fleitz and a hard hitting Althea left them disappointed. The mother of two faded after dropping the first set 6-4. Was it nerves? Being thrown off rhythm by what some saw as Gibson's delay tactics? Perhaps. The most likely explanation lay with Gibson, however, for she played her best match all year. In the second set Gibson made only 9 errors to 18 for Fleit, as Bev ran out of options. Althea's kick serve also gave Bev trouble.

In the quarters Mrs Fleitz had blasted Bueno's returns. A packed grandstand of 2,000 "gasped in astonishment" at her bullets down the lines. Bueno "stared in disbelief...as the ball went streaking past her again and again." The perky blonde Californian had more or less been on maternity leave since 1956. Arth and Hard won with change and pace and drop shots over seeds who loved to rally from the baseline.

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September 4 to 14.

*Missing one 1R score

First Round
Sandra Reynolds(SA)[2] d. Beatrice Walter(GB) 6-1 6-3
Barbara Weigant d. Sally Wilson 6-2 6-2
Donna Floyd d. Sandra Loubat 6-1 6-0
Marguerita Zavilla d. Sue Miller 6-2 6-0

Justina Bricka d. Billie Jean Moffitt 4-6 7-5 6-4
Vicky Palmer d. Betty Coumbe 6-3 6-1
Carol Hanks d. Adrienne Ayares 6-2 4-6 6-2
Ann Haydon (GB)[6] d. Barbara Browning 6-3 8-6

Christine Truman (GB)[3] d. Dodo Cheney 6-3 6-4
Mimi Arnold d. Carol Loop 6-1 6-0
Karol Fageros d. Isabel Troccole 6-3 6-0
Barbara Benigni d. Mabel Bove 6-2 6-1

Sally Moore [8] d. Carole Caldwell 7-5 1-6 6-3
Margaret Varner d. Eleanor Dodge 6-3 6-1
Dottie Knode d. Gwen Thomas 7-5 6-2
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Wendy Stone 6-2 6-4

Maria Bueno (Brz) [1] d. Shirley Harit 6-1 6-2
Janet Hopps d. Norma Somoza 6-3 6-3
Jeanne Arth d. Kathy Chabot 6-2 6-4
Peachy Kellmeyer d. Alicia Heggewaldt 4-6 6-3 6-2

Renee Schuurman (SA) [7] d. Tory Fretz 6-1 6-2
Baba Lewis d. Susan Butt (Can) 6-1 6-4
Louise Brough Clapp d. Lois Felix 6-0 6-1
Shirley Brasher (GB) d. Susan Hodgman 2-6 6-1 6-2

Darlene Hard [4] d. June Kroeger 6-1 6-2
Carmen Lampe d. Anne Carlier 6-3 6-2
Farel Footman d. Belmar Gunderson 6-3 6-4
Pamela Davis d. Corina Perisea ????

Angela Mortimer (GB) [5] d. Sally Fuller 6-1 6-0
Karen Hantze d. Carole Wright 6-2 6-3
Joyce Pniewsky d. Dolores Delord 7-5 6-2
Nancy Richey d. Carole Prosen 6-0 6-3
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Second Round
Reynolds [2] d. Weigant 6-1 6-3
Floyd d. Zavilla 6-4 6-1
Bricka d. Palmer 6-1 6-3
Haydon [6] d. Hanks 8-6 6-3

Truman [3] d. Arnold 7-5 6-1
Fageros d. Benigni 6-3 6-4
Knode d. Hopman 6-1 6-0
Moore [8] d. Varner 6-1 10-8

Bueno [1] d. Hopps 6-4 6-4
Arth d. Kellmeyer 6-2 6-0
Brasher d. Schuurman [7] 6-3 6-4
Clapp d. Lewis 6-1 6-2

Hard [4] d. Lampe 6-0 6-1
Footman d. Davis 7-5 7-5
Richey d. Pniewsky 7-5 6-3
Hantze d. Mortimer [5] 6-4 6-4
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Third Round
Reynolds [2] d. Floyd 6-3 10-8**
Haydon [6] d. Bricka 6-0 6-1
Truman [3] d. Fageros 6-1 6-4
Knode d. Moore [8] 6-2 6-2

Bueno [1] d. Arth 4-6 6-3 7-5
Clapp d. Brasher 6-0 1-6 6-2
Hard [4] d. Footman 4-6 7-5 8-6
Hantze d. Richey 6-3 6-2
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Quarters
Haydon [6] d. Reynolds [2] 6-3 6-2
Truman [3] d. Knode 6-1 6-2
Bueno [1] d. Clapp 6-3 6-2
Hard [4] d. Hantze 5-7 9-7 6-3

Semis
Truman [3] d. Haydon [6] 6-2 6-3
Bueno [1] d. Hard [4] 6-2 6-4

Final
Bueno [1] d. Truman [3] 6-1 6-4

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Draw notes:
Ayares=married name of Goldberg
Clapp=married name of Louise Brough
Weigandt=married name of Barbara Green
Kelleher=married name of Gracyn Wheeler
Brasher=married name of Bloomer
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6 of 8 seeds are foreign, a record for the US Nationals. Defending champ Gibson does not defend, curiously opting to enter the Pan American Games in Chicago the week before the Nationals and sitting out most of the year. She will sign a pro contract before year's end.

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Unites States National Doubles Championship

Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, US
Dates: August 21-28.
Surface: Grass

Domestic Seeds

1. Maria Bueno/Darlene Hard
2. Janet Hopps/Gwyneth Thomas

Foreign Seeds

1. Deidre Catt/Ann Haydon
2. Mary Hawton (Aus)/Jan Lehane (Aus)-

Doubles (Draw=20)

First Round

Janet Hopps/Gwyneth Thomas [2]-bye
Ann Carlier/Mary Richards-bye
V Connolly/Joan Sullivan-bye
Flo Blanchard/Baba Lewis-bye
Belmar Gunderson/Donna Floyd-bye
Sutter/Ann Symmers-bye
Connie Cristler/Ruth Jeffrey d. Liz Crady/Kay Hubbell 6-4 6-3
Deidre Catt (GB)/Ann Haydon (GB) [1] d. Midge Buck/Kay McKean 7-5 7-5

Maria Bueno (Brz)/Darlene Hard [1] d. Mrs. John Carder/Polly Knowlton 6-0 6-2
Montgomery/Linda Vail d. Elizabeth Brown/Vija Vuskains 6-2 6-3
Letty Ewing/Elizabeth Lincoln-bye
Carol Loop/Wright-bye
Dorothy Deemer/Charlotte Lee-bye
Margaret Demogenes/Greta Rogers-bye
Dorothy Hills/Mrs John Stanton-bye
Mary Hawton (Aus)/Jan Lehane (Aus)-bye

Second Round

Hopps/Thomas [2] d. Carlier/Richards 6-2 6-2
Connolly/Sullivan d. Blanchard/Lewis 0-6 6-3 6-4
Gunderson/Floyd d. Sutter/Symmers 6-2 6-1
Catt/Haydon [1] d. Cristler/Jeffrey 6-4 6-1

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Montgomery/Vail 6-1 7-5
Loop/Wright d. Ewing/Lincoln 7-5 6-2
Deemer/Lee d. Demogenes/Rogers default
Hawton/Lehane [2] d. Hills/Stanton 6-0 6-1

Quarterfinals

Hopps/Thomas [2] d. Connolly/Sullivan 6-0 6-2
Catt/Haydon [1] d. Gunderson/Floyd 6-2 6-2
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Loop/Wright 6-2 6-4
Hawton/Lehane [2] d. Deemer/Lee 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Catt/Haydon [1] d. Hopps/Thomas [2] 6-2 12-10
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Hawton/Lehane [2] 8-6 6-4

Final

Maria Bueno (Brz)/Darlene Hard [1] d. Deidre Catt (GB)/Ann Haydon (GB) [1] 6-1 6-1

The week opens with news that the USTA has extended Longwood's contract for the US doubles by only 1 year. Apparently "Western interests" are pushing for a venue change to the West Coast. longwood has hled the doubles since 1917, and the women have been at Longwood since the men and women combined at Forest Hills in 1934.

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United States National Tennis Championships

Dates: September 2 to 17.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, US
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=64)

First Round

Maria Bueno (Brz) [1] d. Gwen Thomas 6-2 7-5
Carole Wright d. Sandy Warshaw 6-3 6-2
Barbara Browning d. Sue Behlmar 7-5 6-1
Marilyn Montgomery d. Roberta Alison 6-2 3-6 6-3
Nancy Richey [8 ] d. Farel Footman 6-0 6-3
Ruth Jeffrey d. Nadine Netter 6-2 3-6 6-4
Carol Prosen d. Kay Hubbell 6-3 6-3
Peachy Kellmeyer d. Linda Vail 6-4 6-3

Christine Truman (GB) [3] d. Susan Butt (Can) 6-3 6-0
Barbara Benigni d. Connie Cristler 6-2 6-2
Justina Bricka d. Wendy Stone 6-1 6-0
Belmar Gunderson d. Carol Southmayd 6-4 6-4
Bernice Carr Vukovich (SA) [7] d. Carol Hanks 8-6 12-10
Bonnie Mencher d. Vija Vuskalns 1-6 6-2 6-1
Billie Jean Moffitt d. Julie Heldman 6-4 6-2
Mary Hawton (Aus) d. Cathy Lee Crosby 7-5 6-1

Ann Haydon (GB) [2] d. Judy Alvarez 6-0 6-0
Kathy Chabot d. Linda Nein 6-0 6-0
Carol Caldwell d. Carolyn Liguori 6-2 7-5
Janet Hopps d. Margaret duPont 6-4 3-6 9-7
Karen Hantze [5] d. Mimi Kararek 6-0 6-0
Olga Mahaney d. Elizabeth Crady 3-6 6-0 6-3
Donna Floyd d. Christina Safford 6-1 6-1
Sheila Maroshick d. Claudia Hensschke 6-4 8-6

Darlene Hard [4 ] d. Lynn Haines 6-0 6-4
Margaret Varner d. Mary Richards 6-2 6-1
Deirdre Catt (GB) d. Baba Lewis 6-0 6-0
Carmen Lampe d. Linda Lou Crosby 6-4 6-1
Jan Lehane (Aus) [6 ] d. Eleanor Dodge 6-0 6-1
Linda George d. Doris DeLord 3-6 6-0 6-2
Vicki Palmer d. Pam Davis 4-6 8-6 6-2
Carole Loop d. Joyce Davenport 6-0 5-7 6-3

Second Round

Bueno [1] d. Wright 6-4 6-1
Browning d. Montgomery 6-4 6-1
Richey [ ] d. Jeffrey 6-3 6-2
Kellmeyer d. Prosen 9-7 7-5
Truman [3] d. Benigni 6-2 6-2
Gunderson d. Bricka 6-3 1-6 6-4
Vukovich [7] d. Mencher 6-2 6-2
Moffitt d. Hawton 6-3 6-0

Haydon [2] d. Chabot 6-1 6-2
Hopps d. Caldwell 6-0 6-1
Hantze [5] d. Mahaney 6-3 6-1
Floyd d. Maroshick 6-0 6-0
Hard [4] d. Varner 4-6 6-1 6-4
Catt d. Lampe 6-1 6-1
Lehane [6 ] d. George 6-0 6-1
Palmer d. Loop 13-11 6-2

Third Round

Bueno [1] d. Browning 6-1 6-4
Richey [8] d. Kellmeyer 6-0 6-2
Truman [3] d. Gunderson 6-0 6-2
Vukovich [7 ] d. Moffitt 7-5 6-4

Haydon [2] d. Hopps 6-1 6-4
Floyd d. Hantze [5] 6-3 6-2
Hard [4] d. Catt 11-9 6-3
Lehane [6 ] d. Palmer 6-4 6-1

Quarterfinals

Bueno [1] d. Richey [8 ] 6-2 6-4
Truman [3] d. Vukovich [7] 6-3 6-3
Floyd d. Haydon [2] 3-6 6-2 9-7
Hard [4] d. Lehane [6] 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Bueno [1] d. Truman [3] 6-3 9-7
Hard [4] d. Floyd 6-1 7-5

Final

Darlene Hard [4] d. Maria Bueno [1] 6-4 10-12 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

Final

Margaret Dupont/Neale Fraser d Maria Bueno/Antonio Palafox 6-3 6-2

Is the grass at Forest Hills doomed? An article in the New York Times reports that grass is already a dying surface outside the Eastern grass circuit, as cement and clay continue to proliferate.

Two girls under the age of 15 competed despite international rules against anyone not yet 16 entering major events. Only Wimbledon adheres to this rule, which caused a controversy back in 1955 when teen sensation Jean Forbes was barrred that year despite winning a warm-up event over the world's best.

In general the women are given little time on the show courts-only 2 out of 9 matches on one quarterfinals day! The Hard-Floyd semi is put on the grandstand. Donna Floyd reached the semis by upsetting Hantze and Ann Haydon.

Another Donna wreaked havoc with the final-Hurricane Donna held up the final for 6 days. During the storm thieves broke into a safe at the Forest Hills Inn and stole gate receipts worth over $40,000 US.

The 7,000 who saw the finals were in for a big surprise, as Bueno was the big prematch favorite. Hard attacked at every chance, repeatedly scoring with devastating overheads. Hard after her dream victory:
"I never thought I'd do it. That girl [Bueno] never gives up. She hits winners when least expected. It's been a long time coming. It's great."

When the 1 hr 45 minute match ended the gallery gave Darlene a standing ovation.

The second set "on it's own had more thrills than are often seen in a whole day's programme on the field courts." At 3-5 in the second set Bueno survived a 24 point game and a match point to hold on. When the senorita finally took theb set at 12-10 most believed the young Californian had little chance.

The American proved everyone wrong by sustaining an attack and leading off the final set with a break. History looked like it was repeating itslef when Maria again dodged a match point at 3-5, taking a 24 point game chock full of entertaining points.

The men's final was next, 'watched by only the railbirds with passing interest." Margaret Dupont and her partner won the mixed final, marking the third decade Dupont has won a US national title (her first the US doubles in 1941). Margaret's 9th Mixed victory at the US Chmps-thisis her last. She holds the record for most US National (Open) titles overall.

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