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Dates: June 20-28
Venue: The All-England lawn Tennis and croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, England
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Singles (Draw=18)

First Round

C. Morgan-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Ruth Pennington-Legh-bye
Henrietta Horncastle-bye
Louisa Martin (Ire)-bye
ER Morgan d. Edith Bromfield 8-6 4-6 8-6

Edith Austin d. Amy Kirby 7-5 6-2
Ellen Thynne-bye
Ruth Dyas (Ire)-bye
Alice Pickering-bye
Mrs. H. I. Harper-bye
Bertha Steedman-bye
H. Smythe-bye
Charlotte Cooper-bye

Second Round

C. Morgan d. Tulloch 6-4 6-2
Legh d. Horncastle 6-2 6-2
Martin d. 'Ireland' default
ER Morgan d. Hitchins 6-1 6-1

Austin d. Thynne 6-1 6-0
Dyas d. Pickering 8-6 2-6 6-4
Steedman d. Harper 6-1 6-2
Cooper d. Smythe 6-2 6-4


Legh d. C. Morgan 6-0 6-1
Martin d. ER Morgan 6-2 6-0
Austin d. Dyas 4-6 6-3 6-4
Cooper d. Steedman 4-6 6-3 6-4


Martin d. Legh default
Cooper d. Austin 6-4 6-1


Charlotte Cooper d. Louisa Martin (Ire) 6-4 6-4

There is no Challenge Round as holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend her title. At 18 entrants it is record draw for the singles. In 1897 only 7 entered. The women have turned a corner this year. From now on Wimbledon draws will gradually increase except for 1900.

American Lawn Tennis (v1, n8, page 119) sets the scene for the final, which was played on a Monday on centre court. The overcast sky

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Dates: June 19-27
Venue: All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=17)

First Round

Ruth Winch d. C. Parsons-Smith 6-0 6-0

Second Round

Muriel Robb d. Maud Garfit 6-3 2-6 6-4
Ruth Durlacher d. Ethel Tanner 6-0 6-0
Amy Kirby d. Alice Pickering 6-4 3-6 6-3
Bertha Steedman d. Winch 6-2 7-9 8-6

Blanche Hillyard d. H. Smythe 6-3 6-0
Edith Austin d. Ursula Templeton 6-4 6-0
Beryl Tulloch d.'Ireland' 7-5 6-2
Edith Bromfield d. Ellen Thynne 7-5 5-7 6-2


Durlacher d. Robb 6-1 5-7 6-3
Steedman d. Kirby 4-6 6-2 6-2
Hillyard d. Austin 8-6 6-4
Tulloch d. Bronfield 3-6 6-2 6-1


Durlacher d. Steedman 6-4 6-2
Hillyard d. Tulloch 6-3 3-6 6-2

All-Comers Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Ruth Durlacher 7-5 6-8 6-1

Challenge Round

Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper (holder) 6-2 6-3


Draw note

Durlacher was the married name of Ruth Dyas.
"Ireland was a pseudonym.
Mrs Ruth Winch=nee Ruth Pennington-Legh. She Married in February 1899.

This draw marks the Wimbledon debuts of the Englishwomen Muriel Robb and Maude Garfit, two future top-class players.

Missing names

H. Smythe



This year was the inaugural women’s doubles event at Wimbledon. It would not have championship status until 1913. At this point in time the All England Women’s Doubles Championship was played during the Derbyshire Championships tournament in Buxton.

It was discontinued after 1907, then revived in 1913 with full championship status.

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Draw of 16.
First Round
Muriel Robb d. Alice Pickering 6-3 6-4
Charlotte Cooper d. Henriette Horncastle 7-5 6-2
Beryl Tulloch d. H. Smythe 6-3 2-6 6-1
Edith Greville d. E.J. Bromfield 5-7 6-4 6-3

Marion Jones(US) d. U. Templeton 6-3 6-4
Ellen Evered d. Toupie Lowther 6-3 9-7
Dorthea Douglass d. M.W. Fisher walkover
Louise Martin d. 'Ireland' 6-4 6-3

Cooper d. Robb 6-3 9-7
Greville d. Tulloch 7-5 6-0
Evered d. Jones 7-5 6-2
Martin d. Douglass 6-4 6-3

Cooper d. Greville 6-1 6-2
Martin d. Evered 6-0 6-2

All-Comer's Final
Cooper d. Martin 8-6 5-7 6-1

Challenge Round Final
Hillyard d. Cooper 4-6 6-4 6-4
The first Wimbledon of Dorothea Douglass (later Chambers), the greatest of the pre-World War women with 7 Wimbledons.

Mrs GE Evered=nee Ellen Thynne

Marion Jones, American champion, becomes the first non-British female to compete at Wimbledon.

Greville=Married name of Austin.

Hillyard and Cooper have been swapping wins until now. Blanche is the first repeat champion in some time.

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Dates: June 24-July3
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon.

Singles (Draw=30)

First Round

Toni Popp (Ger)-bye
Edith Greville d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-0
Louisa Martin (Ire) d. M Chatterton default
Adelaide Barry (Ire) d. C.B. Bell 6-3 6-0
E. Monckton d. A. Bell 8-6 7-5
Agatha Morton d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-2
Alice Pickering d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-8 6-2 6-1
Toupie Lowther d. Miss Francis default

Ellen Evered d. Henrietta Horncastle default
Muriel Robb d. Ruth Winch 7-9 6-4 6-4
Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Bromfield 7-9 6-1 6-3
Charlotte Sterry d. Ruth Durlacher (Ire) 6-2 6-4
Harriet Hughes D'Aath d. Beryl Tulloch 6-3 6-2
C. Parsons-Smith d. C.Webber default
Countess Clara von der Schulenburg *(Ger) d. A Martin 6-0 6-0
D. Slater-bye

Second Round

Greville d. Popp 6-0 6-1
Martin d. Barry 6-4 4-6 6-1
Morton d. Monckton 6-1 6-2
Pickering d. Lowther 7-5 6-1

Robb d. Evered 6-3 4-6 6-3
Sterry d. Douglass 6-4 6-2
D'Eath d. Parsons-Smith default (absent)
Schulenburg d. Slater default (absent)


Martin d. Greville 4-6 6-3 6-4
Morton d. Pickering 6-3 7-5
Sterry d. Robb 6-0 6-0
Schulenburg d. D'Eath 6-1 6-0


Martin d. Morton 7-5 6-2
Sterry d. Schulenburg 6-1 6-1

All Comers-Final

Sterry d. Martin 6-3 6-4

Challenge Round Final

Charlotte Sterry d. Blanche Hillyard 6-2 6-2


Draw notes:

Defender Blanche Hilyard "sits" until Challenge Round final. Ladies singles began on June 26.

The Wimbledon site uses Hughes D'Eath (and not Hughes D'Aeth). Geneology records are consistent in using D'Aeth.
The "Mme Popp" on the Wimbledon site is in fact Toni Popp of Germany.

Countess Clara von der Schulenburg played as 'Adams'. Thanks to Elegos, LKK, and Newmark for helping to solve the identity of 'Adams'

From "Lawn Tennis and Croquet", July 3, 1901:

"'Miss Adams', a visitor from the Continent, is a steady baseline player with some volleying power, good backhand and forehand drives and considerable mastery of the ball. Unfortunately she had the most uninteresting draw [at Wimbledon] - a walkover and two very easy ties before she met Mrs Sterry."

From the same edition of "Lawn Tennis and Croquet":

"'Miss Adams' has never before played on grass courts, and was not quite at home with their slowness compared with the very fast courts she is acquainted to. She hails from the Continent, where she is by far the best lady player."


Miss Adams” – a revolutionary theory on the identity of an unknown tennis player
„Miss Adams” – a revolutionary theory on the identity of an unknown tennis player

the London Times
Wimbledon website.

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Dates: June 23 to July 2
Venue: The All England lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon, London, England
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Singles (Draw=22, plus holder Sterry)

First Round

Hilda Lane-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Muriel Robb-bye
Edith Bromfield-bye
E. Godfrey-bye
Dorothea Douglass d. Henrietta Horncastle default
Ruth Durlacher d. Beryl Tulloch default
Alice Greene d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-1 6-3

Connie Meyer d. Edith Johnson default
Winifred Longhurst d. E. Burrill default
Agatha Morton d. Ethel Thompson 6-4 6-4
L.R. Hausberg-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Bertha Steedman-bye
Connie Wilson-bye

Second Round

Lane d. Hillyard 6-2 6-8 9-7
Robb d. Bromfield 6-3 4-6 6-4
Douglass d. Godfrey default
Durlacher d. Greene 6-3 6-2

Longhurst d. Meyer 6-1 6-2
Morton d. Hausberg default
Greville d. Bell default
Steedman d. Wilson 6-3 8-10 6-4

Robb d. Lane 6-1 7-5
Douglass d. Durlacher 6-2 10-8
Morton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-4
Greville d. Steedman 6-1 3-6 6-2

Semifinals Robb d. Douglass 6-4 2-6 9-7
Morton d. Greville 7-5 6-4

All-Comers Final

Muriel Robb Robb d. Agatha Morton 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round Final

Muriel Robb d. Charlotte Sterry (Holder) 7-5 6-1*

*replayed after splitting sets at 4-6 13-11 when rain halted play on the first day.


Draw Notes

The ladies doubles and mixed events were still non-championship events in 1902.

There are Bells in the draw:

1. CB Bell in singles
2. A Bell in doubles
3. D Bell in mixed.



Hilda Lane stuns Blanche Hillyard, opening up the draw.

Muriel Robb took advantage. After beating Lane in the quarters she wins over Douglass in the semis.There were 3 doubtful line calls that went against Douglass during her semi. Each call was at her advantage in the fourth game, which would have resulted in 3-1 lead in the third. Robb's powerful forehand pulls her through.

With this win Muriel Robb, from Newcastle in Northumberland, became the only player, male or female, to have won the four national championships of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales). No other player has ever repeated the feat.

Sadly Robb never returns to Wimbledon, dying in 1907, aged only 28.

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Draw of 28.
*Muriel Robb did not defend title.
First Round
Toupie Lowther-bye
Winifred Longhurst-bye
E. Walter d. Bertha Steedman default
Agatha Morton d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-3
Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-2 8-6
Gertrude Houselander d. M Stoneham 6-1 6-1
Violet Pinkney d. A. Bell retired (0-0?)
Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs. Riseley default

Constance Wilson d. Edith Greville 1-6 6-2 6-3
L. Ripley d. M. Chatterton default
E.L. Bosworth d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1 6-1
Ethel Thomson d. B. Tulloch 6-3 6-2
H. Smythe d. C.B. Bell default
E. J. Bromfield d. E. A. Longhurst 6-3 6-3
Alice Greene-bye
Mrs. Newton-bye
Second round
Lowther d. Longhurst 8-6 6-2
Morton d. Walter 6-2 6-2
Houselander d. Lane 1-6 6-1 9-7
Douglass d. Pinckney walkover

Wilson d. Ripley 6-2 6-1
Thompson d. Bosworth 6-4 6-1
Bromfield d. Smythe 6-0 6-2
Greene d. Newton 6-1 6-2
Lowther d. Morton 6-1 6-0
Douglass d. Houselander 6-2 6-0
Thomson d. Wilson 6-4 8-6
Greene d. Bromfield 6-0 4-6 6-3

Douglass d. Lowther 6-4 6-2
Thomson d. Greene 6-3 6-1

Douglass d. Thomson 4-6 6-4 6-2
Douglass took advantage of "a lean entry" to win her first Wimbledon. Absentees included the holder Robb, and multiple winners Hillyard and Sterry(pregnant).

Ethel used "her teasing, screw underhand service and outstanding backhand returns" to blunt Dorothea's power at first.

From 4-4 in the second Douglass was in control, despite not being up to her usual standard. In pictures from 1903 Dorothea's long skirts swish just below her ankles

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Dates: June 20-29
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Singles (Draw-41, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Douglass "sits out" until Challenge Round final.

First Round

Charlotte Sterry-bye
Lucy Ransome-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Mrs. MacCauley-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Edith Bromfield-bye
Adine Masson (Fra)-bye
S. Benton-bye

Violet Pinkney-bye
Marie Louise de Pfoeffel (Fra)-bye
Alice Greene-bye
Hilda Lane d. C.B. Bell 6-1 6-0
Edith Johnson d. M. Taplin 6-2 5-7 7-5
Ruth Winch d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 4-6 6-3 7-5
M. Chatterton d. Connie Meyer default
Mabel Squire d. M.Banks 6-0 6-2

Dora Boothby d. M.E. Brown 6-3 6-2
Winifred Longhurst d. L. Flemmech 6-1 6-0
Aurea Farrington d. Mrs. Albury 6-2 6-3
Blanche Hillyard d. K. Kentish 6-0 6-2
Ethel Thomson-bye
L. Ripley-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Henrietta Horncastle-bye

Constance Wilson-bye
Mlle de Robiglio (Fra)-bye
Amy Mooijaart-bye
R.L. Hausberg-bye
E.L. Bosworth-bye
G.D. Driver-bye
Amy Ransome-bye

Second Round

Sterry d. L.Ransome default
Tulloch d. MacCauley 2-6 6-0 6-0
Greville d. Bromfield default
Masson d. Benton 6-2 6-3
Pinckney d. Pfoeffel 6-0 6-3
Greene d. Lane 4-6 7-5 6-1
Winch d. Johnson 6-1 6-0
Squire d. Chatterton default

Longhurst d. Boothby 6-2 8-6
Hillyard d. Farrington 6-0 6-1
Thomson d. Ripley 6-0 6-1
Morton d. Horncastle 6-1 6-0
Wilson d. de Robiglio 8-6 1-6 retired
Mooijaart d. Hausberg default
Bosworth d. Driver default
Sargeant d. A.Ransome 0-6 7-5 6-4

Third Round

Sterry d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Greville d. Masson 6-0 6-1
Greene d. Pinckney 6-2 3-6 6-3
Winch d. Squire 6-3 6-3

Longhurst d. Hillyard 6-0 6-0
Morton d. Thomson 8-6 2-6 8-6
Wilson d. Mooijart 6-4 6-0
Bosworth d. Sargeant 7-5 6-2


Sterry d. Greville 8-6 9-7
Greene d. Winch 6-4 6-4
Morton d. Longhurst 6-1 6-4
Wilson d. Bosworth 6-3 6-4


Sterry d. Greene 6-2 6-1
Morton d. Wilson 3-6 6-4 8-6

All Comers Final

Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-3 6-3

Challenge Round

Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Charlotte Sterry 6-0 6-3



Two French challengers who are unused to grass fall early. Douglass wins the Challenge Round easily, her volleying and smashing showing noticeable improvement. "When Charlotte Sterry got to the net she was either passed like a flash of lightening or the ball bounded out of court by the sheer force of the impact."

Douglass finally reversed her losing streak vs. Sterry, winning all 6 encounters in 1904. In fact, Douglass was unbeaten in 9 tournaments for the year.

Neither the doubles nor the mixed are championship level events.


Draw Notes

Could G. D. Driver=the Mrs Dudley Driver from an earlier draw in this year?

L Flemich=Ellen or Eliza-both had middle initials that started with "L".

The Flemmich sisters were of Dutch origin. One entered Wimbledon in 1904. They both played at Wimbledon in 1905. They are virtually impossible to distinguish from each other because they were listed in draws variously as "E. Flemmich", "L. Flemmich", "E.L. Flemmich", etc.

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Dates: June 26-July 7
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Singles (Draw=47, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Douglass "sits out" until Challenge Round.

First Round

Helen Harper-bye
Mrs R. Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil bye
Alice Greene-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Mrs. MacCauley-bye

Winifred Longhurst-bye
D. Spencer d. Henrietta Horncastle default
May Sutton (US) d. Nora Meyer 6-0 6-0
Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Aurea Farrington 6-3 6-1
Mildred Coles d. E. Flemmich 6-1 6-2
E.E.Sargeant d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-0
Ethel Thomson d. Frieda Meyer 7-5 6-4
Mrs P. M. Morton d. Violet Pinckney default

Beryl Tulloch d. K.Kentish default
L. Ripley d. Mrs. Albury 6-0 5-7 6-3
Hilda Lane d. E. Smith 9-7 6-8 6-4
Blanche Hillyard d. M. Banks 6-0 6-0
Lottie Patterson d. M. Taplin 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Houselander d. M.E. Brown 6-1 6-3
Dora Boothby-bye
L. Flemmich-bye

Connie Meyer-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Bertha Holder-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mabel Squire-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Connie Wilson-bye
Amy Mooijaart-bye

Second Round

Harper d. Armstrong default
O'Neil d. Bell default
Greene d. Greville default
A.Morton d. MacCauley 6-2 6-1
Longhurst d. Spencer 6-2 6-0
Sutton d. Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1
Coles d. Sargeant 7-5 6-3
Thomson d. P. Morton 6-2 6-0

Tulloch d. Ripley 7-5 6-3
Hillyard d. Lane 6-3 6-2
Patterson d. Houselander 4-6 6-1 12-10
Boothby d. L. Flemmich 6-2 6-4
Meyer d. Hausberg default
Holder d. Johnson 6-3 6-1
Squire d. D. Taplin 6-1 6-1
Wilson d. Mooijaart 6-2 6-0

Third Round

Harper d. O'Neil 6-2 6-2
A.Morton d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Sutton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-1
Thomson d. Coles 6-2 6-0

Hillyard d. Tulloch 6-0 6-8 7-5
Boothby d. Patterson 3-6 6-3 6-3
Holder d. Meyer 8-6 2-6 6-4
Wilson d. Squire default


Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-4
Sutton d. Thomson 8-6 6-1
Hillyard d. Boothby 6-3 6-2
Wilson d. Holder 6-2 6-0


Sutton d. Morton 6-4 6-0
Wilson d. Hillyard 7-5 9-11 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton (US) d. Connie Wilson 6-3 8-6

Challenge Round

May Sutton (US) d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 6-3 6-4



An American shocks the All England Club by smashing through all to become the first foreign female to reign as Wimbledon champon. True, she is English born, but this brash young girl called May Sutton is an entirely new sort of female lawn tennis prodigy.

Born in Plymouth in 1886, her family had emigrated to California in 1890. It was in the Western US that she learnt her whipped topspin shots. She boldly sailed for England in May of 1905, alone except for a letter of introduction from Marion Jones, the American who had entered wimbledon in 1900. May stayed with the Hillyard family to get used to English conditions. The Hillyards thought the heftly May would be too slow around the court, but she proved them wrong by winning her first event at Manchester.

At Wimbledon "spectators were shocked to see her ignore protocol and play with the cuffs of her blouse rolled back, revealing bare wrists." May still wore the long skirt with a belt, but her blouse was more loosely fitted for better movement. In fact, she often wore her father's shirts for this reason. May topped off this ensemble with a headband, crowned with a large bow just above her forehead. Her stockings and shoes were all white.

Ethel Thomson used drop shots to build a 5-2 lead in the first set of her qf with Sutton until the Americans's superior driving wore her down at 8-6 6-1. Commenting on this match, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory said, "Mrs. Bundy (Miss May Sutton) is a hard and accurate driver; it was her driving that brought her the English championship, although she plays extremely well overhead when such play is needed. She drove so well that some of the English women thought they could break up her game if only they could dislodge her from the command of the drive. In the championship singles of 1905 Mrs. Larcombe (then Miss E. W. Thompson) planned to win from Miss Sutton with a volley game. She lured Miss Sutton to the net by a short, drop drive and then lobbed the return high to the base line; this gave her the chance to reach the net, where she caught Miss Sutton's return of the lob with a sharp cross-court volley for the ace. Miss Thompson won five out of the first seven games by these tactics, but she ran herself off her feet in the winning; she became feebler and feebler, while Miss Sutton was as fresh and strong as at the beginning. Having worn herself out, Miss Thompson lost all control and Miss Sutton ran out that set and then took the second set and the match without the least trouble. Possibly Miss Thompson might have won had she been able to keep up her starting pace but she went the way of all women volleyers. I am fairly certain that, some day, a girl will burst out with the ability to play the fast game through the course of two tournament sets; that girl will be, beyond question, a champion. But there is no sight of her as yet."

In the Challenge Round may beat Douglass 6-3 6-4. The holder was hampered by a wrist injury suffered in France 3 months earlier. She almost considered defaulting until "a course of electricity" allowed her to practice and compete.

"The rallies were sometimes long and exciting but when they were extended May invariably won the point with a crushing forehand drive. Her victory never seemed in doubt" after she dropped the first game. May hit continuously to Douglass's backhand to gain errors.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 12, 1905:

“A huge interested audience was gathered together in the centre court when Miss Douglass most pluckily, in spite of the troublesome pain to her right wrist, and consequent want of practice, started the match with a bad omen of what was to come – a double fault. Nevertheless she won the first game, which, however, was the only one she managed to capture for some time, as Miss Sutton, playing far better than we have seen her before, took the next five. Here, however, the holder made a determined effort, and, winning the next two games, caused the score to be called 5-3 in Miss Sutton’s favour. This, however, was unavailing, as the American, who was not to be denied, ran out a winner of the first set at 6-3.

“In the second and what proved to be the deciding set Miss Sutton, who played in relentless fashion on Miss Douglass’s backhand, placed the first three games to her credit before the latter lady, by dint of some good well-played services and telling drives, managed to win two games; she, however, lost the sixth game to 15, which gave Miss Sutton the useful lead of 4-2. In the next game, with Miss Sutton serving, the holder got to 40-30, but lost it, making the score 5-2 in favour of the challenger. Nothing daunted, she, however, although deuce was called in the next, won the game, and also the next, but this was her final effort, as she lost the next game to love and with it the set at 6-4.

“Thus for the first time the Ladies’ Championship has gone from this country. Miss Sutton’s service, which is not strong, was considerably better than her opponent’s, and she got it in consistently. There was little variety in the play, practically no lobbing and hardly a volley shot being attempted. The rallies were sometimes long and exciting, and when they were long Miss Sutton invariably carried off the point with a well and fiercely directed forehand drive. Absolute confidence and splendid condition marked Miss Sutton’s entire effort, and she seemed mistress of the situation from the first game of the second set.”

Although born in England, May Sutton was raised in the United States and in 1905 became the first overseas player to win a Wimbledon singles title. She won the title without the loss of a set, making her the first - and to this day still the only - player, male or female, to win both the US Championships and Wimbledon on her debut and in straight sets. In addition, she was still a teenager when she achieved both feats.

Note that the ladies doubles and mixed doubles are non-championship events.


Draw Notes

The draw of 48 – a record for the women's singles event at Wimbledon – features not only two pairs of sisters – the rather obscure E. Flemmich and L. Flemmich, and D. Taplin and M. Taplin – but also a set of three sisters. These are the Meyers, Cornelia ("Connie"), Frieda and Nora. They were German in origin.

O'Neill is the married name of the Englishwoman Madeline Fisher.

H. I Harper=Helen Harper.
B. M. Holder=Bertha Holder
G. M. Houselander=Gertrude Houslander

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Dates: June 25-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
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Singles (Draw=48, plus holder)

Holder May Sutton "sits out" until the Challenge Round final.

First Round

Wilfred Longhurst-bye
R. Elliott-bye
Alice Greene-bye
M. Perceval-bye
Connie Meyer-bye
M.E. Brown bye
Dorothea Douglass-bye
Ethel Thomson-bye

Mrs R. Armstrong d. A.Andrews default
Beryl Tulloch d. C.J.Snowden 6-3 6-3
E.L. Bosworth d. S. Benton 6-1 6-2
I. Huleatt d. E. M. Mayne default
Frieda Meyer d. B. Rowlandson default
Blanche Hillyard d. Amy Mooijaart 6-0 6-0
Edith Johnson d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-4
Mrs E. B. Hawker d. C.B. Bell 6-4 6-1

E.E. Sargeant d. Bertha Holder default
Violet Pinckney d. Elizabeth Bromfield 6-0 3-6 7-5
Hilda Lane d. Winifred Slolock 6-1 6-1
Mildred Coles d. G. M. Houselander 6-2 6-4
Agnes Morton d. N. Bloxsome 6-1 6-1
Mabel Parton d. Mary Whyte 6-1 6-2
Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby 8-6 6-2
P.M. Morton d. K. Kentish walkover

C. Bagenal-bye
L. Smith-bye
Toupie Lowther-bye
G. M. Carver-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Ruth Winch-bye
Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
Clare Cassel (US)-bye

Second Round

Longhurst d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
Greene d. Perceval default
C. Meyer d. M. Brown 6-1 6-1
Douglass d. Thomson 6-2 6-1
Tulloch d. Armstrong default
Bosworth d. Huleatt 6-2 4-6 7-5
Hillyard d. F. Meyer 6-0 6-0
E. Johnson d. Hawker 6-1 6-4

Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-1 6-4
Lane d. Coles 6-3 6-2
A. Morton d. Parton 6-0 6-3
Sterry d. P. Morton 6-0 6-3
Bagenal d. L. Smith default
Lowther d. Carver 6-0 6-2
Greville d. Winch 6-2 6-2
Eastlake-Smith d. Cassel default

Third Round

Longhurst d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Douglass d. C. Meyer 6-3 6-1
Tulloch d. Bosworth 6-0 6-3
Hillyard d. Johnson 6-3 6-4

Pinckney d. Lane 7-5 6-1
Sterry d. A. Morton 6-0 6-3
Lowther d. Bagenal 6-0 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Greville 6-2 6-3


Douglass d. Longhurst 6-4 6-3
Tulloch d. Hillyard 6-3 6-1
Sterry d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2
Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-3


Douglass d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Sterry d. Lowther 4-6 8-6 6-4

All Comers Final

Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round

Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) (holder) 6-3 9-7



British papers have dubbed the defending Yank May Sutton, "The Pasdena Washerwoman" because of her shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Miss Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the ladies event.

Douglass bears down in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through the field. Over 4,000 show for a Thursday final (A capacity crowd at Worple Road) where Douglass beats the American. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot. This is only May's second loss on British soil, both at the hands of Douglass.

Note that the doubles and mixed events were still not championship status.


Draw notes

Helen I Harper
Bertha M Holder
Curtis-Whyte is the first married name of the Scottish player Mary Gray. Parton is the first married name of the English player Mabel Squire.

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Dates: June 24-July 5
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=42)

First Round

E. Bosworth-bye
Marjorie Boadle-bye
Jessie Coles-bye
May Bloxsome-bye
D. Johnston-bye
Violet Summerhayes (Can)-bye
Maud Brown-bye
Hilda Lane-bye

Amy Ransome-bye
Dorothy Boadle bye
Jessie Tripp bye
Constance Meyer d. F. Walter 6-3 6-2
May Sutton(US) d. Winifred Slolock 6-2 6-1
Toupie Lowther d. Dora Bothby 7-5 6-3
Agatha Morton d. Willy Klima (Aut) 6-0 6-2
Mildred Coles d. M. Taplin 6-2 6-2

Connie Wilson d. R. Armstrong 6-1 6-1
E.E.Sargeant d. Violet Pinckney default
Ruth Durlacher d. P. C. Adams 6-3 6-1
Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 9-7
Madeline O'Neil d. Mita Klima (Aut) 6-1 6-2
Alice Greene-bye
Mrs E. B. Hawker-bye
Winnifred Boadle-bye

Mabel Parton-bye
Miss Groombridge-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Helen Harper-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mrs. Speck-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Betty Nutcombe-Quick-bye

Second Round

Bosworth d. M.Boadle 6-1 6-3
J.Coles d. Bloxsome 7-5 6-3
D.Johnson d. Summerhayes 6-2 6-1
Brown d. Lane 5-7 8-6 8-6
Ransome d. M Boadle 6-4 7-5
Meyer d. Tripp 6-2 6-2
Sutton d. Lowther 6-4 6-4
Morton d. M. Coles 6-1 6-2

Wilson d. Sargeant 6-1 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Durlacher 1-6 6-1 6-4
Greene d. O'Neil 6-3 6-0
Hawker d. W. Boadle 6-1 6-3
Parton d. Groombridge 6-2 6-2
Hillyard d. Harper 6-1 6-1
E Johnson d. Speck 6-3 6-2
D Taplin d. Nutcombe-Quick default

Third Round

Bosworth d. J. Coles 6-3 6-3
Brown d. Johnson 6-3 7-5
Meyer d. A. Ransome 8-6 6-4
Sutton d. Morton 6-0 6-2

Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-4
Greene d. Hawker 6-1 6-2
Hillyard d. Parton 6-4 6-3
E. Johnson d. D Taplin 6-3 6-0


Bosworth d. Brown 6-1 6-2
Sutton d. Meyer 6-0 6-3
Wilson d. Greene 6-2 9-7
Hillyard d. E. Johnson 6-2 6-3


Sutton d. Bosworth 6-2 6-2
Wilson d. Hillyard 6-3 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round

May Sutton d. Dorothea Chambers (holder) 6-1 6-4



A record of 4 foreign entries. 2 Austrian sisters and a Canadian join May Sutton, out to reclaim her position as the world's unofficial #1. May had little trouble getting to the Challenge round, though Toupie Lowther led at 4-2 40 love in the second set in round 2. In the All Comers final Wilson made it a match. "Time and again she manoeuvred for the kill, only to volley into the net." It was closer than the 6-4 6-2 score suggests, as 11 of the 18 games went to deuce, Miss Wilson often having advantage point.

In the Challenge round Chambers appeared pale and anxious as her opponent "brimmed with confidence".
Chambers (Douglass had married in 1907) hammered away at May's weaker backhand, but this stroke had improved since last year. Sutton's shots cleared the net by only an inch or so with tremendous pace. At 1-3 in set 2 Chambers resorted to matching pace for pace and drew up to 4 all. Dorothea saved 3 match points before falling at 6-1 6-4. May Sutton finished 2-1 in their head-to-head meetings at Wimbledon.

In 1907 Chambers was still wearing sleeves that covered her wrists, a tie and belt added color to an all-white costume. May's sleeves were rolled above her elbow as usual. Both women look severe in hair buns and grim looks that proclaim they are ready to kill.

As a sidenote: Austrian Mita Klima becomes the youngest ever ladies singles competitor at the age of 13.

A detailed report on the Challenge Round from “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 10, 1907

“Friday, July 5. In tardy reparation for its scandalous behaviour during the rest of the meeting, the sun shone out brightly during the whole of the last day’s play at Wimbledon. There was also a considerable wind, which was, perhaps, just as well, for a torrential downpour in the early morning had swamped the outside courts, though the centre court, under its protecting tarpaulin, had, of course, escaped. Here, promptly to time, Miss May Sutton and Mrs Lambert Chambers, respectively the challenger for and the holder of the Ladies’ Championship, stepped on to the court to renew their battles of 1905 and 1906, with a win apiece to their credit.

“But little confidence was felt as to the English lady’s ability to retain her title; and when she went on to the court she looked – and indeed was – ill, and her play betrayed the anxiety she felt at being England’s last hope; and at the same time not fit enough to do justice to herself or her country. Miss Sutton, on the contrary, was clearly brim full of confidence, and played right from the start as well as she has ever played, if not better. She soon had the first three games won, but then lost her service game against the wind – a game in which Mrs Lambert Chambers for the first time got into her true form, and kept Miss Sutton well on the run. Two beautiful drop shots and a fine service made the score in the next game 40-30 in Mrs Lambert Chambers’ favour, but Miss Sutton picked up again, won the game and the two next following, thus taking the first set at 6-1.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers played very well at the beginning of the second set, but Miss Sutton nevertheless soon led by three games to one. Then Mrs Lambert Chambers picked up a game, and was 40-30 in the next, but lost it. She won the sixth, but only after Miss Sutton had picked up to deuce from love-forty, and the eighth, making the score four-all. This was her last success, however, and Miss Sutton took the next two games, and the set and match, though in the tenth game she was thrice within a stroke of the match before she could win it.

“The winner was right at the very top of her game; both off the ground and in her volleys her shots were varied and admirable; her drives were very severe and kept at a most beautiful height, stroke after stroke clearing the net at tremendous speed by only an inch or so; her backhand shots were not only played hard, but well placed across the court, and though the play was mostly from the back of the court, she seldom failed to score when she got near enough in to volley.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers, as last year, hammered away at her opponent’s backhand, but the immense improvement made by Miss Sutton in that stroke rendered it far less advantageous to attack her there. Still, Mrs Lambert Chambers, even in defeat, displayed the better tactics, especially when, realising that she was playing too much on the defensive, she strove, in the second set, to put more pace on her returns; and if Miss Sutton could only borrow her opponent’s generalship to supplement her own strength and determination, there would be no lady in the world who would have even an outside chance against her.”


Draw notes:

Maud Brown=M. E Brown

Missing full names for

P. C. Adams (who plays mixed with S. H Adams, in al probability her brother)
Mrs R Armstrong
E. Bosworth
Miss Groombridge (her only entry at the Championships)
Mrs E. B. Hawker
D. Johnston (note there is a P Johnston in the mixed-possibly her sister)
Mrs Speck
D. Taplin (probably sister of M Taplin)
M. Taplin (probably sister of D Taplin)
F. Walter (note that E Walter entered Wimbledon in 1903-is there a connection?)

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Dates: June 22-July 1
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon (on Worple Road)
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=30)
Holder May Sutton not defending title.

First Round

Dora Boothby-bye
Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-2
Mildred Coles d. Alice Greene 6-8 6-3 6-4
Violet Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth 6-3 6-2
Ruth Winch d. Mary Whyte 6-4 6-2
Dorothea Chambers d. Mrs. Paine 6-0 6-0
Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs. JB Perrett 6-2 6-0
Constance Luard d. N. Stevens default

C.B. Bell d. Edith Boucher default
Agatha Morton d. Mabel Parton 2-6 6-0 6-2
Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
Beryl Tulloch d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-0
Madeline O'Neil d. Winifred McNair 4-6 6-0 6-3
Gladys Lamplough d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-2
Agnes Tuckey d. Mrs R. Armstrong 6-1 6-2
Lina Flemmich-bye

Second Round

Boothby d. Schulenburg 5-7 6-3 6-1
Pinckney d. M. Coles 7-5 6-2
Chambers d. Winch 6-3 6-3
Sterry d. Luard 6-3 6-4

Morton d. Bell default
Tulloch d. Hillyard 7-5 3-6 6-4
Lamplough d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1
Tuckey d. L. Flemmich 7-5 6-1


Boothby d. Pinckney 6-1 6-4
Sterry d. Chambers 6-3 7-5
Morton d. Tulloch 7-5 6-1
Lamplough d. Tuckey 6-3 6-1


Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-4
Morton d. Lamplough 6-3 6-4


Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-4 6-4


Draw notes

Lamplough=married name of Gladys Eastlake-Smith.

Luard=married name of Constance "Connie" Wilson



Sterry gets her 5th Wimbledon after a gap of some years. The key to her win is a quarterfinal upset over Chambers. Charlotte still has the record as the oldest Wimbledon champion at age 37 and 9 months (291 days to be exact).

Sutton doesn't defend. She wouldn't return to Wimbledon until 1929. In a letter of 1908 to American Lawn Tennis she wrote that if the English "Wanted their cup back they could come here (America)." No Englishwoman took up the challenge.

A summary of play follows:

A surprising defeat of Alice Greene by Mildred Coles. Miss Greene never got going and never acquired that absolutely rock-like steadiness which has won her so many successes. Miss Coles, on the other hand played an exceptionally strong game, her service was a valuable asset and her drives too had a great deal of sting in them. However against Miss Pinckney her strokes were neither so powerful nor so safe and she fell an easy victim. Countess Schulenburg made a good fight against Miss Boothby and Miss B Tulloch added to her reputation by defeating Mrs Hillyard after a very closely-fought encounter. Mrs Sterry and Mrs Luard (Connie Wilson) played an excellent match. The cut which MrsSterry puts on almost every ball lends an appearance of softness to her strokes yet makes her length very hard to judge. Furthermore the low bound adds considerable difficulty to reaching and dealing with her drop shots. She placed the ball faultlessly and kept a very good length while making scarcely a single mistake on the volley. Mrs Luard alwaysplays a graceful and distinguished game but has lost some of her severity. Against Mrs Lambert Chambers, Mrs Sterry
not only maintained, but improved the form she had shown against Mrs Luard. She showed a most varied excellence of stroke while Mrs Lambert Chambers lacked versatility. Mrs Lambert Chambers hit hard and long whereas Mrs Sterry varied her pace and continually approached the net where she demonstrated wonderfully secure and clever volleying. Below her best, Mrs Lambert Chambers found her back-line game smothered by Mrs Sterry’s volleys.

In the final Mrs Sterry met a stubborn opponent in Miss Morton. Miss Morton has a strong forehand drive and repeatedly scored with some magnificent cross court driving which time after time flummexed Mrs Sterry along with some well played drop shots. Mrs Sterry not as good as she was against Mrs Lambert Chambers nevertheless played a very fine all round game in which her volleying as usual formed a conspicuous element. She also showed great coolness and pluck when she was pressed by the attack of a determined opponent.

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Dates: June 21-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club
Place: Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=37)
Holder Charlotte Sterry does not defend.

First Round

Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Wilfred Longhurst-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
C. B. Bell-bye
Mildred Brooksmith-bye
V. Woodhouse-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye

Edith Johnson-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)-bye
Elizabeth Bromfield-bye
Daisy Kercheval Hole-bye
Mrs. Robinson-bye
Agatha Morton d. Jessie Tripp 6-2 5-7 7-5
Amy Ransome d. Mrs R. Armstrong default
Ruth Winch d. M. Bloxsome 6-0 6-1

E. Attfield d. L. Boustead 2-6 6-2 6-2
Mabel Parton d. L.oes Everts (Bel) default
Hilda Lane-bye
Winifred Mcnair-bye
Maud Garfit-bye
W. Evens-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
E.E. Sargeant-bye

Dora Boothby-bye
Alice Greene-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
M. Messom-bye
Helen Aitchison-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Agnes Tuckey-bye
Vera Aitken-bye

Second Round

Hausberg d. Longhurst walkover
O'Neil d. Bell walkover
Brooksmith d. Woodhouse walkover
Edgington d. Hillyard 6-3 6-4
Johnson d. Bjurstedt 6-3 6-4
Bromfield d. Hole 6-4 6-0
Morton d. Robinson 6-0 6-0
Winch d. Ransome 6-2 6-3

Parton d. Attfield 6-3 6-2
Lane d. McNair 5-7 6-1 7-5
Garfit d. Evens walkover
Tulloch d. Sargeant 6-0 6-2
Boothby d. Greene 6-4 6-2
Coles d. Messom 1-6 6-1 6-3
Aitchison d. Greville 6-2 4-6 7-5
Tuckey d. Aitchen 6-0 6-2

Third Round

O'Neil d. Hausberg 6-3 6-4
Edgington d. Brooksmith walkover
Johnson d. Bromfield 6-3 6-4
Morton d. Winch 5-7 6-3 8-6

Parton d. Lane 6-3 6-3
Garfit d. Tulloch 6-4 3-6 6-4
Boothby d. Coles 6-2 6-4
Aitchison d. Tuckey 4-6 6-1 13-11

Quarterfinals Edgington d. O'Neil 6-3 6-4
Morton d. Johnson 6-0 6-3
Garfit d. Parton 6-3 6-4
Boothby d. Aitchison 6-4 3-0 ret.


Morton d. Edgington 6-0 6-2
Boothby d. Garfit 6-2 6-1


Dora Boothby d. Agnes Morton 6-4 4-6 8-6



Boothby wins her lone grand slam--serving 16 double faults in the final!. Edgington upsets 6 time Wimbledon champ Hillyard in round one. Norweijian Molla Bjurstedt is the only foreign entry in her first Wimbledon. She will return in 1920 as the highly regarded American Molla Mallory, emigrating to the US and marrying during the 1st World War.

Miss Morton had a very stiff struggle with Miss J Tripp. Miss Boothby playing more decisively than usual defeated Miss Greene, the latter only showing flashes of her best form. Miss Garfit was hard pressed by Miss B Tulloch, a left hander with a sweeping drive but was a shade more steady. Miss Morton came close to defeat against Mrs Winch who has accounted for many formidable opponents in the past. In this match the courts were wet and she was hitting the heavy balls with more confidence than Miss Morton. However Miss Morton, always plucky, held on helped by the better of the luck. In the Semi Finals Miss Garfit, making her first appearance in a centre court singles made no more than a decent resistance to Miss Boothby while Miss Morton completely outplayed Mrs Edgington. In the final Miss Boothby’s most efficacious weapon was a low, hard, heavily cut drive to her opponent’s backhand and she showed more command of the ball than Miss Morton who was forced to scrape up many shots. Miss Boothby was very useful also at the net, although the match was practically a back-line one from start to finish. Miss Morton took to serving underhand with cut half way through the match but with very little gain.

Chambers is absent from the championships due to the birth of her first child in June

Here is Boothby's description of her win (from the Chambers book):

Without doubt my most exciting match was the final last year at Wimbledon. In every player's heart there must be a faint hope that one day she may win the All England Championship. At least it has always been in mine.

From Christmas and all through the spring my family and friends had dinned into my ears that now was my chance, and if I did not win this year I never would. Only when I was leading one set up and 2-love in the second did all these things flash across my mind. I suddenly got nervous. Oh, the misery of it! I served double fault after double fault (I learnt afterwards that I gave away sixteen points in this way), and my friends told me that it was a relief to them when my service went over the net at all, however slowly. My opponent, Miss Morton, caught up, won the set 6/4, and led me 4/2 in the final set. All this time I had been fighting hard to regain confidence. At last my nerve came back--I was determined to win, and, only after a very great effort, just succeeded in capturing the Championship with the narrow margin of 8/6 in the final set.

It was not until I had finished and had come off the court that I realized how very excited I had been, and how relieved I was when it was all over. Only those who have had experience can know how exhausting it is to concentrate one's whole thoughts and efforts, without cessation,for an hour or more. Fortunately you do not feel the strain until afterwards, when it does not matter, and then you can look back with very great pleasure and satisfaction on a hard-won fight.

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Draw of 33. 2 foreign.
*Holder Dora Boothby "sits out" until Challenge Round Final.
First Round

Sophie Castenschiold(Den)-bye
R Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
V Tabbush-bye

Gladys Lamplough-bye
F Good-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
L.R. Hausberg-bye

Dorothy Holman-bye
E Peterson-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Nora Schmitz(US)-bye

Mabel Parton-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
Olive Manser-bye
M Messom d. Winifred Ramsay 6-4 6-2

AG Ransome-bye
M Boadle-bye
Helen Aitchison-bye
M Brooksmith-bye

VER Aitken-bye
J Tripp-bye
Dorothea Chambers-bye
Freida Nesham-bye

Aurea Edgington-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
D Boadle-bye
L Flemmich-bye

Blanche Hillyard-bye
VEM Evans-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
RV Salusbury-bye
Second Round
Castenschiold d. Armstrong walkover
O'Neil d. Tabbush 1-6 6-4 6-0
Lamplough d. Good walkover
Tulloch d. Hausberg walkover

Holman d. Peterson 6-0 6-2
Johnson d. Schmitz 6-3 6-4
Parton d. Coles 6-4 7-5
Manser d. Messom 6-1 6-1

Ransome d. Boadle 6-3 6-1
Aitchison d. Brooksmith 6-4 6-3
Aitchen d. Tripp walkover
Chambers d. Nesham 6-1 6-0

Edgington d. Sterry walkover
Boadle d. Flemmich 9-7 6-4
Hillyard d. Evans 6-1 6-1
McNair d. Salusbury 1-6 6-4 6-1
Third Round
Castenschiold d. O'Neil 6-3 6-3
Lamplough d. Tulloch walkover
Johnson d. Holman 5-7 6-0 6-0
Parton d. Manser 6-2 8-6

Aitchison d. Ransome 6-1 6-3
Chambers d. Aitchen 6-1 6-0
Edgington d. Boadle 6-1 6-4
McNair d. Hillyard 5-7 6-3 6-3
Lamplough d. Castenschiold 7-9 6-4 6-3
Johnson d. Parton 7-5 6-4
Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-1
McNair d. Edgington 2-6 6-3 6-3

Johnson d. Lamplough 1-6 6-0 6-3
Chambers d. McNair 6-1 6-0

All Comers Final
Chambers d. Johnson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round Final

Chambers d. Dora Boothby 6-2 6-2

Draw notes:

Mrs Neshem=nee Freida Meyer
Mrs FG Schmitz=nee Nora Myer, Frieda's sister, who has come over from the United States.


Chambers returns to tennis after an 18 month absence in May. The press wondered if her time was past. Could she return as before? Her reply was to whip through the Wimbledon draw with the loss of only 16 games in 6 matches. In the semis she had early difficulty with Johnson, a surprise winner over Gladys Lamplough, but coasted after adjusting to the stiff wind. In the final Dorothea won easily, though Dora did score several aces off her serve.

Castenschiold becomes the first Dane to make the quarters of a slam.

Mrs. Chambers went undefeated all year, winning 7 events out of 8. The only event she didn't win after entering was Croydon, where she defaulted the final because of a cold.

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Draw of 34. 2 foreign.
*Holder Dorothea Chambers "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

First Round
Edith Hannam bye
E.C. Attfield bye
Madeline O'Neil bye
Charlotte Sterry bye
Mildred Coles bye
Dudley bye
Una Gracey bye
Mrs. Ritchie bye

Helen Aitchison bye
E. Dillon bye
Agatha Morton bye
Micken Rieck (Ger) bye
Rosamund V. Salusbury bye
Domini Elliadi-bye
Winifred Ramsay bye
Marie Hazel d. Beryl Tulloch 4-6 6-4 6-4

Aurea Edgington d. C. Antrobus walkover
Hilda Lane bye
Phylis Carr bye
M. Dillon bye
Edith Johnson bye
Domini Crosfield bye
Dora Boothby bye
Sophie Castenschiold(Denmark) bye

Mabel Parton bye
Mrs. A. Lent bye
Winifred McNair bye
Mrs. E. Bousfield bye
Vera Spofforth bye
R. Armstrong bye
Dorothy Holman bye
Betty Nutcombe-Quick bye
Second Round
Hannam d. Attfield walkover
O'Neil d. Sterry walkover
Coles d. Dudley walkover
Gracey d. Ritchie walkover

Aitchison d. E.Dillon 6-1 6-3
Morton d. Rieck 6-2 6-4
Salusbury d. Elliadi walkover
Hazel d. Ramsay 6-2 7-5

Edgington d. Lane 6-4 6-3
Carr d. M. Dillon 7-9 6-3 8-6
Johnson d. Crosfield 6-4 6-2
Boothby d. Castenschiold 6-3 8-6

Parton d. Lent 6-2 6-2
McNair d. Bousfield 6-2 6-2
Spofforth d. Armstrong walkover
Holman d. Nutcombe-Quick 6-0 6-2
Third Round
Hannam d. O'Neil 6-1 6-1
Coles d. Gracey 6-1 6-1
Aitchison d. Morton 6-4 retired
Hazel d. Salusbury walkover

Edgington d. Carr 8-6 6-4
Boothby d. Johnson 6-3 6-3
Parton d. McNair 6-2 7-5
Holman d. Spofforth 6-1 6-0
Hannam d. Coles 6-4 4-6 7-5
Aitchison d. Hazel 6-0 6-3
Boothby d. Edgington 6-2 6-4
Parton d. Holman 6-0 8-6

Hannam d. Aitchison 6-3 6-8 7-5
Boothby d. Parton 6-3 6-4

All Comers Final
Boothby d. Hannam 6-2 7-5

Challenge Round Final
Dorothea Chambers d. Boothby 6-0 6-0

Draw notes:

Lady Crosfield=Domini Elliadi Crosfield, of Greek origin. Could the other D Elliadi in this draw be a sister?

Notes: The final is over in 25 minutes. Chambers is devastating. "She never played better and ,as usual, her marvelous headwork, rather than the actual force of her stroke, gave her victory." Boothby never gave up, 4 times extending games to deuce. Both the score and the time remain Wimbledon records.

*A book lists Hannam as "Ethel",not Edith. It also calls Coles "Maud" not Mildred.

Last edited by DavidK; Jul 17th, 2013 at 07:52 PM. Reason: Added first names for Salusbury and Elliadi
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Draw of 34. 3 foreign.
*Holder Dorothea Chambers "sits out" until the Challenge Round.
First Round
Agnes Tuckey bye
V. Woodhouse bye
Winifred Longhurst bye
Phyllis Satterwaithe bye

Dora Boothby bye
Edith Johnson bye
Charlotte Sterry bye
Mabel Parton bye

Helen Aitchison bye
Mrs. Scott bye
Dorothy Holman bye
Beryl Tulloch bye

Madeline O'Neil bye
J. Tripp bye
Agatha Morton bye
Olive Manser d. Mrs. W. Hollick 6-1 5-7 6-4

J. Coles d. E. Longhurst 6-3 6-4
Edith Hannam bye
Ethel Larcombe bye
Hilda Lane bye

Tessa Hall bye
R. Armstrong bye
Winifred McNair bye
Vera Spofforth bye

Blanche Hillyard bye
Winifred Beamish bye
Kribben bye
Schultz bye

D. Allen bye
Marie Decugis(France) bye
Elizabeth Ryan(US) bye
Jeanne Liebrechts(Belgium) bye
Second Round
Tuckey d. Woodhouse walkover
Longhurst d. Satterwaithe 6-4 6-2
Boothby d. Johnson 6-4 6-3
Sterry d. Parton 12-10 7-5

Aitchison d. Scott walkover
Holman d. Tulloch 6-0 6-2
O'Neil d. Tripp 6-3 7-5
Morton d. Manser 7-5 6-2

Hannam d. J. Coles 6-1 6-1
Larcombe d. Lane walkover
Hall d. Armstrong walkover
McNair d. Spofforth 6-3 6-2

Hillyard d. Beamish 2-6 6-1 7-5
Kribben d. Schultz walkover
Allen d. Decugis 8-6 5-7 6-3
Ryan d. Liebrechts 7-5 6-3
Third Round
W. Longhurst d. Tuckey 8-6 3-6 6-1
Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 4-6 6-1
Holman d. Aitchison walkover
Morton d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1

Larcombe d. Hannam 7-5 8-6
McNair d. Hall 6-1 6-2
Hillyard d. Kribben walkover
Ryan d. Allen 6-1 6-2
Sterry d. W. Longhurst 6-1 6-3
Holman d. Morton 7-5 6-2
Larcombe d. McNair 6-2 5-7 6-0
Hillyard d. Ryan 3-6 8-6* 6-3

Sterry d. Holman 6-3 4-6 7-5
Larcombe d.Hillyard 6-1 6-0

All Comers Final
Larcombe d. Sterry 6-3 6-1

Challenge Round Final
Larcombe d. Dorothea Chambers walkover
Ethel Larcombe finally graps a Wimbledon title in the absence of Dorothea Chambers. Chambers, unbeaten in singles in 1910 and 1911, had her second child in April. She announced her intention to defend her Wimbledon crown but changed her mind after a long mixed doubles in the championship.

The 3 foreign entries were all unfortunately in the same part of the draw. "Liz"(or "Bunny") Ryan will enter every Wimbledon from 1912 to 1934. Her first Wimbledon is memorable as she holds a match point in her quarterfinal vs. Hillyard.

Larcombe earned it by defeating both Hillyard and Sterry decisively in the semis and finals. The two losers have 11 Wimbledon singles between them!

Larcombe=married name of Thomsen.

Last edited by DavidK; Jul 14th, 2013 at 03:17 PM. Reason: Added Liebrechts per Wimbledon.com
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