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1929 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 20 to June 3
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

Singles (Draw=58)


1st Round

Bobby Heine (SA)[2]-bye
Mme Rene Fourcade-bye
Edith Cross (US)-bye
Rosie Berthet d. Elisabeth Macready 5-7 6-4 retired
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [7] d. Violette Gallay 6-1 6-1
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Doris Metaxa 6-2 6-1
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) d. Nanette Le Besnerias 6-2 6-2
Ida Adamoff d. Yvonne Sigart (Bel) 6-0 6-2

Phoebe Watson (GB) [3] d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-1
Marjorie Morrill (US) d. Marie Danet 6-2 6-0
Doreen Cole (SA) d. Paulette Guiller 6-2 6-0
Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-3 6-1
Simone Mathieu [6] d. Lucy Johnstone (GB) 6-2 6-2
Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert 6-2 6-2
Ilse Friedleben (Ger) d. Mme Michel Bernard 6-0 6-0
May Sutton Bundy (US) d. Jeanne Peyre 7-5 6-1

Yvonne Kleinadel d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-1 6-4
Alida Neave (SA) d. Aimee Charpenel 6-8 6-2 6-2
Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) d. Arlette Neufeld 6-3 5-7 6-0
Joan Ridley (GB) d. Kea Bouman (Neth) [5] default
Marguerite Bordes d. E Tapscott (SA) 7-5 6-2
Maude Hackett (US) d. Paula von Reznicek (Ger) default
Simone Barbier d. Emmy Schaublin (Sui) 6-3 7-5
Eileen Bennett [4] d. Simone Amaury 6-2 6-3

Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Germaine Le Conte 6-1 6-1
Sylvia Lafaurie d. Audrey De Smidt (SA) 7-5 3-6 6-3
Elsie Goldsack (GB) d. Leila Claude-Anet 8-6 6-1
Irmgard Rost (Ger) [8] d. Colette Rosambert 6-4 6-3
Josane Sigart(Bel) d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-4 7-5
Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Cristobel Hardie (GB)-bye
Helen Wills (US)[1]-bye

2nd Round

Heine[2] d. Fourcade 6-3 7-5
Berthet d. Cross 6-3 10-8
Aussem [7] d. Payot 6-2 6-4
Adamoff d. Couquerque 6-2 6-1
Watson [3] d. Morrill 6-0 6-3
Peitz d. Cole 6-4 3-6 7-5
Mathieu [6] d. Valerio 6-4 6-3
Friedleben d. Bundy 7-5 6-1

Neave d. Kleinadel 7-5 10-8
Ridley d. Loewenthal 6-4 6-1
Bordes d. Hackett 6-0 6-2
Bennett [3] d Barbier 6-3 6-2
Lafaurie d. Krahwinkel 4-6 6-4 6-3
Rost [8] d. Goldsack 1-6 13-11 6-2
Tapscott d. J Sigart 6-2 6-2
Wills[1] d Hardie default

3rd Round

Heine[2] d. Berthet 6-4 6-4
Aussem [7] d. Adamoff 6-3 6-3
Watson [3] d. Peitz 6-3 6-1
Mathieu [6] d. Friedleben 8-10 6-1 7-5

Neave d. Ridley 2-6 6-2 6-2
Bennett [4] d. Bordes 6-4 3-6 7-5
Lafaurie d. Rost [8] 3-6 6-4 6-1
Wills[1] d. Tapscott 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Aussem [7] d. Heine [2] 5-7 6-3 6-4
Mathieu [6] d. Watson [3] 4-6 6-3 6-1
Bennett [4] d. Neave 7-5 6-1
Wills[1] d. Lafaurie 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Mathieu [6] d. Aussem [7] 8-6 2-6 6-2
Wills[1] d. Bennett [3] 6-2 7-5

Final

Helen Wills[1] d. Simone Mathieu [6] 6-3 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Bobbie Heine (SA)/Alida Neave (SA)-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger)-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger)-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)/Yvonne Sigart (Bel) d. E Tapscott (GB)/Audrey de Smidt (SA) default
Sylvia Lafaurie/Simone Mathieu d. Lolette Payot (Sui)/Emmy Schaublin (Sui) 6-4 7-5
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Leila Claude-Anet/Violette Gallay 6-4 6-1
Elsie Goldsack (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Mme Michel Bernard/Germaine Charnelet 6-1 6-3
Ida Adamoff/Simone Amaury d. Dodo Bundy (US)/Marjorie Morrill (US) 9-7 6-3

Nanette Le Besnerias/Elizabeth Macready d. Christobel Hardie/Maud Hackett (US) default
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Doris Metaxa/Colette Rosambert 6-1 6-1
Edith Cross (US)/Helen Wills (US) d. Marie D'Anet/Daisy Speranza Wyns default
Mme Rene Fourcade/Lucy Johnstone (GB) d. Yvonne Kleinadel/Arlette Neufeld 6-1 6-1
Simone Barbier/Marguerite Bordes d. Lucette Culbert/Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) 3-6 6-1 6-0
Doreen Cole (SA)/Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Paula von Reznicek (Ger)/Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Heine/Neave d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-1 6-3
Aussem/Rost d. J.Sigart/Y.Sigart 7-5 8-6
Lauferie/Mathieu d. Thomas/Valerio 6-4 7-5
Goldsack/Ridley d. Adamoff/Amaury 8-6 6-0

Alvarez/Bouman d. Le Besnerias/Macready 6-2 6-0
Cross/Wills d. Fourcade/Johnstone 6-4 6-4
Cole/Tapscott d. Barbier/Bordes 3-6 6-4 9-7
Bennett/Watson d. P.von Reznicek/Friedleben w/o

Quarterfinals


Heine/Neave d. Aussem/Rost 6-4 6-8 6-4
Lafaurie/Mathieu d. Goldsack/Ridley 6-3 5-7 6-4
Alvararez/Bouman d. Cross/Wills 8-6 6-4
Bennett/Watson d. Cole/Tapscott 6-3 6-0

Semifinals


Heine/Neave d. Laufaurie/Mathieu 11-9 6-1
Alvarez/Bouman d. Bennett/Watson 6-3 2-6 6-3

Final


Lili de Alvarez/Kea Bouman d. Bobbie Heine/Alida Neave 7-5 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw= 50)

Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Jean Borotra-bye
Mme Michel Bernard/Prince Serge Magaloff*-bye
Elsie Goldsack (GB)/DO Collins (GB)-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Danny Prenn (Ger)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth)-bye
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Roderich Menzel (Cz)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Rene de Buzelet-bye
E Tapscott (GB)/Jack Nielsen (Nor)-bye

Yvonne Kleinadel/Edouard Borotra d. Emmy Schaublin/A Ernst 6-4 6-2
Simone Mathieu/Toto Brugnon d Lucia Valerio/Mario del Bono* 6-3 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Josef Malecek d Simone Amaury/Alain Bernard 2-6 11-9 6-4
Joan Ridley/John Olliff d Ida Adamoff/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-4 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerias/George Le Besnerias d Colette Rosambert/Alberto Bonzi 6-2 6-2
Paula von Reznicek (Ger)/Bela von Kehrling (Hun) d Violette Gallay/Raymond Rodel 6-4 7-5
Arlette Neufeld/Roger Danet d Elisabeth Macready/"Partner" 6-3 1-6 6-2
Helen Wills (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d Doris Metaxa/Georges Glasser 6-3 6-3

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d Rosie Berthet/Pierre Joba 6-0 6-0
Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Hans Moldenhauer (Ger) d Mme Rene Fourcade/Rene Gallepe 6-2 6-1
Simone Barbier/Jacques Grandguillot d May Bundy (US)/Bill Tilden (US) 6-3 4-6 6-4
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen d Yvonne Sigart (Bel)/Dick Covington (US) default
Marjorie Morrill (US)/Umberto De Morpurgo (Ita) d Audrey de Smidt (SA)/Arne Rassmussen 6-3 9-7
Doreen Cole (SA)/Paul Feret d Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) 6-1 7-5
Anne Peitz (Ger)/Fucks (Ger) d ????
Sylvia Lafaurie/Rene Lacoste d Maude Hackett (US)/AG Rawlins (US)* 6-3 6-1

Phoebe Watson (GB)/John Colin Gregory (GB) d ????
Edith Cross (US)/Wilbur Coen (US) d Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Karl Wetzel (Ger) 6-4 6-4
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Christian Boussus-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)/Leopold Borman (Bel)-bye
Bobbie Heine (SA)/Coco Gentien-bye
Lucy Johnstone (GB)/Emanuel du Plaix-bye
Billie Tapscott (SA)/Count Ludi von Salm (Aut)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet-bye

2nd Round

Alvarez/Borotra d Bernard/Magaloff 6-2 6-2
Goldsack/Collins d Krahwinkel/Prenn 8-6 6-1
Bouman/Timmer d Thomas/Menzel 6-2 5-7 6-3
Bordes/de Buzelet d E Tapscott/Nielsen 6-4 6-0
Mathieu/Brugnon d Kleinadel/Borotra 6-1 6-3
Anet/Malecek d Ridley/Oliff 4-6 6-2 9-7
Le Besnerias/Le Besnerias d Reznicek/Kehrling 6-2 6-2
Wills/Hunter d Neufeld/Danet 6-1 6-4

Payot/Aeschliman d Rost/Moldenhauer 7-5 6-2
Barbier/Grandguillot d Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-4 6-3
Morrill/De Morpurgo d Cole/Ferrett 6-4 6-4
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Peitz/Fucks 2-6 6-3 6-3
Watson/Gregory d Cross/Coen 6-4 4-6 6-3
Aussem/Boussus d Sigart/Borman 6-3 6-2
Heine/Gentien d Johnstone/du Plaix 9-7 7-5
Bennett/Cochet d B Tapscott/Salm 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Goldsack/Collins d Alvarez/Borotra 6-3 1-6 6-3
Bordes/de Buzelet d Bouman/Timmer 7-5 6-2
Mathieu/Brugnon d Anet/Malecek default
Wills/Hunter d Le Besnerias/Le Besnerias 6-1 6-3

Barbier/Grandguillot d Payot/Aeschliman 2-6 6-0 8-6
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Morrill/De Morpurgo 6-3 6-4
Watson/Gregory d Aussem/Boussus 6-4 3-6 6-3
Bennett/Cochet d Heine/Gentien default

Quarterfinals

Goldsack/Collins d Mathieu/Brugnon 6-2 6-3
Wills/Hunter d Bordes/de Buzelet default
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Barbier/Grandguillot 6-2 5-7 6-3
Bennett/Cochet d Watson/Gregory 3-6 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Wills/Hunter d Goldsack/Collins 6-2 6-2
Bennett/Cochet d Lafaurie/Lacoste 7-5 8-6

Final

Eileen Bennett/Henri Cochet d Helen Wills/Frank Hunter 6-3 6-2

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Draw notes:

The NYT states that Rosie Berthet's mother was born in New York.

Note spelling for Charpenel, nee Aimee Cochet.

The NYT Times gives their names as Mrs Hackett and Dr Rawlins, both are from California. I have identified Mrs Hackett as being Maude (nee Demarest) Hackett.

The official French site lists Magaloff as Nicolas Magaloff, but this could be in error, possibly confusing the Prince with pianist Nicolai Magaloff.

NYT gives the 1R result of Mathieu/Brugnon as 6-4 6-1 rather than 6-3 6-1

The official French site lists E Tapscott as from GB, not SA. Yet this E Tapscott plays doubles with Audrey de Smidt. Is she a South African relative of the more famous Billie Tapscott?

According to the NYT Moriill d Mme Roger Danet (H Danet) in the singles.

If Lawn Tennis and Badminton is correct we are missing two scores from the 1R, as it indicates there were 14 byes-not 16.

Missing first names for:

Mme Michel Bernard
Mme Rene Fourcade
E Tapsctt (GB)

Male players missing names


DO Collins
A Ernst
"Partner" of Elizabeth Macready.
AG Rawlings

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Summary:

Cross/Wills won a default when one of the French women decided she would rather attend a tea in the countryside than face the famous Helen Wills.

There were 17 deuces in the opening game of the Alvarez/Bouman vs Bennett/Watson match.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis.

British magazine Lawn Tennis and Badminton as well as American Lawn Tennis.

Draw from the French Federation: http://www.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1929_en.pdf

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1930 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 19-June 1
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay
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Singles (Draw=43)


1st Round


Phoebe Watson (GB) [2]-bye
Paulette Guillier-bye
Jeanne Peyre-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US) [7]-bye
Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Mme Rene Meunier-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui)-bye

Simone Mathieu [3]-bye
Rosie Berthet-bye
Violet Owen (GB) d. Leila Claude-Anet 4-6 7-5 6-0
Else Stockel (Den) d. Nicole de Montebello 6-4 6-1
Germaine Charnelet d. Doris Metaxa default
Ilse Friedleben (Ger) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-3
Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 6-4
Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [6] d. Mme De Oberschall 6-0 6-1

Simone Barbier d. Nanette Le Besnerais 7-5 9-7
Mlle S Vaananem d. Sylvia Henrotin default
Marguerite Bordes d. Aimee Charpenal 6-1 4-6 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [5] d. Suzanne Desloges 6-2 10-8
Yvonne Kleinadel d. Simone Amaury 8-6 6-1
Josane Sigart (Bel)-bye
Mme Michel Bernard-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [4]-bye

Irmgard Rost (Ger)-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)-bye
Germaine Golding-bye
Eileen Whittingstall [8] (GB)-bye
Ida Adamoff-bye
Phyllis Mudford (GB)-bye
Arlette Neufeld-bye
Helen Wills Moody (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Watson [2] d. Guiller 6-4 6-2
Krahwinkel d. Peyre 6-1 6-2
Jacobs [7] d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Payot d. Mennier 8-6 6-3
Mathieu [3] d. Berthet 6-2 6-1
Owen d. Stockel 7-5 6-0
Friedleben d. Charnelet 6-2 7-5
Alvarez [6] d. Peitz 6-4 6-4

Barbier d. Vaananen 6-2 6-1
Ryan [5] d. Bordes 6-1 6-3
Sigart d. Kleinadel 6-1 6-1
Aussem [4] d. Bernard 6-4 6-3
Rost d. Satterthwaite default
Golding d. Whittingstall [8] default (severe cold)
Mudford d. Adamoff 6-2 6-3
Moody [1] d. Neufeld 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Watson [2] d. Krahwinkel 6-4 6-2
Jacobs [7] d. Payot 6-0 6-2
Mathieu [3]d. Owen 6-2 6-2
Alvarez [6] d. Friedleben 7-5 3-6 6-3

Ryan [5] d. Barbier 6-1 6-2
Aussem [4] d. Sigart 6-3 6-4
Rost d. Golding 7-5 6-2
Moody [1] d. Mudford 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals


Jacobs [7] d. Watson [2] 5-7 6-3 6-1
Alvarez [6] d. Mathieu [3] 6-3 7-5
Aussem [4] d. Ryan[5] 4-6 6-1 6-0
Moody [1] d. Rost 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Jacobs [7] d. Alvarez [6] 6-1 6-0
Moody [1] d. Aussem [4] 6-2 6-1

Final

Helen Wills Moody [1] d. Helen Jacobs [7] 6-2 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=22 )

1st Round

Dorothy Round (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye
Aimee Charpenal/Jeanne Peyre-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (GB)-bye
Mme Michel Bernard/Rosie Berthet-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB)-bye
Mme Rene Meunier/Jeanne Vaussard d. Marie Danet/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-1
Germaine Charnelet/Paulette Guillier d. Marie Conquet/Suzanne Desloges 6-2 5-7 6-4
Simone Barbier/Simone Mathieu d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Lolette Payot (Sui)* 6-2 6-3

Helen Jacobs (US)/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Jeanne Gallay/Veronique Gallay 6-3 3-6 6-0
Leila Claude-Anet/Nanette Le Besnerais d. Lucette Culbert/Germaine Golding 6-2 3-6 8-6
Ida Adamoff/Simone Amaury d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Paula von Reznicek (Ger)* 6-4 4-6 6-4
Joan Fry (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Nicole de Montebello/Mlle S Vaananem-bye
Mlle Langourain/Mme de Oberschall-bye
Helen Wills Moody (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye

2nd Round

Round/Watson d. Charpenal/Peyre 6-0 6-3
Aussem/Rost d. Bernard/Berthet 7-5 6-2
Mennier/Vaussard d. Alvarez/Whittingstall default (severe cold)
Barbier/Mathieu d. Charnelet/Guillier 6-4 6-2

Jacobs/Sigart d. Claude-Anet/Le Besnerais 6-2 6-2
Fry/Harvey d. Adamoff/Amaury 6-0 6-2
Bordes/Henrotin d. Montebello/Vaananem 6-0 6-3
Moody/Ryan d. Langourain/De Oberschall default (refuse to play on a wet court)

Quarterfinals

Round/Watson d. Aussem/Rost 6-1 6-3
Barbier/Mathieu d. Mennier/Vaussard 6-0 6-2
Fry/Harvey d. Jacobs/Sigart 6-3 6-3
Moody/Ryan d. Bordes/Henrotin 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Barbier/Mathieu d. Round/Watson 7-5 7-5
Moody/Ryan d. Fry/Harvey 6-1 6-2

Final

Helen Wills Moody/Elizabeth Ryan d. Simone Barbier/Smone Mathieu 6-3 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=42)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jean Borotra-bye
Simone Amaury/Paul Feret-bye
Suzanne Desloges/Coco Gentien-bye
Else Stockel (Den)/Jack Nielsen (Nor)-bye
Joan Fry (GB)/Ian Collins (GB)-bye
Nicole de Montebello/P. "Rar"-bye
Mme Michel Bernard/Andre Merlin-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Jack Crawford (Aus)-bye

Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Bill Tilden (US)-bye
Leila Claude-Anet/Tamio Abe (Jap)-bye
Simone Barbier/Pierre-Antoine Grandguillot-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Jack Willard (Aus) d. Paulette Guillier/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-2 1-6 6-3
Dorothy Round(GB)/Harry Lee (GB) d. Violette Gallay/Max Combemale 6-1 12-10
Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Gar Moon (Aus) d. Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen 6-2 6-3
Simone Mathieu/Takeichi Harada (Jap) d. Anne Peitz (Ger)/Eberhard Nourney (Ger) 8-6 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Doris Metaxa/Georges Glasser default

Ida Adamoff/Leonce Ashlangul d. Lucette Culbert/Roger George 6-8 6-3 6-4
Sylvia Henrotin/Toto Brugnon d. Rosie Berthet/Benny Berthet 7-5 6-1
Germaine Golding/Jean Couiteas d. Mlle S. Vaananem/Pierre-Henri Landry 6-4 6-0
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB) d. Mme Rene Meunier/Pierre Goldschmidt 6-3 6-2
Aimee Charpenal/Alain Bernard d. Jacqueline Gallay/Christian Boussus 2-6 7-6 6-4
Marguerite Bordes/Harry Hopman (Aus)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)/John Colin Gregory (GB) d Marie Danet/Edouard Leven default

Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Danny Prenn (Ger)-bye
Nanette Nanette Le Besnerais/Raymond Rodel-bye
Doris Wolfson/F. Edmond Blanc-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Junior Coen (US)-bye
Mme Beer/Emmanuel Du Plaix-bye
Arlette Neufeld/Baron Umberto de Morpurgo (Ita)-bye
Edith Belliard/Jean Lesueur-bye
Eileen Whittingstall (GB)/Henri Cochet-bye

2nd Round

Ryan/Borotra d. Amaury/Feret 6-2 6-3
Desloges/Gentien d. Stockel/Nielsen 8-6 6-3
Fry/Collins d. Montebello/"Rar" 6-2 6-1
Sigart/Crawford d. Bernard/Merlin 6-0 6-0
Aussem/Tilden d. Claude-Anet/Abe 6-1 6-2
Barbier/Grandguillot d Payot/Willard 8-6 8-6
Round/Lee d Rost/Moon 7-5 7-9 6-3
Mathieu/Harada d Krahwinkel/Kleinschroth 6-3 6-3

Henrotin/Brugnon d. Adamoff/Aslangul 2-6 6-3 6-4
Harvey/Hughes d. Golding/Couiteas 8-6 6-3
Charpenal/Bernard d. Bordes/Hopman default
Watson/Gregory d. Danet/Leven default
Friedleben/Prenn d. Le Besnerais/Rodel 6-4 6-0
Wolfson/Blane d. Jacobs/Coen default
Beer/Du Palix d. Neufeld/Morpurgo default
Whittingstall/Cochet d. Belliard/Lesueur default

3rd Round


Ryan/Borotra d Desloge/Gentien 6-3 6-3
Sigart/Crawford d Fry/Collins 6-4 8-6
Aussem/Tilden d Barbier/Grandguillot 7-5 6-3
Mathieu/Harada d Round/Lee 6-2 3-6 6-2

Harvey/Hughes d Henrotin/Brugnon 6-4 2-6 6-4
Watson/Gregory d Charpenal/Bernard 6-1 6-4
Friedleben/Prenn d Wolfson/Blane 6-3 6-2
Whittingstall/Cochet d Beer/Du Plaix default

Quarterfinals

Ryan/Borotra d Sigart/Crawford 10-8 8-6
Aussem/Tilden d Mathieu/Harada 6-3 9-7
Watson/Gregory d Harvey/Hughes 6-1 5-7 6-3
Whittingstall/Cochet d Friedleben/Prenn 6-4 3-6 6-3

Semifinals

Aussem/Tilden d Ryan/Borotra 6-1 6-2
Whittingstall/Cochet d Watson/Gregory 6-2 4-6 6-4

Finals

Cilly Aussem/Bill Tilden d Eileen Whittingstall/Henri Cochet 6-4 6-4

A view of Roland Garros in 1930



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Draw notes:

Draws are in exact draw order.

*Several sources have this result at Ilse Friedleben/Paula von Reznicek. The problem is Friedleben was also entered in the doubles with Payot. Something is off. Either Payot had a difference partner, or the Friedleben/Reznicket pairing is wrong. The Grand Slam Book of Tennis suggest Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger), but so far no first hand sources exist to confirm it.

Per the New York Times there were 44 women in the singles draw-we only count 43, and all of out main sources reflect this.

Mme Desloges=married name of Suzanne Deve. The French site incorrectly has her as "Desloge". She is probably the wife of fellow French player Louis Desloges
Henrotin=married name of Lafuarie
Bordes=Billout, whose maiden name was Broquedis.
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall #3 seed-defaulted in doubles due to illness.
Watson formerly Holcroft.

Missing full names for:

Mme Beer (in the mixed doubles only)
Mme Michel Bernard
Mlle Langourain is French
Mme Rene Meunier
Mlle De Oberschall is French
Mlle S Vaananem

Mr F. Edmond Blanc
Mr P. "Rar" was an alias used by a male player.

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Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton
New York Times

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1930_en.pdf

http://epa.oszk.hu/02100/02127/00026...1930_2_011.pdf

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Summary:

Is there anyone on the horizon to challenge Helen Wills-Moody? The answer is muddied the first few days. Speaking of mud, much of the clay is soaked in the first week as rain holds up play almost

The Ice queen of tennis gets an early challenge at the French from an unexpected foe, Phyllis Mudford. In the 3rd round Mudford, "who displayed not the slightest trace of stage fright", traded power with the world's #1. Mrs Moody often resorted to soft shots, lobs, and even coming to net to win a 6-2 first set. Mudford stuck to her tactics however, and led 3-2 in the second set. Helen led 5-4, needing 7 deuces to close out the girl some call 'the Sarah Palfrey of England'. An amazing 25 out of 28 games played went to deuce at least once, making this easily the match of the championships on the ladies side.

Rain held up play on and off on quaterfinals day. Wills didn't even take off her red cardigan sweater in besting Irmgard Rost. Helen "just pouneded the ball back and forth and waited for the German girl's errors." (NYT) Meanwhile Helen Jacobs upset #2 seed Phoebe Watson. Watson won the first set 7-5 when rain interrupted. On returning Jacobs swept to victory, espcecially sweet given Watson had beaten her twice before in 1929 at the Wightman Cup and the US semfinals.

In the semis Jacobs dazzled the crowd with her foot speed, pace of shots, and several winners on overheads. Her emphatic victory over Lili de Alvarez must have given her some hope vs Wills in the final. Most had expected Alvarez to reach the final, but from the start of the tournament the spaniard lacked her usual dash and zest. The other semifinal was a predictable cakewalk for Wills-Moody, who ignored the drizzle that turned into a downpour in beating Cilly Aussem 6-2 6-1. From 2 all in the opening set it turned into a rout.

"The predominant emotion among the 10,000 spectators who witnessed the clash between the two girls from California seemed to be one of surprise thay anyone had the sheer audacity to think of challenging Mrs Moody's right to the crown." Jacobs served almost as powerfully as Wills-Moody, but served up 3 double faults in the first set and 2 in the second. "The challenger tried chop shots in the second set, but the champion, playing perfect mechanical tennis, won the first five games, and only when the unrult spectators again booed and hissed a linesman's decision calling one of Miss Jacobs services bad which the crowd thought was good, did Mrs Moody relax, allowing miss Jacobs to take the sixth game." (NYT)

As is the custom at the French the doubles events were concluded first, the doubles final on the 24th and the mixed final on the 28th of May. Ryan and Wills-Moody took home the doubles in a straight set final. Towards the end Helen amazes the crowd with a series of impossible gets and winners.

The event drew 94,500 spectators in all.

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1931 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 17-31
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=59)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu [2]-bye
Francoise Holzschuch-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Simone Amaury 6-2 6-0
Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Leela Row (Ind) default
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) [7] d. Arlette Neufeld 6-2 1-6 6-2
Elsa Riboli (Sp) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-0
Mary Heeley (GB) d. Jeanne Peyre 6-4 6-2
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Midge Van Ryn (US) 1-6 6-3 6-0

Helen Jacobs (US) [3] d. Mme Rene Meunier 6-2 6-0
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre) d. Elizabeth MacReady 6-1 6-3
Doris Metaxa d. Josane Sigart (Bel) 8-6 5-7 6-3
Irmgard Rost (Ger) d. Simone Barbier 6-1 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [6] d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-1 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerais d. Maud Barger-Wallach (US) 6-1 6-4
Ida Adamoff d. Mme G. F. de Bruyn Kops default
Virginia Hilleary (US) d. Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-1

Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Rosie Berthet 6-2 6-4
Eileen Whittingstall (GB) d. Geramine Charnelot 7-5 4-6 6-1
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-4 3-6 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US( [5] d. Mme Michel Bernard 6-2 6-2
Marie Horn (Ger) d. Leila Claude-Anet 5-7 7-5 8-6
Paulette Gullier d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) default
Bella Pons (Sp) d. Diddie Serpieri default
Lili d'Alvarez (Sp) [4] d. Mlle A. Marre 6-3 6-3

Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza 6-2 6-3
Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) d. Violette Gallay 8-6 6-0
Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) d. Jacqueline Gallay 10-8 6-4
Joan Ridley (GB) [8] d. Aimee Charpenal 6-1 6-3
Colette Rosambert d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-4 6-3
Silvia Henrotin-bye
Edith Belliard-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Holzschuth 6-1 6-4
Payot d. Thomas 6-2 6-2
Krahwinkel [7] d. Riboli 6-2 6-2
Heeley d. Goldschmidt 6-3 6-0
Jacobs [3] d. Nicolupoulo 6-0 6-3
Metaxa d. Rost 6-2 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Le Besnerias 6-0 6-2
Adamoff d. Hilleary 6-3 4-6 6-3

Peitz d. Whittingstall 9-11 10-8 6-3
Ryan [5] d. Jedrzejowska 2-6 9-7 6-3
Guillier d. Horn 6-1 6-4
Alvarez [4] d. Pons 7-5 8-6
Valerio d. Lowenthal 6-0 6-1
Ridley [8] d. Burke 6-0 6-3
Henrotin d. Rosambert 6-1 1-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Belliard 6-4 6-1

3rd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Payot 7-5 6-4
Krahwinkel [7] d. Heeley 3-6 6-4 6-2
Jacobs [3] d. Metaxa 2-6 6-1 9-7
Nuthall [6] d. Adamoff 6-2 6-3

Ryan [5] d. Peitz 1-6 6-1 6-3
Alvarez [4] d. Guillier 6-3 6-3
Valerio d. Ridley [8] 6-3 3-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Henrotin 6-8 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Krahwinkel [7] d. Mathieu [2] 6-4 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Jacobs [3] 6-3 6-2
Alvarez [4] d. Ryan [5] 5-7 6-3 6-4
Aussem [1] d. Valerio 8-6 6-2

Semifinals

Nuthall [6] d. Krahwinkel [7] 6-1 6-2
Aussem [1] d. Alvarez [4] 6-0 7-5

Final

Cilly Aussem [1] d. Betty Nuthall [6] 8-6 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Eileen Bennett (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) [2]-bye
Marie Danet/Daisy Wyns-Speranza-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Leela Row(Ind)/Lucette Culbert default
Doris Metaxa/Colette Rosambert d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Elsa Riboli (Ita) 6-2 6-3
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Simone Mathieu d. Elsie Pittman (GB)/Nancy Lyle (GB) default
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Diddie Vlasto d. Simone Amaury/Nanette Le Besnarais 6-0 6-2
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet/Violette Gallay 6-2 6-4
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Mme Rene Meunier/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-1

Simone Barbier/Midge Van Ryn (US) d. Marie Luise Horn (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger) 2-6 6-1 7-5
Sylvia Henrotin/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-2
Rosie Berthet/Elizabeth MacReady d. Leila Claude-Anet/Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 6-2 4-6 6-3
Mary Heeley (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Jacqueline Gallay/Paulette Guilliet 6-4 6-8 6-4
Ida Adamoff/Arlette Neufeld d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Virginia Hilleary (US) 6-1 7-5
Phyllis Satterthwaithe (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Edith Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-0
Mlle A. Marre/Jeanne Peyre-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round


Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Danet/Speranza 6-2 6-2
Metaxa/Rosambert d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-2 11-9
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Nicolopoulo/Vlasto 6-1 4-6 6-3
Haylock/Ridley d. Payot/Valerio 8-10 6-3 6-2

Henrotin/Sigart d. Barbier/Van Ryn 6-3 4-6 6-3
Heeley/Shepherd-Barron d. Berthet/MacReady 7-5 6-2
Satterwaithe/Thomas d. Adamoff/Neufeld 6-3 6-1
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Marre/Peyre default

Quarterfinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Metaxa/Rosambert 6-4 6-2
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Haylock/Ridley 8-6 7-5
Henrotin/Sigart d. Heeley/Shepherd-Barron 7-5 7-5
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Satterthwaithe/Thomas 6-3 8-6

Semifinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Alvarez/Mathieu 7-5 6-3
Aussem/Ryan [2] d. Henrotin/Sigart 6-4 7-5

Final

Eileen Bennett/Betty Nuthall [2] d. Cilly Aussem/Elizabeth Ryan [1] 9-7 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=53)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US)/George Lott (US) [2]-bye
Jeanne Vaussard/Pierre Albarran-bye
Doris Metaxa/Coco Gentien-bye
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Leon Aslangul-bye
Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueur-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Bela von Kehlring (Hun) d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Vernon Kirby (SA) default
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB) d. Andree Freville/Paul Joba 6-1 8-6
Elsa Riboli (Ita)/Oscar de Minerbi (Ita) d. Ida Adamoff/Hermann Artens (Aut) 2-6 8-6 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jean Borotra d. Mme G. F. de Bruyn Kops/Franjo Kukuljevic (Yug) default
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Alberto Del Bono (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert/Roger George default
Diddie Serpieri/Ian Collins (GB) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza/Roche 6-1 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Gottfried von Cramm (Ger) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Roger Danet 6-3 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Patrick Spence (GB) d. Mme Rene Meunier/Giorgio de Martino (Ita) default
Anne Pietz (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Alain Bernard 6-0 8-6
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Andre Lacroix d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-1 6-2
Sylvia Henrotin/Jiro Satoh (Jap) d. Mme Michel Bernard/Eugene Broquedis default

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d. Edith Belliard/Giorgio de Stefani (Ita) default
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Raymond Rodel d. Simone Barbier/Louis Raymond 6-2 6-2
Simone Amaury/Andre Merlin d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Minoru Kawatchi (Jap) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB)/Bunny Austin (GB) d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Louis Haensch (Ger) 6-3 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Marcel Bernard d. Marie Danet/Edouard Leven 6-4 6-3
Joan Ridley (GB)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Irmgard Rost (Ger)/R. Zander (Ger) 6-2 7-5
Arlette Neufeld/John Oliff (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-4 6-4
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Christian Boussus d Elisabeth Macready/Pierre-Antoine Grandguillot 5-7 7-5 6-3

Midge Van Ryn (US)/John Van Ryn (US) d. Benny Berthet/Rosie Berthet default
Colette Rosambert/Paul Feret d Muriel Thomas (GB)/Hyotaro Satoh (Jap)7-5 6-4
Mary Heeley (GB)/Fred Perry (GB)-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Pierre Goldschmidt-bye
Virginia Hilleary (US)/Norman Farquharson (SA)-bye
Mlle A. Marre/Emil Gabrowitz (Hun)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Lott [2] d. Vaussard/Albarran 7-5 6-2
Metaxa/Gentien d. Nicolopoulo/Aslangul 6-4 8-6
Mathieu/Lesueur d. Andrus/Kehlring 4-6 9-7 6-4
Haylock/Hughes d. Riboli/Minerbi 6-2 6-2
Ryan/Borotra d. Valerio/Del Bono 6-2 6-2
Serpieri/Collins d. Krahwinkel/Cramm 6-2 4-6 6-4
Nuthall/Spence d. Pietz/Kleinschroth 6-4 6-2
Henrotin/Satoh d. Sigart/Lacroix 6-2 6-3

Payot/Aeschliman d. Horn/Rodel 6-3 7-5
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Amaury/Merlin 6-2 6-4
Anet/Bernard d. Ridley/Kingsley 7-5 6-1
Aussem/Boussus d. Neufeld/Oliff 6-3 5-7 6-4
Van Ryn/Van Ryn d. Rosambert/Feret 6-3 7-5
Heeley/Perry d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-3 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Goldschmidt/Goldschmidt 6-4 6-2
Marre/Gabrowitz d. Bennett/Cochet [1] default (Cochet ill)

3rd Round

Metaxa/Gentien d. Jacobs/Lott [2] 3-6 6-4 6-1
Haylock/Hughes d. Mathieu/Lesuer 3-6 6-3 7-5
Ryan/Borotra d. Serpieri/Collins 6-1 6-2
Nuthall/Spence d. Henrotin/Satoh 6-3 4-6 6-4

Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Payot/Aeschliman 6-0 6-3
Aussem/Boussus d. Anet/Bernard 6-3 6-1
Heeley/Perry d. Van Ryn/Van Ryn 6-4 6-8 6-1
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Marre/Gabrowitz default

Quarterfinals

Metaxa/Gentien d. Haylock/Hughes 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/Spence d. Ryan/Borotra 7-5 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Aussem/Boussus 7-5 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Heeley/Perry 1-6 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Nuthall/Spence d. Metaxa/Gentien 6-1 4-6 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Hilleary/Farquharson 9-7 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/Patrick Spencer d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Bunny Austin 6-3 5-7 6-3

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Draw notes:

The doubles and mixed doubles seeds are inferred by their placement in the draw. Most top seeds at the French are at the extreme bottom of the draw, with #2 seeds at the top. Eileen Bennett and Henri Cochet were #1 seeds as the defending champions. They defaulted due to Cochet's illness.

The NYT gives Grandguillot's name as Pierre (Pierre-Antoine at RG site), not Jacques. Were there two male Grandguillots?

Match points saved

In mixed Macready/Grandguillot had a match point vs Aussem/Boussus. Mrs Macready double faulted.


Draw notes on names:


Serpieri=Diddi Vlasto.
MacReady=Elizabeth D'Ayen
Eileen Bennett=Whittingstall
Nicolupoulo=Contostavlos
Van Ryn=Marjorie Gladman
Henrotin nee Jung.
Krahwinkel better known later under married name of Sperling.

Missing full names for:

Mme Michel Bernard
Mme G.F. de Bruyn Kops
P. Gallay (Mixed only)
Mlle A Marre
Mme Rene Meunier

Mr Roche

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Sources:

For the French Federation's version of the draw please go to: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1931_en.pdf

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results

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Summary:

Cily Aussem becomes the first German female to win a Grand Slam title. She soon follows this up by winning Wimbledon just a few weeks later. Defending champion Helen-Wills Moody opted out of playing in Europe this year.

On a sidenote Maud Barger-Wallach is competing here at the age of 60. she turns 61 on June 15th. This surrely makes her one of the oldest, if not the oldest, female to compete in singles at a Grand slam event. Maud, the 1908 US champion, manges 5 games against Mme Le Besnerais in losing in round 1.

Mixed Doubles winners Betty Nuthall and Patrick Spencer made a romantic pair, having announced their engagement some weeks before the French. It didn't last, and they did not wed.

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May 22 to June 6

*Note. Many 6-1 scores may in fact be 6-4-the print was very hard to read!
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1st Round

Cilly Aussem (Ger) bye
Mme Marcel Bernard bye
Rubowska bye
Betty Nuthall (GB) bye
Jacqueline Fournier bye
Josane Sigart(Bel) d. Leela Row(India) 6-0 6-1
Rosie Berthet d. Bellandier default

Simone Mathieu d. Rudd walkover
Edith Belliard d. Elizabeth Corbierre(US) 6-3 6-1
Simone Kleinadel d. Elizabeth Ryan(US) w/o
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Muriel Thomas(GB) w/o
Helen Jacobs(US) d. Andree Freville 6-0 6-2
Anna Peitz(Ger) d. Jeanne Vaussard 8-6 6-1
Peggy Scriven(GB) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-1
Doris Metaxa d. Susan Noel(GB) 12-14 6-4 6-0

Colette Rosambert d. Mrs Dyson(GB) 6-1 6-0
Lucia Valerio(Ity) d. Germaine Golding 6-1 6-1
Suzanne Barbier d. Margaretha Dros Canters(Neth) 6-1 6-1
Eileen Whittingstall(GB) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Burke(US) d. Jeanne Gallay 6-3 6-4
Ida Adamoff d. Holzschuch default
Leila Claude-Anet d. Elizabeth Macready 6-2 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel(Ger) d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-4

Sheila Hewitt(GB) d. Violette Gallay 6-3 6-0
Lolette Payot(Swt) d. Enya Speranza 6-1 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerias-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)-bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque(Neth)-bye
Bella Pons(Spain)-bye
M Beaugue-bye
Helen Wills-Moody(US)-bye

2nd Round
Aussem d. Bernard w/o
Henrotin d. Rubowska 6-0 6-0
Nuthall d. Fournier 6-0 6-0
Sigart d. Berthet 6-3 8-6

Mathieu d. Belliard 6-3 6-1
Goldschmidt d. Kleinadel 6-2 6-3
Jacobs[5] d. Peitz 4-6 6-0 7-5
Metaxa d. Scriven 6-2 3-6 6-3

Valerio d. Rosambert 10-12 6-3 1-4 ret
Whittingstall d. Barbier 6-2 6-2
Adamoff d. Burke 6-3 6-4
Krahwinkel d. Anet 6-3 6-1

Payot d. Hewitt 6-2 ret
Alvarez d. Le Besnerias w/o
Couquerque d. Pons 6-2 6-2
Wills-Moody[1] d. Beauge 6-0 6-1

3rd Round
Aussem d. Henrotin 4-6 6-2 6-3
Nuthall d. Sigart 6-4 6-2
Mathieu d. Goldschmidt 6-0 6-2
Jacobs d. Metaxa 6-3 6-3

Whittingstall d. Valerio 6-2 1-6 6-2
Krahwinkel d. Adamoff 1-6 7-5 6-2
Payot d. Alvarez w/o
Wills-Moody d. Couquerque 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Nuthall d. Aussem 5-7 6-4 ret
Mathieu d. Jacobs 6-4 6-4
Krahwinkel d. Whitingstall 6-3 6-3
Wills-Moody d. Payot 6-2 7-5

Semis
Mathieu d. Nuthall 6-2 6-4
Wills-Moody d. Krahwinkel 6-3 10-8*

Final
Wills-Moody d. Mathieu 7-5 6-1


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1st Round
Ryan/Wills bye
J.Gallay/V.Gallay d. McReady/Marre w/o
Barbier/Payot d. Olivieri/Row w/o
Burke/ Valerio d. Vaussard/Caron Culbert 6-0 6-2
Alvarez/Sigart d. Beauge/Chanove w/o
Berthet/Corbierre d. Pons/M.Bernard 6-3 6-4
Henrotin/Metaxa d. Dyson/Noel 6-1 6-4
Godfree/James d. Kleinadel/Belliard 6-3 6-0

Canters/Couqueroque d. Golding/Charnelet 6-3 4-6 6-2
Hewitt/Scriven d. Le Besnerais/Holzschuch 6-1 6-3
Danet/Rudowska d. Cl.Anet/Rudd w/o
Mathieu/Rosambert d. Isaac/Speranza w/o
Adamoff/Thomas d. Bellander/Lanquest w/o
Krahwinkel/Peitz d. Freville/Goldschmidt 6-3 6-3
Emery/Gorodnitchenko bye
Nuthall/Whittingstall bye

2nd Round
Ryan/Wills d. J.Gallay/V.Gallay 6-0 6-0
Barbier/Payot d. Burke/ Valerio 6-4 3-6 6-1
Alvarez/Sigart d. Berthet/Corbierre 6-4 6-2
Godfree/James d. Henrotin/Metaxa 6-3 4-6 7-5

Canters/Couqueroque d. Hewitt/Scriven 7-5 6-4
Mathieu/Rosambert d. Danet/ Rudowska 6-2 6-0
Adamoff/Thomas d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-0 6-3
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Emery/Gorodnitchenko 3-6 6-1 6-0

Quarters
Ryan/Wills d. Barbier/Payot 7-5 5-7 6-0
Alvarez/Sigart d. Godfree/James 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Rosambert d. Canters/Couquerque 6-4 6-2
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Adamoff/Thomas 6-4 3-6 6-4

Semis
Ryan/Wills d. Alvarez/Sigart 6-4 1-6 6-4
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Mathieu/Rosambert 6-3 6-4

Final
Moody/Ryan d. Nuthall/Whittingstall 6-1 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=54)

Rosie Berthet/Pierre Grandguillot (Egy) d. Helen Jacobs (US)/G. S. Mangin (US) ????
???? d. Muriel Thomas (GB)/Jiri Satoh (Jap) ????
Colette Rosambert/Andre merlin d. Elizabeth Macready (GB)/E. R. Avory (GB) 6-2 7-9 6-3





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Moody=married name of Wills
Krahwinkel=maiden name of Sperling
Whittingstall=married name of Bennett
Jeanne and Jacqueline Gallay one and the same?
There is also a Germaine Fournier ranked for this year.

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results, including entire 1st round of the doubles.

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Notes: Helen Wills Moody wins her 4th French title. It's her 5th major win in Paris (she also won the '24 Olympics here), but she was never challenged until this year. The invincible Helen hasn't lost a set since 1927, twice this year she came within a point of dropping one. First, the Swiss star Payot had 2 set points in set 2 of their quarterfinal. In the semis, Mrs. Moody was severely pushed when the Krahwinkel had a set point and a sitter volley.
The German missed the easy shot long. Helen's streak of match wins and sets continues, but Paris held out hope for those who wish to find a rival for the world conquering Helen.

Even the in final resistance was stiff. Mathieu led 4-1 before Wills marched back to take the first set. Helen wore the Frenchwoman down with defensive play, a very uncharacteristic tactic from the usually hard hitting American.

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May 22 to June 5

1st Round
Helen Jacobs (US)[1] bye
Jacqueline Fournier bye
Kay Stammers (GB) bye
Suzanne Pannetier bye
Josane Sigart (Bel) bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) bye
Colette Rosambert d. Freda James (GB) 6-2 6-4

Simone Mathieu d. Margaretha Dros Canters(Neth) 6-0 6-2
E.Riboli(Sp) d. Jacqueline Gallay 4-6 6-2 9-7
Rosie Saoutchik d. Bella Pons(Sp) 6-4 6-2
J Gautier d. Helen Dyson(GB) 6-3 6-2
Eileen Whittingstall d. Morel Deville default
Suzanne Barbier d. Andree Freville 6-2 6-4
Muriel Thomas(GB) d. Simone Kleinadel 6-2 6-2
Joan Ingram(GB) d. Enya Speranza 6-3 6-3

Wolfrom d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) default
Marjorie Crawford (Aus) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko default
Lucia Valerio (Ity) d. Sylvia Aubert 6-3 6-4
Mary Heeley (GB) d. Charnelet Pilette 6-0 6-3
Germaine Golding d. Arlette Neufeld default
Sylvie Henrotin d. Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) 7-9 6-2 6-4
Peggy Scriven (GB) d. Magda Baumgarten (Hun) 6-0 6-3
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 7-5 6-2

Edith Wilson (GB)-bye
Elizabeth Macready bye
Ida Adamoff bye
Dorothy Burke(US) bye
Betty Nuthall(GB) bye
Edith Belliard bye
Phyllis Satterwaite(GB) bye
Lolette Payot(Swt) bye

2nd Round
Jacobs[1] d. Fournier 6-3 6-0
Stammers d. Pannetier 6-2 6-3
Goldschmidt d. Sigart 6-4 6-3
Rosambert d. Aussem 6-3 1-6 6-4

Mathieu d. Riboli 6-4 6-2
Saoutchik d. Gautier 6-2 6-0
Whittingstall d. Barbier 8-6 6-1
Ingram d. Thomas 6-2 6-4

Wolfrom d. Crawford 6-3 7-5
Heeley d. Valerio 6-2 6-0
Henrotin d. Golding 7-5 6-2
Scriven d. Krahwinkel 2-6 6-3 6-3

Wilson d. Macready 6-4 6-2
Burke d. Adamoff 6-3 0-6 6-3
Nuthall d. Belliard 6-3 6-0
Payot d. Satterwaite 6-2 6-4

3rd Round
Jacobs d. Stammers 6-3 3-6 6-4
Goldschmidt d. Rosambert 8-6 6-4
Mathieu d. Saoutchik 6-3 6-3
Whittingstall d. Ingram 7-5 6-4

Heeley d. Wolfram 6-2 6-0
Scriven d. Henrotin 6-2 8-6
Burke d. Wilson 6-3 1-6 7-5
Nuthall d. Payot 6-2 6-2

Quarters
Jacobs d. Goldschmidt 1-6 6-1 6-3
Mathieu d. Whittingstall 6-2 6-0
Scriven d. Heeley 6-2 6-4
Nuthall d. Burke 6-3 6-1

Semis
Mathieu d. Jacobs 8-6** 6-3
Scriven d. Nuthall 6-2 4-6 6-3

Final
Scriven d. Mathieu 6-2 4-6 6-4
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1st Round
Mathieu/Ryan[1] bye
Macready/Wilson bye
Heeley/Freda James bye
A.Freville/D.Mercier bye
Scriven/Sigart bye
Canters/Couquerque d. Pannetier/Fournier 6-3 0-6 6-3
Aussem/Krahwinkel d. J. Gallay/Kleinadel 6-1 6-2
Burke/Thomas d. Adamoff/Speranza 6-2 7-5

Ingram/Stammers d. Dyson/M. Pons (Sp) 6-4 6-2
Adamoff/Jacobs d. Chanove/Wolfram 6-0 6-3
Jedrezjowska/ Valerio d. Morel Deville/Roche w/o
Henrotin/Rosambert bye
Baumgarten/Riboli bye
Barbier/Payot bye
Belliard/Caron Culbert bye
Nuthall/Whittingstall bye

2nd Round
Mathieu/Ryan[1] d. Macready/Wilson 6-2 9-7
Heeley/Freda James d. A.Freville/D.Mercier 6-4 6-3
Scriven/Sigart d. Canters/Couquerque 6-1 3-6 6-3
Aussem/Krahwinkel d. Burke/Thomas 8-6 6-2

Adamoff/Jacobs d. Ingram/Stammers 6-3 6-2
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Jedrezjowska/Valerio 6-3 6-4
Barbier/Payot d. Baumgarten/Riboli 6-3 7-9 6-1
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Belliard/Caron 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Mathieu/Ryan[1] d. Heeley/James 6-1 6-1
Scriven/Sigart d. Aussem/Krahwinkel 6-4 8-6
Barbier/Payot d. Nuthall/Whittingstall 2-6 6-4 6-3
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Adamoff/Jacobs 3-6 6-4 6-0

Semis
Mathieu/Ryan[1] d. Scriven/Sigart 7-5 6-2
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Barbier/Payot 3-6 6-3 6-1

Final
Mathieu/Ryan[1] d. Henrotin/Rosambert 6-1 6-3



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Mixed Doubles (Draw=39)

1R: Lucia Valerio/Andre Martin-Legeay d Phyllis Satterwaite/Coco Gentien 6-1 8-6
1R: Dorothy Andrus Burke/Bela von de Kehlring d Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Paul Feret 6-0 6-4
1R: Eileen Whittingstall/Pat Hughes d Mme Paul Aubert/Alain Bernard 8-6 6-2
1R: Cilly Aussem/Frank Shields d ???? default
1R: Jadwiga Jedrzejoska/L Tloczynski d Joan Ingram/Jack Condon 6-2 9-7
1R: Ida Adamoff/Vivian McGrath d Jeanne Gallay/Jiroh Satoh 6-4 6-3
1R: Mme Antionette Roche/Robert Journu d Riboli/Emil Gabrowitz 6-1 6-4

2R: Colette Rosambert/Henri Cochet d Marie Danet/E Ito default
2R: Freda James/Harry Lee d Bella Pons/Jacques Lesueuer 6-2 7-5
2R: Josane Sigart/Marcel Bernard d Margaretha Dros-Canters/VG Kirby default
2R: Helen Jacobs/Don Turnbull d Mme Caron Culbert/Andre Merlin 6-2 1-6 6-2
2R: Peggy Scriven/Jack Crawford d Mme Rosie Saoutchik/Benny Berthet 6-1 6-3
2R: Valerio/Martin-Legeay d Burke/Kehlring 7-5 6-2
2R: Whittingstall/Hughes d Jedrzejowska/Tloczynski 6-4 6-4
2R: Simone Barbier/Christian Boussus d Aussem/Shields 3-6 11-9 7-5

2R: Mary Heeley/FHD Wilde d Adamoff/McGrath 6-4 6-1
2R: Elizabeth Ryan/Nat Faruharson d Muriel Thomas/R Nunoi 6-1 8-6
2R: Roche/Journu d Lolette Payot/HC Fisher 2-6 6-3 7-5
2R: Syliva Henrotin/Jean Borotra d Edith Belliard/L e ???? 7-5 6-4
2R: Simone Mathieu/Toto Brugnon d ????/P Merlin 6-2 6-1
2R: Hilde Krahwinkel/Gottfried Von Cramm d ????/F Durand Mercier 6-2 6-2
2R: Kay Stammers/CJ Robbins d Andree Freville/Adrian Quist 3-6 7-5 6-1
2R: Betty Nuthall/Fred Perry d Mrs Dyson/Andre Lacroix 6-2 6-2

3R: James/Lee d Rosambert/Cochet 6-2 6-3
3R: Sigart/Bernard d Jacobs/Turnbull 6-3 9-11 6-4
3R: Scriven/Crawford d Valerio/Martin Legeay 6-4 6-4
3R: Barbier/Boussus d Whittingstall/Hughes 5-7 6-3 7-5

3R: Ryan/Farquharson d Heeley/Wilde 7-9 6-2 12-10
3R: Henrotin/Borotra d Roche/Jounu 1-6 6-3 7-5
3R: Krahwinkel/Von Cramm d Mathieu/Brugnon 5-7 6-3 6-2
3R: Nuthall/Perry d Stammers/Robbins 8-6 6-2

QF: James/Lee d Sigart/Bernard ????
QF: Scriven/Crawford d Barbier/Boussus ?? 6-3
QF: Ryan/Farquharson d Henrotin/Borotra 8-6 3-6 6-2
QF: Nuthall/Perry d Krahwinkel/Von Cramm 6-4 6-3

SF: Scriven/Crawford d James/Lee 6-4 6-2
SF: Nuthall/Perry d Ryan/Farquharson 4-6 6-4 6-0

FI: Peggy Scriven/Jack Crawford d Betty Nuthall/Fred Perry 6-2 6-3
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Draw notes:

Antoinette Roche=Mme R Roche
Elizabeth Ryan opted not to play singles.


Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton (note many partial scores due to a "cut off" page copy), I also consulted the New York Times.

Whittingstall=Bennett
Burke=Andrus

Thanks to AndrewTas for many missing results.
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Mathieu "battered Miss Scriven's weak backhand all day" but the speed of the Englishwoman compensated for it. Scriven was only ranked #12 in all of Britain for 1932. She is the first British French Open champ.

As usual in the French, the first week is given over entirely to doubles competition.

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1934

Draw of 54 May 23 to June 3.
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Complete and in draw order,
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1st Round

Peggy Scriven(GB) bye
Rollin Couquerque(Neth) bye
Sarah Palfrey(US) bye
Jacqueline Horner bye
Sylvia Henrotin bye
Mall Molesworth(Aus) d. Manzutto (Ity) 6-2 6-3
Nancy Lyle(GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) walkover
Sylvia Aubert d. J McAlphine (GB) 6-4 6-2

Alice Marble (US) d. Morel Deville 6-1 6-1
Cilly Aussem (Ger) d. Jeanne Gallay 6-1 6-1
Charnelet Pillette d. Phyllis Satterwaithe (GB) default
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Luzzatti(Ity) 6-4 6-3
Kay Stammers (GB) d. Ida Adamoff 6-3 4-6 6-2
Susan Noel (GB) d. Jeanne Peyre 6-4 6-2
Joan Hartigan (Aus) d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-4 6-4
Josephine Cruickshank (US) d. Suzanne Barbier 6-0 6-2

Marie Horn (Ger) d. Simone Gorotnitchenko 6-1 7-5
Caroline Babcock (US) d. Enya Speranza-Wyns 6-0 6-2
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Leila Row (India) 6-4 10-8
Simone Mathieu d. Cristobel Wheatcroft (GB) default
Doris Howard d. Muriel Thomas(GB) 7-5 6-2
Lucia Valerio (Ity) d. Simone Iribarne 6-3 6-2
Nelly Adamson (Bel) d. Magda Baumgartner (Hun) 6-3 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Andree Varin 6-4 6-4

Evelyn Dearman(GB) d. Yvanna Orlandini (Ity) 6-2 6-3
Colette Rosambert d. D Prenn default
Suzanne Pannetier d. Nell Hopman (Aus) 6-1 10-8
Lolette Payot (Swt)-bye
Mary Hardwick (GB)-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)-bye
Billie Yorke(GB)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)-bye

2nd Round
Scriven d. Couquerque 2-6 6-4 6-3
Palfrey d. Horner 6-4 6-3
Molesworth d. Henrotin default
Lyle d. Aubert 6-1 6-3

Aussem d. Marble default
Jedrzejowska d. Pilette 8-6 6-1
Stammers d. Noel 6-3 6-4
Hartigan d. Cruickshank 1-6 7-5* 6-3

Horn d. Babcock 6-4 6-1
Mathieu d. Andrus 6-1 6-1
Valerio d. Howard 6-2 6-3
Nuthall d. Adamson 6-4 6-4

Rosambert d. Dearman 6-3 6-1
Lolette Payot(Swt) d. Suzanne Pannetier 6-3 6-0
Mary Hardwick(GB) d. Phyllis Xydis(Gre) 6-3 6-3
Helen Jacobs(US) d. Billie Yorke(GB) 6-3 6-1

3rd Round
Scriven d. Palfrey 6-4 6-4
Lyle d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2
Aussem d. Jedrzejowska 3-6 6-4 8-6
Stammers d. Hartigan 6-3 6-4

Mathieu d. Horn 6-3 7-5
Valerio d. Nuthall 8-6 6-4
Payot d. Rosambert 7-5 4-6 6-4
Jacobs d. Hardwick 6-0 6-1

Quarters
Scriven d. Lyle 6-1 6-1
Aussem d. Stammers 6-4 6-2
Mathieu d. Valerio 6-3 6-2
Jacobs d. Payot 6-3 1-6 8-6

Semis
Scriven d. Aussem 7-5 6-3
Jacobs d. Mathieu 6-2 6-2

Final
Scriven d. Jacobs 7-5 4-6 6-1
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Complete and in draw order
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1st Round
Nuthall/Scriven bye
Jedrzejowska/Noel bye
Barbier/Payot bye
Orlandini/Luzatti bye
Jacobs/Palfrey d. Deville/Horner 6-1 6-2
Aussem/Horn d. Pilette/Speranza-Wyns default
Hartigan/Molesworth d. Goronitchenko/Pannetier 6-1 6-4
Howard/Rosambert d. D'Anet/Row default

Hardwick/Stammers d. Adamson/Goldschmidt 7-5 6-4
Couquerque/Thomas d. Adamoff/Cruickshank 4-6 6-2 6-3
Gallay/Manzutto d. Babcock/Marble default
Andrus/Henrotin d. Bamgarten/Wheatcroft default
Dearman/Lyle bye
Iribarne/Peyre bye
McAlphine/Yorke bye
Mathieu/Ryan bye

2nd Round
Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Nuthall/Scriven 6-3 6-4
Barbier/Payot d. Orlandini/Luzatti 6-3 6-1
Jacobs/Palfrey d. Aussem/Horn default
Howard/Rosambert d. Hartigan/Molesworth 6-2 6-1

Couquerque/Thomas d. Hardwick/Stammers 2-6 7-5 6-2
Andrus/Henrotin d. Gallay/Manzutto 6-0 4-6 6-2
Dearman/Lyle d. Iribarne/Peyre default
Mathieu/Ryan d. McAlphine/Yorke 4-6 6-2 6-0

Quarters
Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Barbier/Payot 6-3 2-6 6-2
Jacobs/Palfrey d. Howard/Rosambert 6-3 1-6 6-4
Andrus/Henrotin d. Couquerque/Thomas 0-6 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Ryan d. Dearman/Lyle 8-10 6-3 6-3

Semis
Jacobs/Palfrey d. Jedrzejowska/Noel 6-1 6-4
Mathieu/Ryan d. Andrus/Henrotin 4-6 6-2 6-3

Final
Mathieu/Ryan d. Jacobs/Palfrey 3-6 6-4 6-2
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Draw notes:
Henrotin=married name of Jung
Howard=former Metaxa

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Summary:

The women's final was a disgrace due to poor planning. The men's final was started late in the afternoon and didn't finish until 6:30. The women were put on court with clouds dimming what light remained. Endless rallies went back and forth, Miss Jacobs being unable to rush the net as usual because she couldn't see. At 7:50 the sets were split. Most of the crowd had left because they couldn't see, and Helen requested have the final set postponed til the next day. A British official urged Peggy to disagree, which she did. The umpire told them to play on. At 3-1 (a reporter counted 406 shots in those 4 games) to Scriven, Helen again requested a delay. A ten minute conference (some reports hint at an argument) at the chair saw the tournament referee come out. He ordered them to play on. Deflated, Jacobs got only 2 points in the last 3 games. "Before a handful of fans who had stayed to the bitter end, Peggy Scriven had retained her championship. The clock showed 8:27".

The French are heavily criticized for attempting a Wimbledon-like schedule without the organization (matches often start late because officials aren't punctual) or facilities (they only have 7 courts to Wimbledon's 20).

Heat was the norm, with not a drop of rain from start to finish.

Shorts make their first appearance in France. American Lawn Tennis notes that, "Caroline Babcock looks like a boy and Helen Jacobs is most becoming" in them. Most spectators are dressed up (hats for men and dresses for women) but one daring woman wore shorts for the finals.

An American-French women's event was held during the event. American hopeful Alice Marble collapses during her match on a hot day and is taken to the hospital. She defaults, and it is feared her career is at an end. Only after two years of struggle does she return to the courts in 1936.
Marble never did play in the French and only competed in one clay court event her entire career.

Hartigan saved a mp vs. Cruickshank in the 2R.
Betty Nuthall continued her poor form this year, double faulting in droves and hitting hard balls that are falling out.

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1935

Dates: May 20 to June 2.
Venue: Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay


Singles (Draw=44)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US)-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Yvanna Orlandini (Ity)-bye
Enya Speranza Wyns-bye
Sylvie Henrotin-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)-bye
Andréé Varin-bye
Billie Yorke (GB)-bye

Hilde Sperling (Den)- bye
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Mme Georges Olivieri 6-1 6-1
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) 6-1 6-2
Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Rosie Saoutchick 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Pannetier d. Kay Stammers (GB) 6-3 6-4
Simone Iribarne d. Emma Cepkova (Cz) 7-5 6-1
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Aiméé Charpenel default
Anita Lizana(Chile) d. Colette Rosambert 6-3 6-2

Jeanne Peyre d. Mary Hardwick (GB) 6-3 6-4
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Arlette Neufeld 3-6 7-5 6-0
Edith Belliard d. Mary Whitmarsh (GB) 6-4 7-5
Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Marie Horner (Ger) 6-3 6-3
Nelly Adamson (Bel) d. Simone Kleinadel 12-10 6-2
Vittoria Tonolli (Ity) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 9-7
Anna Luzzatti (Ity)-bye
Simone Mathieu-bye

Lucia Valerio (Ity)-bye
Simone Gorodnitchenko-bye
Mary Norman (GB)-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque(Neth)-bye
Ida Adamoff-bye
Leela Row(India)-bye
Germaine Pilette-bye
Peggy Scriven(GB)-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs d. Barbier 6-2 6-2
Orlandini d. Speranza Wyns 4-6 6-0 6-0
Henrotin d. Xydis 3-6 6-1 6-4
Yorke d. Varin 6-4 6-0
Sperling d. Hopman 6-0 6-3
Goldschmidt d. Thomas 6-3 6-3
Iribarne d. Pannetier 5-7 6-2 6-2
Lizana d. Andrus 7-5 6-1

Payot d. Belliard 6-2 7-5
Peyre d. Horn 6-4 6-4
Adamson d. Tonnolli 6-3 6-3
Mathieu d. Luzzatti 6-1 6-0
Valerio d. Gorodnitchenko 6-4 6-3
Couquerque d. Norman 6-2 6-1
Adamoff d. Row default
Scriven d. Pillette 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Jacobs d. Orlandini 6-2 6-0
Henrotin d. Yorke 5-7 6-1 6-3
Sperling d. Goldschmidt 6-1 6-3
Iribarne d. Lizana 6-3 6-2

Payot d. Peyre 5-7 6-1 6-3
Mathieu d. Adamson 8-6 6-0
Couquerque d. Valerio 6-8 6-4 6-2
Scriven d. Adamoff 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jacobs d. Henrotin 6-4 6-2
Sperling d. Iribarne 6-2 6-2
Mathieu d. Payot 7-5 6-4
Scriven d. Couquerque 6-0 6-3

Semifinals

Sperling d. Jacobs 7-5 6-3
Mathieu d. Scriven 8-6 6-1

Final

Hilde Sperling d. Simone Mathieu 6-2 6-1
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Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Peggy Scriven/Kay Stammers-bye
Simone Goronitchenko/Jacqueline Horner-bye
Nelly Adamson/Nell Hopman-bye
Mme Georges Olivieri/Germaine Pillette-bye
Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Edith Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Luica Valerio/Mary Whitmarsh 7-5 1-6 6-1
Jacqueline Gallay/Anna Luzzati d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Josane de Meulemeester default
Arlette Neufeld/Cosette Rosambert d. Lili de Alvarez/Anita Lizana 6-2 6-2

Madzy Rollin-Couquerque/Marie-Luise Horn d. Simone Iribarne/Jeanne Peyre 4-6 6-3 6-3
Lolette Payot/Muriel Thomas d. Mary Norman/Phyllis Xydis 6-0 6-1
Simone Barbier/Suzanne Pannetier d. Ivanna Orlandini/Vittoria Tonolli 4-6 6-4 6-2
Ida Adamoff/Hilde Sperling-bye
Mary Hardwick/Billie Yorke-bye
Yvonne Kleinadel/Andree Varin-bye
Enya Speranza Wyns/Leela Row-bye
Helen Jacobs/Siomne Mathieu [1]- bye

2nd Round

Scriven/Stammers d. Goronitchenko/Horner 6-4 6-3
Adamson/Hopman d. Olivieri/Pillette 6-1 3-6 6-0
Andrus/Henrotin d. Belliard/Goldschmidt 7-5 6-3
Neufeld/Rosambert d. Gallay/Luzzati 2-6 6-1 9-7

Couquerque/Horn d. Payot/Thomas 7-5 3-6 6-3
Adamoff/Sperling d. Barbier/Pannetier 8-6 6-2
Hardwick/Yorke d. Kleinadel/Varin 5-7 6-1 6-3
Jacobs/Mathieu[1] d. Speranza Wyns/Row w/o

Quarterfinals

Scriven/Stammers d. Adamson/Hopman 4-6 6-3 6-3
Andrus/Henrotin d. Neufeld/Rosambert 6-8 6-3 6-2
Adamoff/Sperling d. Couquerque/Horn 7-5 6-3
Hardwick/Yorke d. Jacobs/Mathieu[1] 7-5 0-6 6-4

Semifinals

Scriven/Stammers d. Andrus/Henrotin 14-12 6-4
Adamoff/Sperling d. Hardwick/Yorke 6-1 6-3

Final

Peggy Scriven/Kay Stammers d. Ida Adamoff/Hilde Sperling 6-4 6-0
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Mixed doubles (Draw=43)

First Round

Hilde Sperling/Gottfried Von Cramm-bye
Carolin Babcock/Roderick Menzel-bye
Simone Barbier/Toto Brugnon-bye
Ivanna Orlandini/Giovanni Palmieri-bye
Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay
Emma Cepkova/Josef Malacek-bye
Muriel Thomas/Vernon Kirby-bye
Nelly Adamson/Leopold de Borman-bye

Jadwiga Jedrzejoska/Adrian Quist-bye
Suzanne Pannetier/William Muir-bye
Dorothy Andrus/Wilmer Hines d Arlette Neufeld/Pierre Landry default
Helen Jacobs/Roland Journu d Yvonne Kleinadel/Max Tenaille default
Kay Stammers/Frank Wilde d Rosie Saoutchik/Benny Berthey 6-0 6-3
Nell Hopman/Harry Hopman d Anna Luzzatti/Douglas Freshwater 6-3 6-3
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque/Hideo Nishimura d Mme Georges Oliviera/Jean Agustin 6-4 4-6 6-1
Ida Adamoff/Christian Boussus d Mary Norman/Domingo Torralva-Ponsa 6-0 6-2

Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueur d Enya Speranza WynsVladimier Landau 6-0 6-3
Vittoria Tonolli/Don Turnbull d Andree Varin/Andru Bacquart 6-3 6-3
Mary Hardwick/Norman Farquharson d Jacqueline Gallay/Jacques Bonte 6-3 7-5
Simone Goronitchenko/Paul Feret d Jacqueline Horner/Vivian McGrath 7-5 6-2
Anita Lizana/Enrique Maier d Marie-Luise Horn/Hans Denker 3-6 6-2 6-3
Edith Belliard/John Hendrie-bye
Greta Deutsch/Josef Caska-bye
Kay Scriven/Raymond Tuckey-bye

Lolette Payot/Marcel Bernard-bye
Philomene Xydis/Georgios Nikolaides-bye
Billie Yorke/Bunny Austin-bye
Mary Whitmarsh/Maxwell Bertram-bye
Simone Iribarne/Raymond Rodel-bye
Lucia Valerio/Coco Gentien-bye
Jeanne Peyre/Vanni Canepele-bye
Colette Rosambert/Jean Borotra-bye

Second Round

Sperling/Von Cramm d Babcock/Menzel default
Barbier/Brugnon d Orlandini/Palmieri 9-7 1-6 7-5
Henrotin/Legeay d Cepkova/Malacek 6-1 6-3
Adamson/Borman d Thomas/Kirby 3-6 6-2 11-9
Pannetier/Muir d Jedrzejoska/Quist default
Andrus/Hines d Jacobs/Journu 6-2 7-5
Stammers/Wilde d Hopman/Hopman 3-6 8-6 6-1
Couquerque/Nishimura d Adamoff/Boussus 4-6 6-4 6-2

Mathieu/Lesueur d Tonolli/Turnbull 6-1 6-0
Hardwick/Farquharson d Goronitchenko/Feret 8-6 5-7 8-6
Lizana/Maier d Belliard/Hendrie 6-3 6-3
Scriven/Tuckey d Deutsch/Caska default
Payot/Bernard d Xydis/Nikolaides 6-3 6-4
Yorke/Austin d Whitmarsh/Bertram 6-4 6-3
Iribarne/Rodel d Valerio/Gentien 6-4 3-6 6-4
Rosambert/Borotra d Peyre/Canepele 6-1 6-3


Third Round

Sperling/Von Cramm d Barbier/Brugnon 6-1 6-2
Henrotin/Legeay d Adamson/Borman 8-6 6-3
Andrus/Hines d Pannetier/Muir default
Stammers/Wilde d Couquerque/Nishimura 9-7 6-4

Mathieu/Lesueur d Hardwick/Farquharson 6-2 6-4
Scriven/Tuckey d Lizana/Maier 6-4 6-1
Payot/Bernard d Yorke/Austin 7-5 6-3
Rosambert/Borotra d Iribarne/Rodel 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Henrotin/Legeay d Sperling/Von Cramm 3-6 6-3 8-6
Andrus/Hines d Stammers/Wilde 10-8 6-3
Mathieu/Lesueur d Scriven/Tuckey 2-6 6-3 6-3
Payot/Bernard d Rosambert/Borotra 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Henrotin/Legeay d Andrus/Hines 6-4 6-2
Payot/Bernard d Mathieu/Lesueur 6-3 2-6 6-2

Final

Lolette Payot/Marcel Bernard d Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay 4-6 6-2 6-4
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Draw notes:

Iribarne=maiden name of Lafargue.
Charpenel was the sister of famous French star Cochet.

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Summary:

For the first time since anyone can remember "Bunny" Ryan is not competing in Paris. A fixture on the European tennis circuit since 1912, she announced her retirement in Rome. She was still good enough in her 40s to win the French doubles in 1934.

Children's day first started this year. 3000 tickets were given free to "young scholars", who made quite a racket on the first Thursaday of play.

A rash of upsets marks the doubles. The champs breeze home in 30 minutes using the "Australian" formation against a team where neither lady is strong at net.

Simone Mathieu ran defending champ Scriven in the semis. The young mother kept looking towards her husband in the stands (only 50 people were watching) in the tense first set, but after winning it at 8-6 she breezed home as Peggy had nothing left. Jacobs was frustrated again in her bid for a French. When her volleys found the net too often she resorted to drop shots, for no one can beat Hilde straight up from the baseline. The stork-like Sperling is " a wizard at at getting up quickly, either to put away the dinky teasers, or to retreat again safely to thr baseline". Helen saved 6 match points before bowing out.

The final was "utterly devoid of interest". Hilde did everything Mathieu could, but better.

Early figures of interest include the Czech beauty Cepkova, nicknamed "the Greta Garbo of tennis", and tiny Chilean Anita Lizana. Lizana is on her first world tour and quickly improving. Her different look ("like an Inca princess" according to one writer) and style (she rockets back balls on the rise like a half-volley from the baseline) attract attention.
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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results, including almost all of the 1st round.
British Lawn Tennis and Badminton.
French draw published by Roland Garrios.

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1936

Dates: May 19 to June 1.

Helen Jacobs was originally entered but was ill from earlier in the month during a trip to Vienna and did not compete.

Singles (Draw=39)

1st Round

Madzy Rollin Couquerque(Neth) d. Arlette Neufeld 6-2 6-3
Edith Belliard d. Florence Le Boutillier (US) 6-4 10-8
Marie Horn(Ger) d. Sylvia Aubert 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Pannetier d. Leela Row (Ind) default
Susan Noel (GB) d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-3 6-2
Marianna Wittenstrom (Swd) d. Yvanna Orlandini (Ity) default
Francine Isaac (Bel) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 7-5 4-6 6-1

2nd Round

Simone Mathieu d. Penny Weekes (GB) default
Dorothy Andrus(US) d. Paulette St. Ferreod default
Nelly Adamson(Bel) d. Jacqueline Vives 6-3 6-1
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Grete Deutsch (Cz) 6-1 6-0
Simone Gorodnitchenko d. Peggy Scriven(GB) 0-6 6-4 8-6
Phyllis Xydis (Gre) d. Germaine Pilette 9-7 6-0
Couquerque d. Belliard 2-6 7-5 7-5
Horn d. Pannetier 6-4 6-4

Noel d. Wittenstrom 6-0 6-0
Simone Iribarne d. Isaac 6-1 6-1
Countess Lili de la Valdene(Sp) d. Anne Page (US) 6-4 6-0
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Mme Michel Bernard 6-1 6-3
Hella Kovac (Yug) d. Jeanne Peyre default
Sylvia Henrotin d. Trudi Terwindt (Neth) 6-1 6-1
Jacqueline Horner d. Elizabeth Weaver (GB) 6-2 6-1
Hilde Sperling( Den) d. Simone Barbier 6-1 6-0

3rd Round

Mathieu d. Andrus default
Adamson d. Goldschmidt 6-3 6-2
Goronichenko d. Xidis 6-1 6-2
Horn d. Couquerque 2-6 6-3 8-6

Iribarne d. Noel 2-6 7-5 6-2
Valdene d. Jedrzejowska 2-6 7-5 6-4
Henrotin d. Kovac 6-3 6-1
Sperling d. Horner 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Mathieu d. Adamson 6-0 6-2
Horn d. Gorodnitchenko 6-1 6-2
Valdene d. Iribarne 6-4 6-2
Sperling d. Henrotin 6-3 6-0

Semifinals

Mathieu d. Horn 6-4 6-4
Sperling d. Valdene 6-2 6-1

Final

Hilde Sperling d. Simone Mathieu 6-3 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Susan Noel d. Arlette Neufled/Yvanna Orlandini default
Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin d Francine Isaac/Jeanne Peyre 6-3 7-5
Edith Belliard/Simone Iribarne d. Florence Le Boutillier/Anne Page 6-3 1-1 8-6
Peggy Scriven/Kay Stammers d Grete Deutsch/Paulette de St Ferreol default

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d Hella Kovac/Phyllis Xydis 6-0 6-0
Simone Barbier/Suzanne Pannetier d Marie Horn/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque 2-6 7-5 6-4
Hilde Sperling/Countess Lili de la Valdebe d Simone Gorodnitchenko/Jacqueline Horner 6-2 6-2
Nelly Adamson/Josane de Meulmeester d Jacky Burton/Elisabeth Weaver 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Andrus/Henrotin 7-5 6-0
Belliard/Iribarne d. Scriven/Stammers 0-6 6-2 6-4
Mathieu/Yorke d. Barbier/Pannetier 6-0 6-3
Adamson/Meusmeester d. Sperling/Valdene 6-2 5-7 6-2

Semis

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Belliard/Iribarne 6-3 6-0
Mathieu/Yorke d. Adamson/de Meulemeester 6-0 6-4

Final
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Susan Noel 2-6 6-4 6-4

From left to right: The losing doubles finalists Jadwiga Jedrzejowska and Susan Noel


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Mixed Doubles (Draw=34)

First Round

Florence Le Boutillier/Raymond Rodel d Gem Hoahing/Gordon Lum default
Anne Page/Willing Patterson d Paulette de la Ferreol/Guillaume Troncin default

Second Round

Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueuer d Phyllis Xydis/Georgios Nikolaides 6-2 6-2
Josane de Meulmeester/Pierre Geelhand d Hella Kovac/Dragutin Mitic default
Marie Horn/Karl Lund d Edith Belliard/Paul Feret default
Dorothy Andrus/Charles Hare d Grete Deutsch/Roland Journu 6-3 6-4
Hilde Sperling/Coco Gentien d Madzy Rollin-Couquerque/Franjo Puncec default
Peggy Scriven/Raymond Tuckey d Jacqueline Horner/Andre Merlin 6-1 7-5
Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay d Elisabeth Weaver/Gaby Mercier-Odier 6-3 6-1
Boutillier/Rodel d Marianna Wittenstrom/Frank Wilde 8-6 4-6 6-4

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Toto Brugnon d Page/Patterson 6-1 6-2
Susan Noel/Pat Hughes d Yvanna Orlandini/Hector Fish default
Simone Iribarne/Toto Brugnon d CP Brutton/Franjo Kukuljevic 6-1 9-7
Trudi Terwindt/Sin-Khie Kho d Francinne Isac/Jacques Van Den Eynde 6-8 6-0 11-9
Billie Yorke/Marcel Bernard d Jacqueline Goldschmidt/William Robertson 7-5 6-1
Nelly Adamson/Henner Henkel d Sylvia Aubert/Henri Bolelli 6-4 1-6 6-2
Kay Stammers/Bunny Austin d Arlette Neufeld/Pierre Landry 6-4 8-10 6-4
Simone Gorodnitchenko/Pierre Pellizza d Simone Barbier/Boris Maneff 6-1 6-3

Third Round

Mathieu/Lesueur d Meulmeester/Geelhand 6-3 6-4
Horn/Lund d Andrus/Hare 6-3 8-10 6-3
Sperling/Gentien d Scriven/Tuckey 6-2 5-7 6-3
Henrotin/Legeay d Le Boutillier/Rodel 6-2 6-1

Noel/Hughes d Jedrzejowska/Brugnon 5-7 6-4 6-3
Iribarne/Borotra d Terwindt/Kho 6-4 12-10
Yorke/Bernard d Adamson/Henkel 8-6 10-8
Goronitchenko/Pellizza d Stammers/Austin 7-5 6-2

Quaterfinals

Mathieu/Lesueur d Horn/Lund 7-9 8-6 6-3
Henrotin/Legeay d Sperling/Gentien 6-1 6-3
Noel/Hughes d Iribarne/Borotra 6-1 8-6
Yorke/Bernard d Goronitchenko/Pellizza 6-2 9-7

Semifinals

Henrotin/Legeay d Mathieu/Lesueur 4-6 6-2 6-3
Yorke/Bernard d Noel/Hughes 0-6 6-3 6-4

Final
Billie Yorke/Marcel Bernard d Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay 7-5 6-8 6-3
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Draw notes:


Dorothy Andrus of the Us planned to play but broke a bone in her right arm.

Iribarne=maiden name of Lafargue

The British LTM and RG site agree on Daisy Speanza-Wyns rather than Enya Speranza-Wyns.

Countess Valdene=nee Lili Alvarez

The NYT has "Miss Jeanne Varin" rather than Mme Andree Varin. We know she was married.

The LTM has Miss AC Weaver. Another (????) has Elisabeth Weaver as Austrian, buit I see no person in the Austrian top ten. The NYT, on the other hand, calls her Mrs JD Weaver of England.


Sources:

The Grand Slam book (especially for the Mixed results)
Lawn Tennis and Badminton (a British magazine)
The Roland Garros site results

Summary

Hopes for a comback by the sparkling Spanaird Lili de Alverez, now Countess Valdene, are spoiled in the semis by the steady Hilde Sperling. The tall runner simply puts the ball to Lili's backhand and waits for errors. When the Countess did pull off a spectacular shot the long reach of Sperling usually got it back to return to a neutral postion. The other semi saw Mathieu struggle to put away Horn. Simone led 4-1 in the first-the German then puled up to 4 all before dropping t games for the set. "Frl Horn was tenacious" from 2-5 in the second, saving 10 match points in the last game before Mathieu won it on match point #11.

Sperling won a dour match as it her wont. Mathieu came up from 0-3 in the second by some clever volleying to get to 3-4. At 5-3 Hilde had a match point, losing it by netting a ball on the 39th shot. She closed it out at 5-4, making this event a triumph for Germans, as Gottfried von Cramm had won the men's singles.

8,000 are present for the final.

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Dates: May 18 to 30.

Singles (Draw=44)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu-bye
Elizabeth Weaver (GB)-bye
Trudi Terwindt(Neth)-bye
Trude Wolf (Aut)-bye
Mary Hardwick(GB)-bye
Daisy Speranza Wyns-bye
Anne-Marie Simon-bye
Marie Horn(Ger)-bye

Helen Jacobs (US)-bye
Suzanne Barbier d. Phylis Xydis (Gre) 6-3 9-7
Joan Ingram (GB) d. Paulette Mellerio 6-3 3-6 6-1
Colette Boegner d. M Planner 6-3 6-2
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Edith Belliard 6-0 6-4
Hella Kovac (Yug) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko 6-2 6-3
Suzanne Pannetier d. Phyllis Satterwaithe 6-2 6-3
Yvonne Kleinadel d Dorothy Andrus (US) default

Marguerite Lebailly d. Marie Norman (GB) 6-1 6-1
Countess Lili de la Valdene(Sp) d. Sobotkova default
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque(Neth) d. Jeanne Gallay 6-2 6-1
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d Marianna Wittenstrom (Swd) 6-0 6-1
Simone Iribarne d. Elizabeth Macready 6-0 6-3
Paulette de St. Ferreol d. M Forssell (Swd) 6-4 6-2
Henriette Morel-Deville-bye
Peggy Scriven(GB)-bye

Susan Noel(GB)-bye
Jacqueline Vives-bye
Sylvie Henrotin-bye
Peggy Bouverie(GB)-bye
JacquelineHorner-bye
Ucci Manzutto (Ity)-bye
Andree Varin-bye
Hilde Sperling (Den)-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu d. Weaver 6-2 6-0
Terwindt d. Wolf 2-6 6-0 6-0
Hardwick d. Speranza Wyns 6-1 6-3
Horn d. Simon 8-6 7-5

Jacobs d. Barbier 6-1 3-6 6-1
Boegner d. Ingram 6-3 3-6 6-0
Jedrzejowska d. Kovac 6-3 4-0 retired
Pannetier d. Kleinadel 6-3 3-6 6-4

Ctess de Valdene d. Lebaiily 6-1 6-2
Couquerque d. Goldschmidt 6-2 4-0 retired
Iribarne d. St. Ferreol 6-3 6-4
Scriven d. Morel-Deville default

Noel d. Vives 6-2 6-2
Henrotin d. Pleydell-Bouverie 6-3 2-6 6-3
Horner d. Manzutto 7-5 6-3
Sperling d. Varin 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Mathieu d. Terwindt 8-10 6-4 6-3
Horn d. Hardwick 6-2 6-3
Jacobs d. Boegner 6-3 7-5
Jedrzejowska d. Pannetier 6-2 6-3

Valdene d. Couquerque 6-2 6-2
Scriven d. Iribarne 7-5 3-6 6-4
Henrotin d. Noel 6-0 6-4
Sperling d. Horner 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Mathieu d. Horn 11-9 7-5
Jedrzejowska d. Jacobs 6-3 6-4
Valdene d. Scriven 6-2 1-6 6-2
Sperling d. Henrotin 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Mathieu d. Jedrzejowska 7-5 7-5
Sperling d. Valdene 6-1 6-1

Final
Hilde Sperling d. Simone Mathieu 6-2 6-4
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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round


Marie Horn/Countess Lili de Valdene d. Jeanne Gallay/Phyllis Xydis 6-3 6-8 6-2
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque/Trudi Terwindt d. Arlette Halff/Jacqueline Horner default
Marguerite Lebailly/Andree Varin d. Rosl Krauss/Trude Wolf default

2nd Round

Helen Jacobs/Hilde Sperling d. Simone Barbier/Edith Belliard 6-0 6-0
Colette Boegner/Simone Iribarne d. Lady Dersen/Elizabeth MacReady 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin d. Simone Gorodnitchenko/Hella Kovac 6-2 3-6 6-1
Horn/Valdene d. Couquerque/Terwindt 6-0 7-5

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Susan Noel d. Lebailly/Varin 6-2 6-4
Evelyn Dearman/Joan Ingram d. Forssell/Paulette de St-Ferreol 6-3 6-2
Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Mary Norman/Marianna Wittenstrom 6-1 6-3
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Ucci Manzutto/Sobotkova 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Boegner/Iribarne d. Jacobs/Sperling 8-6 2-6 7-5
Andrus/Henrotin d. Horn/Valdene 6-3 6-1
Dearman/Ingram d. Jedrzejowska/Noel 7-5 6-3
Mathieu/Yorke d. Pannetier/Goldschmidt 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Andrus/Henrotin d. Boegner/Iribarne 6-4 6-0
Mathieu/Yorke d. Dearman/Ingram 6-2 4-6 6-1

Final
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin 3-6 6-2 6-2
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Mixed Doubles (Draw=38)

Third Round

Boegner/Borotra d St Ferreol/Mitic 6-4 6-1
Ingram/Wilde d Manzutto/Taroni 7-5 7-5
Hardwick/Hare d Couquerque/Teschmacher 6-1 6-4
Mathieu/Petra d Jedrzejowska/Farquharson 6-4 7-5

Dearman/Hughes d Kovac/Borman 6-2 6-4
Henrotin/Legeay d Wolf/Metaxa 6-1 3-6 6-2
Terwindt/Van Swol d Valdene/Brugnon 2-6 9-7 7-5
Horn/Journu d Yorke/Bernard default

Quarterfinals

Boegner/Borotra d Ingram/Wilde 6-0 6-3
Mathieu/Petra d Hardwick/Hare 6-4 6-4
Dearman/Hughes d Henrotin/Legeay 4-6 6-4 6-3
Horn/Journu d Terwindt/Van Swol 1-6 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

Mathieu/Petra d Boegner/Borotra 6-4 6-3
Horn/Journu d Dearman/Hughes 6-4 6-4

Final

Simone Mathieu/Yvon Petra d Marie Horn/Roland Jornu 7-5 7-5

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Draw notes:

French site has Jacqueline Gallay, not Jeanne
Identity of Miss or Mrs AC Weaver still not established. Does she=Elisabeth Weaver?
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Summary

Mathieu loses her 6th French final in front of a half-filled stadium.

Earlier in the event Helen Jacobs tries and fails for the 7th time to annex the only big title to elude her. Hard hitting Pole Jedrzejowska takes her out. "Jed's" fast driving almost takes her to the final, but Mathieu proves too steady.

Sources:

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results
Also used French site.

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1938 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 2-12
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles
(Draw=37)

1st Round

Nancye Wynne (Aus) [2]-bye
Karin Forsell (Swe)-bye
Daisy Speranza Wyns-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) [7]-bye
Cosette St Omer Roy-bye
Margaret Whitmarsh (GB)-bye
Leela Row (Ind) default

Sylvia Henrotin [3]-bye
Paulette Mellerio-bye
Yvonne Kleinadel-bye
Ida Bourdet-Adamoff-bye
Nell Hopman (Aus) [6]-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-1 6-2
Joan Saunders (GB) d. Marguerite Lebailly 4-6 6-4 6-3
Nelly Landry d. Jacqueline Horner 7-5 6-4

Rita Jarvis (GB) d. Edith Curdel-Belliard 6-4 6-3
Alice Weiwers (Lux) d. Andree Varin 6-1 0-6 6-4
Thelma Coyne (Aus)-bye
Arlette Halff [5]-bye
Hella Kovac (Yug)-bye
Simone Lafargue-Iribarne-bye
Suzanne Pannetier-bye
Valerie Scott (GB) [4]-bye

Dot Stevenson (Aus)-bye
Gisela Enger (Ger)-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Mini Hein-Mueller (Cz) [8]-bye
Paulette de Saint- Ferreol-bye
Inge Behrens (Den)-bye
Anne-Marie Simon-bye
Simone Mathieu [1]-bye

2nd Round

Wynne [2] d. Forsell 6-0 6-1
Goldschmidt d. Speranza Wyns 6-0 6-0
Couquerque [7] d. St Omer Roy 6-0 6-3
Whitmarsh d. Row default
Henrotin [3] d. Mellerio 3-6 6-0 6-2
Kleinadel d. Bourdet-Adamoff 6-1 4-6 6-2
Hopman [6] d. Andrus 6-1 6-2
Landry d. Saunders 6-2 6-1

Weiwers d. Jarvis 6-2 6-1
Halff [5] d. Coyne default (flu)
Kovac d. Lafargue-Iribarne 6-3 7-5
Pannetier d. Scott [4] 7-5 6-3
Stevenson d. Enger 6-2 3-6 6-2
Barbier d. Hein-Mueller [8] default
de Saint- Ferreol d. Behrens default
Mathieu [1] d. Simon 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Goldschmidt d. Wynne [2] 6-0 6-3
Couquerque [7] d. Whitmarsh 6-3 6-1
Henrotin [3] d. Kleinadel 6-2 6-2
Landry d. Hopman [6] 6-4 6-1

Halff [5] d. Weiwers 7-5 6-4
Pannetier d. Kovac 6-1 6-4
Stevenson d. Barbier 6-3 6-4
Mathieu [1] d. de Saint- Ferreol default

Quarterfinals

Couquerque [7] d. Goldschmidt 6-2 6-1
Landry d. Henrotin [3] 6-2 6-2
Halff [5] d. Pannetier 2-6 6-4 6-3
Mathieu [1] d. Stevenson 6-4 6-0

Semifinals

Landry d. Couquerque [7] 6-2 6-4
Mathieu [1] d. Halff [5] 6-1 6-1

Final

Simone Mathieu [1] d. Nelly Landry 6-0 6-3

Actress Marlene Dietrich watching the ladies final




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DOUBLES (Draw=18)

1st Round

Thelma Coyne (Aus)/Nancye Wynne (Aus)-bye
Marguerite Lebailly/Suzanne Pannetier-bye
Arlette Halff/Nelly Landry-bye
Cosette St. Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers (Lux)-bye
Paulette Mellerio/Andree Varin-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Jean Saunders (GB)/Valerie Scott (GB)-bye
Anne-Marie Simon/Daisy Speranza-Wyns d. Karin Forsell (Swe)/Paulette de Saint Ferreol default

Jacqueline Horner/Simone Lafargue-Iribarne d. Inge Behrens (Den)/Gisela Enger (Ger) default
Ida Bourdet-Adamoff/Lili de la Valdene (Sp)-bye
Simone Barbier/Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Dot Stevenson (Aus)-bye
Edith Curdel-Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Mini Hein-Mueller (Cz)/Hella Kovac (Yug)
Rita Jarvis (GB)/Mary Whitmarsh (GB)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Lebailly/Pannetier d. Coyne/Wynne 3-6 retired (Coyne had the flu)
Halff/Landry d. St.Omer Roy/Weiwers 7-5 5-7 6-4
Mellerio/Varin d. Andrus/Henrotin 6-4 2-6 6-4
Saunders/Scott d. Simon/Speranza Wyns 6-3 4-6 6-1

Horner/Lafargue-Iribarne d. Bordet-Adamoff/Valdene default
Hopman/Stevenson d. Barbier/Couquerque 6-4 6-3
Curdel-Belliard/Goldschmidt d. Hein-Mueller/Kovac default
Mathieu/Yorke d. Jarvis/Whitmarsh 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Halff/Landry d. Lebailly/Pannetier 6-3 6-4
Saunders/Scott d. Mellerio/Varin 8-6 6-2
Horner/Lafargue-Iribarne d. Hopman/Stevenson 6-3 6-3
Mathieu/Yorke d. Curdel-Belliard/Goldschmidt 7-5 6-1

Semifinals

Halff/Landry d. Scott/Saunders 5-7 6-3 6-1
Mathieu/Yorke d. Horner/Lafargue 6-3 7-5

Final

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Arlette Halff/Nelly Landry 6-3 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Henriette Morel-Deville/Raymond Rodel d. Paulette Mellerio/Roger Dessair 4-6 6-3 7-5
Jacqueline Horner/Jacques Sanglier d. Valerie Scott (GB)/Murray Deloford (GB) 6-2 8-6
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Gene Mako (US) d. Andree Varin/Robert Billaudot 6-3 4-6 7-5
Simone Barbier/Andre Jacquement d. Hella Kovac (Yug)/Todd Hughan (Neth) 6-0 3-6 7-5
Marguerite Lebailly/Pierre Goldschmidt d. Inge Behrens (Den)/Bent Panker (Den) default
Edith Curdel-Belliard/Franjo Puncec (Yug) d. Arlette Halff/Coco Gentien 2-6 8-6 7-5
Simone Lafargue-Iribarne/Renato Bossi (Ita) d. Rita Jarvis (GB)/Owen Anderson (US) 6-2 6-0
Simone Mathieu/Dragutin Mitic (Yug) d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Franjo Kukeljevic (Yug) 9-7 1-6 7-5

Billie Yorke (GB)/Hans Van Swol (Neth) d. Manon Hargreaves (GB)/Ronald Shayes (GB) 6-4 6-3
Cosette St. Omer Roy/Tamino Abe (Jap) d. Ida Bourdet-Adamoff/Lawrence Nelson (US) 6-1 6-2
Nancye Wynne (Aus)/Christian Boussus d. Mary Whitmarsh (GB)/Frank Wilde (GB) 6-3 1-6 6-1
Jean Saunders (GB)/Donald Butler (GB) d. Paulette de Saint Ferreol/William Robertson (US) default
Dot Stevenson (Aus)/Valetino Taroni (Ita) d. Karin Forsell (Swe)/Jacques Bonte 6-2 6-3
Gisela Enger (Ger)/Karl Dohnal (Ger) d. Thelma Coyne (Aus)/Toto Brugnon default
Nelly Landry/Pierre-Henri Landry d. Alice Weiwers (Lux)/Adam Baworoski (Pol) 6-2 8-6
Sylvia Henrotin/Jean Leseur d. Anne-Marie Simon/Roland Journu default

2nd Round

Horner/Sanglier d. Morel-Deville/Rodel 6-1 6-2
Hopman/Mako d. Barbier/Jacquemet 0-6 6-1 6-4
Curdel-Belliard/Puncec d. Lebailly/Goldschmidt 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Dragutin d. Laffargue-Iribarne/Bossi default

Yorke/Van Swol d. St. Omer Roy/Abe 6-3 6-2
Wynne/Boussus d. Saunders/Butler 6-3 3-6 6-3
Stevenson/Taroni d. Enger/Dohnal 6-2 6-4
Henrotin/Leseur d. Landry/Landry 1-6 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals


Hopman/Mako d. Horner/Sanglier 6-1 6-0
Mathieu/Dragutin d. Curdel-Belliard/Puncec 7-5 7-5
Wynne/Boussus d. Yorke/Van Swol 3-6 6-3 7-5
Henrotin/Leseur d. Stevenson/Taroni 7-5 5-7 7-62

Semifinals

Mathieu/Dragutin d. Hopman/Mako 6-4 10-8
Wynne/Boussus d. Henrotin/Leseur 6-3 6-2

Final

Simone Mathieu/Dragutin Mitic d. Nancy Wynne/Christian Boussus 2-6 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

Doubles

Seeds are not known for ladies doubles. Probable seeds are:

#1 Mathieu/Yorke
#2 Coyne/Wynne

This is not conclusive however, as the New York Times labeled early round upset victims Andrus and Henrotin "favorites in win the doubles crown."

Mixed Doubles

Aussie sources have Donald Butler (GB) rather than Benny Berthet as the partner of Jean Saunders in the mixed.

Names

Ida Bourdet, nee Adamoff plays her last French championships. Le Figaro lists her as Mme Bourdet-Adamoff.

Edith Curdel-Belliard=nee Edith Belliard. We use the styling adopted by Le Figaro.

Karin Forsell listed as M Forsell by the French site. I am using Karin Forsell as she was ranked #10 in Sweden in 1938.

Simone Lafargue=nee Iribarne.

Alice Weiwers listed as "Weiwers" and "Weivers" by Le Figaro.

Missing full names for:

None. All names are complete.

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Sources:


Thanks to Andrew Tas for the complete draws

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1938_en.pdf

Le Figaro
New York Times

[A photo of the finalists with Marlene Dietrich in the front row]
Figaro : journal non politique | 1938-06-12 | Gallica


MDLLE MATHIEU'S THIRD TITLE (1938, June 14). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 14 Jun 1938 - MDLLE MATHIEU'S THIRD TITLE - Trove

Figaro : journal non politique | 1938-06-10 | Gallica [includes photos of singles finalists]

TENNIS. (1938, June 13). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 13 Jun 1938 - TENNIS. - Trove

Nancye Wynne Sets A Tennis Fashion (1938, June 11). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 8 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 11 Jun 1938 - Nancye Wynne Sets A Tennis Fashion - Trove

TENNIS IN FRANCE (1938, June 10). Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 10 Jun 1938 - TENNIS IN FRANCE - Trove

TENNIS. (1938, June 10). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 10 Jun 1938 - TENNIS. - Trove [covering Wynne's shock quarterfinal loss]

TENNIS IN PARIS (1938, June 9). National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 09 Jun 1938 - TENNIS IN PARIS - Trove

AUSTRALIAN TENNIS GIRLS TO PLAY IN PARIS (1938, June 2). The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 02 Jun 1938 - AUSTRALIAN TENNIS GIRLS TO PLAY IN PARIS - Trove

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Summary:

A later than usual start date pushes the event to early June-a full two weeks later than in 1937. This spells trouble for the quality of the event, as the top Brits and Americans are in Britain for the Wimbledon tuneups and Wightman Cup, held June 10-11. 3 time defending champion Hilde Sperling does not appear. Even Jadwiga Jedrzejowska, another top tenner and regular at Roland Garros, is also in England playing grass warmups. Andrus is the lone US female entry, while fellow Yank Donald Budge is here chasing The Grand Slam of tennis after his win in Australia.

This makes Simone Mathieu the prohibitive favorite as the only real top ten player in the draw. The question marks are the Australian contingent of Thelma Coyne, Nell Hopman, Dot Stevenson, and especially Nancye Wynne. They have flown to Paris (the first plane trip ever for most of them) in hopes of capturing glory on European red clay. Unfortunately they flew straight from English low and fast bouncing grass to high bouncing clay with no practice on it at all. The Aussie girls predictably crashed out early. Coyne had influenza.

Wynne was seeded #2, but was easily beaten by Jacqueline Goldschmidt, 8th ranked French player, in the round of 16. Nancye, who said after the match that she couldn't get used to the light balls, send shot after shot into the net or wide when going down the line. After a 6-0 blowout she made a fight of it to get to 3 all in the 2nd set, losing 6-0 6-3. Wynne's habit of "bouncing her racquet on the ground and catching it like a yo-yo" is a novelty in this staid era.

The last Aussie standing was Dot Stevenson. In the quarters she gave Simone Mathieu her sternest test of the tournament. Dot dropped serve to start the match, but held from there out. Stevenson used a nice backhand crosscourt and several drop shots to score points. Mathieu held on to win a 6-4 set by 30 points to 27. From that point the floor fell out from under Stevenson. Her backhand went off, and Mathieu, not normally a volleyer, even came in to net to make several winners. The second set flew by at 6-0 and 31 points to 19.

The semifinals were played on the #2 court, resulting in easy wins for Mathieu and Landry.

Simone Mathieu sweeps aside all opposition easily and finally wins her nation's title in an anticlimax. Surprise finalist Nelly Landry has upset 3 players to reach the final, where she was outclassed 6-0 6-3. Anticlimatic or not, this win was a joyous validation of her iron will that bore fruit at last.

Mme Mathieu never lost more then 4 games in a match. The #1 French female for over a decade had lost 6 previous singles finals at Roland Garros. Only 3,000 saw Simone win the final. To make matters worse, many of those present showed their impatience at long rallies with whistles and other signs that the ladies were a warmup for the men's final, which was a likwise a blowout.

On the last day Mathieu captured the triple crown here-taking the doubles with Brit Billie Yorke for the 3rd year running and the mixed with Yugoslav Dragutin Mitic. The doubles was easy, while the mixed final went to 3 sets. Aussie Nancye Wynne smashed multiple overhead winners to win the first set with French male #1 Christian Boussus. After dropping the 2nd set Wynne and Boussus led 4-2 when Nancye held serve after 2 deuces. Boussus dropped his serve though, and with a series of drop shots, lobs, high bounding topspin and hard passing shots Simone nudged her pair to victory with four consecutive games. In contrast to the singles final Simone was given appreciation by a large and warm crowd of 12,000 entertained to the fullest.

Mathieu is the first known mother to win the French. An amusing report from the Townsville Daily Bulletin reports "Mme Mathieu's three children sat alone on the top of a tier at the Stade Roland Garros and cheered shrilly" as their mom won a close mixed semi match and the women's final.

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1939 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 8-18
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Sarah Fabyan (US) [2] d. Micheline Inglebert default
Ann-Marie Simon d. Nina Brown (GB) 6-3 3-6 6-2
Marguerite Lebailly d. Alice Florian (Yug) 6-1 6-4
Mlle Kerckhoff (Neth) d. Nelly Landry default
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [3] d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-1
Daisy Speranza-Wyns d. Simone Laffargue default
Arlette Halff [6] d. Rita Jarvis (GB) 6-4 6-1
Simone Kleinadel d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-3 6-1

Suzanne Pannetier d. Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) [5] 7-9 6-2 6-2
Klara Somogyi (Hun) d. Hella Kovac (Yug) 6-3 6-3
Gracyn Wheeler (US) d. Jacqueline Horner 6-0 6-3
Mary Hardwick (GB) [4] d. Cosette St. Omer Roy 6-4 6-2
Zofia Sioda (Pol) d Billie Yorke (GB) default
Alice Weivers (Lux) d. Susan Noel (GB) 6-3 6-2
Paulette Mellerio d. Leila Claude-Anet 3-6 6-4 6-3
Simone Mathieu [2] d. Suzanne Barbier 4-6 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Fabyan [2] d. Simon 4-6 7-5 6-1
Lebaiily d. Kerckhoff 6-2 6-0
Jedrzejowska [3] d. Speranza-Wyns 6-0 6-1
Halff [6] d. Kleinadel 6-2 2-6 6-4

Pannetier d. Somogyi 8-6 8-6
Hardwick [4] d. Wheeler 10-8 7-5
Weivers d. Sioda default (unable to obtain a visa)
Mathieu [2] d. Mellerio 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Lebailly d. Fabyan [2] 6-1 6-1
Jedrzejowska [3] d. Halff [6] 4-6 6-2 6-4
Pannetier d. Hardwick [4] 7-5 6-4
Mathieu [2] d. Weivers 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Jedrzejowska [3] d. Lebailly 6-3 2-6 6-3
Mathieu [2] d. Pannetier 6-2 6-2

Final

Simone Mathieu [2] d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska [3] 6-3 8-6

Jedrzejowska (on left) and Mathieu (to right)



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Doubles (Draw=14)

1st Round

Sarah Fabyan (US)/Gracyn Wheeler (US)-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Jacqueline Horner d. Nelly Landry/Simone Laffargue default
Alice Florian (Yug)/Hella Kovac (Yug) d. Susan Noel (GB)/Billie Yorke (GB) default
Simone Barbier/Mlle Kerckoff (Neth) d. Zofia Sioda (Pol)/Klara Somogyi (Hun) default

Cosette St. Omer Roy/Alice Weivers (Lux) d. Marguerite Lebailly/Suzanne Pannetier 12-10 6-0
Nina Brown (GB)/Rita Jarvis (GB) d. Leila Claude-Anet/Henriette Morel-Deville 6-1 6-3
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Arlette Halff d. Paulette Mellerio/Anne-Marie Simon 8-6 6-1
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Simone Mathieu-bye

Quarterfinals

Goldschmidt/Horner d. Fabyan/Wheeler 6-4 0-6 6-1
Florian/Kovac d. Barbier/Kirchhoff 6-3 9-7
St. Omer Roy/Wewers d. Brown/Jarvis 8-10 6-3 6-4
Jedrzejowska/Mathieu d. Couquerque/Halff default

Semifinals

Florian/Kovac d. Goldschmidt/Horner 4-6 6-3 6-2
Jedrzejowska/Mathieu d. St. Omer Roy/Weivers 6-3 6-3

Final

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Simone Mathieu d. Alice Florian/Hella Kovac 7-5 7-5

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Mixed Doubles (at least 20)

*1R results assumed byes unless scores present
1st Round

Mary Hardwick (GB)/Charles Hare (GB)-bye
Cosette St Omer Roy/Raymond Rodel-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Gene Smith (US)-bye
Alice Florian (Yug)/Ferenc Puncec (Yug)-bye
Sarah Fabyan (US)/Elwood Cooke (US) d Rosie Saoutchik/Jacques Bonte 6-0 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Emil Gabory (Hun)-bye
Susan Noel (GB)/Jean Borotra-bye
Alice Weivers (Lux)/Toto Brugnon-bye

Klara Somogyi (Hun)/Otto Szigetti (Hun) d. Rita Jarvis (GB)/Henry Billington (GB) 6-4 6-4
Jacqueline Horner/Hans Van Swol (Neth)-bye
Suzanne Pannetier/Roland Journu-bye
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Adam Barawowski (Pol) d. Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)/Pierre Geelhand (Bel) 6-1 6-2
Gracyn Wheeler (US)/Bobby Riggs (US) d Paulette Mellario/Roger Dessair 6-4 6-1
Nina Brown (GB)/Frank Wilde (GB)-bye
Hella Kovac (Yug)/Dragutin Mitic (Yug)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Franz Kukuljevic (Yug)-bye

2nd Round

Hardwick/Hare d. St Omer Roy/Rodel 6-0 4-6 6-4
Goldschmidt/Smith d. Florian/Puncec 6-3 6-4
Fabyan/Cooke (US) d. Claude-Anet/Gabory 6-4 7-5
Noel/Borotra d. Weivers/Brugnon 6-4 1-6 6-3

Somogyi/Szigetti d. Horner/Van Swol 6-3 6-4
Pannetier/Journu d. Jedrzejowska/Barawowski (Pol) 3-6 6-4 6-3
Wheeler/Riggs d. Brown/Wilde 6-2 6-2
Mathieu/Kukuljevic d. Kovac/Mitic 7-5 6-1

Quarterfinal

Goldschmidt/Smith d Hardwick/Hare default (Hare tore arm ligaments)
Fabyan/Cooke d Noel/Borotra 6-2 7-5
Pannetier/Journu d Somogyi/Szigetti 6-4 1-6 6-3
Mathieu/Kukuljevic d Wheeler/Riggs 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Fabyan/Cooke d Goldschmidt/Smith 6-2 6-2
Mathieu/Kukuljevic d Pannetier/Journu 5-7 6-3 6-1

Final

Sarah Fabyan/Elwood Cooke d Simone Mathieu/Franz Kukuljevic (Yug) 4-6 6-4 7-5

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Draw Notes:

Mme JP Claude=Leila Claude-Anet according to The Grand Slam record book, but this was her maiden name and her married name was Mme de Verrerier. This is probably explained by her taking her father's initials.

Frank Wilde is listed as HD (Henry David) Wilde.

Only 6 known seeds in the singles.

Missing full names for
:

Mlle Kerckhoff is from the Netherlands. There was an A. Kerckhoff and a Z. Kerckhoff. Which one was here?

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Sources:

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1939_en.pdf

British Lawn Tennis
The New York Times
The London Times
Paris-Soir

Leidsch Dagblad | 12 juni 1939 | pagina 10 - Historische Kranten, Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken [unique mixed results]

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Summary:

"Auteil is a pleasant place even if the French Championships are far from being what they were." (London Times, June 11, p 6)

No German entries at all, as tension and rumours of war in Europe run high. Running so close to Wimbledon also discourages many entries. The event used to be held in May.

Gracyn Wheeler, traveling independently of the USTA, has a set point taken from her by a bad line call in a late afternoon match vs Mary Hardwick. The winner went right into the corner and was called out at 6-5. She ended up losing the set 10-8 and the steam went out of her gradually, having played a match earlier in the morning. The #4 seed finally won as the sun sank.

Most of the seeds held until the quarterfinals, only #5 Dutch player Rollin Conquerque falling. Then the major surprises came.

A seriously off form Jadwiga Jedrzejowska barely survives a tight third set vs Halff in the quarters. Her famous forehand was flying everywhere and too often wildly missing. Pannetier lulled Hardwick into playing from the baseline, winning despite her underhanded serve. Mary had a 3-1 lead in set one and played with caution, playing right into Suzanne's steady hands. Hardwick looked like coming to life when she tied at 4-4 in the second with splendid volleys, but then dropped the next 8 points for the match.

"Miss Fabyan was another grass court player to be caught in the toils of this slow rubble", getting only 2 games from Mme Lebailly. The lefty used the dropper repeatedly as Sarah dug her won grave in the dirt with numerous backhand and volley errors.

The semis ended the run of the unseeded semifinalists. Lebailly fought well and extended the Pole to 3 sets ,"but for all her nice control on the backhand, this was largely because Mlle Jedrzejowska's flaming forehand was so loose. Then Mlle S Pannetier had nothing like the necessary strokes to take on so shrewd an opponent like Mme Mathieu...even though she be the French #2."

Could the popular Pole finally win a major in her third final? It was not to be. Jaja pulled up from a set and 3-5 down to tie at 5 all, but consistency won over brilliance as it usually does on hard courts. As the Times noted, "against a shrewd adversary like Mme Mathieu, hitting one winner to two losers was of little use.Then Mlle Jedrzejowska made some telling moves with the drop shot, yet Mme Mathieu got to most of them and was prepared to volley the return; one has rarely seen her covering a court so quickly."

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In May of 1940 Germany invades and occupies France. There is no French Open for 1940. Events were held between 1941 and 1945, though these are counted as full championships. Not until 1946 did the international tennis community return to France in full force.

The event was called the "Tournoi de France"-a closed event only for French, yet Payot (a Swiss national) was the 1945 winner. It's useful to remember that at least one British woman also reached the women's closed final in the early 1900's.

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1941

Dates: July 29-August 3
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=15 or 16)


1st Round

Alice Weiwers (Lux) d. Simone Kleinadel 6-1 6-1
Jacqueline Foy d. Mlle Lacarde 4-6 6-1 6-0
Aimée Charpenel d. Mlle Bertrand 6-4 6-3
Paulette Mellerio d. Raymonde Veber 6-3 6-3

Suzanne Pannetier d. Jacqueline Vives 1-6 7-5 7-5
Mlle Savelsberg d. ???? (or bye)
Andrée Varin d. Mlle Morane 2-6 8-6 7-5
Anne-Marie Seghers d. Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Weiwers d. Foy 6-0 6-1
Mellerio d. Charpenel 6-2 6-2
Pannetier d. Savelsberg 7-5 6-3
Seghers d. Varin 1-6 7-5 6-0

Semifinals

Weiwers d. Mellerio 6-2 6-0
Seghers d. Pannetier 6-1 6-1

Final

Alice Weiwers d. Anne-Marie Seghers 6-0 6-2

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Doubles

Semifinals

Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy/Alice Weiwers (Lux) d. Paulette Mellerio/Suzanne Pannetier 6-2 6-1
Aimée Charpenel/Jacqueline Vives d. Simone Kleinadel/Anne-Marie Seghers 2-6 6-1 6-2

Final

Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy/Alice Weiwers d. Aimée Charpenel/Jacqueline Vives 6-4 6-3

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Mixed Doubles

Semifinals

Alice Weiwers (Lux)/Robert Abdesselam d. Anne-Marie Seghers/Jacques Sanglier default
Suzanne Pannetier/Roger Dessair d. Andrée Varin/Coco Gentien 6-3 6-4

Final

Alice Weiwers/Robert Abdesselam d. Suzanne Pannetier/Roger Dessair 6-2 6-4

Before the Mixed Doubles final-Alice Weiwers-who also won the singles




Pannetier and Vives before their 1R match: http://www.parisenimages.fr/en/colle...is-august-1941
Suzanne Pannetier: http://www.parisenimages.fr/en/colle...is-august-1941
Jacqueline Vives: http://www.parisenimages.fr/en/colle...is-august-1941

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Summary:

After a one year hiatus due to the German ivasion of 1940 the French resumes under the title the "Tornoi de France."

The German occupation precluded any real international involvement. Even Weiwers, from Luxembourg, was sometimes listed as French.

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1942 TOURNOI DE FRANCE

Dates: July 25-August 2
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Simone Laffargue-bye
Raymonde Veber-bye
Paulette Mellario-bye
Josette Amouretti-bye
Lolette Payot-Dodille-bye
Helene Pfister-bye
Micheline Inglebert d. Janine de la Giroday 6-4 6-2
Suzanne Panneier d. Leila Claude-Anet 6-3 6-3

Monique Laisnè d. Andree Varin 6-4 6-2
Cosette St. Omer Roy d. Edith Curdel 6-3 6-3
Anne-Marie Seghers-bye
Aimee Charpenal-bye
Simone Kleinadel-bye
Henriette Morel-Deville-bye
Simone Mercier-bye
Alice Weiwers (Lux)-bye

2nd Round

Laffargue d. Veber 6-0 6-3
Mellario d. Amouretti 6-3 6-2
Payot-Dodille d. Pfister 9-7 6-2
Pannetier d. Inglebert 6-1 6-0

Laisnè d. St Omer Roy 6-1 6-1
Seghers d. Charpenal 6-0 6-1
Kleinadel d. Morel-Deville 6-2 6-4
Weiwers d. Mercier 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals


Simone Laffargue d. Paulette Mellario 6-8 7-5 6-2
Lolette Payot-Dodille d. Suzanne Pannetier 6-4 7-5
Monique Laisnè d. Anne-Marie Seghers 6-4 4-6 6-4
Alice Weiwers (Lux) d. Simone Kleinadel 6-4 9-7

Semifinals

Payot-Dodille d. Laffargue 6-3 6-4
Weiwers d. Laisnè 6-2 10-8

Final:

Alice Weiwers d. Lolette Payot-Dodille 6-4 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=at least 5)

1st Round

Simone Kleinadel/Paulette Mellerio-bye
Monique Laisnè/Raymonde Veber-bye
Cosette St Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers d. Edith Curdel/Anne-Marie Seghers 8-6 1-6 6-2
Josette Amouretti/Helene Pfister-bye

Semifinals:

Kleinadel/Mellerio d. Laisnè/Veber 6-4 4-6 7-5
St Omer Roy/Weiwers d. Amouretti/Pfister 6-3 6-1

Final:

Cosette St Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers d. Simone Kleinadel/Paulette Mellerio 6-3 2-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=13)

1st Round

Simone Laffargue/Henri Pelizza-bye
Suzanne Pannetier/M. Galliard d. Aimee Charpenal/Andre Poulailion 6-2 6-4
Josette Amouretti/Jacques Thomas d. Cosette St. Omer Roy/Jacques Jamain 6-4 6-4
Paulette Mellerio/Jean Le Sueuer d. Anne-Marie Seghers/Robert Laval 6-1 6-2

Alice Weiwers/Robert Abdesselam-bye
Raymonde Veber/Michel Marret-bye
Helene Pfister/Georges Gremillet d. Andree Varin/Coco Gentien 3-6 6-4 10-8
Lolette Payot-Dodille/André Jacquemet d. Edith Curdel/Jacques Malosse 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Laffargue/Pelizza d. Pannetier/Gaillard ????
Mellerio/Le Sueuer d. Amouretti/Thomas 13-11 7-5
Weiwers/Abdesselam d. Veber/Marret default
Payot-Dodille/Jacquemet d. Pfister/Gremillet 7-5 6-3

Semifinals

Laffargue/Pelizza d. Mellerio/Le Sueuer 7-5 5-7 6-2
Weiwers/Abdesselam d. Payot-Dodille/Jacquemet 3-6 7-5 6-1

Final

Simone Laffargue/Henri Pelizza d. Alice Weiwers/Robert Abdesselam 6-0 6-2

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Draw Notes

Where no results known in opening rounds I have inferred byes.

Leila Claude-Anet listed as Mme Claude
Mme Edith Curdel-nee Belliard
Janine de la Giroday=Mme Giroday

Simone Laffargue=Mme Laffargue. The French sources are clearly Laffargue (double f) and not Lafargue.
Mme Monique Laisne was born Monique Hamelin.

We will use Payot-Dodille in the English style, not Dodille-Payot, though this is the format used at times in French.

Missing full names for:


M. Galliard

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Sources

L' Echo d'AlgerLe Matin[by far the most complete]

L'Echo d'Alger : journal républicain du matin | 1942-08-02 | Gallica

L'Echo d'Alger : journal républicain du matin | 1942-07-29 | Gallica

Le Matin : derniers télégrammes de la nuit | 1942-07-30 | Gallica

Thanks to Jimbo and Newmark for dates and scores.

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Summary:

Played under German occupation. Entries may have been limited to French Nationals only. Payot was of Swiss birth but wed to a Frenchman, and Alice Weiwers, often listed as from Luxembourg, was also often listed as French.

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Dates: July 27-August 1
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=at least 10)


Round of 16 (Probable opening round)


Siomone Lafargue d. Andree Varin ????
Jacqueline Patorni
Mme Claude d. Simone Kleinadel ????
Jacqueline Marcellin

Suzanne Pannetier d.
Monique Laisne
Henrietta Morel-Deville
Alice Weivers d.

Quarterfinals

Lafargue d. Patorni 6-4 6-1
Claude d. Marcellin 7-5 6-1
Pannetier d. Laisne 5-7 6-4 6-0
Weivers d. Morel-Deville 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Lafargue d. Claude 6-3 6-3
Weivers d. Pannetier 6-2 6-3

Final

Simone Lafargue d. Alice Weiwers 6-1 7-5

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Doubles


Semifinals

Cosette St Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers d. Suzanne Pannetier/Raymonde Veber 6-2 6-3
Genevieve Grobois/Claude Manescau d. Simone Kleinadel/Anne-Marie Seghers 1-6 6-4 6-2

Final

Cosette St Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers d. Genevieve Grobois/Claude Manescau 3-6 9-7 7-5.

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Mixed Doubles

Semifinals

Alice Weivers/Pierre Pellizza d. Jacqueline Pannetier/Coco Gentien ????
Simone Lafargue/Georges Gremillet d. Jacqueline Patorni/Roger Dessair ????

Final

Alice Weivers/Pierre Pellizza d. Simone Lafargue/Georges Gremillet 6-3 6-1


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Draw notes:


Properly titled the Tornoi de France. Played under German occupation of France. Entries were restricted to French nationals only.

Ce Soir mentions rankings in covering the event.

#1 Simone Lafargue

#6 Mme Monique Laisne


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Sources:

Paris-soir | 1943-08-02 | Gallica
Paris-soir | 1943-07-31 | Gallica

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt...f4.zoom.langFR

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Summary
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In a final of high quality Alice Weivers falls to the drop shots of Mme Lafarge. Weivers hits her way to a 3-0 lead in the second set and stretches it to 5-2, but cannot get another game.

Mme Claude could not cope with the extreme heat or the game of #1 Simone Lafargue in the semis. Inevitably long rallies were ended with a deadly drop shot by Mme Lafargue despite the steady tactics Mme Claude employed.

Suzanne Pannetier could not drop her way to victory in a smilar manner over Alice Weivers, who hit with too much authority and had a useful volley.

In the doubles final St Omer Roy and Weivers won a squeaker despite Cosette making a load of errors. When she left the court after the second set it was to a cascade of boos. Weivers kept her team from crumbling, saving a match point at 4-5 in the last chapter.

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