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Fans of tennis from the past, look at this!

Searching thru some of my tennis books to find a tennis 'bible' from Gianni Clerici called The Ultimate Tennis Book.

Finished in 1974, published in 1975 the author took the time to put together an 'all time greats draw'. Basically the draw is separated into 'eras' as well as sort of 'manipulating' the draw in such a way that match-ups between players had occurred. Therefore the draw would not have constructed so a player from the 60's would meet a player from the 30's in the early rnds.

As you can see below, some 1st rnds are unbelievable eg. Beuno vs. King, as well as Court vs. Beuno in the 2nd rnd

Love to hear everyones comments. Pity the final wasn't played!!!

Aus – Aust Champs
FH – Forest Hills
RG – Roland Garros
W – Wimbledon
WC – Wightman Cup

eg. W36F = Wimbledon 1936 Final

1st rnd

Helen Wills Moody USA def. Lilly De Alvarez ESP 62 63 W27F
Joan Hartigan AUS def BH Molesworth AUS 61 64 Aus34F
Dorothy Round GBR def Betty Nuthall GBR 97 63 W36 1st
Simone Mathieu FRA def N Landry FRA 60 63 RG38F
Helen Jacobs USA def Hilda Sperling GER 62 46 75 W36F
Alice Marble USA def Mary Hardwick GBR 46 62 64 WC37
Sarah Palfrey USA def Jedrzejowska POL 62 62 W34 4th
Margaret Scriven GBR def Kaye Stammers ????

Pauline Betz USA def Nancye Bolton AUS 60 63 FH 43F
Margaret DuPont USA def Betty HarrisonGBR 75 62 WC48
Shirley Bloomer GBR def Dorpthy Head USA 61 63 RG 57F
Louise Brough USA def Jean Micoli GBR 62 46 75 WC48
Christine Truman GBR def Althea Gibson USA 26 63 64 WC58
Darlene Hard USA def Ann Jones GBR 63 64 FH61F
Margaret Court def Evonne Goolagong 26 76 75 Aus71F
Maria Beuno BRA def Billie Jean King USA 64 57 63 W65 SF

2nd rnd

Suzanne Lenglen def Kitty McKane GBR 62 62 W23F
Dorothea Lambert GBR def Ethel Larcombe GBR 75 64 W14F
Molla Mallory NOR def Elisabeth Ryan USA 46 64 97 FH26F
Mary Browne USA def E. Sears USA 64 62 FH12F

Wills def Hartigan 63 63 W35SF
Round def Mathieu 64 57 62 W34SF
Jacobs def Marble 64 64 W38SF
Palfrey def Scriven 63 61 WC33

Betz def DuPont 16 86 75 RG 46F
Brough def Bloomer 62 64 WC 55
Hard def Truman 62 62 WC 62
Beuno def Court 64 79 63 W 64F

Shirley Fry USA def Susan Partridge GBR 60 86 WC 52
Doris Hart USA def Pat Todd USA 64 46 62 RG 50F
Angela Mortimer GBR def Sandra Reynolds RSA 119 63 W 61SF
Maureen Connolley def Jean Walker GBR 36 61 75 WC52

3rd Rnd

Lenglen def Lambert Chambers 108 46 97 W 22F
Mallory def Browne 46 64 62 FH 21F
Wills def Round 64 68 63 W 33F
Jacobs def Palfrey 61 64 FH 34F
DuPont def Brough 46 64 1513 FH 48F
Hard def Bueno 64 1012 64 FH 60F
Hart def Fry 61 60 W 51F
Connolly def Mortimer 61 61 WC 53


Lenglen def Mallory 62 60 W 22F
Wills def Jacobs 63 36 75 W35F
Brough def Hard 63 86 W 55SF
Connolly def Hart 86 75 W 53F


Lenglen def Wills 63 86 Cannes
Connolly def Hart 86 75 W 52F


Lenglen vs. Connolly NOT Played

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2002, 05:22 PM
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Thanx for this very interesting!

Lenglen def Wills 63 86 (Hmmmmmmm.....1 match)
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