re: 1943 results
Week of March 22-28
Mar 22-25 United States Women's Indoor Championships, Brookline, Massachuesetts, US (Indoors)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club
1R Mrs Sanborn Vincent d Virginia Boyer 9-7 6-1
2R Pauline Betz d Lois Ladd 6-0 6-1
2R Mrs Philip Theopold d ???
2R Lillian Lopaus d Gloria Young 6-0 6-0
2R Connie Clifton d ??
2R Nancy Corbett d Jean Davis 6-0 6-0
2R Judy Atterbury d ??
2R Mary Jane Metcalfe d ??
2R Kay Winthrop d Vincent 7-5 6-0
QF Betz d Theopold 6-2 6-1
QF Lopaus d Clifton 6-3 5-7 6-2
QF Corbett d Atterbury 6-3 3-6 6-1
QF Winthrop d Metcalfe 6-4 6-1
SF Betz  d Lilian Lopuas  8-6 3-6 6-3
SF Winthrop  d Corbett  6-3 6-2
FI Pauline Betz  d Kay Winthrop  6-4 6-1
Doubles (Draw=7 or 8)
1R: Betz/Wightman d Dorothy Glazier/Mary de Young 6-1 6-0
1R: Clifton/Metcalfe d ????
1R: Atterbury/Lopaus d Charlotte Richards/Mrs Pennypacker 6-0 6-1
1R: Griswold/Theopold d Corbett/Winthrop  6-3 7-9 6-3
SF Betz/Wightman d Clifton/Metcalfe 6-1 6-1
SF Atterbury/Lopaus d Griswold/Thepold 6-2 6-4
FI: Pauline Betz/Hazel Wightman  d Judy Atterbury/Lillian Lopaus 7-5 6-1
MX: Pauline Betz/Al Stitt d Connie Clifton/Harrison Rowbotham 6-2 1-6 6-3
Pauline runs the table with all 3 titles as expected, but the big story of the week is Hazel Wightman, who earns her 34th US National title at an advanced age. Betz had trouble in the semis with the strong forehand of Lillian Lopaus, US junior girls champ. Lillian has 2 set points in the first set and wins the second. "The youthful titleholder sealed her own doom with two ignominous double faults".
Helen Wills Moody Roark has her right hand operated on after she tries to stop a dog fight between her German shephard and another dog. Several bones in her right hand are broken. She wrote of the incident: "Actually I was trying to save a little cross-wire terrier, who came running out of a house and attacked my police dog, who, ordinarily pays no attention to small dogs. I was bitten on both hands, but the finger was almost severed, and the bone broken, between the second and third joints. ...The miracle is that I have a finger at all, so I must not be too sad."
Wills has retired from singles in 1938, but continued to enter mixed doubles events and toy with a return to singles. This accident ends all competition for the woman who holds the record for the most "Big 3" (French, Wimbledon, and US) singles slams.
March 22-28 Cuban National Indoor Championships, Havana, Cuba (Indoors)
Venue: Sports Palace
FI: Myrtha Mederos Casanovas d Berta Garcia 6-3 9-7
DF: Myrtha Mederos Casanovas/M Glez Labarga d Berta Garcia/Josefina Piedra 4-6 6-3 6-4
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