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1902 results


Status: Mostly finals in approximate date order.

1902 British-Irish Classifications (source: Lawn Tennis for Ladies, by Lambert Chambers)

1-2. Muriel Robb (GBR)
1-3 Charlotte Cooper Sterry (GBR)
3-5. Dorothea Douglass (GBR)
3-5 Louise Martin (IRL)
3-5 Winifred Longhurst (GBR)
6-7. Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GBR)
6-7 Hilda Lane (GBR)
8-14. Agnes Morton (GBR)
8-14 Edith Austin Greville (GBR)
8-14 Bertha Steedman (GBR)
8-14 Ruth Dyas Durlacher (IRL)
8-14 Constance Wilson (GBR)
8-14 Toupie Lowther (GBR)
8-14 Edith Bromfield (GBR)*


Muriel Robb sits atop the British tennis world due to her shocking win at Wimbledon. She breaks the Hillyard-Sterry lock with some help from Hilda Lane (who takes out Hillyard) and the weather. After splitting sets with Sterry in the Challenge Round rain falls, holding over play to the next day. A refreshed Robb wins the replayed match in straight sets.

Dorothea Douglass wins 3 out of 8 events entered for the season, tallying up titles at Beckenham (Kent)
Felixstone (East of England) and Eastbourne (South of England)

Unknown Dates:

Florence, Florence, Italy

Won by L. Ranney

In 1902 the first official women’s tennis tournament in Italy took place in Florence, and the eventual winner was a certain L. Ranney. The source for this information was found online at:

*Much of this thread comes from research done by Mark Ryan. his thread of results may be found at:

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February 25 – March 3 South Australian Championships, Adelaide (Grass)
Venue: Jubilee Exhibition Oval

2R G Wilmoth d. Mrs. Blackborne 6-2 6-2
2R Maisie Parr d. F Ayers 6-1 retired
2R LE Payne d. Walker 6-1 6-3
2R Mrs. Ragless d. Jamieson 6-5 1-6 6-3

SF G Wilmoth d. M Parr 6-4 6-2
SF LE Payne d. Ragless 6-3 6-3

FI LE Payne d. G Wilmoth 6-0 6-1

DF LE Payne/E Wyatt d. G Wilmoth/Jamieson 6-3 6-4

MX LE Payne/JR Baker d. Jamieson/CV Heath 6-2 6-1

The first SA vs VIC interstate challenge match (women) took place prior to the Championships. Wilmoth is from Victoria.

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March 1-6, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Hotel de Paris

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Mlle de Robiglio (Fra)-bye
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. M. Chalier (Fra) 6-3 6-4
1R: Germaine Chalier d. Comtesse de Pret 6-3 6-3
1R: M. Brooksmith (GB)-bye

SF: Countess Schulenburg d. Robiglio 6-3 6-3
SF: Brooksmith d. Chalier 6-0 6-1

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. M. Brooksmith (GB) 6-2 6-3

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Mlle de Robiglio/Comte de Robiglio 6-2 6-1


March 10-18, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. M. Brooksmith (GB) 6-3 6-3

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. M. Chalier/A. de Gordon 6-3 6-3


March 22-29, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)

FI: V. Henshaw (GB) d. Miss Tomer (GB) 6-3 6-1

This was the inaugural Riviera Championships tournament.


March 29, 31 – April 1 and 7 Tasmanian Championships, Launceston (Grass)

FI A Jamieson d. N Rock 4-6 6-4 6-4

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began March 28, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France(Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Blanche Duddell (GB) d. Mlle de Pfeffel 6-0 6-2

This year the women's singles event at this tournament was "handicap" only. There was more than one Mlle de Pfeffel.


April 23-28, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Toupie Lowther d. Miss Whittall, walkover

SF: Lowther d. Mabel Squire 6-2 6-0
SF: Blanche Duddell d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-2 6-0

FI: Toupie Lowther d. Blanche Duddell 6-3 6-2*

Holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend title.

Also had score of 6-3 6-1 for final. Double check.


April 24-26 Ojai Valley Tournament, Nordhoff, California. US (Hard)

?R: May Sutton d Mrs Kincaid 6-2 6-0

FI: May Sutton d Florence Sutton ????

DF: Mrs Kincaid/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton [score?]

MX:May Sutton/ R. Variel, Jr. d. Violet Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh [score?]

May won the Ojai event an incredible 18 times between 1902 and her last victory in 1928. This was the third year in which All-Comers' events had been played at the Ojai Valley tournament. In 1900 and 1901, the women's singles title was won by Ruby Garland.

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May 5-11, Swedish Covered Courts Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Wood)

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. Froken Fogelmarck 6-4 6-1

* Froken is Swedish for "Miss".


May 17-23, Leopold Club Tournament, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)
Venue: Leopold Club

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Marthe Trasenster d. Phyllis Squire (GB) 6-1 6-3
1R: Jeanne Chazal d. M. Dejardin default
1R: Miss Menzies d. “Miss A.P.” default

QF: Mildred Coles (GB) d. Mlle de Lavaleye 6-1 6-1
QF: Trasenster d. Chazal default
QF: Mme P. Comblen d. Menzies 6-1 6-4
QF: Mabel Squire (GB) d. J. Coles (GB) 6-1 6-3

SF: M Coles d. Trasenster 6-3 6-4
SF: Squire d. Comblen 6-4 4-6 6-2

FI: Mildred Coles (GB) and Mabel Squire (GB) divided the prizes.

Squire is the maiden name of Mabel Bramwell. Note to double check the Trasenter for this event. Mafrtha probably too young! (Marie)


late May, Championships of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Berlin Lawn-Tennis-Turnier-Club

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. N. Herz default


May 26-30, Southern Championships, Washington DC, US (Grass)
Venue: Bachelor Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Bessie Moore d. Maud Banks 6-3 3-6 10-8

MX: Marie Wimer/Jahial Parmly Paret d. Maud Banks/John C. Davidson 6-0 6-4

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Re: 1902 results

early to mid June

May 26-June 2, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles: (Draw=6)

1R: Louisa Martin d. Miss Godfrey default
1R: Maud Garfit-bye
1R: Ruth Durlacher-bye
1R: Miss Monahan d. Miss Brown 6-4 6-1

SF: Martin d. Garfit 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
SF: Durlacher d. Monahan 6-2, 6-2

FI: Louisa Martin d. Ruth Durlacher 6-8, 6-4, 7-5

DF: Ruth Durlacher/Miss Hazlett d. Louisa Martin/Miss Morant 6-3 6-4

MX: Ruth Durlacher/Laurie Doherty d. Maud Garfit/Walter Carey 6-2 6-4 6-4

A pitifully small draw compared to past glory days.

Durlacher recalls this event-from the Lambert Chambers book Lawn Tennis for Ladies

"A match that remains in my memory perhaps more than any other was the final of the Irish Championship Singles at Dublin in 1902, when Miss Martin and I met and had a long struggle for supremacy. At one time it really seemed as if I must win this match, as I led at 5 games to 1 and was within a stroke of the match. But I could not make that one point. Once when I had the advantage and only wanted an ace to win the match, one of my returns ran along the top of the net, and then, unfortunately for me, dropped my side. Miss Martin stuck to her guns persistently and eventually pulled the match out of the fire, winning the next six games straight off and thus becoming Irish Champion for 1902. It was very disappointing to lose after being so near victory. The score in Miss Martin's favour was 6-8, 6-4, 7-5."


June 1-5, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d Frida Pietrzikowski 6-1 6-0

For the Championships of Bohemia

FI: M. Masha d. Frl Hlawatsch 4-6 6-4 8-6


June 2-7, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Greville 6-1, 6-3
1R: Connie Wilson d. E. Sargeant 6-4, 6-2
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Miss Tootell 6-2, 6-1
1R: ????-bye

1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown-bye
1R: Alice Greene d. Ellen Evered 6-3 7-5
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
1R: Edith Bromfield d. H. Smythe 6-2 6-3

QF: Sterry d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-0
QF: Douglass d. ????
QF: Greene d. Stawell-Brown 6-1 6-3
QF: Bromfield d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2

SF: Sterry d Dorothea Douglass 7-5 6-3
SF: Bromfield d. Greene 6-3 7-5

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Bromfield 6-1 6-0

*Note that Edith Bromfield is also listed as Elizabeth in summary top ten. Did she go by both names or prefer one over the other? Verify.

Wet weather prevails early on at the start of the English tennis season. Slick conditions play into Sterry's strengths, which are chop shots and volleys. Sterry was the holder from 1901.


June 2, Pennsylvania State Championships, Haverford, US (Grass)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club

FI: Helen Chapman d. Mrs T.E.Baird Jr. 3-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Miss Dorothy Rastall/Miss E.J.Rastall d. Rebecca Lycett/Clara Chase 6-1 7-5

MX: Dorothy Rastall/Grugan d. E.J.Rastall/Hoskins 6-2 6-4

Holder Jean B. Clark does not defend


Circa June 5-10, Championships of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: Frau Frieda d. Frau Weishut 6-2 6-1


June 9-14*, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

1R: Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 7-5 6-8 7-5
1R: Toupie Lowther d. “A.N. Other” default
1R: Miss Tootell d. Connie Meyer 1-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Ruth Durlacher d. Ethel Walker 6-1 6-2
1R: H. Smythe d. E. Dudgeon 2-6 10-8 6-1
1R: Miss Donisthorpe d. L. Grace default
1R: Jessie Coles d. N. Dudgeon 6-2 4-6 6-2
1R: Agnes Morton d. M. Thorpe 6-1 6-1

1R: Connie Wilson d. Katherine Pillans 6-1 6-2
1R: Miss Ripley d. Mrs Cuppon 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R: M. Hardy d. V. Saunders 6-0 6-4
1R: Alice Greene d. Dora Boothby 6-0 4-6 6-2
1R: Edith Bromfield d. Mildred Coles 6-1 6-3
1R: Bertha Holder d. C. Anthony 6-4 6-0
1R: Mabel Hurlbatt d. Miss Kersey default
1R: Edith Greville d. Amy Ransome 6-0 6-0

2R: Lane d. Lowther 2-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Durlacher d. Tootell 6-2 6-2
2R: Smythe d. Donisthorpe 6-2 6-1
2R: Morton d. J. Coles 6-4 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Ripley 6-3 6-0
2R: Greene d. Hardy 6-4 6-1
2R: Bromfield d. Holder 6-1 6-3
2R: Greville d. Hurlbatt 6-3 6-1

QF: Lane d. Durlacher 6-3 5-7 7-5
QF: Morton d. Smythe 6-4 7-5
QF: Wilson d. Greene 6-2 3-6 6-3
QF: Greville d. Bromfield 6-3 6-1

SF: Lane d. Morton 6-1 6-3
SF: Greville d. Wilson 4-6 6-3 6-2

FI: Hilda Lane d. Edith Greville 4-6 6-3 retired

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Hilda Lane 7-5 6-4

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Edith Bromfield/Harold Mahony 5-7 6-3 6-3

*The challenge round was postponed due to rain and was played the week after Wimbledon.

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Re: 1902 results

Mid to late June

June 16-21, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24, plus holder)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Edith Johnson default
1R: F. Hollins d. Miss Scott default
1R: Mrs C. Pyke d. Miss Wilson default
1R: L. Everard d. L. Clark 3-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Constance Hill-bye
1R: Miss Pyke-bye
1R: Mrs C. Hunter-bye
1R: Maud Garfit-bye

1R: Connie Wilson-bye
1R: Mrs Gardner-bye
1R: E. Foulkes-bye
1R: K. Pick-bye
1R: M. Reid d. Mrs Clark default
1R: Alice Pickering d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-0
1R: Amy Ransome d. Mrs Wood default
1R: C. Hollins d. Miss Cogswell 7-5 6-2

2R: Robb d. Hollins 6-1 3-6 6-0
2R: Everard d. Mrs Pyke default
2R: Hill d. Miss Pyke default
2R: Garfit d. Hunter 6-3 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Gardner 6-4 6-1
2R: Pick d. Foulkes 6-4 7-5
2R: Pickering d. Reid 6-0 6-1
2R: Ransome d. Hollins 6-3 6-2

QF: Robb d. Everard 6-1 retired
QF: Garfit d. Hill 6-4 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Pick default
QF: Pickering d. Ransome 6-0 6-1

SF: Robb d. Garfit 6-1 6-1
SF: Wilson d. Pickering 6-3 7-5

FI: Muriel Robb d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-3

CR: Louisa Martin (holder) d. Muriel Robb 6-8 7-5 6-1


SF: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. Edith Johnson/Connie Wilson 6-2 6-2
SF: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Amy Ransome d. A.L. Decker/M. Decker 6-0 6-2

FI: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. L. Chatterton-Clarke/Amy Ransome 6-2 6-2

All England Mixed Doubles Championship (Draw=11)

1R: Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley-bye
1R: Maud Garfit/William Carey-bye
1R: Edith Johnson/Arnold Herschell
1R: Connie Wilson/H. L. Fleming d. L. Chatterton-Clarke/Xenophon Casdagli 6-1 6-1

1R: Amy Ransome/Arthur Ransome d. [Charlotte]Everard/ J.C. Muir 7-5 11-9
1R: Alice Pickering/Harold Mahony d. Constance Hill/Charles Pritchett 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs Day/B.C. Wood-bye
1R: Mes Clegg/L.D.C. Thomas-bye

QF: Robb/Riseley d. Garfit/Carey 6-3 7-5
QF: Wilson/Fleming d. Johnson/Herschell 6-2 6-4
QF: Pickering/Mahony d. Ransome/Ransome 7-5 6-3
QF: B.C. Wood/Mrs Day d. L.D.C. Thomas/Mrs Clegg default

SF: Robb/Riseley d. Wilson/Fleming 6-3 7-5
SF: Pickering/Mahony d. Day/Wood default

FI: Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley d. Alice Pickering/Harold Mahony 6-1 7-5

CR: Louisa Martin (Ire)/ Sidney Smith (holders) d. Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley 7-5 1-6 8-6


June 18-21, Gravesend, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Miss Tootell 6-1 6-3


June 16-21, Surrey Chmps, Surbiton,England (Grass)

?R: Sterry d Dorothea Douglass 6-3 6-1

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


circa June 18-28, French Closed Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

SF: Adine Masson d. Helene Prevost 5-7 7-5 6-3
SF: Mme P. Girod d. Katie Gillou 0-6 6-2 6-0

FI: Adine Masson d. Mme P. Girod ????

Mixed Doubles

SF: Helene Prevost/R. Forbes d. Mme P. Girod/Fouchier-Magnan 6-3 6-2
SF: Adine Masson/Willie Masson d. L. Schopfer/Jean Schopfer 6-8 7-5 7-5

FI: Helene Prevost/R. Forbes d. Adine Masson/Willie Masson ????

It's clear that Adine Masson won the final, but the score is very difficult to find. Thesemi-finals took place circa June 23, with the final due to take place "at a later date" ("Le Figaro", June 24, 1902).

This was the inaugural mixed doubles event at the French Closed Championships. Several reliable sources gives the Forbes/Prevost team as the winners, but no score.


June 25-28, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. C. Everard 6-0,10-8

MX: Lucy Kendal/WJ Nimmo d. Helen Aitchison/H. Laws 7-5 7-5

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June 23-29, US National Chmps, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club

Draw of 16.

*Defender Bessie Moore "sits out" until Challenge Round.

First Round
Clara Chase d. Huldah Steel 6-1 6-4
Juliet Atkinson d. Mary Lamb 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Ida Kitchen 6-0 6-2
Nona Closterman d. Maud Haldeman 6-2 6-0

Helen Chapman d. Virginia Maule 6-1 6-2
Mrs. M.R. Fielding d. Helen Green 6-3 8-6
Marion Jones d. Beatrice Banks 6-1 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Maud Banks 6-4 9-7

Atkinson d. Chase 6-1 6-3
Neely d. Closterman 6-2 6-0
Chapman d. Fielding 6-4 3-6 7-5
Jones d. Wimer 6-4 6-0.

Neely d. Atkinson 8-6 3-6 6-2
Jones d. Chapman 6-1 6-0.

All-Comers Final
Jones d. Neely 8-6 6-4

Challenge Round Final
Jones d. Bessie Moore 6-1 1-0 retired.


First Round
Atkinson/M.Jones d. Chapman/Rastall 6-1 6-1
Steel/Wimer d. Howell/Mock 6-1 6-0
M. Banks/Closterman d. B. Banks/G. Jones 6-1 6-3
Moore/Neely d. Haldeman/McClue 6-0 6-2

Atkinson/M.Jones d. Steel/Wimer 6-2 6-3
M.Banks/Closterman d. Moore/Neely 6-2 ??

Atkinson/M. Jones d. M.Banks/Closterman 6-2 7-5

*Note: Get pics from local paper. They are fantastic! The first year of full page photos rather than artists sketches.

With all the previous winners of the past 5 years entered interest ran high. The semis seeing the latgest crowd ever. People got so out of hand "and interfered to such an extent that the benches" were removed from beside the court. The USTA unilaterally decides to stop the tradition of 3 of 5 set finals for the women. The paper notes that, "the holder of the title was not even consulted on the subject." The women mount a petition that "even hinted that one person alone" was resposible for the change, but the petiton was ignored.

Could the "one person" have been Westerner Marion Jones? The irony was in the final Besie Moore fainted in the second set, something that never had happened in longer matches. Jones gallantly refused to accept a retirement and proposed putting the match off. When Moore was still unwell after a couple of days Jones was declared the champion.

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Dates: June 23 to July 2
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=22, plus holder Sterry)

First Round

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

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

2nd Round

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

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


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


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

All-Comers Final

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

Challenge Round

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

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



Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry-bye
1R: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb-bye
1R: Edith Bromfield/Miss Morgan d. Winifred Longhurst/Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Dorothea Douglass/Ruth Durlacher 0-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson-bye
1R: A. Bell/Connie Meyer-bye

1R: Alice Greene/Ellen Stawell-Brown d. E. Flemmich/L. Flemmich 6-0 6-2
1R: Edith Greville/Ethel Thomson d. A. Bell/Miss Coulby default

QF: Morton/Sterry d. Pickering/Robb 13-11 2-6 6-3
QF: Hillyard/Steedman d. Bromfield/Morgan 6-2 6-1
QF: Greville/Thomson d. Greene/Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-1
QF: Lane/Wilson d. Bell/Meyer 6-3 6-4

SF: Morton/Sterry d. Hillyard/Steedman 7-5, 6-3
SF: Lane/Wilson d. Greville/Thomson 4-6 7-5 10-8

FI: Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson default


Mixed doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Charlotte Sterry/Laurie Doherty d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/ Brame Hillyard 6-4 14-12
1R: Hilda Lane/Captain Fleming d. Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett 4-6 7-5 7-5
1R: Dorothea Douglass/Charles H. Martin d. Beryl Tulloch/William Lemaire (Bel) 6-0 6-4

2R: Sterry/L. Doherty d. Winifred Longhurst/R. Williams 6-1 7-5
2R: Blanche Hillyard/Harold Mahony d. Connie Myer/Frank Riseley 2-6 7-5 7-5
2R: Ruth Durlacher/George Ball-Greene d. D. Bell/Roderick McNair 6-3 6-1
2R: Bertha Steedman/Reggie Doherty d. Agnes Morton/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-1 9-7

2R: Douglass/Martin d. Lane/Fleming 6-3 6-0
2R: Alice Pickering/Sidney Smith d. Alice Greene/Roger M. Sweetman 5-7 6-4 6-4
2R: Ethel Thomson/Major Ritchie d. M. Walker/Dr A. Walker 6-1 6-0
2R: Muriel Robb/Clement Cazalet d. Edith Bromfield/Hugh M. Sweetman 6-4 6-4

QF: Sterry/L Doherty d. Hillyard/Mahony ????
QF: Steedman/R. Doherty d. Durlacher/Ball-Greene 6-1 7-5
QF: Douglass/Martin d. Pickering/Smith 6-3 7-5
QF: Robb/Cazelet d. Thomson/Ritchie 5-7 6-4 7-5

SF: Sterry/L Doherty d. Steedman/R. Doherty default
SF: Robb/Cazalet d. Douglass/Martin 6-2 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry/Laurie Doherty d. Muriel Robb/Clement Cazalet 6-4 6-3


Draw Notes

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

There are Bells in the draw:

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

Missing full names for:

Miss CB Bell
Miss A Bell
D Bell
Miss E. Burrill
Miss E. Godfrey




Wade, Virginia. Ladies of the Court: A Century Of Women At Wimbledon. p 22



Hilda Lane stuns Blanche Hillyard, opening up the draw.

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

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

The Challenge Round is replayed from the start after the women split sets with rain coming down. After losing the first set 4-6 Muriel eeks out the second at 13-11. The next day they start afresh rather than play out the third. Robb wins 7-5 6-1. If one counts the previous two sets this is the longest ladies final by games at 53.

Blanche Hillyard summed up Miss Robb: "The power she got on the ball was astonishing. Indeed fewer men have had a harder drive. Fortunately for her opponents she was a player who very decidedly had her days." (Ladies of the Court, p 22).

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

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Re: 1902 results

early to mid July

circa June 30-July 5, Middle States Champs, Montrose, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Maud Banks d. Marion Jones 6-2 5-7 6-3


SF: Atkinson/Jones d Bradley/Starr 6-1 6-3

FI: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Juliette Atkinson/Jones 6-3 2-6 6-4

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Montgomery Ogden d. Marion Jones/P.K. Condict 7-5 6-2

*The New York Times lists Closterman's first name as "Nina"


July 2-5, Herts and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Elsie Lane 6-3 6-3


July 4-12 , Championships of Paris, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Antionete Gillou-bye
1R: Helene Prevost d. Comtesse de Pret 6-2 6-2
1R: Katie Gillou d. Countess d'Olonne 6-2 6-3
1R: Mme P. Girod-bye

SF: Prevost d. A Gillou 6-3 5-7 4-0 retired
SF: K Gillou d. Girod 6-4 6-2

FI: Hélène Prévost d. Katie Gillou 6-4 6-4

From "Le Figaro" of July 10, 1902: "Mlle Prevost, with a style as powerful as it is elegant, triumphed over Mlle K. Gillou in the final of the ladies' singles championship, though not before the latter had put up strong resistance, as is shown by the four games she placed to her credit in each of the two sets played."

Katie Gillou was about 15 years of age at this point in time; Antoinette was her sister. P. Girod was married, but neither her first name nor her maiden name is known.

This was the second edition of this tournament. The draw for the women's singles event was very modest. There was no women's doubles event. The mixed doubles event was handicap only and was won by Maurice Germot and Katie Gillou.


c.July 7-12, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Can (Grass)

FI: Miss Hague d. Miss Findley 6-1 6-1

CR: Miss Hague d. Violet Summerhayes (holder) 6-0 6-1


July 7-9, Leicestershire Championships, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Ida Cressy, 6-2 6-3


July 10-12, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ellen Green d. Ida Cressy default

* The two finalists were sisters. Mrs R Green was Cresy by birth.


July 10-12, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Bromfield d. Mildred Coles 4-6 6-4 6-3


July 7-12, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Agnes Morton 4-6 6-2 8-6

Morton comes within two points of winning in the Challenge Round.


July 9-12, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. C Hill 8-6 4-6 6-4

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Re: 1902 results

mid to late July

July 12-19, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Clay)
Venue: Avondale Athletic Club

QF: Winona Closterman d Hilda Von Steinwehr 6-3 4-6 6-2
QF: Martha Kinsey d Jane Craven 6-2 6-0
QF: Carrie Neeley d Hallie Champlin 6-4 2-6 6-4
QF: Maud Banks d Lilly Wilshire 6-4 6-2

SF: Closterman d Kinsey 6-3 6-4
SF: Banks d Neely 7-5 2-6 6-4

FI: Maud Banks d. Winona Closterman 6-2 6-1

DF: Maud Banks/Hallie Champlin d. Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely 6-2 7-5

MX: Winona Closterman/Ernest Diehl d.Miss Wiltshire/ W. Hunt 9-7 6-2

This was the last year the event was held at the Avondale Athletic Club.


July 14-19, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=19)

1R: Edith Johnson d. D. Aronson 6-2 6-1
1R: Ruth Durlacher d. Edith Bromfield 2-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Ethel Thomson d. H. Nichols 6-0 6-2

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mabel Squire 6-1 6-0
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs J. Brown default
2R: Connie Meyer d. Johnson 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. H. Smythe 6-2 6-1

2R: J. Coles d. A. Maw 4-6 6-3 6-0
2R: E. Sargeant d. K. Kentish 6-0 6-2
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs J. Smith default
2R: Durlacher d. Thomson 6-3 6-2

QF: Sterry d. Morton 6-1 6-3
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Meyer 5-7 6-1 8-6
QF: Coles d. Sargeant 6-4 6-4
QF: Durlacher d. Tulloch 6-1 6-2

SF: Sterry d. Stawell-Brown 7-5 6-3
SF: Durlacher d. Coles 6-2 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Ruth Durlacher 6-0 6-0

*Holder Edith Greville did not defend


July 17-19, Warwickshire Championships, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. C. Hill 9-7 6-2


July 21-26, Redhill Open, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. R. Searle 6-2 6-1


July 23-26, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Muriel Robb 7-5 7-5

MX: Muriel Robb/Frank L. Riseley d. Ruth Durlacher/Sidney H. Smith 6-3 6-4


July 28-31, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Mrs E. Gardner d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 5-7 9-7 6-0


July 28-August 2, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=17)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Mrs Padfield 6-0 6-0

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Minnie Hunter 6-0 6-4
2R: Mrs J. Forster d. Bertha Holder 6-3 4-6 6-2
2R: Ethel Thomson d. Alice Pickering default
2R: Robb d. B. Forster 6-0 6-2

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. L. Everard 6-2 6-3
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs J. Day 6-2 6-3
2R: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs Proud 6-2 6-3
2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1

QF: Sterry d. Forster 6-0 6-2
QF: Robb d. Thomson 7-5 6-2
QF: Hillyard d. Aitchison 6-2 6-3
QF: Douglass d. Kendal 6-2 6-3

SF: Sterry d. Robb d. 6-3 6-0
SF: Douglass d. Hillyard 6-2 6-4

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothea Douglass 7-5 7-5

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Charlotte Sterry d. Minnie Hunter/L. Kendal 6-1 6-3

MX: Ethel Thomson/John Boucher d. Muriel Robb/George Hillyard 8-6 1-6 6-4

Chambers remarks (from her book Lawn Tennis for Ladies) This year I paid my first visit to Newcastle, a tournament which I always look forward to and enjoy as much as any meeting. The management is all one can desire, the people so keen and hospitable. I had a good hard fight with Mrs. Sterry, losing 7/5, 7/5, and winning with her the Ladies' Doubles cups. At Brighton I was again beaten by Mrs. Sterry, although managing this time to get a set.


began July 29, Province of Quebec Championships, Montreal, Canada

FI: Minnie Hague d. Mrs Burgess 6-2 6-1

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Re: 1902 results

early to mid August

began July 29, Oregon State Championship, Portland, US
Venue: Multnomah Field Club

FI: Miss Atkinson d. Mrs Baldwin 7-5 6-1

DF: Miss Atkinson/Mrs Baldwin d. Miss Goss/Miss Strong 6-0 6-1

MX: Miss Carstens/Goward d. Miss Atkinson/Cheal 1-6 6-4 6-4

Miss Atkinson is probably Kathleen, Juliette's sister.


began July 30, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada (Grass)

FI: M. Goward d. Mrs Byron Johnson 8-6 6-2

DF: Mrs Burton/M Goward d. A. Bell/Mrs Hardy ????


August 1, Portschach, Austria (Clay)

Sidi Klaus Maschka was in SF or Final.


August 4-5, Westoe, Northumberland, England

FI: Mrs Aitchison d. E. Richardson 6-0 6-1

* The winner was listed only as Miss Aitchison. Could it be Helen Aitchison?


August 4-6, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Constance Wilson d. Miss Tootell 6-3 6-3
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. E. Smith default
1R: Hilde Lane d. A.P. Barwell 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Agnes Morton d. Edith Longhurst 6-2 6-1

SF: Wilson d. W. Longhurst 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Morton d. Lane 6-2 6-1

FI: Constance Wilson d. Agnes Morton 7-5 6-3

DF: Agnes Morton/W. Kersey d. Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst 6-2 3-6 7-5


August 4-9, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

FI: A.M. Ferguson d. Mrs Curtis-Whyte 6-2 6-2

Holder Muriel Robb does not defend.


August 4-9, Southern California Championships, Santa Monica, California, USA (Hard)

SF: Violet Sutton d. Mrs Seymour 6-4 6-2
SF: Florence Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins 3-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Violet Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-2 6-4

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Violet Sutton 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Shoemaker/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Violet Sutton 6-3 6-2 6-3

MX: May Sutton/Archie Way d. Mrs Seymour/Drummond MacGavin 6-2 7-5

The doubles final was best of 5 sets


began August 4, Ostend Tournament, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Mme Everarerts 6-1 6-1

MX: Miss Hollins (GB)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Mrs Hoadley (GB)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 6-0 7-5


August 6-9, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

CR: Winifred Longhurst d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 1-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Dorothea Douglass/Rev. C.O.S. Hatton 7-5 8-6


August 11-16, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. E. Windsor 6-0 6-0

QF: Robb d. Alice Pickering ????
QF: Miss Birch d. Mrs Gilbert 6-3 6-1
QF: Mrs H. Heatley d. B. Carter default
QF: Steedman d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 6-4

SF: Robb d. Birch 6-0 6-0
SF: Steedman d. Heatley 6-4 6-3

FI: Muriel Robb d. Bertha Steedman 6-1 6-1

DF: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman 6-2 6-8 6-1

MX: Muriel Robb/George Hillyard d. Blanche Hillyard/George Ball-Greene 6-3 6-3


August 11-16, East of England Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Winifred Longhurst 6-3 4-6 9-7

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Dorothea Douglass/Rev. C.O.S. Hatton 3-6 8-6 6-0

This is the first time Douglass has entered Felixstone's event.


August 11-16, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

CR: Maude Garfit d. Ellen Evered (holder) 6-2 6-4


August 11-16, Whitby, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Jessop d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-3

DF: Ethel Jessop/E.E. Sargeant d. G. Lister/Mrs MacMillan 6-1 6-1

MX: Ethel Jessop/E. Watson d. Mrs MacMillan/Mark D. Hick 6-3 6-2


August 11-16, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

1R: Mary Ross-bye
1R: C. Buttner-bye
1R: H. Friedrichsen d L. Drost 6-0 6-3
1R: A. Schuchard d. E. Bergsen 6-3 9-7

1R: M. Tischbein-bye
1R: “Frl Tennis”,
1R: L. Schuchard d. “Frl Golf” default
1R: Hilde Meyer d. A. Glardon 4-6 8-6 7-5

QF: Ross d. Buttner 6-1 6-0
QF: Friedrichsen d. Schuchard 6-0 6-1
QF: Tischbein d. “Tennis” default
QF: Meyer d. Schuchard 7-5 6-1

SF: Ross d. Friedrichsen 2-6 6-3 9-7
SF: Meyer d. Tischbein 6-0 2-6 6-3

FI: Mary Ross d. Hilde Meyer 8-6 6-0

MX: H. Friedrichsen/Hans O. Behrens d. Hilde Meyer/Rudolf Schindler 7-5 6-2


August 11-16, Torquay, Devon, England

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Boucher 6-4 6-1


began August 13, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, US

FI: Miss Goward d. Mrs Burton 2 sets to 1

DF: Mrs Burton/Miss Goward d. Miss Atkinson/Mrs Baldwin 6-3 6-2

* Wright & Ditson writes that the doubles finalist was a sister of Juliette Atkinson. It is probably Kathleen.


August 11-19, Nova Scotia Championships, Dartmouth, Canada
Venue: St.George's Club

FI: Miss Graham d. Miss E. Anderson 6-2 6-4

DF: Misses Hensley d. Miss Graham/Miss E. White 6-4 6-2

MX: Mrs Alderson/S.F. Alderson d. Mrs Erskine/Foll 6-0 6-0


August 12-16, Exmouth Tournament,Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: G. Manners-Smith d. E.G. Browne defult
1R: M. Forrest d. Miss Gay-Roberts 6-0 6-1
1R: D. Compton-Lundie d. M. Holding 6-3 8-6
1R: E. Morant d. M.C. Ashby 7-5 6-4

SF: Manners-Smith d. Forrest 6-4 12-10
SF: Morant d. Compton-Lundie 7-5 6-4

FI: G. Manners-Smith d. E. Morant 6-2 3-6 6-2

This historically important lawn tennis tournament had become local in nature by this point in time.

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Re: 1902 results

mid to late August

August 16-23, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Woollongabba Cricket Ground Brisbane

1R: Ethel Mant d Sand 6-0 6-0
1R: CA Naylor d Razey 6-1 6-1

FI: E Mant d. CA Naylor 6-3 6-2

CR: Mabel Mant (holder) d. Ethel Mant 6-3 6-1

MX Not Held

There were only 2 rounds of singles before the challenge round final.


August 18-23, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. M. Stonham 6-1 6-3

MX: Ellen Stawell-Brown/Brame Hillyard d. Mrs R. Monk/R. Monk 6-1 6-3


August 18-23, Yorkshire Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Lucy Kendal 6-3 6-4

DF: Lucy Kendal/Minnie Hunter d. Alice Pickering/E. Wadsworth 6-1 7-5

MX: Alice Pickering/Edmund D. Black d. Minnie Hunter/J. Figgis 6-2 6-1


August 22-23, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Gore Court Park

DF: Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst d. Mrs Buttanshaw/Harriet Hughes D'Aeth 8-6 6-3

MX: Winifred Longhurst/Charles Hatton d. Jessie Coles/Philip T. Oyler 6-8 6-4 6-2

There was no women's singles event at this tournament this year.

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", September 10, 1902: "This was the twenty-fifth annual open tournament held under the auspices of the Gore Court Club, while the club itself was started in the year 1874, when Mr R.W. Cowper was elected to fill the office of honorary secretary, a position which he has held ever since, a fact which, of itself, shows that he has the welfare of the club and everything likely to enhance its prosperity completely at heart..."


August 18-23, Bad Homburg, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

1R: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Marie-Louise de Pfeffel (Fra) default
1R: Lucie Bergmann d. Countess Brockdorff 6-4 6-4
1R: Frl Kirch-bye
1R: Marie Trasenster (Bel)-bye

1R: Frl Rudiger d. Rose Szczesny 6-3 5-7 6-1
1R: Blanche Duddell (GB) d. Frl Seligmann 6-1 6-1
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB)-bye
1R: Yvonne de Pfeffel (Fra)-bye

QF: Sterry d. Bergmann 6-1 6-0
QF: Kirch d. Trasenster 6-0 6-3
QF: Duddell d. Rudiger 6-3, 7-5
QF: Lowther d. Y de Pfeffel 6-0 6-0

SF: Sterry d. Kirch 6-1 6-1
SF: Lowther d. Duddell 6-0 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-2 2-6 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 7-5 6-4


August 23-28, Swiss International Championships, Ragatz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Mlle Simon 6-1 6-2

MX: Charlotte Sterry (GB)/Alfred Sterry (GB) d. Mme Goldschmidt/Robert B. Hough (GB) 6-1 6-2

Closed Swiss Championships

FI: Mlle Simon d. Nanny Wunderly 6-3 6-4


Circa late August, Saint Servan, France (Clay)

FI: Antoinette Gillou d. Miss Tyson (GB) 6-4 6-2

*Holder Mrs G.E. (Ellen) Evered does not defend


August 22-24, Ocean Park Country Club, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park Country Club

Singles (Draw=at least 12)

1R: May Sutton d. Violet Sutton 8-6 6-1 *
1R: Ethel Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-3 6-1*
1R: May Carter d. Mrs Sadler 6-3 6-4
1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Elizabeth Ryan default
1R: Melita Seymour d. Mrs J.W. Seymour 6-4 2-6 6-3
1R: Mrs Anna H. Hendrick d. Fannie Shoemaker 6-3 8-6

QF: May Sutton d. [?]
QF: Ethel Sutton d. [?]
QF: Dobbins d. Carter 2-6 8-6 8-6
QF: Hendrick d. Melita Seymour 6-0 7-5

SF: May Sutton d. Ethel Sutton ????
SF: Hendrick d. Gabrielle Dobbins ????

FI: May Sutton d. Mrs Anna H. Hendrick 6-1, 6-0

DF: Mrs J.W. Seymour/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton 6-4 6-2

This was the first edition of the Ocean Park tournament.

* These two matches might well have been quarter-finals, in which case this draw is complete except for the results of the semi-finals.


August 26-28, Saint Ives, Cornwall, England (Grass)

DF: B. Foster/L. Foster d. Miss Williams/R. Williams 6-4 6-3

MX: Miss Fanshawe/Captain Fanshawe d. R. Williams/L. Mooijaart 6-4 9-7

There was no non-handicap women's singles event at this tournament this year.


August 25-30, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Edith Greville 6-3 6-1

DF: Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst d. Mildred Coles/Miss Hughes D’Aeth 6-1 3-6 6-4

MX: Edith Greville/George Greville d. E. Dillon/P.T. Oyler 6-3 6-3


August 25-30, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. W. James 6-0 6-0


August 25-31, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

QF: Carrie Neely (US) d. Minnie Hague 2-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Hallie Champlin (US) d. Mrs Burgess 6-1 6-3
QF: Edythe Parker (US) d. Marie Wimer (US) 6-4 6-3
QF: Winona Closterman (US) d. Miriam Steever (US) ????

SF: Neely d. Champlin 6-4 8-10 6-4
SF: Closterman d. Parker 6-3 9-7

FI: Carrie Neely (US) d. Winona Closterman (US) 6-4 6-2

DF: Winona Closterman (US)/Carrie Neely (US) d. Hallie Champlin (US)/Edythe Parker (US) 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Re: 1902 results

early to mid September

early September, Ladies’ Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

FI: Carrie Neely d. Winona Closterman 6-2 3-0 retired

CR: Myrtle McAteer (holder) d. Carrie Neely 9-7 4-6 6-0

DF: Maud Banks/Carrie Neely d. Louise Pound/Marie Wimer 4-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Carrie Neely/Kreigh Collins d. Maud Banks/William Morley 6-2 6-2


September 1-6, Bournemouth Open, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

CR: Ruth Winch (holder) d. Amy Ransome 11-9 6-1


September 1-6, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Edith Greville d. Helen Weir 6-2 6-2
1R: Jessie Tripp d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 6-0 7-5
1R: E. Attfield d. Mabel Squire 6-3 5-7 6-2
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson 6-3 6-3

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs Monk 6-1 6-2
2R: C. Anthony d. Miss Guernsey default
2R: Alice Greene d. Miss King default
2R: Greville d. Tripp 6-2 6-0

2R: Edith Bromfield d. Hilda Lane 6-1 6-2
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Miss Millman default
2R: Mrs W. Carson d. M. Hardy 6-2 6-3
2R: Douglass d. Attfield 6-3 6-1

QF: Sterry d. Anthony 6-2 6-0
QF: Greville d. Greene 7-5 6-4
QF: Bromfield d. Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-0
QF: Douglass d. Carson 6-0 6-2

SF: Sterry d. Greville 7-5 6-4
SF: Douglass d. Bromfield 6-1 6-3

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothea Douglass 6-2 6-8 6-3

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Miss Kersey d. Alice Greene/E. Morgan 6-1 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Harold Mahony d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/Sidney H. Smith 6-3 4-6 6-1

* There was no Challenge Round in the women’s singles event at this tournament this year.


began September 1, Dinard, Dinard, France (Clay)

FI: Hélène Prévost d. Antoinette Gillou 6-0 3-6 6-0

Holder Mrs G. Evered did not defend.


September 1-6, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, US (Hard)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Florence Sutton d. Eva Varney 6-1 6-1
1R: Violet Sutton d. Alice Hoffman 6-0 6-3
1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Mrs L.C. Bozarth 6-0 6-1
1R: Ethel Sutton d. Bertha Gardner default

SF: Florence Sutton d. Violet Sutton 6-3 retired
SF: Ethel Sutton d. Dobbins 6-3 6-3

FI: Florence Sutton d. Ethel Sutton 6-2 6-3

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 6-3 6-4 6-2

DCR: May Sutton/Violet Sutton (holders) d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton 6-4 6-4 7-5

MX: Gabrielle Dobbins/Alfonso Bell d. Violet Sutton/L.R. Freeman 8-6 6-2

The doubles challenge round match featured three of the four tennis-playing Sutton sisters from California. The missing sister was Florence.


began September 2 , Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne, France (Clay)

CR: Winifred Longhurst (GB) d. Henrietta Horncastle (GB) (holder) default


September 8-13, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=34)

1R: Violet Pinckney d. E. Adcock 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Philpot d. Miss Chapman 6-3 4-6 6-2

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. L. Davies 6-0 6-1
2R: M. Thorp d. V. Saunders 6-4 6-0
2R: Miss Tootell d. R. Buttanshaw 6-3 6-0
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Helen Weir 6-1 6-3
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs L. Speck 6-1 6-3
2R: Jessie Tripp d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 6-2 6-0
2R: Mabel Squire d. Lottie Paterson 7-5 7-5
2R: Connie Wilson d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-4

2R: Pinckney d. Philpot 6-2 6-1
2R: Mrs Monk d. L. Ripley 6-1 6-2
2R: Miss Monckton d. B. White default
2R: E. Sargeant d. Miss Miles 6-2 6-0
2R: C. Anthony d. H. Richards 4-6 6-2 6-2
2R: K. Kentish d. Miss Mander 6-4 2-6 6-1
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Miss Morgan 6-1 6-3
2R: Edith Greville d. Alice Greene 8-6 6-4

3R: Douglass d. Thorp 6-2 6-2
3R: Sterry d. Tootell 6-1 6-0
3R: Morton d. Tripp 6-4 6-0
3R: Wilson d. Squire 6-0 6-2

3R: Pinckney d. Monk 6-1 6-2
3R: Sargeant d. Monckton 6-2 6-3
3R: Anthony d. Kentish 7-5 6-4
3R: Greville d. Stawell-Brown 6-0 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Sterry 5-7 6-2 6-3
QF: Wilson d. Morton 8-6 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-2 6-2
QF: Greville d. Anthony 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d Wilson 8-6 6-2
SF: Greville d. Pinckney 6-3 6-2

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Greville 6-2 6-2

MX: Dorothea Douglass/Frank L. Riseley and Violet Pinckney/Clement Cazalet divided the prizes.

Douglass wins the title, but more importantly, beats Sterry for the first time in 10 meetings "on even terms" (not counting handicap matches). Chambers wrote of this match (in her book Lawn Tennis for Ladies) "I was simply delighted, after so many reverses, to win a match against this player. I had been beaten so often by her, and sometimes felt as though I never should be rewarded by a victory to my credit."


September 8-13, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Minnie Hunter 3-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Maude Garfit/Walter Carey d. Mrs J.E. Day/William J. Nimmo 4-6 6-3 6-2


circa September, 8-14 Sorrento, Sorrento,Italy (clay)

FI: Duchess Dusmet d. Mlle Ferand 6-1 6-3 6-3

DF: Duchess Dusmet/A. Siciliano d. Clara Crawford/Mlle Ferand 7-5 6-1 6-2

MX: Duchess Dusmet/P. Rocca d. Clara Crawford/G. Ranaldi 6-4 6-4 7-5

All of the finals in this tournament were played over the best of five sets


September 8-14, Les Avants, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Les Avants Lawn Tennis Club

Singles Handicap (Draw=5)

FI: Miss Chenery (Aus) d. Frl Alefeld 6-2 6-2

This event was handicap only.

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", September 24, 1902: "The first open tournament on the splendid new courts of the Les Avants Lawn Tennis Club began in perfect weather, but after the fourth day there was a forty-eight hours' downpour. The entry was good, but the ladies were not as numerous as they usually are at Swiss tournaments, and consequently partners for the mixed doubles were at a premium. But six fortunate men secured partners for the event, and there were only five entries in the ladies' handicap singles."

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Re: 1902 results

mid to late September

September 15-20, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

FI: L. Clarke d. Mrs H. Heatley 7-5 7-5


September 15-20, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

1R: M Dransfield d. N Lee 6-3 6-4

2R: Dransfield d. K Dight ????
2R: M Lee-bye

FI: M Dransfield d. M Lee 6-1 6-4

CR: Rose Payten (holder) d. M. Dransfield 6-1 6-2

DCR: M. Dransfield/Rose Payten (holders) d. Miss Cox/Miss Shadforth 6-2 6-1

MXCR:Rose Payten/Horrie Rice (holders) d. M. Dransfield/Mr Jones 6-4 6-3


September 16-21, Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Miss Chenery (Aus) 7-5 5-7 6-4

MX: Miss Chenery (Aus)/George M. Simond (GB) d. Mrs Hurlburt/Lionel Escombe (GB) 6-2 7-5


began September 24, Quarnero Championships, Opatija, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (Clay)

FI: Margit Madarász (Hun) d. (?) Gentschik (von Gezowa?)

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