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1885 results

January through June

Much of this information comes from original research by Newmark

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May 4-7, First Intercolonial Lawn Tennis Tournament (New South Wales Championships),
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia (Grass)

Draw=9

1R: Ada Rodd d Miss Lee '2 sets to 1'
1R: Annie Lamb d Emmaline Bloxsome
1R: Miss Gordon d Mrs Murray 'a hard contest'
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald d Miss Scarvell
1R: Miss Gibson - bye

QF: Lamb d Rodd 6-2 6-5
QF: Gordon d Gibson 6-3 6-1
QF: Fitzgerald - bye!

SF: Lamb d Fitzgerald 6-2 6-4
SF: Gordon -bye

FI: Annie Lamb d Miss Gordon 6-5 6-4

Mixed Doubles

1R: Miss Lee/Clive Smith d Miss Gibson/Gibson
1R: Annie Lamb/Charles Cropper d Miss Scarvell/John Bruce Ismay (GB)
1R: Miss Manning/Louis A. Whyte d Gordon/Gordon
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert D Fitzgerald d Miss Macdonald/Dusley Webb default
1R: Miss Cox/Walter T. Coldham d Bloxsome/Riddell
1R: Nellie Want/William J.Bush-Salmon (GB) d Mrs Murray/Martin
1R: Ada Rodd/Charles Metcalfe-bye

QF: Lamb/Cropper d Lee/Smith 6-2 6-2
QF: Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Manning/Whyte 6-2 6-2
QF: Rodd/Metcalfe d Cox/Coldham 6-3 2-6 6-3
QF: Want/Bush-Salmon -bye

SF: Lamb/Cropper d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 6-2 6-5
SF: Want/Salmon d Rodd/Metcalfe 4-6 6-5 6-4

FI: Annie Lamb/Charles Cropper d Nellie Want/William J.Bush-Salmon (GB) 6-1 6-1

Notes:

The odd 'bye' in differing rounds was common in 1885.

Mr Bruce Ismay became infamous in April of 1912 due to his involvement in the Titanic disaster.

Mrs Sydney WANT (nee Ellen Frances 'Nellie' DOYLE from 1873) Born Sydney 1853, Died England (appendicitis) on 25 January 1922. Listed as Mrs Want in contemporary news accounts.

Summary:

"Miss Gordon played up very well, but Miss Lamb's backhanded returns were too good for her. Miss Lamb played a remarkable game for a lady, as she came into the service line and volleyed throughout her matches, her backhand volley being especially severe. The ladies all through played a fairly good game, but they require to practice the backhanders."

Links to event notices:
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...t-2-12550.html
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...t-3-12556.html
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...t-4-12562.html
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...t-5-12586.html
http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org...s-6-12591.html

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May 18-26, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Maud Watson d. A. Palmer 6-0 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Connie Butler 6-3 1-6 6-4
1R: Lena Rice d. Miss Palmer default
1R: Florence Mardall d. G. Butler 6-4 6-1

1R: Adela Langrishe-bye
1R: Lilian Watson-bye
1R: Alice Fullerton d. "Mrs Smith" default
1R: Louisa Martin d. May Langrishe 6-3 6-3

QF: M Watson d. B Langrishe 6-1 6-4
QF: Mardall d. Rice default
QF: A Langrishe d. L Watson 6-4, 6-4
QF: Martin d. Fullerton default

SF: M Watson d Mardall 6-1 6-2
SF: Martin d. A Langrishe 6-1 6-3

FI: Maud Watson d. Louisa Martin 6-2 4-6 6-3

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Maud Watson (GB)/Lilian Watson (GB) d. Beatrice Langrishe/Louisa Martin 9-7 6-3
1R: Adela Langrishe/May Langrishe d. Connie Butler/Alice Fullerton 7-5 9-7

FI: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Adela Langrishe/May Langrishe 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=11)

1R: Maud Watson/William Renshaw d. Alice Fullerton/Harold K. McKay 6-4 6-3
1R: May Langrishe/James Dwight (USA) d. Lilian Watson/Harry Grove 6-3 6-3
1R: Beatrice Langrishe/Eyre Chatterton d. Florence Mardall/John Charles Kay 7-5 6-4

QF: Watson/Renshaw d. May Langrishe/Dwight 6-2 6-3
QF: Beatrice Langrishe/Chatterton d. Lena Rice/William C. Taylor defsult
QF: Connie Butler/William D. Hamilton d. E. Richardson/"E.F. Singleton" default
QF: Ellen Ramsay/Ernest Browne d. Adela Langrishe/Toler Garvey 7-5 6-3

SF: Watson/Renshaw d. Beatrice Langrishe/Chatterton 6-4 6-1
SF: Ramsay/Browne d. Butler/Hamilton 5-7 6-1 6-2

FI: Maud Watson (GB)/William Renshaw (GB) d. Miss Ramsay/Ernest Browne 6-4 6-1 6-4

This year, on her debut at the Irish Championships, Louisa Martin, from County Leitrim, Ireland, reached the final. She would go on to have arguably the most successful career of any Irish female tennis player. Born Louisa, she is usually listed as Louise in British sources. In addition she is occasionally referred to as "Molly" Martin.

3,00 watch the final, where Watson squeeks past the volleying of Martin. "The match was described as the best ever played by ladies." Maud takes the hat trick by also claiming the mixed and ladies doubles titles.

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May 20-25, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Jane Meikle d. Julia Ferguson 6-0 6-0

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May 25-30, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Gertrude Gibbs d. A. M. Wilder 6-4 6-3
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild d. Constance Martyn 2-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Clara Hill-bye
1R: Carrie Bennett-bye

1R: Mrs Hornsby-bye
1R: Gertrude Langley-bye
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Edith Gurney 6-2 6-3
1R: Edith Davies d. N. Pope 6-3 6-2

QF: Gibbs d. Bagnall-Wild 6-5 6-2
QF: Hill d. Bennett 6-1 4-6 6-3
QF: Hornby d. Langley 6-2 6-1
QF: Davies d. Bracewell 6-3 6-5

SF: Gibbs d. Hill 6-1 6-1
SF: Davies d. Hornby 6-5 6-5

FI: Gertrude Gibbs d. Edith Davies 2-6 6-4 6-0

Doubles (Draw=7)


1R: GertrudeGibbs/Edith Gurney d. Mrs Hornby/Constance Martyn 5-6 6-3 6-0
1R: Margaret Bracewell/Edith Davies d. Alice Bagnall-Wild/N. Pope 6-4 5-6 6-3
1R: Carrie Bennett/A.M. Wilder d. B. Haskett-Smith/Grace Langley 6-2 6-5
1R: Clara Hill/Mrs Huddlestone-bye

SF: Gibbs/Gurney d. Bracewell/Davies 3-6 6-3 6-5
SF: Bennett/Wilder d. Mrs Hill/Mrs Huddleston 6-3 4-6 6-2

FI:GertrudeGibbs/Edith Gurney d. Carrie Bennett/A.M Wilder 6-4 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=26)

QF: Miss Carpenter/Donald Stewart d. M. Saint George Smythe/B. Winthrop 6-1 6-5
QF: Gertrude Gibbs/Arthur Pontifex d. Miss Nicolls/P.J. Ross 6-3 6-2
QF: Miss Wickham/Charles Ross d. Constance Martyn/Reverend Oswald Smith 6-0 6-2
QF: Miss Knightley/William C. Taylor d. Miss Welch/Ernest Browne 6-4 0-6 6-3

SF: Carpenter/Stewart d. Gibbs/Pontifex default
SF: Knightley/Taylor d. Wickham/Ross 6-3 5-6 6-3

FI: Miss Carpenter/Donald Stewart d. Miss Knightley/WC Taylor 6-3 7-5

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June 1-6, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Maud Watson d. Louisa Martin 6-2 6-3
1R: Clara Hill d. S. Palmer 6-3 6-3
1R: Edith Davies d. B. Holden 6-3 6-3
1R: Kate Cornford-bye

1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Edith Gurney default
1R: Florence Mardall d. F. Davies 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Connie Butler d. Margaret Bracewell 6-2 4-6 6-3
1R: Gertrude Gibbs-bye

QF: M Watson d. Hill 6-0 6-0
QF: Davies d. Cornford 6-2 5-6 6-3
QF: B Langrishe d. Mardall 6-5 6-1
QF: Butler d. Gibbs 3-6 6-2 6-3

SF: M Watson d. Davies 6-0 6-3
SF: Butler d. B Langrishe 3-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Maud Watson d. Connie Butler 6-3 6-1

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Gertrude Gibbs/Edith Gurney-bye
1R: Connie Butler/Louisa Martin d. Alice Bagnall-Wild/N. Pope 6-2 6-0
1R: Margaret Bracewell/Beatrice Langrishe d. Clara Hill/Ellen Ramsay 6-2 6-5
1R: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Mrs Huddleston/Miss Rooke 6-1 6-4

SF: Butler/Martin d. Gibbs/Gurney default
SF: Davies/Mardall d. Bracewell/Langrishe 4-6 6-2 6-5

FI: Connie Butler/Louisa Martin d. Edith Davies/Florence Mardall 6-4 6-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=10)

1R: N. Pope/William C. Taylor d. Maud Watson/Donald Stewart 4-6 6-5 6-4
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild/Charles Ross d. Edith Davies/Thomas Grey 6-3 6-4

QF: Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw d. Clara Hill/Hamilton Emmons (US) 6-2 6-3
QF: Pope/Taylor d. B. Holden/E. Baines default
QF: Florence Mardall/James Dwight (US) d. Mrs Bagnall-Wild/Ross 4-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Beatrice Langrishe/Charles Lacy Sweet d. Ellen Ramsay/Ernest Browne 2-6 6-5 6-4

SF: Bracewell/Renshaw d. Pope/Taylor 6-2 6-2
SF: Langrishe/Sweet d. Mardall/Dwight default
FI: Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw d. Beatrice Langrishe/Charles L. Sweet 11-9 6-2 6-3

Draw note: Mrs Hill=Clara Hill.

Maud beats L Martin 6-2 6-3 in R1, there being no seeding and goes on to only loses a few games in next 3 matches.

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June 9-11, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mabel Boulton d. Mrs Apthorp 5-6, 6-4, 6-0

The women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.

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June 8-13, Kilkenny County and City Tournament*, Archersfield, County Kilkenny, Ireland (Grass)

SF: May Langrishe (owes 30) d. Mabel Cahill (scratch) 6-3 6-4
SF: Miss Neville (half 30 and 2 bisques)- bye

FI: May Langrishe d. Miss Neville 6-1 6-8 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5) (for the Desart Challenge Cup)


1R: Mabel Cahill/Francis R. Swayne d. Miss Neville/F.R. Neville default
1R: Adela Langrishe/R.P. Hamilton d. May Langrishe/H.M. Woodgate 6-4 6-5
1R: Mrs Townley/Tom Campionbye

SF: Mabel Cahill/Francis R. Swayne-bye
SF: Adela Langrishe/Hamilton d. Mrs Townley/Campion 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

FI: Mabel Cahill/Francis R. Swayne d. Adela Langrishe/R.P. Hamilton 8-6 8-6 3-6 3-6 9-7

The women's singles event at this tournament appears to have been "handicap" only at least up to the final. The five set mixed final lasted 62 games.

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June 8-13, London Championships, Stamford Bridge, London, England
Venue: London Athletic Club

1R: Maud Watson d. B. James 6-4 6-0
1R: Lilian Watson d. S. Wing 6-4 6-0
1R: Blanche Bingley d. Ida Watson 6-2 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe-bye.

SF: M Watson d. Bingley 6-4 6-2
SF: L Watson d. Langrishe 6-2 6-3

FI: Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 6-2 6-3

MX: Maud Watson/Harry Grove d. Blanche Bingley/E. Barrat-Smith 6-2 6-2

The was the inaugural London Championships tournament. The London Times lists players by club, indicating that Blanche is a member of the London Athletic Club, while the Watson sisters represent Berkeswell Athletic Club.

Blanche won the Handicap singles over fellow clubmate Miss I Canning.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "The London Athletic Club were so satisfied with the success of their tournament of last year, that it was determined this season to institute London Championships for both ladies and gentlemen, and to this end offered challenge cups, in addition to valuable first prizes, in order to induce good entries. Somehow or other, the number of those who sent in their names for these events was very limited, there being only fifteen for the gentlemen's and seven for the ladies'."

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June 13-19, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: M. Cuthbertson-bye
1R: Lottie Dod d. B. Harris 6-2 6-0
1R: Ann Dod d. Edith Davies 6-2 2-6 6-4
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Beatrice Langrishe 2-6 6-2 6-5

SF: L Dod d. Cuthbertson 6-2, 6-1
SF: Bracewell d. A Dod 6-3 6-4

FI: Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell 6-4 6-2

Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Miss Cornelius/Beatrice Langrishe 6-4 6-1
1R: Margaret Bracewell/Edith Davies-bye

FI: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell/Edith Davies 6-4 6-1 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Lottie Dod/John Edmondson d. Miss Gordon/A.P. Jones default

QF: Lottie Dod/Edmondson d. Margaret Bracewell/J.W. Fowler 6-4 5-6 6-5
QF: Beatrice Langrishe/Charles Stananought d. Miss Golding/A.G. Rae 6-1 5-6 6-2
QF: Edith Davies/R.W. Murray d. Ann Dod/S.B. Murray 6-1 6-3
QF: Miss Cornelius/Jacob G. Brown d. Miss Cuthbertson/Richard M. Watson 6-1 6-2

SF: Lottie Dod/Edmondson d. Langrishe/Stananought 6-2 6-2
SF: Cornelius/Brown d. Davies/R.W. Murray 6-2 3-6 6-2

FI: Lottie Dod/John Edmondson d. Miss Cornelius/Jacob G.Brown 6-1 8-6

This tournament marked the first appearance in open singles play for the 13-year-old Lottie Dod. She wins a hat trick by sweeping all 3 events. The women’s doubles final was played over the best of five sets.

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June 15-17, Acton Vale, East Acton, London, England (Grass)

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Day 6-0 6-2

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June 16-19, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

MX: Mrs Clarke/John Charles Kay d. Miss Edlmann/Hamilton A. Emmons (US) 7-5 1-6 8-6

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June 18-20, Brincliffe Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Brincliffe Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Beatrice Wood d. Florence Mardall 6-1 6-0

MX: Florence Mardall/John Charles Kay d. Miss Hobson/Hamilton A. Emmons (US) 7-5 3-6 6-4


Perhaps played on the Bramall Lane Cricket Ground.

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June 20-27, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: Maud Watson d. Florence Mardall default
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Moult 6-0 6-0
1R: Ann Dod d. Miss Anstruther 6-1 6-1
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Miss D'Oyly 6-1 6-2

1R: Lilian Watson d. Miss Brierly 6-0 6-0
1R: C. Mason-bye
1R: Miss Petrie-bye
1R: Lottie Dod-bye

QF: M Watson d. Bracewell 6-4 6-4
QF: Langrishe d. A Dod 6-1 6-3
QF: L Watson d. Mason 6-1 6-0
QF: L Dod d. Petrie 6-5 6-1

SF: M Watson d. Langrishe 6-3 6-5
SF: L Dod d. L Watson 6-4 4-6 6-3

FI: Maud Watson d Lottie Dod 8-6 7-5

CR: Maud Watson d Edith Davies (holder) 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Miss Kemp/Miss Petrie 6-0 6-0

SF: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Watson/Watson 2-6 6-2 6-0
SF: Margaret Bracewell/Beatrice Langrishe d. Edith Davies/Florence Mardall 6-3 6-2

FI: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell/Beatrice Langrishe 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Maud Watson/William Renshaw d. Florence Mardall/Hamilton Emmons (US) 6-1 6-4
1R: Lilian Watson/Thomas Grey d. Miss Moult/A. Ogden 6-0, 6-1
1R: Lottie Dod/Jacob G. Brown d. Edith Davies/J. Forman 6-1, 6-5
1R: Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (USA) d. Beatrice Langrishe/Ernest Lewis 6-1, 6-5

SF: Maud Watson/Renshaw d. Lilian Watson/Grey 6-4 6-2
SF: Bracewell/Grey d. Dod/Brown 6-4 6-3

FI: Maud Watson/William Renshaw d. Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (US) 6-2 6-3

The "Little Wonder" Lottie Dod presses the Wimbledon champ in final.

Beatrice Langrishe had the nickname of "Bee".

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June 29-July 3, Midland Counties Championship Cup, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (Grass)
Venue: Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=10)


1R: Jane Meikle d. G.E. Walker 6-4 6-1
1R: Mary Steedman d. Miss Exham 6-1 6-2

QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Meikle 6-0 6-1
QF: J Meikle d. Bertha Steedman 6-3 1-6 6-0
QF: Florence Mardall d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3 1-6 6-4
QF: M Steedman d. L. Sanders 6-2 6-0

SF: Bracewell d. J Meikle 6-2 6-1
SF: M Steedman d. Mardall 6-5 6-3

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Mary Steedman 6-3 6-2

DF: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Margaret Bracewell/Florence Mardall 6-4 6-4

MX: Margaret Bracewell/W.W. Chamberlain d. Beatrice Langrishe/W.H. Mahon 6-3 6-1 6-1

At this point in time the Midland Counties Championship Cup events at this tournament were only local in nature. The above results are for the open events. The mixed doubles was a best of five sets final.

The "prettiest game by far" was the Mardall-Steedman quarterfinal.

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Unknown date, Ealing Lawn Tennis Tournament, GB

FI Charlotte Cooper won

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Unknown date, Natal Championships, Durban, South Africa

FI: Mabel Grant d. L. Button 18-8

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July 14-17, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)
Venue: The All-England Club

Dates: July 4-July 17 (The women's event commenced on July 14)
Venue: All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (Worple Road), London, England.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=10)


First Round

Blanche Bingley d. LM Nash 6-2 6-2
Mrs. Dransfield -bye
Jane Meikle d. Lilian Watson 6-3 4-6 6-4
Edith Gurney-bye

EF Hudson -bye
Constance Bryan-bye
Beatrice Langrishe-bye
Maud Watson-bye

Quarterfinals

Bingley d. Dransfield default
Gurney d. Meikle 7-5 6-4
Hudson d. Bryan 6-3 6-0
Watson d. Langrishe 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

Bingley d. Gurney 6-1 6-2
Watson d. Hudson 6-0 6-1

Final

Maud Watson d. Blanche Bingley 6-1 7-5

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Summary

Of the 10 entries only 3 had competed in 1884. Among them was Maud Watson, the defending champion. Maud was the first of the "unbeatables", going with out a defeat from 1881 to 1886. In her 3 matches here only Blanche Bingley extends her in the final.

The first round started with a surprise. Meikle "The Scotish championess" in the words of Outing magazine, upset Lilian Watson, the 1884 finalist, in 3 tough sets.

In the quarterfinals Maud quickly mowed down Langrishe "a charming Irish girl". Mrs Dransfield was "scratched" for failing to show-giving Bingley a walkover into the semifinals. Gurney vs Meikle was the closest meeting in this round. In contrast to the hard hitting from Watson-Langrishe the ladies played long rallies. Meikle had sprained her wrist, which was tightly bandaged.

The semifinals were note worthy of comment-Bingley and Watson easily romping to victory.

"On the morning of the match it was reported that Maud was suffering from a sudden atack of rheumatism but any forebodings were soon dispelled when she speedily secured the first set from her extremely nervous opponent. In the second set Blanche Bingley improved and, scoring consistently with her drives, managed to hold the champion to 5-all. However, in the next two games Maud conceded just two points and ran out the winner 6-1 7-5. A feature of Maud's play was that she never failed to return her opponent's service." (from Maud Watson: The First Wimbledon Champion, by Alan Little, page 8).

Outing touted Maud:

"Very athletic in form, and rather above medium height, she plays more like a man than a woman. Possesed of a splendid frame and unusual muscular power, she overpowers antagonists with and overhead serves and "Renshaw smashes." She has a facility for playing extremelt hard and keeping the ball in court."

First prize was a silver afternoon tea service. Second prize was a silver inkstand. Hundreds of ladies admired the silver on display before viewing the contests.

Outing went on at some length about the clothes and physical attributes of the women:

"The girl players here do not wear corsets; hence the student of the human form divine has here a chance of studying the truth (or falsity) of that artistic belief of the ancient Greeks that an unconfined waist is the type of true beauty in woman's form."

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Sources:

Outing, volume 7 (1885), pages 132-133 and 136. (confirms it was B Langrishe, not May, who competed at Wimbledon this year).
https://books.google.com/books?id=5h...g=PA134-IA2&dq

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July 20-25, Chiswick Park Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

FI: Edith Gurney (owes half 15) d. Blanche Bingley (owes half 30) 1-6 7-5 6-0

MX: Blanche Bingley/Harry Grove d. Beatrice Langrishe/Ernest Lewis 6-3 4-6 6-4

* This year the women's singles event at this tournament was "handicap" only.

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July 22-25, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

DF: Connie Butler/Miss Marley d. Miss Cheese/E. Cheese 3-6 6-2 6-4

MX: Connie Butler/C Liddell d. W. Fenwick/John Galbraith Horn 6-2 3-6 6-3


This is the future Northumberland Championships (this year the main men’s singles event had the title Championships of Northumberland Gentlemen’s Singles Challenge Cup). It is not clear whether or not there was a women's singles event this year.


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July 23-25, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Agnes Watts 6-2 8-6

MX: Margaret Bracewell/W.W. Chamberlain d. Agnes Watts/Frederick Watts 6-2 6-1

Note that in contemporary sources Agnes was listed as Mrs F Watts.

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August 3-6, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Florence Stanuell d. Connie Butler 6-0 7-5

DF: Connie Butler/Miss Marley d. Miss Langley/Mrs C.J. Smith 6-4 0-6 6-3

MX: Connie Butler/Patrick Bowes-Lyon d. Florence Stanuell/Howard G. Pease 6-4 6-1

* The two losing doubles finalists were sisters.

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August 10-13, Teignmouth Tournament, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)
Venue: East Devon and Teignmouth Club

Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

QF: Maud Watson/Erskine Watson d. Lilian Watson/Charles Ross 6-3 6-2
QF: Clara Hill/Wilfred Milne d. Mrs Woosnam/Mr Woosnam 6-0 6-3
QF: C. Templer/Miss Dunn d. Miss Woosnam/R.H. Cuthbert 6-1 2-6 6-4
QF: Miss Pemberton/A.H. Pemberton d. Miss Higginson/L. Alexander 6-4 4-6 6-2

SF: M Watson/Watson d. Hill/Milne 6-5 6-2
SF: Pemberton/Pemberton d. Dunn/Templer 6-1 6-0

FI: Maud Watson/Erskine Watson d. Miss Pemberton/A.H. Pemberton 6-3 6-2

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "The East Devon and Teignmouth Club, although but a year old, has succeeded to the management of this tournament, and, having acquired a slip of ground at Lower Bitton, have laid four courts thereon. These, though not in first-class condition, are an improvement on those in use last year, and with another year's growth, and care and attention, they should be in good order next season.

"The programme, though not ambitious, was sufficiently large to provide four days' excellent sport which appeared to be highly appreciated by a large attendance of spectators. The weather was not propitious, rain falling at intervals, and on the Wednesday play had to be suspended on several occasions owing to the downpour.

"The management was very good, all going smoothly, and the honorary secretary, Mr W. Harcourt Stiles, deserves every credit for his admirable arrangements."

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August 10-14, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Edith Davies 6-2 5-7 6-3

DF: Blanche Bingley/Beatrice Langrishe d. Margaret Bracewell/Edith Davies 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-3

MX: Blanche Bingley/Harry Grove d. Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (US) 7-5 6-2

* The doubles final was a best-of-five-sets match.

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August 3-8, West of Ireland Championships, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Venue: Sligo Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: C. McClintock-bye
1R: L. Moore d. A. L'Estrange 0-6 6-5 7-5
1R: Maude Scovell d. Miss Mansfield 6-0 2-6 7-5

SF: C. McClintock d. Moore 6-2, 6-0
SF: Maude Scovell-bye

FI: C. McClintock d. Maude Scovell 0-6 6-3 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=7)


SF: C. McClintock/Willoughby J. Hamilton d. Miss Mansfield/William D. Hamilton 6-3 6-2
SF: L. Moore/Effingham C. MacDowel d. Miss Humphrys/W.P. O'Hara 6-2 4-6 6-2

FI: C. McClintock/Willoughby J. Hamilton d. L. Moore/Effingham C. MacDowel 6-2 6-1

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August 16-18, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)


1R: E. Huxham d. Miss Punch 8-6 6-3
1R: Mrs Surman-bye
1R: Mrs Hornby-bye
1R: Miss Halford d. Miss Hodgson 2-6 6-2 7-5

SF: Surman d. Huxham 1-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Hornby d. Halford 6-1 6-1

FI: "Mrs Surman and Mrs Hornby drew for prizes, the former taking the first." (Source: "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886))

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Circa August 17-22, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mabel Boulton d. Beatrice Wood 6-2 6-2

DF: Margaret Bracewell/Mrs Hill d. Mabel Boulton/Kate Cornford 6-4 6-4

MX: Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw d. Clara Hill/Ernest Browne 6-1 9-7

This particular tournament was not the precursor to the North of England Championships, but was the Yorkshire Association tournament usually held at at another venue, e.g. Harrogate.

Winner Mabel Boulton was Yorkshire born.
Mrs Hill=Clara Hill

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August 18-22, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Ann Dod d. J. Forrest 6-0 6-0

DF: Miss Cornelius/Ann Dod d. Miss Fyfe/G. Fyfe 6-2 7-5

MX: L. Murray/W. Ferguson d. H. Lyell/B.S. Cave 0-6 7-5 6-3

Ann is the elder sister of Lottie Dod. Ann Dod enjoyed some success in the singles events in a small number of tournaments, particularly in Scotland.

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August 24-29, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=37)

1R: Elizabeth Mocatta d. Mrs R.P. Earwaker default
1R: Edith Gurney d. F. Otrell default
1R: Edith Davies d. Mrs Hill 6-1 6-4
1R: Agnes Watts d. "Miss Rog" 6-5 6-4
1R: Florence Mardall d. Effie Noon 6-2 6-5

2R: Blanche Bingley d. M. Crossley 6-3 6-1
2R: H. Hopkins d. Mrs Craig default
2R: Bertha Steedman d. K. Hopkins 6-0 6-0
2R: Florence Stanuell d. Winifred Fenwick 6-0 6-0
2R: Mary Steedman d. F. Pearson 6-1 5-6 6-0
2R: Mrs H. Hornby d. Kate Cornford 6-1 6-4
2R: May Marriott d. Mocatta 5-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Davies d. Gurney 6-4 6-2

2R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss D'Oyly 6-0 6-2
2R: J. Wray d. Alice Meakin 6-2 6-3
2R: L. Coke d. Miss Noon default
2R: Miss Mc Pherson d. Mrs C. Ross 6-?? 6-3
2R: Watts d. Mardall 6-5 6-2
2R: Miss Surtees d. Gertrude Bracewell 6-1 6-4
2R: Miss Steedman d. N. Wary 6-1 6-4
2R: Louisa Martin d. Connie Butler 6-4 6-4

3R: Bingley d. Hopkins 6-1 6-0
3R: Stanuell d. B Steedman 6-2 6-2
3R: M Steedman d. Hornby 6-4 6-4
3R: Davies d. Marriott 6-3 6-3

3R: Bracewell d. Wray 6-5 6-2
3R: McPherson d. Coke 6-1 6-3
3R: Watts d. MSurtees 4-6 6-4 6-3
3R: Martin d. Steedman 6-2 6-1

QF: Bingley d. Stanuell 6-4 6-4
QF: Davies d. M Steedman 4-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Bracewell d. McPherson 6-1 6-1
QF: Martin d. Watts 6-1 3-6 6-2

SF: Bingely d. Davies 6-2 6-2
SF: Martin d. Bracewell 6-1 6-5

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Louisa Martin 6-3 6-3

DF: Margaret Bracewell/Agnes Watts d. Connie Butler/Louisa Martin 3-6 6-2 6-4

MX: Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw d. Edith Davies/James Dwight (US) 6-2 6-0

This was the inaugural edition of the All England Ladies' Doubles Championships, which was held at this venue for many years.

Easily the largest ladies singles draw in 1885.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "The great succes of the tournament at Buxton last year of course made it almost imperative on the directors of the Buxton Improvements Company to again hold one this season, and August 24 was the date fixed upon. The committee was again a most representative one, no less than fourteen clubs helping to form the management. Of course, after the able way in which Mr A.J. Harrison had carried on the tournament last season, the directors were only too pleased to again obtain his services in a like capacity.

"The Duke of Devonshire added a challenge cup, value 25 guineas, to the men's open singles, and for the event thirty-eight entries had been received. [...] The ladies's singles, with a 25 guinea challenge cup given by the Duke of Devonshire, closed with thirty-seven entries, and, with the exception of Miss Maud Watson and Miss Lottie Dod, all the best ladies were entered... [...]

"The attendance every day at the gardens was very large, the stand [with room for some six hundred spectators] being extremely well patronised, and must have well repaid the directors for erecting it. The five grass courts had been well looked after by the head gardener, Mr Hogg, and his assistant Mr West, and they certainly deserve great praise for their unwearying attention to its well being. At the conclusion of the tournament Mrs Drewry presented the prizes to the winners after Lieutenant-Colonel Balguy had made a short address. Mr Ayres's championship posts, nets and balls, and Mr Brookes's stop-nets were used, and all gave satisfaction.

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September 7-17, Devonshire Park Tournament, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Blanche Bingley d. EF Hudson 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs Cooper d. L. Turner 6-1 6-3
1R: Edith Gurney-bye
1R: Amy Jones-bye

1R: Mrs "Gee" d. Mrs A. Frankau 5-6 6-2 6-1
1R: Alice Strapp d. Miss FitzGibbon 6-4 2-6 7-5
1R: E Putney-bye
1R: Ada Strap-bye

QF: Bingley d. Cooper 6-3 6-0
QF: Gurney d. Jones 6-3 6-3
QF: Alice Strapp d. "Gee" 3-6 6-5 6-1
QF: Ada Strapp d. Putney 6-4 6-3

SF: Bingley d. Gurney 6-2 6-0
SF: Ada Strapp d. Alice Strapp 3-6 6-4 6-3

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Ada Strapp 6-1 6-0

MX: Edith Gurney/William C. Taylor d. Blanche Bingley/Harry Grove default

This was the first real top-quality women’s singles event at this tournament. There was no non-handicap women’s doubles event at many tournaments in the early years. Later considered the South of England Championships

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September 21-26, Sussex County Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Hard/Asphalt)
Venue: Hove Rink

Singles (Draw=6)


1R: EF Hudson d. Miss Adshead 6-2 6-2
1R: Elsie Lane-bye
1R: E Bushell-bye
1R: Constance Bryan d. Blanche Bingley (owes 30) 6-3 4-6 7-5

SF: EF Hudson d. Lane 6-0 6-3
SF: Bryan d. Bushell 6-1 6-3

FI: EF Hudson d. Constance Bryan 6-1 6-4

DF: Blanche Bingley/Edith Gurney d. Miss Bridges/Elsie Lane 5-6 6-0 6-1

MX: Constance Bryan/Charles H.A. Ross d. EF Hudson/ER Hudson 3-6 6-1 6-1


From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "This annual tournament, which marks the conclusion of the lawn tennis season, commenced on September 21st at the Hove Rink, West Brighton. The play was advertised to take place on asphalte courts, two of which had been specially prepared for the tournament. Last year the players complained that the raised banks at each end of the courts were much too near the play, and therefore the committee this season had them set back so as to allow twelve feet between the banks and the baselines. The committee reserved the right to decide all matches in the covered court in case of rain; but, fortunately, they had no necessity to avail themselves of that power, as the weather was favourable throughout the week, though slightly cold for the spectators on the last two days.

"The players usually seen at tournaments did not muster well at this meeting, a fact probably due to a dislike to play on asphalte after playing all the summer on grass. In addition to this, the courts are not well spoken of, and the rink itself is not particularly well suited for a tournament of this description. Under these circumstances, it will not cause much surprise to know that the committee contemplate holding the meeting on grass at an earlier period next year."

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Circa October 5-10, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

FI: Mabel Shaw d. Miss Patterson 13-7*

DF: Lydiard/Wilson d ????

* The first player to take thirteen games was the winner.

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Re: 1885 results

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30 April - 7 May 1886- First Intercolonial Lawn Tennis Tournament (NSW Championships)
Association Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney (Grass)

Round 1:
Ada Rodd d Miss Lee '2 sets to 1'
Annie Lamb d Emmaline Bloxsome
Miss Gordon d Mrs Murray 'a hard contest'
Miss Fitzgerald d Miss Scarvell
Miss Gibson - bye

Round 2:
Lamb d Rodd 62 65
Gordon d Gibson 63 61
Fitzgerald - bye!

SF Lamb d Fitzgerald 62 64
SF Gordon - bye!

FI Annie Lamb d Miss Gordon 65 64

"Miss Gordon played up very well, but Miss Lamb's backhanded returns were too good for her. Miss Lamb played a remarkable game for a lady, as she came into the service line and volleyed throughout her matches, her backhand volley being especially severe. The ladies all through played a fairly good game, but they require to practice the backhanders."

MIXED
Miss Lee/Clive Smith d Miss Gibson/Gibson
Annie Lamb/Charles Cropper d Miss Scarvell/Ismay
Miss Manning/Whyte d Gordon/Gordon
Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert D Fitzgerald d Miss Macdonald/Webb walkoer
Miss Cox/Coldham d Bloxsome/Riddell
Nellie Want/Salmon GBR d Mrs Murray/Martin
Ada Rodd/Charles Metcalfe bye

QF Lamb/Cropper d Lee/Smith 62 62
QF Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Manning/Whyte 62 62
QF Rodd/Metcalfe d Cox/COldham 63 26 63
QF Want/Salmon - a bye!

SF Lamb/Cropper d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 62 65
SF Want/Salmon d Rodd/Metcalfe 46 65 64

FI Annie Lamb/Charles Cropper d Mrs Want/Salmon GBR 61 61

Mrs Sydney WANT (nee Ellen Frances 'Nellie' DOYLE from 1873) Born Sydney 1853, Died England (appendicitis) on 25 January 1922.

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Re: 1885 results

GeeTee - this is a reply in the 1885 thread but date is given as 30-April-7-May 1886. Before I put in the wrong place, could you confirm which year it is.
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GeeTee - this is a reply in the 1885 thread but date is given as 30-April-7-May 1886. Before I put in the wrong place, could you confirm which year it is.Thanks David
Sorry it's 1885 - my finger must've slipped
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My recurrent slip back here is not making it 19__ - amazing we are dealing with matches 126 years ago!

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Added links to the NSW event in May. One of the contestants was J Bruce Ismay-some may know him better as the man whose life was changed forever by the Titanic disaster of 1912.
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May 18-26, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Draw of 14

1R = First round

1R: Maud Watson d. A. Palmer 6-0, 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Connie Butler 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
1R: Lena Rice d. Miss Palmer, walkover
1R: Florence Mardall d. G. Butler 6-4, 6-1
1R: A. Fullerton d. "Mrs Smith", walkover
1R: Louisa Martin d. May Langrishe 6-3, 6-3

Adela Langrishe and Lilian Watson had a bye.
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QF: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-1, 6-4
QF: Florence Mardall d. Lena Rice, walkover
QF: Adela Langrishe d. Lilian Watson 6-4, 6-4
QF: Louisa Martin d. A. Fullerton, walkover
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SF: Maud Watson d. Florence Mardall 6-1, 6-2
SF: Louisa Martin d. Adela Langrishe 6-1, 6-3
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FI: Maud Watson d. Louisa Martin 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
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May 25-30, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Draw of 12

1R = First round

1R: Grace Gibbs d. M. Wilder 6-4, 6-3
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild d. C. Martyn 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Edith Gurney 6-2, 6-3
1R: Edith Davies d. N. Pope 6-3, 6-2

Four players each had a bye.
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QF: Grace Gibbs d. Alice Bagnall-Wild 6-5, 6-2
QF: Mrs Hill d. Miss Bennett 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
QF: Mrs Hornby d. Miss Langley 6-2, 6-1
QF: Edith Davies d. Margaret Bracewell 6-3, 6-5
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SF: Grace Gibbs d. Mrs Hill 6-1, 6-1
SF: Edith Davies d. Mrs Hornby 6-5, 6-5
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FI: Grace Gibbs d. Edith Davies 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
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June 1-6, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Draw of 14

1R = First round

1R: Maud Watson d. Louisa Martin 6-2, 6-3
1R: Mrs Hill d. S. Palmer 6-3, 6-3
1R: Edith Davies d. B. Holden 6-3, 6-3
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Edith Gurney, walkover
1R: Florence Mardall d. F. Davies 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
1R: Connie Butler d. Margaret Bracewell 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Grace Gibbs and Miss Cornford had a bye.
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QF: Maud Watson d. Mrs Hill 6-0, 6-0
QF: Edith Davies d. Miss Cornford 6-2, 5-6, 6-3
QF: Beatrice Langrishe d. Florence Mardall 6-5, 6-1
QF: Connie Butler d. Grace Gibbs 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
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SF: Maud Watson d. Edith Davies 6-0, 6-3
SF: Connie Butler d. Beatrice Langrishe 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
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FI: Maud Watson d. Connie Butler 6-3, 6-1
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June 20-27, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Draw of 13

1r = First round

1R: Maud Watson d. Florence Mardall, walkover
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Moult 6-0, 6-0
1R: Ann Dod d. Miss Anstruther 6-1, 6-1
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Miss D'Oyly 6-1, 6-2
1R: Lilian Watson d. Miss Brierly 6-0, 6-0

Three players, including Lottie Dod, had a bye.
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QF: Maud Watson d. Margaret Bracewell 6-4, 6-4
QF: Beatrice Langrishe d. Ann Dod 6-1, 6-3
QF: Lilian Watson d. C. Mason 6-1. 6-0
QF: Lottie Dod d. Miss Petrie 6-5, 6-1
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SF: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3, 6-5
SF: Lottie Dod d. Lilian Watson 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
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ACF: Maud Watson d. Lottie Dod 8-6, 7-5
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CR: Maud Watson d. Edith Davies (holder) 6-3, 6-3
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September 7-17, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)

Draw of 12

1R = First round

1R: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Hudson 6-3, 6-2
1R: Mrs Cooper d. L. Turner 6-1, 6-3
1R: Mrs "Gee" d. Mrs A. Frankau 5-6, 6-2, 6-1
1R: Alice Strapp d. Miss FitzGibbon 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Four players had a bye.
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QF: Blanche Bingley d. Mrs Cooper 6-3, 6-0
QF: Edith Gurney d. Amy Jones 6-3, 6-3
QF: Alice Strapp d. Miss "Gee" 3-6, 6-5, 6-1
QF: Ada Strapp d. E. Putney 6-4, 6-3
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SF: Blanche Bingley d. Edith Gurney 6-2, 6-0
SF: Ada Strapp d. Alice Strapp 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
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FI: Blanche Bingley d. Ada Strapp 6-1, 6-0
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June 8-13, London Championships, London Athletic Club, Stamford Bridge, London, England

Draw of 7

QF: Maud Watson d. B. James 6-4, 6-0
QF: Lilian Watson d. S. Wing 6-4, 6-0
QF: Blanche Bingley d. Ida Watson 6-2, 6-0

Beatrice Langrishe had a bye.
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SF: Maud Watson d. Blanche Bingley 6-4, 6-2
SF: Lilian Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-2, 6-3
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FI: Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 6-2, 6-3

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "The London Athletic Club were so satisfied with the success of their tournament of last year, that it was determined this season to institute London Championships for both ladies and gentlemen, and to this end offered challenge cups, in addition to valuable first prizes, in order to induce good entries. Somehow or other, the number of those who sent in their names for these events was very limited, there being only fifteen for the gentlemen's and seven for the ladies'."
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June 13-19, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Draw of 7

QF: Lottie Dod d. B. Harris 6-2, 6-0
QF: Ann Dod d. Edith Davies 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Beatrice Langrishe 2-6, 6-2, 6-5

M. Cuthbertson had a bye.
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SF: Lottie Dod d. M. Cuthbertson 6-2, 6-1
SF: Margaret Bracewell d. Ann Dod 6-3, 6-4
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FI: Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell 6-4, 6-2
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August 24-29, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Draw of 37

1R = First round

1R: Elizabeth Mocatta d. Mrs R.P. Earwaker, walkover
1R: Edith Gurney d. F. Otrell, walkover
1R: Edith Davies d. Mrs Hill 6-1, 6-4
1R: Agnes Watts d. "Miss Rog" 6-5, 6-4
1R: Florence Mardall d. Effie Noon 6-2, 6-5

The remaining players each had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Blanche Bingley d. M. Crossley 6-3, 6-1
2R: H. Hopkins d. Mrs Craig, walkover
2R: Bertha Steedman d. K. Hopkins 6-0, 6-0
2R: Florence Stanuell d. Winifred Fenwick 6-0, 6-0
2R: Mary Steedman d. F. Pearson 6-1, 5-6, 6-0
2R: Mrs H. Hornby d. K. Cornford 6-1, 6-4
2R: May Marriott d. Elizabeth Mocatta 5-6, 6-2, 6-1
2R: Edith Davies d. Edith Gurney 6-4, 6-2
2R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss D'Oyly 6-0, 6-2
2R: J. Wray d. Alice Meakin 6-2, 6-3
2R: L. Coke d. Miss Noon, walkover
2R: Miss Mc Pherson d. Mrs C. Ross 6-0, 6-3
2R: Agnes Watts d. Florence Mardall 6-5, 6-2
2R: Miss Surtees d. Gertrude Bracewell 6-1, 6-4
2R: Miss Steedman d. N. Wary 6-1, 6-4
2R: Louisa Martin d. Connie Butler 6-4, 6-4
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3R: Blanche Bingley d. H. Hopkins 6-1, 6-0
3R: Florence Stanuell d. Bertha Steedman 6-2, 6-2
3R: Mary Steedman d. Mrs Hornby 6-4, 6-4
3R: Edith Davies d. May Marriott 6-3, 6-3
3R: Margaret Bracewell d. J. Wray 6-5, 6-2
3R: Miss McPherson d. J. Coke 6-1, 6-3
3R: Agnes Watts d. Miss Surtees 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
3R: Louisa Martin d. Miss Steedman 6-2, 6-1
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QF: Blanche Bingley d. Florence Stanuell 6-4, 6-4
QF: Edith Davies d. Mary Steedman 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss McPherson 6-1, 6-1
QF: Louisa Martin d. Agnes Watts 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
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SF: Blanche Bingely d. Edith Davies 6-2, 6-2
SF: Louisa Martin d. Margaret Bracewell 6-1, 6-5
--

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Louisa Martin 6-3, 6-3

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886): "The great succes of the tournament at Buxton last year of course made it almost imperative on the directors of the Buxton Improvements Company to again hold one this season, and August 24 was the date fixed upon. The committee was again a most representative one, no less than fourteen clubs helping to form the management. Of course, after the able way in which Mr A.J. Harrison had carried on the tournament last season, the directors were only too pleased to again obtain his services in a like capacity.

"The Duke of Devonshire added a challenge cup, value 25 guineas, to the men's open singles, and for the event thirty-eight entries had been received. [...] The ladies's singles, with a 25 guinea challenge cup given by the Duke of Devonshire, closed with thirty-seven entries, and, with the exception of Miss Maud Watson and Miss Lottie Dod, all the best ladies were entered... [...]

"The attendance every day at the gardens was very large, the stand [with room for some six hundred spectators] being extremely well patronised, and must have well repaid the directors for erecting it. The five grass courts had been well looked after by the head gardener, Mr Hogg, and his assistant Mr West, and they certainly deserve great praise for their unwearying attention to its well being. At the conclusion of the tournament Mrs Drewry presented the prizes to the winners after Lieutenant-Colonel Balguy had made a short address. Mr Ayres's championship posts, nets and balls, and Mr Brookes's stop-nets were used, and all gave satisfaction."
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