Initial results from Lowes Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack. The summary writeup and many results are from AndrewTas. Mark Ryan (Newmark)
has also made major contributions to this thread, his major source being the British Lawn Tennis and Badminton. AustinRunner
has mined Aussie newspapers for complete draws for major events.
An interesting year. Moody returns to singles play (only 3 singles tournaments) and wins Wimbledon. She defeats her old rival Jacobs in a "great" final and then doesnt play again for the year. Jacobs recovers and wins the US Championships for the fourth and last time. Earlier in the year Mathieu dominates the French riviera circuit winning all 15 tournaments, but with little major competition. This shows as Sperling defeats her in the French final (her first of three straight) and Moody defeats her at Wimbledon. Sperling also wins the Italian and German Championships. Also of note, Joan Hartigan tours from Australia again and plays well to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon and Burkhardt Arnold "won fourteen tournaments running" during the year, including the Pacific Southwest and Pacific Coast and lost only 4 sets during that run. Finally USA d. England 4-3 for the Wightman Cup.
On May 22 Helen Wills sailed for England on the S.S. Manhattan. She lands at Plymouth on the night of Tuesday May 28 ready for battle. Over 1000 people turned out to watch her defeat Elsie Pittman in the final at the St George’s Hill Tournament.
Then along came pretty and deadly Kay Stammers to throw a spammer into the comeback. She not only beat Queen Helen but did so to the tune of 6-0 6-4. This was Mrs Moody's first loss on English soil since 1924. Betting odds on Wills dove.
At Wimbledon she barely survived a 3 set scare by unheralded Czech Emma Cepkova.
After her Wimbledon triumph Helen attended the Wimbledon Ball at the Dorchester on Saturday night where after supper she was congratulated by Sir Samuel Hoare on her remarkable and successful return. In reply Mrs Moody was as brief as she was sincere. Helen then played at the Charity Lawn Tennis Tournament at 41 West Hill, Highgate hosted by Lady Crosfield. Mrs Moody opposed Mr Victor Cazalet in singles and partnered with Kay Stammers faced Norman Brookes and Mr Cazalet. The Duchess of York wore a white crêpe dress trimmed with pink and a crinoline hat trimmed with shaggy organdie flowers for the occasion. Helen left London on Thursday July 18 to return to America and arrived in New York on July 25 when she announced she would not participate in the Wightman Cup. Helen later nixed any talk of returning to Forest Hills for 1935-site of her bitter setback at the hands of Helen Jacobs.
Thus ended her short but triumphant 1935 tour.
The rankings for the year by A Wallis Myers were
California State Championship
FI: Alice Marble d Margaret Osborne 6-4 6-3
Note: This *might* be Alice's first tournament after her collapse in May 1934
FI: Hella Kovac d. Vlasta Gostisa 6-0 6-4
Comings and Goings
JOAN AUSTIN – Mrs Randolph Lycett
February 11 - Randolph Lycett died suddenly in Jersey on Saturday – he was 50 years old. Randolph Lycett reached the final of Wimbledon in 1922 and was beaten by Gerald Patterson. Ten Years Later it was his brother-in-law ie Joan’s brother Bunny Austin who matched his achievement – Randolph and Bunny were to play many times together in later days.
Married: on June 15, Marjorie Sachs, US tennis player, to Carl Pickhardt.
Sued for divorce: Eileen (nee Bennett) Whitingstall. She will eventually wed the man named as corespondent in her husband's suit.
WEST SIDE COUNTRY CLUB – EALING
This famous club which had been a centre of first-class lawn tennis for more than 10 years closed down on July 30, the site having been bought for building purposes.
original results thread for 1935 may be found at : Results from 1935
I also wish to thank Austinrunner, DavidK, GeeTee, Jimbo, and Mark for many results in this thread.