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May Sutton storms England to claim the Wimbledon title. The redoubtable Dorothea Douglass fails the thwart the invader in the final of the Championships. It is the first time a female from outside the British Isles wins the world championship. Past American contestants had not considered threats to win. At first glance many British critics wrote May off. Her solid appearance led many to believe she would prove too slow about the court.
Sutton literally rolled up her sleeves and went to the woodshed on foes,who watched topspin forehands bound by them for winners. Both the high bouncing topspin and rolled up sleeves were novelties. Proper ladies kept the sleeves buttoned. The English press took to calling her "The Pasadena Washerwoman."

Ironically enough the Pasadena lass was born in Plymouth, England. Her father emigrated the family to America when May was a child, so in a manner of speaking she returning to her roots.

With Sutton in England her US National title went to Bessie Moore, the 1904 finalist. Bessie won for the 3rd time.

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French Closed Championships, Paris (C)

FI: Katie Gillou d Y. de Pfoeffel 6-0 11-9


Chmps of Switzerland: won by a "Mrs Player" (an alias)


Champion of the Belgians (closed)

FI: Won by Marie Dufrenoy


???? Beerschot Club Tournament,Antwerp, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Marie Dufrenoy d. ????


Thanks go out to Mark Ryan and Austinrunner for contributing to this thread. Marks' original results for 1905 may be found at: 1905

Fully utilized the 1906 Wright and Ditson guide at:

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New Zealand Championships, ???? (Grass)

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????French Indoor Championships

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. ????

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March 3-11, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Hotel de Paris

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Connie Wilson (GB) 6-4 6-1

MX: Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Edward R. Allen (GB) d. M. Brooksmith (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-3 6-1

Wilson went by her nickname of "Connie", but is often found listed as "Constance" in draws.


Circa early March, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

FI: Amy Ransome (GB) d. Vera Warden (US) 7-5 8-6


March 13-20, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Connie Wilson (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-0 6-0
1R: Vera Warden (US) d. Clare Cassel (US) 6-3 2-6 6-4
1R: Amy Ransome-bye
1R: M Brooksmith-bye

1R: Mlle Vidal-Soler d. Jean Butler-Clark (GB) 8-6 4-6 6-3
1R: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Hedwig Neresheimer (Ger) 6-0 6-1
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB)-bye
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)-bye

QF: Wilson d. Warden 6-2 7-5
QF: Ransome d. Brooksmith 1-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Douglass d. Mlle Vidal-Soler 6-0 6-1
QF: Countess Schulenburg d. Eastlake-Smith 6-4 6-2

SF: Wilson d. Ransome 6-3 6-1
SF: Countess Schulenburg d. Dorothea Douglass default

FI: Connie Wilson (GB) d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) 6-1 2-6 6-4

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Charles G. Allen (GB) 6-4 2-6 12-10

Invitational women’s doubles played during South of France Championships:

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Connie Wilson (GB) d. Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) 6-3 3-6 10-8


March 21-28, Championships of Cannes, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

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

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Connie Wilson (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-3 6-4

According Alan Little "Dorothea Douglass was unable to take part and scratched from all events on account of her sprained wrist."


March 27-April 1, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

CR: L.E. Payne (holder) d. Maisie Parr 6-2 6-5

DF: Maisie Parr/L.E. Payne d. Miss Forsyth/Miss Robertson 6-2 6-3

MX: L.E. Payne/Harold A. Parker (NZ) d. Miss Collis/C.V. Heath 6-1 6-3


???? South African Champioships, ????, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Amy Kirby

Traditionally held around Easter

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April 3-7, Meran, Austria-Hungary (Clay)

FI: Nelly Schmoller d. H. Beddy 6-0 6-2

This is modern dat Mefano in Italy.


April 6-8, Ojai Championships, Ojai Valley, California, USA (Hard)

QF: May Sutton d. Alice Ryan 6-0 6-0
QF: Violet Sutton d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-2 6-2
QF: Miss Garland d. Miss Gill 6-3 6-1
QF: Florence Sutton d. Mrs Peralta 6-1 6-0

SF: May Sutton d. Violet Sutton [score?]
SF: Florence Sutton d. Miss Garland [score?]

FI: May Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-0 6-3

DF: Elizabeth Ryan/Violet Sutton vs Eleanor Peralta/May Sutton

MX: Violet Sutton/Hal Gorham d. May Sutton/Robert Rowan 6-4 4-6 6-4


April 10-17, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

April 10-17, Covered Court Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Beryl Tulloch-bye
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mabel Squire 6-1, 6-1
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Ruth Winch 8-6, 6-4
1R: Connie Wilson-bye

SF: Hilda Lane d. Beryl Tulloch 6-4, 6-1
SF: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Connie Wilson 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

FI: Hilda Lane d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-4 8-6

MX: Reggie Doherty/Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Major Ritchie/Mabel Squire 9-11 6-1 6-2

Holder Dorothea Douglass did not defend singles title, and mixed doubles holders George and Edith Greville also did not defend.


April 15-19 Invitation Indoor Tournament, New York City, New York, US (Indoors)
Venue: St. Niucholas Rink

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

FI: Marion Fenno/George Wrenn d. Eleanora Sears/Bob Wrenn 6-4 6-4

"Two courts covered with green canvas." The event was organzed by Mrs Barger-Wallach. Fenno played within herslef, making few errors. This and better teamwork overcame "Eleo" and her more piercing groundies.


???? South African Champioships, ????, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Amy Kirby

Traditionally held around Easter. In 1905 Easter was on April 23


circa April 21-27, Tasmanian Championships, Tasmania, Australia (Grass)

FI: Miss Griffiths d. A.Rex 6-2 4-6 7-5

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Circa mid-May, Swedish Covered Courts Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. Sophie Castenschiold (Den) 6-2 6-3


circa mid-May, Wiesbaden Championships, Wiesbaden,Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. Hedwig Neresheimer 6-1 6-3


circa 13-20 May, Bohemian Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay)

FI: Sybil Speed (GB) d. Frl Stöhr 6-0 6-1

For the Championships of Prague

FI: Sybil Speed (GB) d. Frl Just 6-1 6-3

Holder Hedwig Rosenbaum did not defend her titles for either event.

The Bohemian Championships became the For theCzechoslovakian Championships in 1919.


May 22-27, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. Agnes Morton 6-2 6-0

DF: Beryl Tulloch/Connie Wilson d. Connie Meyer/Agnes Morton 6-2 6-3


May 22-27, Berkshire Championships, Reading, Berkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. Lottie Paterson 3-6 6-0 6-1

MX: Connie Wilson/HJ Wilson d. Violet Pinckney/Evan Gwynne-Evans 6-2 3-6 6-4

Something is off here. Connie Wilson can't be in two places at once!

began May 29, Southern Championships, Washington DC, US (Grass)
Venue: Bachelors Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Marie Wimer d. Miss Spurgen ????

CR: Marie Wimer d. Carrie Neely (holder) 6-4 6-3

MX: Marie Wimer/JP Paret d. Miss Spurgen/LW Glazebrook 6-4 6-3


May 29-June 3, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Agatha Morton d. Nora Meyer 6-2 6-0
1R: Mabel Squire d. Amy Ransome 6-3 6-3

2R: Edith Greville d. Mrs Rhodes 6-0 6-0
2R: E. Sargeant d Miss King-Stephens 4-6 6-0 6-4
2R: Mrs Prendergast d. A. Carter default
2R: Morton d. Beryl Tulloch default

2R: Connie Meyer d. Mrs Driver 7-5 6-3
2R: Mrs Macaulay d. B. Carter default
2R: Daisy Kercheval-Hole d. Christina Douglass 1-6 7-5 7-5
2R: Squire d. Miss Tootell 6-1 4-6 6-4

QF: Greville d. Sargeant 6-2 6-3
QF: Morton d. Prendergast 6-0 6-1
QF: Meyer d. Macaulay 1-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Squire d. Kercheval-Hole 6-0 retired

SF: Greville d. Morton 6-2 6-1
SF: Squire d. Meyer 6-4 4-6 6-4

FI: Edith Greville d. Mabel Squire 6-4 7-5

Holder Dorothea Douglass (holder) did not defend.


May 31-June 5, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Marie Amende d. Mimi Hlawatsch 6-2 6-4
1R: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. A. Lustig 6-2 6-1
1R: J. Weinzetl d. E. Ascher 6-2 6-2
1R: R. Stohr d. G. Wien 6-0 6-2

1R: “Marianne” d. Katalin von Csery (Hun) 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: M. Schmeykal d. Sidi Maschka 6-1 6-4
1R: Sybil Speed (GB) d. H. Tonder 6-1 6-2
1R: Margit von Madarasz (Hun)-bye

QF: Amende d. Rosenbaum, 6-4 6-4
QF: Stohr d. Weinzetl 6-4 6-2
QF: “Marianne” d. Schmeykal 8-6 6-2
QF: Speed d. Madarasz 4-6 6-2 6-1

SF: Amende d. Stohr 6-0 6-2
SF: Speed d. “Marianne” 4-6 7-5 6-3

FI: Marie Amende (Aut) d. Sybil Speed (GB) 5-7 6-1 6-2

MX: Marie Amende (Aut)/Rolf Kinzl (Aut) d. Sidi Maschka (Aut)/Curt von Wessely (Aut) 8-6 6-2

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First Half of June

June 5-7, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: F. Hollins d. Kathleen Clements 7-5 6-3

MX: Kathleen Clements/L. West d. Mrs R. Green/Edward R. Allen default


June 5-10, and June 27 Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=23)

1R: Connie Wilson-bye
1R: H. Harper-bye
1R: G. Lloyd-Turner-bye
1R: Miss Johnstone-bye
1R: Mrs Speck d. K. Kentish default
1R: Miss King-Stephens d. Miss Butler-Lloyd 5-7 6-4 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mabel Squire 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss James-bye

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
1R: Aurea Farrington-bye
1R: Miss McMorland-bye
1R: Mildred Coles-bye
1R: Dora Boothby d. F. Harrison 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Tootell d. Adelaide Norton-Barry 8-6 8-6
1R: M. Hardy d. Mrs Image 6-2 6-3
1R: Alice Greene d. P. Shaw 6-3 6-3

2R: Wilson d. Harper 6-1 6-2
2R: Lloyd-Turner d. Johnstone 6-2 2-6 6-1
2R: Speck d. King-Stephens 3-6 7-5 6-1
2R: Lane d. James default

2R: Eastlake-Smith d. Farrington 6-4 7-5
2R: Coles d McMorland 6-0 6-1
2R: Boothby d. Tootell 6-3 6-2
2R: Greene d. Hardy 6-3 6-1

QF: Wilson d. Lloyd-Turner 4-1 4-2
QF: Lane d. Speck 6-1 6-1
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Coles 6-2 6-1
QF: Greene d. Boothby 4-3 4-2

SF: Wilson d. Lane 4-0 4-3
SF: Greene d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-4

CR: Connie Wilson (holder) d. Alice Greene 6-2 6-4

Holder Dorothea Douglass did not defend.

Due to bad weather at Beckenham, the final was played at Wimbledon on June 27. Some QF matches and one semi were shortened to first of 4 games in a vain attempt to complete the event on time.


June 10-12, Leopold Club Tournament, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)
Venue: Leopold Club

FI: Jeanne Chazal d. Marie Trasenster 6-0 7-5

Probably equal to the Belgian Championships listed on page 167 of Modern Lawn Tennis:" by P A Vaile


June 8-14, Championships of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Lawn-Tennis-Turnier-Club,

CR: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (holder) d. Nelly Schmoller 6-0 6-3


June 12-17, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. Miss Gleave 6-1 6-0
1R: M. Jewsbury d. “A.N. Other” default
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. H. Mees 6-1 6-0
1R: Maud Garfit d Miss Hepburn 6-1 6-2
1R: Ellen Green-bye
1R: Mrs C. Hunter-bye
1R: E. Smalley-bye
1R: Conie Wilson-bye

1R: Miss Budenberg d. O. Tulloch 6-4 retired
1R: Ethel Thomson d. G. Smith 6-0 6-1
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. A. Willcocks 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Everard d. N. Pritchard 6-3 7-5
1R: C. Anthony-bye
1R: E. Crook-bye
1R: L. Smalley-bye
1R: Hilda Lane-bye

2R: Sutton d. Jewsbury 6-0 6-0
2R: Garfit d. Longhurst 6-2 2-6 6-0
2R: Green d. Hunter default
2R: Wilson d. E. Smalley 6-0 6-2

2R: Thomson d. Budenberg 6-2 6-2
2R: Tulloch d. Everard 6-2 6-3
2R: Anthony d. Crook 5-7 6-0 6-2
2R: Lane d. L. Smalley 6-2 6-3

QF: Sutton d. Garfit 6-0 6-2
QF: Wilson d. Green 6-1 6-0
QF: Thomson d. Tulloch 7-5 6-4
QF: Lane d. Anthony 6-4 6-3

SF: Sutton d. Wilson 6-2 6-2
SF: Lane d. Thomson 1-6 6-4 6-1

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Hilda Lane 7-5 8-6

DF: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson 6-2 1-6 7-5

MX: Connie Wilson/Frank L. Riseley d. May Sutton (US)/Xenophon Casdagli 4-6 6-1 6-2

Although Dorothea Douglass was not defending her title, the Challenge Round in the women’s singles event seems to lapse at this tournament from this year onwards. The American May Sutton's particpation in several tournaments in Britain in 1905 brought a breath of fresh air to the tennis scene in the birthplace of tennis. May Sutton went undefeated in singles play in British tournaments in 1905.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, June 1905:

“In the ladies’ open singles it was natural that the greatest interest should be taken in the progress of Miss May Sutton. The American lady reached the semi-finals with the loss of only three games after playing three rounds. There is no doubt that her play improved considerably during the week, and her match against Miss Connie Wilson in the semi-final was looked forward to with very great interest, a close match being anticipated. The result, however, was disappointing, Miss Sutton scoring an easy victory, 6-2, 6-2. The winner hit very powerfully, keeping an excellent length all through the match, affording her opponent little chance. It must be admitted that Miss Wilson was not playing her usual game. She kept a very poor length, and seemed satisfied in adopting defensive tactics.

“The other semi-final, between Miss Ethel Thomson and Miss Hilda Lane, created a further surprise – Miss Thomson, after taking the first set comfortably at 6 games to 1, allowing Miss Lane to take the next two sets at 6-4, 6-1. In the final tie, between Miss Sutton and Miss Lane, both players seemed affected by the sodden court. Miss Sutton took the first set at 7-5, and after leading 4-2 in the second set lost the lead (5-6), but ultimately ran out the winner. The American lady is to be congratulated on her success in her first appearance at an English tournament. She played five rounds without the loss of a set. Her forehand drive is very severe, and she wins several points by an effective but rather clumsy volley.”


June 12-17, East Surrey Championships, East Croydon, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Dora Boothby 6-1 2-6 6-2

MX: Ellen Stawell-Brown/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Dora Boothby/Arthur D. Prebble 6-4 6-2

This was the first edition of the East Surrey Championships, sometimes also referred to as the East Croydon Championships.

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Dates: June 20-24
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=18)

Holder May Sutton did not defend her title.

Preliminary Round

Augusta Hobart d. Eleanor Cohen 6-4 6-0
Anna Coates d. Helen Rodgers 6-1 6-1

First Round

Bessie Moore d. Hobart 6-1 6-1
Carrie Neely d. Katharine Morris 6-0 6-1
Margaret LeRoy d. Virginia Maule 6-2 6-2
Clara Chase d. Helen Hodge 6-4 6-1

Mrs. Clement Wainwright d. Louise Ostheimer 6-4 6-4
Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman 8-6 6-0
Evelyn Howell d. Ethel Wimer 6-1 7-9 6-2
Coates d. Lucy Duhring 6-1 6-1


Moore d. Neely 4-6 6-1 6-2
LeRoy d. Chase 6-3 6-8 6-1
Homans d. Wainwright default
Coates d. Howell 6-2 7-5


Moore d. LeRoy 6-1 6-3
Homans d. Coates 6-1 6-0


Bessie Moore d. Helen Homans 6-4 5-7 6-1


Doubles (Draw=5)

Preliminary Round

Clara Chase/Augusta Hobart d. Margaret LeRoy/Eugenia Wainwright 6-3 4-6 6-2


Virginia Maule/Marjory Obertueffer d. Lucy Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-3 6-2
Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d Chase/Hobart 6-1 6-0


Helen Homans/Carrie Neely d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-0 6-1


Mixed Doubles (Draw=11)

Preliminary Round

Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d Eleanor Cohen/H. B. Patton 6-2 6-4
Evelyn Howell/George Willing d. Gertrude Fetterman/H. Jordan 1-6 8-6 6-3
Miss Dixon/W. H. Trotter d Helen Rodgers/W. H. Rodgers 6-2 6-1

First Round (=Quarterfinals)

Helen Homans/Harry Allen d. Margaret Le Roy/R Thayer 6-3 6-2
Hobart/Hobart d. Howell/Willing 6-3 6-0
Bessie Moore/Ed Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter 6-4 6-2
Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson d Agnes Groome/F. Mackie 6-4 6-2


Hobart/Hobart d. Homans/Allen 8-6 6-3
Moore/Dewhurst d Johnson/Johnson 6-3 6-1


Augusta Hobart/Clarence Hobart d. Bessie Moore/Ed Dewhurst 6-2 6-4



Moore sets a record at that time with her 4th national title. Holder May Sutton does not defend, as she is competing at Wimbledon.


Draw notes

Anna Coates=Mrs Benjamin Coates.
Per Bud Collins Edward Dewhurst went by "Ed".
Claire Johnson and Wallace J. Johnson are probably a sister/brother pairing.
Marjorie Obertuffer listed as Miss M.F. Obertuffer
Miss Helen Rodgers and W. H. Rodgers are probably a sister/brother pairing.

Ethel Wimer was the lesser know sister of Marie Wimer. They were from Washington DC. Some papers assumed it was Marie, But Wright and Ditson explicitly informs us it Ethel Wimer "the sister of Miss Marie Wimer, who has ben a frequent visitor to Wissahickon." (p 89, Wright and Ditson)

Missing First Names

Miss Dixon

H. Jordan
F. Mackie
H.B. Patton
W. H. Rodgers
W.H. Trotter



The New York Tribune.
1906 Wright and Ditson Tennis Annual, pages 89-92

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Second half of June

June 16-20, Championships of Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. D. Gardner 6-3 6-1

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Oscar Kreuzer d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/F.A. Lindemann 6-2 6-2


June 17-22, Championships of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: A. Ebermann d. Etelka Worisek 6-2 6-3

CR: A. Ebermann versus Nenée Pokorny (holder) ?????


June 19-24, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=17)

1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-3

2R: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Johnson 6-1 6-3
2R: Connie Meyer d. Maud Brown 6-2 6-2
2R: Mrs C. Hunter d. Dora Boothby default
2R: Agatha Morton d. Miss Holman 6-2 6-2

2R: Lottie Paterson d. K. Kentish 6-2 6-1
2R: Gertrude Houselander d. E. Sargeant 6-2 6-2
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Miss Russell-Davies 7-5 7-5
2R: Edith Greville d. Stawell-Brown 0-6 6-2 7-5

QF: Thomson d. C Meyer 9-7 6-1
QF: Morton d. Mrs Hunter 6-1 6-1
QF: Paterson d. Houselander 10-12 6-2 6-2
QF: Greville d. Eastlake-Smith 7-5 6-3

SF: Thomson d. Morton 6-2 6-1
SF: Greville d. Paterson 6-2 7-5

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Greville 6-3 6-4

MF: Alfred W. Dunlop (Aus)/Ethel Thomson d. Norman Brookes (Aus)/Agnes Morton 8-6 4-6 6-3

This year the London Championships acquired a fixed position in the tennis calendar, just before Wimbledon.


June 19-24, Yorkshire Association Tournament, Hunter’s Bar, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (Grass)
Sheffield and Hallamshire Club

Challenge Cup events

FI: Lucy Kendal d. “E. Carter” 6-2 6-1

DF: Lucy Kendal/Mrs P.N. Morton d. M. Morton/N. Morton 6-0 6-0

MX: Lucy Kendal/Edmund D. Black d. Bertha Holder/“E.M. Carter” 6-1 6-3

Yorkshire Championship event

FI: Bertha Holder d. N. Morton 11-9 6-1


June 22-24, Gravesend, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Helen Harper 7-5 10-8


June 20-24, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Wilton Place

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Mrs A.H.C. Barker 6-1 6-0

The women’s doubles was a “handicap” only event.

MX: Miss Hodson/Herbert N. Craig d. Winifred Longhurst/Sydney L. Fry 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5

Mr Craig played the event under the pseudonym of "Mr Newcombe".


June 22-26, Tyrolean Championships, Innsbruck, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elsa Greil d. Hedda Lichy 7-5 6-4


began June 26, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club.

SF: Carrie Neely d. Miss Souther 8-6 6-4
SF: Alice Day d. Augusta Hobart 6-3 6-8 6-3

FI: Carrie Neely d. Alice Day 6-1 6-2

DF: Carrie Neely/Mrs Edwin Holden d. Mrs Offerman/Miss Smith 6-4, 6-3

Singles holder May Sutton did not defend her title.

The New York Times says that the city was Mountain Station, New Jersey. Alice Day Beard was resident at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. The doubles runner-ups were from the Ladies' Club of Staten Island. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...DF405B858CF1D3

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Re: 1905 results


Dates: June 26-July 7
Venue: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, (Worple Road), London, England
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=47, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Douglass "sits out" until Challenge Round.

First Round

Helen Harper-bye
Mrs R. Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil bye
Alice Greene-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Mrs. MacCauley-bye

Winifred Longhurst-bye
D. Spencer d. Henrietta Horncastle default
May Sutton (US) d. Nora Meyer 6-0 6-0
Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Aurea Farrington 6-3 6-1
Mildred Coles d. E. Flemmich 6-1 6-2
E.E.Sargeant d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-0
Ethel Thomson d. Frieda Meyer 7-5 6-4
Mrs P. M. Morton d. Violet Pinckney default

Beryl Tulloch d. K.Kentish default
L. Ripley d. Mrs. Albury 6-0 5-7 6-3
Hilda Lane d. E. Smith 9-7 6-8 6-4
Blanche Hillyard d. M. Banks 6-0 6-0
Lottie Patterson d. M. Taplin 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Houselander d. M.E. Brown 6-1 6-3
Dora Boothby-bye
L. Flemmich-bye

Connie Meyer-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Bertha Holder-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mabel Squire-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Connie Wilson-bye
Amy Mooijaart-bye

Second Round

Harper d. Armstrong default
O'Neil d. Bell default
Greene d. Greville default
A.Morton d. MacCauley 6-2 6-1
Longhurst d. Spencer 6-2 6-0
Sutton d. Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1
Coles d. Sargeant 7-5 6-3
Thomson d. P. Morton 6-2 6-0

Tulloch d. Ripley 7-5 6-3
Hillyard d. Lane 6-3 6-2
Patterson d. Houselander 4-6 6-1 12-10
Boothby d. L. Flemmich 6-2 6-4
Meyer d. Hausberg default
Holder d. Johnson 6-3 6-1
Squire d. D. Taplin 6-1 6-1
Wilson d. Mooijaart 6-2 6-0

Third Round

Harper d. O'Neil 6-2 6-2
A.Morton d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Sutton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-1
Thomson d. Coles 6-2 6-0

Hillyard d. Tulloch 6-0 6-8 7-5
Boothby d. Patterson 3-6 6-3 6-3
Holder d. Meyer 8-6 2-6 6-4
Wilson d. Squire default


Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-4
Sutton d. Thomson 8-6 6-1
Hillyard d. Boothby 6-3 6-2
Wilson d. Holder 6-2 6-0


Sutton d. Morton 6-4 6-0
Wilson d. Hillyard 7-5 9-11 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton (US) d. Connie Wilson 6-3 8-6

Challenge Round

May Sutton (US) d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 6-3 6-4


Doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Blanche Hillyard d. Mrs Albury/D. Spencer 6-2 6-3
1R: Aurea Farrington/Lottie Paterson d. Amy Ransome/E.E. Sargeant 6-3 6-4
1R: Connie Meyer/Nora Meyer d. Edith Greville/Beryl Tulloch default

2R: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. B. Taplin/D. Taplin 6-0 6-2
2R: Edith Johnson/Mrs R. Armstrong d. Helen Harper/Frieda Meyer 6-4 4-6 6-1
2R: Mildred Coles/Mrs P. M. Morton d. E. Flemmich/L. Flemmich 6-8 6-4 6-4
2R: Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith/Hillyard 6-2 6-3

2R: Dora Boothby/Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Alice Greene/Mabel Squire 6-2 6-4
2R: Farrington/Paterson d. C. Meyer/N. Meyer ????
2R: GM Houselander/Madeleine O’Neill d. ME Brown/BM Holder 6-4 6-3
2R: Agatha Morton/May Sutton (US) d. Mrs Macaulay/L. Ripley 6-0 6-1

QF: Longhurst/Thomson d. Armstrong/Johnson 6-2 6-2
QF: Lane Wilson d. Coles/P. Morton 6-3 6-0
QF: Boothby/Stawell-Brown d. Farrington/Paterson 8-6 4-6 6-3
QF: A. Morton/Sutton d. Houselander/O’Neill 6-3 6-2

SF: Longhurst/Thomson d. Lane/Wilson 6-3 9-7
SF: A. Morton/Sutton d. Boothby/Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-1

FI: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. Agatha Morton/May Sutton (US) 6-3 6-3


Mixed doubles (Draw=27)

1R: Blanche Hillyard/Clement Cazalet-bye
1R: Edith Greville /Evan Gwynne-Evans-bye
1R: Connie Wilson/Arthur Gore-bye
1R: Mabel Squire d. Bertha Holder/Robert B. Hough 8-6 6-4
1R: May Sutton (US)/Holcombe Ward (US) d. Winifred Longhurst/Henry Fosbery default
1R: Agatha Morton/George M. Simond d. Mildred Coles/ J.B. Ward 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Lottie Paterson/David M. Hawes d. Phoebe Hausburg/Leslie R. Hausburg default
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Mrs Macaulay/Frederick J. Plaskitt 6-1 6-1

1R: Dora Boothby/S. H. Adams d. Mrs R Armstrong/Roderick McNair 6-3 6-3
1R: M.E. Brown/Frank H. Pearce d. E.E. Sargeant/Wallace P. Groser 6-3 6-3
1R: Mrs P. Morton/C. Gouldesborough d. Edith Johnson/A.K. Cronin 4-6 6-0 7-5
1R: Alice Greene/Major Ritchie d. Gertrude Houselander/Charles F. Simond 2-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Amy Ransome/Thomas D. Stoward d. Helen Harper/F. Leaver 6-0 6-4
1R: Hilda Lane/Alf Dunlop (Aus) d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/Harold A Parker (NZ) 2-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Connie Meyer/Edgar W. Timmis-bye
1R: Ethel Thompson/Tony Wilding (NZ)-bye

2R: Hillyard/Cazelet d. Greville/Gwynne-Evans 9-7 7-7 retired
2R: Wilson/Gore d. Squire/Parton default
2R: Sutton/Ward d. A. Morton/Simond default
2R: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Paterson/Hawes default

2R: Boothby/Adams d. Brown/Pearce 6-3 6-2
2R: Ritchie/Greene d. P. Morton/Gouldesborough default
2R: Ransome/Stoward d. Lane/Dunlop 6-3 6-4
2R: Thomson/Wilding d. C Meyer/Timmis 6-2 6-8 6-1

QF: Wilson/Gore d. Hillyard/Cazelet 6-4 6-3
QF: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Sutton/Ward 6-4 6-4
QF: Boothby/Adams d. Greene/Ritchie 6-4 4-6 6-2
QF: Thomson/Wilding d. Ransome/Stoward 6-0 6-1

SF: Wilson/Gore d. Eastlake-Smith/Doherty 6-3 4-6 6-3
SF: Thomson/Wilding d. Boothby/Adams 6-0 6-0

FI: Connie Wilson/Arthur W. Gore d. Ethel Thomson/Tony Wilding (NZ) 8-6 6-4



An American shocks the All England Club by smashing through all to become the first foreign female to reign as Wimbledon champon. True, she is English born, but this brash young girl called May Sutton is an entirely new sort of female lawn tennis prodigy.

Born in Plymouth in 1886, her family had emigrated to California in 1890. It was in the Western US that she learnt her whipped topspin shots. She boldly sailed for England in May of 1905, alone except for a letter of introduction from Marion Jones, the American who had entered wimbledon in 1900. May stayed with the Hillyard family to get used to English conditions. The Hillyards thought the heftly May would be too slow around the court, but she proved them wrong by winning her first event at Manchester.

At Wimbledon "spectators were shocked to see her ignore protocol and play with the cuffs of her blouse rolled back, revealing bare wrists." May still wore the long skirt with a belt, but her blouse was more loosely fitted for better movement. In fact, she often wore her father's shirts for this reason. May topped off this ensemble with a headband, crowned with a large bow just above her forehead. Her stockings and shoes were all white.

Ethel Thomson used drop shots to build a 5-2 lead in the first set of her qf with Sutton until the Americans's superior driving wore her down at 8-6 6-1. Commenting on this match, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory said, "Mrs. Bundy (Miss May Sutton) is a hard and accurate driver; it was her driving that brought her the English championship, although she plays extremely well overhead when such play is needed. She drove so well that some of the English women thought they could break up her game if only they could dislodge her from the command of the drive. In the championship singles of 1905 Mrs. Larcombe (then Miss E. W. Thompson) planned to win from Miss Sutton with a volley game. She lured Miss Sutton to the net by a short, drop drive and then lobbed the return high to the base line; this gave her the chance to reach the net, where she caught Miss Sutton's return of the lob with a sharp cross-court volley for the ace. Miss Thompson won five out of the first seven games by these tactics, but she ran herself off her feet in the winning; she became feebler and feebler, while Miss Sutton was as fresh and strong as at the beginning. Having worn herself out, Miss Thompson lost all control and Miss Sutton ran out that set and then took the second set and the match without the least trouble. Possibly Miss Thompson might have won had she been able to keep up her starting pace but she went the way of all women volleyers. I am fairly certain that, some day, a girl will burst out with the ability to play the fast game through the course of two tournament sets; that girl will be, beyond question, a champion. But there is no sight of her as yet."

In the Challenge Round may beat Douglass 6-3 6-4. The holder was hampered by a wrist injury suffered in France 3 months earlier. She almost considered defaulting until "a course of electricity" allowed her to practice and compete.

"The rallies were sometimes long and exciting but when they were extended May invariably won the point with a crushing forehand drive. Her victory never seemed in doubt" after she dropped the first game. May hit continuously to Douglass's backhand to gain errors.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 12, 1905:

“A huge interested audience was gathered together in the centre court when Miss Douglass most pluckily, in spite of the troublesome pain to her right wrist, and consequent want of practice, started the match with a bad omen of what was to come – a double fault. Nevertheless she won the first game, which, however, was the only one she managed to capture for some time, as Miss Sutton, playing far better than we have seen her before, took the next five. Here, however, the holder made a determined effort, and, winning the next two games, caused the score to be called 5-3 in Miss Sutton’s favour. This, however, was unavailing, as the American, who was not to be denied, ran out a winner of the first set at 6-3.

“In the second and what proved to be the deciding set Miss Sutton, who played in relentless fashion on Miss Douglass’s backhand, placed the first three games to her credit before the latter lady, by dint of some good well-played services and telling drives, managed to win two games; she, however, lost the sixth game to 15, which gave Miss Sutton the useful lead of 4-2. In the next game, with Miss Sutton serving, the holder got to 40-30, but lost it, making the score 5-2 in favour of the challenger. Nothing daunted, she, however, although deuce was called in the next, won the game, and also the next, but this was her final effort, as she lost the next game to love and with it the set at 6-4.

“Thus for the first time the Ladies’ Championship has gone from this country. Miss Sutton’s service, which is not strong, was considerably better than her opponent’s, and she got it in consistently. There was little variety in the play, practically no lobbing and hardly a volley shot being attempted. The rallies were sometimes long and exciting, and when they were long Miss Sutton invariably carried off the point with a well and fiercely directed forehand drive. Absolute confidence and splendid condition marked Miss Sutton’s entire effort, and she seemed mistress of the situation from the first game of the second set.”

Although born in England, May Sutton was raised in the United States and in 1905 became the first overseas player to win a Wimbledon singles title. She won the title without the loss of a set, making her the first - and to this day still the only - player, male or female, to win both the US Championships and Wimbledon on her debut and in straight sets. In addition, she was still a teenager when she achieved both feats.

Note that the ladies doubles and mixed doubles are non-championship events.


Draw Notes

The draw of 48 – a record for the women's singles event at Wimbledon – features not only two pairs of sisters – the rather obscure E. Flemmich and L. Flemmich, and D. Taplin and M. Taplin – but also a set of three sisters. These are the Meyers, Cornelia ("Connie"), Frieda and Nora. They were German in origin.

O'Neill is the married name of the Englishwoman Madeline Fisher.

H. I Harper=Helen Harper.
B. M. Holder=Bertha Holder
G. M. Houselander=Gertrude Houslander

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Re: 1905 results

First half of July

began June 29, Championships of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. Luise Berton 6-2 6-1

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Arnold Frese d. Dagmar von Krohn/J. Bürgers 6-2 6-2


June 29-July 3, Coventry, West Midlands, England (Grass)

MX: Miss E.B. Ward/W.W. Curtis d. Mrs Winterton/A.S. Hill 6-2 6-3

There was no open women’s singles event at this, the first tournament to be held in Coventry.


June 28-July 1, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. Maud Garfit 6-3 3-6 8-6

MX: Lucy Kendal/W.J. Nimmo d. Maud Garfit/Charles G. Allen default


Began June 30, California State Championships, San Rafael, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel San Rafael

FI: Ethel Ratcliffe d. Sarita van Vliet 6-3 6-3

began June 30, California State Championships, San Rafael, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel San Rafael

FI: Miss Ratcliffe d. Miss Van Vliet 6-3 6-3

Miss Hazel Hotchkiss did not defend her title.


July 1-4 Ocean Park Country Club Tournament, Los Angeles, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park Country Club

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Florence Sutton d. Alice Scott 6-1, 6-2
1R: Mabel Ray d. Jessie Embry, walkover
1R: Ethel Bruce d. Mrs Anna H. Hendrick, walkover
1R: Mary Brown-bye*

1R: Mrs J.W. Seymour-bye
1R: Eleanor Peralta d. Melita Seymour default
1R: Violet Sutton d. Elizabeth Ryan default
1R: Alice Cal(e)y d. Marion Farquhar default

QF: Florence Sutton d. Ray ????
QF: Bruce d. Brown 6-0 6-2
QF: Peralta d. Mrs Seymour default
QF: Violet Sutton d. Cal(e)y 6-0 6-0

SF: Florence Suton d Ethel Sutton Bruce default
SF: Violet Sutton d Eleanor Peralta 6-0 6-0

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

MX: Violet Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Florence Sutton/Hal Gorham 6-1 6-0

Finals witnessed by estimated crowd of 1,000.

*Mary Browne could=Mark K Browne


July 3-5, Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland (Clay)

CR: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Alice Ferguson (holder) default


July 4-8, Hertfordshire and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mabel Squire d. Mrs Paine 6-1 6-0

MX: Mabel Squire/SH Adams d. Mrs Paine/AH Green 6-0 6-4


July 6-8, Mid-Kent Championships, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Athletic Ground

FI: Miss Tootell d. Mildred Coles 1-6 6-1 6-4


July 7-12, Championships of Eastern Germany, Sopot, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Tischbein d. H. Wieler 6-2 8-6


July 2-12, Illinois State Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US
Venue: Aztec Tennis Club

FI: Edith Parker d. Mrs W.C. Neff 6-8 6-4 6-0

DF: Edith Parker/Marion Steever d. Mrs WC Neff/Carrie Neely 6-2 6-3


began July 8 Hudson County Open, Jersey City, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Excelsior Tennis Club

FI: Anna Risch d. Miss White 6-1 8-6

Wet weather disrupted the scheldule.

Anna M Risch


July 10-13, Epsom, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Dora Boothby 6-1 6-2

DF: Maud Brown/Ethel Thomson d. Dora Boothby/Mrs Morgan 6-2 6-0


July 10-15, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: The Gipsy Club

FI: Hilda Lane d. Agatha Morton 2-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Agatha Morton/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Beryl Tulloch/Alfred Beamish 6-1 6-2


July 12-15, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. E. Monckton 6-0 6-4
1R: Edith Boucher d. Gertrude Houselander default
1R: Maud Garfit d. B. Caine default
1R: Ruth Winch-bye

1R: Violet Pinckney-bye
1R: Mabel Squire d. Mrs Broderick 6-1 6-1
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Madeline O’Neill 6-1 6-3
1R: Connie Wilson d. C. Anthony 6-2 6-2

QF: Sutton d. Boucher 8-6 6-1
QF: Winch d. Garfit 6-4 9-7
QF: Pinckney d. Squire 2-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Wilson d. Paterson 6-1 6-3

SF: Sutton d. Winch 6-3 9-7
SF: Wilson d. Pinckney 6-1 6-3

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Connie Wilson 6-0 6-1

MX: Connie Wilson/Sidney H. Smith d. May Sutton (US)/Xenophon Casdagli 6-2 4-6 7-5

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 19, 1905: “In the ladies’ singles (open) Welsh Championships (holder, Miss Connie Wilson), the entries included Miss May Sutton (English champion), Miss Wilson, Miss Violet Pinckney, Mrs Ruth Winch, Miss Maud Garfit, Miss Lottie Paterson, Miss Edith Boucher, Miss Mabel Squire, Mrs Madeline O’Neill and Miss E. Monckton.

“In the second round Miss Sutton defeated Miss Boucher (8-6, 6-1), and the latter played extremely well in the first set. Miss Sutton then met Mrs Winch in the semi-final, and this produced one of the finest matches of the week. Taking the first set at 6-3, Miss Sutton appeared to have an easy victory, but Mrs Winch, playing an excellent length, and displaying a fine backhand stroke, actually led at 5-2 and 40-love in the next game. At 40-15 the game and set appeared to have been won by Mrs Winch, as a baseline ball was apparently well over the line, but the stroke went in favour of Miss Sutton, who from then on always held the upper hand. The most remarkable feature of the game was the plucky way in which Miss Sutton went for her stroke even at 2-5, love-40.

“Miss Wilson defeated Miss Pinckney in the other semi-final (6-1, 6-3), and a great fight was looked for in the final, but Miss Sutton ran out the easiest of winners (6-0, 6-1), and the Welsh Championship crosses the ocean in company with the English. Miss Wilson was probably over-anxious to make the cup her own, having won it twice, but Miss Sutton’s play was wonderfully good.”


July 13-15, Ryton, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs J.E. Day 6-3 6-1

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Re: 1905 results

Second half of July

July 15-22, Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US (Grass)
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Georgine Faulkner d. Mrs Abbot Thorndike default
1R: Myrtle McAtter d. Mabe Lee 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs G. Edgar Barnes d. Isabel L. Hall 6-1 6-1
1R: Edythe Parker d. Mrs RM Ashcraft 6-1 6-2

1R: Miss Bell d. ???? defaukt
1R: Minnie Garesche d. Ethel Wimer 6-0 1-6 6-4
1R: Carrie Neely d. Ella Wilkins 6-1 6-0
1R: Marion Steever d. Miss Winn 6-3 6-3

QF: McAteer d, Fauklkner 6-3 6-3
QF: Barnes d. Parker default
QF: Garesche d. Bell 10-8 4-6 6-3
QF: Neeky d. Steever 6-1 6-2

SF: McAteer d. Barnes 6-2 6-1
SF: Neely d. Garesche 6-1 6-0

FI: Myrtle McAteer d. Carrie Neely 6-4 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Welkins/Winn d. Geresche/Hall 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: McAteer/Neff d. Wimer/partner default
1R: Clark/Lee d. Bell/Hillman 9-7 6-1
1R: Neely/Steever-bye

SF: McAteer/Neff d. Welkins/Winn 6-1 6-0
SF: Neely/Steever d. Clark/Lee 6-1 6-3

FI: Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever d. Myrtle McAteer/Mrs Neff 6-2 6-3

MX: Miriam Steever/Mr Peters d. Mabe Lee/Mr Cresson 6-1 6-4

Holder May Sutton cannot defend as she is currently in Britain. The defaukt of Edythe Parker was a keen dissapointment.


July 17-19, Shropshire Championships, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Severnside Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Maud Garfit d. Violet Pinckney 7-5 6-3

From "Lawn Tennis and Croquet", July 26, 1905: "Brilliant weather partly accounted for the great success which attended the third Shropshire Championships tennis tournament promoted by the Severnside Lawn Tennis Club..."


July 17-22, Redhill, London, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Agnes Morton 6-4 9-7


July 20-22, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beryl Tulloch d. Lucy Kendal 3-6 6-3 6-2


July 24-26, Crystal Palace Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Crystal Palace

FI: Dora Boothby d. Helen Harper 6-3 6-0

DF: Mrs Reynolds/C. Stogdon d. Mrs Hunter/Miss Tootell 6-2 6-2

MX: M. Gurney/Charles G. Allen d. Miss Tootell/Arthur Wallis Myers 3-6 6-2 6-3


July 24-29, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=26)

1R: Connie Wilson d. J. Coles 6-2 6-1
1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye
1R: Alice Freen-bye
1R: A. Fell-bye
1R: Alice Freguson-bye
1R: C. Hollins-bye
1R: Lottie Paterson d. B. Cherry default
1R: Violet Pinckney d. F. Hollins 6-3 6-3

1R: Winifred Longhurst-bye
1R: Miss Tootell d. Mrs Heatley 6-3 6-3
1R: Amy Ransome d. Mrs E. Biggs 6-1 4-6 6-0
1R: J. Huleatt d. A. McMorland 6-3 6-3
1R: Maud Garfit d. Maud Brown 6-2 4-6 6-0
1R: Lucy Kendal d. C. Jones 6-0 6-1
1R: Edith Longhurst d. L. Clarke default
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. A. Fox default

2R: Wilson d. Hillyard 3-6 6-2 6-2
2R: Greene d. Fell 6-1 6-3
2R: Ferguson d. Hollins 3-6 10-8 6-3
2R: Pinckney d. Paterson 6-2 2-2 retired
2R: W Longhurst d. Tootell 6-4 6-3
2R: Ransome d. Huleatt 6-2 6-2
2R: Garfit d. Kendal 9-7 6-4
2R: Douglass d. Edith Longhurst 6-1 6-0

QF: Wilson d. Greene 9-7 8-6
QF: Pinckney d. Ransome 6-3 6-2
QF: W Longhurst d. Ferguson 6-1 6-2
QF: Douglass d. Garfit 6-1 6-3

SF: Douglass d. Longhurst 6-1 6-2
SF: Wilson d. Pinckney 7-5 6-2

FI: Connie Wilson d. Dorothea Douglass 7-5 6-4

DF: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. Blanche Hillyard/Connie Wilson 6-2 6-1

MX: Ethel Thomson/Sidney H. Smith and Dorothea Douglass/George Hillyard divided the prizes.


July 24-29, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Hilda Lane d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 2-6 6-4 6-3

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Miss Gwyn/W.U.P. Morgan 6-1 6-4


July 27-29, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: The women's singles event was handicap only

MX: Ellen Green/Edward R. Allen d. A. Hogg/Herbert Snook 6-3 6-1 6-4

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


circa July 25-29, Coronado Hotel, San Diego, California, US (Hard)

FI: Florence Sutton d. Violet Sutton 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

MX: Violet Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Elizabeth Ryan/C. Angier 6-3 7-5


July 27-31, Championships of Marienbad, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Marie Amende d. Dora Köring (Ger) default

MX: Marie Amende/Rolf Kinzl d. Dora Köring (Ger)/Otto Froitzheim (Ger) default

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Re: 1905 results

First half of August

July 31-August 5, Shanklin Tournament, Isle of Wight
Venue: Shanklin Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 6-3 4-6 6-4

MX: Amy Ransome/Arthur W. Gore d. H. Powell/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-3 4-6 6-3

From "Lawn Tennis and Croquet", August 16, 1904: "Exceptionally successful in every way was the first annual tournament, held in the pretty grounds of the Shanklin Lawn Tennis Club from July 31-August 5."


July 31-August 5, Craigside Hydro, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass; Indoors if it rains)

FI: K.I. Manning d. C. Duerden 8-6 6-8 6-0


July 31-August 5, Teignmouth , Devon, England (Grass)
Venue: Teignmouth Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Muriel Lucas d. E. Square 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Harris d. Miss Vernon 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Stacey d. Ada Hollick 6-4 10-8
1R: Miss Everard-bye

SF: Lucas d. Harris default
SF: Everard d. Stacey 6-1 6-1

FI: Muriel Lucas d. Miss Everard 8-6 6-4

The winner of the women's singles title, Muriel Lucas, was probably better known as a badminton player. She would win the women's singles title at the All England Badminton Championships six times, in 1902, 1905 and from 1907-10. She would also win the women's doubles title at the All England Badminton Championships ten times, including four times with Ethel Thomson (later Larcombe), who would win the women's single title at Wimbledon in 1912 and was herself a top badminton player for several years.

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", August 23, 1905: "The annual tournament was held at the Teignmouth Lawn Tennis Club's grounds, at Lower Bitton, on July 31 to August 5. This is the third annual tournament of the present series, but many players will remember the successful tournaments of 1897 and previous years..."


July 31-August 6, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada

FI: Muriel Cole d. Marion Pitts ????

DF: Muriel Cole/Mrs Langley d. E.Pitts/Marion Pitts ????

MX: Alice Bell/A.S.C.Wright d. Violet Poolet/R.H.Pooley ????

Mrs Muriel Cole was fomerly Miss Goward


July 31-August 5, Southern California Championships, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park Country Club

FI: Florence Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins 6-1 6-4

CR: Violet Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 1-6 8-6 8-6

DF: Ethel Bruce/Gabrielle Dobbins d. Elizabeth Ryan/Mrs Seymour 6-3 6-1

MX: Violet Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Florence Sutton/Hal Gorham 7-5 6-3


July 31-August 5, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Connie Wilson d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-4 6-3
1R: Lucy Kendal d. Helen Aitchison default
1R: E. Monckton-bye
1R: Mrs C. Todd-bye

1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye
1R: Miss Ferguson-bye
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Mabel Squire 8-6 6-2
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Alice Aitchison 6-1 6-0

QF: Wilson d. Kendal 6-4 6-4
QF: Monckton d. Todd 6-4 7-5
QF: Ferguson d. Hillyard default
QF: Douglass d. Stawell-Brown 6-2 6-3

SF: Wilson d. Monckton 6-3 6-3
SF: Douglass d. Ferguson 6-1 6-3

FI: Connie Wilson d. Dorothea Douglass 4-6 7-5 7-5

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Miss Ferguson/L. Kendal 6-3 6-1

MX: Connie Wilson/Laurie Doherty d. Blanche Hillyard/Norman E. Brookes (Aus) 6-3 6-1

Dorothea Douglass had at least one match point in the second set of the final.


began August 1, Heiligendamm Open, Heiligendamm, Germany (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Frau Szczesny 6-0 6-0


August 4-7, Rochester, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Mrs H. Paine 6-2 6-1


August 5-8, South Shields Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Westoe, Northumberland, England (Grass)
Venue: South Shields Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Miss Monckton d. Alice Aitchison 6-2 6-1


August 7-9, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Tootell d. Mrs C.E. Hunter 6-0 6-3


August 7-10, Lincolnshire Championships, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: A.E. Brown d. Irene Sturton 6-4 6-3


August 7-12, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. A.M. Ferguson 6-4 6-3

MX: A.M. Ferguson/M. McKay d. Mary Curtis-Whyte/R. Welsh 6-0 6-3


August 7-12 Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Muriel Lucas d. Miss Everard 6-3 6-1


August 10-12, Weald of Kent Championships, Cranbrook, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Cranbrook Schhol Cricket Ground

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Mildred Coles d. E. Blaikston 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Huleatt d. Mrs Cockburn 6-4 6-1

FI: Mildred Coles d. Miss Huleatt ????

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", August 16, 1905: "The first annual open lawn tennis tournament was held on the school cricket grounds in fine weather on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 10, 11 and 12. [...] The Weald of Kent Championships were won by Edward R. Allen and Miss Mildred Coles, both somewhat easily, as neither lost a set."

NB: "Lawn Tennis and Badminton" used Mildred Coles' first name.


August 7-12, Ostend, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Mrs Galloway (GB) d. Mme Everaerts 6-0 6-4


August 8-13, Mainland British Columbia Championships, Vancouver, Canada

FI: Marion Pitts d. Miss King 6-1 7-5

DF: Miss King/Miss Hobson d. E.Pitts/Marion Pitts 6-2 6-4

MX: Marion Pitts/Capt.Williams d. Alice Bell/A.S.C.Wright 7-5 5-7 6-2


August 7-14, Inter Mountain Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Venue: Fort Douglas TC

FI: Miss Kate Williams d. Miss Humphrey 6-4 6-3

DF: Kate Williams/Humphrey d. Miss Miller/Miss Lyons 6-4 6-4


August 14-15, Walmer, Kent, England (Grass)

DF: Mildred Coles/Harriet Hughes D’Aeth d. Miss Blogg/M. Blogg 6-1 6-3

MX: Mildred coles/Douglas W. Kitching d. Miss Hawes/Basil Blogg 7-5 6-0

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


circa August 14-19, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

CR: Rose Payten (holder) d. Ethel Mant 7-5 6-3

MX: Rose Payten/Mr Jones d. Ethel Mant/Mr Griffiths 4-6 6-2 6-2


August 14-19, Hampshire Championships, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Carter default
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. Mrs Carter default
1R: Jessie Tripp d. S. Anderson 6-1 6-0
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-4 7-5

1R: Mabel Fellowes d. C. Hubbard 6-0 6-0
1R: Cicely Fellowes d. E. Cox 2-6 6-3 retired
1R: A.M. Waller d. Miss Manning default
1R: Amy Ransome d. M. Mason 6-1 6-4

QF: Pinckney d. Longhurst 3-6 6-3 6-2
QF: Paterson d. Tripp 2-6 6-4 6-3
QF: Mabel Fellowes d. Cicely Fellowes 6-1 6-1
QF: Ransome d. Waller 6-0 6-3

SF: Pinckney d. Paterson 6-3 6-0
SF: Ransome d. M Fellowes 6-1 7-5

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-2

Mabel Fellowes is the married name of Mabel Davies, the mother of Cicely Fellowes.


August 14-19, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Connie Meyer d. Mrs Garnett 6-2 6-2
1R: G. Lloyd-Turner d. Miss Stanley-Cooper 6-1 6-0

2R: Connie Wilson d. Mrs Fisher default
2R: P. Shaw d. Miss Hannen 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: C Meyer d. A. Carter default
2R: Hilda Lane d. Miss Garnett 6-2 6-3

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-1
2R: Lloyd- Turner d. B. Carter default
2R: Nora Meyer d. Miss Hindle 6-2 6-0
2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs Charlton 6-0 6-0

QF: Wilson d. Shaw 6-1 6-3
QF: Lane d. C Meyer 6-2 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. Lloyd-Turner 6-0 6-3
QF: Douglass d. N Meyer 6-1 6-1

SF: Wilson d. Lane 7-5 6-2
SF: Douglass d. Hillyard 6-2 4-6 6-3

FI: Connie Wilson d. Dorothea Douglass 4-6 6-1 7-5

DF: Connie Wilson/Hilda Lane d. Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson [score?]

MX: Ethel Thomson/Alfred W. Dunlop (Aus) d. Dorothea Douglass/George Hillyard 6-3 6-2


August 14-19, East of England Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Greene d. Miss Colbatch Clark 8-6 6-2


August 14-19, Dawlish, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: M. Brown d. Miss Carter 6-2 6-2


circa August 14-20, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Käthe Krug 6-0 6-1

MX: Elsie Lane (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Käthe Krug/Tony Wilding (NZ) 11-9 6-1


date unknown, Metropolitan Championships, New York City,New York, US
Venue: West Side TC

FI: Elizabeth Moore d. Helen Homans 3-6 6-3 7-5

MX: Miss Anna Risch/Fred Anderson d. Helen Homans/Thomas Trask 6-4 6-3


date unknown, Hudson River Championship, US

FI: Annie Coe d. Helena Pouch 10-8 6-1

DF: Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. ????

MX: Annie Coe/Sheppard Homans d. Mrs E.H.Jewett/George Case 6-3 4-6 6-2


in summer, Kentucky State Championships, (probably in Irvine), Kentucky, US

FI: Miss Kellogg d. ??


August 14-19, East of Ireland Championships, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland

FI: [Louisa] Cuppage d. Miss Hickey 6-1 7-5

The first name of the winner needs to be verified.

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Re: 1905 results

Second half of August

began August 16 Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington
Venue: Tacoma Club

FI: Miss Keown d. Dorothy Kershaw 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Keown/Dorothy Kershaw d. Miss Loomis/Miss Robertson 6-1 6-3

MX: Miss Robertson/Walter Goss d. Dorothy Kershaw/Mr Allen 6-2 7-5

A change in venue. Up until this year the event was at the Yakima Club


August 21-23, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (Grass)

FI: L. Everitt d. M. Towler 2-6 7-5 6-1


August 21-25, Spa Tournament, Spa, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Jeanne Chazal d. Anne de Selliers 6-4 4-6 6-2


August 21-26, Isle of Wight Championships, Ventnor, Isle of Wight (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: Edith Johnson d. Mrs E. Denison 6-0 6-0
1R: Helen Harper d. Vera Powell 6-3 6-1
1R: A.M. Waller d. Mrs G. Nash 6-4 5-7 6-4
1R: Ethel Stanley-Adams-bye
1R: Ruby Thomas-bye
1R: "Miss Other"-bye
1R: Geraldine Glanvill-bye
1R: Rose Percival-bye

1R: Rose Lowther-Crofton-bye
1R: Hilda Stanley-Adams-bye
1R: G. Newbolt-bye
1R: Mrs A. Lushington-bye
1R: Violet Lowther-Crofton d. Viscountess Henrietta Horncastle 6-3 6-3
1R: Mrs B.R. Armstrong d. "Miss Player" default
1R: Vera Willford d. Hilda Powell 4-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett d. Catherine de Steiger 6-3 7-5

2R: Johnson d. Harper 6-1 6-2
2R: Waller d. E Stanley-Adams 6-1 6-2
2R: Thomas d. "Other" default
2R: Glanvill d. Percival 6-3, 6-1

2R: R Lowther-Crofton d. H Stanley-Adams 5-5 retired
2R: Newbolt d. Lushington 6-0 6-2
2R: V Lowther-Crofton d. Armstrong 6-3 6-4
2R: Perrett d. Willford 6-1 6-0

QF: Johnson d. Waller 3-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Glanvill d. Thomas 6-3 6-4
QF: R Lowther-Crofton d. Newbolt 6-3 6-3
QF: Perrett d. V Lowther-Crofton 6-2 4-0 retired

SF: Johnson d. Glanvill 6-1 6-0
SF: Perrett d. R Lowther-Crofton 6-1 5-7 6-1

FI: Edith Johnson d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 9-7 6-2

MX: Mrs J.B. Perrett/T. Rethick d. Edith Johnson/Charles Ridding 1-6 6-2 6-4


August 21-26, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Alice Greene 7-5, 8-10, 6-3

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Alice Greene/Charles G. Allen 6-4 9-7


August 21-26, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Winifred Longhurst 6-1 6-0

MX: Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward d. Agnes Morton/Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-4 6-1


August 21-26, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. F. Hollins 6-3 6-2

DF: Alice Ferguson/Lucy Kendal d. Beatrice Draffen/F. Hollins ????

MX: Alice Ferguson/Alexander MacKay d. Lucy Kendal/B.D. Gibson 6-3 6-3


August 27-September 2, Chichester Tournament, Chichester, West Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-0


August 28-September 2, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Alice Ferguson 7-5 0-6 6-2

MX: Maude Garfit/Walter Carey d. E. Jones/K. Manning 8-6 6-4


August 27-September 3, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-3 7-5

DF: Hilda Lane (GB)/Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) 7-5 4-6 8-6


August 26-September 4, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Clay)
Venue: Cincinatti Tennis Club

PR: May Sutton d Miss Smith 6-0 6-0

1R: Sutton d Ruth Cowing 6-0 6-0

QF: Sutton d Helen Ratterman 6-0 6-0
QF: Marjorie Dodd d Dorothy Kellogg 6-4 6-3
QF: Helen Homans d Hilda Von Steinwehr 6-1 6-4
QF: Lula Belden d Marie Wiemer 6-1 6-2

SF: Sutton d Dodd 6-0 6-0
SF: Homans d Belden 6-1 6-3

FI: May Sutton d Helen Homans 6-0 6-1

CR: May Sutton d. Myrtle McAteer (holder) 6-0 6-0

DF: Helen Homans/Myrtle McAteer d. Lulah Belden/May Sutton 6-1 6-3

A link to an article on the final: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...y-sutton&hl=en

Acording to Wright and Ditson's Annual May Sutton's participation in the Tri-State helped make the event a smashing success. Even her practices attracted huge galleries. The Cincinatti Commerical Tribune reported that for the finals "The five thousand people that crowded and jammed into every seat, on every stair, on house tops and in trees left no the grounds feeling thay no shot in tennis is impossible." The recently crowned Wimbledon champ romps through the filed, dropping only 1 game in 6 matches.


end of August, Newport, Rhode Island, US (Grass)
Venue: Newport Casino Courts

FI: Maud Barger Wallach d. Eleanor Sears 6-02-6 9-7

DF: Eleanor Sears/Marion Fenno d. Miss Iselin/Miss Roche 9-7 3-6 7-5


????, Pennsylvania State Championships, Haverford, US (Grass)

FI: Bessie Moore d. Clara Chase 6-2 6-0

CR: Bessie Moore d. Mrs J.G.Hibbs (holder) 6-1 6-1


FI: Bessie Moore/Miss Wallace d. Mrs Armstrong/Miss Rastall 6-1 6-2

CR: Bessie Moore/Wallace d. Mrs Hibbs/Mrs Gilbert (holders) 6-1 5-7 6-1

Mixed Doubles

FI: Bessie Moore/E.B.Dewhurst d. Miss Green/F.W.Smith 6-1 6-1

CR: Bessie Moore/E.B.Dewhurst d. Mrs F.B.Gilbert/Hoskins 6-0 6-1


last week of August Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

FI: Violet Summerhayes d. [Alice] Day (US) 6-2 6-3

MX: Minnie Hague/Kirkover d. Mrs Hole/Bissell 6-2 6-3

Wright & Ditson, on page 230, writes that: "There had been considerable apathy earlier in the season and the Canadian Championships were not played." So there were no Canadian Championships this year, only the International event at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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