Re: 1931 results
July 20-25, Essex County Club Invitation, Manchester, Massachusetts, USA (Grass)
FR: Helen Wills Moody d. Mrs R. Morris 6-0, 6-1
SR: Helen Wills Moody d. Margaret Blake 6-3, 6-1
3R: Helen Wills Moody d. Mrs A. Lamme 6-1, 6-3*
4R: Helen Wills Moody d. Charlotte Miller 6-2, 6-2*
* "Mrs Moody played a morning and an afternoon match before a large-sized gallery of North Shore folk on one of the hottest and muggiest days of the summer". From "The New York Times", July 22, 1931.
QF: Helen Wills Moody d. Virginia Hilleary 6-2, 6-0
QF: Dorothy Weisel d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-2, 6-4
QF: Marjorie Morrill d. Sarah Palfrey 6-0, 6-1
QF: Anna Harper d. Mary Greef 9-7, 6-3
SF: Helen Wills Moody d. Dorothy Weisel 6-2, 6-3
SF: Anna Harper d. Marjorie Morrill 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
FI: Helen Wills Moody d. Anna Harper 6-0, 6-1**
** "The former American and Wimbledon champion reeled off eight straight games before running into a series of errors that allowed Mrs Harper to win her only service game of the match in the third game of the second set. Following the loss of this ninth game, Mrs Moody won the next four, yielding only eight points." From "The New York Times", July 26, 1931.
The final lasted only 30 minutes. Anna Harper was ranked number one in the United States at this point in time.
DF: Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Joesphine Cruickshank/Marjorie van Ryn 4-6, 11-9, 6-0
XDF: George Colket Caner/Marjorie Morrill d. Clifford Sutter/Marjorie van Ryn [score?]
Last edited by newmark401; Jan 26th, 2013 at 12:16 PM.