Began in mid to late August ????* Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (Clay)
FI: Blanche Hillyard (GB) d. Charlotte Cooper (GB) 6-2 6-4
A big tournament was held in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1897, in mid-to late August. The Doherty brothers, Laurie and Reggie, took part in it. Reggie had won his first Wimbledon singles title earlier in the season. Blanche Hillyard had won her fourth, and she won the women's singles title at Baden-Baden, too, repeating her Wimbledon Challenge Round win over Charlotte Cooper, her nearest rival. Elsie Lane had won the women's title at Baden-Baden in 1896, so if she did not defend, the last women's match would probably have been an all-comers' final.
The Baden-Baden tournament went into decline after 1898 or so and wasn't revived until 1904, when it began to prosper again.
*From Rollo: Mark's information strongly suggests this event was held either prior to or after the German Chmps and Bad Homburg. For now I'm going with the later date.
Began September 3 Toronto Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Toronto, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Toronto Lawn Tennis Club
Won By Maude Smith with a 3-0 record.
RR: Maude Smith d. Mrs. Whitehead 6-1 6-4.
RR: Violet Summerhays d. Miss Johnson 6-1 6-4
RR: Maude Smith d. Violet Summerhays, 6-1 6-2.
RR: Mrs. Whitehead d. Miss Johnson 6-2 6-4.
RR: Maude Smith d. Miss Johnson 6-1 6-2.
RR: Mrs. Whitehead d. Violet Summerhays, 6-4 5-7 7-5.
"In the ladies' singles Mrs. Smith easily out-classed her three opponents and won without the loss of a set. " (Spalding). The results demonstrate that this was basuically a round robin event.
early September, Ladies’ Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US
Venue: Kenwood Country Club
FI: Louise Pound d. Juliette Atkinson 6-4 6-1 6-3
CR: Louise Pound d. Jennie Craven (holder) 6-0 6-3 7-5
CR: Juliette Atkinson/Jennie Craven d. Grace Cloes/Carrie Neely 6-2 5-7 6-2 6-4
* Carrie Neely had won the women’s doubles title the previous year with Harriet Rew.
September ?? Pacific Coast Championships , San Rafael, California, US (Hard)
Venue: San Rafael Hotel
Was a ladies event even held? Miss Bee Hooper is listed as the holder when the 1898 even tis held, yet no score exists for a ladies single after 1896. Could Bee have "won" the Pacific Coast Championshipsin 1896 and 1897 by default due to a lack of challengers?
September 6-11, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)
Singles (Draw=16, plus holder)
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. C. Morgan default
1R: Elsie Pinckney d. M. Stonham 3-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Helen Pillans d. Miss Tootell 6-2 0-6 6-2
1R: Edith Austin d. Ursula Templeman default
1R: Amy Kirby d. Maud Garfit 6-4 6-4
1R: Ellen Thynne d. C. Bloxsome 6-2 6-1
1R: Phoebe Hausburg d. E. Wolfenden 6-2 4-6 6-1
1R: Elsie Lane d. Miss Smythe default
QF: Cooper d. Pinckney 6-1 6-2
QF: Austin d. Pillans 6-2 6-2
QF: Kirby d. Thynne 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Lane d. Hausburg 6-2 6-1
SF: Cooper d. Austin 6-3 2-6 6-2
SF: Lane d. Kirby 3-6 6-1 6-2
FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Elsie Lane 6-2 6-3
CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Blanche Hillyard (holder) 7-5 7-5
DF: Charlotte Cooper/Ellen Thynne d. Phoebe Hausburg/Miss Riseley 6-2 6-0
MX: Edith Austin/George Greville d. Charlotte Cooper/George Hillyard 6-2 6-3
Mixed winners Austin and Greville were later married.
began September 13, Dinard Tournament, Dinard, Brittany, France (Clay)
CR: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) (holder) d. Adine Masson 6-3 3-6 6-4
September 13-18, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park
Draw of 29
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Hon. Miss Heneage 6-0 6-1
1R: E. Morgan d. Alice Greene 7-5 6-3
1R: Miss Bloxsome d. Mrs R. Gosling 6-1 6-1
1R: Ellen Thynne d. Toupie Lowther 6-2 6-4
1R: Miss Hughes d. Mrs Philpot 6-3 6-1
1R: Henrica Ridding d. Henrietta Horncastle 4-6 6-3 11-9
1R: C. Morgan-bye
1R: Ruth Pennington-Legh-bye
1R: Maud Garfit d. C. Webber 6-1 6-0
1R: Ursula Templeman d. E. Mott 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Tootell d. E. Windsor 3-6 6-2 7-5
1R: E. Wolfenden d. Katherine Pillans 6-8 8-6 retired
1R: Miss Plaskitt d. Helen Pillans 0-6 10-8 8-6
1R: Elsie Pinckney d. Amy Kirby 6-1 7-5
1R: Miss Buszard-bye
1R: Edith Austinbyr
2R: Cooper d. E. Morgan 6-0 6-1
2R: Thynne d. Bloxsome 6-2 6-0
2R: Ridding d. Hughes 12-10 9-7
2R: Pennington-Legh d. C. Morgan 6-2 6-2
2R: Garfit d. U Templeman 6-1 6-2
2R: Wolfenden d. Tootell 6-3, 7-5
2R: Pinckney d. Plaskitt 6-4 6-0
2R: Austin d. Miss Buszard 6-3 6-0
QF: Cooper d. Thynne 6-3 6-2
QF: Pennington-Legh d. Ridding 6-4 6-4
QF: Garfit d. E. Wolfenden 8-6 6-0
QF: Austin d. Pinckney 6-4 6-8 6-2
SF: Cooper d. Pennington-Legh 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
SF: Austin d. Garfit 6-2, 6-4
FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin 6-3 4-6 6-0
CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Blanche Hillyard (holder) 6-4 6-0
MX: Edith Austin/George Greville d. Toupie Lowther/Reggie Doherty 3-6 6-2 6-4
At 28 this is perhaps the largest draw of the year.
September 20-25, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)
CR: Ruth Dyas d. Alice Pickering (holder) 4-6 6-3 6-4
late September, Western Australian Championships, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)
FI: E. Calder d. Miss Stewart 6-3 6-0
*possibly started or ended on Sept 21
Last edited by Rollo; Jul 30th, 2014 at 05:32 AM.