Re: 1924 results
Week of January 21-27
January 21-27 Gallia Club Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: The Gallia Club, which consists of 5 courts. It is next to the Gallia Hotel.
1R: Elizabeth Ryan d. Mrs R Devereux 6-1 6-0
1R: Phyllis Covell d. Pat Du Cros 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs C W Grogan d. Mrs H M Bax 6-0 3-6 6-4
1R: Madeline O’Neill d. Agnes Hillyard 6-0 6-3
1R: Margaret Tripp d. E Cadle 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs F J Gould d. Mrs Howard 6-1 6-3
1R: M Smailes d. Mme Syz 6-0 6-1
1R: Lesley Cadle d. M C Hawey 6-3 6-3
2R: Elizabeth Ryan d. P L French 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs Warren d. Mrs E H Keays w/o
2R: Phyllis Covell d. Mrs C W Grogan 6-0 6-0
2R: Madeline O’Neill d. Mrs D G Coleman w/o
2R: Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Miss Kavanagh 6-0 6-2
2R: Margaret Tripp d. Mrs P G Hurst 6-0 6-2
2R: Mrs F J Gould d. Mlle Oudlette 6-1 6-2
2R: Lesley Cadle d. M Smailes ?
QF: Elizabeth Ryan d. Mrs Warren 6-1 6-2
QF: Phyllis Covell d. Madeline O’Neill 6-0 6-1
QF: Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Margaret Tripp 2-6 6-3 8-6
QF: Lesley Cadle d. Mrs F J Gould 6-0 6-0
SF: Elizabeth Ryan d. Phyllis Covell 8-6 6-4
SF: Lesley Cadle d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 2-6 6-0 14-12
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Leslie Cadle (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Suzanee Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Gould/Mallet 6-0 6-0
QF: Lenglen/Ryan d du Cros/Madeleine O'Neill default
SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Hervey/Musker 6-0 6-1
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Covell (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-3 6-4
MX: Suzanne Lenglen/Colonel Henry Nayes (Can) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) /Charles Aeschliman (Swt) 6-4 1-6 15-13
A brand new event on the Riviera calendar. The slow red clay here was imported from Paris. Fine weather brings out big crowds daily.
Drama occurs in the mixed final. The 15-13 score is the longest set score ever in Lenglen's career.
From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", February 2, 1924: "The final between Mlle Lenglen and Col. Mayes versus Miss Ryan and Aeschlimann must be one of the longest games on record - the third set running into 28 games before it was finally decided in Mlle Lenglen's and Mayes's favour. The critical point was the sixth game in the third set, when Miss Ryan and Aeschlimann led 3-2 and 40-15 on Aeschlimann's [Mayes's] service. They lost instead of winning that game, and that was the turning point. They again led 4-3, but never afterwards got the lead.
"Miss Ryan played superbly, especially in the second set. Mlle Lenglen played her best game at times, but was uncertain at others. That Miss Ryan was the best of the four I think was the opinion of most of the spectators. It was certainly mine. Aeschlimann was a bundle of nerves. Had he played within 15 of his proper form he and his partner must have won. It was an intensely exciting game and at times we saw some great tennis."
In singles Dorothy Shepherd-Barron led American Leslie Cadle 8-7 40-love in a deciding set. Dorothy couldn't convert on 3 match points, losing 14-12.
Eve the ladies doubles has drama. When a linesman calls her for a foot-fault the Divine One refuses to play on until the English linesman is replaced. Lenglen said afterwards that the custom in France is to give a warning first. Losing finalists Covell and Shepherd-Barron are great friends, so much that they were both married together in Bombay during a double wedding ceremony.
Circa January 20-26, Bengal Lawn Tennis Championships, Calcutta, India
FI: Mrs Williams d. Mrs Graham 8-6 7-5
MX: Irene Peacock/ Leonard Brooke Edwards (US) d. Mrs Graham/Sunao Okamato (Jap) default
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