Re: 1926 results
Week of January 25-31
January 25-31, Gallia Club, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: The Gallia Club
Draw= at least 45.
1R: Helene Contostavlos (Gre) d P Fahnestock 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Sinclair Westcott d M Clarke 6-3 4-6 6-2
1R: Lady Fremantle d Rhodes 6-1 6-1
1R: Lady Blanche Roundway (GB) d Cazelet 6-0 6-1
1R: Cosette St Omer Roy d Mrs Brame Hillyard (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R: Pierce d G Thomas 6-2 8-6
1R: Young d Miss MA Dallett 10-8 0-6 6-1
1R: Regina Vlasto d Radcliffe Platt 6-3 6-0
1R: Helen Wills (US) d Miss E Bendit 6-1 6-0
1R: Madeline O'Neill d Creasy 6-3 6-3
1R: E Petchell d Hall 6-1 8-6
1R: Elsa Haylock d Mrs Bramley Moore 6-2 6-2
1R: Evelyn Jones d G Travers 6-4 6-2
2R: M Ashby d Lady Fremantle 6-4 4-6 6-0
2R: Lady Domini Elliadi Crosfield d Day 6-2 6-4
2R: EM Green d ????
2R: Mrs Morris d Grey 9-7 6-3
2R: Helene Contostavlos d Thynne 6-0 6-0
2R: Roundway d Sinclair Westcott 6-0 6-1
2R: St Omer Roy d Pierce 6-2 6-1
2R: Mrs Keays (SA) d Young 6-2 6-2
2R: Wills d Vlasto 6-0 6-2
2R: Lesley Cadle d Madeleine O'Neill 6-3 6-2
2R: Elsa Haylock d Petchell ????
2R: E Jones d Mrs Jones 6-2 6-2
2R: Peggy Saunders d P Radcliffe 0-6 10-8 6-0
2R: KM Scott d ????
2R: Leslie Bancroft Aeschliman (Swt) d Coats Hutton 6-0 6-1
2R: Coleman (SA) d Sandilands 6-0 6-0
3R: Crosfield d M Ashby 6-3 6-2
3R: Morris d E Green 9-7 6-0
3R: Contostavlos d Roundway 6-3 6-4
3R: St Omer Roy d Keays 6-3 5-7 6-2
3R: Wills d Cadle 6-0 6-3
3R: Haylock d Evelyn Jones 6-4 12-10
3R: Saunders d K Scott 6-1 6-2
3R: Coleman d Aeschliman 6-4 2-6 6-2
QF: Morris d Crosfield 0-2 retired
QF: Contostavlos d St Omer Roy 6-0 7-5
QF: Wills d Haylock 9-7 6-2
QF: Saunders d Coleman 3-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Contostavlos d Morris 6-1 11-9
SF: Wills d Saunders 6-0 6-0
FI: Helen Wills (US) d. Helene Contostavlos (Gre) 6-3 6-2
FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Diddie Vlasto d. Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Regina Vlasto 6-2 6-3
SF: Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Charles Aeschlimann (Swt) 7-5 6-4
SF: E. Petchell (GB)/A.H. McCormick (GB) d. Helen Wills (US)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 1-6 6-4 7-5
FI: Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. E. Petchell (GB)/A.H. McCormick 6-2 6-2
Draw note: the NYT calls Wills 2R victim "Rosine". Based on Mark's research I am listing her as Regina. She is a cousin of Diddie Vlasto.
Bill Tilden is quoted on the possible result of a Wills-Lenlen Encounter. "Helen may have a poker face but Suzanne has a chess brain". He predicts Lenglen will win on her home turf, but adds that "Helen won't be afraid of her [Lenglen's] reputation. His advice to Wills is to "hit the cover off the ball."
Meanwhile Wills faces controversy over allegations that hwer riting jeapardizes her amateur standig. Questions are also raised ober how she can afford the expensive French gowns she is now wearing. French designers are naturally eager to dress her gratis in their creations as advertisement.
Will the match everyone wants to see even occur? Lenglen hedges,saying she might enter Nice or the Carlton event. Helen declares she is entered for both in singles. but later in the week hints she might skip the Carlton if they use "English' balls. The English balls are heavier and slow play down-conditions not suited to Helen's fast game.
January 25-31, Closed French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue:Sporting Club de Paris
FI: Germaine Golding d. Marie Conquet 6-2 6-4
DF: Genevieve Cousin/Mlle Grasset d. Mlle Desclercs/Nanette Le Besnerais 6-3 11-9
MX: Rene Lacoste/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Jean Borotra/Marguerite Bordes 6-2 5-7 7-5
January 24-26 Test Match, Great Britain vs South Africa, Capetown, South Africa
Phoebe Watson (GB) d Nash 6-1 6-0
Irene Peacock d Joan Ridley (GB) 6-1 6-4
Phoebe Watson (GB) d Audrey de Smit 6-4 7-5
Evelyn Colyer/Phoebe Watson (GB) d Edward/Sanders 6-2 6-1
Hall/Audrey de Smit d Joan Ridley/Phoebe Watson (GB) 6-3 6-2
Joan Ridley (GB) d Greenhalgh 6-3 7-5
Evelyn Colyer/Kitty Mckane Godfree (GB) d Frater/Newton Thompson 6-3 6-3
Evelyn Colyer/Phoebe Watson (GB) d Frater/ED McDonald 6-2 6-2
Evelyn Colyer/Kitty McKane Godfree (GB) d Parker/Irene Peacock 6-2 8-6
circa January 23-30, Bengal Lawn Tennis Championships, Calcutta, Bengal, India
FI: Mrs Graham d. Lena McKenna 5-7 6-2 8-6
Lena McKenna had a 5-1 lead in the third set.
Last edited by Rollo; Jan 24th, 2015 at 01:49 PM.