Re: 1926 results
Week of March 8-14
March 4-13, MCC Autumn Tournament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
FI: Gladys Toyne d. Sylvia Harper 8-6 6-4
DF: Esna Boyd/Sylvia Harper d. M. Melver/R. Stephenson 6-3 8-6
MX: Esna Boyd/H. Schlesingerd. Sylvia Harper/Ian McInnes 9-7 1-6 6-3
March 7-11, Dixie Championships, Tampa, Florida, USA (Clay)
Venue: Davis Island Courts
1R: Elizabeth Ryan-bye
1R: Lady Doreen Hely-Hutchinson (GB) d Mrs George B Stanwix 6-2 6-3
1R: Louise Raymond d Miss Thompson 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs J Saunders Taylor d Miss Miller 6-0 6-0
1R: Mary Browne-bye
QF: Ryan d Helen McMillan 6-1 6-0
QF: Raymond d Hely-Hutchinson 4-6 6-0 6-1
QF: Saunders Taylor d Josina Vanderende 6-2 6-2
QF: Browne d ???? 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d Raymond 6-3 6-1
SF: Browne d Sanders Taylor 6-3 6-2
FI: Elizabeth Ryan d. Mary Browne 6-3 8-6
DF: Elizabeth Ryan/Mrs J. Saunders-Taylor d. Mary K. Browne/Mrs E. Raymond 6-3 6-4
March 8-14, Munich, Germany (Indoor)
FI: Ilse Weihermann Friedleben d. Mrs Dyrenfurth 6-1 6-0
MX: Weihermann Friedleben/George Demasius d. Mrs Lemp/Knaw 6-1 6-1
March 8-14, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
*Draw is not in exact draw order.
1R: J Francke d Mrs Young 7-5 6-3
1R: De Jacquier d Landru 6-2 6-2
1R: Baroness Riegerova d Feret Dutard 6-1 6-2
1R: De Bourdineau d Hulbert 6-4 6-3
1R: Ilona Peteri (Hun) d E Connell 6-3 6-4
1R: Mrs Mayne d Nelly Neppach (Ger) default
1R: Yvonne Bourgeois d Mrs Bramley Moore 6-4 5-7 7-5
1R: Jean Radcliffe d Brownlow 6-0 6-3
1R: Mrs Pitman d Hood 6-0 6-0
1R: M Smailes d Wightman 6-0 6-1
1R: P Ducros d De Bruyn Kops 6-2 8-6
1R: ??? d Lili de Alvarez default
2R: Helen Wills (US) d Helen Shirley (GB) 6-0 6-0
2R: Mrs Sallie Maynard (GB) d K Frischer 7-5 6-3
2R: Joan Ridley (GB) d Neven 6-1 6-3
2R: J Martin d Marjollet 7-5 6-2
2R: Mme Bourgeois d J Francke 7-5 6-0
2R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d De Jacquier 6-2 6-2
2R: Baroness Riegerova d ????
2R: Ilona Peteri (Hun) d De Bourdineau 6-0 6-1
2R: Dashwood d Mrs Mayne ????
2R: M Ritchie d Marsden 6-2 6-3
2R: Yvonne Bourgeois d Radcliffe 7-5 6-4
2R: Isabella Lee Mumford (US) d D Deen 6-0 6-0
2R: M Smailes d Mrs Pitman 6-4 0-6 6-3
2R: NQ Radcliffe Platt d P Ducros 6-0 6-0
2R: De Andria d E Green (GB) 7-5 6-3
2R: Eileen Bennett d L Boothe 6-1 6-0
3R: Wills d Maynard 6-0 6-1
3R: Ridley d J Martin 6-2 6-0
3R: Harvey d Bourgeois 6-3 6-1
3R: Peteri d Riegerova 6-0 6-1
3R: Dashwood d M Ritchie 7-5 6-4
3R: Mumford d Y Bourgeois ????
3R: M Smailes d NQ Radcliffe Platt 6-3 0-6 6-4
3R: Eileen Bennett d De Andria 6-4-6-2
QF: Wills d Ridley 6-0 6-2
QF: Peteri d Harvey ???
QF: Mumford d Dashwood ????
QF: Bennett d Smailes ????
SF: Wills d Petery 6-2 6-2
SF: Mumford d Bennett 4-6 6-4 6-0
FI: Helen Wills (US) d. Isabella Mumford (US) 6-0 6-1
DF: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Eileen Bennett (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) 6-4 7-5
MX: Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d Helen Wills (US)/Charles Kingsley (GB) 4-6 7-5 13-11
Interest in the Riviera season is starting to wane. Lenglen is gone, with no possibility now of a rematch with Wills. No one is left to challenge Wills now that she has proven she can beat everyone else. The event suffers another other blow when German Nelly Neppach finally caves in to pressure from her federation and returns back to Berlin. The German federation threatened to bar her from all German events,ignoring her contention that she was Austrian. The coup de grace is the withdrawal of Lili de Alvarez due to fatigue. Lili's father ordered her to rest one week.
Mumford's slow and defensive game leads to an upset over Bennett in the semis, but Helen kills ball after ball for an easy victory. Organizers complain about financial ruin due to low attendance.
Last edited by DavidK; Jul 1st, 2012 at 04:25 PM.