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1896 results

Most of these results were compiled by Mark Ryan with additions by Rollo and Andrew Tas and slam results from Brian Stewart plus extensive Australian results from GeeTee. Thanks also to the Computer for help with editing.

January-March


Date Unknown, Natal Championship, Durban, South Africa

FI: Norah Hickman d. U. Turnbull 6-4 6-2

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March 7-14, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Jubilee Exhibition Oval

Singles (Draw=2, plus holder)


FI: Maisie Parr d. Miss Brown 6-1 6-5

CR: Lilian Payne (holder) d. Maisie Parr 6-3 6-3

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Lilian Payne/Miss Wyatt d. Miss Hunter/Miss Patterson 6-3 6-1
1R: Miss Ayers/Maisie Parr-bye
1R: Miss Dale/Miss Goldsmith-bye
1R: Miss Brown/Alice Hone d. Miss Chapple/Miss Daniels 6-0 6-3

SF: Payne/Wyatt d. Ayers/Parr 6-3 6-1
SF: Brown/Hone d. Dale/Goldsmith 6-2 6-2

DF: Lilian Payne/Miss Wyatt d. Miss Brown/Alice Hone 6-3 5-6 6-4


Mixed doubles (Draw=4)


1R: Lilian Payne/Robert Bowen d. Miss Wyatt/Dr David Harbison 6-1 6-4
1R: Maisie Parr/William Lang d. V. Kingsborough/W. Angel 6-1 6-0

FI: Lilian Payne/Robert Bowen d. Maisie Parr/William Lang 6-3 2-6 6-3

Noted: In the opening doubles match Miss Patterson started a very good game from the beginning, but her partner's (Miss Hunter) first attempts proved an utter failure. This was no doubt accounted for by a combination of nervousness and excitement, in addition to the novelty of playing on grass

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???? French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Won by Adine Masson

Source: page 416 of La paume et le lawn-tennis by E. de Nanteuil, G. de Saint-Clair, C. Delahay, 1898.

The Tennis Club de Paris was Adine's home club.

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March ????, Nice International, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Place Mozart.

FI: Mrs. Booth

Note that Alan Little's book
Golden Days of Tennis on the French Riviera says that 'despite extensive research no details are available for this event'. In light of that it would be great to be able to source Mrs Booth as the winner.

Presumably the Mrs Booth here=the K Booth cited by Little, but at present no more is known.


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March 23-29, Monte Carlo International, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Hotel de Paris

Won by K. Booth (GB) or Mlle Guillon (Fra)

MX: Blanche Hillyard (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) d. ????

The first Monte Carlo International.

The Hillyards won the mixed "easily". We also know Blanche participtated in the ladies handicap doubles, but results cannot be found despite intense research on the part of Alan Little.

Source: Alan Little, p 36 of Golden Days of Tennis on the French Riviera.

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