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Re: 1914 results

Week of May 18-24

FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates:May 17 to 26
Venue: Racing Club de Fran Croix-Catelan, Paris.
Surface: Clay

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*Holder Marguerite Broquedis "sits out" until Challenge Round.

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen-bye
Germaine Golding d. Marie Danet default
Marie Conquet d. Regine Vlasto 6-2 6-4
Katie Fenwick-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Golding 6-2 7-5
Conquer d. Fenwick 4-2 retired

All Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round

Marguerite Broquedis (holder) d. Suzanne Lenglen 5-7 6-4 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=2, plus holders)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet/Katie Fenwick default

Challenge Round

Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard (Holders) d. Golding/Suzanne Lenglen 6-4 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Germaine Golding/Felix Poulin 7-5 6-1
Mlle D. Oustaniol/Georges Gault-bye
Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot-bye
Katie Fenwick/William Laurentz-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Decugis d. Oustaniol/Gault 6-0 6-2
S Amblard/Germot d. Fenwick/Laurentz default

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot 6-4 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Katie Fenwick falls ill in the semis of the singles and retires. Afterwards Mme Fenwick defaults in the doubles and mixed.
Felix Poulin=A. F. Poulin.

In the 1R of the mixed I used Le Figaro for the source of the 7-5 6-1 score. Alan Little had 7-5 6-3. Since Little was also incorrect about the overall dates as well I trust Le Figaro as the primary source.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1914 please see World Hard Court Championships

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Sources:

Le Figaro.Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-20 | Gallica
Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-24 | Gallica
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Summary:


At the age of merely 14 the sensational Suzanne Lenglen almost wins her nations title. She gives Broquedis a stern test in the final. Amazingly this will be Suzanne's last defeat until 1921, when she defaults in the US Nationals. In the doubles final the twin Amblard sisters, twins, retain their title.

The defending champion was at turns brilliant and awful in the Chsllenge Round, contested on the 23rd of May. She threw in seven doulbe faults for example. Young Suzanne played a tactical game extraordinary for one so young. She was also calm throughout the match. Marguerite got stronger as the match wore on, with the teen Suzanne showing signs of fatigue in the final set.

Throughout the event the youngster amazed onlookers with an assortment of lobs and volleys.


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May 18-23, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)


1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Mrs Mitchell 6-2 6-2
1R: Mabel Parton d. Edith Johnson default
1R "Mrs Stewart" d. ???? default
1R: Agnes Morton d. ???? default
1R: Agnes Tuckey d. ???? default
1R: Doris Craddock d. Eleanor Rose 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs Faunce d. G. Longbourne 6-4 6-2
1R: Aurea Edgington d. Winifred Longhurst 6-1 6-1

1R: Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Hon. Mrs Barclay 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs Greenhough-Smith d. D. Ward 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R: B. Leader d. E. Tighe 4-6 7-5 10-8
1R: Madeline O'Neill d. Margaret Lowe 6-4 6-0
1R: Gwynifred Palmer d. W. Hill 6-1 6-2
1R: K. MacLachlan d. ???? default
1R: Christina Douglass d. Vera Spofforth 6-1 6-2
1R: Ethel Larcombe d. Helen Aitchison 6-3 6-1

2R: Chambers d. Parton 6-1 6-3
2R: Morton d. "Stewart" ????
2R: Tuckey d. Craddock 6-3 6-4
2R: Edgington d. Mrs Faunce 6-0 6-2

2R: Satterthwaite d. Greenhough-Smith 6-0 6-0
2R: O'Neill d. Leader 6-1 6-3
2R: Palmer d. MacLachlan 6-3 6-2
2R: Larcombe d. Douglass 6-0 6-4

QF: Chambers d. Morton 6-0 6-1
QF: Edgington d. Tuckey 6-3 6-2
QF: Satterthwaite d. O'Neill 6-4 6-4
QF: Larcombe d. Palmer 6-2 6-3

SF: Chambers d. Edgington 6-2 6-0
SF: Larcombe d. Satterthwaite 6-2 6-1

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Ethel Larcombe 6-3 2-6 6-4

Doubles

SF: Helen Aitchison/Kay Tuckey d. Ethel Larcombe/Winifred Longhurst in 3 sets (the losers won the first set and led 4-1 in the 2nd)

DF: Helen Aitchison/Kay Tuckey d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry 3-6 6-1 6-2

MX: Ethel Larcombe/James Parke d. Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato 10-8 6-2

"Five baking hot days and one terribly wet one was the weather history for the first grass court tournament of the season. Unfortunately the wet one was Saturday and the finals were played under most unpleasant conditions. Enormous interest was taken in the tournament [...] and by Friday night the whole gate of last year had been exceeded. [...] Since last year the courts have all been turned round so as to run north and south, and this was certainly a great improvement. A new large stand has been erected on what used to be Court 4, and additional stands surrounded the two gallery courts on three sides, so that spectators got a far better view of the big matches than ever before. A glance at the names in the level events in the scores that will appear below will show that the entry was a really magnificent one, certainly the best Surbiton has ever enjoyed, and in mere numbers it exceeded last year's by about thirty matches.[...]

Neither Mrs. Larcombe or Mrs. Lambert Chambers had any difficulty in coming through to the final of the ladies' singles; but both Miss Douglass and Miss Palmer played well against the former. They defeated, respectively, in the semi-final, Mrs. Satterthwaite and Mrs. Edgington with the utmost facility. The final was a good match, and would have been a better one under the weather conditions of the rest of the week—the rain largely spoilt it, but the lady champion just got the best of the encounter, though she was only one game up at the finish.[...]

Mrs. Tuckey and Miss Aitchison won the ladies' doubles, and deserved to, for they both played very well, especially in the final against Mrs. Sterry and Mrs. Chambers. They were lucky, however, to get through the previous round against Mrs. Larcombe and Miss Longhurst, who won the first set easily and were 4/1 in the second, when the heat became obviously too much for Miss Longhurst, who went completely off her game and could hardly hit the ball over the net for the rest of the match."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, May 28, 1914, pp. 545-546

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began May 21, Championships of Lower Austria, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Marie Amende 6-3 6-0

This tournament also featured the women’s doubles event for the Austrian Championships

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Hedwig von Satzger (Hun) d. Marie Amende/Sidi Maschka 6-0 6-0

This tournament also featured the mixed doubles event for the Championships of Vienna

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Robert Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Marie Amende/Rolf Kinzl 7-5 6-0

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May 25, Southern Championships, New Orleans, Louisiana, US (Grass)
Venue: New Orleans Tennis Club

SF: Ethelyn Legendre d. Mrs. Thom 6-2 6-1
SF: Irving Murphy d. Mrs. Monroe 7-5 6-8 10-8

FI: Ethelyn Legendre d. Irving Murphy 2-6 6-2 10-8

It is not clear who the defending champion was.

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