Re: 1929 results
Week of February 11-17
February 11-17 South Of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
1R: J Franke d J Poncelet 6-0 6-1
1R: Virginia Rice (US) d Boker 6-1 6-0
1R: Weeta Crawshay Williams (GB) d Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-3
Snow basically cancelled the event for this week. It was resumed March 11-17. It is unclear if the event was started anew from scratch. In his book on the Riviera Alan Little declares, "This was the first time a tournament on the Riviera had been abandoned completely, without a ball being struck". (p 209). The 3 results we do have demonstrate at least some play was completed.
Date? Danish Covered Court Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)
FI: Irmgard Rost (Ger) d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger) 7-5 4-6 6-1
DF: Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger) d. Prem/Nielsen 6-4 6-2
MX: Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Hans Moldenhauer (Ger) d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Povl Henriksen 6-3 4-6 6-2
Date? Finnish Indoor Championships, Helsinki, Finland (Indoors on Wood)
FI: Anita Brunou d. ????
DF: Anita Brunou/Elna Lindfors d. ????
MX: Anita Brunou/Bo Grotenflet d ?????
Date? Saint Moritz Covered Court Championships, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Indoors on Wood)
FI: Simone Kleinadel (Fra) d. Lolette Payot 7-5 6-1
MX: Mme Culbert (Fra)/Roger George d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Oppenheimer 4-6 6-4 6-2
Note that Kleinadel's name may have been Yvonne. Muro has indicated this event is bot the Swiss Indoors.
February 11-17, Delhi Championships, New Delhi, India
Singles (Draw=at least 9)
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Una Gracey 6-0 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Miss Beckingham 7-5 6-0
SF: Ryan d. S. Gibson 6-3 6-2
SF: Jenny Sandison d. E. McKenna 6-1 6-1
FI: Jenny Sandison d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) default
SF: Una Gracey/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Beckingham/S. Gibson 10-8 6-3
FI: Una Gracie/Elizabeth Ryan (US) led Jenny Sandison/Mrs Simon 6-4 when play was called off due to bad light
QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Dennis O’Callaghan (Ire) d. Mrs E.C. Simon/Percival 6-2 6-4
SF: Ryan/O’Callaghan d. S. Gibson/Flight Lieutenant Mockeer 6-0 62
SF: Jenny Sandison/Leonard Brooke-Edwards d. Miss Beckingham/Soni 6-3 6-3
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Dennis O'Callaghan (Ire) d. Jenny Sandison/Leonard Brooke-Edwards 4-6 9-7 6-0
Complaining of very poor management at the tournament, involving her having to play too many matches in one day, Elizabeth Ryan refused to play the singles final and to complete the doubles final. She was really only on holiday, but thought some tennis would be fun. She had been ill with fever in Rangoon (Burma) and Colombo before her trip to India.
The mixed doubles event had been completed before the former two events.
Last edited by Rollo; Apr 27th, 2016 at 11:09 PM.