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post #151 of (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Re: 1950

Here's an attempt at reconstructing the whole of the women's singles draw for the first Asian Championships tournament, held in Calcutta from December 22, 1949 to January 1, 1950. The source is the "Times of India" newspaper.

Draw of 18

First round

Jean Quertier (GBR) d. Pramila Khana 6-2, 6-4
Gertrude Moran (USA) d. Elizabeth Kornfeld (ISR) 6-2, 6-1

The remaining players probably had a bye.
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Second round

Patricia Todd (USA) d. Lakshmi Merchant 6-1, 6-2
Gem Hoahing (GBR) d. Laura Woodbridge 6-2, 6-4
Nelly Adamson (FRA) d. Mrs Sarah Mody* 6-0, 6-1
Jean Quertier (GBR) d. Vivian Alexy 6-1, 6-2
Kathleen Tuckey (GBR) d. Mrs E.C. Cargin 6-0, 6-3
Gertrude Moran (USA) d. Mrs G. Human 6-0, 6-1
Maria Weiss (ARG) d. Leela Dayal 6-3, 6-4
Betty Hilton (GBR) d. Mrs Umbreville 6-0, 6-0

*Mrs Mody played in a sari.
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Quarter-finals

Patricia Todd (USA) d. Gem Hoahing (GBR) 6-3, 6-1
Jean Quertier (GBR) d. Nelly Adamson (FRA) 6-2, 6-4
Kathleen Tuckey (GBR) d. Gertrude Moran (USA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Betty Hilton (GBR) d. Maria Weiss (ARG) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
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Semi-finals

Patricia Todd (USA) d. Jean Quertier (GBR) 9-7, 6-3
Betty Hilton (GBR) d. Kathleen Tuckey (GBR) 2-6, 9-7, 6-4
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Final

Patricia Todd (USA) d. Betty Hilton (GBR) 6-4, 6-0
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DSF: Betty Hilton (GBR)/Kathleen Tuckey (GBR) d. Nelly Adamson (FRA)/Maria Weiss (ARG) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
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