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post #406 of (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Re: Official Tournament Winners by Event

Hi Mark,

Nice list for Bermuda.

Are you sure the surface of Bermuda was a cement-like hard court?

My reasoning is twofold:

1. British sources used "hard" for surfaces that today would be called clay. As a British colony it would be natural to use this in the case of Bermuda.

2. I have some copies of American Lawn Tennis where the event is described. I'm pretty sure it's clay.

Here is an ebay pic from 1934


1950 Elizabeth Rosenquest d. Helen Rihbany 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
1951 Beverley Baker d. Barbara Scofield 9-7, 7-5

Rosenquest (later Pratt) always went by "Betty"
should be Beverly and not Beverley (I add the extra "e" this a lot myself!)

I will double check my ALT's to confirm the surface and try to pick up results for 1942-43 and 1945-46.

Last edited by Rollo; Feb 5th, 2013 at 04:10 PM.
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