An injury during her first trip abroad makes 1905 a trying year.
Wins 3 out of 8 events entered.
Won 2 doubles titles
Won 1 mixed title
Feb Monte Carlo
FI d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-1
Dorothea adapts well to the clay courts of France after a 27 hour train journey.
South of France Chmps
SF defaults to Countess Schulenburg (Ger)
Mixed with Charles Allen
FI lost to Countess Schulenburg/Reggie Doherty 6-4 2-6 12-10
, Beau Site
CR lost to May Sutton (US) 6-3 6-4
Still injured, her arm responds to "a course of electricity". She decides to defend her title amd faces American sensation May Sutton. The beefy May hammers forehands past Chambers.
Injures her wrist in the mixed final-and unwisely continues to play. She must scratch in singles.
Midland Counties Championships
, Edgbaston (G) 1905 Jul 29
FI lost to Constance Wilson 7-5 6-4
FI lost to Connie Wilson
Chambers loses despite having a match point.
, Buxton (G) 1905 Aug 19
FI lost to Contance Wilson 4-6 6-1 7-5
Again loses after having a match ball!
FI d. Toupie Lowther 6-3 7-5
Divides mixed title
Wins a gold-jewelled purse as the first prize.
SF d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-0
FI d. Blanche Hillyard 6-1 7-5
CR d. Katie Gillou (Fr) 6-3 6-4
London Covered Court Chmps
FI d. Ethel Larcombe 6-4 6-2
Many thanks to Elegos