Re: FIRST NAMES - Help Needed
As for P. Girod, who won the women's singles title at the Closed French Championships in 1901, "Le Figaro" refers to her as "Mme P. Girod", so the P. was probably Pierre or Paul, while the Girod was her married name.
According to "Le Figaro" of 16 June 1901, "The women's singles championship organised by the USFSA was played on the courts of the Societe des Sports on the Ile de Puteaux. It came down to one match, won by Mme Girod, who beat Mlle Leroux, 6-1, 6-1. Mlle Prevost did not turn up."
From this it appears that the women's singles event at the Closed French Championships in 1901 consisted of one match only, played on the courts of the club on the Ile de Puteaux, and won by this P. Girod. Also, Helene Prevost, the holder, did not turn up to defend her title (the Challenge Round seems already to have been in force).
Last edited by newmark401; Jul 26th, 2011 at 05:26 PM.