the text says:
-there are 3 entries in 1897
-only 1 entry in 1898
-in 1900 Prevost wins the final by w/o - [presumably this means Masson did not defend but does not necessarily mean that that Prevost played no matches to get to the final]
-in 1901 there are only 3 entries [Girod, Leroux, and Prevost] but only one match is played since Prevost defaults the [challenge round] final
-in 1907 there are only 3 entries [presumably de Kermel, d'Elva, and GillouFenwick] but only one set is played when d'Elva retires after losing the first set 6-1, and then the finalist [presumably GillouFenwick] does not show for the [challenge round] final
-to drum up interest, the magazine Femina does a feature on K GillouFenwick
Interesting. I wonder what sources were used by Bruno, the guy who runs/ran that site? It was clear anyway that very few players took part in the Closed French Championships in the early years.
This player enjoyed some success in Austrian, Bohemian and German tournaments at the turn of the nineteenth century. I put her down as being from Austria in the "Tournament winners by event" section, but she was from Pilsen in Bohemia.
In the early 1900s, two sisters, A.G. Ransome and L.H. Ransome, featured in the Wimbledon draw. These were Amy Gertrude Ransome and Lucy Helen Ransome, respectively. Amy enjoyed the more success on the tennis circuit.
Last edited by newmark401; Feb 27th, 2012 at 03:40 PM.
Three sisters named Boadle were in the draw at Wimbledon in 1907. These were D. Boadle, M. Boadle and W. Boadle. Their first names were Dorothy, Marjorie and Winnifred. They appear to have been born in Argentina of English parentage and to have spent most of their time in that South American country. Dorothy in particular enjoyed success in South American tennis tournaments in the years 1907-16.