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1927

Dates: June 20-July 5
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=80)


1st Round

Kitty Godfree [2]-bye
Naomi Trentham [Q]- bye
Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Genevieve Cousin (Fra)-bye
Evelyn Colyer-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Marguerite Bordes (Fra)-bye
Joan Ridley-bye

Elizabeth Ryan [5] (US)-bye
Eileen Connell [Q]-bye
Marjorie MacFarlane (NZ)-bye
Enid Broadbridge-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Helene Contostavlos (Gre)-bye
Dorothy Alexander-bye

Lili de Alvarez [4] (Sp)-bye
Aimee Reckitt-bye
Peggy Dransfield-bye
Violette Gallay (Fra)-bye
Miss E Norman-bye
Mabel Mavrogordato-bye
Mrs JL Colegate-bye
Madge Valantine-bye

Bobbie Heine [7](SA) d. Eleanor Rose 6-4 3-6 6-4
Effie Hemmant [Q] d. Winifred Bower[Q] 5-7 6-2 6-0
Maude Jackson (Ire) d. Doris Craddock 6-3 6-1
Phoebe Watson d. Paula von Reznicek (Ger) default
Violet Chamberlain d. Miss GJ Gilder 6-3 6-2
Elizabeth Macready (Fra) d. Madge Slaney 7-9 6-3 6-1
Christine Tyrell d. Mrs. Bruce May 2-6 6-3 6-1
Kathleen Bridge d. Sybil Johnson[Q] 6-2 0-6 6-3

Helen Wills [1] (US) d. Gwen Sterry 6-3 3-6 6-3
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis d. Cecily Marriott 6-3 6-2
Cristobel Hardie d. Margaret Stocks 6-3 6-2
Eileen Bennett d. Agnes Tuckey 7-5 6-4
Davina Gordon d. Joyce Brown 6-3 6-2
Elsie Goldsack d. Ruth Watson 6-3 6-0
Joan Lycett d. Mary McIlquaham 1-6 6-0 6-4
Winifred Beamish d. Mrs DE Munro 6-1 6-1

Irene Peacock [8](SA)-bye
Beatrice Feltham [Q]-bye
Edith Clarke-bye
Mary Davies [Q]-bye
Irene Maltby-bye
Elsa Haylock-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Claire Beckingham-bye

Kea Bouman [3] (Neth)-bye
Doreen Busby [Q]-bye
Dorothy Shaw-bye
Phyllis Covell-bye
Joan Fry-bye
Simone Mathieu (Fra)-bye
Marie Hazel-bye
Mrs ML Morrison [Q] bye

Molla Mallory [6] (US)-bye
Betty Boas-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)-bye
Betty Nuthall-bye
Dorothy Hill -bye
Helen Eddis [Q- bye
Betty Dix-bye
Peggy Saunders-bye

2nd Round

Godfree [2] d. Trentham [Q] 6-2 6-2
Tapscott d. Cousin 7-5 6-4
Colyer d. Satterthwaite 6-8 6-2 7-5
Ridley d. Bordes 6-0 7-5
Ryan [5] d. Connell [Q] 6-2 6-4
Broadbridge d. MacFarlane 6-3 6-4
Harvey d. Friedleben 6-4 8-6
Contostavlos d. Alexander 6-1 6-1

Alvarez [4] d. Reckitt 6-2 6-3
Dransfield d. Gallay 6-4 6-1
Mavrogordato d. Norman 6-4 6-4
Valantine d. Colegate 6-4 6-3
Heine [7] d. Hemmant [Q] 6-3 6-2
Watson d. Jackson 6-0 6-2
Chamberlain d. Macready 6-3 6-2
Tyrell d. Bridge 6-2 6-1

Wills [1] d. Lumley-Ellis 6-3 6-2
Bennett d. Hardie 6-4 3-6 6-2
Goldsack d. Gordon 6-3 6-4
Lycett d. Beamish 6-4 6-3
Peacock [8] d. Feltham [Q] 6-0 6-1
Clarke d. Davies [Q] 6-3 6-2
Maltby d. Haylock 6-1 2-6 6-3
Edgington d. Beckingham 7-5 3-6 6-4

Bouman [3] d. Busby [Q] 6-0 6-3
Covell d. Shaw 6-3 6-3
Fry d. Mathieu 6-3 6-2
Morison [Q] d. Hazel 6-4 6-4
Mallory [6] d. Boas 6-3 6-2
Nuthall d. Aussem 6-3 6-2
Hill d. Eddis [Q] 6-1 6-2
Saunders d. Dix 6-4 6-3

3d Round

Godfree [2] d. Tapscott 6-2 10-8
Colyer d. Ridley 6-4 6-3
Ryan [5] d. Broadbridge 6-2 6-3
Harvey d. Contostavlos 6-4 6-4
Alvarez [4] d. Dransfield 6-0 6-4
Mavrogordato d. Valantine 9-11 6-4 6-4
Watson d. Heine [7] 4-6 6-3 7-5
Chamberlain d. Tyrell 6-2 1-6 6-4

Wills [1] d. Bennett 7-5 6-3
Goldsack d. Lycett 6-8 8-6 6-3
Peacock [8] d. Clarke 6-3 6-1
Maltby d. Edgington 3-6 6-4 6-4
Bouman [3] d. Covell 7-5 6-3
Fry d. Morison [Q] 6-2 6-2
Nuthall d. Mallory [6] 2-6 6-2 6-0
Hill d. Saunders 6-2 6-4

4th Round


Godfree [1] d. Colyer 6-2 6-2
Ryan [5] d. Harvey 7-5 6-1
Alvarez [4] d. Mavrogordato 6-3 6-0
Watson d. Chamberlain 6-1 7-5

Wills [1] d. Goldsack 6-1 6-3
Peacock [8] d. Maltby 6-3 6-2
Fry d. Bouman [3] 2-6 6-4 9-7
Nuthall d. Hill 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals


Ryan [5] d. Godfree [2] 3-6 6-4 6-4
Alvarez [4] d. P.Watson 6-3 3-6 8-6
Wills [1] d. Peacock [8] 6-3 6-1
Fry d. Nuthall 1-6 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Alvarez [4] d. Ryan [5] 2-6 6-0 6-4
Wills [1] d. Fry 6-3 6-1

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Lili de Alvarez [4] 6-2 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=48)

1st Round

Bobbie Heine (SA)/Irene Peacock (SA) [1]-bye
Mrs JL Colegate/Christine Tyrrell-bye
Mary Davies/Davina Gordon [Q]-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Winifred Beamish/Enid Clarke-bye
Cecily Marriott/Madge Slaney-bye
Kate Anningson/Miss GJ Gilder-bye
Mrs DM Evans/Maude Jackson (Ire)-bye

Ermyntrude Harvey/Mary McIlquahm [4]-bye
Eileen Bennett/Dorothy Hill-bye
Peggy Bouverie/Joan Ridley-bye
Sybil Johnson/Eleanor Rose [Q] d. Genevieve Cousin (Fra)/Evelyn Dearman 8-6 6-3
Marguerite Bordes (Fra)/Simone Mathieu (Fra) d. Cristobel Hardie/Dorothy Shaw 6-2 4-6 6-3
Violet Chamberlain/Agnes Tuckey d. Joyce Brown/Violette Gallay (Fra) 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Chambers/Billie Tapsoctt (SA) d. Beatrice Brown/Doreen Busby [Q] 6-2 6-3
Enid Broadbridge/Irene Maltby d. Margaret Stocks/Vera Youle 6-3 2-6 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Helen Wills (US) [2] d. Miss N Welch/Phylils Whitly 6-3 6-2
Phyllis Covell/Gwen Sterry d. Kathleen Bridge/Marie Hazel 6-1 7-5
Mary Burgess-Smith/Clara Kalber d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Paula von Reznicek (Ger) default
Peggy Dransfield/Hazel Hogarth d. Evelyn Phayre/Marion Phayre 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Alexander/Mabel Mavrogordato d. Miss F Ballin/Mrs MF Ellis (SA) 6-2 6-2
Mrs. Bruce May/Madge Valantine-bye
Catherine Brocklesby/Mrs JH King [Q]-bye
Elsie Goldsack/Phoebe Watson-bye

Kitty Godfree/Betty Nuthall [3]-bye
Phyllis Radcliffe/ d. Nancy Radcliffe Platt-bye
Evelyn Colyer/Joan Lycett-bye
Aurea Edginton/Dorothy Holman-bye
Claire Beckingham/Elizabeth Macready (Fra)-bye
Betty Dix/Ruth Watson
Cilly Ausem (Ger)/Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Joan Fry/Peggy Saunders-bye

2nd Round

Heine/Peacock [1] d. Colegate/Tyrrell 6-3 6-3
Bouman/Satterthwaite d. Davies/Gordon [Q] 6-4 6-3
Beamish/Clarke d. Marriott/Slaney 6-1 7-5
Evans/Jackson (Irl) d. Anningson/Gilder 6-3 8-6
Harvey/McIlquahm [4] d. Bennett/Hill 6-4 6-2
Johnson/Rose [Q] d. Bouverie/Ridley 6-2 6-3
Bordes/Mathieu d. Chamberlain/Tuckey 7-5 6-4
Broadbridge/Maltby d. Chambers/Tapscott 0-6 6-4 6-1

Ryan/Wills [2] d Covell/Sterry 6-2 6-3
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Burgess-Smith/Kalber 6-0 1-6 7-5
Alexander/Mavrogordato d. Bruce May/Valantine 8-6 5-7 6-3
Goldsack/Watson d.Brocklesby/King [Q] 6-2 6-3
Godfree/Nuthall [3] d. Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt 6-3 6-0
Colyer/Lycett d. Edgington/Holman default
Beckingham/Macready d. Betty Dix/R. Watson 3-6 6-1 10-8
Fry/Saunders d. Aussem/Friedleben 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Heine/Peacock [1] d. Bouman/Satterthwaite 6-0 6-1
Beamish/Clarke d. Evans/Jackson 6-0 7-5
Harvey/McIlquham [4] d. Johnson/Rose [Q] 6-3 10-8
Bordes/Mathieu d. Broadbridge/Maltby 1-6 6-1 8-6

Ryan/Wills [2] d Dransfield/Hogarth 6-2 6-1
Goldsack/Watson d. Alexander/Mavrogordato 6-3 6-3
Godfree/Nuthall [3] d. Collyer/Lycett 6-3 6-3
Fry/Saunders d Beckingham/Macready 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Heine/Peacock [1] d. Beamish/Clarke 6-1 6-0
Harvey/McIlquham [4] d. Bordes/Mathieu 6-3 6-2
Ryan/Wills [2] d. Goldsack/Watson 6-2 6-2
Godfree/Nuthall [3] d Fry/Saunders 3-6 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Heine/Peacock [1] d. Harvey/McIlquham [4] 5-7 6-2 6-1
Ryan/Wills [2] d. Godfree/Nuthall [3] 6-2 6-2

Final

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Helen Wills (US) [2] d. Bobbie Heine (SA)/Irene Peacock (SA) [1] 6-3 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Kitty Godfree/Leslie Godfree d. Kathleen Bridge/Cornelis Bryan 6-4 6-4
Mrs JL Colegate/Douglas Hodges d. Hazel Hogarth/Nicholai Mishu (Rom) 6-1 6-2
Ermyntrude Harvey/Colin Gregory d Cecily Marriott/Fassett Burnett [Q] 6-1 6-3
Genevieve Cousin (Fra)/Pierre Landry (Fra) d Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Henry Mayes (Can) 6-0 4-6 6-4
Irene Peacock (SA)/Jack Condon (SA) d. Joyce Brown/Frank Fischer (NZ) default
Madge Slaney/Eric Peters d. Marie Hazel/JG Hogan 3-6 6-4 6-4
Billie Tapscott (SA)/Norman Farquarson (SA) d. Betty Dix/Billy Collins 1-6 6-3 6-3
Evelyn Colyer/Toto Brugnon (Fra) d. Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) 6-2 4-6 6-4

Molla Mallory (US)/Bill Tilden (US) d Joan Fry/Ian Collins 6-2 8-6
Eileen Bennett/Baron Bela von Kehrling (Hun) d. Maude Jackson (Ire)/A St. James Mahony (Ire) 6-3 8-6
Madge Valantine/Gerald Sherwell (SA) d Mary McIlquham/Clinton McIlquham 6-4 6-4
Simone Mathieu (Fr)/Christian Boussus (Fr) d Mary Davies/Norman Latchford 6-2 6-2
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Oskar Kreuzer (Ger) d Irene Maltby/RDN Pryce Jones 12-10 4-6 6-2
Evelyn Phayre/Henry Standring d Violette Gallay (Fra)/Coco Gentien (Fra) 6-0 6-2
Phoebe Watson/Donald Greig d Dorothy Shaw/Ernst Gottlieb (Cz) 6-1 6-1
Violet Chamberlain/Sydney Jacob d Peggy Bouverie/Alfred Ingram 2-6 6-2 6-3

Marguerite Bordes (Fra)/Jean Borotra (Fra) d Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard 4-6 6-3 6-1
Betty Nuthall/Bunny Austin d Paula von Reznicek (Ger)/Jan Kozeluh (Cz) default
Geraldine Beamish/Cyril Eames d Enid Clarke/JE Pogson Smith 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Hill/Charles Kingsley d Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe 6-8 6-2 6-3
Mrs DM Evans/DM Evans d Miss EG Newton/Eric Hollins 12-10 6-4
Joan Ridley/Pat Hughes d Margaret Stocks/Anthony Stocks 6-3 6-1
Bobbie Heine (SA)/Louis Raymond (SA) d Phyllis Covell/Teddy Higgs 6-4 6-4
Nancy Radcliffe Pratt/Watty Washburn (US) d. Ruth Watson/Maurice Summerson 2-6 6-1 7-5

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d Dorothy Haydon/Gordon Crole Rees 8-6 6-3
Dorothy Alexander/Theodore Mavrogordato d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Keats Lester 11-9 3-6 6-2
Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Arthur Berger d Christine Tyrell/Ronald Poland 6-3 6-3
Elsa Haylock/Harvey Mackintosh d Gwen Sterry/Brian Gilbert default
Elsie Goldsack/WB Stott d Mabel Mavrogordato/CE St John Evers 6-3 3-6 6-3
Joan Lycett/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) 6-3 6-2
Peggy Saunders/Lewis Mitchell d Claire Beckingham/AE Browne (Ire) default
Evelyn Dearman/Edward Dearman d Mrs Bruce May/Bill Swinden 6-2 6-2

2nd Round

Godfree/Godfree d Colegate/Hodge 2-6 6-3 6-3
Harvey/Gregory d Cousin/Landry 6-4 8-6
Peacock/Condon d Slaney/Peters default
Colyer/Brugnon d Tapscott/Farquharson 8-6 6-4
Bennett/Kehrling d Mallory/Tilden 3-6 6-1 6-4
Valantine/Sherwell d Mathieu/Boussus 6-3 6-4
Phayre/Standring d. Friedleben/Kreuzer 6-4 6-3
Watson/Greig d Chamberlian/Jacob default

Nuthall/Austin d Bordes./Borotra 6-4 9-7
Hill/Kingsley d Beamish/Eames 6-1 7-9 7-5
Ridley/Hughes d Evans/Evans 7-5 5-7 6-4
Heine/Raymond d Radcliffe Platt/Washburn 6-4 6-1
Ryan/Hunter d Alexander/Mavrogordato 6-1 6-2
Lambert Chambers/Berger d Haylock/Mackintosh 6-2 6-4
Lycett/Lycett d. Goldsack/Scott 6-1 6-2
Saunders/Mitchell d. Dearman/Dearman 6-4 6-3

3rd Round

Godfree/Godfree d. Harvey/Gregory 6-4 6-4
Peacock/Condon d Colyer/Brugnon 6-4 3-6 6-3
Benett/Kehrling d. Valantine/Sherwell 6-3 6-4
Watson/Greig d Phayre/Standring 6-1 6-1

Hill/Kingsley d. Nuthall/Austin 6-4 4-6 6-4
Heine/Raymond d Ridley/Hughes 6-2 2-6 6-2
Ryan/Hunter d Lambert Chambers/Berger 6-1 8-6
Lycett/Lycett d. Saunders/Mitchell 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Godfree/Godfree d. Peacock/Condon 6-1 6-4
Watson/Greig d Bennett/Kehrling 7-5 6-4
Heine/Raymond d Hill/Kingsley 6-4 7-5
Ryan/Hunter d Lycett/Lycett 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Godfree/Godfree d. Watson/Greig 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Hunter d. Heine/Raymond 6-3 6-4

Final

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d Kitty Godfree/Leslie Godfree 8-6 6-0

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Draw Notes:

Bordes=Brouquedis(also Billout)
Ruth Watson=Miss (per Wimbledon) or Mrs Watson?

Missing full names for:

Miss F Ballin
Mrs Bruce May
Mrs JL Colegate
Mrs MF Ellis (SA)-(doubles only)
Mrs DM Evans (doubles only)
Miss GJ Gilder
Miss JH King (doubles only)
Mrs ML Morrison
Mrs DE Munro
Miss EG Newton
Miss E Norman
Miss N Welch (doubles only)

Missing male names for:

AE Browne (Ire)
DM Evans (in mixed with Mrs Evans)
JG Hogan
JE Pogson Smith
RDN Pryce Jones
A St. James Mahony (Ire)
CE St John Evers
WE Stott


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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...1927_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...1927_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...1927_MX_A4.pdf

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Summary
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A record entry of 80 for ladies singles, and the first time seeding is used. German players are allowed to enter for the first time since World War One (still called the Great War in 1927); pretty young 17 year old Cilly Aussem is amoung those entered. Another young phenom is Bobbie Heine, also 17. Heine is upset by hard hitting Phoebe Watson in the 4th round.

Betting favorite Helen Wills loses a set to Gwen Sterry (daughter of 5-time champ Charlotte) in round one. At the time it was not noteworthy until one considers that Wills didn't lose another set for 6 years!

Heine and Peacock had beaten Ryan/Wills a few weeks back-hence their#1 seeding. Wills cannonball serves and returns combined with Ryan's volleys to overwhelm the South Africans. The only two games in set two for the South Africans came on Bobbie Heine's serve.

In the Mixed final the Godfree's had a set point in the opener. After losing that the fight went out of them and Ryan and Hunter ran away with the match. The last day of the Championships was a busy one for Miss Ryan, as she had to play the semis of the mixed before her two finals.

From the London 'Times', Monday, July 4, 1927:

"Lawn Tennis – The Finals at Wimbledon

"From our Lawn Tennis Correspondent

"At Wimbledon on Saturday the weather was threatening at 2 o'clock, but the rain held off to allow a huge crowd to enjoy an uninterrupted afternoon of lawn tennis. When all was over they must have realised for how much strength counts at the game some call 'pat-ball'. Henri Cochet won the men's championship and Miss Helen Wills the ladies'; and in both matches exhaustion had most to do with the defeat of the losers, Jean Borotra (the holder) and Señorita Lilí de Álvarez. […]

"Miss Helen Wills v. Señorita Lilí de Álvarez

"As a matter of fact, Miss Wills won twice as many games as Señorita de Álvarez, whom she beat 6-2, 6-4; but with her opponent pressing her harder and harder until – some five minutes from the end of the second set – Miss Wills fell behind at 4-3 with the loss of her service game, the final was what a final should be – a struggle. And it was a struggle between players who differed from one another in every way.

"Señorita de Álvarez stands for all that is jolly and gracious and gay and adroit in the game; she hits the ball because it is her pleasure; she is on the friendliest terms with it; and when she is exhausted at the end of a rally and gives it a half-petulant tap, the ball will still oblige her if it can.

"Miss Wills hits the ball because it is her duty, and 'the ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes'; she does not play as if she liked it; she might be a priestess passionlessly dispatching the victim with a deep thrust of the sacrificial knife. She confines herself to attempting the strokes and methods that she has mastered. She won with length, power, concentration, and a great patience. Direction might fail at times; length and power never. She seldom attempted a stroke except the deliberate drive for the most part backhanded, and one reason that she won is the drive is a safer stroke than the half-volley, to which – happily for spectators – Señorita de Álvarez is addicted.

"One reason that Señorita de Álvarez lost – when with her equipment she might conceivably have won – is that she compromised; she played the half-volley, the less reliable stroke, without allowing the element of luck a chance to declare itself on her side; she met the ball with a full racket so as to push it back on the line on which it had come. She was leaving it to Miss Wills to break down, but on Saturday the ball met a drive which, for its speed and depth, was mechanically the safest stroke of the meeting. Last year against Mrs Mallory she showed that she could hit the backhanded half-volley hard down the line into the forehand corner. That stroke – being made across the flight – is more dangerous, and it is suicidal to hit it gently, but it wins if it comes off. Perhaps Miss Wills was hitting too hard for her to attempt it. Neither lady tried for the forehand pocket throughout the match.

"Miss Wills's Cool Driving

"Señorita de Álvarez, as against Miss Elizabeth Ryan, needed some time to get her eye in, and Miss Wills, who began fully equipped, took three games methodically. The concession of this lead might decide the course of the match; for, on this year's play, Miss Wills, while irresistible when using her big guns, has refrained from bringing them into action until she could afford a few errors in range.

"The fourth game was won by Señorita de Álvarez; and when in the next she went on to lead at 30-40, the issue was agreeably doubtful. But Miss Wills understands first principles. Without haste she sent down an untakable service into the backhand corner; and she resumed her commanding position by taking the game: 4-1.

"Señorita de Álvarez, her touch now found, won the next game and was once more put back by Miss Wills's potent weapon – the service. The set ended with a long rally in which both players hit the tape. That rally was a reminder of what Señorita de Álvarez can do when her luck is in. But it was not in. That first game [of the second set] – which it was essential for her to win – was lost in the most costly way possible. She fought her way up against the service from 40-0 to 'vantage, and to 'vantage once more after it had been gained by Miss Wills; but the stronger, deeper, cooler striking won the final point, and Miss Wills quietly took the next game, as it were on the rebound: 2-0.

"She went on to 40-15; and then there failed her for the first time in the match her Wildingeseque capacity to hold on to an advantage. Señorita de Álvarez won that third game and then the next. In this last she had been making Miss Wills run; 2-all – anything might happen. Her service helped Miss Wills to the fifth, and without it she lost the sixth.

"Then came a couple of games of long rallies – games that explain the stories about queues. The score was level when they were finished, but Miss Wills had won the Championship; her power was matched by the deftness of her opponent; but she could not hold on longer without losing her form. She was forced to concede a seventh game of many 'vantages, but she exacted her price. In the next there was an amazing rally in which Señorita de Álvarez flew up and down and across the court, playing all her graceful strokes, while Miss Wills drove and went on driving hard and deep until she had her way. At the end of it Señorita de Álvarez drooped over her racket trying to get her breath, while the warrior maid opposite took up her serving place and stood with her hands by her sides still as a caryatid – the only still person in the cheering crowd.

"'Giving herself away; didn't ought to show she's done,' was the comment of a critical sportsman, as Señorita de Álvarez made her way back panting to her place. But no ring craft would have availed her; she could struggle no more. Miss Wills won the next game to love, and then the match. When it ended Señorita de Álvarez expended her remaining breath in a long O – (omega); then she paid her opponent the compliment of hitting the ball she carried high into the air, and the further compliment of not running to shake hands, but walking."

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