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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
1945 Results and Summary

Year End US National Rankings

01 Sarah Palfrey Cooke
02 Pauline Betz
03 Margaret Osborne
04 Louise Brough
05 Pat Todd
06 Doris Hart
07 Shirley Fry
08 Mary Arnold
09 Dodo Bundy
10 Helen Pedersen Rihbany

11. Katherine Winthrop
12. Barbara Krase
13. Dorothy Head
14. Eleanor Purdy Cushingham
15. Norma Taubele Barber
16. Argyll Pryor Rice
17. Jean Doyle
18. Jane Stanton Gallagher
19. Betty Rosenquest
20. Nancy Ann Chaffee

21. Nancy Corbett
22. Lilian Lopaus
23. Barbara Scofield
24. Margaret Varner









A huge thank you to Ugarte and DavidK for many results!

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Individual records

Records of First Ten (Source American lawn Tennis, Jan 1946 issue)

#1 Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Won 44, Lost 6 matches (.880%)

Top 10 Head to Head: 20-6.
4-3 vs Betz. 3-1 Vs Osborne. 2-0 vs Brough. 2-0 vs Todd, 1-1 vs Hart, 1-1 vs Fry,
5-0 vs Arnold, 2-0 vs Bundy

All losses were to top 10. No losing record vs anyone.

#2 Pauline Betz
Won 42, Lost 6 matches

Top Ten Head to Head: 19-6
3-4 vs Cooke, 2-1 vs Osborne, 5-0 vs Brough,2-0 vs Todd, 2-0 vs Hart.1-0 vs Fry, 3-0 vs Arnold, 1-0 vs Bundy.

*Note. ALT counts Betz's 1 set match with Osborne at Essex as a loss-I do not. Only loss outside of Cooke or Osborne was to Cushingham at PSW.

#3 Margaret Osborne
Won 34, Lost 7 matches

Top Ten Head to Head: 14-6
1-3 vs Cooke, 1-2 vs Betz, 3-0 vs Brough, 3-0 vs Todd, 0-1 vs Hart, 2-0 vs Arnold, 3-0 vs Bundy

*Only defeat outside of Cooke or Betz was to Doris Hart.

#4 Louise Brough
Won 24, Lost 11

Head to Head vs Top Ten: 9-10
0-2 vs Cooke, 0-5 vs Betz, 0-3 vs Osborne, 3-0 vs Todd, 2-0 vs Hart, 1-0 vs Arnold,
3-0 vs Rihbany

Unable to beat the top 3 (0-10) 9-0 vs the rest, with 1 loss to Head at the Pac Coast.

#5 Pat Canning Todd
Won 26, Lost 11 matches

Head to Head vs Top 10: 7-11
0-2 vs Cooke, 0-2 Betz, 0-3 vs Osborne, 0-3 vs Brough, 1-0 vs Hart, 3-0 vs Fry, 1-1 vs Arnold,
1-0 vs Bundy, 1-0 vs Rihbany.

0-11 vs the top 4. 26-1 vs those below her-her lone defeat outside top 4 coming to Arnold at the Pan American.

#6 Doris Hart
Won 20, Lost 8 matches

Head to head vs Top 10: 4-8
1-1 vs Cooke, 0-2 vs Betz, 1-0 vs Osborne, 0-2 vs Brough, 0-1 vs Todd, 1-0 vs Fry, 0-2 vs Bundy, 1-0 vs Arnold.

Spectacular wins over Cooke and Osborne. 0-2 vs Bundy, but all defeats to others in top 10.

#7 Shirley Fry
Won 20, Lost 8 matches

Head to Head vs Top 10: 4-7
1-1 vs Cooke, 0-1 vs Betz, 0-3 vs Todd, 0-1 vs Hart, 1-0 vs Arnold, 1-1 vs Bundy, 1-0 vs Rihbany.

#8 Mary Arnold
Won 29, Lost 14 matches

Head to Head vs Top 10: 4-14
0-5 vs Cooke, 0-1 vs Betz, 0-2 vs Osborne, 0-1 vs Brough, 1-1 vs Todd, 0-1 vs Hart, 2-0 vs Bundy, 1-0 vs Rihbany.

All 14 defeats came to the top 10

#9 Dodo Bundy
Won 19, Lost 11 matches

Head to Head vs Top 10:3-11
0-2 vs Cooke, 0-1 vs Betz, 0-3 vs Osbonre, 0-1 vs Todd, 2-0 vs Hart, 1-1 vs Fry, 0-2 vs Arnold, 0-1 vs Rihbany.

#10 Helen Pedersen Rihbany
Won 22, Lost 8

Top Ten Head to Head: 1-6
0-3 vs Brough, 0-1 vs Todd, 0-1 vs Fry,0-1 vs Arnold, 1-0 vs Bundy

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Pics and such

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Unknown dates


Date? Swedish Covered Court Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Wood)

FI: Mary Lagerborg d. Birgitta "Bibi" Gullbrandsson 6-4 6-1

DF: Alva Bjorck/Kerstin Nilsson d. M. Eliaeson/Mary Lagerborg 6-1 6-3

MX: Lennart Bergelin/Birgitta Gullbrandsson d. E. Carlgren/Britt Bellander Carlgren 7-9 10-8 6-3

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Date? Finnish National Championships, Helsinki? Finland (Clay?)

FI: Greta Stahle d. ????


DF: M. Harlin/M. Snell d. ????


MX: A. Grahn/Gota Gottberg d. ???
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Date? Danish Outdoor Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Clay?)

FI: Vera Nielsen d. ????


DF: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Vera Nielsen d. ????


MF: Jannik Ipsen/Lisa Gram-Andersen d. ????
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Date? Danish Indoor Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Vera Nielsen d. ????


DF: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Vera Nielsen d. ????


MX: Jannik Ipsen/Lisa Gram-Andersen d. ????

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Week of January 1-7

ended January 6, Manly Seaside Championships, Manly, NSW, Australia

FI: Joyce Fitch d. Alison Hattersley 6-0 6-4

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Week of January 8-14

January 12, Curacao Exhbitition, Netherlands Antilles

FI Pauline Betz d. Dorothy Bundy 6-4 6-4

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Week of January 15-21

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Week of January 22-28

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Week of January 29-February 4

Feb ?? Mid-Winter Chmps, Los Angeles, CA

1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Mrs Bixler 6-0 6-0
1R Mary Arnold d Mrs Tuirs 6-4 6-4

SF Cooke d Eleanor Cushingham 6-3 6-1
SF Arnold d Pat Yeomans 7-9 6-2 6-0

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Mary Arnold 6-1 6-1
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Feb ?? All India Lawn Tennis Championship Madras, India (Grass?)

FI Miss Woodbridge d. Miss Sansoni 3-6 6-2 6-0

MX Mrs Singh/Sumant Misra d Sansoni/Balagapol 6-3 6-3


*Mark suggests a mid January date.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Week of February 5-11

Feb 8-11 Montevideo, Uruguay
Venue: Millington Drake Stadium

SF Piedrola d Mina Gottesmann 6-4 6-2
SF Weiss d Mrs Beatriz Edwards 6-2 7-5

FI Maria Teran de Weiss (Arg) d Felissa Piedrola (Arg) default

Mx Edwards/Alejo Russell d Piedrola/Augusto Zappa 6-4 3-6 6-4

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Week of February 12-18

12- Feb Punta del Este, Uruguay
Venue: Medano Club. 5 red clay courts.

??-singles
Mx Pidrola/Zappa d Weiss/Weiss ????

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Week of February 19-25

Feb ?? La Jolla, La Jolla, CA (HD)


1R Pauline Betz d Betty Ravenscroft 6-0 6-2
1R Jean Doyle d Ruby Bixler 6-0 6-1
1R Patsy Yeomans d Marion Kifer 6-1 6-2
1R Ellen Schutte d Jinx Falkenburg default
1R Sarah Cooke d Jane Warren default
1R Margaret Varner d Jerry Jackson 6-2 6-4
1R Marchetta Steiskal d. Louis Snow default
1R Baba Lewis d. Barbara Kimbrell 6-1 6-0

QF Betz d Doyle 6-1 6-1
QF Yeomans d Schutte 6-0 6-0
QF Cooke d Varner 6-0 6-0
QF Lewis d. Steiskal 6-2 6-0

SF Cooke d Mrs Lewis 6-0 6-1
SF Betz d Pat Yeomans 6-0 6-1

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Pauline Betz 6-4 4-6 6-2

XDF: John Shea/Jinx Falkenburg d. Noel Brown/Jean Doyle 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
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February 26, New York, Eastern Indoor:
FI Norma Taubele Barber d. Helen Germaine 16 63 62

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Week of February 26-March 4

March 2-4, Palm Springs Tennis Tournament, Palm Springs, CA (HD)
Draw=8

1R Pauline Betz d Mrs Lewis 6-0 6-2
1R Louise Brough d Mary Arnold 7-5 6-3
1R Margaret Osborne d Nancy Chaffee 6-4 6-4
1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Dottie Head 6-2 6-4

SF Betz d Brough 6-3 8-6
SF Cooke d Osborne 6-1 6-1

FI Pauline Betz d Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-0 2-6 6-4

Sarah comes back from 0-5 down in the last set to almost tie the match. “Four games in a row went to Mrs Cooke as excitement among the spectators reached a fever pitch. But just when it appeared that the champion had lost her advantage she came through in the tenth game…:”

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Week of March 5-11

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Week of March 12-18

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Week of March 19-25

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Week of March 26-April 1

Mar 23-30 US Women’s Indoors Boston MA
Venue: Longwood Covered Courts, Chesnut Hill

Draw=19

1R Polly Morrill Elwell d Mrs Donald Austin 6-3 8-6
1R Virginia Carter d Ruth Boyet 7-5 5-7 6-2
1R Judy Atterbury d Marie Prince 6-0 6-2

2R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Jean Pipes 6-0 6-0
2R Helen Germaine d Mary de Young 6-3 6-3
2R Judy Atterbury d Boyer 6-3 6-3
2R Virginia Rice Johnson d Mrs Janet Raye 6-0 6-1

2R Norma Taubele Barber d Eleanor Ciccone Russell 6-2 6-2
2R Barbara Wilkens d Sylvia Mesiter 6-1 6-1
2R Kay Hubbell d Betty Grimes Stokum 3-6 6-4 6-4
2R Kay Winthrop d Elwell 6-2 6-4


QF Rihbany d Germaine 6-4 6-2
QF Johnson d Atterbury 6-2 7-5
QF Barber d Wilkens 6-0 6-1
QF Winthrop d Hubbell 9-11 6-3 8-6

SF Rihbany [1] d Johnson 6-3 6-0
SF Winthrop [2] d Barber 6-3 6-4

FI Helen Pedersen Ribhany [1] d. Kay Winthrop [2] 4-6 6-2 6-3

Doubles

1R Barber/Germaine d Austin/Russell 6-2 8-6
1R Rihbany/Stokum d Carter/Raye 6-2 6-3
1R Harding/Sigourney d Arnold/Prince 6-0 6-1
1R Johnson/Winthrop d Boyer/Wilkens 6-0 6-1

SF Rihbany/Stokum d Barber/Germaine 6-4 3-6 6-3
SF Johnson/Winthrop d Harding/Sigourney 6-2 6-2
FI Johnson/Winthrop d Rihbany/Stokum 6-4 7-5

Mx Barber/Robert Stewart d Jonson/Albert Stitt 3-6 7-5 6-3

All the top ranked players are either out west in California or in school-juniors like Shirely Fry won’t be free to enter many events until June. Entries are mainly from the boston-New York area.Top seed Rihbany is ranked #11 nationally.
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ended April 2, Kooyong Invitational Tournament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FI: Nancye Wynne Bolton d. Thelma Coyne Long 6-1 6-2

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Week of April 2-8

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Week of April 9-15

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Week of April 16-22

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Oct 27th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Week of April 23-29

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Week of April 30-May 6

???? Egyptian Chmps
FI Marie Brown (Last name may be different, married as Mrs. Brown, winning 1958 Israeli Chmps)

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Week of May 7-13

May 5-13 Bay Counties Chmps San Francisco
Venue: Golden Gate Park
Draw=8-?

QF Margaret Osborne d Betty Mae Cohn 6-1 6-0
QF Barbara Krase d Virginia Cook 6-1 6-0
QF Pat Canning Todd d Lou Gates 6-1 6-1
QF Phyllis Hunter d Gladys Wenger 6-2 6-2

SF Osborne d Krase 12-10 6-0
SF Todd d Hunter 6-2 6-2

FI Margaret Osborne d Pat Canning Todd 6-2 7-5

Doubles
SF Krase/Osborne d Pafnutieva/Vogel 6-1 6-0
SF Gates/Hunter d Williams/Wood 6-2 6-2
FI Krase/Osborne d Gates/Hunter 6-2 6-1

Mx Osborne/Harry Buttimer d Todd/Gerald Stratford 6-4 4-6 6-4
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??Miami Beach(CL)
Venue: Roney Plaza Tennis Clubat Miami Beach Hotel. Draw=29

FI Betty Ruth Hulbert d Connie Clifton [1] 6-4 6-1

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Week of May 14-20

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Week of May 21-27

May 12-27, River Plate Chmps Buenos Aires, ARG (CL)
Venue: Buenos Aires LTC

QF Maria Teran de Weiss d Mts Luisa Z de Eglis 6-1 6-2
QF Mrs Irene G de Bondar d Mrs analia O e Aguirre 6-4 6-1
QF Felisa Piedrola d Blanca Lopez 6-0 6-1
QF Elena Lehmann d Zulema Garrasino 6-3 6-0

SF Weiss d Bondar 4-6 8-6 6-1
SF Piedrola d Lehmann 6-0 6-2

FI Felisa Piedrola d. Maria Teran de Weiss 7-9 9-7 6-0

Doubles

SF Garrasino/Lehmann d Edwards/Weiss 6-2 8-6
SF Piedrola/Zappa d Aguirre/Bondar 6-2 6-4
FI Piedrola/Zappa d Garrasino/Zappa 6-3 6-0

Mx Weiss/Enrique Morea d Piedrola/Agusto Zappa 6-3 6-2

First held in 1893! For the seventh time in a row Weis-Piedrola contes the final. Weiss won the RP in 1939-41, 43-44, while Piedrola won in 1940 and 42. The final produced their usual long contests-going 2 hours 30 minutes. Weiss had a match point at 5-4 but lost it. In the third set she had nothing left in the tank as Piedrola rolled to victory.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Week of May 28-June 3

June ???? Paris Championships, Paris, France

FI: Anne-Marie Seghers d. Micheline Ingelbert 6-2 6-3

DF: Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Patorni d. Mme Maud Galtier/Mme Andrée Varin 9-7 6-3

MX: Henri Cochet/Jacqueline Patorni d. Marcel Bernard/Jacqueline Marcellin 6-2 8-10 6-2

Singles winner Seghers is the married name of Anne-Marie Simon.

The exact nature and surface of this tournament are unclear. A probable guess would be this corresponds to the Parisian Chmps, a fixture on the calendar in late May, traditionally held before Roland Garros.
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June 2-3, Pacific Coast Invitation Doubles, La Jolla, CA (HD)

Draw=8


1R Brough/Osborne d Margaret Cary/Jerry Jackson 6-1 6-2
1R Doyle/Ravenscroft d Jacque Hunt/Mrs Voster 3-6 6-2 6-3
1R Gallagher/Moran d Mrs Kirkland/Ellen Schutte 6-0 6-2
1R Arnold/Lewis d Barbara Dawson/Mrs Howard 6-2 6-1

SF Brough/Osborne d Jean Doyle/Betty Ravenscroft 6-1 6-0
SF Gallagher/moran d Mary Arnold/Baba Lewis 6-1 10-8

FI Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne d Jane Gallagher/Gussie Moran 10-8 6-2

Mx: Voster/Dave Freeman d Lewis/George Gentry 6-2 6-3
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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Week of June 4-10

June 2-10 California State Berkeley CA
Venue: Berkeley Tennis Club

QF Louise Brough d Barbara Krase 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF Virgina Wolfenden Kovacs d Barbara Scofield 9-7 4-6 6-3
QF Margaret Osborne d Phyllis Hunter 6-0 6-1
QF Pat Canning Todd d Nancy Wolfenden 6-2 6-1

SF Brough d Kovacs 6-4 7-5
SF Osborne d Todd 6-4 7-5

FI Margaret Osborne d. Louise Brough 6-4 6-3

Doubles
SF Brough/Osborne d Blumberg/Henricksson 6-1 6-0
SF Gallagher/Lewis d Hunter/Scofield 6-4 7-5
FI Brough/Osborne d Gallagher/B. Lewis 6-1 6-1

Mx Osborne/Edwin Amark d Brough/Myron McNamara 7-9 6-3 6-1

1,500 watch the finals.

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???? New York State, Brooklyn, NY

QF Helen Germaine d Connie Cligton 6-8 6-4 6-3
QF Lillian Lopaus d Olga Kallos 2-6 6-4 6-2
QF Norma Taubele Barber d Betty Rosenquest 6-3 6-3
QF Argyll Rice d Mrs Marta Andrade 8-6 6-1

SF Lopaus d Germaine 6-0 6-3
SF Barber d Rice 6-1 4-6 6-1

FI Lillian Lopaus [4] d Norma Tuabele Barber 7-5 6-4

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Week of June 11-17


June 11-16, Lowther Club, Barnes, Surrey, England*

FI: V. Miles d. Patricia Rodgers 6-2 6-4

MX: G.B. Schwartz (AUS)/Jean Quertier d. F.S. Lea/Miss Collett 6-1 6-0

This was the first post-war tournament to be held in England. It was mainly of a local nature, although some non-local and overseas players took part. Organised tennis did not really get back off the ground in Great Britain until 1946.

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June 13-17 Massachusetts State Championships, Longwood (Grass)

QF Rihbany d Peggy Welsh 7-5 6-1
QF Norma Barber Taubele d Judy Atterbury 6-0 6-4
QF Kay Hubbell d Gloria Butler 6-4 6-3
QF Kay Winthrop d Mrs Vihlen 6-4 6-3

SF Rihbany d Barber 6-3 6-2
SF Winthrop d Hubbell 6-2 3-6 6-1

FI Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Kay Winthrop 6-2 6-2

DF Ruth Carter/Winthrop d Barber/Lillian Lopaus 6-1 6-8 13-11

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Week of June 18-24


June 20-30, East of Ireland Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Lombard d. Mary Nichols 4-6 6-0 6-3

DF: Elizabeth Lombard/Olive Poole d. Mrs T.G. McVeagh/Sally Lister 3-6 8-6 6-3

MX: Cyril Kemp/Sally Lister d. Trevor G. McVeagh/Elizabeth Lombard 6-4 4-6 7-5

Sally Lister was listed as Mrs E. G. Lister
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June 18-24 Southern Chmps
????

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Week of June 25-July 1

June 25-30 Tri State Championships Cincinatti OH (CLlay

R16 Connie Clifton d Betty Ruth Hulbert ??

QF Pauline Betz d Eleanor Purdy Cushingham 6-2 6-1
QF Mary Arnold d Clifton 6-0 6-1
QF Dodo Bundy d Louise Snow 6-1 6-3
QF Shirley Fry d Sarah Palfrey Cooke 4-6 6-3 12-10

SF Betz d Arnold 6-4 6-2
SF Bundy d Fry 6-2 7-5

FI Pauline Betz d. Dodo Bundy 6-2 6-0


Doubles
SF Bundy/Cooke d Cushingham/Hulbert 6-1 6-3
SF Arnold/Fry d Betz/Corbett 3-6 6-3 8-6
FI Bundy/Cooke d Arnold/Fry 6-3 6-3

The 2 and half hour Fry upset of brunette Cooke is the match of the week. Fry wins on her 7th match point in oppressive heat. Shirley is particularly impressive with her backhand, and isn’t afraid to end points at net.
Arnold/Fry survived a match point to win the doubles SF.
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June 25-30, Texas State Championships, Fort Worth

FI Margaret Varner d. Patty Nixon 6-1 7-5

Doubles
FI Margaret Varner/Mary Cunningham d. Rosemary Buck/Frances Morris 6-2 6-2
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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Week of July 2-8

June 30-July 8 US Clay Court Championships Chicago IL
Venue: River Forest Country Club.
Draw=32

1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Muriel Magnuson default
1R Louise Snow d Nora Prosser 6-2 6-1
1R Betty Ruth Hulbert d Helen Shockley 6-3 6-3
1R Dottie Head d Connie Clifton 6-8 8-6 6-2
1R Mary Arnold d Nancy Corbett 6-2 6-1
1R Mrs Mitzi Alec d Doris Jensen 8-6 6-4
1R Leone Blake d Janet Tillottson 6-8 6-4 6-4
1R Gloria Thompson d Elaine Passow 6-4 6-2

1R Pauline Betz d Elizabeth Goetsch 6-0 6-0
1R Adele Froelich d Mrs Morey Lewis default
1R Nina Fisher d Marion Sauer 6-4 6-1
1R Catherine Malcolm d Vivian Greenberg 6-1 6-0
1R Doris Hart d Doris Popple 6-0 6-2
1R Shirley fry d Martha Miller 6-0 6-1
1R Barbara Krase d. Ruth Barnes 6-0 6-1
1R Eleanor Purdy Cushingham d Violet Kastl 6-2 6-0

2R Cooke d Snow 6-3 6-2
2R Head d Hulbert 6-1 6-2
2R Arnold d Alec 6-1 6-0
2R Thompson d Balke 6-1 6-1

2R Betz d Froelich 6-0 6-0
2R Malcolm d Fisher 6-3 6-3
2R Hart d Fry 6-0 12-10
2R Cushingham d Krase 3-6 6-3 6-3

QF Cooke d Head 6-3 6-2
QF Arnold d Thompson 3-6 6-2 6-1
QF Betz d Malcolm 6-1 6-2
QF Hart d Cushingham 6-0 6-3

SF Cooke d Arnold 4-6 8-6 7-5
SF Betz d Hart 6-3 6-4

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke d. Pauline Betz 6-3 7-5

Doubles
1R Alec/Sauer d Alling/Pasmore 6-1 6-4
1R Krase/Head d Patterson/Seymour 6-0 6-1
1R Barnes/Jenson d Clifton/Fisher default
1R Arnold/Cooke d Beckenham/Froelich default
1R Cushingham/Fry d Miller/Passow 1-6 6-1 6-1

QF Betz/Hart d Alec/Sauer default
QF Krase/Head d Barnes/Jenson 6-0 6-0
QF Arnold/Cooke d Popple/Shockley 6-2 retired
QF Cushingham/Fry d Snow/Thompson 6-2 8-6

SF Betz/Hart d Krase/Head 8-6 6-4
SF Arnold/Cooke d Cushingham/Fry 6-3 6-0

FI Betz/Hart d Arnold/Cooke 7-5 4-6 6-3

Mx Cooke/Elwood Cooke d Betz/Bill Talbert 7-5 4-6 6-3

After a 2 year gap the Clay Court comes back to River Forest. Record shattering crowds come out, with well over 3,000 on the final day. The slow clay favored the steadier Sarah, who concentrated her attack on Pauline’s weak forehand. Betz hits harder, but when her forehand is off her game suffers.
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June 30-July 4, New Jersey State Women’s Chmps, Hackensack, NJ
Venue: Oritani Field Club

QF Norma Taubele Barber d Gloria Rustum 6-2 6-2
QF Betty Rosenquest d Helen Germaine 6-1 6-0
QF Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Shelby Frizzell 6-0 6-3
QF Lillian Lopaus d Edna Steinbach 6-3 6-3

SF Barber d Rosenquest 6-3 7-9 6-3
SF Rihbany d Lopaus 6-2 6-0

FI Norma Taubele Barber d Helen Pedersen Rihbany 6-2 6-2

DF Barber/Lopaus d Rihbany/Stokum 7-5 6-4
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July 5-8, New York State Championships, Brooklyn
Venue: Knickerbocker Field Club

1R Olga Kallos d. Judy Atterbury 8-6 3-6 6-1
1R Norma Depperman d. Minnie Monteath 6-3 6-3
1R Carol Dixon d. Nina Irwin 6-8 6-2 6-3
1R Nina Lou Fischer d. Marilyn Barnett 6-3 7-5
1R Edna Steinbach d. Carolyn Liguori 6-1 6-2
1R Connie Clifton d. Helen Smith w.o.

2R Lillian Lopaus d. Shelby Frizell 6-0 6-3
2R Norma Taubele Barber d. Gloria Rustum 6-4 6-3
2R Betty Rosenquest d. Dixon 6-3 6-3
2R Clifton d. Betty Grimes Stokum 1-6 6-1 6-4
2R Marta Barnett Andrade d. Steinbach 6-3 11-9
2R Argyll Rice d. Fisher 6-1 6-0
2R Helen Germaine d. Jean Rockey 4-6 6-0 6-1

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Week of July 9-15

July 9-16, Western Chmps, Neenag, Wis, US (HD)
Venue: Winnebago Town and Tennis Club “on four hard surfaced courts.”
Draw=32

2R Sarah Palfrey Cooke [1] d Doris Popple 6-0 6-0
2R Louise Snow [5] d Mary Lou Beyer 6-2 6-1
2R Catherine Malcolm d Gloria Thompson [7] 5-7 6-4 6-1
2R Doris Hart [3] d Elaine Passow 6-0 7-5

2R Mary Arnold [2] d Dorothy Whittet 6-1 6-3
2R Elizabeth Hardin [8] d Wilma Smith 6-2 9-7
2R Eleanor Cushingham [4] d Marilyn McCrory 6-3 6-0
2R Nancy Corbett [6] d Nancy Sime 6-2 6-1

QF Cooke [1] d Snow [5] 6-0 6-0
QF Hart [3] d Malcolm 6-2 6-1
QF Arnold [2] d Hardin [8] 7-5 6-2
QF Cushingham [4] d Corbett [6] ??

SF Hart [3] d Cooke [1] 5-7 6-4 11-9
SF Arnold [2] d Cushingham [4] 6-4 6-2

FI Doris Hart [3]d. Mary Arnold [2] 6-3 8-6

Doubles
SF Cooke/Hart d Malcolm/Smith 7-5 6-2
SF Arnold/Cushingham d Snow/Thompson 6-2 6-4

FI Cooke/Hart d Arnold/Cushingham 6-2 6-3

Mx Hart/Bill Talbert d Cooke/Elwood Cooke 6-4 2-1 retired.

Stamina was the deciding factor is Hart’s great upset of Sarah Cooke. Doris takes all 3 events for the Triple.
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July 9-14 Middle States Women’s Grass Court Chmps, Philadelphia
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club
Draw=33

1R Shirley Fry [1] d Betty Coumbe 6-0 6-1
1R Chew d. June Newcomer 7-5 7-5
1R Marie Louise Bruneau d. Joan Wheeler 1-6 6-3 6-3
1R Ann Gray d. Anne Reilly 6-3 6-3
1R Betty Grimes Stokum d. Virginia Redford 6-1 6-1
1R Gloria Butler d. Sue Peterson 7-5 6-4
1R Nina Lou Fischer d. Betsy Crothers 8-6 6-2
1R Gloria Rustum d. Barbara Clement 6-1 6-3
1R Conne Clifton [3] d. Annette Dannehower 6-2 6-2

2R Fry [1] d Margaret Graham6-0 6-1
2R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d. Joyanne Thomas

QF Rihbany [2] d Ann (Mrs David) Gray 6-2 6-1
QF Barbara Krase [4] d Shelby Frizzell 6-3 6-1
QF Fry [1] d Betty Ruth Hulbert 6-0 6-1
QF Connie Clifton [3] d Nina Fisher 6-1 6-4

SF Rihbany [2] d Krase [4] 6-4 6-3
SF Fry [1] d Clifton [3] 6-0 6-2

FI Shirley Fry [1] d Helen Pedersen Rihbany [2] 7-5 6-2

Doubles
SF Fry/Krase d Coumbe/Frizzell 6-3 6-1
SF Rihbany/Stokum d Clifton/Fisher 6-2 6-2
FI Fry/Krase d Rihbany/Stokum 6-3 6-3

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Week of July 16-22

July 16-23 Eastern Clay Court Championships Jackson Heights NJ (CL)
Venue: Jackson Heights Tennis Club, Queen's
Draw=45

Seeds: 1-Cooke. 2-Bundy 3-Arnold 4-Fry 5-Todd 6-Rihbany 7-Cushingham 8-Barber

Barber, Cooke and Bundy get 1R byes. Results not complete for rounds 1 and 2.

1R Mary Arnold [3] d Barbara Schwab 6-0 6-1
1R Betty Grimes Stokum d. Eileen Foley 6-1 6-0
1R Ida Redolfi d. Jean Rockey 6-4 5-7 6-4
1R Helen Prehm d. Mary McDonald 6-0 6-1
1R Connie Clifton d. Ann Turow 9-7 6-1
1R Gloria Rustum d. Shirley Riler 6-0 6-0
1R Pat Todd [5] d. Eileen Link 6-0 6-0
1R Carol Dixon d. Ann Edison 6-1 6-1

2R Sarah Palfrey Cooke[1] d Nancy Jewell 6-1 6-0
2R Dodo Bundy [2] d Jane Kalterborn default
2R Connie Clifton d Esther Reyes (Mex) 6-0 6-4
2R Norma Taubele Barber [8] d Minnie Mon Teath (Brz) 6-3 6-1


3R Bundy [2] d Olga Kallos 6-3 6-2
3R Argyll Rice d Eleanor Purdy Cushingham [7] 6-0 6-2
3R Helen Pedersen Rihbany [6] d Edna Steinbach 6-3 6-3
3R Arnold[3] d Helen Germaine 6-2 2-0 retired

3R Shirley Fry [4] d Lillian Lopaus 5-7 7-5 6-1
3R Pat Canning Todd [5] d Clifton 6-3 6-4
3R Barber [8] d Barbara Krase 8-6 6-0
3R Cooke [1] d Betty Rosenquest 6-3 6-3

QF Bundy [2]d Rice 8-6 6-2
QF Arnold [3] d Rihbany [6] 4-6 6-4 6-3
QF Todd [5] d Fry [4] 6-1 9-11 6-3
QF Cooke [1] d Barber [8] 6-3 6-2

SF Arnold [3] d Bundy [2] 6-1 6-4
SF Cooke [1] d Todd [5] 6-2 8-6

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke [1] d. Mary Arnold [4] 6-3 6-0

Doubles
QF Bundy/Cooke[1] d Barnett/Rustum 6-1 6-4
QF Barber/Lopaus [4] d Coumbe/Depperman 6-1 6-0
QF Krase/Todd [3] d Atterbury/Rosenquest 6-1 6-1
QF Arnold/Fry [2] d Cushingham/Steinbach 6-4 6-2

SF Bundy/Cooke [1] d Barber/Lopaus [4] 6-2 6-2
SF Arnold/Fry [2] d Krase/Todd [3] 4-6 13-11 6-2

FI Bundy/Cooke [1] d Arnold/Fry [2] 3-6 6-2 6-3

Todd was defending champ from 1942, the last year this event was held. Todd provided the wek’s main excitement in the QF, where she failed to convert several match points vs junior Shirley Fry. Apparently the 20 game second set took the starch out of Pat, as she got a cramp in her hand after coming back from the intermission. Officals cam eout and rubbed Todd’s legs, and she was allowed to leave the court for 15 minutes. On returning she won the match on her 7th match point.
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July 17-24 Pennsylvania and Eastern Grass, Philadelphia, PA (GR)
Venue: Merion Cricket club, Haverford, PA
Draw=41

1R Dottie Head [1] d Sara Moore 6-2 6-1

2R Head d ???

QF Head [1] d Peggy Welsh 7-5 6-3

SF Head [1] d Louise Snow [3] 6-4 6-4
SF Scofield [2] d Nancy Corbett [4] 10-8 6-4

FI Dottie Head [1] d Barbara Scofield [2] 6-4 6-4
DF Head/Scofield d Nancy Corbett/Peggy Welsh 6-1 6-4

Rain totally washed out 4 days. Head’s first grass even this season, she was playing exhibitions for the military in the Carribbean. Scofield makes 31 errors in trying to hit winners. Most mistakes were over the baseline. Head’s major weakness is the serve-she double faults 7 times.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Week of July 23-29


July 27-August 2 , French Championships, Paris, France
Venue: Stade Roland Garros

Singles (Draw=40)

FI: Lolette Payot-Dodille (Swt) d. Simone Lafargue 6-4 6-3

DF: Mme Fritz/Simone Lafargue d. Myrtil Brunnarius/Simone Mathieu 6-3 6-1

MX: Lolette Payot-Dodille/Andre Jacquemet d. Anne-Marie Seghers/Roger Dubuc 4-6 6-1 6-1

Notes courtesy of Mark Ryan:

Here is part of the report on the 1945 French Championships, taken from the November 1945 edition of "Lawn Tennis and Badminton" (there appears to have been no mixed doubles event at that year's tournament):

"Yvon Petra won the French Championships for the third year in succession at this year's meeting - on the hard courts of the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. [Henri] Cochet returned to competitive play, having been re-instated by the French Federation, and won the men's doubles with Pierre Pellizza, whose brother Henri had beaten him [Cochet] after a five-setter in the quarter-final of the singles.

"Mme Payot-Dodille, better known as Mlle Lolette Payot of Switzerland, who is now married to a Frenchman, beat France's number two, Mme [Simone] Lafargue, in the women's singles final.

[...]

"Mme [Simone] Mathieu's retirement from the women's singles robbed the event of much of its interest, and Mme Payot-Dodille was never extended to the full in winning the championship."

Since Henri Cochet, who had been re-instated by the French Lawn-Tennis Federation, played at this tournament, it appears that this, the 1945 French Championships, was both sanctioned and organised by the French Lawn-Tennis Federation, as it was then called.

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July 26-29 Seabright Invitation Seabright NJ (GR)

Draw=8

1R Pauline Betz d Mimi Arnold 6-2 6-4
1R Margaret Osborne d Dodo Bundy 6-3 6-2
1R Pat Canning Todd d Shirley Fry 6-4 6-3
1R Louise Brough d Doris Hart 6-2 6-4

SF Betz d Osborne 6-8 7-5 6-3
SF Brough d Todd 6-3 6-2

FI Pauline Betz d. Louise Brough 10-8 6-3

Mixed Doubles
1R Osborne/Bill Talbert d. Arnold/Jack McManis 6-1 6-1
1R Betz/Francisco Segura d. Fry/Bruce Thomas 6-3 2-6 6-1
1R Todd/Sidney Wood d. Hart/Gardnar Mulloy 7-5 6-3
1R Brough/Frank Shields d. Bundy/Dick Savitt 6-3 9-7

SF unknown

FI Osborne/Talbert d Brough/Shields 4-6 12-10 9-7

Todd is a last minute replacement for Sarah Cooke, who withdraws due to the sudden death of her father.

Mist and rain make the semis and finals day iffy-but play goes on. Pat Todd whacks a ball over the clubhouse in disgust while being thumped by Brough in the semis.Todd first hits a homerun on losing the first set, then repeats it when the match ends! The other semis is tamer in behavior but has more action. Osborne presses the #1 all the way, but on match point a Betz passing shot whizzes as Margaret slips on the wet court.

In the final Brough keeps it close, slamming an ace to tie at 8-8. A perfect Betz lob breaks Louise at 9-10 though, and the second set is a breeze for Betz. A black wooly dog runs onto the court, delaying play
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Late July? Soviet Championships, Host city unknown, Soviet Union (Clay)

FI: Galina Korovina d. Nadezhda Belonenko 2-6 6-2 7-5

DF: Galina Korovina/Tatiana Nalimova d. Nadezhda Belonenko/Zinaida Klochkova 6-3 6-3

XDF: O. Alas/Tatiana Nalimova d. Yevgeny A. Kudryavtsev/Galina Korovina 6-3, 6-4
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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Week of July 30-August 5

July 30-Aug 4 Delaware Grass Court Chmps, Wilmington, DEL (GR)
Venue: Belleview Hall, home of Will duPont. Has 3 grass courts-some early round matches played on
hard and clay.

Draw=38

Seeds: 1-Betz 2-Osborne 3-Brough 4-Cooke 5-Bundy 6-Arnold
*all seeds drew 1R byes.

1R Barbara Scofield d Sylvia Knowles 6-4 8-6
1R Betty-Ruth Hulbert d ???
1R Barbara Kimbrell d ???
1R Barbara Krase d ???
1R Jean Doyle d ???
1R Louise Snow d ???

2R Pauline Betz d Hulbert 6-3 6-1
2R Margaret Varner d Mrs Lillian Lopaus 6-1 12-10
2R Pat Canning Todd d Nancy Corbett 6-1 6-3
2R Mary Arnold d Betty Rosenquest 6-2 6-1
2R Doris Hart d Kimbrell 7-5 6-4
2R Krase d Shirley Fry 3-6 7-5 8-6
2R Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Betty Grimes Stokum 6-3 6-1
2R Dottie Head d Doyle 6-2 6-2

2R Margaret Osborne d Scofield 6-1 6-2
2R Snow d Gloria Evans 6-2 6-3
2R Nancy Chaffee d Judy Atturbury 6-2 2-6 6-3
2R Kay Winthrop d Gwen Groves 6-1 6-2
2R Louise Brough d Peggy Welsh 6-0 6-1
2R Eleanor Purdy Cushingham d Argyll Rice 6-1 6-2
2R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Gloria Butler 6-2 6-1
2R Dodo Bundy d Catherine Malcolm 6-3 6-4

3R Betz d Varner 6-2 6-0
3R Todd d Arnold 4-6 6-3 6-0
3R Hart d Krase 6-3 2-6 6-3
3R Cooke d Head 6-2 8-6

3R Osborne d Snow 6-0 6-1
3R Winthrop d Chaffee 6-2 6-2
3R Brough d Cushingham 6-0 6-2
3R Rihbany d Bundy 3-6 6-1 7-5

QF Betz d Todd 6-3 6-4
QF Cooke d Hart 6-0 6-3
QF Osborne d Winthrop 6-4 6-3
QF Brough d Rihbany 6-3 6-3

SF Betz d Cooke 4-6 8-6 6-2
SF Osborne d Brough 9-7 9-7 6-1

FI Margaret Osborne d Pauline Betz 3-6 6-4 7-5

Doubles

#4 seeds Arnold/Fry lost 1R ?

QF Brough/Osborne [1] d Malcolm/Rosenquest 6-3 6-0
QF Krase/Todd d Lopaus/Winthrop 6-2 6-4
QF Betz/Hart [2] d Doyle/Varner 6-2 6-3
QF Bundy/Cooke [3] d Chaffee/Kimbrell 6-2 6-1

SF Brough/Osborne [1] d Krase/Todd 6-2 6-2
SF Betz/Hart [2] d Bundy/Cooke [3] 3-6 6-4 6-3

FI Brough/Osborne [1] d Betz/Hart [2] 6-4 6-4

Delaware and millionaire William DuPont once again host the "Little Nationals"

Osborne knows these courts well. She uses Belleview Hall as a practice base on the East coast and is close to Will DuPont, whom she will marry in 1947. Will hosts most of the players on site in his mansion.
Margaret creates a bit of controversy when she refuses to play indoors-wit hthe Nationals just weeks away she wants grass court tennis-even if the courts are soaked. Rain falls in buckets the first few days, putting the event well behind schedule.

The match of the week is Krase d Fry in the 2R. Fry led 6-5 30-0 but couldn't finish off Krase. Fry fought off match point #1 after a 38 shot rally, but fell on #2, which took 32 shots. It was a sweet comeback for Krase, whose 1944 season ended on these very courts when she had an appendectomy.

WFIL (of ABC) gave radio commentar of the Betz/Todd match.

"Darn it, everytime!" as exasperated Louise Brough cried out as friend Osborne's passing shot down the line sealed their semi match.

Due to rain the final is held over until Tuesday morning.

Stokum "a former Conover model" (is Conover the place she's from or the compnay she modelled for?)
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Aug ?? Wisconsin State, Milwaukee, Wis, US
FI Elizabeth Hardin d. Marilyn McCrory 0-6 6-1 7-5

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Week of August 8-15

Aug 8-12 Eastern Grass Courts Rye, NY (GR)
Venue: Westchester Country Club

1R Pauline Betz [1] d Betty Rosenquest 6-2 6-1
1R Jane Stanton Gallagher d Barbara Scofield 6-0 6-2
1R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Louise Snow 7-5 6-3
1R Pat Canning Todd d Judy Atterbury 6-1 6-4
1R Louise Brough [3] d Edna Steinbach 6-1 6-0
1R Gussie Moran d Catherine Malcolm 6-0 6-4
1R Doris Hart d Nancy Corbett 6-3 6-3
1R Dottie Head d Jean Doyle 4-6 6-2 6-0

1R Margaret Osborne [2] d Connie Clifton 6-1 6-2
1R Mrs Eleanor Cushingham d Barbara Kimbrell 6-3 6-1
1R Norma Taubele Barber d Nancy Chaffee 6-0 6-4
1R Mary Arnold d Helen Germaine 6-1 6-4
1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke [4] d Lilain Lopaus 6-0 6-3
1R Barbara Krase d Barbara Wilkens 6-1 6-1
1R Dodo Bundy d Betty Grimes Stokum 6-0 6-2
1R Shirley Fry d Esther Reyes (Mex) 6-0 6-2

2R Betz [1] d Gallagher 6-4 6-3
2R Todd d Rihbany 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R Brough [3] d Moran 6-2 6-1
2R Hart d Head 8-6 6-2

2R Osborne [2] d Cushingham 6-0 6-0
2R Arnold d Barber 6-4 6-3
2R Palfrey [4] d Krase 6-3 6-0
2R Fry d Bundy 7-5 6-8 6-2

QF Betz [1] d Todd 6-0 6-2
QF Brough [3] d Hart 6-2 3-6 7-5
QF Osbourne [2] d Arnold 6-4 6-3
QF Cooke [4] d Fry 6-1 7-5

SF Betz [1] d Brough [3] 6-8 7-5 6-3
SF Cooke d Osborne [2] 6-2 9-7

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke [2] d Pauline Betz [1] 5-7 6-3 6-3

Doubles
1R Brough/Osborne d Nancy Morrison/Wilkins 6-1 6-0
1R Arnold/Fry-bye
1R Bundy/Cooke-bye
1R Gallagher/Moran d Gloria Butler/Germaine 6-2 6-0

1R Betz/Hart d Hulbert/Snow 6-1 6-4
1R Barber/Lopuas d Head/Scofield 6-3 9-11 7-5
1R Krase/Todd d Clifton/Rosenquest 6-1 6-1
1R Chaffee/Kimbrell d Rihbany/Stokum 6-4 9-7

QF Brough/Osborne d Arnold/Fry 6-4 6-4
QF Bundy/Cooke d Gallagher/Moran 6-3 6-3
QF Betz/Hart d Barber/Lopaus 6-0 6-3
QF Krase/Todd d Chaffee/Kimbrell 6-4 6-1

SF Brough/Osborne d Bundy/Cooke 6-3 4-6 6-4
SF Betz/Hart d Krase/Todd 6-4 6-3

FI Brough/Osborne d Betz/Hart 8-6 6-0

In the semis Brough had Betz on the ropes, up a set and only two points from winning at 5-4 0-30 on Pauliune's serve. Brough hit "two weak drop shots", and Betz never looked back to recover before a standing room only crowd.

Cooke scores another win over Betz-it's 2-1 head to head for the year now. The final does not really sparkle until the third set, when both women rush the net at every chance. It ends with a Betz double fault. Coming off the court Pauline was heard to remark “Have you ever seen such a forehand?” It’s well known the forehand is Betz’s worst shot. Sarah last won at Rye in 1929 as a 16 year old!

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Weekof August 13-19

Aug 13-18 Longwood Women's invitation, Brookline, NY (GR)
Venue : Longwood Cricket Club.
Draw=33

Preliminary Round: Ruth Carter d Marilyn Barnett 6-2 6-3

1R Pauline Betz [1] d Shirely Frizzell default
1R Dottie Head d Argyll Rice 6-2 6-1
1R Shirley Fry d Nancy Corbett 6-4 3-6 6-2
1R Kay Winthrop d. Esther Reyes (Mex) 6-2 8-6
1R Louise Brough d Gloria Butler 6-1 6-2
1R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d. Barbara Krase 6-2 6-2
1R Pat Canning Todd d Betty Stokum 6-1 6-2
1R Peggy Welch d. Barbara Scofield 6-4 6-1

1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke [2] d Mary Louise Bruneau 6-0 6-2
1R Eleanor Cushingham d. Connie Clifton 6-2 6-3
1R Mary Arnold d Betty Ruth Hulbert 6-0 6-1
1R Louise Snow d. Norma Meister Vihlen 6-1 6-8 6-1
1R Margaret Osborne d Catherine Malcolm 6-3 6-2
1R Lillian Lopaus d Kay Hubbell 6-4 6-0
1R Doris Hart d Judy Atterbury 6-2 6-0
1R Dodo Bundy [2] d ????


2R Betz [1] d Head 6-3 6-3
2R Fry d Winthrop 7-5 6-2
2R Brough d Rihbany 6-2 8-6
2R Todd d Welch 6-1 6-4

2R Cooke [2] d Cushingham 6-0 6-2
2R Arnold d Snow 6-3 6-4
2R Osborne d Lopaus 6-1 6-1
2R Bundy d Hart 6-1 3-6 6-3

QF Betz [1] d Fry 4-6 10-8 6-4
QF Brough d Todd 6-1 6-5
QF Cooke [2] d Arnold 6-3 6-1
QF Osbonre d Bundy 7-9 6-4 6-4

SF Betz [1] d Brough 10-8 6-2
SF Osborne d Cooke [1] 6-8 6-2 6-3

FI Pauline Betz d. Margaret Osborne 6-4 8-6

Doubles


Preliminary: Atterbury-Lopaus d Butler/Vihlin 6-4 6-3
1R Brough/Osborne d Hulbert/Snow 6-1 6-2
1R Hubbell/Stokum d Corbett/Welsh 6-4 6-2
1R Rihbany/Winthrop d Carter/Clifton 6-3 6-2
1R Krase/Todd d Atterburt/Lopaus 6-1 6-2

1R Betz/Hart d Barnett/E. Reyes 6-2 6-2
1R Head/Scofield d Cushingham/Rice 2-6 6-3 6-4
1R Bundy/Cooke d Prizer/Raye 6-0 6-0
1R Arnold/Fry d Bruneau/Malcolm 6-0 6-2

QF Brough/Osborne d Hubbell/Stokum 6-0 6-0
QF Krase/Todd d Rihbany/Winthrop 4-6 6-4 6-3
QF Betz/Hart d Head/Scofield 6-1 10-8
QF Bundy/Cooke d Arnold/Fry 12-10 6-4

SF Brough/Osborne [1] d Krase/Todd 6-0 6-1
SF Betz/Hart [2] d Bundy/cooke 6-1 2-6 6-2

FI Brough/Osborne [1] d Betz/Hart [2] 6-3 6-4


The toughest event of the year outside Forest Hills-with 31 of the top 32 ranked players in the US.

Osborne's uses drop shots and her clever baseline games to keep Cooke off balance. In the final Betz was on top after having some early trouble with Margaret's "blistering serve." Betz got error after error off Osborne's backhand. Osborne didn't go down without a fight though. Her "trick shots" (slices, sidespin, and drop shots) brought loud applause from the gallery in the second set, and Betz sometimes threw her racquet down and joined in the applause.

Before getting to the final Betz had some scares-notably against Fry, who was one game away from pulling off the upset, and Louise Brough, who incredibly let a 5-0 15-40 lead slip away in the semi.

As usual Brough/Osborne win over Betz/Hart. This is their 11th win in 12 matches head to head.
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Aug 18-19 Ladies East-West Invitation Team Matches, Essex, Mass
Venue: Essex Country club

East d West 8-4
Day1
Pat Canning Todd (W) d Dodo Bundy 6-4 3-6 6-4.
Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Dottie Head (W) 6-0 6-3
Shirley Fry d Mary Arnold (W) 6-3 2-6 9-7
Kay Winthrop d Barbara Krase (W) 6-2 6-4
Arnold/Todd (W) d Bundy/Fry 6-2 6-3
Rihbany/Winthrop d Cushingham/Krase (W) 3-6 6-3 6-2

Day 2
Sarah Palfrey Cooke d Louise Brough (W) 6-4 4-6 6-1
Doris Hart d Barbara Krase (W) 6-2 6-3
Mary Arnold (W) d Dodo Bundy 8-6 4-6 8-6
Bundy/Cooke d Krase/Todd (W) 4-6 6-0 6-1
Brough/Osborne (W) d Betz/Hart 9-7 6-2

The event received a USTA sanction. Westerners Betz and Bundy were put on the East team through college affiliations (Betz at Rollins in Florida).
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Aug 11-18 ATA Chmps, New York
Venue: Cosmopolitan Club

?R Lillian Van Buren [2] d Matilda Davis 6-0 6-2
?R Nana Davis d Anna Showers 6-2 6-4
?R Romania Peters [1] d Florence Barnes 6-4 6-3
?R Mrs Katherine Irvis d G. Davis [3] 6-1 6-4

QF Irvis d Gwendolyn McDaniel 6-3 2-6 6-2

SF Van Buren [2] d N. Davis 6-2 6-3
SF Irvis d R. Peters [1] 6-4 6-4

FI Katherine Irvis d Van Buren [2] 6-4 2-6 7-5

DF Margaret and Romania Peters d Anita Gant/Ora Washington 6-4 6-4

There is no color bar in the American Tennis Association. The ATA National Chmps is dubbed by the New York Times as "the Negro National Chmapionships."

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Week of August 20-26

Aug 23-26 Maidstone Invitation, East Hampton,NY US (GR)

1R Sarah Palfrey Cooke [1] d Betty Rosenquest 6-1 6-3
1R Midge Van Ryn d Betty Stokum 6-3 6-1
1R Pat Canning Todd [4] d Jane Stanton Gallagher 7-5 6-1
1R Gussie Moran d Marie Teran de Weiss (Arg) [1] 2-6 6-2 6-2

1R Dodo Bundy [2] d Barbara Scofield 6-1 6-1
1R Barbara Krase d Ruth Hulbert 6-2 6-2
1R Dottie Head [3] d Lillian Lopaus 6-1 7-5
1R Helen Pedersen Rihbany d Eleanor Cushingham 6-4 6-3

QF Cooke [1] d Van Ryn 6-1 6-2
QF Todd [4] d Moran 6-2 6-1
QF Bundy [2] d Krase 6-4 3-6 6-4
QF Head [3] d Rihbany 6-4 1-6 6-2

SF Cooke [1] d Todd [4] 6-2 6-2
SF Bundy [2] d Head [3] 7-5 6-1

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke [1] d Dodo Bundy [2] 6-4 8-6

Doubles
1R Scofield/Van Ryn d Weiss/Van Ryn 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R Krase/Todd d Rihbany/Stokum 6-3 6-1
1R Bundy/Cooke d Cushingham/Rosenquest 6-2 6-1
1R Gallagher/Moran d Hulbert/Lopaus 6-3 7-5

SF Krase/Todd d Scofield/Van Ryn 6-3 6-2
SF Bundy/Cooke d Gallagher/Moran 8-6 6-0

FI Krase/Todd d Bundy/Cooke 6-4 10-8

The Maidstone event is revived after a two-year gap. A heavy rain put the scedule a day behind-when play resumes Dodo Bundy removes her shoes for better footing on the soogy court. The doubles final gets the most praise, as Pat Todd's rapid fire net play makes the difference.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Week of August 27-September 2

US Nationals, Forest Hills, New York, NY, US (GR)


August 28 to September 3

Draw of 32. 1 foreign.
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Seeded players
1. Pauline Betz
2. Sarah Cooke
3. Margaret Osbourne
4. Louise brough
5. Pat Todd
6. Mary Arnold
7. Dodo Bundy
8. Doris Hart

Foreign Seed
1. Maria Weiss
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First Round
Sarah Palfrey Cooke [2] d. Norma Taubele Barber 6-3 6-2
Jean Doyle d. Edna Steinbach 6-3 6-3
Dodo Bundy [7] d. Barbara Scofield 6-4 6-4
Barbara Krase d. Dottie Head 4-6 6-1 6-1

Louise Brough [4] d. Jane Stanton Gallagher 6-2 6-4
Helen Pedersen Rihbany d. Gussy Moran 6-4 6-2
Pat Todd [5] d. Shirley Fry 1-6 6-2 7-5
Maria Teran de Weiss (Argentina) [*1] d. Argyll Rice 6-3 6-2

Pauline Betz [1] d. Betty Rosenquest 6-1 6-1
Marjorie Van Ryn d. Connie Clifton 1-6 6-4 6-1
Mary Arnold [6] d. Nancy Corbett 6-0 6-1
Katherine Winthrop d. Lillian Lopaus 6-1 6-2

Margaret Osborne [3] d. Margaret Varner 6-1 6-3
Eleanor Purdy Cushingham d. Helen Germaine 6-1 6-2
Doris Hart [8] d. Nancy Chaffee 6-1 6-2
Louise Snow d. Mrs. David Gray 6-1 6-2
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Second Round
Cooke [2] d. Doyle 6-1 6-3
Bundy [7] d. Krase 6-1 7-5
Brough [4] d. Rihbany 6-1 6-0
Todd [5] d. Weiss [*1] 6-2 6-3

Betz [1] d. Van Ryn 6-4 6-4
Arnold [6] d. Winthrop 6-2 6-4
Osborne [3] d. Cushingham 6-2 6-4
Hart [8] d. Snow 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Cooke [2] d. Bundy [7] 6-3 6-4
Brough [4] d. Todd [5] 6-2 6-4
Betz [1] d. Arnold [6] 0-6 6-4 6-4
Hart [8] d. Osborne [3] 6-2 6-3

Semis
Cooke [2] d. Brough [4] 6-3 6-4
Betz [1] d. Hart [8] 6-3 6-2

Final
Cooke [2] d. Betz [1] 3-6 8-6 6-4

Doubles-Draw of 16
1R Betz/Hart [2] d. Barber/Lopaus 6-2 6-1
1R Betty Hulbert/Snow d. Cushingham/Rosenquest 4-6 6-4 6-2
1R Arnold/Fry [4] d. Doyle/Varner 6-1 6-2
1R Chaffee/Kimbrell d. Helen Marlowe/Van Ryn 6-2 1-6 8-6

1R Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Clifton/Betty Stokum 6-0 6-1
1R Gallagher/Moran d. Judy Atterbury/Weiss(Arg) 6-2 6-3
1R Bundy/Cooke [3] d. Krase/Todd 6-3 6-1
1R Rihbany/Winthrop d. Head/Scofield 6-1 6-0
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QF Betz/Hart [2] d. Hulbert/Snow 6-1 6-4
QF Arnold/Fry [4] d. Chaffee/Kimbrell 6-1 6-2
QF Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Gallagher/Moran 6-0 6-1
QF Bundy/Cooke [3] d. Rihbany/Winthrop 6-3 6-3

SF Betz/Hart [2] d. Arnold/Fry [4] 7-5 6-3
SF Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Bundy/Cooke [3] 6-3 6-3

FI Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Betz/Hart [2] 6-4 6-4
Mixed Doubles
Seeds:
1 Osborne-Talbert
2. Mr and Mrs Cooke
3 Brough/Shields
4 Hart/Falkenburg

Foreign Seeds:
1 Todd/Russell
2 Mr and Mrs Weiss (Argentina)
3 Scofield/Hammersley
4 E. Reyes/Arcocha (Mex)

1R Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert-bye
1R Kay Winthrop/Hanna d Dottie Head/Henri Rochon 6-3 6-4
1R Barbara Krase/James Livingstone d Mr and Mrs Robert Dixon 6-1 6-4
1R Barber/Stewart d Esther Reyes/Francisco Arcocha (Mex) 7-5 6-2
1R Louise Brough/Frank Shields d Helen Rihbany/Gordon Giles 6-3 6-2
1R Mary Arnold/Nick Buzolich d Betty Stokum/Jack McManis 6-1 9-7
1R Barbara Kimbrell/Don Hamilton d Nina Irwin/Mark Brown 6-4 8-6
1R Van Ryn/Mattman d Weiss/Hernando Weiss 4-6 6-3 6-4

1R Gussie Moran/Frank Guersnsey d Sarah Cooke/Elwood Cooke default
1R Eleanor Cushingham/Chambers d Betty Ruth Hulbert/Thomas Burke 6-1 6-4
1R Jane Gallagher/Charles Hunt d Nancy Corbett/Tom Molloy 6-3 3-6 8-6
1R Barbara Scofield/Andres Hammersley d Helen Marlowe/Eddie Moylan 6-2 4-6 9-7
1R Doris Hart/Bob Falkenburg d Nancy Chaffee/Herb Flam 6-2 6-3
1R Betty Rosenquest/Herbert Behrens d Lillian Lopaus/Henry Osten 3-6 6-3 13-11
1R Judy Atterbury/Harison Rowbotham-bye
1R Pat Todd/Alejo Russell-bye

2R Osborne/Talbert d Winthrop/Hanna 6-3 6-1
2R Barber/Stewart d Krase/Livingstone 7-5 6-0
2R Brough/Shields d Arnold/Buzolich 6-2 6-3
2R Van Ryn/Mattman d Kimbrell/Hamilton 4-6 6-3 6-4

2R Moran/Guernsey d Cushingham/Chambers 7-5 6-3
2R Scofield/Hammesley d Gallagher/Hunt 6-2 6-3
2R Hart/Falkenburg d Rosenquest/Behrens 6-3 7-5
2R Todd/Russell 6-3 4-6 6-0

QF Osborne/Talbert d Barber/Stewart 6-1 6-1
QF Brough/Shields d Van Ryn/Mattman 6-1 7-5
QF Moran/Guernsey d Scofield/Hammersley 6-3 6-2
QF Hart/Falkenburg d Todd/Russell 6-3 6-4

SF Osborne/Talbert d Brough/Shields 6-3 9-7
SF Hart/Falkenburg d Moran/Guernsey 6-3 6-4

FI Osborne/Talbert d Hart/Falkenburg 6-4 6-4
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Notes: With World War Two over this event was held under happy circumstances. International tennis was set to return.

"The greatest thrill" wrote ALT(American Lawn Tennis) was the women's final. It was such a classic that Steve Flink called it one of the Greatest matches of the 20th century. Pauline was going for her 4th straight US title. Betz was less than 100% during the 45 season due to poor health. The primary cause of her defeat though was the bravery of Sarah. Behind 3-4 and a break in the third, she continued to seek the net at every chance as a crowd of about 11,500 roared for "little Sarah". Betz was as gracious as ever in defeat, jumping over the net to congratulate the winner as the fans gave them a great ovation.

An exciting early round match in the stadium was junior Shirley Fry vs. Pat Todd. The young Fry led 5-3 in the third and had a match point only to hit out. With the score at 4-5 ad-in for Pat, Fr Todd made an incredible get and fell flat on the turf. "Shirley, perhaps paying more attention to the plight of her opponent than to dealing with the return, hit the ball into the net." Todd won out at 7-5 in a tough win.

Male hearts were sorely let down after platinum blond Hollywood bombshell Eleanor Cushingham went out in round two.

Betz got a severe scare before a packed house on the grandstand in the quarters, as Mary Arnold won the first set at love! Mary was on a rampage early, coming back from 0-3 in set 2 to lead 6-0 4-3. She got no further however, as Pauline dug in her heels to take it 6-4. Arnold again was ahead 4-3 in the third, only to lose it again at 0-6 6-4 6-4.

View on the final From Fireside Book of Tennis pgs 682 and 683

"Mrs Cooke won because she had the better game and because she played it
up to the hilt when anything short of her best would have been inadequate
in the final stages. Miss Betz has a fine backhand, a courage that never
wavers and more speed around the court than any rival in the top flight.

All of these assets, however, were not enough. Mrs Cooke had the better forehand and was more effective in the forecourt, particularly overhead.....(Miss Betz) led 4-3 in the final set, with her service following. The new champion's performance was almost perfection in the last three games. Her ground strokes were infallible and she hit so deep and at such angles that she had her rival running frantically to keep on the ball.....At 15-40 in the final game, match point, a breathless silence fell upon the scene and then cheers split the air as Miss Betz's volley went out of court.....The stroke analysis reveals how extremely close was the play. Mrs Cooke made 63 errors to her rivals 62 and 39 earned points to Miss Betz's 44."

Todd survived a match point vs Fry in 1R. On one dramatic point Todd fell to the ground while making a great get. Fry had the easy putaway, but netted the ball, perhaps distracted.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Week of September 3-9

September 2-9 Czechoslovak National Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay)

FI: Hrdlickova d. Vseteckova 9-7 6-3

MX: Jaroslav Drobny/ Hrdlickova d. Matous/Krepelkova 6-2 6-3

* No women's doubles event appears to have been held. Unfortunately, the first names of most of the players were not given.
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September 5-9, Swedish Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Clay)

FI: Alva Bjork d. Mary Lagerborg 6-1, 7-5

DF: Birgitta Gulbrandsson/E. Lindberg d. Britt Bellander Carlgren/Mary Lagerborg 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

XDF: Stig Martensson/Mary Lagerborg d. Lennart Bergelin/G. Petersson 6-4, 1-6, 8-6
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September 3-9, Montreux, Switzerland (Clay)

SF: Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Ginette Jucker (FRA) 6-1, 6-4
SF: Mme Hansenne d. Mlle Blanc 6-4, 6-0

FI: Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Mme Hansenne 6-3, 6-3

XDF: André Jacquemet (FRA)/Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Bernard Destremau (FRA)/Edith Sutz 6-3, 6-3
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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Week of September 10-16

Pacific Southwest, Los Angeles, CA, US (HD)

1R Dodo Bundy d Auerbach 6-0 6-2

2R Pauline Betz [1] d Lela Jane Sengal 7-5 6-1
2R Bundy d Lapin 6-1 6-0
2R Louise Brough d Barbara Kimbrell 6-1 6-2

2R Doris Hart d Shea 6-1 6-1
2R Margaret Osborne d Warren 6-0 6-1


3R Eleanor Cushingham d Pauline Betz 6-4 6-1
3R Moran d
3R Yeomans d
3R Brough d Barbara Scofield 6-0 6-3

3R Hart d Maria Weiss (Arg) 6-2 7-9 6-4
3R Bundy d Gallagher 4-6 6-1 7-5
3R Arnold d Corbett 6-1 6-1
3R Osborne d Baba Lewis 6-3 7-5

QF Moran d Cushingham
QF Brough d Pat Yeomans 6-3 6-3
QF Bundy d Doris Hart 8-6 4-6 6-4
QF Osborne d Arnold 6-0 6-2

SF Brough d Moran 6-3 6-0
SF Osborne d Bundy 6-2 6-4

FI Margaret Osborne d. Louise Brough 11-9 6-2


Doubles
FI Brough/Osborne d Arnold/Bundy 8-6 6-0

Mx Hart/Edwin Armack d Helen Wills Roark/Alejo Russell 7-5 6-4

*Note: ALT does not have draw, what is posted comes from newspaper accounts. Draw is not complete.
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Circa mid-September, Dutch National Championships, Amsterdam, Holland (Clay?)

FI: Trudi Terwindt-Blaise d. Jopie van der Wal 7-5 7-5

DF: Nel Hermsen/Jopie van der Wal d. Anna Knottenbelt/Mrs Scholten 6-4 6-2

MX: Trudi Terwindt-Blaise/Ivo Rinkel d. Anna Knottenbelt/Huib Wilton 2-6 6-2 6-4

Terwindt-Blaise goes by the name of Trudi but was born Gertruida.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Week of September 17-23

September 17-23, Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland (Clay)

SF: Edith Sutz d. Mme Bek 6-3, 6-0
SF: Mme Fischbach d. Mlle Schnyder 6-2, 6-3

FI: Edith Sutz d. Mme Fischbach 6-1, 6-0

Mixed Doubles
SF: Jost Spitzer/Edith Sutz d. E. Billeter/Mme Bek 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
SF: Hector Fisher/Mlle Schnyder d. Boris Maneff/Mme Fischbach 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

FI: Jost Spitzer/Edith Sutz d. Hector Fisher/Mlle Schnyder 6-4, 6-2
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Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Week of September 24-30

ends Oct 1 Pacific Coast Championships Berkeley CA
Venue: California Club

1R Pauline Betz d BM Cohn 6-0 6-1
1R Sue Springer d Maria Weiss (Arg) 6-4 2-6 6-4

1R Nancy Wolfenden d Peggy Welch 6-3 6-4

2R Betz d Springer 6-1 6-1
2R Joanne Frecn d E Hardin default
2R Dottie Head d J Catton default
2R Louise Brough [3] d Y.Rossi 6-0 6-0
2R Nancy Corbett d Margaret Varner default
2R Virginia Wolfenden Kovacs d ????
2R Lou Gates d
2R Barbara Scofield d D. Gilo 6-0 6-0

2R Pat Canning Todd d Nancy Wolfenden 6-4 6-4
2R Doris Hart d Barent (?) 6-0 6-1
2R Margaret Osborne d Phyllis Hunter 6-2 6-4
2R Barbara Kease d J. Vogel 6-1 6-1
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3R Betz d French 6-1 6-1
3R Kovacs d Corbett 6-3 6-4
3R Head d Brough [3] 1-6 6-3 8-6
3R Scofield d Gates 6-1 6-4

3R Todd d Gladys Wanger 6-0 6-1
3R Hart d Mrs Margaret Jesse Warrren 6-4 9-11 6-3
3R Krase d
3R Osborne d Bessie Mae Fichert 6-2 6-1

QF Betz d Virginia Wolfenden Kovacs 6-3 6-3
QF Head d Scofield 6-0 6-3
QF Todd d Hart 6-2 6-4
QF Osborne d Barbara Krase 6-3 6-1

SF Betz d Head 6-0 7-5
SF Osborne d Todd 1-6 6-2 6-2

FI Pauline Betz d Margaret Osborne 6-2 7-5

Doubles

1R Head/Hunter d Sengel/Julie Wood default

2R Betz/Hart d Dieguez/Gates 6-0 6-3
2R Head/Hunter d Krase/Wolfenden 5-7 6-4 6-2
2R Corbett/Welsh d Todd/Weiss 8-6 6-4
2R Brough/Osborne d Scofield/partner default

SF Bundy/Hunter d Betz/Hart [2] 2-6 8-6 6-4
SF Brough/Osborne [1] d Corbett/Welsh 6-1 6-1

FI Brough/Osborne [1] d Dottie Head/Phyliss Hunter 6-1 6-3

*Note: Local paper calls Brough #2 seed.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Week of October 1-7


September 12- October 6 Sydney Metropolitan Grass Court, Strathfield

SF J Hartigan d. Joy Fitch 12-10 6-4
SF A Hattersley d Pat Jones 5-7 6-1 6-1

FI A Hattersley d. Joan Hartigan 62 63

DF Mary Bevis/ J Fitch d. A Hattersley/ C Proctor 64 75
MXDF J Fitch/J Bromwich vs. A Hattersley/Dinny Pails unw

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Week of October 8-14

Oct 7-15 Pan American International Mexico City MEX

1R Pat Canning Todd (US) d Lilo Rao 6-1 6-0

2R Carmen Christlieb d Phyllis Knapman (US) 6-3 6-1
2R Dottie Head (US) d Hilda Heyn 7-5 2-6 6-1
2R Berta Garcia (Cuba) d Esperanza Belmar de Chavez 6-3 8-6
2R Todd d Raquel de Martinez 6-2 8-6

2R Esther Eyes d Loly Villarello default
2R Maria Teran de Weiss (Arg) d Tere Mundet 6-2 6-1
2R Magda Sanchez Fogarty d Emma Rosa Sabater 4-6 10-8 8-6
2R Mary Arnold (US) [1] d Elvira de Ampudia 6-1 6-1


QF Head d Christlieb 6-0 7-5
QF Todd d Garcia 6-1 6-0
QF Weiss d E. Reyes 6-0 6-2
QF Arnold [1] d Fogarty 6-2 6-0

SF Todd d Head 6-4 6-1
SF Arnold d Weiss 7-5 6-3

FI Mary Arnold (US) [1] d Pat Todd (US) 6-8 6-3 6-3

Doubles

QF Christlieb/Garcia d Esperanza Behlmar de Chavez/Rachel Moche de Martinez 6-2 6-3

SF Arnold/Head d Christlieb/Garcia 6-2 6-2
SF Todd/Weiss d Martha Alvarez/Hilda Heyn 6-2 6-0

FI Arnold/Head d Todd/Weiss 6-1 6-0

Mx Arnold/Armando Vego d Todd/Alejo Russell 6-2 6-4

5th ranked Amercicam Mary Arnold takes the Triple Crown at this highly regarded event. Todd couldn’t get past Arnold’s lobs and defense “no matter how hard she tried to wallop the ball.”

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Week of October 15-21

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Week of October 22-28

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Week of October 29-November 4

September 29 - November 4 New South Wales Hard Court Championships, Rockdale Sydney
(Also Sydney Metropolitan Hard Court Championships)
(Played over weekends)

SF J Fitch d. Pat Jones 62 63
SF M Bevis d. P Finn 62 64

FI Mary Bevis d. Joy Fitch 62 97

DF J Fitch/ M Bevis d. K McLennan/ G Mackay 63 60

MXDF J Bromwich/ J Fitch/J Bromwich d.M Bevis/GE Brown 79 61 62

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Week of November 5-11


ends Nov 17 Southern Transvaal Chmps, Johannesburg, SAF (Hard)
Venue: Ellis Park

?R Mrs Sweigers d Bonnie Fick Jackson

QF Summers d Smit 6-3 6-2

SF Warren d Mrs Sweigers 3-6 6-3 7-5

FI Sheila Piercey Summers d Joan Warren 6-2 6-4

Doubles
FI Smit/Warren d Maclachlan/Wimbled 7-5 10-8

Mx: Summers/Eric Sturgess d Jackson/Van Der Walt 6-0 6-3

Record shattering crowds come out due to the end of the war and a new innovation-play at night under floodlit courts.

Sweigers upsets the holder (Bonnie Fick Jackson) early in the event. Warren,a 20 year old typist, is the sensation of the event, going for broke whenever possible. She "twice pulled matches out of the fire in grans style after losing the first set."

The finals were held over 1 week due to rain. Olive Craze-Plessis didn't defend her title. She now lives in Durban.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Week of November 12-18

?? November South Australian Chmps, Adelaide, AUS

FI: Nancye Bolton d. Whittaker 6-3 6-4

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Week of November 19-25

November 19-24 New South Wales Championships, Sydney
Venue: Rushcutter's Bay Ground.

1R Thelma Coyne Long [2] bye
1R D Kent d. J Penman 62 26 108
1R Allison Burton [7] d. J Burke Charlier 61 62
1R H Taylor d. P Mackell 36 75 64
1R Joan Hartigan [6] d. J Gilchrist 64 64
1R C Morgan d. B O'Donnell 86 63
1R D Jenkins d. N Harkness 60 63
1R Nell Hall Hopman [3] bye

1R Allison Hattersley [4] bye
1R P Finn d. JG Lobban 75 75
1R Pat Jones d. G Pank 61 64
1R Joy Fitch [5] d. G Bryant 64 63
1R Claire Proctor [8] d. P Hodgson 60 63
1R Mary Bevis d. B O'Brien 61 61
1R B Healy d. F Longstaff 16 64 63
1R Nancye Wynne Bolton [1] bye

2R Long [2] d. D Kent 63 61
2R A Burton [7] d. H Taylor 61 62
2R J Hartigan [6] d. C Morgan 97 62
2R Hopman [3] d. D Jenkins 60 60

2R A Hattersley [4] d. P Finn 62 108
2R P Jones d. J Fitch [5] 68 75 63
2R C Proctor [8] d. M Bevis 63 86
2R Bolton [4] d. B Healy 60 62

QF Long [2] d. Burton[7] 6-4 6-2
QF Hopman [3] d. Hartigan [5] 6-4 6-1
QF Hattersley [4] d. Jones 6-3 11-9
QF Bolton [1] d. Proctor [8] 6-3 6-2

SF Hopman [3] d. Long [2] 4-6 6-4 11-9
SF Bolton [1] d. Hattersley [4] 6-2 6-3

FI Nancye Bolton [1] d. Nell Hopman [3] 6-3 6-3

Doubles
SF Hopman/ Coyne Long d. Gilchrist/ Proctor 61 62
SF Fitch/ Bevis d. Wynne Bolton/ Burton 36 64 86

FI J Fitch/ M Bevis d. N Hall Hopman/ T Coyne Long 62 63

MXDF C Long/ N Wynne Bolton/C Long vs. J Fitch/J Bromwich 36 64 77 unfinished

8,000 on hand for the finals.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Week of November 26-December 2

Dec ???? French Covered Courts

FI: Jacqueline Marcellin d. Simone Mathieu ????

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Week of December 3-9

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Week of December 10-16

December 9-15 Victorian Championships, Melbourne

2R N Wynne Bolton d. J Gill-Butterfield 61 60
2R J Hartigan d. S Johnstone 63 62
2R C Coate Wilson d. C Proctor 46 86 64
2R J Fitch d. D Moran 64 64

2R N Hall Hopman d. R Strachan 61 63
2R D Whittaker d. A Burton 63 64
2R P Jones d. D Mauger 64 86
2R T Coyne Long d. M Bevis 46 60 62

QF Wynne Bolton d. Hartigan 64 62
QF Coate Wilson d. Fitch 61 64
QF Hall Hopman d. Whittaker 63 60
QF Coyne Long d. Jones 63 75

SF Wynne Bolton d. Coate Wilson 64 60
SF Hall Hopman d. Coyne Long 64 108

FI Nancye Wynne Bolton d. Nell Hall Hopman 75 62

DF N Wynne Bolton/ N Hall Hopman d. J Fitch/ M Bevis 64 62
MXDF J Bromwich/ J Fitch d. C Long/ N Wynne Bolton

Mrs Bolton "plays a male game in all departments".Bolton retains her title last contested in 1940.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Week of December 17-23

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Week of December 24-30



Circa December 24-30 Barcelona Christmas Tournament , Barcelona, Spain (Clay)

FI: Josefa de Riba d. Puig 4-6 6-4 6-1



*Note:Events starting in late December of 1945 and ending on January 1, 1946 or later will be found in the 1946 thread.

Rollo
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Comings and Goings

AndrewTas
Nov 1st, 2008, 10:37 PM
Hello Rollo. I will post these Australian results here for inclusion to this thread.

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September 12- October 6 1945
Sydney Metropolitan Grass Court, Strathfield

SF J Hartigan d. J Fitch 1210 64
SF A Hattersley d. P Jones 57 61 61

WF Hattersley d. Hartigan 62 63

WDF M Bevis/ J Fitch d. A Hattersley/ C Proctor 64 75

MXDF J Bromwich/ J Fitch vs. D Pails/ A Hattersley unw


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September 29 - November 4 1945
N.S.W. Hard Court Championships, Rockdale Sydney
(Also Sydney Metropolitan Hard Court Championships)
(Played over weekends)

SF J Fitch d. P Jones 62 63
SF M Bevis d. P Finn 62 64

WF Bevis d. Fitch 62 97

WDF J Fitch/ M Bevis d. K McLennan/ G Mackay 63 60

MXDF J Bromwich/ J Fitch d. GE Brown/ M Bevis 79 61 62



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November 19-24 1945
New South Wales Championships, Sydney

First Round
T Coyne Long bye
D Kent d. J Penman 62 26 108
A Burton d. J Burke Charlier 61 62
H Taylor d. P Mackell 36 75 64
J Hartigan d. J Gilchrist 64 64
C Morgan d. B O'Donnell 86 63
D Jenkins d. N Harkness 60 63
N Hall Hopman bye

A Hattersley bye
P Finn d. JG Lobban 75 75
P Jones d. G Pank 61 64
J Fitch d. G Bryant 64 63
C Proctor d. P Hodgson 60 63
M Bevis d. B O'Brien 61 61
B Healy d. F Longstaff 16 64 63
N Wynne Bolton bye

Second Round
T Coyne Long d. D Kent 63 61
A Burton d. H Taylor 61 62
J Hartigan d. C Morgan 97 62
N Hall Hopman d. D Jenkins 60 60

A Hattersley d. P Finn 62 108
P Jones d. J Fitch 68 75 63
C Proctor d. M Bevis 63 86
N Wynne Bolton d. B Healy 60 62

Quarter Finals
Coyne Long d. Burton 64 62
Hall Hopman d. Hartigan 64 61
Hattersley d. Jones 63 119
Wynne Bolton d. Proctor 63 62

Semi Finals
Hall Hopman d. Coyne Long 46 64 119
Wynne Bolton d. Hattersley 62 63

Final
Wynne Bolton d. Hall Hopman 63 63

Doubles
Semi-finals
Hopman/ Coyne Long d. Gilchrist/ Proctor 61 62
Fitch/ Bevis d. Wynne Bolton/ Burton 36 64 86

Final
J Fitch/ M Bevis d. N Hall Hopman/ T Coyne Long 62 63

MXDF C Long/ N Wynne Bolton vs. J Bromwich/ J Fitch 36 64 77 unfinished


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December 9-15 1945
Victorian Championships, Melbourne

Second Round
N Wynne Bolton d. J Gill-Butterfield 61 60
J Hartigan d. S Johnstone 63 62
C Coate Wilson d. C Proctor 46 86 64
J Fitch d. D Moran 64 64

N Hall Hopman d. R Strachan 61 63
D Whittaker d. A Burton 63 64
P Jones d. D Mauger 64 86
T Coyne Long d. M Bevis 46 60 62

Quarter Finals
Wynne Bolton d. Hartigan 64 62
Coate Wilson d. Fitch 61 64
Hall Hopman d. Whittaker 63 60
Coyne Long d. Jones 63 75

Semi Finals
Wynne Bolton d. Coate Wilson 64 60
Hall Hopman d. Coyne Long 64 108

Final
Wynne Bolton d. Hall Hopman 75 62

WDF N Wynne Bolton/ N Hall Hopman d. J Fitch/ M Bevis 64 62

MXDF J Bromwich/ J Fitch d. C Long/ N Wynne Bolton


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December 26 1945 - January 2 1946
South Australian Championships, Adelaide

2R N Wynne Bolton d. M Waddell 60 61
2R C Proctor d. W Richardson 61 62
2R A Burton d. A Brown 60 61
2R A Sheidow d. J Traeger 61 26 60
2R D Whittaker d. G Brown 60 60
2R P Lewis d. B Redwood 63 60
2R M Toomey d. L Lindner 62 62
2R G O’Halloran Thiele d. G Baddams 62 60

QF N Wynne Bolton d. C Proctor 61 60
QF A Burton d. A Sheidow 57 60 62
QF D Whittaker d. P Lewis 61 62
QF G O’Halloran Thiele d. M Toomey 46 63 64

SF Wynne Bolton d. A Burton 26 64 62
SF Whittaker d. G O’Halloran Thiele 62 61

WF Wynne Bolton d. Whittaker 63 64

WDF N Wynne Bolton/ M Toomey d. D Whittaker/ A Burton 86 64


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December 26 1945 - January 12 1946
Manly Seaside Championships, Sydney

QF J Fitch d. J Martin 36 62 62
QF M Bevis d. J Hartigan 61 63
QF V Ashford d. G Charlier 63 63
QF P Jones d. E Ashford 75 60

SF J Fitch d. M Bevis 26 86 61
SF P Jones d. V Ashford 62 60

WF Jones d. Fitch 61 64

WDF J Fitch/ M Bevis d. P Jones/ N Reid 61 61

MXDF D Rocavert/ J Fitch d. J & Mrs Gilchrist 62 61


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December 26 1945 - January 12 1946
County of Cumberland Tournament, Sydney

SF A Hattersley d. M Bevis 63 63
SF J Fitch d. P Jones 62 64

WF J Fitch d. A Hattersley 57 64 64

WDF J Fitch/ M Bevis d. C Morgan/ P Finn 60 62

MXDF OW Sidwell/ J Fitch d. N Kirkby/ M Bevis 16 62 63

Rollo
Nov 4th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Thanks as always Andrew Tas. I added the events which began in 1945 but ended in 1946 in the 1946 thread.

Rollo
Nov 4th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Posted United States top 10 match win-loss records and head to heads.

Rollo
Nov 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Added results for Delaware Grass courts.

I will finish tabulating the win-loss records for the US top ten-this is near the start of the thread.

This is more more or less all I have for 1945. There are some early round results and minor events (plus several non-North American events), but for now my work on this thread is done for now. Thanks to all who have helped-escpecially Ugarte and Andrew Tas.

newmark401
Aug 16th, 2010, 12:11 PM
I found some results from 1945 in that year's edition of "Lawn Tennis and Badminton". Here they are:

June 11-16, Lowther Club, Barnes, Surrey, England*

FI: V. Miles d. Patricia Rodgers 6-2, 6-4
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XDF: G.B. Schwartz (AUS)/Jean Quertier d. F.S. Lea/Miss Collett 6-1, 6-0

* This was the first post-war tournament to be held in England. It was mainly of a local nature, although some non-local and overseas players took part. Organised tennis did not really get back off the ground in Great Britain until 1946.
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[June], Paris Championships, Paris, France*

FI: Anne-Marie Seghers** d. Micheline Ingelbert 6-2, 6-3

** The married name of Anne-Marie Simon.
--

DF: Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Patorni d. Mme Galtier/Mme Varin 9-7, 6-3
--

XDF: Henri Cochet/Jacqueline Patorni d. Marcel Bernard/Jacqueline Marcellin 6-2, 8-10, 6-2

** The exact nature and surface of this tournament are unclear.
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June 20-30, East of Ireland Championships, Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland

FI: Elizabeth Lombard d. Mary Nichols 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
--

DF: Elizabeth Lombard/Olive Poole d. T.G. McVeagh/Mrs E.G. Lister 3-6, 8-6, 6-3
--

XDF: Cyril Kemp/Mrs E.G. Lister d. T.G. McVeagh/Elizabeth Lombard 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
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[Late July/early August], French Championships, Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France

FI: Lolette Payot-Dodille (SUI) d. Simone Lafargue 6-4, 6-3
--

DF: Mme Fritz/Simone Lafargue d. Myrtil Brunnarius/Simone Mathieu 6-3, 6-1
--

Here is part of the report on the 1945 French Championships, taken from the November 1945 edition of "Lawn Tennis and Badminton" (there appears to have been no mixed doubles event at that year's tournament):

"Yvon Petra won the French Championships for the third year in succession at this year's meeting - on the hard courts of the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. [Henri] Cochet returned to competitive play, having been re-instated by the French Federation, and won the men's doubles with Pierre Pellizza, whose brother Henri had beaten him [Cochet] after a five-setter in the quarter-final of the singles.

"Mme Payot-Dodille, better known as Mlle Lolette Payot of Switzerland, who is now married to a Frenchman, beat France's number two, Mme [Simone] Lafargue, in the women's singles final.

[...]

"Mme [Simone] Mathieu's retirement from the women's singles robbed the event of much of its interest, and Mme Payot-Dodille was never extended to the full in winning the championship."

Since Henri Cochet, who had been re-instated by the French Lawn-Tennis Federation, played at this tournament, it appears that this, the 1945 French Championships, was both sanctioned and organised by the French Lawn-Tennis Federation, as it was then called.
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austinrunner
Aug 16th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Payot-Dodille had been reinstated, too. And I think Cochet reinstated himself when he was head of the Vichy government's sports department. The tournament began July 27.

Rollo
Aug 16th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Thanks for all of the information Mark and Austinrunner. AR-the draw for the 1945 French was 40-correct? You mentioned this in another thread I believe.

I wonder what lead Mathieu to default in the singles.

Mme Galtier=Maud Galtier
Mme Varin=Andre Varin

I would imagine the Mrs Lister of the Irish event was Thelma Lister, but will not add this until I confirm info.

It's possible the Parisian event was meant to equal the Parisian Chmps, usually a forerunner to the chmps at Roland Garros. The traditional date for the Parisian Chmps was in mid to late May.

Another date that stands out to me is the late July start for the French Chmps. Perhaps this was due to war-tine conditions, but the French repeated the July start in 1946 and 1947. The difficulties with this led them to abandon July for the more tradional early June start date before Wimbledon.

newmark401
Aug 19th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Here's the East of Ireland Championships results again with the complete first names of all the players:

June 20-30, East of Ireland Championships, Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland

FI: Elizabeth Lombard d. Mary Nichols 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
--

DF: Elizabeth Lombard/Olive Poole d. Trevor G. McVeagh/Sally Lister 3-6, 8-6, 6-3
--

XDF: Cyril Kemp/Sally Lister d. Trevor G. McVeagh/Elizabeth Lombard 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
-----

Andre Varin sounds like that player's husbands' first name (Mme Varin).

Rollo
Aug 19th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Thanks Mark. I'm glad I didn't list Sally incorrectly as Thelma.

I checked on Varin. Her major claim to fame was her record number of appearances in the draw of the French Championships. Her name as listed in the French draws as Andrée. I'm guessing this is a feminine form of Andre?

newmark401
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Some more results/information for 1945 from the 1946 "Ayres' Almanack":

Circa mid-January?, All-India Championships, Madras, India (Grass?)

FI: Miss Woodridge d. Miss Sansoni 3-6, 6-2, 6-0*

* No first names were provided, nor were any doubles results.
-----

Date? Czechoslovak National Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay?)

FI: [] Hrdlickova d. [] Vseteckova 9-7, 6-3
--

XDF: Jaroslav Drobny/[] Hrdlickova d. [] Matous/[] Krepelkova 6-2, 6-3

* No women's doubles event appears to have been held. Unfortunately, the first names of most of the players were not given.
-----

Date? Swedish Covered Court Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Wood)

FI: M. Lagerborg d. Birgitta Gullbrandsson 6-4, 6-1
--

DF: A. Bjorck/K. Nilsson d. M. Eliaeson/M. Lagerborg 6-1, 6-3
--

XDF: Lennart Bergelin/Birgitta Gullbrandsson d. E. Carlgren/B. Carlgren 7-9, 10-8, 6-3
-----

Date? Swedish Hard Court Championships, Stockholm? Sweden (Hard)

FI: A. Bjorck d. M. Lagerborg 6-1, 7-5
--

DF: Birgitta Gulbrandsson/E. Lindberg d. B. Carlgren/M. Lagerborg 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
--

XDF: S. Martensson/M. Lagerborg d. Lennart Bergelin/G. Petersson 6-4, 1-6, 8-6
-----

Date? Finnish National Championships, Helsinki? Finland (Clay?)

FI: Greta Stahle d. [????]
--

DF: M. Harlin/M. Snell d. [????]
--

XDF: A. Grahn/Gota Gottberg d. [????]
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Date? Danish Outdoor Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Clay?)

FI: Vera Nielsen d. [????]
--

DF: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Vera Nielsen d. [????]
--

XDF: Jannik Ipsen/Lisa Gram-Andersen d. [????]
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Date? Danish Indoor Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Wood)

FI: Vera Nielsen d. [????]
--

DF: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Vera Nielsen d. [????]
--

XDF: Jannik Ipsen/Vera Gram-Andersen d. [????]
-----

austinrunner
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:23 PM
AR-the draw for the 1945 French was 40-correct? You mentioned this in another thread I believe.
That's what a newspaper from 1945 said.

newmark401
Sep 6th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Some additional information from the 1946 "Ayres' Almanack" on tennis in certain countries during the Second World War and the situation at the beginning of 1946:

Canada

"After the outbreak of war, competitive tennis was greatly curtailed, but during 1940 and 1941, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia held Provincial Championships, most of the entrants being personnel of the Armed Forces in training and old-timers. During 1942 and subsequent years, very few tournaments were held."
-----

Czechoslovakia

"A certain number of tournaments were played during each year of the war, but in the Czech part of the country no International Meetings were held. In Slovakia, however, the Tournaments included players from Hungary, Roumania and Jugoslavia."
-----

Denmark

"Lawn Tennis was very severely affected by the war, but every effort was made to keep the game alive. The membership of the Danish Lawn Tennis Association fell only from 12,700 to 11,400 between 1939 and 1944, but owing to the ball scarcity little play was possible.

"The present position [early 1946] is worse than ever before, for apart from the continued lack of balls, the Covered Courts are being used to utilised for the purpose of housing German refugees."
-----

Finland

"The game in Finland carried on throughout the war period, but naturally on a greatly restricted scale. In December, 1940, Italy sent a team composed of Cucelli and Bossi to Helsinfors and in early 1941 the Hungarian team of Asboth, Gabory, Szigeti and Miss Somogyi played a match against Finland at the same place. In both cases the visitors were successful.

"The next international match was in October, 1943, when Swedish players visited Helsinfors and proved successful by a 5-0 margin. In 1944-45, Sweden and Denmark sent players to Finland and Finnish players visited those countries in return.

"Interest in the game has revived very quickly, with almost as much play taking place as before the war, but tournament play is strictly limited owing to the scarcity of balls and equipment."
-----

India

"Lawn tennis was little affected by the war during 1939 and 1940, and it was not until the middle of 1941 that the scarcity of balls began to take effect.

"Conditions became considerably more difficult during the 1942 season, and many of the smaller clubs and some of the major tournaments, including the North of India Championships, the Punjab Championships, the Behar Championships, and the Bombay Presidency Hard Court Championships had to close down.

"The National Championships were held each year, and while the men's entry was more or less up to standard, the same could not be said of the ladies'. In winning the Singles three times, Ghaus Mohammed fully justified his reputation as India's leading player, and Miss Leila Row, four times champion before the war, gained three more victories to equal Miss Jenny Sandison's record."
-----

Ireland

"Lawn tennis in Northern Ireland ceased to function officially with the outbreak of war and no tournaments were held after the 1939 season. In the other three Provinces play was on a restricted scale with the exception of the Irish Championships, which was last held in 1943. For the past two seasons the Championships have been closed, but it is hoped that they will be open again in 1946 [note: they were]"
-----

South Africa

"With the great majority of South Africa's leading players in the Armed Forces, official tournaments closed down in 1940... [Details on rise of Eric Sturgess]... The 1945 Southern Transvaal Tournament was a great personal triumph for Sturgess, who won all three events, the men's doubles with J. Ballance and the mixed with Mrs Summers [nee Shelia Piercy].

"Attendances at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, where the Southern Transvaal Tournament and various exhibition matches were held since the end of the war, have been to capacity, and there is litte doubt that the game in South Africa is about to enjoy a great boom."
-----

Sweden

"During the war years lawn tennis was played in Sweden on at least as big a scale as in 1939, and there are now 270 clubs affiliated to the Swedish Lawn Tennis Association as compared with 205 at the outbreak of hostilities.

"The Covered Court and Hard Court Championships were held each year, and the tournament list was normal. Many young players of note have come to light and great hopes are entertained for [Lennart] Bergelin and Johansson, who distinguished themselves recently in an international match against France, and were defeated 5-0 on the Stockholm Covered Courts, the match being played on Davis Cup lines."
-----

Turkey

"The game in Turkey during the war years was handicapped by the ball shortage, but all the usual competitions were held. Several leading German players paid a visit during the early part of the war and showed themselves vastly superior to all the local talent.

"With the end of the war and the importation of tennis balls, the game has greatly expanded and clubs have been unable to cope with the demand for membership. The view is, therefore, that with the re-establishment of facilities, lawn tennis in Turkey will show a rapid development.

"The leading [female] players are:

Milla Gorodetzki
Bahtiye Musluoglu
Julide Parkan"
-----

newmark401
Sep 6th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Extracts from "French Tennis, 1939-45" an article by the French player Antoine Gentien, included in the 1946 "Ayres' Almanack":

"1941

"As regards the activity of lawn tennis proper, there was, at first, great uncertainty. The division of the country into zones led to many problems, and in the Occupied Area the Germans had taken over many clubs. After some months, these clubs were returned, and Stade Roland Garros, which had been used as a concentration camp through the winter of 1939-40, was given back in time for the 1941 season.

"Owing to the difficulty in crossing the line betweent the zones, the Federation decided to organize an official tournament in each [zone], and then, during the month of June, the seeded players of both [zones] were brought together for a major meeting at Roland Garros. This latter meeting took the name of 'Tournoi de France', but did not carry the French Championships titles. This was done out of consideration for the many players who were prisoners of Germany.

"The absence of many French players and of international 'stars' led the French Federation to make the 'Tournoi de France' open to both amateurs and professionals and this resulted in the entry of [Henri] Cochet, Martin Plaa and [Robert] Ramillon. The final of the 1941 Tournament was the first and only official meeting between an amateur, Destremeau, and a professional, Ramillon. Destremeau won in five sets, and paradoxically enough, it was the victory of classic tennis over extraordinarily gifted but more or less unreliable execution.

[...]

"The Federation's fears for the 'gate' were unfounded, for on the finals day Roland Garros, with its accommodation for 14,000, was crammed to capacity. This great interest was in the game was maintained throughout the years of Occupation."
--

[B]1942

"The year 1942 was noted for the resumption of international tennis. A France-Switzerland match, held in Geneva in August, was won by France by 16 matches to 8, and among those taking part in the doubles was Jean Borotra, who had given up his post as Sports Commissioner a few months earlier.

"At the beginning of the year the Federation reinstated as amateurs Henri Cochet, Martin Plaa and Madame [Lolette] Dodille-Payot."
--

1943

"In 1943, the third year of German Occupation, the material and moral conditions were getting steadily worse: food shortage[s], lack of rackets and, above all, of balls. The Federation's 1939 stock of balls was becoming thinner and thinner, despite the strictest economy. We lived in a citadel, with no news of overseas friends, and only the occasional publication of a tennis magazine, called 'Smash', edited by the husband of Simone Mathieu, kept players informed of each other's activities.

"In spite of all these difficulties the Federation made a new attempt to maintain enthusiasm by running 'Tournois de Masse'. These tournaments were organized in Paris, Lyons and Toulouse, and were open to all players whether members of affiliated clubs or not. The idea was to allow the players an opportunity to play once with reasonable balls, distributed by the Federation, and also to try and unearth from the masses a future champion.

"Unfortunately, no hidden talent was revealed, and out of the many hundreds of competitors, the last four were Cochet, [Yvon] Petra, [Christian] Boussus and Gentien, and of these, Cochet came through as the winner.

[...]

"Chief interest still centred in the Cochet-Petra matches, and large crowds filled Roland Garros each time they met."
--

1944

"The last year of the German Occupation started like the previous ones. The French Federation was by now able to establish closer contact with the players who were prisoners in Germany, and lawn tennis activity in the various camps was a clear indication of the vitality of the game even under the worst conditions.

"At Oflag IV [Colditz], for example, there were several courts and 800 players, and the courts had been built entirely by the prisoners. Frequent tournaments were held, and some contact was achieved with the Federation. This contact enabled results to be sent home and, as a consequence, several of the players were included in the French Official Ranking.

"Elsewhere, tournaments were organized where the supply of balls permitted and, although meetings were managed at Monte Carlo, Nice and Cannes, they were very poor in comparison with the old days.

"In certain parts of France, where food was more abundant, an amusing and original innovation was the organization of the 'Revictualling Tournaments', in which the prizes were chickens and eggs.

"Invasion Day [D-Day] came on June 6 [1944], but with things remaining unchanged in Paris, the official tournaments were held as usual. On the eve of our liberation, August 7 [1944], Petra won a terrific match against Marcel Bernard, and the spectators numbered 12,000. At the end of September, a great day's tennis was organized at Roland Garros for the benefit of the French secret army, and among those who competed was Madame [Simone] Mathieu, who had been on General de Gaulle's staff for the period of the war."
--

1945

"The 1945 season started with a covered court tournament, and this proved a great success for Cochet, who defeated successively Pierre Pellizza and Marcel Bernard, who had beaten Petra. The quick surface was fully appreciated by the old champion, and it allowed him to display with little effort his great variety of stroke. Mademoiselle Marcellin, a young player of twenty, defeated Madame [Simone] Mathieu in straight sets in the ladies' singles, but the ex-champion showed up considerably better in the mixed, which she won with Petra.

"The first important hard court tournament was the Championship of Paris, and in this Petra confirmed his two-year superiority by sweeping the field. He won the singles without losing a set, defeating Bernard (who had beaten Cochet) in the final.

"The 'Tournoi de France' [at Roland Garros] for the first time carried the title of the French Championships, and was a tremendous success. Bernard Destremeau, back with the Legion of Honour, was given a great welcome and celebrated the occasion by defeating both Boussus and Henri Pellizza. However, he was unable to take a set from Petra in the final, despite the latter's hard five-set struggle the previous day against Pierre Pellizza.

"Pierre [Pellizza] had had two years in captivity, suffering great hardship, but he showed in the French Championships that he was Petra's most dangerous rival. He and Cochet won the doubles against the 1939 winners, Petra and Destremeau, whlie the ladies' singles went very easily to Madame [Lolette] Dodille-Payot."
-----

newmark401
Sep 6th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Excerpt from the article "Lawn Tennis in Australia", by Harry Hopman, included in the 1946 "Ayres' Almanack":

"Although Australia's leading [male] players - John Bromwich, Adrian Quist and Dinny Pails - played tennis that augured well for Australia's Davis Cup prospects, before record crowds, in the New South Wales and Victorian Championships, held in the last two months of 1945, Australian tennis is not really healthy [as of January 1946].

"War hit Australian tennis harder than most other sports and now there are many tens of thousands of fewer players and many hundreds of fewer courts in Australia than pre-war.

"When Japanese war clouds blew this way in 1941, Australia's major tennis tournaments were cancelled for the duration and, although some tournaments were played, they were for war funds and on a limited programme.

"War meant rubber shortages, which meant tennis ball shortages, combined with the absence of many players on service duties, led to cessation of play at thousands of courts and the disbanding of many clubs.

"On top of the ball worry, manpower difficulties and priorities brought about a shortage of suitable rackets at a reasonable price for youngsters and, with the few juvenile rackets available priced at between 42s. and 65s., many a potential tennis player turned to some other sport.

"Even in the largest clubs throughout the Commonwealth, which included the State Association Headquarters' Club in all States, players accustomed to using three new balls each afternoon of play, soon accustomed themselves to playing on porous courts for several weekends with balls which had been used earlier on grass courts.

"Worst feature of the tennis slump was that youngsters were receiving very little encouragement. Although schoolboys and schoolgirls championships were continued in several States, there was no organised coaching, although a few coaches, who had not been called into some form of national service, were still class-coaching in girls' schools.

"This depressing tennis scene was enlivened only by an occasional appearance in exhibition games in Sydney and Brisbane of [two] American servicemen, Frank Kovacs, a leading professional, and [Brian] 'Bitsy' Grant, a leading amateur of the 1930's, against our leading players, and one or two patriotic tournaments at Kooyong, headquarters of the Victorian Lawn Tennis Association, and scene of the next Davis Cup Challenge Round.

"Late in 1945, permission was granted to sporting goods manufacturers to re-cover old tennis balls, and for a short time this 'new balls for old' [policy] kept going many cubs which otherwise would have closed. Then the war specification ball - a mixture of reclaimed and raw rubber - came along and kept many players in the game.

"As the war position became more favourable late in 1944 and early 1945, the tennis tempo in Australia quickened. Officials were again on their toes and both the State bodies and the national tennis body began talking of things to be done in preparation for the defence of the Davis Cup.

"The Victorian Lawn Tennis Association made the first move in reviving association coaching classes, and Pat O'Hara Wood, one of our Davis Cup men of 1920 to 1924, and myself became honorary coaches to a selected group of lads.

"The New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association, which has achieved wonderful results over the past 25 years, from a well-defined policy of assisting juniors, then quickly got into [its] stride, and its coaching classes organised over the past year and embracing country as well as city boys, are already showing excellent results.

"One of the keenest workers to get the game back into full stride is former World Champion Sir Norman Brookes, President of the Australian Lawn Tennis Association. Anxious to look over the senior and junior talent available to work on for Davis Cup purposes, he arranged, a year ago, through the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia, an invitation tournament of the best pre-war senior players and the lads who were leading juniors at the time big tennis was abandoned, and also the two best juniors from New South Wales and Victoria..."

[Rest of article focusses on men's events at first Australian tournaments since the end of the war and promising male Australian tennis players.]

Rollo
Sep 6th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Results added-thanks Mark

newmark401
Nov 9th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Circa mid-September, Dutch National Championships, Amsterdam, Holland (Clay?)

FI: Gertruida Terwindt-Blaise d. Jopie van der Wal 7-5, 7-5
--

DF: Nel Hermsen/Jopie van der Wal d. Anna Knottenbelt/Mrs Scholten 6-4, 6-2
--

XDF: Ivo Rinkel/Gertruida Terwindt-Blaise d. Huib Wilton/Anna Knottenbelt 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
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newmark401
Nov 9th, 2010, 11:11 AM
The correct dates for the 1945 International Czechoslovakian Championships are September 2-10.

Rollo
Nov 12th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Updated.

austinrunner
Jan 15th, 2011, 05:47 AM
July 16-23 Eastern Clay Court Championships Jackson Heights NJ (CL)

FI Sarah Palfrey Cooke [1] d. Mimi Arnold [4] 6-3 6-0

Should be Mary Arnold instead of Mimi.

DavidK
Jan 15th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Corrected to the proper generation. Thanks

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:35 PM
Hi David I Have A Few Results To Added
Thanks Miguel

Curacao Exhibition Netherlands Antilles January 12
Finale
Betz Pauline D Bundy Dorothy 6/4-6/4

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
The Texas State Championships Fort Worth June 25-30

Finale
Varner Margaret D Nixon Patty 6/1-7/5

Doubles
Varner M-cunningham Mary D Buck Rosemary-morris Frances 6/2-6/2

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:43 PM
The New York State Championships Knickerbocker Field Club Brooklun July 5-8

1 Round
Kallos Olga D Atterbury Judy 8/6-3/6-6/1
Depperman Norma D Monteath Minnie 6/3-6/3
Dixon Carol D Irwin Nina 6/8-6/2-6/3
Fischer Nina Lou D Barnett Marilyn 6/3-7/5
Steinbach Edna D Liguori Carolyn 6/1-6/2
Clifton Connie D Smith Helen W.0
2 Round
Lopaus Lillian D Frizzell Shelby 6/0-6/3
Barber Norma Taubele D Rustum Gloria 6/4-6/3
Rosenquest Betty D Dixon Carol 6/3-6/3
Clifton Connie D Stokum Betty Grimes 1/6-6/1-6/4
Andrade Marta Barnett D Steinbach Edna 6/3-11/9
Rice Argyll D Fischer Nina Lou 6/1-6/0
Germaine Helen D Rockey Jean 4/6-6/0-6/1

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:52 PM
The Middle States Womens Grass Court Championships Philadelphia Country Club July 9-14

1 Round
Chew D Newcomer June 7/5-7/5
Bruneau Marie Louise D Wheeler Joan 1/6-6/3-6/3
Gray Ann D Reilly Anne 6/3-6/3
Stokum Betty Grimes D Redford Virginia 6/1-6/1
Butler Gloria D Peterson Sue 7/5-6/4
Fischer Nina Lou D Crothers Betsy 8/6-6/2
Rustum Gloria D Clement Barbara 6/1-6/3
Clifton Connie D Dannehower Annette 6/2-6/2
Fry Shirley D Coumbe Betty 6/0-6/1

2 Round
Fry Shirley D Graham Margaret 6/0-6/1
Rihbany Helen D Thomas Joyanne

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:56 PM
The Eastern Clay Court Championships Jackson Heights New York July 17-22

1 Round
Stokum Betty Grimes D Glaenzer 6/1-6/3
Fry Shirley D Foley Eileen 6/1-6/0
Redolfi Ida D Rockey Jean 6/4-5/7-6/4
Prehm Helen D Mcdonald Mary 6/0-6/1
Clifton Connie D Turow Ann 9/7-6/1
Rustum Gloria D Riler Shirley 6/0-6/0
Todd Pat D Link Eileen 6/0-6/0
Dixon Carol D Edison Ann 6/1-6/1

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:00 PM
The Seabright Invitation New Jersey July 25-28 Grass

Mixed Doubles
1 Round
Osborne Margaret-talbert Bill D Arnold Mary-mcmanis 6/1-6/1
Betz Pauline-segura Francisco D Fry Shirley-thomas Bruce 6/3-2/6-6/1
Todd Pat-wood D Hart Doris-mulloy G 7/5-6/3
Brough Louise-shields Frank D Bundy Dorothy-savitt 6/3-9/7

Sf
???

ugarte
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:05 PM
Dates Correction From

The Pacific Coast Doubles Lajolla June 2-3 Hard Court
The Massachussets States Womens Championships Longwood June 13-17
The New Jersey State Championships Oritani Field Club June 30-july 4
The Delaware State Grass Court Championships Wilmington July 30-august 4
The Eastern Grass Court Championships Rye August 8-12
The Longwood Invitation August 13-18

DavidK
Feb 6th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks for all this Ugarte, it has been added in and tournaments moved to the correct week

Jimbo109
Mar 7th, 2012, 11:51 AM
ended January 6, Manly Seaside Championships, Manly, NSW, Australia

FI: Joyce Fitch d. Alison Hattersley 60 64

Jimbo109
Mar 7th, 2012, 11:54 AM
ended April 2, Kooyong Invitational Tournament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FI: Nancye Wynne Bolton d. Thelma Coyne Long 61 62

DavidK
Apr 1st, 2012, 12:58 PM
Above edited in - thanks Jimbo

Jimbo109
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:50 AM
Week of July 23-29

July 27-August 2 , French Championships, Paris, France
Venue: Stade Roland Garros



MX: Lolette Payot Dodille/A.Jacquemet d. ??

Rollo
Apr 23rd, 2012, 06:53 PM
Added in-thanks Jimbo!

For those that keep track of male names A.Jacquemet =Andre Jacquemet

Jimbo109
Jan 9th, 2013, 11:27 PM
Unknown dates

Date? Swedish Covered Court Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Wood)

FI: M. Lagerborg d. Birgitta Gullbrandsson 6-4 6-1

DF: A. Bjorck/K. Nilsson d. M. Eliaeson/M. Lagerborg 6-1 6-3

MX: Lennart Bergelin/Birgitta Gullbrandsson d. E. Carlgren/B. Carlgren 7-9 10-8 6-3

Birgitta probably is the same as "Bibbi" Gullbrandson.
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Date? Swedish Hard Court Championships, Stockholm? Sweden (Hard)

FI: A. Bjorck d. M. Lagerborg 6-1 7-5

DF: Birgitta Gulbrandsson/E. Lindberg d. B. Carlgren/M. Lagerborg 6-3 1-6 6-4

MXDF: S. Martensson/M. Lagerborg d. Lennart Bergelin/G. Petersson 6-4 1-6 8-6


Some first names:

Mary Lagerborg
Birgitta "Bibbi" Gullbrandson
Alva Bjorck
Kerstin Nilsson
Britt Bellander Carlgren
Stig Martensson

DavidK
Jan 19th, 2013, 03:08 PM
Swedish first names added, gratefully

newmark401
Jan 22nd, 2013, 07:34 PM
Late July? Soviet Championships, Host city unknown, Soviet Union (Clay)

FI: Galina Korovina d. Nadezhda Belonenko 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
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DF: Galina Korovina/Tatiana Nalimova d. Nadezhda Belonenko/Zinaida Klochkova 6-3, 6-3
--

XDF: O. Alas/Tatiana Nalimova d. Yevgeny A. Kudryavtsev/Galina Korovina 6-3, 6-4
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DavidK
Jan 26th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Soviet champs added, thank you for finding it.

Jimbo109
Feb 13th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Unknown dates

Date? Danish Indoor Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)

MX: Jannik Ipsen/Vera Gram-Andersen d. ????

MX: Jannik Ipsen/Lisa Gram-Andersen d. ????

DavidK
Mar 11th, 2013, 07:56 PM
Changed to Lisa, great eye as always, Jimbo

newmark401
Mar 15th, 2013, 08:38 PM
Early January, La Jolla Invitational, La Jolla, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Sarah Cooke d. Pauline Betz 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
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XDF: John Shea/Jinx Falkenburg d. Noel Brown/Jean Doyle 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
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Jimbo109
Mar 16th, 2013, 09:04 AM
Early January, La Jolla Invitational, La Jolla, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Sarah Cooke d. Pauline Betz 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

XDF: John Shea/Jinx Falkenburg d. Noel Brown/Jean Doyle 2-6, 6-3, 6-3


In the post #12 there is the whole singles draw.

newmark401
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:16 PM
Here are the exact dates for what in fact were the Swedish Championships:

September 5-9, Swedish Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Clay)

FI: Alva Bjork d. Mary Lagerborg 6-1, 7-5
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DF: Birgitta Gulbrandsson/E. Lindberg d. Britt Bellander Carlgren/Mary Lagerborg 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
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XDF: Stig Martensson/Mary Lagerborg d. Lennart Bergelin/G. Petersson 6-4, 1-6, 8-6
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newmark401
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:27 PM
September 3-9, Montreux, Switzerland (Clay)

SF: Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Ginette Jucker (FRA) 6-1, 6-4
SF: Mme Hansenne d. Mlle Blanc 6-4, 6-0
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FI: Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Mme Hansenne 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: André Jacquemet (FRA)/Alice Weiwers (LUX) d. Bernard Destremau (FRA)/Edith Sutz 6-3, 6-3
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newmark401
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:31 PM
September 17-23, Villa Castagnola, Lugano, Switzerland (Clay)

SF: Edith Sutz d. Mme Bek 6-3, 6-0
SF: Mme Fischbach d. Mlle Schnyder 6-2, 6-3
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FI: Edith Sutz d. Mme Fischbach 6-1, 6-0
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XDSF: Jost Spitzer/Edith Sutz d. E. Billeter/Mme Bek 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
XDSF: Hector Fisher/Mlle Schnyder d. Boris Maneff/Mme Fischbach 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
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XDF: Jost Spitzer/Edith Sutz d. Hector Fisher/Mlle Schnyder 6-4, 6-2
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DavidK
Apr 20th, 2013, 01:39 PM
Thanks Mark, these additions to the European calendar are now added, or moved

Jimbo109
Nov 15th, 2013, 06:01 PM
Week of May 21-27

May ??? Chmps of Paris, Paris, Frn
Singles??
Mx Patorni/Henri Cochet d Marcellin/Marcel Bernard 6-2 8-10 6-2


Week of May 28-June 3

June ???? Paris Championships, Paris, France

FI: Anne-Marie Seghers d. Micheline Ingelbert 6-2 6-3

DF: Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Patorni d. Mme Maud Galtier/Mme Andrée Varin 9-7 6-3

MX: Henri Cochet/Jacqueline Patorni d. Marcel Bernard/Jacqueline Marcellin 6-2 8-10 6-2

Singles winner Seghers is the married name of Anne-Marie Simon.

The exact nature and surface of this tournament are unclear. A probable guess would be this corresponds to the Parisian Chmps, a fixture on the calendar in late May, traditionally held before Roland Garros.


written 2 times

Jimbo109
Nov 15th, 2013, 06:06 PM
Week of June 11-17

June 13-17 Massachuesetts State, Longwood



Massachusetts

Rollo
Nov 15th, 2013, 06:44 PM
Corrections made. Thanks Jimbo:)

newmark401
Jan 27th, 2014, 06:47 PM
Circa mid-July? Soviet Championships, Venue uncertain, USSR

FI: Galina Korovina d. Nadezhda Belonenko 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
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DF: Galina Korovina/Tatiana Nalimova d. Nadezhda Belonenko/Zinaida Klochkova 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: O. Alas/Tatiana Nalimova d. Yevgeny A. Kudryavtsev/Galina Korovina 6-3, 6-4
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newmark401
Jan 30th, 2014, 05:38 PM
Aug 11-18, ATA Chmps, New York
Venue: Cosmopolitan Club

XDF: Won by Delbert Russell/Lillian van Buren
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newmark401
Feb 26th, 2014, 07:20 PM
June 18-24, Southern Championships, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

FI: Betty Ruth Hulbert d. Gloria Thompson* [score?]

* This is the future mother of Jimmy Connors.
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newmark401
Feb 26th, 2014, 07:21 PM
June 18-24, Northwestern Championships, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

FI: Martha Miller d. Martha Davis 8-6, 3-6, 7-5
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newmark401
Feb 26th, 2014, 07:25 PM
July 5-8, New York State Championships, Brooklyn

Most of the women's singles draw for this tournament is missing from section no. 31 above.
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