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Sep 8th, 2014 01:46 AM
Re: Wimbledon Results

Edited 1904.

Need to edit in 2014.

Need to add in or consult Mark's notes.
Aug 9th, 2014 02:39 AM
Re: Wimbledon Results

Updated 1899. Knock out 2014!
Jun 25th, 2014 04:08 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results

currently updating 2014 results on pages 11-12.

Can anyone help with other draws from the last few years?
Mar 19th, 2014 08:29 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 22-July 6
Mar 19th, 2014 08:29 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 23-July 4

Draw of 43, including the holder

1R: Mildred Coles d. M. Brooksmith 7-5 6-2
1R: Geraldine Beamish d. Edith Johnson, default
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs C.E. Hunter, default
1R: Marie Hazel d. Alice Hudleston 6-3 6-8 6-2
1R: Aurea Edgington d. Mrs A.A. Hall 6-1 6-3
1R: Mieken Rieck (Ger) d. B.M. Warren 6-1 6-1
1R: Hilda Lane d. Eleanor Rose 6-3 6-3
1R: Dora Boothby d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Phyllis Satterwaithe d. Olive Manser, default

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Agnes Tuckey 6-2 6-3
2R: Agnes Morton d. K.M. Allen 6-1 6-2
2R: M. Coles d. Beamish 7-9 8-6 6-4
2R: Tulloch d. Hazel 2-6 7-5 7-5
2R: Vera Spofforth d. Beatrice Lee 6-3 6-2
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. Mabel Parton 6-4 1-6 6-2
2R: Tessa Hall d. Dorothy Boadle, default
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Jessie Green 7-9 6-0 6-0
2R: Dorothy Holman d. Edgington 4-6 6-2 6-1
2R: Frieda Nesham d. Mrs G.B. Foster 10-8 6-1
2R: Rieck d. Lane 2-6 6-1 6-2
2R: Satterwaithe d. Boothby 6-3 6-4
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. BlancheColston 4-6 6-2 6-2
2R: Edith Hannam d. Blanche Hillyard 4-6 6-2 6-0
2R: Edith Greville d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 6-0 5-7 6-2
2R: Winifred McNair d. J. Coles 6-1 6-0

3R: Lambert Chambers d. Morton 6-1 6-3
3R: M. Coles d. Tulloch 6-2 6-0
3R: O'Neill d. Spofforth 6-2 6-3
3R: Aitchison d. T. Hall 6-1 6-2
3R: Holman d. Nesham 6-1 6-0
3R: Satterwaithe d. Rieck 6-1 6-2
3R: Sterry d. Hannam 6-1 2-6 6-2
3R: McNair d. Greville 6-3 6-2

QF: Lambert Chambers d. M. Coles 6-1 6-0
QF: Aitchison d. O'Neil 6-2 6-0
QF: Holman d. Satterwaithe 6-4 6-1
QF: McNair d. Sterry 0-6 6-4 9-7

SF: Lambert Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-3
SF: McNair d. Holman 2-6 6-2 7-5

ACF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Winifred McNair 6-0 6-4

CR: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Ethel Larcombe (holder), default

The long-awaited showdown between Ethel Larcombe and Dorothea Lambert Chambers doesn't occur. Ethel, the defending champion, was injured in a freak accident the day before the Challenge Round. While playing the mixed doubles final, she was hit in the side of the face by her partner, the Irishman James C. Parke, who had smashed the ball from behind her. As the Challenge Round was scheduled for the next day she was forced to default. When Ethel won in 1912 many felt it was because Dorothea was absent. However, Ethel had won an encounter with Dorothea just weeks before the 1913 Wimbledon.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers isn't pushed by any of her opponents, winning 5 matches for the loss of only 17 games. This is her sixth Wimbledon singles title in eleven years.

The women's doubles final is also marred by injury. Charlotte Sterry tore a tendon in her leg and had to retire when she and her partner, Dorothea Lambert Chambers, were just five points from victory at 6-4, 4-2, 40-15. The beneficiaries were Dora Boothby and Winifred McNair.

The decision of the International Tennis Federation to grant Wimbledon the title of "World Championships on Grass" prompted the All England Club to give the women's doubles and the mixed doubles events full championship status. A women's doubles event without official status had been held at Wimbledon in the years 1900-07, while a mixed doubles event without official status had been played at Wimbledon from 1900 to 1912.

Hudleston is the married name of the Scottish player Alice Ferguson. Colston is the married name of the English player Blanche Duddell.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:29 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 24-July 8

Draw of 34

J. Coles d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-4
Olive Manser d. Ada Hollick 6-1 5-7 6-4

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Ethel Larcombe d. Hilda Lane, default
2R: Edith Hannam d. Coles 6-1 6-1
2R: Tessa Hall d. R. Armstrong, default
2R: Winifred McNair d. Vera Spofforth 6-3 6-2
2R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Jeanne Liebrechts (Bel) 7-5 6-3
2R: D. Allen d. Marie Decugis (Fra) 8-6 5-7 6-3
2R: Erna Kribben (Ger) d. Daisy Schultz (Ger), default
2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Geraldine Beamish 2-6 6-1 7-5
2R: Dorothy Holman d. Beryl Tulloch 6-0 6-2
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Miss [?] Scott, default
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. Jessie Tripp 6-3 7-5
2R: Agnes Morton d. Olive Manser 7-5 6-2
2R: Winifred Longhurst d. Phyllis Satterwaithe 6-4 6-2
2R: Agnes Tuckey d. V. Woodhouse, default
2R: Dora Boothby d. Edith Johnson 6-4 6-3
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mabel Parton 12-10 7-5

3R: Larcombe d. Hannam 7-5 8-6
3R: McNair d. Hall 6-1 6-2
3R: Ryan d. Allen 6-1 6-2
3R: Hillyard d. Kribben, default
3R: Morton d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1
3R: W. Longhurst d. Tuckey 8-6 3-6 6-1
3R: Holman d. Aitchison, default
3R: Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 4-6 6-1

QF: Larcombe d. McNair 6-2 5-7 6-0
QF: Hillyard d. Ryan 3-6 8-6 6-3
QF: Holman d. Morton 7-5 6-2
QF: Sterry d. W. Longhurst 6-1 6-3

SF: Larcombe d. Hillyard 6-1 6-0
SF: Sterry d. Holman 6-3 4-6 7-5

ACF: Ethel Larcombe d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 6-1

In the absence of the holder, Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Ethel Larcombe finally wins a Wimbledon title. Ethel, the former Miss Thomson, earned it by defeating both Blanche Hillyard and Charlotte Sterry decisively, in the semi-finals and All-Comers' Final respectively. The two losers have 11 Wimbledon singles between them!

Unbeaten in singles in 1910 and 1911, Dorothea Lambert Chambers had had her second child in April. She had announced her intention to defend her Wimbledon crown, but changed her mind after a long mixed doubles match early on in the championship.

The five foreign entries were all unfortunately in the same part of the draw. The American Elizabeth Ryan makes her debut and will enter Wimbledon every from 1912 to 1914 and from 1919 to 1934. Her first Wimbledon is memorable as she holds a match point in her quarter-final against 48-year-old Blanche Hillyard before losing.

Hollick is the married name of the English player Ada Spencer. Beamish is the married name of the Englishwoman (Winifred) Geraldine Ramsey. Satterthwaite is the married name of the Englishwoman Phyllis Carr.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 26-July 8

Draw of 35, including the holder

1R: Aurea Edgington d. C. Antrobus, default
1R: Marie Hazel d. Beryl Tulloch 4-6 6-4 6-4

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Dora Boothby d. Sophie Castenschiöld (Den) 6-3 8-6
2R: Edith Johnson d. Lady Domini Crosfield 6-4 6-2
2R: Phyllis Carr d. M. Dillon 7-9 6-3 8-6
2R: Aurea Edgington d. Hilda Lane 6-4 6-3
2R: Dorothy Holman d. Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke 6-0 6-2
2R: Vera Spofforth d. R. Armstrong, default
2R: Winifred McNair d. Mrs E. Bousfield 6-2 6-2
2R: Mabel Parton d. Anita Lent (Ger) 6-2 6-2
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Evelyn Dillon 6-1 6-3
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mieken Rieck (Ger) 6-2 6-4
2R: Marie Hazel d. Winifred Ramsey 6-2 7-5
2R: Rosamund Salusbury d. Dorothy Elliadi, default
2R: Mildred Coles d. [Miss] Dudley, default
2R: Una Gracey d. Mrs Ritchie, default
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. Charlotte Sterry, default
2R: Edith Hannam d. E.C. Attfield, default

3R: Boothby d. Johnson 6-3 6-3
3R: Edgington d. Carr 8-6 6-4
3R: Holman d. Spofforth 6-1 6-0
3R: Parton d. McNair 6-2 7-5
3R: Aitchison d. Morton 6-4, retired
3R: Hazel d. Salusbury, default
3R: Coles d. Gracey 6-1 6-1
3R: Hannam d. O'Neil 6-1 6-1

QF: Boothby d. Edgington 6-2 6-4
QF: Parton d. Holman 6-0 8-6
QF: Aitchison d. Hazel 6-0 6-3
QF: Hannam d. Coles 6-4 4-6 7-5

SF: Boothby d. Parton 6-3 6-4
SF: Hannam d. Aitchison 6-3 6-8 7-5

ACF: Boothby d. Hannam 6-2 7-5

CR: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (holder) d. Dora Boothby 6-0 6-0

The Challenge Round match is over in 25 minutes. Dorothea Lambert Chambers is devastating. "She never played better and ,as usual, her marvelous headwork, rather than the actual force of her stroke, gave her victory." [source?] Dora Boothby never gave up, four times extending games to deuce. Both the score and the time remain Wimbledon records for a final match in the women's singles event at Wimbledon.

Lady Domini Crosfield (née Elliadi) and Dorothy Elliadi are sisters of Greek origin, although Domini was definitely born in England.

Evelyn Dillon and M. Dillon are English sisters; the "M." stands for either Melita or Minerva ("Minnie").

Lent is the married name of the German tennis player Anita Heimann.

[Marie Hazel]
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 22-July 2

Draw of 33, including the holder

1R: M. Messom d. Winifred Ramsey 6-4 6-2

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Frieda Nesham 6-1 6-0
2R: Vera Aitken d. Jessie Tripp, default
2R: Amy Ransome d. Margaret Boadle 6-3 6-1
2R: Helen Aitchison d. M. Brooksmith 6-4 6-3
2R: Aurea Edgington d. Charlotte Sterry, default
2R: Dorothy Boadle d. L. Flemmich 9-7 6-4
2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Una Evans 6-1 6-1
2R: Winifred McNair d. Rosamund Salusbury 1-6 6-4 6-1
2R: Gladys Lamplough d. F. Good, default
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. Phoebe Hausberg, default
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. Violet Tabbush 1-6 6-4 6-0
2R: Sophie Castenschiöld (Den) d. R. Armstrong, default
2R: Mabel Parton d. Mildred Coles 6-4 7-5
2R: Olive Manser d. M. Messom 6-1 6-1
2R: Dorothy Holman d. E. Peterson 6-0 6-2
2R: Edith Johnson d. Nora Schmitz (US) 6-3 6-4

3R: Lambert Chambers d. Aitken 6-1 6-0
3R: Aitchison d. Ransome 6-1 6-3
3R: Edgington d. D. Boadle 6-1 6-4
3R: McNair d. Hillyard 5-7 6-3 6-3
3R: Lamplough d. Tulloch, default
3R: Castenschiöld d. O'Neill 6-3 6-3
3R: Parton d. Manser 6-2 8-6
3R: Johnson d. Holman 5-7 6-0 6-0

QF: Lambert Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-1
QF: McNair d. Edgington 2-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Lamplough d. Castenschiöld 7-9 6-4 6-3
QF: Johnson d. Parton 7-5 6-4

SF: Lambert Chambers d. McNair 6-1 6-0
SF: Johnson d. Lamplough 1-6 6-0 6-3

ACF: Lambert Chambers d. Johnson 6-4 6-2

CR: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Dora Boothby (holder) 6-2 6-2

Dorothea Lambert Chambers returns to tennis in May after an 18-month absence. The press wondered if her time was past. Could she play as well as before? Her reply was to whip through the Wimbledon draw with the loss of only 16 games in 6 matches. In the semi-finals she had difficulties early on with Edith Johnson, a surprise winner over Gladys Lamplough, but coasted after adjusting to the stiff wind. In the final Dorothea won easily, though Dora Booothby did score several aces off her serve.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers went undefeated in singles matches all year, winning 7 tournaments out of 8. The only event she didn't win after entering was the East Surrey Championships in Croydon, London, where she defaulted the final because of a cold.

Nesham is the married name of Frieda Meyer; Schmitz is the married name of her sister Nora, who had moved to the United States and married an American. Their sister Cornelia – Connie – with whom they had competed in the same event at Wimbledon in 1905, had died suddenly in 1907 at the age of 30.

On her Wimbledon debut Sophie Castenschiöld becomes the first player from Denmark to reach the quarter-final stage of a major tournament.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 21-July 5

Draw of 37

1R: Mabel Parton d. Loes Everts (Nth), default
1R: E.C. Attfield d. L. Boustead 2-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Ruth Winch d. N. Bloxsome 6-0 6-1
1R: Amy Ransome d. R. Armstrong, default
1R: Agnes Morton d. Jessie Tripp 6-2 5-7 7-5

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Dora Boothby d. Alice Greene 6-4 6-2
2R: Mildred Coles d. M. Messom 1-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Edith Greville 6-2 4-6 7-5
2R: Agnes Tuckey d. Vera Aitken 6-0 6-2
2R: Parton d. Attfield 6-3 6-2
2R: Hilda Lane d. Winifred McNair 5-7 6-1 7-5
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. E.E. Sargeant 6-0 6-2
2R: Maude Garfit d. W. Evens, default
2R: Aurea Edgington d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 6-4
2R: Phoebe Hausberg d. Winifred Longhurst, default
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. C.B. Bell, default
2R: M. Brooksmith d. V. Woodhouse, default
2R: Edith Johnson d. Molla Bjurstedt (Nor) 6-3 6-4
2R: Edith Bromfield d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-4 6-0
2R: Winch d. Ransome 6-2 6-3
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs Robinson 6-0 6-0

3R: Boothby d. Coles 6-2 6-4
3R: Aitchison d. Tuckey 4-6 6-1 13-11
3R: Parton d. Lane 6-3 6-3
3R: Garfit d. Tulloch 6-4 3-6 6-4
3R: Edgington d. Brooksmith, default
3R: O'Neill d. Hausberg 6-3 6-4
3R: Johnson d. Bromfield 6-3 6-4
3R: Morton d. Winch 5-7 6-3 8-6

QF: Boothby d. Aitchison 6-4 3-0, retired
QF: Garfit d. Parton 6-3 6-4
QF: Edgington d. O'Neill 6-3 6-4
QF: Morton d. Johnson 6-0 6-3

SF: Boothby d. Garfit 6-2 6-1
SF: Morton d. Edgington 6-0 6-2

ACF: Boothby d. Morton 6-4 4-6 8-6

In the absence of the holder, Charlotte Sterry, and of Dorothea Lambert Chambers, who gave birth to her first child soon before the tournament began, Dora Boothby wins her sole major title.

Aurea Edgington upsets 6-time Wimbledon singles champion Blanche Hillyard in round one. At ther first Wimbledon, Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt is one of only two overseas entries. She will return in 1920 as the highly-regarded Molla Mallory, having emigrated to the United States during World War One, where she marries an American, thus obtaining American citizenship.

McNair is the married name of the English player Winifred Slocock who married fellow player Roderick McNair. The maiden name of the English player Daisy Kercheval-Hole is Clark.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 22-July 1

Draw of 30

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs. J.B. Perrett 6-2 6-0
1R: Constance Luard d. N. Stevens, default
1R: Ruth Winch d. Mary Curtis-Whyte 6-4 6-2
1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Mrs. Paine 6-0 6-0
1R: Violet Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth 6-3 6-2
1R: Mildred Coles d. Alice Greene 6-8 6-3 6-4
1R: Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-2
1R: Dora Boothby, a bye
1R: Gladys Lamplough d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-2
1R: Madeline O'Neill d. Winifred McNair 4-6 6-0 6-3
1R: Agnes Tuckey d. R. Armstrong 6-1 6-2
1R: L. Flemmich, a bye
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs H.I. Harper 6-4 6-0
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
1R: C.B. Bell d. Edith Boucher, default
1R: Agnes Morton d. Mabel Parton 2-6 6-0 6-2

2R: Sterry d. Luard 6-3 6-4
2R: Lambert Chambers d. Winch 6-3 6-3
2R: Pinckney d. Coles 7-5 6-2
2R: Boothby d. Schulenburg 5-7 6-3 6-1
2R: Lamplough d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1
2R: Tuckey d. L. Flemmich 7-5 6-1
2R: Tulloch d. Hillyard 7-5 3-6 6-4
2R: Morton d. Bell, default

QF: Sterry d. Chambers 6-3 7-5
QF: Boothby d. Pinckney 6-1 6-4
QF: Lamplough d. Tuckey 6-3 6-1
QF: Morton d. Tulloch 7-5 6-1

SF: Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-4
SF: Morton d. Lamplough 6-3 6-4

ACF: Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton

Charlotte Sterry wins her fifth Wimbledon singles title at the age of 37 years and 9 months. The key to her win is a quarter-final upset over Dorothea Lambert Chambers. Charlotte still holds the record as the oldest winner of the women's singles title at Wimbledon.

May Sutton, the holder, did not defend her title. She wouldn't return to Wimbledon until 1929. In a letter of 1908 to "American Lawn Tennis" she wrote that if the English "wanted their cup back they could come here (America)." No Englishwoman took up the challenge.

Four of the top Englishwomen have married relatively recently. Constance Wilson has become Mrs Luard; Gladys Eastlake-Smith has become Mrs Lamplough; Agnes Daniell has become Mrs Tuckey; and Aurea Farrington has become Mrs Edgington.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 24-July 5

Draw of 43, including the holder

1R: May Sutton (US) d. Winifred Slolock 6-2 6-1
1R: Toupie Lowther d. Dora Boothby 7-5 6-3
1R: Mildred Coles d. M. Taplin 6-2 6-2
1R: Agatha Morton d. Willy Klima (Ast) 6-0 6-2
1R: Connie Meyer d. F. Walter 6-3 6-2
1R: Madeline O'Neill d. Mita Klima (Ast) 6-1 6-2
1R: Ruth Durlacher d. Miss Adams 6-3 6-1
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 9-7
1R: E.E. Sargeant d. Violet Pinckney, default
1R: Constance Wilson d. R. Armstrong 6-1 6-1

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Sutton d. Lowther 6-4 6-4
2R: Morton d. M. Coles 6-1 6-2
2R: Amy Ransome d. Dorothy Boadle 6-4 7-5
2R: Meyer d. Jessie Tripp 6-2 6-2
2R: M.E. Brown d. Hilda Lane 5-7 8-6 8-6
2R: D.Johnson d. Violet Summerhayes (Can) 6-2 6-1
2R: J. Coles d. N. Bloxsome 7-5 6-3
2R: E.L. Bosworth d. Margaret Boadle 6-1 6-3
2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Mrs H.I. Harper 6-1 6-1
2R: Mabel Parton d. Miss Groombridge 6-2 6-2
2R: D. Taplin d. Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke, default
2R: Edith Johnson d. Mrs Speck 6-3 6-2
2R: Alice Greene d. O'Neil 6-3 6-0
2R: (Mrs?) E.B. Hawker d. Winifred Boadle 6-1 6-3
2R: Eastlake-Smith d. Durlacher 1-6 6-1 6-4
2R: Wilson d. Sargeant 6-1 6-0

3R: Sutton d. Morton 6-0 6-2
3R: Meyer d. A. Ransome 8-6 6-4
3R: Brown d. Johnson 6-3 7-5
3R: Bosworth d. J. Coles 6-3 6-3
3R: Hillyard d. Parton 6-4 6-3
3R: E. Johnson d. D. Taplin 6-3 6-0
3R: Greene d. Hawker 6-1 6-2
3R: Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-4

QF: Sutton d. Meyer 6-0 6-3
QF: Bosworth d. Brown 6-1 6-2
QF: Hillyard d. E. Johnson 6-2 6-3
QF: Wilson d. Greene 6-2 9-7

SF: Sutton d. Bosworth 6-2 6-2
SF: Wilson d. Hillyard 6-3 6-2

ACF: Sutton d. Wilson 6-4 6-2

CR: May Sutton (US) (holder) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers 6-1 6-4

May Sutton had little trouble getting to the Challenge round, though Toupie Lowther led, 4-2, 40-0, in the second set against her in round two. In the All-Comers' Final Constance Wilson made it a match. "Time and again she manoeuvred for the kill, only to volley into the net." [source?] It was closer than the 6-4 6-2 score suggests, as 11 of the 18 games went to deuce, the Englishwoman often having advantage point.

In the Challenge round Dorothea Lambert Chambers appeared pale and anxious as her opponent "brimmed with confidence". Dorothea, who had married earlier in the year, hammered away at May's weaker backhand, but this stroke had improved since last year. May's shots cleared the net by only an inch or so, with tremendous pace. At 1-3 in set 2 Dorothea resorted to matching pace for pace and drew up to 4-all. She saved 3 match points before losing, 6-1 6-4.

In 1907 Dorothea Lambert Chambers was still wearing sleeves that covered her wrists, a tie and belt added color to an all-white costume. May's sleeves were rolled above her elbow as usual. Both women looked severe in hair buns, with grim looks that proclaimed them ready to kill.

A record four foreign entries. Two Austrian sisters, Mita and Willy Klima, and the Canadian player Violet Summerhayes join the American May Sutton. At just 13 years of age, Mita Klima is the youngest competitor ever to take part in the women's singles event at Wimbledon.

For the second time in three years the women's singles event at Wimbledon features three sisters from the same family – Dorothy, Margaret and Winifred Boadle, who appear to have been born in Argentina of English parents.

The players Mildred Coles (Maud in some sources) and J. Coles are more than likely English sisters. The rather obscure player D. Johnson could have been the sister of the English player Emily "Edith" Johnson.

Nutcombe-Quicke is the first married name of the English player Eveline Froude-Bellow.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 25-July 5

Draw of 49, including the holder

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Amy Mooijaart 6-0 6-0
1R: Frieda Meyer d. B. Rowlandson, default
1R: Edith Johnson d. Mrs H.I. Harper 6-4 6-4
1R: (Mrs?) E.B. Hawker d. C.B. Bell 6-4 6-1
1R: E.L. Bosworth d. S. Benton 6-1 6-2
1R: I. Huleatt d. E.M. Mayne, default
1R: R. Armstrong d. A. Andrews, default
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. C.J. Snowden 6-3 6-3
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Edith Bromfield 6-0 3-6 7-5
1R: E.E. Sargeant d. Bertha Holder, default
1R: Mildred Coles d. Gertrude Houselander 6-2 6-4
1R: Hilda Lane d. Winifred Slolock 6-1 6-1
1R: Agnes Morton d. N. Bloxsome 6-1 6-1
1R: Mabel Parton d. Mary Curtis-Whyte 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs P.M. Morton d. K. Kentish, default
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby 8-6 6-2

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 6-2 6-1
2R: Connie Meyer d. M.E. Brown 6-1 6-1
2R: Alice Greene d. M. Perceval, default
2R: Winifred Longhurst d. R. Elliott 6-2 6-3
2R: Hillyard d. F. Meyer 6-0 6-0
2R: Johnson d. Hawker 6-1 6-4
2R: Bosworth d. Huleatt 6-2 4-6 7-5
2R: Tulloch d. Armstrong, default
2R: Toupie Lowther d. G.M. Carver 6-0 6-2
2R: C. Bagenal d. L. Smith, default
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Clare Cassel (US), default
2R: Edith Greville d. Ruth Winch 6-2 6-2
2R: Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-1 6-4
2R: Lane d. Coles 6-3 6-2
2R: A. Morton d. Parton 6-0 6-3
2R: Sterry d. Mrs P.F. Morton 6-0 6-3

3R: Douglass d. C. Meyer 6-3 6-1
3R: Longhurst d. Greene 7-5 6-4
3R: Hillyard d. Johnson 6-3 6-4
3R: Tulloch d. Bosworth 6-0 6-3
3R: Lowther d. Bagenal 6-0 6-0
3R: Eastlake-Smith d. Greville 6-2 6-3
3R: Pinckney d. Lane 7-5 6-1
3R: Sterry d. A. Morton 6-0 6-3

QF: Douglass d. Longhurst 6-4 6-3
QF: Tulloch d. Hillyard 6-3 6-1
QF: Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-3
QF: Sterry d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2

SF: Douglass d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
SF: Sterry d. Lowther 4-6 8-6 6-4

ACF: Douglass d. Sterry 6-2 6-2

CR: Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) (holder) 6-3 9-7

Some British newspapers have dubbed the defending champion May Sutton "The Pasdena Washerwoman" because of her allegedly shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Dorothea Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the women's event.

Dorothea bears down in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through the field. Over 4,000 show for a Thurday final (a capacity crowd at Worple Road). She beats the American in straight sets. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." [source?] May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot.

Curtis-Whyte is the first married name of the Scottish player Mary Gray. Parton is the first married name of the English player Mabel Squire.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 26-July 8

Draw of 48, including the holder

1R: May Sutton (US) d. Nora Meyer 6-0 6-0
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Aurea Farrington 6-3 6-1
1R: D. Spencer d. Henrietta Horncastle, default
1R: Mildred Coles d. E. Flemmich 6-1 6-2
1R: E.E. Sargeant d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs. P.M.Morton d. Violet Pinckney, default
1R: Ethel Thomson d. Frieda Meyer 7-5 6-4
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. M. Banks 6-0 6-0
1R: Hilda Lane d. E. Smith 9-7 6-8 6-4
1R: L. Ripley d. Mrs. Albury 6-0 5-7 6-3
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. K. Kentish, default
1R: Lottie Paterson d. M. Taplin 6-1 6-3
1R: Gertrude Houselander d. M.E. Brown 6-1 6-3

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Sutton d. Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1
2R: Winifred Longhurst d. Spencer 6-2 6-0
2R: Coles d. Sargeant 7-5 6-3
2R: Thomson d. Mrs P.M. Morton 6-2 6-0
2R: Mrs H.I. Harper d. R. Armstrong, default
2R: Madeline O'Neill d. C.B. Bell, default
2R: Alice Greene d. Edith Greville, default
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs MacCauley 6-2 6-1
2R: Hillyard d. Lane 6-3 6-2
2R: Tulloch d. Ripley 7-5 6-3
2R: Patterson d. Houselander 4-6 6-1 12-10
2R: Dora Boothby d. L. Flemmich 6-2 6-4
2R: Bertha Holder d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-1
2R: Connie Meyer d. Phoebe Hausberg, default
2R: Mabel Squire d. D. Taplin 6-1 6-1
2R: Constance Wilson d. Amy Mooijaart 6-2 6-0

3R: Sutton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-1
3R: Thomson d. Coles 6-2 6-0
3R: Harper d. O'Neill 6-2 6-2
3R: A. Morton d. Greene 7-5 6-4
3R: Hillyard d. Tulloch 6-0 6-8 7-5
3R: Boothby d. Patterson 3-6 6-3 6-3
3R: Holder d. Meyer 8-6 2-6 6-4
3R: Wilson d. Squire, default

QF: Sutton d. Thomson 8-6 6-1
QF: A. Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. Boothby 6-3 6-2
QF: Wilson d. Holder 6-2 6-0

SF: Sutton d. A. Morton 6-4 6-0
SF: Wilson d. Hillyard 7-5 9-11 6-2

ACF: Sutton d. Wilson 6-3 8-6

CR: May Sutton (US) d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 6-3 6-4

An American shocks the All England Club by smashing through the All-Comers' event to become the first foreign female to reign as Wimbledon champon. True, she is English born, but this brash young girl called May Sutton is an entirely new sort of female lawn tennis prodigy.

Born in Plymouth, England, in 1886, her family had emigrated to California in 1890. It was in the western US that she learnt her whipped top-spin shots. She boldly sailed for England in May of 1905, alone except for a letter of introduction from Marion Jones, the American who had entered Wimbledon in 1900. May stayed with the Hillyard family to get used to English conditions. The Hillyards thought the hefty May would be too slow around the court, but she proved them wrong by winning the women's singles event at the first tournament she entered in England, the Northern Championships, held in early June in Manchester.

At Wimbledon "spectators were shocked to see her ignore protocol and play with the cuffs of her blouse rolled back, revealing bare wrists." [source?] May still wore the long skirt with a belt, but her blouse was more loosely fitted for better movement. In fact, she often wore her father's shirts for this reason. May topped off this ensemble with a headband, crowned with a large bow just above her forehead. Her stockings and shoes were all white.

Ethel Thomson used drop shots to build a 5-2 lead in the first set of her quarter-final with Sutton until the Americans's superior driving wore her down by 8-6 6-1. In the Challenge Round may beat Dorothea Douglass, 6-3 6-4. The holder was hampered by a wrist injury suffered in France 3 months earlier. She considered defaulting until "a course of electricity" allowed her to practice and compete.

"The rallies were sometimes long and exciting, but when they were extended May invariably won the point with a crushing forehand drive. Her victory never seemed in doubt" [source?] after she dropped the first game. May hit continuously to Dorothea's backhand to obtain errors.

The draw of 48 – a record for the women's singles event at Wimbledon – features not only two pairs of sisters – the rather obscure E. Flemmich and L. Flemmich, and D. Taplin and M. Taplin – but also a set of three sisters. These are the Meyers, Cornelia ("Connie"), Frieda and Nora. They were German in origin.

O'Neill is the married name of the Englishwoman Madeline Fisher.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 20-29

Draw of 42, including the holder

1R: Ruth Winch d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 4-6 6-3 7-5
1R: Edith Johnson d. M. Taplin 6-2 5-7 7-5
1R: M. Chatterton d. Connie Meyer default
1R: Mabel Squire d. M. Banks 6-0 6-2
1R: Hilda Lane d. C.B. Bell 6-1 6-0
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. K. Kentish 6-0 6-2
1R: Aurea Farrington d. Mrs. Albury 6-2 6-3
1R: Dora Boothby d. M.E. Brown 6-3 6-2
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. L. Flemmich 6-1 6-0

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Lucy Ransome, default
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs MacCauley 2-6 6-0 6-0
2R: Adine Masson (Fr) d. S. Benton 6-2 6-3
2R: Edith Greville d. Edith Bromfield, default
2R: Winch d. Johnson 6-1 6-0
2R: Squire d. Chatterton, default
2R: Violet Pinckney d. Marie-Louise de Pfeffel (Fr) 6-0 6-3
2R: Alice Greene d. Lane 4-6 7-5 6-1
2R: Constance Wilson d. Mlle de Robiglio (Fr) 8-6 1-6, retired
2R: Amy Mooijaart d. Phoebe Hausberg, default
2R: E.E. Sargeant d. Amy Ransome 0-6 7-5 6-4
2R: E.L. Bosworth d. G.D. Driver, default
2R: Longhurst d. Boothby 6-2 8-6
2R: Hillyard d. Farrington 6-0 6-1
2R: Ethel Thomson d. L. Ripley 6-0 6-1
2R: Agnes Morton d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1 6-0

3R: Sterry d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
3R: Greville d. Masson 6-0 6-1
3R: Winch d. Squire 6-3 6-3
3R: Greene d. Pinckney 6-2 3-6 6-3
3R: Wilson d. Mooijaart 6-4 6-0
3R: Bosworth d. Sargeant 7-5 6-2
3R: Longhurst d. Hillyard 6-0 6-0
3R: Morton d. Thomson 8-6 2-6 8-6

QF: Sterry d. Greville 8-6 9-7
QF: Greene d. Winch 6-4 6-4
QF: Wilson d. Bosworth 6-3 6-4
QF: Morton d. Longhurst 6-1 6-4

SF: Sterry d. Greene 6-2 6-1
SF: Morton d. Wilson 3-6 6-4 8-6

ACF: Sterry d. Morton 6-3 6-3

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Charlotte Sterry 6-0 6-3

Dorothea Douglass wins the Challenge Round easily, her volleying and smashing showing noticeable improvement. "When Charlotte Sterry got to the net she was either passed like a flash of lightning or the ball bounded out of court by the sheer force of the impact." [source?]

In the All-Comers' Final Dorothea finally reversed her losing streak against Charlotte Sterry. In 1904, she would win all six of their encounters. In fact, Dorothea Douglass was unbeaten in singles in nine tournaments across the year.

Two French challengers – Marie-Louise de Pfeffel and the rather obscure Mlle de Robiglio – who are unused to grass, fall early. Their compatriot Adine Masson, the top French player of the day, goes one round further by reaching the last sixteen. This is the first occasion on which more than two players from the same country outside the British Isles take part in the women's singles event at Wimbledon.

This year marks the Wimbledon debut of a future winner of the women's singles, Dora Boothby, from Finchley, London.

Amy and Lucy Ransome were sisters from Bowdon in the English county of Cheshire.
Mar 19th, 2014 08:28 PM
Re: Wimbledon Results


June 22-July 1

Draw of 28

1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs. Riseley, default
1R: Violet Pinckney d. A. Bell, retired [?]
1R: Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-2 8-6
1R: Gertrude Houselander d. M. Stonham 6-1 6-1
1R: Agatha Morton d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-3
1R: E. Walter d. Bertha Steedman default
1R: H. Smythe d. C.B. Bell, default
1R: Edith Bromfield d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-3
1R: Constance Wilson d. Edith Greville 1-6 6-2 6-3
1R: L. Ripley d. M. Chatterton, default
1R: E.L. Bosworth d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1 6-1
1R: Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-3 6-2

The remaining players had a bye.

2R: Douglass d. Pinckney, default
2R: Houselander d. Lane 1-6 6-1 9-7
2R: Morton d. Walter 6-2 6-2
2R: Toupie Lowther d. Winifred Longhurst 8-6 6-2
2R: Alice Greene d. Mrs Newton 6-1 6-2
2R: Bromfield d. Smythe 6-0 6-2
2R: Wilson d. Ripley 6-2 6-1
2R: Thomson d. Bosworth 6-4 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Houselander 6-2 6-0
QF: Lowther d. Morton 6-1 6-0
QF: Greene d. Bromfield 6-0 4-6 6-3
QF: Thomson d. Wilson 6-4 8-6

SF: Douglass d. Lowther 6-4 6-2
SF: Thomson d. Greene 6-3 6-1

ACF: Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 4-6 6-4 6-2

Dorothea Douglass took advantage of "a lean entry" to win her first Wimbledon. Absentees included the holder Muriel Robb, and multiple winners Blanche Hillyard and Charlotte Sterry, the latter being pregnant.

Ethel used her "teasing, screw underhand service and outstanding backhand returns" to blunt Dorothea's power at first. From 4-4 in the second Dorothea was in control, despite not being up to her usual standard. In pictures from 1903 Dorothea's long skirts swish just below her ankles.

Edith Longhurst was Winifred's sister. Houselander was the married name of the English player Gertrude Provis.
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