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Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:16 AM

Intro 1

Nancy Chaffee rated highly by upsetting Brough at Forest Hills on her way to the semifinals. Even then it took 3 sets and Dupont to put out the fire of her heavy artillery in 3 sets. "Miss Chaffee is another Senorita de Alvarez of pre-war Wimbldon fame. There are the same flowing strokes, the twinkling feet-and the glamour. " (Lawn Tennis and Badminton, 15 December 1950 issue, p 716).

John Olliff's Top Ten (from Dunlop's Annual)

01 Margaret duPont (US)
02 Loiuse Brough (US)
03 Doris Hart (US)
04 Pat Todd (US)
05 Barbara Scofield (US)
06 Nancy Chaffee (US)
07 Beverley Baker (US)
08 Shirley Fry (US)
09 Annalissa Bossi (Italy)
10 Maria Weiss (Argentina)

Edward C. Potter Jr’s World Rankings (from American Lawn Tennis)

01. Margaret Osborne duPont (US)
02. Doris Hart (US)
03. Louise Brough (US)
04. Patricia Canning Todd (US)
05. Shirley Fry (US)
06. Nancy Chaffee (US)
07. Jean Walker-Smith (GB)
08. Beverly Baker (US)
09. Barbara Scofield (US)
10. Betty Harrison (GB)

British Lawn Tennis and Badminton "done" for June 1 and December 15 issue.
Covered the New York Times for January.

Many thanks to Ugarte and David K for their contributions to this thread:)

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:16 AM

Re: 1950
Comings and Goings:

Died: (in June) Mrs Minnie Morris, wife of A Greville Morris and captain of Nottinghamshire, in her 69th year

(in June) Queenie Allen, county player of Sussex, to Mr F Webber.
(in June): Pat Cowney (Patricia Laura) of Warwickshire, GB, to Dr Dudley Gotla.


*In Melbourne on 20 March, Veronica Linehan, to Geoff Brown, a top ten Aussie player. She went on tour with him throughout the year.

* in Edinburgh (June) Joyce F.T. Wilson, Scottish county player, to Raoul Boothman, also a tennis player.

*June 19 29 year old war widow Betty Hilton (nee Clements), to Birmingham businessman Charles Harrison. She announces her retirement after Wimbledon, saying "I have finished with big time tennis for good. I feel I have had my day and in any case I don't think that marriage and tennis mix. " Harrison said she might enter local events for fun.

Tournaments with unknown dates

Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Else StÝckel Prochownik d. ??

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

MX: Vera Nielsen Johansen/Kurt Nielsen d. ??

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:17 AM

Re: 1950
Week ending in 1 January

22 Dec-1 Jan Championships of Asia Calcutta, India (Grass)
Venue: Calcutta South Club

1R Gussie Moran (US) d Elizabeth Kornfeld (Isr) 6-2 6-1
1R Jean Quertier (GB) d. Pramila Khana 6-2 6-4
(The remaining players probably had a bye)

2R Patricia Todd (USA) d. Lakshmi Merchant 6-1 6-2
2R Gem Hoahing (GBR) d. Laura Woodbridge 6-2 6-4
2R Nelly Adamson (FRA) d. Mrs Sarah Mody* 6-0 6-1
2R Quertier d. Vivian Alexy 6-1 6-2
2R Kathleen Tuckey (GBR) d. Mrs E.C. Cargin 6-0 6-3
2R Moran d. Mrs G. Human 6-0 6-1
2R Maria Weiss (ARG) d. Leela Dayal 6-3 6-4
2R Betty Hilton (GBR) d. Mrs Umbreville 6-0 6-0

QF Todd d. Hoahing 6-3 6-1
QF Quertier d. Adamson 6-2 6-4
QF Tckey d. Moran 6-4 1-6 6-3
QF Hilton d. Weiss 6-3 2-6 6-2

SF Todd d Quertier 9-7 6-3
SF Hilton d Tuckey 2-6 9-7 6-4

FI Pat Todd (US) d Betty Hilton (GB) 6-4 6-0


SF Moran/Todd d Hoahing/Quertier default
SF Hilton/Tuckey d. Adamson/Weiss 3-6 6-1 6-4

FI Moran/Todd d Hilton/Tuckey 6-4 10-8


FI Moran/Philippe Washer (Bel) d Todd/Dragutin Mitic (Yug) 6-3 5-7 7-5

* Mrs. Mody played in a Sari

Draw reconstructed by Newmark from "Times of India" newspaper

Air travel in 1950 was long and uncertain. When a British contingent (including Joan Quertier and Gem Hoahing) flew out of Amsterdam with Gussie Moran and Pat Todd the landed at Calcutta’s Dum-Dum Airport 33 hours later! Gerald Paish also wrote of the tour that “ at nearly every tournament it was necessary to explain the rules to the linesman.” Umpires often implored members of the crowd to volunteer as linesman-with rules being explained on the sport!

Though the courts are “as good as Wimbledon”, the stars need some time to adjust to the incredible heat. Jean Quertier couldn't handle the extrme conditions, fainting after the first set of her semifinal. Gussie was sick for two straight days before going down to Tuckey.
December 26 1949 - January 3 1950 South Australian Championships, Adelaide, AUS (Grass)

2R S Berryman Newcombe d. M O’Donnell 61 61
2R Helen Angwin d. RH Rosman 64 60
2R Nell Hall Hopman d. B Russell 62 61
2R F Chamberlain d. J Harrison 62 64
2R Marie Toomey d. K Kennedy 60 62
2R Gwen O’Halloran Thiele d. A Sheidow 63 61
2R P Southcombe d. Mrs HT Warhurst 61 61
2R Loris Nichols d. S Sheidow 63 61

QF Newcombe d. Angwin 6-2 7-5
QF Hopman d. Chamberlain 6-2 6-3
QF Toomey d. Thiele 6-3 6-4
QF Southcombe d. Nichols 6-3 6-3

SF Hopman d. Newcombe 6-8 6-1 6-3
SF Toomey d. Southcombe 6-2 6-1

FI Nell Hopman d. Marie Toomey 6-3 6-2

DF Hopman/Newcombe d. Thiele/Toomey 6-0 6-0

MX: Newcombe/Jaroslav Drobny d. Nell and Harry Hopman 6-4 1-6 8-6


January 2, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: R. Ryan d. Val Bandy 3-6 6-2 8-6

???? Jan Border State Tennis Championships East London South Africa
FI Stevens d. Bowyer 64 64

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:17 AM

Re: 1950
Week of 2-8 January

Jan 2-8 National Championships of India Allahabad, India

1R Gussie Moran (US)-bye

SF Todd d Kay Tuckey (GB) 6-2 6-4
SF Moran d Nelly Adamson (Fr) 5-7 6-2 6-2

FI Pat Todd (US) d. Gussie Moran (US) 6-2 6-2

SF Moran/Todd d Hilton/Tuckey 6-4 7-5
FI Moran/Todd d Hoahing/Quertier 6-3 9-7

Mixed F: Todd/Dragutin Mitic d Moran/Philippe Washer 4-6 6-3 7-5

“Like a quiet English country town” compared to the hustle and bustle of Calcutta.

Jan ???? Eastern Province Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa
FI Fay Muller d Toots Watermeyer 36 86 60
Dec 26 1949 - Jan 7 1950 Manly Seaside Championships, Sydney, AUS (Grass)

1R Alison Hattersley d. Joyce Fitch 3-6 7-5 6-2

QF Nancye Wynne Bolton d. V Ashford 6-2 6-2
QF Esme Ashford d. Beryl Penrose 6-3 6-4
QF D Fogarty d. AHattersley 12-10 6-4
QF Thelma Coyne Long d ????

SF Bolton d. E Ashford 8-6 6-3
SF Long d. Fogarty 6-2 7-5

FI Thelma Long d. Nancye Bolton 6-2 6-2

FI N Wynne Bolton/ T Coyne Long d. J Fitch/ B Penrose 63 64

MXF G Worthington/ T Coyne Long d. J Bromwich/ J Fitch 64 61
January 7 1950 Albury Exhibition Albury, NSW, AUS (Grass)

WS D Hart (USA) d. L Brough (USA) 46 63 75
MXD K McGregor/ D Hart vs. C Long/ L Brough 63 36

An exhibition to introduce the American stars to the Aussie public and to help them get acclimated to Oz.
3-?? January Dixie Tennis Chmps, Tampa, FL, US (Clay)

1R Laura Lou Jahn [1] d Martha Hutchinson 6-2 6-3

2R Jahn [1] d Janet Turville 6-1 6-2
2R Marta Barnett [2] d Ewing McAllister 6-2 6-2

QF Heather Nicholls d. Lois Miller 6-4 7-5
QF Doris Jensen d. Suzanne Herr def.

SF Jahn [1] d Doris Henson 6-4 2-6 6-2
SF Barnett [2] d Heather Nicholls (Ber) 6-1 6-0
FI Laura Lou Jahn [1] d Marta Barnett [2] 9-7 1-6 6-1

SF Barnett/Jahn d. Miller/Miller 6-1 6-1
SF Jensen/Nicholls d. Turville/Marcum 6-1 10-8

FI Barnett/Jahn d Henson/Nicholls 6-3 6-1

Nicholls is a Bermudan attending Rollins College in Florida.

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:17 AM

Re: 1950
Week of 9-15 January

January 9-15 Northern India Championships New Delhi, India

QF: Gussie Moran (US) d Mrs K. Singh 6-3 6-0
QF: Pat Todd (US) d Nelly Adamson (Fra) default

SF: Todd d Gem Hoahing (Hong Kong) 6-4 6-2
SF: Moran d Jean Quertier (GB) 6-1 6-2

FI: Gussie Moran (US) d Pat Todd (US) 6-1 4-6 6-1

DF: Betty Hilton (GB)/Kay Tuckey (GB) d Gussie Moran (US)/Pat Todd (US) 6-2 6-4

MX: Pat Todd (US)/Mitic d Gussie Moran (US)/Philippe Washer (Bel) 6-2 6-2

Gussie double faults on match point in the doubles final to hand the Brits an upset win. She redeems herself by winning the singles, breaking Pat Todd's win streak on the Indian circuit. Moran played with power, while the normally sharp Todd "drove balls wide or into the net."


January 7-14, New Zealand Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand (Grass)

FI: Margaret Beverly d. Evelyn Attwood 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

DF: Margaret Beverly/M. Robertson d. Irene Hatherley/T. Poole 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

XDF: Owen Bold/Margaret Beverly d. John Barry/Evelyn Attwood 6-2, 8-6


January ???? West Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Mary Muller d. Dimbleby 6-3 6-2


January 13-14 Australia vs. United States Women “First Test”, Melbourne, Australia (Grass)

Unites States defeated Australia 3-2

1st Day

Nancye Bolton d. Doris Hart (US) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Louise Brough (US) d. Joyce Fitch 5-7 6-1 -63

Also played-not part of Test match.
Mary Hawton/ Beryl Penrose d. Esme Ashford/Dorn Fogarty 6-4
Doris Hart (US)/OW Sidwell d. Louise Brough(US)/J Crawford 9-7

2nd Day

Louise Brough (US) d. Nancye Bolton 6-2 6-3
Doris Hart (US) d. Joyce Fitch 7-5 7-5

Nancy Bolton/Joyce Fitch d. Louise Brough/Doris Hart (US) 6-0 1-6 6-3


January 9-15 Florida West Coast Championships, St. Petersburg, Florida, US (Clay)

1R: Laura Lou Jahn [1] d Louise Coley 6-3 6-2
1R: Marta Barnett [3] d Mrs Pat Funk default

FI: Laura Lou Jahn [1] d Marta Barnett [3] 9-7 6-1

DF: Marta Barnett/Laura Lou Jahn d Jean Clarke/Rhoda Hopkins 4-6 6-1 6-2

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:17 AM

Re: 1950
Week of 16-22 January

Jan 16-23 All India Hard Court Madras, India
SF Moran d Betty Hilton (GB) 8-6 6-0
SF Weiss d Pat Todd (US) 7-5 6-4

FI Gussie Moran (US) d Maria Weiss (Arg) 6-0 3-6 6-1

QF Moran/Todd d SM Roberts/Wijayawardhane (Ceylon) 6-1 3-6 6-2
QF Hoahing/Quertier d Mack/Weiss 6-4 6-1

SF Moran/Todd d Hoahing/Quertier
FI Moran/Todd d Hilton/Tuckey 7-5 6-2

Mixed F: Hilton/Geral Paish d Weiss/Pedro Masip 6-0 6-2

“The highlight of the tour”. Linesman knew what they were doing. The crowds were very vocal and noisy during matches, “on occasions their good-natured barracking sounded more like a football match than a tennis match.” Autograph hounds were tenacious in Madras, even following players to the doors of their hotel rooms.

Moran announces her engagement to British businessman Anthony Davenport. They met here in India last month. Gussie declares it was "love at first sight."

Moran announces her engagement to British businessman Anthony Davenport. They met here in India last month. Gussie declares it was "love at first sight."

Gussie apparently didn't tell her parents first. When reporters camped out at her Santa Monica home Mrs Moran said: "I can't understand how she can announce it without telling us first. We haven't heard a word about it. But, Then, gussie has been engaged several times before." When told her daughter proclaimed it was love at first sight the mother retorted, "I've heard that one before too." Finally, when asked if Gussie would ever make her home in Calcutta: " Gertrude's last letter told us that water was at such a premium she had to bathe in half a pail of water. She'd never want to stay there. i know how that girl loves to wallow in the tub."

Next to weigh in via the papers is Moran prospective father-in law, Nicholas Davenport. "I think that 'Gorgeous Gussie' ia a silly title. She is a very attractive girl. My son has always admired American women. But a little bit on lace on your panties does not make you gorgeous. In fact it seems rather Victorian to me." Nicholas suggested the pair wait rather than go through with a planend Feb 5 wedding, suggesting they wait isx months and read his book "And So to Wed", which counsels waiting.

After winning the singles final Gussie announces the wedding "off" for now.

16-22 January, Florida State Championships, Orlando

QF Doris Jensen d. Rhoda Hopkins 2-6 6-4 6-4
QF Laura Lou Jahn d. Marnee Norris 6-1 6-4
QF Heather Nicholls d. Ewing McAllister 6-4 6-0
QF Ruth Pate d. Jean Clarke 3-6 9-7 8-6

SF Jensen d. Pate 6-3 6-4
SF Jahn d. Nicholls 6-4 9-7

FI Doris Jensen d. Laura Lou Jahn 7-5 7-9 7-5

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:17 AM

Re: 1950
Jan 20-30 AUSTRALIAN Chmps, Melbourne

1st Round
Louise Brough (US)[1] d. Loris Nichols 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Jenkins d. J.Spehr-Jones 6-1 6-1
Esme Ashford[8] d. M.Wallis 3-6 9-7 6-1
Sadie Newcombe d. Norma Ellis 6-2 6-1
Joyce Fitch[4] d. F.Chamberlain 6-3 6-1
Gwen Thiele d. R. Strahan 6-3 7-5
Thelma Long[5] d. R.Lemke 6-0 6-1
J.Warnock d. P.Finn w/o

Marie Toomey d. S.Jackson 6-2 7-5
Mary Hawton[6] d. M.Exelby 6-2 6-2
Carmen Borelli d. Beryl Penrose w/o
Nancye Bolton[3] d. P.Cunningham 6-0 6-0
B. McIntyre d. G.Bryant w/o
Nell Hopman[7] d. E.Robertson 6-3 6-1
Clare Proctor d. Pam Southcombe 6-4 6-3
Doris Hart(US)[2] d. Dorothy Moran 6-2 6-2

2nd Round
Brough[1] d. Jenkins 6-1 6-3
Newcombe d. Ashford [8] 6-3 6-4
Fitch[4] d. Thiele 6-3 6-4
Long[5] d. Warnock 6-2 6-1

Hawton[6] d. Toomey 6-3 8-6
Bolton[3] d. Borelli 6-0 6-0
Hopman[7] d. McIntyre 8-6 6-2
Hart[2] d. Proctor 6-3 6-3

Brough[1] d. Newcombe 6-2 6-2
Fitch[4] d. Long[5] 7-5 0-6 6-4
Bolton[3] d. Hawton[6] 6-0 6-2
Hart[2] d. Hopman[7] 6-0 6-1

Brough[1] d. Fitch[4] 6-4 6-4
Hart[2] d. Bolton[3] 6-2 6-3

Brough[1] d. Hart[2] 6-4 3-6 6-4

1st Round
Brough/Hart[1] bye
Dorothy Jenkins/Claire Proctor d. N.Ellis/J.Warnock 6-4 8-6
Ashford/Hopman[4] d. L.Nichols/M.Toomey 6-1 6-1
F.Chamberlain/S.Jackson d. B.Penrose/P.Southcombe w/o
S.Newcombe/G.Thiele d. E.Robertson/R.Strahan 6-3 6-2
J.Fitch/M.Hawton[3] d. M.Rowe/N.Stewart 6-1 6-1
D.Moran/B.Ruffin d. B.Cox/J.Spehr-Jones 6-3 6-3
Bolton/Long[2] bye

Brough/Hart[1] d. D.Jenkins/C.Proctor 6-4 6-1
Ashford/Hopman[4] d. F.Chamberlain/S.Jackson 6-3 6-0
J.Fitch/M.Hawton[3] d. S.Newcombe/G.Thiele 6-3 6-2
Bolton/Long[2] d. D.Moran/B.Ruffin 6-3 6-1

Brough/Hart[1] d. Ashford/Hopman[4] 6-2 6-4
Bolton/Long[2] d. J.Fitch/M.Hawton[3] 6-2 7-5

Brough/Hart[1] d. Bolton/Long[2] 6-3 2-6 6-3
Honoring her promise of returning to Australia with another American, Doris Hart and Louise Brough contested the Australian Championships. As winner of the two previous Wimbledons, Brough was allocated top seeding with 2 Hart, 3 Bolton, 4 Fitch, 5 Long, 6 Hawton, 7 Hopman, 8 Ashford. Only Ashford failed to make the quarterfinals, losing to Sadie Newcombe 6-3 6-4. Newcombe then fell to Brough and Hart thrashed Hopman 6-0 6-1. Bolton looked nearly as strong – though not in the volleying department – in eliminating Hawton, while Joy Fitch confirmed her seeding over Thelma Long.
Fitch led Brough 3-1 in both sets in the semi-finals, but could not capitalize on her chances in the face of Brough's remorseless aggression, though the score of 6-4 6-4 showed just how close Fitch was to world class. Hart had all her copious talents on display against Nancye Bolton – drives, smashes, stop volleys and her perfect drop shot. Her serve was also functioning smoothly as she outclassed the local champion 6-2 6-3.

Fans had every reason to anticipate a crackerjack final, for Brough-Hart encounters were known over the world to be tough, tight encounters with no quarter given. This one was no exception. But for a brief period when her serve fell away, Brough maintained a slight margin of supremacy all throughout by virtue of her greater fleetness of foot, determination in defense and sharpness on the volley. She used the lob craftily too, coming in behind it to take possession of the forecourt. Hart slugged it out to the end, but Brough scored 6-4 3-6 6-4.

Mixed Doubles 1st Round
All except byes except following pairs
CE Wilderspin/ J Warnock d. I Occleshaw/ F Chamberlain 64 64
E Sturgess/ J Fitch d. K Rogers/ J Strickland 61 61
G Sheil/ D Moran d. D Hamilton/ L Nichols 62 62
H Hopman/ N Hopman d. A Kendall/ N Ellis 60 62
RJ Reid/ R Strahen d. H Skennar/ P Finn 36 62 62
D Candy/ AR Thiele d. LK Vinson/ S Jackson 62 60
MG Rose/ P Southcombe d. R Clements/ G Bryant wo
D Tregonning/ E Ashford d. F Lonegan/ M O'Donnell 62 61
CF Long/ N Bolton d. R Hartwig/ D Jenkins wo
JS Barnett/ M Toomey d. I Ayre/ J Spehr Jones 63 75

2nd Round
J Bromwich/ L Brough d. JA Mehaffey/ M Newcombe 62 61
K McGregor/ K Hawton d. CE Wilderspin/ J Warnock 63 62
E Sturgess/ J Fitch d. G Sheil/ D Moran 60 61
H Hopman/ N Hopman d. RJ Reid/ R Strahen 61 64

D Candy/ AR Thiele d. MG Rose/ P Southcombe 46 62 64
CF Long/ N Bolton d. D Tregonning/ E Ashford 60 61
G Worthington/ T Long d. JS Barnett/ M Toomey 61 63
F Sedgman/ D Hart d. EC Stewart/ C Proctor 61 61

J Bromwich/ L Brough d. K McGregor/ K Hawton 63 62
E Sturgess/ J Fitch d. H Hopman/ N Hopman 62 62
D Candy/ AR Thiele d. CF Long/ N Bolton 63 64
F Sedgman/ D Hart d. G Worthington/ T Long 64 61

E Sturgess/ J Fitch d. J Bromwich/ L Brough 46 63 64
F Sedgman/ D Hart d. D Candy/ AR Thiele 63 63

F Sedgman/ D Hart d. E Sturgess/ J Fitch 86 64

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:18 AM

Re: 1950
Week of January 23-29

January 22-29, Scandanavian Covered Court Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)

QF: Hilde Sperling d Jacqueline Marcellin (Fra) 6-2 6-1
QF: Jean Walker-Smith (GB) d Lisa-Gram Anderson 6-3 7-5
QF: Joan Curry (GB) d Maire Arni (Fin) 3-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Bibbi Gullbrandson (Swe) d Anne-Marie Seghers (Fra) 6-3 6-3

SF: Sperling d Walker-Smith 6-1 6-3
SF: Curry d Gullbrandsson 6-2 8-6

FI: Hilde Sperling d. Joan Curry (GB) 6-3 6-0

DF: Bibbi Gulbrandsson (Swe)/Hide Sperling d. Lisa-Gram Anderson/Vera Johansen 6-2 3-0 retired

MX: Bibbi Gullbrandsson (Swe)/Sven Davidsson (Swe) d. Hilde Sperling/Bernard Destremau (Fra) 6-8 6-2 6-3


January 22-28 Southwest India Championships, Trivandrun, India

FI: Pat Todd (US) d Gussie Moran (US) 6-2 6-3


January 26-31, Western India Championships, Bombay, India

FI: Gem Hoahing (GB) d. L. Dayal 6-0 6-1

DF: Gem Hoahing (GBR)/Joan Ingram (GB) d. L. Dayal/Promilla Khana 6-1 6-2

MX: Laura Woodbridge/1g. Vasant d. Lakshmi Merchant/Gerald D. Oakley (GB) 10-8 7-5


January 23-29 South Florida Championships West Palm Beach, Florida, US (Clay)

QF: Jean Clarke d Nancy Dickson default
QF: Marta Barnett d Jean French default
QF: Rhoda Hopkins d Ewing McAllister 6-1 6-1
QF: Pat Miller d Angelica Kauffman 6-2 6-0

SF: Clarke d Barnett 6-1 6-2
SF: Hopkins d Miller 6-0 6-0

FI: Jean Clarke d Rhoda Hopkins 7-5 6-8 6-1

DF: Jean Clarke/Morrison d Marta Barnett/Ewing McAllister 9-7 5-7 8-6


ends January 30, Wangaratta Tournament, Wangaretta, Victoria, Australia

FI: Esme Ashford d. Mary Hawton 7-5 6-3

This date may well be "off" as both finalists participated in the Australian Nationals at about the same time.

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:18 AM

Re: 1950
Week of 30 January-5 February

February 4 Australia vs. USA Women “Second Test”, Adelaide

USA defeated Australia 4-1

1st Day
WS Doris Hart (US) d. Nancye Wynne Bolton 62 108
WS Louise Brough (US) d. Thelma Coyne Long 60 36 61
WD Bolton/Long d. Brough/ Hart (US) 68 64 63

2nd Day
WS Hart (USA) d. Long 61 97
WS Brough (US) d. Bolton 75 63

Also Exhibition doubles
MXD Warhurst/ Hart d. Mehaffey/ Brough 63 26 75
January 30-February 5 Austin Smith Championships Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US (Clay)

SF Jahn d Lois Miller 6-2 6-1
SF Hopkins d Jean French 8-6 6-1

FI Laura Lou Jahn d Rhoda Hopkins 6-8 6-3 6-3

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:18 AM

Re: 1950
Week of February 6-12

February 10-11 Australia vs. USA Women “Third Test”, Sydney

USA defeated Australia 4-1

1st Day
WS Nancye Wynne Bolton d. Doris Hart (USA) 75 60
WS Louise Brough (USA) d. Joyce Fitch 26 61 63

2nd Day
WS Brough (USA) d. Bolton 26 61 62
WS Hart (USA) d. Fitch 36 62 62
WD Brough/ Hart d. Bolton/ Fitch 62 86
12 Feb, Philippine Championships Manila, Philippines

FI Maria Teran de Weiss (Arg) d. Minda Ochoa Moldero 6-1 6-1
Feb 6-12, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida (Clay)

QF Marta Barnett d. Mrs. Charles Church 6-0 6-0
QF Mrs. Harvey James d. Suzanne Herr 8-6 5-7 6-3
QF Rhoda Hopkins d. Stella Gramaldi 6-3 6-1
QF Lois Miller d. Helen Holmes 6-0 6-1

SF Barnett d. James 6-3 6-2
SF Hopkins d. Miller 6-3 4-6 6-0

FI Rhoda Hopkins d. Marta Barnett 6-3 6-4

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:18 AM

Re: 1950
Week of February 13-19

ends Feb 19 Paris Covered Court Championships of France (IN)
Venue: Racing club de France

QF ? Pannetier d Annalissa Bossi (Ity) 6-2 6-4
SF Seghers d J.Boutin 75 46 63
SF Halff d S. Pannetier

FI Seghers d Arlette Halff 6-1 6-2

SF Dubois/Pannetier d Boegner/Galtier 6-2 6-3
SF Halff/Seghers d J. Foy/Andree Varin 6-2 6-3
FI Halff/Seghers d Dubois/Pannetier 6-3 6-1

MX: Sven Davidson/Marcellin d Cucelli/Nicla Migliori default

*Note: Kay Stammers Menzies leaves GB this month to go live with her husband in South Africa.
February 16-19 Annual Palm Springs Invitation Palm Springs, CA (Cement)

QF Helen Pastall Perez d Pay Yeomans 7-5 6-0
QF Mary Arnold Prentiss d Dodo Bundy Cheney 7-5 6-3
QF Magda Rurac d Barbara Kimbrell 6-4 6-2

SF Pastall d Arnold 3-6 6-3 6-2
SF Nancy Chaffee d Rurac ????

FI Helen Perez d Nancy Chaffee 3-6 10-8 6-4

February 14 Canterbury Sydney Exhibition

WD N Wynne Bolton/ E Ashford d. T Coyne Long/ L Brough (USA) 64 64
MXD M Rose/ L Brough d. GE Brown/ N Wynne Bolton 36 61 63
MXD Rose/ E Ashford d. Brown/ Coyne Long 63 75
Feb 16-19 Cricket Club of India Chmps, Bombay, India

Venue: Cricket Club of India

1R Gussie Moran (US) d Laxmi Mercahnt 6-1 6-0
1R Pat Todd (US) d Jaya Kania 6-1 6-0

SF Moran d Laura Woodbridge 6-0 6-1
SF Todd d Pramilla Khanna 6-2 6-4

FI Gussie Moran d Pat Todd 6-2 6-3

DF Joan Ingram/Todd d Khanna/Moran 6-4 6-0

While Gussie wins in India she is still making news halfway around the world with her panties. The designer of the notorious undergarments was fired from his Wimbledon job after the committee objected to his plans to design another outfit for Glamorous Gussie. Tinling: "The club hierarchy thought the panties outrageous. I tohught them glamorous and sensational and just what was needed to add a bot of sex to the place."

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:18 AM

Re: 1950
Week of February 20-26

February 20 1950 Killara Sydney Exhibition

WS T Coyne Long d L Brough (USA) 63 61
MXD M Rose/ Coyne Long d. J Crawford/ Brough 86 61

Brough left Sydney for America that night

March 12, add to Caribbean;

QF Barnett/Elaine Lewicki bye
QF Chafee/Rosenquest d. Cambridge/Mary Carvajal 6-1 6-0
QF Kay McKean/Virginia Royer d. Ramsey/Mrs. M.B. Praczukowski8-10 64- 7-5
QF Lewis/Morrison d. Mrs. H.F. Bicknell/Dr. Margaret Bevan 6-1 6-2

SF Chaffee/Rosenquest d. Barnett/Lewicki 9-7 6-4
SF Lewis/Morrison d. Boyer/McKean 6-3 7-5

FI Chaffee/Rosenquest d. Lewis/Morrison 6-1 6-2

MX Chaffee/Fred Kovaleski d. Rosenquest/Tony Trabert 6-2 6-2

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:19 AM

Re: 1950
Week of February 27-March 5

February 27-March 5 Eastern Indoor Chmps New York, NY, US (Indoor)
Venue: Kingsbridge Armory, the Bronx.

QF Althea Gibson d Isabel Troccole 6-1 6-2
QF Edna Salichs d Susan Bralower 6-0 6-1
QF Judy Atterbury d Helen Germaine 6-3 6-3
QF Millicent Hirsch Lang d Norma Taubele Barber 3-6 6-2 6-0

SF Gibson d Salichs 7-5 6-3
SF Lang d Atterbury 6-3 6-4

FI Althea Gibson d Millicent Hirsch Lang 6-3 6-1

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:19 AM

Re: 1950
Week of March 6-12

March 3-12 Championships Of Egypt Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

1R Gussie Moran (US) d Nancy Eid 6-0 6-0
1R Marie Teran de Weiss (Arg) d Mrs Elliott Payne 6-1 6-1

QF Moran d Georgina Greiss 6-0 6-0
QF Weiss d Barbara Scofield (US) 5-7 6-0 6-3

SF Moran (US) d Gem Hoahing (GB) 6-0 6-4
SF Weiss d Annalissa Bossi (Ity) 6-2 6-2

FI Gussie Moran d Annalissa Bossi 6-2 6-3


QF Scofield/Weiss d Mrs Brown/MrsSaul 6-4 6-1
QF Moran/Todd d Guillemot/Vassiliades 6-3 6-0

SF Scofield/Weiss d Bossi/Hoahing 6-4 6-1
SF Moran/Todd d Greiss/Bessie Ventner 6-4 11-9

FI Moran/Pat Todd d Scofield/Weiss 6-1 6-2

Mixed F: Moran/Philippe Washer d Todd/Adrian qusit 9-7 6-2

Pat Todd was ill and taken to a hospital at the start of the tourney. She drops out of the singles and plays only doubles. a capacity crowd of 6,000 sees the mixed final.

*Note: check spelling for Vetner.
March 6-12 Caribbean Championships Montego Bay Jamaica (Grass)

QF Nancy Chaffee d Kay Winthrop 6-2 6-2
QF Betty Rosenquest d Mildred Cambridge 6-0 6-1
QF Marta Barnett d Baba Madden Lewis 8-6 6-3
QF Nancy Morrison d Ivy Covey Ramsey 10-8 6-0

SF Chaffee d Rosenquest 6-4 6-4
SF Morrison d Barnett 6-4 3-6 6-4

FI Nancy Chaffee d Nancy Morrison 9-7 6-0


1R Barnett/Elaine Lewicki bye
1R Chafee/Rosenquest d. Cambridge/Mary Carvajal 6-1 6-0
1R Kay McKean/Virginia Royer d. Ramsey/Mrs. M.B. Praczukowski8-10 64- 7-5
1R Lewis/Morrison d. Mrs. H.F. Bicknell/Dr. Margaret Bevan 6-1 6-2

SF Chaffee/Rosenquest d. Barnett/Lewicki 9-7 6-4
SF Lewis/Morrison d. Boyer/McKean 6-3 7-5

FI Chaffee/Rosenquest d. Lewis/Morrison 6-1 6-2

MX Chaffee/Fred Kovaleski d. Rosenquest/Tony Trabert 6-2 6-2

February 28-March 12, Central American and Caribbean Games, Guatemala

FI: Hilde Heyn (Mex) d. Imelda "Melita" Ramirez (Mex) ??

DF: Carmen Christlieb (Mex) /Hilde Heyn (Mex) d. Sibilla Garbrecht/Alicia de Linares ??

MX: Melita Ramirez/Gustavo Palafox (Mex) d. Carmen Nottebohn/Hector Estrada (Gua) ??

March 13, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Joy Strickland d. L. Lamb 6-3 8-6

Rollo Sep 18th, 2008 12:19 AM

Re: 1950
Week of March 13-19

March 13-19 Cannes Lawn Tennis Tournament, Cannes, FRN (Clay)

QF Gilberte Jamin d Blanchett 6-1 6-1
QF Andy Ross-Dilley (GB) d J Poncelet 5-7 6-0 6-3
QF Lucia Manfredi (Ity) d A Passet 6-1 6-2

SF Jamain d A Ross-Dilley 6-2 6-2
SF Manfredi d Solvieg Glietenberg 7-5 6-3

FI Lucia Manfredi d Gilberte Jamain 2-6 7-5 6-4

DF Manfredi/Passet d Glietenberg/Jamain 6-3 6-2

March 10-19 La Jolla Invitation La Jolla, California (Cement)

QF Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher d Patsy Zellmer 6-0 6-2
QF Barbara Kimbrell d Pay Yeomans 6-2 6-3
QF Mary Arnold Prentiss d Barbara Green 6-0 6-3
QF Dodo Bundy Chney d Mo Connolly 6-4 6-4

SF Kelleher d Kimbrell 6-1 4-6 6-4
SF Cheney d Prentiss 4-6 7-5 6-2

FI Dodo Cheney d Gracyn Kelleher 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles
QF Louise Brough/George Richards d. Zellmer/Robert Stanford 6-1 8-6
QF Prentiss/Jack Shoemaker d. Kimbrell/Bob Kimbrell 3-6 6-4 6-4
QF Cheney/Bill Canning d. Kelleher/Robert Kelleher 6-3 6-3
QF Connolly/Ted Schroeder d. Yeomans/Ed Yeomans 6-3 6-4

SF Prentiss/Shoemaker d. Brough/Richards 4-6 6-4 6-2
SF Connolly/Schroeder d. Cheney/Canning 7-5 6-3

FI Connolly/Schroeder d. Prentiss/Shoemaker 6-3 4-6 6-3
Mid-March New England Indoor Chmps Longwood, Mass, US (Indoors)

QF Baba Madden Lewis d Elaine Lewicki 6-4 3-6 6-3
QF Kay Hubbell d Edith Ann Sullivan 6-3 6-1
QF Lois Felix d Jean Davis 6-1 6-3
QF Midge Gladman Buck d Marjorie Sachs Pickhardt 6-0 7-5

SF Lewis d Hubbell 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF M Buck d Felix 6-2 6-4

FI Midge Buck d Baba Lewis 6-1 6-2

DF Johnson-Pickhardt d Felix/Hubbell 6-4 3-6 7-5
Ending Sunday March 19 Eastern Suburbs Hard Court Chmps, Kensington East Courts Sydney
(Played mainly over weekends)

SF T Coyne Long d. H Taylor 60 61
SF E Ashford d. D Fogarty 16 61 61

FI Coyne Long d. Ashford 63 97

*Note, ask Andrew Tas about date-his states sunday March 21.
March 17-18 US vs South Africa Capetown, SAF

United States d South Africa 5-3 (included mens and womens matches)

Day 1
Doris Hart (US) d Sheila Summers 3-6 6-1 6-2
Cockburn/Watermeyer d Fry/Tappy Larsen (US) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Hart/Vic Seixas (US) d Summers/Eric Sturgess 6-2 4-6 7-5

Day 2
Shirley Fry (US) d Mary Muller 6-1 4-6 6-0
Fry/Hart (US) d Sheila Summers/E Watermeyer 6-3 8-6

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