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DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

1895 Results
Thanks to Mark Ryan and Rollo for the creation of the format and collection of results for this year, and Brian Stewart for the slams.


Date Unknown, New Zealand Championships

K Hitchings

Date Unknown, Natal Championship, South Africa

FI Norah Hickman d. Forder 6-4 6-1

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results

April 1-6, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club


FI: Charlotte Cooper d Henrietta Horncastle 9-7 6-1.

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-4 3-6 6-1

[From American Lawn Tennis]
The All-Comers final was on a Thursday. This was a new venue for this event, which had previously been held at Hyde Park, which had only 1 indoor court. Chattie Cooper was belwo form for much of the first set, missing routine shots, especially volleys, a weapon that is usually her forte. 'Horncastle, on the other hand, has made distinct improvement since last season. Her returns are much more severe, besides being well-laced, and she possesses a fairly strong backhand."

Cooper won a hotly contested final, only gaining the upper hand when she went out to 4 nil in the third set. During one thrilling point in the second game she dropped her racquet then picked it back up to reach a ball. Austin then sent it over the baseline. "The winner played a capital game, and showed much better form than in her other math (vs Horncastle)." ALT noteed the frequent volleying, and "on several ocassions Miss Cooper brought off a very telling smash."

Circa April 3-8, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

CR: LE Payne d. Maisie Parr (holder) 6-2 6-4

DF: L Payne/Wyatt d ??

MX: LE Payne/Mr Bowen d Brown/ Mr Harbison

Date Unknown, Nice Lawn Tennis Club Championship

Won by Bernard

April 22-27, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Wood)

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Ruth Dyas 6-1 6-0

There was a spring and an autumn edition of this tournament this year. It was usually just held in the autumn.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results

May 7-11, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

CR: Mabel Shaw d. S Dransfield (holder) 6-3 2-6 6-3

Doubles Challenge Round
CR: M Dransfield/P Dransfield (holders) d. Ada Keele/E. Mackenzie 9-7 10-8

Mixed Doubles
CR: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun (holders) d. Miss Dransfield/Dudley Webb 6-1 6-4

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Early June

May 27-June 1, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Jane Corder d Mrs Ottley 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Pope-bye
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 6-3 7-5
1R: Miss Shaw d E Cooper 6-3 6-2

1R: Lottie Paterson d Miss Murray 6-4 6-2
1R: Ruth Dyas d Miss Woodbridge 6-1 6-2
1R: Beatrice Draffen d F White 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Maxwell-bye

QF: Corder d Pope 6-2 6-3
QF: C Cooper d Shaw 6-2 6-4
QF: Paterson d Dyas 2-6 8-6 6-4
QF: Draffen d Maxwell 6-2 6-1

SF: Paterson d Draffen 6-0 2-6 [as reported-either an error or a retirement]
SF: C Cooper d Corder 6-4 6-2 6-4 [As reported-could the 6-4 set here be the last set from the match above?]

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Lottie Paterson 6-4 6-4


1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d Ruth Dyas/Miss Woodbridge 6-3 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson/Miss Pope d Miss Maxwell/FWhite 7-5 7-5
1R: Mrs Draffen/Lottie Paterson d Jane Corder/Miss Shaw 6-4 8-6

SF: Charlotte Cooper (GB)/E Cooper (GB) d. Martin/Stanuell 6-4 7-5

FI: Charlotte Cooper (GB)/E Cooper(GB) d. Helen Jackson/Miss Pope 6-1 6-3

Mixed Doubles

QF: Jane Corder/George Greville d. Louisa Martin/GC Ball-Greene 4-6 6-2 6-4

FI: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Jane Corder/George Greville 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-2

Today's Woman had a piece on this event. Entries were smaller than usual, but crowds were large and fashionable.

Louisa Martin is unable to play in the singles event for an unspecified reason, but plays ladies’ doubles with Florence Stanuell and mixed doubles with George C. Ball-Greene.

The Misses Cooper wore "black serge skirts with blue blouses', which the writer considered most becoming.


Date unknown, Ealing [GR}, GB

Won by A Brown

June 3-8, Middlesex Championships, Chiswick Park, London, England (Grass)

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-3 7-5

began June 3, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Miss Stoltz d. Mrs Kirkwood (holder) default

June 10-15, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

SF: Louisa Martin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-1 6-3
SF: Helen Jackson d. Maud Shackle 8-6 6-3

ACF: Louisa Martin d. Helen Jackson 7-5 6-3

CR: Louisa Martin d. Blanche Hillyard (holder) default

DF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper/Bertha Steedman 6-4 1-6 7-5

Mixed Doubles

ACF: Wilfred Baddeley/Maud Shackle d. Frank L. Riseley/Jane Corder 6-2 6-3

CR: Harold Mahony/Charlotte Cooper (holders) d. Wilfred Baddeley/Maud Shackle 0-6 6-4 6-1


began June 12 Middle States Championships, Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club.

MX: Augusta Schultz/Clarence Hobart d Juliette Atkinson/Dr WN Frazer 0-6 6-2 6-3 7-5

Therw as no ladies singles or doubles

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Late June

June 13-15, Bohemian Championships, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)


1R: Milada Cifka d. M von Glutschnik 6-2 6-3

QF: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. A. von Stoninka Holodow 6-1 6-2
QF: Baroness Albina Spens-Boden d. Frau Strasy 6-4 6-3
QF: Frl Hodik d. Milada Cifka 6-3 6-4
QF: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. Frl von Simina 6-4 4-6 6-2

SF: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. Baroness Albina Spens-Boden 6-2 3-6 7-5
SF: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. Frl Hodik 6-3 6-3

FI: Countess Kara von Nostitz d. Hedwig Rosenbaum 6-4 6-4

Originally thought to be the first Bohemian Championships for women, Mark Ryan has discovered that this was in fact the second edition of the event for women.

Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at this point in time. Hedwig Rosenbaum was from Prague in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). Rosembaum went on to further success, while the winner "Kara" (nee Karolina Maria Olga Chotkova) von Nostitz had a series of five sons from 1887 to 1900, probably effectively ending her tennis career. Kara's sister Sophie later wed Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.


June 17-22, West Side Lawn Tennis Club, New York, USA (Grass)


1R: Alice Stratton d Kathleen Atkinson 6-4 6-8 6-3

SF: Mary Millett d. Stratton 1-6 6-3 7-5
SF: Juliette Atkinson d. Anna Trimmer 6-1 6-0

FI: Juliette Atkinson d. Mary Millett 6-4 6-2 6-3

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Dr WN Frazer d. Helena Hellwig/Jahial Parmly Paret 7-5 3-6 6-3 9-7

American lawn Tennis calls the 1st round the Preliminary Round.

June 17-22, West of England Championships*, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Mrs O’Neill 6-1 6-1

DF: M Jones/LH Paterson d. Mrs O’Neill/Miss Provis 6-0 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Clement Cazalet d. E Parr/GM Butterworth 6-3 6-2

* This tournament had not been held since 1891.

June 17-22, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

CR: Edith Austin (holder) d. A. Wilson 6-3 6-1

June 24-29, London Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Grass)

CR: Maud Shackle d. Edith Austin (holder) 6-2 7-5

June 24-29, Bristol and Clifton Open, Ashley Down, Bristol, Avon, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering 6-3 6-1

A contestant named Mrs N Nevill=Mabel Grant Nevill, South African Champion in the early 1890s. Mrs Neville played an event at Hull in June but lost every game "Unsurprisingly was greatly upset at this", wrote her husband.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results
June 25-29, US Championships, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass)

Holder Helena Hellwig sits out until Challenge Round final.

First Round

Juliette Atkinson d. Emily Neff default
Amy Williams-bye
Kathleen Atkinson d. Gertrude Clarke 6-3 6-2
Mary Warren d. Alice Taylor 6-1 6-1

Bertha Toulmin-bye
Elizabeth Taylor-bye
Bessie Moore d. Ethel Bankson 6-2 6-1
Grace Booth d. Elizabeth Slevin 6-4 5-6 8-6


J Atkinson d. Williams 6-0 6-4
K Atkinson d. Warren 6-3 6-2
Toulmin d. Taylor 6-1 6-2
Moore d. Booth 6-0 6-2


J Atkinson d. K Atkinson 6-1 6-4
Moore d. Toulmin 6-4 6-4

All Comers Final

Juliette Atkinson d. Bessie Moore 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-0

Challenge Round

Juliette Atkinson d. Helena Hellwig (holder) 6-4 6-3 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7)

First Round

Juliette Atkinson/Helena Hellwig bye
Beecroft/May Redfield d. Mary Warren/Sayen 6-3 6-5
Ethel Bankson/Bertha Toulmin d. Kathleen Atkinson/Grace Booth 6-3 5-6 6-4
Bessie Moore/Amy Williams d. Morice/Stroud 6-1 6-2


J Atkinson/Hellwig d. Beecroft/Refield 6-0 6-0
Moore/Williams d. Bankson/Toulmin 2-6 6-1 6-4


Juliette Atkinson/Helena Hellwig d. Bessie Moore/Amy Williams 6-2 6-3 12-10


Mixed Doubles


Juliette Atkinson/Edwin Fischer d.Amy Williams//Mantle Williams 4-6 8-6 6-2

Two singles rounds were contested on opening day.

* "Bessie" Moore had suffered from "la grippe" ('flu) in 1894. This had checked her progress somewhat. She spent the spring of 1895 recovering in Florida before returning to competition. American Lawn Tennis is consistent is using Helena (and not Helen) Hellwig.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:28 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Early July

July 1-4, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

ACF: Jane Corder d. Ruth Dyas 6-3 6-2

CR: Jane Corder d. Helen Jackson (holder) 4-6 7-5 6-4

July 1-6, Gipsy Lawn Tennis Club, London, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Childs d. Ruth Pennington-Legh 6-4, 6-4*

* The women's singles event at this, the second edition of this tournament, was still handicap only.

July 5-9, Bad Kissingen, Germany (Grass)

FI: Frl von Helldorf d. Baroness Waldsheel 7-5, 6-4

MX: Frl von Hoven/Charles Voigt d. Frl von Butter/Count Muenster 6-2 6-1

Unusually for a tournament played in Continental Europe, the surface was grass.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

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July 8-15, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)


1R: Alice Pickering-bye
1R: Maud Shackle-bye
1R: Bernard-bye
1R: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 7-5 6-3

1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye
1R: Lottie Patterson-bye
1R: Beatrice Draffen-bye
1R: Henrietta Horncastle-bye

QF: Pickering d. Shackle 3-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Jackson d. Bernard 6-0 6-2
QF: Cooper d. Patterson 6-3 9-11 6-2
QF: Draffen d. Horncastle 6-2 6-0

SF: Jackson d. Pickering 6-4 3-6 8-6
SF: Cooper d. Draffen 6-2 6-8 6-1

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6

CR: Charlotte Cooper d. Blanche Hillyard (holder) default

This was the first of five singles titles at Wimbledon for Charlotte Cooper. Only seven other women have won more than five Wimbledon singles titles.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Late July

July 9-13, Canadian Championships, Niagara-On-The Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

CR: Mrs Sydney Smith d. Maude Delano-Osborne (holder) 3-6 6-1 6-3

Mrs Sydney Smith, of Ottawa, that was also runner-up in 1892, 1893 and 1896. She was unable to play in 1894. It was hoped that Blanche Hillyard would enter, as it was rumoured she was visiting Canada with her husband. This hope prvoed to be in vasin


July 22-24, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

ACF: Ruth Dyas d. Mrs Valentin 6-3 6-1

CR: Ruth Dyas d. L Kendal (holder) default

July 25-27, Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. C Jones 4-6 6-4 7-5

This year the women’s singles event at this tournament was "handicap" only.

Date Unknown, Czechoslovakia International Championship

M Cifkova

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Early August

July 27-August 3, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

ACF: Amy Pratten d. Mant 7-5 6-1

CR: Amy Pratten d. Miss Pugh (holder) 6-4 5-7 7-5

There were no open women's doubles or mixed doubles events at this tournament at this point in time.

July 29-August 3, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Helen Jackson 7-5 6-1

DF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper/E. Cooper 6-3, 6-3

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony 3-6 6-2 6-4

August 5-12, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 6-0 3-6 6-3

August 6-10, West of Scotland Championships, Castle Wemyss, Wemyss Bay, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. K Jamieson 6-2 6-1

DF: R Templeton/K Young d. Miss Arbuthnot/Miss Gilling-Lax 6-1 6-4

MX: Miss Heitzmann/K Marley d. Miss Arbuthnot/GW Peacocke 6-0 6-3

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Late August

August 13-17, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 3-6 6-3

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Charlotte Cooper/E Cooper 6-3 6-1

MX: Harold Mahony/Charlotte Cooper d. George Hillyard/Blanche Hillyard 6-3 6-8 6-1

August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: Elsie Lane d. A. Inge 6-1 6-3

Circa mid-August, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, USA (Hard)

FI: Miss Kershaw d. Mrs Eaton 6-0 6-0

DF: Miss Eaton/Mrs Eaton d. Mrs Burill/Miss Kershaw 6-4, 6-2

It is not clear whether or not there was a Challenge Round in the women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events at this tournament at this point in time.

began August 20, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Toupie Lowther(GB) d. S. Pollen 6-2 6-1

This player's real first name was May. It is not known why she used the sobriquet "Toupie".

August 19-24, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

CR: LH Paterson (holder) d. Ida Cressy 8-6 6-3

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

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September 2-7, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

ACF: Helen Jackson d. Maud Shackle 6-3 4-6 6-2

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Helen Jackson 6-2 6-2

DF: Helen Jackson/Maud Shackle d. Miss Bryan/LH Paterson 9-7 6-3

MX: Charlotte Cooper/Grainger Chaytor d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley default

September 2-9, Ontario Championships, Hamilton, Canada

FI: Maude Delano-Osborne d. Mrs Whitehead 6-2 12-10

MX: Mrs Sydney Smith/Carr Neel d. Edith Wood/Edwin Fischer 6-2 6-2
September 7-9, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

CR: Marion Jones d. Bee Hooper (holder) 7-5 3-6 6-3

*Note that there is some mystery surrounding this event from 1895 to 1897. Many sources list no winner. . An article from te San Francisco call on September 7 declared as of that day only two ladies had entered the event to challenge Bee Hooper. The names given were Miss Mitchell and Miss Martin-both from Reno, Nevada. An articlef from the same paper then reports on the chalenge round, calling Marion Jones the only competitor in this event to chalenge Hooper. This suggests that both Martin and Mitchell failed to show or defaulted. The Call went into delightful detail about both ladies. "On one side of the net was pretty Bee Hooper, a typical summer girl in her white straw hat, pink waist and white dick shirt, on the other hand was a young girl not yet in long skirts and with a briad down her back. She was unkwon to most of the spectators, but before many exchanges had been made "the little girl", as she was immediately dubbed, became a great favorite and her every scoring stroke was greeted with applause." The society crowd completely filled one of the long grandstands to watch a match with many interesting rallies.


September ????? Sleepy Hollow Club Tournament, Tarrytown , New York, NY, US (Grass)
Venue: Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club


1R: Augusta Bradley-bye
1R: Alice Ewings d AE Punnett 6-2 7-5
1R: Helena Hellwig d Mary Linson 6-0 6-0
1R: Kathleen Atkinson d Jessie Silver 5-7 6-2 6-4

SF: Bradley d Ewings 6-0 6-1
SF: Hellwig d K Atkinson 6-0 6-2

FI: Helena Hellwig d Augusta Bradley 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Helena Hellwig/Philira Pitcher d Augusta Bradley/Helen Swayer 6-3 6-0

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Kathleen Atkinson d Helena Hellwig/Philira Pitcher 6-4 7-5

MX: Helena Hellwig/William Pouch d Juliette Atkinson/ Dr WN Frazer 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 6-3

ALT states the event was held the second week in September. Note the the first round was called the "Prelimimnary Round." Helwwig won the singles easily as Juliette played doubles only.


September 9-14, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

ACF: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-0, 6-0

CR: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson (holder) 6-4 6-1

MX: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley 4-6 7-5 6-3

September 9-15, Toronto, Canada

FI: Maude Osborne d. Mrs Sydney Smith 6-1 4-6 6-3
began September 10, Dinard Tournament, Dinard, Brittany, France (Clay)

CR: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) (holder) d. Ann Arbuthnot (GB) 3-6 6-2 7-5

The Challenge Round was instituted in the women’s singles event at this tournament this year.

began September 17, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Clay)

CR: LH Paterson (GB) (holder) d. Miss Gould (GB) 6-1 6-0

September 30-October 5, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Ida Cressy 6-0 6-4

Circa early October, Western Australia Championships*, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Miss Bell d. Miss Macklin 6-3 7-5

Due to the long distances involved, the top players from the other Australian states did not take part in this tournament at this point in time. It has not been possible to find many results from the early years of this tournament, which was played over a number of weeks in some years.

DavidK Oct 2nd, 2010 01:29 PM

Re: 1895 Results

November 19-23, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

FI: Phoebe Howitt d. Mabel Shaw 6-2 6-5

DF: Phoebe Howitt/Miss Howitt d. Miss Marsh/Mabel Shaw 6-5 4-6 6-5

MX: F Waters/Miss F Waters d. Phoebe Howitt/Alfred W. Dunlop 0-6 6-2 7-5

November 22-27, French Covered Courts Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Adine Masson d. Mrs Underwood (GB) 6-3 6-2

This was the inaugural French Covered Courts Championships (it also had the grandiose title of the Championships of France or the "French Open Championships"). It was open to all players, regardless of nationality. It was played indoors, on wooden courts, and was subsequently held at Easter. This tournament was developed by Armand Masson, a relation of the player Adine Masson. They were French-Canadians based in France.

newmark401 Oct 2nd, 2010 02:38 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Would it be possible for you to check back over your work when you're finished, and maybe correct a few things? Or maybe plan it in advance? I notice you jam some of the results in under the month(s), but you leave a gap in between the month and the results in some other cases, e.g. April, where things look a bit neater as a result.

Directly under "Late June" you have [color=black] [font=verdana]. To me, that looks out of place there.

Finally, I did separate off individual results and sections in the results I submitted and which you are directly copying and pasting, but when there are other results, e.g. not submitted by me, you don't separate them off from each other, e.g. in "Jan-March" above. If you did, it would give a cleaner look to things overall.

I appreciate you're probably always in a hurry when you do what you do. That might also be why you moved straight from 1893 to 1895.

By the way, I just use my own particular format for reasons of consistency. Rollo uses many, many different formats, if you want to call them that. You appear to be more a multiple format type of person too.

DavidK Oct 4th, 2010 01:05 PM

Re: 1895 Results
Hi Mark,
I skipped from 1893 to 1895 because 1894 was already completed by Rollo, I believe.
You definately have a better eye for format than I do and I think consistency in that may matter more to you than to me. It's funny how what appeals to one eye does not even register for another. I'm afraid I don't even know what you mean by separating off results in Jan-Mar above.

You are correct that I did hurry off when I finished. I'm not even sure how the color and font marks crept in there and I will take them out.

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