Lenglen continued her dominance and met Lambert Chambers again in the Challenge Round, Lambert Chambers had defeated Ryan and Mallory to reach the final but lost 6-4 6-0. Lenglen also won the French Closed Championships and the Olympic Games. In fact Lenglen goes undefeated all year in singles as she wins 12 events.
Mallory defeated her semi-final conquerer of the previous year at the US Championships in the final and therefore won her 5th US Championships. THE USTA changed the dae of the US Nationals, from June to September. This measure was approved and had the beneficial effect of allowing players to go overseas to compete at Wimbledon in June and return for the national title.
The ITF decided to make the Ladies Doubles a championship event at the World Hard Court and World Indoor events. It was pointed out that Wimbledon had already given the women this status in 1913.
covered January 1-February 29 in the New York Times
Sources yet untapped:
American Lawn Tennis for 1920 is online at:
Many results are from research done by Newmark. His original thread may be found at:
Re: 1920 results
Comings and Goings
Elisabeth D'Ayen married a Mr Macready
Re: 1920 results
Week of December 29-January 4
December 24, 1919 - January 4, 1920, Coupe de Noel, Paris, France (Indoor)
Venue: Sporting Club de Paris
FI: Suzanne Amblard d. Marie Danet 6-0 6-0
CR: Suzanne Amblard d. Marie Conquet 6-2 6-3
MX: Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot d. Blanche Amblard/Piel 6-2 6-1
Re: 1920 results
Week of January 5-11
January 5-11, Beau Site, Cannes, France (Clay)
1R: Suzanne Lenglen d Lady Domini Elliadi Crosfield 6-0 6-0
SF: Lenglen d Marie Storms (Bel) 6-1 6-0
FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Madeline O'Neill (GB) 6-1 6-0
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran d J Sanders/Alain Gerbault 6-1 6-1
QF: Lenglen/Albarran d Lady D'Abernon/AC Hunter default
SF: Lenglen/Albarran d Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Major Ritchie* (GB) 6-3 6-2
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran d Madeline O'Neill (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-3 6-2
Major Josiah George (M.J. G.) Ritchie (1870-1955) was the gold medal winner at the 1908 Olympic Games in London. Major was his first name, not a title. In an article for ALT he remarks on how difficult it is for outsiders: "Those who expect to see wonderfully good tennis on the Riviera are liable to disappointment. The clear atmosphere and strong light non plus those unused to these conditions. Attempts at spectacular play nearly always meet with disaster. .....accuracy is a far more easy thing to go for than hard hitting " (ALT, p 19, April 15).
Re: 1920 results
Week of January 12-18
January 12-18, Carlton Club First Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: The Carlton Club
1R: Suzanne Lenglen-bye
QF: Lenglen d Lady Domini Elliadi Crosfield (GB) 6-0 6-1
SF: Lenglen d Madeline O'Neill (GB) 6-0 6-1
FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-0 6-1
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran-bye
QF: Lenglen/Albarran d Marie Storms (Bel)/Alain Gerbault 6-1 6-2
SF: Lenglen/Albarran d J Sanders/G Jung 6-1 6-1
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran 6-1 4-3 retired
Suzanne beats an off-form Ryan in only 20 minutes and retires in the mixed final after arguing with her partner, angering the crowd.
From "Ayres' Almanack" (1921) "A stiff breeze blew down the court and lowered play all round. Here the greater experience of Ritchie and his partner proved of tremendous value; they made the wind their servant instead of their master. The French pair, on the other hand, were obviously distressed, and the slower pace of the game, with deflected lobs as its feature, caused mistakes and misunderstandings. The first set was brief and one-sided, Miss Ryan showing sustained accuracy and skill, and Ritchie returning every ball with great shrewdness in the wind. At the beginning of the second set Mlle Lenglen did many fine things off her own racket, sometimes fighting two volleyers single-handed and scoring between them; but she could not maintain this effort, and after a long seventh game had gone against her side she retired from the match. Robbed of complete victory by this incident Ritchie and Miss Ryan had nevertheless shown on the day a conclusive superiority, and they were clearly entitled to win the event."
Re: 1920 results
Week of January 19-25
Re: 1920 results
Week of January 26-February 1
January 5-31 Heights Casino Tournament, Broooklyn, New York, New York (Indoors on wood)
Venue: Heights Casino
1R: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory d Katherine Cornell 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Theodore Cassebeer d Mrs Charles Bedford default
1R: Mrs H. B. Kaltenborn d Mrs SF Weaver default
1R: Mrs Rawson Wood d Mrs DeForest Candee default
QF: Mallory d Cassebeer 6-1 6-2
QF: Kalterborn d Mabel Straffin default
QF: Rawson Wood d Mrs Robert Le Roy default
QF: Eleanor Goss d Adele Bull in 2 sets
SF: Mallory d Kalterborn 6-1 6-1
SF: Goss d Rawson Wood in 2 sets
FI: Molla Mallory d. Eleanor Goss 6-0 8-6
The draw announced and play was supposed to commence on January 5, but the large women's draw and other events (there was aclass B men's event for exmaple), meant that an actual women's singles did not take place until January 10. Even after that play was sporadic, with several defaults.
In the final Molla overpowered her foe in the first se, winning the first 8 games. She also led 5-4 4-0 in the second. Goss made a fight of it towards the end by volleying well. A point analysis indicated that goss made 6o errors in the match, most of them by driving out.
January 24-31, Bengal Championships, Calcutta, Bengal, India (Grass)
Venue: Calcutta Cricket Club
FI: Mrs E. Berthoud d. Mrs Martin 6-0 6-1
MX: Mrs Keays/Zenzo Shimidzu (Jpn) d. Miss Cobbold/C. Carroll 6-4 6-3
Matches are played in the late afternoon to escape the heat.
Mrs Wightman has proposed a women's version of the Davis Cup. Doubts exist for several reasons. Andre Gobert, the French player, writes of how young ladies must travel with parents or a chaperone, and married women with husbands. Surely this would make the cost prohibitive he argues. [Letter from Gobert in ALT, April 15 issue, page53].
Hazel's idea would not com to fruition until 1963. The Wightman Cup did begin in 1923 however, with the United States and Great Britain facing off.
Re: 1920 results
Week of February 2-8
February 1-7 Height's Casino Women's Invitational. Brooklyn, New York, NY, US (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Brookyn Height's Casino
1R: Marie Wagner-bye
1R: Mrs Samuel E. Waring d Mrs E. C Sohst 6-1 6-2
1R: Phyllis Walsh d Gertrude Della Toore default
1R: Julia Gott d Mrs Ingo Hartmann 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Albert Humphreys d Mrs M. B. Straffin default
1R: Mrs Theodore Cassebeer d Mrs D. C. Mills default
1R: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory d Adele Cragin 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs W. H. Pritchard d Mrs E. C. Duble default
1R: Mrs DeForest Candee d Mrs Percy Wilbourne 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs Rawson Wood d Caroma Winn 6-4 8-6
1R: Lilian Scharman d Mrs C. C. Parsons 6-4 7-5
1R: Martha Bayard d Mrs Gilbert Harvey default
1R: Helen Alexander d Molly Thayer default
1R: Eleanor Goss d Margaret Muller default
1R: Margaret Taylor d Bessie Holden default
1R: Edith Sigourney d Mrs Edward Raymond default
2R: Waring d Wagner 2-6 6-3 7-5
2R: Gott d Walsh 6-2 6-1
2R: Humphries d Cassebeer 4-6 6-1 7-5
2R: Mallory d Pritchard 6-0 6-0
2R: De Forest Candee d Rawson Wood 6-4 6-2
2R: Scharman d Bayard default
2R: Goss d Alexander default
2R: Sigourney d Taylor 6-0 6-1
QF: Waring d Gott 6-0 6-1
QF: Mallory d Humphries 6-0 6-1
QF: De Forest Candee d Scharman 6-0 6-1
QF: Goss d Sigourney 6-2 6-2
SF: Mallory d Waring 6-0 6-1
SF: Goss d De Forest Candee default
FI: Molla Mallory d. Eleanor Goss 6-3 6-4
1R: Phyllis Walsh/Caroma Winn d Lilian Scharman/Mrs E. C. Sohst 4-6 9-7 6-1
1R: Molla Mallory/Mrs Rawson Wood d. Julia Gott/Margaret Taylor 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs Ingo Hartman/Mrs Samuel E. Waring d Adele Cargin/Mrs Percy Wilbourne 6-2 6-2
1R: Marie Wagner/Mrs Edmund Raymond d Alce Bayard/Martha Bayard default
QF: Walsh/Winn d Raymond/Wagner 6-4 6-2
SF: Bessie Holden/Mrs Albert Humphries d Walsh/Winn 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Mallory/Rawson Wood d Hartman/Waring 6-0 6-0
FI: Molla Mallory/Mrs Rawson Wood d. Bessie Holden/Mrs Albert Humphries 6-1 6-4
Molla wins her 5th straight Height's Casino Indoors. Mallory volleys in a style that may have been an early form of the swing volley. The NYT describes it as "a full arm sweep". Molla's style tends more towards the baseline overall. In a good final her passing shots are a bit too deadly for Goss, whose volleys sometimes come off for winners but more often hit the top of the tape.
*The exact number in the doubles draw is unclear.
The Annual USTA meeting takes place this week in New York.
The USTA also changes the foot fault rule by making players keep at leaast one foot on the ground, outlawing "jumping" into a serve.
The USTA also approves a women's international style competition. Mrs Wightman has offered a cup for the event, which the USTA decides will be called the Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Trophy. Invitations to other nations were sent with a tentative date set for August 23. It won't be until 1923 that the event becomes a reality.
The ladies wanted to move their championship from June to September. This measure was approved and had the beneficial effect of allowing players to go overseas to compete at Wimbledon in June and return for the national title. In years to come traffic flows in the other direction too, as the Wightman Cup will bring British players to American shores after Wimbledon.
Re: 1920 results
Week of February 9-15
February 9-15, Hyeres, France (Clay)
FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Miss Macartney 6-0 6-0
MX: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) d. "Miss Other"*/A Resuge 6-0 6-0
* "Miss Other" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player.
Re: 1920 results
Week of February 16-22
February 16-23, Carlton Club Second Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club
Singles (Draw=at least 19)
1R: B Eddis d. Miss Hutchins 6-1 6-0
1R: Sigrid Fick d. Marie Storms 6-2 6-3
1R: Winifred Beamish d. N R Durlacher 6-0 6-0
2R: Elizabeth Ryan d. Emmeline Warburg 6-1 6-2
2R: Helen Eddis d. ????
2R: Madeline O’Neill d. ????
2R: Mlle Lecaron d. ????
2R: Fick d. ????
2R: CE Hunter d. ????
2R: Domini Crosfield d. Lady Rocksavage 6-3 6-1
2R: Beamish d. Mme Vuillermet 6-1 6-0
QF: Ryan d. Eddis 6-2 6-1
QF: O’Neill d. Lecaron 6-1 6-1
QF: Fick d. Hunter 6-2 6-4
QF: Beamish d. Crosfield 6-0 6-1
SF: Ryan d. O’Neill 6-0 2-0 retired
SF: Beamish d. Fick 6-4 6-4
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 6-0 6-1
MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) 6-3 6-1
Graham has dates of February18-25.
February 10-23, All-Jamaican Championships, Kingston, Jamaica
FI: Miss Haughton d. Maud Farquharson 7-5 5-7 6-3
DF: Maud Farquharson/Miss Haughton d. May Lucie-Smith /Muriel Lucie-Smith 6-2 6-2
MX: Maud Farquharson/John B. Kilburn d. Miss Haughton/John Cargill 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-4*
*A 3 out of 5 set mixed final or a typo?
Re: 1920 results
Week of February 23-29
February 23-29, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, France (Clay)
Venue: The Bristol Hotel.
1R: Suzanne Lenglen d. Mrs Graham 6-0 6-0
1R: Helen Eddis d. M Sichel 6-1 6-2
1R: Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. Miss Colebrooke 6-2 6-0
1R: N R Durlacher d. Mrs A Grey default
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Mrs Davis Hutchins 6-0 6-0
1R: Emmeline Warburg d. Mrs C E Hunter 6-1 3-6 6-4
1R: Sigrid Fick (Swe) d. E Mercer 6-1 6-1
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Margaret Lowe 6-1 6-0
QF: Lenglen d. Eddis 6-0 6-0
QF: O’Neill d. Durlacher 6-3 6-1
QF: Beamish d. Warburg 6-0 7-5
QF: Ryan d. Fick 6-3 6-3
SF: Lenglen d. O’Neill 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d. Beamish 6-3 6-3
FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-2 6-0
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Mrs D Hutchins/'A. N. Other' 6-1 6-0
QF: Lenglen/Ritchie d Miss N Durlacher/MD Hick 6-1 6-0
SF: Lenglen/Ritchie d Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley 6-3 9-7
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Fick "is an extremely pertinacious player, with great power of getting the ball back, and generally gave her opponents, good or bad, a tough struggle."
This was the assessment of Major Ritchie on the Swedish #1.
ended February 29, New South Wales Hardcourt Championships, Dubbo, NSW, Australia (Clay)
1R: Bell d Irene Cozens default
1R: Daphne Akhurst d Mrs Greer
1R: Joan Scott d Vera Sherriff
1R: G Scott d D Bragg
1R: Gwen Chiplin d Sloman
1R: N Morgan d Todd
1R: Mrs Godman d K Wood
1R: Mrs Wilkins d Metcalfe
QF: Akhurst d Bell 6-1 6-1
QF: J Scott d G Scott default
QF: Chiplin d Morgan 6-4 6-1
QF: Wilkins d Goodman ?
SF: Akhurst d Scott 5-7 6-2 7-5
SF: Chiplin d Wilkins 6-1 6-0
FI: Gwen Chiplin d ?Daphne Akhurst 6-4 6-3
SF Chiplin/Mrs Goodman d Sloman/Sefton 6-0 2-6 7-5
SF Akhurst/Wilkins d Mrs Greer/Morgan 6-1 6-1
FI Wilkins/Akhurst d Chiplin/Goodman wo
SF M. Henry? Marsh/Akhurst d Clarence Todd/Mrs Wilkins 4-6 6-2 6-3
SF WH Christie/Mrs Goodman d Doug Yeo/Sloman 2-6 6-2 6-4
FI Marsh/Akhurst d Christie/Goodman 6-8 6-3 6-2
February 24-28, Florida Championships, Palm Beach, Florida, US (Clay)
1R: Phyllis Walsh d Betty Pierson 6-1 6-1
1R: P.R. Dawson d Katherine Force 1-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs Fred Singer (Fra) d Mrs H. V. O'Brien 6-4 6-3
1R: Mrs Louise Witherby d H. M. Sidenberg 8-6 6-3
1R: Mrs Rawson Wood d Virginia Rice 6-1 6-0
QF: Walsh d. N. Mulqueen 6-4 6-2
QF: Singer d. Dawson 6-1 6-1
QF: Wood d. Witherby 6-2 6-2
QF: Mrs. William Waller Jr. d. L. Ganz 6-2 6-3
SF: Walsh d Singer 6-3 8-6
SF: Rawson Wood d Waller 6-2 6-0
FI: Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs Rawson Wood 6-1 6-2
1R: Katherine Force / Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs. H. B. O'Brien / Mrs. William Waller Jr. 6-4 6-0
1R: Mrs. A. M. Sindenberg / P. R. Dawson bye?
1R: C. Roberson / Louise Witherby bye?
1R: E. Rosenthal / Mrs. E. Byfield bye?
1R: Mrs. R. L. Wood / Mrs. Frederick Singer d. Mrs. J. F. Phipps / Mrs. Q. A. Shaw 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs. I. Schlichter / G. Ehret d. Mrs. F. Guest / P. Thayer 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs. H. Brokaw / Mrs. F. de Rham bye?
1R: E. Pierson / F. Rice bye?
QF: Force / Walsh d. Sindenberg / Dawson 4-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Roberson / Witherby d. Rosenthal / Byfield 6-4 6-0
QF: Wood / Singer d. Schlichter / Ehret 6-3 6-2
QF: Brokaw / de Rham d. Pierson / Rice 8-6 6-2
SF: Force / Walsh d. Roberson / Witherby 6-0 6-2
SF: Wood / Singer d. Brokaw / de Rham 6-1 6-1
FI: Katherine Force/Phyllis Walsh d. Mrs Rawson Wood/Mrs Fredrick Singer 6-4 3-6 6-2
MX: Fred Singer (Fra)/Ichiya Kumagae (Jap)
Molla Mallory was to compete here but changed her mind to prepare for her journey to Europe. the NYT reports that Mrs Singer "formerly held the women's singles championship of Paris." Mrs Singer's play was of a high standard, her backhand being her weaker wing.
The women's final was held on Feb 27. The winner's name is engraved on the Flagler Cup.
Re: 1920 results
Week of March 1-7
March 1-7, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Condamine Courts
1R: Suzanne Lenglen (Frn) d. HG Layton-Blunt (GB) 6-0 6-0
1R: Sigrid Fick (Swd) d. E. Donnet 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett (GB) d. Margaret Lowe (GB) 6-1 8-6
1R: Lady Domini Elliadi Crosfield (GB) d. H. Humphrys (GB) 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs Graham (GB)-bye
1R: Sybil Cholmondeley, Lady Rocksavage (GB)-bye
1R: Mlle Poiset-bye
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Mlle Poisot-bye
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB)-bye
1R: A. Strachan (GB)-bye
1R: Miss Colebrook-bye
1R: Miss Bishell-bye
1R: Mrs C. Hunter (GB) d. Phyllis Howkins (GB) 6-4 6-2
1R: M. Sichel (Frn) d. E. Hardcastle (GB) 6-3 6-4
1R: D. Aird (GB) d. Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland (GB) default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs Davis-Hutchins (GB) 6-0 6-0
2R: Lenglen d. Fick 6-1 6-1
2R: Crosfield d. Perrett 6-4 6-3
1R: Graham d. Lady Rocksavage 6-3 6-0
2R: Beamish d. Poisot 6-0 6-0
2R: O'Neill d. A. Strachan 6-0 6-0
2R: Bishell d. Miss Colebrooke default
2R: Hunter d. Sichel 8-6,6-3
2R: Ryan d. Aird 6-0 6-1
QF: Lenglen d Crosfield 6-0 6-0
QF: Beamish d. Graham 6-0 6-0
QF: O'Neill d. Bishell 6-0 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Hunter 6-1 6-1
SF: Lenglen d Beamish 6-3 6-4
SF: Ryan d. O'Neill 6-1 6-4
FI: Suzanne Lenglen (Frn) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-1 6-2
1R: Suzanne Lenglen (Frn)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Miss Bishell/Miss H. G. Layton Blunt 6-0 6-0
SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs C. E. Hunter/Mrs Perrett 6-0 6-2
FI: Suzanne Lenglen(Frn)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Sigrid Fick (Swd) 6-1 6-2
1R: Suzanne Lenglen(Frn)/Pierre Albarran (Frn)-bye
2R: Lenglen/Albarran d Miss A. Harrison/K. Playfair 6-0 6-0
QF: Lenglen/Albarran d Miss H. Humphreys/E. Chapple 6-0 6-0
SF: Lenglen/Albarran d Sigrid Fick (Swd)/A. L. Resuge default
FI: Suzanne Lenglen(Frn)/Pierre Albarran (Frn) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Major Ritchie (GB) 8-6 8-6
Beamish puts up a sterm fight vs Lenglen in the semis. Her angles and hard drives have more of an impact on Suzanne than the chops and volleys of Ryan.
Re: 1920 results
Week of March 8-14
March 8-14, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)
1R: Margaret Lowe (GB) d Suzanne Lenglen default
FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Sigrid Fick (Swe) 6-1 4-6 6-2
MX: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) d. Sigrid Fick (Swe)/Nicolae Mishu (Rom 4-6 6-0 6-0
Lenglen scratched after the draw came out. Her opponent, Mrs G Lowe (nee Margaret Sims) is the wife of Gordon Lowe, a prominent English male tennis player.
Re: 1920 results
Week of March 15-21
March 15-21, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Place Mozart
1R: Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. Miss Beade 6-2 6-3
1R: M Gondoin d. Miss Cotgrave 6-2 6-1
1R: Phyllis Howkins (GB) d. Mme Mereu 6-0 6-1
1R: Suzanne Lenglen d. O Rimington default
2R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Lady Wavertree (GB) 6-1 2-1 retired
2R: Dorothy Shepherd (GB) d. G Namur 8-6 6-1
2R: Helen Eddis (GB) d. Mme R Neveu 6-0 6-3
2R: E Mercer d. ????
2R: Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. M Sichel 6-3 6-1
2R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Mrs J B Perrett (GB) default
2R: Gondoin d. Miss Smalles 6-2 6-1
2R: Lenglen d. Howkins 6-1 6-2
QF: Beamish d. Shepherd 6-1 6-0
QF: Helen Eddis d. E Mercer 6-2 6-0
QF: Madeline O’Neill d. Phyllis Satterthwaite w/o
QF: Suzanne Lenglen d. M Gondoin 6-0 6-1
SF: Beamish d. Eddis 6-0 6-0
SF: Lenglen d. O’Neill 6-2 6-1
FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Suzanne Lenglen default
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran d. Mlle S. Voet/X de Poligny 6-0 6-0
2R: Lemglen/Albarran d Miss Setheie/Marquis L. Tornielli default
QF: Lenglen/Albarran d Phyllis Satterwaithe (GB)/W. G. Ireland 6-0 6-2
SF: Lenglen/Albarran d Madeline O'Neill (GB)/A. C. Hunter 6-2 6-2
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarran d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) 2-6 6-2 7-5
To the great dissapointment of the crowd Suzanne defaults in the singles vs Beamish after winning a taxing mixed doubles final. Was she afraid of facing the one woman who had frightened her somewhat this year?
March 15-20, Women's US Indoor Championships, New York, NY, US (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory
1R: Mrs Frederick Schmitz d. D Cohen 6-2 6-0
1R: Edith Sigourney d. Alice Bayard 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs S. H. Waring d. Mrs F Damrau 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs C Clark d. Mrs R Marden 6-3 6-4
1R: Miss Louis Cattus d. Mrs G. T. Vought 7-5 1-6 6-3
1R: Leslie Bancroft d. Adele Cragin 1-6 6-2 6-0
1R: Mrs M. B. Huff d. Florence Pond 6-4 6-4
1R: Mrs K. S. Billings d. Miss H Smidt 6-2 6-3
1R: Helen Wolff d. Mrs Augusta Wurm 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs N. Dain d. Mrs J. Lawlor 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Ceres Baker d. Mrs Helen Klein 6-0 6-1
1R: Caroma Winn d. Mrs F Nesham 2-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Mrs I. F. Hartmann d. Mrs Paul Martin 6-4 6-0
2R: Mrs George Stanwix d. ????
2R: Clare Cassel d. Miss A. K. O'Gorman 6-1 6-0
2R: Mrs W. H. Pritchard d. Miss G. Graham 6-2 6-0
2R: Martha Bayard d. Muriel Binzen 6-4 6-8 6-2
2R: Sigourney d. Schmitz 6-2 8-6
2R: Waring d. Clark 6-0 6-2
2R: Stenz d. Cattus 6-1 6-3
2R: Bancroft d. Huff 6-3 2-6 9-7
2R: Wolff d. Billings 6-2 6-4
2R: Baker d. Dain 6-0 6-0
2R: Winn d. Smidt 6-0 6-0
2R: Pollak d. ????
2R: Mrs Percy Wilbourn d. Miss A Kaplan 6-0 6-0
2R: Mrs E. H. Thompson d. Mrs C. C. Parsons 10-8 3-6 6-1
2R: Mrs Duncan d. ????
3R: Hartmann d. Stanwix 6-2 6-2
3R: Pritchard d. Cassel 3-6 6-7 (retired due to injured arm)
3R: Sigourney d. M Bayard 6-1 6-0
3R: Stenz d. Waring 9-7 3-6 6-3
3R: Bancroft d. Wolff 6-0 6-0
3R: Winn d. Baker 6-2 6-3
3R: Pollak d. Wilbourn 6-1 6-0 (or 6-0 6-1)
3R: Thompson d. Duncan 1-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Hartmann d. Pritchard 1-6 11-9 6-3
QF: Sigourney d. Stenz 6-0 6-2
QF: Winn d. Bancroft 1-6 8-6 8-6
QF: Pollak d. Thompson 6-0 6-0
SF: Sigourney d. Hartmann 6-1 6-1
SF: Pollak d. Winn 6-3 6-3
FI: Helene Pollak d. Edith Sigourney 8-6 6-2
FI: Mrs Lewis Gouverneur-Morris/Helene Pollak d. Gertrude Della Torre/Caroma Winn 6-2 6-4
"Without star attractions" due to the absence of Mallort, Wightman, and Goss. Pollak's aggressive net play eventually wore down Sigourney's defense after a tight first set.
Draw on page 40 of April 15 issue of ALT.
Helen Wolff listed as Mrs H. B. Wolff.
Circa March 15-20, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
FI: Mall Molesworth d. Esna Boyd 6-2 6-2
DF: Esna Boyd/Miss Browning d. Miss Bury/Miss Salter 6-2 6-2
MX: Miss Browning/Pat O'Hara Wood d. Kath Le Messurier/AR Taylor 6-3 9-7
Draw note: miss Salter could =JW (Jessie) Salter
Circa March 15-20, City of Sydney Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
FI: Annie Baker-Ford d. Sylvia Lance 8-6 6-1
DF: Sylvia Lance/Floris Saint-George vs Annie Baker-Ford/Annie Halley 6-3 2-6 8-8-unfinished
MX: Sylvia Lance/Frank Peach d. Floris Saint-George/Norman Peach 7-5 4-6 6-3
Re: 1920 results
Week of March 22-28
March ???? South African National Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa (Clay)
FI: Olive Winslow d. Miss Phillips 6-3 7-5
Traditionally held over Easter.
March 23-28, Cote d'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Helen Eddis 6-1 6-1
1R: J Sanders d. Miss Selignan 6-2 6-2
1R: F A Macdonell d. Miss Moberly 6-1 4-6 6-2
1R: MM Stewart-bye
1R: Phyllis Howkins (GB)-bye
1R: Marie Storms (Bel) d. Miss Brownlow 6-0 6-1
1R: M Hunnewell d. C Rimington 6-2 6-4
1R Suzanne Lenglen d. “Miss Blank” default
1R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Lady Rocksavage 6-0 6-0
1R: E Mercer d. Miss Stewart 6-1 6-2
1R: Sigrid Fick d. Margaret Lowe (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. Lady Wavertree (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: Emmeline Warburg d. Mrs J B Perret (GB) 6-4 6-2
1R: Sylvia Jung d. Miss Sanders 6-3 6-3
1R: Miss Platt d. Miss N Oswald Smith 6-1 6-4
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Dorothy Shepherd (GB) 6-1 6-4
2R: Ryan d. Sanders 6-1 6-1
2R: Stewart d. Macdonell 6-3 1-6 6-4
2R: Howkins d. Storms 6-1 6-4
2R: Hunnewell d. Lenglen default
2R: Satterthwaite d. Mercer 6-1 6-1
2R: Fick d. O’Neill 2-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Warburg d. Jung 6-2 6-2
2R: Beamish d. Platt 6-0 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Stewart 6-1 6-0
QF: Howkins d. Hunnewell default
QF: Satterthwaite d. Fick 6-1 6-4
QF: Beamish d. Warburg 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d. Howkins 6-2 6-2
SF: Beamish d. Satterthwaite 6-3 retired
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Marie Storms (Bel)/Lady Sophie Wavertree default
SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Sigrid Fick (Swd)/Mrs E.B.W. Warburg (GB) 6-0 6-0
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Pierre Albarrab-bye
2R: Dorothy Shephard (GB)/G. Millard d Lenglen/Albarran default
FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/FMB Fisher (NZ) d. Phyllis Howkins (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB)/ 6-1 6-3
* An indisposed Suzanne did not play in the singles event and scratched from the mixed doubles event at this tournament.
Fisher favored using the initials FMB, which stood for his full name, Francis Marion Bates. RU in the 1906 Australasian Championships, Fischer had served in New Zealand's parliament until 1914. By 1919 he had emigrated to Europe. He had a stake in the tennis business on the Riviera and was the paramour of Lady Sophie Wavertree, a British society dame famous for her pre-Wimbledon parties.
Major Ritchie gave his view of the business end of things. "The rapacity of the hotels and those who run the meetings is becoming alarming. Large sums taken at the game, yet hardly anything is done for the convenience or comfort of the players. " Ritchie went on to suggest boycotting events to teach them a lesson-ending with: "The idea of exploiting tennis players as a money-making proposition is becoming much too prevalent" (ALT, April issue, p 17).
More information on Fischer is available through: Maxim, Paul (2007), Printers, politicians and piston rings: a biography of the Fisher family
Circa late March, German Covered Court Championships, Bremen, Germany (Wood)
FI: Mieken Galvao d. Frau Gätjen 6-0, 6-2
MX: Won by Frl Hennoch/Curt Bergmann
March 20-22 and 28. East vs West Meet, San Francisco, California, US (Hard)
West d. East 3-2
Helen Baker d. Eleanor Goss (East) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Hazel Wightman (East) d. Ethel Bruce 6-4 6-0
Helen Baker/Ethel Bruce (West) d. Eleanor Goss/Hazel Wightman 8-6 4-6 6-4
Eleanor Goss (East) d. Ethel Bruce 6-3 6-8 6-4
Helen Baker d. Hazel Wightman (East) 2-6 6-1 6-4
Rain delayed play almost every day, as a mere handful of spectors came out. The schedule called for play to end on the second day. The meet was arranged at the last minute to obtain practice for Goss and Wightman. The hastiness plus damp weather affected attendance.
Goss was still unused to asphalt, but got better as the series progressed. Rain put off the final match until March 28. Before the biggest gallery of the series Helen Baker pulled off a great upset in a 6-4 victory in the third, as Wightman tired towards the end.
circa March Danish Indoor Championships
FI: Alice Krayenbühl d. ??
Throughout February and March, MCC Autumn Tournament, Melbourne, Australia
FI: Dorothy Schlesinger d. Lily Addison 6-4 0-6 6-3
DF: Lily Addison/K Westmoreland d. Miss Farnsworth/Miss Morton 6-2 6-3
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