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Old Jul 22nd, 2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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1924 results

Status: Results are in date order, but more exact dates needed for many events.

Summary:

Wills tours Europe for the first time and plays Wightman Cup and Wimbledon but loses to Kitty McKane at both events. England defeated the USA 6-1 in the Wightman Cup which was played at Wimbledon. Kitty McKane wins Wimbledon over Jessup in the QF and then recieves a walkover (due to weakness from jaundice) from Lenglen in semi-finals. In the final she just defeats Wills 4-6 6-4 6-4. Wills would rebound and with the absence of Lenglen she wins the Paris Olympic Games over Vlasto and then returns to the USA to win the USA Championships, over Mallory in the final. Also Sylvia Lance wins her first, and only Australian Championships. Even though she didnt win any tournament of note (in fact she won only 4 tournaments) Lenglen was still ranked No 1. by Myers.

Lenglen's year ends in disaster after a stunning quarterfinal tussle with doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan. Ryan pushed Suzanne to the brink of defeat in 3 tight sets. Both women walk off the court to rapturous applause. The next day Lenglen withdraws from Wimbledon. Her foes say she fears losing, while others cite a case of jaundice she contracted in Spain. In either case the event casts a shadow on her dominance similar to the events of 1921.

Despite not winning a major Lenglen's record is sterling. In singles she won 4 of 6 events.compling a
23-0 match record, with 2 defaults. She also wins 9 doubles titles (7 with Ryan) and 9 mixed titles.

Elizabeth Ryan wins 24 events in singles.

Wallis Myers Top ten----(London Daily Telegraph)

01 Suzanne Lenglen France
02 Kitty McKane England
03 Helen Wills US
04 Molla Mallory US
05 Mary K. Browne US
06 Eleanor Goss US
07 Elizabeth Ryan US
08 Phylis Satherthwaite England
09 Marion Zinderstein Jessup US
10 Sylvia Lance Australia

Unkown dates:

Date? Swiss Covered Court Championships, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Lili de Alvarez (Sp) d. Frau Roehrer 6-2 6-1

MX: Bela von Kehrling (Hun)/Lili de Alvarez (Sp) d. Frau Roehrer/Mr Roehrer 8-6 6-3

Most likely in the fall.
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Dieppe, France (Clay)

FI: Marguerite Billout d. ??

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Evian-les-Bains, France (Clay)

FI: Aimee Cochet d. Germaine Charnelet 8-6 2-6 6-2

Major thanks to Gee Tee for the Aussie results and to Andrew Tas for his results from Ayres Almanack. Thanks to Newmark for many results

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