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Old Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:02 PM   #13
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Re: 1910 results

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON)

Dates: June 22-July 2
Venue: The All England Club,Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

*Holder Dora Boothby "sits out" until Challenge Round Final.

First Round

Sophie Castenschiold(Denmark)-bye
Mrs BR Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
Mrs V. Tabbush-bye
Gladys Lamplough-bye
Mrs F. Good-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye

Dorothy Holman-bye
E. Peterson-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Nora Schmitz (US)-bye
Mabel Parton-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
Olive Manser-bye
M. Messom d. Winifred Ramsay 6-4 6-2

Amy Ransome-bye
Marjorie Boadle-bye
Helen Aitchison-bye
M. Brooksmith-bye
Vera Aitken-bye
Jessie Tripp-bye
Dorothea Chambers-bye
Frieda Nesham-bye

Aurea Edgington-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
Dorothy Boadle-bye
Lina Flemmich-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Una Evans-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Rosamund Salusbury-bye

Second Round

Castenschiold d. Armstrong default
O'Neil d. Tabbush 1-6 6-4 6-0
Lamplough d. Good default
Tulloch d. Hausberg default
Holman d. Peterson 6-0 6-2
Johnson d. Schmitz 6-3 6-4
Parton d. Coles 6-4 7-5
Manser d. Messom 6-1 6-1

Ransome d. Boadle 6-3 6-1
Aitchison d. Brooksmith 6-4 6-3
Aitchen d. Tripp default
Chambers d. Nesham 6-1 6-0
Edgington d. Sterry default
Boadle d. Flemmich 9-7 6-4
Hillyard d. Evans 6-1 6-1
McNair d. Salusbury 1-6 6-4 6-1

Third Round

Castenschiold d. O'Neil 6-3 6-3
Lamplough d. Tulloch default
Johnson d. Holman 5-7 6-0 6-0
Parton d. Manser 6-2 8-6

Aitchison d. Ransome 6-1 6-3
Chambers d. Aitchen 6-1 6-0
Edgington d. Boadle 6-1 6-4
McNair d. Hillyard 5-7 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Lamplough d. Castenschiold 7-9 6-4 6-3
Johnson d. Parton 7-5 6-4
Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-1
McNair d. Edgington 2-6 6-3 6-3

Semifinals


Johnson d. Lamplough 1-6 6-0 6-3
Chambers d. McNair 6-1 6-0

All Comers Final

Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Edith Johnson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round Final


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

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=30 or 31)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Winifred McNair/Roderick McNair 6-1 6-4
1R: M. Messom/Walter C. Tripp (SA) d. Miss V Tabbush/André Gobert (Fra) 6-2 6-4
1R: Sophie Castenschiöld (Den)/Percival Davson d. Madeline O’Neill/C. Gordon Smith 6-4 10-8
1R: Beryl Tulloch/George Thomas d. Marjorie Boadle/H.S. Fellows 6-4 6-4
1R: Helen Aitchison/Reginald Barnes d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 7-5 6-3
1R: Una Evans/A.C. Bostwick (US) d. ???? (or bye)
1R: Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward d. Vera Aitken/Otto Blom (Neth) default
1R: Amy Ransome/Evan Gwynne-Evans d. Aurea Edgington/Ernest Parton 6-8 8-6 6-2

1R: Dorothy Boadle/Dunstan Rhodes-bye
1R: Gladys Lamplough/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Rosamund Salusbury/James C. Parke 7-5 6-1
1R: Lina Flemmich/George H. Nettleton (US) d. Nora Schmitz (US)/Edgar Timmis 6-1 6-2
1R: Winifred Ramsey/Alfred Beamish d. Frieda Nesham/Arthur Wallis Myers 6-0 6-3
1R: Olive Manser/Kenneth Powell (Can) d. Blanche Hillyard/Arthur W. Gore 6-4 6-4
1R: M. Brooksmith/Artemus Holmes (US) d. Mabel Parton/Otto Froitzheim (Ger) default
1R: Mrs BR Armstrong/Thomas D. Stoward d. Edith Johnson/Charles P. Dixon 6-3 5-7 10-8
1R: Charlotte Sterry/Robert B. Powell d. Dorothy Holman/Eric O. Pockley (Aus) default

2R: Chambers/Doust d. Messom/Tripp 6-3 6-0
2R: Tulloch/Thomas d. Castenschiold/Davson 5-7 6-2 6-3
2R: Aitchison/Barnes d. Evans/Bostwick 6-0 6-3
2R: Ransome/Gwynne-Evans d. Coles/Ward 7-5 1-6 6-3

2R: Lamplough/Barrett d. D. Boadle/Rhodes 6-2 8-6
2R: Ramsey/Beamish d. Flemmich/Nettleton 7-5 3-6 6-1
2R: Manser/K. Powell d. Brooksmith/Holmes 6-1 6-4
2R: Sterry/R. Powell d. Armstrong/Stoward 3-6 7-5 8-6

QF: Chambers/Doust d. Tulloch/Thomas 6-4 6-1
QF: Ransome/Gwynne-Evans d. Aitchison/Barnes 10-8 6-3
QF: Barrett/Lamplough d. Ramsey/Beamish 6-4 7-5
QF: Sterry/R. Powell d. Manser/K. Powell 6-3 6-1

SF: Chambers/Doust d. Ransome/Gwynne-Evans 6-1 6-2
SF: Sterry/R. Powell d. Lamplough/Barrett 6-1 6-4

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Stanley N. Doust (Aus) d. Charlotte Sterry/Robert Powell (Can) 6-2 7-5

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Summary:

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

Castenschiold becomes the first Dane to make the quarters of a slam.

Mrs. Chambers went undefeated all year, winning 7events out of 8. The only event she didn't win after entering was Croydon, where she defaulted the final because of a cold.

[A match summary]

Mrs Parton and Miss Coles played a capital match. Miss Coles served powerfully and repeatedly scored down her opponent’s right-side line. However Mrs Parton has her strong and beautifully executed forehand drive. Miss Coles attacked Mrs Parton’s backhand but Mrs Parton replied successfully with short returns. Mrs Parton deserved her victory because her length was better than Miss Cole’s. Miss Salusbury made some beautiful strokes from the baseline against Mrs McNair but Mrs McNair equalized with some neat volleying and eventually had matters her own way.

Mrs Lamplough drew a large crowd for her match against Miss Castenschiold. She often hit clean passed down the line and took advantage of Miss Castenschiold’s backhand which is mainly defensive. In fact her forehand drive is curiously jerky yet it proved most effective. Miss Castenschiold seems to have an excellent temperament for the game and should achieve many successes.

Mrs Lambert Chambers was too steady for Mrs McNair. The match between Mrs Lamplough and Miss Johnson was taken at a brisk pace and was full of brilliant strokes. Both ladies have fast overhead services. Mrs Lamplough even though of slighter build than Miss Johnson has a more lively service and her backhand is the equal of any seen so far at this meeting. She earned loud applause from the crowd for her brilliant strokes playing in a most buoyant fashion. Then fortune went against her, a little less net and more court would have made a great difference to her. Miss Lamplough’s methods attractive as they were, were not profitable. Miss Johnson does not have her opponent’s variety of strokes but she executes with restrained power and at very little risk. Indeed it was to her accuracy that her success was chiefly due and she also volleyed to good effect near the end. Mrs Lamplough struggled pluckily but her form had gone and it was to no purpose.

Mrs Chambers played Miss Johnson at her own game only better and Mrs Chambers always wins the point that matters. Miss Johnson played with pluck but the effort told on her and she eventually found herself swamped by Mrs Chambers’ accurate and relentless hitting to her backhand. The result was never in doubt.

Mrs Chambers hit with more power than Miss Boothby and with less exertion. Miss Boothby played accurately but Mrs Chambers more so. Mrs Chambers forehand drive swept the whole court and her backhand was kept low and used for attack as well as defence; even against Miss Sutton she would have had nothing to fear for the opinion on all sides was that she has never played better in her life. Her driving was irreproachable in length and Miss Boothby became increasingly desperate. She tried taking risks and hitting harder than she has ever done before while Mrs Chambers continued to probe her backhand remorselessly. Miss Boothby’s backhand crossed the net at such a great height that Mrs Chambers had plenty of time to make her dispositions and mighty unpleasant they were. Still, Mrs Boothby served as hard as she could and lost like a champion which is the next best thing to winning like one.

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Draw notes:

Dorothy Boadle later moved to Agentina and dominated there many years.
Mrs V Tabbush may well be related to Percy Tabbush, a male player.

The doubles and mixed doubles were still non-championships events in 1910

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