Re: 1930 results
Week of June 9-15
June 6-11, The Priory, Birmingham, England (Grass)
FI: Mary McIlquham (Neth) d. Naomi Trentham 2-6 6-4 6-2
DF: Mary McIlquham (Neth)/K. Smith d. Betty Dix/Grace Vaughton 8-6 3-6 6-2
MX: Donald M. Greig/Mary McIlquham (Neth) d. L.J. Hill/K. Phayre 6-2 6-4
June 9-14, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)
FI: Jenny Sandison (Ind) d. Violet Owen 6-4 2-6 6-4
DF: Betty Nuthall/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Elsie Pittman/Gwen Sterry 6-1 6-0
MX: Fred Perry/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Ryuki Mike (Jpn)/Beatrice Feltham 6-2 6-4
June 13-14 Wightman Cup, London, UK (Grass) Britain d United States 4-3
Venue: Wimbledon (Centre Court)
US Captain: Helen Wills-Moody.
Helen Wills Moody (US) d Joan Fry 6-1 6-1
Phobe Holcroft-Watson d Helen Jacobs (US) 2-6 6-2 6-4
Joan Fry/Ermyntrude Harvey d Edith Cross/Sarah Palfrey (US) 2-6 6-2 6-4
helen Jacobs (US) d Joan Fry 6-0 6-3
Helen Wills-Moody (US) d Phobe Holcroft-Watson 7-5 6-1
Phyllis Mudford d Sarah Plafrey (US) 6-0 6-2
Kitty McKane Godfree/Phoebe Holcroft-Watson d Helen Jacobs/Helen Wills-Moody (US) 7-5 1-6 6-4
The NYT reports that Mrs Moody had a disagreement with the USTA President over her doubles partner, preferring Elizabeth Ryan over Helen Jacobs. Mr Daily, the USTA president, overruled her, stating that US players must have been active in American play over the last year. Daily is present in London for the cup matches. Daily had less success with the ILTF, which batted down his proposal that the US hold an open tennis championship where pros could enter to play alongside amateurs.
For the opening match Helen strides on court barelegged, ending the controversy of the late 1920s over whether or not women should play in stockings. Her opponent, newly engaged joan Fry, tried to outhit Mrs Moody with powerful forehands only to find the ball came back with even more pace. "In the final game Mrs Moody uncorked a series of drives that left the crowd gasping...."
The second match went to Britain as Mrs Watson wore down Jacobs, who wilted in the unusual heat. The third match also went to the Brits as Edith Cross has trouble holding serve.
Day two began with Jacobs crushing Joan Fry to level affairs at 2 apiece. With Mrs Moody up next Britain was prepared to lose, but the crowd of 10,000 was in for a shock as Phoebe Watson ran up a 5-0 30-0 lead-this against a player who had not dropped a set in 3 years! Moody digs in, playing defensively, pulls out the game, and then never looks back as all of the air goes out of Mrs Watson. Helen's "poker Face" expression amazed all, her expression never altering. Events swing back in Britain's favor though as Sarah Palfrey falls prey to Centre Court jitters.
That left only the final doubles to decide the Cup. The two Helens often are in each other's way yet manage to stay nearly even until the last game, when Wills-Moody commits 4 easy mistakes to hand the Cup to the British.
June 7-15, California State Championships, Berkeley, California, USA (Hard)
FI: Dorothy Weisel d. Ethel Burkhardt 2-6 8-6 6-3
DF: Golda M. Gross/Dorothy Weisel d. Anna Harper/Lucy Yates* 2-6 8-6 6-3
* The runners-up were sisters.
It's very unlikely the score of the two above finals was the exact same.
June 9-15, Pennsylvania and Eastern States Championships, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA
FI: Virginia Hilleary d. Dorothy Andrus 6-3 6-2
DF: Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Anne Page/Anne Townsend 8-6 6-3
Circa mid-June, Leipzig, Germany (Clay)
For the Championships of Saxony
FI: Irmgard Rost d. Toni Schomburgk 5-7 6-2 6-1
DF: Grete Deutschova (Cz)/Lilly Ellissen (Ast) d. Frau Ledig/Daisy Uhl 6-2 6-3
June 12-15, Gelb-Weiss Club, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
FI: Nelly Neppach d. Frl Kroehne 6-2 6-0
DF: Frl Carnatz/Frl Kuhlmann d. Nelly Neppach/Daisy Uhl 13-11 6-8 retired
MX: Nelly Neppach/Daniel Prenn d. Irmgard Rost/Heinrich Kleinschroth 6-2 6-4
June 12-15, Championships of Western Germany, Krefeld, Germany (Clay)
FI: Anne Peitz d. Else Stockel (Den) 6-1 5-7 6-1
MX: Else Stockel (Den)/Nielsen (Den) d. Frau Koopman/Koopman 6-3 6-2
Last edited by Rollo : Feb 15th, 2013 at 10:31 PM.