Join Date: Oct 2001
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: Mary McIlquham (Neth)/ Donald M. Greig) d. K. Phayre/ L.J. Hill 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: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Fred Perry d. Beatrice Feltham/Ryuki Mike (Jpn) 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 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, US (Grass)
FI: Virginia Hilleary d. Dorothy Andrus 6-3 6-2
DF: Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Anne Page/Anne Townsend 8-6 6-3
June 9-14, Maryland State Championships, Baltimore, Maryland, US
FI: Naomi Thompson d. Eleanor Cottman 4-6 9-7 9-7
DF: Eleanor Cottman/Anne Townsend d. Margaret Carspecken/Naomi Thompson 2-6 6-4 8-6
Circa mid-June, Championships of Saxony, Leipzig, Germany (Clay)
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 Internatioinal Championships, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Gelb-Weiss Club
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
June 9-14, South Carolina Championships, Charleston, South Carolina, US
FI: Regina Paille d. Emily Fishburne 6-4 5-7 7-5
DF: Ruth Paille/Lillian Seabrook d. Miss Du Hamel/Miss Du Mackay 6-4 7-5
MX: Lillian Seabrook/Jack Beckman d. Rita Surrall/Ralph de Mott 6-3 6-4
June 9-14, Chicago City Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US
FI: Catherine Wolf d. Lucy Jane Hedberg 2-6 6-1 6-4
DF: Louise Hofmeister/Ruth Willard d. Helen Fulton/Lucy Jane Hedberg 6-2 6-0
June 11-16, Ulster Championships, Belfast, Northern Ireland, GB (Grass)
Venue: Belfast Boat Club
FI: Betty Gardiner d. Phyllis Wallis 8-6 3-6 6-4
DF: Mrs Meade/Phyllis Wallis d. Betty Gardiner/Mrs N. Darling 4-6 6-3 6-4
MX: Freda Pearson/Frank Wilde d. Phyllis Wallis/V. McConnell 4-6 8-6 6-1
From "The Irish Times", June 16, 1930: "Miss B. Gardiner, by her victory over Miss P. Wallis in the women's singles final, brings the cup to the North for the first time since 1922, when it was won by Mrs Trenchard. In the meantime the title has been monopolised by Miss M.H. Wallis, sister of the defeated finalist."
Last edited by Rollo : Mar 5th, 2014 at 08:37 PM.