Re: 1926 results
Week of February 15-21
February 15-21, Beaulieu, France (Clay)
Venue: The Bristol Hotel
1R: Helen Wills (US) d Lily Hamerton (GB) 6-0 6-0
1R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d M Hamilton 6-0 6-1
2R: Wills d Emily Wright (GB) 6-0 6-0
2R: Joan Austin Lycett (GB) d Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-2 6-4
2R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d De Andria 6-1 6-0
2R: Mrs Bower d P Bainbridge 6-3 6-2
2R: Heather Woolrych (GB) d Cecily Marriott 4-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Wills d Lycett 6-0 6-0
QF: Harvey (GB) d Mrs Bramley Moore 6-0 6-3
QF: Satterthwaite d Bower 6-2 6-1
QF: Woolrych d ????
SF: Wills d Harvey 6-0 6-1
SF: Satterwaite d Woolrych 6-1 6-1
FI: Helen Wills (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Phyllis Satterwaite-bye
QF: Lenglen/Sattwerwaite d Mrs E Noble/Mrs C Pittman 6-0 6-0
SF: Mrs Creasy/Heather Woolrych d Lenglen/Satterwaite default
FI: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Mrs Creasy/Heather Woolrych (GB) 6-2 6-3
MX: Helen Wills (US)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Eileen Bennett (GB)/ F. M. B Fisher (NZ) 6-4 6-3
Rumors abound that Lenglen will face Wills again at Nice, which plans to put up stands for 10,000. This is put into much doubt when Lenglen collapses while horseback riding. Lenlgen plays a doubles match despite the collpase, being led into the stadium on the arms of her mother and friend Lady Wavertree before a crowd of thousands. suzanne wins easily with her partner Satterwaite, but withdraws the next day, citing exhuastion. By the end of the week she vows a return, saying "There are a few years of tennis left in the old women yet." Speaking of older women, Lambert Chambers wins the doubles at age 46.
Wills romps through the singles, winning her second round and quarterfinal matches back to back without even leaving the court for a break. She is often attacking the net, perhaps a response to critics who say she is weak at the net.
Last edited by Rollo : May 15th, 2011 at 03:11 PM.