Re: 1926 results
Week of February 22-28
February 22-28, Bermuda Championships, Hamilton, Bermuda (Grass?)
SF: Gladys Hutchings (US) d. Marion Jessup (US) 6-4 6-3
SF: Martha Bayard (US) d Edith Sigourney (US) 6-0 6-0
FI: Martha Bayard (US) d. Gladys Hutchings (US) 6-2 6-2
DF: Martha Bayard (US)/Edith Sigourney (US) d. Marion Jessup (US)/M. Robinson 6-2 7-5
MX: Martha Bayard (US)/Alexander Thayer (US) d. Marion Jessup (US)/Willard Crocker (Can) 5-7 6- 6-3
February 22-March 1, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: La Festa
1R: Helen Wills (US)  d Molla Westselaar (Den) default
1R: Lili de Alvarez (Sp)  d Lucy Phillip (GB) 6-3 6-1
2R: Wills d ????
2R: Cecily Marriott (GB) d Evelyn Dearman (GB) 6-1 6-4
2R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d ????
2R: PM Ratcliffe d ????
2R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Mrs A Ritchie 6-0 9-7
2R: MA Dallett d Wallis Myers 6-2 6-2
2R: Helene Contostavlos (Gre) d E Connell 6-1 6-4
2R: Emily Wright (GB) d P Bainbridge 6-1 6-0
2R: Nelly Neppach (Ger) d Mary Cambridge (GB) 6-2 2-6 6-2
2R: Heather Woolrych (GB) d De Andria 6-3 6-3
2R: Eileen Bennett (GB) d Rendall 5-7 6-2 6-2
2R: P French d Nancy Q Radcliffe Platt 3-6 5-4 6-4
2R: Alvarez d Mrs Pitman 6-2 6-0
2R: Mrs Bramley Moore d V Humphrey 6-0 6-0
2R: G Thomas d ????
2R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d ????
3R: Wills d Mrs Marriott 6-0 6-0
3R: Lesley Cadle d Phylis Radcliffe 6-4 6-0
3R: Harvey d Dallett 6-1 9-7
3R: Contostavlos d Wright 6-2 6-2
3R: Neppach d Woolrych 6-1 4-6 6-3
3R: Bennett d French 6-3 6-3
3R: Alvarez d Bramley Moore 6-2 6-0
3R: Satterthwaite d Thompson 6-0 6-0
QF: Wills d Cadle 6-0 6-1
QF: Benett d Neppach 6-2 2-6 6-2
QF: Alvarez d Harvey 7-5 6-1
QF: Contostavlos d Satterwaite default
SF: Wills d Bennett 6-3 6-2
SF: Alvarez d Contostavlos 6-3 4-6 6-3
FI: Helen Wills (US)  d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp)  6-2 6-3
1R: Contostavlos (Gre)/Wills (US) d. Miss Green/Mrs Young 6-1 6-0
QF: Contostavlos (Gre)/Wills (US) d. Lesley Cadle/Emily Wright 6-3 6-4
SF: Contostavlos/Wills d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) 6-2 5-7 7-5
FI: Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Helen Wills (US) d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Diddie Vlasto (Frn) 6-3 8-6
Beaumont International Trophy teams must be from same nation
February 22-28 Monte Carlo Chmps (La Festa) Monaco
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d Mme Taunay/Miss Molla Westselaar (Den) default
1R: Leslie Aeschliman/Helen Wills (US) d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey 2-6 6-4 6-3
SF: Lenglen/Vlasto d Miss PM Radcliffe/Miss NQ Radcliffe Platt 6-3 6-0
SF: Bennett/Satterwaite d Aeschliman/Wills 6-3 6-1
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto (FRA) d. Eileen Bennett/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-4 8-6
MX: Nelly Neppach (Ger)/Bela von Kehrling (Hun) d. Diddie Vlasto (Frn)/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) 5-7 6-0 6-4
Draw note: The NYT calls Cadle "Lily". In earlier results they call her "Lesley". Which is it? I am going with Lesley, though she may have used Lily as a nickname.
Record crowds come out to see Wills. Spanish player Lili Alvarez is playing her first event in alsmost 1 year, so she is not in top form despite her second seeding. Players complain that the shiny silk dress worn by Eileen Bennett has the same sort of blinding reflection that a mirror does when hit by strong sunlight.
Lenglen, tears coming down her face, announces with certainty that she will not compete in the singles in Nice, nixing any possible rematch vs Helen Wills until late May or June in Paris. Over 100 workers who were busily putting up temporary stands at Nice were ordering to tear them down. Suzanne barely survives in a tense doubles fonal for the Beaumnont Cup. Suzanne's mother twice hands over a flask full of brandy to give Lenglen energy. Shockingly the British pair hit most shots to her, rather thasn Diddie.
The French pair barely win. French officials were in a panic in the second set, as they had already engraved the names of Lenglen and Vlasto on the trophies.
Date? Danish Covered Court Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)
FI: Ebba Meyer d. [????]
DF: Elsebeth Brehm/Tove Morville d. [????]
MX: Tove Morville/Donald M. Greig (GB) d. [????]
Last edited by DavidK : Aug 24th, 2013 at 02:21 PM.