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Old Oct 9th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #8
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Re: 1896

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON)

Dates: July 13-21
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis and croquet Club, Wimbledon, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Henrietta Horncastle-bye
1R: Edith Austin d. Lottie Paterson 6-4 6-1
1R: Alice Pickering d. 'Hungerford' 6-1 6-0
1R: Beatrice Draffen-bye

SF: Austin d. Horncastle default
SF: Pickering d. Draffen 6-3 7-5

FI: Alice Pickering d. Edith Austin 4-6 6-3 6-3

CR: Charlotte Cooper (holder) d. Alice Pickering 6-2 6-3

Notes: 'Hungerford' was an anonymous name. Ladies of this era often avoided publicity by giving aliases and not revealing birthdays or first names. Sporting ladies were still pioneers in the Victorian age, when some believed in the motto that a woman's name should appear in the newspaper only 3 times in her life:When she was born, when she was married, and when she died. - Brian Stewart

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