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Old Oct 9th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #12
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Re: 1896

September

August 31-September 4, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

CR: Violet Pinckney (holder) d. Amy Ransome 6-3 6-1
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began September 1, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne, France (Clay)

CR: Lottie Paterson (GB) (holder) d. F. Gould (GB) 6-0 6-0
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began September 7 Dinard, Dinard, Brittany, France (Clay)

CR: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) (holder) d. May Arbuthnot (GB) default
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Cicrca September 8-9 ?? Pacific Coast Championships, Del Monte, CA, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel Del Monte

No known winner.

(Note from Mark Newman)
A note on the Pacific Coast Championships: According to the 1897 Wright and Ditson "Official Lawn Tennis Guide", the women's singles event at the 1896 Pacific Coast Championships was due to be played alongside the men's doubles event on September 8 and 9, at the Hotel Del Monte in California, but there were no entries for women's singles event, so, according to Wright and Ditson, Bee Hooper retained her title by default. However, one of the Californian newspapers had Marion Jones beating Bee Hooper (the holder) in the Challenge Round of the 1895 Pacific Coast Championships. There seems to be some confusion around this result.

(Note from Rollo)

According to the San Francisco Call of August 29 the entry fee for the event was 50 cents. All matches were to be 2 out of 3, except for the all-comers and Challenge rounds, which were to be best 3 of 5. The Call noted that the 1895 event was at San Rafael, where Hooper nearly lost to Marion Jones.

Interestingly the Call notes only the men's doubles final in its September 9th and 10th editions, solidifying Mark's information from Wright and Ditson.

The Call in its Sept 9, 1895 edition, states that Marion Jones d Miss B Hooper in the finals of the Pacific Slope championships at San Rafael. This seemingly contradicts their own information from a year later. Confusion indeed! (This result is listed in the 1895 thread).

Finally, Max Robertson, in his authoritative Encyclopedia of Tennis, give Bee Hooper as the winner for the Pac Coast in 1894, then lists no winners from 1895-97. In 1898 the Pacific Coast was won by Marion Jones.

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September 7-12, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2 7-5

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Edith Austin 6-3 4-6 6-1

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Edith Austin/George Greville 6-1 3-6 6-3
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September 14-21, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Henrica Ridding 6-1 7-5
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. Edith Austin 6-2 8-6

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 3-6 6-4 6-1

DF: Charlotte Cooper/Blanche Hillyard d. Lottie Paterson/Maud Shackle 6-3 6-0

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/George Hillyard 7-9 6-1 6-1

There was no Challenge Round in the women’s singles event at this tournament this year. Blanche Hillyard was the holder.
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September 21-26, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Wood)

CR: Alice Pickering (holder) d. Henrica Ridding 6-1 7-5
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began September 22, Bad Homburg, Germany, (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-0 6-2
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began September 29, Championships of Bohemia, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: M. Cifka d. G. Rössler 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-3

There was a best-of-five-sets final in the women’s singles events at this tournament this year. It was usually held in late spring.
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began September 30, Baden-Baden, Germany (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Frl Zographo 6-1 6-0

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