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Old Dec 6th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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1914 results

Status: Mostly finals, but in good date order. Need to add info from Little's books on Lenglen and Chambers. Covered the NYT from Jan 1 to Mar 22.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers claims her record 7th Wimbledon. She dominates the year, going undefeated. In her trip to France she beats young teen Suzanne Lenglen, the ingenue of the year.

The French ingenue wins the World Hard Court Championships in the spring. Rumors abounded that she would go on to Wimbledon to challenge Chambers, but Papa Lenglen held her back.

The drop shot was one of Chambers' deadliest shots. She discusses it here: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....7&postcount=59

A deadly curtain draws down on Europe in Augusy of 1914. Regular tennis events for the most part cease until 1919. Only then will Chambers and Lenglen meet at Wimbledon. Lenglen will practice in the serenity of southern France, but most women will not hit a ball again until 1919. Rubber becomes a material for war rather than bouncing balls. American Elizabeth Ryan is in Russia when war alarms sound. She makes a dramatic escape on the last train from Russia into Germany. She had to sell all her possessions along the way as bribes except her trophy as Russian champion of 1914.

Durinf the so-called Great War Chambers plays war exhibitions for the Red Cross.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers record:

Wins all 8 singles events entered. (Monte Carlo, Mentone, Nice, Surbiton, Chiswick Park, Northern Chmps, Wimbledon, Buckingham Chmps)
Wins 2 doubles titles
Wins 2 mixed titles

Suzanne Lenglen's record for 1914 is:

Singles

Won 6 of 11 tournaments entered
26-3 match record, and 2 defaults

Doubles

Won 1 of 4 events entered
5-3 Match record.

Mixed Doubles

Won 6 of 12 events entered (* One event divided-I have counted it as a won event)
26-5 match record, 1 default, and 1 unplayed match.

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Many contribututions come from Newmark's 1914 thread found at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=409808

Thanks also to Austinrunner, The Computer and Jimbo for many contributions.

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