Re: 1920 results
WORLD HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: May 22-30
Venue: Stade Francais, Saint Cloud, Paris, France
*In exact draw order according to Ayres Almanac
Marguerite Billout d. Miss Lammin (GB) 6-3 6-3
Panchita Subirana (Sp) d. Suzanne Deve 6-2 6-2
Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Germaine Golding 6-2 6-4
Elisabeth d'Ayen d. Genevieve Cousin 6-2 4-6 6-1
Suzanne Amblard d. Suzanne Lenglen default
Jeanne Vaussard d. Isabel Fonrodona (Sp) 6-4 6-0
Dorothy Holman (GB) d. Olive Winslow (SA) 6-2 6-4
Satterthwaite d. d'Ayen 6-3, 6-2
Subirana d. Billout 10-8 6-4
Amblard d Vaussard 6-4 6-3
Holman d. Danet 6-2 6-4
Subirana d. Satterthwaite default
Holman d. Amblard 6-2 4-6 6-0
Dorothy Holman (GB) d. Panchita Subirana (Sp) 6-0 7-5
Dorothy Holman (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Suzanne Amblard/Marguerite Billout 6-4 6-4
Isabel Fonrodona (Sp)/Panchita Subirana (Sp) d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 8-6 6-8 7-5
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Lady Denman (GB)/Mrs Sanderson 6-1 6-1
Elisabeth d'Ayen/Suzanne Deve-bye
Holman/Satterthwaite d. Fonrodona/Subirana 6-3 6-2
Golding/Vaussard d. d'Ayen/Deve 6-3 7-5
Dorothy Holman (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-1
Germaine Golding/William Laurentz d. Lady Gertrude Denman/Hon N. Lytton (GB) 6-0, 6-0
Dorothy Holman (GB)/Noel Turnbull (GB) d. Marie Danet/Toto Brugnon 7-5 6-2
Isabel Fonrodona (Sp)/Manuel Alonso (Sp) d. Mrs Nathaniel Niles (US)/Nathaniel Niles (US) 6-2 6-4
Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Elisabeth d'Ayen/Nicolae Mishu (Rom) 0-6 7-5 6-3
Jeanne Vaussard/Erik Tegner (Den) d. Mrs Sanderson/Major Brown 6-4 3-6 6-0
Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Percival Davson (GB) d. Genevieve Cousin/Marcel Cousin 6-1 4-6 6-3
Olive Winslow (SA)/Charles Winslow (SA) d. Panchita Subirana (Sp)/Enrique Flaquer (Sp) ????
Suzanne Amblard/Max Decugis d. Daisy Speranza/Zenzo Shimidzu (Jpn) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Golding/Laurentz d Holman/Turnbull 6-1 6-1
Conquet/Dupont d Fonrodona/Alonso 6-3 6-4
Vaussard/Tegner d Satterthwaite/Davson 2-6 6-4 6-2
Amblard/Decugis d Winslow/Winslow 6-4 8-6
Golding/Laurentz d Conquet/Dupont 6-0 6-3
Amblard/Decugis d Vaussard/Tegner 6-2 10-8
Germaine Golding/William Laurentz d. Suzanne Amblard/Max Decugis default (Amblard injured hand)
Olive Winslow married to Charles Winslow-often listed as Mrs C Winslow.
* This year many of the world's top players, including Suzanne Lenglen, Elizabeth Ryan and Molla Mallory, were absent from this tournament.
From "Ayres' Almanack" (1921): "After an interval of six years - for the competition in 1919 was invitation inter-allied affair - the world's hard court championships (so designated by the International Federation) were revived, under George Simond's management, in the Stade Francais. Sylvan Saint Cloud (said 'The Field' special correspondent [Arthur Wallis Myers]) had never looked better, and, to judge by the variety of sports ringed around the lawn tennis matches on Whit Monday, young France was more than herself again; her athletic zeal, bottled up during the war, was bursting forth with almost ungovernable energy. Something like a score of pistol shots rang forth on the fringe of the courts during the afternoon, signalling the start of foot races and other Olympic trials. Luckily the applause from the centre court - a model of that at Wimbledon - drowned these excursions and alarums. The weather for the first four days was hot and thundery.
"The ladies' events were of comparatively poor class in the absence of decisive vollyers. Dorothy Holman won the singles, losing only one set to Suzanne Amblard. This English player thus became the holder of both the covered court and hard court championships. Phyllis Satterthwaite retired through indisposition in the semi-final, but she would scarcely have beaten Miss Holman on a hard surface. The former Mlle Broquedis (now Marguerite Billout) was put out by Panchita Subirana, the Spanish lady champion, a player of beautiful style, needing only a little more speed."
...Mrs Satterwaithe and Miss Holman secured the ladies doubles after a series of purely defensive matches, which were depressing to watch and must have been depressing to play."
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