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Old Aug 7th, 2004, 04:04 PM   #12
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Here are some of the Wightman Cup results from the 1930's. Right now I only have those that involved Alice Marble. As you can see the U.S. just dominated England. As a matter of fact I've read accounts in the "Times" of London were the British writers just bemoaned the fact that their British girls just couldn't beat the Yanks. I'm not sure of the exact number of years, but I think the U.S. went something like 7-8 years during this period without losing.


Wightman Cup Results: Bud Collins’ Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis

1933

United States d Great Britain 4-3 (Forest Hills)

Helen Jacobs d Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-2
Sarah Palfrey d Margaret Scriven 6-3, 6-1


Betty Nuthall d Carolin Babcock 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Dorothy Round d Sarah Palfrey 6-4, 10-8
Helen Jacobs d Margaret Scriven 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey d Dorothy Round/Mary Heeley 6-4, 6-2
Betty Nuthall/Freda James d Alice Marble/ Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn 7-5, 6-2

1937

United States d Great Britain 6-1 (Forest Hills)

Marble d Mary Hardwick 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Helen Jacobs d Kay Stammers 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Jacobs d Hardwick 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Marble d Stammers 6-3, 6-1
Sarah Palfrey Fabyan d Margot Lumb 6-3, 6-1
Marble/Palfrey d Evelyn Dearman/ Joan Ingram 6-3, 6-2
Stammers/Freda James d Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn/ Dorothy Bundy 6-3, 10-8

1938

United States d Great Britain 5-2 (Wimbledon)

Stammers d Marble 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Note: “Miss Marble unwisely spent the ten minute interval between the second and third sets sitting by the courtside in a chilly wind...” June 10th, Friday The Times of London. I have no idea why Alice was in such a funk over this match. Normally Alice could beat the beautiful Kay without any problems, but alas this is another match where for whatever reason Alice losses to a lesser player.


Moody d Scriven 6-0, 7-5
Fabyan d Lumb 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Marble d Scriven 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Moody d Stammers 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Marble/Fabyan d Lumb/James 6-4, 6-2
Dearman/Ingram d Moody/Bundy 6-2, 7-5




1939

United States d Great Britain 5-2 (Forest Hills)

Marble d Hardwick 6-3, 6-4
Stammers d Jacobs 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Scott d Fabyan 6-3, 6-4
Marble d Stammers 3-6,6-3, 6-4
Jacobs d Hardwick 6-2, 6-2
Bundy/Arnold d Nuthall/ Brown 6-3, 6-1
Marble/Fabyan d Stammers/James Hammersley 7-5, 6-2
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