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Old Mar 19th, 2002, 06:27 AM   #15
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1934

Dates: January 18-27
Venue: Sydney
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)


1st Round

Joan Hartigan [1] d. Truda Cox 6-0 8-6
Erla Corrigan d. Mrs. MC McCorbett 8-6 6-3
I Purdy d. Dorothy Dingle default
Ula Valkenburg [8] d. Gwen Stevenson 6-2 6-2
Alison Hattersley d. Nancy Chitty [4] 6-8 9-7 6-4
May Blick d Beth Peach 6-3 6-2
Helen McTaggett d. Nancy Lewis 6-4 8-6
Louie Bickerton [6] d. Dot Bellamy 6-1 6-3

Mall Molesworth [2] d. Mary Chapman 6-0 6-2
P O'Connor d. Kath Commins 6-2 6-3
Nell Hall [5] d. Peg Menzies 6-1 6-2
Joyce Williams d. Cherie Bubb 6-2 6-1
Muff Wilson d. Dot Stevenson 7-5 6-3
Kath Le Messurier [7] d. Nina Vickery 6-4 7-9 6-3
Nancy Lewis d. Vera Selwin 6-1 6-8 6-1
Emily Westacott [3] d. Gwen Utz 6-3 6-3

2nd Round

Hartigan [1] d. Corrigan 6-3 6-1
Valkenburg [8] d. Purdy 6-2 6-4
Hattersley d. Blick 13-11 6-4
Bickerton [6] d. McTaggot 6-2 6-0

Molesworth [2] d O'Connor 6-3 6-4
Hall [5] d. Williams default
Wilson d. Le Messurier [7] 6-1 6-1
Westacott [3] d. Lewis 8-6 7-5

Quarterfinals

Hartigan [1] d. Valkenburg [8] 6-1 6-4
Bickerton [6] d. Hattersley 6-3 6-1
Molesworth [2] d. Hall [5] 6-4 6-1
Wilson d. Westacott [3] 2-6 10-8 6-3

Semifinals

Hartigan [1] d Bickerton [6] 6-1 6-3
Molesworth [2] d Wilson 7-5 6-4

Final
Joan Hartigan [1] d. Mall Molesworth [2] 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=15)

1st Round

Mall Molesworth/Emily Westacott [1] d Sylvia Harper/Helen McTaggett [Q] 6-2 7-5
Gwen Cassidy/Muff Wilson d. partner/Gwen Utz default
Nancy Chitty/Nancy Lewis [4] d Edna Collison/Joyce Hone [Q] 6-2 7-5
Dot Stevenson/Gwen Stevenson d Edna Gardyne/Kath Le Messurier 1-6 8-6 7-5

Joan Hartigan/Ula Valkenburg [2] d. Peg Menzies/P O'Connor [Q] 6-1 6-4
Dot Bellamy/Sylvia Harper d. Floris Conway/C Danford 7-5 6-4
Louie Bickerton/Nell Hall [3] d. Thelma Coyne/Agnes Tosch [Q] 6-4 6-2
Alison Hattersley/Vera Selwyn d. May Blick/Truda Cox 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Molesworth/Westacott [1] d Cassidy/Wilson 6-2 6-3
Chitty/Lewis [4] d Stevenson/Stevenson 6-3 7-5
Hartigan/Valkenburg [2] d Bellamy/Harper 6-2 6-4
Bickerton/Hall [3] d Hattersley/Selwin 6-2 8-6

Semifinals

Molesworth/Westacott [1] d. Chitty/Lewis [4] 6-4 6-3
Hartigan/Valkenburg [2] d. Bickerton/Hall [3] 6-3 6-1

Final

Mall Molesworth/Emily Westacott [1] d. Joan Hartigan/Ula Valkenburg [2] 6-8 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Sylvia Harper/Gar Hone d Mrs McCorbett/G Kendall 6-2 6-4
Truda Cox/David Thompson d Nancy Chitty/A Knight 6-1 6-4
Mall Molesworth/H Goodwin d Mary Storey/H Austin 6-4 6-2

2nd Round

Nell Hall/Harry Hopman [1] d Vera Selwin/R Smith default
Kath Le Messurier/Don Turnbull d Gwen Stevenson/Charles Angus (NZ) default
Emily Westacott/Roy Dunlop [4] d Mary Chapman/Len Schwartz 6-4 6-4
Cox/Thompson d Harper/Hone3-6 6-3 6-2

Gwen Cassidy/Norman Peach d Molesworth/Goodwin 6-2 6-3
Alison Hattersley/Aubrey Willard [3] d Edna Gardyne/J Rodgers 6-3 6-3
Nancy Lewis/Reg Erwin d Nina Vickery/Bruce Moore 6-4 8-6
Joan Hartigan/Gar Moon [2] d Dot Bellamy/Jack Clemenger 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Hall/Hopman [1] d. Le Messurier/Turnbull 6-2 6-3
Westacott/Dunlop [4] d. Cox/Thompson 6-1 7-5
Hattersley/Willard [3] d. Cassidy/Peach 6-1 6-2
Hartigan/Moon [2] d. Lewis/Erwin 6-1 8-6


Semifinals

Westacott/Dunlop [4] d Hall/Hopman 6-1 6-3
Hartigan/Moon [2] d Hattersley/Willard 13-11 8-6

Final
Joan Hartigan/Gar Moon [2] d. Emily Westacott/Roy Dunlop [4] 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

Hall = maiden name of Hopman.
A Lewis = Nancy Lewis
McTaggett = Elizabeth Sloan (Mrs RE McTaggett)

The official Aussie site has E Peach. From this I am deducing she is Elizabeth "Beth" Peach

The official site uses "Muriel' Wilson rather than "Muff".
The official site has Lorna Utz as Norman Peach's mixed partner-double check.

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Summary:

Mall Molesworth, age 39, made a stunning run to the final. In the final she was unable to beat her 21 year old opponent, but she won the doubles crown. She is the oldest singles finalist and doubles champ on record in Oz.

Hartigan's defence in Sydney was not as arduous as the year before. She showed how much her game had improved under the coaching of Jim Willard, reaching the final without dropping a set. In the other half of the draw, New South Wales country champion Muff Wilson defeated Westacott 2-6 10-8 6-3, with Westacott being too fearless on her drives going for a clean winner on every shot. Muff survived a match point in moving on. Wilson found Molesworth a different proposition in the semifinal. The former champion broke up Wilson's game by mixing short chips and deep drives to win 6-4 7-5. If she had tried this tactic against Hartigan in the final she might have had more success than she did by trying to outhit and out-run someone so much younger. It was 11 years since Molesworth's first national final, and she could not keep the pace with her stronger and more mobile opponent, going down 1-6, 4-6.

2,500 came for the quaterfinals.

Notes courtesy of Louloubelle.

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Sources:

The Argus provides the draw in exact draw order:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/11729088

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