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Old Jan 27th, 2013, 09:31 AM   #91
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Re: Wightman Cup

With the rise of Laura Robson, do you think that Wightman Cup could be resurrected?

I always found this competition historically fascinating. It's sad that it ended.

Could be interesting in a few years with Sloane Stephens and Laura Robson. But they desperately need more British players.
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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 01:03 PM   #92
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Re: Wightman Cup

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With the rise of Laura Robson, do you think that Wightman Cup could be resurrected?

I always found this competition historically fascinating. It's sad that it ended.

Could be interesting in a few years with Sloane Stephens and Laura Robson. But they desperately need more British players.
It would take an almost Murray-like figure on the women's side IMO. In many ways the rise of Margaret Smith Court and a host of other top ten Aussie women meant the eventual end of the Wightman Cup. Air travel meant other teams could join in too.

Hazel herself would have approved, as making the event a true Davis Cup style event for women was her purpose from the start.
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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 01:05 PM   #93
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Re: Wightman Cup

I want to use this space to put in surfaces for the Cup in its later stages. Until the 1960s it had always been held on grass, usually at Wimbledon and Forest Hills.

I'll use Dolan as a source, noting years I want to double check.

1951-Chesnut Hill (Grass) *The first time WC was not held at Wimbledon or Forest Hills.
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1957-Sewickley (Green Clay) *The first time WC was not on grass.
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1959-Sewickley (Green Clay)
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1961-Chicago (Green Clay)
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1963-Cleveland (Green Clay)
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1965-Cleveland-(Green Clay)
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1967-Cleveland (Hard)
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1969-Wimbledon (Grass)
1969-Cleveland (Hard)
1970-Wimbledon-Grass
1971-Cleveland-(Hard-UniRoyal Synthetic). *Outdoors on carpet. The surface seams were popping up during play and created controversy.
1972-Wimbledon-(Grass) *This was the last WC at Wimbledon.
1973-Longwood (Hard-Uniturf)*-Note I will check 1973 as I have have some doubts on that year and I possess a program from the event.
1974-Deeside (Indoors on Uniface). *The first WC held indoors. After 1974 most venues all were indoors except for 1979.
1975-Cleveland (Indoors on Sporteze).
1976-London-(Indoors on Uniturf)
1977-Oakland-(Indoors on Sporteze)
1978-London-(Indoors on Uniturf)
1979-Palm Beach (Green Clay) *The last WC held outdoors.
1980-London- (Indoors on Supreme)
1981-Chicago-(Indoors on Sporteze)
1982-London (Indoors on Supreme)
1983-Williamsburg (Indoors on Sporteze)
1984-London (Indoors on Supreme)
1985-Williamsburg (Indoors on Supreme)
1986-London )Indoors on Supreme)
1987-Williamsburg (Indoors on Supreme)
1988-London (Indoors on Supreme)
1989-Williamsburg (Indoors on Supreme)

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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #94
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Re: Wightman Cup

A list of Wightman Cup Captains-British first, then American

1923-Antony Sabelli, Hazel Wightman
1924-Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Hazel Wightman
1925-Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Mary K Browne
1926-Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Mary K Browne
1927-Major Dudley Larcombe, Hazel Wightman
1928-Ermyntrude Harvey, Eleanor Goss
1929-Phyllis Covell, Hazel Wightman
1930-Phoebe Watson, Helen Wills Moody
1931-Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Hazel Wightman
1932-Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Helen Wills Moody
1933-Malcolm Horn, Hazel Wightman
1934-Malcolm Horn, James Cushman
1935-Malcolm Horn, Hazel Wightman
1936-Malcolm Horn, James Cushman
1937-Malcolm Horn, Hazel Wightman
1938-Mrs MC King, Hazel Wightman
1939-Betty Nuthall, Hazel Wightman
1946-Nancy Lyle Glover, Hazel Wightman
1947-Ted Avory, Hazel Wightman
1948-Kay Stammers Menzies, Hazel Wightman
1949-Kay Stammers Menzies, Midge Buck
1950-Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Midge Buck
1951-Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, Midge Buck
1952-Colonel Duncan Macauley, Midge Buck
1953-Colonel Duncan Macauley, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1954-Mary Halford, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1955-Mary Halford, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1956-Mary Halford, Louise Brough
1957-Mary Halford, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1958-Mary Halford, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1959-Bea Walter, Janet Hopps
1960-Bea Walter, Janet Hopps
1961-Bea Walter, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1962-Bea Walter, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1963-Bea Walter, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1964-Angela Mortimer, Donna Floyd Fales
1965-Angela Mortimer, Margaret Osborne DuPont
1966-Angela Mortimer, Margaret Varner
1967-Angela Mortimer, Betty Rosenquest Pratt
1968-Angela Mortimer, Betty Rosenquest Pratt
1969-Angela Mortimer, Betty Rosenquest Pratt
1970-Angela Mortimer, Doris Hart
1971-Ann Jones, Carole Graebner
1972-Ann Jones, Edy Sullivan
1973-Virginia Wade, Edy Sullivan
1974-Virginia Wade, Vicki Berner
1975-Virginia Wade, Julie Heldman
1976-Virginia Wade, Vicki Berner
1977-Virginia Wade, Vicki Berner
1978-Virginia Wade, Vicki Berner
1979-Virginia Wade, Vicki Berner
1980-Virginia Wade, Chris Evert Lloyd
1981-Virgina Wade, Rosie Casals
1982-Virginia Wade, Chris Evert Lloyd
1983-Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova
1984-Virginia Wade, Chris Evert
1985-Vrginia Wade, Chris Evert
1986-Virginia Wade, Elise Burgin
1987Jo Durie, Pam Shriver
1988-Ann Jones, Zina Garrison
1989-Anne Jnoes, Lori McNeil

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Re: Wightman Cup

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1988-????, Zina Garrison
1989-????, Lori McNeil
Are coach and captain sometimes two different people? The Times names Ann Jones as captain of the British side for 1988 and 1989, but a number of sources mention Marty Riessen as the coach/non-playing captain of the U.S. team in both 1988 and 1989 (and 1986 and 1987).
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Are coach and captain sometimes two different people? The Times names Ann Jones as captain of the British side for 1988 and 1989, but a number of sources mention Marty Riessen as the coach/non-playing captain of the U.S. team in both 1988 and 1989 (and 1986 and 1987).
Thanks for the help with 88 and 89 Mrs A-it completes our list!

They were sometimes different. I also came across the term "manager" at times also, especially on British side.
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