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Old May 24th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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1953 results

Summary

Mo Connolly dominated women's tennis by winning the Grand Slam (all 4 majors in one year)- she is the second person to win it (Don Budge won it in 1938) and the first woman. Overall "Little Mo" has a 61-2 record for the year, winning 10 of 12 events *(See note below) Her only setbacks are to Doris Hart in Italy and Shirley Fry at the Pacific Southwest.

Doris Hart won at least 13 titles (possibly 14 if she won Sao Paulo in late December). Hart had an 11-2 record vs. #3 Shirley Fry, who won only 3 events, mostly because she was always up against her best freind and doubles partner Hart in the finals. #4 Dottie Knode captured 11 championships, including the German, Dutch, and Yugoslav nation titles.

Two non-Americans had marked success in 53. Thelma Long was on an extended world tour; rare for an Aussie woman at this time. She bagged 12 singles trophies, usually in minor events. British lass Angela Mortimer had at least 6 wins, including the Scandinavian Indoors, Irish, Maidstone, and British Indoors.

Loiuse Brough won 2 events-her old doubles partner Margaret Dupont won the Middle States. Their head to head for 1953 was 2-1 in favor of Brough.
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Note: The Hall of Fame lists Mo's 1953 record as 61-2 and 10 of 12 events won.

01. Aussie Nationals
02. South Australian
03. La Jolla
04. French
05. Kent Chmps
06. Wimbledon
07. Bastad
08. US Clay
09. Essex
10.United States Nationals
11. Pacific Coast
12. Pan American, Mexico

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Sources:
The New York Times
The November issue of World Tennis (*note David K provided other WT results)
An issue of International Tennis News gave info on the Pacific Southwest.


Major thanks to Ugarte for providing the majority of these results, and to David K for hard to find results from World Tennis. AustinRunner provided hard to find Aussie results.

National rankings all added from Dunlop's Annual.

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Ends Jan 1 Indian Lawn Tennis Chmps, Calcutta

FI: Joy Mottram (GB) d. Rita Davar 6-2 6-1

MX: Joy Mottram/Tony Mottram d. Laura Woodbridge/Naresh Kumar 6-1 6-2
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January 1, City of Perth Championships, Australia

FI: Helen Collins d. Patricia Cunningham 6-2 4-6 6-1

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Re: 1953 results

Week of January 12-18

January 3-10 New Zealand Championships Christchurch, New Zealand

FI: Judy Burke d. H Redwood 6-1 7-5

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January 5-12 Dixie Tennis Tournament, Tampa, Florida, US (Clay)

1R Thelma Long d. Sandra Hill 6-0 6-0

QF Shirley Fry d. Pat Stewart 1-6 6-3 6-1
QF Maggie Mae Beeland d. Laura Lou Jahn Kunnen 6-3 2-6 6-3

SF Fry d. Jean Clarke 6-2 6-3
SF Long d. Beeland 6-0 6-2

FI: Shirley Fry d. Thelma Long 6-1 6-3

DF: Laura Lou Kunnen/Long d. Shirley Fry/Alicia Wright (Ecu) 6-4 3-6 6-3

Thelma is missing her native Aussie title-opting for a world tour.

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Jan 8-17 Melbourne AUS AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS

Connolly and Sampson #1 and #2 foreign seeds.

Singles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Mary Hawton[2]-bye
Loris Nichols-bye
Nell Hopman[7]-bye
Fay Muller d. Ellen Warnock 6-2 6-2
Pam Southcombe[4] d. Beth Ruffin 6-2 6-3
J.O'Donoghue d. M Midgley 9-7 8-6
Alison Baker[5] d. June Ryan 6-3 6-2
Maureen Connolly(US)[1] d. Carmen Borelli 6-0 6-1

Julie Sampson(US)[2] d. Barbara Rich 6-3 6-4
Gwen Thiele[8] d. Mary Schultz 6-3 6-0
M Wallis d. J Diggle 7-5 6-1
Beryl Penrose[3] d. Olive Occleshaw 6-3 6-2
Jennifer Staley-bye
Dorn Fogarty[6]-bye
Norma Ellis-bye
Helen Angwin[1]-bye

2nd Round

Hawton[2] d. Nichols 6-1 8-10 6-1
Muller d. Hopman[7] 6-3 4-6 6-4
Southcombe[4] d. Donoghue 6-1 6-0
Connolly[1] d. Baker[5] 6-1 6-0

Sampson[2]d. Thiele[8] 6-2 6-1
Penrose[3] d. Wallis 6-1 6-0
Fogarty[6] d. Staley 6-4 2-6 6-3
Angwin[1] d. Ellis 7-5 1-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Hawton[2] d. Muller 6-1 6-2
Connolly[1] d. Southcombe[4] 6-0 6-1
Sampson[2] d. Penrose[3] 6-2 6-2
Fogarty[6] d. Angwin[1] 6-4 5-7 6-2

Semifinals

Connolly[1] d. Hawton[2] 6-2 6-1
Sampson[2] d. Fogarty[6] 3-6 6-3 6-4

Final
Maureen Connolly[1] d. Julie Sampson[2] 6-3 6-2
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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Maureen Connolly/Julie Sampson d. Beth Ruffin/Judy Tissott 6-2 6-2
Hopman/Staley[5] d. F.Muller/M.Schultz 6-1 10-12 6-2
Dorn Fogarty/B.Rich d. J.Donoghue/M.Wallis 6-2 7-5
H.Angwin/G.Thiele[3] d. M.Hellyer/B.Holstein 7-9 7-5 7-5

M.Carter/B.Warby d. A.Baker/L.Nichols 6-1 6-3
C.Borelli/P.Southcombe[4] d. E.Robertson/R.Wratten 6-1 2-6 6-3
D.Diggle/N.Ellis d. M.Midgley/J.Ryan 6-4 8-6
Hawton/Penrose[2] d. F.Occleshaw/P.Thompson 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Connolly/Sampson d. Hopman/Staley [5] 6-2 6-1
Angwin/Thiele[3] d. Fogarty/Rich 6-2 6-1
Carter/B.Warby d. Borelli/Southcombe[4] 6-3 4-6 9-7
Hawton/Penrose[2] d. Diggle/Ellis 8-6 6-3

Semifinals

Connolly/Sampson d. Angwin/Thiele[3] 6-3 6-3
Hawton/Penrose[2] d. Carter/Warby 6-3 6-1

Final
Maureen Connolly/Julie Sampson d. Mary Hawton/Beryl Penrose[2] 6-4 6-2
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Mixed Doubles

Semifinals

Sampson/Hartwig d. Helen Angwin/Neale Fraser 8-6 7-5
Connolly/Richardson d. Pam Southcombe/Don Tregowning 6-0 6-4

Final:
Julie Sampson/Rex Hartwig d. Maureen Connolly/Ham Richardson 6-4 6-3
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Draw Note: Mrs. J Warnock=former Ellen Astley

Summary:
Playing the first leg of her attempt for the grand slam, Maureen Connolly easily won the 1953 Australian Championships. She defeated Carmen Borelli (later the wife of LTAA President Brian Tobin) 6-0 6-1 the first round, Mrs. Baker 6-1 6-0 in the second, thrashed promising Pam Southcombe 6-0 6-1 in the quarters and the accomplished Mary Hawton fared little better in the semis 6-2 6-1. Connolly's doubles partner, American Julie Sampson came through the other half of the draw to face Little Mo. The final, however was no more of a contest than Connolly's other matches. If Sampson advanced to the net she was passed, if she stayed at the baseline she run from side to side until she was so hopelessly out of position that the point was lost. Sampson was actually the reigning US junior champion which made her the same age as Connolly but you would never have thought so, to see Connolly blast her from the court 6-3 6-2. The American "amazed the crowd of 6,532 with the depth of her accurate drive and passing shots." In winning Mo becomes the youngest ever to take the title. The temperature was over 100 on finals day.

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Re: 1953 results

Week of January 19-25

Jan 19-26 South Australian Chmps Adelaide AUS (GR)


1R Maureen Connolly (US) d R Rosman 6-4 6-4
1R Mrs A Bate d A Sheidow 6-3 6-3
1R Jennifer Staley d Y Wilson 6-0 6-1
1R Begg-bye-??
1R M Wallis d L Macguire 6-0 6-1
1R Rogers-bye-??
1R R Thomas --bye?
1R Gwen Thiele-bye-?

1R Helen Angwin-bye-??
1R J Penny-bye-??
1R N Traeger-bye-??
1R Nell Hall Hopman d H Astley 6-3 6-2
1R Loris Nichols d M Harvey 6-1 6-4
1R K Kennedy d J Turner 6-2 6-1
1R Norma Elllis d R. Williman 4-6 8-6 6-1
1R Julia Sampson (US) d J Egar 6-0 6-2

2R Connolly d Bate 6-0 6-1
2R Staley d Begg 6-3 6-4
2R Rogers d Wallis 6-3 6-4
2R Thiele d Thomas 6-3 6-4
2R Angwin d Penny 6-1 6-2
2R Hopman d Traeger 6-0 6-2
2R Nichols d Kennedy 6-1 6-2
2R Sampson d Ellis 8-10 6-4 6-3

QF Connolly d. Staley 6-3 6-2
QF Thiele d Rogers 6-4 6-2
QF Angwin d Hopman 6-4 6-3
QF Sampson d. Nichols 6-2 7-5

SF Connolly d. Thiele 6-1 6-1
SF Sampson d. Angwin 6-2 6-4

FI Mo Connolly d. Julie Sampson 6-2 6-3

DF Connolly/Sampson d. Angwin/Thiele 6-4 6-1
Mx Connolly/Lew Hoad d. Sampson/Rex Hartwig 6-3 2-6 6-4
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Jan 20-25 Florida Invitation, Orlando, Fl, US (CL)
1R Long d. Beverly Seibert 6-0 6-3
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QF Kunnen d. Pat Stewart [4] 11-9 5-7 6-4

SF Long d. Karol Fageros default
SF Clarke d. Laura Lou Kunnen 6-3 0-6 6-3

FI Thelma Long [1] d. Jean Clarke 6-2 7-5

DF Clarke/Long d. Nancy Corse/Carmen Lampe 6-3 6-4

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Circa mid-January, South India Championships, Madras, India (Clay)

FI: Joy Mottram (GB) d. Rita Davar 6-0 6-0

DF: Rita Davar/Joy Mottram (GB) d. Miss Krishnamma/Laura Woodbridge 6-3 6-0

MX: Joy Mottram (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) d. Laura Woodbridge/Vishnu Mohan 6-1 6-1

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Jan 30-31 Royal Kings Park Exhibition Perth Aus
Maureen Connolly d Helen Angwin 5-7 6-3 6-1
Nell Hopman d Julia Sampson 6-4 8-10 6-3
Maureen Connolly d Julia Sampson 6-4 6-0
Connolly/Sampson d Angwin/Hopman 6-4 6-1
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Jan 26-Feb 1 Copenhagen Scandanavian Covered Courts (Indoors on Wood)

2R Angela Mortimer (GB) d L Lind 6-3 6-0
2R Gustafsson d E Schmith 3-6 6-4 6-3
2R Inge Pohmann (Ger) d K Glens 6-3 6-2
2R Maire Arni (Fin) d Vera Johansen 6-0 6-2
2R Lisa Andersen d Hirn 6-2 6-1
2R Fog d ????
2R L Nielsen d A Friis 6-2 6-0
2R Jean Rinkel-Quertier d G Sthle 6-1 6-1

QF Mortimer d Gustafsson 6-2 6-2
QF Arni d Pohmann 6-1 6-3
QF Andersen d Fog 6-3 6-3
QF Rinkel-Quertier d Nielsen 6-3 6-1

SF Mortimer d Arni 6-1 6-4
SF Rinkel-Quertier d Andersen 6-4 7-5

FI Angela Mortimer d. Jean Rinkel-Quertier 4-6 10-8 6-4

DF: Angela Mortimer/Jean Rinkel-Quertier d L Nielsen/Bibbi Sanden 6-4 6-4

3,000 see the finals.

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January 24-February 1 West Pakistan Championships , Lahore, Pakistan

FI Joy Mottram d. Sachiko Kamo (Jpn) 3-6 10-8 6-2

MX: Parveen Sheikh/Alfred Huber d. Sachiko Kamo/Kumamaru 6-2 10-8

*Check scores. NYT gives score as 6-2 6-3

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Ends February 1 South Florida Tennis Chmps, West Palm Beach, FL (Clay)

SF Long d. Helen Keil 6-0 6-1
SF Clark d. Alicia Wright (Ecu) 6-0 6-4

FI Thelma Long (Aus) d. Jean Clark 6-4 6-4

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Week of February 2-8

Feb 3 Killara Exhibition Sydney

Maureen Connolly d Mary Carter 6-2 6-3
Julia Sampson d Ellen Warby 8-6 6-3
Carter/Connolly d Sampson/Warby 6-4 5-7 6-2

Feb 5 Mo Connolly and Julia Sampson take a flight from Sydney back to the US.

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early February Pakistani National Championships, Dacca, Pakistan (Clay)

FI: Joy Mottram d. Sachiko Kamo (Jpn) 6-1 3-, 6-2

DF: Joy Mottram (GB)/Parveen Sheikh d. Mrs T Butt/Sachiko Kamo (Jpn) 6-2, 2-6, 11-9

MX: Joy Mottram (GB)/Tony Mottram (GB) d. Sachiko Kamo (Jpn)/K Maru default

In 1953 Dacca, now the capital of Bangladesh, was part of Pakistan. Could the venue be an error-or does the Dacca event belong somewhere else?

Note that I also have a reference to a Pakistan Internatinal held in karachi ending on February 8.

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Ends Feb 8 Thunderbird Invitational, Phoexix, Arizona (HD)
FI Anita Kanter d. Dodo Cheney 3-6 6-4 6-3
Mx Cheney/Hugh Stewart d. Kanter/Larry Huebner 8-6 6-0

The first year of the Thunderbird.

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Ends Feb 9 Austin Smith Chmps, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US (CL)
SF Hart d. Nellie Kagan 6-0 6-2
SF Wright d. Karol Fageros 7-5 11-9

FI Doris Hart d. Alicia Wright (Ecuador) 6-0 6-2

9th annual event.

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Re: 1953 results

Week of February 9-15

Feb 7-15 Covered Court Championships of France Paris, France (Indoors)
Venue: Coubertin Arena.

2R Angele Salvet d Annie Soisbault 6-4 5-7 7-5
2R Maud Galtier d Eliaeson 6-3 6-1
2R Ginette Bucaille d Anne Shilcock (GB) 6-3 7-5
2R Suzanne Schmidt d Jacqueline Patorni 6-3 6-3
2R Myrtil Dubois d Pilar Barril (Sp) 6-1 6-2

QF Susan Partridge d Salvet 6-2 6-1
QF Bucaille d Galtier 6-1 6-4
QF Schmitt d Dubois 6-2 5-7 10-8
QF Jean Rinkel-Quetier (GB) d Michele Bourbonnais 7-5 6-3

SF Partridge d Bucaille 6-2 6-3
SF Schmitt d Rinkel-Quertier 2-6 9-10 retired

FI Susan Patridge d. Suzanne Schmitt 8-6 7-5

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Ends Feb 15 Annual Palm Springs Winter Int, Palm Springs, CA (Hard)

FI Helen Perez d. Dodo Cheney 3-6 11-9 6-4
Mx Julia Sampson/Stewart d. Angela Buxton/William Young 6-2 7-5.

15th edition of this tournament. The final was just under 3 hours. Buxton is a Brit training in California. Because she is Jewish she cannot train at certain clubs. Fellow outcast Bill Tilden coaches her until his death later this year.

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February 7-16 Manila Philippines International

FI Joy Mottram d. Minda Ochoa-Moldero 6-3 6-1

MX Joy and Tony Mottram d. Ochoa-Moldero/Gavia 6-0 6-1

In the men's final some of the 5,000 fans throw pop bottles on the court at Italian Fuasto Gardini, who also had a fight with an official who came on court and chased a photographer. Gardini was upset at calls he thought favored his opponent-Filipino native Ampon.

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Feb 16-22 Lyons Indoors, Lyons, FRN (IN)


SF Schmitt d. Joan Curry (GB) 3-6 6-4 6-0
SF Chatrier d. Anne Shilcock (GB) 6-3 6-4

FI Susan Patridge Chatrier d Suzanne Schmitt 3-6 6-4 6-3

DF Chatrier/Shilcock d. Curry/Pat Ward 6-3 6-2

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Feb 14-23 New York US Indoors (IN)
Draw=24

1R Barbara Scofield Davidson [2] -bye
1R Mrs Cremonin-bye
1R Barbara Nields-bye
1R Jean French Fallot-bye
1R Isabel Troccole d Shirley Butterfield default
1R Charlotte Mcneil Lee d Anne Brow 6-3 3-6 6-4
1R Joan Maclelland d Diane McIlvaine 6-2 6-4
1R Patricia Cavanagh d Madeline Kinzel 6-2 6-3

1R Dorothy Levine d Mary Green 6-0 6-1
1R Carolyn Liguori d Harriette Stokes 6-1 6-1
1R Joan Piken d Margaret Edmundson 6-4 6-4
1R Edna Salichs d June Stack default
1R Sheila Lesting-bye
1R Helen Germaine-bye
1R Betty Coumbe-bye
1R Thelma Coyne Long [1] (Aus)

2R Davidson [2] d Cremonin 6-2 6-0
2R Nields d Fallot 8-6 6-3
2R Troccole d Lee 6-1 6-1
2R Maclelland d Cavanagh 6-3 6-3

2R Levine d Liguori 6-0 6-0
2R Salichs d Piken 6-2 6-2
2R Lesting d Germaine default
2R Long d. Coumbe 6-0 6-1

QF Davidson d Nields 6-1 6-3
QF Troccole d Maclelland 6-3 1-6 6-4
QF Levine d Salichs 6-1 6-3
QF Long d. Lestigni 6-0 6-0

SF Davidson d. Troccole 6-3 6-0
SF Long d. Levine 5-7 7-5 9-7

FI Thelma Long [1] d. Barbara Scofield Davidson [1] 5-7 6-0 9-7

DF Davidson/Long d. Joan Piken/Betty Coumbe 6-0 6-1.


Long saved 2 match points in the semis at 3-5 15-40, one with a service ace that some in the gallery thought was long. The final was scheduled the next day, but organizers let a sick Thelma postpone it to give her rest. 2,000 sit stunned as the Aussie recovers from 0-5 in the third to win trhe title, twice being two points from elimination.

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Feb 23-Mar 1 San Remo Italy (Clay)

2R Josefa De Riba (Sp) d Shirley Bloomer (GB) 6-2 2-6 6-3

QF Totta Zehden (Ger) d Nicla Migliori 6-3 6-3
QF Sylvana Lazzarino d Vittoria Tonolli 6-3 6-3
QF De Riba d Hella Strecker (Austria) 6-2 6-1
QF Joan Curry (GB) d Lucia Manfredi 6-8 6-4 6-1

SF Lazzarino d Zehden 6-1 3-6 9-7
SF Curry d De Riba 7-5 6-4

FI Sylvana Lazzarino d. Joan Curry (GB) 6-3 6-2

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Feb 24-Mar 1 St. Andrews International, Kingston, JAM (GR)
1R Fry d. Mrs. Cover Ramsay 6-0 6-1

SF Fry d. Betty Rosenquest Pratt 3-6 6-3 6-1
SF Hart d. Thelma Long 7-5 5-7 6-3

FI Shirley Fry [2] d. Doris Hart [1] 3-6 6-3 6-3

DF Fry/Hart d. Long/Pratt 6-3 7-5
Mx Hart/Moylan d. Fry/Brown 5-7 8-6 6-0

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Week of March 2-8

Februaru 27-March 8 Championships of Egypt Cairo, Egypt (Clay)
Venue: Gezira Sporting Club

QF: Dottie Knode (US) d P Vassiliadis 6-2 6-2
QF: Maud Galtier (Fr) d Georgina Greiss 6-1 6-1
QF: Betsy Abbas d I Smith default
QF: Pat Ward (GB) d J Kingborn 6-1 6-4

SF: Knode d Galtier 6-1 6-0
SF: Ward d Abbas 6-3 4-6 6-4

FI: Dottie Knode (US) d. Pat Ward (GB) 8-6 6-1

MX: Dottie Knode/Sven Davidson d. Pat Ward/Valislac Skonecki 6-4 9-7

Dottie "overpowered her opponent with sharply angles shots and strong overhead play".

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February 27-March 8, Ceylon Championships, Colombo, Ceylon

FI: Mrs C Warren d. Ranjani Jayasuriya 7-5 6-0

DF: Mrs N. Green/Mrs C. Warren d. Mrs H. Dirckze/Mrs C. Wright 6-4 6-4

MX: C. Foneska/C Gunaskkera d. B Noordeen/Islam Ahmad (Ind) 6-2 6-4

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March 2-8 Gallia Tennis Tournament, Cannes, France. (Clay)

QF Shirley Bloomer (GB) d Inge Pohmann (Ger) 4-6 7-5 6-1
QF Maria Josefa De Riba (Sp) d G Nolin 6-1 6-0
QF Hella Strecker (Austria) d Viel 6-1 6-2
QF Joan Curry (GB) d Garcon 6-0 6-1

SF Bloomer d De Riba 6-4 6-2
SF Curry d Strecker 7-5 6-4

FI Joan Curry (GB) d. Shirley Bloomer (GB) 7-5 9-7

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March 2-7 Carribbean Lawn Tennis Chmps, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Grass)

QF: Doris Hart (US) d J Cook 6-0 6-1
QF: Betty Rosenquest Pratt d Alicia Wright (Ecu) 6-2 6-4
QF: Thelma Coyne Long (Aus) d Joan Aris 6-0 6-0
QF: Shirley Fry (US) d S Hart 6-0 6-1

SF: Hart d Pratt 6-2 2-6 6-3
SF: Fry d. Long 8-6 6-4

FI: Doris Hart (US) d. Shirley Fry (US) 8-10 6-4 6-4

Doubles

SF: Long/Pratt d. Cook/S Hart 6-3 6-0
SF: D Hart/Fry d. Wright/Aris 6-4 6-2

FI: Fry/Hart d Long/Pratt 6-4 6-2

MX: Doris Hart/Eddie Moylan d. Shirley Fry/N Brown 3-6 6-2 6-2

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ends March 9, South-West Districts, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

FI: Norma Ellis d. (Margory?) Williams 6-2 6-2

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March 6-14 Sydney Australian Hard Court (Clay)

FI: Beryl Penrose d. Mary Hawton 6-2 6-3
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March 9-15 Riviera Tournament Menton, France (Clay)

QF: Joan Curry (GB) d Hella Strecker (Austria) 6-2 3-6 6-0
QF: Shirley Bloomer (GB) d Totta Zehden (Ger) 6-1 3-6 6-0
QF: Inge Pohmann (Ger) d Josefa De Riba (Sp) 8-6 6-2
QF: Sylvana Lazzarino (Ity) d Lizel Broz (Austria) 3-6 6-0 6-2

SF: Curry d Bloomer 6-0 3-6 6-3
SF: Pohmann d Lazzarino 3-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Inge Pohmann (Ger) d Joan Curry (GB) 6-4 6-1

DF: Bloomer/Curry d Broz/Zehden 6-2 6-4
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March 9-15 The Masters, St Augustine, Florida, US (Clay)

*Draw=??. The QF was the second round of play.

QF Doris Hart d Alicia Wright (Ecu) 6-1 6-3
QF Joan Merciadis d Barbara Scofield Davidosn 3-6 6-4 6-3
QF Thlema Coyne Long (Aus) d Laura Lou Jahn Kunnen 6-1 6-0
QF Shirley Fry d Juliana Copeland 6-3 6-2

SF Hart d Mercidis 6-4 9-7
SF Fry d. Long 6-1 6-2

FI: Doris Hart [1] d. Shirley Fry [2] 6-3 6-3

MX: Doris Hart/Vic Seixas d. Thelma Long/Gardner Mulloy 6-3 6-2

The first annual event. A Florida native, Hart is very comfortable on the har tru.
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Mar 9-15 La Jolla Tennis Invitation, La Jolla, CA, US (HD)

QF Maureen Connolly d Angela Buxton (GB) 6-3 6-0
QF Dodo Bundy Cheney d Patsy Zellmer 6-2 6-3
QF Helen Pastall Perez d Mary Ann Eilenburger 6-2 6-1
QF Anita Kanter d Julia Sampson 6-1 6-0

SF Connolly d Cheny 8-6 6-1
SF Perez d Kanter 6-0 8-6

FI Mo Connolly d. Helen Perez 6-2 5-7 7-5

Doubles

QF Connolly/Sampson d. Marian Raful/Patsy Yeomans 6-2 6-4
QF Eilenberger/Buxton d. GladysBowen/Evelyn Conrad 6-4 7-5
QF Perez/Cheney d. Zellmer/Dennis Bradshaw 6-3 6-4
QF Kanter/Marjorie McCord bye

SF Connolly/Sampson d. Eilenberger/Buxton 6-2 6-2
SF Perez/Cheney d. Kanter/McCord 6-1 6-1

FI Connolly/Sampson d Cheney/Perez 6-2 7-5

MX Sampson/Hugh Stewart d. Cheney/Jacques Grigy 6-4 6-2

1953 is the 12th annual invitational.

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Re: 1953 results

Week of March 16-22

March 10-22 International Championships of Alexandria, Alexandria (Clay)

FI: Dottie Knode d. Pat Ward 6-0 6-2

DF: Maud Galtier/Dottie Knode d. Betsy Abbas/Pat Ward 9-7 6-3

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March 16-22 Beaulieu Club France (CL)

2R Totta Zehden (Ger) d Shirley Bloomer (GB) 7-9 6-4 6-4

QF Joan Curry (GB) d Michele Bourbonnais 6-0 6-1
QF Jacqueline Marcellin d N De Ridder (Neth) 4-6 6-3 6-1
QF Josefa De Riba (Sp) d Inge Pohmann (Ger) 6-1 6-0
QF Zehden d F Tekelenburg 9-7 6-3

SF Curry d Marcellin 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF Zehden d De Riba 6-3 1-6 6-1

FI Joan Curry (GB) d. Totta Zehden (Ger) 6-3 6-4

DF Bloomer/Curry d Bourbonnais/Pohmann 6-2 6-4

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March 16-22 San Juan, Puerto Rico

1R Doris Hart d. Dora Pasarell 6-0 6-1
1R Barbara Scofield Davidson d. Quetita Miro 6-0 6-0
1R Thelma Coyne Long (Aus) d. Haydee Muworthy 6-0 6-3
1R Shirley Fry d. Grace Valdes 6-1 6-0


???? (probably the QF)

SF Hart d. Long 4-6 6-4 6-3
SF Fry d. Laura Lou Kunnen 6-3 6-2

FI Doris Hart d. Shirley Fry 6-1 10-8

Mx Hart/Seixas d. Fry/Talbert 7-5 5-7 6-2

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March 15-22, Danish Covered Court Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Wood)

FI: Lisa Gram-Andersen d. Vera Johansen 5-7 6-4 6-3

DF: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Vera Johansen d. M. Bagge/Mrs J. Thielsen 6-1 6-1

MX: Lisa Gram-Andersen/Jorgen Ulrich d. Vera Johansen/Soren Hojberg 6-2 8-10 6-4

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Re: 1953 results

Mar 23-?? Everglades Tournament, Palm Beach, FL (CL)

1R Doris Hart d Sophie Devilla 6-0 6-1
1R Joan Merciadis d Isabel Linares 6-2 6-0
1R Laura Lou Jahn Kunnen d Tapia De Roldan 4-6 6-0 8-6
1R Thelma Long (Aus)-??

1R Melita Ramirez (Mex)-??
1R Barbara Scofield Davidson-??
1R Alicia Wright (Ecuador)
1R Shirley Fry d C Rittenour 6-0 6-1

QF Hart d. Merciadis 6-4 6-0
QF Long d. Kunnen 6-0 6-0
QF Ramirez d Davidson 6-1 3-4 retired
QF Fry d. Wright 6-2 6-8 6-4

SF Fry d. Long 6-2 1-6 6-0
SF Ramirez d. Fry [2] 6-1 6-3

FI Doris Hart [1] d. Melita Ramirez 3-6 7-5 7-5

Mx Hart/Vic Seixas d. Long/"Tappy" Larsen 6-4 4-6 6-4.

Mexican Melita Ramirez registers a huge upset in the semis over world #3 Fry then pushes Doris Hart to the brink, holding a match point in the second set of the final. Hart used her famous drop shot and trips to the net to break up Melita's baseline game.
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March 23-29 Carlton Club Tournament, Cannes, France
Venue: The Carlton Club

SF: Curry d. Christiane Mercelis (Bel) 6-3 7-5
SF: Zehden d. Sylvana Lazzarino (Ity) 2-6 6-2 6-2

FI Totta Zehden (Ger) d. Joan Curry (GB) 9-7 0-6 6-4

DF: Curry/Pat Ward d. Josette Amoretti/Josefa de Riba 6-2 6-4

MX: Jacqueline Kermina/Vladislav Skonecki d. Totta Zehden/Bud Ager 6-3 6-4

Dates as provided by Dunlop's (April 13-19) are incorrect.
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April ???? South African National Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa

FI: Hazel Redick-Smith d. Julia Wipplinger 6-2 6-2

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Re: 1953 results

Mar 30-Apr 5 Good Neighbor, Miami (CL)

1R Melita Ramirez (Mex) [2] d. Pearl Wrobbel 6-0 6-1
1R Alicia Wright (Ecu) d. Pat Stewart7-5 4-6 6-2

2R Thelma Long [1] d. Joan Woodberry 6-1 6-1
2R Marie de Roldan (Mex) d ????
2R Glady Heldman d. Mildred Thornton 6-4 6-3
2R Joan Merciadis [4] d ????

2R Laura Lou Kunnen [3] d. Olga Rangel 6-1 6-4
2R Nellie Kagan d ????
2R Wright d. Mrs. Hank Osten 6-1 6-4
2R M. Ramirez d. Nancy Kirkham 6-1 6-0

QF Long [1] d. Roldan 6-1 6-1
QF Merciadis [4] d. Heldman 6-2 6-1
QF Laura Lou Kunnen [3] d. Kagen 1-6 6-3 6-3
QF Ramirez [2] d. Wright 6-4 4-6 6-1

SF Long d Merciadis 6-2 6-1
SF Ramirez d Kunnen 6-1 6-3

FI Thelma Long (Aus) [1] d Melitas Ramirez (Mex0 [2] 6-4 7-5

Mx Ramirez/Palafox d. Long/Moss 6-2 7-5

5th annual event. At 5’ 7” Thelma has a 5 inch advantage over tiny Melita.

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March 29-April 6 International Championships Of Monaco Monte Carlo (Clay)

1R Christiane Mercelis (Bel) d Karol Fageros (US) 3-6 6-1 6-0
1R Jacqueline Kermina(Fr) d Suzanne Herr (US) 6-2 6-8 6-1

2R Dottie Head Knode (US) d Ginette Bucaille (Fr) 6-4 6-3
2R Joan Curry (GB) d Andree Varin (Fr) 6-3 6-3
2R Anne Shilcock (GB) d Anne Gray (US) 6-2 7-9 6-2
2R Susan Partridge (GB) d Mercelis 9-11 6-3 8-6

QF Knode d. Suzanne Schmitt 6-3 6-2
QF Curry d. Anne-Marie Seghers 6-4 5-7 6-1
QF Vogler d Shilcock 6-3 9-7
QF Totta Zehden d. Partridge 6-4 5-7 6-1

SF Knode d. Joan Curry 9-7 6-0
SF Zehden d Vogler 6-1 8-6

FI Dottie Knode (US) d. Totta Zehden (Ger) 7-5 10-12 6-4

DF Shilcock/Ward d. Bloomer/Lazzarino 6-1 6-2
Mx Ward/Sven Davidson d. Schmitt/Jalabert 6-1 6-3

A 3 hour final, Totta surprisingly pushing Knode to the limit-even leading 4-3 in the third
Before dropping the last 3 games.

Iliffe Trophy Doubles at Monte Carlo[Special separate event where teams must be from one country]
QF Butler/Knode d. Anderson/Bloomer 6-3 5-7 5 6-2

SF Curry/Ward d. Butler/Knode 6-4 8-6

FI Curry/Ward d. Partridge/Shilcock 2-6 6-3 6-1

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Apr 6, Central Queensland Championships, Rockhampton, Australia

FI: Daphne Seeney d. Gloria Blair 8-6 6-0
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Apr 6, Darling Downs Championships, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

FI: Fay Muller d. Lavina Singleton Mills 6-1 6-4
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Birmingham April 3 4 6-8 Tally Ho Tournament Birmingham, England, GB (Clay)

2R Angela Mortimer d S Morris 6-0 6-0
2R M Brain d J Reid J 6-4 6-3
2R Pat Cownet Gotla d Parker 6-3 6-2
2R Heather Cheadle d L Bishop 6-1 6-0
2R Rosemary Bulleid d Sheila Colebrooke 6-2 6-4
2R Billie Woodgate d B Goodman 6-0 7-5
2R Val Pitt d J Green 6-1 8-10 6-1

QF Mortimer d Brain 6-0 6-0
QF Cheadle d Gotla 6-2 4-6 6-2
QF B Woodgate d Bulleid 8-6 6-1
QF Walsh d Pitt 7-9 6-0 6-2

SF Mortimer d Cheadle 7-5 6-1
SF Walsh d B Woodgate 6-3 6-1

FI Angela Mortimer d Rosemary Walsh 6-1 6-0

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April 3-8, North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Clay)

FI: Pat Harrison d. Jean Petchell 6-3 6-2

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