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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #1
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1923 results

1923

Summary

After Wimbledon had a successful championships with a new stadium the previous year, the US Championships (womens) had a new stadium as well and it was opened with the inauguration of the Wightman Cup. The US defeated Great Britain 7-0. Helen Wills (later Moody) won her first USA Championships after a so-so season. At Wimbledon Lenglen ruled supreme again losing 14 games in 6 matches and defeating McKane in the final. Also Molesworth retained the Australian Championships.

Lenglen won 16 singles titles and 13 doubles in 1923

In March the ITF decides to drop the "World Championship" titles for good. Thus the United States, which especially objected to Wimbledon's title of the World Championships on Grass, will become a member of the ITF. Wimbledon loses none of it's pretiege, while the World Hard Court Championships is contested for the last time in Paris. The Hard Court event morphs into the French Open in 1925. The World Covered court Championships, always the least prestigous of the 3 World Championships, dies and fades into obscurity.

Top Ten Rankings by Wallis Myers-London Daily Telegraph

01 Suzanne Lenglen-France
02 Kitty McKane-England
03 Helen Wills-US
04 Geraldine Beamish-England
05 Molla Mallory-US
06 Eleanor Goss-US
07 Elizabeth Ryan-US
08 Didi Vlasto-France
09 Leslie Bancroft-US
010 Margaret "Mall" Molesworth-Australia

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Many results are from research done by Newmark401. His original thread may be found at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=421387

Jimbo109 also contributed many results.

Sources being used:
London Times now has been covered from January 1 to April 11 and June 1 to June 19.

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Re: 1923 results

Unknown dates

???? Bordighera Tournament, Bordighera, Italy (Clay)

FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GBR) d. ??

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??, Hornsea, England

FI: Enid Head d. E M Hunt 6-1 6-2

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??, Thanet Championships, where?, England

FI: Aurea Edgington d. Mrs JL Colegate 6-4 7-5

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Week of January 1-7

December 23-January 1, Western Australian Championships, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Violet Mather d. Doris Mountain 6-3 6-3

DF: Violet Mather/Doris Mountain d. Miss Barker/Miss Whitfield 6-4 4-6 6-2

MX: Violet Mather/Mr Gibbs d. Miss Murray/WM Cleland 6-3 6-1

Mather is the married name of Violet Mountain, who beat her niece in the singles final.
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December 25, 1922-January 1, 1923, Championships of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Madeline O'Neill (GB) default

Mixed Doubles

SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d. Lady Domini Crosfield (GB)/"Philathlete" 6-1 6-4
SF: Lady Sophie Wavertree (GB)/FMB Fisher (NZ) d. Madeline O'Neill/DL Morgan 6-4 1-6 6-2

FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d. Lady Sophie Wavertree (GB)/FMB Fisher (NZ) 7-5 6-3

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Late December 1922-Early January 1923, Cumberland County Championships, New South Wales, Australia

FI: There was no women's singles event at this tournament until 1924.

DF: Daphne Akhurst/Miss Mitchell d. Mrs Cooling/Patricia Meaney 6-2 6-0

MX: Daphne Akhurst/Leslie Baker d. Mrs A Foster/AL Busby 6-2 3-6 6-3
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January 1-7, Beau Site First Meeting (The New Year Tournament), Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Draw=at least 19

1R: Suzanne Lenglen-bye
1R: M Hunnewell d Mrs Winston Churchill 6-3 6-3
1R: MV Hoyle d A Eno 2-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Madeline O' Neill (GB) d Miss Maclean 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Mackesy d Elizabeth Ryan (US) default

2R: Lenglen d Miss VM Howett (GB) 6-1 6-0*
2R: Mme A Floresco d Mrs Jorgensen Lawrence 4-6 6-1 6-0
2R: Hunnewell d Hoyle 2-6 7-5 6-4
2R: M Smailes d Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) 3-6 6-2 6-2
2R: Mackesy d F Bendit 8-6 0-6 6-4
2R: M Tripp d M Thomasson 6-1 6-2
2R: Phyllis Satterwaihe (GB) d ????

QF: Lenglen d Floresco 6-0 6-0
QF: O'Neill d Hunnewell 6-0 6-0
QF: Smailes d Mackesy 6-3 6-3
QF: Satterwaite d Tripp 6-1 6-0

SF: Lenglen d O'Neill (GB) 6-0 6-0
SF: Satterwaite d Smailes

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles

SF: Suzanne Lenglen/FMB Fisher (NZ) d. ????
SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d. M Tripp/R Stock 6-3 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/FMB Fisher (NZ) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-1 6-0

Draw note:
Check Lenglen vs Howett score in Alan Little. the London Times has score as 6-1 6-0

Ryan, who was on the opposite side of the draw from Lengeln, scratched with a blistered hand before the event started.

The final was a close contest, especially in the first set when Satterwaite held a 4-2 lead. From 2-all in the second Lenglen swept the last 4 games to take the match.

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22 December 1922 - 7 January 1923, Coupe de Noel, Paris, France (Indoors)
Venue: Sporting Club de Paris

FI: Germaine Charnelet d. Nicole Desclercs 6-2 6-1

CR: Marguerite Broquedis Billout (holder) d. Germaine Charnelet 6-4 6-1

DF: Genevieve Cousin/Suzanne Devé d. Germaine Regnier Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 10-8

MX: Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Pierre Hirsch 8-6 6-1

MX: Regnier Golding/Jean Borotra d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Pierre Hirsch 8-6 6-1

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Re: 1923 results

Week of January 8-14

January 7-14, Carlton Club First Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Draw=at least 27

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
1R: Lady Dashwood-bye
1R: M Thomasson d Mme Bouhana 6-0 6-0
1R: M Smailes d Agnes Hillyard 6-2 6-0
1R: Mme A Floresco d U Fry 8-6 6-2
1R: MV Hoyle d Mrs RD Watson 6-1 4-6 6-3
1R: Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) d Miss Rodwell 6-0 6-4
1R: Cosette St Omer Roy d DM Adams 6-1 6-0

1R: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d A Mallet 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs RA Boyd d Beatrice Horngacher 6-3 6-2
1R: M Tripp d A Eno 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Meakin-bye
1R: ??-bye-??
1R: M Hunnewell d Mrs Erksine 6-3 6-0
1R: RK Frost d Jorgensen Lawrence 6-2 6-0
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB)-bye

2R: Ryan d Dashwood 6-0 6-0
2R: Smailes d Thomasson 6-4 6-4
2R: Hoyle d Floresco 12-10 6-3
2R: Crosfield d St Omer Roy 6-3 6-1

2R: Satterwaite d Boyd 6-0 6-0
2R: Tripp d Meakin 6-0 6-0
2R: Hunnewell d ????
2R: O'Neill d Frost 6-4 7-5

QF: Ryan d Smailes 6-0 6-0
QF: Crosfield d Hoyle 6-0 6-3
QF: Satterwaite d Tripp 6-2 8-6
QF: O'Neill d Hunnewll 6-1 6-0

SF: Ryan d Crosfield 6-3 6-4
SF: Satterwaite d O'Neill 6-1 6-0

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 9-7 6-2

Doubles

FI:Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M Tripp (GB) 6-3 6-1*

Mixed Doubles

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) d Mrs Fowler Godfrey/WH Grace 6-0 6-1

2R: Ryan/Rocksavage d M Smailes/F Roosevelt Scovel 6-4 6-3

QF: Lady Domini Crosfield (GB)/"Philathlete" d Ryan/Rocksavage 8-6 6-2

SF: Lenglen/Fischer d Madeline O'Neill/Alfred Hunter 6-2 6-2
SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d Crosfield/"Philathlete" 6-1 6-0

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/FMB Fisher (NZ) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-0 6-1

Suzanne Lenglen did not play in the singles event at this tournament. In doubles the final was the only match she and Ryan played. Was this a challenge round or was the draw that small? Lenglen and Fisher had to win 5 matches to take the mixed doubles.

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Re: 1923 results

Week of January 15-21

January, Metropolitan Championships of Adelaide, Australia

FI: Kath Le Messurier d. Gwen Hill Hack 5-7 6-3 6-3

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ends January 18 Riviera Intra-Club Tournament, Cannes (Clay)

1R: Cannes LTC d Beau Site default

SF: Metropole d Cannes Club default
SF: Nice d Mentone 5 matches to 2

FI: Metropole Club d Nice LTC 6 matches to 1.

Elizabeth Ryan (M) d M Tripp (N) 6-1 7-5
Phyllis Satterwaite (M) d Mlle Franke (N) 6-0 6-0

Phyllis Satterwaite/A Wallis Myers (M) d J Franke*/E Crawshay Williams (N) 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan/Jack Hillyard (M) d M Tripp/Alain Gerbault (N) 8-6 6-3

Draw note:
Mlle J Franke or Mlle J Francke? Spellings in the London Times vary.

An event between members of Riviera clubs. Gerbault scored the only win for Nice in beating Jack Hillyard in men's singles.

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Week of January 22-28


ends January 27 Cannes Lawn Tenns Club Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Madeline O'Neill (GB) 6-0 6-0

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) d Madeline O'Neill (GB)/Alfred Hunter (GB) 6-4 6-4

Per Le Figaro this tournament was only for members of the Cannes Lawn Tennis Club

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Re: 1923 results

Week of January 29-February 4

January 28-February 3, Heights Casino Invitational, Brooklyn, New York, US (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Heights Casino

Draw=28

1R: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory [1] d Mrs GA Adam 6-0 6-0
1R: Ceres Baker d Adele Cragin 6-4 6-3
1R: Mrs De Forest Candee d Mrs Ingo F Hartmann 6-2 6-0
1R: Maud Barger-Wallach d Mrs HV Kalterborn 3-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Ann Cole-bye
1R: Mrs Albert Humphries d Mrs John E Bailey 6-0 6-2
1R: Lilian Scharman d Augusta Schmitz 7-5 4-6 6-0
1R: Mae MacDonald d bessie Holden 6-4 7-9 6-4

1R: Marie Wagner d Mrs C Chisholm default
1R: Mrs David Miles d Jessie Gott 7-5 6-2
1R: Mrs Samuel Waring d Dorothy Briggs 8-6 11-9
1R: Mrs Carl V Hitchins d Mrs WH Pritchard 6-2 6-0
1R: Caroma Winn d Mrs Frank Godfrey default
1R: Mrs Percy Wilbourne d Mrs Rawson Wood default
1R: Mrs Bernard F Stenz-bye
1R: Leslie Bancroft-bye


2R: Mallory [1] d Baker 6-0 6-3
2R: De Forest Candee d Barger-Wallach 3-6 6-2 7-5
2R: Cole d Humphries 6-1 6-2
2R: Scharman d MacDonald 6-2 5-7 10-8

2R: Wagner d Miles 6-0 6-3
2R: Hitchins d Waring 6-2 7-5
2R: Winn d Wilbourne 6-3 6-3
2R: Bancroft [2] d Stenz 6-2 6-1

QF: Mallory [1] d De Forest Candee 6-2 6-4
QF: Scharman d Cole 6-4 6-4
QF: Wagner d Hitchins 6-1 6-1
QF: Bancroft [2] d Winn 6-0 6-2

SF: Scharman d Mallory [1] default (severe cold-bronchitus)
SF: Bancroft d Wagner 6-1 6-1

FI: Leslie Bancroft [2] d. Lilian Scharman 6-1 6-8 6-2

Doubles (Draw=14)

FI: Mrs Carl Hitchins/Marie Wagner d Ceres Baker/Lilian Scharman 6-1 6-1

Draw notes:
Mrs Carl V Hitchins was once champion of Mexico.
Mrs Benjamin E Cole (Ann Cole) was US Clay champion.

The is the first ever event indoors for miss Mae MacDonald, who hails from the Pacific Northwest. An ill Molla Mallory withdraws due to a severe cold, she is set to leave shortly for Europe to challenge Suzanne Lenglen on the Riviera. In the final Bancroft has a match point at 5-4 to win in straight sets but is extended by the scrappy play of Scharman.
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January 29-February 3, Hyeres Tournament, Hyeres, France (Clay)
Venue: The Gold Hotel

Draw=at least 18

1R: Phyllis Satterwaite d Miss Bullock 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Graham d Miss Grimold 9-7 6-2

2R: Satterwaite d Graham 6-0 6-2
2R: Miss Poole d Mrs Uzielli 6-2 6-2
2R: Miss Besso d Miss de C Atkins 6-0 6-3
2R: Miss MacLellan d Miss Vickers 6-3 6-2
2R: B Levy d E Kiely 6-4 6-1
2R: Mme Latty d E Jarvis 6-2 6-2
2R: Leslie Cadle (GB) d D Jarvis 6-2 6-1

QF: Besso d MacLellan 7-5 6-3
QF: Cadle d Levy 6-0 6-0
????

SF: Satterwaite d ????
SF: Cadle d ???? *(Besso lost in SF to one of the finalists)

FI: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d. Leslie Cadle (GB) 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles

SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d. Leslie Cadle (GB)/HP Guiness 6-1 6-0
SF: J Keily/RS Patterson d Miss Besso/P Marsden 6-4 6-4

FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d. J Keily/RS Patterson 6-0 6-2

Draw note:
The Times is the source fo rthe E Kiely in singles and J Kiely in the mixed. Could they have been one and the same?

The Riviera season swings back into full action after a two week lull for local club events. Top players are absent though with the exception of Satterwaite.
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C. Jan-Feb, Danish Indoor Championships

FI: Elsebeth Brehm d. ??

MX: Ebba Meyer/Bjorn Thalbitzer d. ??

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Re: 1923 results

Week of February 5-11

February 1-11, World Covered Court Championships, Barcelona, Spain (Indoors on Wood)

Singles

1R: Kitty McKane (GB)-bye

2R: McKane d. Marguerite Broquedis Billout (Frn) default

QF: McKane d. R Torras 6-0 6-1

SF: McKane d. Jeanne Vaussard (Frn) 6-2 6-2

FI: Kitty McKane (GB) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 6-3 4-6 6-2

Doubles

1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Brehm (Den)/Kaehler (Den) 6-3 6-2

SF: Beamish/McKane d ML Ferrer/N Taruella 6-1 6-3
SF: Germaine Golding (Frn)/Jeanne Vaussard (Frn) d A Fourodona/L Fourodona 6-1 6-0

FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d. Germaine Golding (Frn)/Jeanne Vaussard (Frn) 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles

QF: Kitty McKane (GB)/Walter Crawley (GB) d. Jeanne Vaussard (Frn)/Rene Lacoste (Frn) 6-1 7-5
QF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/John Gilbert (GB) d. Mme Le Besnerias/M Le Besnerais 6-8 9-7 6-3

SF: McKane/Crawley d Germaine Golding (Frn)/J Couiteas (Frn) 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Beamish/Gilbert d Marguerite Billout (Frn)/Henri Cochet (Frn) 7-5 6-2

FI: Kitty McKane (GB)/Walter Crawley (GB) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/John Gilbert (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-3

The NYT (using the AP Wire) puts the women's and mixed finals on February 11.

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February 5-12, Nice First Meeting, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: The Parc Imperial

Draw=at least 25

1R: Suzanne Lenglen d M Brock 6-0 6-0
1R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d ????
1R: Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) d Miss Fry 6-2 6-2
1R: Doris Craddock (GB) d Mrs Mackesy 6-1 6-2
1R: Leslie Cadle (GB) d M Smailes default
1R: ????
1R: Miss Dobson d ????
1R: Miss Kavanagh d ????

1R: Weeta Donaldson d RK Frost 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs Muir d Mrs McGill 6-0 6-4
1R: J Franke d Mlle Neven 6-3 6-2
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d P du Cros 6-1 6-0
1R: Cosette St Omer Roy d ????
1R: Mme Floresco d ????
1R: ????
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Miss Gren 6-0 6-1

2R: Lenglen d Harvey 6-0 6-0
2R: Craddock d Crosfield 6-4 6-4
2R: Cadle d ????
2R: Dobson d Kavanagh 6-2 6-3

2R: Donaldson d Muir 6-4 6-4
2R: O' Neill d Francke 6-3 6-3
2R: St Omer Roy d Floresco 6-1 6-4
2R: Ryan d ????

QF: Lenglen d Craddock (GB) 6-2 6-1
QF: Cadle d Dobson 6-1 6-2
QF: O'Neill d Donaldson 6-8 6-2 6-3
QF: Ryan d St Omer Roy ????

SF: Lenglen d Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d O' Neill 6-1 6-1

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) default

Doubles

1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs Muir/E Stephenson 6-0 6-1

QF: Lenglen/Ryan d M Brock/Leslie Cadle (GB) 6-2 6-1

QF: Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M Tripp (GB) d RK Frost/Lady Linlithgow (GB) 6-1 6-3
QF: J Franke/Mme Mercu d P de Cros/Mrs Mackesy 6-1 6-0

SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Doris Craddock (GB)/Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) 6-0 6-2
SF: O'Neill /Tripp d Franke/Mercu 7-5 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M Tripp (GB) 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) d Mrs Makeson/Colonel Makeson 6-1 6-0

2R: Ryan/Rocksavage d Ermyntrude Harvey/MJG Ritchie 6-1 6-1

SF: Lenglen/Mayes d Doris Craddock (GB)/Colonel A Dudley 6-1 6-1
SF: Ryan/Rocksavage d Mrs Muir/"A Player" 6-1 6-0

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Henry Mayes (Can)* d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) 6-2 6-2

Draw note:
Lenglen's mixed partner was using the clever pseudonym of "Philathlete".

Lord Rocksavage (1883-1968) was entitled to his rank as member of Britain's House of Lords. His full name was George Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley.

The event ran ober until Feb 12 due to rain.
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Circa February 2-9, All-India Championships, Allahabad, India (Grass?)

FI: Mrs Keays* d. Mrs O'Neill 6-2 6-3

DF: Mrs Hasler/Mrs O'Neill d. Mrs Fremantle/Mrs Holmes 6-3 6-2

MX: Mrs O'Neill/Kishen Prasad d. Mrs Hasler/Colonel HW Davies 6-4 6-2

Mrs Keays later moved to South Africa.

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Week of February 12-18

Circa February 10-17, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: Esna Boyd d. Mall Molesworth 4-6 6-2 6-3

DF: Sylvia Lance/Irene Forbes-Smith* d. Nellie Lloyd/Gwen Utz 10-8 6-2

MX: Mall Molesworth/Horrie Rice d. Esna Boyd/ R.G. Spencer 6-4 6-4

Forbes-Smith is the married name of Irene Cozens.
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February 12-18, Carlton Club Second Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Draw= (possibly as high as 47 if there were no byes in the 2R)

1R: Suzanne Lenglen-bye
1R: Mrs RA Boyd-bye
1R: Diddie Vlasto-bye
1R: WM Elder-bye
1R: Cosette St Omer Roy-bye
1R: MB Brown-bye
1R: Mlle Horngacher-bye
1R: M Tripp (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs Keith d Kitty Mckane default
1R: Mrs Warburg d Mrs Monk 6-0 6-0

1R: Mrs Gray d R Greenough 6-1 6-0 6-1
1R: M Cambridge d E Greenough 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss Pim d Mrs Musker 10-8 6-1
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d Mrs Elger 6-0 6-1
1R: M Hunnewell d M Grenfell 6-4 6-2
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d Miss Meakin 6-0 6-1
1R: A Visart de Bocarme Miss Cotgrave d 6-1 6-1
1R: Doris Craddock (GB) d Miss Cavanagh 6-2 6-2
1R: Vera Howett (GB) d Clementine Churchill (GB) 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Quin d Miss Addinsell 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs T Lacy Thompson d M Brock 6-1 6-4
1R: Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) d W Spooner 6-2 6-3
1R: H Evelyn-Jones d KA Fischer 6-4 3-6 6-2
1R: Phyllis Sattwerwaite (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs Erskine-bye

2R: Lenglen d Boyd 6-0 6-0
2R: Vlasto d Elder 6-0 6-1
2R: Margrethe Kaehler (Den) d ????
2R: Miss Pim d ????
2R: O'Neill d Hunnewell 6-2 7-5
2R: Cadle d Visart d Bocarme 6-1 6-0
2R: Craddock d Howett 6-2 6-2
2R: Mrs TB Tod d ????

2R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d ????
2R: Cambridge d Lacy Thompson 6-2 6-1
2R: Keith d Crosfield 1-3 retired (hurt)
2R: Warburg d Evelyn-Jones 6-1 6-2
2R: Tripp d Horngacher 6-2 6-0
2R: Miss Klaveness d ????
2R: St Omer Roy d Brown 6-4 2-6 6-2
2R: Satterwaite d Erskine 6-0 6-0

3R: Lenglen d Vlasto 6-0 6-0
3R: Kaehler d Pim 6-0 6-1
3R: O'Neill d Cadle 6-3 6-4
3R: Craddock d Mrs TB Tod 6-1 6-0

3R: Ryan d Cambridge 6-2 6-2
3R: Warburg d Keith 6-0 2-6 6-1
3R: Tripp d Klaveness 6-1 6-0
3R: Satterwaite d St Omer Roy 6-0 6-0

QF: Lenglen d Kaehler 6-0 6-0
QF: Craddock d O'Neill 6-1 1-0 retired
QF: Ryan d Warburg 6-3 6-1
QF: Tripp d Satterwatwe default

SF: Lenglen d Craddock 6-1 6-1
SF: Ryan d Tripp 6-1 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-3 6-1

Doubles

1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs Alison/Miss Gibbs 6-0 6-0
1R: Lady Domini Corsfield/Lady Linlithgow d M Cambridge/Mrs Gray 7-5 2-6 6-4

2R: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs Howard/Miss Kavanagh 6-0 6-2
2R: M Brock/Diddie Vlasto d Lady Beaverbrook/Miss Meakin 8-6 0-6 6-4

QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Doris Craddock/Lady Sophie Wavertree default
QF: Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M Tripp (GB) d Miss Pim/Miss "Tobin" 6-1 6-1
QF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d Mrs Guerrier/W Spooner 6-0 6-0
QF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterwate (GB) d Brock/Vlasto 6-0 6-2

SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M. Tripp (GB) default
SF: Chambers/McKane d Beamish/Satterwaite 10-8 6-1

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) d Mrs Howard/R Dunkerlay 6-0 6-0

3R: Ryan/Rocksavage d Diddie Vlasto/MD Hick 6-3 3-6 7-5

QF: Ryan/Rocksavage d Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Rossevelt Scovel (GB) 6-3 6-2

SF: Suzanne Lenglen/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) d.Gerladine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) 6-1 6-3
SF: Ryan/Rocksavage d VM Howett (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-0 6-3

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage 7-5 6-4

From the New York Times, using the Associated Press:

During this event Molla Mallory grabs headlines by landing in Paris on March 17 and heading straight for chic dress shops. Molla declares she is merely here on vacation with her husband. Nontheless she is entered in several Riviera events. Molla stated , "I am not coming here with a chip on my shoulder,looking for trouble. I like to play tennis to while away the time on the long sunny afternoons on the Riviera. I am challenging no one and expect to receive no challenges, but will play all comers."

Meanwhile Lenglen romps through another Riviera event. Ryan put up enough resistance in the final to grab four games, two more than four other women combined managed. The scratch of Kitty Mckane in singles meant Ryan had a clear path to the final.
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ends circa February 18 Championships of the Bahamas, The Bahamas

Won by Clare Cassel

The NYT confirms that this event was the week before Miami.

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Re: 1923 results

Week of February 19-25

February 20-26, Beaulieu Tournament, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France (Clay)
Venue: The Bristol Hotel

1R: Weeta Donaldson (GB) d Miss Boosey 6-1 6-0
1R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Miss Forster 6-2 6-3
1R: M Blake-bye
1R: Mrs G Warre-bye
1R: M Tripp (GB) d Miss Huggins 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Smailes d Mme Andria 6-0 6-0
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d Mrs Goldberg 6-3 6-2
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d Mrs Bostock 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs Warburg d Miss Kavanagh default

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d M Grenfell 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Brock d Miss Mayne 6-2 6-0
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d Miss Fison 6-0 6-2
1R: M Mayne-bye
1R: Honor Woolrych (GB) d Mme Floresco 6-3 6-3
1R: Doris Craddock (GB) d Miss Dobson 6-1 6-0

2R: Ryan d Brock 6-1 6-0
2R: O'Neill d M Mayne 6-0 6-0
2R: Craddock d Woolrych 2-6 6-1 1-0 retired
2R: Harvey d Blake 6-0 13-11
2R: Tripp d Warre 6-0 6-0
2R: Beamish d Cadle 6-1 6-0

QF: Ryan d ????
QF: O'Neill d ????
QF: Craddock d Warburg 6-4 6-0
QF: Beamish d Harvey 6-1 6-1

SF: Ryan d O'Neill 6-0 6-4
SF: Beamish d Craddock

FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 6-3

Doubles Invitation (Draw=4)

1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Doris Craddock (GB)/Madeline O'Neill (GB) 6-1 6-0

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-2 7-5

Mixed Doubles

3R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) d Madeline O'Neill (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-0 6-0

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) and Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Alain Gerbault divided the prizes.

The event was much delayed by rain.
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ends Feb 25 2nd Annual South Florida Champs, Miami Florida, US (Clay ??)

SF: Clare Cassel d Mrs Sybil Seon (GB) 6-0 6-0
SF: Mrs Frank Godfrey d Mrs Marguerite Landini 6-2 6-0

FI: Mrs Frank Godfrey d. Clare Cassel 6-1 6-1

MX: Mrs Frank Godfrey/Beals C Wright d Mrs Sybil Seon (GB)/S. Jarvis Adams 6-4 6-4
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ends February 25 Southern California Invitation Tennis Tournament, Los Angeles, CA, US (Hard)

FI: May Sutton Bundy d Eleanor Goss 1-6 6-4 7-5

Goss, who barely missed a ball in the opening set of the final, had 4 match points in the third set.

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Re: 1923 results

Week of February 26-March 4

Circa February 25-March 2*, Florida State Championships, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (Clay?)
Venue: Royal Poinciana Tennis Courts

2R: Mrs Frank Godfrey d Leslie Bancroft 6-0 4-6 6-4

FI: Clare Cassel d. Mrs Frank Godfrey 9-7 6-2

DF: Clare Cassel/Mrs Frank Godfrey d. Leslie Bancroft/Hazel Wightman 6-8 6-2 7-5

*The men's final is held on March 7.
**Note I still need to get full match scores from the NYT.

A very large gallery watched the early round match betwwen Godfrey and Bancroft. Seeding is still not common in 1923.
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Circa February 25-March 2, Metropolitan Indoor Championships, New York, US (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory

Draw=40

FI: Marie Wagner d. Mrs C. Hitchins 6-0 6-1

DF: Mrs C. Hitchins/Marie Wagner d. Rosamond Newton/Mrs H. Stuart-Green 6-3 6-3

check dates-I have March 4 as end date
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February 26-March 5, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: La Festa Club

1R: Molla Mallory (US) d Vera Howett (GB) 14-12 6-3
1R: Blake d Grenfell 6-1 6-4
1R: Phyllis Satterwaite-bye
1R: Maud Maquay d Miss Tobin 6-4 6-3
1R: Margery Maquay d Miss Brock 5-7 6-2 6-4
1R: P du Cros d Lady Linlithgow 6-3 6-4
1R: Kitty Mckane (GB) d Mrs Graham 6-1 6-0
1R: Doris Craddock (GB) d Mrs Howard 6-1 6-1
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d Cosette St Omer Roy 6-2 6-0
1R: Mrs Warburg d Mrs Forster 6-2 6-4
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d Mme Floresco 6-1 6-1
1R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Miss Evans 6-0 6-0
1R: M Tripp (GB) d Miss Kavanagh 6-0 6-2
1R: Mrs Wilmott Harker d D Holmes 6-1 6-0

2R: Mallory d May Green (GB) 6-3 6-0
2R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Mrs Hugh Rayner (GB) 6-0 6-0
2R: Satterwaite d Md Maquay 6-0 6-0
2R: Craddock d M Smailes 6-4 6-3
2R: Beamish d SN Huggins 6-0 6-1
2R: LM Woodhouse d M Holmes 6-1 6-3

3R: Beamish d Woolrych 6-0 6-1
3R: Harvey d Woodhouse 6-1 6-0
3R: McKane d Craddock 6-2 6-1
3R: O'Neill d Cadle 4-6 6-1 6-4

3R: Ryan d Hibbert 6-2 6-3
3R: Tripp d Mme M Redlich 6-2 6-3
3R: Mallory d Ducros 6-0 6-1
3R: Satterwaite d Weeta Donaldson 6-0 6-0

QF: Beamish d Harvey 6-3 6-2
QF: McKane d O'Neill 6-1 6-0
QF: Ryan d Tripp 6-1 6-2
QF: Satterthwaite d. Mallory 6-2 6-1

SF: McKane d. Beamish 6-1 6-4
SF: Ryan d. Sattertwaite 4-6 7-5 6-2

FI: Kitty McKane (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 7-5 4-6 6-2

Doubles

1R: Vera Howett (GB)/Molla Mallory (US) d Miss Brock/Miss Hutchins 6-1 6-1
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d May Green*/Mrs Paul Young 6-0 6-0
1R: PK Evans/Mrs JC Forster d D Holmes/M Holmes 6-0 6-2
1R: Mrs Armstrong/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Mrs Bryon/Mrs Hibbert 6-0 6-2
1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d Miss Franklin/Miss Freeland 6-0 6-0
1R: Doris Craddock (GB)/Madeline O'Neill (GB) d Mrs Bell/Mrs Newbell 6-1 6-0
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterwaite (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs Goldberg/Honor Woolrych (GB)-bye

2R: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs Warburg/Lady Sophie Wavertree default
2R: Howett/Mallory d Miss Graham/Miss "Tobin" 6-1 6-3
2R: Beamish/Satterwate d Goldberg/Woolrych 6-1 6-1
2R: Chambers/McKane d Cadle/Palk 6-2 6-1
2R: Armstrom/Harvey d Evans/Forster 6-3 6-1
2R: M Blake/Mrs Holtby d Craddock/O'Neill 6-2 1-6 6-3
2R: Donaldson/Smailes d Grenfell/Huggins 4-6 6-0 6-4

QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Howett/Mallory 6-0 6-1
QF: Chambers/McKane d Mrs GF Warre/Mrs Westmacott default

SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) 6-3 6-4

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) 6-1 3-6 6-4

Mixed Doubles

2R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord Goerge Rocksavage (GB) d May Green/D Powell 6-1 6-1

QF: Ryan/Rocksavage d Vera Howett (GB)/CE Leo Lyle 6-4 4-6 6-2

SF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) d Ryan/Rocksavage 3-6 6-3 6-4
SF: Kitty McKane (GB)/Erik Tegner (Den) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-2

FI: Kitty McKane (GB)/Erik Tegner (Den) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) 6-2 6-3

The arrival of Molla Mallory has caused a beehive of activity on the Riviera. Few believe Molla's repeated pronouncements that she is here merely for a vacation. Fans are disspointed when Suzanne Lenglen withdraws from the singles-fueling speculation that she fears Mallory despite convincingly beating her last year at Wimbledon. Molla draws compliments for appearing for her first round match in spite of just arriving from the States. She remarks after a tough struglle that, "I am at a loss to understand why people at home take such an interest in these matches here. ... I do not attach to these games one fifth the importance that I would to Wimbledon or the American championships. If I did I certainly would have prepared for them, and would not have entered in my present playing form."

In an interview the next day after her withdrawal Lenglen responds to a question about Mallory by terminating the interview, heatedly replying, "I am not afraid of any woman tennis player in the world." Officials were reported to be upset with the French diva, as new stands were erected and sold out in anticipation of a Lenglen-Mallory clash. When La Lenglen gets a cold reception from spectators at the start of her first doubles match she declares she was never entered in the event, protresting that the tournament director M. Simon only announced her entry to boost ticket sales. "Gate receipts first, and let the spectators dissapointment spend itself on Suzanne." She is only entered in the doubles so her partner Liz Ryan "would not lose." Lenglen's father declares he will lodge a demand for an investigation to clear his daughter. Luckily for Suzanne her devoted fans cannot stay angry at her for long; she got an ovation from the crowd at the end of her first match. By the end of the week the club issues a statement: "The committee of La Festa Club of monte Calro declares it never announced that Mlle Lenglen would play in the singles of the tournament beginning Saturday, Feb 24, knowing that she was ailing and was coming to Monte Carlo only through courtesy."

Meanwhile Molla gets better, though she declares that she hears it takes 3 weeks to get used to the clay courts, noting she hasn't played "on dirt" since the World Hard Court event in 1921. Molla has been seen practicing 4 or 5 hours daily with Phyllis Satterwaite. The steady Satterwaite has won all of their practice sets.

A couple of days later Molla crashes out in both sinhles and doubles. Her famed forehand lacks its usual punch, and in both singles and doubles she repeatedly errs off her backhand. The largest crowd in Monte Carlo history comes to see the doubles QF featuring Mallory vs Lenglen.

Doubles final only the second time Lenglen/Ryan ever lost a set a a pair-the other, the 1919 Wimbledon final, also featured Mrs Chambers with Ethel Larcombe. Mallory begins Riviera season here. Ryan was the weak link-with pundits decalring that she looked overtennised.


From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1924): "So far as quality went the best match of the week was the final of the ladies' doubles, in which Mlle Lenglen and Miss Ryan found themselves in the quite unfamiliar position of being led 4-3 in the final set. Never before since they became [Wimbledon] champions had they lost a set, but the feat of Miss McKane and Mrs Lambert Chambers was due, not to any fortuitous circumstances, but to really brilliant play. They were aided in the last game of this set by two double faults by Miss Ryan, but they had worked up gallantly to this episode.

"Mrs Lambert Chambers showed how much she has advanced as a volleyer by smashing the lobs of her opponents into winning zones, while she made many low volleys of first-class quality. Also her oblique drives past the champion's backhand, when Mlle Lenglen was expecting a centre drive, influenced the capture of the set; another factor was Miss McKane's backhand push shot down the line - she brought it off repeatedly to win important rallies.

"Leading 5-4 in the final set, Mlle Lenglen was serving and went to 40-15. Brilliantly the English pair drew up to deuce. At 'vantage Mlle Lenglen served a ball to Miss McKane which the latter evidently deemed to be a fault. This opinion was shared by many spectators, and thus a great match ended a little unfortunately. Never before on the Riviera (nor for that matter in England) had there been such a high quality ladies' double. All four competitors, with the possible exception of Miss Ryan, were at their best, and it was a great personal triumph for Mrs Lambert Chambers, who had first won the [Wimbledon] championship twenty years ago, to be on a parity with the other three."

Draw note:

May Green is listed as Miss May Green by the London Times. Thus it is unlikely her first name is May. Having said that the Times does provide first names for the Maquay sisters.

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Re: 1923 results

Week of March 5-11

Circa March 1-10, MCC Autumn Tournament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FI: Esna Boyd d. Dorothy Rendall 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Farnsworth/Miss Morton d. Miss Fairbairn/Miss Webb 6-1 6-1
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March 5-12, Bermuda Championships, Hamilton, Bermuda

FI: Mayme McDonald d. Gladys Hutchings 6-4 6-4

DF: Mrs FG Gosling/Gladys Hutchings d. Virginia Campbell*/Mayme McDonald 6-2 6-1

*Note that Newmark had V Carpenter. Check if possible. My info comes from the NYT.
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March 5-12, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

1R: Molla Bjustedt Mallory (US)-bye
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d Mrs Bostock 6-1 6-2
1R: Suzanne Lenglen-bye
1R: M Green d Miss Smith-Ryland 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Kavanagh d Miss Akers 6-3 6-1
1R: M Blake d Lady Denamn 6-2 6-2
1R: Maud Maquay d Mrs Byron 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs Howard d Mrs Grenfell 6-2 4-6 6-3
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Mme M Redlich 7-5 6-4
1R: Miss Pilkington d Mrs Bell 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Goldberg d Mrs Creasy 6-0 6-0
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d Mrs Forster 6-0 6-1
1R: Honor Woolrych (GB) d Miss Ellissen 6-3 6-2

2R: Lenglen d P Woodhouse 6-0 6-0
2R: Cadle d Mallory 6-0 7-5
2R: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d Kavanagh 6-0 6-0
2R: Goldberg d Pilkington 6-1 6-3
2R: Miss Bain d Miss Brock 6-3 6-1
2R: Kitty McKane (GB) d Margery Maquay 6-s 6-2
2R: Beamish d Mrs Newbold 6-0 6-1
2R: Maud Maquay d Miss Green 2-6 6-3 6-2
2R: Evleyn Dewhurst (GB) d Mrs Howard 7-5 6-3
2R: Warburg d Miss Woodhouse 7-5 6-3

3R: Lenglen d E Stephenson 6-0 6-0
3R: Cadle d Wooldrych 3-6 6-2 10-8
3R: Satterwaite d Maquay 6-0 6-0
3R: Mckane d Bain 6-0 6-1
3R: Harvey d Miss French 6-1 3-6 6-2
3R: Ryan d Dewhurst 6-0 6-1
3R: Beamish d Goldberg 6-0 6-0

QF: Lenglen d Cadle 6-0 6-1
QF: Satterwaite d Harvey 6-1 6-2
QF: McKane d Warburg 6-1 6-1
QF: Ryan d Beamish 6-3 6-3

SF: Lenglen d. Satterwaite 6-0 6-0
SF: McKane d. Ryan 7-5 2-6 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Kitty McKane (GB) 6-2 7-5

Doubles

1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye

2R: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs Harrison/Mrs CP Michell 6-0 6-0

3R: Lenglen/Ryan d Miss Chinnery/Miss Gordon default
3R: M Blake/Molla Malllory (US) d Lady Denman (GB)/Mrs Sanderson (GB) 6-3 6-1
3R: Lesley Cadle (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey(GB) d. Honor Woolrych (GB)/Mrs Goldberg 6-3 6-1
3R: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d Miss Johnasen/Miss Smith-Ryland 6-0 6-0
3R: Kitty McKane/Mrs EBW Warburg (GB) d Mrs Howard/Miss Kavanagh 6-0 6-1

QF: Blake/Mallory d Miss Evans/Miss Foster 6-1 6-0
QF: Beamish/Satterthwaite (GB) d Miss Green/Miss Young 6-1 6-1
QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Cadle/Harvey 6-0 6-2
QF: McKane/Warburg d Miss Ellisen/Mme M Redlich 3-6 6-2 6-3

SF: Beamish/Satterthwaite (GB) d Blake/Mallory 6-2 6-0
SF: Lenglen/Ryan d McKane/Warburg (GB) 6-2 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Molla Mallory (US)/Umberto Morpurgo (Ity) 6-2 7-5

3R: Ryan/Lycett d Mme M Redlich/E Grounsell 6-3 6-4

QF: Ryan/Lycett d Amy Ransome/GF Poulin 6-0 6-2

SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d Gerladine Beamish (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 7-5 6-1
SF: Ryan/Lycett d Mrs Bostock/FR Leighton Crawford 6-2 6-4

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-2 2-6 6-4

The whole event is sold out in anticipation of a Lenglen-Mallory that fails to materialize. Be it poor form or a weak ankle Molla is upset in her first match here as some 2-3,000 look on in shock. The previous week as some cynics asserted that Lenglen withdrew out of fear of facing Mallory. Now it is Molla's turn, with some whispering she tanked on purpose to avoid a crushing defeat by Suzanne. Apparently unperturbed, Molla announces she will play on. Her only negative comment was about the officiating, with 3 or 4 close calls going against her.


The final score of 6-2 7-5 would normally indicate a close and exciting final, as few are able to even stretch Lenglen in singles. Instead play was lackluster, neither woman coming to net all all. Even the baseline play was devoid of interest as Kitty and Suzanne each waited for the other to make an error. The wet courts may have been a factor, dampening both the bounce of the ball and the spirit. Afterwards Kitty said, "I suppose I shall be thirty before I can win a set from her." Suzanne had her own challenges, being upset with fans who "even applaud when I make a double fault."


From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Alamanck" (1924): "Postponed on account of rain, the final between Mlle Lenglen and Miss McKane was decided before a large crowd. It was their third meeting within twelve months, but the court at Menton was much softer than the court at Brussels, and therefore the pace of the play could not be as fast. Nor was it acclereated by the obvious respect in which each player held her opponent, this self-consciousness giving an almost timid character to the rallies and reducing the length of drive for long periods to a second-rate standard.

"Only the fate of the second set was uncertain, and in that, having led 2-0 and then having lost the next three games to square the set at 4-4, Miss McKane was distinctly lucky not to win the all-important ninth game in which the champion, making a losing shot, got a net cord which was impossible to recover. As Miss McKane won the tenth game, she was entitled to remember this piece of ill-fortune. At the same time there is no doubt that the better player won on her merit. Safer on her backhand than Miss McKane, more resolute on the forehand when the opening presented itself, Mlle Lenglen showed in the crisis of the second set a fine match-winning temperament. She had her periods of depression, and one cannot declare definitely that, had she been attacked more consistenlty at close quarters on the slow surface, she would not have been in serious jeopardy; the opposing methods of Miss McKane were not difficult to anticipate and, given confidence, not difficult to combat.

"Mlle Lenglen opened the service and won the first two games. She was hitting every ball cautiously and receiving nothing severe in return. Meeting the champion's cut service with more confidence in the third game, Miss McKane won it from thirty, only to double fault in the fourth and to smash out in the fifth, thus finding herself 1-4 down. However, despite two double faults, she took the sixth game, her only remaining success in the set. Mlle Lenglen had played a waiting game to good purpose. Since her adversary did not venture in she plied her backhand with quiet cross drives, none of very good length but all leading up to an error of timing on the part of Miss McKane.

"At the beginning of the second set the English girl struck a more aggressive note, and, finding Mlle Lenglen unresponsive, went quickly to 2-0. Miss McKane had volleyed more, using with good effect the low push-volley, which interrupted just in time a ball that seemed to have passed her. But then, unwisely, in our opinion, she did not persist in these methods. She remained at the back of the court and lost the next three games after a sequence of long baseline exchanges in which each player was searching for a weakness in the other's backhand.

"Then Mlle Lenglen went to 4-3 and to within a point of 5-3. She was a little lucky to win the seventh game, for three winning drives by Miss McKane were just deflected over the line, but in the eighth game the luck was against her, for Miss McKane had a net cord from a volley which would have been returned. The champion's net cord in the ninth game and its consequences have already been mentioned. Miss McKane thoroughly deserved the tenth game, which she won after two deuces, but the effort brought a reaction, and the eleventh game was lost to love. Indeed, Mlle Lenglen took seven consecutive points, and was presented with an easy backhand volley to win the match. In her excitement she mistimed the ball.

"Thus reprieved, Miss McKane went brilliantly to deuce, but the end then came; the impression one had was that the moral effect of losing the ninth game was material to her play in the remainder of the match. Though the close character of the second set intrigued the public, the play in the whole contest did not reach the highest level. No doubt the day's postponement and the soft surface were to some extent responsible for the lack of decision about many of the strokes; also both players seemed to feel their responsibility and to qualify their enterprise accordingly."

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March, City of Sydney Championships, NSW, Australia

FI: Sylvia Lance d. Annie Gray 6-4 5-7 6-1

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Re: 1923 results

Week of March 12-18

March 12-17, Women's United States Indoor Championships, Chesnut Hill, Mass, US (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club

Draw=32

SF: Leslie Bancroft [1] d Mrs Frank Godfrey [3] 6-0 6-2
SF: Ann Sheafe Cole [4] d Lilian Scharman [2] 6-3 6-2

FI: Ann Cole [4] d. Leslie Bancroft [1] 8-6 6-2

DF: Ann Cole/Mrs Frank Godfrey d. Leslie Bancroft/Hazel Wightman 6-4 6-2

MX: Hazel Wightman/Burnham S. Dill d. Brenda Hedstrom/Bill Tilden 7-5 6-4

Cole usually listed as Mrs Benjamin E Cole is sources of this era. She is the daughter of Edwin Sheafe, President of the Longwood Cricket Club.
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March 12-18, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: The Parc Imperial

1R: Suzanne Lenglen d M Tobin default
1R: Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Mme R Neveu 6-1 6-0
1R: E Tobin d M Smailes 6-4 6-4
1R: Kitty Mckane (GB) d ???? default
1R: ???? d Duchess of Sutherland (GB) ????
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Lili de Alvarez (Sp) 6-2 3-6 6-3
1R: Molla Mallory (US) d Cosette St Omer Roy 6-1 6-1
1R: Lady Domini Crosfield (GB) d Miss Welch 6-0 6-2
1R: Honor Woolrych (GB) d Miss Hutchins 6-0 6-0
1R: Mme Floresco d Mrs Ellissen 6-0 8-6
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d E Stephenson 6-0 6-0
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d Mme de Andria 6-1 6-1

2R: Lenglen d Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) 6-0 6-3
2R: Vlasto d Woolrych 6-3 6-1
2R: O'Neill d Weeta Donaldson 6-2 4-6 6-3
2R: M Tripp d Crosfield 6-2 6-0
2R: Mallory d Miss Tobin 6-3 6-4*
2R: Ryan d Floresco 6-0 6-2
2R: J Franke d McKane default
2R: Beamish d P du Cros 6-1 6-0

QF: Mallory d O'Neill 8-6 6-3
QF: Lenglen d Vlasto 6-1 6-1
QF: Tripp d Franke 6-1 6-1
QF: Ryan d Beamish 0-6 6-3 6-1

SF: Lenglen d. Mallory 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d. Tripp 6-4 7-5

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-1 6-0

Doubles

1R: Lenglen/Ryan d M Tobin/Miss Welch 6-0 6-0 (the losers won only 5 points in the whole match)
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB)/M Tripp (GB) d Mme David/Mrs Davis Hutchins 6-1 6-1
1R: Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Diddie Vlasto d Lady Domini Crosfield (GB)/Lady Sophie Wavertree (GB) 6-2 6-2

QF: Lenglen/Ryan d M Brock/E Stevenson 6-1 6-0
QF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d Margery Maquay/Maud Maquay 6-3 6-3

SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Alvarez/Vlasto 6-3 6-0
SF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d Beamish/Harvey 6-4 6-3

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Mrs Godfrey Fowlet/GA Greig 6-1 6-2

2R: Ryan/Lycett d Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/B Marion Crawford 6-1 6-2

QF: Ryan/Lycett d Molla Mallory (US)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-3 6-2
SF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) d Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Mr McGrath default

SF: Ryan/Lycett d. Suzanne Lenglen/Count Mikhail Soumarokoff (Rus) 6-3 7-5

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) 6-0 6-4

Draw note:
There two Miss Tobin's in the draw. One is E Tobin and the other is M Tobin.

Summary:

Molla and Lenglen met at last in singles.

The day before their match:
Suzanne Lenglen: "I will beat her tomorrow, never fear."
Molla Mallory: "Well, we get a crack at the champion tomorrow"

Betting odds were at 5 to 1 in favor of Lenglen, with even money that Molla would not get 5 games.

* From "Ayres' Almanack" (1924): "The meeting of Mlle Lenglen and Mrs Mallory in the semi-final attracted considerable interest, although, in view of the relative form shown by the two players on the Riviera, little doubt was entertained about the result.

"At this, the fourth of their engagements, the champion had the satisfaction of winning two love sets, scoring 50 points to the 18 of Mrs Mallory. The tie lasted twenty-five minutes, and if it be said that the American champion hit with more confidence and with better length than in any of her previous singles matches in the South of France, the conclusive character of Mlle Lenglen's victory can be gauged. She did not overwhelm Mrs Mallory, nor can it be denied that many chances of scoring were unaccepted by the American champion because of faulty timing; nevertheless, the French girl demonstrated that her equipment of strokes is much superior to that of Mrs Mallory, while her strategic sense, trained by a wider experience, is more highly developed.

"Mrs Mallory's service was so innocuous that the champion could take the defensive in her drive each time. She only came to the net once, it being evident that good length and accurate placing from the back of the court were sufficient to win virtually all the rallies. Naturally she directed her strokes to Mrs Mallory's weaker backhand, and though the strain on this wing was borne with more security than previous matches had suggested, a wide fast return was usually successful."

Lenglen's win is so decisive that only 2 games went to deuce. Molla never even had a game point. She only won 8 points in the first set and 11 in the second. suzanne scored 7 winners to 2 for Molla. Molla made 19 errors in the net and 26 out to only 7 net errors and 10 out for Suzanne.

Overlooked in all of the ballyhoo was the coming out of young Lili de Alvarez of Spain, who was unlucky to draw veteran Elizabeth Ryan early in the event.

Lenglen's loss in the semis of the mixed doubles was her first in any match since she retired to Molla Mallory in the second round of the 1921 US Championships. She is gracious in defeat, throwing her arms around Ryan and declaring, "You played magnificently. One must lose sometime, and I prefer losing to you rather than anyone in the world."

Below is a full report on the match From "The Field", 29 March 1923:

"The champion's defeat was encountered in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles when she and Count Soumarokoff were opposing Randolph Lycett and Elizabeth Ryan. This match was naturally the pièce de résistance of the meeting, for though Mlle Lenglen could claim to be in a class by herself among the ladies, the fact that the Russian was short of practice and had only entered for the one event because the present was the 'third successive year' discounted this superiority and inclined the odds towards last year's finalists at Wimbledon. Thus there was a great throng around the court, those present including the King of Sweden and the Duke of Connaught.

"The match opened auspiciously for the home side. They led 3-1 and showed no lack of confidence. But their advantage proved to be illusive. Count Soumarokoff's unorthodox drive with its excessive top-spin had caused some initial dismay in the opposite camp. Balls thought to be sailing out of court were left; the two advancing volleyers found them landing well inside the baseline. Nor were Lycett and Miss Ryan able to able to volley those drives with their usual speed; [?] was imposed and the opportunity given for Mlle Lenglen to trip across and make a winning shot.

"However, familiarity began to breed contempt, and with Lycett reaching his best form the balance was soon adjusted and Soumarokoff's defects exposed. These proved to be a tendency to volley the ball up as distinct from a decisive blow, while the extra time required for all his strokes, made with the elbow bent, was of priceless value to the other pair; it gave them the additional second to get into position. They won the next five successive games; the whole complexion of the match had changed. But it was soon to alter again.

"Lycett declined both in accuracy and vigour to such an extent at the beginning of the second set that, though his partner continued to play well, Soumarokoff and Mlle Lenglen went to 5-2. Luckily Lycett recovered in time, and as in the first set his side won five games off the reel, going straight to victory.

"No blame can be attached to Mlle Lenglen for this result. She played superbly throughout and had the misfortune to be supported by a partner who was never at his best. The champion was the first to congratulate the winners on their success."

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Re: 1923 results

Week of March 19-25

March 19-24, Covered Court Championships of Surrey*, Dulwich, London, England (Indoors on Wood)

1R: E Beckingham d Irene Maltby 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs D Coleman d Joan Reid-Thomas 6-2 3-6 7-5
1R: Doris Craddock d Mrs ER Swanston 6-3 6-3
1R: Eleanor Smith d ???? default

2R: Aurea Edgington d. Countess Raben 6-1 6-1
2R: S Barton d E Winston 6-2 6-2
2R: Claire Beckingham d W Wood 6-3 6-4
2R: Coleman d E Beckingham 6-4 7-5
2R: Craddock d Smith 6-0 6-0
2R: Blanche Colston d Mrs RRW Jackson 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs V Elphinstone d Mrs W Huntley 6-2 6-4
2R: E Cheshire d ????

QF: Edgington d Barton 6-1 6-2
QF: Coleman d C Beckingham 6-4 6-4
QF: Craddock d Colston default
QF: Elphinstone d Cheshire 6-1 6-2

SF: Edgington d Coleman 6-2 6-0
SF: Craddock d Elphinstone 6-3 6-3

FI: Aurea Edgington d. Doris Craddock 6-1 2-6 7-5

Doubles

1R: Blanche Colston/Doris Craddock d Mrs V Elphinstone/Mrs ER Swanstone 6-3 6-0
1R: Barton/Huntley d Mrs Blackmore/Cheshire 9-7 3-6 6-4

QF: Colston/Craddock d Malby/Miss Smith 2-6 8-6 6-3
QF: C Beckingham/E Beckingham d Coleman/Mrs Foreshew default
QF: Jackson/Reid-Thomas d Barton/Huntley 6-4 6-3
QF: E Smith/WWood d ????

SF: Jackson/Reid-Thomas d Beckingham/Beckingham 6-4 3-6 6-3
SF: Colston/Craddock d Smith/Wood 6-0 6-0

FI: Blanche Colston/Doris Craddock d. Mrs RRW Jackson/Joan Reid-Thomas 6-4 7-5

MX: Aurea Edgington/AW Asthalter d. Irene Maltby/Brian D. Helmore 6-3 6-2

The Times indicarted a new floor had been laid down for this year's event. The men were playing for the Covered Court Championships of Europe.

"Miss [E] Beckingham has greatly improved, and is clever and severe at the net."

Edgington took a close final through better driving. The match saw a lot of net play from both women.
Her partner AW Asthalter used the pseudonym of "Dixie" in the mixed. There was an Andrew Asthalter of the United States active in the 1920s-the two may be one and the same.
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March 19-24, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Esna Boyd d. Marjorie Mountain 6-1 6-2

DF: Kath Le Mesurier/Flora Rowe d. Miss Menz/Dorothy Weston 6-2 6-3

MX: Esna Boyd/Ian D. McInnes d. Adela Hack/Francis Kalms 1- 6-3, 6-3
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March 19-25, Cote d'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club

1R: Mlle Visart de Bocarme d ????
1R: Miss Horngacher d ????
1R: Geraldine Beamsih (GB) d ????
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d ????
1R: Mrs Harrison d Clementine Churchill (GB) 6-3 6-4
1R: Cosette St Omer Roy d Mrs Howard 7-5 4-6 6-4
1R: Molla Mallory (US) d Mrs M Ellissen 6-2 6-1

2R: Beamish d Mrs Golberg 6-0 6-3
2R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d St Omer Roy 6-0 6-0
2R: Kitty McKane (GB) d D Holt 6-1 6-0
2R: Mrs R David d MB Brown 6-2 6-8 6-3
2R: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d Miss Lushington 6-0 6-0
2R: Maud Maquay d A Meakin 6-3 6-2
2R: Lili de Alavarez (Sp) d Mrs Forster 6-4 6-1
2R: Nicole Desclercs d Miss "Gully" 6-4 6-2

3R: Mrs Warburg d Mrs AH Pryce Harrison 6-1 6-4
3R: Molla Mallory (US) d Diddie Vlasto 7-5 6-3

QF: Mallory d Kitty Mckane (GB) 4-6 7-5 6-4

SF: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d Mallory 6-2 9-7

FI: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 8-6 6-4

Doubles

1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye

2R: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs CH Fenwick/E Jones 6-0 6-0

3R: Lenglen/Ryan d Mrs MM Bostock/Mrs P. Harrison 6-1 6-1

QF: Lenglen/Ryan d Margery Maquay/Maud Maquay 6-0 6-0
QF: Nicole Desclercs/Doris Wolfson (GB) d ????
QF: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d Mrs Howard/Miss Kavanagh 6-0 6-2
QF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) d Lili Alvarez (SP)/Diddie Vlasto 6-1 6-3

SF: Lenglen/Ryan d Desclercs/Wolfson 6-2 6-1
SF: Chambers/McKane (GB) d Beamish/Satterwaite 6-1 6-1

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Kitty McKane (GB) 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles

QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Henry Mayes (Can) d Edith Sigourney (US) JC Farmer 6-2 6-1

SF: Suzanne Lenglen/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) d. Phyllis Satterwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-3 6-4
SF: Ryan/Mayes d Kitty McKane (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-2 6-4

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Henry Mayes (Can) 6-3 6-3

Draw note:

The Times provides 4 1R winners but does not give scores or opponents

The ladies singles final lasted over 2 hours.
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Circa late March, German Covered Court Championships, Bremen, Germany (Wood)

FI: Sigrid Fick (SWE) d. Mieken Galvao 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

XDF: Curt Bergmann/Gertrud Hagelin d. Oscar Kreuzer/Nelly Neppach, walkover
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Re: 1923 results

Week of March 26-April 1

March 26-April 1, Cannes Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

1R: Edie Rudd (GB) d Miss Bendit 6-3 3-6 6-1
1R: Agnes Hillyard (GB) d Miss Bowater 6-0 6-1
1R: M Smailes d Doris Wolfson 1-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Edith Sigourney (US) d Mrs Forster 6-1 6-2
1R: Madeline O'Neill (GB) d Mrs Bostock 7-5 6-3
1R: Margery Maquay d Mrs Mackesy 4-6 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs Warburg d E Besso 6-4 6-4
1R: Domini Crosfield (GB) d MB Brown 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Goldberg d Miss Kavanagh 6-3 6-3
1R: Kitty McKane (GB) d MV Hoyle 6-0 6-3
1R: PL French d Mrs RA Boyd 3-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs David d Mrs HM Creasy 6-4 3-6 6-3
1R: Molla Mallory (US) d Miss Eno 6-0 6-0
1R: Maud Maquay d Mrs "Gully" 6-3 6-4
1R: Lili de Alvarez (Sp) d Lady Denman 6-1 6-2
1R: Honor Woolrych (GB) d Miss Woolland 6-4 6-4
1R: Duchess of Sutherland d Mrs Briscoe 6-3 6-4
1R: Miss Platt d EW Quin 6-3 6-2
1R: Vera Howett d Phylis Radcliffe-Platt 6-2 6-3

2R: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d A Meakin 6-0 6-0
2R: Mallory d Nicole Desclercs 6-0 6-2
2R: Marie Danet d Sutherland 6-0 6-0
2R: Warburg d Rudd 6-0 6-0
2R: Crosfield d Goldberg 6-2 6-2
2R: McKane d Agnes Hillyard 6-1 6-0
2R: Smailes d Daivd 6-1 6-3
2R: Sigourney d A Visart de Bocarme 6-4 8-6
2R: Alvarez d St Omer Roy 6-3 6-1
2R: O'Neill d Platt 6-1 6-1
2R: Vera Howett d Miss Hunnewell 6-1 6-0

3R: Diddi Vlasto d Mallory 8-6 9-7
3R: Beamish d Mme Crillon 6-1 6-0
3R: Satterwaite d Mg Maquay 6-0 6-0
3R: Warburg d Crosfield 6-3 8-10 retired
3R: McKane d Smailes 6-1 6-0
3R: Sigourney d Woolrych 6-4 6-1
3R: Alvarez d Danet 6-1 9-7
3R: O'Neill d Howett 6-2 6-1

QF: Satterwaite d Warburg 6-0 6-0
QF: McKane d Sigourney 6-1 6-1
QF: Vlasto d Alvarez 2-6 6-4 6-4
QF: Beamish d O'Neill default

SF: McKane d Satterwaite default
SF: Beamish d Vlasto 6-3 6-2

FI: Kitty McKane (GB) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 6-2 6-2

DF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GBR)/Kathleen McKane (GBR) d. Lili de Alvarez (ESP)/Molla Mallory (USA) 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles

SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Roger Danet 7-5 8-6
SF: Suzanne Lenglen/Charles Aeschlimann (Swt) d. Domini Crosfield (GB)/Henry Mayes 6-1 6-0

FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Charles Aeschlimann (Swt) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-0 6-3

Miss M Rudd=Edie ??. Double check
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Circa March 26-April 1 French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)

?R: Mlle Deve d Miss Dashwood (GB) 6-3 6-1

FI: Germaine Golding d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-2 6-2

DF: Genevieve Cousin/Suzanne Deve d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 2-6 6-3

MX: Suzanne Deve/Jean Borotra d. Marie Conquet/Cotah Ramaswami (Ind) 6-3 6-2


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ended April 3, Geelong Easter Tournament, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

FI: Esna Boyd d. Cowley 6-4 6-2

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March 26-April 2 Gallery Tournament, Dulwich, Sussex, England (Clay)

1R: Claire Beckingham d Effie Hemmant 6-2 6-3
1R: S Barton d Peggy Saunders 6-2 4-6 6-3
1R: EM Head d E Winston 6-2 6-1
1R: Eleanor Smith d Mrs Foreshew 9-7 4-6 6-4
1R: LE Frenken d E Beckingham 6-4 6-3
1R: MP Neal d AM Taylor 6-4 4-6 6-0
1R: Mrs V Anstey d A Judd 6-0 6-0

2R: Claire Beckingham d ME Dix 11-9 6-4
2R: Head d Barton 8-6 6-3
2R: Frenken d Neal 4-6 6-2 6-2
2R: Blanche Colston d Anstey 6-3 7-5
2R: A Sturges-Jones d ????
2R: C Walters d MD Carre 6-0 6-4
2R: Dorothy Holman d JS Horn 6-0 6-1
2R: Aurea Edgington d Smith 6-0 6-0

QF: Holman d Walters 6-0 6-1
QF: Edgington d Frenken 6-0 6-0
QF: Head d C Beckingham 4-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Colston d Sturges-Jones 6-1 6-2

SF: Holman d Head 6-8 6-4 10-8
SF: Colston d EDgington 7-5 6-4

FI: Dorothy Holman d Blanche Colston 4-6 13-11 6-4

Doubles

1R: Mrs Blackmore/E Chesire d Effie Hemmant/Miss Sturges-Jones 6-3 6-1
1R: AM Taylor/M Taylor d S Barton/A Judd 6-3 7-5
1R: Mrs V Anstey/C Walters d MD Cane/JS Horne 6-1 6-1

2R: Mrs Bright/Mrs MB Fretwell d M Felgate/MP Neal 8-10 6-4 6-2
2R: Aurea Edgington/Dorothy Holman d Anstey/Walters 9-7 6-4
2R: Miss Blenkinsop/N Horsey d Mrs Belcher/Mrs Foreshew 3-6 6-1 6-2
2R: Blackmore/Cheshire d Taylor/Taylor 6-0 4-6 8-6
2R: Mrs Collings/Mrs LE Frenken d EM Smith/Mrs Whitmarsh 6-0 6-3
2R: Claire Beckingham/E Beckingham d Mrs Kozhevar/N Upton 6-4 6-2

QF: Colyer/Head d Bright/Fretwell 6-3 6-2
QF: Blackmore/Cheshire d Blenkinsop/Horsey 10-8 5-7 10-8
QF: Beckingham/Beckingham d Collings/Frenken 6-1 2-6 6-1
QF: Edgington/Holman d Mrs H Smith/LA Smith 6-4 6-0

SF: Colyer/Head d Blackmore/Cheshire 6-0 6-2
SF: Edgington/Holman d Beckingham/Beckingham 6-2 7-5

FI: Aurea Edgington/Dorothy Holman d Evelyn Colyer/Head 6-3 5-7 6-1

MX: Dorothy Holman/Stanley Doust (Aus) d EM Head/BD Helmore 6-3 4-6 6-3

Event contested on 4 courts. The titanic final lasted 2 hrs and 45 minutes. Holman's usually fine backhand lacked its usual bite. Points tended to go on and on, ending in an eventual error. Colston had 3 match points in set two.

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March 30-April 7, Tally Ho! Birmingham, England (Clay)

FI: Mrs J King d K Tipper 6-3 6-2

MX: W. Aston/KM Alexander d. R Taunton/J.P. Sargent 6-3 6-2

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Alamanack" (1924): "A new meeting, and quite a success."
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Week of April 2-8

April 2-8, Metropole Hotel, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Metropole Hotel


1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Mrs Gifford 6-1 6-1
1R: P Radcliffe d Maud Maquay 6-1 6-1
1R: Mlle Desclercs d Miss Rudd 6-3 6-1
1R: Leslie Bancroft (US) d Miss French 6-2 6-4
1R: Margery Maquay d Clementine Churchill (GB) 0-6 6-3 6-1

2R: Ryan d ????
2R: Mme Ekman d Mrs Brame Hillyard (GB) 6-3 6-1
2R: Mme H Danet d AL Eno 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs CH Fenwick d Mrs Trevanino 6-3 6-2
2R: Bancroft d Mg Maquay 6-3 6-2
2R: Lili de Alvarez (Sp) d EW Quin 6-0 6-0
2R: A Visart de Bocarme d M Hunnewell 6-2 6-1
2R: NQ Platt d Mrs Musker 6-1 6-1
2R: Phyllis Carr Satterwaite d A Meakin 6-0 6-0
2R: Eleanora Sears (US) d Mrs HM Creasy 6-3 6-2
2R: Eleanor Goss (US) d Cosette St Omer Roy 6-1 6-1
2R: Horngacher d ????
2R: Desclercs d Madeline O'Neill 5-7 6-1 6-3

3R: Ryan d Ekman 6-2 6-0
3R: Danet d Fenwick 6-0 6-1
3R: Goss d Horngacher 6-0 6-2
3R: Alvarez d Bancroft 5-7 6-0 6-2
3R: Desclercs d Radcliffe 6-1 6-3
3R: Satterwaite d Sears 6-0 6-0

QF: Ryan d Danet 6-1 6-2
QF: Goss d Desclercs 6-3 4-6 6-2
QF: Alvarez d Visart de Bocarme 7-5 6-1
QF: Satterwaite d Platt 6-0 6-0

SF: Satterwaite d Alvarez default
SF: Ryan d Goss 6-3 6-3

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) default

Invitation Doubles

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Leslie Bancroft (US)/Lili de Alvarez (Sp) 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles

SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Franklin Roosevelt Scovel (US) d Eleanor Goss (US)/Charles Aeschlimann (Swt) 9-7 6-1
SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) d Lili de Alvarez/S Malstrom 6-1 6-0

FI : Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Franklin Roosevelt Scovel (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-2 4-6 7-5

Mme Ekman is probably Swedish, as her mixed partner "Mr G", was none other than King Gustav of Sweden.

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Circa early April, South African Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Millicent Pitt d. Mrs Moor 6-4 6-3

DF: Mrs McArthur/Mrs McJannet d. Mrs Beck/Mrs De Plessis 4-6 6-2 6-2

MX: Mrs Moor/JJ Richardson d. Mrs Beck/C Le Sueur 6-8 6-1 6-3

Pitt is the married name of Millicent Fraser-Watson.

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31 March-April 3 North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough (Clay)

Draw=14

1R: Olga Watson d Mrs C Branfoot 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs Hobson d Mrs RD Watson 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Alec Smith d E Miller 6-3 6-4
1R: MB Holmes d D Hodgkins 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Miss Wallace d M Glen Jones 6-2 6-3
1R: G Grey d NA Tindell Green 6-1 6-3

2R: Mrs Wormald d Mrs Tottenham 2-6 7-5 6-3
2R: Mrs RC Middleton d Mrs W Radcliffe 6-0 6-0
2R: O Watson d Dawson 6-2 7-5
2R: Hobson d Smith 6-4 4-6 6-4


2R: Mrs WP Holtby d Miss Du Pre 6-0 6-1
2R: Miss Williams d V Watson 6-3 6-0
2R: Holmes d Wallace 6-1 6-4
2R: Mrs Robin Welsh d Miss Grey 6-4 6-1

QF: Middleton d Wormald 6-2 7-5
QF: Watson d Hobson ????

QF: Holtby d Williams 7-5 7-5
QF: Welsh d Holmes 6-0 6-1

SF: Middleton d Watson 6-0 6-3
SF: Welsh d Holtby 6-0 8-6

FI: Mrs RC Middleton d Mrs Robin Welsh 6-2 5-7 7-5

MX: Mrs Robin Welsh/SE Charlton d Mrs WP Holtby/MD Hick

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