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Old Jan 5th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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1906 results

Summary

Dorothea Douglass dominates in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through a field that includes May Sutton.

Unknown dates

????, Belgian Championships, Brussels (Clay)

FI: Mlle Dufrenoy d. ??

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???? Vienna

Doubles

FI: Margit Madarász/Katalin Cséry (Hun) d. Marie Amende/Sidi Maschka (Ast) 1-6 6-4 6-2


Could the location for this actually be Prague (note no women's doubles score) or Budapest?

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French Closed Championships, Paris (Clay)

FI: Katie Fenwick d McVeagh (GB)

McVeagh was probably a member of a French Club.

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??, Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Sophie Castenschiold d. ??


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Thanks go out to Mark Ryan and Austinrunner for contributing to this thread. GeeTee contributed valuable results and newspaper reports from Australia. Wolbo has also made many recent contributions.

Marks' original results for 1906 may be found at: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=409381

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Re: 1906 results

January


December 28, 1905-January 2, 1906, New Zealand Championships, Wellington, New Zealand (Grass)

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Lucy Powdrell 6-3 6-2

DF: Miss Campbell/Lucy Powdrell d. Kate Nunneley/Miss Ward 7-5 6-3

MX: Kate Nunneley/Harold A. Parker d. Miss Ward/Frank Fisher 6-3 6-3

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Re: 1906 results

February

February 18, Coronado Tournament, San Diego, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Coronado Hotel

FI: May Sutton d Florence Sutton 6-0 6-1

MX: Florence Sutton and partner d May Sutton and partner

Source: Alan Little's book on May-page 10.

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February 18-23, US Indoor Championships, New York, USA (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory,

FI: Bessie Moore d. Marie Wagner 6-2 4-6 6-2

This was the inaugural women’s singles event at this tournament, which had begun in 1898.

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February 22-27, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)


1R: Mrs P.N. Morton (GB) d. Mlle van Hossbrouck 6-3 6-3

QF: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Morton 6-0 6-1
QF: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Mrs McDonald 6-2 6-1
QF: Vera Warden (US) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 9-7 6-4
QF: Amy Ransome (GB) d. Miss Willford 6-3 6-3

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Salusbury 6-0 6-2
SF: Ransome d. Warden 4-6 6-4 8-6

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Amy Ransome (GB) 6-4 6-2

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB)/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Miss van Hossbrouck/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-4 6-0

Gladys "Won the cup without ever being seriously threatened."

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Re: 1906 results

March

began March 5, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Amy Ransome (GB) 8-6 6-3*

MX: Amy Ransome (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Agnes Morton (GB)/Charles R Allen (GB) 6-3 6-1

According to Lawn Tennis and Badminton this tournament started on March 5. The article on the tournament was published in the April 4, 1906 issue (pp. 521-522) but does not mention a begin or end date. However several earlier issues have an advert for the tournament which mention that the Riviera Championships (Fifth International Tournament) was scheduled to start on March 5th, 1906.

The score of the ladies final should be rechecked as the article mentions "Miss Warden showed great pluck in her match with Miss Ransome, as the latter actually stood at 5/2 and 40/30 in the final set.".

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circa March 12-19, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) 6-4 5-7 6-3

MX: Toni Popp (Ger)*/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/Arthur Gore (GB) 6-0 6-2

LTAB confirms these dates; in the April 4, 1906 issue, p.524 it mentions "The open events of the Nice Lawn Tennis Club's twelfth annual lawn tennis tournament were brought to a successful conclusion on the 19th ult. by the victory of ...." and earlier tournament adverts mention March 12 as the tournament start date.

We also had a score (source?) indicating the mixed winner was Countess Clara von der Schulenburg, Toni Popp's sister. Later versions of tennis annuals also indicate Schulenburg as the winner. Could she have been using her sister's name as a pseudonym?

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March 19-26, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: Annie Kellet-Baker d. Miss Gardiner 6-2 6-1

CR: Annie Kellet-Baker d. Rose Payten (holder) default

Doubles

CR: Miss Jones/Rose Payten (holders) d. Miss Gardiner/Miss Gordon 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles

CR: Miss Jones/S Jones d. Rose Payten/Horrie Rice (holders) 7-5 7-5

This tournament had not been held in 1905. Payten defended her doubles title, but illness prevented her from doing so in the singles.

Sydney Morning Herald (13 March 1906)

"Miss Payten (was) but a pale image of her usual self, and to those who know her play it was almost painful to see her reduced by sickness to an absolute inability to run for a ball out of her reach. Still she played a fine game. Fortunately Miss Payten has practically recovered from her sickness, and next year she may win back all her championships."

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circa March 19-26, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

CR: Lily Addison d. L.E. Payne (holder) 6-1 6-2

DF: Maisie Parr/L.E. Payne d. W. Brown/Miss Wyatt 6-1 6-1

MX: Thomas Tatchell/L.E. Payne d. Miss Wyatt/Norman Brooks 10-8 6-4

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began March 20, Championships of Cannes, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Toni Popp (Ger) 6-4 6-4

MX: Ruth Winch (GB)/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) d. Toni Popp (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 1-6 6-4 6-4

Mme Popp=Toni Kusenberg Popp

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Re: 1906 results

April

April 5-7, Ojai Valley Open, Nordhoff, California, US (Hard)

FI: May Sutton d. Florence Sutton ????

DF: Miss Garland/May Sutton d. Violet Hope-Doeg/Florence Sutton default

MX: May Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Violet Hope-Doeg/Mr. Thatcher 6-0 1-6 6-3

Hope-Doeg is the married name of Violet Sutton. Alan Little's book on May Sutton tells us that May beat her sister Florence in the final here (p 10)

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Circa mid-April, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Miss Andrews (GB) 6-3 6-2

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April 17-22, Meran, Meran, Austria (Clay)

FI: H. Kommenda d. Nelly Schmoller 6-4 6-3

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April 23-28, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Greville 6-2 6-4
1R: Toupie Lowther d. "Miss Arnold" 6-1 6-4
1R: "A.N. Other"-bye

SF: Douglass d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1, 6-1
SF: Lowther d. "Other" default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Toupie Lowther 7-5 6-2

CR: Dorothea Douglass d. Hilda Lane (holder) 6-2 6-0

MXCR: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ)d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty (holders) 2-6 6-2 6-1

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April ???? , Tasmanian Championships, Launceston, Australia

FI: Amy Rex d. L. Arthur 6-4 6-4

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April 23-28, Olympic Games, Athens, Greece (Clay)
Venue: Athens Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Esmee Simirioti d. V. Melis default
1R: Aspasia Matsa d. Marie Décugis (Fra) default
1R: Euphrosine Paspati d. Domini Elliadi default
1R: Sophia Marinou d. Ioannia Tissamenou 6-1 6-0

SF: Simirioti d. Matsa 7-5 6-2
SF: Marinou d. Paspati 6-0 4-6 6-3

FI: Esmee Simirioti d. Sophia Marinou 2-6 6-3 6-3

Bronze medal play-off: Euphrosine Paspati d. Aspasia Matsa 6-0 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Marie Décugis (Fra)/Max Décugis (Fra)-bye
1R: Sophia Marinou/Georgios Simiriotis d. Euphrosine Paspati/Dionysios Kasdaglis 6-2 6-2
1R: Aspasia Matsa/Xenophon Kasdaglis-bye
1R: Esmee Simirioti/Nikolaos Zarifis-bye

SF: Décugis/Décugis d. Marinou/Simiriotis 8-6 6-3
SF: Matsa/Kasdaglis d Simirioti/Zarifis 6-1 6-4

FI: Marie Décugis (Fra)/Max Décugis (Fra) d. Aspasia Matsa/Xenophon Kasdaglis 6-3 7-5

No further matches were played for bronze medal position going to Georgios Simiriotis/Sophia Marinou and to Xenophon Kasdaglis/Aspasia Matsa.

The 1906 tennis event was a demonstration-only event. All of the participants were from Greece, with the exception of the French husband-and-wife team of Max and Marie Décugis.

There had been no women’s tennis events at the 1904 Olympic Games, held in the United States, at Saint Louis, Missouri.

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Re: 1906 results

May

began May 7, Swedish Covered Courts Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. E. Hay 6-2 6-2

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May 7, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (Clay)

FI: Adine Masson (Fra) d. Lucie Bergmann 4-6 6-0 6-1

MX: Adine Masson (Fra)/Tony Wilding (NZ)/ d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Otto Froitzheim 6-3 6-2

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circa May 14-20 Reading Tournament, Reading, England, UK (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Douglass d Violet Pinckney 6-0 6-1

Source: Alan Little's book on Chambers, p 12.

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May 17-19, Longwood Cricket Club Invitational, Boston, Massachussetts, US (Grass)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Ckub

FI: May Sutton d. Marion Fenno 6-0 6-0

MX: May Sutton/Norman W. Cabot d. Phyllis Grea/Nat Niles 6-2 6-2

In 1906, May Sutton played in this modest tournament before sailing for England for the second time to compete at Wimbledon and in a number of other tournaments.

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Circa 19-26 May, Bohemian Championships , Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay)
Venue: First Czech Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Emmy Matuch d. Frau Weinzettel 6-0 4-6 6-3


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May 21-26, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=30)


1R: Toupie Lowther-bye
1R: Edith Boucher d. Mrs Armstrong 6-1 7-5
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs Snowdon 6-0 6-0
1R: Agnes Morton d. Miss Warwick 6-0 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Agnes Tuckey 6-2 6-2
1R: Frieda Meyer d. M. Forrest 6-4 6-1
1R: Connie Meyer d. Mrs Mounsey 6-1 6-1
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Ellen Hemsted 6-2 6-1

1R: Gertrude Houselander d. Miss Tootell 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Huleatt d. Connie Wilson default
1R: Edith Johnson d. E.E. Sargeant 6-2 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mildred Coles 8-6 6-1
1R: I.D. Sturton d. Dorothea Douglass default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Aurea Farrington 6-2 6-2
1R: Alice Greene d. Miss Vernon 6-2 6-1
1R: [H] Harper-bye

2R: Lowther d. Boucher 6-2 6-0
2R: Morton d. Tulloch 6-1 6-1
2R: Pinckney d. F. Meyer 6-1 6-3
2R: Sterry d. C. Meyer 6-2 6-3

2R: Houselander d. Huleatt 6-1 9-7
2R: Lane d. Johnson 6-3 9-7
2R: Boothby d. Sturton 6-2 6-2
2R: Greene d. Harper 6-4 6-3

QF: Lowther d. Morton 6-2 6-2
QF: Sterry d. Pinckney 8-6 6-2
QF: Houselander d. Lane 6-1 6-2
QF: Boothby d. Greene 6-2 4-6 6-4

SF: Lowther d. Houselander 8-6 4-6 6-0
SF: Boothby d. Sterry 6-3 7-9 6-4*

FI: Toupie Lowther d. Dora Boothby 5-7 6-4 8-6

DF: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby/Mrs Hemsted 6-1 4-6 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Frank L. Riseley d. Alice Greene/Major Ritchie 6-1 6-3

Elegos has SF: Toupie Lowther d. Charlotte Cooper Sterry 6-2 7-9 6-4. Doulbe check if possible.

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May 28-June 2, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Wilton Place

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Mabel Parton 6-1, 6-1

No women’s doubles event was held this year.

MX: Mrs Barker/Frank L. Riseley d. Winifred Longhurst/S. Solomons 8-6 6-8 6-4

Parton was married name of Mabel Squire

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May 28-June 2, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Mrs Macaulay d. B. Port default
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-1, 6-1

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Alice Greene 6-2 6-4
2R: E. Sargeant d. Edith Greville default
2R: Macaulay d. M. Thwaites 6-0 6-0
2R: Miss Tootell d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 0-6 6-4 6-3

2R: Agatha Morton d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-1
2R: Miss Newall d. A. Port default
2R: Aurea Farrington d. Mrs Paine default
2R: Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander 6-8 6-3 6-4

QF: Douglass d. Sargeant 6-0 6-0
QF: Tootell d. Macaulay 6-4 6-1
QF: Morton d. Newall 6-2 6-0
QF: Sterry d. Farrington 6-2 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Tootell 6-1 6-2
SF: Sterry d. Morton 7-5 9-7

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-1 6-0

MX: "Miss Shirley”/George M. Simond d. Dorothea Douglass/C.J. Glenny 6-2 3-6 8-6

No Challenge Round appeared to be in force in the women’s singles event this year.
"Miss Shirley" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player.

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last week of May Wiener [Vienna] Bicycle Club International, Vienna, Austria (Clay)
Venue: Wiener Bicycle Club

FI: Marie Amende d. Frieda Bietrzikowsky 6-2 5-7 6-4

DF: Katalin Cséry (Hun)/Margit Madarász (Hun) d. Marie Amende/Sidi Maschka 1-6 6-3 6-2 (or 4-6 6-3 6-2)

MX: Marie Amende/Kinzl d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Stoed 6-1 3-6 6-??

Note the spelling of the finalist is not certain. Also we are lacking the exact score for the doubles final and last set score for the mixed final.


Could not find an article on this tournament in LTAB and Vienna is also not shown in the list of tournaments that it publishes in most issues. But the Prague article mentions "In the Open Ladies' Doubles, Frau Amende and Frau Maschka beat the Hungarian pair, the sisters Madarasz and Cserry — a somewhat surprising result, as the latter pair only a fortnight before beat the former pair in the Open Ladies' Doubles at Vienna." (LTAB, July 4, 1906, p.220) So there was a Vienna tournament held around the last week of May.

Found a source after some searching in the Czech National Library Archive Kramerius. The tournament was the "Internationales Jubiläums-Turnier des Wiener Bicycle-Klub" held at the Prater ("Wiener Bicycle Club" is the current "Wiener Park Club"). The various events had separate names. A men's singles event was called "Meisterschaft des Kontinents" (Championship of the Continent). A men's and women's singles event were held for the "Meisterschaft von Niederösterreich" (Championship of Lower Austria). The women's doubles event was called "Doppelspiel-Meisterschaft von Oesterreich" (Doubles Championship of Austria) and finally the mixed doubles event was held for the "Meisterschaft von Wien" (Championship of Vienna).


Sources: Bohemia Nr.145, 27 May 1906, p.26, Bohemia Nr.147, 29 May 1906, p.8, Bohemia Nr.148, 30 May 1906, p.8, Bohemia Nr.150, 1 June 1906, p.8

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Re: 1906 results

First half of June

began June 4, Metropolitan Championships, New York, US (Clay)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club

FI: Helen Homans d. S Homans 6-1 6-3

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June 4-6, East Surrey Championships, Croydon, London, England (Grass)

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Edith Hemsted 6-3 4-6 8-6

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Clement Cazelet 6-2 4-6 9-7

Mrs Hemsted is nee Ellen Stawell-Brown (Tim Henman's great-grandmother), who married Edmund Spencer Hemsted in 1906.

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June 4-9 , Ladies’ Pennsylvania Open, Haverford, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Merion Cricket Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Phyllis Green 6-3 6-3

MX: Evelyn Sears/Bill Clothier d Phyllis Green/CM Bunting 6-2 6-3

No Challenge rounds as holder Elisabeth Moore does not defend title in singles and Moore/Ed Dewhurst do not defend mixed.

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began June 4, Metropolitan Championships, New York, USA (Clay)
Venue: West Side Tennis Club

FI: Helen Homans d. S Homans 6-1 6-3

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June 4-6, East Surrey Championships, Croydon, London, England (Grass)

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mrs Hemsted* 6-3 4-6 8-6

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Clement Cazelet 6-2 4-6 9-7

Mrs Hemsted is probably Ellen Stawell-Brown (Tim Henman's great-grandmother) that married Edmund Spencer Hemsted in 1906.

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June 4-9 , Ladies’ Pennsylvania Open, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass?)
Merion Cricket Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Phyllis Green 6-3 6-3

MX: Eveltn Sears/Bill Clothier d Phyllis Green/CM Bunting 6-2 6-3

No Challenge rounds as Holder Elisabeth Moore does not defend title in singles and Moore/EB Dewhurst do not defend mixed.

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June 4-9, Northern Tournament, Aigbuth, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Blanche Hillyard 7-5 6-2
1R: Maud Garfit d. Winifred Longhurst default
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs T. Patterson default
1R: F. Hollins d. M. Brown 8-6 8-6
1R: May Sutton (US) d. Mrs Chapman default

2R: Douglass d. Garfit 8-6 6-2
2R: Edith Longhurst d. Mrs German default
2R: A. Brown d. A. Cannon 6-2 3-6 6-4
2R: Ethel Thomson d. Connie Meyer 6-0 6-1

2R: Violet Pinckney d. Ruth Winch default
2R: C. Hollins d. D. Eccles 6-2, 6-0
2R: Sterry d. F. Hollins 6-2 retired
2R: Sutton d. Miss JD Sturton 6-0, 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Longhurst 6-1 6-2
QF: Thomson d. Brown 6-0 6-0
QF: Pinckney d. Hollins 6-2 7-5
QF: Sutton d. Sterry 6-4 4-6 6-3

SF: Douglass d. Thomson 8-6 6-4
SF: Sutton d. Pinckney default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) 7-5 6-2

Doubles

1R: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (US) d Miss Carter/Miss JD Sturton default

SF: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Hillyard/Sutton 6-4 6-4

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Mrs DM Armstrong/Connie Meyer 6-1 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. Maud Garfit/Walter Carey 6-1 6-3
SF: Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli d. May Sutton (US)/Dunstan Rhodes 4-6 6-4 6-3

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli 8-6 6-4

*Draw note: The first round also referred to as the Preliminary Round

May Sutton returned to Britain in 1906,landing at Liverpool on May 31st in her quest to defend her Wimbledon title. This final marked her first loss in singles outside of North America. A large crowd turned out for the Douglass-Sutton match. May started with her usual hard hitting. With the first chapter tied at 5 apiece Dorothea finishes it off with, in Little's words, "some seemingly impossible backhand returns" (p 10 of May Sutton, by Alan Little). Sutton tries to change tactics by coming to net in set two to no avail, as Douglass wins it on her 4th match point. According to the New York Times May "tired perceptibly" in the second set.

Earlier in the week Charlotte Sterry gave Sutton a rough match with her clever combination of drop shots and volleys.

There was no Challenge Round in the mixed doubles event at this tournament this year.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, June 13, 1906, we have a detailed report on the final:

“Miss Douglass was known to be in magnificent form, by her previous performances this year; and the writer, who won a small bet of 2 to 1 on her, has never seen Miss Douglass play better. Miss Sutton started serving, and deuce was called twice before the first game fell to Miss Douglass. Throughout the match, and especially in the first set, Miss Sutton kept a much better length than Miss Douglass, Miss Douglass sending nearly every return to Miss Sutton’s backhand, and never sending them very deep. Her game seemed to get Miss Sutton out of position by driving the ball across the court on to Miss Sutton’s backhand, and then to finish the rest by one of her famous forehand cross-court drives. And so well did she play that the first three games quickly fell to her.

“Miss Sutton now seemed to wake up, and by means of her wonderful forehand drives, won the next four games straight off the reel, the fourth being a love game. Four-three was called in Miss Sutton’s favour, and English hopes began to sink somewhat – recalling Miss Sutton’s performances in this country last year. However, Miss Douglass won the next game with the loss of one point. Four games all!

“The ninth also fell to Miss Douglass on Miss Sutton’s service, but she lost her own service and five games all was called. Tremendous excitement prevailed. Which would win the first set? But Miss Douglass rose equal to the occasion, and by means of superb play and some seemingly impossible backhand saves, won the next two games with the loss of only two points. First set to Miss Douglass at 7 games to 5; and Miss Sutton lost her second set in open singles.

“Miss Sutton started the service in the second set, and got to 30-love, only to lose the game after deuce had been called. The next, a deuce game, fell to Miss Sutton. One game all! But Miss Douglass now played as she never played before, and by means of her magnificent forehand cross-court drives, and some wonderful backhand saves, quickly brought the score up to 5 games to 2 in her favour. In the eighth and last game Miss Sutton completely altered her tactics. Both ladies had hitherto played entirely from the baseline, but now Miss Sutton, realising that something desperate must be attempted, came up to the net and volleyed, but although this was partially successful, it was too late to alter her style of play.

“Miss Douglass was serving and got to 30-love. Miss Sutton, however, won the next two points by some good volleying, but lost the next, and 40-30 was called in Miss Douglass’s favour. The latter got four times within a point of the match before winning the set and match, Miss Sutton bringing the score back to deuce by well-placed kills. Then ‘vantage to Miss Douglass was again called, and after a good rally the game fell to Miss Douglass, and the set at 6-2. And Miss Sutton retired defeated for the first time in open singles for over two years.”

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began June 7 Championships of Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. Frl Stettheimer 6-1 6-1

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June 9-14, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Luise Berton (Ger) d. Marie Amende (Aut) 6-4 6-1

DF: Marie Amende (Aut) /Frau S. Maschka d. Margit Madarasz (Hun)/Katalin Csery (Hun) 3-6 6-4 7-5

Source: LTAB, July 4, 1906, p.221

MX: Marie Amende (Ast)/Mr Adams d. Luise Berton (Ger)/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-4 2-6 6-2

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June 12-14, Watford, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beryl Tulloch d. "Miss Jones" 6-0 6-2

"Miss Jones" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player. This was the first edition of the Watford tournament.

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June 11-16, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=25)

1R: Dorothea Douglass-bye
1R: Miss Butler-Lloyd-bye
1R: Mrs Collier-bye
1R: Mabel Hurlbatt-bye
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mrs Boyd 7-5 6-2
1R: D. Johnstone d. Mrs Speck 6-4 6-2
1R: G. Chawner d. H. Harper default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Miss Bloxsome 6-0 6-0

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Aurea Farrington 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Johnstone d. Mrs Stanley Williams 6-4 6-0
1R: Miss King-Stephens d. M. Morris 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs C. Glanvill d. Vera Aitken 6-0 6-1
1R: Jessie Tripp-bye
1R: Miss Tootell-bye
1R: Miss Druce-bye
1R: Toupie Lowther-bye

2R: Douglass d. Butler-Lloyd 6-0 6-0
2R: Collier d. Hurlbatt 6-4 6-3
2R: Lane d. D Johnstone 6-2 6-2
2R: Boothby d. Chawner 6-0 6-2

2R: Eastlake-Smith d. Miss Johnstone 6-4 4-6 6-0
2R: Glanvill d. King-Stephens 6-2 2-6 6-4
2R: Tripp d. Tootell 6-3 6-2
2R: Lowther d. Druce 6-1 6-0

QF: Douglass d. Collier 6-0 6-1
QF: Boothby d. Lane 6-3 4-6 6-3
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Glanvill default
QF: Lowther d. Tripp 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Boothby 7-5 6-3
SF: Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 7-5 6-0

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Toupie Lowther 6-2 6-3

CR: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson (holder) 6-3 2-2 retired

Douglass has other big news besides winning the title, announcing her engagement to Robert Lambert Chambers of Ealing. They will marry in 1907.

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UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 19-25
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=34)

Defending champ Bessie Moore does not defend.

Preliminary Round


Virginia Maule d. Lena Duhring default
Gertrude Fetterman d. Helen Kimball 6-3 7-5

First Round

Helen Homans d. Lucy Duhring 6-0 6-1
Lily Newhall d. Elizabeth Ostheimer 6-3 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. E. Clement 6-0 6-2
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Myriam Rudderow default
Clover Boldt d. Claire Kulp 6-1 6-0
Clara Chase d. M. Potter 6-1 6-0
Edith Rotch d. Myriam Clements 6-1 6-0
Virginia Maule d. Elizabeth Taylor 7-5 6-4

Gertrude Fetterman d. Greta Lewis 6-2 6-3
Blanche Chauveau d. Sarah Coffin default
Bertha Toulmin d. Helen Rodgers default
Matilda Borda d. Louise Ostheimer 6-0 6-0
Maude Barger-Wallach d. Mrs. H. Warren Lewis 6-1 6-1
Margaret Johnson d. Anna Coates 6-1 6-2
Gray Werner d. Nellie Ostheimer 6-1 6-4
Anita McCall d. Elsie Ross 6-4 6-3

Second Round


Homans d. Newhall 6-1 6-1
Harlan d. Oberteuffer 6-3 6-2
Boldt d. Chase 6-3 7-5
Rotch d. Maule 6-4 6-1

Fetterman d. Chaveau 6-1 6-1
Toulmin d. Borda 6-2 2-6 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Johnson 6-4 6-2
McCall d. Werner 2-6 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Homans d. Harlan 4-6 6-4 6-4
Rotch d. Boldt 6-1 4-6 6-0
Toulmin d. Fetterman 6-1 6-2
Barger-Wallach d. McCall 6-1 6-0

Semifinals

Homans d. Rotch 6-2 6-3
Barger-Wallach d. Toulmin 6-2 6-3

Final

Helen Homans d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-4 6-3.

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Doubles (Draw=16)

First Round

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Marion Cresswell/Miss Florence 6-1 6-0
Greta Lewis/Lily Newhall d. Blanche Chauveau/M. Potter 6-4 6-1
Clara Chase/Edith Rotch d. Helen Kimball/Anetta McCall 6-1 7-5
Lucy Duhring/Elsie Ross d. Miss Cochran/Violet Ridgeway 1-6 6-4 6-1

Clover Boldt/Helen Homans d. Gertrude Fetterman/Rebecca Lycett 6-0 6-2
Elizabeth Ostheimer/Louise Ostheimer d. Eleanor Cohen/Catherine McFadden 7-5 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/Mrs MC Work d. E Duhring/Helen Rodgers 6-2 5-7 7-5
Sarah Coffin/Margaret Johnson d. Virginia Maule/Marjorie Oberteuffer 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals

Coe/Platt d. Lewis/Newhall default
Chase/Rotch d. L. Duhring/Ross 6-2 6-2
Boldt/Homans d. Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Coffin/Johnson d. Toulmin/Work 8-6 6-2

Semifinals


Coe/Platt d. Chase/Rotch ????
Boldt/Homans d. Coffin/Johnson 6-2 3-6 6-2.

Final

Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Clover Boldt/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)


First Round

Miss Mellor/FL Wood d Lucy Duhring/RC Thayer 6-2 6-4
Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurst (Aus) d Lily Newell/Alex Thayer 6-1 6-4
Ethel Platt/Dan Platt d Violet Ridgeway/Thomas Ridgeway 6-4 6-1

Second Round

Margaret Johnson/W. T. Johnson d Clover Boldt/Nat Niles 8-6 6-4
Annie Coe/Louis Coe d. Mellor/Wood default
Mrs MC Work/Carroll Bunting d Helen Homans/Robert Seaver 0-6 6-3 6-1
Bertha Toulmin/HC Townsend d Catherine McFadden/FE Dixon 6-4 6-3

Eleanor Cohen/W. Rowland d Miss Cochran/Edward Lloyd 6-3 6-1
Mrs Davis/CC Willits d Rachel Harlan/AL Hoskins default
Coffin/Dewhurst d Platt/Platt 6-3 6-4
Louise Dixon/WH Trotter d Claire Johnson/Wallace Johnson 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals


Johnson/Johnson d Coe/Coe 6-3 7-5
Toulmin/Townsend d. Work/Bunting default
Cohen/Rowland d Davis/Willits 6-2 6-2
Coffin/Dewhurst d Dixon/Trotter default

Semifinals


Johnson/Johnson d Toulmin/Townsend 6-4 5-7 6-4
Coffin/Dewhurst d Cohen/Rowland ????

Final

Sarah Coffin/Edward Dewhurt (Aus) d. Margaret Johnson/W. T. Johnson 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes:

Note that there were 2 pairs of Johnsons in the mixed event.

E Clement was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Sara Coffin was from Staton Island.
Margaret W Johnson was from Staten Island.
Claire Kulp was from Trenton, NJ.
Anetta G. McCall was from Philadelphia (some sources list her as "Anita"). She plated for the Belmont Cricket Club.
Myriam T. Rudderow was from Haddonfield, NJ.
Bertha (nee Townsend) was probably playing mixed with her brother HC Townsend.
Gray Werner is from Haddonfield, NJ
Mrs MC Work played for Merion Cricket Club.

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Summary

Defending champ Bessie Moore and the tennis sensation May Sutton are both absent, dimming much interest. All eyes are on Sutton as she competes in England for the coveted Wimbledon prize. The women's final is on Saturday the 23rd. Rain delays the doubles and mixed finals until Monday.

The NYT reports that the women's doubles final was taken by a team "that took few chances, and played mostly from the back court. Miss Homans was the only one of the four who did any volleying."

Barger-Wallach started out strong in the final. Her "puzzling underarm service, coupled with her very strong forearm drives had Miss Homans completely at sea", and ran ahead 4-0 (Wright and Ditson p 94). To add to her woes Miss Homans seemed unable to control her usually effective back-hand strokes but at 1-4 down showed marked improvement in both speed and accuracy. Helen never looked back from that stage.

Although the general average of the play was inferior to that of years past, Miss Homans' victory was a popular one. Her name will be the first to be inscribed on the new championship cup (Spalding,s Lawn Tennis Annual)

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Sources:

Grand Slam record book
New York Tribune
Wright and Ditson gives a summary (pages 94 to 98) but not the draw.

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Second half of June

Week of June 18 New Jersey State Championships, Morristown, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Morristown Field Club

SF: Edna Wilday d Miriam Swords 6-1 6-1
SF: Miss Smith d Mrs WC Auffermann 6-2 6-0

FI: Edna Wilday d. Miss Smith 6-3 6-3

CR: Alice Day d. Edna Wilday 4-6 6-4 6-1

Mixed Doubles

1R: Miss Brooks/CW Throckmorton d. Miss Stern/CDM Cole 6-2 6-2
1R: Edna Wilday/Dr FH Glazbrook d ????/LF Freeman default
1R: Mrs CP Hale/Herman Behr d. Mrs. Ford/P Merrill 6-3 6-0
1R: Miriam Swords/H McK. Glazbrook d. Mrs. Creamer/???? 8-6 3-6 8-6

Rain on Saturday the 23rd delayed proceedings. The NYT stated the downpours were so heavy that there were big puddles of water on the courts.
Held the same week as the US Nationals.

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June 17-23, Budapest International Championships, Budapest, Hungary (Clay)

FI: Marie Amende (Boh) d. Margit Madarász 6-2 8-6

This tournament had not been held in 1905.

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June 18-23, Championships of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (Clay)

FI: Lucie Bergmann d. G. von Loë 6-1 6-0

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June 18-23, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=16)


1R: Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-8 6-4 7-5
1R: E. E. Sargeant d. Aurea Farrington 6-4 6-3
1R: E. Mayne d. Mrs Hawker 6-4 6-2
1R: Edith Johnson d. C. Everard 6-4 6-4

1R: Daisy Kercheval-Hole d. Mrs Bagenal 6-2 6-1
1R: Miss Huleatt d. Mrs Westcott 6-3 6-2
1R: Edith Greville d. Mabel Parton 6-1 6-1
1R: Mildred Coles d. Miss Monckton 6-3 10-8

QF: Thomson d. Sargeant 6-4 6-2
QF: Johnson d. Mayne 7-5 6-4
QF: Kercheval-Hole d. Huleatt 6-2 6-2
QF: Coles d. Greville 6-3 6-3

SF: Thomson d. Johnson 6-1 6-3
SF: Coles d. Kercheval-Hole 6-3 6-1

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Mildred Coles 6-2 6-1

MX: Mildred Coles/H. Pollard d. Edith Greville/George Greville 7-5 6-1

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June 18-23, Championships of Europe, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)


1R: May Sutton (USA) d. K. Kentish 6-1 6-0
1R: Toupie Lowther d. Maud Garfit 8-10 7-5 6-1
1R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs F. Jackson default
1R: Winifred Longhurst-bye

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Sturton 6-0 6-1
1R: Edith Longhurst d. Connie Meyer 4-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Miss Brown d. Miss Powell 6-0 6-0
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-2 1-6 6-1

QF: Sutton d. Lowther 6-0 10-8
QF: Agnes Morton d. W Longhurst 6-3 6-4
QF: Hillyard d. E Longhurst 6-2 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Brown 6-1 6-2

SF: Sutton d. Morton 6-2 6-2
SF: Pinckney d. Hillyard 6-0 6-2

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Violet Pinckney 6-0 7-5

Mixed Doubles

2R: Winifred Longhurst/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. May Sutton (US)/Hugh Doherty 3-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Winifred Longhurst/TonyWilding (NZ) d. Toupie Lowther/Wilberforce Eaves (Aus) 6-3 6-2

May Sutton stays with the Hillyards while she in playing this event. Commentators suggest her backhand is noticibly stronger than the previous year.

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began June 25 Middle States Championships, Mountain Station, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Esther Smith d. Phoebe Reynolds 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs EH. Underhill d Miss Clay default
1R: Sarah Coffin d. Eleanor Souther 6-2 1-6 6-1
1R: Alice Day d. Edna Wilday 6-3 2-6 6-2

1R: Annie Platt d. Mrs Auferman 7-5 2-6 6-4
1R: Mrs CC Hale d Corinne Robinson default
1R: Ethel Coe d. Miss Freeman 6-2 6-1
1R: Helen Homans d Mrs. Hague default

QF: Smith d. Underhill 6-4 6-4
QF: Day d. Coffin 6-2 6-3
QF: Platt d. Hale 6-0 6-2
QF: Homans d. Coe 6-0 6-4

SF: Day d. Smith 6-3 6-1
SF: Homans d. Platt 6-4 3-6 6-2

FI: Helen Homans d. Alice Day 6-0 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7 or 8)

1R: Miss Hole/Edna Wildey d. Miss Freeman/Phoebe Reynolds 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Auferman/Esther Smith d. ????
1R: Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Sarah Coffin/Margaret Lee 6-0 6-3
1R: Eleanor Souther /Miss Underhill d. Mrs CD Cleveland/Helen Homans 6-4 6-4

SF: Hole/Wilday d. Auferman/Smith 6-3 6-4
SF: Coe/Platt d. Souther/Underhill 6-2 6-2

FI: Annie Coe/Ethel Platt d. Miss Hole/Edna Wilday 6-2 6-3

Helen Homans McLean won the singles title at the U.S. National Championships the week before, with Mrs DF Platt & Mrs LS. Coe winning the doubles title there. Carrie B. Neely did not defend her singles title.

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circa June 23-30, California State Championships, California, US (Hard)

SF: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Ida Mearns 6-4 6-3
SF: Golda Myer d. Vera Crocker 6-0 6-1

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Golda Myer 6-3 6-4


The Challenge Rounds in the singles events were played on July 4. Ladies holder Ethel Ratcliffe did not defend her title.

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June 25-30, Norwood, London, England (Grass)

FI: Aurea Farrington d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-3 6-1

MX: Daisy Kercheval-Hole/F. W. Abbatt d. M. Child/Herbert Edgington 6-0 6-3

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June 27-30, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. N. Jewsbury 6-0 6-2

MX: Helen Aitchison/H. Laws d. Alice Aitchison/F. Carrick 6-3 8-6

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(The Championships) WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 25-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=48, plus holder)

Holder May Sutton "sits out" until the Challenge Round final.

First Round

Wilfred Longhurst-bye
R. Elliott-bye
Alice Greene-bye
M. Perceval-bye
Connie Meyer-bye
M.E. Brown bye
Dorothea Douglass-bye
Ethel Thomson-bye

Mrs R. Armstrong d. A.Andrews default
Beryl Tulloch d. C.J.Snowden 6-3 6-3
E.L. Bosworth d. S. Benton 6-1 6-2
I. Huleatt d. E. M. Mayne default
Frieda Meyer d. B. Rowlandson default
Blanche Hillyard d. Amy Mooijaart 6-0 6-0
Edith Johnson d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-4
Mrs E. B. Hawker d. C.B. Bell 6-4 6-1

E.E. Sargeant d. Bertha Holder default
Violet Pinckney d. Elizabeth Bromfield 6-0 3-6 7-5
Hilda Lane d. Winifred Slolock 6-1 6-1
Mildred Coles d. G. M. Houselander 6-2 6-4
Agnes Morton d. N. Bloxsome 6-1 6-1
Mabel Parton d. Mary Whyte 6-1 6-2
Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby 8-6 6-2
P.M. Morton d. K. Kentish walkover

C. Bagenal-bye
L. Smith-bye
Toupie Lowther-bye
G. M. Carver-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Ruth Winch-bye
Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
Clare Cassel (US)-bye

Second Round

Longhurst d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
Greene d. Perceval default
C. Meyer d. M. Brown 6-1 6-1
Douglass d. Thomson 6-2 6-1
Tulloch d. Armstrong default
Bosworth d. Huleatt 6-2 4-6 7-5
Hillyard d. F. Meyer 6-0 6-0
E. Johnson d. Hawker 6-1 6-4

Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-1 6-4
Lane d. Coles 6-3 6-2
A. Morton d. Parton 6-0 6-3
Sterry d. P. Morton 6-0 6-3
Bagenal d. L. Smith default
Lowther d. Carver 6-0 6-2
Greville d. Winch 6-2 6-2
Eastlake-Smith d. Cassel default

Third Round

Longhurst d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Douglass d. C. Meyer 6-3 6-1
Tulloch d. Bosworth 6-0 6-3
Hillyard d. Johnson 6-3 6-4

Pinckney d. Lane 7-5 6-1
Sterry d. A. Morton 6-0 6-3
Lowther d. Bagenal 6-0 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Greville 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Douglass d. Longhurst 6-4 6-3
Tulloch d. Hillyard 6-3 6-1
Sterry d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2
Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Douglass d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Sterry d. Lowther 4-6 8-6 6-4

All Comers Final

Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round


Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (US) (holder) 6-3 9-7

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Doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (US) d. Miss Benton/G.M. Carver 6-0 6-3
1R: Toupie Lowther/E. Smith d. R. Elliott/Amy Mooijart 6-2 6-0
1R: M.E. Brown/Violet Pinckney d. B. Rowlandson/L. Smith 6-1 6-0

2R: Hillyard/Sutton d. Lowther/E. Smith default
2R: Bertha Holder/Mrs P.N. Morton d. Mrs EB Hawker/E. E. Sargeant 6-8 9-7 6-1
2R: Edith Greville/Winifred Slocock d. Miss I Huleatt/Mildred Coles 6-8 6-2 6-2
2R: Winifred Longhurst/Ethel Thomson d. Mrs B.R. Armstrong/Edith Johnson 6-3 6-1

2R: Brown/Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth/Margaret Snowden 6-1 6-3
2R: Edith Bromfield/Ruth Winch d. Helen Harper/Frieda Meyer 6-2 6-2
2R: Connie Meyer/Beryl Tulloch d. Dora Boothby/Hilda Lane 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Alice Greene/Gertrude Houselander default

QF: Hillyard/Sutton d. Holder/P. Morton 6-0 6-0
QF: Longhurst/Thomson d. Greville/Slocock 6-0 6-0
QF: Brown/Pinckney d. Bromfield/Winch 6-2 8-6
QF: A Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. C Meyer/Tulloch 6-3 6-2

SF: Hillyard/Sutton d. Longhurst/Thomson 3-6 6-2 6-4
SF: A Morton/Sterry d. Brown/Pinckney 6-4 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (USA) d. Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry 10-8 6-4


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Mixed doubles (Draw=33)

The exact position of the following results marked with an * from the second and third rounds is as yet unclear, as two of the quarterfinals.

1R: Agatha Morton/Clement Cazalet d. Miss I. Huleatt/Leslie Powell 6-1 6-0

2R: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Ruth Winch/George Ball-Greene 6-2 6-2
2R: Mary Curtis-Whyte/C. Gouldesborough d. Winifred Longhurst/ K. Collins 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Mabel Parton/George F. Simond d. Bertha Holder/Cecil Hartley 6-4 4-6 6-4
2R: Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward d. Miss Andrews/Arthur H. Lowe 6-1 6-1
2R: Amy Mooijart/J.S. Talbot d. M.E. Brown/R.F. Kalberer (Ger) 9-7 6-4*
2R: Evan Gwynne-Evans/Beryl Tulloch d. E.L. Bosworth/L. Orphen 6-3 6-0*
2R: Blanche Hillyard/Alfred Beamish d. N. Bloxsome/Charles Simond 6-0 6-1
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Alice Greene/George Thomas 6-2 6-4

2R: May Sutton (US)/George Hillyard d. Violet Pinckney/Thomas D. Stoward 6-3 6-1
2R: Edith Johnson/Kenneth Powell d. Helen Harper/E.L. Bristow 6-2 6-4
2R: Mrs B.R. Armstrong/Roderick McNair d. Winifred Slocock/W.S. Andrews 8-6 6-3
2R: Charlotte Sterry/Wilberforce V. Eaves d. Hilda Lane/Wilmot Lane 9-11 6-4 7-5
2R: A Morton/Cazelet d. Mrs P.N. Morton/Sydney H. Adams 6-3 6-4*
2R: Connie Meyer/Fritz Goldberg d. M. Perceval/Edward Crowder 6-3 6-3*
2R: Gertrude Houselander/Edgar Timmis d. Mrs C. J. Bagenal/C.J. Bagenal default
2R: Ethel Thomson/Arthur W. Gore d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 6-1 6-3

3R: Douglass/Wilding d. Curtis-Whyte/Goldesborough 6-0 6-0
3R: Ward/Coles d. Parton/Simond 6-2 1-6 6-1
3R: Tulloch/Gwynne-Evans d. Mooijart/Talbot 6-1 10-8*
3R: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Hillyard/Beamish 6-3 6-1

3R: Sutton/Hillyard d. Johnson/Kenneth Powell 6-2 6-3
3R: Sterry/Eaves d. Armstrong/McNair 6-1 2-6 6-1
3R: A Morton/Cazelet d. Meyer/Goldberg 6-1 7-5*
3R: Thomson/Gore d. Houselander/Timmis 6-1 6-4

QF: Douglass/Wilding d. Coles/Ward 6-2 8-6
QF: Eastlake-Smith/Doherty d. Tulloch/Gynne-Evans ????*
QF: Sutton/Hillyard d. Sterry/Eaves 10-8, 6-2
QF: Thomson/Gore d. A Morton/Cazelet ????*

SF: Douglass/Wilding d. Eastlake-Smith/Doherty 4-6 6-2 7-5
SF: Thomson/Gore d. Sutton/Hillyard 6-3 3-6 8-6

FI: Dorothea Douglass/ Anthony F. Wilding (NZ) d. Ethel Thomson/Arthur W. Gore 4-6 6-2 6-3

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Summary

British papers have dubbed the defending Yank May Sutton, "The Pasdena Washerwoman" because of her shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Miss Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the ladies event.

Douglass bears down in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through the field. Over 4,000 show for a Thursday final (A capacity crowd at Worple Road) where Douglass beats the American. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot. This is only May's second loss on British soil, both at the hands of Douglass.

Note that the doubles and mixed events were still not championship status.

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Draw notes

Helen I Harper
Bertha M Holder
Curtis-Whyte is the first married name of the Scottish player Mary Gray. Parton is the first married name of the English player Mabel Squire.

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Re: 1906 results

First half of July

July 3-7, Southern Championships, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Clay)
Venue: Atlanta Athletic Club,

FI: May Logan d. Kathleen Brown 6-0 6-2

MX: Kathleen Brown/S. C. Williams d. May Logan/Blan Logan 6-4 3-6 6-4

This was a new venue in a new city, but the same tournament. Holder Marie Wimer did not defend her title. The runners-up in the mixed doubles event were brother and sister.

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July 4-7, Hertfordshire and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Mrs Pank 6-1 6-3

MX: Mildred Coles/J. B. Ward d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 6-1 0-6 6-4

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July 5-7, Mid-Kent Championships, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Ruth Winch d. Hilda Lane 6-3 6-0

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July 4-10, Ocean Park Tournament, Long Beach, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park

FI: Florence Sutton d. Eleanor Peralta 6-0 6-3

DF: Ethel Bruce/Marion Farquhar d. Mrs Hendricks/Florence Sutton 6-1 6-1

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July 9-11 Leicester Championships, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Elsie Lane 6-3 6-4

The list of 1906 tournament dates in LTAB shows "Ashby (Leicester Championships)" on July 9, 10, 11. That seems to be in tune with the results published in the August 1 issue and there described as "recent".

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July 4-10, Tyrolean Championships, Innsbruck, Austria (Clay)


FI: Hedda Lichy d. H. Kommenda 6-3 10-8

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July 7-12, Championships of Eastern Germany, Sopot, Germany (Clay)


FI: Frau Szczesny d. Frau Tischbein 6-1 7-5

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began July 7, Illinois State Championship, Chicago, US

FI: Miriam Steever d. Mrs. Neff 1-6 6-2 6-4

CR: Miriam Steever d. Edythe Parker 7-5 6-4

DF: Edythe Parker/Miriam Steever d. Barnes/Lee 8-6 6-4

MX: Miriam Steever/Lee d. Philips/Philips 6-3 6-2

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July 9-14, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

FI: Agnes Morton d. Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-1

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began July 9, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal.

CR: Lois Moyes d. Violet Summerhayes (holder) 6-3 6-3

There had been no women’s singles event at the Canadian Championships of 1905. Violet Summerhayes had won the women’s singles event at this tournament in the years 1899-1904.

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July 11-14, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. E. Hudd default
1R: Lilias Raikes d. C. Anthony 9-11 6-2 7-5
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Longhurst 7-5 6-1
1R: Maud Garfit d. Edith Boucher 7-5 7-5

SF: Sutton d. Raikes 6-1 retired
SF: Garfit d. Sterry 3-6 2-0 retired

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Maud Garfit 6-1 6-0

DF: Charlotte Sterry/May Sutton (US) d. Maud Garfit/Edith Boucher 6-2 6-1

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Sidney H. Smith and Edith Boucher/John Boucher divided the prizes.

Sutton only drops two games in winning the singles.

Mrs Lilias Raikes=nee Lilian Colman.

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began July 12, Championships of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, (clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-2 6-0

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July 12-14, Norfolk Championships, Norwich, Norfolk, England (Grass)

FI: Handicap only

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", July 18, 1906" "This new tournament was played on July 12, 13 and 14 on the fine ground at the Newmarket Road, which includes the courts of the Eaton Lawn Tennis Club. Perfect weather was enjoyed and with the ground in excellent trim and an entry totalling 340, it goes without saying that the meeting was a great success."

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July 12-14, Ryton, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs J.E. Day 6-4 6-2

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Date unknown, Oregon State Championship, Portland, US

FI: Nan Robertson d. Miss Booth 6-3 6-4

CR: Amy Heitshu d. Nan Robertson 8-6 6-0

DF: Amy Heitshu/Rachel Josephi d. Leslie Weidler/D. Morrison 6-3 6-1

MX: Nan Robertson/Wickersham d. Leslie Weidler/Goss 7-5 6-3

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Re: 1906 results

Second half of July

July 16-18, Shropshire Championships, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Maud Garfit 1-6 6-4 6-3

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July 16-21 Crystal Palace Open Lawn Tennis Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Crystal Palace Cricket Ground

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Dora Boothby default

July 16, 1906 – July 21, 1906 (third annual tournament, played during the afternoon of six days)

Mentions "Ten courts were laid out on the cricket ground,..." so that indicates a grass surface.

"Unfortunately Miss Boothby, who had reached two finals, was indisposed, and had to scratch, so Miss Eastlake Smith was awarded a walk over in the Ladies' Open Singles, a circumstance which she deeply regretted, as she greatly wanted to see whether she could beat Miss Boothby again, as she did at the East Croydon Tournament."

Source: LTAB, July 25, 1906, pp.280, 284-285

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July 16-21, Epsom, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-0

DF: Dora Boothby/Gertrude Houselander d. Maud Brown/Ethel Thomson 3-6 6-1 6-4

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July 19-21, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Berly Tulloch 6-4 6-4

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July 19-21, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mrs P.N. Morton d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 2-6 6-4 6-2

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began July 20, Kentucky State Championship, Irvine, Kentucky, US
Venue: Estill Springs TC

FI: Miss Kellogg d. Miss Ratterman 5-7 6-2 6-3

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began July 21, Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Grass)
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

FI: Mrs R.B. Neff d. Miriam Steever 5-7 6-4 6-2

DF: Carrie Neely/Mrs R.B. Neff d. Miss Parker/Miriam Steever 6-0 6-2

MX: Mrs R.B. Neff/Reuben G. Hunt d. Mrs G.E. Barnes/W.T. Hayes 7-5 6-1

Holder Myrtle McAteer did not defend her singles title.

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July 23-25, Vichy, Vichy, France (Clay)

FI: Katie Fenwick d. S. Linossier 6-2 6-3

MX: Katie Fenwick/Maurice Germot d. S. Linossier/ A. Muhr 6-3 6-3

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July 23-28, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. Alice Greene 6-1 3-6 6-4

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July 23-28, Redhill, London, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. J. Brown 6-2 6-1

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July 23-28, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 14-16 6-1 8-6

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Violet Pinckney/Alfred Beamish 6-1 6-4

July 25-28, Santa Barbara, California, USA (Hard)

SF: Florence Sutton (owes 15) d. Miss Hutton (receives 30) 4-6 6-4 6-0
SF: Ethel Bruce (owes 15) d. Miriam Edwards (owes half 15) 6-1 6-0

FI: Florence Sutton d. Ethel Bruce 1-6 6-3 6-1

DF: Ethel Bruce/Miss Hutton d. Miss Early/Florence Sutton 7-5 7-5

MX: Florence Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Ethel Bruce/Mr Donnell 6-4 6-3

Holder May Sutton did not defend her title. Ethel Bruce is also a Sutton by birth.

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July 26-28, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: The women's singles event was handicap only

MX: J. Green/Arthur W Gore d. A. Hogg/AG Neilson 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

The mixed doubles final was a best-of-five sets match.

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Circa late July, Championships of Franzensbad, Franzensbad, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Emmy Matuch (Ast) 7-5 6-0

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Circa July 24-August 2, Championships of Marienbad, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Marie Amende 7-5 11-9

DF: Dora Köring (Ger)/Elsie Lane (GB) d. Emmy Matuch/R. Salusbury (GB) 6-4 8-6

MX: Elsie Lane (GB)/Anthony Wilding (NZ) d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Ladislav Zemla (Boh) 6-1 7-5


From page 395 of Tennis: a cultural history By Heiner Gillmeister (quoting an original German publication and translated into English) "Among the ladies, Miss Lane, famous of old, is considered the strongest. Her game is as plain as it is deadly safe, and so is her ugly backhand stroke. Her staying power is admirable." [Apparently Elsie had an unusual backhand stroke that was nonetheless efffective.

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July 27-30, Championships of Cologne, Cologne, Germany (Clay)

FI: Dagmar von Krohn d. Lucie Bergmann 6-4 5-7 6-0

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Paul Trasenster (Bel) d. Frau Herber/R. Wallet 6-3 6-3

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Re: 1906 results

First half of August

July 30-August 4, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 8-6 6-2

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July 30-August 1, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

MX: Alice Ferguson/ Edward R. Allen and Miss Tootell/Major Ritchie divided the prizes after the former pair had won the first set, 12-10

There appears to have been no women's singles event at this, the second edition of the Coventry tournament.

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July 30-August 4, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: May Sutton (US) d. Alice Aitchison 6-3 6-2
1R: Lucy Kendal d. M. Crawford 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Everard d. Mrs J. Foster 6-0 6-2
1R: H. Mather-bye

1R: G. Sisterton-bye
1R: E. Carmouche-bye
1R: Bertha Holder d. Dorothea Douglass default
1R: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs P. Morton 6-3 6-1

QF: Sutton d. Kendal 6-1 6-1
QF: Everard d. Mather 6-1 7-5
QF: Sisterton d. Carmouche 7-5 6-0
QF: Aitchison d. Holder 6-1 6-3

SF: Sutton d. Everard 6-0 6-1
SF: H Aitchison d. Sisterton 6-0 6-0

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Helen Aitchison 6-2 6-1

DF: Alice Aitchison/Helen Aitchison d. Lucy Kendal/H. Mather 6-3 6-1

MX: May Sutton (US)/George Hillyard d. Helen Aitchison/H. Laws 6-0 6-4

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, August 8, 1906:

“The entry for the Northumberland Lawn Tennis Association 25th County Open Tournament promised to make it one of the most successful and interesting tennis events of the season, but unfortunately several of the entrants were unavoidably prevented from being present. A regretful letter was received from Miss Dorothea Douglass intimating a complete breakdown, while Mrs Charlotte Sterry was suffering from a mishap which effectively compelled her absence. Several other prominent players were absent through various causes. The presence of Miss May Sutton, the American lady champion, who made her first appearance in Newcastle, made the programme of more than ordinary interest. If Miss Sutton appreciated the Northern hospitality as much as the Northerners appreciated her play, this will certainly not be her last visit to this city.”

To further excite interest May won an exhibition singles match against Sidney Smith. Sidey owed 30 and gave 15-he lost 6-2 6-1.

Sutton left England on August 12th, making this event the last on her 1906 European tour.

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circa July 28-August 5 Southern California Championships, Long Beach, California (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park

PR: Alice Scott d. Miss Bundy 6-0 6-0
PR: Florence Sutton d Miss Seymour 6-2 6-0
PR: Ethel Sutton Bruce d Mary Brown 6-3 6-1

1R: Mrs Seymour d Madge Conger 6-0 6-4
1R: Bruce d Scott 7-5 6-0
1R: F. Sutton d Gabrielle Dobbins 6-2 6-1
1R: Eleanor Peralta d Miss Hutton 6-2 7-5

SF: Bruce d Mrs Seymour 6-0 6-0
SF: F. Sutton d Petralta 6-1 6-3

FI Ethel Sutton Bruce d Flo Sutton 6-1 6-4

DF: Ethel Bruce/Gabrielle Dobbins d. Eleanor Peralta/Mrs Seymour 6-1 6-3

MX: Miss Seymour/Alfonso Bell d. Marion Farquhar/Mr Bumillar 6-4 3-6 6-2


Ethel wins as the holder Mrs Harold Hope Doeg (aka Ethel's sister Violet) doesn't defend. Note the event began on a Monday (check calendar) Source is the Los Angeles Herald.
Mixed doubles finalist Marion Farquhar better known under her maiden name of Jones.

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began July 30, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Grass?)
Venue: Victoria Lawn Tennis club

SF: Alice Ryan (US) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)

FI: Alice Ryan (USA) d. Marion Pitts [score?]

DF: Alice Ryan (USA)/Elizabeth Ryan (USA) d. Alice Bell/P. Pooley [score?]

MX: Alice Bell/Joe Tyler d. Pitts/A.T. Goward

This was one of the first tournament wins, if not the first tournament win, for Elizabeth Ryan, who was just 14 years old at the time. She won the doubles at this tournament with her older sister, Alice.

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began July 30, Quebec Championship, Montreal, Canada
Venue: Cote St. Antoine TC

FI: Mrs McCullock won

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August 3-6, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Edith Boucher 6-4 7-5

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August 3-6, Paddock Lawn Tennis Club, Rochester, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. M. Brooksmith 6-4 7-5

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began August 5, Championships of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Northern Bohemia, Austria (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Emmy Mattuch (Aut) 6-2 6-1

DF: Margit Madarász (Hun)/Katalin Cséry (Hun) d. Emmy Mattuch (Aut)/Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-3

Second annual edition of the tournament
Source: Bohemia, 3 August 1906, p.5

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August 6-10, Nova Scotia Championship, Amherst, Canada

FI: Mrs. F.T. Handsombody d E. Anderson ??

DF: Fraser/Graham d. Blair/Bigelow ??

MX: Handsombody/Handsombody d. Fraser/Jackson ??

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August 6-8, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Connie Wilson default

DF: H. Hughes D'Aeth/Agnes Morton d. Miss Gurney/Connie Wilson 6-3 6-2

MX: Agnes Morton/Herbert Roper-Barrett d. Connie Wilson/John Luard 3-6 6-4 6-3

Luard is Connie Wilson's future spouse.

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August 6-9, Lincolnshire Championships, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ann Cannon d. M. Mason 6-3 7-5

MX: Jessie Green/G.N. Brown d. Evelyn Dillon/E.N. Crowder 7-5 6-2

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August 6-10, Dieppe, France (Clay)

FI: E. Maidment d. Miss Vaughan 6-1 6-1

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August 6-11, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

FI: A.M. Ferguson d. Mrs Curtis-Whyte 6-3 8-6

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August 6-11, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

CR: Agnes Morton (holder) d. Miss Tootell 6-2 6-0

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began August 7, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, US (Grass)
Venue: Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Ryan d. Alice Ryan 7-5 6-4

DF: Alice Ryan/Elizabeth Ryan d. Miss Loomis/Miss Robertson [score?]

MX: Elizabeth Ryan/J.A. Rithet d. Alice Ryan/R.H. Pooley 6-4 3-6 6-4

Elizabeth Ryan's first known tournament title in singles. She reversed a loss to her older sister Alice the previous week at British Columbia.

From Wright and Ditson. "In the ladies events the Ryans had everything their own way of course, local players having never been up against anything of this kind before." (p. 145)

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Circa August 13-18, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

ACF: Ethel Mant d. Mabel Mant 6-4 6-3

MX: [Maud] Larard*/Stanley N. Doust d. Miss Gordon/Mr. Gregg 6-4 6-4

Singles holder Rose Payten did not defend her title.

*Note that Mark has a B. Larard as mixed winner, GeeTee provided first name of Maud. For now I will go with Maud. in cases like this the proper name is likely to start with a B with Maud being a nickname.

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Began August 13 Mainland British Columbia Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Miss King

DF: Miss Pooley/Elizabeth Ryan d Miss Hobson/Miss King

MX: Elizabeth Ryan/J. D. Hunter d Miss Pooley/Major Williams

Information from Ted Tinling's book Love and Faults sheds more light on the Ryan sisters Pacific Northwest jaunt. Accordng to Elizabeth, "On out first trip we won every available prize in four tournaments: Vancouver, Victoria. Tacoma, and Seattle." (p 114 of Love and Faults). Ryan also recalls that it was in the Vancouver final that she first discovered the use of the volley due to a large rough patch on the court. "When Alice was on the good side she always seemed accurate enough to put the ball in the bad patch. After half-a dozen untakable bounces I was furious and accused her of cheating. Ryan then said to herself, "I have to stop this. I have to hit the ball before it bounces."

The preceding illustrates how Ryan started down the path to becoming the best volleyer of her era. This was also her first exposure to grass. On the west coast grass courts only existed in the north, where there was enough rain and a cool climate to support the surface.

Note that Ryan's memory is slightly off-as Wright and Ditson indicates she beat a Miss King in the Vancouver final. Either Ryan beat her sister her in an earlier round or she has the wrong venue. In light of Ryan's comments the information that "the seven grass courts never looked better" is amusing. There were some 500 to 600 spectators for the finals.

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August 13-18, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)


1R: Blanche Hillyard d. E. Crook 6-2 6-2
1R: N. Attenborough d. Miss Leeman 6-1 6-1
1R: D. Smalley-bye
1R: Mrs D. Talbot-bye

1R: Hilda Lane-bye
1R: Miss Carter-bye
1R: Nora Schmitz d. Miss Attenborough 6-4 6-2
1R: Connie Meyer d. Miss Birch 7-5 6-2

QF: Hillyard d. Attenborough 6-1 6-0
QF: Smalley d. Talbot 3-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Lane d. Carter default
QF: Meyer d. Schmitz default

SF: Hillyard d. Smalley 6- 6-2
SF: Meyer d. Lane 3-6 8-6 6-0
FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Connie Meyer 6-4 6-3

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer d. Hilda Lane/Nora Schmitz 7-5 6-3


Mrs Nora Schmitz=nee Nora Meyer, sister of fellow players Connie and Frieda.

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August 13-18, East of England Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson 14-14 retired

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circa August 13-19, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Luise Berton d. Edith Knapp 6-2 6-1
1R: M. Achenbach d. Nelly Schmoller 6-3 6-2
1R: Edith Glardon d. E. Kleinschmidt 9-7 6-3
1R: Rose Szczesny-bye

1R: M. Holzapfel d. M. Jurgens 6-4 6-4
1R: Lizzie Cordes d. Ilse Dickhuth 6-0 6-1
1R: M. Jewsbury (GB) d. Frl von Herwarth 8-6 6-1
1R: Lizzie Cordes-bye

QF: Berton d. Achenbach 10-8 6-2
QF: Szczesny d. Glardon 6-0 6-1
QF: Holapfel d. Lorenz-Meyer 6-1 5-7 6-2
QF: Jewsbury d. Cordes 6-4 5-7 6-3

SF: Berton d. Szczesny 6-0 7-5
SF: Jewsbury d. Holzapfel 6-0 6-1

FI: Luise Berton d. M. Jewsbury (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-1

MX: Nelly Schmoller/Oscar Kreuzer d. Luise Berton/E. Spitz default

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August 14-17 Newport Casino Tournament , Newport, Rhode Island, US (Grass)
Venue: Newport Casino

FI: Maud Barger-Wallach d. Edith Rotch 6-2 6-4.

DF: Marion Fenno/Eleanora Sears d. Agassiz/Edith Rotch 6-4 9-7

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August 13-18, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: M. Lucas d. M. Stonham 6-2 6-4

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August 14-18, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Mabel Dudgeon d. Hilda Hitchings 6-4 6-4

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Re: 1906 results

Second half of August

August 16-19, Championships of the Engadine, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Domini Elliadi (Gre) d. E. Maidment (GB) 6-1 6-2

MX: Domini Elliadi (Gre)/Georges Simond (GB) d. E. Maidment (GB)/J.K. Frost 4-6 6-0 6-2

Source: LTAB, Sept. 5, 1906, pp. 424-425

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began August 20 ?? Washington State, Seattle, Washington (Grass?)

FI: Elizabeth Ryan d Alice Ryan 7-5 3-6 6-3

DF: Alice Ryan/Elizabeth Ryan d Alice Bell (Can)/V. Pooley (Can) 6-4 6-3

MX: Alice Ryan/Harry Pooley (Can) d Elizabeth Ryan/Douglas Hunter 7-5 5-7 8-6

The date is an estimate based on the fact that the dates for the other 3 Pacific Northwest events from 1906 are known and Wright and Ditson indicates this event closed the circuit. Elizabeth Ryan won the singles in 3 of the 4 events on the circuit. The other singles winner was her sister Alice.

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August 20-25, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass?)

FI: L. Kendal d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-4 6-1

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Miss Kendal/Major Fleming 6-1 6-0

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August 20-25, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Mildred Coles 5-7 6-4 6-2

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August 20-25, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Gertrude Houselander and Lottie Paterson divided the prizes

MX: Gertrude Houselander/Edward R. Allen and Lottie Paterson/Charles G. Allen divided the prizes

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August 20-25, Isle of Wight Championships, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

FI: Mrs J.B. Perrett d. Mrs Armstrong 6-8 8-6 6-2

MX: H. Harper/George Thomas d. Mrs J.B. Perrett/T. Pethick 7-5 6-3

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Circa August 20-26, Bad Homburg Tournament, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Countess Helena Soumarokoff-Eltson (Rus) default
1R: Mrs Gardner d. Baronne d. Molembaix (Bel) 6-3 3-0 retired
1R: Cora Wilding (NZ) d. Hedwig Neresheimer default
1R: Frl Seligmann d. Mrs Sinclair-Westcott default
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. A. Feindel 6-1 6-1
1R: H. Schmidt d. Frl Kirch default
1R: Contess Batthyany (Aut) d. M. Gans 6-4 6-8 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard (GB) d. Mlle de Chazal (Bel) 6-1 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Gardner 6-0 6-0
QF: Seligmann d. Wilding 6-1 6-0
QF: Lowther d. Schmidt 6-0 6-0
QF: Hillyard d. Batthyany 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Seligmann 6-0 6-0
SF: Hillyard d. Lowther 6-1 4-6 7-5

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Blanche Hillyard (GB) 6-4 8-6

DF: Blanche Hillyard (GB)/Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Miss Gardner (GB)/Frl Seligmann 6-3 6-4

MX: Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Anthony F. Wilding (NZ) d. Blanche Hillyard (GB)/George Ball-Greene (Ire)6-0 6-3

The British contingent has a grand time motoring through Germany in Toupie Lowther's 40 horse power Mercedes. Dorothea received a silver gilt bowl and 3 jewelled brooch pins for winning here.

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August 23-26, Championships of Ragaz, Ragaz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: N. Stettheimer d. E. Maidment (GB) 7-5 6-3

MX: E. Maidment (GB)/Robert B. Hough (GB) d. Mlle de Prelle/Armand C. Simon 8-10 9-7 6-2

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August 28-29, Pembrokeshire Championships, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Grass)

FI: May Morris d. M. Morres 6-4 4-6 6-4

This was the first edition of the Pembrokeshire Championships tournament.

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August 27-September 1, Chichester, West Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander 2-6 6-1 6-2

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August 27-September 1, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Lucy Kendal 2-6 6-2 1-0 retired

DF: Alice Ferguson/Lucy Kendal d. Maude Garfit/M. Morton 6-0 6-4

MX: Maude Garfit/Leslie Poidevin (Aus) d. Alice Ferguson/Charles J. Glenny 2-6 6-4 6-2

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Re: 1906 results

First half of September

Circa early September, Championship of Pays d’Enhaut, Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Aurea Edgington (GB) d. Miss Chenery (Aus) 6-2 2-6 6-4

MX: Mrs Weir/C.B. Weir (GB) d. Miss Chenery (Aus)/Walter C. Crawley (GB) 6-2 3-6 7-5

Edgington is the married name of Aurea Farrington.

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September 1-8, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Clay)
Venue: Cincinnati Tennis Club

QF: Ruth Cowing d Marion Hunt 6-0 6-3
QF: Florence Sutton d Catherine Harper 6-2 6-0
QF: Mardi Hunt d Helen Homans 6-2 6-1
QF: Marjorie Dodd d Lula Belden 5-7 6-3 6-0

SF: F. Sutton d Cowing 6-0 6-1
SF: Dodd d Mardi Hunt default

FI: Florence Sutton d. Marjorie Dodd 6-0 6-1

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 7-5 6-2

DF: Marjorie Dodd/May Sutton d. Lulah Belden/Florence Sutton 6-3 3-6 6-3

MX: May Sutton/A.C. Way d. Florence Sutton/Josiah Belden 7-5 6-2

US National champ Helen Hunt goes down easily in the quarters. Florence came from across the country just to play this one event and meet up with her younger sister May. May was coming back from her English trip. Huge crowds turn out this year, with many being turned away at the gate.

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September 3-8, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Alice Ferguson 6-2 6-1

MX: Alice Ferguson/Mark D. Hick d. Maude Garfit/Walter Carey 6-2 3-6 6-1

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September 1-10, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Hazel Hotchkiss-bye
1R: Golda Myer-bye
1R: Ethel Sutton Bruce d Miss Garland 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Peralta d. Miss Vallean 6-1 6-0

1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Miss Seymour 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Seymour-bye
1R: Miss Jones-bye
1R: Ethel Ratcliffe-bye

QF: Hotchkiss d Myer 6-4 7-9 8-6
QF: Bruce d Peralta 6-1 6-1
QF: Dobbins d Mrs Seymour ????
QF: Ratcliffe d Jones ????

SF: Hotchkiss d. Bruce 9-7 6-1
SF: Dobbins d. Ratcliffe 6-4 7-5

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Gabrielle Dobbins 6-2 6-2

DF: Hazel Hotchkiss/Ethel Ratcliffe d. Ethel Bruce/Gabrielle Dobbins 6-4 6-4

MX: Hazel Hotchkiss/Charles Foley d. Golda Myer/George Janes [score?]


In the absence of the holder, May Sutton (still in the east after going to Wimbledon), Hazel Hotchkiss wins what is probably her biggest singles title to date. Hazel's upset over Ethel was probably the first time that someone other than a Sutton had beaten one of the Sutton sisters in a singles match.


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began September 3, Nyack Country Club Open, Nyack, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: Nyack Country Club

FI: Helen Homans d. Marie Wagner 6-2 6-4

CR: Helen Homans d. Helena Pouch (holder) 6-1 6-2

DF: Mrs Bumstead/Ethel Platt d. Mrs Auferman/Mrs Chapman 6-1 6-4

MX: Marie Wagner/Henry Mollenhauser d. Helena Pouch/Mr Pouch 6-3 6-3

Pouch is the married name of Helena Hellwig.

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September 3-8, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Winifred Slocock 6-2 6-2
1R: E.E. Sargent d. Miss Willford 6-0 6-0
1R: Ruth Winch d. Miss Arbuthnot 6-2 6-1
1R: Gertrude Houselander d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 8-6 6-2
1R: Edith Longhurst d. Mrs Armstrong 8-6 5-5 retired
1R: Miss Huleatt d. H. Simpson 6-3 6-2
1R: Miss Cadman d. B. Carter default
1R: Dora Boothby d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-0 6-2

1R: Connie Wilson d. Miss Laming 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Bloxsome d. A. Carter default
1R: Mrs Monk d. C. Anthony 6-4 7-5
1R: Hilda Lane d. J. Coles 7-5 6-4
1R: Mildred Coles d. M. Sams 6-2 6-0
1R: Mrs Hawker d. A. Lyne default
1R: Ellen Hemsted d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Lanphier 6-2 6-4

2R: Sterry d. Sargent 6-0 6-1
2R: Houselander d. Winch 6-1 6-4
2R: Longhurst d. Huleatt 6-2 6-2
2R: Boothby d. Cadman 6-0 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Bloxsome 6-0 6-1
2R: Lane d. Monk 7-5 6-4
2R: Coles d. Hawker 6-3 6-4
2R: Pinckney d. Hemsted 6-3 4-6 6-3

QF: Sterry d. Houselander 6-3 6-3
QF: Boothby d. Longhurst 6-3 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Lane 7-5 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Coles 6-3 6-1

SF: Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-3
SF: Pinckney d. Wilson default

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Violet Pinckney 6-0 6-0

DF: Gertrude Houselander/Violet Pinckney d. Dora Boothby/Mrs Hemsted 6-1 9-7

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert D. Prebble and Violet Pinckney/Arthur H. Riseley divided the prizes.
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began September 3 , Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne,France (Clay)

CR: M. Wright (GB) (holder) d. Miss Maidment 6-1 6-2
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began September 3, Dinard, Dinard, France (Clay)

FI: Katie Fenwick d. Vera Warden (US) 7-5 6-2

MX: Katie Fenwick/Wilberforce V Eaves (Aus) d. Vera Warden (US)/RV Forbes (GB) 6-3 6-3

Fenwick is the married name of Katie Gillou. holder Dorothea Douglass did not defend her title.
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September 4-9, Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany (Clay)

SF: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d Blanche Hillyard (GB) 6-1 9-7

FI: Dorothea Douglass (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-4 6-4

MX: Dorothea Douglass (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ)/ d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) 6-3 6-2

A steady Dorothea won a tough fought match over the brilliant but erractic Toupie.
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First week of September, Ontario Championship, Toronto, Canada

FI: Lois Moyes d. Hedley 6-3 5-7 6-3

CR: Lois Moyes d. Hague w.o.
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September 10-15, Le Touquet, Le Touquet,France (Clay)

FI: Mrs Moritz d. M. Wright (GB) 6-3 6-4

DF: F. Levy/Mrs Moritz d. Mrs Jackson (GB)/M. Wright (GB) 6-1 6-3

MX: Miss Maidment/Kenneth Powell (GB)/ d. M. Wright (GB)/E.B. Milner (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-2

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September 10-15, Lucerne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Adine Masson (Fra) 6-2 6-4

MX: Adine Masson (Fra)/Leslie Poidevin (Aus) d. M. Asprey/A.P. Ford 6-1 6-1

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September 10-18, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=50)

1R: Gertrude Houselander-bye
1R: Edith Longhurst-bye
1R: Mrs H. Bullock-bye
1R: M. Holman-bye
1R: Violet Pinkcney-bye
1R: N Lattey-bye
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Dorothy Holman 6-1 6-1

1R: Mildred Coles d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs C. Glanvill d. Frieda Meyer 5-7 6-2 8-6
1R: D. Johnston d. “M. Player” default
1R: Lottie Paterson d. M. Joseph 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Speck d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-1 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Winifred Slocock 6-3 6-1
1R: E. Attfield d. D. Adams 6-2 6-2
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. B. Bell default

1R: Edith Johnson d. Miss Huleatt 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs Hawker d. S. Cadman 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Armstrong d. Vera Aitken 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Tootell d. C. Johnstone 6-2 6-3
1R: Sybil Speed d. Olive Tulloch 6-0 6-3
1R: F. Layton d. H. Simpson 6-1 6-1
1R: G. Lewis d. S. Anderson 6-3 6-4
1R: K. Kentish d. Ida Harper 6-3 6-1

1R: Nora Schmitz d. Mrs Croneen 6-0 6-3
1R: Miss McMorland-bye
1R: A. Hogg-bye
1R: Mrs Albury-bye
1R: Connie Meyer-bye
1R: C. Carter-bye
1R: H. Harper-bye
1R: Agatha Morton-bye

2R: Houselander d. Longhurst 8-6 7-5
2R: Bullock d. Holman 14-12 4-6 6-3
2R: Pinckney d. Lattey 6-0 6-0
2R: Douglass d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-3
2R: Coles d. Glanvill 6-4 6-2
2R: Paterson d. Johnston 4-6 6-1 6-1
2R: Hillyard d. Speck 6-3 6-3
2R: Sterry d. Attfield 6-1 6-1

2R: Johnson d. Hawker 6-2 6-0
2R: Tootell d. Armstrong 6-2 6-2
2R: Speed d. Layton 6-3 7-5
2R: Kentish d. Lewis 6-4 6-1
2R: Schmitz d. Miss McMorland 6-2 6-4
2R: Hogg d. Albury 6-4 6-3
2R: Meyer d. Carter default
2R: Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-0

3R: Houselander d. Bullock ????
3R: Douglass d. Pinckney ????
3R: Coles d. Paterson ????
3R: Sterry d. Hillyard ????

3R: Johnson d. Tootell ????
3R: Kentish d. Speed ????
3R: Hogg d. Schmitz ????
3R: Morton d. Meyer ????

QF: Douglass d. Houselander default
QF: Sterry d. Coles 8-6 6-0
QF: Johnson d. Kentish 6-3 6-3
QF: Morton d. Hogg 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Sterry 6-4 8-10 6-2
SF: Morton d. Johnson 6-1 6-4

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. AgathaMorton 3-6 6-3 6-2

DF: Agatha Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Gertrude Houselander/Violet Pinckney 6-4 6-1

MX: Dorothea Douglass/George Hillyard d. Agatha Morton/A. Taylor default

A top-class, non-handicap women’s doubles event was a novelty at this tournament. Douglass drops her first set all year in the semi vs Sterry. The match was delayed by rain for 30 minutes after two sets. Morton wins a set in the final but cannot prevail. These two sets are the only ones Dorothea drops all year long-she is undefeated in ten tournaments.

The draw of 50 is probably a record entry for any ladies singles in 1906.

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September 10-17, Les Avants, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Aurea Farrington (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 1-6 7-5 6-1

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Algernon Kingscote (GB) d. Aurea Farrington (GB)/E.M. Hall (GB) 6-3 6-1

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