1893 US Open
June 20 to 23 at Philadelphia.
Miss Kemble d. Amy Williams 4-6 14-12 8-6
Bessie Moore d. Emily Neff 6-0 6-1
**Miss Stone d. Mrs. C. Beecroft 6-0 6-2
Augusta Schultz d. Hattie Butler 2-6 6-2 6-2
Wistar d. Colahan 6-1 6-2
Miss Bent d. Miss Hannis 6-2 7-5
*Underhill d. Bertha Townsend default
Aline Terry d. Miss White 6-2 6-2
Beaumont d. Mrs. A. H. Harris 6-3 6-2
Bessie Moore d. Miss Bankson 3-6 6-3 8-6
*Helena Hellwig d. Elizabeth Slevin 6-2 6-0
Quarterslisted in paper as "2nd Round")
Schultz d. Wistar 6-3 6-1
Underhill d. Bent 4-6 6-4 9-7
Terry d. Beaumont 6-2 6-0
Moore d.Hellwig 7-5 1-6 6-4
Terry d. Moore 6-3 4-6 6-4
Schultz d. Underhill 6-2 3-6 6-0
Aline Terry d. Augusta Schultz 6-1 6-3
Hellwig/Moore d. Slevin/White 6-1 6-2
Schultz/Stone d. Williams/Wistar 6-1 4-6 8-6
Butler/Terry d. Hellwig/Moore 8-6 6-3 9-7
Schultz/Stone d. Harris/Hood 1-6 6-0 6-3
Final: H. Butler/Terry d. Schultz/Miss Stone 6-4 6-3
Notes: Slevin called "Lillie" in Philly Inquirer.
The draw is reconstructed from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Some oddities: Miss Stone(see **) is shown winning in the Prelim round, but not mentioned after. This is probably an error on the paper's part. Also, first round matches marked * were actually listed in the paper as First round matches. If this was the case, then those women won a Prelim match and got byes in the next round. This is possible, as standards in draws, courts, and even balls were still being debated at the time.
Early doubles action is incomplete.
The contestants were introduced to the crowd by name and club before play started. Red, orange, and black (the USTA colors) are worn not only in the ladies dresses, but in racquets. (Maybe they used bows or colored strings?)On the first day the Inquirer reports that 'lemonade was served in the clubhouse as those who braced the heat applauded the maidens with flying locks and perspiring faces who forced the little rubber ball backward and forward over the net".
Bessie Moore played 3 matches on the opening day!
The Prelim match between Kemble-Williams set an early record for most games(in a 3 set match) at 50. The match lasted for over 4 hours.
Miss Terry won the cup for 1 year and an enamel laurel wreath pin. Miss Schultz won a pair of opera glasses made of gold and pearl!
The ladies doubles winners got French traveling clocks, handy when playing away from home.
After the final, dinner was served at the club. In the evening "The grounds were illuminated by electric lights and Chinese lanterns ..
The orchestra was stationed on the clubhopuse porch and furnished the music. Dancing was induged in all the evening and it was quie late when it was all over.