There are rumors that a team of English ladies will come to Newport or that May Sutton will lead an American team to Wimbledon. Unfortunately this early interest in a female version of the Davis Cup does not become reality.
The two dominant women of the aught decade do not compete at Wimbledon or the US Nationals. Dorothea Lambert Chambers gives birth to a son in June and is practicing by October, but it is not until 1910 that she reenters tournament competition. May Sutton skips the US Nationals again, and does so despite playing on the east coast later in the summer.
A Review of the English season from the London Times
Among the lady players the standard of form was exceptionally low-lower, probably, than it has ever been before. The ranks have seriously thinnned of late years, and Mrs Sterry, who, owing to the effects of illness, was unable to defend her title, was the last straw. Among those who retained first honours were more or less divided among Miss Boothby and Mis Morton, though the former, as the winner of the championship, must be given precedence. The All-England defeat was revenged at Redhill, on the other hand, Miss Morton's conquest by Miss Coles at Hythe seems to show a flaw that confirms the verdict at Wimbledon. Mrs Stery, owing to illness, was unfortunately unavble to defend her title as lady champion; she came back to tournament play at the close of the season, but was obviously short of practice, and was beaten by Mrs Tuckey at Brighton, while at Eastbourne, after getting the better of Miss Morton, was beaten by Miss Boothby.
Of the other lady players Miss Garfit made the best figure, and succeeded in retaining all three of the championships-Welsh, Scottish, and Irish-that she created a record by winning last year.
"Lawn Tennis." Times
[London, England] 24 Sept. 1909: 19.
Boothby won at 9 titles: Surbiton, East Croyden, Beckenham, Wimbledon, Newcastle, Folkestoe, Chichester, Brighton, and Eastbourne.
Morton won at least 6 titles: Leicester, Gipsy, Redhill, Saxmundham, Colchester, and Felixstowe.
This builds on previous work at:
Newmark's results form the basis for much of the work here. his original 1909 thread may be viewed at:
A 2nd thread is at: https://www.tennisforum.com/1551-yea...9-results.html