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1907 results

1907 Summary

1907 witnessed the final episode in the seesaw rivalry between May Sutton and Dorothea Douglass, now Mrs Chambers. For the third consecutive year they met in a Wimbledon challenge round final, and for the third time the challenger beat the holder. With her second Wimbledon the Yank can once again claim top position in the world among the ladies.

Sutton doesn't return in 1908 to defend her title. In fact she won't return at all until after the "Great War" (World War I) of 1914-1918, when she is well past her prime.

With May Sutton campaigning in England Boston socialite Evelyn Sears wins the US National Women's final in Philadelphia.

Honorable mention for the year goes to Charlotte Sterry. Her 7-5 6-0 shocker over May Sutton at Manchester was aided by a slick wet court. "Chattie" hit volley after volley that never came up high enough for May to blister with her usual deadliness. The 6-0 second set is the first time May dropped a love set. It is also her only defeat all year. Sterry also beat Chambers during the season, making her the only women in 1907 who conquers both Sutton and Chambers.

Charlotte fell in the 1R of Wimbledon to Gladys Eastlake-Smith, removing an obstacle for Sutton.


Thanks go out to Mark Ryan for contributing to this thread. Marks' original results for 1907 may be found at:

Thanks also to Jimbo and The Computer for their many contributions to this thread. In addition DavidK did a lot of early editing on this thread.

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Comings and Goings


Dorothea Douglass, on April 6, to Robert Lambert Chambers. The pair were wed at Ealing by the bride's father, a vicar. Henceforth she is known as Mrs Lambert Chambers.

Helen Homans married on June 27 to Marshall McLean-thus she does not defend her US National title. Helen’s brother is famous as a Princeton football player.

Constance (Connie) Wilson, in August or September, to a Mr Luard.

Tournaments with unknown dates

Danish Outdoor Championships

FI: Sophie Castenschiold d. ??

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December 26 1906-January 1, 1907, New Zealand Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Hagley Park

Singles (Draw=17)

1R: E. Williams d. Eva Travers 6-5 6-3

2R: Kate Nunneley d. Miss Smith default
2R: A. Ward d. Miss Fitzhardinge (Aus) 6-2 6-4
2R: Miss Lindeman (Aus) d. N.B. Hay default
2R: Lucy Powdrell d. Miss Royce default

2R: Williams d. Mrs Payne 6-1 6-4
2R: F. Campbell d. Mrs Cooper default
2R: A.M. Batham d. Miss Brown default
2R: Annie Baker (Aus) d. Lena van Staveren 6-0 6-3

QF: Nunneley d. Ward 6-2 6-0
QF: Powdrell d. Lindeman
QF: Williams d. Campbell 3-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Baker d. Batham

SF: Nunneley d. Powdrell 6-4 6-3
SF: Baker d. Williams 6-0 3-6 7-5

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Annie Baker (Aus) 6-2 6-0

Doubles (Draw=11)

1R: Annie Baker (Aus)/Kate Nunneley d. Miss Aitken/M. Simpson 6-2 6-0
1R: Annie Gray/Mrs Payne d. Mrs Cooper/E. Williams 2-6 6-2 6-1
1R: Eva Baird/Mrs Ballantyne d. Miss Fannin/Miss Todd 2-6 6-4 6-4

QF: Baker/Nunneley d. A.M. Batham/Lena van Staveren 6-0 6-2
QF: Eva Travers/A. Ward d. Miss Fitzhardinge (Aus)/Miss Lindeman (Aus) 6-4 6-2
QF: Gray/Payne d. Baird/Ballantyne 6-4 6-1
QF: F. Campbell/Lucy Powdrell d. Miss Harman/Miss Marchant 6-0 6-0

SF: Baker/Nunneley d. Travers/Ward 6-0 6-0
SF: Campbell/Powdrell d. Gray/Mrs Payne 6-4 6-2

FI: Annie Baker (Aus)/Kate Nunneley d. F. Campbell/Lucy Powdrell 6-4 6-1

Mixed doubles (Draw=15)

1R: A. Ward/Ross-bye
1R: Lucy Powdrell/Tony Wilding d. Miss Fitzhardinge (Aus)/Rodney Heath (AUS) 6-1 6-1
1R: N.B. Hay/Digory Pearse d. Miss Royce/Albert Harraway 6-3 6-4
1R: Kate Nunneley/Francis Fisher d. F. Campbell/C.G. White 6-3 6-1

1R: Eva Travers/Brown d. Miss Hislop/Robert Bauchop 6-1 6-4
1R: M. Simpson/Young d. Miss Wilson/Hopcroft default
1R: Miss Lindeman (Aus)/Alfred Dunlop (Aus) d. Eva Baird/A.D. Cox 6-4 6-2
1R: Annie Gray/William Goss d. Annie Baker (Aus)/Cecil Cox default

QF: Powdrell/Wilding d. Miss Ward/Ross 6-0 6-1
QF: Nunneley/Fisher d. Hay/Pearse 6-1 6-3
QF: Travers/Brown d. Simpson/Young 6-1 6-3
QF: Gray/Goss d. Lindeman/Dunlop 6-2 7-5

SF: Powdrell/Wilding d. Nunneley/Fisher 6-3 6-3
SF: Gray/Goss d. Travers/Brown 3-6 7-5 6-1

MX: Lucy Powdrell/Tony Wilding d. Annie Gray/William Goss 6-0 6-0

This year this tournament incorporated the Australasian Championships (later the Australian Championships). There was no separate women’s singles event.


January 14-19 Craigside Covered Courts, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors)

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d Violet Pinckney 6-2 5-7 8-6

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February 14-16, Hotel de Coronado, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Coronado Country Club beside the Hotel Coronado

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: May Sutton d Mrs J. O. Hammer default
1R: Miss Fenton d Mrs Ely 6-4 6-0
1R: Florence Sutton d Miss Beckwith 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss Balch-bye

SF: M Sutton d. Fenton 6-0 6-0
SF: F Sutton d. Balch 6-1 6-1

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

MX: May Sutton/Alfonso Bell d. Florence Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh 6-1 6-0

Source: The San Francisco Call

The men's and ladies finals took place Feb 16. Any following days were devoted to consolation matches.
Though she is the holder of the title May "plays through".


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

Singles (Draw=11)

PR: Edna Wildey d Miss A. L. Fish 6-2 6-3
PR: Marie Wagner d Laura Fischer 6-2 6-1
PR: Louise Hammond d Freya Meyer (GB) 6-0 6-4

1R: Elsie Little d Helen Homans default
1R: Wagner d Wildey 6-3 6-3
1R: Hammond d Fanny Fish 8-6 6-2
1R: Bessie Moore d Clara Kuttroff 6-4 6-3

SF: Wagner d Little 6-2 6-3
SF: Moore d Hammond 6-1 6-3

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

DF: Bessie Moore/Helen Pouch d. Margaret Johnson/Mrs MacCarthy 13-11 6-3

Source: The New York Times

The men’s and women’s events were played together, although there were no women's matches on feb 21 and 22. Meyer's loss was consideered an upset, as the the English woman from Sussex had given May Sutton a good tussle in Enlgand the previous year. The 3 Preliminary Round matches advanced players to the first round-a de facto quarterfinal.

In the final Moore "used her tricks of changing her pace and varying her game" to throw her younger hard hitting foe from Hamilton Grange out of rhythm.

Draw notes: Elsie Little's brother Raymond is captain of the US Davis Cup team.
The Times has no scores or results for the women's doubles.


circa February 25-March 2, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: L.E. Payne d. G. Wilmott 6-1 6-4

DF: Maisie Parr/L.E. Payne d. Miss Mackie/Mrs Ragless 6-2 6-0

MX: L.E. Payne/Harold A. Parker (NZ) d. Miss Ayres/R.G. Bowen 6-2 7-5

Holder Lily Addison did not defend title.


February 25-March 3, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)
Venue: Menton Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Miss Hampshire (GB) 7-5 6-0

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Mlle Kraminski/George de Bray 6-0 6-1

Katalin Czery and Margit Madarasz of Hungary came for the Riviera circuit. "Both seemed out of form, but the latter showed good style and promise for the future" (p 73 of Little's book on the Riviera).

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March 4-10, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Condamine Courts

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-4 4-6 6-4

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-2 6-3


March 11-18, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Nice Lawn Tennis Club on the Platz Mozart.

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Countesss Clara Schulenburg (Ger)
SF: Margit Madarász (Hun) d. ????

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Margit Madarász (Hun) 10-8 6-1

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Tony Wilding(NZ) d. Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 6-2 6-3

Margit a surprise finalist.


March 19-26, Championships of Cannes, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Mlle Kaninski d. Irene Sturton (GB) 3-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Betty Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) 6-0 6-1
1R: L R Brown d. N Stevens default

QF: Coutess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. Mrs Macdonald 6-1 6-3
QF: Lowther d. Kaninski 6-2 6-2
QF: Ruth Winch (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 7-5 6-3
QF: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Brown 6-0 6-0

SF: Lowther d. Schulenburg 6-3 3-6 8-6
SF: Winch d. Eastlake-Smith 8-6 6-3

FI: Ruth Winch (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-0 6-1

MX: Countess Clara Schulenburg/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/TonyWilding (NZ) 4-6 6-1 6-2


March 19-25, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: Rose Payten d. F.D. Gordon 6-2 6-0

MXCR: Rose Payten/A.B. Jones d. Miss Jones/S. Jones (holders) 6-3 6-4

No challenge round as holder Annie-Kellet-Baker did not defend title.
This year there appears to have been no women's doubles event at this tournament.


March 25-31 Metropole International, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Metropole Lawn Tennis Club at the Metropole Hotel

FI: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. ????


March 28-April 2, French Covered Courts Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. "Miss M." default
1R: Kate Fenwick d. A. Péan 7-5 6-2
1R: Irene Sturton (GB) d. Mlle Lafart default
1R: Yvonne de Pfeffel d. Mlle Foye 6-1 6-1

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Fenwick 6-4 6-1
SF: Pfeffel d. Sturton default

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB) d. Yvonne de Pfeffel 7-5 6-1

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Katie Fenwick/Max Décugis 7-5 7-5


March 29-April 3, Tasmanian Championships, Launceton, Australia (Grass)

FI: Nina Rock d. Marjorie McGough 6-5 6-4

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April 4-7, Lyons Covered Courts Championships, Lyons, France (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Claire Bardot 6-0 6-0

SF: Salusbury d. Agnes Visart de Bocarmé 6-2 6-3
SF: Betty Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) d. Simone Bardot 6-0 6-2

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Betty Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) 6-0 6-1


April 15-20, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Madeline O'Neill-bye
1R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Connie Meyer 6-, 6-1
1R: Mildred Coles d. Beryl Tulloch 6-3 7-5
1R: Miss Knapp-bye

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. O'Neill 6-1 6-0
SF: Coles d. Knapp 6-0 6-1

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mildred Coles 6-3 6-3

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward 6-1 6-2

No challenge round as holder Lambert Chambers, the married name of Dorothea Douglass, does not defend her title. Dorothea married Robert Lambert Chambers, a merchant, in April of this year.

In 1906, Anthony (Tony) F. Wilding had won the mixed doubles title with Dorothea Lambert Chambers.

Miss Eastlake-Smith was too strong for Miss Coles although handicapped by a slightly sprained ankle.


April 25-27, Ojai Valley Open, Nordhoff, California, USA (Hard)
Venue: Ojai Valley Club

Florence Sutton won the singles event

The women's doubles event was won by Florence Sutton and Elizabeth Ryan.

The mixed doubles event was won by Elizabeth Ryan and Simpson Sinasbaugh.

Winners confirmed by Wright and Ditson, page 217.

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Circa May 6-11, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden,Germany (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 2-6 6-3 9-7

MX: Hedwig Neresheimer/George M. Simond (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Adolf Hammacher 4-6 6-2 6-2


began May 16, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia, (clay)

FI: Emmy Matuch (Aut) d. Marie Amende (Aut) 8-10 6-4 6-2

MX: Margit Madarász (Hun)/Ladislav Zemla (Boh)/ d. Sidi Maschka (Ast)/Curt von Wessely (Ast) 6-4 4-6 6-3


May 18-21, Leopold Club, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Mildred Coles (GB) d. Marie Dufrénoy 6-3 11-9


May 18-21, Hexham, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Aitchison and Mrs J.E. Day divided the prizes


May 20-25, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Miss Willford 6-0 6-0
1R: Katherine Parbury d. Mrs Armstrong 6-4 retired
1R: Jessie Coles d. Connie Meyer 8-6 6-3
1R: Agatha Morton d. S. Miter default
1R: Edith Johnson d. Miss Tootell 6-1 6-2
1R: Violet Pinckney d. Irene Sturton 6-1 6-2
1R: Madeline O’Neill d. V. Aitken 6-0 6-1
1R: Connie Wilson d. L. Flemmich 6-1 6-0

1R: Dora Bootbhy d. Alice Greene 6-2 6-1
1R: E.E. Sargeant d. Toupie Lowther default
1R: Winifred Slocock d. Miss Reck default
1R: E. Mayne d. D. Caulfield 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Mounsey d. S. Asher defult
1R: Mrs Taylor d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-8 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Cadman d. Mabel Parton default
1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Mildred Coles 6-0 6-1

2R: Sterry d. Parbury 7-5 6-4
2R: Morton d. J, Coles 6-2 6-2
2R: Johnson d. Pinckney 6-4 8-6
2R: Wilson d. O’Neill 6-1 6-1

2R: Dora Boothby d. Sargeant 6-0 6-3
2R: Mayne d. Slocock 6-2 6-3
2R: Mounsey d. Taylor 6-2 6-3
2R: Chambers d. Cadman 6-0 6-0

QF: Sterry d. Morton 6-2 6-2
QF: Wilson d. Johnson 6-3 6-0
QF: Boothby d. Mayne 6-0 6-0
QF: Chambers d. Mounsey default

SF: Sterry d. Wilson 6-1 6-4
SF: Chambers d. Boothby 6-3 6-2

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers 6-4 6-3

DF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Connie Wilson d. Dora Boothby/Connie Meyer 6-4 6-2

MX: Connie Wilson/Arthur W. Gore d. /Dorothea Lambert Chambers/D.M. Hawes 6-4 6-4

The loss to Sterry was Dorothea Lambert Chamber’s first defeat in singles since the final of the Northumberland Championships in Newcastle in 1905, when Connie Wilson beat her. A very wet court plays into Sterry's cuts, slices, and volleys. In addition Dorothea is bothered by a recurring wrist injury first suffered in 1905.


began May 23, Championships of Vienna. Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer (Ger) d. Willi Klima 6-2, 6-2

MX: Marie Amende/Rolf Kinzl d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Tony Wilding (NZ) 5-7 6-3 6-4


May 27, Middle Atlantic States, Washington, DC, US

FI: Marie Wimer d. Miss Evans 9-7 6-2

MX: Miss Evans/Doyle d. Marie Wimer/Ballinger 10-8 6-3


May 27-June 1, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Jessie Tripp d. Christina Douglass 6-0 6-3
1R: E. Mayne d. S. Miter default
1R: Mrs Speck d. Madeline O’Neill 5-7 6-3 6-0
1R: H. Harper d. Miss Veal 6-1 6-2
1R: Maud Brown d. Miss Tootell 6-2 7-5

2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Mabel Parton 6-4 6-4
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs Hawker 6-2 6-3
2R: E. Sargeant d. Tripp 6-4 9-7
2R: Speck d. Mayne 6-4 6-2

2R: Daisy Kercheval-Hole d. S. Asher default
2R: Mrs Lewis d. Mrs L. Frere 1-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Alice Greene d. Miss Patrickson 6-2 6-0
2R: Brown d. Harper 6-4 6-3

QF: Chambers d. Sterry 6-0 7-5
QF: Speck d. Sargeant 5-7 8-6 10-8
QF: Kercheval-Hole d. Lewis 7-5 6-1
QF: Brown d. Greene 11-9 6-4

SF: Chambers d. Speck 6-2 6-0
SF: Brown d. Kercheval-Hole 5-7 6-2 6-4

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Maud Brown 6-4 6-1

MX: Charlotte Sterry/H. Pollard and Dorothea Lambert Chambers/George Thomas shared the title.

The lack of seeding results in Chambers meeting Sterry in the third round. Dorothea romps to a 6- 7-5 victory. She didn't drop a set all week-her opening encounter (6-4 6-4 over Mabel Parton) was her sternest test.


May 29-June 4, Budapest International Championships, Budapest, Hungary (Clay)

FI: Margit Madarász d. Sidi Maschka (Aut) 6-2 6-2

DF: Margit Madarász/Katalin Cséry d. Gertrud Haupt Stummer/Sidi Maschka (Aut) 6-1 6-0

MX: Willy Klima (Aut)/Rolf Kinzl (Aut) d. Katalin Cséry/Tony Wilding (NZ) 7-5 5-7 9-7


began May 29, Championships of Bohemia, Prague, Bohemia, (clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer (Ger) d. Emmy Matuch (Ast) 4-6 6-3 6-4


Began circa May 30 Leicester Tournament, Leiscester, England (Grass)

1R: May Sutton (US) d Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-4 6-4
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. J Sturton 6-1 6-0

*Event abandoned due to rain

May Sutton arrives from America aboard the Cedric on May 27. She promptly enters the Leicester event, which unfortunately is cancelled due to a deluge of rain over several days. May completes only 1 match.


Date unknown, Virgina State Championships, Norfolk, US
Venue: Greenway TC

FI: Miss Evans d. Mrs. Hardy 6-4 6-4

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First half of June

???? French Closed Championships, Paris (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteux

FI: Comtesse de Kermel d Catherine D'Aliney D'Elva 6-1 retired


circa early June, Pennsylvania and Eastern States, Haverford, Pennsylvania, US (Grass)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club

FI: Edith Rotch d. Eleonora Sears 6-1 6-4

DF: Eleonora Sears/Marion Fenno d. Mrs. Gilbert/Mrs. Hibbs ??

MX: Rachel Harlan/Philip Hawk d. ??

No challenge round as holder Evelyn Sears did not defend.


June 6-8, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Bertha Holder d. N. Fosdick 1-6 6-3 6-0


June 3-8, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Clay and Grass)

Singles (Draw=22)

1R: Connie Meyer d. Irene Sturton defaut
1R: E. Hepburn d. Mrs Macglip 6-4 9-7
1R: Maud Garfit d. Mrs Parish 6-3 8-6
1R: Miss Everard d. M. Jewsbury default
1R: L. Smalley d. Blanche Hillyard default

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. E. Horkheimer 6-3 6-0
2R: J. Coles d. E. Tanner 6-4 10-8
2R: Mrs P. Morton d. A. Willcocks 6-3 6-0
2R: Meyer d. Hepburn 6-0 6-1

2R: Garfit d. Mrs C. Hunter 6-2 6-0
2R: Smalley d. Everard 6-3 6-1
2R: Violet Pinckney d. Miss Budenberg 6-1 6-1
2R: May Sutton (US) d. E. Crook 6-0 6-0

QF: Sterry d. J. Coles 6-3 6-3
QF: Meyer d. P. Morton 6-1 6-0
QF: Garfit d. Smalley 6-1 6-2
QF: Sutton d. Pinckney 6-0 6-1

SF: Charlotte Sterry d. Meyer 4-6 6-4 6-4
SF: Sutton d. Garfit 6-0 6-3

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. May Sutton 7-5 6-0

DF: Maud Garfit/Charlotte Sterry d. Blanche Hillyard/May Sutton (US) 6-2 3-6 7-5

MX: Blanche Hillyard/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli 6-4 7-5

This is May's first real tournament in Enlgand for 1907-Leiscester being rained out the week before. Manchester does not escape the weather, as 17 days running of rain leaves the courts a mess. The tournament committee is forced to use two clay courts for early round matches. May wins easily enough on the dirt, but the final is conducted on wet grass. The conditions play right into the strengths of Charlotte Sterry. Sterry volleys her way to victory as balls that might usually "sit up" for May die on the soggy turf. Sutton, clearly frustrated, does not try very hard in the second set.

This loss to Charlotte Sterry would be her third and last loss in singles in Britain until her return many years later. Sterry will finish 1907 as the only player to beat both Sutton and Dorothea Chambers.

The take on the event from From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, June 12, 1907:

“Mrs Sterry was, of course, the heroine on the ladies’ side, but how near she came to extinction at the hands of Miss Connie Meyer in the semi-final those who held their breath around the court can testify. Revelling in the slippery conditions, coming up just at the right moment to make her graceful volley, and serving admirably, Miss Meyer took the first set with the loss of only one game, and in the third set she once had a real winning chance. Any lady, except the stout-hearted ex-champion, would probably have succumbed before this subtle and unexpectedly brilliant attack.

“Meanwhile, Miss Sutton, playing on what was virtually a home court (to wit, the rubble surface), had allowed Miss Violet Pinckney to score only one game against her, and had treated Miss Maud Garfit to the luxury of a love set. But when the American faced Mrs Sterry on the gallery court, before a ‘full house’, there were one or two knowing ones who scented a surprise. Perhaps they remembered Liverpool, or Surbiton, or the fact that Mr Alfred Sterry had not come all the way from London for nothing; or perhaps they just realised that the conditions just suited Mrs Sterry and were calculated to upset the Pasadena Pilgrim.

“The first bout was a good struggle, but the Surrey champion always held the upper hand. Her volleying was crisp and clever, her confidence supreme, and her disdain of the soft turf a model. Miss Sutton, for her part, was obviously at sea – yes, in a literal sense. She was nonplussed by Mrs Sterry’s tactical ingenuity and a little dismayed when she found her hurricane methods were not going to come off. It would not be safe to say she chucked the second set, but her usual spirit had quite forsaken her. The first love set she has ever lost, too!”


ends June 8 East Surrey Championships, East Croydon (Grass)

2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. D Johnston 6-2 6-1
2R: Dora Boothby d. Aurea Farrington 6-0 6-2
2R: Winifred Slocock d. O Connolly 6-0 6-1

QF: ????

SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Edith Greville 6-2 6-4
SF: Connie Wilson d. Helen Harper 6-1 6-1

FI: Connie Wilson d Gladys Eastlake Smith 2-6 6-2 6-0


began June 4, Championships of Frankfurt, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Lucie Bergmann 3-6 7-5 8-6

MX: Lucie Bergmann/Oscar Kreuzer d. D. Gardner/A. Fitting 6-2 6-2


began June 8, Metropolitan Championships, New York, US
Venue: West Side Tennis Club

FI: Bessie Moore d. Edna Wildey 2-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Marie Wagner/I. Mollenhauer d. ?


June 10-14, Championships of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Hedwig Neresheimer 7-5 1-6 6-3

MX: Hedwig Neresheimer/Paul Trasenster (Bel) d. Frau Honigmann/"D. Dorf" 6-4 6-1

"D. Dorf" was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player.


June 10-15, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Wilton Place

FI: Maud Garfit d. Hilda Lane 6-2 6-2

DF: A Rennison/E Rennison d. S Seymour/Miss McDermott 6-1 6-0

MX: Maud Garfit/Walter Carey d. O Baldwin/William Drapes 6-3 3-6 6-3


June 10-15, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=36, plus holder)

1R: Violet Pinckney d. Madeline O'Neill 6-1 4-0 retired
1R: Mildred Coles d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 3-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Wave default
1R: Ruth Winch d. Jessie Tripp 6-1 8-6

2R: May Sutton (US) d. Mrs C. Glanvill 6-1 6-2
2R: Mabel Hurlbatt d. G. Lewis 6-0 6-4
2R: Mrs Speck d. Mrs Bennett 3-6 6-1 6-4
2R: Connie Wilson d. Miss King-Stephens 6-3 6-2
2R: Pinckney d. M Coles 6-1 6-2
2R: Miss Tootell d. Miss Caulfield 6-0 6-2
2R: J. Coles d. Miss Aiken 6-1 6-0
2R: Toupie Lowther d. Dora Boothby 6-8 6-1 6-4

2R: Alice Greene d. Miss Willford 6-1 6-1
2R: Miss James d. Miss Orpen default
2R: Winifred Slocock d. Miss Cadman 6-1 6-3
2R: Winch d. Hillyard 6-4 3-6 6-3
2R: P. Johnson d. Miss Butler-Lloyd 6-0 5-7 8-6
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs Redman default
2R: M. Brown d. Miss Morris 6-1 6-1
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mrs Bond-Nash 6-2 6-1

3R: Sutton d. Hurlbatt 6-0 6-2
3R: Wilson d. Speck 6-0 6-2
3R: Pinckney d. Tootell 6-3 6-3
3R: Lowther d. J. Coles 6-1 6-2

3R: Greene d. James default
3R: Winch d. Slocock 6-1 6-0
3R: Johnson d. Sterry default
3R: Eastlake-Smith d. Brown 6-4 6-2

QF: Sutton d. Wilson 6-1 4-6 6-4
QF: Lowther d. Pinckney 1-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Greene d. Winch 6-3 6-4
QF: Eastlake-Smith d. Johnson 6-2 6-2

SF: Sutton d. Lowther 5-7 6-4 6-2
SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Greene 6-3 7-5

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-0

CR: May Sutton (US) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (holder) 6-2 8-6

DF: Dora Boothby/Connie Wilson d. Maud Brown/Violet Pinckney 2-6 6-0 6-4

MX: May Sutton (US)/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Alice Greene/George A. Thomas 6-3 6-4

Sterry has recently sprained her ankle rather severely,a serious blow to her Wimbledon chances. Violet Summerhayes, Canadian champ, participates.

M. E. Brown= Maud E. Brown.


June 12-15, Watford, Herefordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mabel Parton d. Mrs H. Paine 6-2 6-1

MX: Beryl Tulloch/Edward R. Allen d. Mabel Parton/John Rendall 8-6 4-6 6-2

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Second half of June

June 17-22, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Gertrude Houselander d. Madeline O’Neill 6-4 4-0 retired
1R: Edith Greville d. Willy Klima (Aut) 6-0 6-0
1R: Maud Brown d. Mabel Parton 6-4 7-5
1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. M. Brooksmith 6-0 6-1

2R: Violet Pinckney d. Winifred Slocock 6-0 6-3
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. E. Mayne 6-4 6-3
2R: Houselander d. Greville 6-2 6-4
2R: Mildred Coles d. E. Sargeant 6-3 6-4

2R: Toupie Lowther d. Mrs Frere 6-0 6-2
2R: Edith Johnson d. F. Lessing 6-1 6-1
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mita Klima (Aut) 6-3 6-2
2R: Chambers d. Brown 1-6 6-1 6-0

QF: Pinckney d. Eastlake-Smith 5-7 6-1 6-3
QF: Coles d. Houselander 6-4 6-3
QF: Lowther d. Johnson 6-0 6-2
QF: Chambers d. Tulloch 6-3 6-0

SF: Pinckney d. Coles 6-1 7-5
SF: Chambers d. Lowther 6-4 6-3

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers 2-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty 6-0 6-4

Violet plays "the game of her life" for the upset( p. 14 of Little's book on Chambers). Miss V Pinckney who had shown consistently good form throughout the week defeated Mrs Lambert Chambers. Mrs Lambert Chambers perceptibly tired after the first set and Miss Pinckney playing with great precision secured the victory.


June 17-22, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Irene Sturton 6-1 6-2


began June 17, Dunwoodie's Tournament, Yonkers, NY, US
Venue: Dunwoodie Country Club

FI: Helen Pouch d. Marie Wagner 5-7 8-6 6-4


June 22-29, July 4 California State Championships, San Francisco, US (Hard)
Venue: Golden Gate Park

FI: Golda Myer d. Mrs H. Niemeyer 9-6 7-5

CR: Hazel Hotchkiss (holder) d. Golda Myer 6-3 8-6

The Challenge Round in both singles events were played on July 4. The reporter for the San Francisco Call was not impressed by the final. He called the rallies "interminable" and likened the match to ping-pong.


June 24-July 1, Championships of Paris, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

FI: Catherine D'Aliney D'Elva d. Yvonne de Pfeffel 6-2 6-4


began June 24, Old Dominion, Richmond, Virginia, US
Venue: Hermitage Golf Club

FI: Bessie Upshur d. Martha Robinson 4-6 6-4 6-2

CR: Connie Evans (holder) d. Bessie Upshur 6-1 6-1


June 25-29, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Mrs J. Day d. Sybil Aitchison 7-5 6-0

MX: Sybil Aitchison/H. Laws d. Alice Aitchison/F. Carrick 6-0 6-2

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The Championships (WIMBLEDON)

Dates: June 24-July 5
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=42)

First Round

E. Bosworth-bye
Marjorie Boadle-bye
Jessie Coles-bye
May Bloxsome-bye
D. Johnston-bye
Violet Summerhayes (Can)-bye
Maud Brown-bye
Hilda Lane-bye

Amy Ransome-bye
Dorothy Boadle bye
Jessie Tripp bye
Constance Meyer d. F. Walter 6-3 6-2
May Sutton(US) d. Winifred Slolock 6-2 6-1
Toupie Lowther d. Dora Bothby 7-5 6-3
Agatha Morton d. Willy Klima (Aut) 6-0 6-2
Mildred Coles d. M. Taplin 6-2 6-2

Connie Wilson d. R. Armstrong 6-1 6-1
E.E.Sargeant d. Violet Pinckney default
Ruth Durlacher d. P. C. Adams 6-3 6-1
Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 9-7
Madeline O'Neil d. Mita Klima (Aut) 6-1 6-2
Alice Greene-bye
Mrs E. B. Hawker-bye
Winnifred Boadle-bye

Mabel Parton-bye
Miss Groombridge-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Helen Harper-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mrs. Speck-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Betty Nutcombe-Quick-bye

Second Round

Bosworth d. M.Boadle 6-1 6-3
J.Coles d. Bloxsome 7-5 6-3
D.Johnson d. Summerhayes 6-2 6-1
Brown d. Lane 5-7 8-6 8-6
Ransome d. M Boadle 6-4 7-5
Meyer d. Tripp 6-2 6-2
Sutton d. Lowther 6-4 6-4
Morton d. M. Coles 6-1 6-2

Wilson d. Sargeant 6-1 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Durlacher 1-6 6-1 6-4
Greene d. O'Neil 6-3 6-0
Hawker d. W. Boadle 6-1 6-3
Parton d. Groombridge 6-2 6-2
Hillyard d. Harper 6-1 6-1
E Johnson d. Speck 6-3 6-2
D Taplin d. Nutcombe-Quick default

Third Round

Bosworth d. J. Coles 6-3 6-3
Brown d. Johnson 6-3 7-5
Meyer d. A. Ransome 8-6 6-4
Sutton d. Morton 6-0 6-2

Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-4
Greene d. Hawker 6-1 6-2
Hillyard d. Parton 6-4 6-3
E. Johnson d. D Taplin 6-3 6-0


Bosworth d. Brown 6-1 6-2
Sutton d. Meyer 6-0 6-3
Wilson d. Greene 6-2 9-7
Hillyard d. E. Johnson 6-2 6-3


Sutton d. Bosworth 6-2 6-2
Wilson d. Hillyard 6-3 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round

May Sutton d. Dorothea Chambers (holder) 6-1 6-4


Doubles (Draw=18)

1R: Maud Brown/Alice Greene d. Miss Groombridge/Violet Summerhayes (Can) 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs Speck/Evelyn Tripp d. Helen Harper/E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-4

2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Connie Wilson d. Jessie Coles/Madeline O’Neill 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs Armstrong/Edith Johnson d. Miss Adams/Mabel Parton default
2R: Brown/Greene d. May Bloxsome/Amy Ransome 6-0 6-2
2R: Mildred Coles/Winifred Slocock d. Mita Klima (Aut)/Willy Klima (Aat) 6-2 6-3

2R: Dora Boothby/Connie Meyer d. Speck/E Tripp 6-3 6-2
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Blanche Hillyard d. D. Taplin/M. Taplin 6-1 6-3
2R: Ruth Durlacher/Hilda Lane d. Margaret Boadle/Mrs EB Hawker 6-2 6-1
2R: Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothy Boadle/Winifred Boadle 6-1 6-1

QF: Chambers/Wilson d. Armstrong/Johnson 6-3 6-2
QF: M. Coles/Slocock d. Brown/Greene 5-7 6-2 6-2
QF: Boothby/Meyer d. Eastlake-Smith/Hillyard 6-2 7-9 6-1
QF: Morton/Sterry d. Durlacher/Lane default

SF: Chambers/Wilson d. M. Coles/Slocock default
SF: Morton/Sterry d. Boothby/Meyer 6-4 3-6 6-4

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Connie Wilson d. Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry 7-9 6-3 6-2

This was the last time the women’s doubles event was held at Wimbledon until 1913, when it acquired championship status.


Mixed Doubles (Draw=36)

1R: Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato d. Jessie Tripp/P.P. Fitton 7-5 6-2
1R: Charlotte Sterry/Xenophon Casdagli d. Mita Klima (Aut)/Curt von Wesely (Aut) 6-1 7-5
1R: Mrs Armstrong/Roderick McNair d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Karl Behr (US) default
1R: Toupie Lowther/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) d.M. Taplin/ Arthur G. Plante 6-3 6-3

2R: May Sutton (US)/Beals Wright (US) d. Jessie Coles/Fritz W. Goldberg 6-2 6-1
2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. May Bloxsome/G.R. Bennett 6-2 6-1
2R: Dorothy Boadle/Walter C. Crawley d. Winifred Boadle/A.R. Sawyer 6-3 8-6
2R: Winifred Slocock/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Ruth Durlacher/Thomas P. Stoward 6-1 4-6 6-4
2R: Parton/ Mavrogordato d. Sterry/Casdagli 9-7 7-5
2R: Miss P.C. Adams/S. H. Adams d. D. Taplin/A.K. Cronin 6-0 6-2
2R: Alice Greene/George Thomas d. Willy Klima (Aut)/Rolf Kinzl (Aut) 6-1 6-4
2R: Agnes Morton/Neville Durlacher d. Mrs E.B. Hawker/R.H. Hotham 6-2 6-2

2R: Lowther/Eaves d. Armstrong/McNair 1-6 7-5 6-3
2R: Mildred Coles/J. B. Ward d. Miss Groombridge/Harold P. Gaskell 6-2 6-0
2R: Margaret Boadle/Charles F. Simond d. Madeline O’Neill/C. Hartley 8-6 6-3
2R: Maud Brown/Dunstan Rhodes d. P. Johnston/C.D. Beater 6-1 3-6 6-4
2R: Blanche Hillyard/George Ball-Greene d. Connie Meyer/Edgar Timmis 6-4 6-3
2R: Connie Wilson/Arthur W. Gore d. Hilda Lane/Wilmot Lane 6-3 4-2 retired
2R: Amy Ransome/A.E.M. Taylor d. Edith Johnson/John Rendall 6-4 6-0
2R: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Helen Harper/Kenneth Powell 6-3 6-4

3R: Sutton/Wright d. Chambers/Wilding 3-6 6-3 6-4
3R: Slocock/Doust d. D Boadle/Crawley 6-1 6-0
3R: Parton/Mavrogordato d. Miss Adams/Adams default
3R: Morton/Durlacher d. Greene/Thomas 6-2 2-6 6-3

3R: Eaves/Lowther d. M Coles/Ward 6-1 2-6 6-2
3R: Rhodes/Brown d. M. Boadle/Simond 4-6 6-0 6-4
3R: Ball-Greene/Hillyard d. Wilson/Gore 1-6 7-5 6-4
3R: Prebble/Boothby d. Ransome/Taylor 3-6 6-1 6-2

QF: Sutton/Wright d. Slocock/Doust 6-3 6-1
QF: Morton/Durlacher d. Parton/Mavrogordato 6-1 2-6 6-2
QF: Lowther/Eaves d. Brown/Rhodes 4-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Boothby/Prebble d. Hillyard/Ball-Greene 4-6 6-4 6-3

SF: Sutton/Wright d. Morton/Durlacher default
SF: Boothby/Prebble d. Lowther/Eaves 6-3 7-5

FI: May Sutton (US)/Beals C. Wright (US) d. Dora Boothby/Arthur D. Prebble 6-1 6-3



A record of 4 foreign entries. 2 Austrian sisters and a Canadian join May Sutton, out to reclaim her position as the world's unofficial #1. May had little trouble getting to the Challenge round, though Toupie Lowther led at 4-2 40 love in the second set in round 2. In the All Comers final Wilson made it a match. "Time and again she manoeuvred for the kill, only to volley into the net." It was closer than the 6-4 6-2 score suggests, as 11 of the 18 games went to deuce, Miss Wilson often having advantage point.

In the Challenge round Chambers appeared pale and anxious as her opponent "brimmed with confidence".
Chambers (Douglass had married in 1907) hammered away at May's weaker backhand, but this stroke had improved since last year. Sutton's shots cleared the net by only an inch or so with tremendous pace. At 1-3 in set 2 Chambers resorted to matching pace for pace and drew up to 4 all. Dorothea saved 3 match points before falling at 6-1 6-4. May Sutton finished 2-1 in their head-to-head meetings at Wimbledon.

In 1907 Chambers was still wearing sleeves that covered her wrists, a tie and belt added color to an all-white costume. May's sleeves were rolled above her elbow as usual. Both women look severe in hair buns and grim looks that proclaim they are ready to kill.

As a sidenote: Austrian Mita Klima becomes the youngest ever ladies singles competitor at the age of 13.

A detailed report on the Challenge Round from “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 10, 1907

“Friday, July 5. In tardy reparation for its scandalous behaviour during the rest of the meeting, the sun shone out brightly during the whole of the last day’s play at Wimbledon. There was also a considerable wind, which was, perhaps, just as well, for a torrential downpour in the early morning had swamped the outside courts, though the centre court, under its protecting tarpaulin, had, of course, escaped. Here, promptly to time, Miss May Sutton and Mrs Lambert Chambers, respectively the challenger for and the holder of the Ladies’ Championship, stepped on to the court to renew their battles of 1905 and 1906, with a win apiece to their credit.

“But little confidence was felt as to the English lady’s ability to retain her title; and when she went on to the court she looked – and indeed was – ill, and her play betrayed the anxiety she felt at being England’s last hope; and at the same time not fit enough to do justice to herself or her country. Miss Sutton, on the contrary, was clearly brim full of confidence, and played right from the start as well as she has ever played, if not better. She soon had the first three games won, but then lost her service game against the wind – a game in which Mrs Lambert Chambers for the first time got into her true form, and kept Miss Sutton well on the run. Two beautiful drop shots and a fine service made the score in the next game 40-30 in Mrs Lambert Chambers’ favour, but Miss Sutton picked up again, won the game and the two next following, thus taking the first set at 6-1.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers played very well at the beginning of the second set, but Miss Sutton nevertheless soon led by three games to one. Then Mrs Lambert Chambers picked up a game, and was 40-30 in the next, but lost it. She won the sixth, but only after Miss Sutton had picked up to deuce from love-forty, and the eighth, making the score four-all. This was her last success, however, and Miss Sutton took the next two games, and the set and match, though in the tenth game she was thrice within a stroke of the match before she could win it.

“The winner was right at the very top of her game; both off the ground and in her volleys her shots were varied and admirable; her drives were very severe and kept at a most beautiful height, stroke after stroke clearing the net at tremendous speed by only an inch or so; her backhand shots were not only played hard, but well placed across the court, and though the play was mostly from the back of the court, she seldom failed to score when she got near enough in to volley.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers, as last year, hammered away at her opponent’s backhand, but the immense improvement made by Miss Sutton in that stroke rendered it far less advantageous to attack her there. Still, Mrs Lambert Chambers, even in defeat, displayed the better tactics, especially when, realising that she was playing too much on the defensive, she strove, in the second set, to put more pace on her returns; and if Miss Sutton could only borrow her opponent’s generalship to supplement her own strength and determination, there would be no lady in the world who would have even an outside chance against her.”

Another report from the Championships:

Mrs Sterry feeling the effects of a recently sprained ankle was beaten by Miss Eastlake-Smith. Miss Sutton had no difficulty in beating Miss Slocock. At the same time, the American lady champion did not appear at her best, her length being scarcely as good as formerly, while her drive lacked its customary severity. The Prince and Princess of Wales watched the match between Miss Sutton and Miss Morton with interest, but the play of the English lady was much below her usual form. At the same time Miss Sutton was seen at her best. With severity of pace, she kept an excellent length and made surprisingly few mistakes when she went out to kill the ball. Miss Wilson, showing accuracy of length and placing and skill in volleying, easily beat Mrs Hillyard. Miss Sutton, driving with her usual severity gained an easy win over Miss Bosworth. The match between Miss Sutton and Miss Wilson was well contested, the score scarcely doing Miss Wilson justice. Eleven games were won only after deuce had been called. With the defeat of Mrs Lambert Chambers by Miss Sutton, the American lady champion the championships have left the British Isles. It was hoped that, in spite of her falling off in form during the early part of the season, Mrs Chambers had sufficiently improved to defend her title successfully. However at no part of the match did the success of the American lady appear in doubt. Miss Sutton made few mistakes when she could get to the ball, and the pace of her driving was consistently severe and her length good. Mrs Chambers kept an almost invariably good length but her opponent found no difficulty in the return.


Draw notes:

Maud Brown=M. E Brown

Missing full names for

P. C. Adams (who plays mixed with s. H Adams, in al probability her brother)
Mrs R Armstrong
E. Bosworth
Miss Groombridge (her only entry at the Championships)
Mrs E. B. Hawker
D. Johnston (note there is a P Johnston in the mixed-possibly her sister)
Mrs Speck
D. Taplin (probably sister of M Taplin)
M. Taplin (probably sister of D Taplin)
F. Walter (note that E Walter entered Wimbledon in 1903-is there a connection?)

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Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, (St. Martin's) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Dates: June 26-July 2
Surface: Grass

Draw of 40.

First Round

Agnes Groome d. Miss Hodge 6-2 6-2
Marie Weimer d. Claire Kulp 6-3 6-1
Mrs. Thomas Elwyn d. Gertrude Fetterman default
Phyllis Green d. Matilda Borda 7-5 6-4

Edna Wildey d. Caroline Clothier 6-2 6-0
Mildred Wildey d. Marie Disston 6-4 6-4
Rachel Harlan d. Lucy Disston 6-3 6-4
Margaret Roberts d. Miss Duhring 6-4 6-4

Second Round

Elizabeth G. Ostheimer d. Martha Groome 6-2 7-5
Nellie Ostheimer d. Miss Hopkins 6-3 7-5
Evelyn Sears d. Gertrude Ostheimer 6-0 6-1
Marie Wagner d. Catherine MacFadden 6-3 6-0

Augusta Chapman d. Mrs. William Clothier 6-0 6-1
Clara Chase d. Natalie Wildey 3-6 8-6 7-5
Marie Wiemer d. Agnes Groome 6-2 6-2
Phyllis Green d. Mrs. Thomas Elwyn 6-2 6-0

Emily Scott d. Miss N. Williams 6-2 6-2
Margaret Leroy d. Mary Sears default
Helen Pouch d. Miss Lewis 6-1 6-0
Mary Coates d. Miss E. Thompson 6-3 6-0

Edna Wildey d. Mildred Wildey 6-2 6-1
Rachel Harlan d. Margaret Roberts 6-1 6-4
Maud Barger-Wallach d. Helen Rodgers 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Louise Ostheimer 6-3 6-1
Third Round
E. Ostheimer d. N. Ostheimer 6-2 6-1
Sears d. Wagner 6-2 6-4
Chapman d. Chase 6-3 6-3
Green d. Weimer 4-6 6-4 6-2

Scott d. Leroy 6-3 6-1
Pouch d. Coates 6-2 6-4
Harlan d. E. Wildey 6-4 6-2
Neely d. Barger-Wallach 6-2 8-10 6-4
Sears d. E.G. Ostheimer 6-1 6-1
Chapman d. Green 6-2 6-0
Pouch d. Scott 6-4 6-2
Neely d. Harlan 2-6 6-4 6-3

Sears d. Chapman 6-2 6-1
Neely d. Pouch 8-6 7-5

Evelyn Sears d. Carrie Neely 6-3 6-2

Consolation Final:
Matilda Borda d Miss McFadden 9-7 6-3


1R: Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey d LeReroy/Mrs Clement Wainright 6-1 6-1
1R: Agnes Groome/Miss McFadden d K. Morris/E. Taylor 6-1 6-2
1R: Neely/Weimer d Chapman/Pouch 6-3 7-5
1R: Helen Hodge/Miss Ross d Caroline Clothier/N. Osteheimer 6-3 6-3
1R: Mrs William Clothier/Martha Groome d Miss Hopkins/Mis Martin 6-2 6-1
1R: Marie Disston/Duhring bye ??*
1R: Helen Rogers/ Marion Sharwood d Ostheimer/Ostheimer 6-4 9-11 6-3
1R: Chase/Evelyn Sears-bye ??*

QF: Wildey/Wildey d A. Groome/McFadden 8-6 6-4
QF: Neely/Weimer d Hodge/Ross 6-2 6-3
QF: Clothier/M.Groome d Disston/Duhring 6-4 6-4
QF: Chase/Sears d Rogers/Sharwood ????

SF: Neely/Wiemer d Clothier/M. Groome 6-2 6-1
SF: Wildey/Wildey d Chase/Sears default

FI: Carrie Neely/Marie Wiemer d. Edna Wildey/Natalie Wildey 6-1 2-6 6-4

Mixed Doubles


First Round
May Sayers/Wallace Johnson d. Agnes Groom/W. Rowland 6-4 6-8 6-4
Miss McFadden/F. Dixon d. Miss Harlean/Dr. P. Hawk 6-3 7-5
Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden d. Miss Coates/A. Jackson 6-4 6-4
Mrs Gilbert/A. Hoskins d. Caroline Clothier/A. Porter 6-1 6-2

Second Round
Edna Wildey/Deane Mathey d. Matilda Borda/A. Thayer 6-2 6-2
Miss Cutter/William Jordan d. Claire Kulp/O. Oluphant 6-3 6-1
Mrs Clothier/H. Register d. Miss E. Howell/George Willing 6-2 3-6 7-5
Elizabeth Rastall/RL James d. Martha Groom/F. Hood 6-2 6-1
Margaret LeRoy/R. Thayer d. Gertrude Fetterman/RN Brookfield 6-2 6-4
Marie Wagner/Dr. EB Dewhurst d. Mrs G. L. Chapman/NW Niles 6-2 7-5
Wildey/Tilden d Gilbert/Hoskins 6-2 4-6 6-3
Sayres/Johnson d McFadden/Dixon 6-3 6-3

Sayres/Johnson d Clothier/Register 6-2 4-6 6-3
Wildey/Mathey d ????
Wagner/Dewhurst d LeRoy/Thayer 6-4 6-2
Wildey/Tilden d ????

Sayres/Johnson d. Wildey/Mathey 6-4 6-2
Wildey/Tilden d Wagner/Dewhurst 6-1 2-6 6-4

May Sayres/Wallace Johnson d. Natalie Wildey/Herbert Morris Tilden 6-1 7-5


Draw Notes:

Missing 1 score from the women's doubles and 2 QF results from the mixed.

Mixed doubles finalist Herbert was the older brother of William “Big Bill” Tilden.

Wright and Ditson lists Marie Weimer (note the "e"), not Wimer. In addition her hometown paper spells her name as Weimer

Augusta Chapman is listed in papers of the era as Mrs G. L. Chapman.

Natalie Wildey is also listed as Mildred in some sources.


All the women were from the east except for Carrie Neely of Cincinatti. The best American female, May Sutton, is competing at Wimbledon. Another notable absent due to injury is Elizabeth Moore. Bostonian feminist and socialite Evelyn Sears wins.

Evelyn had a tough time with frail Newport socialite Maud Barger-Wallach, who took the second set 10-8 by never missing. After a long rally in the third set Mrs Wallach fell to the ground in pain. She had developed a cramp in her right arm. Officials and spectators ran to her assistance. Maud got cramps and play was stopped for ten minutes "til she recovered", but Evelyn won through. Maud won the title in 1908 and often played with her doctor present courtside!

Neely went out to a 3-0 lead in the finals, but once Sears got her powerful forehand drive going she kept Carrie from employing her net rushing tactics effectively. The midwest champion came in too often on poor shots and saw the ball whizzing by her.

The deciding factor in a close doubles final was the superior net play of Marie Wiemer, who made several clever kills at the barrier.

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Re: 1907 results

First half of July

July 1-8, Middle States Championships, Mountain Station*, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club


PR: Alice Day d. E. Smith 6-3 7-5
PR: Augusta Chapman d. Eleanor Souther 6-2 6-3
PR: Marie Wimer d. E. L. Hammond 6-4 7-5

1R: Miss Carrie Neely d Miss Gordon default
1R: Miss E. Jewett d. Marjorie Grannis 6-1 6-3
1R: Nona Neff d. Miss Underwood 6-3 6-3
1R: Day d. Chapman 6-4 6-0
1R: Wimer d. Miss Firth 6-0 6-0
1R: Nathalie Wildey d. Mrs. William Auferman 6-0 6-3
1R: Marie Wagner d. Edna Wildey 3-6 6-2 6-1
1R: Miss Scott d. E. Little 6-1 6-2

QF: Neely d. Jewett 6-1 6-0
QF: Neff d. Day 6-1 6-2
QF: Wimer d. N. Wildey 6-1 6-2
QF: Wagner d. Scott 2-6 6-3 6-4

SF: Neely d. Neff 6-1 6-0
SF: Wagner d. Wimer 6-1 6-3

FI: Carrie Neely d. Marie Wagner 6-4 6-3**


PR: C. B. Neely/Mrs. R. B. Neff d. Edna Wildey/Nathalie Wildey 6-2,6-2
PR: E. L. Hammond /E Little d. Miss Jewett/Mrs. Underhill 6-4 8-6
PR: Mrs. George L. Chapman/Mrs. D. F. Platt d. Marie Wagner /Marie Weimer 6-2 6-2
PR: Mrs. William Aufermann /E. Smith d. M. Burbank/Mrs Holden 3-6 6-2 6-4

QF: Neely/Neff d. Hammond/Little 7-5 7-5
QF: Miss Day /Miss Souther d. Miss Ogden /Miss Ogden 6-1 6-2
QF: Chapman/Platt d. Aufermann/Smith 2-6 6-1 6-4
QF: Miss Reynolds/Miss Swords d. Mrs. Clothier /Miss Underhill 3-6 6-3 6-2

SF: Neely/Neff d. Day/Souther 6-1 6-0
SF: Chapman/Platt d. Reynolds/Swords 6-2 6-2

FI: Augusta Chapman/Ethel Platt d. Carrie Neely/Nona Neff 2-6 6-2 6-1

Mixed doubles:

PR: Marie Wagner/H. L. Westfall d Edna Wildey/Edgar Leonard default
PR: Nathalie Wildey/Dean Mathey d. Miss Jewett/Dudley Bramhall 1-6 6-2 6-4
PR: Mrs. Holden/Mr. Holden d. Mrs. Borden/Chalmers Wood Jr. 6-2 6-4
PR: Mrs. George L. Chapman/Nathaniel Niles d. Mrs. Hobart/Clarence Hobart 6-2 4-6 8-6

1R: Wagner/Westfall d N. Wildey/Mathey default
1R: Eleanor Souther/T. B. Souther d Miss Reynolds/Mr. Reynolds default
1R: (unknown partner)/C. F. Wayson d Mrs. Markwald/H. Bartram default
1R: Chapman/Niles d Holden/Holden ????

SF: Wagner/Westfall d. Souther/Souther 9-7 5-7 6-4
SF: Chapman/Niles d. (unknown partner)/Watson Jr. 6-4 6-4

FI: Mrs G.L. Chapman/Nathaniel W. Niles d. Marie Wagner/H.L. Westfall 6-4 6-4

* Wright and Ditson lists Orange as the location for the event.
**No challenge round as holder Mrs Helen McLean (nee Homans) does not defend title
***The ladies final was contested on July 6

Used Wright and Ditson and New York Times as sources for event. The NYT describes the club's 3 courts as "slow turf."


Circa July 1-6, Southern Championships, Atlanta, Georgia, US (Clay)
Venue: Atlanta Athletic Club

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Mary Minor d Kate Dunwoody 6-3 6-4
1R: Kathleen Brown d Celeste Janvier 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Evans d Florence Jackson 6-3 6-3
1R: Janet Storrs d Caroline Westmoreland default

SF: Minor d Brown 6-4 9-7
SF: Storrs d Evens 6-3 6-3

FI: Storrs d Minor 4-6 6-3 7-5

CR: May Logan (holder) d. Janet Storrs 6-0 6-3*

MXCR: Blan Logan/May Logan d. Sam Williams/Kathleen Brown (holders) 6-1 6-2

Winner May Logan hails from New Orleans. She also takes the mixed with her borther Blan. Page 110 of the 1908 Wright and Ditson Annual states that Logan won the singles "defeating her club mate, Miss Minor, in the Challenge Round." Yet p 114, which lists the full results, shows that it was Storrs who lost in the challenge round. For now I'm going with Storrs until a match report clears this up.


July 2-6, Hertfordshire and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Gertrude Houselander d. Mrs Lawrence default

DF: Mildred Coles/Harriet Hughes D'Aeth d. Gertrude Houselander/Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-2

MX: Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward d. Gertrude Houselander/Oscar Kreuzer (Ger) 3-6 6-2 6-2


July 4-6, Mid-Kent Championships, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Helen Harper 6-0 6-0


July 6-11, Epsom, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Violet Pinckney 2-6 6-0 6-4

MX: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Edith Johnson/David Hawes 6-3 6-3


July 7-11, Championships of Eastern Germany, Sopot, Germany, (clay)

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Frau Tischbein 6-2 6-3

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Otto von Müller d. Frau Tischbein/Curt Lange 6-3 6-2


July 11-13, Norfolk Championships, Norwich, England (Grass)

FI: E. Boyce d. M. Wright 6-8 6-0 6-2


July 8-13, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: May Sutton (US)-bye
1R: Mrs Gerald Bruce-bye
1R: Connie Wilson d. E. Corner default
1R: Lottie Paterson d. Ethel Cochrane 6-1 6-2

1R: Edith Boucher d. Lilias Raikes 6-2 6-2
1R: Maud Garfit d. K. Street default
1R: E. Griffin-bye
1R: Toupie Lowther-bye

QF: Sutton d. Bruce 6-0 6-1
QF: Wilson d. Paterson 6-2 6-1
QF: Boucher d. Garfit 6-0 4-6 6-3
QF: Lowther d. Griffin 6-1 6-1

SF: Sutton d. Wilson 6-2 7-5
SF: Lowther d. Boucher 7-9 6-2 6-3

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Toupie Lowther 6-0 7-5

MX: May Sutton (US)/Xenophon Casdagli d. Maud Garfit/S.E. Charlton 6-0 6-3

May takes permanent possesssion of the 80 guinea cup by winning here for the third time. She is scheduled next to defend her title at Northumberland. Instead the enigmatic May pulls out and plays no more until setting sail for home on August 8th. She will not return until 1929.


July 8-13, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

FI: Agatha Morton d. Mildred Coles 6-3 10-8


began July 13, Illinois State Championships, Chicago, US
Venue: Aztec TC

FI: Carrie Neely d. Louise Williams 8-6 6-1

CR: Carrie Neely d. Miriam Steever 8-6 3-6 6-2

MX: Miriam Steever/Lee d. McConell/Kellogg default

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Re: 1907 results

Second half of July

July 15-20, Warwickshire Championships, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

2R: Alice Greene d. Maude Garfit 8-6 6-4
2R: Violet Pinckney d. E Tootell 6-1 6-1
2R: Maud Brown d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-2


FI: Violet Pinckney d. Edith Boucher 6-3 8-6


July 15-20, Crystal Palace, London, England (Grass)

2R: Edith Greville d. Maud Brown 6-1 6-1
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith bt Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-4 6-2

SF Dora Boothby d. Greville 6-4 6-3
SF: Eastlake-Smith d. Helen Harper 6-4 10-8

FI: Dora Boothby d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-0 7-5

Could the 2R=the quarterfinals?


July 15-17, Shropshire Championships, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (Grass)

FI: Maud Garfit d. Edith Boucher 5-7 6-4 6-1

MX: Edith Boucher/H.A.W. Chiswell d. Mabel Parton/Ernest Parton 6-1 7-9 6-3


Began July 15, Englewood, New Jersey, US
Venue: Field Club

FI: Helen Pouch d. Edith Rotch 13-11 6-4

DF: Elizabeth Moore/Helen Pouch d. Alice Fish/Fanny Fish 6-3 7-5

MX: Marie Wagner/I. Mollenhauer d. Eleanor Souther/Watson 6-3 8-6


began July 15, Bristol County Championship, Bristol, Rhode Island, US
Venue: Excelsior TC

FI: Florence Archer d. Miss M. Rockwell 6-8 6-2 10-8


ended July 19, Long Branch, New Jersey, US
Venue: Monmouth Beach Country Club

FI: Miss Kent d. Miss Douglass 8-6 6-2

DF: Kent/Miss Bouldin d. ??


July 15-20, York Harbor, Maine, US
Venue: York Country Club

FI: Miriam Blagden d. Miss Thurston 6-4 2-6 6-1


July 17-20, South Atlantic States, Augusta, Georgia, US

FI: Evans d. Brown 6-3 6-4

MX: Jackson/Thornton d. Brown/Williams 6-4 6-4


Ended July 22, Kentucky State Championship, Estill Springs, US

FI: Emily Woodall d. Kate Bradley 7-5 6-2

CR: Woodall d. Miss Kellogg ??


July 22-24, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Boucher and Maud Garfit divided the prizes with the score at 3-all in the first set

MX: Edith Boucher/Charles G. Allen d. A. Hogg/A.G. Neilson 6-2 9-7


July 22-25, Romsey, Hampshire, England (Grass)

FI: Una Deane d. Violet Pinckney 1-6 retired


Circa July 22-26, Vichy, France (Clay)

FI: S. Linossier d. Marie Decugis 6-4 7-5

MX: Marie Decugis/Max Decugis d. Mlle Glennard/M. Gillou 6-2 6-4


July 22-27, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (Grass)

1R: Edith Boucher d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole 6-0 6-4
1R: C M Jones d. E B Ward 5-7 7-5 6-1
1R: Alice Ferguson d. N Lattey 6-3 6-3
1R: M S Warner d. A Fell 6-1 6-2
1R: Miss Butler-Lloyd d. S Graham 6-1 6-2

2R: Boucher d. Jones 6-0 10-8
2R: A McMorland d. B Paine 4-6 6-3 6-2
2R: Maude Garfit d. Jessie Coles 11-9 7-5
2R: Alice Greene d. Ferguson 6-0 6-0
2R: Warner d. Edith Longhurst 6-4 6-4

QF: Charlotte Sterry d. E C Bewlay 6-4 6-2
QF: Boucher d. ????
QF: Garfit d. McMorland 6-0 6-2
QF: Greene d. Warner 6-1 6-2

SF: Sterry d. Boucher 6-3 6-4
SF: Greene d. Garfit ????

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Alice Greene 6-3 9-7

MX: Charlotte Sterry/E.V. Jones d. Maud Garfit/James C. Parke 6-3 6-1


July 22-27, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: M. Brooksmith d. M. Parsons 6-4 6-1

MX: Mrs Lewes/Lawrence Milburn d. O. Linton/G. Partridge 6-2 6-2


July 22-27, Redhill, London, England (Grass)

FI: Agatha Morton d. Dora Boothby 4-6 6-4 6-0

MX: Dora Boothny/Albert Prebble d. Agatha Morton/George Thomas 6-3 6-4


July 22-27 Reading, Reading, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d Violet Pinkney 6-1 6-1

Exact date unconfimred, but Little's book on Chambers places this event before Newcastle.


July 23-27, Oregon State Championship, Portland, US
Venue: Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club

FI: Mrs. Cook d. Mrs. Baldwin 8-6 6-2

CR: Amy Heitshu d. Cook 3-6 6-1 6-2

DF: Amy Heitshu/Miss Joseph d. Mrs. Cook/Miss Fox w.o.

MX: Miss Leadbetter/Benham d. Miss Robertson/Ewing 3-6 6-2 6-2


began July 24, Championships of Marienbad, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Marie Amende d. Margit Madarász (Hun) 6-4 2-6 6-4


July 29-August 1, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Boucher d. Alice Ferguson 6-4 6-1

MX: Mildred Coles/John Stokes d. Miss Fell/James C. Parke 6-2 6-4


July 29-August 1, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: A. Reeves d. C. Duerden 6-0 6-4


July 29-August 3, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Victorian LTC

Singles: [Incomplete draw]

SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs Arundell 6-2 6-2
SF: Miss Beckett d. Marian Pitts 6-4 7-5

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Beckett 6-1 6-2

DF: Marian Pitts/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Hobson/Miss King 6-1 6-4

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Joe Tyler (US) d. Marian Pitts/C.J. Meredith 6-1 6-2

Holder Alice Ryan did not defend her title.


July 27-August 4, Western Championships, Lake Forest, Illinois, US (Grass)
Venue: Onwentsia Club

Singles (Draw=about 16)

1R: Carrie B. Neely d ????
1R: ????
1R: Marie Wiemer d. Marjorie Bell 6-1 6-1
1R: Coroma Winn d. Agnes Wayman 6-3 6-3
1R: Mrs Louise Riddell Williams d. Dorothy Fuller 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Hoyt d ????
1R: Miriam Steever d. B. Boynton 6-4 6-3
1R: Adelaide Chatfield-Taylor d. Helen A. Young 6-1 6-2

QF: Neely d ????
QF: Wiemer d. Winn 6-1 7-5
QF: Williams d. Hoyt 6-1 6-2
QF: Steever d. Chatfield-Taylor 6-1 6-1

SF: Neely d. Wiemer 6-0 8-10 7-5
SF: Williams d. Steever 6-4 8-6

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mrs Louise Riddell Williams 7-5 6-4*

Women's doubles: (Draw=at least 7)

1R: Carrie B. Neely/Miriam Steever d. Miss Hoyt/Miss Hunt 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs. Chase/Mrs Robbins d ????
1R: Mrs. Louise Riddell Williams /Marie Wiemer d. Adelaide Chatfield-Taylor/Miss Poole 6-4 6-1

SF: Neely/Steever d. Mrs. Chase/Mrs Robbins ????
SF: Wiemer/Williams d ????

FI: Carrie Neely/Miriam Steever d. Marie Wiemer/Mrs Louise Riddell Williams 6-2 6-3

Mixed doubles: (Draw=10)

1R: Mrs Louise Riddell Williams/Mr Forstall d. Dorothy Fuller/Mr. Patterson 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Wrenn/Patterson or Ryerson d. Miss Butler/Mr Butler 14-16 retired

QF: Miriam Steever/Dr. Lee d. Miss Taylor (possibly Adelaide Chatfield-Taylor)/Mr Collins 6-4 6-3
QF: Miss Hoyt/Mr. Johnston d. Mrs. Massey/Mr Johnson 6-4 6-4
QF: Williams/Forstall d. Wrenn/Patterson or Ryerson 6-3 6-2
QF: Marie Wiemer/Mr Scudder d. Miss Robbins/Mr Larned 6-2 6-1

SF: Steever/Lee d. Hoyt/Johnston 6-4 1-6 7-5
SF: Williams/Forstall d. Wiemer/Scudder 6-4 7-5

FI: Miriam Steever/Dr Lee d. Louise Williams/Mr Forstall 4-6 8-6 6-1

*No challenge round as holder Mrs R.B. Neff did not defend title.
*Mrs Robert Williams=Louise Riddell Williams

Lake Forest is a suburb of Chicago.


July 29-August 3, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=30)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Maud Garfit 6-3 2-6 8-6
1R: Mrs T. Hassell d. I. Kirk 6-2 1-6 6-4
1R: M. Brooksmith d. Mrs Heatley 4-6 6-3 7-5
1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Kathleen Aitchison 6-1 10-8
1R: Mrs J. Foster d. E. Ericsson 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Butler-Lloyd-bye
1R: Mrs R. Paley d. Miss Everard default
1R: H. Mather d. Mrs Morton 6-8 6-3 6-4

1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Alice Aitchison 5-7 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs Proud d. Mrs G. Atkinson 6-0 6-3
1R: Mrs C. Hunter d. Helen Aitchison default
1R: Connie Meyer d. “A.N. Other” default
1R: Ida Cressy-bye
1R: L. Horsfall d. Mrs C. Todd 6-3 3-6 7-5
1R: Mabel Dudgeon d. Miss Carmouche 6-1 6-0
1R: Charlotte Sterry d. M. Crawford 6-2 6-1

2R: Chambers d. Hassell 6-1 6-0
2R: Hillyard d. Brooksmith 6-2 6-3
2R: Butler-Lloyd d. Foster 6-2 6-3
2R: Mather d. Paley 6-3 6-4

2R: Tulloch d. Proud 6-3 6-2
2R: Meyer d. Hunter 6-4 6-2
2R: Cressy d. Horsfall 6-2 6-2
2R: Sterry d. Dudgeon 6-0 6-1

QF: Chambers d. Hillyard 6-1 6-1
QF: Mather d. Butler-Lloyd 6-4 6-0
QF: Tulloch d. Meyer 8-6 6-8 7-5
QF: Sterry d. Cressy 6-1 6-2

SF: Chambers d. H. Mather 6-0 6-0
SF: Sterry d. Tulloch 7-5 6-1

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 6-2

DF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry d. Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer 6-2 6-2

MX: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/George Hillyard d. Blanche Hillyard/Norman Brookes (Aus) 7-5 2-6 6-3


July 29-August 3, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (Grass)

1R: Mrs H S Bullock d. Mrs J B Perrett 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs H Paine d. Dorothy Boadle 6-1 6-4

2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Marjorie Boadle 6-2 6-3
2R: Ruth Winch d. May Bloxsome 6-0 6-0

FI: Ruth Winch d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-3

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Reggie Doherty d. Mrs Paine/Kenneth Powell 7-5 6-3


July 29-August 3, Southern California Championships, Ocean Park, California, US (Hard)

SF: Florence Sutton d. Mary K. Browne 6-3 6-1
SF: Alice Scott d. Dorothy Hutton default

FI: Florence Sutton d. Alice Scott 5-7 6-3 6-1

CR: Florence Sutton d. Ethel Bruce (holder) 9-7 6-4

DF: Alice Scott/Florence Sutton d. Ethel Bruce/Marion Farquhar 6-1 6-2

MX: Florence Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d Ethel Bruce/Thomas Bundy 6-8 7-5 6-3

Ethel Bruce is Florence's sister. Marion Farquhar is better known under her maiden name-as Marion Jones she was a US National Champion earlier in the decade.


ends August 3 Newport Tournament, Newport, Rhode Island, US (Grass)
Venue: Newport Casino

FI: Evelyn Sears d. Maud Barger-Wallach 2-6 6-4 6-4

DF: Maud Barger-Wallach/Nora Iselin d. Evelyn Sears/Edna Wallach 6-1 7-5

The ladies finals were on August 2

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Re: 1907 results

First half of August

Early August East of England Championships, Felixstone, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d Agatha Morton 6-2 6-2

MX: Won by Chambers and partner.


August 2-5, Rochester, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Miss Stagg 6-3 6-1


August 5-7, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Agatha Morton d. E. Boyce 6-0 6-2

DF: E. Boyce/Agatha Morton d. G. Bates/Mrs c. Hunter 6-3 6 -2

MX: Agatha Morton/Herbert Roper-Barrett d. Mrs Reynolds/David Hawes 6-3 6-3


August 5-10, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

SF: Mary Curtis Whyte d Mrs WM Ferguson 6-2 4-6 6-1
SF: AM Ferguson d Madeline O'Neill 6-3 6-3

FI: AM Ferguson d. Mrs Curtis Whyte 6-2 3-6 6-2

MX: A. Ferguson/A. McKay d. Madeline O’Neill/A. Wallace McGregor 6-2 6-0

An article in Scotsman Archives provided semi rewsults. It stated that Mrs O'Neill was from Bath. All 3 of the other semifinals hailed from Edinburgh.


August 5-10, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Aurea Farrington d. Miss McDonald 6-0 6-0


August 5-10, Lincolnshire Championships, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ann Cannon d. Irene Sturton 6-4 6-3


August 5-12, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Miss Lloyd 6-0 6-4


began August 6, City of Karlsbad Cup, Karlsbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Emmy Matuch d. Margit Madarász (Hun) 6-3 5-7 6-3

MX: Katalin Cséry (Hun)/Oscar Kreuzer (Ger) d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/Ladislav Zemla (Boh) 7-5 6-4


began August 6, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, US (Clay)
Venue: Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club

SF: Elizabeth Ryan d. Miss Keown 6-0 6-0
SF: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Miss Hall 6-4 6-4

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-4 6-3

DF: Miss Hall/Elizabeth Ryan d. Hazel Hotchkiss/Miss Robertson 12-10 6-3

MX: Elizabeth Ryan/Joseph C. Tyler d. Hazel Hotchkiss/Mr Crawford 6-3 7-5

Sources: pages 172-175 of Wright and Ditson.


August 6-9, New Brunswick Championships, Sackville, Canada

FI: Miss Thomson d. Miss Robertson ????

DF: Mrs J.R. Thomson/Miss Babbitt d. Miss Thomson/Mrs Clinch ????

MX: Miss Thomson/ T. McA. Stewart d. Mrs J.R. Thomson/T. Malcolm McAvity ????

Miss Thomson was also Lady Champion Golfer of Canada.


August 6-10, Heiligendamm Open, Heiligendamm, Germany (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara Schulenburg d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB) 6-3 6-3


Date Unknown, Ontario Championships, Canada

FI: Hedley d. Andras 6-1 6-1

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

MX: Hague/Patterson d. Moyes/Macdonnell 6-3 6-3


August 5-10 Essex Championships, Cochester, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Mrs C E Hunter default


August 12-15, Mainland Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Grass)

SF: Hazel Hotchkiss (US) d. Marian Pitts 6-0 6-4
SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Erwin 6-0 6-2

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss (US) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 2-6 6-2

DF: Marion Pitts/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Beckett/Hazel Hotchkiss (US) 6-2 6-2

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Joe Tyler (US) d. Hazel Hotchkiss (US)/Brandt Wickersham (US) 6-4 6-3

Note that the event held at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club was on grass-we have a photo as evidence.


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Re: 1907 results

Second half of August

began August 12, Ostend, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Lucie Bergmann (Ger) 6-3 4-6 6-2

MX: Elsie Lane (GB)/William Lane (GB) d. Mlle Mills/William du Vivier 6-4 7-5


August 12-17, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

1R: Miss Hewson d. C Attenborough 6-2 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mildred Brooksmith 4-6 6-4 9-7

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. Hewson 6-1 6-2
2R: Connie Meyer d. Mrs Heatley 6-2 6-3


FI: Maud Garfit d. Connie Meyer 3-6 6-3 6-4

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Connie Meyer d. Maud Garfit/Hilda Lane 6-4 4-6 6-2

MX: Hilda Lane/W. Brownsword d. Connie Meyer/Mr Read 6-3 6-4


August 12-17, East of Ireland Championships, Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland

FI: Miss Hazlett d. Miss Taylor 8-6 6-0


August 13-17, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Boucher d. Muriel Lucas 3-6 6-0 6-3


August 13-17, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Mabel Dudgeon d. Agnes Tuckey 6-2 4-6 6-1


August 12-18, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Margit Madarász (HUN) d. Hedwig Neresheimer 7-5 0-6 6-2

MX: Hedwig Neresheimer/Paul Trasenster (Bel)/ d. Margit Madarász (Hun)/William Lane (GB) 11-9 6-8 6-3


began August 14 Swiss Championships, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Mrs Anderson (GB) default


Began August 14, Championships of the Engadine, Saint Moritz, Switzerland

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Domini Elliadi (GB) 7-5 6-3


August 17-23, Nova Scotia Championships, Halifax, Canada
Venue: South End TC

CR: Mrs. Handsombody d. Mrs. Anderson 6-3 6-2

DF: CR: Handsombody/Lawson d. ???? default

MX: Handsombody/Handsombody d. Fraser/McDonald 6-3 3-6 6-3


Circa August 19-24, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia* (Grass)

CR: Rose Payten d. Ethel Mant (holder) 6-1 6-1

MX: Rose Payten/Eric O. Pockley d. Ethel Mant/G.W. Wright 6-3 6-3

* This year this tournament incorporated the Australasian Championships (later the Australian Championships). There was no separate women’s singles event. Rose Payten retires from the game as Australia's greatest champion to date.


August 19-24, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass)

FI: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Bertha Holder 6-0 6-2

DF: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Bertha Holder d. N. Fosdick/P. Norton 6-1 6-1

MX: Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Walter C. Crawley d. Miss Walford/ S.E. Charlton 6-3 6-0

August 19-24 Yorkshire Champioinships, Scarborough, , Yorkshire England (Grass)

I:F Bertha Holder d. Mrs P N Morton 6-2 6-3

The same dates and venue existed for both the North of England and Yorkshire events.
Mrs PN Morton does not=Agnes Morton.


August 19-24, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

2R: Dora Boothby d. Jessie Coles 6-1 7-5
2R: Miss Arbuthnot d. V Tabbush 6-2 6-1
2R: N Lattey d. A Fell 6-8 6-4 6-2
2R: Alice Greene d. E Dillon 6-2 6-1

QF: Boothby d. Arbuthnot 6-0 6-0
QF: Edith Greville d. Lattey 6-2 6-0
QF: Violet Pinckney d. Mildred Coles 6-3 6-0
QF: Greene d. Agnes Morton 3-6 6-2 6-2

SF: Pinckney d. Greville 7-5 6-4
SF: Boothby d. Greene 6-4 6-3

FI: Violet Pinckney d. Dora Boothby 7-5 1-6 6-2


August 19-24, Isle of Wight Championships, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

FI: Edith Johnson d. Mrs J.B. Perrett 6-2 6-3

MX: Mrs F. Armstrong/F. Armstrong d. Mrs J.B. Perrett/E. Oliver 5-7 6-4 6-3


began August 19, Étretat, Étretat,France (Clay)

FI: E.L. Bosworth (GB) d. Lucienne Tschaggeny (Bel) 6-0 6-1


August 19-22, Pembrokeshire Championships, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Christina Douglass d. L. Johns 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs Butterworth d. Miss Goldsborough default
1R: Miss Espeut d. May Jones 6-4 3-6 6-4
1R: E. Kenworthy d. B. Harris 6-4, 6-2

1R: Miss Bishop d. Miss Barclay default
1R: Miss Dixon d. Miss Bushell 4-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Allen d. Miss Grundy default
1R: May Morris-bye

QF: Douglass d. Butterworth 6-0 6-1
QF: Kenworthy d. Espeut 3-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Bishop d. Dixon 6-3 6-4
QF: Morris d. Allen 6-4 6-3

SF: Douglass d. Kenworthy 6-0 6-0
SF: Morris d. Bishop 6-1 6-1

FI: Christina Douglass d. May Morris 6-4 6-1


August 19-24, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Lottie Paterson d. Gertrude Houselander 5-7 7-5 6-4

MX: Gertrude Houselander/Edward R. Allen d. M. Stonham/P. Bent 6-1 6-3


August 19-24, Dawlish, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Boucher d. Miss Forrest 6-0 6-0


August 21-24, Santa Barbara, California, US (Hard)

CR: Florence Sutton (holder) d. Ethel Bruce 6-1 6-3


August 23-29, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Neresheimer d. Rosamud Salusbury (GB) 10-8 6-3

MX: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Oscar Kreuzer d. Frau von Meister/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-3 2-6 7-5


circa August 26-30, Canadian Championships Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

PR: Mrs Hale d. Miss Sheppard 7-5 6-3

SF: Minnie Hague d. Hale 6-1 6-1
SF: Miss Hedley d. Miss Gregg default

FI: Minnie Hague d. Miss Hedley 6-1 6-1

CR: Lois Moyes (holder) d. Minnie Hague 3-6 6-4 6-3

From Wright & Ditson: "There was more interest and enthusiasm then for a number of years particularly among the Canadian tennis players owing to a new departure being introduced by the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association which was that the Canadian Championship be held for Canadians only, which proved very popular bringing out quite a good entry list of players from different parts of Canada who never played at this tournament before".


circa August 26-30, Niagara-on-the-Lake International , Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

PR: May Sutton (US) d. Miss Harney 6-0 6-0
PR: Edith Rotch (US) d. Minnie Hague 10-8 6-0

1R: Miss Hedley d. Mrs Hale 6-4 6-1
1R: Sutton d. Miss Sheppard 6-0 6-0
1R: Rotch d. Miss Gregg 6-1 6-0
1R: Lois Moyes d. Mrs Johnston 6-0 6-1

SF: May Sutton (US) d. Miss Hedley6-0 6-0
SF: Edith Rotch (US) d. Lois Moyes 6-2 6-4

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Edith Rotch (US) 6-2 6-1

MX: Edith Rotch (US)/Nathaniel W. Niles (US) d. Miss Moore/Irving C. Wright (US) 3-6 6-4 6-3

Event conducted on the same dates and venue as the Canadian-only event.


August, South New Jersey Championship, Ocean City, US

FI: Mrs William G. Fischer d. Miss E. Morley 6-1 6-0


August 26, Maritime Provinces Championships, Halifax, Canada
Venue: Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club

(a match between the winner of New Brunswick Championships and a representative of the Nova Scotia)

FI: Nellie Paulin Handsombody d. Miss Thomson 6-2 6-2

DF: Nellie Paulin Handsombody/Miss Lawson d. Miss Babbitt/Mrs J.R. Thomson 6-0 6-2

MX: Nellie Paulin Handsombody/Handsombody d. Miss Thomson/T. McA. Stewart 6-1 3-6 6-1


August 26-31, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Edith Boucher 7-5 5-7 6-2

DF: Edith Boucher/Frieda Meyer d. M. Morton/C. Rimmington 6-4 6-2


August 26-31, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Frl v. Juwald 6-0 6-4

MX: Elsie Lane (GB)/Holl d. Mlle de Prelle/ Armand C. Simon 6-4 6-3


August 26 -31 Chichester Open Tournament, Chichester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=22)

1R: Miss Chaloner Chawner d Miss Samson 7-5 6-2
1R: Charlotte Sterry d Mabel Parton 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs Monk d Miss Goldberg 7-5 6-4
1R: Gladys Eastlake Smith d Mildred Coles 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs H Bullock d Mrs Dell 7-5 6-2
1R: Dora Boothby d Miss Huleatt 6-2 6-0

2R: Jessie Tripp d Miss Arbuthnot 6-3 6-2
2R: Alice Greene d Mrs Burt 6-0 6-1
2R: Sterry d Chaloner Chawner 6-1 6-0
2R: Eastlake-Smith d Monk 6-1 6-2

2R: Edith Johnson d Jessie Coles 8-6 8-6
2R: Violet Pinckney d Miss Stevens default
2R: Bullock d A Fell 6-3 6-2
2R: Boothby d Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-3

QF:Greene d Sterry 6-3 7-5
QF: Boothby d Bullock 6-2 6-2
QF:Eastlake-Smith d Tripp 4-6 6-1 6-2
QF: Pinckney d Johnson 3-6 6-1 6-4

SF: Boothby d Greene 6-2 6-4
SF: Eastlake-Smith d Pinckney 6-3 6-3

FI: Dora Boothby d Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-4

The ladies played for the West Sussex Challenge Cup.

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