Re: 1920 results
Week of March 22-28
March 23-28, Cote d'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Helen Eddis (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: J. Sanders d. M. Selignan 6-2 6-2
1R: F.A. Macdonell d. E. Moberly 6-1 4-6 6-2
1R: M.M. Stewart-bye
1R: Phyllis Howkins (GB)-bye
1R: Marie Storms (Bel) d. Miss Brownlow 6-0 6-1
1R: Margaret Hunnewell (US) d. Camille Rimington (GB) 6-2 6-4
1R: Suzanne Lenglen d. “Miss Blank” default
1R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Lady Sybil Rocksavage (GB) 6-0 6-0
1R: E. Mercer d. A.M. Stewart 6-1 6-2
1R: Sigrid Fick (Swe) d. Margaret Lowe (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. Lady Sophie Wavertree (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: Emmeline Warburg (GB) d. Mrs J.B. Perrett (GB) 6-4 6-2
1R: Sylvia Jung d. E. Sanders 6-3 6-3
1R: Miss Platt d. Miss N. Oswald-Smith 6-1 6-4
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB) d. Dorothy Shepherd (GB) 6-1 6-4
2R: Ryan d. Sanders 6-1 6-1
2R: Stewart d. Macdonell 6-3 1-6 6-4
2R: Howkins d. Storms 6-1 6-4
2R: Hunnewell d. Lenglen default
2R: Satterthwaite d. Mercer 6-1 6-1
2R: Fick d. O’Neill 2-6 6-1 6-3
2R: Warburg d. Jung 6-2 6-2
2R: Beamish d. Platt 6-0 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Stewart 6-1 6-0
QF: Howkins d. Hunnewell default
QF: Satterthwaite d. Fick 6-1 6-4
QF: Beamish d. Warburg 6-0 6-0
SF: Ryan d. Howkins 6-2 6-2
SF: Beamish d. Satterthwaite 6-3 retired
FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-2
[Missing all 1R results]
1R: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. ????
1R: Marie Storms (Bel)/Lady Sophie Wavertree (GB) d. ????
1R: A.M. Stewart/M.M. Stewart d. ????
1R: Sigrid Fick (Swe)/Emmeline Warburg (GB) d. ????
1R: Mrs J. B. Perrett (GB)/Camilla Rimington (GB) d. ????
1R: F.M. Macdonnell/Miss Platt d. ????
1R: Phyllis Howkins (GB)/Madeline O’Neill (GB) d. ????
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. ????
QF: Lenglen/Ryan d. Storms/Wavertree default
QF: Fick/Warburg d. Stewart/Stewart 6-2 6-0
QF: Perrett/Rimington d. Macdonnell/Platt 3-6 6-0 6-4
QF: Beamish/Satterthwaite d. Howkins/O’Neill 8-6 1-6 7-5
SF: Lenglen/Ryan d. Fick/Warburg 6-0 6-0
SF: Beamish/Satterthwaite d. Perrett/Rimington 6-2 6-1
FI: Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-1 6-1
Mixed Doubles (Draw=22)
1R: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Francis Fisher (NZ) d. Miss Platt/Major Keeble default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Mrs Davis-Hutchins/Laurent Lepercq 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Godfrey Fowler/Captain G.A. Greig (GB) d. Camilla Rimington (GB)/E.M. Illife 6-3 5-7 6-4
1R: Madeline O’Neill (GB)/Leonce Aslangul d. Mrs J. Martin/Comte Wacheester default
1R: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/William G. Ireland (GB) d. E. Mercer/“A.N. Other” default
1R: Helen Eddis (GB)/Beverly Covell (GB) d. Sigrid Fick (Swe)/A.L. Resuge 6-3 7-5
2R: Beamish/Fisher d. Ryan/Ritchie 2-6 6-3 6-3
2R: Fowler/Greig d. J. Sanders/Reginald Dunkerley (GB) 6-4 6-3
2R: Marie Storms (Bel)/Gérard Jung d. Sylvia Jung/Lord Charles Hope (GB) 4-6 8-6 7-5
2R: Emmeline Warburg (GB)/Harry Barclay (Aus) d. Margaret Hunnewell (US)/Roger Jung 6-2 6-1
2R: O’Neill/Aslangul d. Eddis/Covell default
2R: Satterthwaite/Ireland d. Mrs J. B. Perrett (GB)/C.W. Murray 7-5 6-1
2R: Dorothy Shepherd (GB)/G. Millard d. Lenglen/Albarran default
2R: Phyllis Howkins (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB) d. Sophie Wavertree (GB)/P. de Becker default
QF: Beamish/Fisher d. Fowler/Greig 6-0 6-1
QF: Warburg/Barclay d. Storms/Jung 6-1 6-0
QF: O’Neill/Aslangul d. Satterthwaite/Ireland 7-5 6-2
QF: Howkins/Dudley d. Shepherd/Millard 6-2 6-0
SF: Beamish/Fisher d. Warburg/Barclay 6-0 6-3
SF: Howkins/Dudley d. O’Neill/Aslangul 6-3 4-6 7-5
FI: Geraldine Beamish (GB)/Francis Fisher (NZ) d. Phyllis Howkins (GB)/Ambrose Dudley (GB)/ 6-1 6-3
* An indisposed Suzanne did not play in the singles event and scratched from the mixed doubles event at this tournament.
Fisher favored using the initials FMB, which stood for his full name, Francis Marion Bates. RU in the 1906 Australasian Championships, Fischer had served in New Zealand's parliament until 1914. By 1919 he had emigrated to Europe. He had a stake in the tennis business on the Riviera and was the paramour of Lady Sophie Wavertree, a British society dame famous for her pre-Wimbledon parties.
Major Ritchie gave his view of the business end of things. "The rapacity of the hotels and those who run the meetings is becoming alarming. Large sums taken at the game, yet hardly anything is done for the convenience or comfort of the players. " Ritchie went on to suggest boycotting events to teach them a lesson-ending with: "The idea of exploiting tennis players as a money-making proposition is becoming much too prevalent" (ALT, April issue, p 17).
More information on Fischer is available through: Maxim, Paul (2007), Printers, politicians and piston rings: a biography of the Fisher family
*Per Alan Little this was a bye. With a 30 woman singles draw however a 16 team doubles draw is possible.
Circa late March, German Covered Court Championships, Bremen, Germany (Wood)
FI: Mieken Galvao d. Frau Gätjen 6-0, 6-2
MX: Won by Frl Hennoch/Curt Bergmann
March 20-22 and 28. East vs West Meet, San Francisco, California, US (Hard)
West d. East 3-2
Helen Baker d. Eleanor Goss (East) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Hazel Wightman (East) d. Ethel Bruce 6-4 6-0
Helen Baker/Ethel Bruce (West) d. Eleanor Goss/Hazel Wightman 8-6 4-6 6-4
Eleanor Goss (East) d. Ethel Bruce 6-3 6-8 6-4
Helen Baker d. Hazel Wightman (East) 2-6 6-1 6-4
Rain delayed play almost every day, as a mere handful of spectors came out. The schedule called for play to end on the second day. The meet was arranged at the last minute to obtain practice for Goss and Wightman. The hastiness plus damp weather affected attendance.
Goss was still unused to asphalt, but got better as the series progressed. Rain put off the final match until March 28. Before the biggest gallery of the series Helen Baker pulled off a great upset in a 6-4 victory in the third, as Wightman tired towards the end.
circa March Danish Indoor Championships
FI: Alice Krayenbühl d. ??
Throughout February and March, MCC Autumn Tournament, Melbourne, Australia
FI: Dorothy Schlesinger d. Lily Addison 6-4 0-6 6-3
DF: Lily Addison/K Westmoreland d. Miss Farnsworth/Miss Morton 6-2 6-3
Last edited by Rollo; Jan 25th, 2019 at 11:09 PM.