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Re: 1908 results


Dates: June 22-July 1
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon (on Worple Road)
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=30)
Holder May Sutton not defending title.

First Round

Dora Boothby-bye
Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-2
Mildred Coles d. Alice Greene 6-8 6-3 6-4
Violet Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth 6-3 6-2
Ruth Winch d. Mary Whyte 6-4 6-2
Dorothea Chambers d. Mrs. Paine 6-0 6-0
Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs. JB Perrett 6-2 6-0
Constance Luard d. N. Stevens default

C.B. Bell d. Edith Boucher default
Agatha Morton d. Mabel Parton 2-6 6-0 6-2
Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
Beryl Tulloch d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-0
Madeline O'Neil d. Winifred McNair 4-6 6-0 6-3
Gladys Lamplough d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-2
Agnes Tuckey d. Mrs R. Armstrong 6-1 6-2
Lina Flemmich-bye

Second Round

Boothby d. Schulenburg 5-7 6-3 6-1
Pinckney d. M. Coles 7-5 6-2
Chambers d. Winch 6-3 6-3
Sterry d. Luard 6-3 6-4

Morton d. Bell default
Tulloch d. Hillyard 7-5 3-6 6-4
Lamplough d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1
Tuckey d. L. Flemmich 7-5 6-1


Boothby d. Pinckney 6-1 6-4
Sterry d. Chambers 6-3 7-5
Morton d. Tulloch 7-5 6-1
Lamplough d. Tuckey 6-3 6-1


Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-4
Morton d. Lamplough 6-3 6-4


Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-4 6-4


Mixed Doubles (Draw=29)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Amy Kirby/Victor Gauntlett 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs JB Perrett/Alfred Beamish d. Helen Harper/Fritz von Bissing (Ger) 6-4 6-3
1R: Agnes Tuckey/Charles Tuckey d. Beryl Tulloch/Evan Gwynne-Evans 6-3 6-4
1R: Violet Pinckney/Walter C. Crawley d. Amy Ransome/A.E.M. Taylor 6-3 3-6 6-1
1R: Ruth Winch/Clement Cazalet-bye
1R: Winifred McNair/Roderick McNair d. C.B. Bell/Friedrich W. Rahe (Ger) default
1R: Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato d. E.E. Sargeant/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-4 7-5
1R: Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble d. Mary Curtis-Whyte/Gordon Lowe 6-1 6-0

1R: Constance Luard/Arthur W. Gore d. Lina Flemmich/Charles Pritchett 6-1 6-2
1R: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty d. E.L. Bosworth/Arthur Wallis Myers 6-3 6-4
1R: Madeline O’Neill/Oscar Kreuzer (Ger) d. Blanche Hillyard/George Ball-Greene 6-3 10-8
1R: Alice Greene/George Thomas d. Mildred Coles/J.B. Ward 6-3 7-9 8-6
1R: Mrs Paine/[Kenneth or Robert] Powell-bye
1R: Edith Johnson/T. D. Stoward-bye
1R: Mrs Armstrong/H. Pollard d. Agnes Morton/Charles P. Dixon 6-4 6-4
1R: Charlotte Sterry/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Gladys Lamplough/Wilbeforce V. Eaves (Aus) 6-3 9-7

2R: Chambers/Wilding d. Perrett/Beamish 6-0 6-2
2R: Pinckney/Crwaley d. Tuckey/Mrs Tuckey 6-3 6-1
2R: McNair/McNair d. Winch/Cazelet default
2R: Boothby/Prebble d. Parton/ Mavorogordato 6-4 6-2

2R: Luard/Gore d. Schulenburg/Doherty 6-4 5-7 6-3
2R: Greene/Thomas d. O’Neill/Kreuzer 7-5 6-1
2R: Paine/Powell d. Johnson/Stoward 4-6 7-5 6-3
2R: Sterry/Barrett d. Armstrong/Pollard 6-4 6-4

QF: Chambers/Wilding d. Pinckney/Crawley 6-4 6-4
QF: Boothby/Prebble d. McNair/McNair 2-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Luard/Gore d. Greene/Thomas 6-3 7-5
QF: Sterry/Barrett d. Paine/Powell 6-3 3-6 6-1

SF: Chambers/Wilding d. Boothby/Prebble 6-1 6-0
SF: Sterry/Barrett d. Luard/Gore 5-7 6-4 6-3

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Agnes Morton/Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4 6-3

Draw notes

Lamplough=married name of Gladys Eastlake-Smith.

Luard=married name of Constance "Connie" Wilson



Sterry gets her 5th Wimbledon after a gap of some years. The key to her win is a quarterfinal upset over Chambers. Charlotte still has the record as the oldest Wimbledon champion at age 37 and 9 months (291 days to be exact).

Sutton doesn't defend. She wouldn't return to Wimbledon until 1929. In a letter of 1908 to American Lawn Tennis she wrote that if the English "Wanted their cup back they could come here (America)." No Englishwoman took up the challenge.

A summary of play follows:

A surprising defeat of Alice Greene by Mildred Coles. Miss Greene never got going and never acquired that absolutely rock-like steadiness which has won her so many successes. Miss Coles, on the other hand played an exceptionally strong game, her service was a valuable asset and her drives too had a great deal of sting in them. However against Miss Pinckney her strokes were neither so powerful nor so safe and she fell an easy victim. Countess Schulenburg made a good fight against Miss Boothby and Miss B Tulloch added to her reputation by defeating Mrs Hillyard after a very closely-fought encounter. Mrs Sterry and Mrs Luard (Connie Wilson) played an excellent match. The cut which MrsSterry puts on almost every ball lends an appearance of softness to her strokes yet makes her length very hard to judge. Furthermore the low bound adds considerable difficulty to reaching and dealing with her drop shots. She placed the ball faultlessly and kept a very good length while making scarcely a single mistake on the volley. Mrs Luard alwaysplays a graceful and distinguished game but has lost some of her severity. Against Mrs Lambert Chambers, Mrs Sterry
not only maintained, but improved the form she had shown against Mrs Luard. She showed a most varied excellence of stroke while Mrs Lambert Chambers lacked versatility. Mrs Lambert Chambers hit hard and long whereas Mrs Sterry varied her pace and continually approached the net where she demonstrated wonderfully secure and clever volleying. Below her best, Mrs Lambert Chambers found her back-line game smothered by Mrs Sterry’s volleys.

In the final Mrs Sterry met a stubborn opponent in Miss Morton. Miss Morton has a strong forehand drive and repeatedly scored with some magnificent cross court driving which time after time flummexed Mrs Sterry along with some well played drop shots. Mrs Sterry not as good as she was against Mrs Lambert Chambers nevertheless played a very fine all round game in which her volleying as usual formed a conspicuous element. She also showed great coolness and pluck when she was pressed by the attack of a determined opponent.

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