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1892

Dates: June 27-July 7
Venue: All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (Worple Road), London, England.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=7)

1st Round

Bertha Steedman d. 'Barefoot' 6-0 6-1
Maud Shackle d. Helen Jackson 6-3 6-4
Blanche Hillyard d. Beatrice Draffen 6-2 6-2
Louisa Martin (Ire)-bye

Semifinals

Shackle d. Steedman 6-4 6-3
Hillyard d. Martin 1-6 6-3 9-7

All Comers Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-1 6-4

Challenge Round

Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-1 6-1

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Draw notes:


Holder Lottie Dod "sat out" until the Challenge Round

'Barefoot' is a pseudonym.
Beatrice Draffen listed as Mrs GA Draffen.

Barrett has Mrs CA Martin in error. The Wimbledon site has "Miss A Martin." It is actually Louisa Martin, Irish champion. This is proven in many sources, Pastime providing a full match report.

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...1892_LS_A4.pdf


Pastime [Thanks to Newmark for providing this]

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Summary:

There is hope that the invincible Dod may be beaten. Earlier she lost in the Irish championship to Louise Martin. That was Lottie's first defeat since 1886! Martin lost in a close semi however, and Lottie easily rolled over Blanche in the Challenge Round match.

The semi between Martin and Hillyard is a corker:

From From ‘Pastime’, July 6, 1892:

"[...] The match on Centre Court was that between Blanche Hillyard, ex-champion, and Louisa Martin, the present Irish lady champion. The latter was not in the best of health, and had at one point contemplated scratching to her opponent. However, happily she decided to play, and the result was a very good and close match.

"Miss Martin began the service, and quickly showed that she was in capital form, for she easily won the first five games; Mrs Hillyard, whose opposition was not one is wont to expect from a player of her calibre, scoring but nine strokes. She took the sixth game, but lost the seventh to thirty, Miss Martin winning the set at 6-1, by twenty-seven strokes to fifteen.

"Almost exactly the reverse was seen in the second set. Mrs Hillyard gained the opening four games; Miss Martin then had a run of two, and after her opponent had won the seventh game she took the eighth. The next game, however, went to Mrs Hillyard, and with it the set at 6-3. Mrs Hillyard won thirty-one strokes, Miss Martin twenty-six. One set-all.

"The third set was a long one. Miss Martin led at 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4, scoring the last by a lucky ‘dribble’ over the net. Mrs Hillyard made the score five-all, and then Miss Martin gained the advantage, and after the score had been brought back to games-all the same player again took the advantage game. This was her last success, however, for although she reached 40-30 in the fifteenth game, and once gained the advantage point, Mrs Hillyard won this game and the next, the latter to love, and thus the set, at 9-7, and the match by two sets to one. Mrs Hillyard won sixty-two strokes, Miss Martin fifty-six.

"Total number of strokes to Mrs Hillyard, 108, to Miss Martin, 109, a somewhat curious result. The games were equally balanced, sixteen to either player. A closer match has probably never been played. Mrs Hillyard was showing very poor form in the opening set, but she improved as the match progressed, and when the pinch came played with her proverbial pluck and determination. On the other hand, Miss Martin began brilliantly, but fell off towards the end. It appeared as if she might with advantage have brought her well-known volleying powers into play more frequently than she did.

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