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post #11 of (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 2002, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Dates: July 10-18
Venue: All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (Worple Road), London, England.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

Champion Lottie Dod sits out until the Challenge Round.

First Round

Edith Austin d. S Robins 6-2 6-1
Maud Shackle d. Ruth Legh 10-8 6-1
Charlotte Cooper d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-4 6-1
Blanche Hillyard-bye.

Semifinals

Shackle d. Austin 6-0 6-2
Hillyard d. Cooper 6-3 6-1

All Comers Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Shackle 6-3 6-2

Challenge Round

Lottie Dod (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-8 6-1 6-4

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Draw Notes:

Cooper later played as Sterry.

Missing the full name for Miss S Robins.


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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/score...1893_LS_A4.pdf


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Summary:

Hillyard tests Dod in the challenge round. Weeks before Wimbledon she had held 3 match points at Manchester, losing 6-3 3-6 7-5. This time she again falls in 3. A figure in white with her cricket cap secure on her head, Lottie moved about the court with her black stockings providing color. At the start of the third Lottie fell heavily. It was thought she might retire. However, she held on for her third straight crown. Lottie Dod never again played tennis competively. She went on to other sports, including golf, and archery, where she won a silver medal at the 1908 Olympics.

With a scant record of 9-0, Dod remains the only woman in tennis history NEVER to lose a grand slam match. In 11 year career she lost only 5 matches.

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