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1923: THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 25 -July 7
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=70)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)-bye
Peggy Ingram-bye
Peggy Dransfield-bye
Phyllis Covell-bye
Mrs N. McArthur (SA)-bye
Mrs Robert Grisar (Bel)-bye
Diddie Vlasto (Fra)-bye
Maud Jackson (Ire)-bye

Kea Bouman (Neth)-bye
Aimee Reckitt-bye
Mrs J.B. Perrett-bye
Annie Cobb-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
Marie Hazel-bye
Mrs Bruce-May-bye

Helen Eddis-bye
Molla Mallory (US)-bye
Molly Welsh-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Ada Hollick-bye
Joan Reid-Thomas-bye
Violet Pinckney-bye
Kathleen Lidderdale-bye

Louise Bull-bye
Ellinor Weston-bye
Joan Hextall-bye
Winifred Beamish-bye
Mabel Parton-bye
Leslie Bancroft (US) d. Mary McIlquham 2-6 6-0 8-6
Martha Bayard (US) d. Leslie Cadle 6-0 6-4
Edith Clarke d. Camilla Rimington 7-5 3-6 6-1

Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Miss K.M. Marriott 2-6 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Gunter d. Germaine Golding (Fra) default
Kitty McKane d. Katherine Gardner 6-1 6-0
Phoebe Holcroft-bye
Miss E. McDonald-bye
Mabel Clayton-bye
Honor Woolrych-bye
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis-bye

Evelyn Colyer-bye
Vera Youle-bye
Eleanor Goss (US)-bye
Weeta Donaldson-bye
Mildred Beckingham-bye
Sylvia Fison-bye
Enid Head-bye
Blanche Colston-bye

Isabella Mumford (US)-bye
Elizabeth Macready (Fra)-bye
Miss F.M. Haldane-bye
Christine Tyrell-bye
Vera Elliott-bye
Joan Austin-bye
Claire Beckingham-bye
Eleanor Rose-bye

Miss G.B. Goodes-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Doris Craddock-bye
Jessie Colegate-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey-bye
Norah Middleton-bye
Eleanora Sears (US)-bye
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron-bye

2nd Round

Lenglen d. Ingram 6-0 6-0
Covell d. Dransfield 6-4 6-2
MacArthur d. Grisar 6-2 5-7 6-2
Vlasto d. Jackson 6-2 6-3
Reckitt d. Bouman 6-0 6-3
Cobb d. Perrett 6-4 6-1
Satterthwaite d. Holman 6-1 0-6 6-2
Hazel d. Bruce May 2-6 6-1 6-4

Mallory d. Eddis 6-3 6-2
Edgington d. Welsh 6-2 7-9 6-4
Hollick d. Reid-Thomas 6-2 6-2
Lidderdale d. Pinckney 7-9 6-2 7-5
Weston d. Bull 7-5 6-1
Beamish d. Hexall 6-3 6-2
Bancroft d. Parton 9-7 6-0
Clarke d. Bayard 6-3 6-4

Rodocanachi d. Gunter 1-6 6-4 11-9
McKane d. Holcroft 6-1 6-2
Clayton d. McDonald 6-3 6-1
Lumley-Ellis d. Woolrych 5-7 1-2 retired
Youle d. Colyer 6-3 0-6 6-4
Goss d. Donaldson 6-4 6-1
Beckingham d. Fison 6-3 6-4
Colston d. Head 6-0 6-3

Macready d. Mumford 6-2 6-3
Haldane d. yrell 3-6 7-5 6-2
Austin d. Elliott 5-7 6-3 8-6
Rose d. C Beckingham 6-4 6-0
Ryan d. Goodes 6-4 6-0
Craddock d. Colgate 9-7 6-3
Harvey d. Middleton 6-4 6-2
Shepherd-Barron d. Sears 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Lenglen d. Covell 6-0 6-3
Vlasto d. McArthur 6-2 6-0
Reckitt d. Cobb 6-2 6-2
Hazel d. Satterthwaite 12-14 6-2 6-3
Mallory d. Edgington 6-4 6-0
Lidderdale d. Hollick 8-6 6-3
Beamish d. Weston 6-2 6-2
Clarke d. Bancroft 6-4 1-6 6-4

McKane d. Rodocanachi 6-0 6-1
Clayton d. Lumley-Ellis 6-1 6-3
Goss d. Youle 8-6 6-4
Beckingham d. Colston default
Haldane d. Macready 6-0 6-0
Rose d. Austin 8-6 6-0
Ryan d. Craddock 6-1 6-4
Shepherd-Barron d. Harvey 8-6 6-3

4th Round


Lenglen d. Vlasto 6-1 6-0
Hazel d. Reckitt default
Mallory d. Lidderdale 6-3 6-3
Beamish d. Clarke 6-0 6-1

McKane d. Clayton 6-4 6-1
Goss d. Beckingham 6-2 6-2
Rose d. Haldane 4-6 6-2 9-7
Ryan d. Shepherd-Barron 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Lenglen d. Hazel 6-2 6-1
Beamish d. Mallory 4-6 7-5 6-4
McKane d. Goss 6-2 6-2
Ryan d. Rose 6-0 6-0

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Beamish 6-2 6-1
McKane d. Ryan 1-6 6-2 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Kitty McKane 6-2 6-2


Queen of Wimbledon-French Diva Suzanne Lenglen



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Doubles (Draw=38)

1st Round

Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Mary McIlquham-bye
Phyllis Radcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt-bye
Mrs J.B. Perrett/Camilla Rimington-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Mrs Herriott/Alice Hudleston-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Katherine Gardner (US)/Martha Bayard (US)-bye
Winifred Beamish/Winifred McNair-bye

Maud Jackson (Ire)/Emmeline Warburg-bye
Blanche Colston/Mrs J O'Neill-bye
Peggy Dransfiled/Hazel Hogarth-bye
Mrs A.A. Hall/Phoebe Holcroft-bye
Leslie Bancroft (US)/Molla Mallory (US)-bye
Mrs E. Bousfield/Clara Kalber d. Alice Gosling/Mrs D. Harvey 6-2 6-0
Dorothea Chambers/Kitty McKane d. Kea Boman (Neth)/Annie Cobb 6-0 6-1
Louise Bull/Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Joan Reid-Thomas/Eleanora Sears (US) 6-1 6-2

Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer d. Lesley Cadle/Molly Welsh 6-4 6-4
Joy Coote/Katherine Parbury d. Marie Hazel/Mabel Parton 6-2 6-4
Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott d. Vere Elliott/Sylvia Fison 6-8 6-1 6-2
Enid Clarke/Mabel Clayton-bye
Mrs G.B. Goodes/Nancy Heath-bye
Eleanor Goss (US)/Diddie Vlasto (Fra)-bye
Norah Middleton/Ellinor Weston-bye
Claire Beckingham/Mildred Beckingham-bye

Eleanor Rose/Vera Youle-bye
Dorothy Holman/Kathleen Lidderdale-bye
Elizabeth Macready (Fra/Violet Pinckney-bye
Mrs Bruce-May/Mrs Van Praagh-bye
Jessie Colegate/Christine Tyrell-bye
Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron-bye
Enid Head/Peggy Ingram-bye
Doris Craddock/Aurea Edgington-bye

2nd Round

Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt d. Lumley-Ellis/McIlquham 6-8 6-3 6-2
Lenglen/Ryan d. Perrett/Rimington 6-0 6-0
Harvey/Satterthwaite d. Herriott/Hudleston 6-3 4-6 6-2
Beamish/McNair d. Bayard/Gardner 6-4 6-0
Colston/J O'Neill d. Jackson/Warburg default
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Hall/Holcroft 6-3 6-1
Bancroft/Mallory d. Bousfield/Kalber 3-6 6-3 6-1
Chambers/McKane d. Bull/Rodocanachi 6-0 6-1

Austin/Colyer d. Coote/Parbury 7-9 6-2 6-3
Clarke/Clayton d. Hollick/Marriott 6-0 6-2
Goss/Vlasto d. Goodes/Heath 6-1 6-0
Middleton/Weston d. Beckingham/Beckingham 6-8 6-4 7-5
Rose/Youle d. Holman/Lidderdale 6-2 6-2
Bruce-May/van Praagh d. Macready/Pinkney 6-1 8-6
Colegate/Tyrell d. Covell/Shepherd-Barron 6-2 6-3
Craddock/Edgington d. Head 3-6 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Lenglen/Ryan d. Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt 6-0 6-1
Beamish/McNair d. Harvey/Satterthwaite 6-8 6-4 6-3
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Colston/J O'Neill default
Chambers/McKane d. Bancroft/Mallory 6-3 6-0

Austin/Colyer d. Clarke/Clayton 4-6 7-5 6-2
Goss/Vlasto d. Middleton/Weston 3-6 6-3 6-3
Rose/Youle d. Bruce-May/van Praagh 6-4 5-7 6-0
Colegate/Tyrell d. Craddock/Edgington 6-2 8-10 6-0

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Beamish/McNair 6-1 6-2
Chambers/McKane d. Dransfield/Hogarth 6-2 6-0
Austin/Colyer d. Goss/Vlasto 7-5 8-6
Rose/Youle d. Colegate/Tyrell 6-3 4-6 9-7

Semifinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Chambers/McKane 6-1 6-2
Austin/Colyer d. Rose/Youle 8-6 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer 6-3 6-1
Finalists Colyer (left) and Austin-dubbed "The Babes" by the British public






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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Diddie Vlasto (Fra)/Rene Lacoste (Fra) d. Winifred McNair/Albert Prebble 2-6 9-7 6-1
Vera Youle/Gerald Sherwell (SA) d. Joan Reid-Thomas/Leslie Godfree 2-6 6-4 8-6
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Ernest Lamb d. Doris Craddock/George Watt 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Lewis Deane d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Brian Norton (SA) 11-9 6-1
Phyllis Covell/Max Woosnam d. Ellinor Weston/Charles Roupell 6-3 3-6 6-1
Vere Elliott/Ambrode Dudley d. Norah Middleton/J.A. Dean 6-4 6-2
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard d. Mrs A.A. Hall/R.G. Bernard 2-6 6-3 6-1
Eleanora Sears (US)/Bill Johnston (US) d. Mrs D. Harvey/Major T. Moss 6-4 10-8

Enid Clark/Basil Henty (Aus) d. Alice Hudleston/Antonio Jimenez 6-3 6-2
Miss M.K. Taylor/Percy Oakley d. Joan Austin/Norman Dicks 3-6 6-4 6-3
Kitty McKane/William Crawley d. Mrs Gunter/Cecil Campbell (Ire) 6-2 6-8 6-2
Peggy Ingram/Alfred Ingram d. Dorothea Chambers/Donald Greig 6-1 7-5
Winifred Beamish/Frank Fisher (NZ) d. Miss E. Kelsey/Bill Swinden 6-2 6-2
Molla Mallory (US)/Vinnie Richards (US) d. Kathleen Lidderdale/P.C. Chase 6-3 2-6 6-2
Ariadne Rodocanachi/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) d. Nancy Heath/Noel Heath 6-4 6-4
Ada Hollick/Frank Wallers d. Leslie Bancroft (US)/J.T. Baines 2-6 6-4 6-2

Enid Head/Harold Aitken d. Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas 6-2 6-3
Katherine Parbury/Humphrey Milford d. Joan Hextall/George Golding 6-3 6-3
Evelyn Colyer/Patrick Whealtey d. Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe 4-6 7-5 7-5
Mabel Clayton/Roper Barrett d. Weeta Donaldson/E.C. Williams 6-3 6-3
Jessie Colegate/Jean Borotra (Fra) d. Peggy Dransfield/Charles Gordon Smith 7-5 6-2
Leslie Cadle/Clive Branfoot d. Mary McIlquham/Clinton McIlquham 6-8 7-5 6-3
Dorothy Holman/Alex Blair d. Louise Bull/Eric Portlock 9-7 3-6 6-3
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett d. Marie Hazel/Ernest Bisseker 7-5 6-4

Phoebe Holcroft/Ali Hassan Fyzee (Ind) d. Claire Beckingham/Alex Drew 1-6 6-1 6-2
Eleanor Goss (US)/John Gilbert d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Teddy Higgs 6-3 6-0
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Aurea Edgington/Andrew Asthalter (US) 6-3 6-1
Joy Coote/Harold Price (Ire) d. Molly Welsh/Douglas Watson 4-6 7-5 6-4
Madeline O'Neill/Arthur Berger d. Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato 6-3 6-4
Christine Tyrell/Charles Sedgwick d. Mrs Herriott/Pat Spence (SA) 8-6 6-4
Annie Cobb/N. Field d. Maud Jackson (Ire)/Brian Helmore 6-4 8-6
Elizabeth Macready (Fra)/Toto Brugnon (Fra) d. Aimee Reckitt/Ulysses Williams 6-2 8-6

2nd Round

Youle/Sherwell d. Vlasto/Lacoste 6-3 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Bouman/Lamb 6-3 4-6 6-3
Covell/Woosnam d. Elliott/Ambrose 6-3 6-1
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Sears/Johnston 7-5 6-4
Clarke/Henty d. Taylor/Oakley 7-5 6-2
McKane/Crawley d. Ingram/Ingram 3-6 10-8 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. Beamish/Fisher 8-6 3-6 6-4
Hollick/Wallers d. Rodocanachi/AA Fyzee 6-4 7-5

Parbury/Milford d. Head/Aitken 6-3 6-4
Colyer/Wheatley d. Clayton/Barrett 6-3 4-6 6-4
Colegate/Borotra d. Cadle/Branfoot 6-1 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Holman/Blair 6-1 6-4
Goss/Gilbert d. Holcroft/AH Fyzee 6-4 7-5
Lenglen/Washer d. Coote/Price 6-4 6-4
O' Neill/Berger d. Tyrell/Sedgwick 9-7 6-4
Macready/Brugnon d. Cobb/Field 2-6 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Youle/Sherwell 6-3 6-3
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Covell/Woosnam 6-4 6-3
McKane/Crawley d. Clarke/Henty 3-6 6-2 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. Hollick/Wallers 6-4 6-1

Colyer/Wheatley d. Parbury/Milford 6-3 9-7
Ryan/Lycett d. Colegate/Borotra 6-3 6-4
Lenglen/Washer d. Goss/Gilbert 6-2 6-2
Macready/Brugnon d. O' Neill/Berger 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Satterthwaite/Hillyard 8-6 4-6 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. McKane/Crawley 3-6 6-4 6-3
Ryan/Lycett d. Colyer/Wheatley 10-8 6-4
Lenglen/Washer d. Macready/Brugnon 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Mallory/Richards 5-7 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Lenglen/Washer 7-5 6-3

Final

Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Lewis Deane 6-4 7-5

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Draw notes:

Aimee Reckitt=Mrs MB Reckitt

Missing full names for:

Mrs E Bousfield
Mrs Bruce-May
Mrs GB Goodes (any connection to Mrs GB Goode who competed in Australia in 1924?)
Mrs Robert Grisar (Bel)=Mrs LR Grisar
Mrs Gunter
Mrs A.A. Hall
Miss F. M. Haldane
Mrs D. Harvey (could she be any relation to Ermyntrude Harvey?)
Mrs Herriott
Miss K. Kelsey
Miss K.M. Mariott
Mrs N. McArthur (SA)
Miss E. McDonald
Mrs J. O'Neill
Mrs J.B. Perrett
Miss M.K. Taylor
Mrs Van Praagh (doubles only)

Missing full names for following males:

JT Baines
RG Bernard (India)
PC Chase
JA Dean
N Field
Major T. Moss (an author on tennis and squash)
EC Williams (could be related to Dr Ernest "Ulysses" Williams)

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Sources:

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

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Summary:

From the London 'Times', Saturday, July 7, 1923:

"Lawn Tennis – The Championships – Mlle Lenglen wins again

"From our Special Correspondent

"There was another perfect afternoon yesterday at Wimbledon and another large crowd. They saw Mlle Suzanne Lenglen pass to her fifth championship with serene assurance […]

"At the end of the final round of the Ladies' Championship the title remained in the firm keeping of the holder. Miss Kathleen McKane won two games from Mlle Lenglen in each of the two sets, and as she stood up to her for 37 minutes she earned some such recognition as a silver medal. Every now and then she hit clean and hard to the backhand line high up and scored a point decisively, but this stroke hardly once brought her the complementary volley which she had a right to expect. If Mlle Lenglen reached the ball, there would be a long low lob or a passing drive which found a clean passage. Miss McKane was not allowed to make much use of her best stroke – her volley; Mlle Lenglen's being what it was, it would have been suicide to go up.

"To look at Mlle Lenglen alone was to think her on the defensive; there seemed to be no aggressiveness in the unhurried sweep of her driving, and she appeared content that the ball should fall within such easy reach for her stroke; then one looked at Miss McKane and saw that she was running hard for the ball. Taking the hitter as the apex of a triangle, Miss McKane had to cover between any two of her strokes a base twice as wide as Mlle Lenglen's. Sooner or later she broke down under the relentless pressure.

"The first game went to Mlle Lenglen after rallies which were typical of the match. At the end of one long rally Miss McKane came up on a deep hit and could not quite reach the perfect backhand drive which she was required to intercept. This was a 'vantage game; in the next game Mlle Lenglen had worked up to the economical speed she was to maintain for the remainder of the match; in addition, she showed her suppleness of body in returning a net-cord and her coolness of mind in an unexpected lob.

"Five games to the good, Mlle Lenglen shaped a little carelessly at the last stroke of the sixth, and Miss McKane was accorded the well-earned relief of a game. Helped by two brave volleys, Miss McKane won the next game, and then Mlle Lenglen showed that she, too, could volley, and ran out.

"In the second game of the next set Miss McKane raised hopes of a struggle. She got in her smash at last, and although she missed another – the one easy chance she was allowed in the match – she got a bonus of a double fault and made it one-all. The fifth game she won to love with fine strokes. Mlle Lenglen retaliated with a trifle more width in her driving; Miss McKane fought her way twice to within a point of the last game; quickly Mlle Lenglen pulled her back, and before one realised that the Championship was decided both ladies were facing a platoon of photographers.

"What we like to see is the winning stroke made from a losing position, and this is the one aesthetic delight which Mlle Lenglen usually withholds from us. In direction and length her strokes are consistently perfect; but nine out of ten of them look easy to make – in the sense that, if they can be made at all, it is the most easy to make them in the position in which the ball finds her waiting.

"Most of her problems are solved by the perfection of her method before ever her racket comes forward. Her long arm will move inwards or outwards and up and down in response to any slight eccentricities of the bounce without any obvious movement of the body. With beginners the body is apt to be in the way; they are obviously tucked up as they strike; one cannot imagine Mlle Lenglen tucked up – it would be a contradiction in terms. Her body is never in the way; at the last moment all its supple power runs smoothly down her arm into the racket head as the ball is struck. She is never spasmodic; if compelled to retreat she can be seen – like Camilla – aiming her dart in flight; and it always strikes home."

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