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1909 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 29-June 2
Venue: Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose Club, Bordeaux
Surface: Clay

Singles (Draw=4)

1st Round

Jeanne Matthey d. Mlle Lawton 6-4 8-6
Abeille Gallay d. Mlle Flouch 6-2 6-2

Final

Jeanne Matthey d. Abeille Gallay 10-8 6-4

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Doubles

Won by Jeanne Matthey/Daisy Spéranza

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Mixed Doubles

Final:

Jeanne Matthey/Max Decugis d. Mlle Flouch/Jean Samezeuilh 7-5 7-5

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Draw notes:

Holder Katie Fenwick does not defend her title.

In 1908, Max Decugis had won the mixed doubles event at the Closed French Championships with Katie Fenwick.

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Summary


In 1909, the Closed French Championships as a whole were held outside Paris for the first and only time, the venue being the Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose Club in the port city of Bordeaux, on the south-west coast of France.

It was in Bordeaux that Jeanne Matthey won the women's singles title at the Closed French Championships for the first time. In the final she beat Mme Abeille Gallay, 10-8, 6-4.

Jeanne Matthey had a lawn tennis-playing sister called Cécile, but Jeanne was by far the better player of the two.

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