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1931 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 17-31
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=59)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu [2]-bye
Francoise Holzschuch-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Simone Amaury 6-2 6-0
Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Leela Row (Ind) default
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) [7] d. Arlette Neufeld 6-2 1-6 6-2
Elsa Riboli (Sp) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-0
Mary Heeley (GB) d. Jeanne Peyre 6-4 6-2
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Midge Van Ryn (US) 1-6 6-3 6-0

Helen Jacobs (US) [3] d. Marie-Louise Meunier 6-2 6-0
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre) d. Elizabeth MacReady 6-1 6-3
Doris Metaxa d. Josane Sigart (Bel) 8-6 5-7 6-3
Irmgard Rost (Ger) d. Simone Barbier 6-1 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [6] d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-1 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerais d. Maud Barger-Wallach (US) 6-1 6-4
Ida Adamoff d. Ade de Bruyn Kops (Neth) default
Virginia Hilleary (US) d. Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-1

Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Rosie Berthet 6-2 6-4
Eileen Whittingstall (GB) d. Geramine Charnelot 7-5 4-6 6-1
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-4 3-6 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [5] d. Colette Bernard 6-2 6-2
Marie Horn (Ger) d. Leila Claude-Anet 5-7 7-5 8-6
Paulette Gullier d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) default
Bella Pons (Sp) d. Diddie Serpieri default
Lili d'Alvarez (Sp) [4] d. Simone Marre 6-3 6-3

Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza 6-2 6-3
Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) d. Violette Gallay 8-6 6-0
Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) d. Jacqueline Gallay 10-8 6-4
Joan Ridley (GB) [8] d. Aimee Charpenal 6-1 6-3
Colette Rosambert d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-4 6-3
Silvia Henrotin-bye
Edith Belliard-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Holzschuth 6-1 6-4
Payot d. Thomas 6-2 6-2
Krahwinkel [7] d. Riboli 6-2 6-2
Heeley d. Goldschmidt 6-3 6-0
Jacobs [3] d. Nicolupoulo 6-0 6-3
Metaxa d. Rost 6-2 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Le Besnerias 6-0 6-2
Adamoff d. Hilleary 6-3 4-6 6-3

Peitz d. Whittingstall 9-11 10-8 6-3
Ryan [5] d. Jedrzejowska 2-6 9-7 6-3
Guillier d. Horn 6-1 6-4
Alvarez [4] d. Pons 7-5 8-6
Valerio d. Lowenthal 6-0 6-1
Ridley [8] d. Burke 6-0 6-3
Henrotin d. Rosambert 6-1 1-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Belliard 6-4 6-1

3rd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Payot 7-5 6-4
Krahwinkel [7] d. Heeley 3-6 6-4 6-2
Jacobs [3] d. Metaxa 2-6 6-1 9-7
Nuthall [6] d. Adamoff 6-2 6-3

Ryan [5] d. Peitz 1-6 6-1 6-3
Alvarez [4] d. Guillier 6-3 6-3
Valerio d. Ridley [8] 6-3 3-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Henrotin 6-8 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Krahwinkel [7] d. Mathieu [2] 6-4 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Jacobs [3] 6-3 6-2
Alvarez [4] d. Ryan [5] 5-7 6-3 6-4
Aussem [1] d. Valerio 8-6 6-2

Semifinals

Nuthall [6] d. Krahwinkel [7] 6-1 6-2
Aussem [1] d. Alvarez [4] 6-0 7-5

Final

Cilly Aussem [1] d. Betty Nuthall [6] 8-6 6-1



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Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Eileen Bennett (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) [2]-bye
Marie Danet/Daisy Wyns-Speranza-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Leela Row (Ind)/Lucette Culbert default
Doris Metaxa/Colette Rosambert d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Elsa Riboli (Ita) 6-2 6-3
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Simone Mathieu d. Elsie Pittman (GB)/Nancy Lyle (GB) default
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Diddie Vlasto d. Simone Amaury/Nanette Le Besnarais 6-0 6-2
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet/Violette Gallay 6-2 6-4
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Marie-Louise Meunier/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-1

Simone Barbier/Midge Van Ryn (US) d. Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger) 2-6 6-1 7-5
Sylvia Henrotin/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-2
Rosie Berthet/Elizabeth MacReady d. Leila Claude-Anet/Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 6-2 4-6 6-3
Mary Heeley (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Jacqueline Gallay/Paulette Guillier 6-4 6-8 6-4
Ida Adamoff/Arlette Neufeld d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Virginia Hilleary (US) 6-1 7-5
Phyllis Satterthwaithe (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Edith Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-0
Simone Marre/Jeanne Peyre-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round


Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Danet/Speranza 6-2 6-2
Metaxa/Rosambert d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-2 11-9
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Nicolopoulo/Vlasto 6-1 4-6 6-3
Haylock/Ridley d. Payot/Valerio 8-10 6-3 6-2

Henrotin/Sigart d. Barbier/Van Ryn 6-3 4-6 6-3
Heeley/Shepherd-Barron d. Berthet/MacReady 7-5 6-2
Satterwaithe/Thomas d. Adamoff/Neufeld 6-3 6-1
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Marre/Peyre default

Quarterfinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Metaxa/Rosambert 6-4 6-2
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Haylock/Ridley 8-6 7-5
Henrotin/Sigart d. Heeley/Shepherd-Barron 7-5 7-5
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Satterthwaithe/Thomas 6-3 8-6

Semifinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Alvarez/Mathieu 7-5 6-3
Aussem/Ryan [2] d. Henrotin/Sigart 6-4 7-5

Final

Eileen Bennett/Betty Nuthall [2] d. Cilly Aussem/Elizabeth Ryan [1] 9-7 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=53)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US)/George Lott (US) [2]-bye
Jeanne Vaussard/Pierre Albarran-bye
Doris Metaxa/Coco Gentien-bye
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Leon Aslangul-bye
Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueur-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Bela von Kehlring (Hun) d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Vernon Kirby (SA) default
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB) d. Andree Freville/Pierre Joba 6-1 8-6
Elsa Riboli (Ita)/Oscar de Minerbi (Ita) d. Ida Adamoff/Hermann Artens (Aut) 2-6 8-6 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jean Borotra d. Ade de Bruyn Kops/Franjo Kukuljevic (Yug) default
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Alberto Del Bono (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert/Roger George default
Diddie Serpieri/Ian Collins (GB) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza/Andre Roche 6-1 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Gottfried von Cramm (Ger) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Roger Danet 6-3 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Patrick Spence (GB) d. Marie-Louise Meunier/Giorgio de Martino (Ita) default
Anne Pietz (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Alain Bernard 6-0 8-6
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Andre Lacroix d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-1 6-2
Sylvia Henrotin/Jiro Satoh (Jap) d. Colette Bernard/Eugene Broquedis default

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d. Edith Belliard/Giorgio de Stefani (Ita) default
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Raymond Rodel d. Simone Barbier/Louis Raymond 6-2 6-2
Simone Amaury/Andre Merlin d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Minoru Kawatchi (Jap) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB)/Bunny Austin (GB) d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Louis Haensch (Ger) 6-3 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Marcel Bernard d. Marie Danet/Edouard Leven 6-4 6-3
Joan Ridley (GB)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Martin Zander (Ger) 6-2 7-5
Arlette Neufeld/John Oliff (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-4 6-4
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Christian Boussus d. Elisabeth Macready/Pierre-Antoine Grandguillot 5-7 7-5 6-3

Midge Van Ryn (US)/John Van Ryn (US) d. Benny Berthet/Rosie Berthet default
Colette Rosambert/Paul Feret d. Muriel Thomas (GB)/Hyotaro Satoh (Jap) 7-5 6-4
Mary Heeley (GB)/Fred Perry (GB)-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Pierre Goldschmidt-bye
Virginia Hilleary (US)/Norman Farquharson (SA)-bye
Simone Marre/Emil Gabrowitz (Hun)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Lott [2] d. Vaussard/Albarran 7-5 6-2
Metaxa/Gentien d. Nicolopoulo/Aslangul 6-4 8-6
Mathieu/Lesueur d. Andrus/Kehlring 4-6 9-7 6-4
Haylock/Hughes d. Riboli/Minerbi 6-2 6-2
Ryan/Borotra d. Valerio/Del Bono 6-2 6-2
Serpieri/Collins d. Krahwinkel/Cramm 6-2 4-6 6-4
Nuthall/Spence d. Pietz/Kleinschroth 6-4 6-2
Henrotin/Satoh d. Sigart/Lacroix 6-2 6-3

Payot/Aeschliman d. Horn/Rodel 6-3 7-5
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Amaury/Merlin 6-2 6-4
Anet/Bernard d. Ridley/Kingsley 7-5 6-1
Aussem/Boussus d. Neufeld/Oliff 6-3 5-7 6-4
Van Ryn/Van Ryn d. Rosambert/Feret 6-3 7-5
Heeley/Perry d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-3 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Goldschmidt/Goldschmidt 6-4 6-2
Marre/Gabrowitz d. Bennett/Cochet [1] default (Cochet ill)

3rd Round

Metaxa/Gentien d. Jacobs/Lott [2] 3-6 6-4 6-1
Haylock/Hughes d. Mathieu/Lesuer 3-6 6-3 7-5
Ryan/Borotra d. Serpieri/Collins 6-1 6-2
Nuthall/Spence d. Henrotin/Satoh 6-3 4-6 6-4

Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Payot/Aeschliman 6-0 6-3
Aussem/Boussus d. Anet/Bernard 6-3 6-1
Heeley/Perry d. Van Ryn/Van Ryn 6-4 6-8 6-1
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Marre/Gabrowitz default

Quarterfinals

Metaxa/Gentien d. Haylock/Hughes 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/Spence d. Ryan/Borotra 7-5 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Aussem/Boussus 7-5 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Heeley/Perry 1-6 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Nuthall/Spence d. Metaxa/Gentien 6-1 4-6 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Hilleary/Farquharson 9-7 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/Patrick Spencer d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Bunny Austin 6-3 5-7 6-3

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Draw notes:

The doubles and mixed doubles seeds are inferred by their placement in the draw. Most top seeds at the French are at the extreme bottom of the draw, with #2 seeds at the top. Eileen Bennett and Henri Cochet were #1 seeds as the defending champions. They defaulted due to Cochet's illness.

Match points saved

In mixed Macready/Grandguillot had a match point vs Aussem/Boussus. Mrs Macready double faulted.

Draw notes on names:


Colette Bernard=Mme Michel Bernard
Ade de Brun Kops=Mme G.F. de Bruyn Kops
MacReady=Elizabeth D'Ayen
Mme Rene Meunier=nee Marie-Louise Pomery.
Nicolupoulo=nee ContostavlosSerpieri=Diddi Vlasto.

Grandguillot, Pierre-Antoine. The NYT gives Grandguillot's name as Pierre (Pierre-Antoine at RG site), not Jacques. Were there two male Grandguillots?
Zander, Martin. Listed as R. Zander by the RG site.

Missing full names for:

No one. The draw is totally complete.

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Sources:

For the French Federation's version of the draw please go to: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1931_en.pdf

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results

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Summary:

Cily Aussem becomes the first German female to win a Grand Slam title. She soon follows this up by winning Wimbledon just a few weeks later. Defending champion Helen-Wills Moody opted out of playing in Europe this year.

On a sidenote Maud Barger-Wallach is competing here at the age of 60. she turns 61 on June 15th. This surrely makes her one of the oldest, if not the oldest, female to compete in singles at a Grand slam event. Maud, the 1908 US champion, manages 5 games against Mme Le Besnerais in losing in round 1.

Mixed Doubles winners Betty Nuthall and Patrick Spencer made a romantic pair, having announced their engagement some weeks before the French. It didn't last, and they did not wed.

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