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1939 Results:

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At Forest Hills the hard serving Alice faced her most challenging match of the year. Across the net in the final was Helen Jacobs, aging but willing to throw the kitchen sick at Marble with all the tactics she could muster. Marble blitzed her 6-0 in the opener, but Jacobs seized her slight chance in the second and won it 10-8. When Jacobs led 3-1 in the decider victory was in sight. Alison Danzig of the New York Times wrote: "Here was one of the most dramatic battles that women's tennis had produced in years, fought out for an hour and a half in gusty cross-currents of wind that raised havoc with the strokes, while the gallery of 8,500 roared and screamed its encouragement at Miss Jacobs." At 4-5 Helen fought furiously to even matters at 5 all. For 20 points the game went on-Jacobs having 5 points to tie it and saving 2 match points. At last Marble's attack was too much. Marble was now the undisputed Queen of Tennis. As she had at Wimbledon Marble took home the doubles and mixed trophies as well.


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June 5-10 St George's Hill Tournament, Weybridge, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: St George's Hill Country Club

Doubles (with Jean Nicoll)

FI: d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Phyllis King 6-3 3-6 6-1

The courts were lightening fast. Alice enters the doubles only.

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June 12-17, Kent Championships, Beckenham, England, UK (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: d. C E Wyard 6-2 6-1
2R: d. Gwyn Rowallan 6-0 6-1

QF: d. Jean Nicoll 6-3 6-8 6-3
SF: d. Valerie Scott 6-4 6-3
FI: d. Kay Stammers 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles (with John Oliff)

FI: lost to Betty Nuthall/Camille Malfroy (NZ) 6-4 6-4

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON)

Dates: June 26-July 8
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=96-Seeded #1)

1R: bye
2R: d. Ruth Kirk 6-3 6-2
3R: d. Dora Beazley 6-4 6-3
4R: d. Arlette Halff (Fra) 6-1 6-1
QF: d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska(Pol) [5] 6-1 6-4
SF: d. Hilde Sperling (Den) [3] 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Kay Stammers [6] 6-2 6-0


Women's Doubles

First Round

Sarah Fabyan (US)/Alice Marble (US) [1] - bye
Helen Burr/Yvonne Law - bye
Cecily Marriott/Madge Slaney - bye
Susan Noel/Patsy O'Connell - bye
Joan Marquis/Mona Riddell - bye
Peggy Knight/Enid Sutton - bye
Klara Somogyi (Hun)/Gracyn Wheeler (US) - bye
Jacki McAlpin Brutton/Nancy MacPherson-Grant - bye
Freda Hammersley/Kay Stammers d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Simone Mathieu (Fr) [3] 6-3 6-1
Audrey Roberts/Freda Underwood d. Nancy Glover/Elsie Pittman 6-2 9-7
Wally San Donnino (It)/Vittoria Tonolli d. Penny Durlac/Joan Strawson 6-2 3-6 6-2
Sheila Kenyon/Sally Stoney d. Patience Thomson/L.S. Nilsen 6-2 3-6 6-0
Mary Cartwright/Dorothy Round Little d. Doris Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin (Fr) 7-5 6-2
Elsa Haylock/Ruth Kirk d. Zoe Morse/Margot Parker 6-4 3-6 6-3
Ermyntrude Harvey/Phyllis King d. Pamela Goodwyn (Irl)/Joy Myerscough (Irl) 6-2 6-2
Betty Cooke/Margot Stewart d. Mary Norman/Betty Smith 6-4 1-6 6-1
Doris Metaxa Howard/Josanne Sigart de Muelemeester (Bel) d. Beatrice Watson (Bel)/M. Law 6-2 6-1
Mary Hardwick/Peggy Scriven d. Evelyn Dearman/Joan Ingram 6-4 -4-6 8-6
Nina Brown/Rita Jarvis d. Annelies Ullstein (Ger)/Thora Geddes 6-2 6-2
Mary Sargeant/Rosemary Smith d. Thelma Jarvis/Gladys Southwell 6-2 6-2
Alex McKelvie/Audrey Wenyon d. Magda Berescu (Rom)/Phyllis Xydis (Gr) 6-3 6-2
Betty Batt/Audrey Cardinall d. Thilde Dietz (Ger)/Inge Schumann (Ger) 6-1 6-1
Pamela Morrison/Betty Uber d. Alicia Florian (Yug)/Hella Kovac (Yug) 9-7 6-2
Jean Nicoll/Betty Nuthall [4] d. Muriel Harrish/Mary Whitmarsh 6-4 6-3
Bernice Lumb/Margot Lumb - bye
Jean Saunders/Valerie Scott - bye
Betty Clements/Diana Wood - bye
Alice Wievers (Lux)/Cosette St. Omer Roy (Fr) - bye
Rosemary Thomas/Mollie Trouncer - bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)/Suzanne Pannetier (Fr) - bye
Peggy Pleydell Bouverie/Dorothy Shepherd Barron - bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Billie Yorke - bye

Second Round

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Burr/Y.Law 6-1 6-1
Noel/O'Connell d. Marriott/Slaney 6-4 6-2
Knight/Sutton d. Marquis/Riddell 6-4 10-8
Somogyi/Wheeler d. Brutton/MacPherson Grant 6-4 7-5
Hammersley/Stammers d. Roberts/Underwood 6-0 6-1
San Donnino/Tonolli d. Kenyon/Stoney 6-2 4-6 6-2
Cartwirght/Little d. Haylock/Kirk 6-2 2-6 6-0
Harvey/King d. Cooke/Stewart 6-2 6-0
Hardwick/Scriven d. Howard/de Meulemeester 7-5 6-4
Brown/Jarvis d. Sargeant/Smith 4-6 6-4 6-1
Batt/Cardinall d. McKelvie/Wenyon 6-2 6-4
Nicoll/Nuthall [4] Morrison/Uber 8-6 6-0
Lumb/Lumb d. Saunders/Scott 6-2 1-6 6-4
Wievers/St. Omer Roy d. Clements/Wood 6-3 3-6 6-3
Rollin Couquerque/Pannetier d. Thomas/Trouncer 8-6 6-3
Jacobs/Yorke [2] d. Bouverie/Shepherd Barron 6-2 6-3

Third Round

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Noel/O'Connell 6-3 6-2
Somogyi/Wheeler d. Knight/Sutton 6-3 3-6 7-5
Hammersley/Stammers d. San Donnino/Tonolli 6-2 6-2
Harvey/King d. Cartwirght/Little 7-5 11-9
Brown/Jarvis d. Hardwick/Scriven 6-3 3-6 8-6
Nicoll/Nuthall [4] d. Batt/Cardinall 6-1 6-3
Lumb/Lumb d. Wievers/St. Omer Roy 7-5 6-3
Jacobs/Yorke [2] d. Rollin Couquerque/Pannetier 6-1 4-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Somogyi/Wheeler 4-6 6-0 6-0
Hammersley/Stammers d. Harvey/King 6-1 4-6 6-2
Nicoll/Nuthall [4] d. Brown/Jarvis 6-2 6-2
Jacobs/Yorke [2] d. Lumb/Lumb 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Hammersley/Stammers 8-6 6-3
Jacobs/Yorke [2] d. Nicoll/Nuthall [4] 5-7 6-4 11-9

Final

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Jacobs/Yorke [2] 6-1 6-0


Mixed Doubles (Draw=96) with Bobby Riggs. #2 seeds)


1R: bye
2R: d. Denise Huntbach/Cliff Hovell 6-3 6-1
3R: d. Mary Whitmarsh/Eric Filby 6-0 6-3
4R: d. Kenyon/Mulliken 6-2 6-2
QF: d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Jones 5-7 6-1 6-3
SF: d. Betty Nuthall/Camille Malfroy (NZ) [3] 3-6 6-2 6-4
FI: d Nina Brown/Frank Wilde 9-7 6-1

Alice was the overwhelming betting favorite at 2-1. Next was Helen Jacobs at 5-1. Jacobs kept her preparations relatively secret, training under Bill Tilden. The year before in the semifinals Helen Jacobs had bested her 6-4 6-4, Marble's last defeat. With war looming in Europe it was now or never for Alice to prove herself outside the United States.

Not only did Alice win The Championships, she humiliated world class opponents to do so. Her drubbing of Hilde Krahwinkel by a 6-0 6-0 score had everyone in disbelief. Hilde was in tears afterwards-not even Mrs Moody had ever beaten her that badly. The final was scarcely closer, as Marble crushed pretty Kay Stammers 6-2 6-0. When Marble won both the doubles with Sarah Fabyan and the mixed with Bobby Riggs it gave her a "triple crown." Riggs had walked off with all 3 crowns as well, making it a double-triple so to speak.



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Summary:

When the dust had settled on the season the Golden Girl of California had gone undefeated all year, collecting 9 titles and a 45-0 record. This was the first undefeated season since Helen Wills Moody in 1932.


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