This is an old thread!
Here are a few more results and a bit of trivia from downunder during this period. As Andrew points out, most Aussie tournaments that were held were billed as 'patriotic' (or fund-raising) tournaments, but some were also considered to be the state (eg Victorian) Championships of the time.
Andrew (and others) may already have some of these, or could even be in other threads, but just in case.
3 September 1939 - Australia declares war on Germany
1940 Australian Rankings
01 Nancye Wynne V
02 Thelma Coyne N
03 May Hardcastle Q
04 Nell Hopman V
05 Joan Hartigan N
06 Emily Westacott N
07 Dot Waddell V
08 Alison Hattersley N
09 May Blick V
10 Connie Coate V
Dot Waddell was the former Dot Stevenson. Sickness in 1940 kept Emily Westacott from competing
Wynne has only had one loss since August 39, losing the final of the Wagga tournament to Hartigan. She won the Brisbane singles, NSW Hardcourt, Metropolitan Championships and the NSW, Victorian and Australian titles. She was beaten in the Qld Hardcourts final (Westacott) and in a SF of the Australian Hardcourts at Toowoomba (Coyne). This week she added the NZL Championships to her list of honours.
Coyne won the Riverina and County of Cumberland championships. She was beaten by Hardcastle in the final of the Australian hardcourts, in the final of Brisbane, NSW, Victoria and the Australian championships (Wynne) and in the final of the Qld Championships (Hardcastle) and South Australian (Hopman). But she did have 3 wins over Hopman.
Hartigan won the City of Sydney Championships defeating Coyne.
April 1940 - Queensland Championships
SF Hardcastle d McGill 61 63
SF Westacott d Niemayer 63 62
FI Hardcastle d Westacott 46 62 62
DF Westacott/Hardcastle d Longland/Niemayer 63 63
7 September 1940 - Red Cross Exhibition, Melbourne
Lionel Brodie, a member of the Victorian team, was thoroughly extended to defeat Mrs Bolton 11-9 in an exhibition at Grace Park's Red Cross effort on Saturday. Mrs Bolton hit even harder than Brodie and had the better of many of the exchanges. Her backhand too was hit with tremendous power and precision.
Doubles - Mrs Bolton/Mrs Waddell d Mrs Hopman/Miss Coyne 8-6
Mixed - Hopman/Hopman d J Harper/M Blick 6-3
November/December 1940 - Victorian Championships/Patriotic Tournament
Note: Results incomplete/some rounds uncertain
Waddell d Plumb 62 63
Bolton d D Morali 62 62
Hopman d Halliday 63 63
Coyne d Thomas 64 60
D Mauger d E Hunt 64 75
A Lewin d M Wilson 62 64
A Burton d M Fethere 63 62
Hopman/Coyne d G Thomas/J Wood 62 64
Bolton/Waddell d Geddes/Nancy Chitty 62 46 63
Burton/Wilson d Mauger/G Stevenson 26 63 63
Mrs Halliday (Miss Thiemayer) worried Mrs Hopman early but could not defeat her opponent. Mrs Bolton is still short of practice but she won comfortably. Mrs Waddell showed excellent form in ousting Miss Betty Plumb.
Another entertaining match was between Mrs Bolton and Colin Long. It was a light hearted affair but both played some glorious shots. Mrs Bolton's strong serving and delightful backhand almost rivalling in strength those of her strong opponent. Mrs Bolton led 5/4 and was within two points of victory when Long captured her service and went on to win his own.
QF Hopman d A Lewin 63 75
QF Coyne d D Mauger 61 61
QF Waddell d Joyce Wood 62 46 64
QF Bolton d Burton 47 64 64
Mrs Bolton lost the first set against Allison Burton, who had the counter for Bolton's short-angled backhand. Bolton settled down steadily however and won a match in which there was much good driving and serving. She scored many winners when she increased the depth of her backhand drives.
SF Bolton d Hopman 61 63
SF Coyne d Waddell 64 46 62
DS Bolton/Waddell d Burton/Wilson 61 63
DS Hopman/Coyne d Mrs Wilson/A Lewin 63 62
Hopman played well but was unlucky to meet the champion on one of her devastating days when she was brilliant in all departments. She drove powerfully on both sides and varied her length and direction with freat effect. Her placements were often beyond her opponent's reach and her overhead work was particularly accurate.
By slowing up play at various stages and varying her length well, Mrs Waddell was able to hold Miss Coyne for part of the first set and take the second. Coyne was overdriving and was frequently passed when she went into the net. Having lost her service to love in the fifth game of the first set, she was down 2-4 before recovering to win the next four games. After a short break at the end of set-all, she produced better form, winning two games without losing a point.
XD Long/Bolton d Hopman/Hopman 97 46 63
WD Hopman/Coyne d Bolton/Waddell 75 06 75
WS final has been postponed indefinitely (due to rain) - Bolton leads the h2h with Coyne 19-5 (Melbourne Argus)
The most successful series of exhibitions was at Toorak where £1,600 was raised. On that occasion, the international team members, Mrs Harry Hopman, Mrs Jack Waddell, Mrs Peter Bolton and Miss Thelma Coyne played in costumes similar to those worn in the 1890s.
March 1941 - Melbourne - Patriotic Singles final
Bolton d Long 75 26 63
Unsure if this is the delayed Victorian Champs/Patriotic final from Nov/Dec
August 1941 - Brisbane patriotic tournament
WD Westacott/D McGill d D Longland/Hardcastle 63 63
28 August 1943, at an exhibition match at Brisbane, May Hardcastle and former US star Mary K Browne were defeated in doubles by Emily Westacott/Miss Niemayer 75 97
50-plus Mary K Browne in Australia? Was she with the US forces in Queensland or something?
2 April 1945 - LTAV Invitational - Melbourne
Mrs Bolton played one of the best games in her successful career to defeat Mrs Long for the loss of only three games. Her ground shots were so devastating that a journey to the net was rarely necessary.
Bolton d Long 61 62
23 June 45 - Elsternwick Hardcourt Championships Melbourne
WD Whittaker/Moran d Hopman/Bolton 16 ?? ??
15 Aug 45 - VJ Day - end of war
The tennis circuit was resumed shortly afterwards with NSW and Victorian Championships resumed before the year ended.
Will add more when/if I can.