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Re: US Doubles at Longwood

1924

United States National Mixed Doubles Championships

Dates: August 18-23
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

Mixed Doubles (Draw=28)


1st Round

Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden-bye
Katherine Gardner/Sam Hardy-bye
Ellice Endicott/Peabody Gardner d. Isabella Mumford/Harry Johnson 6-3 6-2
Ann Cole/Richard Schesinger d. Margherita Ginn/G. H. Helm 6-2 6-4
Katherine Porter/George Lott d. Anna Godfrey/Wallace Johnson 6-3 6-3
Leslie Bancroft/Louis Thalheimer d. Anna Fuller/George Wightman 5-7 7-5 6-4
Elizabeth Bright/Josiah Wheelwright d. Virginia Carpenter/Emmet Pare 7-5 6-2
Hazel Wightman/Jean Borotra (Fra) d. Eleanora Sears/Bill Johnston 6-4 8-6

Helen Wills/Vinnie Richards d. Helen Jacobs/Fred Kalms (Aus) 6-3 6-3
Martha Bayard/Henry Guild d. Frances Jennings/Captain A. W. Gore 6-3 6-3
Alice Jenckes/Louis Dailey d. Mrs Alan C Butler/Alan C Butler 5-7 6-3 6-4
Edith Sigourney/Toto Brugnon (Fra) d. Rosamond Newton/Alfred Chapin 6-3 6-4
Marion Jessup/Robert Lindley Murray d. Augusta Chapman/John Hennessy 6-2 8-6
Marie Batchelor/Fred Baggs d. Martha Niles/Irving Weinstein default
Theodora Sohst/Harris Fisher-bye
Eleanor Goss/Rene Lacoste (Fra)-bye

2nd Round

Mallory/Tilden d. Gardner/Hardy 6-1 8-6
Cole/Schesinger d. Endicott/Gardner 6-1 6-3
Porter/Lott d. Bancroft/Thalheimer 6-4 6-4
Wightman/Borotra d. Bright/Wheelwright 6-2 6-4

Wills/Richards d. Bayard/Guild 6-1 6-2
Sigourney/Brugnon d. Jenckes/Dailey 6-1 6-4
Jessup/Murray d. Batchelor/Baggs 6-2 8-6
Goss/Lacoste d. Sohst/Fisher 6-3 9-7

Quarterfinals

Mallory/Tilden d. Cole/Schesinger 6-3 0-6 6-4
Wightman/Borotra d. Porter/Lott 7-5 4-6 6-3
Wills/Richards d. Sigourney/Brugnon 6-1 6-4
Goss/Lacoste d. Jessup/Murray 6-3 8-6

Semifinals

Mallory/Tilden d. Wightman/Borotra 6-4 6-4
Wills/Richards d. Goss/Lacoste 6-2 6-2

Final

Helen Wills/Vinnie Richards d. Molla Mallory/Bill Tilden 6-8 7-5 6-0

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Draw Notes:


Augusta Chapman=Mrs George L Chapman
Ann Cole=Mrs B. E. Coles, nee Sheafe.
Margherita E. Ginn is from Boston.
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank Godfrey
Martha Niles=Mrs Nat Niles
Marie Batchelor=Mrs Oren Bronson Batchelor, nee Marie Steinway.

Missing full names for:

Mrs Alan C Butler, who plays here with her husband.

Captain A. W. Gore
G. H. Helm

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Sources:


The New York Times

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Summary:

5,000 filled the stadium past capacity for the final, with many standing on chairs to see action. This was all despite rain all morning. Luckily tarps were on the ground and the rain stopped.

Molla and Bill had two legs on permanent possession of the cup. After two tense sets Wills and Richards ran away with the third. Wills stood up to Big Bill's thunderous serves, and Richards scored time and again with winning volleys.

In the semis Jean Borotra was the fan favorite with his wicked assortment of spins, cut volleys, and overheads. With Hazel Wightman below form he was forced to cover most of the court vs Mallory and Tilden, who did not have to cheat so much as Molla held up better than Hazel. The climactic game was at 4-4 in the second set. Jean and Hazel had game point 5 times without being able to close it out. After 22 points French flair flickeed, Borotra was broken, and Tilden served out the match with an ace.


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