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Re: World Hard Court Championships


World Hard Court
At Brussels, May 13 to 21.


First Round
30 players had byes
Mlle Joly d Daisy Speranza (Fr) default
Doris Wolfson (Fr) d Mlle Ittner 6-3 6-3

Second Round

Yvonne Bourgeois (FR) d Mme Taudin Chabot 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d Princess Josefine de Lobkowiczova (CZ) 6-0 6-0
Mme Grisar d Nanette Le Besnerias (Fr) default
Kitty McKane (GB) d. Rosetta Gagliardi (Ity) 6-0 6-1
Pauline Alison d Mme du Pasquier default
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d Mme Janssens 4-6 6-1 6-2
Suzanne Lenglen (Fr) d Mlle Vanderkindere 6-0 6-0
Marthe DuPont d Joly 6-1 6-4

Dorothy Kemmis Betty (GB) d Wolfson 6-0 6-3
Anne de Borman d Mme Rohrer 6-2 6-0
Mrs Hunter (GB) d Mlle de Spirlet 6-4 9-7
Mme Storms d Mlle Perelli (Ity) 6-1 6-3
Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Marguerite Billout (Fr) default
Irene Peacock (SA) d Mme Jones 6-1 6-0
Geramine Pigueron (FR) d Mlle Everts 6-1 6-4
Geraldine Beamish (GB) d Mlle Brigode 6-1 6-1

Third Round

Satterwaite d. Bourgeois 6-1 6-0
McKane d. Grisar 6-0 6-1
Alison d Colyer 6-3 0-6 9-7
Lenglen d. duPont 6-0 6-0

Borman d. Kemmis Betty 8-6 2-6 7-5
Storms d Hunter 6-2 6-1
Ryan d. Peacock 1-6 8-6* 6-2
Beamish d Piqueron 6-3 6-3

McKane (GB) d. Satterwaite (GB) 7-5 6-2
Lenglen d. Alison 6-0 6-0
Borman d. Storms 6-4 6-2
Ryan (US) d. Beamish (GB) 6-2 6-2

Lenglen d. McKane 10-8 6-2
Ryan d. Borman 6-2 6-0

Lenglen d. Ryan 6-3 6-2


Doubles (13 pairs)

First Round

Alison/Colyer d Grisar/Jones 7-5 6-0
Jannsens/Storms d Ittner/Speranza 6-4 4-6 7-5
Beamish/McKane d. Gagliardi/perelli 6-1 14-12
Peacock/Satterwaite d. Everts/Taudin Chabot 6-1 6-1
Hunter/Kemmis Betty d Bourgeois/Wolfson 6-4 4-6 6-1

Alsion/Colyer d. Billout/Pigueron default
Beamish/McKane d. Jannsens/Storms 6-2 6-0
Peacock/Satterwaite d. Hunter/Kemmis Betty 6-0 6-3
Lenglen/Ryan d. Borman/DuPont 6-3 6-1

Beamish/Mckane d. Alison/Colyer 6-4 6-2
Lenglen/Ryan d. Peacock/Satterwaite 6-1 6-3

Lenglen/Ryan d. Beamish/Mckane 6-0 6-4

Lenglen is tested in the semis, where Kitty McKane holds set points. "Watched by Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians, the drama occured in the first set, when McKane recoverd from 0-3 to hold two set points on her service at 5-4 40-15. "In the second set Kitty played into Suzanne's hands by coming to the net too much."
Up to that point Lenglen had been so dominant that she dropped not a single game until the semis.

Missing is Suzanne's great rival Molla Mallory, who sailed for England to compete at Wimbledon the very day of the Lenglen-McKane match.

Ryan survived a match point in her third round match vs. the formidable Peacock of India. Peacock "reveled in the heat" but netted the ball time after time in the third, defeating herself.

A funny incident happened in round 2, when it was reported that "a new star" had come to challenge Lenglen. Even her name was perfect for tennis. Princess Lobkowiczova beat Satterwaithe (a top tenner) 6-0 6-0 with "a peculiar twisting serve". It was obvious the reporter had never seen the match the next day when a furious Satterwaithe stormed the tournament office to inform them that she had won 6-0 6-0, not the Princess! The official had given the referee the correct score but the wrong winner.

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