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1934 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: January 18-27
Venue: Rushcutter Bay, Sydney
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Joan Hartigan [1] d. Truda Cox 6-0 8-6
Erla Corrigan d. Eileen Corbett 8-6 6-3
Ivy Purdy d. Dorothy Dingle default (injured thumb in a splint)
Ula Valkenburg [8] d. Gwen Stevenson 6-2 6-2
Alison Hattersley d. Nancy Chitty [4] 6-8 9-7 6-4
May Blick d. Beth Peach 6-3 6-2
Helen McTaggett d. Nancy Lewis 6-4 8-6
Louie Bickerton [6] d. Dot Bellamy 6-1 6-3

Mall Molesworth [2] d. Mary Chapman 6-0 6-2
Miss P O' Connor d. Kath Commins 6-2 6-3
Nell Hall [5] d. Peg Menzies 6-1 6-2
Joyce Williams d. Cherie Bubb 6-2 6-1
Muff Wilson d. Dot Stevenson 7-5 6-3
Kath Le Messurier [7] d. Nina Vickery 6-4 7-9 6-3
Nancy Lewis d. Vera Selwin 6-1 6-8 6-1
Emily Westacott [3] d. Gwen Utz 6-3 6-3

2nd Round

Hartigan [1] d. Corrigan 6-3 6-1
Valkenburg [8] d. Purdy 6-2 6-4
Hattersley d. Blick 13-11 6-4
Bickerton [6] d. McTaggett 6-2 6-0

Molesworth [2] d O' Connor 6-3 6-4
Hall [5] d. Williams default
Wilson d. Le Messurier [7] 6-1 6-1
Westacott [3] d. Lewis 8-6 7-5

Quarterfinals

Hartigan [1] d. Valkenburg [8] 6-1 6-4
Bickerton [6] d. Hattersley 6-3 6-1
Molesworth [2] d. Hall [5] 6-4 6-1
Wilson d. Westacott [3] 2-6 10-8 6-3

Semifinals

Hartigan [1] d Bickerton [6] 6-1 6-3
Molesworth [2] d Wilson 7-5 6-4

Final

Joan Hartigan [1] d. Mall Molesworth [2] 6-1 6-4




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Doubles (Draw=15)

1st Round

Mall Molesworth/Emily Westacott [1] d. Sylvia Harper/Helen McTaggett [Q] 6-2 7-5
Gwen Cassidy/Muff Wilson d. partner/Gwen Utz default
Nancy Chitty/Nancy Lewis [4] d. Edna Collison/Joyce Hone [Q] 6-2 7-5
Dot Stevenson/Gwen Stevenson d. Edna Gardyne/Kath Le Messurier 1-6 8-6 7-5

Joan Hartigan/Ula Valkenburg [2] d. Peg Menzies/Miss P O'Connor [Q] 6-1 6-4
Dot Bellamy/Sylvia Harper d. Floris Conway/Marjorie Crawford 7-5 6-4
Louie Bickerton/Nell Hall [3] d. Thelma Coyne/Agnes Tosch [Q] 6-4 6-2
Alison Hattersley/Vera Selwyn d. May Blick/Truda Cox 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Molesworth/Westacott [1] d Cassidy/Wilson 6-2 6-3
Chitty/Lewis [4] d Stevenson/Stevenson 6-3 7-5
Hartigan/Valkenburg [2] d Bellamy/Harper 6-2 6-4
Bickerton/Hall [3] d Hattersley/Selwin 6-2 8-6

Semifinals

Molesworth/Westacott [1] d. Chitty/Lewis [4] 6-4 6-3
Hartigan/Valkenburg [2] d. Bickerton/Hall [3] 6-3 6-1

Final

Mall Molesworth/Emily Westacott [1] d. Joan Hartigan/Ula Valkenburg [2] 6-8 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Nell Hall/Harry Hopman [1]-bye
Vera Selwin/R. C. Smith default-bye
Kath Le Messurier/Don Turnbull-bye
Gwen Stevenson/Charles Angus (NZ)-bye
Emily Westacott/Roy Dunlop [4]-bye
Mary Chapman/Len Schwartz-bye
Sylvia Harper/Gar Hone d. Eileen Corbett/George Kendall 6-2 6-4
Truda Cox/David Thompson d. Nancy Chitty/Allan Knight 6-1 6-4

Mall Molesworth/Hughie Goodwin d. Mary Storey/Harry Austin 6-4 6-2
Gwen Utz/Norman Peach-bye
Edna Gardyne/Joe Rodgers-bye
Alison Hattersley/Aubrey Willard [3]-bye
Nancy Lewis/Reg Erwin-bye
Nina Vickery/Bruce Moore-bye
Dot Bellamy/Jack Clemenger-bye
Joan Hartigan/Gar Moon [2]-bye

2nd Round

Hall/Hopman [1] d. Selwin/default
Le Messurier/Turnbull d. Stevenson/Angus default
Westacott/Dunlop [4] d. Chapman/Schwartz 6-4 6-4
Cox/Thompson d. Harper/Hone3-6 6-3 6-2

Utz/Peach d. Molesworth/Goodwin 6-2 6-3
Hattersley/Willard [3] d. Gardyne/Rodgers 6-3 6-3
Lewis/Erwin d. Vickery/Moore 6-4 8-6
Hartigan/Moon [2] d. Bellamy/Clemenger 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Hall/Hopman [1] d. Le Messurier/Turnbull 6-2 6-3
Westacott/Dunlop [4] d. Cox/Thompson 6-1 7-5
Hattersley/Willard [3] d. Utz/Peach 6-1 6-2
Hartigan/Moon [2] d. Lewis/Erwin 6-1 8-6

Semifinals

Westacott/Dunlop [4] d. Hall/Hopman 6-1 6-3
Hartigan/Moon [2] d. Hattersley/Willard 13-11 8-6

Final

Joan Hartigan/Gar Moon [2] d. Emily Westacott/Roy Dunlop [4] 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

Marjorie Crawford=Mrs J. Crawford
Nell Hall = the maiden name of Nell Hopman.
Nancy Lewis=Miss A. T. Lewis
Eileen Corbet=Mrs M. C. Corbett (Mrs Maxwell Campbell Corbett)
Elizabeth McTaggett = Mrs RE McTaggett, nee Elizabeth Sloane
Beth Peach listed as E. Peach. Her full name was Elizabeth Peach
Ivy Purdy

Harry Austin=H. B. Austin from Riverina
Joe Rodgers=J. Rodgers. GeeTee also has the name "Jim".

Miss full names for
:

Miss P. O' Connor represents the Ground Members' Club in Sydney.

Mr R. S. Smith

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Sources:

The Argus provides the draw in exact draw order:
13 Jan 1934 - LAWN TENNIS - Trove

[The Sydney Morning Herald handicaps the field]
18 Jan 1934 - LAWN TENNIS. - Trove

25 Jan 1934 - GREAT ASSEMBLY OF TENNIS STARS IN SYDNEY - Trove

[A photo of Hartigan in action]
29 Jan 1934 - TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. - Trove
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Summary:

Mall Molesworth, age 39, made a stunning run to the final. In the final she was unable to beat her 21 year old opponent, but she won the doubles crown. She is the oldest singles finalist and doubles champ on record in Oz.

Hartigan's defence in Sydney was not as arduous as the year before. She showed how much her game had improved under the coaching of Jim Willard, reaching the final without dropping a set. In the other half of the draw, New South Wales country champion Muff Wilson defeated Westacott 2-6 10-8 6-3, with Westacott being too fearless on her drives going for a clean winner on every shot. Muff survived a match point in moving on. Wilson found Molesworth a different proposition in the semifinal. The former champion broke up Wilson's game by mixing short chips and deep drives to win 6-4 7-5. If she had tried this tactic against Hartigan in the final she might have had more success than she did by trying to outhit and out-run someone so much younger. It was 11 years since Molesworth's first national final, and she could not keep the pace with her stronger and more mobile opponent, going down 1-6, 4-6.

2,500 came for the quarterfinals.

[Summary courtesy of Louloubelle]

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