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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
1902 Summary:

Muriel Robb sits atop the British tennis world due to her shocking win at Wimbledon. She breaks the Hillyard-Sterry lock with some help from Hilda Lane (who takes out Hillyard) and the weather. After splitting sets with Sterry in the Challenge Round rain falls, holding over play to the next day. A refreshed Robb wins the replayed match in straight sets.

Dorothea Douglass wins 3 out of 8 events entered for the season, tallying up titles at Beckenham (Kent), Felixstone (East of England) and Eastbourne (South of England)

1902 British-Irish Classifications (source: Lawn Tennis for Ladies, by Lambert Chambers)

1-2. Muriel Robb (GB)
1-3 Charlotte Cooper Sterry (GB)
3-5. Dorothea Douglass (GB)
3-5 Louisa Martin (Ire)
3-5 Winifred Longhurst (GB)
6-7. Blanche Bingley Hillyard (GB)
6-7 Hilda Lane (GB)
8-14. Agnes Morton (GB)
8-14 Edith Austin Greville (GB)
8-14 Bertha Steedman (GB)
8-14 Ruth Dyas Durlacher (Ire)
8-14 Constance Wilson (GB)
8-14 Toupie Lowther (GB)
8-14 Edith Bromfield (GB)*

*Much of this thread comes from research done by Mark Ryan. his thread of results may be found at:

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Re: 1902


December 26, 1901-January 13, 1902, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: The Mowbray Courts

CR: Mrs F.S. Green d. Miss Daintree (holder) 4-6 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF: Mrs F.S. Green/Ferdinand Scholtz d. Miss Daintree/G. Dunbar 6-1 3-6 6-1
SF: Mrs C.S. Nicholson/G. Davis d. Mrs Steyn/C.F. Schmidt 6-2 6-2

MX: Mrs F.S. Green/Ferdinand Scholtz d. Mrs C.S. Nicholson/G. Davis 6-1 6-4


February 25-March 3, South Australian Championships, Adelaide (Grass)
Venue: Jubilee Exhibition Oval

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lillian Payne d. Miss Walker 6-1 6-3
1R: Emma Ragless d. A. Jamieson 6-5 1-6 6-3
1R: Maisie Parr d. F. Ayers 6-1 retired
1R: Gertrude Wilmoth d. Mrs. Blackborne 6-2 6-2

SF: Payne d. Mrs Ragless 6-3 6-3
SF: Wilmoth d. Parr 6-4 6-2

FI Lillian Payne d. Gertrude Wilmoth 6-0 6-1

Doubles (Incomplete draw)

?R: Lillian Payne/E. Wyatt d. Mrs Blackbourne/Miss Walker 6-1 3-6 6-3
?R: F. Ayers/Maisie Parr d. Miss Jolly/Emma Ragless 6-4 6-1

DF Lillian Payne/E. Wyatt d. A. Jamieson/Gertrude Wilmoth 6-3 6-4

Mixed doubles (Incomplete draw)

?R: Lillian Payne/John Parker d. E. Wyatt/Roland Kelsey 6-1 6-0
?R: Gertrude Wilmoth/Robert Bowen d. Maisie Parr/H.M. Turner 6-4 6-8 6-0

FI: Lillian Payne/John Baker d. A. Jamieson/Cecil Heath 6-2 6-1

The first interstate tie between female players from South Australia and Victoria took place prior to this year’s South Australia Championships. The South Australian women won the tie by eight rubbers to four.

From ‘The Adelaide Advertiser’, February 25, 1902:

“Additional interest will be imparted to the annual tournament of the South Australian Lawn Tennis Association, which commences on the Jubilee Oval at 9.30 a.m. today, by the participation of Victorian and West Australian players. The entries this year constitute a record in the history of the association, and the game is evidently gaining in popularity in South Australia. This season the association has no fewer than 148 matches on the programme, and as it is desired to finish the tournament on Saturday next the courts must never be allowed to stand vacant. Players are warned that if they are not promptly on the spot when their games are called on they will be struck out of the programme.”

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Re: 1902


March 1-6, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Hotel de Paris

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Margherita de Robiglio (Fra)-bye
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. M. Chalier (Fra) 6-3 6-4
1R: Germaine Chalier d. Comtesse de Pret 6-3 6-3
1R: Mildred Brooksmith (GB)-bye

SF: Countess Schulenburg d. Robiglio 6-3 6-3
SF: Brooksmith d. Chalier 6-0 6-1

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. Mildred Brooksmith (GB) 6-2 6-3

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Margherita de Robiglio (Fra)/Count Joseph de Robiglio (Ita) 6-2 6-1

The Challenge Cups were worth 5,500 francs. The Robiglios were daughter and father.


March 10-18, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. Mildred Brooksmith (GB) 6-3 6-3

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. M. Chalier/A. de Gordon 6-3 6-3

The mixed event was handicap only. The Countess, "solid from the baseline", won with her English partner "despite owing 40." (p 55 of Alan Little, Golden Days of Tennis on the French Riviera.)


March 22-29, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)

FI: V. Henshaw (GB) d. Miss Tomer (GB) 6-3 6-1

This was the inaugural Riviera Championships tournament. For some reason this year the Beau Site event was not held. There is some indication that the popularity of gold was to blame.

Louisa Martin visited the Riviera for 10 days, but did not enter an tournaments. She hit with the Countess Schulenburg a couple of times, in one instance the German taking a 6-3 set. Martin spent most of her time pursuing the sport of golf. (Little, p 56).


began March 28, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Handicap singles (Draw=4)

SF: Gladys Duddell (GB) d. Yvonne de Pfeffel 3-6 6-4 9-7
SF: Marie-Louise de Pfeffel d. Kate Gillou 6-4 4 6-1

FI: Gladys Duddell (GB) d. Marie-Louise de Pfeffel 6-0 6-2

MX: Yvonne de Pfeffel/Lionel Escombe (GB) d. Adine Masson/Willie Masson 6-3 5-7 6-3

The above two events were handicap only.


March 29– April 1 Tasmanian Championships, Launceston (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Nina Rock d. Miss Gubbins 6-1 6-3
1R: B. Holmes d. Amy Rex 2-6 6-5 6-5
1R: M. Taylor d. G. Rudge 6-4 6-5
1R: Mrs A. Chancellor-bye

SF: Rock d. Holmes 6-3 6-0
SF: Mrs A. Chancellor d. Taylor 6-5 6-0

FI: Nina Rock d. Mrs A. Chancellor 6-3 6-0

CR: A. Jamieson (holder) d. Nina Rock 4-6 6-4 6-4


In the News

The following letter from the American player Elisabeth Moore, originally published in "American Lawn Tennis" in early April 1902, was carried in the English publication "Lawn Tennis" on April 30, 1902:

"Dear Sir,

"It has come to my knowledge that the National Lawn Tennis Association, at its meeting last month [February 1902], without any general request from the women players of the country, made a radical change in the rules regulating tournaments, namely in reducing the number of sets to be played in final matches from best of three in five sets to best of two in three. I feel that I must enter my protest against such action.

"I do not think any such change should have been made without first canvassing the wishes of the women players. I venture to say that if this were done today, a very large majority would be found to be against the change. Lawn tennis is a game not alone of skill, but of endurance as well, and I fail to see why such a radical change should be made to satisfy a few players, who do not take the time or have not the inclination to get themselves in proper condition for playing.

"I trust your paper will oppose this change as being detrimental to the game.

"Very sincerely yours,

"Elisabeth H. Moore, Brooklyn, New York, March 5, 1902"

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Re: 1902


April 23-28, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Toupie Lowther d. Miss Whittall default

SF: Lowther d. Mabel Squire 6-2 6-0
SF: Gladys Duddell d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-2 6-0

FI: Toupie Lowther d. Gladys Duddell 6-3 6-1

MX: Toupie Lowther/Laurie Doherty d. Mabel Squire/Major Ritchie 6-3 6-3

Holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend her singles title, nor the mixed doubles with her husband George Hillyard.


April 24-26 Ojai Valley Tournament, Nordhoff, California. United States (Hard)

?R: May Sutton d Mrs Kincaid 6-2 6-0

FI: May Sutton d Florence Sutton ????

DF: Mrs Kincaid/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton ????

MX:May Sutton/ R. Variel, Jr. d. Violet Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh ????

May won the Ojai event an incredible 18 times between 1902 and her last victory in 1928. This was the third year in which All-Comers' events had been played at the Ojai Valley tournament. In 1900 and 1901, the women's singles title was won by Ruby Garland.

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Re: 1902


May 5-11, Swedish Covered Courts Championships, Stockholm, Sweden (Wood)

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. Froken Fogelmarck 6-4 6-1

* Froken is Swedish for "Miss".


May 17-22, Championships of the Adriatic, Trieste, Austria-Hungary (Clay)
Venue: International Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Frl Luckmann d. Nora Cavallar ????


May 17-23, Leopold Club Tournament, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)
Venue: Leopold Club

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Marthe Trasenster d. Phyllis Squire (GB) 6-1 6-3
1R: Jeanne Chazal d. M. Dejardin default
1R: Miss Menzies d. “Miss A.P.” default

QF: Mildred Coles (GB) d. Mlle de Lavaleye 6-1 6-1
QF: Trasenster d. Chazal default
QF: Mme P. Comblen d. Menzies 6-1 6-4
QF: Mabel Squire (GB) d. J. Coles (GB) 6-1 6-3

SF: M Coles d. Trasenster 6-3 6-4
SF: Squire d. Comblen 6-4 4-6 6-2

FI: Mildred Coles (GB) and Mabel Squire (GB) divided the prizes.

Squire is the maiden name of Mabel Bramwell. Note to double check the Trasenter for this event. Mafrtha probably too young! (Marie)


late May, Championships of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Berlin Lawn-Tennis-Turnier-Club

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. N. Herz default


May 26-30, Southern Championships, Washington DC, US (Grass)
Venue: Bachelor Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Bessie Moore d. Maud Banks 6-3 3-6 10-8

MX: Marie Wimer/Jahial Parmly Paret d. Maud Banks/John C. Davidson 6-0 6-4


???? Florence, Florence, Italy (Clay)

Won by L. Ranney

In 1902 the first official women’s tennis tournament in Italy took place in Florence, and the eventual winner was a certain L. Ranney. The source for this information was found online at:


May 29-June 1, Mannheim, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Hirsch d. Maria Ladenburg ????

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
early to mid June

May 26-June 2, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles: (Draw=6)

1R: Louisa Martin d. Miss Godfrey default
1R: Maud Garfit-bye
1R: Ruth Durlacher-bye
1R: Miss Monahan d. Miss Brown 6-4 6-1

SF: Martin d. Garfit 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
SF: Durlacher d. Monahan 6-2, 6-2

FI: Louisa Martin d. Ruth Durlacher 6-8 6-4 7-5

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Betham/Miss Lindsay-bye
1R: Ruth Durlacher/Miss Hazlett d. Miss Atthill/Mrs E.H. Meaden 6-1 6-2
1R: Maud Garfit/"A.N. Other" d. Miss Monahan/Mrs Rambant 6-3 6-2
1R: Louisa Martin/Miss Morant-bye

SF: Durlacher/Hazlett d. Betham/Lindsay 7-5 6-0
SF: Martin/Morant d. Garfit/"Other" 13-11 10-8

FI: Ruth Durlacher/Miss Hazlett d. Louisa Martin/Miss Morant 6-3 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Ruth Durlacher/Laurie Doherty d. Louisa Martin/Sidney Smith 6-3 6-2
1R: Miss Hazlett/Edward Yatman d. Miss Morant/Ernest Wills 11-9 4-6 6-3
1R: "Mrs Another"/Hugh Sweetman d. Miss Monahan/Roger Sweetman 6-0 6-4
1R: Maud Garfit/Walter Carey d. Mrs E.H. Meaden/William Saint-George Perrott 6-1 3-6 6-4

SF: Durlacher/Doherty d. Hazlett/Yatman ????
SF: Garfit/Carey d. "Another"/H. Sweetman ????

FI: Ruth Durlacher/Laurie Doherty d. Maud Garfit/Walter Carey 6-2 6-4 6-4

A pitifully small draw compared to past glory days.

Durlacher recalls this event-from the Lambert Chambers book Lawn Tennis for Ladies

"A match that remains in my memory perhaps more than any other was the final of the Irish Championship Singles at Dublin in 1902, when Miss Martin and I met and had a long struggle for supremacy. At one time it really seemed as if I must win this match, as I led at 5 games to 1 and was within a stroke of the match. But I could not make that one point. Once when I had the advantage and only wanted an ace to win the match, one of my returns ran along the top of the net, and then, unfortunately for me, dropped my side. Miss Martin stuck to her guns persistently and eventually pulled the match out of the fire, winning the next six games straight off and thus becoming Irish Champion for 1902. It was very disappointing to lose after being so near victory. The score in Miss Martin's favour was 6-8, 6-4, 7-5."


June 1-5, Championships of Austria, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d Frida Pietrzikowski 6-1 6-0

for the Championships of Bohemia

FI: M. Masha d. Frl Hlawatsch 4-6 6-4 8-6


June 2-7, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Greville 6-1, 6-3
1R: Connie Wilson d. E. Sargeant 6-4, 6-2
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Miss Tootell 6-2, 6-1
1R: ????-bye

1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown-bye
1R: Alice Greene d. Ellen Evered 6-3 7-5
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
1R: Edith Bromfield d. H. Smythe 6-2 6-3

QF: Sterry d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-0
QF: Douglass d. ????
QF: Greene d. Stawell-Brown 6-1 6-3
QF: Bromfield d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2

SF: Sterry d Dorothea Douglass 7-5 6-3
SF: Bromfield d. Greene 6-3 7-5

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Edith Bromfield 6-1 6-0

*Note that Edith Bromfield is also listed as Elizabeth in summary top ten. Did she go by both names or prefer one over the other? Verify.

Wet weather prevails early on at the start of the English tennis season. Slick conditions play into Sterry's strengths, which are chop shots and volleys. Sterry was the holder from 1901.


June 2, Pennsylvania State Championships, Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States (Grass)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club

FI: Helen Chapman d. Dorothea Baird 3-6 6-3 6-3

DF: Dorothy Rastall/ElizabethRastall d. Clara Chase/Rebecca Lycett 6-1 7-5

MX: Dorothy Rastall/Grugan d. Elizabeth Rastall/Albert Hoskins 6-2 6-4

Holder Jean B. Clark does not defend

Draw notes:

Dorothea Baird=Mrs T.E.Baird Jr
Elizabeth Rastall-Miss E. J. Rastall


June 5-8, Championships of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: Frida Pietrzikowski d. G. Weishut 6-2 6-1


June 5-9, Leipzig, Germany (Clay)

FI: C. Federlein d. Frl Engländer ????


June 9-14*, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32, plus holder)

1R: Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 7-5 6-8 7-5
1R: Toupie Lowther d. “A.N. Other” default
1R: Miss Tootell d. Connie Meyer 1-6 6-4 7-5
1R: Ruth Durlacher d. Ethel Walker 6-1 6-2
1R: H. Smythe d. E. Dudgeon 2-6 10-8 6-1
1R: Miss Donisthorpe d. L. Grace default
1R: Jessie Coles d. N. Dudgeon 6-2 4-6 6-2
1R: Agnes Morton d. M. Thorpe 6-1 6-1

1R: Connie Wilson d. Katherine Pillans 6-1 6-2
1R: Miss Ripley d. Mrs Cuppon 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R: M. Hardy d. V. Saunders 6-0 6-4
1R: Alice Greene d. Dora Boothby 6-0 4-6 6-2
1R: Edith Bromfield d. Mildred Coles 6-1 6-3
1R: Bertha Holder d. C. Anthony 6-4 6-0
1R: Mabel Hurlbatt d. Miss Kersey default
1R: Edith Greville d. Amy Ransome 6-0 6-0

2R: Lane d. Lowther 2-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Durlacher d. Tootell 6-2 6-2
2R: Smythe d. Donisthorpe 6-2 6-1
2R: Morton d. J. Coles 6-4 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Ripley 6-3 6-0
2R: Greene d. Hardy 6-4 6-1
2R: Bromfield d. Holder 6-1 6-3
2R: Greville d. Hurlbatt 6-3 6-1

QF: Lane d. Durlacher 6-3 5-7 7-5
QF: Morton d. Smythe 6-4 7-5
QF: Wilson d. Greene 6-2 3-6 6-3
QF: Greville d. Bromfield 6-3 6-1

SF: Lane d. Morton 6-1 6-3
SF: Greville d. Wilson 4-6 6-3 6-2

FI: Hilda Lane d. Edith Greville 4-6 6-3 retired

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Hilda Lane 7-5 6-4

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Edith Bromfield/Harold Mahony 5-7 6-3 6-3

*The challenge round was postponed due to rain and was played the week after Wimbledon.

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Mid to late June

June 16-21, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24, plus holder)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Edith Johnson default
1R: F. Hollins d. Miss Scott default
1R: Mrs C. Pyke d. Miss Wilson default
1R: Laura Everard d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 3-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Constance Hill-bye
1R: Miss Pyke-bye
1R: Mrs C. Hunter-bye
1R: Maud Garfit-bye

1R: Connie Wilson-bye
1R: Mrs Gardner-bye
1R: E. Foulkes-bye
1R: Katherine Pick-bye
1R: M. Reid d. Mrs Clark default
1R: Alice Pickering d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-0
1R: Amy Ransome d. Mrs Wood default
1R: C. Hollins d. Miss Cogswell 7-5 6-2

2R: Robb d. Hollins 6-1 3-6 6-0
2R: Everard d. Mrs Pyke default
2R: Hill d. Miss Pyke default
2R: Garfit d. Hunter 6-3 6-1

2R: Wilson d. Gardner 6-4 6-1
2R: Pick d. Foulkes 6-4 7-5
2R: Pickering d. Reid 6-0 6-1
2R: Ransome d. Hollins 6-3 6-2

QF: Robb d. Everard 6-1 retired
QF: Garfit d. Hill 6-4 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Pick default
QF: Pickering d. Ransome 6-0 6-1

SF: Robb d. Garfit 6-1 6-1
SF: Wilson d. Pickering 6-3 7-5

FI: Muriel Robb d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-3

CR: Louisa Martin (holder) d. Muriel Robb 6-8 7-5 6-1


SF: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. Edith Johnson/Connie Wilson 6-2 6-2
SF: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Amy Ransome d. A.L. Decker/M. Decker 6-0 6-2

FI: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. L. Chatterton-Clarke/Amy Ransome 6-2 6-2

All England Mixed Doubles Championship (Draw=11)

1R: Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley-bye
1R: Maud Garfit/William Carey-bye
1R: Edith Johnson/Arnold Herschell
1R: Connie Wilson/Henry L. Fleming d. L. Chatterton-Clarke/Xenophon Casdagli 6-1 6-1

1R: Amy Ransome/Arthur Ransome d. [Charlotte]Everard/ J.C. Muir 7-5 11-9
1R: Alice Pickering/Harold Mahony d. Constance Hill/Charles Pritchett 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs Day/B.C. Wood-bye
1R: Mes Clegg/L.D.C. Thomas-bye

QF: Robb/Riseley d. Garfit/Carey 6-3 7-5
QF: Wilson/Fleming d. Johnson/Herschell 6-2 6-4
QF: Pickering/Mahony d. Ransome/Ransome 7-5 6-3
QF: B.C. Wood/Mrs Day d. L.D.C. Thomas/Mrs Clegg default

SF: Robb/Riseley d. Wilson/Fleming 6-3 7-5
SF: Pickering/Mahony d. Day/Wood default

FI: Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley d. Alice Pickering/Harold Mahony 6-1 7-5

CR: Louisa Martin (Ire)/ Sidney Smith (holders) d. Muriel Robb/Frank Riseley 7-5 1-6 8-6


June 18-21, Gravesend, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Miss Tootell 6-1 6-3


June 16-21, Surrey Championshipss, Surbiton,England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Charlotte Sterry d. Nora Meyer 6-2 6-1
1R: E.E. Sargeant d. L. Ripley 6-0 6-1
1R: Edith Bromfield d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-2 6-4
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Miss Barber 6-0 6-2

1R: Connie Meyer d. B. Ripley default
1R: Beryl Tulloch d. Ruth Durlacher default
1R: Mrs Mounsey d. Miss Smith default
1R: Agnes Morton d. Miss Jones default

QF: Sterry d. Sargeant 6-1 6-0
QF: Douglass d. Bromfield 6-1 6-0
QF: C. Meyer d. Tulloch 6-4 6-1
QF: Morton d. Mounsey 6-2 6-0

SF: Mrs Sterry d. Douglass 6-3 6-1
SF: Morton d. C. Meyer 6-2 6-3

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-3 6-3

From 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', June 25, 1902:

"Mrs Charlotte Sterry ran away from Miss Dorothea Douglass before the latter could shake off her nervousness and gain confidence. It was extraordinary to watch the effect Mrs Sterry's sliced returns had on the play of Miss Douglass. The latter would be standing in position prepared to drive for the ground when, alas, the ball would perform all kinds of unexpected antics, necessitating a hurried and unstable effect on Miss Douglass' part merely to return it rather than make her best stroke, which would be necessary to put such an opponent as Mrs Sterry in difficulty."



Dates: circa June 18-28
Venue: Ile de Puteaux, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

Adine Masson d. Yvonne Prevost 5-7 7-5 6-3
Mme P. Girod d. Katie Gillou 0-6 6-2 6-0


Adine Masson d. Mme P. Girod ????

Mixed Doubles

SemifinalsYvonne Prevost/R. Forbes d. Mme P. Girod/Fouchier-Magnan 6-3 6-2
Adine Masson/Willie Masson d. L. Schopfer/Jean Schopfer 6-8 7-5 7-5


Yvonne Prevost/R. Forbes d. Adine Masson/Willie Masson ????

Open only to French Nationals.

It's clear that Adine Masson won the final, but the score is very difficult to find. The semi-finals took place circa June 23, with the final due to take place "at a later date" ("Le Figaro", June 24, 1902).

This was the inaugural mixed doubles event at the French Closed Championships. Several reliable sources gives the Forbes/Prevost team as the winners, but no score.


June 25-28, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Charlotte Everard 6-0,10-8

MX: Lucy Kendal/William J Nimmo d. Helen Aitchison/H. Laws 7-5 7-5

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)

Dates: June 24 to June 28
Venue: Philadelphia Country Club, Wissahickon Heights, (Chesnut Hill) Philadelphia
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)

Defender Bessie Moore "sits out" until Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Maud Haldeman d. Marjory Oberteuffer 6-3 6-3

1st Round

Clara Chase d. Huldah Steel 6-1 6-4
Juliette Atkinson d. Mary Lamb 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Ida Kitchen 6-0 6-2
Nona Closterman d. Haldeman 6-2 6-0

Helen Chapman d. Virginia Maule 6-1 6-2
Amy Fielding d. Helen Green 6-3 8-6
Marion Jones d. Beatrice Banks 6-1 6-2
Marie Wimer d. Maud Banks 6-4 9-7


Atkinson d. Chase 6-1 6-3
Neely d. Closterman 6-2 6-0
Chapman d. Fielding 6-4 3-6 7-5
Jones d. Wimer 6-4 6-0.


Neely d. Atkinson 8-6 3-6 6-2
Jones d. Chapman 6-1 6-0.

All-Comers Final

Marion Jones d. Carrie Neely 8-6 6-4

Challenge Round

Marion Jones d. Bessie Moore (holder) 6-1 1-0* retired (Moore fainted on court)


Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Maud Banks/Nona Closterman d. Beatrice Banks/Georgina Jones 6-1 6-3
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Maud Haldeman/Miss McClue 6-0 6-2
Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Helen Chapman/Bessie Rastall 6-1 6-1
Huldah Steel/Marie Wimer d. Evelyn Howell/Corrine Mock 6-1 6-0


M. Banks/Closterman d. Moore/Neely 6-2 6-0
Atkinson/M.Jones d. Steel/Wimer 6-2 6-3


Juliette Atkinson/Marion Jones d. Maud Banks/Winona Closterman 6-2 7-5


Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1st Round

Nona Closterman/William P. Rowland-bye
Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Helen Chapman/Harry Allen 6-2 6-3
Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins d. Georgina Jones/Elliott Field 6-2 6-3
Huldah Steel/S. H. Callum-bye


Moore/Grant d. Closterman/Rowland 2-6 6-2 6-4
Rastall/Hoskins d. Steel/Callum 9-7 6-4


Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant d. Bessie Rastall/Albert Hoskins 6-2 6-1


Draw Notes:

Note: Get pics from local paper. They are fantastic! The first year of full page photos rather than artists sketches.

*The New York Times and New York Herald report the score as 6-2 (and not 6-1) 1-0 retired.

Amy Fielding=Mrs Mantle R Fielding, nee Amy Williams.
Bessie Rastall listed as "Edith" in Wright and Ditson's, but there is no Emily Rastall among the Rastall sisters.



With all the previous winners of the past 5 years entered interest ran high. The semis seeing the largest crowd ever. People got so out of hand "and interfered to such an extent that the benches" were removed from beside the court. The USTA unilaterally decides to stop the tradition of 3 of 5 set finals for the women. The paper notes that, "the holder of the title was not even consulted on the subject." The women mount a petition that "even hinted that one person alone" was responsible for the change, but the petiton was ignored.

Could the "one person" have been Westerner Marion Jones? The irony was in the final Besie Moore fainted in the second set, something that never had happened in longer matches. Moore had a high fever and was obviously off form from the start of the match. Jones gallantly refused to accept a retirement and proposed putting the match off. When Moore was still unwell after a couple of days Jones was declared the champion on June 30.

Jones nonetheless earned her title-from the start of the championships her hitting was harder than her form of previous years. In the all-comers final Carrie Neely put up a tremendous fight, having a set point in the opening chapter. In the end Jones won 8-6 6-4, scoring 87 points to 72 for Neely.



The New York HeraldThe New York Times
1903 Wright and Ditson's Lawn Tennis Guide. Pages 111-114

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 25, 1902, Page 5, Image 5 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 28, 1902, Page 9, Image 9 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, June 29, 1902, Page 11, Image 11 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)

Dates: June 23 to July 2
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=22, plus holder Sterry)

1stt Round

Hilda Lane-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Muriel Robb-bye
Edith Bromfield-bye
E. Godfrey-bye
Dorothea Douglass d. Henrietta Horncastle default
Ruth Durlacher d. Beryl Tulloch default
Alice Greene d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-1 6-3

Connie Meyer d. Edith Johnson default
Winifred Longhurst d. E. Burrill default
Agatha Morton d. Ethel Thompson 6-4 6-4
Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Bertha Steedman-bye
Connie Wilson-bye

2nd Round

Lane d. Hillyard 6-2 6-8 9-7
Robb d. Bromfield 6-3 4-6 6-4
Douglass d. Godfrey default
Durlacher d. Greene 6-3 6-2

Longhurst d. Meyer 6-1 6-2
Morton d. Hausberg default
Greville d. Bell default
Steedman d. Wilson 6-3 8-10 6-4


Robb d. Lane 6-1 7-5
Douglass d. Durlacher 6-2 10-8
Morton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-4
Greville d. Steedman 6-1 3-6 6-2


Robb d. Douglass 6-4 2-6 9-7
Morton d. Greville 7-5 6-4

All-Comers Final

Muriel Robb Robb d. Agatha Morton 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round

Muriel Robb d. Charlotte Sterry (Holder) 7-5 6-1*

*Replayed after splitting sets at 4-6 13-11 when rain halted play on the first day.


Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry-bye
1R: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb-bye
1R: Edith Bromfield/Miss Morgan d. Winifred Longhurst/Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-2
1R: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Dorothea Douglass/Ruth Durlacher 0-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson-bye
1R: A. Bell/Connie Meyer-bye

1R: Alice Greene/Ellen Stawell-Brown d. E. Flemmich/L. Flemmich 6-0 6-2
1R: Edith Greville/Ethel Thomson d. A. Bell/Miss Coulby default

QF: Morton/Sterry d. Pickering/Robb 13-11 2-6 6-3
QF: Hillyard/Steedman d. Bromfield/Morgan 6-2 6-1
QF: Greville/Thomson d. Greene/Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-1
QF: Lane/Wilson d. Bell/Meyer 6-3 6-4

SF: Morton/Sterry d. Hillyard/Steedman 7-5, 6-3
SF: Lane/Wilson d. Greville/Thomson 4-6 7-5 10-8

FI: Agnes Morton/Charlotte Sterry d. Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson default


Mixed doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Charlotte Sterry/Laurie Doherty d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/ Brame Hillyard 6-4 14-12
1R: Hilda Lane/Captain Fleming d. Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett 4-6 7-5 7-5
1R: Dorothea Douglass/Charles H. Martin d. Beryl Tulloch/William Lemaire (Bel) 6-0 6-4

2R: Sterry/L. Doherty d. Winifred Longhurst/R. Williams 6-1 7-5
2R: Blanche Hillyard/Harold Mahony d. Connie Myer/Frank Riseley 2-6 7-5 7-5
2R: Ruth Durlacher/George Ball-Greene d. D. Bell/Roderick McNair 6-3 6-1
2R: Bertha Steedman/Reggie Doherty d. Agnes Morton/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-1 9-7

2R: Douglass/Martin d. Lane/Fleming 6-3 6-0
2R: Alice Pickering/Sidney Smith d. Alice Greene/Roger M. Sweetman 5-7 6-4 6-4
2R: Ethel Thomson/Major Ritchie d. M. Walker/Dr A. Walker 6-1 6-0
2R: Muriel Robb/Clement Cazalet d. Edith Bromfield/Hugh M. Sweetman 6-4 6-4

QF: Sterry/L Doherty d. Hillyard/Mahony ????
QF: Steedman/R. Doherty d. Durlacher/Ball-Greene 6-1 7-5
QF: Douglass/Martin d. Pickering/Smith 6-3 7-5
QF: Robb/Cazelet d. Thomson/Ritchie 5-7 6-4 7-5

SF: Sterry/L Doherty d. Steedman/R. Doherty default
SF: Robb/Cazalet d. Douglass/Martin 6-2 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry/Laurie Doherty d. Muriel Robb/Clement Cazalet 6-4 6-3


Draw Notes

The ladies doubles and mixed events were still non-championship events in 1902.

There are Bells in the draw:

1. CB Bell in singles
2. A Bell in doubles
3. D Bell in mixed.

Missing full names for:

Miss CB Bell
Miss A Bell
D Bell
Miss E. Burrill
Miss E. Godfrey



Wade, Virginia. Ladies of the Court: A Century Of Women At Wimbledon. p 22



Hilda Lane stuns Blanche Hillyard, opening up the draw.

Muriel Robb took advantage. After beating Lane in the quarters she wins over Douglass in the semis.There were 3 doubtful line calls that went against Douglass during her semi. Each call was at her advantage in the fourth game, which would have resulted in 3-1 lead in the third. Robb's powerful forehand pulls her through.

With this win Muriel Robb, from Newcastle in Northumberland, became the only player, male or female, to have won the four national championships of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales). No other player has ever repeated the feat.

The Challenge Round is replayed from the start after the women split sets with rain coming down. After losing the first set 4-6 Muriel eeks out the second at 13-11. The next day they start afresh rather than play out the third. Robb wins 7-5 6-1. If one counts the previous two sets this is the longest ladies final by games at 53.

Blanche Hillyard summed up Miss Robb: "The power she got on the ball was astonishing. Indeed fewer men have had a harder drive. Fortunately for her opponents she was a player who very decidedly had her days." (Ladies of the Court, p 22).

Sadly Robb never returns to Wimbledon, dying in 1907, aged only 28.

The following report on the Challenge Round in the women's singles event at Wimbledon in 1902 comes from the publication 'Lawn Tennis and Croquet' of July 9, 1902. This Challenge Round singles match was unique in that it was replayed completely after rain had washed out play on the first day with the score at one set-all, 4-6, 13-11, in favour of Muriel Robb (she saved one match point at 4-6, 4-5, 30-40). On the following day Robb won the replayed match 7-5, 6-1. It would be one of the last appearances in tournament play by the 24-year-old from Newcastle-upon-Tyne as ill health prematurely forced her out of the game.

The Championships

Final of the Ladies’ Singles

“Mrs Charlotte Sterry v. Miss Muriel Robb.–This match had been advertised for 2.30 on Tuesday, [July 2], and commenced very punctually. Miss Robb had given such a good account of herself during the tournament that she was expected to make a very good show against the championess of last year, though it came rather as a surprise to find her carry off the match and the championship.

“Theoretically, and on paper, Mrs Sterry made the best lady player since days of Miss Lottie Dod, for the simple reason that on her day she had command of a larger number of strokes, and was a volleyer of high order. She was an exponent who did not rely on merely one stroke, and was, therefore, a championess of resource. If one system of play failed her, she could adopt another.

“Now, our present championess so far strikes us as excellent in only one particular branch of play. She is essentially a baseline player, and owes her superiority above all to one of the finest forehand drives ever possessed by a lady – a drive whose severity was at times equal to, if not surpassing in pace, Sidney H. Smith’s. This gentleman, when taxed on the day of the contest at the similarity, himself asserted that he believed hers the faster. Not only did she excel in that particular, but she gave a glimpse, once at least, that though she relied on this one stroke to do her chief work there were great possibilities of becoming really first class in other directions. At the most critical moment for her in the match on Tuesday she came up and volleyed and did it so well that those who knew volleying was not her forte wondered if they saw aright.

“As regards the play on Tuesday Mrs Sterry started in fine style, making it look as if it would all soon be over. She reached the score of 4 games to 1 in her favour before Miss Robb warmed to her work. The next three games fell to the latter before Mrs Sterry could pull of the set.

“The second set commenced auspiciously for Mrs Sterry. She stood at 3 games to 1. Miss Robb again buckled to, and made it 3-all; 4-all was then called, and then 5-4, Mrs Sterry leads. The following game Mrs Sterry had her one real chance of retaining the cup, and Miss Robb furnished the one occasion when she showed that innate capacity to volley which we believe her to possess. 40-30 was called in favour of Mrs Sterry, and the next ace had she won it would have given her the match. She returned a short ball, which made Miss Robb run in. Instead of retiring after her stroke as formerly, the latter remained in, and Mrs Sterry was kept busy getting up one after the other four hard hit and well-placed volleys off Miss Robb’s racket. The stroke ended by a good smash from Miss Robb placed short on the line to Mrs Sterry’s backhand. The game then fell to Miss Robb, 5-all was called, and Mrs Sterry’s chance gone.

“At 10-9 Miss Robb was 40-15 in her favour, but Mrs Sterry pluckily prevented the game and set falling then. The defeat, however, was only averted, and finally ended after much excitement at 13-11 to Miss Robb. No sooner was it finished than the rain fell, and the match had to be postponed till the following day. It was decided that the whole match should be replayed.

“At the same time, therefore, the next day, the game commenced, and was, in fact, but a replica of the former day’s play, with the exception that the difference in the two ladies’ play was exaggerated. Miss Robb was seen to play even better; Mrs Sterry had lost her firmness of stroke, and was shorter in the length of her returns. Miss Robb’s drives were magnificent, and she was much more certain, not throwing away any chances. Where her drives had frequently gone into the net the day before they now were safe to find the spot meant for them.

“Mrs Sterry was kept running backwards and forwards with greater vigour than ever. The game for the latter to have played should have been to run in on every chance to the net and volleyed. But this looked impossible for three reasons. Firstly, she got but few chances as Miss Robb’s driving was so magnificent that it kept her back; secondly, Mrs Sterry was forced to send short-length balls in return; thirdly, Mrs Sterry was ‘off’ her volleying game, and when on the very few occasions she did go up she ‘foozled’ the ball (to use a golfing phrase) or was passed. This disheartened her for that game, and she gave it up, though it was just possible that had she persevered she might have broken the backbone of Miss Robb’s driving, though it would have cost her many aces and games first.

“One noticeable feature about the game was the cheerful and persevering manner with which Mrs Sterry stuck to her work. Hers was a defensive game throughout, and it is always the most difficult and heartrending to play. Again Miss Robb’s backhand strokes have improved wonderfully. Hitherto, though generally considered safe, she had but little ‘sting’ in them, and was always a little inclined to run round the ball. On Tuesday and Wednesday she scored frequently with her backhand, at times getting a lot of pace on the ball.

“In conclusion it may be said that the best player won on the day, and that Miss Robb with continued practice, and not resting on her laurels as so many champions of the past have done, with the cultivation of volleying and a fostering care of her fine drive, might repeat her performance once more. Why not? If she can beat Miss Edith Bromfield, Miss Hilda Lane, Miss Dorothea Douglass, Miss Agnes Morton and Mrs Sterry in one week, and in succession, she can do still more in the future.”

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
early to mid July

June 28-July, Strasbourg, [Germany] (Clay)

FI: Frau Schützenberger d. Frl Lembach ????


circa June 30-July 5, Middle States Champs, Montrose, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Maud Banks d. Marion Jones 6-2 5-7 6-3


SF: Atkinson/Jones d Bradley/Starr 6-1 6-3

FI: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Juliette Atkinson/Jones 6-3 2-6 6-4

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Montgomery Ogden d. Marion Jones/P.K. Condict 7-5 6-2

*The New York Times lists Closterman's first name as "Nina"


July 2-5, Herts and North Middlesex Tournament, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Elsie Lane 6-3 6-3


July 2-5, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: Baroness [Marianne] Erggelet d. Sidi Maschka ????


July 4-12 , Championships of Paris, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Antionete Gillou-bye
1R: Yvonne Prevost d. Comtesse de Pret 6-2 6-2
1R: Katie Gillou d. Countess d'Olonne 6-2 6-3
1R: Mme P. Girod-bye

SF: Prevost d. A Gillou 6-3 5-7 4-0 retired
SF: K Gillou d. Girod 6-4 6-2

FI: Yvonne Prévost d. Katie Gillou 6-4 6-4

From "Le Figaro" of July 10, 1902: "Mlle Prevost, with a style as powerful as it is elegant, triumphed over Mlle K. Gillou in the final of the ladies' singles championship, though not before the latter had put up strong resistance, as is shown by the four games she placed to her credit in each of the two sets played."

Katie Gillou was about 15 years of age at this point in time; Antoinette was her sister. P. Girod was married, but neither her first name nor her maiden name is known.

This was the second edition of this tournament. The draw for the women's singles event was very modest. There was no women's doubles event. The mixed doubles event was handicap only and was won by Maurice Germot and Katie Gillou.


c.July 7-12, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Can (Grass)

FI: Miss Hague d. Miss Findley 6-1 6-1

CR: Miss Hague d. Violet Summerhayes (holder) 6-0 6-1


July 7-9, Leicestershire Championships, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Ida Cressy, 6-2 6-3


July 10-12, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ellen Green d. Ida Cressy default

* The two finalists were sisters. Mrs R Green was Cresy by birth.


July 10-12, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Bromfield d. Mildred Coles 4-6 6-4 6-3


July 7-12, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

1R: Connie Wilson d. Mrs Hearn 6-2 6-2
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mrs Maughan 6-1 6-1

QF: Agnes Morton d. Norah Lattey 6-1 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Helen Weir 6-1 6-2
QF: E.M. "Parson" d. Ethel Mott 6-2 6-1
QF: Lane d. J. Payne 6-0 6-0

SF: Morton d. Wilson 6-1 9-7
SF: Lane d. "Parson" 6-4 6-2

FI: Agnes Morton d. Hilda Lane 6-4 6-0

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Agnes Morton 4-6 6-2 8-6

In the Challenge Round match Agnes Morton led 4-2, 40-30, in the third set before a controversial decision cost her the next point and ultimately the game and match. Later in the set she was within two points of victory.


July 9-12, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Maud Cochrane d. E.C. Hudd 6-1 6-4
1R: E. Monckton d. A.W. Hudd 4-6 6-1 6-0
1R: C.G. Anthony d. Charlotte Parnall 6-2 6-1

QF: Winifred Longhurst d. Cochrane 6-2 6-2
QF: Edith Boucher d. Alice Parr 6-3 7-5
QF: Anthony d. Monckton 1-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Constance Hill d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-2

SF: W. Longhurst d. Boucher 6-4 6-1
SF: Hill d. Anthony 6-0 6-3

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Constance Hill 8-6 4-6 6-4

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
mid to late July

Dates? Särö, Sweden (Clay)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Martha Adlerstrahle d. I. Svedberg default

SF: M. Werner d. Adlerstrahle 1-6 7-5 6-4
SF: Elsa Wallenbefg d. Elsa Krafft 6-3 6-2

FI: M. Werner d. Elsa Wallenberg 3-6 6-3 10-8


July 12-17, Baden bei Wien, Austria (Clay)

FI: Frida Pietrzikowski d. Frau Gramlick ????


July 12-19, Tri-State Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio, US (Clay)
Venue: Avondale Athletic Club

QF: Winona Closterman d Hilda Von Steinwehr 6-3 4-6 6-2
QF: Martha Kinsey d Jane Craven 6-2 6-0
QF: Carrie Neeley d Hallie Champlin 6-4 2-6 6-4
QF: Maud Banks d Lilly Wilshire 6-4 6-2

SF: Closterman d Kinsey 6-3 6-4
SF: Banks d Neely 7-5 2-6 6-4

FI: Maud Banks d. Winona Closterman 6-2 6-1

DF: Maud Banks/Hallie Champlin d. Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely 6-2 7-5

MX: Winona Closterman/Ernest Diehl d.Miss Wiltshire/ W. Hunt 9-7 6-2

This was the last year the event was held at the Avondale Athletic Club.


July 14-19, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=19)

1R: Edith Johnson d. D. Aronson 6-2 6-1
1R: Ruth Durlacher d. Edith Bromfield 2-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Ethel Thomson d. H. Nichols 6-0 6-2

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mabel Squire 6-1 6-0
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs J. Brown default
2R: Connie Meyer d. Johnson 6-1 3-6 6-2
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. H. Smythe 6-2 6-1

2R: Jessie Coles d. Anne Maw 4-6 6-3 6-0
2R: E. Sargeant d. K. Kentish 6-0 6-2
2R: Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs J. Smith default
2R: Durlacher d. Thomson 6-3 6-2

QF: Sterry d. Morton 6-1 6-3
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Meyer 5-7 6-1 8-6
QF: Coles d. Sargeant 6-4 6-4
QF: Durlacher d. Tulloch 6-1 6-2

SF: Sterry d. Stawell-Brown 7-5 6-3
SF: Durlacher d. Coles 6-2 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Ruth Durlacher 6-0 6-0

*Holder Edith Greville did not defend


July 17-19, Warwickshire Championships, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Constance Hill 9-7 6-2


July 17-22, Natal Championships, Durban, Natal (Clay)
Venue: Berea Courts

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Mrs Dale d. Mrs Anderton 7-5 6-1
1R: Miss Miller d. E. Churchill 6-3 6-0

FI: Mrs Dale d. Miss Miller 6-2 6-3

CR: Norah Hickman (holder) d. Mrs Dale 6-1 6-1

MX: Miss Greenacre/George Collins d. Norah Hickman/Roland Miller 6-4 6-3


Circa late July, Dutch International Championships, Scheveningen, Netherlands (Clay)
Venue: Leimonias Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: "A Dri"-bye
1R: Paula Gusserow (Ger) d. L. van Stockum 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: N. Broese van Groenou d. "Miss X." default
1R: [Helen] Aitchison (GB)-bye

SF: "Dri" d. Broese van Groenou 6-3 6-3
SF: Gusserow d. Aitchison default

FI: "A. Dri" d. Paula Gusserow (Ger) 1-6 6-3 6-2

CR: Anthonie van Aken (holder) d. "A. Dri" 6-3 6-3


July 21-26, Redhill Open, Surrey, England (Grass)

FI: Dora Boothby d. R. Searle 6-2 6-1


July 23-26, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Singles (Draw=25)

1R: Winifred Longhurst d. C.G Anthony 6-1 6-2
1R: Ethel Jessop d. Miss Davis default
1R: C. Hollins d. Mrs Winterton default
1R: Lucy Kendal d. A. Watson 6-3 6-1
1R: Edith Longhurst-bye
1R: Anne Maw-bye
1R: F. Hollins-bye
1R: Ruth Durlacher-bye

1R: Mrs Bewlay-bye
1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke-bye
1R: [Minnie] Hunter-bye
1R: Miss Thompson d. M. Chilton 6-2 6-1
1R: Constance Hill d. Maud Garfit 6-3 6-4
1R: E. Tootell d. Kathleen Clements 6-1 6-2
1R: Connie Wilson d. Mildred Coles 6-3 7-5
1R: Muriel Robb d. M. Davis default

2R: W. Longhurst d. Jessop 6-1 7-5
2R: Kendal d. C. Hollins 6-2 6-4
2R: Edith Longhurst d. Anne Maw 6-4 6-3
2R: Ruth Durlacher d. F. Hollins 6-2 6-1

2R: Mrs Bewlay d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 7-5 6-2
2R: Thompson d. Hunter 6-1 6-3
2R: Hill d. Tootell 6-4 6-0
2R: Robb d. Wilson 6-3 6-4

QF: W. Longhurst d. Kendal 6-3 6-4
QF: Durlacher d. E. Longhurst 6-1 6-3
QF: Thompson d. Bewlay 6-0 6-3
QF: Robb d. Hill 6-1 6-3

SF: W. Longhurst d. Mrs Durlacher 6-2 6-3
SF: Robb d. Thompson 6-3 9-11 6-4

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Muriel Robb 7-5 7-5

MX: Muriel Robb/Frank L. Riseley d. Ruth Durlacher/Sidney H. Smith 6-3 6-4


July 28-31, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Mrs E. Gardner d. Isabel Perrett 5-7 9-7 6-0

Isabel Perrett=Mrs J. B. Perrett


July 28-August 2, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=17)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Mrs Padfield 6-0 6-0

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Minnie Hunter 6-0 6-4
2R: Mrs J. Forster d. Bertha Holder 6-3 4-6 6-2
2R: Ethel Thomson d. Alice Pickering default
2R: Robb d. B. Forster 6-0 6-2

2R: Blanche Hillyard d. L. Everard 6-2 6-3
2R: Helen Aitchison d. Mrs J. Day 6-2 6-3
2R: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs Proud 6-2 6-3
2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1

QF: Sterry d. Forster 6-0 6-2
QF: Robb d. Thomson 7-5 6-2
QF: Hillyard d. Aitchison 6-2 6-3
QF: Douglass d. Kendal 6-2 6-3

SF: Sterry d. Robb d. 6-3 6-0
SF: Douglass d. Hillyard 6-2 6-4

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothea Douglass 7-5 7-5

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Charlotte Sterry d. Minnie Hunter/L. Kendal 6-1 6-3

MX: Ethel Thomson/John Boucher d. Muriel Robb/George Hillyard 8-6 1-6 6-4

Chambers remarks (from her book Lawn Tennis for Ladies) This year I paid my first visit to Newcastle, a tournament which I always look forward to and enjoy as much as any meeting. The management is all one can desire, the people so keen and hospitable. I had a good hard fight with Mrs. Sterry, losing 7/5, 7/5, and winning with her the Ladies' Doubles cups. At Brighton I was again beaten by Mrs. Sterry, although managing this time to get a set.


began July 29, Province of Quebec Championships, Montreal, Canada

FI: Minnie Hague d. Mrs Burgess 6-2 6-1

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
early to mid August

began July 29, Oregon State Championship, Portland, United States
Venue: Multnomah Field Club

FI: Kathleen Atkinson d. Mrs Baldwin 7-5 6-1

DF: Kathleen Atkinson/Mrs Baldwin d. Miss Goss/Miss Strong 6-0 6-1

MX: Miss Carstens/Goward d. Miss Atkinson/Cheal 1-6 6-4 6-4

Kathleen Atkinson is the younger and less famous sister of Juliette Atkinson, multiple winner of the US Championships.


August 1, Portschach, Austria (Clay)

Sidi Klaus Maschka was in SF or Final.


August 4-5, Westoe, Northumberland, England

FI: Mrs Aitchison d. E. Richardson 6-0 6-1

* The winner was listed only as Miss Aitchison. Could it be Helen Aitchison?


August 4-6, Suffolk Championships, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Constance Wilson d. Miss Tootell 6-3 6-3
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. E. Smith default
1R: Hilde Lane d. A.P. Barwell 6-4 4-6 6-1
1R: Agnes Morton d. Edith Longhurst 6-2 6-1

SF: Wilson d. W. Longhurst 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Morton d. Lane 6-2 6-1

FI: Constance Wilson d. Agnes Morton 7-5 6-3

DF: Agnes Morton/W. Kersey d. Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst 6-2 3-6 7-5


August 4-9, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: M. E. Morton-bye
1R: A.M. Ferguson d. M.T. Crawford 6-2 6-4
1R: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Miss Bainbridge 6-0 6-1
1R: E. Gleave-bye

SF: Ferguson d. Morton 6-4 6-3
SF: Curtis-Whyte d. Gleave 6-3 6-4

FI: A.M. Ferguson d. Mary Curtis-Whyte 6-2 6-2

Holder Muriel Robb does not defend.


August 4-9, Southern California Championships, Santa Monica, California, United States (Hard)

SF: Violet Sutton d. Mrs Seymour 6-4 6-2
SF: Florence Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins 3-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Violet Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-2 6-4

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Violet Sutton 6-1 6-1

DF: Miss Shoemaker/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Violet Sutton 6-3 6-2 6-3

MX: May Sutton/Archie Way d. Mrs Seymour/Drummond MacGavin 6-2 7-5

The doubles final was best of 5 sets


began August 4, Ostend Tournament, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Elise Lane (GB) d. Miss Menzies 6-1 6-1
1R: Marie-Rose Trasenster d. Jeanne Chazal 6-3 5-7 6-3
1R: Henrietta Horncastle (GB) d. Mme Morren 6-0 6-0

QF: Lane d. Mme Morren default
QF: Alice Comblen d. Mlle Bidart 6-0 7-5
QF: Trasenster d. Horncastle 3-6 6-4 6-2
QF: Mme Everaerts d. Mlle Eeman 1-6 6-4 6-4

SF: Lane d. Mme Comblen 6-0 6-2
SF: Mme Everaerts d. Mme Trasenster 6-4 6-4

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Mme Everarerts 6-1 6-1

MX: Miss Hollins (GB)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Mrs Hoadley (GB)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 6-0 7-5

Henrietta Horncastle=Viscountess Horncastle.


August 4-9, British Columbia Championships, [Victoria], British Columbia, Canada

Singles (Draw=12 or so)

QF: Mrs Byron-Johnson d. Mrs Langdon 0-6 6-4 6-4
QF: Miss Morris d. Miss Maitland-Dougall 6-4 11-9
QF: Mrs Hardy d. France Crow-Baker 6-1 6-0
QF: Alice Bell d. ????

SF: Byron-Johnson d. Morris 4-6 6-4 6-4
SF: Bell d. Hardy 7-5 6-2

FI: Mrs Byron-Johnson d. Alice Bell 4-6 6-4 6-4

CR: Muriel Goward (holder) d. Mrs Byron-Johnson 7-5 6-2

DF: Bessie Burton/Muriel Goward d. Alice Bell/Mrs Hardy 6-4 6-2


August 6-9, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)

1R: Agnes Morton d. Evelyn Dillon 1-6 6-2 6-0
1R: E. Tootell d. A.M. Ferguson 4-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Connie Wilson d. Alice Greene 11-9 6-3

QF: Winifred Longhurst d. Morton 6-4 6-4
QF: Henrietta Horncastle d. E.A. Maidment 6-4 6-1
QF: Edith Longhurst d. M. Dillon 6-3 6-2
QF: Wilson d. Tootell 6-2 6-1

SF: W. Longhurst d. Vicountess Horncastle 6-3 retired
SF: Wilson d. E. Longhurst 5-7 6-3 7-5

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-3

CR: Winifred Longhurst d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 1-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Dorothea Douglass/Rev. C.O.S. Hatton 7-5 8-6

Charles O. S. Hatton was a Reverend. In this Edwardian era Reverends were very much part of the lawn tennis scene.


August 11-16, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Muriel Robb d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. E. Windsor 6-0 6-0

QF: Robb d. Alice Pickering ????
QF: Miss Birch d. Mrs Gilbert 6-3 6-1
QF: Mrs H. Heatley d. B. Carter default
QF: Steedman d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 6-4

SF: Robb d. Birch 6-0 6-0
SF: Steedman d. Heatley 6-4 6-3

FI: Muriel Robb d. Bertha Steedman 6-1 6-1

All England Women's Doubles Championship (Draw=5)

1R: Mrs Gilbert/Connie Meyer d. Miss Birch/Elizabeth Heatley 6-3 6-4

SF: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. F. Nelson/M.L. Wadsworth 6-0 6-1
SF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Mrs Gilbert/Meyer 6-4 7-5

FI: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman 6-2 6-8 6-1

MX: Muriel Robb/George Hillyard d. Blanche Hillyard/George Ball-Greene 6-3 6-3


August 11-16, East of England Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Dorothea Douglass d. E. Rutherglen 6-1 6-1
1R: Connie Wilson d. Edith Longhurst 6-1 6-2
1R: Alice Greene d. Jessie Coles 6-4 6-2
1R: E. Tootell-bye

1R: Mildred Coles d. Jessie Tripp 3-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. Mrs A. Paine 6-4 9-7
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. P.K. Shaw 6-1 7-5
1R: E. A. Maidment-bye

QF: Douglass d. Wilson 6-0 3-6 6-2
QF: Greene d. Tootell 6-3 6-0
QF: M. Coles d. Lane 8-6 1-6 6-4
QF: W. Longhurst d. Maidment 6-0 6-0

SF: Douglass d. Greene 6-3 6-2
SF: W. Longhurst d. M. Coles 6-2 6-1

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Winifred Longhurst 6-3 4-6 9-7

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Dorothea Douglass/Reverend Charles Hatton 3-6 8-6 6-0

This is the first time Douglass has entered Felixstone's event.


August 11-16, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

CR: Maude Garfit d. Ellen Evered (holder) 6-2 6-4


August 11-16, Whitby, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Jessop d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-3

DF: Ethel Jessop/E.E. Sargeant d. G. Lister/Mrs MacMillan 6-1 6-1

MX: Ethel Jessop/E. Watson d. Mrs MacMillan/Mark D. Hick 6-3 6-2


August 11-16, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Mary Ross-bye
1R: C. Buttner-bye
1R: Hertha Friedrichsen d L. Drost 6-0 6-3
1R: A. Schuchard d. E. Bergsen 6-3 9-7

1R: Margerete Tischbein-bye
1R: “Frl Tennis”-bye
1R: L. Schuchard d. “Frl Golf” default
1R: Hilde Meyer d. Agnes Glardon 4-6 8-6 7-5

QF: Ross d. Buttner 6-1 6-0
QF: Friedrichsen d. Schuchard 6-0 6-1
QF: Tischbein d. “Tennis” default
QF: Meyer d. Schuchard 7-5 6-1

SF: Ross d. Friedrichsen 2-6 6-3 9-7
SF: Meyer d. Tischbein 6-0 2-6 6-3

FI: Mary Ross d. Hilde Meyer 8-6 6-0

MX: Hertha Friedrichsen/Hans O. Behrens d. Hilde Meyer/Rudolf Schindler 7-5 6-2


August 11-16, Torquay, Devon, England

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Edith Boucher 6-4 6-1


August 11-19, Nova Scotia Championships, Dartmouth, Canada
Venue: St.George's Club

FI: Miss Graham d. Miss E. Anderson 6-2 6-4

DF: Misses Hensley d. Miss Graham/Miss E. White 6-4 6-2

MX: Mrs Alderson/S.F. Alderson d. Mrs Erskine/Foll 6-0 6-0


August 12-16, Exmouth Tournament,Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: G. Manners-Smith d. E.G. Browne defult
1R: M. Forrest d. Miss Gay-Roberts 6-0 6-1
1R: D. Compton-Lundie d. M. Holding 6-3 8-6
1R: E. Morant d. M.C. Ashby 7-5 6-4

SF: Manners-Smith d. Forrest 6-4 12-10
SF: Morant d. Compton-Lundie 7-5 6-4

FI: G. Manners-Smith d. E. Morant 6-2 3-6 6-2

This historically important lawn tennis tournament had become local in nature by this point in time.


August 13-16, Pacific Northwest Championships, Tacoma, Washington, United States

FI: Muriel Goward (Can) d. Bessie Burton (Can) by 2 sets to 1

DF: Bessie Burton (Can)/Muriel Goward (Can) d. Kathleen Atkinson/Mrs Baldwin 6-3 6-2

MX: Won by Mrs Baldwin/Newton

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August 16-23, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Woollongabba Cricket Ground

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Ethel Mant d Miss Sand 6-0 6-0
1R: C. A. Naylor d Miss Razey 6-1 6-1

FI: Ethel Mant d. C. A. Naylor 6-3 6-2

CR: Mabel Mant (holder) d. Ethel Mant 6-3 6-1

There were only 2 rounds of singles before the challenge round final. There was mo mixed doubles event.


August 18-23, Championships of Upper Austria, Gmünden, Austria (Clay)

FI: Hedgwig Rosenbaum (Boh) d. Frida Pietrzikowski ????


August 18-23, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. M. Stonham 6-1 6-3

MX: Ellen Stawell-Brown/Brame Hillyard d. Mrs R. Monk/R. Monk 6-1 6-3


August 18-23, Yorkshire Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Lucy Kendal 6-3 6-4

DF: Lucy Kendal/Minnie Hunter d. Alice Pickering/E. Wadsworth 6-1 7-5

MX: Alice Pickering/Edmund D. Black d. Minnie Hunter/J. Figgis 6-2 6-1


August 18-23, Bad Homburg, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Marie-Louise de Pfeffel (Fra) default
1R: Lucie Bergmann d. Countess Brockdorff 6-4 6-4
1R: Frl Kirch-bye
1R: Marie Trasenster (Bel)-bye

1R: Frl Rudiger d. Rose Szczesny 6-3 5-7 6-1
1R: Blanche Duddell (GB) d. Frl Seligmann 6-1 6-1
1R: Toupie Lowther (GB)-bye
1R: Yvonne de Pfeffel (Fra)-bye

QF: Sterry d. Bergmann 6-1 6-0
QF: Kirch d. Trasenster 6-0 6-3
QF: Duddell d. Rudiger 6-3, 7-5
QF: Lowther d. Y de Pfeffel 6-0 6-0

SF: Sterry d. Kirch 6-1 6-1
SF: Lowther d. Duddell 6-0 6-1

FI: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB) 6-2 2-6 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry (GB)/George Hillyard (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 7-5 6-4


August 22-23, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Gore Court Park

DF: Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst d. Mrs Buttanshaw/Harriet Hughes D'Aeth 8-6 6-3

MX: Winifred Longhurst/Charles Hatton d. Jessie Coles/Philip T. Oyler 6-8 6-4 6-2

There was no women's singles event at this tournament this year.

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", September 10, 1902: "This was the twenty-fifth annual open tournament held under the auspices of the Gore Court Club, while the club itself was started in the year 1874, when Mr R.W. Cowper was elected to fill the office of honorary secretary, a position which he has held ever since, a fact which, of itself, shows that he has the welfare of the club and everything likely to enhance its prosperity completely at heart..."


August 22-24, Ocean Park Country Club, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Ocean Park Country Club

Singles (Draw=at least 12)

1R: May Sutton d. Violet Sutton 8-6 6-1 *
1R: Ethel Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-3 6-1*
1R: May Carter d. Mrs Sadler 6-3 6-4
1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Elizabeth Ryan default
1R: Melita Seymour d. Mrs J.W. Seymour 6-4 2-6 6-3
1R: Mrs Anna H. Hendrick d. Fannie Shoemaker 6-3 8-6

QF: May Sutton d. [?]
QF: Ethel Sutton d. [?]
QF: Dobbins d. Carter 2-6 8-6 8-6
QF: Hendrick d. Melita Seymour 6-0 7-5

SF: May Sutton d. Ethel Sutton ????
SF: Hendrick d. Gabrielle Dobbins ????

FI: May Sutton d. Mrs Anna H. Hendrick 6-1, 6-0

DF: Mrs J.W. Seymour/May Sutton d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton 6-4 6-2

This was the first edition of the Ocean Park tournament.

* These two matches might well have been quarter-finals, in which case this draw is complete except for the results of the semi-finals.


August 23-28, Swiss International Championships, Ragatz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Charlotte Sterry (GB) d. Mlle Simon 6-1 6-2

MX: Charlotte Sterry (GB)/Alfred Sterry (GB) d. Mme Goldschmidt/Robert B. Hough (GB) 6-1 6-2

for the Closed Swiss Championships

FI: Mlle Simon d. Nanny Wunderly 6-3 6-4


Circa late August, Saint Servan, France (Clay)

FI: Antoinette Gillou d. Miss Tyson (GB) 6-4 6-2

*Holder Mrs G.E. (Ellen) Evered does not defend


August 26-28, Saint Ives, Cornwall, England (Grass)

DF: B. Foster/L. Foster d. Miss Williams/R. Williams 6-4 6-3

MX: Miss Fanshawe/Captain Fanshawe d. R. Williams/L. Mooijaart 6-4 9-7

There was no non-handicap women's singles event at this tournament this year.


August 25-30, Cinque Ports Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Edith Greville 6-3 6-1

DF: Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst d. Mildred Coles/Miss Hughes D’Aeth 6-1 3-6 6-4

MX: Edith Greville/George Greville d. E. Dillon/P.T. Oyler 6-3 6-3


August 25-30, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. W. James 6-0 6-0


August 25-30, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: B. English-bye
1R: Marion Barwell d. L. Everitt 6-1 6-1
1R: Amy Barwell d. M. Dewing 6-4 6-4
1R: M. Cozans-Hardy-bye

SF: M Barwell d. English 6-3 4-6 6-1
SF: A Barwell d. Cozens-Hardy 6-1 10-8

FI: Marion Barwell d. Amy Barwell 4-6 6-4 6-1


August 26-30, Weissenbach am Attersee, Salzkammergut, Austria (Clay)

FI: Hedwig Rosenbaum (Boh) d. Marie Mascha ????


August 25-31, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel

QF: Carrie Neely (US) d. Minnie Hague 2-6 6-2 6-3
QF: Hallie Champlin (US) d. Annie Burgess 6-1 6-3
QF: Edythe Parker (US) d. Marie Wimer (US) 6-4 6-3
QF: Winona Closterman (US) d. Miriam Steever (US) ????

SF: Neely d. Champlin 6-4 8-10 6-4
SF: Closterman d. Parker 6-3 9-7

FI: Carrie Neely (US) d. Winona Closterman (US) 6-4 6-2

DF: Winona Closterman (US)/Carrie Neely (US) d. Hallie Champlin (US)/Edythe Parker (US) 4-6 6-4 6-2

Annie Burgess=Mrs Burgess

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early to mid September

early September, Ladies’ Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

FI: Carrie Neely d. Winona Closterman 6-2 3-0 retired

CR: Myrtle McAteer (holder) d. Carrie Neely 9-7 4-6 6-0

DF: Maud Banks/Carrie Neely d. Louise Pound/Marie Wimer 4-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Carrie Neely/Kreigh Collins d. Maud Banks/William Morley 6-2 6-2


September 1-6, Bournemouth Open, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

CR: Ruth Winch (holder) d. Amy Ransome 11-9 6-1


September 1-6, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Edith Greville d. Helen Weir 6-2 6-2
1R: Jessie Tripp d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 6-0 7-5
1R: Ethel Attfield d. Mabel Squire 6-3 5-7 6-2
1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Connie Wilson 6-3 6-3

2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs Monk 6-1 6-2
2R: C. Anthony d. Miss Guernsey default
2R: Alice Greene d. Miss King default
2R: Greville d. Tripp 6-2 6-0

2R: Edith Bromfield d. Hilda Lane 6-1 6-2
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Miss Millman default
2R: Mrs W. Carson d. M. Hardy 6-2 6-3
2R: Douglass d. Attfield 6-3 6-1

QF: Sterry d. Anthony 6-2 6-0
QF: Greville d. Greene 7-5 6-4
QF: Bromfield d. Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-0
QF: Douglass d. Carson 6-0 6-2

SF: Sterry d. Greville 7-5 6-4
SF: Douglass d. Bromfield 6-1 6-3

FI: Charlotte Sterry d. Dorothea Douglass 6-2 6-8 6-3

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Miss Kersey d. Alice Greene/E. Morgan 6-1 6-3

MX: Charlotte Sterry/Harold Mahony d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/Sidney H. Smith 6-3 4-6 6-1

* There was no Challenge Round in the women’s singles event at this tournament this year.


began September 1, Dinard, Dinard, France (Clay)

FI: Yvonne Prévost d. Antoinette Gillou 6-0 3-6 6-0

Holder Mrs G. Evered did not defend.


began September 2 , Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulogne, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R = E. Tighe d. Irene Huleatt (GB) 4-6 6-2 6-3

QF: Winifred Longhurst (GB) d. Miss Rapson 6-3 6-4
QF: Tighe d. Miss Jackson default
QF: Beryl Tulloch (GB) d. Mrs Barnard default
QF: Edith Longhurst (GB) d. Miss Trevor default

SF: W. Longhurst d. Tighe 6-2 6-2
SF: E. Longhurst d. Tulloch 6-2 6-1

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Edith Longhurst default

Holder Henrietta Horncastle (GB) did not defend her title.


September 1-6, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, US (Hard)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Florence Sutton d. Eva Varney 6-1 6-1
1R: Violet Sutton d. Alice Hoffman 6-0 6-3
1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Mrs L.C. Bozarth 6-0 6-1
1R: Ethel Sutton d. Bertha Gardner default

SF: Florence Sutton d. Violet Sutton 6-3 retired
SF: Ethel Sutton d. Dobbins 6-3 6-3

FI: Florence Sutton d. Ethel Sutton 6-2 6-3

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 6-3 6-4 6-2

DCR: May Sutton/Violet Sutton (holders) d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Ethel Sutton 6-4 6-4 7-5

MX: Gabrielle Dobbins/Alfonso Bell d. Violet Sutton/L.R. Freeman 8-6 6-2

The doubles challenge round match featured three of the four tennis-playing Sutton sisters from California. The missing sister was Florence.


September 4-9, Bremen, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Kirch d. Agnes Glardon ????


September 8-13, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=34)

1R: Violet Pinckney d. E. Adcock 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Philpot d. Miss Chapman 6-3 4-6 6-2

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. L. Davies 6-0 6-1
2R: M. Thorp d. V. Saunders 6-4 6-0
2R: Miss Tootell d. Ruth Buttanshaw 6-3 6-0
2R: Charlotte Sterry d. Helen Weir 6-1 6-3
2R: Agnes Morton d. Mrs L. Speck 6-1 6-3
2R: Jessie Tripp d. Marion Colbatch-Clark 6-2 6-0
2R: Mabel Squire d. Lottie Paterson 7-5 7-5
2R: Connie Wilson d. Edith Johnson 6-3 6-4

2R: Pinckney d. Philpot 6-2 6-1
2R: Mrs Monk d. L. Ripley 6-1 6-2
2R: Miss Monckton d. B. White default
2R: E. Sargeant d. Miss Miles 6-2 6-0
2R: C. Anthony d. H. Richards 4-6 6-2 6-2
2R: K. Kentish d. Miss Mander 6-4 2-6 6-1
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Miss Morgan 6-1 6-3
2R: Edith Greville d. Alice Greene 8-6 6-4

3R: Douglass d. Thorp 6-2 6-2
3R: Sterry d. Tootell 6-1 6-0
3R: Morton d. Tripp 6-4 6-0
3R: Wilson d. Squire 6-0 6-2

3R: Pinckney d. Monk 6-1 6-2
3R: Sargeant d. Monckton 6-2 6-3
3R: Anthony d. Kentish 7-5 6-4
3R: Greville d. Stawell-Brown 6-0 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Sterry 5-7 6-2 6-3
QF: Wilson d. Morton 8-6 6-2
QF: Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-2 6-2
QF: Greville d. Anthony 6-1 6-1

SF: Douglass d Wilson 8-6 6-2
SF: Greville d. Pinckney 6-3 6-2

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Greville 6-2 6-2

MX: Dorothea Douglass/Frank L. Riseley and Violet Pinckney/Clement Cazalet divided the prizes.

Douglass wins the title, but more importantly, beats Sterry for the first time in 10 meetings "on even terms" (not counting handicap matches). Chambers wrote of this match (in her book Lawn Tennis for Ladies) "I was simply delighted, after so many reverses, to win a match against this player. I had been beaten so often by her, and sometimes felt as though I never should be rewarded by a victory to my credit."


September 8-13, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. Minnie Hunter 3-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Maude Garfit/Walter Carey d. Mrs J.E. Day/William J. Nimmo 4-6 6-3 6-2


circa September, 8-14 Sorrento, Sorrento,Italy (clay)

FI: Duchess Dusmet d. Mlle Ferand 6-1 6-3 6-3

DF: Duchess Dusmet/A. Siciliano d. Clara Crawford/Mlle Ferand 7-5 6-1 6-2

MX: Duchess Dusmet/P. Rocca d. Clara Crawford/G. Ranaldi 6-4 6-4 7-5

All of the finals in this tournament were played over the best of five sets


September 8-14, Les Avants, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Les Avants Lawn Tennis Club

Singles Handicap (Draw=5)

FI: Miss Chenery (Aus) d. Frl Alefeld 6-2 6-2

This event was handicap only.

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", September 24, 1902: "The first open tournament on the splendid new courts of the Les Avants Lawn Tennis Club began in perfect weather, but after the fourth day there was a forty-eight hours' downpour. The entry was good, but the ladies were not as numerous as they usually are at Swiss tournaments, and consequently partners for the mixed doubles were at a premium. But six fortunate men secured partners for the event, and there were only five entries in the ladies' handicap singles."

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mid to late September

September 15-20, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

FI: L. Clarke d. Mrs H. Heatley 7-5 7-5


September 15-20, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Mabel Dransfield d. N Lee 6-3 6-4

2R: Dransfield d. [Violet?] K. Dight ????
2R: M Lee-bye

FI: Mabel Dransfield d. M Lee 6-1 6-4

CR: Rose Payten (holder) d. M. Dransfield 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=2, plus holders)

FI: Miss Cox/Miss Shadforth d. J. Lee/M. Lee 6-3 4-6 6-3

CR: Mabel Dransfield/Rose Payten (holders) d. Miss Cox/Miss Shadforth 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5, plus holders)

1R: Miss Cox/Gordon Wright d. [Violet?] K. Dight/Thomas Irving [score?]

SF: Mabel Dransfield/Jones d. Miss Shadforth/Edward Dewhurst 2-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Cox/Wright d. [Dorothy] Dight/Stanley Doust 6-3 6-2

FI: Mabel Dransfield/Jones d. Miss Cox/Gordon Wright 6-3 6-3

CR: Rose Payten/Horrie Rice (holders) d. Mabel Dransfield/Mr Jones 6-4 6-3


September 16-21, Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Vera Warden (US) d. Miss Chenery (Aus) 7-5 5-7 6-4

MX: Miss Chenery (Aus)/George M. Simond (GB) d. Mrs Hurlburt/Lionel Escombe (GB) 6-2 7-5


began September 24, Quarnero Championships, Opatija, Croatia, Austria-Hungary (Clay)

FI: Margit Madarász (Hun) d. (?) Gentschik (von Gezowa?)


September 20-25, Championships of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia,Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Clay)
Venue: Český Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Emmy Matuch (Aut) d. G. Wacker ????

For the Championships of Prague

FI: G. Wacker d. Frl Viskova ????

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began October 7, Ladies’ Longwood Open, Boston, Massachusetts, United States(Grass)
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club

FI: Eleanor Stockton d. Jane Stockton 6-4 5-7 6-1

DF: Mrs Coe/Miss Platt d. Miss Nichols/Miss Sears 0-6 6-2 6-3

MX: Leonard E. Ware/Marion Fenno d. Putnam/Miss Nichols 9-7 6-3

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November and December

November 16-18, Western Australia Championships, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Incomplete draw)

SF? Mrs Rockliffe d. Ethel Barker 1-6 6-4 6-3

FI: E. Black d. Mrs Rockliffe 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=at least 3)

SF? Louisa Henriques/Mrs T. Kitchen d. K. Owtram/Mrs Preston 6-4 6-3

FI: Louisa Henriques/Mrs T. Kitchen d. M. Messer/E. Skinner [score?]

Mixed doubles (Draw of 4)

1R: Mrs T. Kitchen/Louis Saxon d. M. Messer/Carter 6-4 6-4
1R: Ethel Barker/K. Bolton d. Mrs Rockcliffe/Edmund Barker 5-7 6-3 6-1

FI: Mrs T. Kitchen/Louis Saxon d. Ethel Barker/K. Bolton 6-3 6-8 6-1


November 18-22, Victorian Championships, Melbourne,Victoria, Australia (Grass)
Venure:Warehousemen’s Cricket Ground

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Maisie Parr d. Miss Forsyth 10-8 6-2
1R: Lillian Payne d. Ethel Le Neveu 6-0 6-0

QF: Parr d. Florence Waters 3-6 6-2 7-5
QF: Gertrude Wilmoth d. Miss Brown 6-4 6-2
QF: Lorna Gyton d. Mrs. Barrington 6-2 6-1
QF: Payne d. E Wyatt default

SF: Wilmoth d. Parr 6-3 6-4
SF: Gyton d. Payne 6-4 9-7

FI: Lorna Gyton d. Gertrude Wilmoth 6-0 8-6

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne d. Mrs Barrington/Miss Simpson 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Murray/Miss Simpson d. Miss Forsyth/Florence Waters 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Miss Brown/E. Wyatt d. Miss Cole/Miss Waton 8-6 6-4
1R: Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu d. E. Collis/Gertrude Wilmoth ????

SF: Parr/Payne d. Murray/Simpson 6-0 6-0
SF: Gyton/Le Neveu d. Brown/Wyatt 6-2 6-3

FI: Lillian Payne/Maisie Parr d. Lorna Gyton/Ethel Le Neveu 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles

1R: Lorna Gyton/Joseph Blair d. Maisie Parr/Thomas Irving 8-6 6-2
1R: Lillian Payne/Thomas Tatchell d. E. Collis/Randolph Lycett ????
1R: Miss Calder/Wilberforce Eaves d. Miss Murray/Heinrich 6-1 6-2
1R: Florence Waters/Alfred Dunlop d. Miss Brown/R. Taylor ????

SF: Gyton/Blair d. Payne/Tatchell 4-6 6-2 6-2
SF: Waters/Dunlop d. Calder/Eaves 6-0 7-5

FI: Lorna Gyton/Joseph Blair d. Alfred Dunlop/Florence Waters 6-4 4-6 9-7


December 20-22 Bay Counties. San Francisco, California, United States (Hard)
Venue: Golden Gate Park, on 3 asphalt courts.

Draw=21 (newspaper article states 25 entries, results would indicate a draw of 21)

*PM=Preliminary Round

PR: Bertha Gardner d Miss Bolton 6-1 6-3
PR: Vera Beyfuss d Rose Josephson 6-0 6-0
PR: Eleanor Jones d V Whittle 5-7 6-0 6-3
PR: Lulu Wegener d Gretta Lindstrom 6-1 6-3
PR: Anita Beyfuss d Alice Duncan 6-0 6-2

1R: A Durkee d Mrs Moore default
1R: E Ratcliffe d B Conway 6-0 6-0
1R: Miriam Hall d Mary Ratcliffe 6-3 6-0
1R: Gardner d V Beyfuss 6-2 6-2

1R: E Jones d Wegener 6-1 6-3
1R: Maud Varney d A Beyfuss 6-2 6-4
1R: D Weed d A Shaw 6-0 6-0
1R: Eva Varney d Hazel Hotchkiss 6-4 7-5

QF: E Ratcliffe d Durkee 6-0 6-0
QF: Hall d Gardner 6-1 6-2
QF: M Varney d Jones 4-6 6-4 6-0
QF: E Varney d Weed 6-0 6-0

SF: Hall d E Ratcliffe 6-1 6-0
SF: E Varney d M Varney 6-1 6-2

FI: Miraim Hall d Eva Varney 6-3 6-3 9-7

Doubles (Draw=10)

PR: Alice Naylor/Weed d Lindstrom/Whittle 6-0 6-0
PR: Bachman/Hetch d V Beyfuss/H Naylor 6-1 6-2

1R: Hazel Hotchkiss/M Ratcliffe d A Beyfuss/Elizabeth Shaw 6-0 6-3
1R: Bachman/Hetch d A Naylor/Weed 6-2 6-3
1R: Bolton/Mearns d Duffy/Kavanaugh 6-1 8-6
1R: Varney/Varney d Duncan/Josephson 6-0 6-0

SF: Hotchkiss/M Ratcliffe d Bachman/Hetch 6-0 6-1
SF: E Varney/M Varney d Bolton/Mearns 6-0 6-0

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss/Mary Ratcliffe d. Eva Varney/Maud Varney 6-1 6-8 6-4 7-5

**This is the inaugural Bay Counties Championships.

(* Both finals were best-of-five-set matches at this, the inaugural Bay Counties Championships. In its early years this tournament seems to have had quite a patchy history. - Newmark)

The event was planned to last only 2 days-the first day for doubles and the second for singles. In the doubles Hotchkiss stuns onlookers by killing volleys "like a man". The doubles winners got silver cups, the finalists bottles of cologne.

4 rounds of the singles was almost completed in one day, but the Varney semi and final were held over to a third day on account of darkness. Winner Miriam Hall is a tiny player whose specialty is chop shots.
Eva Varney makes a fight of it in the finals by coming to the net in the third set, having set points several times.

Draw notes
Mary Ratcliffe alos listed as L Ratcliffe.
Mrs Morere described as "the ex-champion of Northern California"
A Durkee could be Bessie
There was more than one Lindstrom-Gretta and Karin.
Could the A Shaw in the singles draw be Elizabeth Shaw?


December 26-31, New Zealand Championships, Nelson, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Brooks Courts

Singles (Draw is incomplete)

QF: Miss Gore d. Miss Glasgow 6-2 6-1
QF: Miss Aitken d. E. Ledger 6-2 8-6
QF: Miss Gorrie d. Miss Bell 1-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Miss Langridge d. ????

SF: Gore d. Aitken 6-2 8-6
SF: Langridge d. Gorrie 6-4 7-5

FI: Miss Gore d. Miss Langridge 6-2 6-2

CR: Kate Nunneley (holder) d. Miss Gore 6-3 6-1

Doubles (Draw=6 or so)

SF: Elizabeth Gorrie/Kate Nunneley d. Miss Leggatt/Miss Wright 6-1 6-0
SF: Miss Langridge/P. Gorrie d. Miss Gore/Miss Marchant 6-4 6-1

DF: Elizabeth Gorrie/Kate Nunneley d. P. Gorrie/Miss Langridge 6-8 6-3 6-3

Mixed doubles (Draw is incomplete=at least 4)

SF: Kate Nunneley/Harold Parker d. [Elizabeth] Gorrie/Francis Fisher 7-5 8-6
SF: Miss Kennedy/Frederick Laishley d. Miss Gore/Cecil Cox 6-3 6-4

FI: Kate Nunneley/Harold Parker d. Miss Kennedy/Frederick Laishley 6-1 6-0


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