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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)

A new queen sits atop women's tennis as Dorothea Douglass takes Wimbledon in the absence of Blanche Hillyard, Louisa Martin, Charlotte Sterry, and holder Muriel Robb. Douglass proves her title is no fluke by taking 6 of the 9 titles she competes in all year. Her record incluses wins at Chiswick Park, Wimbledon, Beckenham, the Gipsy Club, Newcastle, and Derbyshire. Her 3 defeats were at the Northern (to Louisa Martin) and at Brighton (to Alice Greene) and Eastbourne (to Connie Wilson). The last two defeats were late in the season, stirring hopes by year's end that her grip was loosening.

1903 British-Irish Classifications (source: Lawn Tennis for Ladies, by Lambert Chambers)

1-2. Dorothea Douglass (GB)
1-2 Louisa Martin (Ire)
3-4. Ethel Thomson (GB)
3-4 Towpie Lowther (GB)
05. Constance Wilson (GB)
6-8. Angela Greene (GB)
6-8 Agnes Morton (GB)
6-8 Winifred Longhurst (GB)

Sources and Links

*Note that much of this thread is based on work done by Newmark. His original work is at:

Consulted pamphlets by Alan Little on Lambert Chambers and Sutton.

The overall results links are at:

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Re: 1903


December 30, 1902-January 17, 1903, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: The Mowbray Courts

FI: W. Russell d. Miss McLeod 6-2 6-1

There is no challenge round as holder Mrs F.S. Green does not defend her title. Note that the 1978 book on South Africa lists Miss H. Kuys as the 1903 winner. This event, starting in late 1902, probably predates that edition.

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Re: 1903


circa February 23-28, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Lilian Payne-bye
1R: Maisie Parr d. W. Brown 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs Andrews d. M. Brown 6-2 6-1
1R: E. Collis d. Emma Ragless 6-1 6-4

SF: Payne d. Andrews 6-1 6-1
SF: Collis d. Parr 6-5 6-4

FI: Lillian Payne d. E. Collis 6-1 6-3

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne-bye
1R: F. Ayers/E. Wyatt d. Mrs Andrews/Miss Merten 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Blackbourne/E. Collis d. M. Brown/W. Brown 6-3 6-0
1R: Miss Jolly/Emma Ragless-bye

SF: Parr/Payne d. Ayers/Wyatt 6-2 6-3
SF: Jolly/Ragless d. Blackbourne/Collis ????

FI: Maisie Parr/L.E. Payne d. Miss Jolly/Mrs Ragless 6-2 6-0

Mixed doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Emma Ragless/J.G. Murray-bye
1R: Maisie Parr/Robert Bowen d. Lillian Payne/John Baker 4-6 6-1 6-4
1R: E. Collis/Cecil Heath d. F. Ayers/Lionel Hack 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Brown/Joseph Blair-bye

SF: Parr/Bowen d. Ragless/Murray 9-7 6-2
SF: Collis/Heath d. Brown/Blair 12-10 6-4

FI: Maisie Parr/Robert Bowen d. E. Collis/Cecil Heath default

'Miss Payne has never been in better form than at the present'

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Re: 1903


March 1-8, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

1R: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Helen Pillans (GB) 6-1 6-2
1R: Ruth Winch (GB) d. Vera Warden (US) 2-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Margherita de Robiglio-bye
1R: Countess Brockdorff-bye

1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)-bye
1R: K. Booth-bye
1R: Edith Riseley (GB) d. K. Kentish (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3
1R: Mildred Brooksmith (GB) d. Phoebe Hausburg (GB) 6-0 6-1

QF: Lowther d. Winch 6-2 6-2
QF: Robiglio d. Brockdorff 6-0 6-0
QF: Schulenburg d. Booth 6-2 6-1
QF: Brooksmith d. Riseley 6-4 6-0

SF: Lowther d. Robiglio 6-2 6-2
SF: Brooksmith d. Schulenburg 10-8 6-3

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Mildred Brooksmith (GB) 6-3 6-1

MX: Ruth Winch (GB)/Sidney H. Smith (GB) d. Toupie Lowther (GB)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 6-3 7-5


March 9-22, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Mildred Brooksmith (GB) d. Miss Drewry 6-2 6-2
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. K. Kentish (GB) 6-3 6-1

QF: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. G. Drewry 6-1 6-0
QF: Brooksmith d. Countess Brockdorff 6-0 6-0
QF: Margherita de Robiglio d. Vera Warden (US) 6-1 6-2
QF: Countess von der Schulenburg d. Phoebe Hausburg (GB) default

SF: Lowther d. Brooksmith 6-1 6-3
SF: Schulenburg d. de Robiglio 6-1 6-2

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) 1-6 6-1 6-2

MX: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Reggie Doherty (GB) d. Mlle de Robiglio/ E.D. Robinson (GB) 2-6 6-4 6-2


March 17-24, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

FI: Mildred Brooksmith (GB) d. ????


March 23-30, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau-Site Hotel

Handicap event.

FI: Ruth Pennington-Legh Winch (GB) d. ????

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)

mid-April, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Katie Gillou (1/6) d. Mlle de Pfeffel 4-6 6-4 6-2*

* The women’s singles event at this tournament was "handicap" only again this year.


April 11-14, Tasmanian Championships, Launceston, Australia

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Nina Rock d. N. Walker 6-2 6-1
1R: Amy Rex d. Miss Day 6-1 6-2

FI: Nina Rock d. Amy Rex 6-3 6-1


April 20-28, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Adine Masson (Fra) d. K. Kentish 6-3 6-3
1R: Mabel Squire d. Beryl Tulloch 3-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Masson d. Squire 6-3 6-2

CR: Toupie Lowther (holder) d. Adine Masson (Fra) 6-1 6-0

Mixed Doubles

FI: Adine Masson (Fra)/Reggie Doherty d. E. Gwynne-Evans/Miss Kentish 6-2 6-4

CR: Toupie Lowther/Laurie Doherty (holders) d. Adine Masson (Fra)/Reggie Doherty 5-7 6-4 9-7

There was a Challenge Round in the mixed doubles event at this tournament for a number of years. This event was rare for having the foreign Mme Masson competing.


circa late April, Golden Gate Park Tournament, San Francisco, California, United States (Hard)
Venue: Golden Gate Park

FI: Miriam Edwards d. Hazel Hotchkiss 2-6 6-0 6-1 6-4*

* All of the players were "handicapped" in the early rounds of this tournament, which had a best-of-five-sets final. Hazel Hotchkiss was sixteen-and-a-half at this point in time.


April 30-May 2, Ojai Valley Open, Nordhoff, California, United States (Hard)

Singles (Draw=6)

PR: May Sutton-bye
PR: Florence Sutton d. Melita Seymour 6-2 6-0
PR: Violet Sutton d. Mrs J.W. Seymour default
PR: Gabriella Dobbins-bye

SF: M Sutton d. F Sutton 6-2 6-1
SF: V Sutton d. Dobbins 6-1 6-2

FI: May Sutton d. Violet Sutton 6-2 6-1

DF: Gabrielle Dobbins/Violet Sutton d. Mrs Seymour/May Sutton 7-5 6-2

MX: May Sutton/John Donnell d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Claude Wayne 1-6 6-1 6-1

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)

starts May 11, Swedish Covered Courts Championskips, Stockholm, Sweden (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Martha Adlerstrahle d. I. Swedborg 6-2 6-2


starts May 18, Wiesbaden Championships, Wiesbaden, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: M. Stonham (GB) d. A.R. Brambeer default

QF: Stonham d. Lucie Bergmann 6-1 6-3
QF: D. Gardner d. A. Schierenberg 6-1 6-2
QF: A. Seligmann d. Countess Brockdorff 6-2 7-5
QF: Luise Berton d. F. Bembé 6-4 6-2

SF: Stonham d. Gardner 6-0 6-0
SF: Berton d. Seligmann 6-4 1-6 7-5

FI: M. Stonham (GB) d. Luise Berton 6-0 6-2

This was the first year of this top-class tournament at which the women would play for the Championships of Wiesbaden.

Frau Gardner=D. Gardner


May 18-21, Bohemian Championships, Prague, Bohemia, Austria(Clay)

FI: Emmy Matuch (Aut) d. Frau Glaser 6-2 7-5

For the Championships of Prague

FI: Emmy Matuch (Aut) d. Frau Bitzel (?) 6-0 6-4


starts May 20, Championships of Lower Austria, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

FI: A. Ebermann d. Frida Pietrzikowski 6-3 7-9 7-5 2-6 8-6


May 20-24, Baden bei Wien, Austria (Clay)

FI: Anna Ebermann d. E. Gramlick 6-4 6-4


May 21-25, Closed Belgian Championships, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)

FI: Jeanne Chazal d. Marguerite Trasenster 6-1 6-3

CR: Jeanne Chazal d. Louise Gevers (holder) default

MX: Alice Comblen/William Lemaire d. J. Dejardin/Paul de Borman 6-4 6-3


May 24-28, [Adriatic Championships], Trieste, [Austria] (Clay)

FI: Nora Cavallar d. N. Luchmann 6-1 6-4


starts May 28, Championships of Berlin ,Berlin, Germany (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Nora Cavallar 6-3 6-1


May 23-June 1, Southern Transvaal Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: The Wanderers’ Club

Singles (Draw=15, plus holder)

1R: Mabel Neville d. Miss Caldwell 6-1 6-1
1R: Miss Russell d. Emily Fraser-Watson 4-6 6-1 8-6
1R: Mrs Carpenter d. Mrs Brinton 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs Ansell-bye

1R: E. Burrill d. Mrs Emley 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs Ensor d. Miss Gauntlett 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Pistorius d. Miss Higham default
1R: Annie Auret d. Mrs Way 6-4 7-5

QF: Neville d. Russell 6-2 6-0
QF: Ansell d. Carpenter 7-5 6-3
QF: Burrill d. Ensor 7-5 7-5
QF: Auret d. Pistorius 6-0 6-0

SF: Neville d. Ansell 6-1 6-1
SF: Auret d. Burrill 7-5 7-5

FI: Mabel Neville d. Annie Auret 6-3 6-1

CR: Mabel Neville d. Caroline Gluyas (holder) 6-0 6-0

From the ‘Rand Daily Mail, 18 February 1903:

Lawn Tennis

The Transvaal Lawn Tennis Association are spending £50 on the Senior Challenge Cup and £30 on the Junior Challenge Cup. The committee have decided to hold a Transvaal Open Tournament, beginning on May 23 and running right through till Whit Monday, June 1. It will be played on the Wanderers’ Club courts, and will be a bigger affair than anything done here before. Subscriptions towards the cups and the prize fund are now being got in, and already about £300 has been received. It is expected that an additional £200 will be subscribed.

The Transvaal [Men’s] Singles Championship will be for a 50-guinea cup (a floating trophy) and a prize of about £20 value. The Transvaal Ladies’ Singles Championship will be for a 30-guinea cup (floating trophy) and a valuable prize. The following is a list of the events: Gentlemen’s Singles Transvaal Championship, Ladies’ Singles Transvaal Championship, Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship, Gentlemen’s Singles Handicap, two classes; Ladies’ Singles Handicap, Mixed Doubles Handicap.

Entries close on Tuesday, May 19, with the honorary secretary of the Association, Mr George Parkes, Box 1000, Johannesburg, and full particulars will be published later. It was originally intended to have this tournament at Easter, but as there is a tournament at Port Elizabeth at that time, the date has been fixed for Whitsuntide.

For some years the Port Elizabeth Association has had a Cup, which is called the South African Challenge Cup, and at the last meeting, which was held in 1898, Leonard Heard went down from Johannesburg and won it, so that he is still the holder. He does not intend to defend it this year, but the Transvaal Lawn Tennis Association hope to send R.W.G. Clarke, the present Wanderers’ Club champion, and H.R. Eaton, of Pretoria, to represent the Transvaal at the Port Elizabeth tournament.

The committee of the Transvaal Lawn Tennis Association intend inviting to the Whitsuntide tournament some of the more prominent players of the other colonies, amongst them being, from the Western Province, van Ryn, the present champion, and Ferdinand Scholtz, the late champion, Miss W. Russell, the present champion, and Mrs H.W. Green, last year’s champion; from Natal, George Collins, the present champion, Roland Miller, and Miss Norah Hickman, the present champion. The committee hope to find accommodation for these guests amongst the members.

The committee of the Transvaal Lawn Tennis Association are endeavouring to form a South African Lawn Tennis Union, and, with that view, have suggested to associations in other parts of South Africa that the different associations should subscribe and put up a South African Challenge Cup of the value of 100 guineas for men, and one of the value of 50 guineas for ladies, and the Transvaal Lawn Tennis Association will guarantee one third of the amount.

Notes: This tournament was originally called simply the Transvaal Championships, but is probably better known by its later name of the Southern Transvaal Championships. There was no Challenge Round at this tournament in subsequent years.


May 21-31, River Plate Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Venue: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club

It was the first edition of the female events.
1903. 1° Río de la Plata femenino | Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club

In the only newspaper that followed the alternatives of the championship -The Standard- the results were not published correlatively. After an investigation carried out day by day of the means, it was possible to arm the following table of pairings, many of which do not have winner but end in the finals that appear in the records of the institution. The doubles began to register orderly only in 1913, although from the first versions tests were disputed by pairs. (Google Chrome translation)

Miss D. Henderson d. Miss Thomson 2-6 6-4 7-5
Miss Gardom vs. Miss Chawner;
Miss W. Boadle d. Miss Maud Jacobs 6-5 6-4
Miss D. Boadle d. Miss D. Henderson 6-5 6-5
Miss D. Boadle d. Miss M. Jacobs 6-5 6-5
Miss W. Boadle d. Mrs. Goldsmid 6-1 6-5
Miss W. Boadle d. Miss D. Boadle 6-2 retired
Miss Chawner d. Miss D. Henderson 6-2 6-5
Miss D. Boadle d. Miss W. Boadle 6-2 6-2
Miss Chawner d. Mrs. Goldsmid 5-6 6-4 6-3
Miss D. Boadle d. Miss Chawner 6-4 6-2

FI: Miss Chawner (ARG) d. Winnifred M. Boadle (ARG) 6-3 6-2


Mrs. Boadle / Mme. Vieugué vs. Miss Jacobs / Miss Gardom
Mrs Mohr Bell / Miss Mohr Bell vs. Mrs Ritchie / Miss Marrs
Miss W. Boadle / Miss D. Boadle d. Mrs Goldsmid / Miss Chawner 1-6 6-3 7-5
Miss Jacobs / Miss Gardom d. Mrs Mills / Mrs Edye 5-6 6-5 7-5
Miss W. Boadle / Miss D. Boadle d. Mrs Ritchie / Miss Marrs 6-1 6-5

FI: Miss W. Boadle / Miss D. Boadle d. Miss Jacobs / Miss Gardom 6-4 6-5

Mixed Doubles

Mrs A. Mohr Bell / J. Marjoribanks vs. Miss Thomson / TC Gallegos
Mr / Mrs Smythe vs. Miss W. Boadle / ES Knight
Mrs Boadle / HH Woodgate vs. Miss D. Boadle / HB Knight
Miss Jacobs / JC McMorram d. Miss Gould / TS Boadle 4-6, 6-2 6-0
Miss Gardom / JO Anderson d. Baroness Wanghenheim / W. Lovett 6-4 6-3
Mrs Goldsmith / HB Burr d. Miss Wilding / EW Aines 6-3 6-4
Miss M. Jacobs / AJ McMorran d. Miss Gardom / JO Anderson 6-3 6-5
Miss Chawner / HL Kidd d. Miss FR Thomson / JC Gallegos 6-3 6-1
Mrs Goldsmid / HB Burr d. Mrs Mills / AR Inglis 6-3 5-6 6-1
Miss W. Boadle / ES Knight d. Miss D. Boadle / HB Knight 6-3 2-6 11-9
Miss Chawner / HL Kidd d. Mrs Goldsmid / HB Burr 6-3 6-2
Miss W. Boadle / ES Knight d. Miss M. Jacobs / AJ McMorran 6-4 6-0

FI: Miss W. Boadle / ES Knight d. Miss Chawner / HL Kidd 6-4 3-6 6-0

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
First half of June

May 31-June 4, Leopold Club, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Vicomtesse de Spoelberch d. "Miss Player" default
1R: Winifred Storms d. Mlle Guillon default

QF: Jeanne Chazal d. Mlle Trasenster 6-1 6-2
QF: Marie-Rose Trasenster d. Spoelberch 6-1 6-1
QF: Alice Comblen d. Vera Warden (US) 5-7 6-0 7-5
QF: Digna van Lennep (Neth) d. Storms 4-6 6-1 6-2

SF: Chazal d. Trasenster 6-1 6-3
SF: Mme van Lennep d. Comblen 3-6 6-0 6-3

FI: Jeanne Chazal d. Digna van Lennep (Neth) 6-3 6-0

MX: J. Dejardin/Paul de Borman d. Alice Comblen/Ernest Robinson (GB) 6-1 6-2

Mme R. van Lennep=nee Digna Mijer, recently wed.


???? French Closed Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

FI: Adine Masson d. Kate Gillou 6-0 6-8 6-0

MX: Yvonne Prévost/Reginald Villiers Forbes d. ????

Masson is champion for the fifth and last time.

The 1903 men's championship was played at the Tennis Club de Paris. It was all played during one day ! (June 14)


May 28-June 4, Budapest International Championships, Budapest, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (Clay)

FI: Margit Madarász d. Katalin Cséry default


June 1-6, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Mildred Coles d. K. Kentish 6-4 6-4
1R: Miss Tootell d. B. Carter default

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Mabel Frere 6-1 6-1
2R: M Coles d. Marion Frere 6-1 6-1
2R: Jessie Coles d. Augusta Hobart (US) 6-2 6-3
2R: Mabel Squire d. E. Sargeant 6-0 6-2

2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Helen Smythe 6-3 6-8 6-4
2R: Connie Wilson d. Edith Johnson 4-6 6-0 6-4
2R: Dora Boothby d. Edith Greville default
2R: Edith Bromfield d. Tootell 6-3 6-3

QF: Douglass d. M Coles 6-0 6-2
QF: Squire d. J. Coles 6-3 6-1
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Wilson default
QF: Bromfield d. Boothby 7-5 7-9 6-1

SF: Douglass d. Squire 6-0 6-1
SF: Bromfield d. Stawell-Brown 6-2 8-6

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Edith Bromfield 6-4 9-7

MX: Dorothea Douglass/Harold Mahony d. Dora Boothby/Arthur D. Prebble 7-5 6-4

Charlotte Sterry, the holder, does not compete. Douglass opens her season at Chiswick Park and wins it on her 5th attempt. The final takes 75 minutes.

Mrs L.R. Frere=Mabel Frere
Mrs E.C. Frere=Marion Frere


June 2-6, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Wilton Place

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Maud Garfit d. Hon. Mary Ffrench 6-4 6-3

SF: Louisa Martin d. Miss Monahan 6-0 6-3
SF: Garfit d. Miss Clarke 6-3 6-2

FI: Louisa Martin d. Maud Garfit (GB) 6-2 4-6 6-1

This year the Irish Championships tournament moved from its original venue of Fitzwilliam Square to the nearby Wilton Place. This move coincided with a decline in the tournament’s fortunes, in the sense that the very best players from England and other countries would no longer necessarily participate in it.

No women’s doubles event was held this year and the mixed was a "handicap" only event.


June 5-9, [Silesian Championships], Breslau, Silesia (Clay)

FI: A. von Wallenberg d. E. von Rosen 6-1 6-0


June 6-10, Palmengarten Tournament, Frankfurt, Germany (Clay)
Venue: Palmengarten

FI: Frau D. Gardner d. Lucie Bergmann 6-1 3-2 default


June 6-11, Austrian Championships, Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Clay)

Singles (Draw of 13)

1R: Winifred Longhurst (GB) d. J. Weinzettl 6-1 6-2
1R: E. Goldenberg d. M. Glaser default
1R: Hedwig Rosenbaum d. Katalin Csery (Hun) 6-1 6-1
1R: Grete Pietrzikowski -bye

1R: Emmy Matuch-bye
1R: Marie Amende-bye
1R: M. Mascha d. Sidi Maschka 8-6 9-7
1R: Frida Pietrzikowski d. Margit von Madarasz (Hun) 1-6 6-3 6-1

QF: Longhurst d. Goldenberg 6-0 6-1
QF: G Pietrzikowski d. Rosenbaum 12-10 retired
QF: Matuch d. Marie Amende 7-5 6-1
QF: F. Pietrzikowski d. Mascha 6-3 6-3

SF: Longhurst d. G. Pietrzikowski 6-1 6-0
SF: F. Pietrzikowski d. Matuch 4-6 7-5 8-6

FI: Winifred Longhurst (GB) d. Frida Pietrzikowski 6-0 6-0

DF: Frida Pietrzikowski/Greta Pietrzikowski d. A. Ebermann/Frl Goldenberg 6-4 8-10 6-4

MX: Margit Madarász (Hun)/Rolf Kinzl (Aut) d. Sidi Maschka (Aut)/ Curt von Wessely (Aut) 6-4 6-4


June 8-13, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=25)

1R: Connie Wilson-bye
1R: Frieda Meyer-bye
1R: Toupie Lowther-bye
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown-bye
1R: Alice Greene d. Mildred Coles 6-4 3-0 retired
1R: Miss Tootell d. K. Kentish 6-4 4-6 6-3
1R: Mabel Squire d. Miss Lander default
1R: Edith Bromfield d. Mrs Angier default

1R: Hilda Lane-bye
1R: Ruth Winch d. Miss Anthony 6-0 6-1
1R: Dora Boothby-bye
1R: M Thorp-bye
1R: Mabel Dudgeon d. Mrs Boyd 6-2 6-1
1R: Jessie Coles d. Helen Smythe 6-2 6-2
1R: “Miss Gar” d. Nora Meyer 6-0 6-2
1R: Edith Greville d. Jessie Tripp 6-2 6-3

2R: Wilson d. F Meyer 6-2 6-2
2R: Stawell-Brown d. Lowther 6-4 2-6 4-3, retired
2R: Greene d. Tootell 6-4 6-0
2R: Bromfield d. Squire 6-2, 6-2

2R: Winch d. H Lane 7-5 9-7
2R: Boothby d. Thorp 6-1 6-1
2R: Dudgeon d. J. Coles 6-4 6-4
2R: Greville d. “Gar” 6-1 6-3

QF: Wilson d. Stawell-Brown 6-3 7-5
QF: Bromfield d. Greene 6-3 6-3
QF: Winch d. Boothby 6-0 3-6 9-7
QF: Greville d. Dudgeon 6-1 6-0

SF: Wilson d. Bromfield 5-7 6-2 6-4
SF: Greville d. Winch 6-2 6-3

FI: Connie Wilson d. Edith Greville ????

CR: Connie Wilson d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 3-6 6-4 6-4

As was the case in 1902 rain forces the later stages of this event to be held after Wimbledon. The final is contested on July 5.


June 11-13, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Molesworth d. L. Clarke 6-8 6-3 6-3

MX: L. Clarke/R. Williams d. Miss Molesworth/R.W. Kendall 7-5 6-4

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Second half of June

June 13-18, Championships of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Clay)
Venue: Wiener Athletik-Sport-Club

FI: Anna Ebermann d. Greta Pietrzikowski 6-4 6-1

CR: Anna Ebermann d. Frida Pietrzikowski (holder) 1-6 7-5 6-3

DF: Marie Amende/Rudolf Bertrand d. Anna Ebermann/Ferdinand Bölling (GER) 6-4 6-2 default


June 15-19, Bonn, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Pastor d. Frau Herber 6-1 4-6 6-2


June 15-20, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=21, plus holder)

1R: Maud Garfit d. M. Hollins 6-0 6-4
1R: A. Willcocks d. M. Jewsbury 6-1 6-4
1R: Connie Wilson d. M. Heathcote-Hacker 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss Windsor d. Mrs C. Hunter 6-2 6-1
1R: Alice Pickering d. Miss Thwaites 6-3 6-1

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. F. Andrew 6-1 6-1
2R: Garfit d. Willcocks 6-1 6-2
2R: L. Clarke d. Octavia Dux 6-3 6-1
2R: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs J. Forster 6-8 6-1 8-6

2R: Edith Longhurst d. M. Thomas 6-1 6-0
2R: Mrs Baylay d. Miss Budenberg 4-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Wilson d. Windsor 6-4 6-0
2R: Winifred Longhurst d. Pickering 6-4 6-1

QF: Douglass d. Garfit 6-3 6-4
QF: Kendal d. Clarke 6-1 6-2
QF: Longhurst d. Baylay 6-2 6-1
QF: Longhurst d. Wilson 6-1 7-5

SF: Douglass d. Kendal default
SF: Longhurst d. Longhurst default

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Winifred Longhurst 6-2 4-6 7-5

CR: Louisa Martin (holder) (Ire) d. Dorothea Douglass 4-6 7-5 6-4


FI: Louisa Martin (Ire)/Alice Pickering d. Dorothea Douglass/Winifred Longhurst 4-6 7-5 6-2

All England Mixed Doubles Championships (Draw=12, plus holders)

1R: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley-bye
1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke/E.J. Sampson-bye
1R: Winifred Longhurst/Thomas Stoward d. Lucy Kendal/E.M. Hall default
1R: Connie Wilson/Harold Mahony d. Miss Carter/A. Carter default

1R: Alice Pickering/Xenophon Casdagli-bye
1R: Edith Longhurst/C.E. Hunter-bye
1R: Maud Garfit/Clarence Hobart (USA) d. E. Willcocks/L. West 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs J.C. Forster/Samuel Charlton d. Miss Thwaites/John Bythell 6-4 6-1

QF: Douglass/Riseley d. Chatterton-Clarke/Sampson 6-0 6-1
QF: Wilson/Mahony d. W. Longhurst/Stoward 6-4 6-4
QF: Pickering/Casdagli d. E Longhurst/Hunter 7-5 6-2
QF: Garfit/Hobart d. Mrs Forster/Charlton 6-4 6-1

SF: Douglass/Riseley d. Wilson/Mahony 6-3 3-6 6-1
SF: Pickering/Casdagli d. Garfit/Hobart 6-4 6-2

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. Alice Pickering/Xenophon Casdagli 6-2 6-3

CR: Dorothea Douglass/Frank L. Riseley d. Louisa Martin (Ire)/Sidney H. Smith (holders) 6-3 6-4

This is Dorothea's first entry in the Northern Chmps. She drops only 9 games in reaching the final.


June 15-20, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. M. Ward-Hunt 6-1 7-5
1R: Agnes Morton d. D. Cooper 6-4 61

2R: Toupie Lowther d. Edith Johnson 6-1 6-2
2R: B. Brownrigg d. G. Weston 6-1 6-3
2R: Mabel Squire d. J. McCallum 6-1 6-0
2R: Stawell-Brown d. Beryl Tulloch 6-1 6-2

2R: Hilda Lane d. Miss Ripley 6-2 6-2
2R: E.E. Sargeant d. E. Cooper 1-6 7-5 6-2
2R: Morton d. Connie Meyer 6-3 8-6
2R: Edith Bromfield d. M. Edwards 6-0 6-4

QF: Lowther d. Brownrigg 6-0 6-0
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Squire 7-5 4-6 6-0
QF: Lane d. Sargeant 6-0 6-1
QF: Bromfield d. Morton 7-5 6-2

SF: Lowther d. Stawell-Brown 6-1 6-1
SF: Bromfield d. Lane 8-6 4-6 6-2

FI: Toupie Lowther d. Edith Bromfield 3-6 6-1 6-3


June 20-24, Chemnitz, Germany (Clay)

FI: C. Federlein d. G. Oehme 6-1 6-2


started June 25, Bremen, Germany (Clay)

FI: Hilda Meyer d. A. Glardon 6-3 6-1

MX: [Hilda] Meyer/[W.S.] Thomson d. Frl Tischbein/
[J.] Bornemann 6-4 1-6 7-5


June 26-30, Munich, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frl Sinner d. Countess Brockdorff 6-1 4-6 7-5


June ????, Virginia State Championship, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

FI: Carrie Hardy d. Jeanette Gantt 6-3 6-2

Carrie Hardy=
Mrs Wallington Hardy


June 24-27, Sunderland, Durham, England (Grass)

FI: Nora Hunter d. J Forster 4-6 6-3 7-5

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)

Dates: June 22-July 7
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Toupie Lowther-bye
Winifred Longhurst-bye
E. Walter d. Bertha Steedman default
Agatha Morton d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-3
Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-2 8-6
Gertrude Houselander d. M Stoneham 6-1 6-1
Violet Pinkney d. A. Bell retired (at 0-0?)
Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs. Riseley default

Constance Wilson d. Edith Greville 1-6 6-2 6-3
L. Ripley d. Mrs M. Chatterton default
E. L. Bosworth d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1 6-1
Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-3 6-2
Helen Smythe d. C.B. Bell default
Edith Bromfield d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-3
Alice Greene-bye
Mrs. Newton-bye

2nd round

Lowther d. W Longhurst 8-6 6-2
Morton d. Walter 6-2 6-2
Houselander d. Lane 1-6 6-1 9-7
Douglass d. Pinckney default

Wilson d. Ripley 6-2 6-1
Thompson d. Bosworth 6-4 6-1
Bromfield d. Smythe 6-0 6-2
Greene d. Newton 6-1 6-2


Lowther d. Morton 6-1 6-0
Douglass d. Houselander 6-2 6-0
Thomson d. Wilson 6-4 8-6
Greene d. Bromfield 6-0 4-6 6-3


Douglass d. Lowther 6-4 6-2
Thomson d. Greene 6-3 6-1


Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 4-6 6-4 6-2


Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Dorothea Douglass/Alice Pickering d. Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst 6-4 6-3
1R: D. Spencer/Miss Taplin d. Mrs Fitzgerald/Mrs Newton 3-6 6-2 9-7
1R: Alice Greene/Miss Morgan-bye
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown/M. Stonham-bye

1R: Edith Bromfield/Agnes Morton-bye
1R: Miss Ripley/Miss Sansom-bye
1R: Edith Greville/Gertrude Houselander d. Toupie Lowther/Ethel Thomson 6-3 6-4
1R: Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson d. Connie Meyer/Mrs Armstrong 6-4 7-5

QF: Douglass/Pickering d. Spencer/Taplin 6-2 6-1
QF: Greene/Morgan d. Stawell-Brown/Stonham 5-7 6-2 6-4
QF: Bromfield/Morton d. Ripley/Miss Sansom default
QF: Lane/Wilson d. Greville/Houselander 6-4 6-3

SF: Douglass/Pickering d. Greene/Morgan 6-1 1-6 6-3
SF: Lane/Wilson d. Bromfield/Morton 6-1 6-8 6-3

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Alice Pickering d. Hilda Lane/ConnieWilson 6-2 6-1


Mixed doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Ethel Thomson/Sidney Smith d. Edith Clarke/E. Walter 6-0 6-3
1R: Toupie Lowther/Leonard Escombe* d. Gertrude Houseland/Ernest Wills 4-6 9-7 6-3
1R: Edith Bromfield/Clarence Hobart (US) d. Connie Wilson/Harold Mahony 6-3 6-3

2R: Thomson/Smith d. Lowther/Escombe default
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown/BrameHillyard d. Beryl Tulloch/Charles F. Simond 3-6 6-2 6-4
2R: Connie Meyer/George Ball-Greene/ d. Hilda Lane/Thomas F. Vreede (Neth) 6-3 6-3
2R: M. Stonham/ E.D. Robinson d. Agnes Morton/Roderick McNair 9-11 6-4 6-2

2R: Dorothea Douglass/Frank Riseley d. Dora Boothby/Albert Prebble 7-5 6-2
2R: Edith Greville/George Greville d. Alice Pickering/Robert B. Hough 6-3 6-2
2R: Winifred Longhurst/Major Ritchie d. Alice Greene/Adolf Broese Van Groenou (Neth) 6-1 6-0
2R: Bromfield/Hobart d. Edith Longhurst/Frederick J. Plaskitt 4-6 9-7 11-9

QF: Thomson/Smith d. Stawell-Brown/Hillyard 6-1 11-9
QF: Stonham/Robinson d. Meyer/Ball-Grenee 6-4 6-2
QF: Douglass/Riseley d. Greville/Greville 6-0 7-5
QF: Bromfield/Hobart d. Longhurst/Ritchie default

SF: Thomson/Smith d. Stonham/Robinson 6-2 6-3
SF: Bromfield/Hobart d. Douglass/Riseley default

FI: Ethel Thomson/Sidney Smith d. Edith Bromfield/Clarence Hobart (US) 6-2 6-3


Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

Miss A. Bell
MIss C. B. Bell
Miss E. L. Bosworth
Mrs M. Chatterton
Mrs. Newton
Miss L. Ripley
Mrs Riseley probably=
Miss M. Stoneham (as per Wimbledon site. Other results have her as Miss M. Stonham)
Miss E. Walter

*Mark has Lionel Escombe; The Wimbledon site uses Leonard Escombe.





Douglass took advantage of "a lean entry" to win her first Wimbledon. Absentees included the holder Robb, and multiple winners Hillyard and Sterry (pregnant).

Ethel used "her teasing, screw underhand service and outstanding backhand returns" to blunt Dorothea's power at first.

From 4-4 in the second Douglass was in control, despite not being up to her usual standard. In pictures from 1903 Dorothea's long skirts swish just below her ankles

A full match report of the final:

From 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', July 8, 1903:

"This decided the championship as Miss Muriel Robb, the holder, was not defending the title. Though Miss Dorothea Douglass won, Miss Ethel Thomson nearly effected a surprise, as at one time she was a set up, with four games-all in the next, and the audience began to wonder if, after all, the prophets were to be deceivers. The Devonshire lady placed beautifully down the lines or across the court, and the balls came at a surprising pace, apparently being hit with only a moderately hard stroke.

"Several times Miss Douglass failed to get within yards of a cross shot, and it was only her imperturbable steadiness and judgment that slowly gained the upper hand. Towards the end Miss Thomson failed over some of the easier ones, but the more difficult balls came back with interest. Miss Douglass was as she was against Miss Toupie Lowther, seeming unable to go for her forehand drive, while the backhand was weak, except when lobbing, which she did with great effect just out of Miss Thomson's reach whenever the latter came up to the net.

"Miss Douglass started serving, and the first three games went with the service, but then the favourite secured the next two, and the score was 4-1, Miss Douglass leads. Miss Thomson, however, took five in succession, and so the set at 6-4. She continued the run by winning the next two games, but her opponent's effort was good enough to turn the tables, and soon the umpire announced 4-2, Miss Douglass leads. Miss Thomson made it four-all, but lost the next two, the ninth going to Miss Douglass on her excellent service. Set-all.

"In the third set Miss Thomson had to be content with the second and third games, Miss Douglass taking the first one and the last five, two of them after the score had been called 40-0 against her.

"Miss Douglass, as has been said, was hardly at her best, the cut service and drive seeming to bother her, swerving as they did in the air and then keeping very low off the ground. Miss Thomson played beautifully at the start, but failed to keep it up at the end of the second set. She was very near to victory, so that the next meeting of these two expert exponents will be most interesting. Perhaps with the confidence born of victory Miss Douglass will score a decisive victory, as many of her supporters expected her to do so in the above match, but in which she never got really going with any force, being mostly content to let Miss Thomson do the scoring for both sides."

The doubles and mixed events did not have championships status until 1913.

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)

Dates: June 24 to 27.
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Heights, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

*Holder Marion Jones "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

Preliminary Round

Miriam Hall d. Helen Converse 6-2 6-0
Carrie Neely d. Mary Coates 6-1 6-0

First Round (=Quarterfinals)

Bessie Moore d. Hall 6-1 6-3
Marjory Oberteuffer d. Gertrude Fetterman 6-2 6-3
Helen Chapman d. Corrine Mock 6-1 8-6
Neely d. Clara Chase 6-0 6-1


Moore d. Oberteuffer 6-0 6-0
Neely d. Chapman 6-0 6-1

All Comers Final

Bessie Moore d. Carrie Neely 6-2 6-4

Challenge Round

Bessie Moore d. Marion Jones (holder) 7-5 8-6


Doubles (Draw=7)

Preliminary Round (=First Round)

Miriam Hall/Miriam Jones d. Dorothy Rastall/Elizabeth Rastall 7-5 6-3
Mrs CO Coe/Mrs Platt d. Miss Lycett/Miss Morrice 6-2 6-1
Clara Chase/Helen Chapman d. EV Howell/Corinne Mock 6-3 6-4
Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely-bye


Hall/Jones d. Coe/Platt 6-2 6-3
Moore/Neely d. Chapman/Chase 6-0 6-0


Bessie Moore/Carrie Neely d. Miriam Hall/Marion Jones 4-6 6-1 6-1


Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

First Round

Marion Jones/E. H. Mitchell d. Mrs Platt/Mr Platt default
Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Mrs Coe/A.N. Ather 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Rastall/A.L. Hoskins d. Miss During/Elliott Field 6-2 6-4
Carrie Neely/WH Rowland d. Bessie Moore/Wylie Grant 7-5 7-5


Chapman/Allen d. Jones/Mitchell ????
Neely/Rowland d. E Rastall/Hoskins ????


Helen Chapman/Harry Allen d. Carrie Neely/WH Rowland 6-4 7-5



Bessie Moore won the singles and doubles, but was denied a triple when she and her partner were upset in their first match of the mixed. Bessie and Wylie Grant were the defending champions.

Bessie plays a more daring game than the steady Carrie Neeley, who was overwhelmed in the final. She led defending champ Jones 5-2 in the opener before Jonos drew level to 5 all. Down the line winners helped Moore secure the set 7-5, The second set was also close, but Jones was unable to extend things to a third.

The doubles final took 2 hours. Moore played net and Neely back. Deuce was called 12 times in the 3rd game and 8 times in the 5th. After a tight first set of 6-4 against them Moore and Neely ran away with matters, closing out 6-1 6-1


Draw Notes

Missing mixed semifinals scores. These matches were played on the last day before the final.

Helen P Chapman is from Philadelphia.
Mary Coates plays for Merion Cricket Club
Helen P Converse is from Philadelphia.
Gertrude Fetterman plays for the Philadelphia Cricket Club
Corrine Mock (listed as Mack in some papers) is from Philadelphia. Spalding uses "Mock".
Marjory (Marjorie or Margery) F Oberteuffer plays for Merion Cricket Club
Rastall sisters (Dorothy and Elizabeth J) "Pennsylvania State Champions".



1904 Spaldings Tennis Annual, page 119

Newspapers from the Library of Conrgress, especially the New York Tribune.

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
First Half of July

June 29-July 5, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, United States (Grass)
Venue: Orange LTC

Singles (Draw=11)

PR = Preliminary round

PR: Carrie Neely d. Miss Souther 6-2 6-2
PR: Maud Aufermann d. Miss Smith 6-3 4-6 7-5
PR: Marion Jones d. Miss Reynolds 6-1 6-3

1R: Neely d. Margaret Johnson default
1R: Helen Homans d. Marion Hall 4-6 9-7 7-5
1R: Mrs Chapman d. Miss Harker 6-3 6-0
1R: Jones d. Aufermann 6-4 6-2

SF: Neely d. Homans ????
SF: Jones d. Chapman 6-1 6-3

FI: Carrie Neely d. Marion Jones 6-4 2-6 6-2


June 29-July 4, Hertfordshire and North Middlesex Tournament, Finchley, Middlesex, England (Grass)

FI: Mrs Paine d. Beryl Tulloch default


July 2-4, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Bertha Holder d. N. Morton 6-4 5-7 7-5


June 30-July 4, Berkshire Championships, Reading, Berkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Alice Greene 7-5 6-3

DF: Alice Greene/Lottie Paterson d. Edith Longhurst/Winifred Longhurst 6-3 6-2

MX: Winifred Longhurst/ C. Stafford-Jones d. L. Kentish/Harold Mahony 6-3 7-5


June 30-July 7, Championships of Paris, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Ile de Puteaux

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Yvonne Prévost-bye
1R: Antoinette Gillou d. Beatrice Banks (GB) 6-2 6-1
1R: Maud Banks (US) d. Adrienne Péan 6-1 6-3
1R: Katie Gillou d. Marie-Louise de Pfeffel 6-4 2-6 6-2

SF: Prévost d. A Gillou 6-3 7-5
SF: K Gillou d. M Banks 6-0 6-3

FI: Yvonne Prévost d. Katie Gillou 5-7 6-4 8-6

MX: Katie Gillou/Clarence Hobart (US) d. Yvonne Prévost/Reggie Doherty (GB) 6-1 9-7


July 1-3, Ocean Park Country Club, Los Angeles, California, US (Hard)

SF: Violet Sutton d. Florence Sutton 1-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Violet Sutton vs May Sutton [?]*

MF: Miss Shoemaker/Mr Ainsworth d. May Sutton/J. Donnell 6-2 4-6 6-4

* Both singles finals at this tournament were scheduled for Saturday, July 11.


July 1-4, California State Championships, San Rafael, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Hotel Rafael

Singles (Draw=10)

PR: Lulu Wegener d. Winifred Mason 6-2 4-6 6-2
PR: Sarah Coffin d. Hazel Hotchkiss 6-0 6-2

1R: Alice Hoffman d. Maud Varney
1R: Eva Varney d. Wegener 6-3 6-0
1R: Miriam Edwards d. Coffin 6-2 9-7
1R: L. Berry d. Eleanor Jones 6-2 11-9

SF: E Varney d. Hoffman 6-0 4-6 7-5
SF: Edwards d. Berry 6-1 6-1

FI: Miriam Edwards d. Eva Varney 6-4 6-3

A very open event as none of the famed Sutton sisters competed.

From the "San Francisco Call", Sunday, July 5, 1903: "Miss Miriam Edwards becomes the first tennis champion of her sex of the State." Coffin, from Newport, Rhode Island, had only previously played on grass. She found the "bitumen courts" bounce odd.


began July 3, Leipzig, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rose Szczesny d. C. Federlin 3-6 9-7 7-5


July 6-8, Leicestershire Championships, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Maud Garfit d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 6-4 7-5


July 6-10, Canadian Championships, Niagrara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Violet Summerhayes d. Miss Proctor 6-1 6-1
1R: Annie Burgess (US) d. Miss Hanson 6-2 6-2

FI: Violet Summerhayes d. Mrs Burgess 1-6 6-4 6-2

* Miss Hague, the holder, did not defend her title.


July 6-9, Epsom Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Epsom, Surrey, England (Grass)
Venue: Epsom Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

FI: Alice Greene d. Edith Bromfield 7-5 6-3

MX: Edith Bromfield/E.D. Robinson d. Alice Greene/Edward R. Allen 6-4 6-4

From "Lawn Tennis and Croquet", July 22, 1903: "The first annual open lawn tennis tournament organised by the Epsom Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club opened on July 6..."


July 9-11, Maidstone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Miss Tootell 7-5 6-3


July 6-11, North London Championships (Gipsy Open), London, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9, plus holder)

1R: Jessie Tripp d. Miss Miles 6-4 6-0

QF: Agnes Morton d. Miss Rapson 6-3 9-7
QF: Helen Weir d. J.F. Payne 8-6 6-3
QF: Tripp d. Mrs C.E. Hunter 6-1 6-2
QF: Hilda Lane d. Mrs Hearn 7-5 6-3

SF: Morton d. Weir 4-6 6-1 6-4
SF: Lane d. Tripp 6-1 6-2

FI: Agnes Morton d. Hilda Lane 6-2 6-3

CR: Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Agnes Morton 6-3 6-2

Douglass wins the cup outright with her 3rd title.


July 8-11, Welsh Championships, Newport, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Connie Wilson d. Edith Longhurst 5-7 8-6 6-0
1R: Edith Boucher d. Miss Courtenay 6-0 6-1
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. Lucy Kendal 6-1 6-1

QF: Wilson d. Alice Parr 6-1 6-0
QF: Gertrude Houselander d. C.G. Anthony 6-1 6-3
QF: E. Monckton d. Charlotte Parnall 6-3 6-0
QF: W. Longhurst d. Boucher 6-2 6-1

SF: Wilson d. Mrs Houselander 5-7 6-1 6-3
SF: W. Longhurst d. Monckton 6-0 6-1

FI: Connie Wilson d. Winifred Longhurst 6-3 0-6 7-5


began July 12, Champions of Eastern Germany , Sopot, Germany (Clay)

FI: Frau Dschenfzig d. Helene Wieler 6-0 4-6 6-4

*Sopot is now in Poland. In 1908 it was part of the German Empire.


July 13-15, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Elsie Lane d. L. Clarke 7-5 4-6 6-2


July 13-18, Santa Barbara, California, US (Hard)

FI: May Sutton d. Florence Sutton 6-2 6-2

MX: Violet Sutton/Robert H. Variel d. May Sutton/John Donnell 7-5 6-1

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Mid to late July

July 13-22, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Agnes Morton d. Mabel Squire 6-3 7-5
1R: Mrs Paine d. H. Mander 6-1 6-8 6-2
1R: Connie Meyer-bye
1R: Miss Denney-bye

1R: Edith Greville-bye
1R: Beryl Tulloch-bye
1R: E. Sargeant d. Helen Smythe 6-4 2-6 7-5
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. K. Kentish 6-3 6-2

QF: Morton d. Paine 6-1 6-0
QF: C Meyer d. Denney default
QF: Greville d. Tulloch 6-0 9-7
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Sargeant 6-3 6-3

SF: Morton d. C Meyer 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
SF: Greville d. Stawell-Brown 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

FI: Agnes Morton d. Edith Greville 6-4 5-7 6-0

Holder Charlotte Cooper does not defend title.


July 16-18, 22nd Annual Lemington Spa Lawn Tennis Tournament, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Cricket Club Ground on Lillington Avenue.

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs JB Perrett 6-2 7-5

A program sheet declares this was the 22nd Annual Lemington Spa Lawn Tennis Tournament.


July 16-20, Heidelberg, Germany (Clay)

FI: M. Hardy d. A. Feindel 6-1 7-5


July 18-25, Tri-State Tournament, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (Clay)
Venue: Cincinnati Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=14)

PR: Jane Craven-bye
PR: Winona Closterman d. Mrs Ramsey 6-2 6-0
PR: Hilda von Steinwehr d. Lilly Wilshire 11-9 7-5
PR: Marie Wimer d. Mardi Hunt 6-3 6-3

PR: Hazel Hedley-bye
PR: Carrie Neely d. Marjorie Dodd 6-0 6-1
PR: Martha Kinsey d. Annie Burgess default
PR: Myrtle McAteer d. Miss Hofer 6-0 6-0

QF: Closterman d. Craven 6-1 6-0
QF: Wimer d Von Steinwehr 6-4 6-3
QF: Neely d Hedley default
QF: McAteer d. Kinsey 7-5 6-0

SF: Closterman d Wimer 6-3 6-4
SF: McAteer d Neely 6-3 6-3

FI: Winona Closterman d. Myrtle McAteer 6-1 5-7 6-4


SF: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Jane Craven/Martha Kinsey 6-3 6-1
SF: Myrtle McAteer/Marie Wimer d. Mardi Hunt/Lilly Wilshire 6-1 6-2

FI: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Myrtle McAteer/Marie Wimer 6-3 8-6

Mixed Doubles

SF: Carrie Neely/Nat Emerson d. Myrtle McAteer/Dr Stephens 6-3 4-6 12-10
SF: Winona Closterman/Ernest Diehl d. Jane Craven/Reuben Hunt 4-6 9-7 10-8

FI: Carrie Neely/Nat Emerson d. Winona Closterman/Ernest Diehl 6-2 1-6 10-8

This year the event moved from the Avondale Club to its new home-the Cincinnati Tennis Club on the corner of Wold and Dexter Avenues in East Walnut Hills. The club was founded in 1880 and is still active today.

Closterman wins a silver-handled parasol for taking the event, while runnerup McAteer gets a silver belt.

The defending champion Maud Banks did not appear, but if she had she would have played through, as no challenge round existed in the Tri-State until 1905.

Draw note: The opening round is called the Preliminary Round, the quarters are termed the first round.


July 22-25, Midland Counties Championships, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Ethel Thomson d. E. Tootell 3-6 8-6 6-2
1R: Edith Longhurst d. C. Hollins 6-4 6-3
1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Mrs W.H. Isaacs 6-3 6-1
1R: Lucy Kendal d. Miss Ferguson 6-2 6-1

1R: Connie Wilson d. F.P. Hollins 8-6 6-2
1R: Maud Garfit d. Violet Pinckney 6-2 6-1
1R: Lottie Paterson d. A. Fell 6-0 6-0
1R: Gertrude Houselander d. C.G. Anthony 6-3 6-2
QF: Thomson d. Longhurst 6-2 6-0
QF: Kendal d. Chatterton-Clarke 6-3 6-1
QF: Wilson d. Garfit 4-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Houselander d. Paterson 8-6 1-6 6-3

SF: Thomson d. Kendal 6-3 6-2
SF: Houselander d. Wilson 6-4 6-1

FI: Ethel Thomson d. Gertrude Houselander 6-4 6-2

MX: Ethel Thompson/Sidney H. Smith d. Lucy Kendal/F.L. Burgess 6-2 6-2


July 20-25, Redhill, London, England (Grass)

FI: Agnes Morton d. Dora Boothby 6-2 6-1

This tournament had first been held in 1902.


Circa late July? Natal Championships, Durban, South Africa (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Una Turnbull d. Miss Dunn 6-2 6-3

QF: Tunrbull d. Mrs Fraser-Watson 6-3 6-0
QF: A. Gray d. Miss Mackworth 6-0 6-0
QF: Mrs Anderton d. Mrs Bird 8-6 6-3
QF: Miss Burrill d. G. Gray 7-5 6-1

SF: Turnbull d. A. Gray 8-6 8-6
SF: Burrill d. Mrs Anderton 6-0 62

FI: Una Turnbull d. Miss Burrill 8-6 6-2

MX: Una Turnbull/George Collins d. Miss Burrill/John D'Arcy Cockerel 10-8 6-3

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Discussion Starter #13 (Edited)
early to mid August

July 27-August 1, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: G. Walton d. Miss McIlvenna 6-1 6-4
1R: Lucy Kendal d. Bertha Holder 6-2 6-4

2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 6-2 2-6 6-1
2R: M. Jewsbury d. Alice Ferguson default
2R: Mrs J. Day d. Miss Hunter 6-0 3-6 6-4
2R: Nora Hunter d. Walton 7-5 6-0
2R: Kendal d. “Miss Francis” 6-1 2-6 6-4
2R: M. Dodds d. Miss Carter default
2R: Miss Everard d. Mrs J. Forster 6-4 9-7
2R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Muriel Robb default

QF: Douglass d. Jewsbury 6-0 6-1
QF: Hunter d. Day 7-5 6-2
QF: Kendal d. Dodds default
QF: Stawell-Brown d. Everard 10-8 7-5

SF: Douglass d. Hunter 6-0, 6-1
SF: Stawell-Brown d. Kendal 6-4 3-6 9-7

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Ellen Stawell-Brown ????

DF: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb 4-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Muriel Robb/George Ball-Greene d. Alice Pickering/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) 4-6 6-3 6-1


July 27-August 1, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Hilda Lane d. Marion Colbatch-Clark default


July 27-August 1, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: E. Gardner d. Katherine Pick 6-2 6-2


circa July 27-August 5, Western Championships, Chicago, Illinois, US (Grass)
Venue: Kenwood Country Club

Singles (Draw=17, plus holder)

PR: Miriam Steever d. Mabel Lee 6-2 6-3

1R: Winona Closterman d. Steever 6-1 6-0
1R: Marie Wimer d. Maud Pennington 6-1 6-4
1R: Edythe Parker d. Alice Ruterman default
1R: Hazel Hedley d. Miss Bunson default

1R: Louise Pound d. Maud Thorndike 6-0 6-2
1R: Annie Burgess d. Grace E. Kingsbury 6-2 6-0
1R: Violet Summerhayes (Can) d. Leila Soule 6-0 6-0
1R: Carrie Neely d. Alice Hillman 6-0 6-1

QF: Closterman d. Wimer 6-4 6-4
QF: Hedley d. Parker 6-4 1-6 6-4
QF: Pound d. Burgess 6-2 6-2
QF: Neely d. Summerhayes 6-1 6-2

SF: Closterman d. Hedley 6-2 6-1
SF: Neely d. Pound 6-4 7-5

FI: Winona Closterman d. Carrie Neely 6-1 6-4

CR: Myrtle McAteer (holder) d. Winona Closterman 8-6 6-1


SF: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Myrtle McAteer/Miriam Steever 6-2 6-3
SF: Edythe Parker/Louise Pound d. Mabel Lee/Maud Thorndike 6-1 6-2

FI: Winona Closterman/Carrie Neely d. Edythe Parker/Louise Pound 6-1 6-4

The men’s and women’s events at this tournament were held simultaneously this year.


began July 28, Oregon State Championships, Portland, Oregon, United States

FI: Amy Heitshu d. Stella Fording 6-2 6-1

DF: Miss Strong/Miss Robertson d. Amy Heitshu/Rachel Josephi 6-3 6-2

MX: Amy Heitshu/Walter Goss d. Miss Strong/J. F. Ewing 6-3 6-1


July 31-August 3, Portschach, Kärnten, Austria (Clay)

FI: Marie Amende d. Marie Mascha [score?]


August 2-8, Southern California Championships, Santa Monica, California, United States (Hard)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Florence Sutton-bye
1R: Gabrielle Dobbins d. Anna Hendrick 6-3 2-6 9-7
1R: Mrs J.W. Seymour d. Eleanor Peralta 6-2 6-1
1R: May Carter d. Melita Seymour 6-2 6-3

SF: F Sutton d. Seymour default
SF: Carter d. Dobbins 4-6 6-0 6-3

FI: Florence Sutton d. May Carter 6-4 6-2

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Florence Sutton 6-1 6-2

MX: A.C. Way/May Sutton/Archibald Way d. Gabrielle Dobbins/Alfonso Bell 6-4 6-1


August 3-5, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. Edith Greville 6-4 6-2

DF: Alice Greene/Miss Morgan d. G. Lloyd-Turner/I. Lloyd-Turner 6-1, 7-5

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Edith Greville/George Greville 2-6 6-4 6-0


August 3-6, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: M. Mason d. S.M. Grantham 6-3 6-4

MX: V. Heathcote/G.H. Preston d. A.E. Brown/A.K. Brook 6-3 6-4


August 3-8, Trefriw, Wales (Grass)

FI: Maud Garfit d. N. Forster 7-5 3-6 8-6

CR: Maud Garfit d. Miss E. Makinson (holder) 6-1, 6-1


August 3-8, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Bertha Holder default

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", August 12, 1903: "This year the open tournament, which used to be one of the most successful meetings in the West of England in former years, has been revived, and the club hopes to continue it. The entries were good in all events and, favoured with fine weather, the meeting was a very enjoyable one, while the excellent prizes offered were well distributed."


began August 3, Heiligendamm Open, Heiligendamm, Germany (Clay)

FI: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Antonie Popp default


August 3-8, British Columbia Championships

Singles: [Incomplete draw]

SF: Alice Bell d. Mrs Hardy 1-6 6-4 7-5
SF: Mrs W. Langley d. M. Macrae 6-1 6-1

FI: Alice Bell d. Mrs W. Langley 6-4 6-0

CR: Muriel Goward (holder) d. Alice Bell 4-6 6-0 6-1

DF: Bessie Burton/Mrs Hardy d. Alice Bell/Mrs W. Langley by 2 sets to 0

MX: Miss Bickford/Robert Powell d. Bessie Burton/Lieutenant Knox by 2 sets to 0


August 3-10, Scottish Championships, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Miss James d. V. Buckley 6-0 6-0

QF: M.T. Crawford d. Mrs Holder 6-4 6-1
QF: R. Yuill d. Buckley default
QF: James d. Mrs Saul 6-2 6-4
QF: Miss Stoltz d. L. Yuill 4-6 6-3 8-6

SF: Crawford d. R. Yuill 6-4 6-3
SF: Stoltz d. James 6-3 6-4

FI: M. T. Crawford d. Miss Stoltz 8-6 6-2

MX: Miss Stoltz/Arthur W. McGregor d. D.S. Hewett/R. Yuill 6-1 6-3

R. Yuill is also a male RU in the mixed. Could the mixed names be inverted-or is R Yuill a male player related to R Yuill in the ladies singles.


Circa early August, Marienbad, Austria (Clay)

FI: A. Ebermann d. G. Rothschild 6-4 6-2


August 6-8, Essex Championships, Colchester, Essex, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Greville d. Agnes Morton 6-1 6-3

MX: Edith Greville/George Greville d. ????/Herber Roper Barrett 5-7 6-0 6-4


August 7-10, [Duchy of] Braunschweig, Germany (Clay)

FI: Maria Dschenfzig d. M. Philippi 6-3 6-8 6-4


August 11-14, Criccieth, Wales (Grass)

FI: Maud Garfit d. Mabel Dudgeon 6-1 3-6 6-3

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August 10-15, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: D. Compton-Lundie d. Miss Forrest 6-4 6-2
1R: Amy Mooijaart d. F. Noyes 6-0 6-3
1R: Miss Morant d. E. Peart 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Brown d. Miss Mahon 6-1 6-0

SF: Compton-Lundie d. Mooijaart 7-5 4-6 7-5
SF: Brown d. Morant 6-2 6-3

FI: D. Compton-Lundie d. Miss Brown 6-3 6-4


August 10-15, East of England Championships, Folkestone, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Greene d. Connie Wilson 6-3 5-7 7-5

MX: Connie Wilson/Herbert Roper Barrett d. Alice Greene/Edward R. Allen 6-0 6-0


August 10-15, Torquay, Devon, England

FI: Edith Boucher d. M. Stonham 6-1 3-6 7-5


August 10-15, Ostend, Belgium (Clay)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Marthe Trasenster 6-1 6-2
1R: Vera Warden (US) d. Clare Cassel (US) 6-4 6-2
1R: J. Eeman d. A. Lysaght 6-4 6-2
1R: Augusta Hobart (US)-bye

1R: Miss Wagner d. M. Trasenster 6-2 4-6 6-1
1R: Mme Stern d. ???? default
1R: E. Mendelsohn-bye
1R: Winifred Stroms-bye

QF: E Lane d. Warden 6-4 6-2
QF: Eeman d. Hobart 6-2 6-1
QF: Wagner d. Stern 6-3 6-4
QF: Storms d. Mendelsohn default

SF: E Lane d. Eeman 6-0, 6-1
SF: Storms d. Wagner 6-2 3-6 6-1

FI: Elsie Lane (GB) d. Winifred Storms 6-3 6-3


August 10-17, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Connie Meyer d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith 6-3, 9-7

QF: Dorothea Douglass d. Meyer 6-8 8-6 6-0
QF: Mrs R Monk d. Mrs Heatley 4-6 8-6 6-4
QF: Muriel Robb d. Miss Carter default
QF: Ethel Thomson d. Madeline O’Neill 6-3 6-3

SF: Douglass d. Monk 6-3 6-2
SF: Thomson d. Robb 6-2 6-1

FI: Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 6-2 6-1

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Elizabeth Heatley/Connie Meyer 6-3 6-4
1R: Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb d. Gladys Eastlake-Smith/Madeline O'Neill 6-2 6-1

FI: Dorothea Douglass/Ethel Thomson d. Alice Pickering/Muriel Robb 4-6 6-3 6-2

MX: Ethel Thomson/ Walter C. Crawley d. Dorothea Douglass/Xenophon Casdagli 6-2 6-3

This was an early appearance in a singles final by the runner-up, Ethel Thomson, a future Wimbledon champion.


August 16-20, Championships of Upper Austria, Gmünden, Austria

FI: M. Lonna d. L. Müller 4-6 6-1 8-6


August 16-21, Etretat, France (Clay)

FI: Mme A. Magnus d. Miss Carrew-Hunt (GB) ????

MX: Mme A. Magnus/Arthur Gore (GB) d. Mlle Letellier/Arthur Norris (GB) 6-3 6-3

There was definitely a women's singles event at this, the first edition of the Etretat tournament.


August 17-22, Yorkshire Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Alice Pickering 3-6 6-9 7-5

MX: Lucy Kendal/Xenophon Casdagli d. Alice Pickering/E.D. Black 6-3 6-4


August 17-19, Shropshire Championships, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. Eva Steedman defauly

Eva was a sister of Bertha and Mary Steedman.


August 18-22, Bournemouth Open, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

FI: Connie Wilson d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-2


August 16-23, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. M. Phillips, default
1R: Frau E. Glardon d. Marie Mascha (Aut) 6-1 2-6 6-2
1R: Margarete Tischbein d. M. Sanse 6-1 6-0
1R: Luise Berton-bye

1R: Frl Kulenkampff d. M. Wustney 6-4 6-4
1R: Frau von Staden d. Lizzie Cordes 10-8 8-6
1R: Hilde Meyer d. H. Friedrichsen 6-1 6-2
1R: Augusta Hobart (US)-bye

QF: Pinckney d. Glardon 6-2 6-0
QF: Tischbein d. Berton 2-6 7-5 6-4
QF: Kulenkampff d. von Staden 6-2 6-2
QF: Meyer d. Hobart default

SF: Pinckney d. Tischbein 6-0 6-0
SF: Meyer d. Kulenkampff 8-6 retired

FI: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Hilde Meyer 6-2 6-1

MX: Violet Pinckney (GB)/William Pinckney (GB) d. Hilde Meyer/Rolf Kinzl (Aut) 4-6 6-1 6-0


August 21-22, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)

FI: Mildred Coles d. Beryl Tulloch 3-6 8-6 1-0, retired

DF: Jessie Coles/Mildred Coles d. Mrs Paine/Miss Tootell 3-6 6-4 6-4

MX: Jessie Tripp/Edward R. Allen and Miss Tootell/L. Mossop divided the prizes


August 24-26, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (Grass)

FI: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. L. Everitt 6-4 7-5


Circa August 24-29, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

CR: Ethel Mant (holder) d. Mabel Mant 7-5 2-6 6-2

MX: Miss Lee/Mr Carr d. Burke/Orea Beatty/Mr Burke 6-4 4-6 6-1


August 24-29, Cinque Ports Championships, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Winifred Longhurst d. E. Rapson 6-1 6-4

MX: Beryl Tulloch/George M. Simond d. K. Kentish/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) 6-1 6-1


August 24-29, Worthing, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Greene d. Hilda Lane 6-4 6-3

MX: Alice Greene/Edward R Allen d. Mrs R Monk/R Monk 6-1 6-4


Circa August 24-30, Bad Homburg, Germany (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg d. Nelly Schmoller 6-1 6-2

QF: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Lucie Bergmann 6-2 6-1
QF: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Frl Kirch 6-1 6-0
QF: Mrs Leicester Meyer (GB) d. Countess Brockdorff 6-3 6-3
QF: Schulenburg d. Frl Seligmann 6-2 6-1

SF: Lowther d. Pinckney default
SF: Schulenbeg d. Meyer 6-0 6-2

FI: Toupie Lowther (GB) d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg 1-6 6-4 6-0

MX: Toupie Lowther (GB)/Clarence Hobart (US) and Countess Clara von der Schulenburg/"Forward" divided the title

"Forward" was a pseudonym, possibly used by Paul de Borman, of Belgium.


began circa August 26, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Royal Hotel.

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

PR: Myrtle McAteer (US) d. Violet Summerhayes 6-1 6-1
PR: Edythe Parker (US) d. Miss Taylor 6-1 6-2

QF: McAteer d. Miss Taylor 6-1 6-1
QF: Annie Burgess (US) d. Miss Smith 6-0 6-0
QF: Maud Pennington (US) d. Maud Thorndike (US) 6-3 6-2
QF: Parker d. Miriam Steever (US) 7-5 2-6 6-4

SF: McAteer d. Mrs Burgess 3-6 6-0 6-2
SF: Parker d. Pennington default

FI: Myrtle McAteer (US) d. Edythe Parker (US) 6-1 6-2

CR: Myrtle McAteer (US) d. Carrie Neely (US) (holder) 6-4 6-3

DF: Edythe Parker (US)/Miriam Steever (US) d. Myrtle McAteer (US)/Violet Summerhayes 3-6 7-5 6-3

*Note this is not the Canadian Championships, held earlier in the year.


Late August? Wisconsin State Championships, Milwaukee, US

FI: Carrie Neely d. Miriam Steever ??

CR: Carrie Neely d. Miss Parker ??

DF: Carrie Neely/Parker d. ??

MX: Parker/Reuben Hunt d. ??


August 24-29, Championships of Ragaz, Ragaz, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Quellenhof and Hof Ragaz (two hotels)

FI: Miss Short d. Miss Strauss 6-0 6-0

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", December 2, 1903: "For anyone living in England desirous of spending a good holiday, and of having a great and beneficial change, amid perfect scenery, and at the same time wishing to amalgamate a little tennis, it is hard to think of a better way than selecting some of the tournaments in Switzerland.

"Ragaz is a most delightful spot, and the courts (three in number, of which only two are used for the tournament) are situated in the pretty grounds of the Quellenhof and Hof Ragaz (the two hotels) under the same management at which practically all the competitors stay.

"Close to the courts is a covered-in swimming bath, with natural warm spring water, a plunge into which after tennis in the evening is most refreshing. Possibly there is a shade too much gravel toppinig on the courts, and not quite enough run-back - the latter is a common complaint with hard courts. One of the courts, though, is really very good..."


August 24-September 1, Carlisle, Cumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Lucy Kendal d. Mrs Bourn 6-1 6-1

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August 31-September 5, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Edith Greville (GB) d. Henrietta Horncastle (GB) 6-2 6-2
1R: Beryl Tulloch (GB) d. O. Tulloch (GB) default

FI: Edith Greville (GB) d. Beryl Tulloch (GB) 6-0 6-2

No challenge round as title holder Winifred Longhurst (GB) did not defend.


August 31-September 5, Hythe, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Mildred Coles d. Violet Tabbush 6-2 6-2
1R: Irene Huleatt d. K. Kentish 6-2 1-6 6-4

QF: M Coles d. L.A. Ripley 6-0 6-1
QF: Jessie Coles d. E. Ramsey default
QF: May Brownrigg d. L.R. Brown 6-0 6-2
QF: Evelyn Dillon d. Huleatt 6-3 9-7

SF: M. Coles d. J. Coles 6-4 6-1
SF: Dillon d. Brownrigg 6-4 6-2

FI: Mildred Coles d. Evelyn Dillon 6-3 6-1

MX: Evelyn Dillon/Philip Olyer d. May Brownrigg/Leonard Pretty 6-1 6-3

This was the inaugural open tournament at Hythe.


August 31-September 6, Dutch Championships, The Hague, Holland (Clay)

Singles (Draw=10, plus holder)

1R: Louise Dolleman d. N. Broese van Groenou 6-4 7-5
1R: Alice Comblen (Bel) d. Miss Ivan Stockum 6-3 6-2

QF: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Dolleman 6-1 6-1
QF: Comblen d. M. Gans (Ger) 6-3 6-2
QF: Adine Masson (Fra) d. Miss Dolleman 6-2 10-8
QF: Mrs Leicester Meyer (GB) d. "Miss A. Dri" 6-2 6-1

SF: Pinckney d. Comblen 6-1 6-0
SF: Meyer d. Masson 6-3 4-6 6-4

FI: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Mrs Leicester Meyer (GB) 6-1 6-0

CR: Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Anthonie van Aken (holder) 6-3 6-2

DF: Mrs Leicester Meyer (GB)/Violet Pinckney (GB) d. Alice Comblen (Bel)/Adine Masson (Fra) 6-3 6-3

MX: Violet Pinckney (GB)/Percy Pinckney (GB) and Mrs Leicester Meyer (GB)/Edward Tripp (SA) divided the prizes


August 31-September 9, Pacific Coast Championships, Del Monte, California, US (Hard)

SF: Violet Sutton d. Mylita Seymour 6-0 6-1

FI: Florence Sutton d. Violet Sutton 6-3 6-3

DF: Gabrielle Dobbins/Florence Sutton d. Ethel Ratcliffe/Mary Ratcliffe 6-2 4-6 6-4 8-6

MX: May Sutton/Archie Way d. Mrs Seymour/Louis Freeman 6-0 6-3


September 3-8, Conishead Priory, Cumbria, England (Grass)

FI: Maude Garfit d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 6-3 8-6


September 7-12, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs Newton 6-1 6-1
1R: E. Attfield d. Mrs B. Carter default
1R: M. Dudley d. E. Rapson 7-5 4-6 6-4
1R: Mrs Monk d. Miss Birch 6-1 6-2
1R: Marion Colbatch-Clark-bye
1R: G. Smith-bye
1R: Mrs W. Carson-bye
1R: Connie Wilson-bye

1R: Hilda Lane d. Jessie Tripp 6-4 9-7
1R: Ellen-Stawell-Brown d. Miss Lyne default
1R: Mrs Fitzgerald d. Mrs Riseley 6-3 6-1
1R: Dora Boothby d. C. Anthony 7-5 retired
1R: Gertrude Houselander-bye
1R: E. Wagner-bye
1R: Mabel Squire-bye
1R: Alice Greene-bye

2R: Douglass d. Attfield 6-4 6-0
2R: Monk d. Dudley 6-4 6-1
2R: Colbatch-Clark d. Smith 7-5 6-2
2R: Wilson d. Carson 6-0 6-3

2R: Lane d. Stawell-Brown 6-4, 6-8, 6-1
2R: Boothby d. Fitzgerald 6-1 6-3
2R: Houselander d. Wagner 6-0, 6-4
2R: Greene d. Squire 6-3 6-2

QF: Douglass d. Monk 6-2 6-1
QF: Wilson d. Colbatch-Clark 6-1 6-2
QF: Lane d. Boothby 6-4 6-3
QF: Greene d. Houselander 3-6 6-3 8-6

SF: Douglass d. Wilson 6-2 6-4
SF: Greene d. Lane 6-3 6-3

FI: Alice Greene d. Dorothea Douglass 2-6 8-6 6-2

DF: Hilda Lane/Connie Wilson d. Elsie Lane/Charlotte Sterry 6-4 8-6

MX: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Gertrude Houselander/AE Taylor 8-6 6-4

Green fights from behind to upset the Wimbledon champ.


September 7-12, Championship of the Pays d'Enhaut, Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Miss Short d. Miss Abbot 9-7 3-6 9-7

MX: Helen Weir (GB)/Clement B. Weir (GB) d. Miss Short/W.H.C. Chevalier 6-2 6-1


September 7-12, Le Touquet International, Le Touquet, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: J Coles (GB)-bye
1R: D Gould-bye
1R: Winifred Longhurst (GB)-bye
1R: Edith Greville (GB) d. Mrs Stevens default
1R: Edith Longhurst (GB) d. Beryl Tulloch (GB) 6-3 6-3
1R: Mildred Coles (GB) d. Daisy Kercheval-Hole (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R: K Kentish (GB)-bye
1R: E Maidment (GB)-bye

QF: J. Coles d. D. Gould 6-1 6-2
QF: Greville d. W Longhurst 6-8 6-3 6-3
QF: M Coles d. E Longhurst 10-8 6-3
QF: Kentish d. E. Maidment 6-1 6-1

SF: Greville d. Coles 6-3, 6-0
SF: M Coles d. Kentish* default

FI: Edith Greville (GB) d. Mildred Coles (GB) 6-3 6-1

This was the first edition of the Le Touquet tournament. Holder Yvonne Prevost did not defend. An earlier report has O Tulloch in the spot occupied by K Kentish. Could K Kentish be a nom de guerre?

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", September 23, 1903: "Somewhat hastily organised, and suffering from an ignorance of the laws of the U.S.F.S.A., the first international championship tournament at Le Touquet might well have been a fiasco. Fortunately, however, the English players mustered in good numbers, and as quality as well as quantity was well represented, the initial effort of the management was rewarded with success.

"The weather was by no means favourable; the courts had not settled down into the desirable firmness; and other drawbacks inseparable from hurried arrangements all tended to spoil the enjoyment of those concerned; but in spite of all this the affair went off most satisfactorily, and most of the players, especially the many prizewinners, expressed themselves delighted with the meeting and the surroundings, and declared their intentions of assisting at the second annual tournament next year. All this speaks well of the natural beauties and advantages of Le Touquet, where a comprehensive international sports club is in course of formation."


began September 7, Dinard, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Katie Gillou-bye
1R: Mlle Levesque-bye
1R: Vicomtesse Le Guillier-bye
1R: O. Martin (GB) d. D. Arouson 6-0 6-0

1R: E.L. Bosworth (GB)-bye
1R: H. Bosworth (GB)-bye
1R: Irene Ashmead-Barrett (GB) d. T. Beeche 6-1 6-1
1R: Antoinette Gillou d. Ilona Forbes (GB) 6-1 6-1

QF: K Gillou d. Levesque 6-1 6-3
QF: Martin d. Le Guillier 6-1 6-1
QF: E. Bosworth d. H. Bosworth 1-6 6-4 6-4
QF: A. Gillou d. Ashmead-Bartlett 6-0 6-3

SF: K. Gillou d. Martin 6-4 3-6 7-5
SF: A. Gillou d. E Bosworth 6-4 6-4

FI: Katie Gillou d. Antoinette Gillou 6-4 6-1

MX: Katie Gillou/Wilberforce V. Eaves (Aus) d. O. Martin (GB)/William F. Martin (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-2

Holder Yvonne Prévost did not defend her title.


second week in September, Maryland State Championships, Catonsville, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Mrs Hardy d. Miss Houghton ??

MX: Mrs Hardy/Harry Allen d. ??


September 12-15, Königsberg, [East Prussia]

FI: Frl Valentin d. [Gertrud] Kaminski 6-2 6-0

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September 14-19, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=41)

1R: Mildred Coles d. Mrs Newton 6-2 6-4
1R: Mabel Squire d. K. Kentish 6-4 8-6
1R: M. Dillon d. Miss Russell-Davies 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Hilda Lane d. M. Dudley 6-2 6-1
1R: Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-0
1R: Ellen Stawell-Brown d. A. Black default
1R: Agnes Daniell d. Miss Miles 6-1 6-1
1R: H. Harper d. D. Brown 2-6 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Morgan d. D. Cooper 7-5 6-3

2R: Connie Wilson d. F. Cooper 6-2 6-1
2R: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Tootell 3-6 7-5 [?] *
2R: O. Tulloch d. Mrs Albury 6-4, 4-6 [?]*
2R: Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Mrs Swan 6-2 [?]*
2R: Evelyn Dillon d. Miss Waldron 8-6 6-1
2R: Aurea Farrington d. E. Maidment 6-2 6-2
2R: Coles d. Squire 11-9 4-6 [?]*
2R: Lane d. M. Dillon 6-2 6-1

2R: Jessie Tripp d. Miss Veal 6-2 6-1
2R: B. Grey d. Miss Weatherill 6-1 6-3
2R: G. Birch d. Edith Johnson 9-7 7-5
2R: Mrs Speck d. M. Fores 6-2 6-0
2R: Thomson d. Stawell-Brown 6-4 6-0
2R: Harper d. Daniell 6-2 7-5
2R: Morgan d. A. Fell 6-4 6-0
2R: Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs Fitzgerald 6-0 6-0

3R: Wilson d. Paterson 6-3 6-2
3R: Eastlake-Smith d. O. Tulloch 6-8 6-2 6-0
3R: E Dillon d. Farrington 6-2 3-6 6-2
3R: Lane d. Coles 6-2 6-1

3R: J Tripp d. Grey 6-1 6-2
3R: Speck d. Birch 8-6 6-3
3R: Thomson d. Harper 8-6 6-1
3R: Douglass d. Morgan 6-1 6-2

QF: Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 7-5
QF: Lane d. E Dillon ????
QF: J Tripp d. Speck 6-1 6-0
QF: Douglass d. Thomson 6-2 6-3

SF: Wilson d. Lane 6-0 6-2
SF: Douglass d. J Tripp 6-2 6-1

FI: Connie Wilson d. Dorothea Douglass 7-5 6-2

MX: Dorothea Douglass/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Ellen Stawell-Brown/ Harold Mahony 8-6 6-3

* These scores were incomplete in the original source.

This is the close of the season for Dorothea Douglass and most British players. Wilson's "improved net game forced the issue" in her upset win.


began September 15, Championships of Les Avants, Les Avants, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Mrs Weir (GB) d. Miss White (GB) 6-0 7-5


[Circa mid-September] Swiss Championships, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Yvonne Prévost (Fra) d. Domini Elliadi (Gre) ????

DF: Domini Elliadi (Gre)/Nora Cavallar (Ger) d. Yvonne Prévost (Fra)/L. Vagliano ????

MX: Yvonne Prévost (Fra)/André Vacherot (Fra) d. H. Couppa/Marcel Vacherot (Fra) ????


Circa mid-September, Saro, Sweden (Hard/Asphalt)

FI: M. Werner d. S. Mark 6-2 6-3*

* The two finalists were probably Swedish.


circa September, 21-25 Lucerne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Domini Elliadi (Gre) d. Helen Pillans (GB) 6-1 0-6 8-6

MX: Miss Pattinson (GB)/W.F. Calderon (GB) d. Domini Elliadi (Gre)/Lionel Escombe (GB) 6-4 6-2


September 21-26, Welsh Covered Courts Championships, Llandudno, Wales (Indoors on Wood)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Maud Garfit d. Evelyn Dillon 6-3 0-6 7-5
1R: Elizabeth Heatley d. E.A. Maidment default
1R: Miss Reeves-bye
1R: Miss Murphy-bye

1R: Mrs A.H. Lushington-bye
1R: M.H. North-bye
1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Mrs A.N. Hill 6-2 6-4
1R: Mary Curtis-Whyte d. Miss Brimelow 6-0 6-0

QF: Garfit d. Heatley 2-6 8-6 6-4
QF: Reeves d. Murphy 6-0 6-2
QF: Lushington d. North 6-0 6-4
QF: Curtis-Whyte d. Chatterton-Clarke 6-4 6-0

SF: Garfit d. Reeves 6-1 6-0
SF: Curtis-Whyte d. Lushington 6-2 6-1

FI: Maud Garfit d. Mary Curtis-Whyte 6-2 6-0


September 21-25, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Orea Beatty d. Miss Lee 6-4 2-6 6-4
1R: M. Lee d. Mabel Dransfield 6-1 6-4

FI: Orea Beatty d. M. Lee 6-3 6-3

CR: Rose Payten (holder) d. Orea Beatty 6-1 6-0

Doubles (Draw=5, plus holders)

1R: Miss Lee/M. Lee d. [Violet?] K. Dight/Ada Keele 7-5 4-6 6-3

SF: Orea Beatty/Miss Bremer d. Mrs Colquhoun/Miss McNall 6-1 6-1
SF: Lee/Lee d. Mrs Halcomb/Miss Jones 6-4 5-7 5-1

FI: Orea Beatty/Miss Bremer d. Miss Lee/M. Lee 7-5 8-6

CR: Mabel Dransfield/Rose Payten (holders) d. Orea Beatty/Miss Bremer 4-6 7-5 6-4

Mixed doubles (Draw=4. plus holders)

1R: Miss Bremer/Gordon Wright d. M. Lee/Louis Saxon in 2 sets
1R: Miss Lee/Jones d. Percy B. Colquhoun/Mrs Colquhoun in 3 sets

FI: Miss Bremer/Gordon Wright d. Miss Lee/Jones 6-4 5-7 6-1

CR: Rose Payten/Horrie Rice (holders) d. Miss Bremer/Gordon Wright 6-4 6-2

Mrs Beatty played in England a few years later when she resided there. She often teamed with Miss Bremer, a Sydney player who also moved to England for a few years. Neither competed at Wimbledon.

Bremer returned to Sydney late in 1909. Mrs Beatty came back around 1913/14.


September 25-30, Magedburg, Germany (Clay)

FI: Rose Szczesny d. E. Fritze 6-3 6-4

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September 28-October 3, Staten Island Ladies' Club Tournament, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States (Grass)

DF: Helen Homans/Agnes Russell d. Beatrice Bonner/Mrs John Craik 6-3 3-6,6-3

MX: Helen Homans/Allen Blythe d. Agnes Russell/Thomas Fiske 6-4 6-2

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November 17-21, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lorna Gyton d. Gertrude Wilmoth 3-6 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Barrington d. Mrs Good 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Forsyth d. W. Brown 6-4 6-2
1R: Lily Addison d. M. Brown 6-0 6-1

SF: Gyton d. Mrs Barrington 6-2 6-3
SF: Addison d. Forsyth 6-3 6-0

FI: Lorna Gyton d. Lily Addison 6-1 6-1

Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Mrs Barrington/Miss Calder d. Lily Addison/Mrs Good 2-6 6-3 6-3

QF: Lorna Gyton/Miss Murray/Mrs Barrington/Calder 6-3 6-2
QF: Ethel Le Neveu/Miss Simpson d. M. Brown/W. Brown 6-2 6-2
QF: Mrs T. Kitchen/Miss Walker d. Miss Simpson/Miss Watson 5-7 6-3 6-0
QF: E. Collis/Gertrude Wilmoth d. Miss Cole/Miss Druce 6-2 6-4

SF: Gyton/Murray d. Le Neveu/Simpson 6-4 5-6 6-4
SF: Collis/Wilmoth d. Kitchen/Walker 6-4 6-2

FI: Lorna Gyton/Miss Murray d. E. Collis/Gertrude Wilmoth 6-3 6-4

Mixed doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Miss Walker/T. Kitchen-bye
1R: Lorna Gyton/Joseph Blair d. Mrs T. Kitchen/Louis Saxon 6-4 6-2
1R: Mrs Good/Barney Murphy d. Mrs Goldsmith/George Heinrich 7-5 6-4
1R: Miss Forsyth/Alfred Dunlop-bye

SF: Gyton/Blair d. Walker/Kitchen 6-3 6-0
SF: Forsyth/Dunlop d. Good/Murphy 6-3 6-3

FI: Lorna Gyton/Joseph Blair d. Miss Forsyth/Alfred Dunlop 9-7 6-3

19 year old Addison's first major final. She would go on to win state championships of New South Wales, Victoria (six times between 1906 and 1921) and South Australia - winning singles, doubles and mixed in each during her career. In 1919, after volunteering as a nurse in Europe during the First World War (her brother, with whom she won state mixed titles, was killed in action during the war), she became possibly the first Australian to play at Wimbledon.


November 19-23, Western Australia Championships, ????, Australia
Venue: Zoological Gardens

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: E. Black d. Blanche Penny 6-3 6-3

SF: Martha Walsh d. Miss Willis 6-1 6-1
SF: Black d. K. Owtram 6-2 5-7 6-1

FI: Martha Walsh d. E. Black 6-2 6-3

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Mrs King/K. Owtram d. Mabel Steere/Miss Willis default

SF: Louisa Henriques/Blanche Penny d. King/Owtram 7-5 6-0
SF: Ethel Barker/Martha Walsh d. E. Black/Mrs Kelsall 8-6 6-1

FI: Louisa Henriques/Blanche Penny d. Ethel Barker/Martha Walsh 1-6 6-2 8-6

Mixed doubles (Draw=at least 8)

QF: E. Black/Ernest Parker d. K. Owtram/S.S. Glyde 6-0 2-6 6-3
QF: Martha Walsh/C.B. Cameron d. M. Messer/E. Jordan 6-2 7-5
QF: Miss Willis/Roland Kelsey d. Mabel Steere/T.E. Winfield, walkover
QF: Blanche Penny/H.E. Hill d. Mrs King/L. Crooks 6-4 1-6 6-4

SF: Black/Parker d. Walsh/Cameron 6-4 6-2
SF: Penny/Hill d. Willis/Kelsey 6-1 6-2

FI: E. Black/Ernest Parker d. Blanche Penny/H.E. Hill 6-2 6-3

The location here is almost certainly Perth.

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December 26-31, New Zealand Championships, Napier, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Recreation Ground

Singles (Draw=23)

1R: Kate Nunneley d. R. Cook 6-1 6-0
1R: Ruby Wellwood d. Mrs R.A. Ballantyne 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs S.V. Pearce d. Miss Todd 6-0 6-1
1R: Nina Douslin-bye
1R: K. Braithwaite-bye
1R: B. Hindmarsh-bye
1R: Dora Harman-bye
1R: Lucy Powdrell-bye

1R: Mrs Payne d. M. Nevill 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Ward d. V. Wilson 6-0 6-1
1R: A. Robinson d. Mrs Mannering 6-3 6-4
1R: L. Fitzroy d. Miss Batham 6-4 4-6 6-4
1R: M. Ward-bye
1R: M.T. Chaffey-bye
1R: Miss Gore-bye
1R: Miss Fanni-byr

2R: Nunneley d. Wellwood 6-1 6-0
2R: Pearce d. Douslin 6-1 6-2
2R: Braithwaite d. Hindmarsh 7-5 6-4
2R: Powdrell d. Harman 6-1 6-2

2R: Payne d. Ward 6-1 6-3
2R: Fitzroy d. Robinson 6-3 6-2
2R: Ward d. Chaffey 6-1 6-4
2R: Gore d. Fannin 6-3 6-3

QF: Nunneley d. Pearce 6-2 6-0
QF: Powdrell d. Braithwaite 7-5 6-1
QF: Payne d. Fitzroy 6-1 7-9 6-1
QF: Gore d. Ward 6-3 6-3

SF: Nunneley d. Powdrell 3-6 6-3 6-1
SF: Gore d. Payne 6-4 6-3

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Miss Gore 6-2 6-4

Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Elizabeth Gorrie/P. Gorrie d. K. Braithwaite/Ruby Wellwood 6-3 6-2
1R: J. Berkeley/M.T. Chaffey d. L. Fitzroy/M. Russell 6-3 6-3
1R: Dora Harman/Kate Nunneley-bye
1R: Miss Heath/M. Nevill-bye

1R: Mrs S.V. Pearce/Lucy Powdrell-bye
1R: Miss Fannin/Miss Todd-bye
1R: Mrs Mannering/Mrs Payne d. B. Hindmarsh/D. Hindmarsh 6-2 6-4
1R: Miss Gore/Mrs Marchbanks d. Mrs Grady/A. Robinson 6-3 6-4

QF: Gorrie/Gorrie d. Berkeley/Chaffey 6-4 6-1
QF: Harman/Nunneley d. Heath/Nevill 6-1 6-1
QF: Pearce/Powdrell d. Fannin/Todd 6-4 7-5
QF: Gore/Marchbanks d. Mannering/Payne 7-5 8-6

SF: Gorrie/Gorrie d. Harman/Nunneley 3-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Gore/Marchbanks d. Pearce/Powdrell 6-2 6-3

FI: Elizabeth Gorrie/M.A. Gorrie d. Miss Gore/Mrs Marchbanks 3-6 6-1 8-6

Mixed doubles (Draw=19)

1R: Miss Gorrie/Percy Vaile d. M. Ward/Fraser 6-2 6-1
1R: Lucy Powdrell/Adams d. Ruby Wellwood/C. Tipping 6-2 6-1
1R: M.T. Chaffey/C. Broad d. B. Hindmarsh/Kennedy 7-5 6-3

2R: Kate Nunneley/Harold Parker d. Miss Fannin/A.J. Dixon 6-1 6-1
2R: Mrs Payne/Cecil Cox d. Nina Douslin/Robert Bauchop 7-5 6-3
2R: Miss Gore/Frederick Laishley d. Mrs Marchbank/William Sloman 6-4 7-5
2R: Powdrell/Adams d. Gorrie/Vaile 6-4 6-2

2R: Mrs Mannering/Minden Fenwick d. L. Fitzroy/J.G. Johnston 10-8 6-1
2R: Dora Harman/John Peacock d. Miss Ward/Richard Kirk 6-3 6-2
2R: Miss Todd/Henry Tyser d. V. Wilson/T.N. Baker 7-5 8-6
2R: Mrs R.A. Ballantyne/William Goss d. Chaffey/Broad 6-4 2-6 6-4

QF: Nunneley/Parker d. Payne/Cox 5-7 6-4 6-2
QF: Powdrell/Adams d. Gore/Laishley 2-6 7-5 6-4
QF: Mannering/Fenwick d. Harman/Peacock 6-1 6-4
QF: Ballantyne/Goss d. Todd/Tyser 6-1 6-4

SF: Nunneley/Parker d. Powdrell/Adams 6-2 6-3
SF: Ballantyne/Goss d. Mannering/Fenwick 6-8 6-3 8-6

FI: Kate Nunneley/Harold Parker d. R.A. Ballantyne/William Goss 6-2 6-0

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

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Some additional results (and finalists) for 1903:

March 1+ fd, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

XDF: Sidney H. Smith (GBR)/Ruth Winch (GBR) d. Laurie Doherty (GBR)/Toupie Lowther (GBR) 6-3, 7-5

Circa mid-March, South of France championships, Nice, France (Clay)

XDF: Reggie Doherty (GBR)/Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (GER) d. E.D. Robinson (GBR)/Mlle de Robiglio 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

[Circa mid-September] Swiss Championships, Saint Moritz, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Hélène Prévost (FRA) d. Domini Elliadi (GRE) [score?]

DF: Domini Elliadi (GRE)/Nora Cavallar (GER) d. Hélène Prévost (FRA)/L. Vagliano [score?]

XDF: André Vacherot (FRA)/Hélène Prévost d. Marcel Vacherot (FRA)/H. Couppa [score?]
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