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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
1909

Summary:

There are rumors that a team of English ladies will come to Newport or that May Sutton will lead an American team to Wimbledon. Unfortunately this early interest in a female version of the Davis Cup does not become reality.

The two dominant women of the aught decade do not compete at Wimbledon or the US Nationals. Dorothea Lambert Chambers gives birth to a son in June and is practicing by October, but it is not until 1910 that she reenters tournament competition. May Sutton skips the US Nationals again, and does so despite playing on the east coast later in the summer.

A Review of the English season from the London Times

Among the lady players the standard of form was exceptionally low-lower, probably, than it has ever been before. The ranks have seriously thinnned of late years, and Mrs Sterry, who, owing to the effects of illness, was unable to defend her title, was the last straw. Among those who retained first honours were more or less divided among Miss Boothby and Mis Morton, though the former, as the winner of the championship, must be given precedence. The All-England defeat was revenged at Redhill, on the other hand, Miss Morton's conquest by Miss Coles at Hythe seems to show a flaw that confirms the verdict at Wimbledon. Mrs Stery, owing to illness, was unfortunately unavble to defend her title as lady champion; she came back to tournament play at the close of the season, but was obviously short of practice, and was beaten by Mrs Tuckey at Brighton, while at Eastbourne, after getting the better of Miss Morton, was beaten by Miss Boothby.
Of the other lady players Miss Garfit made the best figure, and succeeded in retaining all three of the championships-Welsh, Scottish, and Irish-that she created a record by winning last year.

"Lawn Tennis." Times [London, England] 24 Sept. 1909: 19.

Boothby won at 9 titles: Surbiton, East Croyden, Beckenham, Wimbledon, Newcastle, Folkestoe, Chichester, Brighton, and Eastbourne.

Morton won at least 6 titles: Leicester, Gipsy, Redhill, Saxmundham, Colchester, and Felixstowe.

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This builds on previous work at:

Newmark's results form the basis for much of the work here. his original 1909 thread may be viewed at:
https://www.tennisforum.com/showthre...highlight=1909

A 2nd thread is at: https://www.tennisforum.com/1551-yearly-results/430167-1909-results.html
 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Week of December 28-January 3

December 30, 1908-January 2, 1909, Nelson Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Nelson, New Zealand

SF: Kate Nunneley d. Alice Ward 6-1 6-1
SF: Lucy Powdrell d. Alithea Batham 6-0 6-5

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Lucy Powdrell 6-5 6-5

DF: Eva Travers/Ruby Wellwood d. K. Braithwaite/Kate Nunneley 1-6 6-5 6-1

MX: Kate Nunneley/Tony Wilding d. Ruby Wellwood/Harry Brown 6-3 0-6 6-1
 

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Discussion Starter #3
Week of January 4-10


Jan 6 (article from the NYT) Sutton May Play Abroad
Early in the year May Sutton is interviewed about going to Wimbledon. "Indeed, I would like to go to Wimbledon next summer. The trip would be awfully jolly and I would like to go, but don't you know those English tennis girls ought to come to Califonia for a change. Not one of them has ever been to the United States, and England is such a sticky, old place compared with America. Still, I will go if urged sufficiently."

May's reluctance to travel will continue in 1909. She skips not only Wimbledon, but the US Nationals as well. It is rumored that she does not enter an event unless her expenses are paid. One wonders if her words "I will go if urged sufficiently" hint at this.
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Week of January 11-17

January 14-18, Taranaki Championships, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Venue: Vivian Street Courts

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Miss Cave d. Miss Brewster 6-2 6-1

QF: Kate Nunneley d. Cave 6-0 6-0
QF: L. Thompson d. D.K. Simpson 6-3 6-2
QF: Mrs Payne d. V. Simpson 6-0 6-1
QF: Lucy Powdrell d. Mrs E. Jones 6-1 6-0

SF: Nunneley d. Thompson 6-0 6-0
SF: Powdrell d. Mrs Payne 6-2 6-1

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Lucy Powdrell 6-3 4-6 6-3

DF: Kate Nunneley/Mrs Payne d. Mrs E. Jones/Lucy Powdrell 4-6 6-4 7-5

MX: Kate Nunneley/Tony Wilding d. Lucy Powdrell/Francis Fisher 6-4 6-3
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Week of January 25-31

January 16-30, South African Championships, Rondebosch, Natal, South Africa

Singles (Draw=20)


1R: N. Pringle d. Mrs van Reyneveld 8-6 6-1
1R: Miss Kuys d. Miss Wahl 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs Steele d. Miss Mills 6-0 6-1
1R: A. Edwards d. Miss Wrentmore [score?]

2R: Mrs George Washington d. Mrs Oliphant (Rho) 6-0 6-2
2R: Dollie or Ida Bergh d. Miss Stevens 6-0 6-3
2R: Mrs Maynard Nash d. E. Porter 1-6 6-3 6-2
2R: Kuys d. Pringle 0-6 8-6 6-1

2R: M. Kelly d. Miss Amm 6-0 6-2
2R: Miss Thornton d. E. Porter default
2R: Leila Wright d. Helen Syfret ????
2R: Edwards d. Steele 4-6 6-1 6-4

QF: Washington d. D. or I. Bergh 6-2 6-4
QF: Kuys d. Nash 6-4 6-2
QF: Kelly d. Thornton 6-4 6-3
QF: Edwards d. Wright 4-6 6-4 6-1

SF: Washington d. Kuys 6-3 6-3
SF: Edwards d. Kelly 9-7 1-6 7-5

FI: Mrs George Washington d. A. Edwards 6-2 7-9 6-4

Doubles


SF: M. Kelly/Mrs George Washington d. Dollie or Ida Berg/Miss Nash 6-2 6-2
SF: Miss Kuys/Mrs H.M. Steele d. Mrs Oliphant (RHO)/Helen Syfret 6-3 6-3

FI: M. Kelly/Mrs George Washington d. Miss Kuys/Mrs H.M. Steele 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles

QF: M. Kelly/Dr Andrew Rowan d. Mrs George Washington/Cecil Tripp 8-6 8-6
QF: N. Pringle/Lionel Escombe (GBR) d. Leila Wright/Archer Hoskings 2-6 6-2 6-0
QF: Miss Beck/Reginald Doherty (GBR) d. Miss Thornton/Stephen Taylor-Taswell 10-8 10-8
QF: Miss Kuys/Ferdinand Scholtz d. Dollie or Ida Bergh/A.A. Robb 10-8 6-2

SF: Kelly/Rowan d. Pringle/Escombe 6-3 6-0
SF: Kuys/Scholtz d. Beck/Doherty ????

FI: M. Kelly/Dr Andrew Rowan d. Miss Kuys/Ferdinand Scholtz 6-4 6-4

From the ‘Rand Daily Mail’, 28 January 1909:

South African Tennis Championships

Transvaal honours won by a lady – Mrs George Washington scores

From our own Correspondent

The successor of Miss M. Kelly as the lady singles champion proved, as anticipated, to be Mrs George Washington, of the Transvaal. When Miss A. Edwards defeated Miss Kelly many predicted her easy success, but in a very fine game the Transvaal crack won 6-2 7-9 6-4, and deserved to. It was a case of a baseline player against one good at the net, and, as generally happens, the latter won. Miss Edwards is a splendid player, who knows not defeat, and her pluck more than skill enabled her to draw level after going down easily in the first set.

In the decider, however, Mrs Washington used better judgement and ventured up to the net on all occasions possible, and her overhead work and strong cross court volleying gave her a victory that was in every way well merited. She is scarcely Miss Kelly’s superior, but can always be depended on to give the latter a big game.

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late January, Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Countess Clara Schulenburg d. Countess Arco 6-0 6-2

This was the first edition of a new indoor tournament in Berlin. It was not the German Covered Courts Championships, which would be inaugurated in Bremen in 1911.
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Week of February 8-14

February 10-13, US Indoor Championships, New York City, New York, United States (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory

Singles (Draw=21)


1R: Bessie Moore d Augusta Chapman 6-1 6-4
1R: Alice Fish d Clara Kutroff 6-2 6-3
1R: Nora Schmitz (GB) d Louise Cragin 6-0 6-1
1R: Fanny Fish d EA Bagg 6-2 6-2
1R: Elizabeth Bunce d F. Bicknell default

2R: Moore d A. Fish 9-7 6-2
2R: Gertrude Radway d E. W. Smith default
2R: Jane Colton d Mrs Foye default
2R: S. Merritt d Bunce 6-4 1-6 6-4

2R: F. Fish d Schmitz 6-3 6-4
2R: Marie Wagner d. Erna Heerman 6-1 6-0
2R: Louise Hammond d. Adele Cragin 6-2 6-2
2R: Erna Marcus d. Clare Cassell default

QF: Colton d Radway 6-2 6-3
QF: Moore d Merritt 6-0 6-2
QF: Wagner d F. Fish 7-5 9-7
QF: Hammond d Marcus 6-1 6-1

SF: Moore d Colton 6-2 6-2
SF: Wagner d Hammond 6-4 6-4

FI: Marie Wagner d. Bessie Moore 6-0 12-14 6-0

Doubles (Draw=10)

1R: Clara Kutroff/Nora Schmitz (GB) d EA Bagg/Elizabeth Bunce default
1R: Erna Marcus/Elisabeth Moore d Jane Colton/Emily Weaver 6-0 6-3

QF: Louise Hammond/Marie Wagner d S. Merritt/G. Radway 6-1 6-3
QF: Augusta Chapman/Edna Wildey d Kutroff/Schmitz 6-2 6-2
QF: Erna Marcus/Elisabeth Moore d. Adele Cragin/Louise Cragin 6-2 6-1
QF: Alice Fish/Fanny Fish d Mrs William Aufferman/EW Smith default

SF: Hammond/Wagner d Chapman/E Wildey 7-9 6-2 6-4
SF: Marcus/Moore d Fish/Fish 9-7 6-4

FI: Erna Marcus/Elisabeth Moore d. Louise Hammond/Marie Wagner 3-6 6-4 12-10

Draw note: The NYT usually refers to Moore as "Elizabeth" rather than Elisabeth. Her nickname is also "Bessie". I am going with Elisabeth as it her listed name at the International Hall of Fame.

Elisabeth "Bessie" Moore plays 91 games over 4 matches on the second day. Luckily for her she wins them all in straight sets.

On day three Wagner wins her semi in singles, then goes out ot contest the doubles final. Hammond and Wagner were several times only two points away from winning. Marcus is the stronger pair of the winning team-Moore still looked tired from her marathon day two schedule.
 

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Week of February 15-21


February 14-???? Championships of the Italian Riviera, San Remo, Italy (Clay)

Won by Rosamund Salusbury

Salusbury carries off the cup as this is her third title her.

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Circa mid-February, Punjab Championships, Lahore, India

FI: Una Deane d. Mrs Leslie-Jones 2-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Mrs Leslie-Jones/E.M. Atkinson d. Mrs Melville/H.P. Tollinson 6-1 6-1

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February 18-22, Coronado Country Club Tornament, San Diego, California, US (Hard)
Venue: Coronado Country Club at the Hotel de Coronado

Singles (Draw=9, plus holder)

1R: Florence Sutton d Mrs Dr George Martyn 6-1 6-0

QF: Ethel Sutton Bruce d Miss Fenton 6-0 6-0
QF: F Sutton d E Barroll default
QF: Marion Jones Farquhar d L Disston default
QF: Hazel Hotchkiss d Mrs Hughes default

SF: F Sutton d. Bruce 7-5 6-1
SF: Hotchkiss d. Farquhar 7-5 9-7

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Florence Sutton 6-4 6-4

CR: May Sutton (holder) d. Hazel Hotchkiss 6-2 6-3

MX: May Sutton/Simpson Sinasbaugh d. Ethel Bruce/Thomas Bundy 6-8 6-3 6-2

This was one of the earliest meetings between May Sutton and Hazel Hotchkiss, the two best American women players of the pre-First World War period. Initially, May Sutton had the upper hand in their confrontations. May receives a gold enameled belt buckle and belt as a prize.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Week of February 22-28

February 22-27, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Condamine Courts

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Alice Greene (GB) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 6-0 7-5
1R: A Hulbert d. Mrs Webster 7-5 6-2

QF: Greene d. Phoebe Hausburg (GB) 6-1 6-1
QF: Mrs H. Munro (GB) d. Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) 1-6 6-2 6-0
QF: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Hulbert 6-3 6-3
QF: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. Bessie Tripp (GB) 8-6 6-3

SF: Greene d. Munro 6-0 6-4
SF: Schulenburg d. Salusbury 8-6 6-3

FI: Alice Greene (GB) d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) 2 sets to 1.
SF: Alice Greene (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/E.D. Robinson 6-3 6-4

FI: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. Alice Greene (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 1-6 6-3 6-3

This year on the Cote d' Azur proved to be unseasonably cold, windy, and rainy. Ladies were wrapped in furs and blankets before coming onto court, and spectators huddled together for warmth. Balls were late in arriving from London, so balls were borrowed from local clubs. The very fact that British balls were normally used for an event in France speaks volumes about English domination of this era.

Only the German Countess Schulenburg threatens English primacy, going down in a tough 3 set final to Greene. Alice Greene is making her debut on the Riviera played steadily throughout and her forehand drive across the court was most effective.
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Week of March 1-7

March 1-7, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)
Venue: Menton Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Miss Hollins-bye
1R: Mlle Visarte De Bocarme-bye
1R: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) 8-6 8-6
1R: Bessie Tripp (GB) d. Mrs Hooker 6-0 6-3

1R: Phoebe Hausburg (GB) d. Mrs H. Munro 6-0 6-2
1R: Alice Greene (GB) d. Mrs Webster 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Hawley-bye
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB)-bye

QF: Hollins d. De Bocarme 8-6 6-0 6-3
QF: Salusbury d. B. Tripp 6-4 6-1
QF: Greene d. Hausburg 6-4 6-1
QF: J. Tripp d. Hawley 6-0 6-1

SF: Salusbury d. Hollins 7-5 6-3
SF: Greene d. J. Tripp 4-6 6-1 6-2

FI: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Alice Greene (GB) default

Mixed Doubles

SF: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. Alice Greene/Georges Simond 6-4 7-5
SF: Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) d. Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke (GB)/Artemus Holmes (US) 6-8 6-4 7-5

FI: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. Rosamund Salusbury (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-3 6-4

Wright and Ditson reports this is the 8th Annual event here.
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Week of March 8-14

ends circa March 13 Pinehurst Country Club Spring Cup, Pinehurst ,North Carolina, United States
Venue: Pinehurst Country Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Priscilla Beall d. Mrs Saint-John Smith 6-0 6-2
1R: Gertrude Lamb d. Katherine Lamb 6-4 8-6
1R: Mrs D.K. Stuckl d. Eleanor Fink default
1R: Miss Dill d. Ethel Check 6-1 6-4

SF: Beall d. G. Lamb 6-3 3-6 9-7
SF: Dill d. Stuckl 6-2 0-6 6-0

FI: Priscilla Beall d. Miss Dill 6-1 6-3

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March 1-13, All-Jamaican Championships, Kingston, Jamaica

FI: Agatha Cargill d. May Wortley [score?]

DF: Agatha Cargill/Miss Haughton d. G. Gruchy/[May] Wortley [score?]

MX: Agatha Cargill/Sydney R. Cargill d. Amy Beckwith/John Cargill 9-7 6-2

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March 9-15, 16th Annual South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Platz Mozart

FI: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 6-1 6-8 6-0

MX: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-4 6-3

Scheduled to start on March 8 but delayed one day by rain. The weather here affects the numbers coming out to watch-with slim spectators the norm. It also delays the start at the Beau Site.

The Countess "carries off the silver platter" by winning here for the third time.
 

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Discussion Starter #13 (Edited)
Week of March 15-21

March 15-20, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11, plus holder)


1R: Mrs Andrews d. Mrs Good 6-1 6-3
1R: Pearl Stewart d. Andrews 6-2 6-2
1R: Lillian Payne-bye
1R: Grace Lovely-bye

1R: Flora Rowe-bye
1R: Ethel Wyatt-bye
1R: Alice Watson d. W. Brown 6-3 6-4
1R: Maisie Parr d. Miss Thomas 6-0 6-3

QF: Stewart d. Andrews 6-2 6-2
QF: Payne d. Lovely 6-1 6-0
QF: Rowe d. Wyatt 6-5 6-4
QF: Parr d. Watson 6-4 6-2

SF: Stewart d. Payne 4-6 6-4 7-5
SF: Parr d. Rowe 6-3 6-2

FI: Pearl Stewart d. Maisie Parr 6-3 6-1

CR: Lily Addison (holder) d. Pearl Stewart 6-3 6-1

Women's Doubles (Draw=6)


1R: Lily Addison/Alice Watson d. Grace Lovley/Ethel Wyatt 6-0 6-2
1R: M. Brown/W. Brow-bye
1R: Mrs Andrews/Flora Rowe-byw
1R: Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne d. Pearl Stewart/Miss Thomas 6-3 6-5

SF: Addison/Watson d. Brown/Brown 6-2 6-2
SF: Parr/Payne d. Andrews/Rowe 6-2 6-3

FI: Lily Addison/Alice Watson d. Maisie Parr/Lillian Payne 5-6 6-4 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)


1R: Lily Addison/Robert Bowen d. Pearl Stewart/William Lang 6-0 8-6
1R: Maisie Parr/Thomas Quill (NZL) d. Miss Thomas/C.G. Heinrich 6-0 6-3
1R: Grace Lovely/Roy Taylor d. Ethel Wyatt/Francis Barritt 6-2 6-0
1R: Lillian Payne/Harry Parker (NZ) d. Alice Watson/A.J. Roberts 6-0 6-2

SF: Addison/Bowen d. Parr/Quill 6-3 6-0
SF: Payne/Parker d. Lovely/Taylor 2-6 6-4 6-3

FI: Lily Addison/Robert Bowen d. Lillian Payne/Harry Parker (NZ) 5-7 6-2 8-

Note: Pearl Stewart had won the women’s doubles title in 1908 with Ethel Le Neveu. Miss Mackie/Roy Taylor were the holders of the mixed doubles title.

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March 17-24, Championships of Cannes, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. Gertrud Kaminski (Ger) default
1R: Mrs H. Munro d. Norah Lattey (GB) 6-2 6-2
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Mrs Whittaker 6-1 6-2
1R: Eveline Nutcombe-Quicke (GB)-bye

1R: Alice Greene-bye
1R: Bessie Tripp (GB) d. Mrs Hooker 6-1 6-0
1R: Rosamund Salusbury (GB) d. Eleanor Rose (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Ruth Winch (GB) d. L. Gully 6-1 6-1

QF: Schulenburg d. Munro 6-4 6-2
QF: J. Tripp d. Nutcombe-Quicke 6-4 6-2
QF: Greene d. B. Tripp 6-1 6-1
QF: Winch d. Salusbury 6-1 6-1

SF: Schulenburg d. J. Tripp 6-0 6-2
SF: Winch d. Greene 6-8 7-5 6-1

FI: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. Ruth Winch (GB) default (ill)

Mixed Doubles

SF: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty d. Alice Greene (GB)/Major Ritchie (GB) 6-2 3-6 13-11
SF: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. Ruth Winch (GB)/Friedrich Rahe (Ger) 6-2 6-1

MX: Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger)/Laurie Doherty (GB) d. Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-1 7-5

Mrs Winch scratched owing to indisposition (les escargots!?!). This caused much disappointment as Mrs Winch is at her best on these ‘sand’ courts. Countess Schulenburg meanwhile proved irresistible in her match against Miss Tripp finding the side lines with great regularity. Warm weather finally arrives after a 3 week cold snap.
 

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Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
Week of March 22-28

March 22-26, Pinehurst, Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States

FI: Mrs D.K.Stuckl d. [Mabel] Smithers 9-7 6-4

Notes:

This was the second lawn tennis tournament held at Pinehurst in March of this year.
[Mabel] Smithers=Mrs C.D. Smithers
 

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Discussion Starter #15 (Edited)
Week of March 29-April 4

March 27-April 3, Métropole Hotel International, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Metropole Hotel

Singles (Draw=7)

FI: Alice Greene (GB) d. Betty Nutcombe-Quicke (GB) 6-0 6-2

Green "coasted through the ladies singles, which had only 7 competitors" (Little, p 82).

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began March 29, Cuban Championships, Havana, Cuba (Clay)
Venue: Vedado Tennis Club

FI: Rosa Ferran d. Emma Irabis 3-6 6-2 9-7


MX: Won by Rosa Ferran/S. Villaba d.


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April 1-3, Ojai Valley Open, Nordhoff, California, United States (Hard)
Venue: Ojai Valley Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Marion Farquhar-bye
1R: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Mary Browne 6-2 6-3
1R: Mrs Jenks d. Ethel Bruce default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan d. Miss Rogers 6-4 6-1

SF: Hotchkiss d. Farquhar 6-1 6-1
SF: Ryan d. Mrs Jenks default

FI: Hazel Hotchkiss d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-1 6-3

DF: Marion Farquhar/Elizabeth Ryan d. Mary Browne/Hazel Hotchkiss ????

MX: Hazel Hotchkiss /Maurice McLoughlin d. Mary Browne/Mr Duncan 6-2 6-3

No challenge round as holder May Sutton does not defend her title. In 1909 the Ojai Club had six courts.
 

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Week of April 5-11

April 5-11, Mexican Championships, Mexico City, Mexico (Clay)
Venue: Mexico Country Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Miss Grouse d Miss Plummer 6-4 6-3
1R: May Sutton (US) d Miss Honey 6-1 6-1
1R: Florence Sutton (US) d Miss Dodswell 6-1 6-2
1R: Patricia Butlin d Miss Moler 6-0 6-0

SF: M Sutton d Grouse 6-0 6-0
SF: F Sutton d Butlin 10-8 6-1

FI: May Sutton (US) d. Florence Sutton (US) 6-1 6-4

MX: May Sutton (US)/Simpson Sinasbaugh (US) d. Patricia Butlin/Claude Butlin 6-3 6-4

Wright and Ditson gives date as "week of April 14".

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April 8-13, French Covered Courts Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

Singles (Draw=8)


1R: Adine Masson d. Mlle Vincent Darasse 6-1 6-1
1R: Cécile Mathey d. Mme Berner default
1R: Germaine Régnier d. Daisy Spéranza 6-3 6-3
1R: Jeanne Mathey d. Abeille Gallay 6-4 6-3

SF: Masson d. C. Mathey 6-3 6-1
SF: J. Mathey d. Régnier 6-4 8-6

FI: Adine Masson d. Jeanne Mathey 6-3 6-2

MF: Adine Masson/Paul Aymé d. Daisy Spéranza/Arthur H Lowe (GB) 6-3 6-2
 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
Week of April 12-18

April 8-14, Tasmanian Championships, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Singles (Draw=11)


1R: Marjorie Allanby d. Mrs Tay 6-0 6-1
1R: Amy Rex d. Miss Graham 6-3 6-2
1R: Nina Rock d. Mrs McArthur 6-1 6-4

QF: Allanby d. Mrs Conder 6-5 6-1
QF: L. Arthur d. Miss Barratt 6-5 6-0
QF: Rex d. Rock 5-6 6-3 6-4
QF: Evelyn Stanfield d. Miss Day 6-1 6-5

SF: Allanby d. Arthur 3-6 6-3 6-1
SF: Stanfield d. Rex 3-6 6-0 6-1

FI: Marjorie Allanby d. Evelyn Stanfield 6-5 6-2

Women's Doubles (Draw=8)


1R: Miss Browning/Mrs McArthur d. Marjorie Allanby/Evelyn Stanfield 6-4 6-3
1R: Mrs Conder/R. Johnstone d. E. Gatenby/Miss Stackhouse 6-5 5-6 6-3
1R: Miss Barratt/Mrs Henry d. Nina Rock/Mrs Taylor 6-2 5-6 6-4
1R: L. Arthur/C. Dumaresq d. Miss Day/Amy Rex 6-3 6-4

SF: Browning/Mrs McArthur d. Mrs Conder/Johnstone 6-1 6-1
SF: Arthur/Dumaresq d. Miss Barratt/Mrs Henry 6-0 6-4

FI: Miss Browning/Mrs McArthur d. L. Arthur/C. Dumaresq 1-6 6-2 6-2

Marjorie Allanby=Mrs C Allanby

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April 9-14, Wellington Championships, Day’s Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Brougham Hill Courts

SF: Kate Nunneley d. Mabel Goldie 6-2 6-0
SF: Eva Travers d. Alice Ward 6-1 6-2

FI: Kate Nunneley d. Eva Travers 7-5 6-2

DF: Annie Gray/Eva Travers d. Miss Ledger/Miss Simpson 6-2 6-2

MX: Annie Gray/A. Young vs Alithea Batham/Francis Fisher

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April 9-17, Otago Championships, Invercargill, Otago, New Zealand

FI: Flora Campbell d. Georgina Bauchop ????
 

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April 6-24, Southern Transvaal Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: The Wanderers’ Club

QF: Mrs John Reid d. Amy Kirby 6-4 6-4
QF: A. Harvey d. Mrs Haywood 4-6 6-1 6-1
QF: Annie Auret d. Mrs G.C. Fitzpatrick 6-1, retired
QF: M. Tudhope d. ????

SF: Reid d. Harvey 6-0 6-2
SF: Tudhope d. Auret 1-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Mrs John Reid d. M. Tudhope 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles

SF: Caroline Middleton/Charles Winslow d. Annie Auret/Cecil Tripp 6-0 6-3
SF: Mrs John Reid/Rex Tucker d. Amy Kirby/L. Gordon-Williams 6-0 7-5

FI: Caroline Middleton/Charles Winslow d. Mrs John Reid/Rex Tucker 6-3 9-7

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April 19-24, Dulwich Farm Open, Dulwich, London, England (Clay)

FI: Dora Boothby d. Mildred Coles 6-0 6-2

At this point in time this was one of the few outdoor tournaments in the British Isles not to be played on grass.
 

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Week of April 26-May 2

April 26-May 1, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=6)


1R: Vera Aitkin-bye
1R: Dora Boothby d. Beryl Tulloch 6-4 6-2
1R: Madeline O’Neill d. E.L. Bosworth 6-4 6-1
1R: Aurea Edgington-bye

SF: Boothby d. Aitken 6-0 6-0
SF: O’Neill d. Edgington 6-2 6-3

FI: Dora Boothby d. Madeline O’Neill 6-1 6-3

MX: E.L. Bosworth/Friedrich Rahe (Ger) d. Beryl Tulloch/Dunstan Rhodes 10-8 6-1

No challenge round as holder Dorothea Lambert Chambers (pregnant) does not defend her title. Mixed holders Gladys Lamplough and Anthony Wilding also fail to defend their title.

Mrs O’Neill is at her best in a mixed double where steadiness is the essential quality in the lady. In singles her game is rather wanting in variety. It was only in realizing that she must keep the ball to Miss Bosworth’s backhand that she soon finished the match. Against Miss Edgington she showed off a more severe forehand drive keeping her opponent on the defensive until she gained the inevitable short return. There is a very modern tendency for the ladies to hasten to the net as soon as the service is delivered which has the lawn tennis authorities exercising their minds. Still it was interesting to see these ladies serving from about 3 feet behind the baseline although the disadvantages of this method clearly outweigh the advantages. In the final Mrs O’Neill met a stronger player in Miss Boothby but made a gallant fight of it. Many of the rallies were well contested until Miss Boothby seized an opportunity of applying an effective diagonal forehand drive as well as scoring with several neat drop shots. Mrs O’Neill has no idea of a backhand stroke.

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April 26-May 5, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Singles (Draw=at least 10, plus holder)


1R: Lucy Powdrell (NZ) d. M. Lee 6-2 6-0
1R: Pearl Stewart d. Kate Nunneley (NZ) 6-3 4-6 6-4

QF: Powdrell d. Eva Travers (NZ) 6-1 6-4
QF: Lily Addison d. Ruby Wellwood (NZ) 6-0 6-1
QF: Miss Yuille d. Mabel Goldie (NZ) 2-6 6-4 6-0
QF: Stewart d. Miss Lee 6-1 6-2

SF: Powdrell d. Addison 8-6 7-5
SF: Stewart d. Yuille 6-3 6-0

FI: Lucy Powdrell (NZL) d. Pearl Stewart 5-7 8-6 6-2

CR: Lucy Powdrell (NZ) d. Annie Kellett-Baker (holder) 6-3 6-3

Doubles

FI : Lily Addison/Pearl Stewart d. M. Lee/Miss Lee 8-6 7-5

CR: Lily Addison/Pearl Stewart d. Eva Collings/Annie Kellett-Baker (holders) 6-1 8-6

Mixed Doubles (Draw=at least 8)


QF: Lily Addison/John Addison d. Rose Payten/Alfred Jones 4-6 6-4 9-7
QF: Kate Nunneley (NZL)/Eric Pockley d. Miss Belfield/H. Harris 6-3 6-1
QF: Pearl Stewart/Ashley Campbell d. Miss F. Stoltenhof/Bowie Wilson 6-1 6-3
QF: Dora Gordon/Rodney Heath d. Mabel Colquhoun/Percy Colquhoun 6-3 6-2

SF: L. Addison/J. Addison d. Nunneley/Pockley 8-10 6-2 6-1
SF: D. Gordon/Heath d. Stewart/Campbell 1-6 6-2 6-4

FI: Lily Addison/John Addison d. Dora Gordon/Rodney Heath 6-4 6-3

No challenge round in the mixed as holders Horrie Rice and Annie Kellet-Baker did not defend title. Kiwis Lucy Powdrell, Kate Nunneley, Miss Eva Travers, Miss Annie Gray and Miss Alice Ward were visiting from New Zealand.
 

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in Spring, Brookline, Massachusetts, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Evelyn Sears d. ????

DF: Miss Rotch/Miss Curtis d. Marion Fenno/Eleanora Sears 5-7 6-2 7-5

MX: Evelyn Sears/Nat Niles d. Marion Fenno/HI Foster 6-1 14-12

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in spring, Belgian National Championships, maybe Brussels, Belgium (Clay)

SF: Marguerite Trasenster Chaudoir d. Mlle Houbotte
SF: Ellen Mills d. Mlle G De Mot

FI: Marguerite Chaudoir d. Ellen Mills 9-7 9-7

This event was "closed"-being open only to Belgian Nationals.
 
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