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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Status: Mostly finals, but gaining more full draws and in good date order. Need to add info from Little's books on Lenglen and Chambers. Covered the NYT from January 1 to March 22.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers claims her record 7th Wimbledon. She dominates the year, going undefeated. In her trip to France she beats young teen Suzanne Lenglen, the ingenue of the year.

The French lass wins the World Hard Court Championships in the spring. Rumors abounded that she would go on to Wimbledon to challenge Chambers, but Papa Lenglen held her back as she has never competed on grass.

The drop shot was one of Chambers' deadliest shots. She discusses it here: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20319557&postcount=59

A deadly curtain draws down on Europe in Augusy of 1914. Regular tennis events for the most part cease until 1919. Only then will Chambers and Lenglen meet at Wimbledon. Lenglen will practice in the serenity of southern France, but most women will not hit a ball again until 1919. Rubber becomes a material for war rather than bouncing balls. American Elizabeth Ryan is in Russia when war alarms sound. She makes a dramatic escape on the last train from Russia into Germany. She had to sell all her possessions along the way as bribes except her trophy as Russian champion of 1914.

During the so-called Great War Chambers plays war exhibitions for the Red Cross. Meanwhile Suzanne Lenglen practices on in the south of France, which is relatively isolated from the great devastation wrought by the conflict.

Dorothea Lambert Chambers record:

Wins all 8 singles events entered. (Monte Carlo, Mentone, Nice, Surbiton, Chiswick Park, Northern Chmps, Wimbledon, Buckingham Chmps)
Wins 2 doubles titles
Wins 2 mixed titles

Suzanne Lenglen's record for 1914 is:

Singles

Won 6 of 11 tournaments entered
26-3 match record, and 2 defaults

Doubles

Won 1 of 4 events entered
5-3 Match record.

Mixed Doubles

Won 6 of 12 events entered (* One event divided-I have counted it as a won event)
26-5 match record, 1 default, and 1 unplayed match.

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Many contribututions come from Newmark's 1914 thread found at:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=409808

Thanks also to Austinrunner, The Computer, Jimbo, and Wolbo for many contributions.
 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Week of December 29-January 4

December 29-January 4, New Year Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Suzanne Lenglen-bye
1R: Adèle Topham (GB) d. E. Cliff 6-3 6-2
1R: Doris Topham (GB) d. Miss Ward (GB) default
1R: M. Ward (GB)-bye

SF: Lenglen d A Topham 6-0 6-0
SF: Ward d. D Topham 6-1 6-3

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d M. Ward (GB) 6-0 6-0

Adele Topham listed as AN Topham by Alan Little.

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December 27 -January 6, Coupe de Noël, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Sporting Club de Paris

FI: Marie Conquet d. Marie Danet 6-3 7-5

DF: Marie Conquet/Marie Danet d. Magda Aranyi/Mme Pigneron 6-2 6-3

MX: Marie Conquet/Etienne Micard d. [Jeanne] Matthey/Count Ludi Salm (Ast) 6-0 4-6 7-5

Count Ludwig von Salm preferred to be called "Ludi."
 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Week of January 5-11

January 5-11, Cannes New Year Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Suzanne Lenglen d Miss "Other" default
1R: Ruth Winch (GB) d. M. Ward (GB) 6-2 6-2

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Ruth Winch (GB) 7-5 3-6 6-1

MX: Suzanne Lenglen/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Ruth Winch (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 6-3 6-4

This was the inaugeral event at the new Carlton Club. In 1926 it would be the site for Suzanne's famous match with Helen Wills.

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ends Jan 10 Lawn Tennis Chmps of the Phillipines, Manila

Was there a women's event?
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Weekof January 12-18

January 13-15, Taranaki Championships, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Venue: Hawera Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Alice Brewster d. V. Simpson 6-5 6-1

DF: Alice Brewster/Miss Graham d. L.H. Hughes/R. Hughes 6-1 6-5

MX: Alice Brewster/Lancelot Jennings d. Mrs Pearse/DigoryPearse 6-4 6-1

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December 26, 1913-January 17, 1914, Western Province Championships, Cape Town, South Africa
Venue: The Rondebosch Courts

QF: Mrs John Reid d. Miss Sharp 6-1 4-6 6-3
QF: A. Edwards d. Miss Haddon 6-3 6-1
QF: Mrs Nash d. Miss Collard 6-2 6-3
QF: Mrs Shields d. E. Porter 2-6 6-1 6-4

SF: Reid d. Edwards 6-1 6-1
SF: Shields d. Nash 6-4 4-6 7-5

FI: Mrs John Reid d. Mrs Shields ????

CF: Mrs John Reid d. M. Kelly (holder) 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles

SF: M. Kelly/Dr Andrew Rowan d. Mrs John Reid/Beck 6-0 6-3
SF: E. Porter/Harold Aitken d. Miss Dold/Stephen 6-1 6-1

FI: M. Kelly/Dr Andrew Rowan d. E. Porter/Harold Aitken 5-7 6-4 6-2

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January 13-17, Championships of the Italian Riviera, San Remo, Italy (Clay)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Mrs Turton d. Sign. Rossi 6-0 6-1

SF: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Turton 6-0 6-2
SF: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. M. Ward (GB) 6-1 6-1

FI: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Margaret Tripp (GB) default

MX: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) d. M Ward (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 6-0 6-0

Lowe-FG (Frank Gordon) Lowe.

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January 14-18, German Covered Courts Championships, Bremen, Germany (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Mieken Rieck d. E Koch 6-2 6-1

MX: Mieken Rieck/ “William” d. Elsa Kleinschmidt/Curt Bergmann 7-5 7-5

“William” was a pseudonym used by an unidentified player.
 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Week of January 19-25

January 22-24, Dannevirke, New Zealand

FI: Eileen Maddison d. Doris Wellwood ????

DF: Eileen Maddison/Doris Wellwood d. Mrs Harker/Nina Hartgill 6-5 6-4

MX: Nina Hartgill/Cecil Cox d. Doris Wellwood/Francis Fisher 5-7 6-2 6-3

Note: Eileen Maddison is the former Miss Wellwood.

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January 22- 24, Wellington Provincial Championships, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Masterton Club Courts

FI: R. Hughes d. W. Clark 6-2 6-3

DF: D. Booth/R. Hughes d. L.H. Hughes/M. Hughes 6-4 6-1

MX: W. Clark/Geoff Ollivier d. R. Hughes/Robert Swanston 2-6 7-5 6-2

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January 24-27, Auckland Championships, Auckland, New Zealand
Venue: Remuera Club and Eden and Epsom Courts

SF: Annie Gray d. M. Steele 6-2 6-1
SF: Gwen Gorrie d. G. Barstow 3-6 6-0 6-3

FI: Annie Gray d. Gwen Gorrie 6-1 6-2

DF: Gwen Gorrie/Annie Gray d. Mrs Cooper/Miss Harvey 6-1 6-4

MX: Gwen Gorrie/[David] Duthie d. Mrs Cooper/H.L. Robson 7-5 6-1

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

FI: Frau Dahl d. E Kribben default

MX: [Daisy] Schultz/Ferdinand C Uhl d. Elsa Kleinschmidt/OC Kribben 6-3 6-4
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Week of January 26-February 1

January 26-31, Bordighera, Bordighera, Italy (Clay)

FI: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. Miss Sissons (GB) default

MX: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) d. Maxine Elliott (GB)/Tony Wilding (NZ) 6-1 6-0

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January26-31 4th Annual MidWinter Championships, Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States (Indoors)

FI: Miss Cohen d. Miss Barnett 8-6 4-6 6-1

DF: Mrs Hinchcliffe/Miss Treat d. Cohen/Miss Presbrey 6-1 8-6*

Note: I had an alternate DF of Agnes Blancke/Lucille Schulte d Mrs Charles Hager/Mrs Guy Metcalf 2-6 6-2 6-2. For now we are going with Jimbo's score .
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Week of February 2-8

Circa February 1-7, Punjab Championships, Lahore, Punjab, India

FI: Una Gracey d. Bibi Amrit Kaur 6-2 6-2

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February 2-9, Hyères International Tournament, Hyeres, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R : Mrs A.A. Hall (GB) d. “Miss A N Other” default

QF: E.M. White d. Mrs J R Cocq 6-2 7-5
QF: M. Towler d. Mrs Wheelwright 6-4 6-4
QF: Hall d. N. Wallis 6-1 6-2
QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-2 6-1

SF: White d. Towler 6-1 9-7
SF: Ryan d. Hall 6-2 6-1

FI: E. White (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 5-1 retired

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Gordon Lowe (GB) and Mrs A.A. Hall (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) divided the prizes.
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Week of February 9-15

February 9-16*, Hotel Bristol Tournament, Beaulieu, France (Clay)
Venue: Hotel Bristol

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-0 6-2
1R: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. Mrs AA Hall 6-4 6-2
1R: E. Hardcastle (GB) d. A. Strachan 6-1 7-5
1R: Agnes Visart de Bocarme d. M. Kelsey 6-4 6-1

1R: E. White (GB) d. Mme Gondoin 6-2 2-6 6-3
1R: Mme Cocq d. E. Kelsey (GB) default
1R: M. Towler (GB) d. Nikita Murray (US) default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Miss Ward (GB) 6-2 6-2

QF: J Tripp d. M Tripp default
QF: Visart de Bocarme d. Hardcastle default
QF: White d. Cocq 6-0 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Towler 6-2 6-2

SF: J Tripp d. Visart de Bocarme default
SF: Ryan d. White 6-0 6-4

FI: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 9-11 6-4

MX: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) d. Suzanne Lenglen/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB) 7-5 6-1

Note Alan Little's book has event ending Feb 15. Which is in error?

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1915): "Beaulieu has now established itself as one of the most attractive tournaments on the Riviera. [...] Jessie Tripp, after being three times within a stroke of victory in the second set, overhauled Elizabeth Ryan in the third set, and won a very good final."

Nikita Murray=Mrs J. O'Hara Murray
 

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Week of February 16-22

February 16-22, Côte d'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Daisy Topham 6-0 6-3
1R: Mme Gondoin d. Miss Hannaford 6-1 5-7 6-3
1R: Adele Topham d. Miss Moberley 6-1 6-3
1R: M. Ward (GB) d. [Caroline] Jung 6-3 6-4

SF: Ryan d. Gondoin 7-5 6-1
SF: Ward d. A. Topham 6-0 6-3

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. M. Ward (GB) 6-4 6-0

From 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', February 26, 1914: "It was a pity that there were only three open events to be competed for at the Cannes Club - no mixed event at all. [...] Miss Elizabeth Ryan won the open singles, beating Miss Ward in two sets. In the first set Miss Ward, who shows improvement in every match she plays, put up a good fight. At one period she led Miss Ryan 4-3 and was within a point of making it 5-3, but in the second set Miss Ryan had matters all her own way."

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Late February, Nassau, Bahamas (Hard)

FI: Mrs L. Morris d. Dolly La Montague 6-2 6-2

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February 10-22, All-Jamaican Championships, Kingston, Jamaica

FI: Mrs C.E. Long-Price d. Maud Farquharson 6-2 6-0

DF: Mrs Bliss/Mrs C.E. Long-Price d. Amy Beckwith/E. Farquharson ????

MX: May Lucie-Smith/Thomas B. Nicholson d. C.E. Long-Price/Mrs C.E. Long-Price 6-0 6-4
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Week of February 23-March 1

February 22-27, Princess Hotel Tournament, Hamilton, Bermuda
Venue: Princess Hotel

DF: Grace Gilbert/Mrs E. Harvey d. Mrs Bellin/Miss Storrs (US) 8-6 6-2

MX: Mrs G. Gosling/Captain Berger d. M. Gray/Colonel Hamilton 6-4 6-2


It is not clear if a women's singles event was held.

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February 23-March 3, Monte Carlo, (Condamine) , Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Condamine Courts

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: M. Ward (GB) d. Mrs Hall-Walker 6-3 4-6 6-2
1R: Olive Ranson (GB) d. Frau Aderholt 6-2 6-3
1R: Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Mrs A.A. Hall (GB) 6-2 6-2
1R: E. Hardcastle d. B. Collis default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. A. Strachan 6-2 6-0

2R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-1 6-0
2R: M. Ward (GB) d. Ranson 6-1 0-6 6-3
2R: Ludmila Isnard (Rus) d. N. de Gladky default
2R: E. White (GB) d. Maud Stuart (GB) 6-2 3-6 6-1

2R: Jessie Tripp (GBR) d. Agnes Visart de Bocarmé 6-0 6-0
2R: Mme M. Gondoin (Fra) d. M. Towler (GB) default
2R: Lenglen d. Hardcastle 6-0, 6-0
2R: Ryan d. M. Tripp (GB) 6-1 6-4

QF: Chambers (GB) d. M Ward (GB) 6-0 2-0 retired
QF: White (GB) d. Isnard 6-3 6-3
QF: J Tripp (GB) d. Gondoin default
QF: Ryan d. Lenglen 6-3 6-4

SF: Chambers d. White default
SF: Ryan d. J. Tripp 6-2 6-1

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 6-1


Doubles

1R: Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Margaret Tripp (GB)-bye

2R: Elizabeth Ryan/Jessie Tripp d Lenglen/M Tripp 8-6 6-2

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Mrs AA Hall Walker 6-2 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis (Frn) d. Ludmilla Isnard (Rus)/Count Ludi Salm (Aut) default

This,the first meeting between Ryan and Lenglen, would be the only victory for Elizabeth Ryan in eighteen singles matches against Suzanne Lenglen throughout their careers.

Draw notes:
The 2R of the doubles probably a QF or SF.
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Week of March 2-8

March 2-7, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=22)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs AA Hall (GB) d. M. Ward (GB) 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs C. Hole (GB) d. V. Sissons 8-6 6-0
1R: M. Kelsey d. Mme J. Cocq 6-1 6-0
1R: M. Towler (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs Fletcher-bye
1R: E. White (GB)-bye
1R: Olive Ranson (GB)-bye

1R: Miss Rainsford-bye
1R: Lumdila Isnar (Rus) d. Hon. Mrs Barker-Mill (GB) 6-1 6-1
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d. Mrs Hall-Walker (GB) 6-1 6-3
1R: E. Kelsey d. Frau Ardenholt 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett (GB)-bye
1R: Miss Wilton-bye
1R: M Stuart (GB)-bye
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye

2R: Chambers d. Hall 6-1, 6-1
2R: Kelsey d. Hole 8-6 6-1
2R: Towler d. Fletcher 6-2 6-3
2R: White d. Ranson default

2R: Isnard d. Rainsford 6-0 6-0
2R: Kelsey d. Cadle 9-11 6-3 6-3
2R: Perrett d. Wilton 6-0, 6-2
2R: Ryan d. Stuart default

QF: Chambers d. Kelsey 6-1 6-1
QF: White d. Towler 6-1 6-3
QF: Isnard d. E. Kelsey 6-2 retired
QF: Ryan d. Perrett 6-1 6-3

SF: Chambers d. White 6-2 6-1
SF: Ryan d. Isnard 6-3 6-3

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-2 6-1

MX: Mrs O'Hara Murray/Tony Wilding (NZ) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Decugis 2-6 6-4 6-4

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February 2-9 Hyeres International Tournament, Hyeres, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R : Mrs A A Hall (GB) d. “Miss A N Other” default

QF: E M White d. Mrs J R Cocq 6-2 7-5
QF: M Towler d. Mrs Wheelwright 6-4 6-4
QF: Hall d. N Wallis 6-1 6-2
QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Lesley Cadle (GB) 6-2 6-1

SF: White d. Towler 6-1 9-7
SF: Ryan d. Hall 6-2 6-1

F: E M White d. Elizabeth Ryan 5-1 retired

Dates are problematic considering it is the same week as the Riviera event and many players are in both draws. Can we find a resolution to this puzzle?

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February 28-March 7, Florida State Championship, Palm Beach, Florida, United States (Clay)

FI: Teresa Wood d. d. Hilda Holmes 6-2 1-6 8-6

DF: DF: C. Roberson/L.G. Witherbee d. Mrs Brown/Mrs Phipps 6-4 6-2

MX: Hilda Holmes/Holmes d. Mrs Rutherford/Mortimer 7-5 6-4

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February 29-March 9, Bermuda Championships, Hamilton, Bermuda

FI: Bessie Harvey d. Marion Cresswell default

DF: Mrs G. Gosling/Mrs E. Harvey d. Mrs F. Berlin/Marion Cresswell default

MX: Mrs G. Gosling/Captain A Berger d. Marion Cresswell/A Ostendorf 6-1 6-3

Note: Mrs. Eguenius (Eugene) Harvey is the former Bessie Gosling
Thus her partner Mrs. Gosling is likely a sister-in-law
 

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Week of March 9-15

May 8-12, Chevy Chase Invitation, Washington D. C., United States (Clay)

FI: Isabel Pendleton d. Connie Sullivan 7-5 6-0

CR: Isabel Pendleton d. Eva Baker (holder) 6-3 6-0

DF: Connie Sullivan/Sophie Meredith d. Mrs Carlisle/Isabel Pendleton 6-2 7-5

Mixed Doubles

FI: Connie Sullivan/Wallace Johnson d. Isabel Pendleton/W.D. Wilcox 7-5 7-5

CR: Connie Sullivan/Wallace Johnson d. Eva Baker/Harry Doyle (holders) 8-6 6-2

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March 9-17, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Mrs L. Boys default
1R: N. de Gladky d. Mrs Hall-Walker default
1R: Agnes Visart de Bocarmé d. Mrs F. Jackson 6-2 6-1
1R: Ludmila Isnard (Rus) d. Domini Crosfield (GB) 6-1 8-6
1R: M. Towler (GB) d. Mrs AA Hall (GB) 4-6 6-2 7-5
1R: M. Kelsey d. Mme Cezilly 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Street d. N. Xantho 6-0 6-3
1R: Suzanne Lenglen d. Margaret Tripp (GB) 6-1 6-3

1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett d. M. Ward (GB) default
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB) d. F. Rogers 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs Fletcher d. M. Wright (GB) 6-3 7-5
1R: E. Kelsey d. Nikita Murray (US) default
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs Sturtz 6-0 6-1
1R: E. M. White d. Hon. Mrs Barker-Mill (GB) 6-0 6-2
1R: Mme Gondoin d. Olive Ranson (GB) 6-4 6-3
1R: Maud Stuart (GB) d. Mme R. Neveu 6-0 6-0

2R: Chambers d. Gladky 6-1 6-1
2R: Isnard d Visart de Bocarmé 6-2 6-3
2R: Towler d. Kelsey 6-0 6-1
2R: Lenglen d. Street 6-1 6-1

2R: Perrett d. Cadle 6-1 6-4
2R: Kelsey d. Fletcher 6-4 4-6 retired
2R: Ryan d. E. White 6-2 retired
2R: Stuart d. Gondoin 6-1 6-4

QF: Chambers d. Isnard 6-2 6-0
QF: Lenglen d. Towler 6-1 6-3
QF: Perrett d. Kelsey 6-1 6-3
QF: Stuart d. Ryan 7-5 1-6 6-1

SF: Chambers d. Lenglen 6-3 6-3
SF: Stuart d. Perrett 6-4 6-3

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Maud Stuart (GB) 6-2 6-0

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 6-1 6-2

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Week of March 16-22

March 14-19, US Indoor Championships, New York City, New York, United States (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Seventh Regiment Armory

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Theresa Kuser d. Mrs Lindley Z. Murray 6-2 6-0
1R: Margaret Grove d. A. Ernstein 6-1 6-1
1R: Nora Schmitz d. Connie Sullivan 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs F.W. Jenkins d. H.H. Punnett 6-1 6-0
1R: Florence Ballin d. Amy Harper 6-0 6-0
1R: Gertrude Della Torre d. W.H.N. Voss 6-2 6-3
1R: Alice Day Beard d. Elsa Kahn 6-1 6-4
1R: Ethel Merritt d. Miss Putnam default

1R: Helen Bernhard d. Grace Bastine 8-6 6-2
1R: Bessie Holden d. Elizabeth Bunce default
1R: Katherine Force d. Adele Cragin 6-3 6-2
1R: Marie Wagner d. Alice Damrosch default
1R: Clare Cassell d. Clara Cassebeer 6-1 6-4
1R: Mrs L.Z. Morris d. Mrs H.E. Cook 6-2 3-6 6-0
1R: Mrs D.C. Mills d. Mrs R.N. Knapp 6-1 6-3
1R: Mrs P Wilbourn d. Ina Kissel default

2R: Kuser d. Grove 7-5 6-3
2R: Schmitz d. Jenkins 6-1 6-0
2R: Ballin d. Della Toore 6-3 2-6 6-2
2R: Beard d. Merritt 6-0 6-1

2R: Holden d. Bernhard 7-5 4-6 9-7
2R: Wagner d. Force 6-2 6-0
2R: Cassell d. Morris 6-1 6-0
2R: Mills d. Wilbourn 8-6 6-2

QF: Schmitz d Kuser 6-3 6-1
QF: Beard d Ballin 6-3 6-1
QF: Wagner d Holden 6-2 6-3
QF: Cassel d Mills 6-1 6-0

SF: Beard d Schmitz 8-10 6-4 6-3
SF: Wagner d Cassel 6-2 7-5

FI: Marie Wagner d. Alice Beard 6-1 2-6 6-3

Doubles (Draw=18)

1R: Clare Cassel/Emily Weaver d. Mrs F.W. Jenkins/Mrs W.H.N. Voss 6-1 6-1
1R: Gladis Greene/Ethel Merritt d. Louise Raymond and partner default

2R: Grace Bastine/Mrs D.E. Mills d. Dorothy Dutcher/Eleanor Means default
2R: Mrs R.M. Knapp/Mrs Percy Wilbourne d. Amy Harper/Lindley Z Murray 6-3 6-3
2R: Mrs L.G. Morris/Louise Trevor d. H.R. Punnett/Mrs J. Stebin 6-0 6-4
2R: Cassel/Weaver d Bessie Holden/Mrs A. Humphries 6-1 6-4

2R: Clara Cassebeer/Marie Wagner d. Greene/Merritt 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs W. McLean/Nora Schmitz d Helen Bernhard/Elsa Kahn 6-1 6-3
2R: Alice Day Beard/Bessie Moore d Mary Nammack/Mrs J. Wupperman 6-1 6-3
2R: Elizabeth Bunce/Mrs Willard Sullivan d Gertrude Della Torre/Katherine Force 6-0 6-3

QF: Knapp/Wilbourn d. Bastine/Mills 1-6 7-5 6-3
QF: Cassel/Weaver d. Morris/Trevor 6-2 6-2
QF: McLean/Schmitz d. Cassebeer/Wagner 6-4 6-4
QF: Bunce/Sullivan d. Beard/Moore 6-4 6-4

SF: Cassel/Weaver d. Knapp/Wilbourn 6-3 6-1
SF: McLean/Schmitz d. Bunce/Sullivan 3-6 6-2 6-4

FI: Clare Cassel/Emily Weaver d. Helen McLean/Nora Schmitz 4-6 6-2 6-4

Draw notes:

Alice (nee Day) Beard is listed as Mrs CN Beard, "the former Middle States title holder"
Elizabeth Bunce also listed as Miss EC Bunce
Clara (nee Kuttorff) Cassebeer listed as Mrs T Cassebeer.
Miss Katherine E Force is the sister of Mrs John Jacob Astor.
Ethel Merritt also listed as EW Merritt
Emily (nee Stokes) Weaver is listed as Mrs SF Weaver
Connie Sullivan=Mrs Williard Sullivan

The opening day was busy, with the first 2 rounds being contested in the singles as the armoury was reserved for military purposes on March 15th.

The final was close until the end, when Wagner ran off five straight games. Mrs Beard repeatedly passed Wagner when she stormed the net in the middle set.

In the doubles Weaver was at net while the other 3 kept to what the New York Times called "the long court game." Cassel and Weaver won the last set from 3-4 down.

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March 16-21, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Ethelwynne Sharp d. Ethe Le Neveu 6-4 6-1
1R: Lily Addison d. Miss Berry 6-3 6-0
1R: Mrs Andrews d. Miss McLean 2-6 6-2 7-5
1R: Maisie Parr d. D. Harris 6-4 6-4

1R: M. Lawrie d. Mrs Fuller 6-2 10-12 6-1
1R: Mrs Craker d. Mrs Burton 9-7 2-6 6-3
1R: Alice Watson d. A. Browning 6-4 5-7 6-0
1R: Mrs McArthur d. Flora Rowe 1-6 6-2 6-2

QF: Sharp d. Addison 6-4 6-3
QF: Parr d. Andrews 6-3 6-3
QF: Lawrie d. Craker 6-3 6-4
QF: McArthur d. Watson 2-6 7-5 retired

SF: Sharp d. Parr 6-3 6-0
SF: Mrs McArthur d. Lawrie 4-6 6-1 9-7

FI: Ethelwynne Sharp d. Mrs McArthur 6-3 6-4

CR: Ethelwynne Sharp d. Meryl Waxman (holder) 4-6 6-4 6-2

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Ethel Le Neveu/Flora Rowe d. W. Brown/D. Harris 6-1 6-1
1R: Mrs Fuller/Alice Watson d. Grace Lovely/Ethelwynne Sharp 7-5 8-6
1R: Mrs McArthur/Meryl Waxman d. Lily Addison/A. Browning 6-3 4-6 7-5
1R: Mrs Andrews/M. Lawrie-bye

SF: Le Neveu/Rowe d. Fuller/Watson 6-3 4-6 6-4
SF: McArthur/Waxman d. Andrews/Lawrie 6-4 6-4

FI: Ethel Le Neveu/Flora Rowe d. Mrs McArthur/Meryl Waxman 6-2 6-3

Mixed doubles [Incomplete draw]


QF: Meryl Waxman/G.B. Fisher d. Mrs McArthur/John Raws 6-3 6-3
QF: Maisie Parr/A.F.R. Scott d. A. Browning/Samuel England 6-4 2-6 6-2
QF: Mrs Andrews/Reginald Reid d. Miss Berry/Cockburn 6-4 6-4
QF: Ethel Le Neveu/N. Taylor d. Alice Watson/Harold Utz 7-9 6-4 6-3

SF: Waxman/Fisher d. Parr/Scott 3-6 6-2 9-7
SF: Le Neveu/Taylor d. Mrs Andrews/Reid 7-5 2-6 6-1

FI: Meryl Waxman/G.B. Fisher d. Ethel Le Neveu/N. Taylor 6-1 6-3

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March 16-26, Nice Country Club Tournament, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Nice Country Club

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)-bye
1R: Lesley Cadle (GB)-bye
1R: M. Stuart (GB)-bye
1R: Mrs AA Hall (GB)-bye
1R: M. Kelsey-bye
1R: Margaret Tripp (GB)-bye
1R: M. Towler (GB) d. Olive Ranson (GB) 6-4 6-1
1R: Mme Gondoin d. Mrs Jackson 6-0 6-1

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
1R: E. Kelsey-bye
1R: F. Rogers-bye
1R: Marie Decugis-bye
1R: E. White (GB) d. Domini Crosfield (GB) 6-2 6-1
1R: M. Wright (GB) d. Mrs L. Boys default
1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett (GB) d. Suzanne Lenglen default
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB)-bye

2R: Chambers d. Cadle 6-1 6-3
2R: Stuart d. Hall 6-2 6-2
2R: M Kelsey d. M Tripp default
2R: Towler d. Gondoin 7-5 7-5

2R: Ryan d. E. Kelsey default
2R: Rogers d. Marie Decugis default
2R: White d. Wright 4-0 retired
2R: J Tripp d.Perrett 5-7 6-0 6-4

QF: Chambers d. Stuart 6-0 6-1
QF: M. Towler (GB) d. M. Kelsey default
QF: Ryan d. Rogers 6-0 6-1
QF: J Tripp d. E. White 6-4 6-1

SF: Chambers d. Towler 6-2 6-2
SF: J Tripp d. Ryan default

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 6-2 6-0

DF: Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs AA Hall (GB)/M Towler (GB) 6-4 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Jessie Tripp (GB)/Gordon Lowe (GB) 6-3 2-6 6-4

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1915): "This, a new meeting on the Riviera, was materially delayed by rain. [...] Dorothea Lambert Chambers won the ladies' singles, and Suzanne Lenglen the singles handicap from owe 15.3."

From Lawn Tennis and Badminton:

"The ladies' singles was as much a foregone conclusion as the men's. Mrs. Chambers was playing superbly. She met Miss. J. Tripp in the final and, good as she is, Miss Tripp could make but little headway. Miss Ryan had previously given Miss J. Trip a walk-over in the semi-final. Miss Towler, the other semi-finalist, had played very well on the Riviera this year, and is still improving.

Mrs. Lambert Chambers and Miss Ryan had the ladies' doubles won practically before they went into court for their first match, but the almost superhuman accuracy of Miss J. Tripp at the back of the court, in conjunction with Mrs. Perrett at the net, gave them one good shaking up.

In the mixed doubles Decugis and Miss Ryan added one more to their list of victories in partnership. Lowe and Miss Tripp, in the final, did not press them as hard as at Monte Carlo, and Mrs. Chambers had to leave for England when already in the final with Wilding, as the result of a win over Count Salm and Countess Schulenburg, after the best and most brilliant match in the whole event."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, April 2, 1914, p.386
 

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Week of March 23-29

circa March 21-26, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

CR: EM Sharp d. Meryl Waxman (holder) 4-6 6-4 6-2

DF: Mrs Rowe/Miss Le Neveu d Mrs McArthur/Waxman 6-2 6-3

MX: Meryl Waxman/Ashley Fisher d Le Neven/N Taylor 6-1 6-3

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March 18-29 "Wilderness" Open Tournament, Southfields, England (Clay)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Miss Davy-bye
1R: Mrs. Hayward-bye
1R: Mrs. Rutherglen-bye
1R: Dorothy Holman d. Miss M.V. Smith default

1R: Helen Harper d.Miss M. Grace 6-2 6-1
1R: Miss Ward-bye
1R: Miss G. Arnell-bye
1R: Miss N. Lattey d. Miss Arnholz 4-6 6-1 6-1

QF: Davy d. Hayward 6-4 4-6 9-7
QF: Holman d. Rutherglen 6-0 7-5
QF: Harper d. Miss Ward 6-1 6-1
QF: Lattey d. Arnell 5-7 6-3 6-2

SF: Holman d. Davy 6-1 8-6
SF: Harper d. Lattey 7-9 6-3 6-0

FI: Dorothy Holman d. Helen Harper 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles


SF: Dorothy Holman/Edward Yencken d. Norah Lattey/Alfred Yencken 6-1 6-4
SF: Madeline O'Neill/Major Ritchie/Helen Harper/H. Price 4-6 6-4 6-2

FI: Dorothy Holman/Edward Yencken d. Madeline O'Neill/Major Ritchie 6-3 1-6 6-1

"Miss Holman easily retained the ladies' singles cup, defeating Miss Harper, who had previously lost a set to Miss Lattey, in the final. Superior steadiness and better length were determining factors of the encounter, but Miss Harper contributed in no small measure in her own defeat by occasionally breaking down over very easy shots."

"The mixed doubles finals also ran the anticipated course without any contretemps to the fancied finalists, but Ritchie and Mrs. O'Neill had all their work cut out to beat Price and Miss Harper in the semi-final, and this may possibly have unsteadied them for the final, in which they were unexpectedly defeated by Yencken and Miss Holman who scored a well-deserved win. Miss Holman was the chief cause of her side's winning, but Yencken served and smashed with excellent effect and showed a nice regard for the short cross-volley on both wings. Mrs. O'Neill was seemingly out of form and Ritchie too tentative on the volley and slow to "nip in" at the net.

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, April 2, 1914, p. 384

Draw note: E. D. Yencke=Edward Druce Yencken (1891-1964)-the brother of Arthur Yencken. Both brothers entered Wimbledon in 1914.

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

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mme Popp 6-0 6-2
1R: E. M. White (GB) d. ????
1R: Mrs J.B. Perrett (GB) d. M. Towler (GB) 7-5 6-4
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger) d. Mrs A. A. Hall (GB) 6-1 8-6

1R: Mme Gondoin d. Domini Crosfield (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Hon. Mrs Barker-Mill (GB) d. Mme Jung default
1R: N. Gladky d. M. Ward (GB) default
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Miss Hardman 6-0 6-1

QF: Ryan d. White 6-1 6-2
QF: Schulenburg d. Perrett default
QF: Gondoin d. Barker-Mill 6-3 6-2
QF: J Tripp d. Gladky default

SF: Ryan d. Schulenburg 6-4 6-0
SF: J Tripp d. Gondoin 6-1 6-0

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 6-2 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)/Count Ludi von Salm (Aut) 6-0 6-3

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May 25-30, Southern Championships, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (Grass)
Venue: New Orleans Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Ethelyn Legendre d. Adele Flower 6-3 6-2
1R: S. Norman d. Dorothy Hebert 6-1 6-4
1R: Marie Whitney d. Mrs R.W. Conner 6-1 6-2
1R: Irving Murphy d. Gladys Eustis 6-2 6-0

2R: Legendre d. Norman 6-3 6-2
2R: Mrs G.F. Shaw d. Helene Israel 6-1 6-2
2R: Marie Alexander d. Marie Goldsmith 4-6 6-3 6-4
2R: Mrs Charles Thorn d. Elizabeth Clarke 6-2 6-3

2R: Mrs J.B. Monroe d. Estelle Carter 6-1 6-2
2R: V. Morel d. Mrs G.K. Logan default
2R: A. Monroe d. Ella Wood 9-7 3-6 6-4
2R: Murphy d. Whitney 6-1 6-2

QF: Legendre d. Mrs Shaw 6-2 6-1
QF: Mrs Thorn d. Alexander 6-4 6-2
QF: Mrs Monroe d. Morel 6-3 6-1
QF: Murphy d. A. Monroe 6-1 6-2

SF: Ethelyn Legendre d. Mrs. Thorn 6-2 6-1
SF: Irving Murphy d. Mrs. Monroe 7-5 6-8 10-8

FI: Ethelyn Legendre d. Irving Murphy 2-6 6-2 10-8

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ended March 31, Khedivial Sporting Club, Gezireh, Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

DF: Mrs. R. Carver /Connie Luard d. Olive Knabenshue (US)/Mrs. Paxton 6-3 6-2

MX: Connie Luard/John Luard d. Mrs. Adamsom/B.P. Greenwood 6-3 6-1

"In the mixed doubles Mrs. Luard again demonstrated her skill, and it was mainly due to her serving that she and her partner defeated such a strong couple as Greenwood and Mrs. Adamsom; and again in the ladies' doubles Mrs. Luard and Mrs. R. Carver easily beat Mrs. Paxton and Mrs. Knabenshue, two of the most powerful hitters among ladies in the whole tournament."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, April 16, 1914, pp. 420-421

Draw Notes:

Mrs Knabenshue with near certainty=Mrs Paul Knabenshue. Paul was in the US State Department and stationed in Cairo as Vice-Consul in 1914.
https://books.google.com/books?id=7zowAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=Knabenshue+egypt+1914&source=bl&ots=wCVTz632wH&sig=eMOjonGR8r4LwOd4qkSJz_vnHCA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCv-e_9MTOAhWG2R4KHVhCDYUQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=Knabenshue%20egypt%201914&f=false
Paul Knabenshue (October 31, 1883 ? February 2, 1942), American foreign service officer. | Prabook

This would make her Catherine Kaye Olive Parr. Her US passport indicates she went by "Olive."

Mrs Luard was Constace "Connie" Wilson before marriage.
 

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Week of March 30-April 5

March 30-April 6, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Dorothy Holman-bye
1R: Helen Aitchison d. Kathleen Aitchison 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Hammer d. Phyllis Satterthwaite default
1R: Aurea Edgington d. Mrs G. Hampton 6-1 6-0

1R: E. Tighe-bye
1R: Blanche Colston d. Eveline Crundall-Punnett 4-6 7-5 6-4
1R: Geraldine Beamish d. M. Davy 6-2 6-2
1R: Madeline O'Neill d. G. Wright 6-1 6-0

QF: Holman d. H Aitchison 7-5 4-6 7-5
QF: Edgington d. Miss Hammer 6-4 6-3
QF: Colston d. Tighe 6-4 6-1
QF: O'Neill d. Beamish 6-2 6-2

SF: Holman d. Edgington 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
SF: O'Neill d. Colston 7-5, 6-1

FI: Dorothy Holman d. Madeline O’Neill 7-9 6-1 6-2

CR: Dorothy Holman d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers (holder) default (sprained ankle)

Mixed Doubles


CR: Dorothy Holman/Evan Gwynne Evans d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Stanley Doust (Aus) (holders) 6-3 3-6 6-2

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1915): "Held a month earlier than usual, the Covered Court Championships felt the loss of several prominent players [...] Dorothy Holman won both championships in which ladies participated. Dearly purchased victories over Helen Aitchison and Aurea Edgington gave her the singles, Dorothea Lambert Chambers, the holder, being obliged through a sprained ankle to retire from the Challenge Round."

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March 31-April 6, Métropole Hotel, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Metropole Hotel

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. M. Ward (GB) 6-4 6-1
1R: Mrs A.A. Hall d. Daisy Uhl (Ger) 6-4 6-2
1R: Countess Clara von der Schulenburg (Ger)-bye
1R: M. Towler (GB)-bye

1R: Mme Gondoin-bye
1R: Mrs F Jackson-bye
1R: E.M. White (GB) d. M. Wright (GB) 6-1 6-2
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Domini Crosfield (GB) default

QF: Ryan d. Hall 6-2 6-4
QF: Schulenburg d. Towler 6-4 4-6 6-3
QF: Gondoin d. Jackson 6-1 1-6 6-3
QF: J Tripp d. White 6-1 6-1

SF: Ryan d. Schulenburg default
SF: J Tripp d. Gondoin 6-1 6-1

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Jessie Tripp (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Jessie Tripp (GB)/Count Ludi Salm (Ast) 6-1 6-4
 

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Week of April 6-12

April 6-12, Carlton Club (Second Meeting), Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Suzanne Lenglen d. Mrs A.A. Hall (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R: E.M. White (GB) d. Domini Crosfield (GB) 6-1 6-3
1R: M. Towler (GB) d. Mme M. Gondoin 6-3 6-0
1R: Margaret Tripp (GB)-bye

1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. Mrs Hall-Walker 6-0 6-1
1R: M. Wright d. Mme M. Gondoin default
1R: M. Ward (GB) d. Mrs Jackson 8-6, 6-3
1R: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mme Barath 6-2 6-0

QF: Lenglen d. White 6-0 6-0
QF: M. Tripp d. Towler 6-1 6-4
QF: J Tripp d. Wright 6-4 6-1
QF: Ryan d. Ward 6-2 6-2

SF: Lenglen d. M. Tripp 7-5 6-1
SF: Ryan d. J Tripp 8-6 5-7 6-0

FI: Suzanne Lenglen d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-3 3-6 6-2

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Suzanne Lenglen/Alfred Dunlop (Aus) 7-5 7-9 6-2

This was Suzanne Lenglen’s first really big singles tournament win.

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began April 8, Danish Covered Courts Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Mieken Rieck (Ger) d. Countess Alexandra von Scheel 6-0 6-2

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April 11-14, Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Amy Rex d. Miss Kennedy 5-6 6-0 6-1
1R: Mrs P.G. Harrison vs C. Holmes 6-2 6-5
1R: Mrs A. Reid d. Miss Fulton 4-6 6-0 6-2

QF: Rex d. Mrs Harrison 6-5 5-6 8-6
QF: Marjorie Allanby d. L. Boag 6-3 6-2
QF: Dorothy Stanfield d. Miss Mason 6-1 6-4
QF: E. Stanfield d. Reid 6-4 6-4

SF: Rex d. Mrs Allanby 6-2 3-6 6-4
SF: E. Stanfield d. D. Stanfield 6-3 6-3

FI: Amy Rex d. Evelyn Stanfield 2-6 6-5 6-4

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Dorothy Stanfield/Evelyn Stanfield d. L. Boag/Miss Fulton ????

SF: Stanfield/Stanfield d. C. Holmes/E. Holmes 6-0 6-4
SF: Marjorie Allanby/Amy Rex d. Miss Green/Miss Martin 6-2 6-2

FI: Dorothy Stanfield/Evelyn Stanfield d. Marjorie Allanby/Amy Rex 2-6 6-4 6-4

Mixed doubles

The mixed doubles event was still unfinished at the end of the tournament.

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April 11-14, North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)


1R: Mrs E.F. Wilkinson d. E. Jackson 6-1 6-0
1R: Mrs J.H. King d. M. Flint 6-3 6-1
1R: E. Denison d. Miss Elsom default
1R: Ethel Radcliffe d. Mrs C.H. Close 6-1 6-4

1R: Mrs J.W. Anderson d. M.G. Grey 6-3 6-4
1R: Mrs D.E. Harrison d. Mrs T.L. Taylor default
1R: A.E. Brown d. Miss Harrison 6-0 6-1
1R: Mary Welsh d. Miss Dodsworth default

QF: Wilkinson d. King 6-2 6-0
QF: Radcliffe d. Denison 6-0 6-2
QF: Anderson d. Harrison 7-5 6-2
QF: Welsh d. Brown 6-0 8-6

SF: Wilkinson d. Radcliffe 6-3 6-1
SF: Welsh d. Anderson 6-3 7-5

FI: Mrs E.F. Wilkinson d. Mary Welsh 6-3 3-6 6-2

“The second Easter hard court tournament at Scarborough was an unqualified success, the entry showing a great increase in numbers over the preceding year; this being so, it was extremely fortunate that the players and executive alike were favoured with the most delightful weather imaginable [...]

“The ladies’ singles created a surprise, for few people expected that Mrs Mary Welsh, the holder, would be seriously extended. Not only was she extended, but in the final round she was beaten by Mrs E.F. Wilkinson of Northamptonshire. The winner closely approximates to a one-shot player, that shot being a forehand drive, but when she can bring the stroke into action she is difficult to beat, for this shot is forceful in the extreme.

“Mrs Welsh found the surface of the court uncongenial for her undercut service, which keeps so low on the clinging grass surface and skids so uncannily on wood. The rubble surface had the effect of slowing down the ball at the pitch and inviting a punch—and Mrs Wilkinson punched. From the point of view of tactics, Mrs Welsh was by far the better player, but she seemed unable to get enough pace on her shots to attack Mrs Wilkinson's backhand, with the result that the flow of hard drives was sufficient to secure a victory for the less fancied player in a three set match.”

Source: ‘Lawn Tennis and Badminton’, April 23, 1914, pp. 443

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April 10-16, Wanganui Championships, Wanganui, New Zealand

FI: Alice Brewster vs Miss Hughes

DF: Mrs Cooper/Ida Nagle d. Alice Brewster/Miss Hughes 6-3 2-6 6-1

MX: Alice Brewster/John Nicholson d. Mrs Powdrell/[Stanley] Powdrell 1-6 6-1 6-1
 

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Week of April 13-19


April 6-18, South African Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa
Venue: The Wanderers’ Club

Singles (Draw estimated at about 32)

QF: Olive Mathias d. Mrs Hawarden 6-2 6-1
QF: Alice Botting d. Mrs Haywood 6-1 6-3
QF: Mrs John Reid d. May Phillips 10-8 7-5
QF: Amy Kirby d. Muriel Skeels 6-0 6-1

SF: Mathias d. Botting 10-8 2-6 7-5
SF: Kirby d. Reid 6-2 4-6 7-5

FI: Olive Mathias d. Amy Kirby 3-6 6-2 6-2

Doubles

QF: Alice Botting/Olive Mathias d. Mrs Maynard-Nash/Miss Porter 6-2 6-0
QF: Annie Auret/M. Tudhope d. Miss Hood/May Phillips 6-1 6-3
QF: Mrs Hawarden/Amy Kirby d. Mrs Heeley/Mrs Marshall 6-0 6-2
QF: Mrs John Reid/Muriel Skeels d. Miss Buchanan/Miss Wells 6-0 4-6 6-4

SF: Botting/Mathias d. Auret/Tudhope 6-3 6-3
SF: Reid/Skeels d. Hawarden/Kirby 6-3 6-3

FI: Alice Botting/Olive Mathias d. Mrs John Reid/Muriel Skeels 7-5 6-2

Mixed Doubles

QF: Olive Mathias/Charles Winslow d. M. Tudhope/Victor Gauntlett 9-11 8-6 6-1
QF: Mrs Wells/Wells d. ????
QF: Amy Kirby/Bromley d. Marguerite Versfeld/Percy Robbs 6-2 6-2
QF: Mrs Higgins/Harold Kitson d. Miss Sharp/Lionel Tapscott 4-6 7-5 6-2

SF: Mathias/Winslow d. Wells/Wells 6-3 5-7 6-2
SF: Higgins/Kitson d. Kirby/Bromley 4-6 7-5 6-4

FI: Olive Mathias/Charles Winslow d. Mrs Higgins/Harold Kitson 6-4 7-9 6-3

From the ‘Rand Daily Mail’, 20 April 1914

By “Volley”

Lawn Tennis – South African Championships – The Passing of the Old Brigade

The South African Championship Lawn Tennis Meeting, which for over a fortnight has been played on the Wanderers’ Courts, was brought to a successful conclusion on Saturday. The weather and courts were perfect, and one of the biggest crowds ever seen at the Wanderers’ Courts witnessed the play. The tournament will be remembered for a long time as one that provided more surprising contests and results than in any previous South African Championships, and also for the signal rout in all the championships, but one, of the old familiar players, who year after year claimed the honours. It was indeed the passing of the Old Brigade.

Two young players in Charles L. Winslow and Miss Olive Mathias won the two singles championships, and in partnership also took the mixed doubles. Miss Mathias, by winning the ladies’ doubles with Mrs Alice Botting, placed three championships to her credit, a fine performance. [...]

Miss Mathias has achieved her ambition, South African champion, and fully deserved her victory. She had a great fight with Mrs Botting earlier in the tournament, and came through well, but few anticipated her rather easy victory over Mrs Amy Kirby. I think in the last two sets Miss Mathias must have been as surprised as anybody at the feeble game played by Mrs Kirby, she really played badly.

Everyone was glad that a new player should come forward from the younger brigade and claim the championship, but repeated regrets were expressed that Mrs Kirby, who has done so much for South African tennis, had not retired earlier from the singles game with an unbeaten record. It was well known that Mrs Kirby wanted to win the championship once again and then retire. Oh, these last once mores!

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April 6-18, Dulwich Farm Open, Dulwich, London, England (Clay/Red Rubble)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Aurea Edgington d. Miss Lattey 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss D Treadgold d. Miss Ward 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss M. H. Davy d. Mrs Bell 6-0 6-2
1R: Blanche Colston d. Mrs E M Hinde default

1R: Dorothy Holman d. Miss Christmas 6-2 6-1
1R: Helen Aitchison d. Mis Back 6-2 6-2
1R: Helen Harper d. Mrs. Bright 6-1 6-2
1R: Miss A Dash-bye

QF: Edgington d. Treadgold 6-2 6-1
QF: Davy d. Colston 6-2 6-2
QF: Helen Harper d. Miss Dash default
QF: Holman d. Miss Aitchison 6-3 6-2

SF : Edgington d. Davy 7-5 6-2
SF: Holman d. Harper 6-0 6-2

FI: Aurea Edgington d. Dorothy Holman 4-6 6-2 6-4

MX: Beryl Tulloch/George Watt d. Dorothy Holman/Stanley Doust (Aus) 6-4 6-3

"The record entry received for this year's tournament must have been extremely gratifying to the committee, who had paid special attention to the improvement of the surface of the courts. They had also engaged the services of a professional referee for the first time"

"... Mrs. Edgington and Miss Holman played a most uninteresting—from the spectacular point of view—base-line duel of long duration, in which Miss Holman occasionally relieved the monotony with an advance to the net. Miss Holman ought to have won this encounter as she held the commanding lead of four games to one in the third set. The mixed, which followed on immediately, ended in a not altogether surprising victory for the Queen's Club pair—Watt and Miss Tulloch—who played particularly well, but were undoubtedly helped by Miss Holman's state of exhaustion after her singles final. Watt showed himself to be an excellent exponent of the mixed game, and Miss Tulloch drove with great ferocity. "

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, April 16, 1914, p. 420 & April 23, 1914, pp. 440

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April 11-14, North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Miss E. Denison d. Miss Elsom retired (score ????)
1R: Miss E. Radcliffe d. Mrs. C.H. Close 6-1 6-4
1R: Mrs. J.H. King d. Miss M. Flint 6-3 6-1
1R: Mrs. Wilkinson d. Miss. E. Jackson 6-1 6-0

1R: Miss A.E. Brown d. Miss Harrison 6-0 6-1
1R: Mary Welsh d. Miss Dodsworth default
1R: Mrs. J.W. Anderson d. Miss G. Grey 6-3 6-4
1R: Mrs. D.E. Harrison d. Mrs. T.L. Taylor default

QF: Radcliffe d. Denison 6-0 6-2
QF: Wilkinson d. King 6-2 6-0
QF: Welsh d. Brown 6-0 8-6
QF: Anderson d. Harrison 7-5 6-2

SF: Wilkinson d. Radcliffe 6-3 6-1
SF: Welsh d. Anderson 6-3 7-5

FI: Mrs. E.F. Wilkinson d. Mary Welsh 6-3 3-6 6-2

"The second Easter hard court tournament at Scarborough was an unqualified success, the entry showing a great increase in numbers over the preceding year; this being so, it was extremely fortunate that the players and executive alike were favoured with the most delightful weather imaginable..."

"The ladies' singles created a surprise, for few people expected that Mrs. Robin Welsh, the holder, would be seriously extended. Not only was she extended, but in the final round she was beaten by Mrs. E.F. Wilkinson of Northamptonshire. The winner closely approximates to a one-shot player, that shot being a forehand drive, but when she can bring the stroke into action she is difficult to beat, for this shot is forceful in the extreme. Mrs. Welsh found the surface of the court uncongenial for her undercut service, which keeps so low on the clinging grass surface and skids so uncannily on wood. The rubble surface had the effect of slowing down the ball at the pitch and inviting a punch—and Mrs. Wilkinson punched. From the point of view of tactics, Mrs. Welsh was by far the better player, but she seemed unable to get enough pace on her shots to attack Mrs. Wilkinson's backhand, with the result that the flow of hard drives was sufficient to secure a victory for the less fancied player in a three set match."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, April 23, 1914, pp. 443

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April 11-15, Canterbury Championships, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

FI: Miss Goodman d. L. McDougall 6-4 6-5

MX: Miss Timms/A.B. Sands d. Miss Goodman/G.F. Glanville 6-0 6-5

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April 1-15, French Covered Court Championships, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris

FI: Marie Conquet d. Germaine Golding 6-3 6-4

MX: Germaine Golding/Felix Poulin d. Marie Conquet/Albert Canet 6-4 6-1

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April 10-18, Otago Championships, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

FI: Flora Campbell d. M. Anderson 6-0 6-4

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April 13-18, Locarno, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: Rose Vivanti d. Miss Ghislain 6-0 6-0 6-0

MX: Rose Vivanti/E.G.P. Nathan d. N. Ball/Baron von Scheibler 6-2 6-1


This final was played over the best of five sets.

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circa April 13-20, Championships of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Clay)

Singles (Draw of 7 or so)

QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Lola Marnet 6-0 6-2
QF: E. Subirana d. Miss Ward default
QF: Luisa Marnet d. Marie Decugis (Fra) default
QF: Panchita Subirana might have had a bye.

SF: Ryan (US) d E. Subirana 6-1 6-3
SF: Luisa Marnet d Panchita Subirana 8-6 3-6 6-3

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Luisa Marnet 6-3 6-4

Mixed doubles (Draw=at least 8. Incomplete draw)

QF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Decugis (Fra) d. Mme Alliott (Fra)/Carlos Ducasse 6-1 6-1
QF: Panchita Subirana/José-Maria Sagnier d. [Carmen] Witty/Alf Dunlop (AUS) 6-4 6-1
QF: Lola or Luisa Marnet/Rupert Wertheim (Aus) d. [E.] Subirana/Herberg 6-3 6-2
QF: Marie Decugis (Fra)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Miss Noble/Andreu 6-1 6-0

SF: Ryan/Decugis d. P. Subirana/Sagnier 6-3 6-3
SF: Decugis/Kleinschroth d. Lola or Luisa Marnet/Wertheim 7-5 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis (Fra) d. Marie Décugis (Fra))/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) 6-0 3-6 6-4

Ryan won both open events. There were also handicap events.

Source:
http://hemeroteca.elmundodeportivo.e...20barcelona%22

Draw notes:

El Mundo Deportivo lists Marnet as Luisa. She apparently also went by the nickname Luisita.

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April 13-19, Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt (Clay)

FI: Miss R Aighton d. Mrs Adamsom 0-6 8-6 10-8

DF: Mrs Carruthers/Connie Luard (GB) d. Mrs Adamson/Mrs Scott 6-2 6-4

MX: Mrs Remenda/W Cumming d. Connie Luard (GB)/John Luard (GB) 1-6 6-1 6-3

"The expected really happened in the ladies' doubles, where Mrs. Luard and Mrs. Carruthers were too strong for the opposition. The final of the ladies' singles was marred by the fact that Mrs. Adamsom fell and twisted her ankle at 5 all in the final set; she pluckily continued but was eventually beaten by Miss R. Aighton at 8/10 in a game which was rather overcautious."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, May 7, 1914, pp. 478

Connie (nee Wilson) and JF (John Francis) Luard were husband/wife.

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April 14-20, Montreux International,Territet, Switzerland (Clay)

Singles (Draw=16)


1R: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. Mrs J. Heron 6-0 6-1
1R: L de Tavel d. S. Huntsman 9-7 6-3
1R: Daisy Uhl (Ger) d. H.E. Walford 6-1 7-5
1R: Agnes Visart de Bocarme d. Claire Bardot (Fra) 8-6 6-4

1R: Marie Danet d. Simone Bardot (Fra) 6-0 6-3
1R: Jessie Tripp (GB) d. S. Goemare 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Bridgewater d. J. Huntsman 5-7 6-1 6-3
1R: Miss Chenery (Aus) d. Cécile Matthey (Fra) 7-5 6-2

QF: M. Tripp d. de Tavel 6-1 6-0
QF: Uhl d. Visart De Bocarme 6-3 5-7 6-4
QF: Danet d. J. Tripp 3-6 6-0 6-2
QF: Chenery d. Bridgewater 6-0 6-1

SF: M. Tripp d. Uhl ????
SF: Chenery d. Danet ????

FI: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. Miss Chenery (Aus) 6-4 6-2

MX: Jessie Tripp (GB)/Norman Brookes (Aus) d. Miss Chenery (Aus)/Georges Manset 6-4 6-2

Draw notes:

Miss Chenery (Aus)=Annie or Nellie Chenery
Daisy uhl=Mrs F C Uhl
 

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Week of April 20-26

April 20-25, Montreux Place Tournasment, Montreaux, Switzerland (Clay)
Venue: Montreux Palace

FI: Margaret Tripp (GB) d. Annie or Nellie Chenery (Aus) default

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Circa late April, Country Club ,Madrid, Spain (Clay)

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Maria de Irujo 6-0 6-2

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Decugis (Fra) and Marie Decugis (Fra)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) divided the prizes

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began April 23, Ojai Valley Tournament, Nordhoff, California, US (Hard)

CR: Florence Sutton d. Mrs E. Ellis 6-0 6-0

DF: Miss Sutton/Mrs Kearns d. Miss Anderson/Miss Toney ??

MX: Miss Sutton/Gerald Young d. Miss Kincade/Murray ??

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April 20-27, Tulse Hill Open, London, England (Clay)

Singles (Draw=17)


1R: Mrs Bradford d. Blanche Colston default

2R: Beryl Tulloch d. E J Williams default
2R: M H Davy d. Doris Craddock 5-7 6-2 6-3
2R: Dorothy Holman d. Gwynifred Palmer 6-2 6-4
2R : Aurea Edgington d. Miss Christmas 6-1 6-2
2R : Orea Beatty d. Mrs E M Hinde 6-4 6-2
2R : Mrs Marriott d. Miss Back 6-1 7-9 6-1
2R: Phyllis Covell d. Mrs Bright 6-3 6-2
2R: Madeline O’Neill d. Bradford 6-4 6-0

QF: Tulloch d. Davy 6-4 2-6 6-2
QF: Holman d. Edgington 3-6 10-8 6-0
QF: Beatty d. Marriott 6-3 8-6
QF: O’Neill d. Covell 6-2 6-2

SF: Beryl Tulloch d. Holman 2-6 7-5 12-10
SF: Madeline O’Neill d. Beatty 6-2 3-6 6-0

FI: Beryl Tulloch d. Madeline O’Neill 6-1 1-0 retired

FI: Beryl Tulloch d. Madeline O'Neill 6-1 1-0 retired

MX: Madeline O'Neill/Charles Dixon d. Orea Beatty (Aus)/Stanley Doust (Aus) 6-3 1-6 6-3
 

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Week of April 27-May 3

April 27-May 2, Southsea Hard Court Tournament, Hampshire, England (Clay)
Venue: Southsea Hard Courts

FI: Lavinia Radeglia d. Madeline O'Neill 8-10 17-15 2-0 retired

MX: Madeline O'Neill/George Watt d. Beatrice Lee/George Thomas 6-3 6-4

From "Lawn Tennis and Badminton", May 14, 1914: "The first spring tournament held on the Southsea Hard Courts was a great success in every way. The entries were good in class and sufficient in number to allow for a week's play without unduly overworking the competitors, while the weather, except for one afternoon, was almost perfect. [...]

"As far as we can judge a record for length was set up, so far as ladies are concerned, when Miss Lavinia Radeglia beat Mrs Madeline O'Neill by the score of 8-10, 17-15 in the first two sets; Miss Radeglia was leading 2-0 in the third set when Mrs O'Neill retired. This was hardly surprising; it would have astonished no one if one of the ladies had done so earlier in the proceedings. The match took three-and-a-half hours to play (another record, we should think), but apart from its closeness, it was not very exhilirating to watch. Still, as a feat of endurance and steadiness both ladies are to be complimented on their record-smashing performance."

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April 27-May 2 Norwood Open Tournament, Norwood, England

Singles (Draw=14)

1R: Aurea Edgington d. M Davy 6-3 6-1
1R: Norah Lattey d. Phyllis Covell 7-5 6-3
1R: Blanche Colston d. B Roberts default
1R: Mrs Marriott-bye

1R: Doris Craddock-bye
1R: M Back d. D Cater 6-4 6-3
1R: Ada Hollick d. Mrs Royle 6-2 6-2
1R: Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Mrs Bersey default

QF: Edgington d. Lattey 6-0 6-3
QF: Marriott d. Colston default
QF: Craddock d. Back 6-2 6-4
QF: Satterthwaite d. Hollick 6-2 6-2

SF: Edgington d. Marriott 6-2 8-6
SF: Satterthwaite d. Craddock 6-3 6-3

FI: Aurea Edgington d. Phyllis Satterthwaite 7-5 6-4

Mixed Doubles

SF: Doris Craddock/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Aurea Edgington/S.M. Jacob 7-5 5-7 6-1
SF: Phyllis Satterthwaite/A.W. Myers d. Blanche Colston/Major Ritchie 6-3 6-4

FI: Doris Craddock/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/A.W. Myers 4-6 6-4 6-4

"The first hard court tournament held by the Norwood Club was successful enough to prove that the fixture will be a very popular one. Though the entry was not large [...], it was an excellent one, from the "class" point of view, and better contests have not been seen during the hard court season. [...]

In the ladies' singles Mrs. Satterthwaite wore down Mrs. Craddock in the semi-final, her steadiness proving too effectual for the latter's hard hitting , and Mrs. Edgington qualified to meet her by defeating Mrs. Marriott after a good match, in which the second set ran to 14 games. The final was fairly protracted, and it was chiefly due to Mrs. Edgington's superior placing that she emerged the winner after two close sets."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, May 7, 1914, pp. 477

Draw notes:

Mrs Marriott from this time period is usually identified as Cecily Marriott. The issue? She was married in 1916. Could the date be wrong-or is this a different Mrs Mariott?
http://www.tennisforum.com/25491842-post1222.html

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April 27- May 3 Lausaane International, Lausanne, Switzerland (Clay)

FI: S. Goemaere vs Cécile Matthey (Fra) ????
 

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Week of May 4-10

May 2-7, Championships of Paris, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Tennis Club de Paris.

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Katie Fenwick 3-6 6-4 6-1

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Decugis d. Germaine Golding/Alfred Dunlop (Aus) 6-1 6-4

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began May 8, Chevy-Chase Invitation, Washington, D.C., US (Clay)

FI: Miss I.E.Pendleton d. Mrs W.Sullivan 7-5 6-0

CR: Pendleton d. Miss Baker 6-3 6-0

DF: Sullivan/Miss Meredith d. Mrs Carlisle/Pendleton 6-2 7-5

Mixed Doubles


FI: Sullivan/Johnson d. Pendleton/Wilcox 7-5 7-5

CR: Sullivan/Johnson d. Baker/Doyle (holders) 8-6 6-2

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May 4-9, Weybridge, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Brooklands

Singles (Draw=20)

1R: Doris Craddock d. Susannah Willford 6-2 6-1
1R: Mrs Anderson d. Beryl Tulloch default
1R: Aurea Edgington d. Mrs Greehough Smith 6-2 6-0
1R: Lavinia Radeglia d. Maud Stuart 2-6 6-1 6-4

2R: Dorothy Holman d. Vera Spofforth 6-4 6-1
2R: Madeline O’Neill d. Margaret Lowe 6-1 6-2
2R: Mrs Mitchell d. Eleanor Rose 6-1 6-3
2R: Doris Craddock d. Mrs Anderson 6-3 4-6 6-1

2R: Mrs Edgington d. Radeglia 6-3 6-3
2R: Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Olive Ranson 6-1 6-1
2R: Mrs Barclay d. W.E.M. Hill 6-2 6-0
2R: Agnes Morton d. A.E. Brown 6-0 7-5

QF: Holman d. O’Neill 6-3 6-2
QF: Craddock d. Mitchell 6-1 6-0
QF: Edgington d. Satterthwaite 4-6 6-3 6-0
QF: Morton d. Barclay 6-0 6-3

SF: Holman d. Craddock 6-4 6-2
SF: Morton d. Edgington 6-0 2-6 6-2

FI: Dorothy Holman d. Agnes Morton 9-7 6-2

DF: Aurea Edgington/Dorothy Holman d. W.E.M. Hill/Mrs Mitchell 7-5 6-4

MX: Agnes Morton/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Madeline O'Neill/Charles Dixon 4-6 6-2 7-5

"There was only one day (Thursday) at which play at this meeting was interfered with by rain to any appreciable extent; on the other hand there was only one day on which it was not inconveniently blowy. Consequently the decision of the executive to play most of the matches on the six newer and more sheltered courts was probably a wise one, although their surface was by no means as firm as the four old courts, on which the first meeting was held last year. [...]

Miss Holman showed that she had regained the confidence lost to some extent at Tulse Hill by a convincing win in the ladies' singles. She was at her best all through and did not lose a set, though Miss Morton ran her to games-all in the first set of the final, in which both ladies were playing very well and skilfully. Miss Morton lost a set in the semi-final to Mrs. Edgington, who had in the previous round survived an encounter consisting mainly of a series of interminable long rallies with Mrs. Satterthwaite. Something which will speed up the play in ladies' singles seems to be imperatively demanded.[...]

After being nearly caught napping in the first round by the Guildford pair, Capt. Moss and Mrs. Mitchell, who won the first set and led at one time in the second, Doust and Miss Morton gained a hardearned win in the mixed doubles. They had very little to spare against Thomas and Miss Spofforth and nothing at all against either Watt and Miss Tulloch (who, it may be remembered were winners last year, beating Dixon and Mrs. Sterry in the final), or Dixon and Mrs. O'Neill.[...]

The form shown by the Guildford pair, Mrs. Mitchell and Miss Hill, in the ladies' doubles, created a pleasing diversion from the ordinary course of events, and incidentally illustrated the value in a ladies' double of practice together by two partners, one of whom can volley. As a singles player, Miss Hill, though quite a good volleyer, is still one of the thirty contingent; but she and Mrs. Mitchell, who thoroughly understands the art of making openings, not only made mincemeat of of the comparatively soft returns of Mrs. O'Neill and Mrs. Colston, but gave Miss Holman and Mrs. Edgington about as much as they could do to beat them in the final."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, May 14, 1914, pp. 499
 
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