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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
*Most results courtesy of Andrew Tas
Also using the 1933 Wright and Ditson Annual

The return of Moody to Europe after a years absence dominated the year. Moody only played singles in four events, the French Championships, Wimbledon, Wightman Cup (played at Wimbledon) and the Dutch Championships and won all her singles matches. Critics though noted that she didnt have the same game as in her dominant years and started slowly in matches. She won her 4th and lastFrench Championships and 5th Wimbledon title and then decided to stay in Europe to study art and played doubles and mixed doubles in Paris and in some exhibitions. As a result of Moody staying in Europe Helen Jacobs won her first US Championships. Jacobs was a finalist at Wimbledon, dominated the grass court season on the east coast of the USA and also played Wightman Cup, which USA won over England 4-3 after winning the first 4 rubbers. Other notable events of the year include the
improvement of Alice Marble, Jedrejowska, Sarah Palfrey and Stammers, the injury of Aussem (the previous years number one) and Coral Buttsworth retaining her Australian Championships. The rankings for the year were produced by A Wallis Myers.

Myers World Rankings
1 Helen Wills Moody (US)
2 Helen Jacobs (US)
3 Simone Mathieu (France)
4 Lolette Payot (Switzerland)
5 Hilde Krahwinkel (Germany)
6 Mary Heeley (England)
7 Eileen Whittingstall (England)
8 Marie Horn (Germany)
9 Kay Stammers (England)
10 Josane Sigart( Belgium)

Unknown dates

Evian-les-Bains, France (Clay)

FI: Simone Mathieu d. Lolette Payot (SUI) 6-4 6-3

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

began mid-December 1931, Belgian Covered Court Championships, Brussels, Belgium (Wood)

FI: Marguerite de Monceau d. S. van Ackera 6-1 6-2

DF: M. Ittner/M. Nauts d. C. de Caritat/A. Osy 7-5 6-2

MX: Andre Lacroix/M. du Monceau d. G. van Zuylen/C. de Caritat 6-2 6-4

began late December 1931, Coupe de Noel, Paris, France (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Sporting Club de Paris

FI: Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Leila-Claude Anet 6-4 6-3

DF: Colette Rosambert/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Leila-Claude Anet/Arlette Neufeld 6-9 6-1 6-3

MX: Fred Perry (GB)/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Andre Merlin/Arlette Neufeld 6-4 6-1

December 28, 1931-January 3, 1932, Beau Site, Cannes, France (Clay)
*also listed as Beau Site, First Meeting.

FI: Sheila Hewitt (GB) d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 8-10 6-2 6-1

DF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff (Frn)/Mme Taunay 6-1 6-1

MX: Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/Muriel Thomas d. George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire)/Phyllis Satterthwaite 3-6 6-3 6-4

last week of December 1931 to early January South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FI: Esna Robertson d. Kath Woodward 5-7 6-2 6-3

MX: FRG Tonkin/Frances Hoddle-Wrigley d. T Robertson/Esna Robertson 6-4 6-3

Mrs Robertson is the maried name of Esna Boyd.

End of December 1931/Beginning of January 1932, Cumberland County Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

FI: Coral Buttsworth d. Louie Bickerton 6-4 7-5

DF: Louie Bickerton/Daphne Cozens d. R. Cassidy/Hazel Grassick 6-3 6-1

MX: Jack Crawford/Dorothy Dingle d. A Willard/Coral Buttsworth 7-5 7-5

Begun in December Calcutta Championships, Calcutta, India
Venue: The South Club

FI: Jenny Sandison d Mrs Stork 6-3 3-6 8-6

DF: Sandison/Mrs Simon d Mrs Stork/Mrs Williams 3-6 9-7 6-1

MX: Jenny Sandison/R. Miki d Mrs Siomn/M Kawachi 6-4 6-4

The end date is unclear.

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Week of January 4-10

January ???? All-India Championships, Allahabad, India

SF Jenny Sandison d R Gibson 6-3 6-1
SF Leela Row d Miss Peppe 7-5 6-1

FI Jenny Sandison d Leela Row 7-5 6-3

DF: R Gibson/Jenny Sandison d Miss McAllister/Peppe 6-1 6-0

MX: Jenny Sandison/Kapoor d R Gibson/L Brooks Edwards 6-0 2-6 6-2

Sandison, Who "has been out the game some time" (Lowe's) , defeats defending champ Row.

January, Metropolitan, Adelaide, Australia

FI: Kath Le Messurier d. Dot Weston 7-5 7-5

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

January 11-17, Monegasque Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-1 6-3

MX: George Lyttleton-Rogers (IRL)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/E Petchell (GB) 6-1 6-0

Circa mid-January, Bengal Championships, Calcutta, India (Grass?)

FI: Mrs Graham d. Mrs Hanson 7-5 6-1

DF: Mrs Stork/Mrs Williams d. Mrs Duncan/Mrs Graham 6-1 4-6 8-6

MX: Ronald G. MacInnes/Mrs Stork d. L. Brooke-Edwards/Mrs Duncan 7-5 3-6 6-2

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Week of January 18-24

January 18-24, Mediterranean Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: New Courts Club

SF: Ida Adamoff d Muriel Thomas (GB) 3-6 6-2 6-3
SF: Lucia Valerio (Ity) d Sheila Hewitt (GB) 7-5 7-5

FI: Lucia Valerio (Ity) d. Ida Adamoff 7-5 4-6 6-4

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Dorothy Burke (US)/Lucia Valerio (Ity) 6-4 6-3

MX: George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-4 6-2

began January 18 Paris (Tennis-Moliere), Paris, France (Indoors)

SF: Mlle Beague d Mlle J Gallay

FI: Mme Morel d Mlle Beague in three sets

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

January 25-30, New Zealand Championships, Auckland, New Zealand

FI: Joan Hartigan (Aus) d. Mall Molesworth (Aus) 6-2 6-4

MX: A.L. France/Dulcie Nicholls d. Alan Stedman/Joan Hartigan (Aus) 6-2 6-1


January 25-30, Gallia Lawn Tennis Club, Cannes, France (Clay)

SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Muriel Thomas (GB) 7-5 4-6 6-4
SF: Lucia Valerio (Ity) d Ida Adamoff 6-4 6-2

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Lucia Valerio (Ity) 6-3 6-3

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Dorothy Andrus Burke (US)/Lucia Valerio (Ity) 4-6 9-7 7-5

MX: George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Jacques Brugnon/Lucia Valerio (Ity) 3-6 7-5 6-2


January 25-31, French Covered Court Championships, Tennis Club de Paris, Paris, France (Inddors on Wood)

SF: Lolette Payot (Frn) d Jacqueline Goldschmidt 7-5 6-4
SF: Yvonne Kleinadel d Simone Barbier 6-4 6-4

FI: Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-4 6-0

DF: Simone Barbier/Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Leila-Claude Anet/Colette Rosambert 6-4 11-13 6-1

MX: Jean Borotra/Arlette Neufeld d. Benny Berthet/Mme Emery 4-6 6-1 6-4


Circa mid-January, Championships of Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

FI: Lavender Campbell (Ire) d. Mabel Clayton (GB) 0-6 6-1 7-5

MX: Lavender Campbell/Shukri d. Mabel Clayton (GB)/Sertorio 4-6 6-3 7-5


Circa late January, Santa Margherita, Italy (Clay)

FI: Marie Horn (Ger) d. Grete Deutschova (Cz) 6-3 6-1

MX: Marie Horn (Ger)/Johann Philipp Buss (Ger) d. Frau Bruinkops/Placido Gaslini default

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Week of February 1-7

February 1-7, German Covered Court Championships, Bremen, Germany (Indoors on Wood)

SF: Hilde Krahwinkel d. Marie Luise Horn 6-3 6-3
SF: Klara Hammer d. Simone Barbier (Fra) 6-3 5-7 6-3

FI: Hilde Krahwinkel d. Klara Hammer 6-0 6-2

DF: Hilde Krahwinkel/Anne Peitz d. Marie Horn/M. Pflügner 6-2 6-3

MX: Hilde Krahwinkel/ Dr. Walter Dessart d. Sigrid Fick (Swd)/Curt Oestberg (Swd) 6-3 4-6 6-4


February 1-6, First Cromer Tournament, Cromer, Norfolk, England (Indoors on Wood)

FI: Kay Stammers d. Naomi Trentham 6-2 6-3

DF: M. Johnstone/Naomi Trentham d. Mrs G. Morse/Mrs Shepherd-Wellesley 6-4 2-6 6-2

MX: Kay Stammers/John Olliff d. Naomi Trentham/Richard Ritchie 6-8 6-2 7-5


February 1-7, Carlton Club, Cannes, France (Clay)

SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Sheila Hewitt (GB) 9-11 6-3 6-4
SF: Elsa Riboli (Ity) d Phyllis Satterwaithe (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-4

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Elsa Riboli (Ity) 6-2 6-1

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Dorothy Burke (US)/Elisabeth Corbiere 6-0 6-2

MX: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire) d. Ida Adamoff/Toto Brugnon 6-0 6-4

The third ranked Italian Riboli makes a successful debut on the Riviera by making the finals.


February 1-7, Roubaix, France (Indoors)
Venue: TC des Flandres

FI: Simone Passemard Mathieu d. Leila Claude-Anet 6-3 6-2

MX: Simone Mathieu/Marcel Bernard d. Colette Rosambert/André Merlin 6-2 4-6 6-2


February, Northern Suburbs Championships, Killara, NSW, Australia

FI: Dorothy Dingle d. Alison Hattersley 4-6 6-1 6-3

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
February 8th-13th AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS, Adelaide, Australia (Grass)

1R Edna Lawrence d. R.Wadey 6-2 6-2
Others first round byes

2R Coral Buttsworth d. Gwen Griffiths 6-3 6-1
2R Meryl O'Hara-Wood d Lawrence 6-2 6-2
2R Dorothy Weston d. Mollie McGrath 4-6 6-4 6-2
2R J.Wilson d. Edna Robertson[1] withdraws (??)

2R Kath Le Mesurier d. DJ.Anderson 6-3 6-0
2R Marjorie Crawford d. G.Stevenson 6-1 6-2
2R Emily Westacott d. B Ward 4-6 6-3 6-1
2R Frances Hoddle-Wrigley d. E.Collison 6-2 6-2

QF Buttsworth d. O'Hara-Wood 6-1 6-3
QF Weston d. J.Wilson 6-1 6-0
QF Le Mesurier d. Crawford 6-2 6-4
QF Westacott d. Hoddle-Wrigley 6-4 7-5

SF Buttsworth d. Weston 6-1 6-1
SF Le Mesurier d. Westacott 10-8 7-5

FI Coral Buttsworth d. Kath Le Mesurier 9-7 6-4


1R Buttsworth/Crawford bye
1R T.Cox/E.Collison bye
1R Gwen Griffiths/C.Finlayson bye
1R E.Westacott/F.Hoddle Wrigley d. R.Wadey/J.Lillecrapp 6-3 6-2
1R Le Messurier/Weston d. Francisco/J.Williams 6-4 6-0
1R M.McGrath/E.Lawrence d. D.Anderson/G.Stevenson 7-5 2-6 6-2
1R B.J.Ward/J.Wilson bye
1R P.O'Hara Wood/N.Lewis bye

QF Buttsworth/Crawford d. T Cox/E.Collison 4-6 6-3 6-2
QF E.Westacott/F.Hoddle Wrigley d. G.Griffiths/C.Finlayson 6-2 6-2
QF Le Messurier/Weston d. M.McGrath/E.Lawrence 6-4 6-3
QF P.O'Hara Wood/ N Lewis d. B.J.Ward/J.Wilson 6-2 6-4

SF Buttsworth/Crawford d. E.Westacott/F.Hoddle Wrigley 6-4 6-3
SF Le Messurier/Weston d. P.O'Hara Wood/N.Lewis 6-2 8-10 6-3

FI Buttsworth/Crawford d. Le Messurier/Weston 6-2 6-2

Mixed Doubles

FI Marjorie Crawford/Jack Crawford d Mrs O'Hara Wood/J Satoh (Jpn) 6-8 8-6 6-3
Mrs (Esna Boyd) Robertson withdrew from the tournament due to ill mother and Wilson may have received bye. Robertson was seeded no. 1.

Corrie Buttsworth was unable to consolidate her newly acquired status during the rest of 1931 losing many matches but was still ranked no. 2 in Australia. Returning in 1932 she defeated veteran Meryl O'Hara Wood and Dorothy Weston to reach the final to face Kath Le Mesurier. Le Mesurier turned the tables on Marjorie Crawford from last year, beating her in the quarters and holding out up-and-coming Emily Westacott.

Le Mesurier, cheered on by the partisan crowd, led 4-1 40-0 in the first set, but the heavily chopped shots of Buttsworth, barely raising on grass, were beginning to cause her consternation. Moreover Le Mesurier was covering a lot of territory, running in for the drop shot, back for the lob. It was a tight contest, but Buttsworth prevailed 9-7 6-4

Westacott=Married name of Hood
Weston usually went by "Dot" rather than Dorothy

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Week of February 8-14

Throughout January and February, Killara, New South Wales, Australia

FI: Dorothy Dingle d. Alison Hattersley 4-6 6-1 6-3

DF: Edna Gardyne*/Patricia Meaney d. N. Godwin/Alison Hattersley 6-3 6-4

MX: O. Commins/Alison Hattersley d. J.W. Spence/Patricia Meaney 6-3 6-4

February 8-14, Egyptian Championships, Cairo, Egypt (Clay)

FI: Lavender Campbell (Ire) d. Mabel Clayton (GB) 6-3 6-4

MX: A. Shukri (Jap)/Lavender Campbell (Ire) d. Emanuele Sertorio (Ity)/Mabel Clayton (GB) 4-6 6-3 7-5

February 9-15, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
*Also listed as Nice (First Meeting)

SF: Phyllis Satterwaite (GB) d Sheila Hewitt 6-1 11-9
SF: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d Elsa Riboli (Ity) 6-4 6-1

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-3 1-6 6-2

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Dorothy Burke (US)/Elisabeth Corbiere 6-4 6-0

MX: Jacques Brugnon/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) d. Alberto del Bono (Ity)/Dorothy Burke 10-8 6-3

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Week of February 15-21

February 15-21, Beaulieu, France (Clay)

SF: Satterwaithe d Jadwiga Jedrjejowska (Pol) 6-2 6-3
SF: Ryan d Miss Thomasson 6-3 6-3

FI: Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-0 6-4

DF: Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Dorothy Andrus Burke (US)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-2 6-3

MX: Bela von Kehrling (Hun)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Enrique Maier (Sp)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 7-5 6-3

February 15-21, Championships of Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda (Surface?)

SF: Sarah Palfrey (US) d Eileen Whittingstall 6-2 7-5
SF: Betty Nuthall d Virginia Hilleary (US) 6-3 6-1

FI: Sarah Palfrey (US) d. Betty Nuthall (GB) 6-4 4-6 6-4

DF: Eileen Whittingstall (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Miane Palfrey (US)/Sarah Palfrey (US) 6-2 6-3

MX: Pat Hughes (GB)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB) d. Fred Perry (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) 6-4 1-6 6-4

*Check dates. Lowe;s has event as starting on Feb 22. According to Lowe's Sarah "volleyed her way to vicotry" in the third "despite Miss Nuthall's heavy hitting."

mid-February, Danish Covered Court Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (Inddors on Wood)

FI: Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Anne Peitz (Ger) 6-3 6-2

DF: Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Frau Dam/Frl Stockel 6-1 6-3

MX: Svend Sperling/Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Daniel Prenn (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) 6-3 6-4

* The winners of the mixed doubles title would later marry each other.
*Lowe's Tennis Annual gives a date of April for this event.

mid-February, Western Indian Championships, Bombay, India (Grass?)

FI: Miss Woodbridge d. Miss Bonjour 6-4 6-4

DF: Miss Bonjour/Miss Stebbing d. Miss MacKenzie/Miss Woodbridge 6-2 6-3

MX: E.V. Bobb/Miss Stebbing d. N. Gregory/Miss Woodbridge 1-6 6-3 6-4

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Week of February 22-28

February 22-28, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: Monte Carlo Country Club

?R: Sheila Hewitt (GB) d Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) ????

?R: Hewitt d Ida Adamoff (Frn) ????

SF: Simone Mathieu (Frn) d Lucia Valerio (Ity) 6-3 6-4
SF: Hewitt d Lolette Payot (Swt) 6-4 6-4

FI: Simone Mathieu (FR) d. Sheila Hewitt 6-1 6-4

DF: Dorothy Burke (US/Lucia Valerio (Ity) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) default

MX: Henri Cochet (Frn)/Colette Rosambert (Frn) d. Bela von Kehrling (Hun)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) default

Beaumont International Trophy (where teams must be from the same nation)

SF: Mathieu/Rosambert d Sheila Hewitt/Muriel Thomas (GB) 12-10 7-5

FI: Simone Mathieu/Colette Rosambert (Frn) d. Dorothy Burke/Elizabeth Ryan (US) 8-6 1-6 6-3

Hewitt strings together a series of upsets until the final, where Mathieu subtly turns her power against her.


Circa late February, Bordighera, Italy (Clay)

FI: Ucci Manzutto d. Miss Redmayne 6-1 6-2

DF: Mrs Whiffen/Ucci Manzutto d. Mrs Murphy/Miss Tickborn 8-6 10-8

MX: J. Quintavalle/Ucce Manzutto d. Mei/Mrs Wilson 6-3 6-4

* Because of the relatively poor quality entry at this year's tournament the main events started out as handicaps.

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Week of February 29-March 6

Circa February 10-March 5, MCC Autumn Tournament, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

FI: Esna Robertson d. Gladys Toyne 8-6 7-5

DF: Meryl O'Hara Wood/Gladys Toyne d. Mrs Pett/Esna Robertson 6-4 6-3

MX: Jack Hawkes/Meryl O'Hara Wood d. Harry Hopman/Gladys Toyne 5-7 6-2 8-6

Circa March 1-7, Riviera Championships, Mentone, France (Clay)

FI: Simone Mathieu d. Lucia Valerio (Ity) 6-2 6-3

DF: Simone Mathieu/Colette Rosambert d. Shelia Hewitt (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-4 6-4

MX: Andre Martin-Legeay/Simone Mathieu d. Erik Worm (Den)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-1 3-6 7-5

Coupe des Nations (Mixed Doubles)

FI: Andre Martin-Legeay/Simone Mathieu d. George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire)/Shelia Hewitt 6-8 8-6 6-4

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Week of March 7-13

March 7-13, Nice (Second Meeting) Nice (Clay)

SF: Simone Mathieu d Rosie Berthet 6-3 4-6 6-2
SF: Colette Rosambert d Phyllis Satterwaithe (GB) 6-0 7-5

FI: Simone Mathieu d. Colette Rosambert 6-3 6-3

DF: Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Simone Mathieu/Colette Rosambert 6-4 2-6 6-2

MX: Hector C. Fisher (Swt)/Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Ignacy Tloczynski (Pol)/ Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 6-0 6-3

March 7-13, Sanremo, Italy (Clay)

FI: Lucia Valerio d. Ida Adamoff (Fra) 6-3 7-5

DF: Valerio/Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) d. Adamoff/Elizabeth Barber Corbiere (US) 6-1 6-3

MX: Andrus Burke/Alberto Del Bono d. Valerio/Bela von Kehrling (Hun) 6-3 8-6

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Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
Week of March 14-20

March 14-20, Cote d'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club

SF: Muriel Thomas (GB) d Lolette Payot (Swt) 6-4 6-2
SF: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d Ida Adamoff 4-6 6-2 6-3

FI: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-3 6-2

DF: Mme Taunay (Neth)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-2 6-3

MX: Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Ignacy Tloczynski (Pol)/Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 7-5 7-5

March 14-19, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Frances Hoddle-Wrigley d. Kath Le Mesurier 6-3 8-6

DF: Frances Hoddle-Wrigley/Nancy Lewis d. Kath Le Mesurier/Dorothy Weston 6-4 6-3

MX: Harry Hopman/Kath Woodward d. F.T. Rowe/Dorothy Weston 6-3 7-5

This tournament was held at the same time as the 1932 New South Wales Championships in Sydney.

March 14-21, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: Joan Hartigan d. Mall Molesworth 6-2 6-2

DF: Louie Bickerton/Joan Hartigan d. Dorothy Dingle/Ula Valkenburg 6-3 2-6 6-2

MX: Jack Crawford/Marjorie Crawford d. A. Willard/Mall Molesworth 6-4, 8-6

This was the first of two New South Wales Championships to be held in 1932. the second was in November.

mid-March, Transvaal Championships, South Africa (Clay)

SF: Irene Peacock d. Mrs Vera? Everett 4-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Bobbie Miller d. Audrey de Smidt 6-4 6-2

FI: Bobbie Miller d. Irene Peacock 6-2 7-5

DF: Mrs Everett/Bobbie Miller d. Audrey de Smidt/Mrs Hall 7-5 9-11 6-2

MX: Norman Farquharson/Bobbie Miller d. Vernon G. Kirby/Audrey de Smidt 7-5 6-4

Circa 21-27 March, Alassio, Italy (Clay)

FI: Dorothy Andrus Burke(US) d. Isle Friedleben (Ger) 6-0 9-7

DF: Dorothy Andrus Burke/Elisabeth Barber Corbiere d. Madga Baumgarten (Hun)/Ilse Friedleben (Ger) 5-7 6-4 13-11

MX: Bela von Kehrling (Hun)/Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) d. John Leader(GB)/Miss de la Pryne 6-3 6-4

Lowe's lists Corbierre as "Mrs J. Dallas Corbierre" and Burke as "Mrs Andrus Burke".


March 14-19, Chiswick Hard Courts Club, Chiswick, London, England (Clay)

FI: Elsie Pittman d. Joan Ridley 2-6 6-3 7-5

DF: Elsie Pittman/Joan Ridley d. Joy Cunningham/Susan Noel 6-4 7-9 6-2

MX: C.A. Magrane/Susan Noel d. William Ingram/Peggy Bouverie 6-1 4-6 6-2

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Discussion Starter #15 (Edited)
Week of March 21-27

March 21-26, Hampstead, London, England (Hard)

FI: Ermyntrude Harvey d. Cristobel Wheatcroft 6-4 1-6 6-1

DF: Ermyntrude Harvey/Mary Heeley d. E. Clarke/Mrs L. Owen 1-6 6-2 6-1

MX: Camille E. Malfory (NZ)/Mary Heeley and I. Wheatcroft/Cristobel Wheatcroft divided the prizes.

March 21-27, Cannes Championships, Beau Site, Cannes, France (Clay)
*Also listed as Beau Site, Second Meeting

SF: Lolette Payot (Swt) d Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-4 6-1
SF: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d Dorothy Andrus Burke 7-5 2-6 6-2

FI: Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 9-7 7-5

DF: Dorothy Andrus Burke (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff (FR)/Jacqueline Goldschmidt (FR) 6-3 16-18 6-2

MX: Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Sergeu Rodzianko (Rus)/Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) 3-6 6-2 6-2

A long (51 games) mixed doubles final. Payot reverses an earlier Riviera loss to Thomas.

March 21-27, Santa Margherita, Italy (Clay)

FI: Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Grete Deutschova (Cz) 6-3 6-1

DF: Horn/Baronne Springer d. Deutschova/Ucci Manzutto 6-4 4-6 6-2

MX: Horn/Philip Buss (Ger) d. Mme E.F. de Bruyn-Kops/Placido Gaslini default


March 25-31, North of England Hard Court Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Hard)

FI: Freda James d. Janet Walker 6-2 7-5

MX: Dorothy Anderson/Colin Gregory d. Freda James/O. Wright 6-4 6-3

Mrs E. Walker is the former Janet Lawson, from Yorkshire.

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Week of March 28-April 3

March 25-29, Western Australian Championships, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Mollie McGrath d. Jean Glover 6-3 5-7 8-6

DF: Mrs Eichorn/Myrtle Herbert d. Miss Aldrich/Miss Duncan 8-6 6-3

MX: Adrian Quist/Mollie McGrath d. Mr Lamb/Peter Smith 9-7 6-3

The mixed doubles female player had the first name Peter.

ended March 29, Tasmanian Championships, Hobart, Australia

FI: Louise Gatehouse Bond d. Brenda Piggott 6-1 6-2

March 25-30, Tally Ho!, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Clay)

FI: Dorothy Round d. Mary Heeley 6-2 6-3

DF: Dorothy Round/Billie Yorke d. Elsa Haylock/Kay Stammers 6-2 3-6 6-4

MX: Ryuki Miki (Jpn)/Dorothy Round d. Fred Perry/Mary Heeley 7-5 4-6 7-5

Circa March 25-31, South African Championships, Johannesburg, South Africa (Clay)

FI: Bobbie Miller d. Mrs F. Lowe 6-0 6-3

DF: Mrs F. Lowe/Bobbie Miller d. Audrey de Smidt/Mrs Everett 6-1 6-3

MX: Vernon G. Kirby/Audrey de Smidt d. G. Eaglestone/Bobbie Miller 8-6 7-9 6-3

March 28-April 2, Paddington, London, England (Clay)

FI: Eileen Whittingstall d. E. Clarke 8-6 6-0

DF: Eileen Whittingstall/Betty Nuthall d. Enid Broadbridge/[Davina] Townsend 6-4 6-0

began March 29 River Oaks, Houston, Texas, US (Clay)

FI: Miss Reichert d Miss sampson 6-2 6-2
MX: The mixed doubles event was unfinished.

March 28-April 4, Beausoleil Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
*Alternate name Monte Carlo, Second meeting.

?R: Lolette Payot (Swt) d Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) ????
?R: Rosie Berthet (Frn) d Lucia Valerio (Ity) ????

FI: Lolette Payot (Swt) d. Simone Mathieu (Frn) 5-7 6-4 6-2

DF: Simone Mathieu (Frn)/Colette Rosambert (Frn) d. Rosie Berthet (Frn)/Leila-Claude Anet (Frn) 6-4 6-4

MX: Andre Martin-Legeay (Frn)/Simone Mathieu (Frn) d. Andre Merlin (Frn)/Colette Rosambert (Frn) 0-6 6-1 6-4

Prix de Famille (Mixed Doubles-limited to members of same family)

FI: Benny Berthet (Frn)/Rosie Berthet (Frn) d. Rene Mathieu (Frn)/Simone Mathieu (Frn) 6-1, 6-4

March 29-April 3, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Hard)

FI: Joan Ridley d. Joan Ingram 6-0 6-3

DF: Ermyntrude Harvey/Susan Noel d. Joan Ingram/Freda Scott 5-7 6-0 6-1

MX: John Olliff/Joan Ridley d. Camille E. Malfroy (NZ)/Kay Stammers 6-4 6-4

Mar 28-Apr 3 US National Indoors Chesnit Hill, Mass (Indoors)
Venue: Longwood Covered Courts


3R: Marjorie Morrill d Virginia Ellis 6-2 6-0
3R: Mrs Lillian Scharman Hester d Mrs JL Bremer 7-5 8-6
3R: Dorrance Chase d Edith Sigourney 2-6 6-4 6-2
3R: Virginia Rice d Virginia Cross 6-4 9-7
3R: Midge Gladman Van Ryn d Mrs Robert Morris 6-2 6-2
3R: Mianne Palfrey d Mrs Henry Guild 6-4 6-2
3R: Marjorie Sachs d Kay Winthrop 11-9 6-0
3R: Mrs William Shedden d Margaret Blake 6-3 6-8 6-1

QF: Morrill d Hester 6-2 6-2
QF: Rice d Chase 9-7 6-4
QF: M Palfrey d Van Ryn 6-4 6-1
QF: Sachs d Shedden 8-6 6-3

SF: Morrill d. Rice 6-1 6-2
SF: Sachs d. M Palfrey 4-6 8-6 6-1

FI: Marjorie Morrill d. Marjorie Sachs 3-6 6-2 6-2

Doubles (QF=3R)

QF: Morrill/Van Ryn d Cross/Winthrop 6-2 6-3
QF: Blake/Guild d Hester/Florence LeBoutillier 3-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Sarah Palfrey/Mrs Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman d Morris/Shedden 6-3 6-3
QF: Mianne Palfrey/Rice d Chase/Sachs 6-4 8-6

SF: Morrill/Van Ryn d Blake/Guild 6-2 3-6 6-1
SF: S. Palfrey/Wightman d M. Palfrey/Rice 6-2 9-7

FI: Morrill/Van Ryn d. Sarah Palfrey/Wightman 6-3 6-0

MX: Marjoie Morrill/Dr G Colket Caner d. Midge Van Ryn/Thomas Jansen 10-8 6-2

By August Morrill will become Mrs. Painter.

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
Week of April 4-10

April 4-9, Surrey Hard Court Championships, Roehampton, Surrey, England (Clay)

FI: Kay Stammers d. Dorothy Round 6-4 6-4

DF: Peggy Michell/Dorothy Round d. Kathleen Godfree/Gwen Sterry 7-5 8-6

MX: Charles Tuckey/Evelyn Dearman d. David H. Williams/Ermyntrude Harvey 6-2 6-3


April 18-24, Cap d'Antibes, France (Clay)

FI: Ida Adamoff d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-4 7-5

DF: Sylvia Henrotin/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. E Petchell (GB)/Mrs Smallwood 6-2 6-2

MX: Charles Aeschlimann (Swt)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Hyotare Satoh (Jpn)/Sylvia Henrotin 6-8 8-6 6-1


April 18-23, Mason & Dixon Championships, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US
Venue: The Greenbrier

FI: Virginia Hilleary d. Midge Van Ryn 6-3 1-6 8-6

DF: Virginia Hilleary/Virginia Rice d. Florence Le Boutillier/Midge Van Ryn 6-2 6-2

MX: Midge Van Ryn/John Van Ryn d. Virginia Rice/Frederick C. Baggs 6-3 6-3

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Week of April 11-17

April 11-17, New Courts Club Second Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
*Also listed as the Easter Meeting

FI: Sylvia Henrotin d. Ida Adamoff 6-2 6-3

DF: Sylvia Henrotin/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff/Rosie Berthet 3-6 6-0 6-2

MX: Jiro Satoh (Jpn)/Sylvia Henrotin d. George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire)/Cilly Aussem (Ger) default

April 11-17, Tournoi de la Réserve de Saint-Cloud, Paris, France (Clay)

FI: Andre Fréville d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-2 8-6

MX: Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Paul Feret d. Arlette Neufeld/Sergei Rodzianko (Rus) 6-1 6-1

April 11-17, Napoli, Italy (clay)
Venue: Tennis Club

FI: Colette Rosambert (Fr)d. Lucia Valerio 7-5 4-6 6-4

DF: Luica Valerio/Dorothy Burke (US) d. Simone Barbier (Fr)/Jacqueline Gallay (Fr) 7-5 11-9

MX: Burke/Bela von Kehrling (Hun) d. Rosambert/Andre Merlin (Fr) 6-2 6-3

April 14-19, Hastings, East Sussex, England (Clay)

FI: Kay Stammers d. Joan Ingram 6-3 2-6 6-3

DF: Joan Ingram/Kay Stammers d. Phoebe Holcroft-Watson/Mrs M. Moss 6-3 3-6 6-3

MX: Camille E. Malfroy (NZ)/Joan Ingram d. Frank Wilde/Kay Stammers 6-3 6-2


April 11-17, North and South Tournament, Pinehurst, North Carolina, US

FI: Midge Van Ryn d. Virginia Rice 7-5 10-8

DF: Virginia Hilleary/Virginia Rice d. Anne Page/Midge Van Ryn 6-4 6-3

MX: Eugene H. McCauliff/Virginia Hilleary d. Fitz Eugene Dixon/Midge Van Ryn 6-0 4-6 6-3

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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Week of April 18-24

April 18-24, Greek Championships, Athens, Greece (Clay)

FI: Lavender Campbell (Ire) d. E Alexandroff (Egy) 6-3 6-0

DF: Lavender Campbell (Ire?)/I Lenos d. Simone Barbier (Frn)/[Violette] Gallay (Frn) 7-5 6-3

MX: Jacques Grandguillot (Frn)/Simone Barbier (Frn) d. Pierre Grandguillot (Frn)/Diddie Serpieri (Frn) 6-3 6-3

Serpieri is the married name of Diddie Vlasto, who had married a Greek and was now living in Athens. This was a rare appearance by her in tournament play. She retained her French passport all of her life.


April 20-28, Swedish Covered Courts Champs., Stockholm

FI: Sigrid Fick d. Eyvor Enegran Aquilon in 2 sets

DF: Fick/Enegran Aquilon d. Gull Roberg/Frau Signy Wennerholm in 2 sets

MX: Fick/Curt Oestberg d. Enegran Aquilon/Harry Ramberg in 3 sets


April 18-23, Highbury, London, England (Clay)

FI: Ermyntrude Harvey d. Vera Montgomery 3-6 8-6 6-2

DF: Naomi Trentham/Helen Turnbull d. Peggy Bouverie/Joan Ingram 6-2 3-6 6-3

XDF: D.H. Williams/Ermyntrude Harvey d. Herman F. David/Billie Yorke 6-2 4-6 6-4


April 18-23, West Side Country Club, Ealing, London, England (Clay)

FI: Josane Sigart (Bel) and Phyllis Mudford divided the prizes

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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
Week of April 25-May 1

April 25-30 British Hard Court Championships, Bournemouth, England, UK (Clay)

FI Simone Mathieu (Fr) d. Dorothy Round 6-1 6-2

Doubles (the QF=3R)

QF Nuthall/Whittingstall d Clayton/Peters 6-3 6-2
QF Heeley/James d Dearman/Lyle 6-2 4-6 6-1
QF Godfree/Gwen Sterry d Peacock/Stammers 8-6 6-4
QF Mathieu/Montgomery d G. Harry/J. Harry 6-3 6-2

SF Nuthall/Whittingstall d Heeley/James 7-5 2-6 7-5
SF Godfree/G Sterry d Mathieu/Montgomery 5-7 6-2 6-3

FI Nuthall/Whitingstall d Godfree/G Sterry 2-6 7-5 6-3

MX: Simone Mathieu/Andre Martin-Legeay d Mary Heeley/Fred Perry 6-2 6-0

Round's more "dashing game was at a discount" on a slow court vs Mathieu in the final.

April 28-30, Ojai Valley Tournament, Ojai, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Carolin Babcock d. Gracyn Wheeler 9-7 6-3

XDF: Dr Bartosh/Josephine Cruickshank d. Henry Culley/Carolin Babcock 6-2 4-6 6-2

ended May 2, Maroochy Championships, Nambour, Queensland, Australia

FI: Sadie Moon d. Edna Perren 9-11 6-1 6-0

DF: Perren/Miss J.Savage vs Miss E.Fischer/Mrs J.E.Bendixen

MX: Sadie Moon/Edgar Moon d. E.Fischer/Hugh Goodwin 6-2 6-1


April 26-31, Irish Hard Court Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Clay)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Hope Furney d. Vera Mahony 6-2 6-2

MX: Mrs Meade/ J.B. Ganly d. S. Moore/Dennis O'Sullivan 7-5 2-6 7-5
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