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July 10-15, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club

Draw of 27

1R: Mrs R.J. Nichols d. G. Hunt default
1R: P.C. Goodbody d. F. Wrenn 6-2 6-2
1R: Thelma Jarvis (GBR) d. B. Greene 6-2 6-3
1R: S. Curley d. Mrs N.V. Hogan 6-3 6-8 6-3
1R: D. Hunt d. B. Lusby 7-5 11-9
1R: Dorothy Curley d. M. Sweetman 6-3 6-4
1R: Betty Lombard S. Hunt 6-2 6-2
1R: Mrs C.S. Hegarty d. J. Edwards 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: E. Andrews (GBR) d. F. Conan 6-4 6-3
1R: Rosemary Moutray d. M.E. McSwiney 6-2 6-3
1R: Susan Noel (GBR) d. P. Cowdy 6-0 6-1

The remaining players had a bye.
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2R: Alice Marble (USA) d. Joy Myerscough 6-0 6-1
2R: Goodbody d. Mrs R.J. Nichols 6-2 6-3
2R: Jarvis d. S. Curley 6-1 6-4
2R: D. Curley d. Hunt 6-2 6-3
2R: Vittoria Tonolli (ITA) d. Vera Mahony 6-2 6-3
2R: Andrews d. Mary Nichols 4-6 6-2 12-10
2R: Lombard d. Hegarty 6-0 6-4
2R: Noel d. Moutray 6-1 6-2
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QF: Marble d. Goodbody 6-0 6-1
QF: Curley d. Jarvis 6-4 6-4
QF: Tonolli d. Andrews 6-1 6-3
QF: Noel d. Lombard 6-1 6-2
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SF: Marble d. Curley 6-3 6-0
SF: Noel d. Tonolli 6-4 6-2
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FI: Alice Marble (USA) d. Susan Noel (GBR) 6-2 6-4
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Women’s doubles

Draw of 11

1R: E. Andrews (GBR)/P.C. Goodbody d. S. Curley/P. Spicer 6-1 3-6 7-5
1R: R. Mayne/M. Sweetman d. D. Hunt/S. Hunt 7-5 6-4
1R: Vera Mahony/Rosemary Moutray d. M. Craig/Mrs Sharpe 6-4 6-1

The remaining pairs had a bye.
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QF: Alice Marble (USA)/Susan Noel (GBR) d. Dorothy Curley/Mary Nichols 6-0 6-0
QF: E. Andrews (GBR)/P.C. Goodbody d. Mayne/Sweetman 6-0 11-9
QF: Thelma Jarvis (GBR)/Vittoria Tonolli (ITA) d. Betty Lombard/Olive Poole 6-2 6-2
QF: Joy Myerscough/Norma Stoker d. Mahony/Moutray 13-11 6-2
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SF: Marble/Noel d. Andrews/Goodbody 6-1 6-2
SF: Myerscough/Stoker d. Jarvis/Tonolli 6-1 6-3
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FI: Alice Marble (USA)/Susan Noel (GBR) d. Joy Myerscough/Norma Stoker 6-2 6-3
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Mixed doubles

Draw of 23

1R: R. Blair-White/Guy Jackson d. M. Fitzsimmons/J. O’Connor 6-4 6-2
1R: Dorothy Curley/Dick Sandys d. Mrs Sharpe/R.W. Collis 6-0 6-0
1R: Joy Myerscough/A.E. Fannin d. S. Hunt/P. Read 6-1 6-3
1R: Vera Mahony/Harry Cronin d. V. Lusby/S.B. Hooker 6-2 6-1
1R: Thelma Jarvis (GBR)/Dennis Coombe (NZL) d. Betty Lombard/D.D. O’Sullivan 6-2 11-13 7-5
1R: Vittoria Tonolli (ITA)/L. Ahmed (IND) d. M. Sweetman/N. Peard 6-4 6-2
1R: R. Strahan/B.R. Towers d. D. Hunt/F.G. Hunt 6-0 6-2

The remaining pairs had a bye.
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2R: Susan Noel (GBR)/Murray Deloford (GBR) d. Olive Poole/W. Manahan 6-0 6-2
2R: Mrs E.C. Goddard/Trevor McVeagh d. Mrs C.S. Hegarty/C.S. Hegarty 7-5 6-1
2R: P.C. Goodbody/Yeshwant Rao Savoor (IND) d. Blair-White/Jackson 6-1 8-6
2R: Jarvis/Coombe d. Mahony/Cronin 6-4 6-4
2R: Tonolli/Ahmed d. Strahan/Towers 6-2 6-0
2R: Myerscough/Fannin d. Dorothy Curley/Dick Sandys 6-1 6-3
2R: Rosemary Moutray/P. Stewart d. E. Andrews (GBR)/B.J. Murphy 6-4 5-7 6-2
2R: Alice Marble (USA)/George Lyttleton Rogers d. Norma Stoker/E.H. Porter 6-1 6-3
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QF: Noel/Deloford d. Goddard/McVeagh 6-4 6-4
QF: Jarvis/Coombe d. Goodbody/Savoor 6-4 6-1
QF: Tonolli/Ahmed d. Myerscough/Fannin 6-1 6-2
QF: Marble/Rogers d. Moutray/Stewart 6-1 6-1
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SF: Noel/Deloford d. Jarvis/Coombe 6-1 6-2
SF: Marble/Rogers d. Tonolli/Ahmed 6-4 6-4
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FI: Susan Noel (GBR)/Murray Deloford (GBR) d. Alice Marble (USA)/George Lyttleton Rogers 1-6 6-4 6-3
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June 8-18, French International Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Stade Roland Garros

Draw of 32

1R: Sarah Fabyan (USA) [2] d. Micheline Inglebert default
1R: Anne-Marie Simon d. Nina Brown (GB) 6-3 3-6 6-2
1R: Marguerite Lebailly d. Alice Florian (You) 6-1 6-4
1R: Mlle Kerckhoff d Nelly Adamson default
1R: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [3] d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-1
1R: Daisy Spéranza-Wyns d. Simone Iribarne default
1R: Arlette Halff [6] d. Rita Jarvis (GB) 6-4 6-1
1R: Simone Kleinadel d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-3 6-1
1R: Suzanne Pannetier d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Net) [5] 7-9 6-2 6-2
1R: Klara Somogyi (Hun) d. Hella Kovac (You) 6-3 6-3
1R: Gracyn Wheeler (USA) d. Jacqueline Horner 6-0 6-3
1R: Mary Hardwick (GB) [4] d. Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy 6-4 6-2
1R: Zofia Sioda (Pol) d. Billie Yorke (GB) default
1R: Alice Weivers (Lux) d. Susan Noel (GB) 6-3 6-2
1R: Paulette Mellerio d. Mme. J.P. Claude 3-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Simone Mathieu [1] d. Simone Barbier 4-6 6-0 6-1
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2R: Fabyan [2] d. Simon 4-6 7-5 6-1
2R: Lebaiily d. Kerckhoff 6-2 6-0
2R: Jedrzejowska [3] d. Spéranza-Wyns 6-0 6-1
2R: Halff [6] d. Kleinadel 6-2 2-6 6-4
2R: Pannetier d. Somogyi 8-6 8-6
2R: Hardwick [4] d. Wheeler 10-8 7-5
2R: Weivers d. Sioda default (unable to obtain a visa)
2R: Mathieu [1] d. Mellerio 6-4 6-2
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QF: Lebailly d. Fabyan [2] 6-1 6-1
QF: Jedrzejowska [3] d. Halff [6] 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Pannetier d. Hardwick [4] 7-5 6-4
QF: Mathieu [1] d. Weivers 6-3 6-3
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SF: Jedrzejowska [3] d. Lebailly 6-3 2-6 6-3
SF: Mathieu [1] d. Pannetier 6-2 6-2
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FI: Simone Mathieu [1] d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [3] 6-3 8-6

Draw notes:

Only six of the seeded singles players are known. The draw in the French Tennis Federation website indicates that Sarah Fabyan had a bye in the first round, but this was in fact a default. Paulette Mellerio’s first-round victory is also missing. So the three first-round byes may in fact be three results.

According to “The Grand Slam Record Book”, Mme Claude is Leila Claude-Anet, but this was her maiden name and her married name was Mme de Verrerier.

Summary:

“Auteil is a pleasant place even if the French Championships are far from being what they were” (The London “Times”, June 11, 1939, page 6). No German players entered, as tension and rumours of war in Europe ran high. Running so close to Wimbledon also discourages many entries. The tournament used to be held in May.

Gracyn Wheeler, traveling independently of the USTA, has a set point taken from her by a bad line call in a late afternoon match against Mary Hardwick. The winner went right into the corner and was called out at 6-5. She ended up losing the set 10-8 and the steam went out of her gradually, having played a match earlier in the morning. The no. 4 seed finally won as the sun sank. Most of the seeds survived until the quarterfinals, only the no. 5, the Dutch player Maday Rollin-Conquerque, falling. Then the major surprises came.

A seriously off-form Jadwiga Jedrzejowska barely survived a tight third set against Arlette Halff in the quarter-finalss. Her famous forehand was flying everywhere and too often wildly missing. Suzanne Pannetier lulled Mary Hardwick into playing from the baseline, winning despite her underhanded serve. Mary had a 3-1 lead in set one and played with caution, playing right into Suzanne's steady hands. Hardwick looked like coming to life when she tied at 4-4 in the second with splendid volleys, but then dropped the next eight points for the match.

“Miss Sarah Fabyan was another grass court player to be caught in the toils of this slow rubble”, getting only two games from Marguerite Lebailly. The lefty used the dropper repeatedly as Sarah dug her won grave in the dirt with numerous backhand and volley errors.

The semi-finals saw the run of the unseeded players come to an end. Lebailly fought well and extended Jadwiga Jedrzejowska to three sets, “but for all her nice control on the backhand, this was largely because Mlle Jedrzejowska’s flaming forehand was so loose. Then Mlle Suzanne Pannetier had nothing like the necessary strokes to take on so shrewd an opponent like Mme Mathieu... even though she be the French no. 2”.

Could the popular Pole finally win a major in her third final? It was not to be. “Jaja” pulled up from a set and 3-5 down to tie at 5-all, but consistency won over brilliance as it usually does on hard courts. As the London “Times” correspondent noted, “against a shrewd adversary like Mme Mathieu, hitting one winner to two losers was of little use. Then Mlle Jedrzejowska made some telling moves with the drop shot, yet Mme Mathieu got to most of them and was prepared to volley the return; one has rarely seen her covering a court so quickly”.
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Women’s doubles

Draw of 14

1R: Sarah Fabyan (USA)/Gracyn Wheeler (USA)-bye
1R: Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Jacqueline Horner d. Nelly Adamson/Simone Iribarne default
1R: Alice Florian (You)/Hella Kovac (You) d. Susan Noel (GB)/Billie Yorke (GB) default
1R: Simone Barbier/Mlle Kerckhoff d. Zofia Sioda (Pol)/Klara Somogyi (Hun) default
1R: Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy/Alice Weivers (Lux) d. Marguerite Lebailly/Suzanne Pannetier 12-10 6-0
1R: Nina Brown (GB)/Rita Jarvis (GB) d. Mme J.P. Claude/Henriette Morel-Deville 6-1 6-3
1R: Arlette Halff/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Net) d. Paulette Mellerio/Anne-Marie Simon 8-6 6-1
1R: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Simone Mathieu-bye
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QF: Goldschmidt/Horner d. Fabyan/Wheeler 6-4 0-6 6-1
QF: Florian/Kovac d. Barbier/Kirchhoff 6-3 9-7
QF: Saint-Omer-Roy/Weivers d. Brown/Jarvis 8-10 6-3 6-4
QF: Jedrzejowska/Mathieu d. Halff/Rollin-Couquerque/Halff default
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SF: Florian/Kovac d. Goldschmidt/Horner 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF: Jedrzejowska/Mathieu d. Saint-Omer-Roy/Weivers 6-3 6-3
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FI: Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Simone Mathieu d. Alice Florian (You)/Hella Kovac (You) 7-5 7-5
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Mixed doubles

Draw of at least 19

1R: Sarah Fabyan (USA)/Elwood Cooke (USA) d. Rosie Saoutchik/Jacques Bonte 6-0 6-1
1R: Gracyn Wheeler (USA)/Bobby Riggs (USA) d. Paulette Mellerio/Roger Dessair 6-4 6-1
1R: Klara Somogyi (Hun)/Otto Szigetti (Hun) d. Rita Jarvis (GB)/Henry Billington (GB) 6-4 6-4

The remaining pairs had a bye.
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2R: Fabyan/Cooke d. Mme J.P. Claude/Emil Gabory (Hun) 6-4 7-5
2R: Susan Noel (GB)/Jean Borotra d. Alice Weivers (Lux)/Toto Brugnon 6-4 2-6 6-3
2R: Mary Hardwick (GB)/Charles Hare (GB) d. Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy/Raymond Rodel 6-0 4-6 6-4
2R: Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Gene Smith (USA) d. Alice Florian (You)/Franjo Puncec (You) 6-3 6-4
2R: Suzanne Pannetier/Roland Journu d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Adam Barawowski (Pol) 3-6 6-4 6-3
2R: Suzanne Pannetier/Roland Journu d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Adam Barawowski (Pol) 3-6 6-4 6-3
2R: Wheeler/Riggs (US) d. Nina Brown (GB)/Frank Wilde (GB) 6-2 6-2
2R: Simone Mathieu/Franjo Kukuljevic (You) d. Hella Kovac (You)/Dragutin Mitic (You) 7-5 6-1
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QF: Fabyan/Cooke d. Noel/Borotra 6-2 7-5
QF: Goldschmidt/Smith d. Hardwick/Hare default (Hare tore arm ligaments)
QF: Pannetier/Journu d. Somogyi/Szigetti 6-4 1-6 6-3
QF: Mathieu/Kukuljevic d. Wheeler/Riggs 6-3 6-2
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SF: Fabyan/Cooke d. Goldschmidt/Smith 6-2 6-2
SF: Mathieu/Kukuljevic d. Pannetier/Journu 5-7 6-3 6-1
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FI: Sarah Fabyan (USA)/Elwood Cooke (USA) d. Simone Mathieu/Franjo Kukuljevic (You) 4-6 6-4 7-5

Sources:

“Lawn Tennis and Badminton”
“The New York Times”
The London “Times”
“The Grand Slam Record Book”
The French Tennis Federation website
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Week of May 15-21

May ?-24, Southern California Championships , ????, California, US (Hard)

QF: Pauline Betz d. Dodo Bundy [1] 7-5 3-6 7-5
QF: Marjorie Lauderbach Blair d. Barbara Bradley 4-6 6-3 6-3
QF: Dorothy Workman [2] d. Pat Yeomans 6-3 6-2
QF: Bonnie Miller Blank [3] d. Esther Bartosh 6-2 6-2

SF: Blair d. Betz 6-2 6-4
SF: Workman [2] d. Blank [3] 8-6 6-2

FI: Dorothy Workman [2] d. Marjorie Blair 6-0 6-0
Week of May 22, 1939
Played May 20-28, 1939
Southern California Sectional Championships
Los Angeles Tennis Club
Los Angeles, California, U. S.
Hard

Singles draw: 40 (24 first round byes)

1R: [5] Elsie Gable d. Alice Surber 6-1, 6-4
1R: Joan Bigler d. Edith Tough 6-2, 6-4
1R: Marjorie Lauderbach Blair d. Joan Brooke 6-3, 6-3
1R: Mary Lou Johnston d. Gwendolyn Greenlee 7-5, 6-4

1R: Catherine Malcolm advanced versus I____ Schnall (possibly Ida)
1R: Daisy Duvall d. Mary Ann Tenny 7-5, 6-1
1R: Cecialle Belding advanced. P_____ Miller defaulted.
1R: [2] Dorothy Workman advanced. Janet Hartzell defaulted.

2R: [1] Dorothy Bundy d. Gertrude Amling 6-3, 6-0
2R: Theodosia Smith d. June Crow 8-6, 6-1
2R: Pauline Betz d. Peggy Kerr 6-2, 6-0
2R: [8] Mary Arnold d. Cecilia Payne 6-1, 6-3
2R: [5] Gable d. Bigler 6-3, 6-2
2R: Lauderbach Blair d. Johnston 8-6, 6-0
2R: Barbara Bradley d. Roxy Donnelly 6-0, 6-4
2R: [4] Eleanor Purdy d. Yvonne Lauritzen 6-4, 9-7

2R: [3] Bonnie Miller Blank d. Billie Niland 6-1, 6-0
2R: May Doeg d. Gretl DuPont 6-1, 6-2
2R: Dr. Esther Bartosh d. Louise Martin 6-3, 6-3
2R: [7] Jane Stanton Summer advanced versus ___________
2R: [6] Patricia Henry Yeomans d. Kathleen Weight 6-1, 6-1
2R: Louise Brough d. Cecile Miner 6-1, 6-3
2R: Malcolm d. Duvall 6-1, 6-0
2R: [2] Workman d. Belding 6-1, 6-0

3R: [1] Bundy d. Smith 6-3, 6-3
3R: Betz d. [8] Arnold 6-4, 7-5
3R: Lauderbach Blair d. [5] Gable 6-3, 6-2
3R: Bradley d. [4] Purdy 6-1, 6-0
3R: [3] Miller Blank d. Doeg 10-8, 6-1
3R: Bartosh d. [7] Stanton Summer 6-4, 6-1
3R: [6] Henry Yeomans d. Brough 7-5, 7-5
3R: [2] Workman d. Malcolm 5-7, 6-0, 6-3

QF: Betz d. [1] Bundy 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
QF: Lauderbach Blair d. Bradley 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
QF: [3] Miller Blank d. Bartosh 6-2, 6-2
QF: [2] Workman d. [6] Henry Yeomans 6-3, 6-2

SF: Lauderbach Blair d. Betz 6-2, 6-4
SF: [2] Workman d. [3] Miller Blank 8-6, 6-2

FN: [2] Dorothy Workman d. Marjorie Lauderbach Blair 6-0, 6-0

In the final, Dorothy Workman was "excellent and kept an unrelenting pressure ... on the hard-trying Marjorie [Lauderbach] Blair.... [T]he loser might as well have been modishly outfitted in Oregon boots and a straitjacket. Lots of games went to deuce but ... Workman never let up and played championship tennis from start to finish. Good tennis - bad competition." Ouch, Los Angeles Times.

Workman "ousteadied the unbelievably accurate" Bonnie Miller Blank in the semifinals. The Los Angeles Times wearily reported, "On point after point, the ball floated lazily over the net from 30 to 40 times and by the end of the first set, the players, the ball, and the audience were all worn out."

Lauderbach Blair used "unrelenting steadiness" to defeat Pauline Betz in the semifinals. Their 18 games took almost 2 hours to play, or about 6.5 minutes per game.

Betz's upset of top-seeded Dorothy Bundy in the quarterfinals tied their career singles record at 1-1. (Their first match was at the 1938 Ambassador Hotel Invitational.) Betz led 5-2 in the third set before Bundy rallied to 5-5. The quality of the never-dull match was "spotty," with "long-drawn and brilliant rallies followed by several failures to even get the ball in play on return of service."

There was only one 3-set match before the quarterfinals (out of 28 matches with known scores).

According to the Los Angeles Times, Miller Blank and Lauderbach Blair were "little pint-sized pip-squeaks" with Miller Blank being "vest-pocket sized."

Dr. Esther Bartosh taught anatomy at the University of Southern California.

Family relationships and marriages:
(1) May Doeg and Dorothy Bundy were first cousins and frequent doubles partners. Their mothers were the sisters Violet and May Sutton. Dorothy and younger brother Billy Bundy played mixed doubles together for the first time at the Ojai Invitational a few weeks before this tournament.
(2) Marjorie Lauderbach married Walter Edward Blair on March 27, 1937, according to the "Corona Daily Independent" on March 27, 1942 (noting their 5th anniversary).
(3) Bonnie Miller married Martin H. Blank on April 16, 1935.
(4) Jane Elizabeth Stanton married John Alouis Summer (not "Summers") on December 11, 1938.
(5) Patricia Henry married Edgar Yeomans sometime in 1938.
(6) Mary Arnold married Raymond A. Prentiss on October 25, 1945.
 

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Family relationships and marriages:
(1) May Doeg and Dorothy Bundy were first cousins and frequent doubles partners. Their mothers were the sisters Violet and May Sutton. Dorothy and younger brother Billy Bundy played mixed doubles together for the first time at the Ojai Invitational a few weeks before this tournament.
(2) Marjorie Lauderbach married Walter Edward Blair on March 27, 1937, according to the "Corona Daily Independent" on March 27, 1942 (noting their 5th anniversary).
(3) Bonnie Miller married Martin H. Blank on April 16, 1935.
(4) Jane Elizabeth Stanton married John Alouis Summer (not "Summers") on December 11, 1938.
(5) Patricia Henry married Edgar Yeomans sometime in 1938.
(6) Mary Arnold married Raymond A. Prentiss on October 25, 1945.
Hi Austimrunner1, I have added your above info about Marjorie Lauderbach and Bonnie Miller on our Blast Encyclopedia:
https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-past/497938-blast-encyclopedia-female-tennis-players-372.html#post81571159

On Blast Encyclopedia we have a Jane E. Stanton that married a Mr. Gallagher after 1941. Is she the same Stanton that you have written?
https://www.tennisforum.com/25514618-post1859.html
 

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January 15, Palm Springs Championship, California, US (Hard)

3R: Dodo Bundy d. Patsy Henry 6-3 4-6 6-1
3R: Barbara Bradley d. Cecil Miner 11-9 6-4

QF: Bradley d. Jane Stanton Summer 6-4 4-6 6-4

SF: Bundy d. Bradley 6-2 6-3
SF: Mary Anrold d. Dorothy Workman 6-4 6-1

FI: Dodo Bundy d. Mary Arnold 6-4 6-2

Mixed

SF: Arnold/Willis Anderson d. Bundy/Jack Knemeyer 8-6 6-4
SF: Dr Esther Bartosh/Gerald Bartosh d. Worrkman/Charles Church 13-11 6-1

FI: Mary Arnold/Willis Anderson d. Workman/Church default*

Double check. As I had Workman/Church losing in the SF!
3R: Dorothy Bundy d. Dorothy Patterson 6-1, 6-3
3R: Patricia Henry Yeomans advanced. Jacque Virgil defaulted.
3R: Barbara Bradley d. Cecile Miner 11-9, 6-4
3R: Jane Stanton Summer d. Patricia Jean Veitch 6-3, 6-2
3R: Dorothy Workman d. Gretl DuPont 6-4, 6-3
3R: Joan Bigler d. Gertrude Bishop Bixler 6-4, 11-9
3R: Esther Bartosh d. Mrs. _____ Williams 6-0, 6-3
3R: Mary Arnold d. Theodosia Smith 6-4, 6-3

QF: Bundy d. Henry Yeomans 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
QF: Bradley d. Stanton Summer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
QF: Workman d. Bigler 6-2, 6-3
QF: Arnold d. Bartosh 6-0, 6-0

The 3R results listed above might actually have been the first round.

Workman / Church did lose in the mixed semifinals. The final was postponed to the following week (to be played in Los Angeles) because Gerald Bartosh strained his neck during the semifinals.

Patricia Henry already was Patricia Henry Yeomans.
 

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On Blast Encyclopedia we have a Jane E. Stanton that married a Mr. Gallagher after 1941. Is she the same Stanton that you have written?
https://www.tennisforum.com/25514618-post1859.html
The Jane Elizabeth Stanton Summer I'm talking about was definitely married on the date I posted. And various newspapers after that report her married name. I haven't researched whether she again became single and then remarried. But I'll do that and report back. With the war going on, anything is possible....
 

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Jane Stanton's husband enlisted in the Army in January 1943. He was listed then as divorced. He died September 15, 1943. His place of death is listed as Los Angeles. He has been reported to have died from a 2-month illness following a medical discharge from the Army.
 

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The Jane Elizabeth Stanton Summer I'm talking about was definitely married on the date I posted. And various newspapers after that report her married name. I haven't researched whether she again became single and then remarried. But I'll do that and report back. With the war going on, anything is possible....
Jane Stanton's husband enlisted in the Army in January 1943. He was listed then as divorced. He died September 15, 1943. His place of death is listed as Los Angeles. He has been reported to have died from a 2-month illness following a medical discharge from the Army.
Thanks Austimrunner1!
Do you know the date of birth and death of Jane Stanton? We haven't them.
 

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Week of June 12-18

June, Hotel Del Coronado Invitation, California

SF Bonnie Miller Blank d. Marjorie Lauderbach Blair 6-1 6-1

FI Blank d. Pauline Betz 6-4 6-2

*Blank won a 6-1 6-1 semi over Marjorie Blair that took 2 hrs 15 minutes! One point lasted 22 minutes and 514 shots
Week of June 26, 1939
Played June 28-July 2
Hotel del Coronado Invitational
Coronado, California, U. S.
Hard

Singles: 32 players (only the #1 seed is known with certainty)

1R: [1] Bonnie Miller Blank d. Barbara Scofield 6-0, 6-1
1R: Virginia May d. Eleanor Watson 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
1R: Edith Tough d. Joan Carpenter 6-1, 6-3
1R: June Murphy d. Katherine Larkin 6-1, 6-3
1R: Marjorie Lauderbach Blair d. Louise Brough 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
1R: Mrs. M. Falkenburg d. Mrs. Jessie Horton 6-0, 6-1
1R: Barbara Bradley d. Joanne Brooke 6-2, 6-4
1R: Gertrude Amling advanced vs. ___________
1R: Pauline Betz d. Gertrude Moran 6-0, 6-2
1R: Mrs. M. Hunt Alden d. Irma Attridge 6-0, 6-1
1R: Gretyl DuPont d. Dorothy Head 6-3, 6-1
1R: Theodosia Smith d. Dorothy M. Brill 6-3, 6-4
1R: Patricia Henry Yeomans d. Marie Jacks 6-4, 6-0
1R: Erva Hamilton d. Marjorie Waite 6-1, 6-3
1R: Dorothy Robinson d. Marion Goodwin 6-2, 6-2
1R: Jane Stanton d. Virginia Henry 6-0, 6-1

2R: [1] Miller Blank d. May 6-1, 6-1
2R: Murphy d. Tough 6-4, 7-5
2R: Lauderbach Blair d. Falkenburg 6-0, 6-1
2R: Bradley d. Amling 6-0, 6-2
2R: Betz d. Hunt Alden 6-2, 6-3
2R: Smith d. DuPont 6-4, 6-3
2R: Henry Yeomans d. Hamilton 6-2, 6-2
2R: Stanton d. Robinson 6-1, 6-0

QF: [1] Miller Blank d. Murphy 6-2, 6-4
QF: Lauderbach Blair d. Bradley 6-3, 6-0
QF: Betz d. Smith 8-6, 6-3
QF: Henry Yeomans d. Stanton 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

SF: [1] Miller Blank d. Lauderbach Blair 6-1, 6-1
SF: Betz d. Henry Yeomans 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

FN: [1] Bonnie Miller Blank d. Pauline Betz 6-4, 6-2

The Los Angeles Times hardly said anything about the final other than that Bonnie Miller Blank was "accurate and persistent almost beyond belief."

The time needed by semifinalists Pauline Betz and Patricia Henry Yeomans to play 25 games was no greater than the 2 hours, 15 minutes that Miller Blank and Marjorie Lauderbach Blair took to play 14 games in their semifinal (9 minutes, 40 seconds per game.) "Beaten 6-1 in the first set and trailing 4-1 in the second, Mrs. Blair suddenly decided to see if she couldn't stem the tide by deliberately playing safely until she made her opponent miss. Mrs. Blank decided to play it safe also. They played one point on which the ball crossed the net something more than 300 times-a feat which brought the statisticians to attention. They were rewarded with a rally on the next point which lasted 22 minutes. The ball went back and forth so many times that the statisticians themselves couldn't agree, but the three scorekeepers turned in totals of 486, 492, and 514 ... before Mrs. Blair finally hit the ball beyond the baseline. ... [R]egardless[,] the rally certainly was one of the longest, if not the longest, ... [points] ever played in tournament tennis." Bill Henry, "Freeman and Reedy Reach Coronado Tennis Finals," Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1939, page 7.

After watching the entire tournament, Bill Henry opined on July 2nd, "The oldsters [any woman older than the semifinalists] can't stand the pace. They have a better chance to use their heads on the grass courts and do better there than on our speedy courts out here." The cement/asphalt courts in California at this time must have been quite a bit faster than in, for example, the 1960s.

Mixed Doubles (format is women / men):

There are glaring problems with the following draw, but it shows what the Los Angeles Times reported and no correcting information was found from other sources. The biggest problem is how Mrs. M. Hunt Alden / Bob Bartlett reached the final. They do not fit in the results as reported by the Times.

R16: Gretyl DuPont / Bradley Kendis d. Joanne Brooke / Jerry Crowther 6-2, 6-4
R16: Joan Carpenter / _______ Devine d. _____ Wheaton / Andrew McLaglen 6-1, 6-4
R16: Theodosia Smith / F___ Stork d. Edith Tough / _____ Bodie 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
R16: Louise Brough / _____ Jones d. Dorothy Brill / _____ Herrick 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
R16: Barbara Bradley / _____ Bixler d. Bonnie Mills Blank / Peter Witt 6-3, 8-6
R16: _____ Ward / Bob Falkenburg d. Gertrude Moran / Frank Jorgenson 7-5, 6-4
R16: Marjorie Lauderbach Blair / Charles Church d. Erva Hamilton / Ben Hayward 6-2, 6-3
R16: Jane Stanton / _____ Woodall advanced vs. ._____ / _____

QF: Mrs. M. Hunt Alden / Bob Bartlett
QF: Brough / Jones d. Smith / Stork 6-4, 6-4
QF: Bradley / Bixler d. Ward / Falkenburg 6-3, 6-0
QF: Lauderbach Blair / Church vs. Stanton / Woodall

SF: Hunt Alden / Bartlett advanced vs. ??
SF: Lauderbach Blair / Church advanced vs. ??

F: Lauderbach Blair / Church vs. Hunt Alden / Bartlett

Other Notes:

William Henry and Patricia Henry Yeomans won the Father-Daughter title. Virginia Henry and Patricia Henry Yeomans were sisters. Virginia and their mother lost the Mother-Daughter final. She was listed merely as Mrs. William Henry. Was William Henry the "Bill Henry" columnist for the Los Angeles Times?

Brough d. Head 6-4, 6-2 to win the junior girls singles title
 

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November 6-14, All-Japan Championships, Osaka, Japan
Venue: Koshien International Tennis Club

Draw of 19

1R: Junko Kamo d. Miss Uyeda 6-1 6-1
1R: Naoko Oura d. Miss Sato 7-5 6-3
1R: Itsuko Iwata d. Miss Yannakawa default

The remaining players had a bye.
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2R: Kamo d. Miss Tatsuma 6-1 6-2
2R: Hanako Hamada d. Miss Tokuya 2-6 6-4 6-2
2R: Kiyoko Enotani d. Miss Kuwana 6-4 6-4
2R: Toyoko Kimita d. Miss Koyama 6-2 6-3
2R: Yoshi Sawada d. Miss Ichibashi 6-0 6-0
2R: Sadayo Toda d. Kimiko Hayashi 6-0 6-0
2R: Michiko Yamakawa d. Shizuyo Narukawa 6-4 6-1
2R: Iwata d. Oura 6-3 6-4
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QF: Kamo d. Hamada 6-1 6-2
QF: Kimata d. Enotani 6-2 6-3
QF: Sawada d. Toda 2-6 6-2 8-6
QF: Iwata d. Yamakawa 6-4 4-6 6-4
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SF: Kamo d. Sawada 6-3 4-6 6-4
SF: Iwata d. Kimata 6-4 6-4
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FI: Junko Kamo d. Ichiko Iwata 6-0 6-1
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Women’s doubles

[The exact semi-final pairings are unknown]

QF: Toyoko Kimata/Yoshi Sawada d. Miss Tatsuma/Miss Uyeda 6-0 6-0
QF: Junko Kamo/Naoko Oura d. Miss Ikeda/Miss Tonohara default
QF: Miss Iwata/Miss Sato d. Miss Izawa/Miss Kuwana 6-4 0-6 6-3
QF: Shizuyo Narukawa/Sadayo Toda d. Kiyoko Enotani/Miss Ichibashi 6-0 6-2
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SF: Kimata/Sawada
SF: Narukawa/Toda
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FI: Toyoko Kimata/Yoshi Sawada d. Shizuyo Narukawa/Sadayo Toda 6-2 6-2
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June 19-24, International Canadian Championships, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (Clay)

QF: Elizabeth Blackman (USA) d. Mrs W.R. Walton 6-8 6-3 7-5
QF: Eleanor Young
QF: Constance O’Donovan d. Helen Dewiler (USA) 6-1 6-2
QF: Pauline Bolte d. Yvonne Gignac 6-2 6-3
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SF: Blackman d. Young 8-6 7-5
SF: Bolte d. O’Donovan 6-1 6-3
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FI: Elizabeth Blackman (USA) d. Pauline Bolte 7-5 7-5
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Women’s doubles

SF: Elizabeth Blackman (USA)/Louise Blackman (USA) d. Constance O’Donovan/Mrs Esther Pollitzer (USA) 6-3 6-0
SF: Pauline Bolte/Mrs A.R. Porter d. Jean Hoxie (USA)/Sylvia Campbell 6-1 6-1
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FI: Elizabeth Blackman (USA)/Louise Blackman (USA) d. PaulineBolte/Mrs A.R. Porter 6-2 6-3
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Mixed doubles

SF: Eleanor Young/William Pedlar d. Mrs Ernest Richardson/Ernest Richardson 6-1 6-2
SF: Mrs W.R. Walton/Philip Pearson d. Ruby Fisher/George Leclerc 8-6 6-3
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FI: Eleanor Young/William Pedlar d. Mrs W.R. Walton/Philip Pearson 6-2 6-4
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