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Discussion Starter #22 (Edited)
1920 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 5-13
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen d. Elisabeth d'Ayen 6-0 6-1
Germaine Golding d. Marie Conquet 6-2 6-1
Marie Danet d. Suzanne Amblard default
Jeanne Vaussard d. Suzanne Dévé 6-2 6-3

Semifinals


Lenglen d. Golding 6-2 6-3
Vaussard d. Danet 6-2 6-3

All-Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1

Challenge Round


Suzanne Lenglen d. Marguerite Billout (holder) 6-1 7-5

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Doubles (Draw=5)


1st Round

Elisabeth d'Ayen/Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-1 8-6
Suzanne Amblard/Marguerite Billout-bye
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Suzanne Dévé/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

d'Ayen/Lenglen d. Amblard/Billout default
Golding/Vaussard d. Dévé/Spéranza 6-4 8-6

Final

Elisabeth d'Ayen/Suzanne Lenglen d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8, plus holders)


1st Round

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Jeanne Vaussard/Jean Samazeuilh 6-1 6-4
Marie Danet/Toto Brugnon d. Marie Decugis/Maurice Germot default
Germaine Golding/François Blanchy d. Mme Poupon/A. Poupon default
Elisabeth d'Ayen/Pierre Hirsch d. Daisy Spéranza/Henri de Clouet 6-3 8-6

Semifinals


Conquet/Dupont d. Danet/Brugnon 5-7 6-2 9-7
d'Ayen/Hirsch d. Golding/Blanchy 6-4 4-6 6-0

Final

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Elisabeth d'Ayen/Pierre Hirsch 6-3 2-6 10-8

Challenge Round


Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis (holders) d. Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont 6-0 6-3

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Draw notes:

The French Championships are renewed after a 6 year hiatus due to the Great War. The event is still Closed to non-French Nationals. The Challenge Round, where the defending champions "sit out" awaiting the winner or winners from the main draw, is also retained.

In doubles Blanche Amblard and Suzanne Amblard did not defend their doubles title from 1914. The other 1914 champions (Marguerite Billout in singles and Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis in mixed) wait for their challengers.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1920 please see: http://www.tennisforum.com/68836785-post6.html

Missing full names for:

Mme Poupon/A. Poupon in the mixed doubles.
 

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1921 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 13-22
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=9, plus holder)

1st Round

Germaine Le Conte d. Suzanne Deve default

Quarterfinals

Germaine Golding d. Daisy Speranza 6-3 6-1
Marie Conquet d. Marie Danet 6-4 7-5
Marguerite Billout d. Mme Gondoin 6-0 6-0
Le Conte d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-0 4-6 6-3

Semifinals


Golding d. Conquet 6-2 3-6 6-3
Billout d. Le Conte 7-5 6-3

Final


Germaine Golding d. Marguerite Billout 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Germaine Golding default

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Doubles (Draw=7)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-0
Marie Conquet/Marie Danet d. Sylvia Jung/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-3
Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve d. Mme Leantain/Nanette Le Besnarais 7-5 6-6*
Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Pigueron d. Conquet/Danet 4-6 6-3 6-4
Billout/Dévé d. Contostavlos/Spéranza 4-6 6-3 6-4

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron d. Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve 6-2 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch-bye
Germaine Golding/William Laurenz-bye
Marie Danet/Roger Danet d. Suzanne Deve/Felix Poulin 6-2 7-5
Marguerite Billout/Max Decugis d. Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont 6-0 8-6

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Germaine Cousin/Marcel Cousin default
Jeanne Vaussard/Leonce Aslangul d. Daisy Speranza/François Blanchy default
Mme Gondoin/Jean Samazeuilh-bye
Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte-bye

Quarterfinals

Pigueron/Hirsch d. Golding/Laurenz default
Billout/Decugis d. Danet/Danet 8-6 6-2
Lenglen/Brugnon d. Jeanne Vaussard/Leonce Aslangul 6-1 6-2
Gondoin/Samazeuilh d. Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-8 6-3*

Semifinals

Billout/Decugis d. Pigueron/Hirsch 7-5 6-4
Lenglen/Brugnon d. Gondoin/Samazeuilh 8-6 6-0

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Marguerite Billout/Max Decugis 6-4 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

Mme Gondoin (listed under various spellings such as Mme Gonduoin)
Mme Leantain (in doulbes draw only)

[Male missing names]

Le Conte

In 1920, Suzanne Lenglen had won the women's doubles event at this tournament with Elisabeth d'Ayen.

In 1920, Suzanne Lenglen had won the mixed doubles event at this tournament with Max Decugis.

Playing both events with different partners in 1921 meant there were no challenge rounds in the doubles and the mixed doubles.

Doubles notes:

Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve d. Mme Leantain/Nanette Lebesnarais 7-5 6-6*

*Score as reported by Le Figaro. Possibly a retirement or just an error.

Mixed notes:

Mme Gondoin/Jean Samazeuilh d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-8 6-3*

*Le Figaro reports score as 6-1 8-6 6-2-clearly a mistake. Most likely they inverted the 2nd set scores.

Marie and Roger Danet were mother and son.

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Sources:

L'Echo e ParisLe Figaro
Tennis et Golf

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Summary:

Golding gave no reason for her default in the Challenge Round. Club members hinted that she felt tired after winning the final (surprising given the 6-2 6-2 score) and felt she could not put up a good fight vs Suzanne.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1921 please see: http://www.tennisforum.com/68836801-post7.html
 

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1922 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 3-11
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=14, plus holder)

1st Round

Hélène Contostavlos-bye
Germaine Golding d. Yvonne Bourgeois 3-6 6-3 6-4
Germaine Le Conte d. S. Lecaron 6-4 6-1
Jeanne Vaussard d. Marie Danet 6-4 6-1

Sylvia Jung-bye
Germaine Pigueron d. Suzanne Dévé 6-4 7-5
Geneviève Cousin d. Daisy Spéranza default
Marie Conquet d. Nanette Le Besnerais 6-0 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Golding d. Contostavlos 6-2 3-6 6-1
Vaussard d. Le Conte 6-3 6-3
Pigueron d. Sylvia Jung default
Conquet d. Cousin default

Semifinals

Golding d. Vaussard 6-2 5-7 6-3
Conquet d. Pigueron 6-2 6-3

All-Comer's Final

Germaine Golding d. Marie Conquet 8-6 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Germaine Golding 6-4 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=6, plus holders)

1st Round

1R: Marie Conquet/Marie Danet-bye
1R: Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron 6-3 4-6 6-2
1R: Geneviève Cousin/Suzanne Dévé d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Germaine Le Conte 6-3 6-4
1R: Hélène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

SF: Conquet/Danet d. Golding/Vaussard 6-3 3-6 6-3
SF: Contostavlos/Spéranza d. Cousin/Dévé 6-3 6-4

All-Comer's Final

Marie Conquet/Marie Danet d. Helène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza 8-6 8-6

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron (holders) d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-3 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=12, plus holders)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra-bye
Daisy Spéranza/Jean Couitéas-bye
Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Jean Samazeuilh 6-3 5-7 6-0
Hélène Contostavlos/Félix Poulin d. Geneviève Cousin/Max Decugis 6-3 6-4

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-4
Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch d. Marie Danet/Baron Roland de Graffenried 6-1 6-0
Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet-bye
Sylvia Jung/Raoul Lafaurie-bye

Quarterfinals

Golding/Borotra d. Spéranza/Couitéas default
Contostavlos/Poulin d. Dévé/Féret 3-6 6-2 6-4
Pigueron/Hirsch d. Conquet/Dupont 6-2 8-6
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Jung/Lafaurie default

Semifinals

Golding/Borotra d. Contostavlos/Poulin 6-2 6-3
Pigueron/Hirsch d. Bourgeois/Cochet 6-3 6-2

All-Comer's Final

Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra d. Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch 4-6 6-3 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon (holders) d. Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra 6-0 6-0

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

Mme Florand
Mlle S. Lecaron

Le Conte, a male in the mixed with Germaine Le Conte.


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Summary:


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For the World Hard Court Championships of 1922 please see: http://www.tennisforum.com/68836809-post8.html
 

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1923 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 9-17
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=13)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen-bye
Hélène Contostavloso d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-8 7-5
Marie Danet d. Diddie Vlasto default
Jeanne Vaussard d. Geneviève Cousin 6-4 5-7 6-4

Marguerite Billout-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais-bye
Germaine Golding d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 7-5 6-4
Germaine Le Conte d. Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 4-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Lenglen d. Contostavlos 6-2 6-0
Vaussard d. Danet 11-9 7-5
Billout d. Le Besnerais 6-4 7-5
Golding d. Le Conte 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Golding d. Billout 6-0 7-5

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Germaine Golding 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=at least 5 )

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Vlasto d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Germaine Le Conte 6-2 6-0
Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Speranza-Wyns d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 7-5 6-8 6-4

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-1 6-0

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=13)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns/Etienne Micard default
Diddie Vlasto/Jean Samazeuilh d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Roger Danet 3-6 6-2 6-3
Genevieve Cousin/Marcel Cousin-bye
Hélène Contostavlos/Rene Lacoste-bye

Marguerite Billout/Pierre Hirsch-bye
Marie Danet/François Blanchy d. S. Lecaron/R. Le Blant 6-2 6-4
Mme Manset/Georges Manset d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-3 4-6 6-3
Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet d. Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret 2-6 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Vlasto/Samazeuilh 6-1 6-2
Cousin/Cousin d. Contostavlos/Lacoste 6-8 6-3 9-7
Marguerite Billout/Pierre Hirsch d. Danet/Blanchy 6-4 6-2
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Mme Manset/G. Manset 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. G. Cousin/M. Cousin 6-0 6-2
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Billout/Hirsch 3-6 6-3 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet 6-1 7-5

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for

S. Lecaron

R. Le Blant (a male player)
Mr Le Conte, husband of Germaine Le Conte.

While Little lists a Mme M Cousin and M(arcel) Cousin, the 1924 edition of Tennis et Golf has her as Mlle Cousin.

Missing results for


Firsr round of the doubles. We know it was at least 5. As there were 13 in the singles 6 would be the top number.


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Sources
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Little. Alan. Suzanne Lenglen: Tennis Idol of the 1920s. 2007 edition. page 174.

The New York Times.

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Summary:

French organizers follow the British and abolish the Challenge Round. This means Suzanne will have to "play through" to defend her titles.

Lenglen is in tears at the end of her final because the crowd was clapping for her Golding more than her after a disputed line-call. Fan uproar made it neccessary to replace the linesmen, but the crowd remained vocal for the underdog. Golding actually had the spectators in shock because she had an unheard of 4-0 lead in set two! The diva was so distraught she asked her father if she should continue. He told her to play on.

Lenglen recovered to win by taking the next six games and the match. Afterwardsan agitated Papa suggested she might boycott Paris in the future.

By also taking the Doubles and Mixed crowns Lenglen has won the hat trick for the 4th consecutive year.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1923 please see: https://www.tennisforum.com/68836833-post9.html
 

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1924 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 7-15
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Marguerite Billout d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 3-6 6-2 6-1
Suzanne Dévé d. Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 3-6 6-0
Jeanne Vaussard d. Geneviève Cousin 6-0 6-4
Nanette Le Besnarais d. Germaine Pigueron 6-0 6-4

Germaine Golding d. Marie Danet default
S. Lecaron d. Germaine Charnelet 6-4 6-3
Marie Conquet d. Germaine Le Conte 6-3 6-4
Diddie Vlasto d. Jeanne Matthey 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Billout d. Dévé 0-6 6-2 6-3
Vaussard d. Le Besnarais 7-5 4-6 7-5
Golding d. Lecaron 6-2 6-1
Vlasto d. Conquet 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Vaussard d. Billout 6-0 6-1
Vlasto d. Golding 6-4 2-6 6-3

Final

Diddie Vlasto d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-2 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Nanette Le Besnarais/Germaine Le Conte 6-4 6-3
Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Pigueron d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron 6-1 6-1
Marie Conquet/Suzanne Dévé d. Geneviève Cousin/Marie Danet 6-4 5-7 6-3
Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Hélène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 6-2 6-3

Semifinals


Golding-Vaussard d. Charnelet/Pigueron 6-4 6-2
Billout/Bourgeois d. Conquet/Dévé 5-7 6-4 6-2

Final

Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=13 )

1st Round

Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra-bye
Geneviève Cousin/Marcel Cousin d. Hélène Contostavlos/Roger Danet default
Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Yvonne Bourgeois/René Lacoste 6-4 6-0
Nanette Le Besnerais/Toto Brugnon d. Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret 6-2 6-1

Germaine Golding/Jean Couitéas d. Jeanne Vaussard/Léonce Aslangul default
Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch d. Marie Conquet/Jean Samazeuilh 6-4 6-2
Daisy Spéranza-Wyns/Coco Gentien-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Raymond Barbas-bye

Quarterfinals

Billout/Borotra d.Cousin/Cousin 6-2 6-3
Le Besnerais/Brugnon d. Vlasto/Cochet 6-3 7-5
Golding/Couitéas d. Pigueron/Hirsch 6-2 7-5
Charnelet/Barbas d. Speranza-Wyns/Gentien 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Billout/Borotra d. Le Besnerais/Brugnon 6-1 6-1
Golding/Couitéas d. Charnelet/Barbas 7-5 8-6

Final

Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra d. Germaine Golding/Jean Couitéas 6-2 8-6

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Draw notes:

The draw is in exact draw order.

Genevieve Cousin/Marcel Cousin were related in some way. probably sister and brother, or possibly cousins.

Mme Germaine Pigueron was the sister of Yvonne Bourgeois.

Mme Florand is listed as Mme Florent by Tennis et Golf. There are numerous other examples of a Mme Florand, who always partnered S Lecaron in major events, as she did here. Thus" Mme Florent" is Mme Florand.

Missing full names for:

Mme Florand
Mlle S. Lacaron

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Sources:

Tennis et Golf. June 1924, page 238.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Championnat_de_France_de_tennis_1924

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Summary:

Lenglen was ill much of 1924 and opted not to defend her national title. This opened the door for Diddie Vlasto, ranked #2 in France, to come through. Her toughest match was against Mme Golding, who had been runner-up to Lenglen the last 3 years. Once Diddie got past Golding at 6-4 2-6 6-3 the final was a straight set affair.

The ladies final was held on the 15th.

One year earlier Lenglen had won the women's doubles title with Diddie Vlasto and the mixed doubles title with Jacques Brugnon.

1924 was the very last French Closed National Championships. As a price for joining the International Tennis Federation the United States demanded the ITF discontinue the grandly titled "World Championship" events on Covered Courts (Indoors), Hard Courts (Clay), and Grass.

In practice the Hard Court Championships were held every year in France with the exception of 1922, which was in French speaking Belgium. In essence then it was a French event, and naturally they wanted to keep it that way. As luck would have it the 1924 Olympics were in Paris. As a grand event it filled in nicely for the World Hard Court Championships as a bridge between it and a newly born French International Championships in 1925. This is the modern day "French Open."

Clearly the French Open was really the child of the International World Hard Court event and not the French Nationals. So why does the official list of winners go back to the 1890s and include the French Nationals? Tradition would be first-since it started much earlier (1891) as opposed to the more recent World Championships, which only began in 1912.

French Nationalism may have also played a role. The 1922 event had been in Belgium. Besides, the World Hard Court event didn't carry the word or notion of "French" in the title!
 

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1925 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 27 to June 7
Venue: Stade Français, St. Cloud, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=34)

1st Round

Marie Conquet d. Mrs Grierson (US) 6-1 6-3
Maud Rosenbaum (Cz) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-4 6-4

2nd Round

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Yvonne des Landes de Danoet 6-0 6-0
Elizabeth Macready d. Marcelle Beauge 7-5 12-10
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d. Germaine Pigueron 8-6 7-5
Jeanne Vaussard [8] d. Mme Florand default
Helene Contostavlos [5] d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) default
Mary MacIlquham d. Marie Danet 6-4 6-4
Simone Passemard [4] d. Marie Conquet 3-6 6-4 8-6
Germaine Golding d. Mlle Survana default

Kitty McKane (GB) d. Rosenbaum 6-2 6-1
Suzanne Dévé d. Lucie Huchez default
Marguerite Billout [6] d. S. Lecaron 6-2 6-4
G. Grasset d. Leslie Aeschliman (Sui) 6-3 6-2
Diddie Vlasto [7] d. Carmen Canivet 6-1 6-1
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-1
Nicole Desclercs d. Isabel Fonrodona (Sp) default
Yvonne Bourgeois [2] d. Yvonne Huchez 6-2 8-6

3rd Round


Lenglen [1] d. Macready 6-0 6-0
Colyer d. Vaussard [8] 10-8 3-6 7-5
Contostavlos [5] d. McIlquham 3-6 6-2 6-4
Passemard [4] d. Golding 6-2 6-4

McKane d. Dévé 6-1 6-2
Billout [6] d. Grasset 8-6 4-6 6-3
Vlasto [7] d. Harvey 8-6 6-4
Desclercs d. Bourgeois [2] 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Lenglen [1] d. Colyer 6-0 6-2
Contostavlos [5] d. Passemard [4] 7-5 6-3
McKane d. Billout [6] 6-0 10-8
Vlasto [7] d. Desclercs 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Lenglen [1] d. Contostavlos [5] 6-2 6-0
McKane d. Vlasto [7] 6-2 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Kitty McKane 6-1 6-2

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Doubles (Draw-15)

1st Round

Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty McKane d. Helene Contostavlos/Simone Passemard 6-1 6-4
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Isabel Fonrodona (Sp)/Elizabeth Macready default
Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard d. Marie Anet/Daisy Speranza-Wyns default
Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Lucie Huchez/Yvonne Huchez default

Marie Conquet/Suzanne Deve d. Nicole Desclercs/Germaine Pigueron 6-2 6-4
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Mary MacIlquham (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Violette Gallay 6-1 6-0
Germaine Charnelet/G. Grasset d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron default
Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto-bye

Quarterfinals

Colyer/McKane d. Golding/Vaussard 6-4 6-2
Billout/Bourgeois d. Amblard/Amblard 2-6 6-4 6-3
Harvey/MacIlquham d. Conquet/Deve 8-6 2-6 6-1
Lenglen/Vlasto d. Charnelet/Grasset 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Colyer/McKane d. Billout/Bourgeois 6-2 6-1
Lenglen/Vlasto d. Harvey/Ilquham 6-1 6-3

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Evelyn Colyer/Kitty McKane 6-1 9-11 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=25 )

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon-bye
Jeanne Vaussard/Y. Das De Kapurthala (Ind)-bye
Leslie Aeschlimann (Sui)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui)-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Gordon Crole-Rees (GB) d. Simone Amaury/Sydney Jacob (GB) 6-1 6-2
Marie Conquet/Jagat Mohal Lal (Ind) d. Madeleine de Rauch/Alain Bernard 6-4 6-1
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Patrick Spence (GB) d. Nicole Desclercs/Raymond Barbas 6-4 6-1
Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste d. Marie Danet/Hassan Ali-Fyzee (Ind) 6-4 6-1
Carmen Canivet/Pierre Canivet d. Mina Constostavlos/Henri Reynaud 6-1 5-7 6-3

Kitty McKane (GB)/Cyril Eames (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet/Pierre Landry 6-3 6-1
Germaine Golding/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) 6-1 6-2
Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Maud Rosenbaum (Cz)/Luis de Olivares (Sp) 6-2 6-3
Germaine Pigueron/Eduard Flaquer (Sp) d. Simone Passemard/Georges Gouttenoire 6-2 1-6 6-4
Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra-bye
Elizabeth D'Ayen/Raymond Rodel-bye
Helene Contostavlos/Roger Danet-bye
Mary McIlquham (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Vaussard/Das De Kapurthala default
Harvey/Gordon-Crees d. Aeschlimann/Aeschlimann 6-2 6-3
Colyer/Spence d. Conquet/Lal 2-6 6-2 6-2
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Canivet/Canivet 6-2 6-4

Golding/Washer d. McKane/Eames 6-3 4-6 6-2
Vlasto/Cochet d. Pigueron/Flaquer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Billout/Borotra d. D'Ayen/Rodel 6-1 6-0
Contostavlos/Danet d. McIlquham/Myers 7-5 9-7

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Harvey/Gordon-Crees 6-0 6-3
Colyer/Spence d. Bourgeois/Lacoste 2-6 6-4 6-3
Vlasto/Cochet d. Golding/Washer 10-12 8-6 6-2
Contostavlos/Danet d. Billout/Borotra 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Borotra d. Colyer/Spence 6-4 6-2
Contostavlos/Danet d. Vlasto/Cochet 6-4 3-6 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Aeslimann=nee Bancroft.
Mina Contostavlos is related to Helene Contosltavlos in some fashion.
Mme Pigueron is listed as Mme Andre Pigueron on the French site. Her husband's name was Francis though, could he have been an Andre Francis?
Daisy Speranza-Wyns is rendered as Wyns-Speranza by Tennis et Golf.

Missing Full names for:

Mme Pierre Canivet is married to Pierre Canivet.
Mme Florand
G. Grasset
Mrs Grierson (US)
Mlle S. Lecaron
Mlle Survarna (who defaulted in singles). Doubtless a relative of the male player Shashidri Suvarna.

Missing full names for males in the mixed doubles

Y. Das De Kapurthala (India).

Note that the seeding comes directly from the Roland Garros site. The seeding is "off" in the sense that it only reflects French based players. Perhaps only French players were seeded?

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Sources:

Tennis et Golf (In correct draw order)

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1925_en.pdf

The New York Times confirms that June 7 was the last day for this event.

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Summary:

As the ITF had banned the use of the title "World Hard Court", the French decided to repackage the event as the French Open. Lenglen spreadeagles the field with the loss of only 7 games in 5 matches. Thinner with more muscles, Suzanne's play is more daring than in the past. Critics declare she is at her peak.

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1926 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 2 to June 14
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris
Surface: Clay

Singles (Draw=32)


1st round

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Ilona Peteri (Hun) 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-3
Marion Jessup (US) d. Nanette Le Besnerais 6-3 6-2
Simone Mathieu d. Yvonne Bourgeois [8] 6-2 0-6 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [4] d. Marie Danet 5-7 6-2 6-3
Jeanne Vaussard d. Germaine Charnelet 6-3 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) [5] d. Germaine Bourgeois 6-4 6-1
Nicole Desclercs d. Germaine Le Conte 6-2 6-4

Mary Browne (US) [3] d. Simone des Landes de Danoet 6-3 6-1
Suzanne Deve d. Isabella Mumford (US) 6-3 6-4
G. Grasset d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-1 6-2
Kitty Godfree (GB) [6] d. Anne de Borman (Bel) 6-1 6-2
Helene Contostavlos (Gre) d. S. Lecaron 6-4 6-2
Diddie Vlasto [7] d. Maria Scherbatskoy 6-3 6-0
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Evelyn Colyer (GB) 6-2 6-1
Helen Wills (US) [2] d. Germaine Golding 6-3 7-5

2nd Round

Lenglen [1] d. Shepherd-Barron 6-0 6-0
Mathieu d. Jessup 2-6 9-7 6-0
Ryan [4] d. Vaussard 6-4 6-2
Fry [5] d. Desclercs 13-11 6-1

Browne [3] d. Deve 6-4 4-6 6-3
Godfree [6] d. Grasset 6-4 6-4
Contostavlos d. Vlasto [7] 6-2 6-2
Bouman d. Wills [2] default

Quarterfinals

Lenglen [1] d. Mathieu 6-0 6-0
Fry [5] d. Ryan [4] 7-5 3-6 11-9
Browne [3] d. Godfree [6] 7-5 6-0
Bouman d. Contostavlos 6-2 7-9 8-6

Semifinals

Lenglen [1] d. Fry [5] 6-2 6-1
Browne [3] d. Bouman 8-6 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Mary Browne [3] 6-1 6-0




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Doubles (Draw=18)

1st Round


Marie Danet/Régine Vlasto d. Marion Jessup (US)/Isabella Mumford (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Ilona Peteri (Hun) d. Mlle Florand/S. Lecaron default

2nd Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Anne de Borman (Bel)/Myriam de Borman (Bel) 6-0 6-0
G. Grasset/Simone Mathieu d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 7-5 6-2
Joan Fry (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) d. Geneviève Bourgeois/Yvonne Bourgeois 6-3 6-0
Danet/R. Vlasto d. Nicole Desclercs/Nanette Le Besnerais 12-10 6-8 6-4

Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty Godfree (GB) d. Maud Rosenbaum (US)/Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 6-3 6-3
Bouman/Peteri d. Marie Conquet/Suzanne Dévé 6-1 6-3
Hélène Contostavlos/Geneviève Cousin d. Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Le Conte 6-3 8-6
Mary Browne (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Simone des Landes de Danoët/Marie-Louise Vercken 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals


Lenglen/Vlasto d. Grasset/Mathieu 6-3 6-0
Fry/Shephard-Barron d. Danet/Vlasto 6-2 6-2
Colyer/Godfree d. Bouman /Peteri 8-6 6-3
Browne/Ryan d. Contostavlos/Cousin 5-7 6-4 6-2

Semifinals


Lenglen/Vlasto d. Fry/Shepherd-Barron 6-2 6-1
Colyer/Godfree d. Browne/Ryan 5-7 6-4 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Evelyn Colyer/Kitty Godfree 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=34)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Hector Fisher (Sui) d. Ilona Peteri (Hun)/Sergei Rodzianko 6-1 6-0
Germaine Charnelet/Édouard Thurneyssen d. Ade de Bruyn-Kops (Neth)/Franz de Bruyn-Kops (Neth) 9-7 6-2

2nd Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Jacques Brugnon d. Kea Bouman (Net)/Henk Timmer (Net) 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GBR)/Colin Gregory (GBR) d. Marie Danet/Pierre Landry default
Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret d. Geneviève Cousin/F. Restrepo (Col) 6-4 6-2
Mary Browne (USA)/Béla von Kehrling (Hun) d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns/Jean Augustin 6-3 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (USA)/Howard Kinsey (USA) d. Jeanne Vaussard/Félix Poulin 6-3 6-0
Nicole Desclercs/Pierre Hirsch d. Isabella Mumford (US)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui) 6-8 6-4 7-5
Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Golding/Fisher 6-3 7-5
Kathleen Godfreee (GB)/Leslie Godfree (GB) d. Germaine Le Conte/G. Le Conte 6-2 6-2

Helene Contostavlos/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Marion Jessup (USA)/Lord George Cholmondeley (GB) 6-2 8-6
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Noel Turnbull (GB) d. Simone des Landes de Danoët/Édouard Kleinadel 6-3 6-1
G. Grasset/Coco Gentien d. Helen Wills (USA)/Vincent Richards (US) default
Simone Mathieu/Jan Kozeluh (Tch) d. Germaine Bourgeois/Roger Danet 6-2 6-4
Yvonne Bourgeois/René Lacoste d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-1 6-3
Mme Pierre Canivet/Pierre Canivet d. Joan Fry (GB)/Nigel Sharpe (GB) 6-2 3-6 6-0
Françoise Holzschuch/Roger George d. Anne de Borman (Bel)/Friedrich Rohrer (Tch) default
Nanette Le Besnerais/Jean Borotra d. Marie Conquet/David Morrice (Can) 4-6 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Shepherd-Barron/Gregory 6-2 6-4
Browne/von Kehrling d. Deve/Feret 6-1 6-3
Ryan/Kinsey d. Desclercs/Hirsch 6-3 6-1
Godfree/Godfree d. Vlasto/Cochet 4-6 7-5 6-4

Contostavlos/Washer d. Colyer/Turnbull 6-3 5-7 6-1
Mathieu/Kozeluh d. Grasset/Gentien 6-4 5-7 6-4
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Canivet/Canivet 6-2 6-2
Le Besnerais/Borotra d. Holzshuch/George default

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Browne/von Kehrling 4-6 6-4 6-1
Godfree/Godfree d. Ryan/Kinsey 7-5 6-3
Contostavlos/Washer d. Mathieu/Kozeluh 7-5 6-2
Le Besnerais/Borotra d. Bourgeois/Lacoste 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Godfree/Godfree 6-2 6-1
Le Besnerais/Borotra d. Contostavlos/Washer 6-3 4-6 4-3 retired

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Jean Borotra 6-4 6-3

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Draw notes:

Missing full names for:

Mme Pierre Canivet
Mme Florand
Mlle G. Grasset
Mlle S. Lecaron

G. Le Conte (spouse of Germaine Le Conte)
F. Restrepo is from Colombia

Isabella Mumford is incorrectly listed by the Roland Garros site.
Mme A Scherbotskoy=https://www.tennisforum.com/67601169-post3879.html

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Sources:

Thanks to Andrew Tas for the complete draws.

The draw from the official French website:

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1926_en.pdf


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Summary:

From “Ayres’ Lawn Tennis Almanack” (1927)

By Arthur Wallis Myers

“[...] Joan Fry reached the semi-final of the ladies’ singles by a gallant win over Elizabeth Ryan, the first of her career against the Californian. Owing to the rain, the final set was separated from the second by nearly three hours, and the battleground was then changed from a side court to the Centre Court.

“Miss Ryan opened confidently enough and advanced to a 5-2 lead, coming to within a point of the first set in the eighth game. She essayed a drop shot, but failed. By then Miss Fry, who always seemed to need time for practising her drive, had increased both her length and her accuracy. Miss Ryan was forced to make her strokes running to the sides instead of in front of her body – a vital difference to one who employs the chop shot habitually.

“With fine courage, Miss Fry took five successive games and saved a set which seemed irredeemably lost. She reacted at the opening of the second set (when an incompetent umpire was replaced by the Belgian Davis Cup captain), and Miss Ryan took the first three games. Another tenacious rally by Miss Fry looked as if it might have a similar result to the first, but Miss Ryan won the set from three, blinding rain disturbing the play in the last game and causing both players to slip.

“The final set, after the long interval, was marked by many double faults on both sides; not until the fifteenth game was the service won by either player. When she led 5-4, Miss Ryan served three double faults, losing the game to love, and again at 6-5, disdaining to serve more cautiously, she made two double faults. But she saved the critical sixteenth game pluckily, taking it to love on her own service, and passed on to lead 9-8.

“It was then that Miss Fry’s unsliced drive came into its own against the chop. The younger player, ever cool at the crisis of a rally, hit her winner into the right place. When within a stroke of defeat, Miss Ryan got a lucky net-cord, but Miss Fry was not to be denied the reward of a splendid effort, and her last passing shot was one of her best.

“[...] More rain fell the next morning, but held off miraculously for most of the afternoon, and a full programme was possible, although the surface remained on the slow side. [...] As a counter to the defeat of Miss Ryan by Miss Fry the previous day, the captain of the American team, another Californian beat Kathleen Godfree in two sets, the second a love set. The conditions suited Mary K. Browne. There was enough moisture on the court and enough extra weight on the balls to make her chop stroke, mixed judiciously with flat drives, a deadly weapon. From start to finish Miss Browne never relaxed her pressure, her strategy being of the soundest and her play all through, though lacking the virility of Miss Wills, of a high standard.

“Suzanne Lenglen entered the semi-final of the singles after a strainless match against Simone Mathieu; Kea Bouman had to fight one of the longest matches of the meeting to beat Helene Contostavlos. Launching a volleying attack of great brilliance Miss Bouman took the first set easily and raced on to 4-2. But she obviously could not maintain this pace, and was forced to abandon the frontal attack. For the rest of the match the players exchanged drives from the back of the court, Mlle Bouman having an advantage in speed though not of security on her backhand. The third set developed a nerve-wracking finish, and the tenacity of both girls deserved the highest praise.

“[...] Mlle Lenglen and Miss Browne reached the final of the ladies’ singles on June 9, neither losing a set. The weather was hot and thundery, and at eight o’clock, when Bela von Kehrling and Vincent Richards were still in court, a violent storm swept the ground. Mlle Lenglen beat Miss Fry by the same methods and almost by the same score as she had done at Wimbledon in the final last year. She remained exclusively at the back of the court, and, very much as Reggie Doherty did to his driving opponents, ran her from side to side until the position of the English girl drew an error. The subjugation, however, took longer, the non-turf court yielding a higher and a slower bound and, therefore, a greater chance of recovery, while Miss Fry’s backhand, remodelled in the winter, was more reliable.

“Miss Fry led 2-1 and 30-0 in the opening set, flattering her supporters, but she did not win another game until the sixth of the second set. She played, as usual, with much energy and spirit, even when her stamina was obviously draining, but, lacking any volleying powers or the ability to use the drop shot, her game permitted Mlle Lenglen the best scope for strategic skill at the back of the court. Miss Fry was required to run three times the distance of her opponent.

“Mlle Bouman, reacting after her strenuous match of the previous day, could only fight the first set against Miss Browne on an equal footing. In this she recovered well from 3-5 to within a stroke of the set. A fall at this stage shook her confidence and impaired her accuracy; she was never really in the hunt again. Miss Browne mixed her game well, but often had to admit the strength of the Dutch champion’s forehand when she (Miss Browne) advanced to the net on a ball of indifferent length.

“Mlle Lenglen’s Last Championship

“On June 11, when the final of the ladies’ singles and the semi-finals of the doubles were down for decision, the courts were under water – flooded by yet another storm. At four o’clock, with no prospect of a dry surface that day, play was abandoned. The next day the weather continued in its unsettled mood, but after another weary wait it was possible, by heavily ‘sanding’ the Centre Court, to play two matches and later two others were decided on the side courts.

“[...] Mlle Lenglen retained her title (for the sixth time since 1920) by a conclusive win over Miss Browne. Most of the match was played on a soft court in falling rain, but the conditions did not affect the strategic and stroke superiority of the champion. She lost the second game before a bustling volleying attack of the American, in which the drop shot figured, and was within a stroke of losing the fourth – indeed, this game was virtually awarded to Miss Browne by a linesman’s decision, she herself over-ruling the award, which was fairly obviously wrong.

“In the thirteenth game, still persisting bravely, Miss Browne got to ‘vantage twice after Mlle Lenglen was 40-15. But she had not got the speed nor the length of drive to cause any real embarrassment to the holder at the back of the court, and when she ventured to the net, as she often did, Mlle Lenglen would make a drive of such fine precision that the American volley, even if possible, gave the champion control of the rally. It was the same story as in nearly all matches waged by this incomparable player. Her control was perfect, the percentage of error was negligible; the effort of forcing a winner by her opponent resulted either in loss of stamina or position.”

[Thanks to Newmark for the summary]
 

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1927 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 24-June 6
Venue: St. Clous, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=40)

1st Round

Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [1]-bye
Françoise Holzschuch-bye
Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB) [7]-bye
Mlle G. Grasset-bye
Bobby Heine (SA)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois-bye

Kea Bouman (Neth) [3]-bye
Germaine Le Conte-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Marcelle Beauge-bye
Suzanne Deve [6] d. Simone Amaury 6-1 2-6 7-5
Peggy Saunders (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 6-2
Billie Tapscott (SA) d. Nicole de Montebello default
Genevieve Cousin d. Bella Pons (Sp) 6-4 6-1

Simone Mathieu d. Maud Rosembaum (US) 6-4 4-6 7-5
Yvonne Kleinadel d. Yvonne Sigart (Bel) 6-4 5-7 6-4
Joan Ridley (GB) d. Marie Danet default
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [5] d. Helene Contostavlos 6-0 1-6 6-3
Germaine Charnelet-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)-bye
Germaine Golding-bye
Irene Peacock (SA) [4]-bye

Daisy Speranza Wyns-bye
Nellie Neppach (Ger)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais bye
Eileen Bennett (GB) [8]- bye
Germaine Gounouilhou-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Jacqueline Cantenat-bye
Marguerite Bordes [1]-bye

2nd Rouund

Alvarez [1] d. Holzschuch 6-2 6-1
Von Reznicek d. Vaussard 4-6 6-2 7-5
Watson [7] d. Grasset 6-2 6-2
Heine d. Bourgeois 1-6 7-5 8-6
Bouman (Neth) [3] d. Le Conte 6-2 6-0
Friedleben d. Beauge 6-2 6-1
Deve [6] d. Saunders 3-6 6-2 6-1
Tapscott d. Cousin 11-9 7-5

Mathieu d. Kleinadel 6-4 7-5
Aussem [5] d. Ridley 6-3 6-4
Charnelet d. J. Sigart 6-3 7-5
Peacock [4] d. Golding 6-4 6-4
Neppach d. Speranza-Wyns 6-4 7-5
Bennett [8] d. Le Besnerais 6-2 6-3
Barbier d. Gounouilhou default
Bordes [1] d. Cantenet 6-4 6-2

3rd Round


Alvarez [1] d. Von Reznicek 6-2 6-3
Heine d. Watson [7] 6-2 6-4
Bouman [3] d. Friedleben 3-6 6-1 6-2
Tapscott d. Deve [6] 6-3 6-2

Aussem [5] d. Mathieu 6-3 4-6 6-0
Peacock [4] d. Charnelet 6-2 6-3
Bennett [8] d. Neppach 4-6 6-2 6-2
Bordes [1] d. Barbier 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Heine d. Alvarez 3-6 7-5 7-5
Bouman [3] d. Tapscott 6-2 6-0
Peacock [4] d. Aussem [5] 4-6 6-2 6-4
Bennett [8] d.Bordes [1] 4-6 6-2 6-2

Semifinals


Bouman [3] d. Heine 5-7 6-4 6-3
Peacock [4] d. Bennett [8] 5-7 6-1 9-7

Final


Kea Bouman [3] d. Irene Peacock [4] 6-2 6-4

Kea Bouman with Bill Tilden-finalist in the men's event




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Doubles (Draw=17)

1st Round

Bobbie Heine (SA)/Irene Peacock (SA)-bye
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Simone Matheiu/Bella Pons (Sp)-bye
Françoise Holzschuch/Nicole de Montebello-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB)-bye
Marie Danet/Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Le Conte-bye
Genevieve Cousin/Mlle G. Grasset d. Simone Barbier/Jacqueline Gallay 6-8 6-3 7-5

Simone Amaury/Maud Rosenbaum (US)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Germaine Gounouilhou-bye
Marie Conquet/Suzanne Deve-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Yvonne Sigart (Bel)-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Nelly Neppach (Ger)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais/Yvonne Bourgeois-bye
Peggy Saunders (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye

2nd Round


Heine/Peacock d. Golding/Vaussard 6-1 6-3
Mathieu/Pons d. Holzschuch/Montebello 6-4 7-5
Bennett/Ridley d. Danet/Tapscott 6-3 9-7
Cousin/Grasset d. Charnelet/Le Conte 6-3 6-1

Amaury/Rosenbaum d. Bordes/Gounouilhou 6-3 7-5
Conquet/Deve d. Aussem/Von Reznicek 6-2 6-4
Sigart/Sigart d. Friedleben/Neppach 5-7 6-4 6-4
Saunders/Watson d. Bourgeois/Le Besnerais 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Heine/Peacock d. Mathieu/Pons 6-2 6-2
Bennett/Ridley d. Cousin/Grasset default
Amaury/Rosenbaum d. Conquet/Deve 6-8 6-3 12-10
Saunders/Watson d. Sigart/Sigart default

Semifinals

Heine/Peacock d. Bennett/Ridley 6-2 6-2
Saunders/Watson d. Amaury/Rosenbaum 6-3 7-9 6-2

Final


Bobbie Heine/Irene Peacock d. Peggy Saunders/Phoebe Watson 6-2 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=33)

1st Round

Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra-bye
Yvonne Sigart (Bel)/Etienne Micard-bye
Nelly Neppach (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger)-bye
Mlle Huchez/Alain Bernard-bye
Peggy Saunders (GB)/Oswald Turnbull (GB)-bye
Germaine Gounouilhou/Segei Rodzianko-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB)-bye

Irene Peacock (SA)/Jack Condon (SA)-bye
Marie Danet/Raymond Rodel-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen-bye
Joan Ridley (GB)/Frank Fisher (NZ)-bye
Helene Contostavlos/Christian Boussus-bye
Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)/Nicolae Mishu (Rom)-bye
Germaine Le Conte/Bela Von Kehrling (Hun)-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Karl Wetzel (Ger) d. Bella Pons (Sp)/Sri-Krishna Prasada (Ind) 3-6 6-2 7-5

Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Robert Laurent-bye
Mlle G. Grasset/Coco Gentien-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Keats Lester (GB)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste-bye
Simone Kleinadel/Edouard Kleinadel-bye
Françoise Holzschuch/Roger George-bye
Bobbie Miller (SA)/Louis Raymond (SA)-bye

Billie Tapscott (SA)/Pat Spence (GB)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerias/Toto Brugnon-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Jean Wuarin (Sui)-bye
Jacqueline Gallay/Paul Barrelet de Ricou-bye
Daisy Speranza Wyns/Eduardo Flaquer (Sp)
Agnes Hillyard (GB)/Brame Hillyard (GB)-bye
Maud Rosenbaum (US)/Maxime Guillemot-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Bill Tilden (US)-bye

2nd Round

Bordes/Borotra d. Sigart/Micard default
Neppach/Kleinschroth d. Huchez/Bernard 6-4 7-5
Saunders/Turnbull d. Gounouilhou/Rodzianko 6-0 6-1
J. Sigart/Aeschlimann d. Watson/Myers 6-3 6-2
Peacock/Condon d. Danet/Rodel 6-3 6-4
Charnelet/Thurneyssen d. Ridley/Fisher 6-1 6-2
Contostavlos/Boussus d. Von Reznicek/Misu 3-6 6-0 6-4
Le Conte/Von Kehrling d. Aussem/Wetzel 7-5 6-2

Bouman/Timmer d. Mathieu/Laurent 4-6 8-6 6-1
Grasset/Gentien d. Bennett/Lester 3-6 6-2 7-5
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Kleinadel/Kleinadel 6-2 7-5
Holzschuch/George d. Miller/Raymond default
Tapscott/Spence d. Le Besnerias/Brugnon 6-4 4-6 6-3
Friedleben/Wuarin d. Gallay/Ricou 8-6 1-6 6-2
Speranza Wyns/Flaquer d. Hillyard/Hillyard default
Alvarez/Tilden d. Rosenbaum/Guillemot 6-2 6-3

3rd Round

Bordes/Borotra d. Neppach/Kleinschroth 6-2 7-5
Saunders/Turnbull d. J. Sigart/Aeschlimann 3-6 6-3 6-3
Peacock/Condon d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-1 6-1
Contostavlos/Boussus d. Le Conte/Von Kehrling 6-2 6-1

Bouman/Timmer d. Grasset/Gentien default
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Holzschuch/George 7-5 6-1
Tapscott/Spence d. Friedleben/Wuarin 4-6 6-1 6-1
Alvarez/Tilden d. Speranza Wyns/Flaquer 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Bordes/Borotra d. Saunders/Turnbull 6-3 6-4
Peacock/Condon d. Contostavlos/Boussus 7-5 6-4
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Bouman/Timmer 7-5 6-1
Alvarez/Tilden d. Tapscott/Spence 1-6 7-5 6-0

Semifinals

Bordes/Borotra d. Peacock/Condon 6-4 6-2
Alvarez/Tilden d. Bourgeois/Lacoste 6-1 6-1

Final


Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra d. Lili de Alvarez/Bill Tilden 6-4 2-6 6-2

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Draw notes:

*Bud Collins list Friedleben as a qf loser to Bouman 6-2 6-0, but he is mistaken.

Mme Bordes=Mme Billout= nee Marguerite Broquedis.
Nicole Desclercs married, on 19 April 1927, Gérard Jean Gustave Lannes de Montebello. The Montebello family is of noble stock and very prominent in France. The French site lists her as Mme G de Montebello.
The Roland Garros site has Yvonne des Landes de Danoet in the spot of Kleinadel. Kleinadel is correct, as I have the original draw published in Tennis et Golf from 1927. Mlle D'Anoet md and became Mme Kleinadel.
Mme Gounouilhou= nee Germaine Bourgeois, who was recently married.

Peggy Saunders was in all 3 events. The French site pdf is incorrect in using J. Saunders Taylor. This is clear as Tennis et Golf specifies Miss Saunders, and Peggy Saunders made the doubles final.

Missing full names for:


Mlle G. Grasset
Mlle [Lucie or Yvonne] Huchez (Mixed only)

Match points saved

QF: Bobbie Heine d. Lili de Alvarez 3-6 7-5 7-5, saving at mp down 3-6 4-5 30-40.
QF: Lili de Alvarez/Bill Tilden d. Billie Tapscott/Parick Spence 1-6 7-5 6-0 after saving 1 mp aat 4-5 when Spence netted a backhand.

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Sources:



The draw from the official French site:
http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1927_en.pdf

NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions

New York Times

Tennis et Golf, page 224. [The best contemporary source]

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Summary:

The last French at St. Cloud. The absences of Lenglen(turned pro) and Helen Wills, Kitty Godfree, Elizabeth Ryan and Molla Mallory (all in England tuning up on grass for Wimbledon) hurt the event's luster, though many of the world's first ten were entered.

Lili Alvarez starts out as the top seed and favorite. Having never won a major, nerves play a major factor in her quarterfinal upset at the hands of Esther "Bobbie" Heine, a country girl from South Africa. "Miss Heine played a heady, varied game while Senorita d' Alvarez was noticeably nervous. This was particularly true in regard to her service, the second ball being weak and unsteady." (NYT). Without confidence to try for her usual daring winners the Senorita lost a tight encounter 3-6 7-5 7-5. Lili hada match point at 6-3, 5-4, 40-30.

Kea Bouman was the favorite to win after the quarterfinals. She lived up to expectations and wins the first (and so far only) slam by a Dutch female. She defeats her veteran opponent Irene Peacock of South Africa, "Triumphing with youth over science" in the words of the New York Times. The ladies final is completely overshadowed by the men's final which follows, in which Rene Lacoste overcame a match point to defeat Bill Tilden. Over 7,500 watched from packed stands, with many climbing trees to catch to catch a glimpse of "Big Beel" as he is known in Paris.

The event is also significant for allowing Germans to enter for the first time the the end of the Great War. After 1918 Germans and Austrians have been banned from most international tennis events. Though all the Germans lose early the French are impressed by tiny Cilly Aussem.

On the last day Marguerite Bordes and Jean Borotra eke out a third set in the mixed doubles final. Lili shows signs of weariness in the last set, as she and Tilden had won their semi match earlier in the day. Still, her play was superior to Mme Bordes.

Marguerite was "helpless before the bombardment of Tilden, who frequently sent merciless strokes to her." Borotra was taking some hard swings himself, twice hitting Alvarez without meaning to. With his typical Gallic flair Jean lept over the net after the first incident to comfort her. The second time he tipped his beret in the direction of the Spanish senorita. It Borotra, the "Bounding Basque" who carries his team over the top at 6-4 in the last set. Earlier in the day South Africans Bobbie Heine and Irene Peacock take the doubles for South Africa.
 

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1928 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 20 to June 4
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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SINGLES (Draw=43)

1st Round

Helen Wills (US) [1]-bye
Mme Marcou-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye
Marcelle Beauge-bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Joan Lycett (GB)-bye
Marguerite Bordes [7]-bye

Daphne Akhurst (Aus) [4]-bye
Simone Amaury-bye
Joan Fry (GB) d. Arlette Neufeld 2-6 6-0 6-2
Jeanne Peyre d. Germaine Golding default
Elizabeth Macready [5] d. Doris Wolfson default
Meryl O'Hara Wood (Aus) d. Simone Barbier 10-8 6-3
Cristobel Hardie (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-2 6-4
Sylvia Lafaurie d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-3 6-4

Françoise Fourcade d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [6] default
Jeanne Vaussard d. G. Grasset default
Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Nanette Le Besnerais 9-7 7-5
Germaine Charnelet d. Daisy Wyn-Speranza default
Molla Mallory(US) d. Germaine Leconte 6-0 6-2
Esna Boyd (Aus)-bye
Evelyn Colyer (GB)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth) [3]-bye

Youtha Anthony (Aus)-bye
Margeretha Canters (Neth)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB) [3]-bye
Marie Conquet-bye
Louie Bickerton (Aus)-bye
Penelope Anderson (US)-bye
Suzanne Deve [2]-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Marcou 6-0 6-3
Aussem d. Watson 2-6 7-5 6-0
Conquerque d. Beauge 7-5 4-6 6-4
Bordes [7] d. Lycett 6-2 6-2
Akhurst [4] d. Amaury 6-1 6-1
Fry d. Peyre 6-8 6-2 6-1
O'Hara Wood d. Macready [5] default
Hardie d. Lafaurie 6-3 4-6 6-4

Vaussard d. Fourcade 6-3 6-2
Charnelet d. Nuthall 6-4 6-4
Boyd d. Mallory 3-6 6-0 6-4
Bouman [3] d. Colyer 6-3 6-2
Anthony d. Canters 6-4 retired
Bennett [8] d. Y Bourgeois 3-6 6-2 6-1
Bickerton d. Conquet 6-1 6-2
Anderson d. Deve [2] default

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Aussem 6-1 6-2
Couquerque d. Bordes [7] 10-8 6-2
Akhurst [4] d. J.Fry 6-1 6-1
Hardie d. O'Hara Wood 8-6 6-4

Vaussard d. Chanelet 7-5 6-3
Bouman [3] d. Boyd 4-6 6-1 6-2
Bennett [8] d. Antony 6-0 6-2
Anderson d. Bickerton 6-3 12-14 6-2

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Couquerque 6-2 6-0
Hardie d. Akhurst [4] 10-8 6-1
Bouman [3] d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Bennett [8] d. Anderson 6-3 7-9 7-5

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Hardie 6-1 6-1
Bennett [8] d. Bouman [3] 6-2 8-6

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Eileen Bennett [8] 6-1 6-2

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DOUBLES (Draw=16)

1st Round

Suzanne Deve/Sylvia Lafaurie d. Cristobel Hardie (GB)/Marie Conquet 6-3 5-7 8-6
Penelope Anderson (US)/Helen Wills (US) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Veronique Gallay 6-3 6-4
Joan Lycett (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Arlette Neufold/Ida Adamoff 7-5 5-7 7-5
Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Louie Bickerton (Aus) d. Françoise Fourcade/Elizabeth Macready 6-0 6-2

Eileen Bennett (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB) d. Marguerite Bordes/Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 1-6 6-2
Esna Boyd (Aus)/Meryl O'Hara-Wood (Aus) d. Germaine Charnelet/Simone Amaury 6-3 7-5
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) d. Marie Danet/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-1
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Joan Fry (GB) d. Suzanne Le Besnerais/Simone Barbier 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Deve/Lafaurie d. Anderson/Wills 3-6 7-5 6-4
Lycett/Nuthall d. Akhurst/Bickerton 6-3 4-6 6-3
Bennett/Watson d. Boyd/O'Hara-Wood 6-3 6-2
Colyer/Fry d. Bouman/Couquerque 6-8 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Deve/Lafaurie d. Lycett/Nuthall 6-3 6-3
Bennett/Watson d. Colyer/Fry 5-7 6-1 6-3

Final

Eileen Bennett/Phoebe Watson d. Suzanne Deve/Sylvia Lafaurie 6-0 6-2

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MIXED DOUBLES (Draw=32)

1st Round

Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra d. Mollie Wood (US)/Sidney Wood (US) 6-2 6-2
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Louie Bickerton (Aus)/Harry Hopman (Aus) 4-6 6-3 6-2
Simone Amaury/Edouard Borotra d. Elizabeth D'Ayen/Raymond Rodel 4-6 6-3 6-4
Esna Boyd (GB)/John Hawkes d. Simone Barbier/Jacques Grandguillot 4-6 6-2 6-3
Cristobel Hardie (GB)/Harry Walcott (SA) d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Toto Brugnon 6-3 6-4
Joan Lycett (GB)/Noel Turnbull (GB) d. Molla Mallory (US)/Norman Brookes (Aus) 7-5 6-2
Joan Fry (GB)/Christian Boussus d. Colette Bernard/Max Balli (Gre) default
Helen Wills (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d. Youtha Anthony (Aus)/Frank Fischer (NZ) 6-0 6-1

Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste d. Margeretha Canters (Neth)/Ody Koopman (Neth) 8-6 6-3
Phoebe Watson (GB)/Ronaldo Boyd (Arg) d. Arlette Neufeld/Jacques Deniau 6-2 6-1
Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Jack Crawford (Aus) d. Doris Wolfson/Emmanuel Du Plaix 6-1 6-1
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Robert Laurent 6-4 6-0
Sylvia Lafaurie/Edouard Thurneyssen d. Penelope Anderson (US)/Leighton Crawford (GB) 6-4 4-6 8-6
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Nigel Sharpe (GB) d. Suzanne Deve/Coco Gentien 6-3 3-6 7-5
Meryl O'Hara Wood (Aus)/Gerald Patterson (Aus) d. Françoise Fourcade/Pierre Jouba 6-2 6-3
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Jin Holthouse (SA) 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Bordes/J. Borotra d. Nuthall/Kingsley 6-4 3-6 6-4
Boyd/Hawkes d. Amaury/E. Borotra 6-2 6-4
Lycett/Turnbull d. Hardie/Walcott 6-2 6-3
Wills/Hunter d. Fry/Boussus 6-2 9-7

Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Watson/Boyd 2-6 6-4 8-6
Akhurst/Crawford d. Bouman/Timmer 6-2 2-6 9-7
Lafaurie/Thurneyssen d. Colyer/Sharpe 3-6 6-1 8-6
Bennett/Cochet d. O'Hara Wood/Patterson 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Boyd/Hawkes d. Bordes/J. Borotra 6-4 5-7 8-6
Wills/Hunter d. Lycett/Turnbull 6-4 6-0
Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Akhurst/Crawford 4-6 6-1 8-6
Bennett/Cochet d. Lafaurie/Thurneyssen 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Wills/Hunter d. Boyd/Hawkes 6-4 7-5
Bennett/Cochet d. Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste 6-4 6-1

Final

Eileen Bennett/Henri Cochet d Helen Wills/Frank Hunter 6-3 6-3

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Draw notes:


The NYT lists Anthony as "Helen". The RG site lists her as "Julie" Anthony from the US. This is Youtha Anthony, prominent Aussie of this era who was competing overseas throughout 1928.

The NYT refers to Charnelet as "Alice". The Roland Garros site lists her first name as "Germaine".

Though the Roland Garros site had Sylvia Henrotin the lady in question, Sylvia Jung Laufaurie Henrotin, was not wed to Mr Henrotin until 1930.

Mollie Wood (US) played the mixed with Sidney Wood. Was she a wife or sister?

Ronaldo (Ronald) Boyd is from Argentina
Harry Lind Walcott is from South Africa

Missing full names for:

Mlle G. Grasset
Mme Marcou

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Sources:

Grand Slam Tennis book (especially for the Mixed results)
Roland Garros site
New York Times

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1928_en.pdf

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Summary:

A crowd of 8,000 comes to see Helen win her semifinal, a record for a tennis crowd in France. This is the first year of a new stadium at Roland Garros-the site of the French Open to this very day.

Hundreds of fans stayed to watch a 3 hour-long struggle between Aussie Bickerton and American Anderson. Both were on the verge of collapse after the 43 game match.
 

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1929 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 20 to June 3
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=58)


1st Round

Bobby Heine (SA) [2]-bye
Françoise Fourcade-bye
Edith Cross (US)-bye
Rosie Berthet d. Elisabeth Macready 5-7 6-4 retired
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [7] d. Violette Gallay 6-1 6-1
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Doris Metaxa 6-2 6-1
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) d. Nanette Le Besnerias 6-2 6-2
Ida Adamoff d. Yvonne Sigart (Bel) 6-0 6-2

Phoebe Watson (GB) [3] d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-1
Marjorie Morrill (US) d. Marie Danet 6-2 6-0
Doreen Cole (SA) d. Paulette Guillier 6-2 6-0
Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-3 6-1
Simone Mathieu [6] d. Lucy Johnstone (GB) 6-2 6-2
Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert 6-2 6-2
Ilse Friedleben (Ger) d. Colette Bernard 6-0 6-0
May Sutton Bundy (US) d. Jeanne Peyre 7-5 6-1

Yvonne Kleinadel d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-1 6-4
Alida Neave (SA) d. Aimee Charpenel 6-8 6-2 6-2
Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) d. Arlette Neufeld 6-3 5-7 6-0
Joan Ridley (GB) d. Kea Bouman (Neth) [5] default
Marguerite Bordes d. Elaine Tapscott (SA) 7-5 6-2
Maude Hackett (US) d. Paula von Reznicek (Ger) default
Simone Barbier d. Emmy Schaublin (Sui) 6-3 7-5
Eileen Bennett [4] d. Simone Amaury 6-2 6-3

Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Germaine Le Conte 6-1 6-1
Sylvia Lafaurie d. Audrey De Smidt (SA) 7-5 3-6 6-3
Elsie Goldsack (GB) d. Leila Claude-Anet 8-6 6-1
Irmgard Rost (Ger) [8] d. Colette Rosambert 6-4 6-3
Josane Sigart(Bel) d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-4 7-5
Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Cristobel Hardie (GB)-bye
Helen Wills (US)[1]-bye

2nd Round

Heine[2] d. Fourcade 6-3 7-5
Berthet d. Cross 6-3 10-8
Aussem [7] d. Payot 6-2 6-4
Adamoff d. Couquerque 6-2 6-1
Watson [3] d. Morrill 6-0 6-3
Peitz d. Cole 6-4 3-6 7-5
Mathieu [6] d. Valerio 6-4 6-3
Friedleben d. Bundy 7-5 6-1

Neave d. Kleinadel 7-5 10-8
Ridley d. Loewenthal 6-4 6-1
Bordes d. Hackett 6-0 6-2
Bennett [3] d Barbier 6-3 6-2
Lafaurie d. Krahwinkel 4-6 6-4 6-3
Rost [8] d. Goldsack 1-6 13-11 6-2
Tapscott d. J Sigart 6-2 6-2
Wills[1] d Hardie default

3rd Round

Heine[2] d. Berthet 6-4 6-4
Aussem [7] d. Adamoff 6-3 6-3
Watson [3] d. Peitz 6-3 6-1
Mathieu [6] d. Friedleben 8-10 6-1 7-5

Neave d. Ridley 2-6 6-2 6-2
Bennett [4] d. Bordes 6-4 3-6 7-5
Lafaurie d. Rost [8] 3-6 6-4 6-1
Wills[1] d. Tapscott 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Aussem [7] d. Heine [2] 5-7 6-3 6-4
Mathieu [6] d. Watson [3] 4-6 6-3 6-1
Bennett [4] d. Neave 7-5 6-1
Wills[1] d. Lafaurie 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Mathieu [6] d. Aussem [7] 8-6 2-6 6-2
Wills[1] d. Bennett [3] 6-2 7-5

Final

Helen Wills[1] d. Simone Mathieu [6] 6-3 6-4

Miss Wills in Paris-1929




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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Bobbie Heine (SA)/Alida Neave (SA)-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger)-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger)-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)/Yvonne Sigart (Bel) d. Elaine Tapscott (SA)/Audrey de Smidt (SA) default
Sylvia Lafaurie/Simone Mathieu d. Lolette Payot (Sui)/Emmy Schaublin (Sui) 6-4 7-5
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Leila Claude-Anet/Violette Gallay 6-4 6-1
Elsie Goldsack (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Mme Michel Bernard/Germaine Charnelet 6-1 6-3
Ida Adamoff/Simone Amaury d. Dodo Bundy (US)/Marjorie Morrill (US) 9-7 6-3

Nanette Le Besnerias/Elizabeth Macready d. Christobel Hardie (GB)/Maud Hackett (US) default
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Doris Metaxa/Colette Rosambert 6-1 6-1
Edith Cross (US)/Helen Wills (US) d. Marie D'Anet/Daisy Speranza Wyns default
Françoise Fourcade/Lucy Johnstone (GB) d. Yvonne Kleinadel/Arlette Neufeld 6-1 6-1
Simone Barbier/Marguerite Bordes d. Lucette Culbert/Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) 3-6 6-1 6-0
Doreen Cole (SA)/Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Paula von Reznicek (Ger)/Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Heine/Neave d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-1 6-3
Aussem/Rost d. Sigart/Sigart 7-5 8-6
Lauferie/Mathieu d. Thomas/Valerio 6-4 7-5
Goldsack/Ridley d. Adamoff/Amaury 8-6 6-0

Alvarez/Bouman d. Le Besnerias/Macready 6-2 6-0
Cross/Wills d. Fourcade/Johnstone 6-4 6-4
Cole/Tapscott d. Barbier/Bordes 3-6 6-4 9-7
Bennett/Watson d. P.von Reznicek/Friedleben default

Quarterfinals


Heine/Neave d. Aussem/Rost 6-4 6-8 6-4
Lafaurie/Mathieu d. Goldsack/Ridley 6-3 5-7 6-4
Alvararez/Bouman d. Cross/Wills 8-6 6-4
Bennett/Watson d. Cole/Tapscott 6-3 6-0

Semifinals


Heine/Neave d. Laufaurie/Mathieu 11-9 6-1
Alvarez/Bouman d. Bennett/Watson 6-3 2-6 6-3

Final


Lili de Alvarez/Kea Bouman d. Bobbie Heine/Alida Neave 7-5 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw= 50)

Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Jean Borotra-bye
Mme Michel Bernard/Prince Serge Magaloff*-bye
Elsie Goldsack (GB)/Ian Collins (GB)-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Danny Prenn (Ger)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth)-bye
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Roderich Menzel (Cz)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Rene de Buzelet-bye
Elaine Tapscott (SA)/Jack Nielsen (Nor)-bye

Yvonne Kleinadel/Edouard Borotra d. Emmy Schaublin/A. Ernst (Sui) 6-4 6-2
Simone Mathieu/Toto Brugnon d. Lucia Valerio/Mario del Bono* 6-3 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Josef Malecek d. Simone Amaury/Alain Bernard 2-6 11-9 6-4
Joan Ridley/John Olliff d. Ida Adamoff/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-4 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerias/George Le Besnerias d. Colette Rosambert/Alberto Bonzi 6-2 6-2
Paula von Reznicek (Ger)/Bela von Kehrling (Hun) d. Violette Gallay/Raymond Rodel 6-4 7-5
Arlette Neufeld/Roger Danet d. Elisabeth Macready/"Partner" 6-3 1-6 6-2
Helen Wills (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d. Doris Metaxa/Georges Glasser 6-3 6-3

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d. Rosie Berthet/Pierre Joba 6-0 6-0
Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Hans Moldenhauer (Ger) d. Françoise Fourcade/Rene Gallepe 6-2 6-1
Simone Barbier/Jacques Grandguillot d. May Bundy (US)/Bill Tilden (US) 6-3 4-6 6-4
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen d. Yvonne Sigart (Bel)/Dick Covington (US) default
Marjorie Morrill (US)/Umberto De Morpurgo (Ita) d. Audrey de Smidt (SA)/Arne Rassmussen 6-3 9-7
Doreen Cole (SA)/Paul Feret d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) 6-1 7-5
Anne Peitz (Ger)/Fucks (Ger) d. ????
Sylvia Lafaurie/Rene Lacoste d Maude Hackett (US)/Dr. A.G. Rawlins (US)* 6-3 6-1

Phoebe Watson (GB)/John Colin Gregory (GB) d ????
Edith Cross (US)/Wilbur Coen (US) d Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Karl Wetzel (Ger) 6-4 6-4
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Christian Boussus-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)/Leopold Borman (Bel)-bye
Bobbie Heine (SA)/Coco Gentien-bye
Lucy Johnstone (GB)/Emanuel du Plaix-bye
Billie Tapscott (SA)/Count Ludi von Salm (Aut)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet-bye

2nd Round

Alvarez/Borotra d Bernard/Magaloff 6-2 6-2
Goldsack/Collins d Krahwinkel/Prenn 8-6 6-1
Bouman/Timmer d Thomas/Menzel 6-2 5-7 6-3
Bordes/de Buzelet d E Tapscott/Nielsen 6-4 6-0
Mathieu/Brugnon d Kleinadel/Borotra 6-1 6-3
Anet/Malecek d Ridley/Oliff 4-6 6-2 9-7
Le Besnerias/Le Besnerias d Reznicek/Kehrling 6-2 6-2
Wills/Hunter d Neufeld/Danet 6-1 6-4

Payot/Aeschliman d Rost/Moldenhauer 7-5 6-2
Barbier/Grandguillot d Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-4 6-3
Morrill/De Morpurgo d Cole/Ferrett 6-4 6-4
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Peitz/Fucks 2-6 6-3 6-3
Watson/Gregory d Cross/Coen 6-4 4-6 6-3
Aussem/Boussus d Sigart/Borman 6-3 6-2
Heine/Gentien d Johnstone/du Plaix 9-7 7-5
Bennett/Cochet d B Tapscott/Salm 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Goldsack/Collins d Alvarez/Borotra 6-3 1-6 6-3
Bordes/de Buzelet d Bouman/Timmer 7-5 6-2
Mathieu/Brugnon d Anet/Malecek default
Wills/Hunter d Le Besnerias/Le Besnerias 6-1 6-3

Barbier/Grandguillot d Payot/Aeschliman 2-6 6-0 8-6
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Morrill/De Morpurgo 6-3 6-4
Watson/Gregory d Aussem/Boussus 6-4 3-6 6-3
Bennett/Cochet d Heine/Gentien default

Quarterfinals

Goldsack/Collins d Mathieu/Brugnon 6-2 6-3
Wills/Hunter d Bordes/de Buzelet default
Lafaurie/Lacoste d Barbier/Grandguillot 6-2 5-7 6-3
Bennett/Cochet d Watson/Gregory 3-6 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Wills/Hunter d Goldsack/Collins 6-2 6-2
Bennett/Cochet d Lafaurie/Lacoste 7-5 8-6

Final

Eileen Bennett/Henri Cochet d Helen Wills/Frank Hunter 6-3 6-2

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Draw notes:

The NYT states that Rosie Berthet's mother was born in New York.

Note spelling for Charpenel, nee Aimee Cochet.
Françoise Fourcade=Mme Rene Fourcade.

The NYT Times gives their names as Mrs Hackett and Dr Rawlins, both are from California. I have identified Mrs Hackett as being Maude (nee Demarest) Hackett.

The official French site lists Magaloff as Nicolas Magaloff, but this could be in error, possibly confusing the Prince with pianist Nicolai Magaloff.

NYT gives the 1R result of Mathieu/Brugnon as 6-4 6-1 rather than 6-3 6-1

The official French site lists E Tapscott as from GB, not SA. Elaine Tapscott is the actual person in question; she is a lesser known sister of the more famous Billie Tapscott.

According to the NYT Moriill d Mme Roger Danet (H Danet) in the singles.

If Lawn Tennis and Badminton is correct we are missing two scores from the 1R, as it indicates there were 14 byes-not 16.

Missing first names for:

All female names are complete

Male players missing names


A. Ernst of Switzerland
Fucks of Germany
"Partner" of Elizabeth Macready.
Dr. A.G. Rawlings of the United States

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Summary:

Cross/Wills won a default when one of the French women decided she would rather attend a tea in the countryside than face the famous Helen Wills.

There were 17 deuces in the opening game of the Alvarez/Bouman vs Bennett/Watson match.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis.

British magazine Lawn Tennis and Badminton as well as American Lawn Tennis.

Draw from the French Federation: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1929_en.pdf
 

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1930 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 19-June 1
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay
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Singles (Draw=43)


1st Round


Phoebe Watson (GB) [2]-bye
Paulette Guillier-bye
Jeanne Peyre-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US) [7]-bye
Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Marie-Louise Meunier-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui)-bye

Simone Mathieu [3]-bye
Rosie Berthet-bye
Violet Owen (GB) d. Leila Claude-Anet 4-6 7-5 6-0
Else Stockel (Den) d. Nicole de Montebello 6-4 6-1
Germaine Charnelet d. Doris Metaxa default
Ilse Friedleben (Ger) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-3
Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 6-4
Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [6] d. Mme De Oberschall 6-0 6-1

Simone Barbier d. Nanette Le Besnerais 7-5 9-7
Mlle S. Vaananem d. Sylvia Henrotin default
Marguerite Bordes d. Aimee Charpenal 6-1 4-6 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [5] d. Suzanne Desloges 6-2 10-8
Yvonne Kleinadel d. Simone Amaury 8-6 6-1
Josane Sigart (Bel)-bye
Colette Bernard-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [4]-bye

Irmgard Rost (Ger)-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)-bye
Germaine Golding-bye
Eileen Whittingstall [8] (GB)-bye
Ida Adamoff-bye
Phyllis Mudford (GB)-bye
Arlette Neufeld-bye
Helen Wills Moody (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Watson [2] d. Guiller 6-4 6-2
Krahwinkel d. Peyre 6-1 6-2
Jacobs [7] d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Payot d. Mennier 8-6 6-3
Mathieu [3] d. Berthet 6-2 6-1
Owen d. Stockel 7-5 6-0
Friedleben d. Charnelet 6-2 7-5
Alvarez [6] d. Peitz 6-4 6-4

Barbier d. Vaananen 6-2 6-1
Ryan [5] d. Bordes 6-1 6-3
Sigart d. Kleinadel 6-1 6-1
Aussem [4] d. Bernard 6-4 6-3
Rost d. Satterthwaite default
Golding d. Whittingstall [8] default (severe cold)
Mudford d. Adamoff 6-2 6-3
Moody [1] d. Neufeld 6-0 6-0

3rd Round

Watson [2] d. Krahwinkel 6-4 6-2
Jacobs [7] d. Payot 6-0 6-2
Mathieu [3]d. Owen 6-2 6-2
Alvarez [6] d. Friedleben 7-5 3-6 6-3

Ryan [5] d. Barbier 6-1 6-2
Aussem [4] d. Sigart 6-3 6-4
Rost d. Golding 7-5 6-2
Moody [1] d. Mudford 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals


Jacobs [7] d. Watson [2] 5-7 6-3 6-1
Alvarez [6] d. Mathieu [3] 6-3 7-5
Aussem [4] d. Ryan[5] 4-6 6-1 6-0
Moody [1] d. Rost 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Jacobs [7] d. Alvarez [6] 6-1 6-0
Moody [1] d. Aussem [4] 6-2 6-1

Final

Helen Wills Moody [1] d. Helen Jacobs [7] 6-2 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=22 )

1st Round

Dorothy Round (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye
Aimee Charpenal/Jeanne Peyre-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (GB)-bye
Colette Bernard/Rosie Berthet-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB)-bye
Marie-Louise Meunier/Jeanne Vaussard d. Marie Danet/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-1
Germaine Charnelet/Paulette Guillier d. Marie Conquet/Suzanne Desloges 6-2 5-7 6-4
Simone Barbier/Simone Mathieu d. Frau Fehlmann (Sui)/Lolette Payot (Sui) 6-2 6-3

Helen Jacobs (US)/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Jeanne Gallay/Violette Gallay 6-3 3-6 6-0
Leila Claude-Anet/Nanette Le Besnerais d. Lucette Culbert/Germaine Golding 6-2 3-6 8-6
Ida Adamoff/Simone Amaury d. Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Paula von Reznicek (Ger) 6-4 4-6 6-4
Joan Fry (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Nicole de Montebello/Mlle S. Vaananem-bye
Mlle Langourain/Mme de Oberschall-bye
Helen Wills Moody (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye

2nd Round

Round/Watson d. Charpenal/Peyre 6-0 6-3
Aussem/Rost d. Bernard/Berthet 7-5 6-2
Mennier/Vaussard d. Alvarez/Whittingstall default (severe cold)
Barbier/Mathieu d. Charnelet/Guillier 6-4 6-2

Jacobs/Sigart d. Claude-Anet/Le Besnerais 6-2 6-2
Fry/Harvey d. Adamoff/Amaury 6-0 6-2
Bordes/Henrotin d. Montebello/Vaananem 6-0 6-3
Moody/Ryan d. Langourain/De Oberschall default (refuse to play on a wet court)

Quarterfinals

Round/Watson d. Aussem/Rost 6-1 6-3
Barbier/Mathieu d. Mennier/Vaussard 6-0 6-2
Fry/Harvey d. Jacobs/Sigart 6-3 6-3
Moody/Ryan d. Bordes/Henrotin 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Barbier/Mathieu d. Round/Watson 7-5 7-5
Moody/Ryan d. Fry/Harvey 6-1 6-2

Final

Helen Wills Moody/Elizabeth Ryan d. Simone Barbier/Smone Mathieu 6-3 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=42)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jean Borotra-bye
Simone Amaury/Paul Feret-bye
Suzanne Desloges/Coco Gentien-bye
Else Stockel (Den)/Jack Nielsen (Nor)-bye
Joan Fry (GB)/Ian Collins (GB)-bye
Nicole de Montebello/P. "Rar"-bye
Colette Bernard/Andre Merlin-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Jack Crawford (Aus)-bye

Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Bill Tilden (US)-bye
Leila Claude-Anet/Tamio Abe (Jap)-bye
Simone Barbier/Pierre-Antoine Grandguillot-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Jack Willard (Aus) d. Paulette Guillier/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-2 1-6 6-3
Dorothy Round(GB)/Harry Lee (GB) d. Violette Gallay/Max Combemale 6-1 12-10
Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Gar Moon (Aus) d. Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen 6-2 6-3
Simone Mathieu/Takeichi Harada (Jap) d. Anne Peitz (Ger)/Eberhard Nourney (Ger) 8-6 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Doris Metaxa/Georges Glasser default

Ida Adamoff/Leonce Ashlangul d. Lucette Culbert/Roger George 6-8 6-3 6-4
Sylvia Henrotin/Toto Brugnon d. Rosie Berthet/Benny Berthet 7-5 6-1
Germaine Golding/Jean Couiteas d. Mlle S. Vaananem/Pierre-Henri Landry 6-4 6-0
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB) d. Mme Rene Meunier/Pierre Goldschmidt 6-3 6-2
Aimee Charpenal/Alain Bernard d. Jacqueline Gallay/Christian Boussus 2-6 7-6 6-4
Marguerite Bordes/Harry Hopman (Aus)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)/John Colin Gregory (GB) d Marie Danet/Edouard Leven default

Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Danny Prenn (Ger)-bye
Nanette Nanette Le Besnerais/Raymond Rodel-bye
Doris Wolfson/F. Edmond Blanc-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Junior Coen (US)-bye
Mme Beer/Emmanuel Du Plaix-bye
Arlette Neufeld/Baron Umberto de Morpurgo (Ita)-bye
Edith Belliard/Jean Lesueur-bye
Eileen Whittingstall (GB)/Henri Cochet-bye

2nd Round

Ryan/Borotra d. Amaury/Feret 6-2 6-3
Desloges/Gentien d. Stockel/Nielsen 8-6 6-3
Fry/Collins d. Montebello/"Rar" 6-2 6-1
Sigart/Crawford d. Bernard/Merlin 6-0 6-0
Aussem/Tilden d. Claude-Anet/Abe 6-1 6-2
Barbier/Grandguillot d Payot/Willard 8-6 8-6
Round/Lee d Rost/Moon 7-5 7-9 6-3
Mathieu/Harada d Krahwinkel/Kleinschroth 6-3 6-3

Henrotin/Brugnon d. Adamoff/Aslangul 2-6 6-3 6-4
Harvey/Hughes d. Golding/Couiteas 8-6 6-3
Charpenal/Bernard d. Bordes/Hopman default
Watson/Gregory d. Danet/Leven default
Friedleben/Prenn d. Le Besnerais/Rodel 6-4 6-0
Wolfson/Blane d. Jacobs/Coen default
Beer/Du Palix d. Neufeld/Morpurgo default
Whittingstall/Cochet d. Belliard/Lesueur default

3rd Round


Ryan/Borotra d Desloge/Gentien 6-3 6-3
Sigart/Crawford d Fry/Collins 6-4 8-6
Aussem/Tilden d Barbier/Grandguillot 7-5 6-3
Mathieu/Harada d Round/Lee 6-2 3-6 6-2

Harvey/Hughes d Henrotin/Brugnon 6-4 2-6 6-4
Watson/Gregory d Charpenal/Bernard 6-1 6-4
Friedleben/Prenn d Wolfson/Blane 6-3 6-2
Whittingstall/Cochet d Beer/Du Plaix default

Quarterfinals

Ryan/Borotra d Sigart/Crawford 10-8 8-6
Aussem/Tilden d Mathieu/Harada 6-3 9-7
Watson/Gregory d Harvey/Hughes 6-1 5-7 6-3
Whittingstall/Cochet d Friedleben/Prenn 6-4 3-6 6-3

Semifinals

Aussem/Tilden d Ryan/Borotra 6-1 6-2
Whittingstall/Cochet d Watson/Gregory 6-2 4-6 6-4

Finals

Cilly Aussem/Bill Tilden d Eileen Whittingstall/Henri Cochet 6-4 6-4

A view of Roland Garros in 1930



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Draw notes:

Draws are in exact draw order.

Per the New York Times there were 44 women in the singles draw-we only count 43, and all of our main sources reflect this.

Colette Bernard=Mme Michel Bernard
Mme Desloges=married name of Suzanne Deve. The French site incorrectly has her as "Desloge". She is probably the wife of fellow French player Louis Desloges
Henrotin=married name of Lafuarie
Bordes=Billout, whose maiden name was Broquedis.
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall #3 seed-defaulted in doubles due to illness.
Watson formerly Holcroft.

Missing full names for:

Mme Beer (in the mixed doubles only)
Frau Fehlmann of Switzerland, who partners Payot in doubles
Mlle Langourain is French
Mlle De Oberschall is French
Mlle S Vaananem

Mr F. Edmond Blanc
Mr P. "Rar" was an alias used by a male player.

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Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton
New York Times

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1930_en.pdf

http://epa.oszk.hu/02100/02127/00026/pdf/EPA02127_tennis_es_golf_1930_2_011.pdf

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Summary:

Is there anyone on the horizon to challenge Helen Wills-Moody? The answer is muddied the first few days. Speaking of mud, much of the clay is soaked in the first week as rain holds up play almost

The Ice queen of tennis gets an early challenge at the French from an unexpected foe, Phyllis Mudford. In the 3rd round Mudford, "who displayed not the slightest trace of stage fright", traded power with the world's #1. Mrs Moody often resorted to soft shots, lobs, and even coming to net to win a 6-2 first set. Mudford stuck to her tactics however, and led 3-2 in the second set. Helen led 5-4, needing 7 deuces to close out the girl some call 'the Sarah Palfrey of England'. An amazing 25 out of 28 games played went to deuce at least once, making this easily the match of the championships on the ladies side.

Rain held up play on and off on quaterfinals day. Wills didn't even take off her red cardigan sweater in besting Irmgard Rost. Helen "just pouneded the ball back and forth and waited for the German girl's errors." (NYT) Meanwhile Helen Jacobs upset #2 seed Phoebe Watson. Watson won the first set 7-5 when rain interrupted. On returning Jacobs swept to victory, espcecially sweet given Watson had beaten her twice before in 1929 at the Wightman Cup and the US semfinals.

In the semis Jacobs dazzled the crowd with her foot speed, pace of shots, and several winners on overheads. Her emphatic victory over Lili de Alvarez must have given her some hope vs Wills in the final. Most had expected Alvarez to reach the final, but from the start of the tournament the spaniard lacked her usual dash and zest. The other semifinal was a predictable cakewalk for Wills-Moody, who ignored the drizzle that turned into a downpour in beating Cilly Aussem 6-2 6-1. From 2 all in the opening set it turned into a rout.

"The predominant emotion among the 10,000 spectators who witnessed the clash between the two girls from California seemed to be one of surprise thay anyone had the sheer audacity to think of challenging Mrs Moody's right to the crown." Jacobs served almost as powerfully as Wills-Moody, but served up 3 double faults in the first set and 2 in the second. "The challenger tried chop shots in the second set, but the champion, playing perfect mechanical tennis, won the first five games, and only when the unrult spectators again booed and hissed a linesman's decision calling one of Miss Jacobs services bad which the crowd thought was good, did Mrs Moody relax, allowing miss Jacobs to take the sixth game." (NYT)

As is the custom at the French the doubles events were concluded first, the doubles final on the 24th and the mixed final on the 28th of May. Ryan and Wills-Moody took home the doubles in a straight set final. Towards the end Helen amazes the crowd with a series of impossible gets and winners.

The event drew 94,500 spectators in all.
 

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1931 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 17-31
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=59)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu [2]-bye
Francoise Holzschuch-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Simone Amaury 6-2 6-0
Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Leela Row (Ind) default
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) [7] d. Arlette Neufeld 6-2 1-6 6-2
Elsa Riboli (Sp) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-0
Mary Heeley (GB) d. Jeanne Peyre 6-4 6-2
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Midge Van Ryn (US) 1-6 6-3 6-0

Helen Jacobs (US) [3] d. Marie-Louise Meunier 6-2 6-0
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre) d. Elizabeth MacReady 6-1 6-3
Doris Metaxa d. Josane Sigart (Bel) 8-6 5-7 6-3
Irmgard Rost (Ger) d. Simone Barbier 6-1 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [6] d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-1 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerais d. Maud Barger-Wallach (US) 6-1 6-4
Ida Adamoff d. Ade de Bruyn Kops (Neth) default
Virginia Hilleary (US) d. Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-1

Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Rosie Berthet 6-2 6-4
Eileen Whittingstall (GB) d. Geramine Charnelot 7-5 4-6 6-1
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-4 3-6 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [5] d. Colette Bernard 6-2 6-2
Marie Horn (Ger) d. Leila Claude-Anet 5-7 7-5 8-6
Paulette Gullier d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) default
Bella Pons (Sp) d. Diddie Serpieri default
Lili d'Alvarez (Sp) [4] d. Simone Marre 6-3 6-3

Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza 6-2 6-3
Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger) d. Violette Gallay 8-6 6-0
Dorothy Andrus Burke (US) d. Jacqueline Gallay 10-8 6-4
Joan Ridley (GB) [8] d. Aimee Charpenal 6-1 6-3
Colette Rosambert d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-4 6-3
Silvia Henrotin-bye
Edith Belliard-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Holzschuth 6-1 6-4
Payot d. Thomas 6-2 6-2
Krahwinkel [7] d. Riboli 6-2 6-2
Heeley d. Goldschmidt 6-3 6-0
Jacobs [3] d. Nicolupoulo 6-0 6-3
Metaxa d. Rost 6-2 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Le Besnerias 6-0 6-2
Adamoff d. Hilleary 6-3 4-6 6-3

Peitz d. Whittingstall 9-11 10-8 6-3
Ryan [5] d. Jedrzejowska 2-6 9-7 6-3
Guillier d. Horn 6-1 6-4
Alvarez [4] d. Pons 7-5 8-6
Valerio d. Lowenthal 6-0 6-1
Ridley [8] d. Burke 6-0 6-3
Henrotin d. Rosambert 6-1 1-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Belliard 6-4 6-1

3rd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Payot 7-5 6-4
Krahwinkel [7] d. Heeley 3-6 6-4 6-2
Jacobs [3] d. Metaxa 2-6 6-1 9-7
Nuthall [6] d. Adamoff 6-2 6-3

Ryan [5] d. Peitz 1-6 6-1 6-3
Alvarez [4] d. Guillier 6-3 6-3
Valerio d. Ridley [8] 6-3 3-6 6-3
Aussem [1] d. Henrotin 6-8 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Krahwinkel [7] d. Mathieu [2] 6-4 6-3
Nuthall [6] d. Jacobs [3] 6-3 6-2
Alvarez [4] d. Ryan [5] 5-7 6-3 6-4
Aussem [1] d. Valerio 8-6 6-2

Semifinals

Nuthall [6] d. Krahwinkel [7] 6-1 6-2
Aussem [1] d. Alvarez [4] 6-0 7-5

Final

Cilly Aussem [1] d. Betty Nuthall [6] 8-6 6-1



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Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round

Eileen Bennett (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) [2]-bye
Marie Danet/Daisy Wyns-Speranza-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Leela Row (Ind)/Lucette Culbert default
Doris Metaxa/Colette Rosambert d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Elsa Riboli (Ita) 6-2 6-3
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Simone Mathieu d. Elsie Pittman (GB)/Nancy Lyle (GB) default
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Diddie Vlasto d. Simone Amaury/Nanette Le Besnarais 6-0 6-2
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet/Violette Gallay 6-2 6-4
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Marie-Louise Meunier/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-1

Simone Barbier/Midge Van Ryn (US) d. Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Irmgard Rost (Ger) 2-6 6-1 7-5
Sylvia Henrotin/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Nicole de Montebello 6-3 6-2
Rosie Berthet/Elizabeth MacReady d. Leila Claude-Anet/Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 6-2 4-6 6-3
Mary Heeley (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Jacqueline Gallay/Paulette Guillier 6-4 6-8 6-4
Ida Adamoff/Arlette Neufeld d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Virginia Hilleary (US) 6-1 7-5
Phyllis Satterthwaithe (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Edith Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-2 6-0
Simone Marre/Jeanne Peyre-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round


Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Danet/Speranza 6-2 6-2
Metaxa/Rosambert d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-2 11-9
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Nicolopoulo/Vlasto 6-1 4-6 6-3
Haylock/Ridley d. Payot/Valerio 8-10 6-3 6-2

Henrotin/Sigart d. Barbier/Van Ryn 6-3 4-6 6-3
Heeley/Shepherd-Barron d. Berthet/MacReady 7-5 6-2
Satterwaithe/Thomas d. Adamoff/Neufeld 6-3 6-1
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Marre/Peyre default

Quarterfinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Metaxa/Rosambert 6-4 6-2
Alvarez/Mathieu d. Haylock/Ridley 8-6 7-5
Henrotin/Sigart d. Heeley/Shepherd-Barron 7-5 7-5
Aussem/Ryan [1] d. Satterthwaithe/Thomas 6-3 8-6

Semifinals

Bennett/Nuthall [2] d. Alvarez/Mathieu 7-5 6-3
Aussem/Ryan [2] d. Henrotin/Sigart 6-4 7-5

Final

Eileen Bennett/Betty Nuthall [2] d. Cilly Aussem/Elizabeth Ryan [1] 9-7 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=53)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US)/George Lott (US) [2]-bye
Jeanne Vaussard/Pierre Albarran-bye
Doris Metaxa/Coco Gentien-bye
Helene Nicolopoulo (Gre)/Leon Aslangul-bye
Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueur-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Bela von Kehlring (Hun) d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Vernon Kirby (SA) default
Elsa Haylock (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB) d. Andree Freville/Pierre Joba 6-1 8-6
Elsa Riboli (Ita)/Oscar de Minerbi (Ita) d. Ida Adamoff/Hermann Artens (Aut) 2-6 8-6 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Jean Borotra d. Ade de Bruyn Kops/Franjo Kukuljevic (Yug) default
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Alberto Del Bono (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert/Roger George default
Diddie Serpieri/Ian Collins (GB) d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza/Andre Roche 6-1 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Gottfried von Cramm (Ger) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Roger Danet 6-3 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Patrick Spence (GB) d. Marie-Louise Meunier/Giorgio de Martino (Ita) default
Anne Pietz (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Alain Bernard 6-0 8-6
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Andre Lacroix d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Jack Hillyard (GB) 6-1 6-2
Sylvia Henrotin/Jiro Satoh (Jap) d. Colette Bernard/Eugene Broquedis default

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d. Edith Belliard/Giorgio de Stefani (Ita) default
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Raymond Rodel d. Simone Barbier/Louis Raymond 6-2 6-2
Simone Amaury/Andre Merlin d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Minoru Kawatchi (Jap) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB)/Bunny Austin (GB) d. Annemarie Lowenthal (Ger)/Louis Haensch (Ger) 6-3 6-1
Leila Claude-Anet/Marcel Bernard d. Marie Danet/Edouard Leven 6-4 6-3
Joan Ridley (GB)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Irmgard Rost (Ger)/Martin Zander (Ger) 6-2 7-5
Arlette Neufeld/John Oliff (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Andre Martin-Legeay 6-4 6-4
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Christian Boussus d. Elisabeth Macready/Pierre-Antoine Grandguillot 5-7 7-5 6-3

Midge Van Ryn (US)/John Van Ryn (US) d. Benny Berthet/Rosie Berthet default
Colette Rosambert/Paul Feret d. Muriel Thomas (GB)/Hyotaro Satoh (Jap) 7-5 6-4
Mary Heeley (GB)/Fred Perry (GB)-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Pierre Goldschmidt-bye
Virginia Hilleary (US)/Norman Farquharson (SA)-bye
Simone Marre/Emil Gabrowitz (Hun)-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Lott [2] d. Vaussard/Albarran 7-5 6-2
Metaxa/Gentien d. Nicolopoulo/Aslangul 6-4 8-6
Mathieu/Lesueur d. Andrus/Kehlring 4-6 9-7 6-4
Haylock/Hughes d. Riboli/Minerbi 6-2 6-2
Ryan/Borotra d. Valerio/Del Bono 6-2 6-2
Serpieri/Collins d. Krahwinkel/Cramm 6-2 4-6 6-4
Nuthall/Spence d. Pietz/Kleinschroth 6-4 6-2
Henrotin/Satoh d. Sigart/Lacroix 6-2 6-3

Payot/Aeschliman d. Horn/Rodel 6-3 7-5
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Amaury/Merlin 6-2 6-4
Anet/Bernard d. Ridley/Kingsley 7-5 6-1
Aussem/Boussus d. Neufeld/Oliff 6-3 5-7 6-4
Van Ryn/Van Ryn d. Rosambert/Feret 6-3 7-5
Heeley/Perry d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-3 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Goldschmidt/Goldschmidt 6-4 6-2
Marre/Gabrowitz d. Bennett/Cochet [1] default (Cochet ill)

3rd Round

Metaxa/Gentien d. Jacobs/Lott [2] 3-6 6-4 6-1
Haylock/Hughes d. Mathieu/Lesuer 3-6 6-3 7-5
Ryan/Borotra d. Serpieri/Collins 6-1 6-2
Nuthall/Spence d. Henrotin/Satoh 6-3 4-6 6-4

Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Payot/Aeschliman 6-0 6-3
Aussem/Boussus d. Anet/Bernard 6-3 6-1
Heeley/Perry d. Van Ryn/Van Ryn 6-4 6-8 6-1
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Marre/Gabrowitz default

Quarterfinals

Metaxa/Gentien d. Haylock/Hughes 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/Spence d. Ryan/Borotra 7-5 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Aussem/Boussus 7-5 6-2
Hilleary/Farquharson d. Heeley/Perry 1-6 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Nuthall/Spence d. Metaxa/Gentien 6-1 4-6 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Austin d. Hilleary/Farquharson 9-7 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/Patrick Spencer d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Bunny Austin 6-3 5-7 6-3

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Draw notes:

The doubles and mixed doubles seeds are inferred by their placement in the draw. Most top seeds at the French are at the extreme bottom of the draw, with #2 seeds at the top. Eileen Bennett and Henri Cochet were #1 seeds as the defending champions. They defaulted due to Cochet's illness.

Match points saved

In mixed Macready/Grandguillot had a match point vs Aussem/Boussus. Mrs Macready double faulted.

Draw notes on names:


Colette Bernard=Mme Michel Bernard
Ade de Brun Kops=Mme G.F. de Bruyn Kops
MacReady=Elizabeth D'Ayen
Mme Rene Meunier=nee Marie-Louise Pomery.
Nicolupoulo=nee ContostavlosSerpieri=Diddi Vlasto.

Grandguillot, Pierre-Antoine. The NYT gives Grandguillot's name as Pierre (Pierre-Antoine at RG site), not Jacques. Were there two male Grandguillots?
Zander, Martin. Listed as R. Zander by the RG site.

Missing full names for:

No one. The draw is totally complete.

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Sources:

For the French Federation's version of the draw please go to: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1931_en.pdf

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results

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Summary:

Cily Aussem becomes the first German female to win a Grand Slam title. She soon follows this up by winning Wimbledon just a few weeks later. Defending champion Helen-Wills Moody opted out of playing in Europe this year.

On a sidenote Maud Barger-Wallach is competing here at the age of 60. she turns 61 on June 15th. This surrely makes her one of the oldest, if not the oldest, female to compete in singles at a Grand slam event. Maud, the 1908 US champion, manages 5 games against Mme Le Besnerais in losing in round 1.

Mixed Doubles winners Betty Nuthall and Patrick Spencer made a romantic pair, having announced their engagement some weeks before the French. It didn't last, and they did not wed.
 

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1932 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 22-June 6
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=52)

1st Round

Cilly Aussem (Ger) [2]-bye
Colette Bernard-bye
Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Marja Rudowska (Pol)-bye
Betty Nuthall (GB) [7]-bye
Germaine Fournier-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Leela Row (Ind) 6-0 6-1
Rosie Berthet d. Mlle Bellandier default

Simone Mathieu [3] d. Edie Rudd (GB) default
Edith Belliard d. Elizabeth Corbiere (US) 6-3 6-1
Simone Kleinadel d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) default
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Muriel Thomas (GB) default
Helen Jacobs (US) [6] d. Andree Freville 6-0 6-2
Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Jeanne Vaussard 8-6 6-1
Peggy Scriven (GB) d. Marie Danet 6-1 6-1
Doris Metaxa d. Susan Noel (GB) 12-14 6-4 6-0

Colette Rosambert d. Helen Dyson (GB) 6-1 6-0
Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Germaine Golding 6-1 6-1
Suzanne Barbier d. Mence Dros-Canters (Neth) 6-1 6-1
Eileen Whittingstall (GB) [5] d. Simone Gorodnitchenko 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Burke (US) d. Jeanne Gallay 6-3 6-4
Ida Adamoff d. Francoise Holzschuch default
Leila Claude-Anet d. Elizabeth Macready 6-2 6-1
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) [4] d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-4

Sheila Hewitt (GB) d. Violette Gallay 6-3 6-0
Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Daisy Speranza 6-1 6-3
Nanette Le Besnerais-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [8]-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Bella Pons (Sp)-bye
Marcelle Beauge-bye
Helen Wills-Moody (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Aussem [2] d. Bernard default
Henrotin d. Rudowska 6-0 6-0
Nuthall [7] d. Fournier 6-0 6-0
Sigart d. Berthet 6-3 8-6
Mathieu [3] d. Belliard 6-3 6-1
Goldschmidt d. Kleinadel 6-2 6-3
Jacobs [6] d. Peitz 4-6 6-0 7-5
Metaxa d. Scriven 6-2 3-6 6-3

Valerio d. Rosambert 10-12 6-3 1-4 retired
Whittingstall [5] d. Barbier 6-2 6-2
Adamoff d. Burke 6-3 6-4
Krahwinkel [4] d. Anet 6-3 6-1
Payot d. Hewitt 6-2 retired
Alvarez [8] d. Le Besnerais default
Couquerque d. Pons 6-2 6-2
Wills-Moody [1] d. Beauge 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Aussem [2] d. Henrotin 4-6 6-2 6-3
Nuthall [7] d. Sigart 6-4 6-2
Mathieu [3] d. Goldschmidt 6-0 6-2
Jacobs [6] d. Metaxa 6-3 6-3

Whittingstall [5] d. Valerio 6-2 1-6 6-2
Krahwinkel [4] d. Adamoff 1-6 7-5 6-2
Payot d. Alvarez [8] default
Wills-Moody [1] d. Couquerque 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals


Nuthall [7] d. Aussem [2] 5-7 6-4 retired
Mathieu [3] d. Jacobs [6] 6-4 6-4
Krahwinkel [4] d. Whitingstall [5] 6-3 6-3
Wills-Moody [1] d. Payot 6-2 7-5

Semifinals

Mathieu [3] d. Nuthall [7] 6-2 6-4
Wills-Moody [1] d. Krahwinkel [4] 6-3 10-8

Final

Helen Wills-Moody [1] d. Simone Mathieu [3] 7-5 6-1


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Doubles (Draw=29)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Helen Wills-Moody (US)-bye
Jacqueline Gallay/Violette Gallay d. Elizabeth McReady/Simone Marre default
Simone Barbier/Lolette Payot (Sui) d. Renee Olivieri/Leela Row (Ind) default
Dorothy Andrus Burke (US)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Lucette Culbert/Jeanne Vaussard 6-0 6-2
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Josane Sigart (Bel) d. Marcelle Beauge/Marguerite Chanove default
Rosie Berthet/Elizabeth Corbiere (US) d. Colette Bernard/Bella Pons (Sp) 6-3 6-4
Sylvia Henrotin/Doris Metaxa d. Helen Dyson (GB)/Susan Noel (GB) 6-1 6-4
Kitty Godfree (GB)/Freda James (GB) d. Edith Belliard/Simone Kleinadel 6-3 6-0

Mence Dros-Canters (Neth)/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) d. Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Golding 6-3 4-6 6-2
Sheila Hewitt (GB)/Peggy Scriven (GB) d. Francoise Holzschuch/Nanette Le Besnerais 6-1 6-3
Marie Danet/Marja Rudowska (Pol) d. Leila Claude-Anet/Edie Rudd (GB) default
Simone Mathieu/Colette Rosambert d. Francine Isaac (Bel)/Daisy Speranza default
Ida Adamoff/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Mlle Bellandier/Nadine Lanquest default
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Anne Peitz (Ger) d. Andree Freville/Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-3 6-3
Germaine Emery/Simone Gorodnitchenko-bye
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB)- bye

3rd Round


Ryan/Wills-Moody d. Gallay/Gallay 6-0 6-0
Barbier/Payot d. Andrus Burke/Valerio 6-4 3-6 6-1
Alvarez/Sigart d. Berthet/Corbiere 6-4 6-2
Godfree/James d. Henrotin/Metaxa 6-3 4-6 7-5

Canters/Couqueroque d. Hewitt/Scriven 7-5 6-4
Mathieu/Rosambert d. Danet/Rudowska 6-2 6-0
Adamoff/Thomas d. Krahwinkel/Peitz 6-0 6-3
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Emery/Gorodnitchenko 3-6 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals


Ryan/Wills-Moody d. Barbier/Payot 7-5 5-7 6-0
Alvarez/Sigart d. Godfree/James 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Rosambert d. Canters/Couquerque 6-4 6-2
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Adamoff/Thomas 6-4 3-6 6-4

Semifinals


Ryan/Wills-Moody d. Alvarez/Sigart 6-4 1-6 6-4
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Mathieu/Rosambert 6-3 6-4

Final

Elizabeth Ryan/Helen Wills-Moody d. Betty Nuthall/Eileen Whittingstall 6-1 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=54)

1st Round

Helen Wills-Moody (US)/Sidney Wood (US)-bye
Mence Dros-Canters (Neth)/Wilhelm Matejka (Aut)-bye
????-bye
Simone Durand-Mercier/Francois Terrier d. Muriel Thomas (GB)/Jiri Satoh (Jap) 6-2 6-3
Kitty Godfree (GB)/Patrick Hughes (GB)-bye
Simone Barbier/Jacques Grandguillot-bye
Ida Admoff/Christian Boussus-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d. Germaine Golding/Andre Coutanson 6-4 8-6

Josanne Sigart (Bel)/Jean Borotra d. Leela Row (Ind)/R.K. De 6-1 6-0
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Gayau d. Elizabeth Corbiere (US)/Gasluu 6-4 6-2
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Roderich Menzel (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Takeo Kawabara (Jap) 6-1 6-2
Sylvia Henrotin/Jacques Bonte-bye
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Giorgio de Stefani (Ita)-bye
Sheila Hewitt (GB)/Paul Feret d. Edith Belliard/Ryuku Miki (Jap) 6-1 5-7 6-4
Daisy Speranza/Edouard Leven d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui) default
Simone Mathieu/Andre Martin-Langeay d. Simone Marre/Emanuele Sertorio (Ita) default

Betty Nuthall (GB)/Fred Perry (GB) d. Violette Gallay/Count Ludi von Salm (Aut) 6-3 6-3
Anne Peitz (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinsroth (Ger) d. Henriette Morel-Deville/Pierre Goldschmidt default
Colette Rosambert/Andre Merlin d. Elizabeth Macready (GB)/Edward Raymond Avory (GB) 6-2 7-9 6-3
Leila Claude-Anet/Hermann Artens (Aut) d. Francoise Holzchuch/Pierre Joba 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Toto Brugnon d. Marja Rudowska (Pol)/Alexandre Goldryn 6-1 6-2
Bella Pons (Sp)/Jon Oliff (GB) d. Marie Danet/Jean Augustin 6-3 8-6
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Hector Fisher (Sui)-bye
Dorothy Andrus Burke (US)/Bela Von Koehrling (Hun) d. Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen 6-2 6-3

Doris Metaxa/Coco Gentien d. Colette Bernard/Ferenc Marseleck (Cz) 6-3 7-5
Freda James (GB)/Ian Collins (GB) d. Lucette Culbert/Pierre-Henri Landry 6-3 6-2
Rosie Berthet/Pierre Grandguillot (Egypt)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Gregory Mangin (US)-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Gottfried Von Cramm (Ger)-bye
Andree Freville/Andre Roche-bye
Francine Isaac (Bel)/Raymond Rodel-bye
Eileen Whittingstall (GB)/Henri Cochet-bye

2nd Round

Wills-Moody/Wood d. Canters/Matejka 9-11 6-3 6-0
Mercier/Terrier d. ???? default
Godfree/Hughes d. Barbier/J. Grandguillot 6-4 4-6 6-2
Adamoff/Boussus d. Couquerque/Timmer 6-2 3-6 6-1
Sigart/Borotra d. Goldschmidt/Gajau 6-4 6-2
Scriven/Menzel d. Henrotin/Bonte 1-6 6-4 6-3
Valerio/de Stefani d. Hewitt/Feret 6-3 6-0
Mathieu/Martin-Langeay d. Speranza/Leven 6-2 6-3

Nuthall/Perry d. Peitz/Kleinsroth 6-3 6-2
Rosambert/Merlin d. Anet/Artens 2-6 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Brugnon d. Pons/Oliff 6-1 6-2
Payot/Fisher d. Andrus Burke/Von Koehrling 4-6 6-4 6-4
Metaxa/Gentien d. James/Collins 6-4 6-4
Berthet/P. Grandguillot d. Jacobs/Mangin 6-3 6-2
Krahwinkel/Von Cramm d. Freville/Roche 6-0 4-6 6-0
Whittingstall/Cochet d. Isaac/Rodel default

3rd Round

Wills-Moody/Wood d. Mercier/Terrier 6-3 6-1
Admoff/Boussus d. Godfree/Hughes 3-6 6-4 6-3
Sigart/Borotra d. Scriven/Menzel 6-1 4-6 6-3
Mathieu/Martin-Langeay d. Valerio/de Stefani 6-4 6-2

Nuthall/Perry d. Rosambert/Merlin 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Brugnon d. Payot/Fisher 6-3 6-4
Metaxa/Gentien d. Berthet/Grandguillot 9-7 6-1
Whittingstall/Cochet d. Krahwinkel/Von Cramm 3-6 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Wills-Moody/Wood d. Admoff/Boussus 6-1 4-6 6-2
Sigart/Borotra d. Mathieu/Martin-Langeay 6-1 6-2
Nuthall/Perry d. Ryan/Brugnon 6-4 4-6 6-2
Whittingstall/Cochet d. Metaxa/Gentien 6-4 3-6 6-2

Semifinals

Wills-Moody/Wood d. Sigart/Borotra 7-5 6-2
Nuthall/Perry d. Whittingstall/Cochet 6-2 2-6 6-3

Final

Betty Nuthall/Fred Perry d. Helen Wills-Moody/Sidney Wood 6-4 6-2

The mixed finalists: a drunk Sidney Wood is on the far right




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Draw Notes:

Rosie Berthet listed as Mlle P. Berthet by Le Figaro
Simone Durand Mercier=Mlle Durand-Mercier
Francoise Holzschuch listed as Mme Holzschuch in Le Figaro.
Krahwinkel=maiden name of Sperling
Moody=married name of Wills
Renee Olivieri=Mme Georges Olivieri
Marja Rudowska of Poland is listed as Mlle Rubowska. The NYT calls her Hedwiga Rudowska and her partner as Jean.

Daisy Speranza listed as Mme and Mlle Speranza by Le Figaro!
Whittingstall=married name of Bennett

Marselek, Ferenc. Listed as B. Marselek.

Missing full names for:


Mlle Bellandier

Missing male names for:


De, R.K. of India.
Gasluu
Gayau

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Sources:

Le Figaro
New York Times


For the French Federation's version of the draw please go to: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1932_en.pdf

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results, including entire 1st round of the doubles.

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Summary:

Helen Wills Moody wins her 4th French title. It's her 5th major win in Paris (she also won the '24 Olympics here), but she was never challenged until this year. The invincible Helen hasn't lost a set since 1927, twice this year she came within a point of dropping one.

Many hoped for a clash between Wills-Moody and Cilly Aussem of Germany. Mrs Moody skipped the Frencg and Wimbledon in 1931-with Aussem taking both titles. Cilly has been ill all spring however, and retires in the quarterfinals vs Betty Nuthall after splitting sets.

Helen doesn't have it all her way though. Swiss star Lolette Payot had 2 set points in set 2 of their quarterfinal. Lolette had the misfortune of twisting her ankle at the start of the match due to the court being over-sprinkled with water. Wills was up 4-0 before Payot even got a game. Perhaps more confident in her ankle, the Swiss Miss got tougher in the 2nd. Only in the last couple of games did Wills-Moody show the power she is famous for.

Payot was somewhat lucky to get to the quarters. In the round of 16 her opponent, #8 seed Lili de Alvarez, requested a delay in play. When French officials refused to grant the request Alvarez defaulted.

In the semis, Mrs. Moody was severely pushed when the Krahwinkel had a set point and a sitter volley. Hilde lost the first set 6-3 by trying to hit as hard as Helen. Even here she fought hard though, only going down on the 6th set point. Down 0-3 in the 2nd, the German changed tactics. She is also a cross country skier and can retrieve all day. Change of pace worked. Wills-Moody failed to close the match out at 5-3. She failed again ahead 6-5-when Hilde saved 3 match points. The German had her chance at 7-6 and 40-30. Set point. She had a sitter volley and missed the easy shot long.

The New York Times wrote of the final that, "Mrs Moody won today without exhibiting her customary exceptional qualities. She passed the last two days in bed because of blisters on her feet and was not in the best form...." Mathieu led 4-1 before Wills marched back to take the first set. Helen wore the Frenchwoman down with defensive play, a very uncharacteristic tactic from the usually hard hitting American. By 4 all Mme Mathieu was visibly out of breath. 5-4 for Mrs Moody. The next game was the best of the match. Deuces and ads went back and forth. When Mathieu won it with a crosscourt passing shot she got a standing ovation. This was her last stand however, as Wills-Moody took the next 3 games and the set. After the first set the inevitable result quickly came.

Thus after 3 tests Helen's streak of match wins and sets continues, but Paris held out hope for those who wish to find a rival for the world conquering Wills-Moody.
 

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1933 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 22-June 5
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=52)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US) [2] bye
Jacqueline Fournier-bye
Kay Stammers (GB)-bye
Suzanne Pannetier-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel) [7]-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)-bye
Colette Rosambert d. Freda James (GB) 6-2 6-4

Simone Mathieu [3] d. Mence Dros-Canters (Neth) 6-0 6-2
Elsa Riboli (Sp) d. Jacqueline Gallay 4-6 6-2 9-7
Rosie Saoutchik d. Bella Pons (Sp) 6-4 6-2
J. Gautier d. Helen Dyson (GB) 6-3 6-2
Eileen Whittingstall [6] d. Henriette Morel-Deville default
Suzanne Barbier d. Andree Freville 6-2 6-4
Muriel Thomas(GB) d. Simone Kleinadel 6-2 6-2
Joan Ingram (GB) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-3 6-3

Jean Wolfrom d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) default
Marjorie Crawford (Aus) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko default
Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Sylvia Aubert 6-3 6-4
Mary Heeley (GB) [5] d. Germaine Pilette 6-0 6-3
Germaine Golding d. Arlette Neufeld default
Sylvia Henrotin d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) 7-9 6-2 6-4
Peggy Scriven (GB) d. Magda Baumgarten (Hun) 6-0 6-3
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) [4] d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) 7-5 6-2

Edith Wilson (GB)-bye
Elizabeth Macready-bye
Dorothy Burke (US)-bye
Ida Adamoff [8]-bye
Betty Nuthall (GB)-bye
Edith Belliard-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite(GB)-bye
Lolette Payot (Sui) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs [2] d. Fournier 6-3 6-0
Stammers d. Pannetier 6-2 6-3
Goldschmidt d. Sigart [7] 6-4 6-3
Rosambert d. Aussem 6-3 1-6 6-4
Mathieu [3] d. Riboli 6-4 6-2
Saoutchik d. Gautier 6-2 6-0
Whittingstall [6] d. Barbier 8-6 6-1
Ingram d. Thomas 6-2 6-4

Wolfrom d. Crawford 6-3 7-5
Heeley [5] d. Valerio 6-2 6-0
Henrotin d. Golding 7-5 6-2
Scriven d. Krahwinkel [4] 2-6 6-3 6-3
Wilson d. Macready 6-4 6-2
Burke d. Adamoff [8] 6-3 0-6 6-3
Nuthall d. Belliard 6-3 6-0
Payot [1] d. Satterthwaite 6-2 6-4

3rd Round

Jacobs [1] d. Stammers 6-3 3-6 6-4
Goldschmidt d. Rosambert 8-6 6-4
Mathieu [3] d. Saoutchik 6-3 6-3
Whittingstall [6] d. Ingram 7-5 6-4

Heeley [5] d. Wolfram 6-2 6-0
Scriven d. Henrotin 6-2 8-6
Burke d. Wilson 6-3 1-6 7-5
Nuthall d. Payot [1] 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [1] d. Goldschmidt 1-6 6-1 6-3
Mathieu [3] d. Whittingstall [6] 6-2 6-0
Scriven d. Heeley [5] 6-2 6-4
Nuthall d. Burke 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Mathieu [3] d. Jacobs [1] 8-6 6-3
Scriven d. Nuthall 6-2 4-6 6-3

Final

Peggy Scriven d. Simone Mathieu [3] 6-2 4-6 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu/Elizabeth Ryan (US) [1]-bye
Elizabeth Macready/Edith Wilson (GB)-bye
Mary Heeley (GB)/Freda James GB)-bye
Andree Freville/Simone Durand-Mercier-bye
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Josane Sigart (Bel)- bye
Mence Dros-Canters (Neth)/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) d. Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Fournier 6-3 0-6 6-3
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Simone Kleinadel 6-1 6-2
Dorothy Burke (US)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff/Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-2 7-5

Joan Ingram (GB)/Kay Stammers (GB) d. Helen Dyson (GB)/Bella Pons (Sp) 6-4 6-2
Ida Adamoff/Helen Jacobs (US) d. Marguerite Chanove/Jean Wolfrom 6-0 6-3
Jadwiga Jedrezjowska (Pol)/Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Henriette Morel-Deville/Antoinette Roche default
Sylvia Henrotin/Colette Rosambert-bye
Magda Baumgarten (Hun)/Elsa Riboli (Sp)-bye
Simone Barbier/Lolette Payot (Sui)-bye
Edith Belliard/Lucette Culbert-bye
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu/Ryan[1] d. Macready/Wilson 6-2 9-7
Heeley/James d. Freville/Mercier 6-4 6-3
Scriven/Sigart d. Canters/Couquerque 6-1 3-6 6-3
Aussem/Krahwinkel d. Burke/Thomas 8-6 6-2

Adamoff/Jacobs d. Ingram/Stammers 6-3 6-2
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Jedrezjowska/Valerio 6-3 6-4
Barbier/Payot d. Baumgarten/Riboli 6-3 7-9 6-1
Nuthall/Whittingstall d. Belliard/Caron 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Mathieu/Ryan [1] d. Heeley/James 6-1 6-1
Scriven/Sigart d. Aussem/Krahwinkel 6-4 8-6
Barbier/Payot d. Nuthall/Whittingstall 2-6 6-4 6-3
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Adamoff/Jacobs 3-6 6-4 6-0

Semifinals

Mathieu/Ryan [1] d. Scriven/Sigart 7-5 6-2
Henrotin/Rosambert d. Barbier/Payot 3-6 6-3 6-1

Final

Simone Mathieu/Elizabeth Ryan [1] d. Sylvia Henrotin/Colette Rosambert 6-1 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=39)

1st Round

Colette Rosambert/Henri Cochet-bye
Marie Danet/Eikichi Ito (Jap) default
Freda James (GB)/Harry Lee (GB)-bye
Bella Pons (Sp)/Jacques Lesueuer-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Marcel Bernard-bye
Mence Dros-Canters (Neth)/Vernon Kirby (SA)-bye
Lucette Culbert/Andre Merlin-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Don Turnbull (Aus)-bye

Peggy Scriven (GB)/Jack Crawford (Aus)-bye
Rosie Saoutchik/Benny Berthet-bye
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Andre Martin-Legeay d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB)/Coco Gentien 6-1 8-6
Dorothy Burke (US)/Bela von de Kehlring (Hun) d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Paul Feret 6-0 6-4
Eileen Whittingstall (GB)/Pat Hughes (GB) d. Sylvia Aubert/Alain Bernard 8-6 6-2
Jadwiga Jedrzejoska (Pol)/Ignacy Tloczynski (Pol) d. Joan Ingram (GB)/Jack Condon (SA) 6-2 9-7
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Frank Shields (US)-bye
Simone Barbier/Christian Boussus-bye

Mary Heeley (GB)/Frank Herbert David Wilde (GB) d. Magda Baumgarten (Hun)/partner default
Ida Adamoff/Vivian McGrath (Aus) d. Jeanne Gallay/Jiroh Satoh (Jap) 6-4 6-3
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Nat Farquharson (SA) d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Raymond Rodel default
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Ryosuke Nunoi (Jap) d. Henriette Morel-Deville/Danny Prenn (Ger) default
Antoinette Roche/Robert Journu d. Elsa Riboli (Sp)/Emil Gabrowitz (Hun) 6-1 6-4
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Hector Fisher (Sui)-bye
Edith Belliard/Leopold de Borman (Bel)-bye
Sylvia Henrotin/Jean Borotra-bye

Simone Mathieu/Toto Brugnon-bye
????/Francois Merlin-bye
Hilde Krahwinkel (Ger)/Gottfried Von Cramm (Ger)-bye
Simone Durand-Mercier/Francois Terrier-bye
Kay Stammers (GB)/Colin Robbins (SA)-bye
Andree Freville/Adrian Quist (Aus)-bye
Helen Dyson (GB)/Andre Lacroix-bye
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Fred Perry (GB)-bye

2nd Round


Rosambert/Cochet d. Danet/Ito default
James/Lee d. Pons/Lesueuer 6-2 7-5
Sigart/Bernard d. Canters/Kirby default
Jacobs/Turnbull d. Culbert/Merlin 6-2 1-6 6-2
Scriven/Crawford d. Saoutchik/Berthet 6-1 6-3
Valerio/Martin-Legeay d. Burke/Kehlring 7-5 6-2
Whittingstall/Hughes d. Jedrzejowska/Tloczynski 6-4 6-4
Barbier/Boussus d. Aussem/Shields 3-6 11-9 7-5

Heeley/Wilde d. Adamoff/McGrath 6-4 6-1
Ryan/Farquharson d. Thomas/Nunoi 6-1 8-6
Roche/Journu d Payot/Fisher 2-6 6-3 7-5
Henrotin/Borotra d Belliard/Borman 7-5 6-4
Mathieu/Brugnon d. ????/P. Merlin 6-2 6-1
Krahwinkel/Von Cramm d. Durand-Mercier/Terrier 6-2 6-2
Stammers/Robbins d. Freville/Quist 3-6 7-5 6-1
Nuthall/Perry d. Dyson/Lacroix 6-2 6-2

3rd Round

James/Lee d. Rosambert/Cochet 6-2 6-3
Sigart/Bernard d. Jacobs/Turnbull 6-3 9-11 6-4
Scriven/Crawford d. Valerio/Martin Legeay 6-4 6-4
Barbier/Boussus d. Whittingstall/Hughes 5-7 6-3 7-5

Ryan/Farquharson d. Heeley/Wilde 7-9 6-2 12-10
Henrotin/Borotra d. Roche/Jounu 1-6 6-3 7-5
Krahwinkel/Von Cramm d. Mathieu/Brugnon 5-7 6-3 6-2
Nuthall/Perry d. Stammers/Robbins 8-6 6-2

Quarterfinals

James/Lee d. Sigart/Bernard 7-5 4-6 6-4
Scriven/Crawford d. Barbier/Boussus 8-6 4-6 6-3
Ryan/Farquharson d. Henrotin/Borotra 8-6 3-6 6-2
Nuthall/Perry d. Krahwinkel/Von Cramm 6-4 6-3

Semifinals


Scriven/Crawford d. James/Lee 6-4 6-2
Nuthall/Perry d. Ryan/Farquharson 4-6 6-4 6-0

Final


Peggy Scriven/Jack Crawford d. Betty Nuthall/Fred Perry 6-2 6-3




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Draw notes:

Sylvia Aubert=Mme Paul Aubert.
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque listed as Mlle Couquerque by Le Figaro.
Lucette Culbert listed as Mme Caron-Culbert by Le Figaro
Mme Germaine Pilette=nee Charnelet.
Antoinette Roche=Mme R Roche
Elizabeth Ryan opted not to play singles.
Daisy Speranza-Wyns listed as Mme Speranza by Le Figaro

Missing Names for:

J. Gautier. Could this be Didy Gaultier, who we know was active in the 1930s?

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Sources:

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1933_en.pdf
Lawn Tennis and Badminton
Le Figaro
New York Times

Thanks to AndrewTas for many missing results.

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Summary:

Helen Jacobs in still in search of a major outside of the US Championships. It won't happen at Roland Garros this year. She presses Simone Mathieu in a close semi, having two set points in the opening set. Mathieu survives the test however, and goes to win 8-6 6-3.

In the final Mathieu "battered Miss Scriven's weak backhand all day" but the speed of the Englishwoman compensated for it. Scriven was only ranked #12 in all of Britain for 1932. In fact she was so overlooked the British left her off the official tea at Roland Garros!

She is the first British French Open champ. Scriven also becomes the first unseeded female to win a slam. The third break with precedent is in being the first lefthanded female to win a singles slam.

As usual in the French, the first week is given over entirely to doubles competition.
 

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1934 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 23-June 3
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=54)

1st Round

Peggy Scriven (GB) [2]-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Sarah Palfrey (US)-bye
Jacqueline Horner-bye
Sylvia Henrotin [7]-bye
Mall Molesworth (Aus) d. Ucci Manzutto (Ita) 6-2 6-3
Nancy Lyle (GB) d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) deafult
Sylvia Aubert d. Jackie McAlphine (GB) 6-4 6-2

Alice Marble (US) [3] d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-1 6-1
Cilly Aussem (Ger) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-1 6-1
Germaine Pilette d. Phyllis Satterthwaithe (GB) default
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) d. Anna Luzzatti (Ita) 6-4 6-3
Kay Stammers (GB) [6] d. Ida Adamoff 6-3 4-6 6-2
Susan Noel (GB) d. Jeanne Peyré 6-4 6-2
Joan Hartigan (Aus) d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt 6-4 6-4
Josephine Cruickshank (US) d. Simone Barbier 6-0 6-2

Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Simone Gorotnitchenko 6-1 7-5
Caroline Babcock (US) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-0 6-2
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Leela Row (Ind) 6-4 10-8
Simone Mathieu [5] d. Cristobel Wheatcroft (GB) default
Doris Howard d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 7-5 6-2
Lucia Valerio (Ita) d. Simone Iribarne 6-3 6-2
Nelly Adamson (Bel) d. Magda Baumgarten (Hun) 6-3 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [4] d. Andrée Varin 6-4 6-4

Evelyn Dearman (GB) d. Yvanna Orlandini (Ita) 6-2 6-3
Colette Rosambert d. Charlotte Prenn (Ger) default
Suzanne Pannetier d. Nell Hopman (Aus) 6-1 10-8
Lolette Payot (Sui) [8]-bye
Mary Hardwick (GB)-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)-bye
Billie Yorke(GB)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Scriven [2] d. Couquerque 2-6 6-4 6-3
Palfrey d. Horner 6-4 6-3
Molesworth d. Henrotin [7] default
Lyle d. Aubert 6-1 6-3
Aussem d. Marble [3] default
Jedrzejowska d. Pilette 8-6 6-1
Stammers [6] d. Noel 6-3 6-4
Hartigan d. Cruickshank 1-6 7-5 6-3

Horn d. Babcock 6-4 6-1
Mathieu [5] d. Andrus 6-1 6-1
Valerio d. Howard 6-2 6-3
Nuthall [4] d. Adamson 6-4 6-4
Rosambert d. Dearman 6-3 6-1
Payot [8] d. Pannetier 6-3 6-0
Hardwick d. Xydis 6-3 6-3
Jacobs [1] d. Yorke 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Scriven [2] d. Palfrey 6-4 6-4
Lyle d. Molesworth 6-4 6-2
Aussem d. Jedrzejowska 3-6 6-4 8-6
Stammers [6] d. Hartigan 6-3 6-4

Mathieu [5] d. Horn 6-3 7-5
Valerio d. Nuthall [4] 8-6 6-4
Payot [8] d. Rosambert 7-5 4-6 6-4
Jacobs [1] d. Hardwick 6-0 6-1

Quarterfinals

Scriven [2] d. Lyle 6-1 6-1
Aussem d. Stammers [6] 6-4 6-2
Mathieu [5] d. Valerio 6-3 6-2
Jacobs [1] d. Payot [8] 6-3 1-6 8-6

Semifinals

Scriven [2] d. Aussem 7-5 6-3
Jacobs [1] d. Mathieu [5] 6-2 6-2

Final

Peggy Scriven [2] d. Helen Jacobs [1] 7-5 4-6 6-1

Scriven (on left) bested Jacobs in a contentious final




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Doubles (Draw=24)

1st Round

Betty Nuthall (GB)/Peggy Scriven (GB)-bye
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Susan Noel (GB-bye
Simone Barbier/Lolette Payot (Sui)-bye
Yvanna Orlandini (Ita)/Anna Luzzatti (Ita)-bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Sarah Palfrey (US) [2] d. Henriette Morel-Deville/Jacqueline Horner 6-1 6-2
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Charnelet Pilette/Daisy Speranza-Wyns default
Joan Hartigan (Aus)/Mall Molesworth (Aus) d. Simone Goronitchenko/Suzanne Pannetier 6-1 6-4
Doris Howard/Colette Rosambert d. Marie D'Anet/Leela Row (Ind) default

Mary Hardwick (GB)/Kay Stammers(GB) d. Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Jacqueline Goldschmidt 7-5 6-4
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Ida Adamoff/Josephine Cruickshank (US) 4-6 6-2 6-3
Jacqueline Gallay/Ucci Manzutto (Ita) d. Carolin Babcock (US)/Alice Marble (US) default
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin d. Magda Bamgarten (Hun)/Cristobel Wheatcroft (GB) default
Evelyn Dearman (GB)/Nancy Lyle (GB)-bye
Simone Iribarne/Jeanne Peyré bye
Jackie McAlphine (GB)/Billie Yorke (GB)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Elizabeth Ryan (US) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Nuthall/Scriven 6-3 6-4
Barbier/Payot d. Orlandini/Luzatti 6-3 6-1
Jacobs/Palfrey [2] d. Aussem/Horn default
Howard/Rosambert d. Hartigan/Molesworth 6-2 6-1

Couquerque/Thomas d. Hardwick/Stammers 2-6 7-5 6-2
Andrus/Henrotin d. Gallay/Manzutto 6-0 4-6 6-2
Dearman/Lyle d. Iribarne/Peyre default
Mathieu/Ryan [1] d. McAlphine/Yorke 4-6 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Barbier/Payot 6-3 2-6 6-2
Jacobs/Palfrey [2] d. Howard/Rosambert 6-3 1-6 6-4
Andrus/Henrotin d. Couquerque/Thomas 0-6 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Ryan [1] d. Dearman/Lyle 8-10 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Jacobs/Palfrey [2] d. Jedrzejowska/Noel 6-1 6-4
Mathieu/Ryan [1] d. Andrus/Henrotin 4-6 6-2 6-3

Final

Simone Mathieu/Elizabeth Ryan [1] d. Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [2] 3-6 6-4 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=47 )

1st Round

Betty Nuthall (GB)/Pat Hughes (GB)-bye
Jacqueline Gallay/George Nicolaides (Gre)-bye
Suan Noel (GB)/Kenneth Gondar Dower (GB)
Alice Marble (US)/Henry Culley (US)-bye
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Gottfried Von Cramm (Ger)-bye
Joan Hartigan (Aus)/Vivian McGrath (Aus)-bye
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Wilmer Hines (US)-bye
Simone Barbier/Marcel Bernard-bye

Colette Rosambert/Jean Borotra d. Evelyn Dearman (GB)/Hermann Artens (Aut) 6-4 6-4
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Cam Malfroy (NZ) d. Jacqueline Horner/Jacques Bonte 6-3 6-1
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Charles Aeschliman (Sui) d. Marie Danet/Jean Augustin 6-1 6-2
Jackie McAlpine (GB)/Ali-Athar Fyzee (Ind) d. Sarah Palfrey/Benny Berthet default
Ida Adamoff/Georg Metaxa d. Nell Hopman (Aus)/Harry Hopman (Aus) 6-4 4-6 6-2
Jacqueline Goldschmidt/Robert Billaudot d. Yvanna Orlandini (Ita)/Valentino Taroni (Ita) 6-3 6-3
Simone Mathieu/Coco Gentien d. Billie Yorke (GB)/Jack Lysaght (GB) 6-0 6-1
Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Andre Lacroix (Bel) d. Antoinette Roche/Roland Journu 6-1 1-6 7-5

Mall Molesworth (Aus)/Don Turnbull (Aus) d. Jeanne Peyré/Mohammed Sleem (GB) default
Henriette Morel-Deville/Gaby Mercier (Sui) d. Helen Jacobs (US)/Pierre-Henri Landry default
Carolin Babcock (US)/Buster Andrews (NZ) d. Anna Luzzatti (Ita)/Boris Maneff (Sui) default
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Franjo Puncec (Yug) d. Sylvia Henrotin/Andre Martin-Legeay default
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Ignacy Tloczynski (Pol) d. Cristobel Wheatcroft (GB)/Irving Wheatcroft (GB) default
Kay Stammers (GB)/Andre Merlin d. Ucci Manzutto (Ita)/Marcel Cousin 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Jean Lesueur d. Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Hans Denker (Ger) 7-5 6-4
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Adrian Quist (Aus)-bye

Doris Howard/Toto Brugnon-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)/Stefanos Xydis (Gre)-bye
Josephine Cruickshank (US)/Bela Von Kehlring (Hun)-bye
Nancy Lyle (GB)/Charles Hare (GB)-bye
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Roderich Menzel (Cz)-bye
Simone Gorotnichenko/Pierre Goldschmidt-bye
Simone Iribarne/Guy Troncin-bye
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Jack Crawford (Aus)-bye

2nd Round

Nuthall/Hughes d. Gallay/Nicolaides default
Noel/Gondar Dower d. Marble/Culley default
Horn/Von Cramm d. Hartigan/McGrath 6-4 6-3
Valerio/Hines d. Barbier/Bernard 6-3 6-4
Rosambert/Borotra d. Hardwick/Malfroy 6-4 7-5
Payot/Aeschliman d. McAlpine/Fyzee 6-3 6-3
Goldschmidt/Billaudot d. Adamoff/Von Metaxa 7-5 6-2
Mathieu/Gentien d. Adamson/Lacroix 6-1 6-3

Molesworth/Turnbull d. Morel-Deville/Mercier 6-4 6-2
Couquerque/Puncec d. Babcock/Andrews 6-2 8-6
Jedrzejowska/Tloczynski d. Stammers/Merlin 6-2 0-6 6-3
Ryan/Quist d. Andrus/Lesueur 6-3 6-1
Howard/Brugnon d. Xydis/Xydis 6-2 6-1
Cruickshank/Von Kehlring d. Lyle/Hare 9-7 6-4
Thomas/Menzel d. Gorotnichenko/Goldschmidt 6-2 6-2
Scriven/Crawford d. Iribarne/Troncin 6-2 6-4

3rd Round

Nuthall/Hughes d. Noel/Gondar Dower 8-6 6-1
Horn/Von Cramm d. Valerio/Hines 6-4 6-2
Rosambert/Borotra d. Payot/Aeschliman 6-4 2-6 6-4
Mathieu/Gentien d. Goldschmidt/Billaudot 6-0 6-1
Couquerque/Puncec d. Molesworth/Turnbull 6-2 10-8
Ryan/Quist d. Jedrzejowska/Tloczynski 6-3 6-3
Howard/Brugnon d. Cruickshank/Von Kehlring 6-2 6-2
Scriven/Crawford d. Thomas/Menzel 6-3 4-6 7-5

Quarterfinals

Nuthall/Hughes d. Horn/Von Cramm default
Rosambert/Borotra d. Mathieu/Gentien 10-8 1-6 8-6
Ryan/Quist d. Couquerque/Puncec 5-7 6-1 6-0
Scriven/Crawford d. Howard/Brugnon 6-4 2-6 6-0

Semifinals

Rosambert/Borotra d. Nuthall/Hughes 6-2 6-8 8-6
Ryan/Quist d. Scriven/Crawford 6-2 4-6 6-1

Final

Colette Rosambert/Jean Borotra d. Elizabeth Ryan/Adrian Quist 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes:

All draws are complete and in draw order.

Match points saved:

2R singles: Joan Hartigan d. Josephine Cruickshank Hartigan 1-6 7-5 6-3 (1 mp saved)

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Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton.
Le Figaro
New York Times


http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1934_en.pdf

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Summary
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Heat was the norm, with not a drop of rain from start to finish.

Shorts make their first appearance in France. American Lawn Tennis notes that, "Carolin Babcock looks like a boy and Helen Jacobs is most becoming" in them. Most spectators are dressed up (hats for men and dresses for women) but one daring woman wore shorts for the finals.

An American-French women's event was held during the event and helped add several US women to the draw. American hopeful Alice Marble is seeded #3 in the women's event. She wins her 1st round match easily. The next day during the US s France competition she collapses during her match on a hot day and is taken to the hospital. She defaults from the tournament, and it is feared her career is at an end. Only after two years of struggle does she return to the courts in 1936. Marble never did play in the French again and only competed in one other clay court event her entire career. Another casualty of the Anglo-French event was Sylvia Henrotin. The #7 seed twists her ankle on the court and is is forced to default in all events.

Betty Nuthall continued her poor form this year, double faulting in droves and hitting hard balls that are falling out.

Clay doesn't suit the aggressiveness Helen Jacobs likes. In the quarters the surface and the pugnacious Swiss Miss Lolette Payot test her to the edge of the cliff. After splitting sets Payot led 5-3. Jacobs hung on as is her wont. Somehow she broke back to even matters. Loud cheers went up for Jacobs as she took the match 6-3 1-6 8-6 on an overhead smash.

Both semis were straight sets affairs. Jacobs easily beat Mathieu and Scriven too a tougher 7-5 6-3 encounter vs Cilly Aussem. Both Mathieu and Aussem were returning from ill health, and neither had the stamina needed.

The women's final was a disgrace due to poor planning. The men's final was started late in the afternoon and didn't finish until 6:30. The women were put on court with clouds dimming what light remained. Helen jumped out to an early 4-2 lead by coming to net, but as the match wore on this tactic proved fruitless as it got darker. Endless rallies went back and forth, Miss Jacobs being unable to rush the net as usual because she couldn't see. At 7:50 the sets were split.

Most of the crowd had left because they couldn't see from the stands, and Helen requested have the final set postponed til the next day. A British official urged Peggy to disagree, which she did. The umpire told them to play on. At 3-1 (a reporter counted 406 shots in those 4 games) to Scriven, Helen again requested a delay. A ten minute "conference" (in fact an argument) at the chair saw the tournament referee come out. He ordered them to play on. Deflated, Jacobs got only 2 points in the last 3 games. "Before a handful of fans who had stayed to the bitter end, Peggy Scriven had retained her championship. The clock showed 8:27".

The French are heavily criticized for attempting a Wimbledon-like schedule without the organization (matches often start late because officials aren't punctual) or facilities (they only have 7 courts to Wimbledon's 20).

7,000 attend on the last day as Mathieu and Ryan beat Jacobs and Palfrey. Palfrey plays well in an attempt to prop up her team. Jacobs plays poorly, still upset over the singles final the night before. The Americans won the opener 6-3 by directing all their attack at Simone Mathieu. From 4 all in the second set Mathieu and Ryan edged ahead to win 6-4. In the last set Sarah made brilliant gets at the net, but not enough to overcome Helen's errors.
 

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1935 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 20-June 2
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=44)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US) [2]-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Yvanna Orlandini (Ita)-bye
Daisy Wyns-Speranza-bye
Sylvie Henrotin [7]-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)-bye
Andréé Varin-bye
Billie Yorke (GB)-bye

Hilde Sperling (Den) [3]- bye
Nell Hopman (Aus) d. Renee Olivieri 6-1 6-1
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) 6-1 6-2
Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Rosie Saoutchick 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Pannetier d. Kay Stammers (GB) [6] 6-3 6-4
Simone Iribarne d. Emma Cepkova (Cz) 7-5 6-1
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Aiméé Charpenel default
Anita Lizana (Chile) d. Colette Rosambert 6-3 6-2

Jeanne Peyre d. Mary Hardwick (GB) 6-3 6-4
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Arlette Neufeld 3-6 7-5 6-0
Edith Belliard d. Mary Whitmarsh (GB) 6-4 7-5
Lolette Payot (Sui) [5] d. Marie Horner (Ger) 6-3 6-3
Nelly Adamson (Bel) d. Simone Kleinadel 12-10 6-2
Vittoria Tonolli (Ita) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 9-7
Anna Luzzatti (Ita)-bye
Simone Mathieu [4]-bye

Lucia Valerio (Ita)-bye
Simone Gorodnitchenko-bye
Mary Norman (GB)-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) [8]-bye
Ida Adamoff-bye
Leela Row (Ind)-bye
Germaine Pilette-bye
Peggy Scriven (GB) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs [2] d. Barbier 6-2 6-2
Orlandini d. Wyns-Speranza 4-6 6-0 6-0
Henrotin [7] d. Xydis 3-6 6-1 6-4
Yorke d. Varin 6-4 6-0
Sperling [3] d. Hopman 6-0 6-3
Goldschmidt d. Thomas 6-3 6-3
Iribarne d. Pannetier 5-7 6-2 6-2
Lizana d. Andrus 7-5 6-1

Payot [5] d. Belliard 6-2 7-5
Peyre d. Horn 6-4 6-4
Adamson d. Tonnolli 6-3 6-3
Mathieu [4] d. Luzzatti 6-1 6-0
Valerio d. Gorodnitchenko 6-4 6-3
Couquerque [8] d. Norman 6-2 6-1
Adamoff d. Row default
Scriven [1] d. Pilette 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Jacobs [2] d. Orlandini 6-2 6-0
Henrotin [7] d. Yorke 5-7 6-1 6-3
Sperling [3] d. Goldschmidt 6-1 6-3
Iribarne d. Lizana 6-3 6-2

Payot [5] d. Peyre 5-7 6-1 6-3
Mathieu [4] d. Adamson 8-6 6-0
Couquerque [8] d. Valerio 6-8 6-4 6-2
Scriven [1] d. Adamoff 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [2] d. Henrotin [7] 6-4 6-2
Sperling [3] d. Iribarne 6-2 6-2
Mathieu [4] d. Payot [5] 7-5 6-4
Scriven [1] d. Couquerque [8] 6-0 6-3

Semifinals

Sperling [3] d. Jacobs [2] 7-5 6-3
Mathieu [4] d. Scriven [1] 8-6 6-1

Final

Hilde Sperling [3] d. Simone Mathieu [4] 6-2 6-1




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Doubles (Draw=22)

1st Round

Peggy Scriven (GB)/Kay Stammers (GB) [2]-bye
Simone Goronitchenko/Jacqueline Horner-bye
Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Nell Hopman (Aus)-bye
Renee Olivieri/Germaine Pilette-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Edith Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Luica Valerio (Ita)/Mary Whitmarsh (GB) 7-5 1-6 6-1
Jacqueline Gallay/Anna Luzzatti (Ita) d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Josane de Meulemeester (Bel) default
Arlette Neufeld/Cosette Rosambert d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Anita Lizana (Chile) 6-2 6-2

Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Marie-Luise Horn (Ger) d. Simone Iribarne/Jeanne Peyre 4-6 6-3 6-3
Lolette Payot (Sui)/Muriel Thomas (GB) d. Mary Norman (GB)/Phyllis Xydis (Gre) 6-0 6-1
Simone Barbier/Suzanne Pannetier d. Ivanna Orlandini (Ita)/Vittoria Tonolli (Ita) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Ida Adamoff/Hilde Sperling (Den)-bye
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Billie Yorke (GB)-bye
Yvonne Kleinadel/Andree Varin-bye
Leela Row (Ind)/Daisy Wyns-Speranza -bye
Helen Jacobs (US)/Simone Mathieu [1]- bye

2nd Round

Scriven/Stammers [2] d. Goronitchenko/Horner 6-4 6-3
Adamson/Hopman d. Olivieri/Pilette 6-1 3-6 6-0
Andrus/Henrotin d. Belliard/Goldschmidt 7-5 6-3
Neufeld/Rosambert d. Gallay/Luzzati 2-6 6-1 9-7

Couquerque/Horn d. Payot/Thomas 7-5 3-6 6-3
Adamoff/Sperling d. Barbier/Pannetier 8-6 6-2
Hardwick/Yorke d. Kleinadel/Varin 5-7 6-1 6-3
Jacobs/Mathieu [1] d. Row/Wyns-Speranza default

Quarterfinals

Scriven/Stammers [2] d. Adamson/Hopman 4-6 6-3 6-3
Andrus/Henrotin d. Neufeld/Rosambert 6-8 6-3 6-2
Adamoff/Sperling d. Couquerque/Horn 7-5 6-3
Hardwick/Yorke d. Jacobs/Mathieu [1] 7-5 0-6 6-4

Semifinals

Scriven/Stammers [2] d. Andrus/Henrotin 14-12 6-4
Adamoff/Sperling d. Hardwick/Yorke 6-1 6-3

Final

Peggy Scriven/Kay Stammers [2] d. Ida Adamoff/Hilde Sperling 6-4 6-0

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Mixed doubles (Draw=43)

1st Round

Hilde Sperling (Den)/Gottfried Von Cramm (Ger)-bye
Carolin Babcock (US)/Roderick Menzel (Cz)-bye
Simone Barbier/Toto Brugnon-bye
Ivanna Orlandini (Ita)/Giovanni Palmieri (Ita)-bye
Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay-bye
Emma Cepkova (Cz)/Josef Malacek (Cz)-bye
Muriel Thomas (GB)/Vernon Kirby (SA)-bye
Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Leopold de Borman (Bel)-bye

Jadwiga Jedrzejoska (Pol)/Adrian Quist (Aus)-bye
Suzanne Pannetier/William Muir (SA)-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Wilmer Hines (US) d. Arlette Neufeld/Pierre Landry default
Helen Jacobs (US)/Roland Journu d. Yvonne Kleinadel/Max Tenaille default
Kay Stammers (GB)/Frank Wilde d. Rosie Saoutchik/Benny Berthey 6-0 6-3
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Harry Hopman (Aus) d. Anna Luzzatti (Ita)/Douglas Freshwater (GB) 6-3 6-3
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Hideo Nishimura (Jap) d. Renee Olivieri/Jean Agustin 6-4 4-6 6-1
Ida Adamoff/Christian Boussus d Mary Norman (GB)/Domingo Torralva-Ponsa 6-0 6-2

Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueur d. Daisy Wyns-Speranza/Vladimier Landau (Mon) 6-0 6-3
Vittoria Tonolli (Ita)/Don Turnbull (Aus) d. Andree Varin/Andru Bacquart 6-3 6-3
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Norman Farquharson (SA) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Jacques Bonte 6-3 7-5
Simone Goronitchenko/Paul Feret d. Jacqueline Horner/Vivian McGrath (Aus) 7-5 6-2
Anita Lizana (Chile)/Enrique Maier d. Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Hans Denker (Ger) 3-6 6-2 6-3
Edith Belliard/John Hendrie-bye
Greta Deutsch (Cz)/Josef Caska (Cz)-bye
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Raymond Tuckey (GB)-bye

Lolette Payot (Sui)/Marcel Bernard-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)/Georgios Nikolaides (Gre)-bye
Billie Yorke (GB)/Bunny Austin (GB)-bye
Mary Whitmarsh (GB)/Maxwell Bertram (SA)-bye
Simone Iribarne/Raymond Rodel-bye
Lucia Valerio (Ita)/Coco Gentien-bye
Jeanne Peyre/Vanni Canepele (Ita)-bye
Colette Rosambert/Jean Borotra [1]-bye

2nd Round

Sperling/Von Cramm [2] d. Babcock/Menzel default
Barbier/Brugnon d. Orlandini/Palmieri 9-7 1-6 7-5
Henrotin/Legeay d. Cepkova/Malacek 6-1 6-3
Adamson/Borman d. Thomas/Kirby 3-6 6-2 11-9
Pannetier/Muir d. Jedrzejoska/Quist default
Andrus/Hines d. Jacobs/Journu 6-2 7-5
Stammers/Wilde d. Hopman/Hopman 3-6 8-6 6-1
Couquerque/Nishimura d. Adamoff/Boussus 4-6 6-4 6-2

Mathieu/Lesueur d. Tonolli/Turnbull 6-1 6-0
Hardwick/Farquharson d. Goronitchenko/Feret 8-6 5-7 8-6
Lizana/Maier d. Belliard/Hendrie 6-3 6-3
Scriven/Tuckey d. Deutsch/Caska default
Payot/Bernard d. Xydis/Nikolaides 6-3 6-4
Yorke/Austin d. Whitmarsh/Bertram 6-4 6-3
Iribarne/Rodel d. Valerio/Gentien 6-4 3-6 6-4
Rosambert/Borotra [1] d. Peyre/Canepele 6-1 6-3

3rd Round

Sperling/Von Cramm [2] d. Barbier/Brugnon 6-1 6-2
Henrotin/Legeay d. Adamson/Borman 8-6 6-3
Andrus/Hines d. Pannetier/Muir default
Stammers/Wilde d. Couquerque/Nishimura 9-7 6-4

Mathieu/Lesueur d. Hardwick/Farquharson 6-2 6-4
Scriven/Tuckey d. Lizana/Maier 6-4 6-1
Payot/Bernard d. Yorke/Austin 7-5 6-3
Rosambert/Borotra [1] d. Iribarne/Rodel 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Henrotin/Legeay d. Sperling/Von Cramm [2] 3-6 6-3 8-6
Andrus/Hines d. Stammers/Wilde 10-8 6-3
Mathieu/Lesueur d. Scriven/Tuckey 2-6 6-3 6-3
Payot/Bernard d. Rosambert/Borotra [1] 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Henrotin/Legeay d. Andrus/Hines 6-4 6-2
Payot/Bernard d. Mathieu/Lesueur 6-3 2-6 6-2

Final

Lolette Payot/Marcel Bernard d. Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay 4-6 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes:

All names are complete.

Iribarne=maiden name of Lafargue.
Charpenel was the sister of famous French star Cochet.
Renee Olivieri=Mme Georges Olivieri

Top seeds for the mixed doubles are inferred. The French regularly placed the top seed at the bottom of the draw.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results, including almost all of the 1st round.
British Lawn Tennis and Badminton.
French draw published by Roland Garrios at: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1935_en.pdf


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Summary:

For the first time since anyone can remember "Bunny" Ryan is not competing in Paris. A fixture on the European tennis circuit since 1912, she announced her retirement in Rome. She was still good enough in her 40s to win the French doubles in 1934.

Children's day first started this year. 3000 tickets were given free to "young scholars", who made quite a racket on the first Thursday of play.

A rash of upsets marks the doubles. The champs breeze home in 30 minutes using the "Australian" formation against a team where neither lady is strong at net.

Simone Mathieu ran defending champ Scriven in the semis. The young mother kept looking towards her husband in the stands (only 50 people were watching) in the tense first set, but after winning it at 8-6 she breezed home as Peggy had nothing left. Jacobs was frustrated again in her bid for a French. When her volleys found the net too often she resorted to drop shots, for no one can beat Hilde straight up from the baseline. The stork-like Sperling is " a wizard at at getting up quickly, either to put away the dinky teasers, or to retreat again safely to the baseline". Helen saved 6 match points before bowing out.

The final was "utterly devoid of interest". Hilde did everything Mathieu could, but better.

Early figures of interest include the Czech beauty Cepkova, nicknamed "the Greta Garbo of tennis", and tiny Chilean Anita Lizana. Lizana is on her first world tour and quickly improving. Her different look ("like an Inca princess" according to one writer) and style (she rockets back balls on the rise like a half-volley from the baseline) attract attention.
 

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1936 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 19-June 1
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Auteuil, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=39)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu [2]-bye
Penny Weekes (GB)-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)-bye
Paulette de St Ferreol-bye
Nelly Adamson (Bel) [7]-bye
Jacqueline Vives-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Grete Deutsch (Cz)-bye

Peggy Scrivan (GB) [3]-bye
Simone Gorodnitchenko-bye
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)-bye
Germaine Pilette-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) [6] d. Arlette Neufeld 6-2 6-3
Edith Belliard d. Florence Le Boutillier (US) 6-4 10-8
Marie Horn (Ger) d. Sylvia Aubert 7-5 6-0
Suzanne Pannetier d. Leela Row (Ind) default

Susan Noel (GB) d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-3 6-2
Marianna Wittenstrom (Swe) d. Yvanna Orlandini (Ita) default
Francine Isaac (Bel) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 7-5 4-6 6-1
Simone Iribarne [5]-bye
Countess Lili de la Valdene (Sp)-bye
Anne Page (US)-bye
Colette Bernard-bye
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [4]-bye

Hella Kovac (Yug)-bye
Jeanne Peyre-bye
Trudi Terwindt (Neth)-bye
Sylvia Henrotin [8]-bye
Jacqueline Horner-bye
Elizabeth Weaver (GB)-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Hilde Sperling (Den) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Weekes default
Andrus d. St. Ferreol default
Adamson [7] d. Vives 6-3 6-1
Goldschmidt d. Deutsch 6-1 6-0
Gorodnitchenko d. Scriven [3] 0-6 6-4 8-6
Xydis d. Pilette 9-7 6-0
Couquerque [6] d. Belliard 2-6 7-5 7-5
Horn d. Pannetier 6-4 6-4

Noel d. Wittenstrom 6-0 6-0
Iribarne [5] d. Isaac 6-1 6-1
Valdene d. Page 6-4 6-0
Jedrzejowska [4] d. Bernard 6-1 6-3
Kovac (Yug) d. Peyre default
Henrotin [8] d. Terwindt 6-1 6-1
Horner d. Weaver 6-2 6-1
Sperling (Den) [1] d. Barbier 6-1 6-0

3rd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Andrus default
Adamson [7] d. Goldschmidt 6-3 6-2
Gorodnitchenko d. Xydis 6-1 6-2
Horn d. Couquerque [6] 2-6 6-3 8-6

Iribarne [5] d. Noel 2-6 7-5 6-2
Valdene d. Jedrzejowska [4] 2-6 7-5 6-4
Henrotin [8] d. Kovac 6-3 6-1
Sperling [1] d. Horner 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Mathieu [2] d. Adamson [7] 6-0 6-2
Horn d. Gorodnitchenko 6-1 6-2
Valdene d. Iribarne [5] 6-4 6-2
Sperling [4] d. Henrotin [8] 6-3 6-0

Semifinals

Mathieu [2] d. Horn 6-4 6-4
Sperling [1] d. Valdene 6-2 6-1

Final

Hilde Sperling [1] d. Simone Mathieu [2] 6-3 6-4

Mathieu gulping water in the final.



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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Susan Noel (GB) d. Arlette Neufeld/Yvanna Orlandini (Ita) default
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin d. Francine Isaac (Bel)/Jeanne Peyre 6-3 7-5
Edith Belliard/Simone Iribarne d. Florence Le Boutillier (US)/Anne Page (US) 6-3 1-1 8-6
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Kay Stammers (GB) [2] d. Grete Deutsch (Cz)/Paulette de St Ferreol default

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke (GB) d. Hella Kovac (Yug)/Phyllis Xydis (Gre) 6-0 6-0
Simone Barbier/Suzanne Pannetier d. Marie Horn (Ger)/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) 2-6 7-5 6-4
Hilde Sperling (Den)/Countess Lili de la Valdene (Sp) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko/Jacqueline Horner 6-2 6-2
Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Josane de Meulmeester (Bel) d. Jacky Burton (GB)/Elisabeth Weaver (GB) 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Andrus/Henrotin 7-5 6-0
Belliard/Iribarne d. Scriven/Stammers [2] 0-6 6-2 6-4
Mathieu/Yorke d. Barbier/Pannetier 6-0 6-3
Adamson/Meusmeester d. Sperling/Valdene 6-2 5-7 6-2

Semis

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Belliard/Iribarne 6-3 6-0
Mathieu/Yorke d. Adamson/de Meulemeester 6-0 6-4

Final

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska/Susan Noel 2-6 6-4 6-4

From left to right: The losing doubles finalists Jadwiga Jedrzejowska and Susan Noel


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Mixed Doubles (Draw=34)

1st Round

Florence Le Boutillier (US)/Raymond Rodel d. Gem Hoahing (GB)/Gordon Lum (Chn) default
Anne Page (US)/Willing Patterson d. Paulette de la Ferreol/Guillaume Troncin default

2nd Round

Simone Mathieu/Jean Lesueuer d. Phyllis Xydis (Gre)/Georgios Nikolaides (Gre) 6-2 6-2
Josane de Meulmeester (Bel)/Pierre Geelhand d. Hella Kovac (Yug)/Dragutin Mitic (Yug) default
Marie Horn (Ger)/Karl Lund (Ger) d. Edith Belliard/Paul Feret default
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Charles Hare (GB) d Grete Deutsch (Cz)/Roland Journu 6-3 6-4
Hilde Sperling (Den)/Coco Gentien d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Franjo Puncec (Yug) default
Peggy Scriven (GB)/Raymond Tuckey (GB) d. Jacqueline Horner/Andre Merlin 6-1 7-5
Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay d. Elisabeth Weaver (GB)/Gaby Mercier-Odier 6-3 6-1
Boutillier/Rodel d. Marianna Wittenstrom (Swe)/Frank Wilde 8-6 4-6 6-4

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Toto Brugnon d. Page/Patterson 6-1 6-2
Susan Noel/Pat Hughes d. Yvanna Orlandini/Hector Fish default
Simone Iribarne/Toto Brugnon d. C.P. Brutton/Franjo Kukuljevic (Yug) 6-1 9-7
Trudi Terwindt (Neth)/Sin-Khie Kho (Chn) d. Francinne Isac (Bel)/Jacques Van Den Eynde 6-8 6-0 11-9
Billie Yorke (GB)/Marcel Bernard d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt/William Robertson 7-5 6-1
Nelly Adamson (Bel)/Henner Henkel (Ger) d. Sylvia Aubert/Henri Bolelli 6-4 1-6 6-2
Kay Stammers (GB)/Bunny Austin (GB) d. Arlette Neufeld/Pierre Landry 6-4 8-10 6-4
Simone Gorodnitchenko/Pierre Pellizza d. Simone Barbier/Boris Maneff 6-1 6-3

3rd Round

Mathieu/Lesueur d Meulmeester/Geelhand 6-3 6-4
Horn/Lund d Andrus/Hare 6-3 8-10 6-3
Sperling/Gentien d Scriven/Tuckey 6-2 5-7 6-3
Henrotin/Legeay d Le Boutillier/Rodel 6-2 6-1

Noel/Hughes d Jedrzejowska/Brugnon 5-7 6-4 6-3
Iribarne/Borotra d Terwindt/Kho 6-4 12-10
Yorke/Bernard d Adamson/Henkel 8-6 10-8
Goronitchenko/Pellizza d Stammers/Austin 7-5 6-2

Quaterfinals

Mathieu/Lesueur d Horn/Lund 7-9 8-6 6-3
Henrotin/Legeay d Sperling/Gentien 6-1 6-3
Noel/Hughes d Iribarne/Borotra 6-1 8-6
Yorke/Bernard d Goronitchenko/Pellizza 6-2 9-7

Semifinals

Henrotin/Legeay d Mathieu/Lesueur 4-6 6-2 6-3
Yorke/Bernard d Noel/Hughes 0-6 6-3 6-4

Final

Billie Yorke/Marcel Bernard d Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay 7-5 6-8 6-3

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Draw notes:


Helen Jacobs was originally entered but was ill from earlier in the month during a trip to Vienna and did not compete. Dorothy Andrus of the US planned to play but broke a bone in her right arm.

Iribarne=maiden name of Lafargue

The British LTM and RG site agree on Daisy Speranza-Wyns rather than Enya Speranza-Wyns. Le Matin refers to her as Mme Speranza.

Countess Valdene=nee Lili Alvarez

The NYT has "Miss Jeanne Varin" rather than Mme Andree Varin. We know she was married.

The LTM has Miss AC Weaver. Another (????) has Elisabeth Weaver as Austrian, but I see no person in the Austrian top ten. The NYT, on the other hand, calls her Mrs J.D. Weaver of England.

Missing full names for

C. P. Brutton. Called Mlle Brutton by a French paper.


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Sources:

The Grand Slam book (especially for the Mixed results)
Lawn Tennis and Badminton (a British magazine)
The Roland Garros site results at: http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1936_en.pdf

L'Intransigeant
Le Journal
Le Matin


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Summary

An early round shock is the defeat of the 1933 and 1934 champ Peggy Scriven. Simone Gorodnitchenko, unheralded and French, took out the 2 time champion 0-6 6-4 8-6.

#2 seed Simone Mathieu destroyed Belgian Nelly Adamson in the quarters. The 6-0 6-2 slaughter was never in doubt, Adamson's net seeking tactics played into Simone's hands, and she was nervous on top on that.

Hopes for a comeback by the sparkling Spanaird Lili de Alverez, now Countess Valdene, are spoiled in the semis by the steady Hilde Sperling. The tall runner simply puts the ball to Lili's backhand and waits for errors. When the Countess did pull off a spectacular shot the long reach of Sperling usually got it back to return to a neutral postion. The other semi saw Mathieu struggle to put away Horn. Simone led 4-1 in the first-the German then puled up to 4 all before dropping two games for the set. "Frl Horn was tenacious" from 2-5 in the second, saving 10 match points in the last game before Mathieu won it on match point #11.

Sperling won a dour match as it her wont. Mathieu came up from 0-3 in the second by some clever volleying to get to 3-4. At 5-3 Hilde had a match point, losing it by netting a ball on the 39th shot. She closed it out at 5-4, making this event a triumph for Germans, as Gottfried von Cramm had won the men's singles.

8,000 are present for the final.
 

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1937 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 18 to 30.
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay
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Singles (Draw=44)

1st Round

Simone Mathieu [2]-bye
Elizabeth Weaver (GB)-bye
Trudi Terwindt(Neth)-bye
Trude Wolf (Aut)-bye
Mary Hardwick(GB) [7]-bye
Daisy Wyns-Speranza-bye
Anne-Marie Simon-bye
Marie Horn (Ger)-bye

Helen Jacobs (US) [3]-bye
Suzanne Barbier d. Phylis Xydis (Gre) 6-3 9-7
Joan Ingram (GB) d. Paulette Mellerio 6-3 3-6 6-1
Colette Boegner d. Mlle M. Planner 6-3 6-2
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [6] d. Edith Belliard 6-0 6-4
Hella Kovac (Yug) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko 6-2 6-3
Suzanne Pannetier d. Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-2 6-3
Yvonne Kleinadel d Dorothy Andrus (US) default

Marguerite Lebailly d. Marie Norman (GB) 6-1 6-1
Countess Lili de la Valdene (Sp) [5] d. L. Sobotkova (Cz) default
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) d. Jeanne Gallay 6-2 6-1
Jacqueline Goldschmidt d. Marianne Wittenstrom (Swe) 6-0 6-1
Simone Iribarne d. Elizabeth Macready 6-0 6-3
Paulette de St. Ferreol d. Karin Forssell (Swe) 6-4 6-2
Henriette Morel-Deville-bye
Peggy Scriven (GB) [4]-bye

Susan Noel (GB)-bye
Jacqueline Vives-bye
Sylvie Henrotin [8]-bye
Peggy Bouverie (GB)-bye
Jacqueline Horner-bye
Ucci Manzutto (Ita)-bye
Andree Varin-bye
Hilde Sperling (Den) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Weaver 6-2 6-0
Terwindt d. Wolf 2-6 6-0 6-0
Hardwick [7] d. Wyns-Speranza 6-1 6-3
Horn d. Simon 8-6 7-5
Jacobs [3] d. Barbier 6-1 3-6 6-1
Boegner d. Ingram 6-3 3-6 6-0
Jedrzejowska [6] d. Kovac 6-3 4-0 retired
Pannetier d. Kleinadel 6-3 3-6 6-4

Valdene [5] d. Lebaiily 6-1 6-2
Couquerque d. Goldschmidt 6-2 4-0 retired
Iribarne d. St. Ferreol 6-3 6-4
Scriven [4] d. Morel-Deville default
Noel d. Vives 6-2 6-2
Henrotin [8] d. Pleydell-Bouverie 6-3 2-6 6-3
Horner d. Manzutto 7-5 6-3
Sperling [1] d. Varin 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Mathieu [2] d. Terwindt 8-10 6-4 6-3
Horn d. Hardwick [7] 6-2 6-3
Jacobs [3] d. Boegner 6-3 7-5
Jedrzejowska [6] d. Pannetier 6-2 6-3

Valdene [5] d. Couquerque 6-2 6-2
Scriven [4] d. Iribarne 7-5 3-6 6-4
Henrotin [8] d. Noel 6-0 6-4
Sperling [1] d. Horner 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Mathieu [2] d. Horn 11-9 7-5
Jedrzejowska [6] d. Jacobs [3] 6-3 6-4
Valdene [5] d. Scriven [4] 6-2 1-6 6-2
Sperling [1] d. Henrotin [8] 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Mathieu [2] d. Jedrzejowska [6] 7-5 7-5
Sperling [1] d. Valdene [5] 6-1 6-1

Final

Hilde Sperling [1] d. Simone Mathieu [2] 6-2 6-4




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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs (US)/Hilde Sperling (Den) [2]-bye
Simone Barbier/Edith Belliard-bye
Colette Boegner/Simone Iribarne-bye
Elizabeth MacReady/Lady Doreen Pleydell-Bouverie-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Simone Gorodnitchenko/Hella Kovac (Yug)-bye
Marie Horn (Ger)/Countess Lili de Valdene (Sp) d. Jeanne Gallay/Phyllis Xydis (Gre) 6-3 6-8 6-2
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Trudi Terwindt (Neth) d. Arlette Halff/Jacqueline Horner default

Marguerite Lebailly/Andree Varin d. Rosl Krauss (Aut)/Trude Wolf (Aut) default
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Susan Noel (GB)-bye
Karin Forssell (Swe)/Paulette de St-Ferreol-bye
Evelyn Dearman (GB)/Joan Ingram (GB)-bye
Suzanne Pannetier/Jacqueline Goldschmidt d.
Mary Norman (GB)/Marianne Wittenstrom (Swe)-bye
Ucci Manzutto (Ita)/L. Sobotkova (Cz)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke (GB) [1]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Sperling [2] d. Barbier/Belliard 6-0 6-0
Boegner/Iribarne d. MacReady/Pleydell-Bouverie 6-0 6-0
Andrus/Henrotin d. Gorodnitchenko/Kovac 6-2 3-6 6-1
Horn/Valdene d. Couquerque/Terwindt 6-0 7-5

Jedrzejowska/Noel d. Lebailly/Varin 6-2 6-4
Dearman/Ingram d. Forssell/St-Ferreol 6-3 6-2
Pannetier/Goldschmidt d. Norman/Wittenstrom 6-1 6-3
Mathieu/Yorke [1] d. Manzutto/Sobotkova 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Boegner/Iribarne d. Jacobs/Sperling [2] 8-6 2-6 7-5
Andrus/Henrotin d. Horn/Valdene 6-3 6-1
Dearman/Ingram d. Jedrzejowska/Noel 7-5 6-3
Mathieu/Yorke [1] d. Pannetier/Goldschmidt 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Andrus/Henrotin d. Boegner/Iribarne 6-4 6-0
Mathieu/Yorke [1] d. Dearman/Ingram 6-2 4-6 6-1

Final

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke [1] d. Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin 3-6 6-2 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=38)

1st Round

Colette Boergner/Jean Borotra-bye
Edith Belliard/Hector Fischer (Sui)-bye
Rosl Kraus (Aut)/Adam Baworowski (Aut)-bye
Paulette De St. Ferreol/Dragutin Mitic (Yug)-bye
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Charles Hare (GB)-bye
Andree Varin/Roger Dessair-bye
Ucci Manzutto (Ita)/Valentino Taroni (Ita)-bye
Susan Noel (GB)/Jean Lesueur-bye

Joan Ingram (GB)/Frank Wilde (GB)-bye
Henriette Morel-Deville/Benny Berthet-bye
Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Diederich Teschmacher (Neth)-bye
Arlette Halff/Coco Gentien-bye
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol)/Norman Farquharson (SA)-bye
Jacqueline Horner/Andre Merlin d. Karin Forssell (Swe)/Boris Maneff (Sui) 6-1 6-4
Marguerite Lebailly/Henri Borelli d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Ferenc Puncec (Yug) default
Simone Mathieu/Yvon Petra d. Marianne Wittenstrom (Swe)/Raymond Rodel 6-2 6-1

Phyllis Xydis (Gre)/Lazaros Stalios (Gre) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns/Helge Plougmann (Den) default
Hella Kovac (Yug)/Leopold de Borman (Bel) d. Simone Gorodnitchenko/Pierre Pellizza 3-6 6-2 6-3
Simone Barbier/Frank Kukuljevic (Yug) d. Mary Norman (GB)/Colin Eedes (SA) 7-5 6-2
Evelyn Dearman (GB)/Pat Hughes (GB)-bye
Lady Doreen Pleydell-Bouverie/Paul Barrelet de Ricou-bye
Trude Wolf (Aut)/Georg von Metaxa (Aut)-bye
Elizaberh D' Ayen/Ronald Shayes (GB)-bye
Sylvia Henrotin/Andre-Martin Legeay-bye

Simone Iribarne/Pierre Goldschmidt-bye
Trudi Terwindt (Neth)/Hans Van Swol (Neth)-bye
Jacqueline Gallay/Pierre Geelhand (Bel)-bye
Countess Lili de la Valdene (Sp)/Toto Brugnon-bye
L. Sobotkova (Cz)/Vladimir Landau (Mon)-bye
Marie-Luise Horn (Ger)/Roland Journu-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmift/Eustace Fannin (SA)-bye
Billie Yorke (GB)/Marcel Bernard-bye

2nd Round

Boegner/Borotra d. Belliard/Fischer default
St. Ferreol/ Mitic d. Kraus/Baworowski default
Hardwick/Hare d. Varin/Dessair 6-1 6-4
Manzutto/Taroni d. Noel/Lessueur 3-6 8-6 6-2
Ingram/Wilde d. Morel-Deville/Berthet default
Couquerque/Teschmacher d. Halff/Gentien default
Jedrzejowska/Farquharson d. Horner/Merlin 6-3 6-3
Mathieu/Petra d. Lebailly/Borelli 14-12 6-3

Kovac/Borman d. Xydis/Stalios 6-3 6-2
Dearman/ Hughes d. Barbier/Kukuljevic 5-7 6-4 6-1
Henrotin/Martin-Legeay d. D'Ayen/Shayes 6-1 6-4
Wolf/Metaxa d. Pleydell-Bouverie/Ricou 6-3 7-9 7-5
Terwindt/Van Swol d. Iribarne/Goldschmidt 5-7 6-4 6-4
Valdene/Brugnon d. Gallay/Geelhand 6-4 6-2
Horn/Journu d. Sobotkova/Landau 6-4 6-0
Yorke/ Bernard d. Goldschmidt/Fannin default

3rd Round

Boegner/Borotra d. St Ferreol/Mitic 6-4 6-1
Hardwick/Hare d. Couquerque/Teschmacher 6-1 6-4
Ingram/Wilde d. Manzutto/Taroni 7-5 7-5
Mathieu/Petra d. Jedrzejowska/Farquharson 6-4 7-5

Dearman/Hughes d. Kovac/Borman 6-2 6-4
Henrotin/Martin-Legeay d. Wolf/Metaxa 6-1 3-6 6-2
Terwindt/Van Swol d. Valdene/Brugnon 2-6 9-7 7-5
Horn/Journu d. Yorke/Bernard default

Quarterfinals

Boegner/Borotra d. d. Hardwick/Hare 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Petra d. Ingram/Wilde 6-0 6-3
Dearman/Hughes d. Henrotin/Martin-Legeay 4-6 6-4 6-3
Horn/Journu d. Terwindt/Van Swol 1-6 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

Mathieu/Petra d. Boegner/Borotra 6-4 6-3
Horn/Journu d. Dearman/Hughes 6-4 6-4

Final

Simone Mathieu/Yvon Petra d Marie Horn/Roland Jornu 7-5 7-5


The Mixed finalists-Journu and Horn on left, Mathieu and Petra to the right



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Draw notes:

Dorothy Andrus defaulted in singles and the mixed to save energy for the doubles. The strategy arguably paid off, as she reached the doubles final.

Both the NYT and the French site concur in using the name Daisy Speranza-Wyns. (Mrs Speranza Wyns per the NYT).
The Countess Valdene is much better known under her maiden name of Lili de Alvarez.

Not 100% certain for:

Karin Forssell of Sweden listed as M. Forsell by French site and Miss M Forsell by Le Figaro.
Elizabeth Weaver listed as Miss A.C. Weaver by French site. The New York Times calls her Mrs J. D. Weaver. Le Figaro Mrs A. C. Weaver!

Missing full names for:

Mlle M. Planner
L. Sobotkova of Czechoslovakia

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Sources:

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k409492c/f8.item.zoom [the draw from Le Figaro]

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1937_en.pdf

Thanks to Andrew Tas for filling in missing results

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Summary

Earlier in the event Helen Jacobs tries and fails for the 7th time to annex the only big title to elude her. Hard hitting Pole Jedrzejowska takes her out. To many onlookers it appeared that Jacobs was hampered by a hurt shoulder. "Jed's" fast driving almost propels her to the final, but Mathieu proves too steady.

Mathieu loses her 6th French final in front of a half-filled stadium. Sperling was stingy with games, dropping only 19 in total over 10 sets and 5 matches. Needless to say she did not drop a set.

The doubles final also lacked entertainment. After winning the opening set Dorothy Andrus and Sylvia Henrotin fell apart with numerous errors as Simone Mathieu and Billie Yorke defended their doubles crown.
 

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1938 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 2-12
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles
(Draw=37)

1st Round

Nancye Wynne (Aus) [2]-bye
Karin Forsell (Swe)-bye
Daisy Spéranza Wyns-bye
Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth) [7]-bye
Cosette St Omer Roy-bye
Margaret Whitmarsh (GB)-bye
Leela Row (Ind) default

Sylvia Henrotin [3]-bye
Paulette Mellerio-bye
Yvonne Kleinadel-bye
Ida Bourdet-Adamoff-bye
Nell Hopman (Aus) [6]-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US) d. Henriette Morel-Deville 6-1 6-2
Joan Saunders (GB) d. Marguerite Lebailly 4-6 6-4 6-3
Nelly Landry d. Jacqueline Horner 7-5 6-4

Rita Jarvis (GB) d. Édith Curdel-Belliard 6-4 6-3
Alice Weiwers (Lux) d. Andrée Varin 6-1 0-6 6-4
Thelma Coyne (Aus)-bye
Arlette Halff [5]-bye
Hella Kovac (Yug)-bye
Simone Lafargue-Iribarne-bye
Suzanne Pannetier-bye
Valerie Scott (GB) [4]-bye

Dot Stevenson (Aus)-bye
Gisela Enger (Ger)-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Mini Hein-Mueller (Cz) [8]-bye
Paulette de Saint-Ferréol-bye
Inge Behrens (Den)-bye
Anne-Marie Simon-bye
Simone Mathieu [1]-bye

2nd Round

Wynne [2] d. Forsell 6-0 6-1
Goldschmidt d. Spéranza Wyns 6-0 6-0
Couquerque [7] d. St Omer Roy 6-0 6-3
Whitmarsh d. Row default
Henrotin [3] d. Mellerio 3-6 6-0 6-2
Kleinadel d. Bourdet-Adamoff 6-1 4-6 6-2
Hopman [6] d. Andrus 6-1 6-2
Landry d. Saunders 6-2 6-1

Weiwers d. Jarvis 6-2 6-1
Halff [5] d. Coyne default (flu)
Kovac d. Lafargue-Iribarne 6-3 7-5
Pannetier d. Scott [4] 7-5 6-3
Stevenson d. Enger 6-2 3-6 6-2
Barbier d. Hein-Mueller [8] default
de Saint- Ferreol d. Behrens default
Mathieu [1] d. Simon 6-0 6-1

3rd Round

Goldschmidt d. Wynne [2] 6-0 6-3
Couquerque [7] d. Whitmarsh 6-3 6-1
Henrotin [3] d. Kleinadel 6-2 6-2
Landry d. Hopman [6] 6-4 6-1

Halff [5] d. Weiwers 7-5 6-4
Pannetier d. Kovac 6-1 6-4
Stevenson d. Barbier 6-3 6-4
Mathieu [1] d. de Saint- Ferreol default

Quarterfinals

Couquerque [7] d. Goldschmidt 6-2 6-1
Landry d. Henrotin [3] 6-2 6-2
Halff [5] d. Pannetier 2-6 6-4 6-3
Mathieu [1] d. Stevenson 6-4 6-0

Semifinals

Landry d. Couquerque [7] 6-2 6-4
Mathieu [1] d. Halff [5] 6-1 6-1

Final

Simone Mathieu [1] d. Nelly Landry 6-0 6-3

Mathieu on the left and Nelly Landry (later Adamson) on the right. Famous actress Marlene Dietrich is watching in a hat, sunglasses and fur coat off to the far right.



DOUBLES (Draw=18)

1st Round

Thelma Coyne (Aus)/Nancye Wynne (Aus)-bye
Marguerite Lebailly/Suzanne Pannetier-bye
Arlette Halff/Nelly Landry-bye
Cosette St. Omer Roy/Alice Weiwers (Lux)-bye
Paulette Mellerio/Andree Varin-bye
Dorothy Andrus (US)/Sylvia Henrotin-bye
Jean Saunders (GB)/Valerie Scott (GB)-bye
Anne-Marie Simon/Daisy Speranza-Wyns d. Karin Forsell (Swe)/Paulette de Saint-Ferréol default

Jacqueline Horner/Simone Lafargue-Iribarne d. Inge Behrens (Den)/Gisela Enger (Ger) default
Ida Bourdet-Adamoff/Lili de la Valdene (Sp)-bye
Simone Barbier/Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Dot Stevenson (Aus)-bye
Edith Curdel-Belliard/Jacqueline Goldschmidt-bye
Mini Hein-Mueller (Cz)/Hella Kovac (Yug)
Rita Jarvis (GB)/Mary Whitmarsh (GB)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Lebailly/Pannetier d. Coyne/Wynne 3-6 retired (Coyne had the flu)
Halff/Landry d. St.Omer Roy/Weiwers 7-5 5-7 6-4
Mellerio/Varin d. Andrus/Henrotin 6-4 2-6 6-4
Saunders/Scott d. Simon/Speranza Wyns 6-3 4-6 6-1

Horner/Lafargue-Iribarne d. Bordet-Adamoff/Valdene default
Hopman/Stevenson d. Barbier/Couquerque 6-4 6-3
Curdel-Belliard/Goldschmidt d. Hein-Mueller/Kovac default
Mathieu/Yorke d. Jarvis/Whitmarsh 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Halff/Landry d. Lebailly/Pannetier 6-3 6-4
Saunders/Scott d. Mellerio/Varin 8-6 6-2
Horner/Lafargue-Iribarne d. Hopman/Stevenson 6-3 6-3
Mathieu/Yorke d. Curdel-Belliard/Goldschmidt 7-5 6-1

Semifinals

Halff/Landry d. Scott/Saunders 5-7 6-3 6-1
Mathieu/Yorke d. Horner/Lafargue 6-3 7-5

Final

Simone Mathieu/Billie Yorke d. Arlette Halff/Nelly Landry 6-3 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Henriette Morel-Deville/Raymond Rodel d. Paulette Mellerio/Roger Dessair 4-6 6-3 7-5
Jacqueline Horner/Jacques Sanglier d. Valerie Scott (GB)/Murray Deloford (GB) 6-2 8-6
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Gene Mako (US) d. Andree Varin/Robert Billaudot 6-3 4-6 7-5
Simone Barbier/Andre Jacquement d. Hella Kovac (Yug)/Todd Hughan (Neth) 6-0 3-6 7-5
Marguerite Lebailly/Pierre Goldschmidt d. Inge Behrens (Den)/Bent Panker (Den) default
Edith Curdel-Belliard/Franjo Puncec (Yug) d. Arlette Halff/Coco Gentien 2-6 8-6 7-5
Simone Lafargue-Iribarne/Renato Bossi (Ita) d. Rita Jarvis (GB)/Owen Anderson (US) 6-2 6-0
Simone Mathieu/Dragutin Mitic (Yug) d. Dorothy Andrus (US)/Franjo Kukeljevic (Yug) 9-7 1-6 7-5

Billie Yorke (GB)/Hans Van Swol (Neth) d. Manon Hargreaves (GB)/Ronald Shayes (GB) 6-4 6-3
Cosette St. Omer Roy/Tamino Abe (Jap) d. Ida Bourdet-Adamoff/Lawrence Nelson (US) 6-1 6-2
Nancye Wynne (Aus)/Christian Boussus d. Mary Whitmarsh (GB)/Frank Wilde (GB) 6-3 1-6 6-1
Jean Saunders (GB)/Donald Butler (GB) d. Paulette de Saint Ferreol/William Robertson (US) default
Dot Stevenson (Aus)/Valetino Taroni (Ita) d. Karin Forsell (Swe)/Jacques Bonte 6-2 6-3
Gisela Enger (Ger)/Karl Dohnal (Ger) d. Thelma Coyne (Aus)/Toto Brugnon default
Nelly Landry/Pierre-Henri Landry d. Alice Weiwers (Lux)/Adam Baworoski (Pol) 6-2 8-6
Sylvia Henrotin/Jean Leseur d. Anne-Marie Simon/Roland Journu default

2nd Round

Horner/Sanglier d. Morel-Deville/Rodel 6-1 6-2
Hopman/Mako d. Barbier/Jacquemet 0-6 6-1 6-4
Curdel-Belliard/Puncec d. Lebailly/Goldschmidt 6-4 6-4
Mathieu/Dragutin d. Laffargue-Iribarne/Bossi default

Yorke/Van Swol d. St. Omer Roy/Abe 6-3 6-2
Wynne/Boussus d. Saunders/Butler 6-3 3-6 6-3
Stevenson/Taroni d. Enger/Dohnal 6-2 6-4
Henrotin/Leseur d. Landry/Landry 1-6 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals


Hopman/Mako d. Horner/Sanglier 6-1 6-0
Mathieu/Dragutin d. Curdel-Belliard/Puncec 7-5 7-5
Wynne/Boussus d. Yorke/Van Swol 3-6 6-3 7-5
Henrotin/Leseur d. Stevenson/Taroni 7-5 5-7 7-62

Semifinals

Mathieu/Dragutin d. Hopman/Mako 6-4 10-8
Wynne/Boussus d. Henrotin/Leseur 6-3 6-2

Final

Simone Mathieu/Dragutin Mitic d. Nancy Wynne/Christian Boussus 2-6 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

Doubles

Seeds are not known for ladies doubles. Probable seeds are:

#1 Mathieu/Yorke
#2 Coyne/Wynne

This is not conclusive however, as the New York Times labeled early round upset victims Andrus and Henrotin "favorites in win the doubles crown."

Mixed Doubles

Aussie sources have Donald Butler (GB) rather than Benny Berthet as the partner of Jean Saunders in the mixed.

Names

Ida Bourdet, nee Adamoff plays her last French championships. Le Figaro lists her as Mme Bourdet-Adamoff.

Edith Curdel-Belliard=nee Edith Belliard. We use the styling adopted by Le Figaro.

Karin Forsell listed as M Forsell by the French site. I am using Karin Forsell as she was ranked #10 in Sweden in 1938.

Simone Lafargue=nee Iribarne.

Alice Weiwers listed as "Weiwers" and "Weivers" by Le Figaro.

Missing full names for:

None. All names are complete.

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Sources:


Thanks to Andrew Tas for the complete draws

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpalmares/femmes1938_en.pdf

Le Figaro
New York Times

[A photo of the finalists with Marlene Dietrich in the front row]
Figaro : journal non politique | 1938-06-12 | Gallica


MDLLE MATHIEU'S THIRD TITLE (1938, June 14). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 14 Jun 1938 - MDLLE MATHIEU'S THIRD TITLE - Trove

Figaro : journal non politique | 1938-06-10 | Gallica [includes photos of singles finalists]

TENNIS. (1938, June 13). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 13 Jun 1938 - TENNIS. - Trove

Nancye Wynne Sets A Tennis Fashion (1938, June 11). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 8 (LATE FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 11 Jun 1938 - Nancye Wynne Sets A Tennis Fashion - Trove

TENNIS IN FRANCE (1938, June 10). Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 10 Jun 1938 - TENNIS IN FRANCE - Trove

TENNIS. (1938, June 10). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 10 Jun 1938 - TENNIS. - Trove [covering Wynne's shock quarterfinal loss]

TENNIS IN PARIS (1938, June 9). National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 09 Jun 1938 - TENNIS IN PARIS - Trove

AUSTRALIAN TENNIS GIRLS TO PLAY IN PARIS (1938, June 2). The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved April 2, 2017, from 02 Jun 1938 - AUSTRALIAN TENNIS GIRLS TO PLAY IN PARIS - Trove

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Summary:

A later than usual start date pushes the event to early June-a full two weeks later than in 1937. This spells trouble for the quality of the event, as the top Brits and Americans are in Britain for the Wimbledon tuneups and Wightman Cup, held June 10-11. 3 time defending champion Hilde Sperling does not appear. Even Jadwiga Jedrzejowska, another top tenner and regular at Roland Garros, is also in England playing grass warmups. Andrus is the lone US female entry, while fellow Yank Donald Budge is here chasing The Grand Slam of tennis after his win in Australia.

This makes Simone Mathieu the prohibitive favorite as the only real top ten player in the draw. The question marks are the Australian contingent of Thelma Coyne, Nell Hopman, Dot Stevenson, and especially Nancye Wynne. They have flown to Paris (the first plane trip ever for most of them) in hopes of capturing glory on European red clay. Unfortunately they flew straight from English low and fast bouncing grass to high bouncing clay with no practice on it at all. The Aussie girls predictably crashed out early. Coyne had influenza.

Wynne was seeded #2, but was easily beaten by Jacqueline Goldschmidt, 8th ranked French player, in the round of 16. Nancye, who said after the match that she couldn't get used to the light balls, send shot after shot into the net or wide when going down the line. After a 6-0 blowout she made a fight of it to get to 3 all in the 2nd set, losing 6-0 6-3. Wynne's habit of "bouncing her racquet on the ground and catching it like a yo-yo" is a novelty in this staid era.

The last Aussie standing was Dot Stevenson. In the quarters she gave Simone Mathieu her sternest test of the tournament. Dot dropped serve to start the match, but held from there out. Stevenson used a nice backhand crosscourt and several drop shots to score points. Mathieu held on to win a 6-4 set by 30 points to 27. From that point the floor fell out from under Stevenson. Her backhand went off, and Mathieu, not normally a volleyer, even came in to net to make several winners. The second set flew by at 6-0 and 31 points to 19.

The semifinals were played on the #2 court, resulting in easy wins for Mathieu and Landry.

Simone Mathieu sweeps aside all opposition easily and finally wins her nation's title in an anticlimax. Surprise finalist Nelly Landry has upset 3 players to reach the final, where she was outclassed 6-0 6-3. Anticlimatic or not, this win was a joyous validation of her iron will that bore fruit at last.

Mme Mathieu never lost more then 4 games in a match. The #1 French female for over a decade had lost 6 previous singles finals at Roland Garros. Only 3,000 saw Simone win the final. To make matters worse, many of those present showed their impatience at long rallies with whistles and other signs that the ladies were a warmup for the men's final, which was a likwise a blowout.

On the last day Mathieu captured the triple crown here-taking the doubles with Brit Billie Yorke for the 3rd year running and the mixed with Yugoslav Dragutin Mitic. The doubles was easy, while the mixed final went to 3 sets. Aussie Nancye Wynne smashed multiple overhead winners to win the first set with French male #1 Christian Boussus. After dropping the 2nd set Wynne and Boussus led 4-2 when Nancye held serve after 2 deuces. Boussus dropped his serve though, and with a series of drop shots, lobs, high bounding topspin and hard passing shots Simone nudged her pair to victory with four consecutive games. In contrast to the singles final Simone was given appreciation by a large and warm crowd of 12,000 entertained to the fullest.

Mathieu is the first known mother to win the French. An amusing report from the Townsville Daily Bulletin reports "Mme Mathieu's three children sat alone on the top of a tier at the Stade Roland Garros and cheered shrilly" as their mom won a close mixed semi match and the women's final.
 
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