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1939 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 13-21
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=24)

1st Round

Sarah Fabyan/Alice Marble [1]-bye
Pat Cumming/Marilyn McRae-bye
Nina Brown (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB)-bye
Mary Arnold/Dodo Bundy-bye
Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin (Fra)-bye
Cissy Madden/Dorothy Wightman d. Mary Lou Johnston/Alice Surber 6-2 6-4
Elizabeth Corbiere/Mrs Carlton R. Mabley d. Elena Ciccone/Phyllis Xydis (Gre) 6-3 2-6 6-4
Virginia Johnson/Simone Mathieu (Fra) [2F] d. Mariette Arguimbeau/Helen Van Schaick 4-6 6-2 6-2

Helen Jacobs/Dorothy Workman [2] d. Barbara Bradley/Catherine Malcolm 6-4 6-2
Pauline Betz/Hope Knowles d. Helene Lynen/Gerry Mallory 6-0 6-0
Polly Morrill/Marjorie Painter-bye
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Valerie Scott (GB)-bye
Freda Hammersley (GB)/Kay Stammers (GB) [1F]-bye
Virginia Ellis/Harriet Theopold-bye
Baba Madden/Helen Pedersen-bye
Pat Canning/Virginia Wolfenden-bye

2nd Round

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Cumming/McRae 6-1 6-2
Brown/Nuthall d. Arnold/Bundy 12-10 6-3
Andrus/Henrotin d. Wightman/C. Madden 6-1 6-3
Johnson/Mathieu [2F] d. Corbiere/Mabley 6-2 6-3

Jacobs/Workman [2] d. Betz/Knowles 6-2 6-1
Hardwick/Scott d. Morrill/Painter 6-4 6-4
Hammersley/Stammers [1F] d. Ellis/Theopold 6-1 6-0
Canning/Wolfenden d. B Madden/Pedersen 4-6 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinalists

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Brown/Nuthall 6-1 6-2
Andrus/Henrotin d. Johnson/Mathieu [2F] 6-1 4-6 6-4
Jacobs/Workman [2] d. Hardwick/Scott 6-4 4-6 6-2
Hammersley/Stammers [1F] d. Canning/Wolfenden 4-6 6-2 6-2

Semifinalists

Fabyan/Marble [1] d. Andrus/Henrotin 6-3 6-1
Hammersley/Stammers [1F] d. Jacobs/Workman [2] 6-1 6-2

Final

Sarah Fabyan/Alice Marble [1] d. Freda James/Kay Stammers [1F] 7-5 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Sarah Fabyan/Elwood Cooke d. Patricia Cummings/Gordon Giles 6-2 6-1
Ruth Carter/Lytton Dowson d. Charlotte Major/Cedric Major 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Workman/Joe Hunt d. Polly Morrill/Howard York 6-2 6-3
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Charles Hare (GB) d. Hope Knowles/Gil Hunt 6-2 10-8
Helen Jacobs/Wayne Sabin d. Sylvia Henrotin (Fra)/George Toley 7-5 2-6 13-11
Valerie Scott (GB)/Gardnar Mulloy d. Marjorie Painter/George Roberts 6-4 8-6
Dodo Bundy/John Doeg d. Virginia Wolfenden/Hal Surface 4-6 8-6 6-4
Simone Mathieu (Fra)/John Bromwich (Aus) d. Cissy Madden/Frank Froehling 6-4 6-3

Alice Marble/Harry Hopman (Aus) d. Mary Arnold/Jack Kramer 6-3 6-1
Nina Brown (GB)/Frank Guernsey d. Pat Canning/Bitsy Grant 3-6 7-5 7-5
Phyllis Xydis (Gre)/William Robertson d. Baba Madden/Morey Lewis 1-6 6-0 7-5
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Jack Crawford (Aus) d. Mary Lou Johnston/Darrell Hudlow 6-0 6-3
Kay Stammers (GB)/Bobby Riggs d. Virginia Johnson/Norman Bickel 6-4 6-3
Marolyn McRae/Russell Bobbitt d. Dorothy Andrus/Bernard Destremau (Fra) 5-7 10-8 6-4
Barbara Bradley/Welby Van Horn d. Golda Gross/Ted Schroeder 2-6 6-3 6-2
Freda James (GB)/Ladislav Hecht (Cz) d. Carolyn Clothier/Bill Clothier 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Fabyan/Cooke d. Carter/Dowson 6-1 6-1
Workman/J. Hunt d. Hardwick/Hare 6-3 6-4
Scott/Mulloy d. Jacobs/Sabin 6-2 5-7 6-4
Mathieu/Bromwich d. Bundy/Doeg 6-4 6-3

Marble/Hopman d. Brown/Guernsey 6-1 6-4
Nuthall/Crawford d. Xydis/Robertson 6-0 6-0
Stammers/Riggs d. McRae/Bobbitt 6-4 3-6 6-3
Hammersley/Hecht d. Bradley/Van Horn 7-5 7-5

Quarterfinals

Fabyan/Cooke d. Workman/J. Hunt 6-4 6-2
Scott/Mulloy d. Mathieu/Bromwich 0-6 6-4 6-2
Marble/Hopman d. Nuthall/Crawford 5-7 6-1 6-4
Stammers/Riggs d. Hamersley/Hecht 7-5 7-5

Semifinals


Fabyan/Cooke d. Scott/Mulloy 6-1 9-7
Marble/Hopman d. Stammers/Riggs 6-0 6-4

Final

Alice Marble/Harry Hopman d. Sarah Fabyan/Elwood Cooke 9-7 6-1

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Draw Notes:

There were 4 seeded teams-2 domestic and 2 foreign. The #2 "foreign" seeds consisted of American Virginia Johnson and Simone Mathieu of France.

Full names are present for every individual in the draw.

Elizabeth Corbiere is called Betty Corbiere in the NYT.
Helene Lynen was from Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Virginia Mabley=Mrs Carlton R. Mabley, nee Virginia Gamel Cross (1908-1993). http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/re...ross_133403354
Charlotte Major=Mrs Cedric Alywin Major was from East Hampton. Before marriage she was Charlotte Elizabeth Beyer. They wed in 1922.

Gerry Mallory was from Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Alice Surber is from Los Angeles
Phyllis Xydis is called Despoiris Xydes in the NYT.
Harriet Theopold=Mrs Philip Theopold
Helen Van Schaick is from New York.

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Sources:

The New York Times


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Summary:

Sarah Palfrey and Alice Marble prove to be the cream of the field for the 3rd straight year.

Alice is devastating throughout. The British team of Freda Hammersley and Kay Stammers put up a tough fight though.Freda used lobs against Sarah. In the end the aggressive Americans get a vital break in each set. Mrs Hammersley used to be Freda James, and is best at doubles. Beauty Kay Stammers is adored by male fans on and off the court-dating future US Senator and President Jack Kennedy.
 

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1940 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 18-25
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill (Brookline), Massachuesetts, United States
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=32)


1st Round

Alice Marble/Sarah Palfrey [1] d. Nancy Amory/Joan Humphrey 6-0 6-1
Charlotte Prizer/Audrey Rust d. Ruth Carter/Jane Nawn 7-5 7-5
Emily Lincoln/Catherine Malcolm d. Barbara Bradley/Baba Madden 6-2 7-5
Eunice Dean/Argyll Rice d. Mrs HP Gray/Joan Roberts 6-2 6-2
Pat Canning/Virginia Wolfenden [4] d. Anne Page/Frida Scharman default
Helen Pedersen/Kay Winthrop d. Ottilie Gaertner/Mrs WF Howe 6-2 6-1
Louise Brough/Dorothy Wightman d. Edith Seyburn/Isabel Seyburn 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Andrus/Sylvia Henrotin (Frn) [2F] d. Molly Van Wyck/Mary Lou Ward 6-0 6-1

Pauline Betz/Margaret Osborne [2] d. Gretl Dupont/Hazel Wightman 6-4 6-2
Barbara Brandt/Lois Ladd d. Betty Howe/Peggy Howe 6-2 6-8 10-8
Virginia Ellis/Mr Philip H Theopold d. Kay Hubbell/Barbara Nields 8-6 3-6 6-0
Dodo Bundy/Midge Van Ryn d. Frances Brett/Ann Walker default
Mary Arnold/Helen Jacobs [3] d. Ann Knowles/Hope Knowles 6-0 6-1
Polly Morrill/Marjorie Painter d. Peggy Baker/Norma Meister 6-1 6-2
Sissy Madden/Barbara Strobhar d. Helen Dyer/Marguerite Letts 6-1 6-2
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Valerie Scott (GB) [1F] d. Mary Fuller/Phyllis Richards 6-3 6-2

Second Round

Marble/Palfrey [1] d. Prizer/Rust 6-1 6-0
Lincoln/Malcolm d. Dean/Rice 6-1 6-2
Canning/Wolfenden [4] d. Pedersen/Winthrop 7-5 6-4
Andrus/Henrotin [2F] d. Brough/D. Wightman 7-5 9-7

Betz/Osborne [2] d. Brandt/Ladd 6-2 6-2
Bundy/Van Ryn d. Ellis/Theopold 6-2 6-0
Arnold/Jacobs [3] d. Morrill/Painter 6-2 2-6 6-0
Hardwick/Scott [1F] d. Madden/Strobhar 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Marble/Palfrey [1] d. Lincoln/Malcolm 6-3 6-2
Canning/Wolfenden [4] d. Andrus/Henrotin [2F] 6-1 6-2
Bundy/Van Ryn d. Betz/Osborne [2] 6-4 6-4
Hardwick/Scott [1F] d. Arnold/Jacobs [3] 6-4 4-6 6-2

Semifinals

Marble/Palfrey [1] d. Canning/Wolfenden [4] 6-3 6-3
Bundy/Van Ryn d. Hardwick/Scott [1F] 6-3 9-7

Final


Alice Marble/Sarah Palfrey [1] d. Dodo Bundy/Midge Van Ryn 6-4 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32 )

1st Round

Helen Jacobs/Don McNeill [2] d. Marjorie Painter/Bobby Low 9-11 6-0 7-5
Mary Arnold/Bill Talbert d. Kay Winthrop/Russell Bobbitt 6-3 9-7
Dodo Bundy/Jack Kramer d. Dorothy Andrus/E McNight 6-2 6-2
Hope Knowles/Gil Hunt d. Catherine Malcolm/George Lyttleton-Rogers (Ire) default
Sarah Palfrey/Welby Van Horn d. Carolyn Clothier/Bill Clothier 6-1 6-1
Pat Canning/Ted Olewine d. Ruth Carter/Norman Drake 6-2 6-4
Margaret Osborne/Ed Amark d. Louise Brough/Joseph Holbrook 6-1 7-5
Valerie Scott (GB)/Joe Hunt d. Polly Morrill/Jim Roberts 6-1 6-4

Alice Marble/Bobby Riggs [1] d. Sissy Madden/Frank Froehling 7-5 6-3
Sylvia Henrotin (Fra)/William Vogt d. Barbara Nields/Baker 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Wightman/Wai Chuen Choy (Chn) d. Baba Madden/Jack Mahoney 6-4 6-4
Virginia Wolfenden/Frank Kovacs d. Charlotte Prizer/James Olmstead default
Pauline Betz/Ted Schroeder d. Kay Hubbell/Dave Allmann 7-5 7-5
Barbara Bradley/Francis Gay d. Miss Elliott/RJ Bender 6-2 6-1 (per the NYT d. Mrs JH Jamieson/JH Jamieson 6-2 6-1)*
Midge Van Ryn/Wilmer Allison d. Gretl Dupont/Frank Guernsey 7-5 6-4
Mary Hardwick (GB)/Charles Mattmann d. Mrs H Carney/H Carney 6-3 6-0

2nd round

Arnold/Talbert d. Jacobs/McNeill [2] 7-5 4-6 6-3
Bundy/Kramer d. Knowles/G Hunt 6-2 6-2
Palfrey/Van Horn d. Canning/Olewine 4-6 6-4 6-3
Osborne/Amark d. Scott/J. Hunt 6-4 7-5

Marble/Riggs [1] d. Henrotin/Vogt 6-3 6-3
Wolfenden/Kovacs d. Wightman/Choy 6-0 6-4
Betz/Schroeder d. Bradley/Gay 6-3 4-6 6-2
Van Ryn/Allison d. Hardwick/Mattmann 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Bundy/Kramer d. Arnold/Talbert 4-6 6-2 8-6
Osborne/Amark d. Palfrey/Van Horn 6-1 7-5
Marble/Riggs [1] d. Wolfenden/Kovacs 3-6 6-1 6-4
Betz/Schroeder d. Van Ryn/Allison 7-5 0-6 6-3

Semifinals

Bundy/Kramer d. Osborne/Amark 4-6 6-2 6-4
Marble/Riggs [1] d. Betz/Schroeder 6-3 7-5

Final

Alice Marble/Bobby Riggs [1] d. Dodo Bundy/Jack Kramer 9-7 6-1

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Draw notes:

*The score is clear in this 1R mixed match match but the losers are not:Option A:
Barbara Bradley/Francis Gay d. Miss Elliott/RJ Bender 6-2 6-1 (per the NYT)
Option B: Barbara Bradley/Francis Gay d. Mrs JH Jamieson/JH Jamieson 6-2 6-1) (Per American Lawn Tennis).

A third source is needed to verify which is correct.

Wai Chuen Choy known as WC Choy.
W. J. Clothier=Bill Clothier 2nd (the son)

Missing full names for
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Mrs H Carney and Mr H Carney
Miss Elliott
Mrs H. P. Gray
Mrs W. F. Howe
Mrs JH Jamieson/JH Jamieson

Mr R. J. Bender

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
The New York Times



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Summary:

A capacity crowd of about 3,600 watches the doubles semifinals at Longwood. Only half that show for the finals. Marble and Palfrey won for the 5th straight year. This is Palfrey's 8th US doubles crown. The 1st seeded foreign team of Hardwick/Scott go out in the semis to Bundy/Van Ryn, who were the first unseeded pair to reach the ladies doubles final since seeding began.

The 35 minute final had a bit of drama as Bundy and Van Ryn led 4-3 in the first set. Alice was off form and Dodo was on, keeping things close. Bundy fell off in form though, and the superior team won in straights.
 

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1941 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 18-24
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill (Brookline), Massachuesetts, US
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=19)

1st Round

Shirley Catton/Pearl Harland d. Sylvia Hatch Cambell/Frances Keyes 6-0 6-3
Barbara Nields/Argyll Rice d. Cecelia Bowdoin/Elinor Bowdoin 6-1 6-2
Pauline Betz/Dodo Bundy [2] d. Helen Lynen/Gerry Mallory default

2nd Round

Sarah Cooke/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Pat Canning/Dorothy Wightman 6-1 6-1
Margaret Jessee/Virginia Kovacs d. Helen Marlowe/Mercedes Marlowe 6-2 6-4
Barbara Bradley/Jane Stanton [3] d. Ruth Carter/Lois Ladd 6-0 6-1
Catton/Harland d. Nields/Rice 6-3 6-1

Betz/Bundy [2] d. Frances Brett/Ann Walker 6-0 6-2
Helen Bernhard/Louise Brough d. Helen Rihbany/Barbara Strobhar 6-1 6-2
Helen Jacobs/Valerie Scott (GB) d. Virginia Johnson/Kay Winthrop 6-1 8-10 7-5
Mary Arnold/Hope Knowles d. Katherine Hubbell/Emily Lincoln 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Cooke/Osborne [1] d. Jessee/Kovacs 6-0 6-0
Catton/Harland d. Bradley/Stanton [3] 6-3 6-1
Betz/Bundy [2] d. Bernhard/Brough 0-6 6-3 6-4
Arnold/Knowles d. Jacobs/Scott 4-6 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Cooke/Osborne [1] d. Catton/Harland 6-3 6-2
Betz/Bundy [2] d. Arnold/Knowles 6-4 4-6 6-3

Final

Sarah Cooke/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Pauline Betz/Dodo Bundy [2] 3-6 6-1 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Sarah Cooke/Jack Kramer d. Dewer Durie/Bob Davis 6-3 6-2
Hope Knowles/EdwinAmark d. Helen Marlowe/Gene Mako 6-4 4-6 6-2
Louise Brough/Ted Olewine d. Janet Stearns/Norman Todd 6-0 6-0
Mary Arnold/Bill Talbert d. Ruth Carter/Jimmy Evert 6-1 6-2
Dodo Bundy/Don McNeill d. Gilda Ciccone/Jack Carder 6-1 6-0
Emily Lincoln/J Burke Wilkinson d. Miss Soule/Jack Lynch 6-1 7-5
Barbara Bradley/George Toley d. Barbara Strobhar/Bill Clothier Jr 6-1 6-3
Pat Canning/Ted Schroeder d. Margaret Jessee/Budge Patty default

Pauline Betz/Bobby Riggs d. Helen Rihbany/Arthur Marx 6-2 6-4
Valerie Scott (GB)/Earl Cochell d. Virginia Johnson/Gilbert Hall default
Caroline Clothier/Bill Clothier d. Helen Jacobs/Edward Alloo default
Dorothy Wightman/Ray Gladman d. Charlotte Prizer/T Rice 6-2 7-5
Virginia Kovacs/Frank Kovacs d. Kay Hubbell/Sumner Rodman 6-4 8-6
Shirley Catton/William Crosby d. Argyll Rice/Henry Batjer 6-4 6-1
Margaret Osborne/Charles Mattmann d. Julie Hoblitzell/William Hoblitzell 6-0 6-0
Jane Stanton/Robin Hippenstiel d. Kay Winthrop/Chauncey Steele 8-6 6-3

2nd Round

Cooke/Kramer d. Knowles/Amark 6-3 6-4
Brough/Olewine d. Arnold/Talbert 4-6 11-9 6-4
Bundy/McNeill d. Lincoln/Wilkinson6-2 6-3
Canning/Schroeder d. Bradley/Toley 6-4 6-4

Betz/Riggs d. Scott/Cochell 9-7 6-3
Clothier/Clothier d. Wightman/Gladman default
Kovacs/Kovacs d. Catton/Crosby 7-5 6-3
Stanton/Hippenstiel d. Osborne/Mattmann 3-6 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cooke/Kramer d. Brough/Olewine 4-6 11-9 6-4
Bundy/McNeill d. Canning/Schroeder 8-6 6-3
Betz/Riggs d. Clothier/Clothier 7-5 6-4
Stanton/Hippenstiel d. Kovacs/Kovacs 6-4 7-5

Semifinals


Cooke/Kramer d. Bundy/McNeill 6-3 7-5
Betz/Riggs d. Stanton/Hippenstiel 8-6 6-8 6-3

Final


Sarah Cooke/Jack Kramer d. Pauline Betz/Bobby Riggs 4-6 6-6 6-4


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Draw Notes:

Ann Walker=Mrs Joseph R Walker of Boston (Brookline), nee Ann Lennox Dolam.

Missing full names for:

Miss Soule

T. Rice (a male player)

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Sources

Scores from the NYT and ALT, pages 4-9 of September 5 issue.

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Summary

Palfrey wins her 9th US Doubles with a fourth different partner. She as previously won with Betty Nuthall (1930), Helen Jacobs (1932, 1934-1935) and Alice Marble (1937-40)

Helen Jacobs/Valerie Scott saved a match point at 3-5 down in the third.
 

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1946 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 19-26.
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, US
Surface: Grass

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Seeds

1. Louise Brough-Margaret Osborne (Domestic)
2. Pauline Betz-Doris Hart (Domestic)
1. Jean Bostock (GB)-Kay Stammers Menzies (GB) (Foreign)
2. Pat Adams (Can)-Jean Burritt (Can) (Foreign)

Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1]-bye
Jean Pipers/Barbara Wood-bye
Nancy Corbett/Baba Lewis-bye
Ruth Carter/Argyll Rice-bye
Gloria Butler/Lilian Lopaus d. Pat Adams (Can)/Jean Burritt (Can) [2F] 6-0 6-1
Bunny Vosters/Kay Winthrop d. Betty Ruth Hulbert/Betty Rosenquest 6-4 6-3
Eleanor Cushingham/Barbara Scofield-bye
Shirley Fry/Barbara Krase-bye

Dottie Head/Phyllis Hunter-bye
Jean Langenberg/Jean Olmstead-bye
Jean Doyle/Margaret Varner d. Marta Barnett/Louise Snow 6-4 3-6 6-3
Pauline Betz/Doris Hart [2] d. Rosemary Buck/Gloria Rustum 6-0 6-0
Mary Arnold Prentiss/Pat Todd-bye
Dorrance Deston/Marjorie Sachs Pickhart-bye
Virginia Boyer/Janet Raye-bye
Jean Bostock (GB)/Kay Stammers (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Brough/Osborne [1] d. Pipers/Wood default
Corbett/Lewis d. Carter/Rice 6-1 6-4
Vosters/Winthrop d. Butler/Lopaus 6-0 6-4
Fry/Krase d. Cushingham/Scofield 7-5 5-7 6-4

Head/Hunter d. Lagenberg/Olmstead 6-2 6-2
Betz/Hart [2] d. Doyle/Varner 6-1 6-4
Prentiss/Todd d. Deston/Pickhart 6-1 6-1
Bostock/Stammers [1] d. Boyer/Raye 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Brough/Osborne [1] d. Corbett/Lewis 6-4 6-3
Fry/Krase d. Vosters/Winthrop 6-4 10-8
Betz/Hart [2] d. Head/Hunter 6-3 7-5
Prentiss/Todd d. Bostock/Stammers 6-3 5-7 9-7

Semifinals

Brough/Osborne [1] d. Fry/Krase 6-1 6-3
Prentiss/Todd d. Betz/Hart [2] 6-2 6-0

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Mary Prentiss/Pat Todd 6-1 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Mrs R. Deston=nee Dorrance Chase.
Mrs William H Raye=nee Janet Rogers Buckley. Her husband lived from 1911 to 1993.

Missing name for:


Mrs Oliver M. Langenberg of St Louis=nee Jean Schock.

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Summary:


"Broughie" and "Ozzie' win a record 5th straight US doubles.
Arnold/Todd save 3 mps in an exciting quarterfinal.
Capacity crowds of 3,500 came out for the last 3 days.

For the singles and Mixed Doubles at Forest Hills please see: US Open Results
 

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1947 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 18-23.
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, US
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=20)


1st Round

Doris Hart/Pat Todd [2]-bye
Mary Fuller/Jan Raye-bye
Nancy Corbett/Nancy Wolfenden-bye
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Betty Rosenquest-bye
Marjorie Pickhardt/Argyll Rice-bye
Marjory Corbett/Shelby Frizzell-bye
Dorrie Deston/Kay Hubbell d. Virginia Boyer/Barbara Wood 6-4 6-2
Midge Buck/Magda Rurac (Rom) d. Jean Bostock (GB)/Betty Hilton (GB) [1F] 4-6 6-2 6-1

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Charlotte Alling/Nancy Morton 6-1 6-0
Helen Rihbany/Kay Winthrop d. Dottie Head/Wilma Smith 6-2 6-3
Nancye Bolton (Aus)/Virginia Kovacs [3F]-bye
Joy Gannon (GB)/Jean Quertier (GB)-bye
Shirley Fry/Barbara Krase [3]-bye
Marta Barnett/Laura Lou Jahn-bye
Rsemary Buck/Helen Pastall-bye
Molly Blair (GB)/Kay Menzies (GB) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Hart/Todd [2] d. Fuller/Raye 6-0 6-0
Hopman/Rosenquest d. Corbett/Wolfenden 6-2 6-3
Pickhardt/Rice d. M. Corbett/Frizzell 6-0 6-3
M. Buck/Rurac d. Deston/Hubbell 6-2 6-1

Brough/Osborne [1] d. Rihbany/Winthrop 6-2 6-3
Bolton/Kovacs [3F] d. Gannon/Quertier 6-4 6-3
Fry/Krase [3] d. Barnett/Jahn 6-2 6-2
Blair/Menzies [2F] d. R. Buck/Pastall 6-4 6-8 7-5

Quarterfinals

Hart/Todd [2] d. Hopman/Rosenquest 6-2 6-2
M. Buck/Rurac d. Pickhardt/Rice 6-0 6-0
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Bolton/Kovacs [3F] 4-6 6-4 6-2
Fry/Krase [3] d. Blair/Menzies [2F] 6-4 5-7 6-3

Semifinals

Hart/Todd [2] d. M. Buck/Rurac 6-2 6-2
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Fry/Krase [3] 6-1 6-0

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Doris Hart/Pat Todd [2] 5-7 6-3 7-5

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Draw Notes:

In exact draw order.

Marjory Corbett (and not McCord) is Frizzell's partner according to the NYT.

Dorrie Deston=Mrs Raymond Deston
Jan Raye=Mrs William Raye.
Barbara Wood listed as L.C. Wood at ALT and the NYT.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, September 15 issue, pages 6-11.

The New York Times [which provided the seedings]

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Summary:

In a dramatic final "Broughie and Ozzie" edge out rivals Doris Hart and Pat Todd. Louise and Margaret lost a 4-1 lead in the opening chapter. From that stage Pat "began to kill any and all balls within reach." At 6-5 they broke Margaret Osborne's serve with some clever lobbing.

First set Hart and Todd 7-5.

Set two went to Louise and Margaret-who kept up a net attack. As usual Margaret was the most consistent of all the ladies on court. Doris Hart faltered on her serve, and was broke in the 5th and 9th games.

Second set Brough and Osborne 6-3.

The last set was nip and tuck all the way until the final game. The New York Times wrote the crowd was "worked up" in the tense final set. Toddy made 3 volley errors and Hart missed a smash to hand Louise and Margaret their incredible 6th US Doubles title in a row.

The world's #1 doubles team survived a scare in the quarters-where Aussie Nancye Bolton and Virginia Kovacs led a set and 4-3.
 

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1948 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 23-28
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, US
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=21)

1st Round

Doris Hart/Pat Todd [2] -bye
Barbara Clement/Sissy Leach (SA)-bye
Marta Barnett/Baba Lewis-bye
Catherine Malcolm/Marjorie McCord-bye
Midge Buck/Virginia Kovacs [3]-bye
Virginia Johnson/Bunny Vosters d. Gloria Butler/Argyll Rice 6-0 6-
Eleanor Cushingham/Louise Isaacs d. Dorrance Deston/Kay Hubbell 6-4 6-2
Joy Gannon (GB)/Betty Hilton (GB) [1F] d. Laura Lou Jahn/Ruth Reggio 6-4 6-2

Louise Brough/Margaret du Pont [1] d. Emily Dorrance/Charlotte Prizer 6-0 6-0
Dottie Head/Nancy Morrison d. Charlotte Alling/Nancy Norton 6-0 6-0
Dodo Cheney/Betty Rosenquest-bye
Nancy Chaffee/Helen Pastall-bye
Shirley Fry/Sheila Summers (SA)-bye
Rosemary Buck/Sylvia Knowles-bye
Virginia Lee Boyer/Lois Ladd-bye
Gussy Moran/Magda Rurac (Rom) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Hart/Todd [2] d. Clement/Leach 6-0 6-3
Barnett/Lewis d. Malcolm/McCord 6-3 6-1
Buck/Kovacs [3] d. Johnson/Vosters 6-2 6-4
Gannon/Hilton [1F] d. Cushingham/Isaacs 8-6 6-3

Brough/du Pont [1] d. Head/Morrison 6-1 6-0
Cheney/Rosenquest d. Chaffee/Pastall 6-2 6-4
Fry/Summers d. R. Buck/Knowles 6-2 6-3
Moran/Rurac [2F] d. Boyer/Ladd 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Hart/Todd [2] d. Barnett/Lewis 6-2 6-4
Buck/Kovacs [3] d. Gannon/Hilton [1F] 10-8 6-2
Brough/du Pont [1] d. Cheney/Rosenquest 9-7 6-0
Fry/Summers d. Moran/Rurac [2F] 7-5 6-2

Semifinals

Hart/Todd [2] d. Buck/Kovacs [3] 6-2 6-4
Brough/du Pont [1] d. Fry/Summers 6-2 7-5

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret du Pont [1] d. Doris Hart/Pat Todd [2] 6-4 8-10 6-1

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Draw notes:

Played in conjunction with the US Men's Doubles. All names are complete.

Emily Dorrance is from Philadelphia
Sissu Leach, nee Madden, is American by birth and sister to Baba Madden Lewis.
Ruth Reggio is from Boston

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Sources
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American Lawn Tennis, October 1948 issue, pges 38-39, and 48.
New York Times

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Summary

The unstoppable Brough and du Pont "harpoon their 7th straight US doubles to the surprise of no one". Miss Brough was broken on service two times in the long eighteen-game second set, it was the more consistent duPont who righted the ship.
 

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1949 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 15-21
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=25)


1st Round

Louise Brough/Margaret du Pont [1]-bye
Rosemary Buck/Sylvia Knowles-bye
Adrienne Ayares/Barbara Scarlett-bye
Betty Hilton/Kay Tuckey (GB) d. Virginia Boyer/Lois Ladd 7-5 6-1
Dottie Head/Betty Rosenquest [4] d. Elizabeth Lewis/Mrs Rowland Stanley 6-0 6-0
Maureen Connolly/Betty Struthers d. Charlotte Alling/Nancy Norton 7-5 6-1
Marjorie Buck/Barbara Scofield d. Argyll Rice/Marjorie Norris 6-3 6-2
Baba Lewis/Magda Rurac (Rom) [2F] d. Francis Herron/Dore Martin 6-2 6-0

Gussy Moran/Pat Todd [2] d. Rachel Franke/Louise Warfield 6-0 6-0
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Elizabeth Loeck/Catherine Malcolm 6-4 6-3
Virginia Johnson//Nancy Morrison d. Gladys Heldman/Rhoda Hopkins 6-4 6-2
Beverly Baker/Jean Walker-Smith (GB) d. Elena Russell/Mrs Clarence Warner 6-2 6-1
Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [3]-bye
Edith Beatty/Charlotte Prizer-bye
Helen Perez/Wilma Smith-bye
Molly Blair (GB)/Jean Quertier (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Brough/du Pont [1] d. R Buck/Knowles 6-1 6-2
Hilton/Tuckey d. Ayares/Scarlett 6-2 6-1
Head/Rosenquest [4] d. Connolly/Struthers 6-0 9-7
M Buck/Scofield d. Lewis/Rurac [2F] 7-5 6-1

Moran/Todd [2] d. Felix/Hubbell 6-2 7-5
Baker/Walker-Smith d. Johnson/N Morrison 6-4 6-3
Fry/Hart [3] d. Beatty/Prizer 6-1 6-0
Blair/Quertier [1F] d. Perez/Smith 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Brough/duPont [1] d. Hilton/Tuckey 6-4 6-0
Head/Rosenquest [4] d. Buck/Scofield 6-2 10-8
Moran/Todd [2] d. Baker/Walker-Smith 6-2 6-4
Fry/Hart [3] d. Blair/Quertier [1F] 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Brough/duPont [1] d. Head/Rosenquest [4] 6-1 6-1
Fry/Hart [3] d. Moran/Todd [2] 12-10 4-6 6-4

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret du Pont [1] d. Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [3] 6-4 8-6

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Draw Notes:

Though Magda Rurac is now considered American (she resides in Los Angeles) she and Baba Lewis are seeded as the #2 foreign seeds.

About 25,000 turn out for the week in fine weather.

Edith Beatty=Mrs Elwood Beatty
Francis Herron=Mrs William Herron (possibly Herran-double check) is from Worcester.
Lois Ladd is from Winchester, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Lewis=Mrs John Lewis of Dover, Massachusetts
Dore Martin is from Worcester, Massachusetts
Elena Russell=Mrs William Russell
Louise Warfield is from Baltimoee, Maryland
Eleanor Warner=Mrs Clarence Warner of Newton, Mass

Missing full names for:

Mrs Rowland Stanley is from Bristol, Connecticut.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, September 15 1949 issue, pages 25-27 and 34.

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Summary:

Fry and Hart save 5 set points in a close and exciting semi filled with quick volley exchanges. The two hour 43 game victory from Fry and Hart reversed two recent defeats this summer at Orange and Manchester. A crowd of 5,000 comes out, many standing to see the action.

Brough and duPont win their 8th consecutive US National title. before a finals crowd of 4,000 The pair have won 15 straight tournaments since losing to Hart and Todd in the 1947 Wimbledon final. The pair have lost only two matches on turf (grass) in their entire history as a pair.
 

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1950 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 14-21
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=20)


1st Round

Gussy Moran/Pat Todd-bye
Baba Madden Lewis/Louise Snow-bye
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell-bye
Joy Mottram (GB)/Sue Partridge (GB) [1]- bye
Nancy Morrison/Barbara Scofield-bye
Rhoda Hopkins/Virginia Rice Johnson-bye
Heather Nicolls (Ber)/Peggy Stone d. Mary Boyd/Charlotte Darling Prizer default
Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [2] d. Nancy Alling/Charlotte Norton 6-0 6-0

Betty Rosenquest/Virginia Wolfenden d. Annalisa Bossi (Ita)/Helen Rihbany [2F] 6-0 6-1
Barbara Kimbrell/Helen Pastall Perez d. Peggy Eby/Laua Lou Jahn default
Jeanne Davis/Dorothy Hills--bye
Midge Buck/Nancy Chaffee-bye
Beverly Baker/Magda Rurac-bye
Georgette Taillendier/Dorothy Watman-bye
Marjorie Norris/Elena Russell-bye
Louise Brough/DuPont [1]-bye

2nd Round

Moran/Todd d. Lewis/Snow 6-4 7-5
Mottram/Partidge [1F] d. Felix/Hubbell 6-3 6-3
Morrison/Scofield d. Hopkins/Johnson 6-1 6-2
Fry/Hart [2] d. Nicolls/Stone 6-0 6-2

Rosenquest/Wolfenden d. Kimbrell/Perez 6-1 2-6 7-5
Buck/Chaffee d. Davis/Hills 6-0 6-0
Baker/Rurac d. Taillendier/Watman 6-2 6-1
Brough/du Pont [1] d. Norris/Russell 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Moran/Todd d. Mottram/Partidge [1F] 6-2 6-2
Fry/Hart [2] d. Morrison/Scofield 6-2 6-2
Buck/Chaffee d. Rosenquest/Wolfenden 3-6 6-2 9-7
Brough/du Pont [1] d. Baker/Rurac 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Fry/Hart [2] d. Todd/Moran 6-4 6-3
Brough/du Pont [1] d. Buck/Chaffee 6-1 8-6

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret du Pont [1] d. Shirley Fry/Hart Hart [2] 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Dorothy Hills=Mrs. Arthur Hills

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Source:

New York Times

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Summary:

Brough and du Pont win the US doubles for the 9th consecutive year. 3,200 see the finals on a Monday. It is a disappointingly one-sided final considering that Fry and Hart has twice beaten Brough and du Pont this year, once at the French and again recently at Essex just the week before.

A larger crowd of 6,000 saw the semis, where both losing teams put up good fights but were outclassed.
 

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1951 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 13-20
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachuesetts, United States
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=23)

1st Round

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1]-bye
Carolyn Liguori/Diana McIlvaine-bye
Helen Pedersen Rihbany/Edie Sullivan-bye
Elena Russell/Eleanor Warner-bye
Dottie Head/Nancy Morrison d. Rosemary Buck/Margaret Varrer 12-10 6-2
Barbara Kimbrell/Julie Sampson d. Dorothy Hills/Nancy Norton 6-1 6-0
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Gloria Butler/Jacqueline Marcellin (Fra) 6-2 6-2
Gussy Moran/Pat Ward (GB) [2F] d. Rhoda Hopkins/Laura Lou Jahn 2-6 6-4 6-4

Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd [2] d. Doris Popple/Argyll Rice 6-1 6-0
Helen Fletcher (GB)/Jean Walker-Smith (GB) d. Jean Clarke/Gladys Heldman 6-3 6-1
Anita Kanter/Baba Lewis d. Mary de Young/Mary Richards 6-1 6-0
Beverly Baker/Midge Buck-bye
Maureen Connolly/Betty Rosenquest Pratt-bye
Juliana Copeland/Barbara Wood-bye
Vera Dwight/Merion Kerr-bye
Jean Quertier (GB)/Kay Tuckey (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Fry/Hart [1] d. Liguori/McIlvaine 6-0 6-0
Rihbany/Sullivan d. Russell/Warner 6-2 6-1
Kimbrell/Sampson d. Head/Morrison 5-7 7-5 7-3
Moran/Ward [2F] d. Felix/Hubbell 9-7 4-6 6-3

Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Fletcher/Walker-Smith 6-3 6-4
Kanter/Lewis d. Baker/M Buck 6-2 6-4
Connolly/Pratt d. Copeland/Wood 6-0 6-2
Quertier/Tuckey [1F] d. Dwight/Kerr 6-1 6-3

Quarterfinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Rihbany/Sullivan 6-2 6-4
Moran/Ward [2F] d. Kimbrell/Sampson 7-5 6-3
Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Kanter/Lewis 6-2 6-1
Quertier/Tuckey [1F] d. Connolly/Pratt 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Mottram/Ward [2F] 6-3 6-2
Chaffee/Todd [2] d. Quertier/Tuckey [1F] 6-3 6-3

Final

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Nancy Chaffee/Pat Todd [2] 6-4 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Juliana Copeland listed as Edith Copeland by the New York Times.
Eleanor Warner=Mrs Clarence Warner

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Sources:

New York Times

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Summary:

For the first time in over a decade 9 time champions Louise Brough and Margaret du pont are not competing here as a team. Louise is resting a serious arm injury. This left Fry and Hat, their most dangerous foes, as the runaway favorites.

Rain hampered play all week. Two days were entirely washed out. The final was pushed to Monday. Even when players did go on court if often looked more fit for ducks than humans. Worst of all was the death of a spectator early in the week. He was killed by a bolt of lightening while seeking shelter from a rainstorm under a tree.

The final was played in a steady drizzle. Chaffee and Todd have only paired up since the week before the nationals; at times their lack of teamwork was glaringly obvious.
 

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1952 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 18-24
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=18)

1st Round

Louise Brough/Maureen Connolly [2]-bye
Connie Bowan/Gladys Heldman-bye
Janet Hopps/Joan Merciadis-bye
Jean Davis/Lois Rockwell-bye
Helen Rihbany/Eddie Sullivan-bye
Elaine Lewicki/Bonnie Mckay-bye
Andy Ross-Dilley (GB)/Joan Ross-Dilley (GB)-bye
Nancy Kiner/Thelma Long (Aus) [1F] d. Nancy Norton/Dorothy Hills 6-1 6-1

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Elizabeth Lewis/Eleanor Williams 6-0 6-0
Juliana Copeland/Peggy Howe-bye
Katherine McKean/Baba Lewis-bye
Mary Salvio/Yolanda Salvio-bye
Sachiko Kamo (Jap)/Diane McIlvaine-bye
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell-bye
Mary Richards/Barbara Woods-bye
Helen Fletcher (GB)/Angela Mortimer (GB)-bye

2nd Round


Brough/Connolly [2] d. Bowan/Heldman 6-2 6-2
Hopps/Merciadis d. Davis/Rockwell 6-0 2-6 6-1
Rihbany/Sullivan d. Lewicki/Mckay 6-4 6-3
Kiner/Long [1F] d. Ross-Dilley/Ross-Dilley 6-2 6-3

Fry/Hart [1] d. Juliana Copeland/Peggy Howe 6-3 6-0
Katherine McKean/B. Lewis d. Mary Salvid/Yolanda Salvid 6-0 6-0
Kamo/McIlvaine d. Felix/Hubbell 6-4 6-4
Fletcher/Mortimer [2F] d. Mary Richards/Barbara Woods 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Brough/Connolly [2] d. Hopps/Merciadis 6-1 6-2
Kiner/Long [1F] d. Rihbany/Sullivan 6-1 6-1
Fry/Hart [1] d. Lewis/McKean 8-6 6-2
Fletcher/Mortimer [2F] d. Kamo/McIlvaine 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Brough/Connolly [2] d. Kiner/Long [1F] 6-2 3-6 9-7
Fry/Hart [1] d. Fletcher/Mortimer [2F] 6-3 6-1

Final


Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d Louise Brough/Maureen Connolly [2] 10-8 6-4

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Draw Notes:


Domestic Seeds:

[1] Fry/Hart [2] Brough/Connolly

Foreign Seeds:

[1] Kiner/Long [2] Fletcher/Mortimer

All names are complete.


Juliana Copeland listed as "Julianna" by the NYT. She is from St Augustine, Florida. Double check her name spelling.
Jean Davis is from Newton, Mass
Dorothy Hills=Mrs Arthur Hills of Winchester, Mass
Peggy Howe is from Boston.
Bonnie McKay is from Dayton, Ohio
Mrs Lois Rockwell is from Boston
Mary Salvio is from Bostom
Yolanda Salvio is from New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Sources:

The New York Times


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Summary:


Louise Brough won the US doubles with Margaret Osborne duPont every year from 1942 to 1950 and was absent in 1951 with an arm injury. Her 1952 defeat in the finals thus breaks an amazing unbeaten streak ending at 45 wins. The Fry/Hart vs Brough/Connolly has been a keen one in 1952, with the pairs head to head standing at 2-2 coming into Longwood. In the final Doris Hart is the standout, with Fry's teamwork they edge out the newly formed team of Brough/Connolly.

3,500 attended on semi and finals days.

It took Brough/Connolly 11 match points to put away Kiner/Long in the semis.
 

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1953 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 16-22
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1]-bye
Belmar Gunderson/Mary Salvio-bye
Suzanne Herr/Laura Lou Kunnen-bye
Andy Ross-Dilley (GB)/Joan Ross-Dilley (GB) d. Sissy Madden Leach (SA)/Helen Rihbany 6-2 4-6 6-2
Maueen Connolly/Julie Sampson [3] d. Ruth Jeffrey/Dorothy Mills 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Levine/Joan Merciades d. Mary Richards Daban/Barbara Wood 6-2 8-6
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Karol Fageros/Bonnie McKay 9-7 6-4
Midge Buck/Kay Winthrop d. Angela Mortimer (GB)/Anne Shilcock (GB) [2F] 6-3 4-6 6-4

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] d. Isabel Duncan/Joan Kock 6-0 6-0
Pat Stewart/Alicia Wright (Ecu) d. Nell Hopman (Aus)/Jean Laird 5-7 6-2 6-4
Baba Lewis/Helen Perez d. Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple 8-10 6-1 7-5
Anita Kanter/Thelma Long (Aus) d. Nancy Kirkham/Lena Lockwood 6-0 6-0
Jane Breed/Juliana Copeland-bye
Marion Nawn/Edie Sullivan-bye
Connie Bowen/Mary Slaughter-bye
Helen Fletcher/Jean Quertier-Rinkel (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Fry/Hart [1] d. Gunderson/Salvio 6-0 6-0
Ross-Dilley/Ross-Dilley d. Herr/Kunnen 6-2 6-3
Connolly/Sampson [3] d. Levine/Merciades 6-0 6-1
Felix/Hubbell d. Buck/Winthrop 10-8 1-6 6-1

Brough/duPont [2] d. Stewart/Wright 6-0 6-0
Kanter/Long d. Lewis/Perez 4-6 6-3 6-4
Breed/Copeland d. Nawn/Sullivan 2-6 6-1 6-3
Fletcher/Quertier-Rinkel [1F] d. Bowen/Slaughter 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Ross-Dilley/Ross-Dilley 6-1 6-4
Connolly/Sampson [3] d. Felix/Hubbell 6-1 6-3
Brough/duPont [2] d. Kanter/Long 6-3 6-0
Fletcher/Quertier-Rinkel [1F] d. Breed/Copeland 6-0 6-1

Semifinals


Fry/Hart [1] d. Connolly/Sampson [3] 6-4 6-3
Brough/duPont [2] d. Fletcher/Quertier-Rinkel [1F] 6-2 6-1

Final


Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] 6-3 7-9 9-7

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Draw Notes:

All names are complete.

Sissy Madden of the US is now Mrs Leach, listed as a South African since she now resides in that nation.

The #3 seeding for Connolly/Sampson is inferred. The Times tells us they were seeds but not the number.

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

The opening round saw a surprise when #2 foreign seeds Mortimer and Shilcock lost after having a 4-1 40-15 lead in the final set.

In a stirring doubles final Fry/Hart comeback from 2-5 down, escaping 2 mps at 3-5 with winning volleys. Towards the end lobs wore down the older pair-3 lobs winning vital points at 4-5 to draw even. Doris Hart was brilliant throughout on the half-volley and volley. Dupont also shone, with Fry and Brough the comparatively weaker links, with Fry pulling up form towards the end.
 

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1954 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 16-22
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=29)

1st Round


Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1]-bye
Dorothy Hills/Lois Rockwell d. Peggy Bates/Gloria Martin 17-15 6-1
Helen Rihbany/Joan Ross-Dilley (GB) d. Flo Blanchard/Barbara Poore 6-0 6-2
Sachiko Kamo(Jap)/Raymonde Jones [3F] d. Susie Herr/Katherine Stanton 6-2 6-4
Lucille Davidson/Doris Popple d. Connie Ball/Jean Clarke 6-4 6-3
Judy Devlin/Susan Devlin d. Margo Mahoney/Ann Symmers 9-7 1-6 6-3
Barbara Breit/Darlene Hard d. Julie Copeland/Sara Turber 6-2 6-3
Nell Hopman (Aus)/Janet Hopps [2F] d. Edie McGoldrick/Mary Richards 6-4 6-4

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] d. Manya Baumbacher/Ruth Jeffrey 6-0 6-0
Connie Bowen/Mary Slaughter d. Pat Sullivan/Carol Ann Wendall 7-5 6-1
Marjery Jardine/Mary Wyeth d. Marjorie Morris/Marguerta Paserell 6-1 6-4
Karol Fageros/Isabel Troccole d. Charlotte Decker/Marjorie Norris 6-2 7-5
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell [3] d. Rhoda Geller/Joan Carol Riken 6-0 6-2
Ethel Norton/Margaret Varner d. Belmar Gunderson/Virginia Johnson 6-0 6-1
Pat Stewart/Mildred Thornton bye
Helen Fletcher (GB)/Anne Shilcock (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round


Fry/Hart [1] d. Hills/Rockwell 6-1 6-0
Kamo/Jones [3F] d. Rihbany/Ross-Dilley 4-6 7-5 7-5
Devlin/Devlin d. L. Davison/Popple 6-3 6-4
Breit/Hard d. Hopman/Hopps [2F] 6-3 8-6

Brough/duPont [2] d. Bowen/Slaughter 6-1 6-1
Fageros/Troccole d. Jardine/Wyeth 6-3 6-0
Norton/Varner d. Felix/Hubbell [3] 6-3 6-2
Fletcher/Shilcock [1F] d. Stewart/Thornton 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Kamo/Jones [3F] 6-2 6-0
Breit/Hard d. Devlin/Devlin 7-5 2-6 6-4
Brough/duPont [2] d. Fageros/Troccole 6-1 6-1
Fletcher/Shilcock [1F] d. Norton/Varner 7-5 6-3

Semifinals


Fry/Hart [1] d. Breit/Hard 6-0 6-3
Brough/duPont [2] d. Fletcher/Shilcock [1F] 6-1 6-2

Final

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] d. Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] 6-4 6-4


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Draw:

In exact draw order using the program for the event.

The NYT gives Sachiko' Kamo's partner as "Mrs Grace Jones"for the 1R, but Raymonde Jones for the 2R. We need to confirm which is correct. The USTA Official Program uses Mrs Grace Jones but also lists her as Mrs G. R. Jones. The "R" is for Raymonde.

Mrs George Rockwell=Lois Rockwell, nee Ladd.
"Kitty" Katherine Stanton=Mrs John Stanton of Chesnut Hill.

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Sources:

The New York Times
1954 USTA National Doubles program.

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Summary:


Fry and Hart win the US Doubles for the 4th consecutive year. Fry was "brilliant overhead" according to the New York Times. Shirley's quickness about the court also got her team out of trouble on several point where she tracked down shots then sent up spectacular lobs. Doris Hat passed Brough and duPont several times down the alley off returns.

A full house of 5,000 saw the final.

An odd event took place off court. Joan Ross-Dilley, twin sister of Andy Ross-Dilley, went missing for a couple days. She had left a note for her sister after he pair lost early in. The note complained of a headache due to a fall. Two days later Joan walked into a police station in Burlington, Vermont, declaring she could only remember her first name was Suzanne. Suzanne is in fact her middle name. Joan was returned to her sister's home in Boston under doctor's care and treated for amnesia. Bus tickets indicated Joan had traveled to Buffalo and Albany in New York before going to Vermont
 

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1955 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 16-28
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] bye
Karol Fageros/Helen Rihbany bye
Margo Mahoney/Ann Symmers d. Edie McGoldrick/Pat Sullivan 6-3 2-6 6-3
Francesca Leland/Mrs. Clarence Warner d. Jane Galias/June Ann Fitzpatrick default
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Joan Sullivan/Joan Stockdale 6-1 6-1
Dorothy Hills/Lois Rockwell d. Helen Bush/Jocelyn Innes 6-4 6-2
Belmar Gunderson/Ruth Jeffrey d. Flo Blanchard/Mildred Thornton 6-0 6-2
Shirley Bloomer (GB)/Pat Ward (GB) [2F] d. Darlene Hard/Baba Lewis 7-5 3-6 6-0

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] d. Rae Gordon/Mrs. Frank Pilling 6-0 6-0
Barbara Green/Janet Hopps d. Julie Copeland/Mary Richards 6-3 6-4
Yola Ramirez (Mex)/Rosie Reyes (Mex) d. Charlotte Alline/Nancy Norton default
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Manya Baumbaker/Katherine Stanton 6-1 6-4
Judy Devlin/Sue Devlin d. Connie Clifton Ball/Nell Hopman (Aus) default
Mrs. John Frey/Sally Wilson-bye
Constance Brown/Isabel Troccole-bye
Angela Buxton (GB)/Angela Mortimer (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Fry/Hart [1] d. Fageros/Rihbany 6-2 4-6 6-0
Mahoney/Symmers d. Leland/Warner 6-0 6-1
Felix/Hubbell d. Hills/Rockwell 6-2 6-4
Bloomer/Ward [2F] d. Gunderson/Jeffrey 7-5 6-2

Brough/duPont [2] d. Green/Hopps ????
Buck/McKean d. Ramirez/Reyes 6-4 6-2
Devlin/Devlin d. Frey/Wilson 6-2 8-7
Buxton/Mortimer [1F] d. Brown/Troccole 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Mahoney/Symmers 6-0 6-0
Bloomer/Ward [2F] d. Felix/Hubbell 6-2 6-3
Brough/duPont [2] d. Buck/Kay McKean 6-0 6-2
Buxton/Mortimer [1F] d. Devlin/Devlin 5-7 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Fry/Hart [1] d. Bloomer/Ward [2F] 6-2 6-3
Brough/duPont [2] d. Buxton/Mortimer [1F] 6-4 6-1

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [2] d. Shirley Fry/Doris Hart [1] 6-3 1-6 6-3

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Draw notes:

Manya Baumbaker or Baumbacher? Try to confirm.
Helen Bush=Mrs Raymond Bush of Mount Vernon, New York. She is a member of the West Side Tennis Club.
Dorothy Hills=Ms Arthur Hills
Jocelyn Innes is from Scotland per the NYT. (Scotland or Scotland New York?)
Katherine Stanton=Mrs. John Stanton
Sally Wilson=Mrs. Frank Wilson

Missing full names for:


Mrs John Frey
Mrs Frank Pilling
Mrs. Clarence Warner

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Sources:

The New York Times


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Summary:

After a four year break Louise Brough and Margaret duPont recapture the US doubles. incredibly this is their 10th US title together. "Broughie" provided the power, while Margaret used clever drop shots to good effect.
 

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1956 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 20-26
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Shirley Fry/Betty Pratt [2] d. Nell Hopman (Aus)/Mollie Yeaton default
Judy Devlin/Sue Devlin d. Dorothy Deemer/Charlotte Lee 6-3 6-0
Elizabeth Lester/Martha Omerly d. Jane Gallas/Billie Stewart 6-1 6-1
Mary Ann Mitchell/Pat Naud d. Anne Bagge (Den)/Marta Hernandez (Mex) 6-2 6-1
Midge Buck/Darlene Hard d. Mimi Arnold/Julie Copeland 6-0 6-2
Shirley Bloomer (GB)/Barbara Green d. Joan Sullivan/Pat Sullivan 6-2 6-2
Karol Fageros/Helen Rihbany d. Norma Gardner/Louise Snowden 6-0 6-1
Sue Geller/Pat Stewart d. Dorothy Hills/Katherine Stanton 5-7 6-3 6-4

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [1] d. Jenny Hoad (Aus)/Baba Lewis default
Joan Johnson/Jeri Shepard d. Mary Richards/Sally Wilson 6-2 6-1
Yola Ramirez (Mex)/Rosie Reyes (Mex) d. Margo Mahoney/Ann Symmers 6-2 6-1
Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell d. Pat Shaffer/Beverly Tolan 6-2 6-3
Janet Hopps/Diane Wooten d. Ruth Jeffrey/Virginia Johnson 6-3 6-1
Ann Haillet (Fra)/Sissy Leach (SA) d. Francesca Bramwell/Marilyn Stock 6-1 7-5
Charlotte Alling/Flo Blanchard d. Marietta Nelson/Nancy Norton 3-6 6-2 1-5 retired
Jean Clarke/Sachiko Kamo (Jap)-bye

2nd Round


Fry/Pratt [2]d. Devlin/Devlin 6-0 6-1
Mitchell/Naud d. Lesler/Omerly 7-5 6-0
Buck/Hard d. Bloomer/Green 7-5 6-4
Fageros/Rihbany d. Geller/Stewart default

Brough/duPont [1] d. Johnson/Shepard 6-4 6-1
Ramirez/Reyes d. Felix/Hubbell 8-6 6-8 6-1
Hopps/Wooten d. Haillet/Leach 6-2 6-1
Clarke/Kamo d. Alling/Blanchard 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Fry/Pratt [2] d. Mitchell/Naud 6-3 6-3
Buck/Hard d. Fageros/Rihbany 6-0 7-5
Brough/duPont [1] d. Ramirez/Reyes 6-1 4-6 7-5
Hopps/Wooten d. Clarke/Kamo 6-1 6-0

Semifinals


Fry/Pratt [2] d. Buck/Hard 4-6 6-4 6-3
Brough/duPont [1] d. Hopps/Wooten 6-3 6-2

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret duPont [1] d. Shirley Fry/Betty Pratt [2] 6-3 6-0

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Draw notes:

Francesca Bramwell=Mrs Francisco Bramwel
Ann Haillet=Mrs Robert Haillet
Dorothy Hills=Mrs Arthur Hills
Sissy Leach is a South African by marriage. She used to be Miss Madden from the US. Baba Madden Lewis is her sister.
Margo Mahoney=Mrs Walter Mahoney of Chappaqua.
"Kitty" Katherine Stanton=Mrs John Stanton of Chesnut Hill.
Sally Wilson=Mrs Frank Wilson

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Sources:

The New York Times
World Tennis.
Ocober 1956 issue, page 68.

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Summary:

Brough and duPont are too much for field for the 11th time. The toughest math was in the quarterfinals, where Mexicans Yola Ramirez and Rosie Reyes pushed the legendary Louise and Margaret to 7-5 in the third.

No one could have foreseen that two young senoritas reared on the clay would push grass court legends like Louise and Margaret to the brink. The bubbly and smiling girls led 5-3. They came two points from winning at 5-4 0-30 on duPont' serve. Margaret came up with a marvelous backhand half-volley and dug out the game with her best volleys of the match. Brough was inconsistent at times and decidedly nervous; while the tiny Ramirez and Reyes drew loud applause by winning several rapid fire volley exchanges. Reyes in particular was effective at net.

Fry is missing her usual partner, Doris Hart having retired at the end of 1955. New partner Betty Pratt is good at net but not in the class of Doris Hart. Hopes for a close fight were raised by the fact that Fry and Fry beaten Brough/duPont a week earlier at Essex. Instead the final is a quick rout the New York Times termed "disappointingly one-sided"

The crowd of 4,000 for the final was bested by the 4,500 who came for the semis.
 

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Discussion Starter #36 (Edited)
1957 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 19-27
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachuesetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=29)

1st Round

Althea Gibson/Darlene Hard [2]-bye
Virginia Connolly/Joan Sullivan d. Ann DiLeone/Jane Gallias 6-3 6-2
Dorothy Deemer/Charlotte McNeil Lee d. Lenora Prosser/Nora Prosser 6-2 6-3
Belmar Gunderson/Margaret Varner d. Barbara Foster/Jean McCormack 6-1 6-1
Sheila Armstrong (GB)/Shirley Bloomer (GB) [3] d. Mimi Arnold/Baba Lewis 6-3 2-6 7-5
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Dorothy Hills/Nancy Norton 8-6 8-6
Owen McHaney/Jacque Tegland d. Elizabeth Lester/Linda Vail 6-3 6-3
Jeanne Arth/Pat Naud d. Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell 7-9 7-5 6-4

Louise Brough/Margaret DuPont [1] d. Joan Ross-Dilley (GB)/Helen Rihbany default
Janet Hopps/Diane Wooten d. Mary Richards/Veronica Schmidt 6-0 6-2
Marta Hernandez (Mex)/Ruth Jeffrey d. Andy Marshall/Jean Torrance 6-3 6-2
Dottie Head/Anne Shilcock (GB) d. Pilar Herraro (Mex)/Kay Newcombe (Aus) 6-3 6-2
Ann Haydon (GB)/Christine Truman (GB) [4] d. Leigh Hay/Alex Huffy 6-2 6-2
Mary Ann Mitchell/Pat Shaffer d. Charlotte Alling/Flo Blanchard 6-1 6-3
Shiley Liu/Joan Stockdale-bye
Mary Hawton (Aus)/Pat Todd-bye

2nd Round

Gibson/Hard [2] d. Connolly/Sullivan 6-4 6-2
Gunderson/Varner d. Deemer/Lee 6-1 6-1
Buck/McKean d. Armstrong/Bloomer [3] 6-4 7-5
Arth/Naud d. McHaney/Tegland 6-2 6-2

Brough/DuPont [1] d. Hopps/Wooten 6-3 6-3
Knode/Shilcock d. Hernandez/Jeffrey 6-4 7-5
Haydon/Truman [4] d. Mitchell/Shaffer 6-2 6-4
Hawton/Todd d. Liu/Stockdale 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Gibson/Hard [2] d. Gunderson/Varner 6-4 9-7
Arth/Naud d. Buck/McKean 6-4 6-4
Brough/DuPont [1] d. Knode/Shilcock 6-0 6-1
Hawton/Todd d. Haydon/Truman [4] 6-3 6-4

Semifinal

Gibson/Hard [2] d. Arth/Naud 6-3 6-4
Brough/DuPont [1] d. Hawton/Todd 6-0 2-6 6-3

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret DuPont [1] d. Althea Gibson/Darlene Hard [2] 6-2 7-5

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Draw Notes:

All first names are complete.

Marta Hernandez is listed as Martha Hernandez by World Tennis. This is an anglicized version of Marta.

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Sources:


World Tennis, October 1957 issue, page 25-30

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Summary:

Louise Brough and Margaret du Pont walk away with a record 12 US Doubles title. To do so they upend the Wimbledon champions Althea Gibson and Darlene Hard. Gibson and Hard had won 9 consecutive tournaments and 37 matches before their defeat. Rain had delayed the for two days.

In World Tennis Gar Mulloy of Truman that, "Christine gives the ball a solid whack on the forehand, but she covers court poorly." (WT, p 28).

As always Mrs Hazel Wightman housed all the women in her big house.
 

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1958 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 17-24
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline, Massachuesetts
Surface: Grass

Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Margaret du Pont/Margaret Varner [2]-bye
Priscilla Couch/Letty Ewing-bye
Flo Blanchard/Zoe de Mendoza (Cuba) d. Mrs Clifford Sutter/Mrs William Symmes default
Jeanne Arth/Darlene Hard d. Belmar Gunderson/Ruth Jeffrey 7-5 6-3
Mary Hawton (Aus)/Thelma Long (Aus) [3] d. Owen McHaney/Patricia Shaffer 6-0 6-2
Baba Lewis/Baby Vivanco (Mex) d. Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell 6-4 6-4
Mrs John Frey/Mary Richards d. Merceina Parker/Nora Prosser 6-1 6-4
Midge Buck/Kay McKean d. Mrs William Deemer/Charlotte Lee 10-8 6-1

Maria Bueno (Bra)/Althea Gibson [1] d. Betty Coumbe/Carmen Lampe 6-1 6-3
Lorriane Coghlan (Aus)/Dottie Knode d. Virginia Connelly/Jean Sullivan 6-0 6-1
Theodora Bobrinsky/Shirley Liu d. Mrs Fred Kempton/Edie McGoldrick 5-7 10-8 6-3
Glenna Holleran/Patricia Knox d. Charlotte Alling/Nancy Norton 3-6 6-3 6-2
Haydon/Truman [4] d. Martha Hernandez (Mex)/Marilyn Montgomery 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Arthur Hills/Mrs. John Stanton-bye
Mary Ann Mitchell/Jackie Tegland-bye
Lila Mehlman/Mildred Thornton -bye

2nd Round

du Pont/Varner [2] d. Couch/Ewing 6-0 6-2
Arth/Hard d. Blanchard/Mendoza 6-0 6-0
Hawton/Long [3] d. Lewis/Vivanco 8-6 6-2
Buck/McKean d. Frey/Richards 6-4 6-1

Bueno/Gibson [1] d. Coghlan/Knode 4-6 6-1 6-2
Bobrinsky/Liu d. Holleran/Knox 2-6 6-3 6-4
Haydon/Truman [4] d. Hills/Stanton 6-0 6-1
Mitchell/Tegland d. Mehlman/Thornton 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Arth/Hard d. duPont/Varner [2] 4-6 6-3 6-3
Hawton/Long [3 ] d. Buck/McKean 6-2 6-1
Bueno/Gibson [1] d. Bobrinsky/Liu 6-1 6-1
Haydon/Truman [4] d. Mitchell/Tegland 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Arth/Hard d. Hawton/Long [3] 6-2 6-2
Bueno/Gibson [1] d. Haydon/Truman [4] 6-3 6-3

Final

Jeanne Arth/Darlene Hard d. Maria Bueno/Althea Gibson [1] 2-6 6-3 6-4

Arth (left) and Hard (right) with trophies. Mrs Hazel Wightman is in the center.



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Draw notes:

Draw is complete-missing only some first names.

Mrs William Deemer
Mrs. Arthur Hills
Mrs Fred Kempton
Edie McGoldrick listed as Mrs David McGoldrick
Mrs Lila Mehlman=nee ????
Zoe de Mendoza also given as "Mendosa' in the New York Times.
Mrs Nora Prosser is from Kansas City.
Mrs. John Stanton
Mrs Clifford Sutter
Mrs William Symmes

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Sources:

New York Times

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Summary:

The doubles went to an unseeded team for "the first time in memory" (ever?). Arth and Hard had also never partnered together in any event. 4,500 show for the finals. Hard came "flying in for the volley" behind her returns. Bueno's masculine service motion reminds writer Alison Danzig of Alice Marble, the first women to really serve and volley. Danzig wrote, "Her flashing backhand volley brought envious and admiring comments from Malcolm Anderson, the holder of the American championship. Overhead, her treatment of the ball was drastic."
 

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1959 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 16-24
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hills), Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=27)

1st Round

Jeanne Arth/Darlene Hard [1]-bye
Katherine Stanton/Terry Thomas-bye
Dorothy Deemer/Charlotte McNeil Lee d. Mildred Johnson/Virginia Rice Johnson 7-5 3-6 7-5
Louise Brough Clapp/Barbara Green Weigant d. Sue Hodgman/Sue Metzger 4-6 6-2 6-1
Barbara Benigni/Farel Footman d. Lois Felix/Kay Hubbell default
Gracyn Wheeler Kelleher/Baba Madden Lewis d. Barbara Foster/Elizabeth Lincoln 6-1 6-2
Sandra Loubat/Gwen Thomas d. Virginia Connolly/Joan Sullivan 6-0 6-0
Shirley Bloomer Brasher (GB)/Christine Truman (GB) [2F] d. Pat Knox/Vija Vuskains 6-1 6-1

Margaret Osborne duPont/Margaret Varner [2] d. Charlotte Alling/Ann Symmers 6-1 7-5
Donna Floyd/Belmar Gunderson d. Dorothy Hills/Lois Rockwell 6-4 6-2
Ann Carlier/Ruth Jeffrey d. Hope Crocker/Joanne Swanson 6-3 6-4
Maria Bueno (Bra)/Sally Moore d. Marta Hernandez (Mex)/Marilyn Montgomery default
Merceina Parker/Bea Walker d. Mary Richards/Sally Wilson 8-6 6-3
Flo Blanchard/Letty Ewing-bye
Louise Moessner/Gloria Young-bye
Ann Haydon (GB)/Angela Mortimer (GB) [1F]-bye

2nd Round

Arth/Hard [1] d. Stanton/Thomas default
Clapp/Weigant d. Deemer/Lee 6-0 6-1
Benigni/Footman d. Kelleher/Lewis 6-3 7-5
Loubat/Thomas d. Brasher/Truman [2F] 6-4 6-4

du Pont/Varner [2] d. Floyd/Gunderson 6-4 7-5
Bueno/Moore d. Carlier/Jeffrey 6-0 6-1
Parker/Walker d. Blanchard/Ewing 6-2 6-3
Haydon/Mortimer [1F] d. Moessner/Young 6-0 7-5

Quarterfinals

Arth/Hard [1] d. Clapp/Weigant 6-3 6-3
Loubat/Thomas d. Benigni/Footman 6-3 6-2
Bueno/Moore d. du Pont/Varner [2] 6-4 7-5
Haydon/Mortimer [1F] d. Parker/Walker 6-0 7-5

Semifinals

Arth/Hard [1] d. Loubat/Thomas 6-1 6-2
Bueno/Moore d. Haydon/Mortimer [[1F] 5-7 6-2 7-5

Final

Jeanne Arth/Darlene Hard [1] d. Maria Bueno/Sally Moore 6-2 6-3

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Draw Notes:



All names are complete.

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Sources:

New York Times

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Summary:

Arth and Hard repeat as champions.
 

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1960 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 21-28
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Janet Hopps/Gwen Thomas [2]-bye
Ann Carlier/Mary Richards-bye
Virginia Connolly/Joan Sullivan-bye
Flo Blanchard/Baba Lewis-bye
Belmar Gunderson/Donna Floyed-bye
Mrs Cliff Sutter/Ann Symmers-bye
Connie Christler/Ruth Jeffrey d. Elizabeth Crady/Kay Hubbell 6-4 6-4
Deidre Catt (GB)/Ann Haydon (GB) [1F] d. Midge Buck/Kay Winthrop 7-5 7-5

Maria Bueno (Bra)/Darlene Hard [1] d. Joan Carder/Polly Knowlton 6-0 6-2
Marilyn Montgomery/Linda Vail d. Elizabeth Brown/Vija Vuskains 6-2 6-3
Carol Loop/Carole Wright-bye
Letty Ewing/Elizabeth Lincoln-bye
Dorothy Deemer/Charlotte Lee-bye
Margaret Demongenes/Greta Rogers-bye
Dorothy Hills/Katherine Stanton-bye
Mary Hawton (Aus)/Jan Lehane (Aus) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Hopps/Thomas [2] d. Carlier/Richards 6-2 6-2
Connolly/Sullivan d. Blanchard/Lewis 0-6 6-3 6-4
Gunderson/Floyd d. Sutter/Symmers 6-2 6-1
Catt/Haydon [1F] d. Cristler/Jeffrey 6-4 6-1

Bueno/Hard [1] d. Montgomery/Vail 6-1 7-5
Loop/Wright d. Ewing/Lincoln 7-5 6-2
Deemer/Lee d. Demogenes/Rogers default
Hawton/Lehane [2F] d. Hills/Stanton 6-0 6-1

Quarterfinals

Hopps/Thomas [2] d. Connolly/Sullivan 6-0 6-2
Catt/Haydon [1F] d. Gunderson/Floyd 6-2 6-2
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Loop/Wright 6-2 6-4
Hawton/Lehane [2F] d. Deemer/Lee 6-0 6-1

Semifinals

Catt/Haydon [1F] d. Hopps/Thomas [2] 6-2 12-10
Bueno/Hard [1] d. Hawton/Lehane [2F] 8-6 6-4

Final

Maria Bueno/Darlene Hard [1] d. Deidre Catt/Ann Haydon[1F] 6-1 6-1

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Draw Notes:


Katherine Stanton=Mrs John Stanton
Joan Sullivan=Mrs John Carder

Missing full names for:

Mrs Cliff Sutter

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Sources:

World Tennis, October 1960 issue, pages 44-46 and 76.

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Summary:

Maria Bueno and Darlene Hard, natural doubles players, overcome the #1 foreign seeds Deidre Catt and Ann Haydon. The British girls are more comfortable on the baseline. "After a shaky start in which there were errors on both sides, Hard and Bueno walked through the match." (p. 46) The victors lost only 8 points in the first set and 13 in the second.

Maria and Darlene have dominated the season to date, this event marking their 15th win in 16 events. "They have been the world's best team ever since they first paired together, but they have never played better than they did at Longwood." (p 46).

It is a pity the US National Girls event is held the same week. Thus several good prospects are unable to play at Longwood, in particular Karen Hantze and Billie Jean Moffitt.
 

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1961 UNITED STATES NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 20-28
Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Brookline (Chesnut Hill), Massachusetts
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Karen Hantze/Janet Hopps [1]-bye
Virginia Connolly/Joan Sullivan-bye
Ann Carlier/Sis Kramer-bye
Edda Buding (Ger)/Yola Ramirez (Mex) d. Barbara Foster/Jean Derosiers 6-0 6-0
Jan Lehane (Aus)/Margaret Smith (Aus) [3] d. Joyce Davenport/Carol Loop 6-3 6-2
Ann Haydon (GB)/Christine Truman (GB) d. Sue Geller/Laura Krieger default
Donna Floyd/Belmar Gunderson d. Charlotte Alling/Ann Symmers 6-1 6-0
Farel Footman/Linda Vail d. Midge Buck/Kay McKean 6-4 4-6 6-4

Margaret du Pont/Margaret Varner [2] d. Mary Ford/Roberta Zimmerman 6-1 6-0
Virginia Brown/Merill Mark (SA) d. Margery Freemont Smith/Katherine Stanton 6-2 6-1
Deidre Catt (GB)/Angela Mortimer (GB) d. Letty Ewing/Elizabeth Lincoln 6-1 6-0
Ruth Jeffrey/Baba Lewis d. Robyn Ebbern (Aus)/Nell Hopman (Aus) default
Kay Hubbell/Mary Sherar d. Dorothy Hills/Nancy Norton 6-1 6-1
Merceina Parker/Mary Richards-bye
Marilyn Montgomery/Nancy Neeld-bye
Darlene Hard/Lesley Turner (Aus) [4]-bye

2nd Round

Hantze/Hopps [1] d. Connolly/Sullivan 6-0 6-0
Buding/Ramirez d. Carlier/Kramer 6-0 6-0
Haydon/Truman d. Lehane/Smith [3] 11-9 6-1
Floyd/Gunderson d. Footman/Vail 6-2 6-1

du Pont/Varner [2] d. Brown/Mark 6-1 6-3
Catt/Mortimer d. Jeffrey/Lewis 6-3 2-6 6-4
Parker/Richards d. Hubbell/Sherar 1-6 7-5 6-1
Hard/Turner [4] d. Montgomery/Neeld 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Buding/Ramirez d. Hantze/Hopps [1] 6-0 3-6 6-3
Floyd/Gunderson d. Haydon/Truman 6-2 6-4
du Pont/Varner [2] d. Catt/Mortimer 6-3 6-2
Hard/Turner [4] d. Parker/Richards 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Buding/Ramirez d. Floyd/Gunderson 6-0 3-6 6-4
Hard/Turner [4] d. du Pont/Varner [2] 6-2 2-6 7-5

Final

Darlene Hard/Lesley Turner [4] d. Edda Buding/Yola Ramirez 6-4 5-7 6-0

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Draw Notes:

All names are complete.

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Sources:

World Tennis, October 1961 issue,

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Summary:
 
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