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1926

Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, United States
Dates: August 16
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=59)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan [2]-bye
Eleanor Cottman-bye
Elsa Taubele d. Louise Iselin default
Mary Heaton d. Dorothy Andrus 6-0 7-5
Eleanor Goss [5] d. Jeanette Chappell 6-1 6-3
Isabelle Mumford d. Dorothy Letson default
Helen Lockhorn d. Louise Raymond 6-1 2-6 6-1
Ina Eaton d. Dorothy Blodgett 6-2 6-2

Mary Browne [4] d. Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0 6-2
Julie Stenz d. Helene Falk default
Theodora Sohst d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Rosamund Newton d. Golda Gross 6-2 8-6
Penelope Anderson [8] d. Florence Sheldon 6-3 6-3
Ann Cole d. Mrs. Owen Lewis 6-1 6-1
Edna Roeser d. Louise Gladwin 6-0 6-1
Ruth Sheddon d. Irving Murphy 6-1 6-3

Elsie Pritchard d. Helen Wills [1] default
Jesse Gott d. Mrs. Arthur M Duncan 6-0 6-4
Margaret Blake d. Edith Moore 6-8 6-1 6-1
Gladys Hawk d. Louise Candee 6-2 6-8 6-4
Martha Bayard [6] d. Gertrude Dwyer 6-0 6-3
Grace Le Roy d. Agnes Lamme 3-6 6-3 6-3
Eleanora Sears d. Florence Ballin 6-4 retired
Mildred Willard d. Ethel Smith 6-1 6-2

Molla Mallory [3] d. Anna Godfrey 6-0 6-1
Grace Bristed d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-1
Alice Francis d. Florence Bradley 6-0 6-0
Josina Van Der Ende d. Anne Page 3-6 6-3 8-6
Charlotte Chapin [7] d. Sarah Wright 6-2 6-1
Priscilla Mitton-bye
Mrs. John E. Bailey-bye
Hazel Wightman-bye

2nd Round

Ryan [2] d. Cottman 6-0 6-1
Heaton d. Taubele 6-2 6-0
Goss [5] d. Mumford 6-0 6-3
Lockhorn d. Eaton 6-2 6-1
Browne [4] d. Stenz 6-2 6-1
Sohst d. Newton 6-4 6-4
Anderson [8] d. Cole 6-0 1-6 6-3
Roeser d. Sheddon 6-1 6-3

Pritchard d. Gott 6-3 6-3
Blake d. Hawk 6-2 7-5
Bayard [6] d. Le Roy 6-0 6-1
Willard d. Sears 8-6 7-5
Mallory [3] d. Bristed 6-1 6-0
Francis d. Van Der Ende 6-3 6-1
Chapin [7] d. Milton 6-1 6-1
Wightman d. Bailey 6-1 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan [2] d. Heaton 6-2 6-0
Goss [5] d. Lockhorn 6-3 6-2
Browne [4] d. Sohst 6-0 6-0
Anderson [8] d. Roeser 9-7 5-7 6-4

Blake d. Pritchard 3-6 6-1 6-1
Bayard [6] d. Willard 6-4 7-5
Mallory [4] d. Francis 6-1 6-0
Chapin [7] d. Wightman 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Ryan [2] d. Goss [5] 3-6 6-4 6-0
Browne [4] d. Anderson [8] 7-5 6-1
Bayard [6] d. Blake 6-4 6-2
Mallory [4] d. Chapin [7] 7-5 6-0

Semifinals

Ryan [2] d. Browne [4] 6-1 6-3
Mallory [3] d. Bayard [6] 6-3 6-3

Final

Molla Mallory [3] d. Elizabeth Ryan [2] 4-6 6-4 9-7

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Doubles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Eleanor Goss/Elizabeth Ryan d. Agnes Lamme/Helen Lockhorn 6-0 6-1
Grace Le Roy/Theodora Sohst d. Mrs Owen Lewis/Betty Turkle 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Letson/Marie Wagner d. Helen Collingwood/Irving Murphy 6-2 6-1
Gladys Hawk/Rosamund Newton d. Florence Ballin/Vandy Hall 6-2 6-4
Alice Francis/Edna Roesner d. Anna Godfrey/Isabella Mumford 6-0 6-2
Augusta Chapman/Louise Raymond d. Mrs John E Bailey/Christina Stanwix 6-3 6-4
Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 6-2 6-1
Louise Candee/Emily Weaver d. Gertrude Dwyer/Josina Van Der Ende 6-2 9-7

Mary Browne/Charlotte Chapin d. Dorothy Davison/Katherine McCagg 6-0 6-1
Alletta Morris/Julie Stenz d. Gertrude Chisholm/Caroma Winn 6-0 6-1
Eleanor Cottman/Mildred Willard d. Golda Gross/Priscilla Mitton 6-2 6-2
Mrs B. Bronson/Ina Eaton d. Mrs Arthur M Duncan/Sarah Wright 6-4 8-10 6-4
Ann Cole/Molla Mallory d. Mrs John C Brush/Therese Duble 6-2 6-2
Penelopre Anderson/Martha Bayard d. Jeannett Chappell/Elsie Pritchard 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Andrus/Anne Page d. Florence Bradley/Florence Sheldon 8-6 6-3
Margaret Blake/Grace Bristed-bye

2nd Round

Goss/Ryan d. Le Roy/Sohst default
Letson/Wagner d. Hawk/Newton 6-3 6-2
Francis/Roeser d. Chapman/Raymond 6-1 6-3
Sears/Wightman d. Candee/Weaver 6-1 6-3

Browne/Chapin d. Morris/Stenz 6-3 6-2
Cottman/Willard d. Bronson/Eaton 6-4 6-1
Cole/Mallory d. Anderson/Bayard 6-4 8-6
Andrus/Page d. Blake/Bristed 5-7 7-5 6-0

Quarterfinals

Goss/Ryan d. Letson/Wagner 6-3 6-1
Francis/Roeser d. Sears/Wightman 6-2 4-6 7-5
Browne/Chapin d. Cottman/Willard 6-3 6-2
Cole/Mallory d. Andrus/Page 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Goss/Ryan d. Francis/Roeser 7-5 6-1
Browne/Chapin d. Cole/Mallory 6-2 3-6 7-5

Final

Eleanor Goss/Elizabeth Ryan d. Mary Browne/Charlotte Chapin 3-6 6-4 12-10

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Draw Notes:

For the Mixed Doubles results see: http://www.tennisforum.com/65476769-post7.html

Florence H. Bradley
Mrs B. Bronson (doubles only)
Jean A. Burritt
Mrs Gertrude Chisholm
Helen Collingwood=Mrs John C Collingwood, maiden name not known.
Dorothy Davison=Mrs F. Trubee Davison, nee Peabody
Therese Duble=Mrs Edward C Duble
Anna Godfrey=Mrs Frank H Godfrey
Mary Heaton is from Greenwich
Mrs Agnes Lamme=nee Agnes Sherwood
Dorothy Letson=Mrs Frederick M Letson.
Mrs Lockhorn=nee Helen Gilleaudeau
Katherine McCagg=Mrs Loius Butler McCagg, nee Winslow.
Mrs Priscilla Mitton is from Boston. We do not know her miaden name.
Mrs Helene Falk =nee Pollak
Josina Van Der Ende is from California

Missing full names for:

Mrs. John E. Bailey
John C Brush (doubles only)
Mrs Owen Lewis
Mrs. Arthur M Duncan

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

Some of these women were around a long time. Eleanor Sears was around in the "aughts" and Barger-Wallach was the 1908 champ! Wightman was the 1909-12,19 winner.Browne 1912-14.

A poor entry. Helen Wills was still recovering form her appendicitis operation of June and withdraws right before the tournament gets underway. This puts a hurting on galleries, who naturally wanted to see the woman who challenged Suzanne Lenglen at Cannes in February.

The British were absent as the Wightman Cup was played in Britain this year. Thus were no foreigners entered.

The closest to a "foreign" entry is Elizabeth Ryan, who is American born and bred but has lived in Europe continuously since 1912. She is hear on a visit to play at the US Nationals for the very first time. Meanwhile Molla Mallory, born and raised in Norway, is was considered more American than Ryan. These two women are the favorites by virtue of beating Helen Wills in the two events leading up to Forest Hills.

The dreariness of the draw is matched in mood by buckets of rain on the opening 3 days. "Buckets and gondolas are in order" wrote the New York times on day 3. Day 4 saw the defeat of Hazel Wightman, the champion of many years past (1909-1911), who last competed in a singles event in 1919.

Fans cheered the Norsewoman mightily as she batterd her way to one last Us title-a record 8th.
 

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1927

Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York, New York, US
Dates: August 22-30
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw-64. 16 seeds. 8 domestic and 8 foreign)
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First Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-0 6-1
Lilian Scharman Hester d. Edith Tough 6-2 6-2
Mrs. Muhl d. Elsa Taubele 8-6 6-4
Dorothy Hill (GB) d. Helen Rice 6-0 6-1
Mrs. J. Dallas Corbiere d. Hazel Wightman 6-2 6-3
E. N. Warren d. Caroma Winn 6-0 6-0
Mayme MacDonald d. Rosamund Newton 6-2 6-4
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Beryl Robinson (Bermuda) 6-2 6-0

Helen Jacobs d. Gertrude Dwyer 6-2 6-0
Elizabeth Hugus d. Helen Sinclair 6-2 6-4
Molly Thayer d. Isabella Mumford 6-3 6-4
Eileen Bennett (GB) d. Mary Greef 6-1 6-1
Edna Hauselt Roeser d. Theodora Sohst 6-0 6-1
Alice Francis d. Marjorie Thorn 6-1 6-3
Mrs. Wm. Pritchard d. Mrs. T. Johnson 5-7 6-1 6-4
Mrs. Arthur Duncan d. Kitty Godfree (GB) default

Molla Mallory [2] d. Mrs. Philip Hawk 6-1 6-3
Mrs. Wm. Endicott d. Mrs. Frederick Letson 6-2 6-2
Anna Fuller Hubbard d. Janet Travell 6-4 6-2
Gwen Sterry (GB) d. Dorothy Andrus 6-2 6-3
Charlotte Hosmer Chapin d. Mary Fenesterer 6-4 6-2
Catherine Porter Hopkins d. Barbara Stevens 6-1 6-3
Marjorie Gladman d. Virginia Rice 6-1 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) d. Mrs. F. Stenz 6-1 6-2

Eleanor Goss d. Marguerite Davis 6-3 6-2
Mrs. H. Richards d. Corinne Frazier 6-2 6-0
J. Saunders Taylor d. Jeannette Chappell 6-2 6-3
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Marjorie Morrill 6-3 6-0
Penelope Anderson d. Edith Moore 6-2 6-2
Clara Zinke d. Mrs. Harrison Smith default
Gladys Hutchins d. Mrs. J. Bailey 6-0 6-4
Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Priscilla Mitton default

Second Round

Wills [1] d. Hester 6-0 6-2
Hill d. Muhl 6-0 6-0
Corbiere d. Warren 6-3 6-1
Bouman d. MacDonald 6-1 6-3
Jacobs d. Hugus 6-1 6-0
Bennett d. Thayer 6-1 9-7
Roeser d. Francis 7-5 4-6 6-2
Pritchard d. Duncan 6-3 6-2

Mallory [2] d. Endicott 6-4 6-4
G. Sterry d. Hubbard 6-2 6-1
Chapin d Hopkins 6-1 6-1
J. Fry d. Gladman 6-4 6-2
Goss d. Richards 6-1 6-0
Harvey d. Saunders Taylor 6-4 3-6 6-2
P. Anderson d. Zinke 6-0 6-3
Nuthall d. Hutchins 6-1 6-2

Third Round

Wills [1] d. Hill 6-1 6-4
Bouman d. Corbiere 1-6 6-0 6-2
Jacobs d. Bennett 7-5 6-4
Roeser d. Pritchard 6-1 6-1

Mallory [2] d. G. Sterry 6-0 0-6 6-0
Chapin d. J. Fry 2-6 6-3 6-4
Goss d. Harvey 1-6 6-1 11-9
Nuthall d. P. Anderson 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Bouman 6-1 6-2
Jacobs d. Roeser 6-8 8-6 6-2
Chapin d. Mallory [2] 6-3 1-6 6-4
Nuthall d. Goss 4-6 7-5 6-2

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Jacobs 6-0 6-2
Nuthall d. Chapin 6-1 4-6 6-3

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Betty Nuthall 6-1 6-4

Draw note:
Godfree withdrew from singles because of a recent tonsilitis operation
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Doubles (Draw=32)

First Round

Chapin/Goss d. Frances/Roeser 6-1 6-1
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Letson/J. S. Taylor 5-7 6-0 6-2
P. Anderson/Bayard d. Newton/Rice 6-3 6-0
Bennett/Jacobs d. Johnson/Stevens 6-1 6-2

Blake/Hubbard d. Mrs. Bailey/Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Ruth Bailey/Tough d. Chapman/Drowne default
Mumford/Thayer d. Hopkins/Warren 6-3 8-6
Godfrey/Harvey [1] d. Chisholm/Winn 6-0 6-2

Bouman/Mallory [1] d. Edith Moore/Hawk 6-0 6-0
Hutchins/Robinson d. Brush/Duble 6-2 6-1
Chapell/Marie Wagner d. Bierwirth/Herrick 6-3 6-1
Fry/Nuthall d. S. Palfrey/Wightman 6-4 6-3

Corbierre/Endicott d. Andrus/Page ????
M. Davis/Richards d. Frazier/Hugus 6-4 6-1
Hester/Stenz d/ M. Palfrey/Zinke 6-2 6-4
Hill/G. Sterry d. De Forest Candee/Weaver 6-2 6-0

Second Round

Chapin/Goss d. Cruickshank/Gladman 3-6 6-2 6-4
Bennett/Jacobs d. P. Anderson/Bayard 6-1 4-6 6-4
Blake/Hubbard d. Ruth Bailey/Tough 9-7 6-1
Godfrey/Harvey [1] d. Mumford/Thayer 6-1 6-1

Bouman/Mallory [1] d. Hutchins/Robinson 6-4 6-2
Fry/Nuthall d. Chapell/Marie Wagner 6-3 6-4
Corbierre/Endicott d. M. Davis/Richards 6-0 8-6
Hill/G. Sterry d. Hester/Stenz 6-0 4-6 6-2

Quarters

Chapin/Goss d. Bennett/Jacobs 6-4 6-0
Godfree/Harvey [1] d. Blake/Hubbard 6-0 6-3
Fry/Nuthall d. Bouman/Mallory [1] 6-1 7-5
Hill/G. Sterry d. Corbierre/Endicott 6-0 4-6 6-2

Semis
Godree/Harvey [1] d. Chapin/Goss 6-4 7-5
Fry/Nuthall d. Hill/G. Sterry 6-3 6-3

Final

Kitty Godfree (GB)/Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) [1] d. Joan Fry (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) 6-1 4-6 6-4


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Draw note:

Godfree withdrew from singles because of a recent tonsilitis operation.


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Summary: [Thanks to Newmark for what follows below]

From "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" (1928):

"A real American summer day favoured the final and attracted thousands to the stadium at Forest Hills. In exactly twelve minutes Miss Wills had carried the first set from one against Miss Nuthall. The relentless pressure applied by the American, coupled with her withering speed, was was too violent for the English girl's defence. She won her solitary game from 15-40 down when Miss Wills led 5-0.

"Having placed the first set to her credit, Miss Wills advanced to 4-1 in the second, having lost the second game on her service. But the cumulative speed involved by the pace of her drives was beginning to tell on the Californian, and in each rally the English girl was recovering her driving accuracy and tactical control. She was luring a tiring opponent forward at the end of exhausting rallies, a ruse which quickly reduced the lead to 4-3. Miss Wills took the eighth game to love, mainly by her opponent's errors. She lost the ninth, but, serving confidently in the tenth game, reached 40-15. Miss Nuthall kept her head in the two searching rallies which preceded this, but a lob by the English girl just outside the baseline gave Miss Wills the championship for the fourth time.

"Commenting on the final in the 'Daily Telegraph', Mr Wallis Myers wrote: 'Only for a brief period in the second set had the victory of the Wimbledon winner been in question. In service, in cross-driving, and in sustained accuracy she was superior to her young rival. But she betrayed in this match, as before, a tendency to loosen her control under astute tactical manoeuvring. Unfortunately for the British chances, Miss Nuthall did not reconcile herself to the unfamiliar pace until an almost irreducilbe lead had been built up. In facing her heavy task she delighted the throng with many beautiful shots, and above all, by her smiling ardour, her perseverance, and her perfectly composed demeanour under bombardment."
 

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Dates: August 20 to 27.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=58)

1st Round

Helen Wills [1]-bye
Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Anna Harper-bye
Anne Townsend d. Rosamund Newton 6-0 6-2
Charlotte Chapin [5] d. Mrs. Theodore Johnson 6-0 6-0
Mrs. Andre Russell d. Sarah Wright 6-1 6-1
Mary Greef d. Viola Doeg 6-2 6-3
Clara Zinke d. Ruth Oexman 6-2 6-2

Edith Cross [4] d. Mary Heaton 6-3 7-5
Marjorie Gladman d. Alice Francis 6-3 6-1
Julie Stenz d. Edith Tough 6-4 6-1
Ruth Sheddon d. Florence Leboutillier 6-0 6-0
May Sutton Bundy [8] d. Charlotte Miller 6-0 6-0
Eleanora Sears d. Mrs. H. H. Walsh 6-2 4-6 6-2
Clara Greenspan d. Cecelia Riegel 2-6 6-1 6-1
Hazel Wightman d. Mayme MacDonald 6-2 6-1

Molla Mallory [2] d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-2
Caroline Swartz d. Sarah Palfrey 8-6 1-6 6-2
Mrs. John Bailey d. Ethel Smith 6-3 6-4
Virginia Hilleary d. Mrs. Walter M. Hall default
Marjorie Morrill [6] d. Dorothy Blodgett 6-1 6-1
Mrs. J. Dallas Corbiere d. Dorothy Andrus 6-0 6-2
Gertrude Dwyer d. Virginia Rice 3-6 6-4 6-1
Mrs. William Endicott d. Florence Sheldon 6-0 6-3

Helen Jacobs [3] d. Marie Fenesterer 6-0 6-0
Mianne Palfrey d. Dorothy Letson default
Barbara Duffy d. Elsie Pritchard 6-2 2-6 6-1
Lilian Scharman Hester d. Gladys Hawk 6-0 6-4
Penelope Anderson [7] d. Mrs. Charles Hitchcock 6-0 6-4
Evelyn Parsons d. Agnes Lamme 6-1 6-4
Elsa Taubele-bye
Margaret Muhl-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Taylor 6-0 6-1
Harper d. Townsend 6-1 4-6 6-3
Chapin [5] d. Russell 6-0 6-2
Zinke d. Greef 6-3 6-3
Cross [4] d. Gladman 6-2 12-10
Stenz d. Sheddon 6-2 3-6 8-6
Bundy [8] d. El. Sears 6-1 6-1
Wightman d. Greenspan 6-4 6-3

Mallory [2] d. Swartz 6-1 6-1
Hilleary d. Bailey 6-2 6-1
Morrill [6] d. Corbierre 6-4 6-3
Endicott d. Dwyer 6-1 6-4
Jacobs [3] d. M. Palfrey 6-1 6-1
Hester d. Duffy 6-1 6-0
Anderson [7] d. Parsons 6-4 5-7 7-5
E Taubele d. Muhl 6-4 2-6 6-4

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Harper 6-0 6-2
Chapin [5] d. Zinke 6-2 9-7
Cross [4] d. Stenz 7-5 6-0
Wightman d. Bundy [8] 6-4 11-9

Mallory [2] d. Hilleary 6-3 6-1
Morrill [6] d. Endicott 6-0 6-3
Jacobs [3] d. Hester default
Anderson [7] d. E Taubele 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Chapin [5] 6-2 6-4
Cross [4] d. Wightman 6-3 6-4
Mallory [2] d. Morrill [6] 6-2 3-6 6-3
Jacobs [3] d. Anderson [7] 6-4 6-1

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Cross [?] 6-0 6-1
Jacobs [3] d. Mallory [2] 6-2 7-5

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Helen Jacobs [3] 6-2 6-1

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round


Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills [1]-bye
Margaret Muhl/EdithTough-bye
Mrs Corbiere/Mrs Endicott-bye
Evelyn Parsons /Virginia Rice d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 8-6 7-5
Penelope Anderson/Charlotte Chapin [ ] d. Clara Greenspan/Elsie Pritchard 6-1 6-1
Marie Fenesterer/Mary Greef d. Elsa Taubele/Rose Taublele 6-3 6-1
Lilian Hester/Julie Stenz d. Gladys Hawk/Cecelia Riegel 6-0 6-2
Barbara Duffy/Ethel Smith d. Mrs Theodore Johnson/Mrs H. H. Walsh 3-6 6-3 6-4

May Sutton Bundy/Helen Jacobs [2] d. Midge Gladman/Anne Townsend 6-3 6-4
Mianne Palfrey/Sarah Palfrey d. Violet Doeg/Sara Wright 6-2 6-1
Alice Francis/Marjorie Morrill d. Mrs Charles Hitchkock/Marie Wagner 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Eleanor Cottman/Hildegarde Taylor
Edith Cross/Anna Harper [ ] d. Florence Le Boutillier/Barbara Stoddard 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Letson/Charlotte Miller-bye
Ruth Oexman/Clara Zinke-bye
Agnes Lamme/Rosamund Newton-bye

2nd Round

Wightman/Wills [1] d. Muhl/Tough 6-1 6-0
Parsons /Rice d. Corbiere/Endicott 6-2 6-3
Anderson/Chapin [ ] d. Fenesterer/Greef 6-1 6-1
Hester/Stenz d. Duffy/Smith 6-0 6-2

Bundy/Jacobs [2] d. M. Palfrey/S. Palfrey 6-2 6-2
Andrus/Hilleary d. Francis/Morrill 4-6 11-9 6-2
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Letson/Miller 6-1 6-1
Oexman/Zinke d. Lamme/Newton 6-0 6-3

Quarterfinals

Wightman/Wills [1] d. Parsons/Rice 6-3 6-0
Anderson/Chapin [ ] d. Hester/Stenz 6-8 7-5 6-3
Bundy/Jacobs [2] d. Andrus/Hilleary 6-8 6-3 6-1
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Oexman/Zinke 6-2 6-4

Semifinals


Wightman/Wills [1] d. Anderson/Chapin [ ] 6-0 6-2
Cross/Harper [ ] d. Bundy/Jacobs [2] 6-3 6-2

Final

Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills [1] d. Edith Cross/Anna Harper [ ] 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

The #3 and #4 doubles seeds are inferred, but we do not know their exact seeding.

Mrs Barbara K Duffy
Mrs W. B. Hester=Lilian Scharman Hester
Margaret Muhl=Mrs Christian Muhl.
Evelyn Parsons comes from California.
Mrs. J. Saunders Taylor=nee Hildegarde Turle
Anne Townsend is from Overbrook, PA

Missing full names for:


Mrs Theodore Johnson of New York
Mrs Andre Russell is from Cleveland

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

Helen Wills is thew overwhelming and prohibitive favorite to repeat as champion. Since last year she has not dropped a set, and no woman has even extended her past 3 games in a set. The times set the stage in writing: "There is no gainsaying the fact that this is a one-woman tournament, and so hopelessly does this one woman dominate the field that the tennis public finds it hard to get excited about any one or any thing else in the championship."

After a first round bye Wills takes 22 minutes to dispatch Hildegarde Taylor 6-0 6-1. A hint of a smile crossed her face when Mrs Taylor won her one and only game on a let cord. The only seed pushed here was Edith Cross, who survived two set points at 4-5 15-40. She eventually won the set and match 12-10. Evelyn Parsons delighted a large gallery on an outside court.

Mallory had 2 set points in her 6-2 7-5 loss to Jacobs.
 

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1929

Dates: August 19-24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Helen Wills [1] d. Katherine Lamarche 6-0 6-0
Charlotte Chapin d. Elizabeth Corbiere 8-6 6-1
Alice Francis d. Dorothy Letson 6-0 6-0
Martha Guild d. Olive Wade (Can) [6] 10- 8 6-2
Midge Gladman [8] d. Margaret Blake 6-0 6-2
Marjorie Sachs d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-2
Mianne Palfrey d. Elizabeth Warren 6-4 4-6 6-4
Peggy Michell (GB) [3F] d. Eleanora Sears 6-1 6-4

Molla Mallory [4] d. Andrea Dorr 6-4 6-2
Hildegarde Taylor d. Doris Balk 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Blodgett d. Eleanor Holton 6-4 6-3
Virginia Hilleary d. Julie Stenz 2-6 6-2 6-3
May Sutton Bundy [5] d. Catherine Jones 6-0 6-1
Helen Marlowe d. Ruth Shedden 6-3 6-2
Gertrude Dwyer d. Elsie Gray (Can) 6-0 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Cecelia Riegel 6-2 6-2

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Penelope Anderson 8-6 6-4
Eleanor Goss d. Virginia Rice 7-5 6-4
Ellice Endicott d. Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 10-8 6-1
Phyllis Covell (GB) [4] d. Mrs. D. A. Alston 6-1 6-0
Mary Greef [6] d. Dorothy Andrus 9-7 6-4
Clara Greenspan d. Carolyn Swartz 6-0 6-3
Sarah Palfrey d. Ruth Bailey 6-3 6-1
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [5F] d. Anne Page 6-3 6-0

Edith Cross [3] d. Marian Hunt 6-1 6-0
Marie Fensterer d. Marguerite Falkenburg 6-3 6-3
Lillian Hester d. Tackan Thomasson 6-1 6-4
Clara Zinke d. Carolin Babcock 6-1 6-1
Anna Harper[7] d. Anna Hubbard 6-3 6-1
Marjorie Morrill d. Ethel Burkhardt 8-6 6-3
Agnes Lamme d. Evelyn Parson 6-3 6-1
Phoebe Watson (GB) [2F] d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Chapin 6-1 6-0.
Francis d. Guild 2-6 6-1 6-1.
Gladman [8] d. Sachs 6-3 7-5.
Michell [3F] d. M. Palfrey 6-4 6-3
Mallory [4] d. Taylor 6-2 6-1.
Hilleary d. Blodgett 6-0 6-0.
Sutton [5] d. Marlowe 5-7 8-6 6-2.
Nuthall [1F] d. Dwyer 6-3 6-1

Jacobs [2] d. Goss 6-0 6-4.
Covell [4F] d. Endicott 6-1 6-2.
Greef [6] d. Greenspan 6-0 6-3.
S Palfrey d. Shepherd-Barron [5F] 8-10 6-0 6-4
Cross [3] d. Fensterer 6-3 3-6 6-2.
Hester d. Zinke 3-6 10-8 7-5.
Harper [7] d. Morrill 6-1 6-1.
Watson [2F] d. Lamme 6-2 6-0.

3rd Round


Wills [1] d. Francis 6-0 6-0.
Michell [3F] d. Gladman [8] 4-6 6-0 6-1
Mallory [4] d. Hilleary 6-0 7-5.
Nuthall [1F] d. Sutton [5] 7-5 6-1

Jacobs [2] d. Covell [4F] 10-8 6-2.
Greef [6] d. S Palfrey 6-3 6-2
Cross [3] d. Hester 6-2 6-2.
Watson [2F] d. Harper [7] 11-9 6-4

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Michell [3F] 6-0 6-1.
Mallory [4] d. Nuthall [1F] 6-3 6-3
Jacobs [2] d. Greef [6] 6-2 6-2.
Watson [2F] d. Cross [3] 2-6 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Mallory [4] 6-0 6-0.
Watson [2F] d. Jacobs [2] 6-1 3-6 6-4

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Phoebe Watson [2F] 6-4 6-2

Watson vs Wills in the final


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Doubles (Draw=32)

1st Round

Edith Cross/Anna Harper [1] d. Elsie Gray (Can)/Olive Wade (Can) 6-1 6-2
Carolin Babcock/Helen Marlowe d. Gertrude Dwyer/Hildegarde Taylor 6-8 6-4 6-2
Evelyn Parsons/Virginia Rice d. Alice Francis/Julie Stenz 6-3 12-10
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Ethel Burkhardt/Mary Greef 6-3 7-5
Charlotte Chapin/Midge Gladman [4] d. Clara Greenspan/Elizabeth Warren 7-5 6-4
Penelope Anderson/Martha Guild d. Virginia Hilleary/Anne Page 3-6 8-6 6-0
May Sutton Bundy/Josephine Cruickshank d. Mrs Charles H. Hitchcock/Marie Wagner 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Covell (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [1F] d. Vandy Hall/Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-0 6-1

Helen Jacobs/Betty Nuthall (GB) [2] d. Mrs Bennett Bronson/Ina Eaton default
Marguerite Falkenberg/Mrs H. H. Walsh d. Doris Balk/Katherine Lamarche 6-4 6-4
Mrs DA Alston/Dorothy Letson d. Dorothy Blodgett/Ruth Sheddon 7-5 6-4
Mianne Palfrey/Sarah Palfrey d. Ruth Bailey/Carolyn Swartz 9-7 9-7
Marjorie Morrill/Hazel Wightman [3] d. Marian Hunt/Clara Zinke 4-6 6-4 6-3
Dorothy Andrus/Eleanor Goss d. Elizabeth Corbiere/Ellice Endicott 6-3 6-2
Mrs Theodore De M. Johnson/Grace Surber d. Eleanor Holton/Marjorie Sachs 6-1 6-1
Peggy Michell (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB) [2F] d. Lilian Hester/Agnes Lamme 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Cross/Harper [1] d. Babcock/Marlowe 6-2 6-1
Blake/Fuller Hubbard d. Parsons/Rice 6-1 7-5
Chapin/Gladman [4] d. Anderson/Guild 7-5 4-6 6-4
Covell/Shepherd Barron [1F] d. Bundy/Cruickshank 6-0 6-3

Jacobs/Nuthall [2] d. Falkenberg/Walsh 6-0 6-0
M Palfrey/S Palfrey d. Alston/Letson 6-3 6-3
Morrill/Wightman [3] d. Andrus/Goss 6-1 6-4
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Johnson/Surber 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cross/Harper [1] d. Blake/Hubbard 4-6 6-2 6-3
Covell/Shepherd-Barron [1F] d. Chapin/Gladman [4] 6-0 6-1
Jacobs/Nuthall [2] d. M Palfrey/S Palfrey 6-3 8-6
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Morrill/Wightman [3] 6-1 6-3

Semifinals

Covell/Shepherd-Barron [1F] d. Cross/Harper [1] 1-6 6-4 6-2
Michell/Watson [2F] d. Jacobs/Nuthall [2] 9-11 6-3 6-4

Final

Peggy Michell /Phoebe Watson [1F] d. Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron [2F] 2-6 6-3 6-4

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Draw Notes:

There were 14 seeds-8 Domestic and 6 foreign. Foreign seeds are denoted with an F after the seeding, for example [1F]=the #1 foreign seed.

Domestic Seeds

1. Helen Wills
2. Helen Jacobs
3. Edith Cross
4. Molla Mallory
5. May Sutton Bundy
6. Mary Greef
7. Anna McCune Harper
8. Marjorie "Midge" Gladman

Foreign Seeds (all seeds from Great Britain except for Olive Wade)

1. Betty Nuthall
2. Phoebe Holcroft Watson
3. Peggy Saunders Michell
4. Phyllis Covell
5. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron
6. Olive Wade (Canada)


Doubles Seeding


US
1. Edith Cross / Lawrence A. Harper
2. Helen Jacobs / Betty Nuthall
3. Hazel Wightman / Marjorie Morrill
4. Charlotte Chapin / Marjorie Gladman

Foreign

1. Phoebe Watson / Peggy Michell
2. Phyllis Covell / Dorothy Shepherd-Barron

Comments on some players

Tiny Alston=Mrs D. A. Alston
Ruth Bailey is from St. Louis
Andrea Dorr=Mrs G. H. Dorr
Elsie Gray=Mrs Oswald Eugene Gray of Canada. She was the sister of Olive Wade.
Vandy Cape Hall=Mrs Hall
Katherine Lamarche is from Shrewsburh, New Jersey.

Missing full names for:


Mrs Bennett Bronson (doubles only)
Mrs Charles H. Hitchcock (doubles only)
Mrs Theodore De M. Johnson (doubles only)
Mrs H. H. Walsh

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Sources:

The New York Times

"TRIES TO FORCE WAY TO HELEN WILLS'S HOME." New York Times (1923-Current file): 32. Aug 13 1929. ProQuest. Web. 16 Oct. 2016 .

"Miss Wills Out of National Tennis Doubles, Adhering to Policy of Restricting Play." New York Times (1923-Current file): 30. Aug 20 1929. ProQuest. Web. 16 Oct. 2016 . [Provides doubles seeding]

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 14, 1929, p6 [Our source for the singles seeding]

New York Evening Post article (20 August 1929) [Our source for the doubles seeding]

Thanks to Wolbo for the seeding lists.

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Summary:

There was a good field with 5 top notch Brits because of the Wightman Cup.

The oldest entry is May Sutton, who was US champ in 1904! This is her last US Nationals at age 42.

At the start of the championships only Betty Nuthall and Helen Jacobs were thought to have a chance against Wills, the overwhelming betting favorite. Oddly enough they are slated to meet in the semis, for despite both being seeded #1 (Nuthall is the top foreign seed) they are not automatically placed on opposite sides of the draw. Betty recently gave Wills a scare in the Wightman Cup matches. The 8-6 8-6 score in that match is the biggest challenge Wills has faced all year.

Two days before the event a man who wrote threatening letters to Helen broke into the house of her parents in California and briefly fought with her father. Identified as John Bowden, he ran into nearly woods, eluding police. Helen had no comment on the affair.

A larger than normal crowd comes on opening day, when Wills blasts past poor Katherine Lamarche in only 18 minutes.

On day two 2,500 witness another Wills blowout, but a new star is born when pretty and pert 16 year old Sarah Palfrey upsets veteran Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 6-8 6-0 6-4. Sarah's bold volleying only adds to her appeal. Mrs Hester comes back from 1-5 down in her match to win over Clara Zinke 3-6 10-8 7-5. Zinke got tired towards the end from rushing the net.

On day 3 fans abandon the stadium to watch young Sarah again. Today she was hitting errors rather than winners, and went down tamely to #6 seed Mary Greef 6-3 6-2. With the exception of Palfrey's upset of Shepherd-Barron all the favorites are in the quarterfinals. Here the match of the round is Molla Mallory easily beating favored Betty Nuthall. 4,000 cheer the swarthy Molla to a 6-3 6-3. Molla "did nothing but knock the cover off the ball" write Alison Danzig of the Times. The bandage on her knee didn't affect her at all. The crowd was torn, loving "Bounding Betty" and hoping for a match the next round with Wills. Molla's defense and fighting spirit prevail, and she has most of the crowd in her corner . On winning the stadium "fairly rocked with cheers." Nuthall was undone in large part by 30 out balls and 5 double faults.

With 3 courts in the stadium enclosure more than one match can be played at the same time. Edith Cross vs Phoebe Watson is on court at the same time as Mallory-Nuthall. Cross hits harder but made more errors in a close third set. Wills runs through Mrs Michell in short order by dropping only 1 game.

If the 7,000 attending hope Molla Mallory can turn back the clock vs her younger foe then Helen Wills quickly disabuses them. In 21 minutes she brutalized Molla 6-0 6-0. This is Mallory's worst defeat in all her career. She couldn't hit a single winner, an unheard of statistic for her. The first set lasted all of 8 minutes-with Wills losing only 5 points. Mallory at least got to deuce in the second set, and even had three game points . Wills won "with no more dislay of emotion than a machine would have shown."

Helen Jacobs is expected to meet Wills in the final, but she can't quite close the door when she had 2 points point to go up 4-2 in the last set. Mrs Phoebe Watson finds a second wind turned the tide with 11 consecutive points. The English women keeps better length and pace with her forehand down the stretch.

9,000 saw the finals. Filing in they must have anticipated a massacre, as Wills has lost a mere 2 games in 5 matches. What a joy then to have Mrs Watson throw down the gauntlet by smacking the hell out of every forehand, hitting even harder than Wills. The stands were "fairly in a frenzy of delight" as Watson drew even at 2 game all after a long game lasting 16 points. Eventually Wills wore down Watson, who earned the fans appreciation for winning more games than her other 5 opponents combined. A 6-4 6-2 defeat to Helen Wills was more than respectable.

The box scores showed 15 winners for Watson to only 6 for Wills. Watson also committed 63 errors however, while Wills only had 37. Helen's superior serve, stamina, and defense won her a match that saw her in the rare position of being retriever rather than aggressor.

Helen Wills and Hazel Wightman do not defend their title together. as Hazel announces she will play with Marjorie Morrill. They lose early. Wills was expected to enter the doubles but demurred at the last minute. Phoebe Watson gets some consolation for losing the singles final by taking the doubles with Peggy Michell. Michell scores at net and lets Watson stay more at the baseline. The pair come back from a 2-4 deficit in the final set to overcome compatriots Phyllis Covell and Dorothy Shepherd-Barron.
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1930

Dates: August 18-24
Venue: West Side Tennis club at Forest Hills, New York City, New York, US
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=57)

First Round

Marjorie Morrill [2]-bye
Clara Zinke-bye
Dorothy Workman-bye
Catherine Wolf d. Mrs. K. J. Sherber (GB)7-5 6-4
Ethel Burkhardt [5] d. Marjorie Sachs 6-1 3-6 6-3
Carolyn Roberts d. Theodosia Smith 6-2 6-0
Virginia Rice d. Edna Hauselt Roeser 7-5 6-1
Mianne Palfrey d. Cecelia Riegel 9-7 6-4

Sarah Palfrey [4] d. Laura Pittinher 6-1 6-0
Julie Stenz d. Elsie Gabel 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Weisel d. Norma Taubele 6-1 4-6 6-3
Virginia Hilleary d. Grace Surber 6-1 6-3
Edith Cross [7] d. Gladys Hawk 6-8 6-2 6-0
Alice Francis d. Clara Greenspan 6-1 6-3
Agnes Sherwood Lamme d. Mary McHale 6-1 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Louise McFarland 6-1 6-0

Anna Harper [1] d. Dorance Chase 6-0 6-1
Carolyn Babcock d. Virginia Cross 6-1 6-1
Elizabeth Corbierre d. Margaret Blake 6-3 6-2
Midge Gladman d. Ruth Shedden 6-1 6-2
Mary Greef [6] d. Anne Page 6-1 6-4
Elizabeth Warren d. Beryl Robinson Cape (Ber) default
Ruth Oexman d. Mercedes Marlowe 6-1 8-6
Margaret Muhl d. Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-3 6-4

Eleanor Goss [3] d. Eleanor Cottman 6-2 6-2
Helen Marlowe d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-4 7-5
Penelope Anderson d. Dorothy Andrus 11-9 6-4
Edith Sigourney d. Dorothy Letson6-2 6-0
Josephine Cruickshank [8]-bye
Louise Packer-bye
Florence Le Boutillier-bye
Baroness Maud Levi (Ity) [2F]-bye

Second Round

Morrill [2] d. Zinke 6-0 6-0
Workman d. Wolf 1-6 6-3 6-3
Burkhardt [5] d. Roberts 6-2 6-2
Rice d. M. Palfrey 6-2 6-3
S. Palfrey [4] d. Stenz 6-1 6-1
Weisel d. Hilleary 9-7 6-4
Cross [7] d. Francis 6-3 2-6 6-3
Nuthall [1F] d. Lamme 6-1 6-1

Harper [1] d. Babcock 6-4 6-3
Corbierre d. Gladman 3-6 6-3 6-4
Greef [6] d. Warren 6-2 6-3
Oexman d. Muhl 7-5 4-6 6-1
H Marlowe d. Goss [3] 7-5 8-6
Anderson d. Sigourney 7-5 7-5
Cruickshank [8] d. Packer 6-2 6-1
Levi [2F] d. Le Boutillier 6-3 6-1

Third Round

Morrill [2] d. Workman 6-0 6-0
Burkhardt [5] d. Rice 6-2 6-2
Weisel d. S. Palfrey [4] 6-2 6-8 6-4
Nuthall [1F] d. Cross [7] 6-0 6-1

Harper [1] d. Corbierre 6-0 6-3
Greef [6] d. Oexman 6-3 6-2
Anderson d. H Marlowe 4-6 6-2 6-4
Levi [2F] d. Cruickshank [8] 7-5 1-6 6-1

Quarterfinals


Morrill [2] d. Burkhardt [5] 4-6 6-3 6-2
Nuthall [1F] d. Weisel 6-1 6-1
Harper[1] d. Greef [6] 3-6 6-1 6-4
Levi [2F] d. Anderson 4-6 6-4 7-5

Semifinals


Nuthall [1F] d. Morrill [2] 6-8 6-4 6-2
Harper [1] d. Levi [2F] 6-2 6-3

Final

Betty Nuthall [1] d. Anna Harper [1] 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=26)

Edith Cross/Anna Harper bye
Ruth Bailey/Louise McFarland bye
Carolyn Babcock/Dorothy Workman bye
Baroness Maud Levi (Ity)/Mianne Palfrey d. Helen Marlowe/Mercedes Marlowe 6-1 7-5
Margaret Muhl/Grace Surber d. Dorrance Chase/Marjorie Sachs 9-7 1-6 6-3
Helen Cutter/Louise Packerd d. Mrs Ly Cremonim/Elsa Taubele 7-5 5-7 6-4
Virginia Rice/Clara Zinke d. Agns Lamme/Ruth Shedden 6-2 12-10
Josephine Cruickshank/Midge Gladman d. Alice Hanchett/Theodosia Smith 6-2 6-0

Betty Nuthall (GB)/Sarah Palfrey d. Gladys Hawk/Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-1 6-1
Mary Greef/DorothyWieseld. Elizabeth Corbierre/Edith Sigourney 2-6 7-5 6-4
Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary d. Ruth Oexman/Katherine Wolf 6-3 6-4
Alice Francis/Anne Page d.Cecelia Riegel/Elizabeth Warren 6-1 6-4
Eleonor Cottman/Hildegarde Taylor-bye
Claire Stenz/Julie Stenz bye
Penelope Anderson/Marjorie Morrill d. Carolyn Roberts/Norma Taubele 6-3 6-0
Florence Le Boutillier/Mrs CH Hitchcock-bye

Second Round

Cross/Harper d. R. Bailey/McFarland 6-2 6-1
Levi/M. Palfrey d. Babcock/Workman 7-5 3-6 6-3
Muhl/Surber d. Cutter/Packer 7-5 6-3
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Rice/Zinke 6-2 6-3

Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Greef/Wiesel 6-1 6-3
Andrus/Hilleary d. Francis/Page 6-1 7-5
Cottman/Taylor d. Stenz/Stenz 6-4 6-1
Anderson/Morrill d. Hitchcock/Le Boutillier 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Cross/Harper d. Levi/M. Palfrey 6-3 13-11
Cruickshank/Gladman d. Muhl/Surber 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Andrus/Hilleary 4-6 6-2 6-4
Anderson/Morrill d. Cottman/Taylor 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Cross/Harper d. Cruickshank/Gladman 6-4 2-6 6-4
Nuthall/S. Palfrey d. Anderson/Morrill 6-2 6-4

Final

Betty Nuthall/Sarah Palfrey d. Edith Cross/Anna Harper 3-6 6-3 7-5

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Draw notes
(bold indicates we are missing a full name)

Mrs LY Cremonim or Ly Cremonim, or Mrs Julius V Cremonim. Member of the NY Tennis club. Ranked #15 in the East in 1931.
Mrs Philip Hawk=nee Gladys Taylor
Mrs CH Hitchcock
Mrs. Frederick Martin Letson=Dorothy ????. Childrem Benjamin H and Genevieve Durand. Mr Letson dies 23 March 1957, probably after Dorothy.
Baroness Levi was born Maude Rosembaum of Chicago.
Mrs Christian E Muhl=Margaret, maiden name unknown
Mrs. K. J. Sherber (GB) "English resident of the US
Mrs J Scherber (GB)(mising name)
Mrs. William Shedden=nee Ruth Blodgett
Mrs Bernard F Stenz=Julie
Mrs J Saunders Taylor=nee Hildegarde Taylor

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Summary

Betty Nuthall becomes the first foreigner to win the US title for women. Though Cahill (Ireland) and Mallory (Norway) might also be considered foreign they were living in the US at the time they won their titles. A slim gathering of 4,000 watched the finals. Crowds were down noticeably as Helen Wills opted not to defend her title and Helen Jacobs was absent because of a year-long illness. Molla Mallory is now retired and not entered for the first itme since 1915. There is no first class American female standing between Nuthall and her only slam. The field is so weak that none of the 57 seeds was seeded at all at Wimbledon.

Nuthall's toughest match came in the semis, where she blew two set points in dropping the opener and was down 2-4 in the second. At that point Morrill " lost all coordination", and Nuthall never looked back.

The Baroness "who chops almost every ball she hits, including her service", provided some flair this year's event sorely lacked.

The Mixed doubles was held the next week at Longwood with the US men's doubles.

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Sources

New York Times
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1931

Dates: August 17 to 24
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York city, New York
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Helen Wills Moody [1] d. Edith Sigourney 6-0 6-0
Mary Greef d. Alice Marble 6-2 6-2
Ruby Bishop d. Kay Winthrop 6-1 7-5
Joan Ridley (GB) [6] d. Clara Zinke 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Weisel [7] d. Dorrance Chase 6-3 6-4
Penelope Anderson d. Helen Johnson 6-2 6-0
Gracyn Wheeler d. Ethel Smith 6-1 12-10
Dorothy Round (GB) [3] d. Agnes Lamme 6-3 6-3

Anna Harper [3] d. Olga Kallos 6-1 6-0
Norma Taubele d. Elizabeth Corbierre 4-6 6-2 7-5
Dorothy Andrus d. Virginia Cross 6-3 6-2
Elsie Goldsack Pittman (GB) [7] d. Marion Morris 6-3 6-4
Midge Van Ryn [6] d. Elizabeth Rebold 6-3 6-0
Sarah Palfrey d. Charlotte Miller 6-3 2-6 6-4
Cecilia Riegel d. Ruth Oexman 7-9 6-1 6-2
Phyllis Mudford (GB) [2] d. Anna Fuller Hubbard 6-3 6-0

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Mae Ceurvorst 6-2 6-2
Virginia Rice d. Mary Cutter 6-3 6-3
Carolyn Hirsch d. Margaret Muhl 7-5 8-6
Virginia Hilleary d. Baroness Maud Levi (Ita) [8] 6-3 6-4
Marjorie Morrill [5] d. Ellice Endicott 6-3 6-4
Alice Francis d. Lilian Hester 6-3 6-4
Eleanor Cottman d. Florence Le Boutillier 6-3 6-4
Eileen Whittingstall (GB) [4] d. Rosamund Newton 6-0 6-1

Marion Jessup [4] d. Anne Page 6-1 6-0
Margaret Carspecken d. Gladys Hawk 6-3 6-3
Mianne Palfrey d. Bonnie Miller 6-4 6-0
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [5] d. Mary Keller 6-1 6-0
Josephine Cruickshank [8] d. Ruth Shedden 6-2 6-0
Carolyn Roberts d. Barbara Stoddard 6-3 6-4
Clara Greenspan d. Margaret Blake 6-2 6-4
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1] d. Julie Stenz 6-2 6-1

2nd Round

Moody [1] d. Greef 6-2 6-3
Ridley [6] d. Bishop 6-3 4-6 6-0
Weisel [7] d. Anderson 6-4 6-3
Round [3] d. Wheeler 6-1 6-3
Harper [3] d. N. Taubele 6-4 6-3
Pittman [7] d. Andrus 6-3 6-2
S. Palfrey d. Van Ryn [6] 1-6 8-6 6-1
Mudford [2] d. Riegel 6-1 6-1

Jacobs [2] d. Rice 6-0 6-2
Hilleary d. Hirsch 6-2 6-3
Francis d. Morrill [5] 3-6 7-5 retired
Whittingstall [4] d. Cottman 6-1 6-0
Jessup [4] d. Carspecken 6-0 6-2
Shepherd-Barron [5] d. M. Palfrey 1-6 6-3 7-5
Cruickshank [8] d. Roberts 6-4 6-2
Nuthall [1] d. Greenspan 6-4 6-0

3rd Round

Moody [1] d. Ridley [6] 6-3 6-0
Weisel [7] d. Round [3] 6-4 6-3
Harper [3] d. Pittman [7] 6-0 5-7 6-1
Mudford [2] d. S. Palfrey 6-2 7-5

Jacobs [2] d. Hilleary 6-3 6-3
Whittingstall [4] d. Francis 6-1 6-3
Shepherd-Barron [5] d. Jessup [4] 6-8 6-0 6-3
Nuthall [1] d. Cruickshank [8] 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Moody [1] d. Weisel [7] 6-1 6-2
Mudford [2] d. Harper [3] 4-6 6-3 6-2
Whittingstall [4] d. Jacobs [2] 3-6 6-3 8-6
Nuthall [1] d. Shepherd-Barron [5] 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Moody [1] d. Mudford [2] 6-2 6-4
Whittingstall [4] d. Nuthall [1] 6-2 3-6 6-4

Final

Helen Wills Moody [1] d. Eileen Whittingstall [4] 6-4 6-1



Doubles (Draw=31)

1st Round


Josephine Cruickshank/Midge Van Ryn [1] d. Henrietta Cremonin/Olga Kallos 6-1 6-1
Margaret Blake/Anna Hubbard d. Gladys Hawk/Lillian Hester 5-7 6-4 6-4
Mianne Palfrey/Sarah Palfrey d. Agnes Lamme/Marion Morris 6-1 6-1
Virginia Cross/Kay Winthrop d. Mary Cutter/Gertrude Dwyer 7-9 6-2 7-5
Penelope Anderson/Virginia Rice d. Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary [4] 4-6 6-3 6-4
Carolyn Roberts/Norma Taubele d. Mae Ceurvorst/Bonnie Miller 6-4 6-4
Edith Sigourney/Hazel Wightman d. Ruby Bishop/Gracyn Wheeler 6-2 4-6 6-3
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Eileen Whittingstall (GB) [1] d. Dorrance Chase/Ruth Shedden 6-1 6-2

Anna Harper/Maud Levi (Ita) [2] d. Margaret Carspecken/Eleanor Cottman 6-3 6-4
Mary Greef/Charlotte Miller d. Ruth Oexman/Clara Zinke 5-7 6-4 6-4
Helen Jacobs/Dorothy Round (GB) [5] d. Alice Marble/Dorothy Weisel 6-2 6-2
Elsie Pittman (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) [3] d. Elizabeth Corbierre/Ellice Endicott 6-3 6-2
Maron Jessup/Marjorie Morrill [3] d. Dorothy Letson/Margaret Muhl 6-1 6-1
Alice Francis/Anne Page d. Elizabeth Rebold/Ethel Smith 6-4 6-0
Florence Le Boutillier/Barbara Stoddard d. Dorothy Paton/Grace Surber 6-4 6-2
Phyllis Mudford (GB)/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) [2]-bye

Second Round

Cruickshank/Van Ryn [1] d. Blake/Hubbard 9-7 6-1
Palfrey/Palfrey d. Cross/Winthrop 6-2 6-2
Anderson/Rice d. Roberts/Taubele 6-2 6-1
Nuthall/Whittingstall [1] d. Sigourney/Wightman default

Harper/Levi [2] d. Greef/Miller 6-0 6-3
Jacobs/Round [5] d. Pittman/Ridley [3] 6-3 6-3
Francis/Page d. Jessup/Morrill [3] default
Mudford/Shepherd-Barron [2] d. Le Boutilier/Stoddard 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cruickshank/Van Ryn [1] d. Palfrey/Palfrey 5-7 6-3 6-1
Nuthall/Whittingstall [1] d. Anderson/Rice 6-4 6-2
Jacobs/Round [5] d. Harper/Levi [2] 3-6 6-4 6-2
Mudford/Shepherd-Barron [2] d. Francis/Page 6-3 6-0

Semifinals

Nuthall/Whittingstall [1] d. Cruickshank/Van Ryn [1] 6-3 6-2
Jacobs/Round [5] d. Mudford/Shepherd-Barron [2] 6-2 9-7

Final

Betty Nuthall/Eileen Whittingstall [1] d. Helen Jacobs/Dorothy Round [5] 6-2 6-4

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Draw notes:

Singles Domestic Seeding

1. Helen Wills Moody
2. Helen Jacobs
3. Anna McCune Harper
4. Marion Zinderstein Jessup
5. Marjorie Morrill
6. Midge Gladman Van Ryn
7. Dorothy Weisel
8. Josephine Cruickshank

Foreign Singles Seeding


1. Betty Nuthall (Great Britain)
2. Phyllis Mudford (Great Britain)
3. Dorothy Round (Great Britain)
4. Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (Great Britain)
5. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (Great Britain)
6. Joan Ridley (Great Britain)
7. Elsie Goldsack Pittman (Great Britain)
8. Baroness Maud Levi (Italy)

Doubles Domestic Seeding

1. Josephine Crucikshank/Midge Van Ryn
2. Anna Harper/Maud Levi
3. Marion Jessup/Marjorie Morrill
4. Dorothy Andrus/Virginia Hilleary
5. Helen Jacocs/Dorothy Round

Foreign Doubles Seeding

1. Betty Nuthall/Eileen Whittingstall (Great Britain)
2. Phyllis Mufdord/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (Great Britain)
3. Elsie Pittman/Joan Ridley (Great Britain)

Elizabeth Corbierre=Mrs J Dallas Corbierre
Ellice Endicott=Mrs W Endicott
Gladys Hawk=Mrs Philip Hawk
Lillian Hester=Mrs W Hester
Helen Johnson=Mrs. Theodore De M. Johnson
Ages Lamme=Mrs AJ Lamme
Helen Moody=Mrs Frederick Moody
Marion Morris=Mrs Robert Morris
Margaret Muhl=Mrs Christian Muhl
Ruth Shedden=Mrs William Sheden
Ethel Smith=Mrs Harrison Smith
Julie Stenz=Mrs B Stenz

Missing first names:

None. All names are complete.

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Sources:

The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide for 1932. p. 16. [The source for the seeding]

"DRAW IS REVISED IN WOMEN'S TENNIS." New York Times, August 14, 1931, pp. 12.

Thanks to Wolbo for the list of seeds.


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Summary:

Wills' domination has become so crushing that she is now undefeated 4 years in a row. The largest crowd of the week was 8,000 for the semis. The visiting Wightman cup team did everything but win the title. For the first time ever 3 of 4 semifinalists were foreign.

The crowd for the final was held down to 4,000 by the threat of bad weather. Eileen Whittingstall fought back from 0-3 down to 3 all, at which point the crowd "fairly roared its delight", according to the New York Times. Wills held and Eileen got to 4 all. From that point she had shot her bolt, and Mrs Moody ran out the match in 35 minutes. Eileen's 3 set upset wins in the quarters and semis had drained her reserves of energy.

There was a contretemps when the draw came out. Alice Marble protested that somehow her entry had been misplaced. THE USTA dropped Mrs A. M. Duncan from the entries and entirely redid the draw!
 

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Plainclothes Division
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1932 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 15 to 21
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=53)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs [1]-bye
Virginia Rice-bye
Penelope McBride-bye
Gertrude Dwyer-bye
Midge Van Ryn [8]-bye
Clara Zinke d. Carolyn Roberts 6-4 6-3
Alice Francis d. Julie Stenz 6-4 6-1
Louise Hofmeister d. Clare Smith 7-5 7-9 6-1

Josephine Cruickshank [4] d. Eugenie Sampson 6-1 6-1
Mianne Palfrey d. Kay Winthrop 7-5 6-3
Mary Greef d. Edith Sigourney 6-4 6-3
Hope Salmond (Can) d. Ruth Shedden default
Virginia Hilleary [7] d. Olga Kallos 6-2 6-1
Caroline Hirsch d. Reba Kirson 6-0 6-1
Marjorie Sachs d. Florence Le Boutillier 1-6 6-0 6-2
Elsie Pittman (GB) [1F] d. Cecelia Riegel 6-0 6-3

Anna Harper [2] d. Eleanor Goss 6-2 5-7 6-3
Agnes Lamme d. Martha Guild 6-3 6-1
Bonnie Miller d. Grace Surber 3-6 7-5 6-3
Mae Ceurvorst d. Lillian Hester 6-3 6-4
Marjorie Leeming (Can) [3F] d. Ann Page 6-3 6-4
Gladys Hawk d. Allida Emden 6-3 6-3
Carolin Babcock [6] d. Marion Morris 6-2 6-1
Dorothy Andrus Burke d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-1 7-5

Marjorie Painter [3] d. Margaret Muhl 6-1 6-4
Dorrance Chase d. Margaret Anderson 6-0 6-0
Norma Taubele-bye
Virginia Cross-bye
Sarah Palfrey [5]-bye
Alice Marble-bye
Alison Harrison-bye
Joan Ridley (GB) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs [1] d. Rice 6-1 6-0
McBride d. Dwyer 6-3 6-3
Van Ryn [8] d. Zinke 6-3 6-3
Francis d. Hofmeister 6-3 6-0
Cruickshank [4] d. M. Palfrey 6-2 6-4
Greef d. Salmond 6-2 6-2
Hilleary [7] d. Hirsch 6-1 6-2
Pittman [1F] d. Sachs 2-6 6-4 6-1

Harper [2] d. Lamme 6-3 6-2
Ceurvorst d. Miller 6-3 6-3
Leeming [3F] d. Hawk 6-0 6-1
Babcock [6] d. Burke 10-8 10-8
Painter [3] d. Chase 6-3 6-1
Taubele d. Cross 6-8 6-3 7-5
Marble d. S. Palfrey [5] 6-8 6-4 6-2
Ridley [2F] d. Harrison 6-1 6-3

3rd Round


Jacobs [1] d. McBride 6-3 6-3
Van Ryn [8] d. Francis 4-6 6-1 6-2
Greef d. Cruickshank [4] 6-1 6-4
Pittman [1F] d. Hilleary [7] 6-1 3-6 6-1

Harper [2] d. Ceurvorst 7-5 6-2
Babcock [6] d. Leeming [3F] 6-0 6-3
Painter [3] d. Taubele 6-4 6-1
Ridley [2F] d. Marble 3-6 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [1] d. Van Ryn [8] 2-6 6-3 6-1
Pittman [1F] d. Greef 6-3 6-2
Babcock [6] d. Harper [2] 6-3 7-5
Ridley [2F] d. Painter [3] 3-6 8-6 6-4

Semifinals

Jacobs [1] d. Pittman [1F] 6-2 6-3
Babcock [6] d. Ridley [2F] 4-6 7-5 6-3

Final


Helen Jacobs [1] d. Carolin Babcock [6] 6-2 6-2

Babcock (on left) and Joan Ridley coming down the steps into the main stadium at Forest Hills for their semifinal.



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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [1]-bye
Marie Candee/Vandy Hall-bye
Alice Francis/Ann Page-bye
Carolin Babcock/Anna Harper-bye
Dorothy Andrus Burke/Virginia Hilleary-bye
Dorance Chase/Marjorie Sachs d. Virginia Cross/Kay Winthrop 6-1 6-2
McCabe/Taylor d. Margaret Anderson/Clare Smith* 7-5 6-3
Eleanor Goss/Virginia Rice d. Mae Ceurvorst/Clara Zinke 7-5 2-6 14-12

Elsie Pittman (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Gladys Hawk/Clare Smith* 7-5 6-3
Marjorie Leeming (Can)/Hope Salmond (Can)-bye
Alice Marble/Marjorie Painter-bye
Caroline Hirsch/Bonnie Miller-bye
Josephine Cruickshank/Midge Van Ryn-bye
Carolyn Roberts/Grace Surber-bye
Martha Guild/Edith Sigourney-bye
Mary Greef /Penelope McBride [8] bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Candee/Hall 6-1 6-0
Babcock/Harper d. Francis/Page 6-4 6-4
Burke/Hilleary d. Chase/Sachs 6-3 7-5
Goss/Rice d. McCabe/Taylor 6-1 6-0

Pittman/Ridley d. Leeming/Salmond 6-1 8-6
Marble/Painter d. Hirsch/B. Miller 6-1 6-0
Cruickshank/Van Ryn d. Roberts/Surber 6-2 6-2
Greef/McBride [8] d. Guild/Sigourney 6-4 5-7 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Babcock/Harper 6-0 6-2
Burke/Hilleary d. Goss/Rice 7-5 6-0
Marble/Painter d. Pittman/Ridley 6-3 3-6 8-6
Cruickshank/Van Ryn d. Greef/McBride [8] 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Burke/Hilleary 6-4 6-3
Marble/Painter d. Cruickshank/Van Ryn 6-4 10-8

Final

Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [1] d. Alice Marble/Marjorie Painter 8-6 6-1

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Draw Notes:


Helen Salmond=Mrs. K. Salmond, nee Leeming. Marjorie Leeming is her sister.
There are two Clare Smith's. Hawk's partner is from Richmond while the other Clare Smith (partner of Anderson) is from Pine Orchard, Connecticut.

8 domestic seeds and 3 foreign seeds.In doubles only the #1 and #8 seeds are known

Missing Names:

None. All names are accounted for in full.

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Sources:

The New York Times

"MISS JACOBS HEADS U.S. SEEDED LIST." New York Times (1923-Current file), Aug 11, 1932, pp. 18

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Summary:

Jacobs wins her first US Nationals before a sparse gathering of 2,500. The absence of top flight foreign stars and Helen Wills Moody dampens interest. An amusing incident happened in the semis when a wire fox terrier jumps out onto the court and starts to stroll about during a point. British star Elsie Pittman laughs as she chases the dog about a full minute before it is caught by embarrassed officials.

Babcock was a surprise finalist. In the quarters she took out #2 seed Harper 6-3 7-5, surviving 3 set points in the second set.
 

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1933 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 15-26
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Helen Wills Moody [1] d. Esther Bartosh 6-1 6-2
Grace Surber d. Kay Winthrop 6-2 6-1
Theodosia Smith d. Gladys Hawk 6-3 6-0
Peggy Michell (GB) [7F] d. Barbara Stoddard 6-1 6-3
Baroness Maud Levi [8] d. Bernice Ayer 6-2 6-0
Cecelia Riegel d. Julie Stenz 6-4 6-2
Bonnie Miller d. Alice Francis 7-5 8-6
Mary Heeley (GB) [3F] d. Norma Taubele 6-1 6-2

Alice Marble [3] d. Margaret Cluett 6-0 6-1
Virginia Rice d. Virginia Ellis 8-6 6-2
Louise Hofmeister d. Marion Morris 6-4 6-2
Carolyn Hirsch d. Elizabeth Gorham 6-0 6-0
Carolin Babcock [5] d. Virginia Cross 6-0 6-1
Beatrice Bryan d. Millicent Hirsch 6-2 4-6 6-3
Elizabeth Deike d. Beatrice Symons 7-5 6-2
Betty Nuthall (GB) [2F] d. Jane Sharp 6-3 6-3

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Eunice Dean 6-0 6-0
Kathryn Pearson d. Charlotte Darling 6-4 4-6 7-5
Naomi Thompson d. Anne Page 4-6 6-2 6-3
Freda James (GB) [6F] d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-3 6-3
Josephine Cruickshank [6] d. Ruby Bishop 6-1 6-0
Anna Brunie d. Anne Parry 6-0 6-2
Lilian Hester d. Eliza Coxe 6-4 6-2
Peggy Scriven (GB) [4F] d. Clare Smith 6-0 6-1

Sarah Palfrey [4] d. Florence Le Boutillier 6-0 7-5
Marjorie Sachs d. Mae Ceurvorst 1-6 7-5 7-5
Agnes Lamme d. Helen Germaine 6-3 6-0
Joan Ridley (GB) [5F] d. Helen Jones 6-1 6-2
Midge Van Ryn [7] d. Dorothea Swartz 6-1 2-6 6-3
Frances Herron d. Jean Artzberger 6-2 6-2
Edith Moore d. Esther Daly 6-1 6-0
Dorothy Round (GB) [1F] d. Eugenie Sampson 4-6 6-1 6-1

2nd Round

Moody [1] d. Surber 6-2 6-1
Michell [7F] d. T. Smith 6-2 6-1
Levi [8] d. Riegel 7-5 6-4
Heeley [3F] d. Miller 6-3 6-0
Marble [3] d. Rice 6-0 6-1
C. Hirsch d. Hofmeister 6-4 6-4
Babcock [5] d. Bryan 6-0 6-2
Nuthall [2F] d. Deike 6-2 6-2

Jacobs [2] d. Pearson 6-2 6-1
James [6F] d. Thompson 6-2 6-3
Cruickshank [6] d. Brunie 6-1 6-0
Scriven [4F] d. Hester 6-8 6-3 6-2
Palfrey [4] d. Sachs 6-0 6-0
Lamme d. Ridley [5] 8-6 4-6 6-4
Van Ryn [7] d. Herron 6-2 6-0
Round [1F] d. Moore 6-2 6-2

3rd Round

Moody [1] d. Michell [7F] 6-1 6-2
Heeley [3F] d. Levi [8] 6-4 7-5
Marble [3] d. C. Hirsch 6-0 6-2
Nuthall [2F] d. Babcock [5] 6-4 6-4

Jacobs [2] d. James [6F] 6-3 6-4
Cruickshank [6] d. Scriven [4F] 6-1 6-2
Palfrey [4] d. Lamme 6-0 6-2
Round [1F] d. Van Ryn [7] 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals


Moody [1] d. Heeley [3F] 6-0 6-2
Nuthall [2F] d. Marble [3] 6-8 6-0 7-5
Jacobs [2] d. Cruickshank [6] 11-9 6-4
Round [1F] d. Palfrey [4] 6-4 9-7

Semifinals


Moody [1] d. Nuthall [2F] 2-6 6-3 6-2
Jacobs [2] d. Round [1F] 6-4 5-7 6-2

Final

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Helen Moody [1] 8-6 3-6 3-0 retired

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Doubles (Draw=28)

1st Round


Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [2]-bye
Baroness Maud Levi/Virginia Rice bye
Peggy Michell (GB)/Peggy Scriven (GB) d. Ruby Bishop/Anne Parry 6-1 6-1
Esther Bartosh/Elizabeth Deike d. Grace Surber/Kay Winthrop 4-6 6-4 6-4
Carolin Babcock/Midge Van Ryn d. Caroline Hirsch/Dorothea Swartz 6-3 6-2
Jane Sharp/Norma Taubele d. Anne Page/Theodosia Smith 4-6 6-3 6-4
Virginia Cross/Marion Morris d. Jean Burritt (Can)/Beatrice Symons 7-5 6-3
Freda James (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Agnes Lamme/Frieda Scharman 6-1 6-1

Helen Moody/Elizabeth Ryan [1] d. Lilian Hester/Florence Le Boutillier 6-1 6-0
Eunice Dean/Louise Hofmeister d. Jean Artzberger/Helen Gows 6-3 6-1
Kathryn Pearson/Eugenie Sampson d. Margaret Cluett/Barbara Stoddard 6-2 6-1
Eliza Coxe/Josephine Gray d. Fanny Goodyear/ Elizabeth Gorham 6-3 6-4
Anna Brunie/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Josephine Cruickshank/Alice Marble 5-7 7-5 9-7
Mae Ceurvorst/Alice Francis d. Charlotte Darling/Ethel Smith 8-6 6-2
Frances Herron/Bonnie Miller-bye
Mary Heeley (GB)/Dorothy Round (GB) [2F]-bye

2nd Round

Jacobs/Palfrey [2] d. Levi/Rice 6-1 6-1
Michell/Scriven d. Bartosh/Deike 1-6 6-2 6-3
Sharp/Taubele d. Babcock/Van Ryn 9-7 4-6 6-4
James/Nuthall [1F] d. Cross/Morris 6-1 6-2

Moody/Ryan [1] d. Dean/Hofmeister 6-1 6-1
Pearson/Sampson d. Coxe/Gray 6-3 4-6 6-4
Brunie/Ridley d. Ceurvorst/Francis 6-2 7-5
Heeley/Round [2F] d. Herron/Miller 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Jacobs/Palfrey [2] d. Michell/Scriven 4-6 6-4 9-7
James/Nuthall [1F] d. Sharp/Taubele 6-2 7-5
Moody/Ryan [1] d. Pearson/Sampson 6-1 6-0
Heeley/Round [2F] d. Brunie/Ridley 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

James/Nuthall [1F] d. Jacobs/Palfrey [2]
Moody/Ryan [1] d. Heeley/Round [2F] 6-2 7-5

Final

Freda James/Betty Nuthall [1F] d. Helen Moody/Elizabeth Ryan [1] default

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Draw Notes:

The 2 foreign doubles seeds are educated guesses based on Wightman Cup rankings.Anna Brunie=Mrs Henry Brunie
Frances Gray is from Los Angeles
Ethel Smith=Mrs Harrison SmithNaomi Thompson=Mrs. De Lloyd Thompson

Missing names for:

All names are complete.

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Sources:

Utlized all coverage from the New York Times

By, ALLISON DANZIG. "MISS ROUND WINS FROM MISS PALFREY." New York Times, August 19, 1933, pp. 6,
By ALLISON DANZIG. "MRS. MOODY VICTOR AFTER LOSING SET." New York Times, August 21, 1933, pp. 17
By ALLISON DANZIG. "U.S. TITLE TENNIS POSTPONED AGAIN." New York Times, August 22, 1933, pp. 21.
By ALLISON DANZIG. "MISS JACOBS GAINS U.S. TENNIS FINAL." New York Times, August 26, 1933, pp. 7.
By ALLISON DANZIG. "MISS JACOBS WINS WHEN MRS. MOODY DEFAULTS IN 3D SET." New York Times, Augus 27, 1933, pp. 2.
By ALLISON DANZIG. "Carruthers Defends Mrs. Moody; Predicts a Comeback Next Year." New York Times, Auguest 28, 1933, pp. 17.
By The, Associated P. "Miss Jacobs Ignored Physician's Advice in Competing in National Tennis Tourney." New York Times, August 29, 1933, pp. 23.
By The, Associated P. "MRS. MOODY RIGHT, SAYS MISS JACOBS." New York Times, Augest 30, 1933, pp. 25
By The, Associated P. "MRS. MOODY PLANS RETURN TO COURTS." New York Times, August 31, 1933, pp. 21.

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Summary:

The ICE QUEEN DETHRONED

Danzig "Not hitting with her accustomed severity." Wills-Moody was keeping the ball deep, preventing Jacobs attack as much as possible. Jacobs held tough however; her forcing forehand chop drives set up severe volleys and terminal overheads. Moody lofted attemts at lobs were falling shorter than usual, and Jacobs put almost every one away for a winner. "Little Helen" wasn't missing as much as she normally did. Danzig wrote that "Almost every rally was prolonged, and the fur fairly flew in the prolonged opening set."

Drop shots helped The Queen win the 2nd set. She shot to 3-0. Jacobs, on to the strategy, tied things up at 3 all, but then the tide turned again and Moody won out at 6-3.

In the last set even her defense gave out. It started on the Queen's serve. She dropped serve with 2 double faults. When "Little Helen" won the 2nd game from 0-30 the end was in sight. A desperate Moody rushed the net twice in the 3rd game. Jacobs passed her easily both times.

Jacobs has fainted in her hotel room after her loss to Sarah Palfrey at Seabright.

Last loss at the Nationals in 1922. Her last defeat in any match was at Rye in 1926. At 7 US titles Wills-Moody was chasing the record 8 titles set by Molla Mallory.

DID NOT SHAKE HANDS!!!! After issuing a post-match statement Moody refused or speak to the press and hid out for almost two weeks until her return home to California.

Jacobs played against her doctor's advice. Suffering from an inflamed gall bladder, she used "stimulants" throughout.

Days later back home in California she defended her choice to retire:"I don't regret my action. As the match progressed I had several dizzy spells. I felt as though I were about to faint. The thought of fainting seemed so silly. I disliked causing a scene." She went on to state "The pain in my right leg grew intense. I knew what I should do, but could not carry out my impulses as I should. So I decided to stop playing. Under the same conditions I would do it again."

Hurricane from Bermuda dumped rain for 3 consecutive days from Thursday through Saturday. Round refused to play on Sunday.
4 days of rain made the courts slow and slick. This played into Jacobs hands, as the low bounce aided her deadly slices. "Little Helen" also mixed up her tactics brilliantly. Although effective when storming the net, just as often she drew in Dorothy Round with short shorts followed up by lobs or passes as needed. Round came came back from 4-6 1-4 to tie sets at 4-6 7-5, but the 3rd set was never close as Dorothy made error after error. Jacobs had lost twice this year in England to Round.

Moody served twice in a row! It happened at 3-2 in the second set. Helen dropped serve at 3-1, changed ends and thrn served again at 302. 13 officials made no comment. "Bounding Betty" hit Helen off the court in a 12 minute first set shocker. When the match ended a woman, overcome by all the excitement, fainted in the marquee and was only revived after 10 minutes. Mrs Moody had to be convinced she had served twice in a row afterwards. She joked that "They had better have somebody watch me hereafter." In Danzig's opinion "Mrs Moody was definitely sparing herself."

Palfrey held 3 set points at 7-6 40-0 in set 2.
Cruickshank had a set point at 5-4 in her quarter vs Jacobs in the opening chapter.

Nuthall-Marble match a thrill. Betty cam back to win from 1-5 15-40 in the 3rd. The British girl won 4 points in a row to make it 2-5 as Alice tightened up and became tentative. At 4-5 Marlbe had another match point, her 3rd and last. "The crowd was in a frenzy."

Anna Brunie/Joan Ridley (GB) d. Josephine Cruickshank/Alice Marble 5-7 7-5 9-7, saving 3 match points at 4-5 0-40.

Opening day: 3,000
2R: ????
3R: ????
QF: 2,500
QF: 6,000
Semi 1: (): 8,000
Semi 2 () : 5,000
Finals: (): 8,000
 

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Plainclothes Division
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6,350 Posts
1934

1934 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: August 13-19
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)


1st Round

Sarah Palfrey [2] d. Ruby Bishop 6-0 6-0
Mae Ceurvost d. May Hope Doeg 6-3 6-3
Millicent Hirsch d. Eliza Coxe 1-6 6-1 6-4
Dr. Esther Bartosh d. Helen Jones 6-3 6-1
Marianne Hunt d. Vera Howell 6-1 6-0
Carolyn Roberts d. Cecelia Riegel 4-6 6-0 6-4
Midge Van Ryn d. Josephine Gray 6-1 6-2
Freda James(GB) [4F] d. Virginia Yates Erb 6-2 6-1

Dorothy Andrus [4] d. Jean Burritt (Can) 6-0 6-2
Charlotte Darling d. Jean Hoxie 3-6 7-5 6-2
Theodosia Smith d. Esther Edwards 6-1 5-7 6-2
Mrs William Hester d. Muriel Thomas (GB) 6-2 6-4
Mrs DeLloyd Thompson d. Frances Babcock 6-0 6-1
Bonnie Miller d. Florence LeBoutillier 4-6 7-5 6-3
Baroness Maud Levi d. Effie Billings (Can) 6-1 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB) [1F] d. Priscilla Merwin 6-1 6-1

Helen Jacobs [1] d. Marjorie Sachs 6-0 6-0
Jane Sharp d. Mrs Erwin Danner 6-0 6-0
Mary Greef Harris d. Alison Harrison 6-3 6-2
Catherine Wolf d. Elizabeth Blackman 9-7 6-2
Helen Fulton d. Virginia Ellis 6-4 6-0
Olga Kallos d. Reba Kirson 6-1 6-1
Norma Taubele d. Anna Brunie 6-1 6-4
Elizabeth Ryan [3F] d. Eunice Dean 6-2 6-2

Carolin Babcock [4] d. Josephine Cruickshank 6-1 6-4
Anne Page d. Marion Morris 6-2 3-6 6-3
Penelope Anderson McBride d. Virginia Rice 6-4 7-5
Virginia Cross d. Bertha Caulkins 8-6 6-4
Margaret Blake d. Kathryn Pearson 6-1 6-4
Kay Winthrop d. Gracyn Wheeler 9-7 4-6 6-4
Marjorie Morrill Painter d. Ann Parry 6-0 6-0
Kay Stammers (GB) [2F] d. Helen Pedersen 6-3 7-5

2nd Round

Palfrey [2] d. Ceurvost 6-0 6-2
Bartosch d. Hirsch 6-1 6-3
Hunt d. Roberts 6-4 7-5
James [4F] d. Van Ryn 6-2 6-8 6-1
Andrus [4] d. Darling 6-0 6-1
Smith d. Hester 7-5 4-6 6-4
Miller d. Thompson 7-9 6-1 6-4
Levi d. Nuthall [1F] 6-4 6-4

Jacobs [1] d. Sharp 6-4 6-1
Harris d. Wolf 6-1 6-1
Fulton d. Kallos 6-4 6-1
Ryan [3F] d. Taubele 6-4 6-8 6-1

Babcock [4] d. Page 6-1 6-0
McBride d. Cross 6-1 6-3
Winthrop d. Blake 6-3 6-1
Stammers [2F] d. Painter 1-6 6-4 11-9

3rd Round


Palfrey [2] d. Bartosh 6-1 7-5
James [4F] d. Hunt 6-2 6-4
Andrus [4] d. Smith 6-0 6-2
Levi d. Miller 6-3 2-6 6-4

Jacobs [1] d. Harris 5-7 6-2 6-3
Ryan [3F] d. Fulton 6-1 6-3
Babcock [3] d. McBride 6-2 6-1
Stammers [2F]d. Winthrop 6-3 6-0

Quarterfinals

Palfrey [2] d. James [4F] 6-3 3-6 6-1
Andrus [4] d. Levi 6-1 6-4
Jacobs [1] d. Ryan [3F] 6-0 6-1
C.Babcock [3] d. Stammers [2F] 6-3 2-6 6-4

Semifinals

Palfrey [2] d. Andrus [4] 6-3 6-4
Jacobs [1] d. Babcock [3] 7-5 6-0

Final

Helen Jacobs [1] d. Sarah Palfrey [2] 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=25)

1st Round

Dorothy Andrus/Carolin Babcock [2]-bye
Elizabeth Gray/Kathryn Pearson-bye
Florence LeBoutillier/Anne Page-bye
Kay Stammers (GB)/Kay Winthrop [7] d. Helen Jones/Theodosia Smith 6-3 6-2
May Hope Doeg/Priscilla Merwin d. Virginia Cross/Marion Morris 7-5 7-5
Helen Fulton/Catherine Wolf d. Marjorie Morrill Painter/Virginia Rice [4] 8-6 2-6 9-7
Bonnie Miller/Mrs De Lloyd Thompson d. Elizabeth Blackman Bertha Caulkins 6-3 7-9 6-1
Freda James (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) [5] d. Jean Hoxie/Ruth McCabe 6-0 6-2

Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [1] d. Jane Sharp/Norma Taubele 6-1 6-2
Margaret Blake/Anna Brunie d. Virginia Ellis/Marjorie Sachs 6-3 4-6 6-4
Baroness Maud Levi/Penelope Anderson McBride d. Effie Billings (Can)/Eliza Coxe 6-3 6-2
Dr. Esther Bartosh/Mary Greef Harris d. Charlotte Darling/Eunice Dean 6-2 9-7
Josephine Cruickshank/Midge Van Ryn [3]-bye
Mae Ceurvost/Lilian Hester-bye
Frances Babcock/Virginia Yates Erb-bye
Elizabeth Ryan/Muriel Thomas (GB) [6]-bye

2nd Round

Andrus/C. Babcock [2] d. Gray/Pearson 6-2 6-1
Stammers/Winthrop d. LeBoutillier/Page 6-4 6-1
Fulton/Wolf d. Doeg/Merwin 6-1 4-6 6-4
James/Nuthall [5] d. Miller/Thompson default

Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Blake/Brunie 6-1 6-2
Levi/McBride d. Bartosh/Harris 6-4 6-3
Crucikshank/Van Ryn [3] d. Ceurvost/Hestor 7-5 8-6
Ryan/Thomas [6] d. F. Babcock/Erb 6-0 6-0

Quarterfinals

Andrus/C.Babcock [2] d. Stammers/Winthrop 6-3 6-8 6-4
James/Nuthall [5] d. Fulton/Wolf 6-2 8-6
Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Levi/McBride 3-6 7-5 6-3
Ryan/Thomas [6] d. Cruickshank/Van Ryn [3] 6-3 2-6 6-3

Semifinals

Andrus/C. Babcock [2] d. James/Nuthall [5] 4-6 6-4 6-2
Jacobs/Palfrey [1] d. Ryan/Thomas [6] 6-3 6-1

Final

Helen Jacobs/Sarah Palfrey [1] d. Dorothy Andrus/Carolin Babcock [2] 4-6 6-3 6-4

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Draw Notes:


Francis Babcock is from Buffalo, New york and no relation to Carolin Babcock.
Anna Brunie=Mrs Henry C Brunie, nee Anna Fuller.
Bertha Caulkins=Mrs E. P. Caulkins
Mae Ceurvorst is from Witchita, Kansas
Eliza Cox is from Asheville, North Carolina
Esther Edwards is listed as C Esther Edwards. Her first name is Cornelia but she goes by Esther.
Harris=married name of Mary Greef
Alison Harrison is from Philadelphia.
Helen H Jones is from Beach Bluff, Massachuesetts
Ann C. Parry is from Philadelphia

Missing full names for:

Mrs Erwin Danner is from Margate, New Jersey.
Mrs De Lloyd Thompson is from Washington, Peensylvania (or D. C. )

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Sources:

The New York Times

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Summary:

Helen Jacobs defends her title in the absence of Helen Wills Moody (still recovering from a back injury) and Alice Marble, also out due to an extended illness.

All the first round is completed on the first day in spite of a deluge of rain. It is so heavy there is no play on the stadium to spare the grass from turning into a mud pit.

The next day Betty Nuthall, #1 foreign seed and the 1930 champion, "went down before the unorthodox but disturbingly upsetting cut strokes of Baroness Maud Levi." The #2 seeded Kay Stammers almost suffered the same fate as her English compatriot, being only 2 points from defeat in beating Marjorie Painter 1-6 6-4 11-9 "after two hours of exciting play that had the gallery worked up to a high pitch in the see-saw finish."

Helen Jacobs has a scare when a car door is shut on her ankle. It hardly helps when her 3rd round opponent drops shots her on wet grass. Already wearing a bandage, Helen puts on spikes to stabilize her swelling ankle. Spikes are not normally allowed, and officials have Jacobs take them off. Mary Greef Harris's drop shots can hardly have helped as she takes the first set 7-5.

Play was delayed for several minutes as Jacobs insists on wearing spikes. The committee finally makes an exception for Jacobs, no doubt thinking about the gate if they lost their #1 drawing card. To her credit Mrs Harris agrees.

The crowds cheered against defending champ Helen Jacobs so much that some letters complained the Americans "were becoming like French crowds". Others defended the Forest Hills crowds as simply pulling for the underdog.
 

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August 29 to September 12

Seeds put into two categories:domestic and foreign. * denotes a foreign seed.

In exact draw order.

First Round
Helen Jacobs [1] d. Maud Blumenthal 6-4 6-4
Norma Taubele d. Theodosia Smith 5-7 6-3 9-7
Helen Fulton d. Ariel Stout 6-0 6-1
Evelyn Dearman (GB) [*5] d. Agnes Lamme 6-3 6-4

Dorothy Andrus [7] d. Elizabeth Kesting 6-1 6-2
Olga Kallos d. Edna Smith 4-6 6-1 6-1
Catherine Sample d. Charlotte Darling 6-3 6-2
Nancy Lyle (GB) [*4] d. Elizabeth Blackman 6-0 6-2

Midge Van Ryn [4] d. Cecelia Riegel 6-1 6-2
Dorrance Chase d. Frida Scharman 6-3 6-3
Jacque Virgil d. Gladys Vallebuona 6-3 6-1
Evangeline McLennon d. Jean Hoxie 6-1 6-1

Catherine Wolf [6] d. Lila Porter 1-6 6-0 6-4
Florence Le Boutillier d. Ottilie Gaertner 6-0 6-3
Beth Lancaster d. Edna Coxe 6-0 1-6 6-4
Phyllis Mudford King (GB) [*2] d. Dina Pope 6-0 6-0

Sarah Palfrey Fabyan [2] d. Leonore Adelman 6-0 6-0
Katherine Winthrop d. Louise Raymond 6-2 6-2
Catherine Kendig d. Carlotta Jose 6-2 6-1
Helen Pederson d. Mrs. Henry Brunie 6-2 6-4

Gracyn Wheeler [5] d. Effie Billing 6-1 6-1
Jane Sharp d. Penelope Anderson McBride 6-4 6-4
Cecile Bowes d. Anne Parry 6-4 6-4
Freda James (GB) [*3] d. Mrs. Wm. Hester 6-1 6-4

Carolin Babcock [3] d. Mary Whittemore 6-0 6-0
Millicent Hirsch d. Josephine Gray 6-3 6-4
Anne Page d. Rose Adler 6-0 6-0
Margaret Anderson d. Suzanne Arguimbeau 6-1 6-2

Eunice Earl Dean d. Esther Edwards 6-1 6-1
Patricia Henry d. Jean Burritt (Can) default
Edith Moore d. Helen Bernhard 6-1 6-2
Kay Stammers (GB) [*1] d. Gertrude Dwyer 6-0 6-2
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Second Round
Jacobs [1] d. Taubele 6-1 6-2
Dearman [*5] d. Fulton 6-4 6-1
Andrus [7] d Kallos 6-1 6-1
Lyle [*4] d. Sample 6-2 6-1

Van Ryn [4] d. Chase 6-3 6-3
McLennon d. Virgil 4-6 6-3 6-2
Wolf [6] d. Le Boutillier 3-6 6-4 6-2
King [*2] d. Lancaster 6-0 6-0

Fabyan [2] d. Winthrop 6-2 6-3
Pederson d. Kendig 6-1 6-3
Wheeler [5] d. Sharp 6-4 6-1
James [*3] d. Bowes 6-1 6-1

Babcock [3] d. Hirsch 6-0 6-4
Page d. M. Anderson 7-5 6-1
Dean d. Henry 7-5 6-3
Stammers [*1] d. Moore 6-2 6-0
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Third Round
Jacobs [1] d. Dearman [*5] 6-2 6-1
Lyle [*4] d. Andrus [7] 6-4 6-1
Van Ryn [4] d. McLennon 6-4 6-2
King [*2] d. Wolf [6] 6-3 3-0 retired (had to return home)

Fabyan [2] d. Pederson 6-0 6-0
James [*3] d. Wheeler [5] 6-2 6-1
Babcock [3] d. Page 6-0 6-1
Stammers [*1] d. Dean 6-0 6-1
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Quarters
Jacobs [1] d. Lyle [*4] 6-4 6-0
King [*2] d. Van Ryn [4] 6-2 6-0
Fabyan [2] d. James [*3] 7-5 5-7 6-4
Stammers [*1] d. Babcock [3] 5-7 6-3 6-2

Semis
Jacobs [1] d. King [*2] 6-4 6-3
Fabyan [2] d. Stammers [*1] 9-7** 7-5

Final
Jacobs [1] d. Fabyan [2] 6-2 6-4

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August 24 to 31.

(Seeds courtesy of Austinrunner)

Domestic seeds:

(1) Fabyan /Jacobs
(2) Babcock /Van Ryn
(3) Bundy /Workman
(4) Johnson/Winthrop

Foreign seeds: (Denoted in results by an asterisk * symbol)

(1) Andrus/Henrotin (France)
(2) Marble/Stammers (GB)



First Round
Fabyan/Jacobs [1] bye
Dean/Kallos bye
Mary Morill/Marjorie Morill Painter bye
Ellis/Pickhardt bye

Johnson/Winthrop [4] d. Dawson/T. Smith 6-3 6-3
Burritt/Hiller d. Alice Burrage/Isobel Lawrence 6-3 8-6
Elizabeth Blackman/Taubele d. Harris/Wheeler 10-8 6-3
Marble/Stammers [2*] d. Louise Blackman/Cootes default

Babcock/Van Ryn [2] d. Corbier/Mabley 6-4 4-6 6-2
Cameron/Jennings d. Dawn Owen/Pat Owen 6-0 7-5
Gaertner/Hedlund d. M. Anderson/E. Surber 6-4 6-3
Pederson/Stanton d. Darling/Nash 6-1 6-0

Bundy/Workman [3] bye
Osbourne/Raegener bye
Butler/Edwards bye
Andrus/Henrotin [1*] bye
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Second Round
Fabyan/Jacobs [1] d. Dean/Kallos 6-3 7-5
Morrill/Painter d. Ellis/Pickhardt default
Johnson/Winthrop [4] d. Burritt/Hiller 8-6 6-3
Marble/Stammers [2*] d. E. Blackman/Taubele 2-6 6-2 6-2

Babcock/Van Ryn [2] d. Cameron/Jennings 6-3 6-1
Pederson/Stanton d. Gaertner/Hedlund 6-1 6-1
Osbourne/Raegener d. Bundy/Workman [3] 6-3 6-3
Andrus/Henrotin [1*] d. Butler/Edwards 6-3 6-1
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Quarters
Fabyan/Jacobs [1] d. M.Morrill/Painter 6-2 6-2
Marble/Stammers [2*]d. Johnson/Winthrop [4] 6-1 6-2
Babcock/Van Ryn [2] d. Pederson/Stanton 6-3 6-3
Andrus/Henrotin [ 1*] d. Osbourne/Raegener 8-6 6-4

Semis
Fabyan/Jacobs [1] d. Marble/Stammers [2*] 6-2 21-19
Babcock/Van Ryan [2] d. Andrus/Henrotin [1*] 8-6 6-4

Final
Babcock/Van Ryn [2] d. Fabyan/Jacobs [1] 9-7 2-6 6-4
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The women's doubles saw a record 21-19 in the semis when Fabyan/Jacobs d. Marble/Stammers 6-2 21-19.


Draw notes:
Blumenthal=Former Baroness Maud Levi.
McBride=Penelope Anderson
Carolin NOT Carolyn Babcock. Need to change some draws.
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The first joint male and female US Nationals with the doubles held at Longwood. It was such a success it became permanant.

Rain affected play for at least 3 days. The 3R match between #2 seed Phylis King and Catherine Wolf was stopped by rain with King leading 6-3 3-0. When it rained again the next day Wolf abandoned the match to go home, probably under pressure to start the school year as a teacher.
 

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September 3 to 12.

*denotes a foreign seed.

First Round
Helen Jabobs [1] d. Esther Edwards 6-0 6-0
Cecelia Riegel d. Cecile Bowes 6-3 3-6 6-2
Virginia Johnson d. Betty Butler 6-0 6-4
Dorothy Workman d. Argyll Rice 6-2 6-0

Mary Greef Harris [8] d. Catherine Sample 6-3 6-4
Eleanor Dawson d. Olga Kallos 6-4 4-6 7-5
Elizabeth Blackman d. Lila Porter 6-1 6-3
Gussie Raegener d. Jacqueline Horner (Frn) 4-6 6-3 6-4

Carolin Babcock [4] d. Josephine Gray Beach 6-3 6-3
Margaret Osbourne d. Dawn Owen 6-3 6-0
Norma Taubele d. Margaret Anderson 6-1 6-2
Penelope Anderson McBride d. Jane Stanton 6-4 5-7 6-3

Midge Van Ryn [5] d. Lydia Kayser 6-1 6-0
Peggy Kerr d. Mrs. Dan Caulkins default
Catherine Wolf d. Evangeline McLennon 6-1 6-1
Kay Stammers (GB) [*1] d. Grace Surber 6-1 6-1

Dodo Bundy d. Sarah Palfrey Fabyan [2] 2-6 6-3 6-4
Eunice Dean d. Hope Knowles 7-5 6-2
Florence Le Boutillier d. Elizabeth Kesting 6-0 6-1
Edith Moore d. Millicent Hirsch 6-1 4-6 6-4

Helen Pederson [7] d. Carolyn Hirsch 6-1 6-3
Helen Fulton d. Mary Cootes 6-2 9-7
Jean Burritt (Can) d. Jean Van Den Bosch 6-2 3-6 6-4
Anne Page d. Barbara Winslow default

Alice Marble [3] d. Patsy Hiller 6-1 6-0
Anne Parry d. Carolyn Roberts default
Mrs. Wm. Hester d. Charlotte Darling 6-2 6-2
Katherine Winthrop d. Alice Surber 6-1 6-3

Gracyn Wheeler [6] d. Pat Owen 6-3 6-0
Theodosia Smith d. Louise Raymond 6-0 6-4
Mrs. Alvin Chapin d. Marjorie Colvin 7-5 6-0
Dorothy Andrus d. Tokuko Nagano (Jpn) [*2] 6-2 6-4
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Second Round
Jacobs [1] d. Riegel 6-0 6-2
Johnson d. Workman 6-4 6-4
Harris [8] d. Dawson 6-3 6-2
Raegener d. Blackman 4-6 6-3 6-2

Babcock [4] d. Osbourne 6-1 6-3
Taubele d. McBride 6-4 8-10 6-3
Van Ryn [5] d. Kerr 6-2 6-0
Stammers [*1] d. Wolf 6-4 6-2

Bundy d. Dean 6-0 6-3
Moore d. Le Boutillier 7-5 8-6
Pederson [7] d. Fulton 6-1 6-0
Burritt d. Page 7-5 6-1

Marble [3] d. Parry 6-0 6-2
Winthrop d. Hester 4-6 6-1 6-3
Wheeler [6] d. T. Smith 6-1 6-3
Andrus d. Chapin 6-3 6-4
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Third Round
Jacobs [1] d. Johnson 6-0 6-4
Raegener d. Harris [8] 9-7 6-4
Babcock[4] d. Taubele 6-4 6-4
Stammers [*1] d. Van Ryn [5] 6-2 6-4

Bundy d. Moore 6-2 6-0
Pederson [7] d. Burritt 6-1 6-2
Marble [3] d. Winthrop 8-6** 6-3
Wheeler [6] d. Andrus 6-4 6-3
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Quarters
Jacobs [1] d. Raegener 6-0 6-1
Stammers [*1] d. Babcock [4] 7-5 3-6 6-4
Pederson [7] d. Bundy 6-3 4-6 6-4
Marble [3] d. Wheeler [6] 6-2 11-9

Semis
Jacobs [1] d. Stammers [*1] 6-4 6-3
Marble [3] d. Pederson [7] 6-1 6-1

Final
Marble [3] d. Jacobs [1] 4-6 6-3 6-2



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Draw notes:
Johnson=Married name of Virginia Rice
Painter=married name of Marjorie Morill, who enters the doubles with her sister Mary Morrill/
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13,000 turn out to see the American champ Jacobs dethroned by comeback queen Alice Marble.

Notable for the first apearance of a Japanese female in the US Nationals. Mrs. Nagano is an American citizen born in Honolulu yet is seeded as a foreigner.
 

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Dates: September 2 to 11.

There were 8 domestic seeds and 8 foreign seeds


Singles (Draw=64)

First Round

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Helen Bernhard 6-2 6-1
Millicent Hirsch d. Margaret Jessee 6-3 6-3
Barbara Winslow d. Patricia Cumming 6-2 6-2
Joan Ingram (GB) d. Sylvia Henrotin (Frn) [6] 6-3 0-6 6-4

Gracyn Wheeler [5] d. Monica Nolan 6-2 6-3
Pennelope McBride d. Olga Kallos 8-6 6-1
Katherine Winthrop d. Anne Page 6-1 6-1
Kay Stammers (GB) [3] d. Cecelie Bowes 6-0 6-0

Dorothy Andrus d. Sarah Fabyan [3] 12-10 0-6 7-5
Alison Harrison d. Effie Billing (Can) 6-2 6-1
Patricia Henry d. Mary Cootes 6-4 6-4
Mary Hardwick (GB) [5] d. Mrs. John Schieffelen 6-1 6-0

Evelyn Dearman (GB) d. Helen Pederson [8] 6-1 7-5
Grace Surber d. Cecelia Riegel 6-2 8-6
Edna Smith d. Florence Le Boutillier 6-8 6-4 6-3
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [1] d. Evangeline MacLennan 6-2 6-1

Alice Marble [1] d. Jacqueline Horner (Frn) 6-3 6-1
Catherine Wolf d. Hope Knowles 3-6 6-1 6-3
Argyll Pryor Rice d. Gladys Vallebouna 6-4 6-1
Margot Lumb (GB) [8] d. Jane Stanton 6-3 6-3

Dodo Bundy [6] d. Bonnie Miller Blank 6-4 6-3
Eleanor Dawson d. Minnie Fullen 6-2 6-0
Norma Taubele d. Elisabeth Kesting 6-3 6-3
Marie Horn (Ger) [4] d. Jean Stuart Milne (Can) 6-0 6-4

Marjorie Van Ryn [4] d. Virginia Hollinger 6-2 6-4
Eunice Dean d. Margaret Anderson 6-1 6-2
Maud Blumenthal d. Mrs HL Beer (Can) 6-0 6-0
Freda James (GB) [7] d. Helen Fulton 6-3 6-3

Carolin Babcock [7] d. Peggy Kerr 6-0 6-1
Marilyn McRae d. Esther Edwards 6-0 6-1
Elizabeth Blackman d. Tukuko Nagano (Jpn) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Anita Lizana (Chile) [2] d. Virginia Rice Johnson 6-1 6-4

Second Round

Jacobs [2] d. Hirsch 6-1 6-1
Ingram d. Winslow 4-6 6-2 6-1
Wheeler [5] d. McBride 6-4 6-3
Stammers [3] d. Winthrop 6-2 6-2

Andrus d. Harris 6-2 6-1
Hardwick [5] d. Henry 6-4 6-3
Dearman d. Surber 6-4 6-3
Jedrzejowska [1] d. Smith 6-1 6-1

Marble [1] d. Wolf 6-1 6-2
Lumb [8] d. Rice 6-0 6-3
Bundy [6] d. Dawson 6-4 6-4
Horn [4] d. Taublele 7-5 6-0

Van Ryn [4] d. Dean 6-3 6-3
James [7] d. Blumenthal 6-3 6-3
Babcock [7] d. McRae 8-6 6-1
Lizana [2] d. Blackman 6-3 6-1

Third Round

Jacobs [2] d. Ingram 2-6 6-4 6-4
Stammers [3] d. Wheeler [5] 6-4 6-3
Hardwick [5] d. Andrus 6-2 6-4
Jedrzejowska [1] d. Dearman 6-4 6-3

Marble [1] d. Lumb [8] 6-1 7-5
Bundy [6] d. Horn [4] 11-9 4-6 6-3
Van Ryn [4] d. James [7] 9-7 7-5
Lizana [2] d. Babcock [7] 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [2] d. Stammers [3] 7-5 6-3
Jedrzejowska [1] d. Hardwick [5] 6-4 6-2
Bundy [6] d. Marble [1] 1-6 7-5 6-1
Lizana [2] d. Van Ryn [4] 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Jedrzejowska [1] d. Jacobs [2] 6-4 6-4
Lizana [2] d. Bundy [6] 6-2 6-3

Final

Anita Lizana [2] d. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska [1] 6-4 6-2

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Draw notes:

In exact draw order per the New York Times

There were 16 seeds-8 domestic and 8 foreign.

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Summary:

The high number of foreigners generated a lot of excitement. Many close matches justified expectations. In the QF Stammers had 5 set points vs Jacobs in the opening chapter. dod Bundy survived a match point to beat Alice Marble in another QF.

Tiny Anita Lizana uses clever drop shots and foot speed to blunt the powerful forehand of "Jaja". Her compatriots mob her on victory. The Senorita faints in the frenzy and is gallantly carried off the scene by multiple men.


Blumenthal=former Baroness Levi.
 

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1938

Dates: September 8 to 25.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=64)

First Round

Helen Jacobs [1] d. Anne Harrison 6-0 6-0
Marilyn McRae d. Argyll Rice 6-1 6-4
Kay Winthrop d. Virginia Rice Johnson 3-6 7-5 6-3
Margot Lumb (GB) [6] d. Laura Morgan default
Helen Pedersen [7] d. Virginia Wolfenden 6-1 6-2
Helen Bernhard d. Mildred Crowe default
Anne Page d. Pauline Bolte (Can) 6-3 7-5
Nancye Wynne (Aus) [4] d. Mrs. Freisenbruch (Ber) default

Dodo Bundy [3] d. Cissy Madden 6-3 6-4
Margaret Osborne d. Dorothy Andrus 6-0 6-1
Mary Cootes d. Edna Smith 6-4 6-2
Nell Hopman (Aus) [7] d. Pat Canning 6-0 6-0
Gracyn Wheeler [5] d. Carolyn Hirsch 6-1 6-1
Louise Raymond d. Sara Moore 6-1 6-0
Norma Taubele d. Cecile Bowes 4-6 6-2 8-6
Simone Mathieu (Fra) [2] d. Pat Henry 6-4 6-0

Alice Marble [2] d. Catherine Sample 6-1 6-0
Eunice Dean d. Sylvia Henrotin (Fra) default
Joan Bigler d. May Hope Doeg 8-6 6-2
Dot Stevenson (Aus) [8] d. Emily Lincoln 6-2 6-1
Barbara Winslow [6] d. Sylvia Hatch Campbell 6-2 6-0
Penelope McBride d. Florence Le Boutillier 5-7 6-4 6-4
Virginia Grelle d. Jean Hoxie 6-3 6-0
Kay Stammers (GB) [3] d. Virginia Hollinger 6-2 6-1

Sarah Fabyan [4] d. Cecelia Riegel 6-0 6-0
Helen Cruchalla d. Patty Kilmartin default
Millicent Hirsch d. Tokuko Nakano (Jap) 6-0 6-8 7-5
Thelma Coyne (Aus) [5] d. Patrica Cumming 6-3 6-1
Dorothy Workman [8] d. Bunny Harshaw 6-2 6-3
Alison Harrison d. Mrs. W. Evart Seager (Can) 8-6 6-0
Jane Stanton d. Mignon Summers 6-3 6-3
Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Pol) [1] d. Elisabeth Blackman 6-0 6-3

Second Round

Jacobs [1] d. McRae 6-1 6-3
Lumb [6] d. Winthrop 8-6 6-2
Pedersen [7] d. Bernhard 3-6 6-4 6-3
Wynne [4] d. Page 6-1 6-3
Bundy [3] d. Osborne 6-2 3-6 7-5
Hopman [7] d. Cootes 6-3 7-5
Wheeler [5] d. Raymond 6-4 1-6 6-2
Mathieu [2] d. Taubele 6-3 6-3

Marble [2] d. Dean 6-2 6-0
Stevenson [8] d. Bigler 6-2 6-2
Winslow [6] d. McBride 6-1 7-5
Stammers [3] d. Grelle 6-1 6-0
Fabyan [4] d. Cruschalla 6-0 6-1
Coyne [5] d. M. Hirsch 6-1 6-0
Workman [8] d. Harrison 4-6 6-0 6-1
Jedrzejowska [1] d. Stanton 6-1 6-2

Third round

Lumb [6] d. Jacobs [1] 7-5 6-2
Wynne [4] d. Pedersen [7] 8-6 3-6 6-1
Bundy [3] d. Hopman [7] 6-4 6-1
Mathieu [2] d. Wheeler [5] 6-4 6-1

Marble [2] d. Stevenson [8] 6-1 6-4
Stammers [3] d. Winslow [6] 6-0 6-2
Fabyan [4] d. Coyne [5] 8-6 6-2
Jedrzejowska [1] d. Workman [8] 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals Wynne [4] d. Lumb [6] 6-4 5-7 6-1
Bundy [3] d. Mathieu [2] 6-3 3-6 6-0
Marble [2] d. Stammers [3] 6-8 6-3 6-0
Fabyan [4] d. Jedrzejowska [1] 6-1 6-4

Semifinals

Wynne [4] d. Bundy [3] 5-7 6-4 8-6
Marble [2] d. Fabyan [4] 5-7 7-5 7-5

Final

Alice Marble [2] d. Nancye Wynne [4] 6-0 6-3

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Draw notes:

Domestic Seeds

1. Helen Jacobs
2. Alice Marble
3. Dodo Bundy
4. Sarah Fabyan
5. Gracyn Wheeler
6. Barbara Winslow
7. Helen Pedersen
8. Dorothy Workman

Foreign Seeds

1. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (Poland)
2. Simone Mathieu (France)
3. Kay Stammers (Great Britain)
4. Nancye Wynne (Australia)
5. Thelma Coyne (Australia)
6. Margot Lumb (GB)
7. Nell Hopman (Australia)
8. Dot Stevenson (Australia)

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Sources:

Wright & Ditson Official Lawn Tennis Guide 1939. pp. 29, 31–33.

Thanks to Wolbo for help with the seeding.

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Summary:

Marble saves two match points in her semi vs Fabyan. In the 1R Taubele saved a MP vs Bowes.
 

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Dates: September 7 to 16
Venue: The West Side Country Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Helen Jacobs [2] d. Lois Schieffelin 6-0 6-0
Norma Taubele d. Margo Lee 6-3 6-1
Edna Steinbach d. Madge Harshaw 7-9 6-4 6-4
Nina Brown (GB) [7] d. Pat Canning 6-1 6-8 6-4
Helen Bernhard [6] d. Anne Page 6-2 6-0
Hope Knowles d. Josephine Sanfilippo 6-4 6-0
Helen Germaine d. Catherine Sample 6-2 6-3
Valerie Scott (GB) [4] d. Mary Lou Johnson 2-6 7-5 7-5

Sarah Fabyan [3] d. Mariette Arguimbeau 6-2 6-0
Florence Le Boutillier d. Barbara Nields 6-1 3-6 8-6
Catherine Malcolm d. Argyll Rice 6-4 6-2
Frances Bancroft d. Catherine Kendig Clegg 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Workman [7] d. Patricia Cumming 5-2 retired
Louise Raymond d. Phyllis Xydis (Gre) default
Marta Barnett d. Nellie Sheer 6-2 6-1
Kay Stammers (GB) [1] d. Mary Jane Metcalf 6-0 6-1

Alice Marble [1] d. Baba Madden 6-1 6-2
Dorothy Wightman d. Mrs. Paul Harper 6-4 6-1
Helen Pedersen d. Barbara Bradley 6-3 6-1
Betty Nuthall (GB) [6] d. Cecile Bowes 6-3 6-1
Catherine Winthrop d. Gracyn Wheeler [5] default
Dorthy Andrus d. Helen McCrady (Can) 5-7 6-3 6-2
Marilyn McRae d. Louise Brough 6-3 1-6 6-4
Mary Hardwick (GB) [3] d. Virginia Rice Johnson default

Dodo Bundy [4] d. Mary McDonald 6-2 6-0
Edna Smith d. Tokuko Nagano 7-5 6-4
Patricia Hover d. Millicent Hirsch 6-1 4-6 6-4
Freda James Hammersley (GB) [5] d. Pauline Betz 6-3 6-4
Virginia Wolfenden [8] d. Cecilia Riegel 6-1 6-0
Eunice Dean d. Joy Hartman 6-0 6-3
Cissy Madden d. Eleanor Goss Lanning (GB) default
Mary Arnold d. Simone Mathieu (Fra) [2] default (impending war with Germany)

2nd Round

Jacobs [2] d. Taubele 6-2 6-0
Brown [7] d. Steinbach 6-3 6-1
Bernhard [6] d. Knowles 6-0 6-0
Scott [4] d. Germaine 4-6 9-7 9-7
Fabyan [3] d. Le Boutillier 6-0 6-3
Malcolm d. Bancroft 6-2 8-6
Workman [7] d. Raymond 6-3 4-6 6-3
Stammers [1] d. Barnett 6-0 6-0

Marble [1] d. D. Wightman 6-0 6-0
Nuthall [6] d. Pedersen 6-3 4-6 8-6
Andrus d. Winthrop 7-5 6-2
Hardwick [3] d. McRae 7-5 6-2
Bundy [4] d. E Smith 6-1 7-5
Hammersley [5]d. Hover 6-1 6-2
Wolfenden [8] d. Dean 6-2 4-6 6-3
Arnold d. Madden 6-4 6-3

3rd Round

Jacobs [2] d. Brown [7] 6-2 6-2
Scott [4] d. Bernhard [6] 4-6 6-2 7-5
Fabyan [3] d. Malcolm 6-1 6-0
Stammers [1] d. Workman [7] 6-1 4-6 7-5

Marble [1] d. Nuthall [6] 6-2 6-2
Hardwick [3] d. Andrus 6-0 6-2
Bundy [4] d. Hammersley [5] 6-1 6-4
Wolfenden [8] d. Arnold 4-6 6-3 6-4

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [2] d. Scott [4] 2-6 6-2 6-3
Stammers [1] d. Fabyan [3] 1-6 6-3 6-3
Marble [1] d. Hardwick [3] 6-3 6-8 6-2
Wolfenden [8] d. Bundy [4] 2-6 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Jacobs [2] d. Stammers [1] 7-5 6-0
Marble [1] d. Wolfenden [8] 6-0 6-1

Final

Alice Marble [1] d. Helen Jacobs [2] 6-0 8-10 6-4

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Draw Notes:

There were 8 domestic seeds and 8 foreign seeds

Eleanor Goss Lanning lives in England per the NYT.
Joy Hartman is from Pittsburgh, PA.
Mary J. McDonald is from Chanute, Canada
Lois Schieffelin =Mrs. John J. Schieffelin
Phyllis Xydis called Phainie Xydis by the NYT.

Missing full names for:


Mrs. Paul Harper is from Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mrs. John J. Schieffelin

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Sources
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Draw as printed by USTA from an original draw.

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Summary:

The coming World War affects the draw as Frenchwoman Simone Mathieu withdraws to return home.

Foreign seed Valerie Scott survived 4 match points in the 1R to scrape by Mary Lou Johnson 2-6 7-5 7-5. Another Brit struggles in the second round, as Betty Nuthall saved a match point vs Helen Pedersen in winning 6-3 4-6 8-6.

A final stab at a US National title by Helen Jacobs created the drama to be expected from a major. Marble led 6-0 5-3 and was on her way to a clear victory when Helen "threw the stadium into a frenzy" by clawing back to take the second set. Jacobs actually led 3-1 in the third before Marble forged ahead. The last game was a classic 20 point affair, Miss Jacobs coming within a point of tying it a 5-5 five times in all. Alice goes undefeated for the whole season in singles, the first time since 1932, when Helen Wills did it.
 

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1940

United States National Championships

Dates: September 2 to 9.
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, Nre York City, New York
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=55)

First Round


Helen Jacobs [2]-bye
Cecile Bowes-bye
Eunice Dean-bye
Baba Madden-bye
Virginia Wolfenden [7] d. Dorothy Wightman default
Doris Hart d. Lillian Lopaus default
Helen Pedersen d. Louise Brough 9-7 8-6
Pat Canning d. Barbara Bradley 6-1 7-5

Pauline Betz [3] d. Millicent Hirsh 6-2 9-7
Lilian Scharman d. Katherine Winthrop default
Norma Taubele d. Joy Hartman 7-5 6-2
Argyll Rice d. Catherine Sample 6-3 6-4
Sarah Palfrey [5] d. Mary Arnold 3-6 6-3 6-1
Nina Brown(GB) d. Lonny Myers 7-5 6-2
Edna Steinbach d. Annie Page 6-1 6-0
Mary Hardwick (GB)[1F] d. Nellie Sheer 6-1 6-3

Alice Marble [1] d. Barbara Strobhar 6-3 6-4
Josephine Sanfilippino d. Dorothy Andrus default
Barbara Bixler d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt (Frn) default
Rita Jarvis (GB) d. Judy Atterbury 7-5 6-1
Helen Bernhard [6] d. Patricia Hoover 7-5 6-3
Maud Blumenthal d. Patricia Cumming 8-6 6-3
Margaret Osborne d. Louise Raymond 6-2 6-2
Marta Andrade d. Barbara Nields 6-2 6-3

Dodo Bundy [4] d. Catherine Malcolm 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Moran d. Mary Metcalf default
Cissy Madden d. Marguerite Letts 6-0 6-4
Pearl Harland-bye
Penelope McBride-bye
Madge Harshaw-bye
Hope Knowles-bye
Valerie Scott (GB) [2F]-bye

Second Round

Jacobs [2] d. Bowes 6-1 6-0
Dean d. Madden 6-3 6-3
Wolfenden d. Hart default
Canning d. Pedersen 6-1 6-2
Betz [3] d. Hester 6-2 6-1
Taubele d. Rice 6-2 6-2
Palfrey [5] d. Brown 6-2 6-1
Hardwick [1F] d. Steinbach 6-1 6-1

Marble [1] d. Sanfilippino 6-1 6-0
Jarvis d. Bixler 6-1 6-2
Bernhard [6] d. Blumenthal 6-3 7-5
Osborne d. Andrade 6-3 6-0
Bundy [4] d. Moran default
M. Madden d. Harland 6-2 6-2
McBride d. Harshaw default
Scott [2F] d. Knowles 6-3 8-6

Third Round

Jacobs [2] d. Dean 6-2 6-2
Wolfenden [7] d. Canning 6-3 6-0
Betz [3] d. Taubele 5-7 8-6 6-2
Hardwick [1F] d. Palfrey [5] 6-1 6-3

Marble [1] d. Jarvis 6-3 6-0
Bernhard [6] d. Osborne 5-7 7-5 7-5
Bundy [3] d. M.Madden 6-1 6-0
Scott[2F] d. McBride 2-6 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Jacobs [2] d. Wolfenden 3-6 6-4 6-1
Hardwick [1F] d. Betz [3] 5-7 6-1 6-2
Marble [1] d. Bernhard[6] 6-2 6-3
Scott [2F] d. Bundy [4] 2-6 6-4 6-3

Semifinals

Jacobs [2] d. Hardwick [1F] 2-6 6-1 6-4
Marble [1] d. Scott [2F] 6-3 6-3

Final

Alice Marble [1] d. Helen Jacobs [2] 6-2 6-3

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Draw notes:

Andrade=married name of Barnett
Mrs. Walter Blumenthal-Muad Blumenthal, formerly the Baroness Levi, nee Rosembaum.
Mrs. William Hester=nee Lilian Scharman.
Painter =married name of Marjorie Morrill.

The ALT draw sheet is missing a match. Also-the magazine reports play between Goldschmidt and Bixley, yet lists it in the draw as a default.

A strange stat: Only 8 of 46 women's matches went to 3 sets, yet in each case the loser of the first set won.

Total attendence was 48,410 at Forest Hills. This was down from 60,255 in 1939 and 81,472 in 1938.

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Summary:

Osborne had 3 match points vs. Bernhard in the stadium during round 3, leading 5-3 in set 2. The first was lost on a forced error,the other two on the way to the net. Margaret "has a service in the class of Alice Marble", but made the rash errors of inexperience. She double faulted on game point down to let Helen back in the contest.

Marble waltzes to her 3rd consecutive title at a lose of only 27 game sin 6 matches. She has been undefeated since 1938. With a World War she has no hope of capturing what may have been many more Wimbledons. She retires from amateur tennis at the end of 1940 and plays a pro tour in 1941, later moving to tennis writing and commentary.

The Jacobs-Wolfenden QF had an exciting finish. Helen was leading 5-4 0-40 when she reeled off 5 straight points to finish it, one spectacular rally saw her scrap out 5 volleys from mid court.

In the final Helen "tried everything from spinning chops to net rushing, to no avail ."
 

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1941

United States National Doubles

Venue: Longwood Cricket Club, Longwood, Masachuesetts
Dates: August 18 to 24.
Surface: Grass

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Doubles (Draw=19)

First 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

Second 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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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.

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)

Sources

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

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Singles (Draw=62)

Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City
Dates: August 30 to September 7.

First Round

Sarah Cooke [2]-bye
Louise Brough d. Shirley Fry 6-0 6-3
Cecile Bowes d. Sara Moore 6-3 6-1
Jane Stanton d. Barbara Bixler 6-0 6-3
Mary Arnold [7] d. Gloria Thompson default
Katherine Winthrop d. Dorothy Wightman 6-1 7-5
Helen Rihbany d. Millicent Lang 6-4 6-1
Hope Knowles d. Barbara Ann Brooke 6-0 6-2

Dorothy Bundy [3] d. Norma Barber 6-3 6-3
Shirley Catton d. Margaret Welsh 3-6 6-2 6-2
Pat Canning d. Margaret Jessee 6-1 10-8
Marta Andrade d. Mrs Elwood Beatty 6-2 6-0
Helen Jacobs [5] d. Nellie Sheer 6-2 6-0
Jean Rockey d. Charlotte Darling Prizer 8-6 7-5
Barbara Strobhar d. Josephine Sanfilippino 6-1 0-6 6-3
Valerie Scott (GB) [1F] d. Edna Steinbach 6-3 6-3

Pauline Betz [1] d. Doris Hart 5-7 6-0 11-9
Pearl Harland d. Barbara Nields 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Hunter d. Patricia Cumming 6-1 3-6 6-3
Gloria Evans d. Muriel Magnuson 6-3 6-2
Barbara Krase d. Virginia Kovacs [8] default
Betty Rosenquest d. Argyll Rice default
Virginia Johnson d. Helen Marlowe 6-2 6-2
Mary Jane Metcalf d. Constance Hamett 4-6 7-5 6-4

Helen Bernhard [4] d. Madge Vosters 6-1 6-2
Joy Hartman d. Anne Gray 6-3 6-2
Louise Ganzenmuller d. Jacqueline Goldschmidt (Fra) 6-3 11-9
Louise Moessner d. Judy Atterbury 11-9 9-7
Margaret Osborne [6] d. Helen Vaughn 6-0 6-1
Barbara Bradley d. Helen Germaine 6-1 6-4
Liilian Lopaus d. Donalda Gillingham 10-8 6-0
Nina Brown Hamilton (GB) [2F]-bye

Second Round

Cooke [2] d. Brough 4-6 6-1 6-1
Stanton d. Bowes 6-2 6-1
Arnold [7] d. Winthrop 6-4 7-5
Knowles d. Rihbany 6-2 6-1
Bundy [3] d. Catton 6-3 6-2
Canning d. Andrade 6-4 6-8 6-3
Jacobs [5] d. Rockey 6-2 6-3
Scott [1F] d. Strobhar 6-0 9-7

Betz [1] d. Harland 5-7 6-4 6-2
Hunter d. Evans 10-8 4-6 6-2
Krase d. Rosenquest 6-4 6-3
Johnson d. Metcalf 6-2 4-6 6-1
Bernhard [4] d. Hartman 6-1 6-1
Ganzenmuller d. Moessner 6-1 6-0
Osborne [6] d. Bradley 6-0 6-1
Hamilton [2F] d. Lopaus 6-1 6-3

Third Round

Cooke [2] d. Stanton 6-2 6-0
Knowles d. Arnold [7] 4-6 6-4 7-5
Bundy [3] d. Canning 6-4 6-3
Jacobs [5] d. Scott [1F] 6-2 8-6

Betz [1] d. Hunter 6-0 6-2
Krase d. Johnson 0-6 10-8 6-4
Bernhard [4] d. Ganzenmuller 6-0 6-0
Osborne [6] d. Hamilton [2F] 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Cooke [2] d. Knowles 6-4 7-5
Jacobs [5] d. Bundy [3] 6-3 11-9
Betz[1] d. Krase 6-2 6-2
Osborne [6] d. Bernhard [4] 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Cooke [2] d. Jacobs [5] 6-3 2-6 6-1
Betz[1] d. Osborne[6] 6-4 6-3

Final

Sarah Cooke [2] d. Pauline Betz [1] 7-5 6-2

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Draw notes:
Kovacs=married name of Wolfenden.
Johnson=married name of Rice.
Vosters=married name of Harshaw
Ganzenmuller=married name of Raymond.

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Summary

A year when many of the "old guard" were replaced with new faces who would be around for many years to come. Hart, Brough, Fry, and Krase all played the US Girl's as well as the Nationals.

With dynamo Alice Marble off to join the pros it was a golden chance to win a major.

13,000 watched the semis on a Saturday-with 10,000 for the finals. Sarah finally broke her jinx to win the long quest for her nation's title. It was always pretty, as her semi with Jacobs was strewn with errors and the final was held in a gale force wind. No matter. After holding match points vs. the great Alice Marble in 1938 many had felt "Little Sarah" would never win a major. "Pauline dashed about the court and retrieved many seemingly impossible balls", but usually produced an error after getting herself back into rallies. Betz had been the favorite going into the contest.

Betz was lucky to make the final at all. In round one a 16 year old sensation from Florida served for the match. Doris Hart wears long skirts to hide a deformed knee. Knee notwithstanding, she is a rabbit about the court. She took the first set to "hysteric applause". In set two Betz won at love as Doris' shots flew out of court. Hart came back from 2 match points in the third at 4-5 15-40- one saved with a near ace. At 6-5 she served for the upset of the year, but was broken at love. They then held serve until 9-9, when Betz ran off 8 straight points. It was the match of the women's tournament.

The Jacobs-Bundy QF was a spirited match, with Jacobs showing some past glory to upset the #3 seed. Dodo's hard rives and net advances were countered by Helen's slices and passing shots. In the second set Dodo had 4 set points at 6-5, but Jacobs saved them all, 3 on winners. When the long game was over Bundy exhibited her displeasure by chucking her racquet a good 15 yards! Jacobs was never again to enter Forest Hills after her loss in the semis at age 35.

Hope Knowles got to set point vs. Sarah in the quarters, but Cooke saved it with an overhead. Both quarters were played in front of a packed house on the grandstand.

One of the women's semis was relegated to the grandstand. It wasn't even announced over the PA system, so few had a chance to see Betz qualify for the final.
 

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1942

1942 US Nationals
Dates: August 27 to September 7
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=60)


1st Round

Pauline Betz [2]-bye
Argyll Rice-bye
Catherine Wolf d. Mary Jane Metcalf 6-3 6-1
Joy Hartman Liken d. Louise Moessner 6-3 2-6 7-5
Pat Todd [6] d. Lillian Lopaus 6-1 6-0
Madge Vosters d. Jinx Falkenburg 6-1 6-2
Cecile Bowes d. Mrs Harris Masterson 6-4 6-2
Shirley Fry d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-3 12-10

Margaret Osborne [3] d. Baba Lewis 6-1 6-3
Kay Winthrop d. Nancy Corbett 7-5 6-4
Marta Andrade d. Charlotte Prizer 6-2 6-2
Gloria Evans d. Betty Rosenquest 6-2 6-2
Doris Hart [5] d. Helen Germaine 6-1 6-0
Hope Knowles d. Donalda Gillingham 6-0 6-4
Elfi Carroll d. Helen Vaughan 6-1 6-3
Virginia Johnson d. Betty Grimes 6-2 6-1

Louise Brough [1] d. Midge Van Ryn 6-0 6-2
Gloria Thompson d. Sara Moore 6-1 6-4
Marcheta Donnelly d. Norma Barber 6-1 6-3
Millicent Lang d. Berta Garcia (Cuba) 6-3 6-2
Mary Arnold [7] d. Judy Atterbury 6-2 6-0
Edna Steinbach d. Anne Parry Tillman 6-1 6-3
Barbara Brooke d. Nellie Sheer 9-7 6-3
Carol Lewis Dixon d. Patricia Cumming 6-3 6-3

Helen Bernhard [4] d. Nina Fischer 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Wightman d. Barbara Bixler 6-3 6-2
Ann Gray d. Josephine Sanfilippo 7-5 6-2
Bertha Scott d. Margaret Graham 6-3 6-0
Helen Rihbany [8] d. Peggy Welsh 6-3 6-1
Margaret Cary d. Jean Rockey 6-0 6-3
Edith Beatty-bye
Barbara Nields-bye

Second Round

Betz [2] d. Rice 6-1 6-1
Wolf d. Liken 6-0 6-1
Vosters d. Todd [6] 1-6 6-3 9-7
Fry d. Bowes 8-6 4-6 8-6
Osborne [3] d. Winthrop 6-1 6-4
Andrade d. Evans 7-5 8-6
Hart [5] d. Knowles 6-3 6-4
Johnson d. Carroll 7-5 6-3

Brough [1] d. Thompson 6-0 6-0
Lang d. Donnelly 6-4 1-6 6-3
Arnold [7] d. Steinbach 6-3 6-8 6-2
Brooke d. Dixon 6-1 6-4
Bernhard [4] d. Wightman 6-2 6-2
Gray d. Scott 6-3 6-0
Rihbany [8] d. Cary 6-1 6-2
Nields d. Beatty 6-1 6-0

Third Round


Betz [2] d. Wolf 6-3 6-3
Fry d. Vosters 6-1 3-6 6-3
Osborne [3] d. Andrade 6-0 6-0
Hart [5] d. Johnson 6-3 6-4

Brough [1] d. Lang 6-1 6-1
Arnold [7] d. Brooke 8-6 6-2
Bernhard [4] d. Gray 6-2 6-1
Rihbany [8] d. Nields 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals


Betz [2] d. Fry 6-2 6-0
Osborne [3] d. Hart [5] 7-5 6-0
Brough [1] d. Arnold [7] 3-6 6-4 6-3
Bernhard [4] d. Rihbany [8] 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Betz [2] d. Osborne 6-4 4-6 7-5
Brough[1] d. Bernhard 5-7 6-4 6-2

Final


Pauline Betz [2] d. Louise Brough [1] 4-6 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=22)

First Round

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1]-bye
Barbara Brooke/Marcheta Donnelly-bye
Lillian Lopaus/Betty Rosenquest-bye
Betty Grimes/Eleanor Stapf-bye
Margaret Cary/Gloria Evans-bye
Hope Knowles/Kay Winthrop d. Jean French/Louise Moessner 6-0 6-2
Gretl duPont/Helen Germaine d. Madeline Chambers/Carol Lewis Dixon 6-2 6-0
Virginia Johnson/Helen Rihbany d. Nancy Corbett/Shirley Fry 6-1 6-2

Pauline Betz/Doris Hart [2] d. Donalda Gillingham/May Jane Metcalf 6-1 6-2
Mary Arnold/Bunny Vosters d. Marta Andrade/Gloria Bulter 6-2 6-2
Ann Gray/Sara Moore d. Eugenia Falkenburg/Jinx Falkenburg 2-6 6-1 9-7
Argyll Rice/Dorothy Wightman-bye
Pat Todd/Midge Van Ryn-bye
Baba Lewis/Catherine Wolf-bye
Berta Garcia (Cuba)/Barbara Nields-bye
Jean Rockey/Bertha Scott -bye

Second Round

Brough/Osborne [1] d. Brooke/Donnelly 6-0 6-2
Lopaus/Rosenquest d. Grimes/Stapf 6-2 6-2
Knowles/Winthrop d. Cary/Evans 6-3 6-4
Johnson/Rihbany d. duPont/Germaine 4-6 8-6 6-2

Betz/Hart [2] d. Arnold/Vosters 0-6 6-4 6-4
Rice/D. Wightman d. Gray/Moore 6-2 10-8
Todd/Van Ryn d. Lewis/Wolf 6-1 5-7 6-3
Garcia/Nields d. Rockey/Scott 8-6 6-2

Quarterfinals


Brough/Osborne [1] d. Lopaus/Rosenquest 6-3 6-4
Johnson/Rihbany d. Knowles/Winthrop 6-3 6-3
Betz/Hart [2] d. Rice/D. Wightman 6-1 6-1
Todd/Van Ryn d. Garcia/Nields 6-0 6-0

Semifinals


Brough/Osborne [1] d. Johnson/Rihbany 6-1 6-1
Betz/Hart [2] d. Todd/Van Ryn 6-4 2-6 6-4

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Pauline Betz/Doris Hart [2] 2-6 7-5 6-0

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

First Round

Louise Brough/Ted Schroeder d. Carol Lewis Dixon/Robert Dixon 6-2 6-1
Mary Arnold/Bob Falkenburg d. Louise Ganzenmuller/Gus Ganzenmuller 6-4 6-0
Jinx Falkenburg/Tom Falkenburg d. Joy Hartman Liken/Robert Bennett 7-5 6-2
Doris Hart/Bud Hart d. Virginia Johnson/Fred Kovaleski 9-7 6-4
Hope Knowles/Bill Talbert d. Kay Winthrop/Bill Vogt default
Midge Van Ryn/George Richards d. Berta Garcia (Cuba)/Ted Backe 6-0 6-1
Barbara Brooke/Gerald Crowthers d. Betty Grimes/Vincent Paul 6-3 6-4
Margaret Osboure/Tom Brown d. Gretl du Pont/George Lyttlelton Rogers (GB) 6-2 6-1

Pat Todd/Alejo Russell (Arg) d. Marcheta Donnelly/Ellis Slack 6-4 6-1
Dorothy Wightman/Arthur MacDonald d. Shirley Holdridge/Russell Bobbitt 6-1 6-1
Betty Rosenquest/Richard Odman d. Rita Anderson/Owen Anderson default
Gloria Evans/Vic Seixas d. Margaret Cary/Bruce Daniels 9-7 8-6
Mary Jane Metcalf/George Ball d. Nancy Corbett/Robert Smidl 10-8 8-6
Bunny Vosters/Gilbert Hall d. Argyll Rice/Armand Bruneau 6-1 6-4
Helen Bernhard/Ladislav Hecht (Cz) d. Shirley Fry/Robert Kerdasha 6-4 9-7
Pauline Betz/Pancho Segura (Ecu) d. Helen Germaine/Fred Lampe 6-0 6-1

Second Round

Brough/Schroeder d. Arnold/B Falkenburg 6-3 6-8 6-1
Falkenburg/T Falkenberg d. Hart/Hart 6-3 10-8
Knowles/Talbert d. Van Ryn/Richards 8-6 3-6 6-4
Osborne/Brown d. Brooke/Crowthers 6-1 6-4

Todd/Russell d. Wightman/MacDonald 6-3 6-2
Evans/Seixas d. Rosenquest/Odman 8-6 3-6 6-1
Vosters/Hall d. Metcalf/Ball 6-1 6-4
Betz/Segura d. Bernhard/Hecht 6-2 9-7


Quarterfinals

Brough/Schroeder d. Falkenburg/T Falkenberg 6-2 6-2
Osborne/Brown d. Knowles/Talbert 6-3 6-4
Todd/Russell d. Evans/Seixas 0-6 6-4 6-3
Betz/Segura d. Vosters/Hall 6-1 6-1

Semifinals

Brough/Schroeder d. Osborne/Brown 6-1 7-9 6-2
Todd/Russell d. Betz/Segura 4-6 7-5 6-3

Final

Louise Brough/Ted Schroeder d. Pat Todd/Alejo Russell 3-6 6-1 6-4



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Draw notes: (draw is complete-with no missing names other than Mrs Harris Masteron)

Longwood gave up holding the doubles events this tear to celebrate the jubilee year of the West Side Club.

Corporal James Gilbert Hall (listed as J Gilbert Hall) probably went by "Gilbert". He was also called "Chigger Jim" though!

Mrs Ellwood Irwin Beatty Jr.=married name of Edith Hahs.
Carol Lewis Dixon=Mrs Robert Dixon, nee ????
Johnson=married name of Virginia Rice.
Mrs Harris Masterson=????. Harris Masterson was also a tennis player.
Rihbany=married name of Helen Pedersen
Lewis=Married name of Baba Madden.
Other source has Gillinghan rather than Gullingham. Which is correct?
Barber=maried name of Norma Taubele
Lang=Married name of Millicent Hirsch.
Dorothy Wightman is the daughter of the famous Hazel.

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Summary:

Berta Garcia wins one match in doubles and reaches the qf, the only Cuban to reach a quality finish in a grand slam.

Louise Brough, the young favorite, struggles to get to the final. The soft shots and lobs of Mary Arnold complicate a quarterfinal win one would expect to be routine. Instead the powerful Californian girl missed many overheads, a flaw that would come back to haunt her in the final. The semi was just as tough, and rather than charging the net Broughie stayed back. Helen Bernhard lost length on her shots in the third set, and Louise limped into the final with her confidence battered despite not losing a match in months.

Meanwhile Betz was going through her own "Perils of Pauline." She looked down and out down match point at 3-5 in the decider. Osborne hit what looked to be a winning volley, only to have Pauline pass her down the line for a winner. Betz never looked back, sweeping the final four games.

A finals crowd of 8,000 comes out in cool weather for the Sunday women's final. The central of the 3 courts inside the stadium saw no action uo to now; consequently the turf is slick, especially since the women's final is first up. The women fall several times on the grass, fleet footed Pauline doing a header on one point. Total tumbles: 4 for Betz, 2 for Brough.

19 year old Louise played like Alice Marble at times. More often than not she stayed back though, letting Pauline dictate. This tentative version of Brough was not the steamroller of July and August. She got away with it vs Arnold and Bernhard, but Betz was a higher caliber foe. Set one to Brough in a nip and tuck 6-4, but as the match wore on she buried several short lobs into the net. Each one sapped her confidence further. Set two went tamely to Betz 6-1.

"The third set was a stirring battle. Miss Betz's ground strokes were at their best, and she was doing most of the volleying."

As Betz won, she tossed her racquet high in the air, ran for the net and cleared it with a perfect high jump.

Pauline reversed 2 defeats to Louise Brough earlier this summer. She was lucky to get to the final at all, surviving a match point vs Margaret Osborne in the semis. What Betz lacks in stroke production is more than compensated by her "fight" in the heat of battle.

In doubles action a mother daughter pair, Eugene and Jinx Falkenburg, lost in round one of the doubles. Jinx is a famous cover girl, actress, and later radio and TV personality, all of which overshadow her tennis. Another family affair was two brother-sister pairs playing each other in the mixed. The Falkenburgs beat the Harts in the only such match we know of in US Open history.

A funny point saw partners Winthrop and Knowles collide, get the ball back, and Kay come out of the collison holding BOTH racquets!

In the final a dumbfounded gallery watches as Brough/Osbourne win 11 straight games from 0-6 2-5 to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis, September 20, 1942 issue. (doubles draw on pages 7-8; singles on page 31).
The New York Times
 

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6,350 Posts
1943

Dates: September 1 to 6
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=32)


1st Round


Pauline Betz [1] d. Eleanor Cushingham 6-3 6-4
Helen Rihbany d. Midge Van Ryn 4-6 6-4 6-4
Helen Bernhard [6] d. Nancy Corbett 6-2 2-6 6-1
Dottie Head d. Mary Jane Metcalf 6-3 6-1
Doris Hart [4] d. Betty Rosenquest 8-6 6-1
Argyll Rice d. Donalda Gillingham 6-1 6-3
Sarah Cooke [5] d. Berta Garcia (Cuba) 6-2 6-0
Peggy Welsh d. Jacque Hunt 6-4 6-3

Louise Brough [2] d. Shirley Fry 6-0 6-1
Kay Winthrop d. Hope Rawls 6-1 7-5
Mary Arnold [7] d. Gloria Thompson 6-1 6-1
Lillian Lopaus d. Gloria Evans 6-2 6-3
Margaret Osborne [3] d. Barbara Scofield 6-0 6-2
Mary Belin d. Judy Atterbury 0-6 6-4 6-4
Dodo Bundy [8] d. Norma Barber 6-4 7-5
Marjorie Waite d. Connie Clifton 6-0 12-14 10-8

2nd Round

Betz [1] d. Rihbany 6-1 6-4
Head d. Bernhard [6] 9-7 7-5
Hart [4] d. Rice 6-0 6-1
Cooke [5] d. Welsh 6-1 6-1

Brough [2] d. Winthrop 6-2 6-1
Arnold [7] d. Lopaus 6-2 6-1
Osborne [3] d. Cootes Belin 6-1 6-4
Bundy [8] d. Waite 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Betz [1] d. Head 6-0 6-1
Hart [4] d. Cooke [5] 6-1 6-3
Brough [2] d. Arnold [7] 3-6 6-3 7-5
Bundy [8] d. Osborne [3] 6-3 3-6 7-5

Semifinals

Betz [1] d. Hart [4] 9-7 2-6 6-1
Brough [2] d. Bundy [8] 6-4 7-5

Final

Pauline Betz [1] d. Louise Brough [2] 6-3 5-7 6-3





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Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Pauline Betz/Doris Hart[2] d. Helen Rihbany/Kay Winthrop 6-1 6-2
Norma Barber/Eleanor Cushinghan d. Betty Stokum/Marjorie Waite 6-4 6-4
Mary Arnold/Dodo Bundy [3] d. Mary Jane Metcalf/Hope Rawls 6-0 6-0
Dottie Head/Barbara Scofield d. Gloria Butler/Florence Pinkham 6-3 4-6 6-2

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Connie Clifton/Gloria Evans 6-1 6-2
Judy Atterbury/Dorothy Wightman d. Lilian Lopaus/Betty Rosenquest 6-3 4-6 7-5
Jacque Hunt/Midge Van Ryn [4] d. Nancy Corbett/Shirley Fry 6-4 6-0
Mary Belin/Ann Gray d. Berta Garcia (Cuba)/Argyll Rice 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals

Betz/Hart [2] d. Barber/Cushingham 6-1 6-3
Arnold/Bundy [3] d. Head/Scofield 6-2 7-5
Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Atterbury/Wightman 6-0 6-2
Hunt/Van Ryn [4] d. Belin/Gray 8-6 6-1

Semifinals

Betz/Hart [2] d. Arnold/Bundy [3] 6-4 6-4
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Hunt/Van Ryn [4] 6-1 6-1

Final

Louise Brough/Margaret Osborne [1] d. Pauline Betz/Doris Hart [2] 6-4 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert [1] d. Dodo Bundy/Charles Hare (GB) 6-3 6-3
Hope Rawls/David Freeman d. Kay Winthrop/Harris Everett 9-7 6-2
Louise Brough/Bob Falkenburg [3] d Betty Rosenquest/Charles Oliver 6-2 6-4
Midge Gladman Van Ryn/John Van Ryn d. Dottie Head/Jack Tuero 6-1 6-2

Pauline Betz/Pancho Segura [2] d. Doris Hart/Tom Falkenburg 3-6 7-5 7-5
Jacque Hunt/Joe Hunt d. Gloria Butler/Robert Kring 6-4 6-4
Sarah Cooke/Elwood Cooke [4] d. Dorothy Wightman/Harrison Rowbotham 6-2 6-3
Mary Arnold/James Brink d Mary Jane Metcalf/Ralph Adiar 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Rawls/Freeman 6-2 6-4
Brough/Falkenburg [4] d. Van Ryn/Van Ryn 6-4 6-4
Betz/Segura [3] d. Hunt/Hunt 7-5 9-7
Cooke/cooke [4] d. Arnold/Brink 6-4 5-7 6-2

Semifinals

Osborne/Talbert [1] d. Brough/Falkenburg [3] 6-1 6-2
Betz/Segura [2] d. Cooke/Cooke [4] 4-6 7-5 6-0

Final

Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert [1] d Pauline Betz/Pancho Seguara [2] 10-8 6-4

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Draw Notes:

1R: Marjorie Waite d. Connie Clifton 6-0 12-14 10-8 (surviving a match point in the 3rd set)

Mrs Pinkham=nee Florence LeBoutillier


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Sources:

American Lawn Tennis
The New York Times

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Summary:

Attendance was good for a war-time event, 10,000 showing up on each of the last 3 days. In the first round 3 women served as lines judges "Indicating a shortage of manpower". On a field court a long battle took place between Waite and Clifton. After 50 games Waite won at 6-0 12-14 10-8 after 3hrs 15 minutes. Waite let a 5-2 lead in the 3rd slip away and saved a match point before closing out the marathon.

Despite having more "name" entries than the men, the women's quarters were given short shrift on day 3, only one women's match was put on the grandstand and none on center. On the grandstand junior Doris Hart swept by Sarah Palfrey (now married again as Cooke), who was just starting her comeback. Hart's superior serve drove Sarah far and volley, making putaway volleys all the easier.

Two close qf matches were on field courts next to each other. As word spread that the favorites were in trouble the passage between them was jammed. Brough barely escaped elimination, her good friend and doubles partner Osborne did not. Both went to the wire at 7-5 in the final set.

In the semis the spirited fight of "little" Dodo Bundy brought many supporters out. Dodo "camped out at the net" in set 2 and got to 5-2. At 5-3 and 0-40 on Brough's serve Dodo had 3 set points, but by playing safe she allowed Brough to regain confidence. Bundy was never the same and went out at 6-4 7-5

The Betz-Hart semi was the match of the Nationals. At 7-7 Betz survived a 10 minute game on serve. To add to the excitement both girls slipped on the turf, Betz twice. She was 'visibly shaken" by the second fall. Hart was then broken after a game of 2 deuces. Doris came within an inch of the first set and "almost blasted the champion off the court in the second". Her volleys and drives lost none of their sting as Betz flagged, unable to hold serve even once.

Both ladies came to net at every opening. Doris resorted to the drop shot often. Pauline is the fastest women alive however, and chased after every one even at the risk of a fall. The back and forth thrills had the crowd roaring.

After the intermission Hart was out of contention as Betz won by 9-7 2-6 6-1. "Both girls hit boldly for winners from both sides." Hart's blistering returns, which earlier had found the lines, were now missing by inches. Alison Danzig wrote the match "gripped the gallery throughout."

Errors decided the final. Pauline Betz played more carefully than usual, perhaps inhibited by several falls on the turf. At 5-4 in the 2nd set Betz had two match points on serve at 5-4 and missed both on mistakes. In the last set Pauline beat Louise with lobs. Brough committed "numerous errors including foot faults and double faults and misses of easy overhead kills and in short order Miss Betz won 5 games in a row." It was soon over at 6-3. Betz had been challenged in winning her 2nd US National in a row. According to the New York Times it had been "a match lacking entirely in sparkle."
 

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1944

August 30 to September 4. Doubles also held at Forest Hills.
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Seeds
1. Pauline Betz
2. Margaret Osborne
3. Louise Brough
4. Dodo Bundy
5. Mary Arnold
6. Doris Hart
7. Virginia Wolfenden Kovacs
8. Shirley Fry


First Round
Pauline Betz [1] d. Eleanor Cushingham 6-4 6-3
Barbara Scofield d. Louise Snow 6-4 7-5
Virginia Kovacs [7] d. Louise Ganzenmuller 6-1 6-0
Virginia Rice Johnson d. Nancy Corbett 6-0 1-6 7-5

Louise Brough [3] d. Gloria Evans 6-1 6-0
Helen Germaine d. Joanne Dunn 6-4 7-5
Mary Arnold [5] d. Berta Garcia (Cuba) 6-0 6-0
Edna Stienbach d. Jean Doyle 2-6 6-2 6-0

Margaret Osborne [2] d. Peggy Welsh 6-3 6-1
Norma Taubele Barber d. Judy Atterbury 6-4 6-3
Shirley Fry [8] d. Helen Pederson Rihbany 4-6 6-4 7-5
Dorothy Head d. Mrs. David Gray 8-6 6-1

Dorothy Bundy [4] d. Helen Marlowe 6-1 6-2
Pat Todd d. Katherine Winthrop 3-6 6-4 6-4
Doris Hart [6] d. Betty Rosenquest 6-2 6-2
Lilan Lopaus d. Connie Clifton 6-4 3-6 6-2
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Second Round
Betz [1] d. Scofield 6-3 6-1
Kovacs [7] d. Johnson 5-7 6-2 6-4
Brough [3] d. Germaine 6-2 6-1
Arnold [5] d. Steinbach 6-3 7-5

Osborne [2] d. Barber 6-4 6-0
Fry [8] d. Head 4-6 7-5 6-2
Bundy [4] d. Todd 7-5 6-2
Hart [6] d. Lopaus 6-4 6-1
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Quarters
Betz [1] d. Kovacs [7] 6-4 6-8 6-4
Brough [3] d. Arnold [5] 3-6 6-3 8-6
Osborne [2] d. Fry [8] 6-3 6-1
Bundy [4] d. Hart [6] 5-7 8-6 6-4

Semis
Betz [1] d. Brough [3] 6-2 6-3
Osborne [2] d. Bundy [4] 4-6 6-4 6-0

Final
Betz [1] d. Osborne [2] 6-3 8-6*
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First Round
Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Atterbury/Mary Donnalley 6-1 6-3
Cushingham/Welsh d. Bowes/Donalda Gillingham 6-2 8-6
Head/Scofield d. Baker/Snow 6-2 6-4
Corbett/Fry d. Clifton/Evans 8-6 6-3

Betz/Hart [2] d. Betty Coumbe/Norma Depperman 6-1 6-0
Marlowe/Betty Stokum d. Doyle/Margaret Varner 6-3 6-2
Arnold/Bundy d. Johnson/Winthrop 9-11 6-2 6-3
Barber/Lopaus d. Garcia/Argyll Rice 5-7 6-1 6-3 (?)
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Quarters
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Cushingham/Welsh 6-0 6-0
Head/Scofield d. Corbett/Fry 3-6 6-2 6-3
Betz/Hart [2] d. Marlowe/Stokum 6-1 6-0
Arnold/Bundy d. Barber/Lopaus 6-3 6-3

Semis
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Head/Scofield 6-0 7-5
Betz/Hart [2] d. Arnold/Bundy 3-6 6-4 6-3

Final
Brough/Osborne [1] d. Betz/Hart [2] 4-6 6-4 6-3


Aug 29- Sept 4.

1R Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert d Eleanor and Jack Cushingham 6-2 6-1
1R Louise Snow/Armando Vega d Margaret Varner/George Ball 10-12 8-6 6-2
1R Mary Arnold/Bob Falkenburg d Helen Rihbany/Nick Buzolich 13-11 7-5
1R Doris and Richard Hart d Dottie Head/Jack Jossi 6-3 6-4

1R Dodo Bundy/Don Mcneill d Pat Todd/Rolando Vega 6-1 6-3
1R Shirley Fry/David Freeman d Gloria Evans/Vic Seixas 4-6 6-1 6-3
1R Virginia Kovacs/Tom Brown d Betty Rosenquest/Charles Oliver 6-3 6-3
1R Kay Winthrop/Arthur McPherson d Helen Marlowe/Harrison Rowbotham 6-2 4-6 6-4

QF Osborne/Talbert d Snow/Vega 6-2 6-0
QF Arnold/Falkenburg d Hart/Hart 6-3 4-6 6-4
QF Bundy/Mcneil d Fry/Freeman 8-6 6-3
QF Kovacs/Brown d Winthrop/McPherson 6-3 6-4

SF Osborne/Talbert d Arnold/Falkenburg 6-2 6-2
SF Bundy/Mcneill d Kovacs/Brown 7-5 2-6 6-2

FI Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert d Dodo Bundy/Don Mcneill 6-2 6-3
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Betz wins before 8,500 for the third consecutive year. Down a set point in set two, Pauline extradited herself with a gorgeous backhand passing shot.

In the mixed doubles Osborne and Talbert defend their title.
 

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1945

August 28 to September 3
Draw of 32. 1 foreign. At Forest Hills.
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Seeded players
1. Pauline Betz
2. Sarah Cooke
3. Margaret Osborne
4. Louise Brough
5. Pat Todd
6. Mary Arnold
7. Dodo Bundy
8. Doris Hart

Foreign Seed
1. Maria Weiss
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First Round
Sarah Palfrey Cooke [2] d. Norma Taubele Barber 6-3 6-2
Jean Doyle d. Edna Steinbach 6-3 6-3
Dodo Bundy [7] d. Barbara Scofield 6-4 6-4
Barbara Krase d. Dottie Head 4-6 6-1 6-1

Louise Brough [4] d. Jane Stanton Gallagher 6-2 6-4
Helen Rihbany d. Gussy Moran 6-4 6-2
Pat Todd [5] d. Shirley Fry 1-6 6-2 7-5*
Maria Teran de Weiss (Argentina) [*1] d. Argyll Rice 6-3 6-2

Pauline Betz [1] d. Betty Rosenquest 6-1 6-1
Marjorie Van Ryn d. Connie Clifton 1-6 6-4 6-1
Mary Arnold [6] d. Nancy Corbett 6-0 6-1
Katherine Winthrop d. Lillian Lopaus 6-1 6-2

Margaret Osborne [3] d. Margaret Varner 6-1 6-3
Eleanor Cushingham d. Helen Germaine 6-1 6-2
Doris Hart [8] d. Nancy Chaffee 6-1 6-2
Louise Snow d. Anne Gray 6-1 6-2
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Second Round
Cooke [2] d. Doyle 6-1 6-3
Bundy [7] d. Krase 6-1 7-5
Brough [4] d. Rihbany 6-1 6-0
Todd [5] d. Weiss [*1] 6-2 6-3

Betz [1] d. Van Ryn 6-4 6-4
Arnold [6] d. Winthrop 6-2 6-4
Osborne [3] d. Cushingham 6-2 6-4
Hart [8] d. Snow 6-4 6-2

Quarters
Cooke [2] d. Bundy [7] 6-3 6-4
Brough [4] d. Todd [5] 6-2 6-4
Betz [1] d. Arnold [6] 0-6 6-4 6-4
Hart [8] d. Osburne [3] 6-2 6-3

Semis
Cooke [2] d. Brough [4] 6-3 6-4
Betz [1] d. Hart [8] 6-3 6-2

Final
Cooke [2] d. Betz [1] 3-6 8-6 6-4
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Draw of 16
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First Round
Betz/Hart [2] d. Barber/Lopaus 6-2 6-1
Betty Hulbert/Snow d. Cushingham/Rosenquest 4-6 6-4 6-2
Arnold/Fry [4] d. Doyle/Varner 6-1 6-2
Chaffee/Kimbrell d. Helen Marlowe/Van Ryn 6-2 1-6 8-6

Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Clifton/Betty Stokum 6-0 6-1
Gallagher/Moran d. Judy Atterbury/Weiss(Arg) 6-2 6-3
Bundy/Cooke [3] d. Krase/Todd 6-3 6-1
Rihbany/Winthrop d. Head/Scofield 6-1 6-0
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Quarters
Betz/Hart [2] d. Hulbert/Snow 6-1 6-4
Arnold/Fry [4] d. Chaffee/Kimbrell 6-1 6-2
Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Gallagher/Moran 6-0 6-1
Bundy/Cooke [3] d. Rihbany/Winthrop 6-3 6-3

Semis
Betz/Hart [2] d. Arnold/Fry [4] 7-5 6-3
Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Bundy/Cooke [3] 6-3 6-3

Final
Brough/Osbourne [1] d. Betz/Hart [2] 6-4 6-4





Draw=29

Seeds:
1 Osborne-Talbert
2. Mr and Mrs Cooke
3 Brough/Shields
4 Hart/Falkenburg

Foreign Seeds:
1 Todd/Russell
2 Mr and Mrs Weiss (Argentina)
3 Scofield/Hammersley
4 E. Reyes/Arcocha (Mex)

1R Margaret Osborne/Bill Talbert-bye
1R Kay Winthrop/Hanna d Dottie Head/Henri Rochon 6-3 6-4
1R Barbara Krase/James Livingstone d Mr and Mrs Robert Dixon 6-1 6-4
1R Barber/Stewart d Esther Reyes/Francisco Arcocha (Mex) 7-5 6-2
1R Louise Brough/Frank Shields d Helen Rihbany/Gordon Giles 6-3 6-2
1R Mary Arnold/Nick Buzolich d Betty Stokum/Jack McManis 6-1 9-7
1R Barbara Kimbrell/Don Hamilton d Nina Irwin/Mark Brown 6-4 8-6
1R Van Ryn/Mattman d Weiss/Hernando Weiss 4-6 6-3 6-4

1R Gussie Moran/Frank Guersnsey d Sarah Cooke/Elwood Cooke default
1R Eleanor Cushingham/Chambers d Betty Ruth Hulbert/Thomas Burke 6-1 6-4
1R Jane Gallagher/Charles Hunt d Nancy Corbett/Tom Molloy 6-3 3-6 8-6
1R Barbara Scofield/Andres Hammersley d Helen Marlowe/Eddie Moylan 6-2 4-6 9-7
1R Doris Hart/Bob Falkenburg d Nancy Chaffee/Herb Flam 6-2 6-3
1R Betty Rosenquest/Herbert Behrens d Lillian Lopaus/Henry Osten 3-6 6-3 13-11
1R Judy Atterbury/Harison Rowbotham-bye
1R Pat Todd/Alejo Russell-bye

2R Osborne/Talbert d Winthrop/Hanna 6-3 6-1
2R Barber/Stewart d Krase/Livingstone 7-5 6-0
2R Brough/Shields d Arnold/Buzolich 6-2 6-3
2R Van Ryn/Mattman d Kimbrell/Hamilton 4-6 6-3 6-4

2R Moran/Guernsey d Cushingham/Chambers 7-5 6-3
2R Scofield/Hammesley d Gallagher/Hunt 6-2 6-3
2R Hart/Falkenburg d Rosenquest/Behrens 6-3 7-5
2R Todd/Russell 6-3 4-6 6-0

QF Osborne/Talbert d Barber/Stewart 6-1 6-1
QF Brough/Shields d Van Ryn/Mattman 6-1 7-5
QF Moran/Guernsey d Scofield/Hammersley 6-3 6-2
QF Hart/Falkenburg d Todd/Russell 6-3 6-4

SF Osborne/Talbert d Brough/Shields 6-3 9-7
SF Hart/Falkenburg d Moran/Guernsey 6-3 6-4

FI Osborne/Talbert d Hart/Falkenburg 6-4 6-4




Notes: With World War Two over this event was held under happy circumstances. International tennis was set to return.

"The greatest thrill" wrote ALT(American Lawn Tennis) was the women's final. It was such a classic that Steve Flink called it one of the Greatest matches of the 20th century. Pauline was going for her 4th straight US title. Betz was less than 100% during the 45 season due to poor health. The primary cause of her defeat though was the bravery of Sarah. Behind 3-4 and a break in the third, she continued to seek the net at every chance as a crowd of about 11,500 roared for "little Sarah". Betz was as gracious as ever in defeat, jumping over the net to congratulate the winner as the fans gave them a great ovation.

An exciting early round match in the stadium was junior Shirley Fry vs. Pat Todd. The young Fry led 5-3 in the third and had a match point only to hit out. With the score at 4-5 ad-in for Pat, Fr Todd made an incredible get and fell flat on the turf. "Shirley, perhaps paying more attention to the plight of her opponent than to dealing with the return, hit the ball into the net." Todd won out at 7-5 in a tough win.

Male hearts were sorely let down after platinum blond Hollywood bombshell Eleanor Cushingham went out in round two.

Betz got a severe scare before a packed house on the grandstand in the quarters, as Mary Arnold won the first set at love! Mary was on a rampage early, coming back from 0-3 in set 2 to lead 6-0 4-3. She got no further however, as Pauline dug in her heels to take it 6-4. Arnold again was ahead 4-3 in the third, only to lose it again at 0-6 6-4 6-4.

Rosenquest=maiden name of Pratt.

Anne Gray=Mrs David Gray
 
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