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1903

Dates: June 22-JUly 7
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=28)


1st Round


Toupie Lowther-bye
Winifred Longhurst-bye
E. Walter d. Bertha Steedman default
Agatha Morton d. Connie Meyer 6-1 6-3
Hilda Lane d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 6-2 8-6
Gertrude Houselander d. M Stoneham 6-1 6-1
Violet Pinkney d. A. Bell retired (at 0-0?)
Dorothea Douglass d. Mrs. Riseley default

Constance Wilson d. Edith Greville 1-6 6-2 6-3
L. Ripley d. Mrs M. Chatterton default
E. L. Bosworth d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1 6-1
Ethel Thomson d. Beryl Tulloch 6-3 6-2
Helen Smythe d. C.B. Bell default
Edith Bromfield d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-3
Alice Greene-bye
Mrs. Newton-bye

2nd round


Lowther d. W Longhurst 8-6 6-2
Morton d. Walter 6-2 6-2
Houselander d. Lane 1-6 6-1 9-7
Douglass d. Pinckney default

Wilson d. Ripley 6-2 6-1
Thompson d. Bosworth 6-4 6-1
Bromfield d. Smythe 6-0 6-2
Greene d. Newton 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Lowther d. Morton 6-1 6-0
Douglass d. Houselander 6-2 6-0
Thomson d. Wilson 6-4 8-6
Greene d. Bromfield 6-0 4-6 6-3

Semifinals


Douglass d. Lowther 6-4 6-2
Thomson d. Greene 6-3 6-1

Final

Dorothea Douglass d. Ethel Thomson 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

Miss A. Bell
Miss C. B. Bell
Miss E. L. Bosworth
Mrs M. Chatterton
Mrs. Newton
Miss L. Ripley
Mrs Riseley probably=http://www.tennisforum.com/51651146-post3223.html
Miss M. Stoneham (as per Wimbledon site. Other results have her as Miss M. Stonham)
Miss E. Walter

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1903_LS_A4.pdf

Lawn Tennis and Badminton

Thanks to Newmark for the match report from the final.

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Summary
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Douglass took advantage of "a lean entry" to win her first Wimbledon. Absentees included the holder Robb, and multiple winners Hillyard and Sterry (pregnant).

Ethel used "her teasing, screw underhand service and outstanding backhand returns" to blunt Dorothea's power at first.

From 4-4 in the second Douglass was in control, despite not being up to her usual standard. In pictures from 1903 Dorothea's long skirts swish just below her ankles.

A full match report of the final:

From 'Lawn Tennis and Badminton', July 8, 1903:

"This decided the championship as Miss Muriel Robb, the holder, was not defending the title. Though Miss Dorothea Douglass won, Miss Ethel Thomson nearly effected a surprise, as at one time she was a set up, with four games-all in the next, and the audience began to wonder if, after all, the prophets were to be deceivers. The Devonshire lady placed beautifully down the lines or across the court, and the balls came at a surprising pace, apparently being hit with only a moderately hard stroke.

"Several times Miss Douglass failed to get within yards of a cross shot, and it was only her imperturbable steadiness and judgment that slowly gained the upper hand. Towards the end Miss Thomson failed over some of the easier ones, but the more difficult balls came back with interest. Miss Douglass was as she was against Miss Toupie Lowther, seeming unable to go for her forehand drive, while the backhand was weak, except when lobbing, which she did with great effect just out of Miss Thomson's reach whenever the latter came up to the net.

"Miss Douglass started serving, and the first three games went with the service, but then the favourite secured the next two, and the score was 4-1, Miss Douglass leads. Miss Thomson, however, took five in succession, and so the set at 6-4. She continued the run by winning the next two games, but her opponent's effort was good enough to turn the tables, and soon the umpire announced 4-2, Miss Douglass leads. Miss Thomson made it four-all, but lost the next two, the ninth going to Miss Douglass on her excellent service. Set-all.

"In the third set Miss Thomson had to be content with the second and third games, Miss Douglass taking the first one and the last five, two of them after the score had been called 40-0 against her.

"Miss Douglass, as has been said, was hardly at her best, the cut service and drive seeming to bother her, swerving as they did in the air and then keeping very low off the ground. Miss Thomson played beautifully at the start, but failed to keep it up at the end of the second set. She was very near to victory, so that the next meeting of these two expert exponents will be most interesting. Perhaps with the confidence born of victory Miss Douglass will score a decisive victory, as many of her supporters expected her to do so in the above match, but in which she never got really going with any force, being mostly content to let Miss Thomson do the scoring for both sides."

The doubles and mixed events did not have championships status until 1913.
 

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1904

Dates: June 20-29
Venure: The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw-41, plus holder)


Holder Dorothea Douglass "sits out" until Challenge Round final.

1st Round

Charlotte Sterry-bye
Lucy Ransome-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Mrs. MacCauley-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Edith Bromfield-bye
Adine Masson (Fra)-bye
S. Benton-bye

Violet Pinkney-bye
Marie Louise de Pfoeffel (Fra)-bye
Alice Greene-bye
Hilda Lane d. C.B. Bell 6-1 6-0
Edith Johnson d. M. Taplin 6-2 5-7 7-5
Ruth Winch d. Ellen Stawell-Brown 4-6 6-3 7-5
Mrs M. Chatterton d. Connie Meyer default
Mabel Squire d. Maud Banks (US) 6-0 6-2

Dora Boothby d. Maud Brown 6-3 6-2
Winifred Longhurst d. L. Flemmech 6-1 6-0
Aurea Farrington d. Mrs. Albury 6-2 6-3
Blanche Hillyard d. K. Kentish 6-0 6-2
Ethel Thomson-bye
L. Ripley-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Henrietta Horncastle-bye

Constance Wilson-bye
Margherita de Robiglio (Fra)-bye
Amy Mooijaart-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye
E.L. Bosworth-bye
Mrs G.D. Driver-bye
E.E.Sargeant-bye
Amy Ransome-bye

2nd Round

Sterry d. L.Ransome default
Tulloch d. MacCauley 2-6 6-0 6-0
Greville d. Bromfield default
Masson d. Benton 6-2 6-3
Pinckney d. Pfoeffel 6-0 6-3
Greene d. Lane 4-6 7-5 6-1
Winch d. Johnson 6-1 6-0
Squire d. Chatterton default

Longhurst d. Boothby 6-2 8-6
Hillyard d. Farrington 6-0 6-1
Thomson d. Ripley 6-0 6-1
Morton d. Horncastle 6-1 6-0
Wilson d. de Robiglio 8-6 1-6 retired
Mooijaart d. Hausberg default
Bosworth d. Driver default
Sargeant d. A.Ransome 0-6 7-5 6-4

3rd Round

Sterry d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Greville d. Masson 6-0 6-1
Greene d. Pinckney 6-2 3-6 6-3
Winch d. Squire 6-3 6-3

Longhurst d. Hillyard 6-0 6-0
Morton d. Thomson 8-6 2-6 8-6
Wilson d. Mooijart 6-4 6-0
Bosworth d. Sargeant 7-5 6-2

Quarterfinals

Sterry d. Greville 8-6 9-7
Greene d. Winch 6-4 6-4
Morton d. Longhurst 6-1 6-4
Wilson d. Bosworth 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Sterry d. Greene 6-2 6-1
Morton d. Wilson 3-6 6-4 8-6

All Comers Final


Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-3 6-3

Challenge Round

Dorothea Douglass (holder) d. Charlotte Sterry 6-0 6-3

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Draw Notes
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Miss M. Banks=Maud Banks, an American tennis player who emigrated to England with her family in the early 1900s.
M. E. Brown=Maud Brown
L Flemich=Ellen or Eliza-both had middle initials that started with "L".

The Flemmich sisters were of Dutch origin. One entered Wimbledon in 1904. They both played at Wimbledon in 1905. They are virtually impossible to distinguish from each other because they were listed in draws variously as "E. Flemmich", "L. Flemmich", "E.L. Flemmich", etc.

Missing full names for:

Mrs. Albury
Miss S. Benton
Miss C. B. Bell
Mrs M. Chatterton
Mrs G. D. Driver=possibly the Mrs Dudley Driver from an earlier draw in this year.
Miss L. Flemmich (see detailed exposition above)
Miss K. Kentish
Mrs MacCauley
E.E.Sargeant

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1904_LS_A4.pdf
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Summary

Three French challengers who are unused to grass fall early. Douglass wins the Challenge Round easily, her volleying and smashing showing noticeable improvement. "When Charlotte Sterry got to the net she was either passed like a flash of lightening or the ball bounded out of court by the sheer force of the impact."

Douglass finally reversed her losing streak vs. Sterry, winning all 6 encounters in 1904. In fact, Douglass was unbeaten in 9 tournaments for the year.

Neither the doubles nor the mixed are championship level events
 

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Dates: June 26-July 7
Venue: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, (Worple Road), London, England
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=47, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Douglass "sits out" until Challenge Round.

First Round

Helen Harper-bye
Dora Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil bye
C.B.Bell-bye
Alice Greene-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Mrs. MacCauley-bye

Winifred Longhurst-bye
D. Spencer d. Henrietta Horncastle default
May Sutton (US) d. Nora Meyer 6-0 6-0
Ellen Stawell-Brown d. Aurea Farrington 6-3 6-1
Mildred Coles d. E. Flemmich 6-1 6-2
E.E.Sargeant d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-0
Ethel Thomson d. Frieda Meyer 7-5 6-4
Mrs P. M. Morton d. Violet Pinckney default

Beryl Tulloch d. K.Kentish default
L. Ripley d. Mrs. Albury 6-0 5-7 6-3
Hilda Lane d. E. Smith 9-7 6-8 6-4
Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Banks (US) 6-0 6-0
Lottie Patterson d. M. Taplin 6-1 6-3
Gertrude Houselander d. Maud Brown 6-1 6-3
Dora Boothby-bye
L. Flemmich-bye

Connie Meyer-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Bertha Holder-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mabel Squire-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Connie Wilson-bye
Amy Mooijaart-bye

2nd Round

Harper d. Armstrong default
O'Neil d. Bell default
Greene d. Greville default
A. Morton d. MacCauley 6-2 6-1
Longhurst d. Spencer 6-2 6-0
Sutton d. Stawell-Brown 6-3 6-1
Coles d. Sargeant 7-5 6-3
Thomson d. P. Morton 6-2 6-0

Tulloch d. Ripley 7-5 6-3
Hillyard d. Lane 6-3 6-2
Patterson d. Houselander 4-6 6-1 12-10
Boothby d. L. Flemmich 6-2 6-4
Meyer d. Hausberg default
Holder d. Johnson 6-3 6-1
Squire d. D. Taplin 6-1 6-1
Wilson d. Mooijaart 6-2 6-0

3rd Round

Harper d. O'Neil 6-2 6-2
A.Morton d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Sutton d. Longhurst 6-3 6-1
Thomson d. Coles 6-2 6-0

Hillyard d. Tulloch 6-0 6-8 7-5
Boothby d. Patterson 3-6 6-3 6-3
Holder d. Meyer 8-6 2-6 6-4
Wilson d. Squire default

Quarterfinals

Morton d. Harper 6-2 6-4
Sutton d. Thomson 8-6 6-1
Hillyard d. Boothby 6-3 6-2
Wilson d. Holder 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Sutton d. Morton 6-4 6-0
Wilson d. Hillyard 7-5 9-11 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton (US) d. Connie Wilson 6-3 8-6

Challenge Round


May Sutton (US) d. Dorothea Douglass (holder) 6-3 6-4

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Summary

An American shocks the All England Club by smashing through all to become the first foreign female to reign as Wimbledon champion. True, she is English born, but this brash young girl called May Sutton is an entirely new sort of female lawn tennis prodigy.

Born in Plymouth in 1886, her family had emigrated to California in 1890. It was in the Western US that she learnt her whipped topspin shots. She boldly sailed for England in May of 1905, alone except for a letter of introduction from Marion Jones, the American who had entered Wimbledon in 1900. May stayed with the Hillyard family to get used to English conditions. The Hillyards thought the heftly May would be too slow around the court, but she proved them wrong by winning her first event at Manchester.

At Wimbledon "spectators were shocked to see her ignore protocol and play with the cuffs of her blouse rolled back, revealing bare wrists." May still wore the long skirt with a belt, but her blouse was more loosely fitted for better movement. In fact, she often wore her father's shirts for this reason. May topped off this ensemble with a headband, crowned with a large bow just above her forehead. Her stockings and shoes were all white.

Ethel Thomson used drop shots to build a 5-2 lead in the first set of her qf with Sutton until the Americans's superior driving wore her down at 8-6 6-1. Commenting on this match, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory said, "Mrs. Bundy (Miss May Sutton) is a hard and accurate driver; it was her driving that brought her the English championship, although she plays extremely well overhead when such play is needed. She drove so well that some of the English women thought they could break up her game if only they could dislodge her from the command of the drive. In the championship singles of 1905 Mrs. Larcombe (then Miss E. W. Thompson) planned to win from Miss Sutton with a volley game. She lured Miss Sutton to the net by a short, drop drive and then lobbed the return high to the base line; this gave her the chance to reach the net, where she caught Miss Sutton's return of the lob with a sharp cross-court volley for the ace. Miss Thompson won five out of the first seven games by these tactics, but she ran herself off her feet in the winning; she became feebler and feebler, while Miss Sutton was as fresh and strong as at the beginning. Having worn herself out, Miss Thompson lost all control and Miss Sutton ran out that set and then took the second set and the match without the least trouble. Possibly Miss Thompson might have won had she been able to keep up her starting pace but she went the way of all women volleyers. I am fairly certain that, some day, a girl will burst out with the ability to play the fast game through the course of two tournament sets; that girl will be, beyond question, a champion. But there is no sight of her as yet."

In the Challenge Round may beat Douglass 6-3 6-4. The holder was hampered by a wrist injury suffered in France 3 months earlier. She almost considered defaulting until "a course of electricity" allowed her to practice and compete.

"The rallies were sometimes long and exciting but when they were extended May invariably won the point with a crushing forehand drive. Her victory never seemed in doubt" after she dropped the first game. May hit continuously to Douglass's backhand to gain errors.

From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 12, 1905:

“A huge interested audience was gathered together in the centre court when Miss Douglass most pluckily, in spite of the troublesome pain to her right wrist, and consequent want of practice, started the match with a bad omen of what was to come – a double fault. Nevertheless she won the first game, which, however, was the only one she managed to capture for some time, as Miss Sutton, playing far better than we have seen her before, took the next five. Here, however, the holder made a determined effort, and, winning the next two games, caused the score to be called 5-3 in Miss Sutton’s favour. This, however, was unavailing, as the American, who was not to be denied, ran out a winner of the first set at 6-3.

“In the second and what proved to be the deciding set Miss Sutton, who played in relentless fashion on Miss Douglass’s backhand, placed the first three games to her credit before the latter lady, by dint of some good well-played services and telling drives, managed to win two games; she, however, lost the sixth game to 15, which gave Miss Sutton the useful lead of 4-2. In the next game, with Miss Sutton serving, the holder got to 40-30, but lost it, making the score 5-2 in favour of the challenger. Nothing daunted, she, however, although deuce was called in the next, won the game, and also the next, but this was her final effort, as she lost the next game to love and with it the set at 6-4.

“Thus for the first time the Ladies’ Championship has gone from this country. Miss Sutton’s service, which is not strong, was considerably better than her opponent’s, and she got it in consistently. There was little variety in the play, practically no lobbing and hardly a volley shot being attempted. The rallies were sometimes long and exciting, and when they were long Miss Sutton invariably carried off the point with a well and fiercely directed forehand drive. Absolute confidence and splendid condition marked Miss Sutton’s entire effort, and she seemed mistress of the situation from the first game of the second set.”

Although born in England, May Sutton was raised in the United States and in 1905 became the first overseas player to win a Wimbledon singles title. She won the title without the loss of a set, making her the first - and to this day still the only - player, male or female, to win both the US Championships and Wimbledon on her debut and in straight sets. In addition, she was still a teenager when she achieved both feats.

Note that the ladies doubles and mixed doubles are non-championship events.

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Draw Notes

The draw of 48 – a record for the women's singles event at Wimbledon – features not only two pairs of sisters – the rather obscure E. Flemmich and L. Flemmich, and D. Taplin and M. Taplin – but also a set of three sisters. These are the Meyers, Cornelia ("Connie"), Frieda and Nora. They were German in origin.

O'Neill is the married name of the Englishwoman Madeline Fisher.

M. E. Brown=Maud Brown
H. I Harper=Helen Harper.
B. M. Holder=Bertha Holder
G. M. Houselander=Gertrude Houslander

Missing full names for:

Mrs. Albury
Miss C. B. Bell
Miss E. Flemmich (probably Ellen)
Miss L. Flemmich (probably Lina)
Miss K. Kentish
Mrs MacCauley
Mrs P. M. Morton
Miss L. Ripley
Miss E.E.Sargeant
Miss E. Smith
Miss D. Spencer
Miss D. Taplin
Miss M. Taplin

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1905_LS_A4.pdf
 

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Dates: June 25-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=48, plus holder)

Holder May Sutton "sits out" until the Challenge Round final.

First Round

Wilfred Longhurst-bye
R. Elliott-bye
Alice Greene-bye
M. Perceval-bye
Connie Meyer-bye
Maud Brown bye
Dorothea Douglass-bye
Ethel Thomson-bye

Dora Armstrong d. A. Andrews default
Beryl Tulloch d. Margaret Snowden 6-3 6-3
E.L. Bosworth d. S. Benton 6-1 6-2
I. Huleatt d. E. M. Mayne default
Frieda Meyer d. B. Rowlandson default
Blanche Hillyard d. Amy Mooijaart 6-0 6-0
Edith Johnson d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-4
Emily Hawker d. C.B. Bell 6-4 6-1

E.E. Sargeant d. Bertha Holder default
Violet Pinckney d. Edith Bromfield 6-0 3-6 7-5
Hilda Lane d. Winifred Slolock 6-1 6-1
Mildred Coles d. Gertrude Houselander 6-2 6-4
Agnes Morton d. May Bloxsome 6-1 6-1
Mabel Parton d. Mary Whyte 6-1 6-2
Charlotte Sterry d. Dora Boothby 8-6 6-2
Mrs P. M. Morton d. K. Kentish default

C. Bagenal-bye
L. Smith-bye
Toupie Lowther-bye
G. M. Carver-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Ruth Winch-bye
Gladys Eastlake-Smith-bye
Clare Cassel (US)-bye

2nd Round

Longhurst d. Elliott 6-2 6-3
Greene d. Perceval default
C. Meyer d. Brown 6-1 6-1
Douglass d. Thomson 6-2 6-1
Tulloch d. Armstrong default
Bosworth d. Huleatt 6-2 4-6 7-5
Hillyard d. F. Meyer 6-0 6-0
Johnson d. Hawker 6-1 6-4

Pinckney d. Sargeant 6-1 6-4
Lane d. Coles 6-3 6-2
A. Morton d. Parton 6-0 6-3
Sterry d. P. Morton 6-0 6-3
Bagenal d. Smith default
Lowther d. Carver 6-0 6-2
Greville d. Winch 6-2 6-2
Eastlake-Smith d. Cassel default

3rd Round

Longhurst d. Greene 7-5 6-4
Douglass d. C. Meyer 6-3 6-1
Tulloch d. Bosworth 6-0 6-3
Hillyard d. Johnson 6-3 6-4

Pinckney d. Lane 7-5 6-1
Sterry d. A. Morton 6-0 6-3
Lowther d. Bagenal 6-0 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Greville 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

Douglass d. Longhurst 6-4 6-3
Tulloch d. Hillyard 6-3 6-1
Sterry d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2
Lowther d. Eastlake-Smith 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Douglass d. Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Sterry d. Lowther 4-6 8-6 6-4

All Comers Final

Dorothea Douglass d. Charlotte Sterry 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round


Dorothea Douglass d. May Sutton (holder) 6-3 9-7

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Summary

British papers have dubbed the defending Yank May Sutton, "The Pasadena Washerwoman" because of her shocking habit of exposing her arms. The prospect of Miss Douglass retaking her title stirs more excitement than usual for the ladies event.

Douglass bears down in 1906 and takes 10 titles, dropping only 2 sets all year. One of those wins is at Wimbledon, where she romps through the field. Over 4,000 show for a Thursday final (A capacity crowd at Worple Road) where Douglass beats the American. The second set is a thriller, Dorothea coming back from 0-4 to 5-4. In the 12th game Sutton saves 4 match points with "plucky play". "May Sutton, though hitting as hard as ever, couldn't control her strokes at the crucial stages." May's balls were flying long over the baseline, often by a foot. This is only May's second loss on British soil, both at the hands of Douglass.

From ‘Lawn Tennis and Badminton’, July 11, 1906:

“When the two above-named ladies made their appearance in the centre court there was an enormous gathering present, opportunity being taken to secure every coin of vantage to view the match. Miss Dorothea Douglass started off by annexing the first two games, but Miss May Sutton, who had begun somewhat hesitatingly, improved and caused the score to be called two-all. The next three games were taken by Miss Douglass, and though Miss Sutton won the eighth and got to 40-30 and had the advantage twice called in her favour, in the ninth Miss Douglass took the initial set at 6-3.

“Miss Douglass began in the next set somewhat cautiously, a fact of which the American lady was not slow to take advantage, and with the score at 4-0 in her favour, seemed to have that set well in hand. Here Miss Douglass, like the great exponent of the game she is, began slowly but surely to catch up her opponent, and in spite of a gallant resistance and many well-placed drives on the part of her opponent, made it 5-4 in her own favour.

“Miss Sutton equalised, only, however, to see Miss Douglass win the next to love, and get within a stroke of the match at 40-0 in the following game. With admirable coolness Miss Sutton went out grandly for her shot, and though Miss Douglass was in this game on no less than on four occasions within a stroke of the match, yet the fair American not only took the game, but winning the next stood at 7-6. Miss Douglass, however, nothing daunted by the way things had been going against her, played most determinedly, and appropriating the next three games, won a most exciting match by two sets to love.

“Miss Douglass unquestionably owed her victory to better judgment, greater accuracy and more consistent clever play, while Miss Sutton, excellent and powerful as her shots were, showed considerable lack of judgment in failing to correct her length, which she ought to have done when she found that she was continually hitting quite a foot beyond the baseline. Her pluck in literally pulling the game out of the fire in the second set will long be remembered, and she may rest assured will not easily be forgotten by those present. Both ladies at the conclusion deservedly met with a grand reception on the part of the spectators.”

Note that the doubles and mixed events were still not championship status.

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Draw notes

Helen I Harper
Emily Hawker=Mrs E. B. Hawker
Bertha M Holder
Curtis-Whyte is the first married name of the Scottish player Mary Gray. Parton is the first married name of the English player Mabel Squire.

Missing full names for:

Miss A. Andrews
Mrs C. Bagenal
Miss C. B. Bell
Miss S. Benton
Miss E. L. Bosworth
Miss G. M. Carver
Miss R. Elliott
Miss I. Huleatt
Miss K. Kentish
Miss E. M. Mayne
Mrs P. M. Morton
Miss M. Perceval. Possibly related to F.W. Perceval, who was in the men's doubles draw.
Miss B Rowlandson
Miss E.E. Sargeant
Miss L. Smith

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Source:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1906_LS_A4.pdf
 

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Dates: June 24-July 5
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Worple Road, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=42)

1st Round

E. L. Bosworth-bye
Marjorie Boadle-bye
Jessie Coles-bye
May Bloxsome-bye
D. Johnston-bye
Violet Summerhayes (Can)-bye
Maud Brown-bye
Hilda Lane-bye

Amy Ransome-bye
Dorothy Boadle bye
Jessie Tripp bye
Constance Meyer d. F. Walter 6-3 6-2
May Sutton(US) d. Winifred Slolock 6-2 6-1
Toupie Lowther d. Dora Bothby 7-5 6-3
Agatha Morton d. Willy Klima (Aut) 6-0 6-2
Mildred Coles d. M. Taplin 6-2 6-2

Connie Wilson d. Dora Armstrong 6-1 6-1
E.E.Sargeant d. Violet Pinckney default
Ruth Durlacher d. P. C. Adams 6-3 6-1
Gladys Eastlake-Smith d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 9-7
Madeline O'Neil d. Mita Klima (Aut) 6-1 6-2
Alice Greene-bye
Emily Hawker-bye
Winnifred Boadle-bye

Mabel Parton-bye
Miss Groombridge-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Helen Harper-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Mrs. Speck-bye
D. Taplin-bye
Betty Nutcombe-Quick-bye

2nd Round

Bosworth d. M.Boadle 6-1 6-3
J.Coles d. Bloxsome 7-5 6-3
D.Johnson d. Summerhayes 6-2 6-1
Brown d. Lane 5-7 8-6 8-6
Ransome d. M Boadle 6-4 7-5
Meyer d. Tripp 6-2 6-2
Sutton d. Lowther 6-4 6-4
Morton d. M. Coles 6-1 6-2

Wilson d. Sargeant 6-1 6-0
Eastlake-Smith d. Durlacher 1-6 6-1 6-4
Greene d. O'Neil 6-3 6-0
Hawker d. W. Boadle 6-1 6-3
Parton d. Groombridge 6-2 6-2
Hillyard d. Harper 6-1 6-1
E Johnson d. Speck 6-3 6-2
D Taplin d. Nutcombe-Quick default


3rd Round

Bosworth d. J. Coles 6-3 6-3
Brown d. Johnson 6-3 7-5
Meyer d. A. Ransome 8-6 6-4
Sutton d. Morton 6-0 6-2

Wilson d. Eastlake-Smith 6-1 6-4
Greene d. Hawker 6-1 6-2
Hillyard d. Parton 6-4 6-3
E. Johnson d. D Taplin 6-3 6-0

Quarterfinals

Bosworth d. Brown 6-1 6-2
Sutton d. Meyer 6-0 6-3
Wilson d. Greene 6-2 9-7
Hillyard d. E. Johnson 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Sutton d. Bosworth 6-2 6-2
Wilson d. Hillyard 6-3 6-2

All Comers Final

May Sutton d. Connie Wilson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round


May Sutton d. Dorothea Chambers (holder) 6-1 6-4

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Summary

A record of 4 foreign entries. 2 Austrian sisters and a Canadian join May Sutton, out to reclaim her position as the world's unofficial #1. May had little trouble getting to the Challenge round, though Toupie Lowther led at 4-2 40 love in the second set in round 2. In the All Comers final Wilson made it a match. "Time and again she manoeuvred for the kill, only to volley into the net." It was closer than the 6-4 6-2 score suggests, as 11 of the 18 games went to deuce, Miss Wilson often having advantage point.

In the Challenge round Chambers appeared pale and anxious as her opponent "brimmed with confidence".
Chambers (Douglass had married in 1907) hammered away at May's weaker backhand, but this stroke had improved since last year. Sutton's shots cleared the net by only an inch or so with tremendous pace. At 1-3 in set 2 Chambers resorted to matching pace for pace and drew up to 4 all. Dorothea saved 3 match points before falling at 6-1 6-4. May Sutton finished 2-1 in their head-to-head meetings at Wimbledon.

In 1907 Chambers was still wearing sleeves that covered her wrists, a tie and belt added color to an all-white costume. May's sleeves were rolled above her elbow as usual. Both women look severe in hair buns and grim looks that proclaim they are ready to kill.

As a sidenote: Austrian Mita Klima becomes the youngest ever ladies singles competitor at the age of 13.

There was a tempest in a teapot when Mrs Hillyard wasn't allowed a proper time to digest an afternoon tea. The Wimbledon site takes up the tale

In 1907 Mrs Hillyard, who became a six time Champion, ate a ‘fearful’ tea when persistent rain stopped play: 2 Bath buns, 6 or 7 slices of bread and butter, 3 or 4 cups of tea, 6 or 7 biscuit cakes, 2 or 3 slices of other cake and 3 plates of strawberries. No sooner had she finished than the Referee requested her to play. She lost her semi-final match and complained bitterly to the Committee and the Daily Mail.
A detailed report on the Challenge Round from “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 10, 1907

“Friday, July 5. In tardy reparation for its scandalous behaviour during the rest of the meeting, the sun shone out brightly during the whole of the last day’s play at Wimbledon. There was also a considerable wind, which was, perhaps, just as well, for a torrential downpour in the early morning had swamped the outside courts, though the centre court, under its protecting tarpaulin, had, of course, escaped. Here, promptly to time, Miss May Sutton and Mrs Lambert Chambers, respectively the challenger for and the holder of the Ladies’ Championship, stepped on to the court to renew their battles of 1905 and 1906, with a win apiece to their credit.

“But little confidence was felt as to the English lady’s ability to retain her title; and when she went on to the court she looked – and indeed was – ill, and her play betrayed the anxiety she felt at being England’s last hope; and at the same time not fit enough to do justice to herself or her country. Miss Sutton, on the contrary, was clearly brim full of confidence, and played right from the start as well as she has ever played, if not better. She soon had the first three games won, but then lost her service game against the wind – a game in which Mrs Lambert Chambers for the first time got into her true form, and kept Miss Sutton well on the run. Two beautiful drop shots and a fine service made the score in the next game 40-30 in Mrs Lambert Chambers’ favour, but Miss Sutton picked up again, won the game and the two next following, thus taking the first set at 6-1.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers played very well at the beginning of the second set, but Miss Sutton nevertheless soon led by three games to one. Then Mrs Lambert Chambers picked up a game, and was 40-30 in the next, but lost it. She won the sixth, but only after Miss Sutton had picked up to deuce from love-forty, and the eighth, making the score four-all. This was her last success, however, and Miss Sutton took the next two games, and the set and match, though in the tenth game she was thrice within a stroke of the match before she could win it.

“The winner was right at the very top of her game; both off the ground and in her volleys her shots were varied and admirable; her drives were very severe and kept at a most beautiful height, stroke after stroke clearing the net at tremendous speed by only an inch or so; her backhand shots were not only played hard, but well placed across the court, and though the play was mostly from the back of the court, she seldom failed to score when she got near enough in to volley.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers, as last year, hammered away at her opponent’s backhand, but the immense improvement made by Miss Sutton in that stroke rendered it far less advantageous to attack her there. Still, Mrs Lambert Chambers, even in defeat, displayed the better tactics, especially when, realising that she was playing too much on the defensive, she strove, in the second set, to put more pace on her returns; and if Miss Sutton could only borrow her opponent’s generalship to supplement her own strength and determination, there would be no lady in the world who would have even an outside chance against her.”

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Draw notes:

Maud Brown=M. E Brown
Emily Hawker=Mrs E. B. Hawker

Missing full names for

P. C. Adams (who plays mixed with S. H Adams, in all probability her brother)
Miss E.L. Bosworth
Miss Groombridge (her only entry at the Championships)
D. Johnston (note there is a P Johnston in the mixed-possibly her sister)
E.E.Sargeant
Mrs Speck
D. Taplin (probably sister of M Taplin)
M. Taplin (probably sister of D Taplin)
F. Walter (note that E Walter entered Wimbledon in 1903-is there a connection?)


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Source:


http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1907_LS_A4.pdf
 

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Dates: June 22-July 1
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon (on Worple Road)
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=30)

1st Round

Dora Boothby-bye
Countess Clara Schulenburg (Ger) d. E.E. Sargeant 6-1 6-2
Mildred Coles d. Alice Greene 6-8 6-3 6-4
Violet Pinckney d. E.L. Bosworth 6-3 6-2
Ruth Winch d. Mary Whyte 6-4 6-2
Dorothea Chambers d. Mrs. Paine 6-0 6-0
Charlotte Sterry d. Mrs. JB Perrett 6-2 6-0
Connie Luard d. N. Stevens default

C.B. Bell d. Edith Boucher default
Agatha Morton d. Mabel Parton 2-6 6-0 6-2
Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Johnson 6-2 6-3
Beryl Tulloch d. Helen Harper 6-4 6-0
Madeline O'Neil d. Winifred McNair 4-6 6-0 6-3
Gladys Lamplough d. Amy Ransome 6-1 6-2
Agnes Tuckey d. Dora Armstrong 6-1 6-2
Lina Flemmich-bye

2nd Round

Boothby d. Schulenburg 5-7 6-3 6-1
Pinckney d. M. Coles 7-5 6-2
Chambers d. Winch 6-3 6-3
Sterry d. Luard 6-3 6-4

Morton d. Bell default
Tulloch d. Hillyard 7-5 3-6 6-4
Lamplough d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1
Tuckey d. L. Flemmich 7-5 6-1

Quarterfinals

Boothby d. Pinckney 6-1 6-4
Sterry d. Chambers 6-3 7-5
Morton d. Tulloch 7-5 6-1
Lamplough d. Tuckey 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 6-4
Morton d. Lamplough 6-3 6-4

Final

Charlotte Sterry d. Agnes Morton 6-4 6-4

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Draw notes


L. Flemmich=Lina, as her sister was married by this date.
Lamplough=married name of Gladys Eastlake-Smith.
Luard=married name of Constance "Connie" Wilson

Missing full names for:

Miss C. B. Bell
Miss E.L. Bosworth
Mrs. Paine
Mrs. JB Perrett
Miss E. E.Sargeant
Miss N. Stevens

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Souces:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1908_LS_A4.pdf

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Summary

Sterry gets her 5th Wimbledon after a gap of some years. The key to her win is a quarterfinal upset over Chambers. Charlotte still has the record as the oldest Wimbledon champion at age 37 and 9 months (291 days to be exact).

Sutton doesn't defend. She wouldn't return to Wimbledon until 1929. In a letter of 1908 to American Lawn Tennis she wrote that if the English "Wanted their cup back they could come here (America)." No Englishwoman took up the challenge.

A summary of play follows:

A surprising defeat of Alice Greene by Mildred Coles. Miss Greene never got going and never acquired that absolutely rock-like steadiness which has won her so many successes. Miss Coles, on the other hand played an exceptionally strong game, her service was a valuable asset and her drives too had a great deal of sting in them. However against Miss Pinckney her strokes were neither so powerful nor so safe and she fell an easy victim. Countess Schulenburg made a good fight against Miss Boothby and Miss B Tulloch added to her reputation by defeating Mrs Hillyard after a very closely-fought encounter. Mrs Sterry and Mrs Luard (Connie Wilson) played an excellent match. The cut which Mrs Sterry puts on almost every ball lends an appearance of softness to her strokes yet makes her length very hard to judge. Furthermore the low bound adds considerable difficulty to reaching and dealing with her drop shots. She placed the ball faultlessly and kept a very good length while making scarcely a single mistake on the volley. Mrs Luard always plays a graceful and distinguished game but has lost some of her severity. Against Mrs Lambert Chambers, Mrs Sterry not only maintained, but improved the form she had shown against Mrs Luard. She showed a most varied excellence of stroke while Mrs Lambert Chambers lacked versatility. Mrs Lambert Chambers hit hard and long whereas Mrs Sterry varied her pace and continually approached the net where she demonstrated wonderfully secure and clever volleying. Below her best, Mrs Lambert Chambers found her back-line game smothered by Mrs Sterry’s volleys.

In the final Mrs Sterry met a stubborn opponent in Miss Morton. Miss Morton has a strong forehand drive and repeatedly scored with some magnificent cross court driving which time after time flummexed Mrs Sterry along with some well played drop shots. Mrs Sterry not as good as she was against Mrs Lambert Chambers nevertheless played a very fine all round game in which her volleying as usual formed a conspicuous element. She also showed great coolness and pluck when she was pressed by the attack of a determined opponent.
 

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Dates: June 21-July 5
Venue: The All-England Club
Place: Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=37)

1st Round

Phoebe Hausberg-bye
Wilfred Longhurst-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
C. B. Bell-bye
Mildred Brooksmith-bye
V. Woodhouse-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye

Edith Johnson-bye
Molla Bjurstedt (Nor)-bye
Elizabeth Bromfield-bye
Daisy Kercheval Hole-bye
Mrs. Robinson-bye
Agatha Morton d. Jessie Tripp 6-2 5-7 7-5
Amy Ransome d. Dora Armstrong default
Ruth Winch d. May Bloxsome 6-0 6-1

Ethel Attfield d. L. Boustead 2-6 6-2 6-2
Mabel Parton d. Loes Everts (Bel) default
Hilda Lane-bye
Winifred Mcnair-bye
Maud Garfit-bye
W. Evens-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
E.E. Sargeant-bye

Dora Boothby-bye
Alice Greene-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
M. Messom-bye
Helen Aitchison-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Agnes Tuckey-bye
Vera Aitken-bye

2nd Round

Hausberg d. Longhurst default
O'Neil d. Bell default
Brooksmith d. Woodhouse default
Edgington d. Hillyard 6-3 6-4
Johnson d. Bjurstedt 6-3 6-4
Bromfield d. Hole 6-4 6-0
Morton d. Robinson 6-0 6-0
Winch d. Ransome 6-2 6-3

Parton d. Attfield 6-3 6-2
Lane d. McNair 5-7 6-1 7-5
Garfit d. Evens default
Tulloch d. Sargeant 6-0 6-2
Boothby d. Greene 6-4 6-2
Coles d. Messom 1-6 6-1 6-3
Aitchison d. Greville 6-2 4-6 7-5
Tuckey d. Aitchen 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

O'Neil d. Hausberg 6-3 6-4
Edgington d. Brooksmith default
Johnson d. Bromfield 6-3 6-4
Morton d. Winch 5-7 6-3 8-6

Parton d. Lane 6-3 6-3
Garfit d. Tulloch 6-4 3-6 6-4
Boothby d. Coles 6-2 6-4
Aitchison d. Tuckey 4-6 6-1 13-11

Quarterfinals

Edgington d. O'Neil 6-3 6-4
Morton d. Johnson 6-0 6-3
Garfit d. Parton 6-3 6-4
Boothby d. Aitchison 6-4 3-0 retired

Semifinals

Morton d. Edgington 6-0 6-2
Boothby d. Garfit 6-2 6-1

Final

Dora Boothby d. Agnes Morton 6-4 4-6 8-6

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Draw Notes:

Miss C. B. Bell
Miss L. Boustead
Miss W. Evens
Miss M. Messom
Mrs. Robinson-a Mr J Robinson was in the men's singles. Could he be her husband?
Miss E.E. Sargeant
Mrs V. Woodhouse

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1909_LS_A4.pdf

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Summary:

Charlotte Sterry does not defend her title.

Boothby wins her lone grand slam--serving 16 double faults in the final!. Edgington upsets 6 time Wimbledon champ Hillyard in round one. Norweijian Molla Bjurstedt is the only foreign entry in her first Wimbledon. She will return in 1920 as the highly regarded American Molla Mallory, emigrating to the US and marrying during the 1st World War.

Miss Morton had a very stiff struggle with Miss J Tripp. Miss Boothby playing more decisively than usual defeated Miss Greene, the latter only showing flashes of her best form. Miss Garfit was hard pressed by Miss B Tulloch, a left hander with a sweeping drive but was a shade more steady. Miss Morton came close to defeat against Mrs Winch who has accounted for many formidable opponents in the past. In this match the courts were wet and she was hitting the heavy balls with more confidence than Miss Morton. However Miss Morton, always plucky, held on helped by the better of the luck. In the Semi Finals Miss Garfit, making her first appearance in a centre court singles made no more than a decent resistance to Miss Boothby while Miss Morton completely outplayed Mrs Edgington. In the final Miss Boothby’s most efficacious weapon was a low, hard, heavily cut drive to her opponent’s backhand and she showed more command of the ball than Miss Morton who was forced to scrape up many shots. Miss Boothby was very useful also at the net, although the match was practically a back-line one from start to finish. Miss Morton took to serving underhand with cut half way through the match but with very little gain.

Chambers is absent from the championships due to the birth of her first child in June

Here is Boothby's description of her win (from the Chambers book):

Without doubt my most exciting match was the final last year at Wimbledon. In every player's heart there must be a faint hope that one day she may win the All England Championship. At least it has always been in mine.

From Christmas and all through the spring my family and friends had dinned into my ears that now was my chance, and if I did not win this year I never would. Only when I was leading one set up and 2-love in the second did all these things flash across my mind. I suddenly got nervous. Oh, the misery of it! I served double fault after double fault (I learnt afterwards that I gave away sixteen points in this way), and my friends told me that it was a relief to them when my service went over the net at all, however slowly. My opponent, Miss Morton, caught up, won the set 6/4, and led me 4/2 in the final set. All this time I had been fighting hard to regain confidence. At last my nerve came back--I was determined to win, and, only after a very great effort, just succeeded in capturing the Championship with the narrow margin of 8/6 in the final set.

It was not until I had finished and had come off the court that I realized how very excited I had been, and how relieved I was when it was all over. Only those who have had experience can know how exhausting it is to concentrate one's whole thoughts and efforts, without cessation,for an hour or more. Fortunately you do not feel the strain until afterwards, when it does not matter, and then you can look back with very great pleasure and satisfaction on a hard-won fight.

 

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Dates: June 22-July 2
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=33, plus holder)


*Holder Dora Boothby "sits out" until Challenge Round Final.

1st Round

Sophie Castenschiold (Den)-bye
Dora Armstrong-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
Mrs V Tabbush-bye
Gladys Lamplough-bye
Mrs F Good-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Phoebe Hausberg-bye

Dorothy Holman-bye
E Peterson-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Nora Schmitz(US)-bye
Mabel Parton-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
Olive Manser-bye
M Messom d. Winifred Ramsay 6-4 6-2

Amy Ransome-bye
Marjorie Boadle-bye
Helen Aitchison-bye
Mildred Brooksmith-bye
Vera Aitken-bye
Jessie Tripp-bye
Dorothea Chambers-bye
Freida Nesham-bye

Aurea Edgington-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
Dorothy Boadle-bye
Lina Flemmich-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Una Evans-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Rosamund Salusbury-bye

2nd Round

Castenschiold d. Armstrong default
O'Neil d. Tabbush 1-6 6-4 6-0
Lamplough d. Good default
Tulloch d. Hausberg default
Holman d. Peterson 6-0 6-2
Johnson d. Schmitz 6-3 6-4
Parton d. Coles 6-4 7-5
Manser d. Messom 6-1 6-1

Ransome d. Boadle 6-3 6-1
Aitchison d. Brooksmith 6-4 6-3
Aitchen d. Tripp default
Chambers d. Nesham 6-1 6-0
Edgington d. Sterry default
Boadle d. Flemmich 9-7 6-4
Hillyard d. Evans 6-1 6-1
McNair d. Salusbury 1-6 6-4 6-1

3d Round

Castenschiold d. O'Neil 6-3 6-3
Lamplough d. Tulloch default
Johnson d. Holman 5-7 6-0 6-0
Parton d. Manser 6-2 8-6

Aitchison d. Ransome 6-1 6-3
Chambers d. Aitchen 6-1 6-0
Edgington d. Boadle 6-1 6-4
McNair d. Hillyard 5-7 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Lamplough d. Castenschiold 7-9 6-4 6-3
Johnson d. Parton 7-5 6-4
Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-1
McNair d. Edgington 2-6 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Johnson d. Lamplough 1-6 6-0 6-3
Chambers d. McNair 6-1 6-0

All-Comers Final

Dorothea Chambers d. Edith Johnson 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round Final

Dorothea Chambers d. Dora Boothby (holder) 6-2 6-2

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Draw notes:

UNA Evans is incorrectly listed as V.E. Evans by the Wimbledon site.
Mrs Neshem=nee Freida Meyer
Mrs FG Schmitz=nee Nora Myer, Frieda's sister, who has come over from the United States.

Missing Full Names for:

Mrs F Good. 1910 her only entry. Probably related to F Good, who often entered the men's event.
M Messom. 1910 her only entry.
E Peterson. Entered in 1909 and 1910.
Mrs V Tabbush possibly related to Percy Tabbush. This was her only entry in the Championships.

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Summary:

Chambers returns to tennis after an 18 month absence in May. The press wondered if her time was past. Could she return as before? Her reply was to whip through the Wimbledon draw with the loss of only 16 games in 6 matches. In the semis she had early difficulty with Johnson, a surprise winner over Gladys Lamplough, but coasted after adjusting to the stiff wind. In the final Dorothea won easily, though Dora did score several aces off her serve.

Castenschiold becomes the first Dane to make the quarters of a slam.

Mrs. Chambers went undefeated all year, winning 7 events out of 8. The only event she didn't win after entering was Croydon, where she defaulted the final because of a cold.

[A match summary]

Mrs Parton and Miss Coles played a capital match. Miss Coles served powerfully and repeatedly scored down her opponent’s right-side line. However Mrs Parton has her strong and beautifully executed forehand drive. Miss Coles attacked Mrs Parton’s backhand but Mrs Parton replied successfully with short returns. Mrs Parton deserved her victory because her length was better than Miss Cole’s. Miss Salusbury made some beautiful strokes from the baseline against Mrs McNair but Mrs McNair equalized with some neat volleying and eventually had matters her own way.

Mrs Lamplough drew a large crowd for her match against Miss Castenschiold. She often hit clean passed down the line and took advantage of Miss Castenschiold’s backhand which is mainly defensive. In fact her forehand drive is curiously jerky yet it proved most effective. Miss Castenschiold seems to have an excellent temperament for the game and should achieve many successes.

Mrs Lambert Chambers was too steady for Mrs McNair. The match between Mrs Lamplough and Miss Johnson was taken at a brisk pace and was full of brilliant strokes. Both ladies have fast overhead services. Mrs Lamplough even though of slighter build than Miss Johnson has a more lively service and her backhand is the equal of any seen so far at this meeting. She earned loud applause from the crowd for her brilliant strokes playing in a most buoyant fashion. Then fortune went against her, a little less net and more court would have made a great difference to her. Miss Lamplough’s methods attractive as they were, were not profitable. Miss Johnson does not have her opponent’s variety of strokes but she executes with restrained power and at very little risk. Indeed it was to her accuracy that her success was chiefly due and she also volleyed to good effect near the end. Mrs Lamplough struggled pluckily but her form had gone and it was to no purpose.

Mrs Chambers played Miss Johnson at her own game only better and Mrs Chambers always wins the point that matters. Miss Johnson played with pluck but the effort told on her and she eventually found herself swamped by Mrs Chambers’ accurate and relentless hitting to her backhand. The result was never in doubt.

Mrs Chambers hit with more power than Miss Boothby and with less exertion. Miss Boothby played accurately but Mrs Chambers more so. Mrs Chambers forehand drive swept the whole court and her backhand was kept low and used for attack as well as defence; even against Miss Sutton she would have had nothing to fear for the opinion on all sides was that she has never played better in her life. Her driving was irreproachable in length and Miss Boothby became increasingly desperate. She tried taking risks and hitting harder than she has ever done before while Mrs Chambers continued to probe her backhand remorselessly. Miss Boothby’s backhand crossed the net at such a great height that Mrs Chambers had plenty of time to make her dispositions and mighty unpleasant they were. Still, Mrs Boothby served as hard as she could and lost like a champion which is the next best thing to winning like one.
 

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Dates: June 26-July 8
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=34, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Chambers "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Edith Hannam-bye
Ethel Attfield-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
Mildred Coles-bye
Miss Dudley-bye
Una Gracey-bye
Mrs. Ritchie-bye

Helen Aitchison- bye
Evelyn Dillon-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Micken Rieck (Ger)-bye
Rosamund Salusbury-bye
Dorothy Elliadi (Gre)-bye
Winifred Ramsay-bye
Marie Hazel d. Beryl Tulloch 4-6 6-4 6-4

Aurea Edgington d. Eileen Antrobus default
Hilda Lane-bye
Phylis Carr-bye
M. Dillon-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Domini Crosfield-bye
Dora Boothby-bye
Sophie Castenschiold (Den)-bye

Mabel Parton-bye
Anita Lent (Ger) -bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Mrs. E. Bousfield-bye
Vera Spofforth-bye
Dora Armstrong-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
Betty Nutcombe-Quick-bye

2nd Round

Hannam d. Attfield default
O'Neil d. Sterry default
Coles d. Dudley default
Gracey d. Ritchie default
Aitchison d. E. Dillon 6-1 6-3
Morton d. Rieck 6-2 6-4
Salusbury d. Elliadi default
Hazel d. Ramsay 6-2 7-5

Edgington d. Lane 6-4 6-3
Carr d. M. Dillon 7-9 6-3 8-6
Johnson d. Crosfield 6-4 6-2
Boothby d. Castenschiold 6-3 8-6
Parton d. Lent 6-2 6-2
McNair d. Bousfield 6-2 6-2
Spofforth d. Armstrong default
Holman d. Nutcombe-Quick 6-0 6-2

3rd Round

Hannam d. O'Neil 6-1 6-1
Coles d. Gracey 6-1 6-1
Aitchison d. Morton 6-4 retired
Hazel d. Salusbury default

Edgington d. Carr 8-6 6-4
Boothby d. Johnson 6-3 6-3
Parton d. McNair 6-2 7-5
Holman d. Spofforth 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Hannam d. Coles 6-4 4-6 7-5
Aitchison d. Hazel 6-0 6-3
Boothby d. Edgington 6-2 6-4
Parton d. Holman 6-0 8-6

Semifinals

Hannam d. Aitchison 6-3 6-8 7-5
Boothby d. Parton 6-3 6-4

All Comers Final

Dora Boothby d. Edith Hannam 6-2 7-5

Challenge Round Final


Dorothea Chambers d. Dora 6-0 6-0

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Draw notes:

Mrs C. Antrobus=Eileen Antrobus
Lady Crosfield=Domini Elliadi Crosfield, of Greek origin. Could the other D Elliadi in this draw be a sister?

Missing full names for:

Mrs. E. Bousfield
Miss Dudley
Miss M. Dillon=Melita, Minnie, or perhaps even Alice Maud Dillon
Mrs Ritchie

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/1911/LS/r1s1.html

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Summary
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There are a record 6 defaults in the second round.

The Challenge Round is over in 25 minutes. Chambers is devastating. "She never played better and,as usual, her marvelous headwork, rather than the actual force of her stroke, gave her victory." Boothby never gave up, 4 times extending games to deuce. Both the score and the time remain Wimbledon records.

This was the first ever whitewash in a major singles final and is one of only two occasions in tennis history when the losing finalist failed to win a single game in a major championship match. The other occasion was in the 1988 French Open final when the then West German Steffi Graf beat the then Soviet player Natalia Zvereva.

The mixed doubles is still a non-championship event in 1911
 

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Dates: June 24-July 8
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Singles (Draw=34, plus holder)

Holder Dorothea Chambers "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Agnes Tuckey-bye
Mrs V. Woodhouse-bye
Winifred Longhurst-bye
Phyllis Satterwaithe-bye
Dora Boothby -bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
Mabel Parton-bye

Helen Aitchison-bye
Mrs. Scott-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
Beryl Tulloch-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
Jessie Tripp-bye
Agatha Morton-bye
Olive Manser d. Ada Hollick 6-1 5-7 6-4

Jessie Coles d. Edith Longhurst 6-3 6-4
Edith Hannam-bye
Ethel Larcombe-bye
Hilda Lane-bye
Tessa Hall -
Dora Armstrong-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Vera Spofforth-bye

Blanche Hillyard-bye
Winifred Beamish-bye
Erna Kribben (Ger)-bye
Daisy Schultz (Ger)-bye
D. Allen-bye
Marie Decugis (Fra)-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Jeanne Liebrechts (Bel)-bye

2nd Round

Tuckey d. Woodhouse default
W Longhurst d. Satterwaithe 6-4 6-2
Boothby d. Johnson 6-4 6-3
Sterry d. Parton 12-10 7-5
Aitchison d. Scott default
Holman d. Tulloch 6-0 6-2
O'Neil d. Tripp 6-3 7-5
Morton d. Manser 7-5 6-2

Hannam d. J Coles 6-1 6-1
Larcombe d. Lane default
Hall d. Armstrong default
McNair d. Spofforth 6-3 6-2
Hillyard d. Beamish 2-6 6-1 7-5
Kribben d. Schultz default
Allen d. Decugis 8-6 5-7 6-3
Ryan d. Liebrechts 7-5 6-3

3rd Round

W Longhurst d. Tuckey 8-6 3-6 6-1
Sterry d. Boothby 6-2 4-6 6-1
Holman d. Aitchison default
Morton d. O'Neil 6-2 6-1

Larcombe d. Hannam 7-5 8-6
McNair d. Hall 6-1 6-2
Hillyard d. Kribben default
Ryan d. Allen 6-1 6-2

Quarterfinals

Sterry d. W Longhurst 6-1 6-3
Holman d. Morton 7-5 6-2
Larcombe d. McNair 6-2 5-7 6-0
Hillyard d. Ryan 3-6 8-6 6-3

Semifinals


Sterry d. Holman 6-3 4-6 7-5
Larcombe d.Hillyard 6-1 6-0

All Comers Final


Ethel Larcombe d. Charlotte Sterry 6-3 6-1

Challenge Round


Ethel Larcombe d. Dorothea Chambers (holder) default

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

D. Allen
Mrs Scott
Mrs V. Woodhouse

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Source:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1912_LS_A4.pdf

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Summary:

5 foreign entries. The 3 strongest were all unfortunately in the same part of the draw. Elizabeth Ryan will enter every Wimbledon from 1912 to 1934, minus the war years. Her first Wimbledon is memorable as she holds a match point in her quarterfinal vs. Hillyard.
Ethel Larcombe finally graps a Wimbledon title in the absence of Dorothea Chambers. Chambers, unbeaten in singles in 1910 and 1911, had her second child in April. She announced her intention to defend her Wimbledon crown but changed her mind after a long mixed doubles in the championship.

Larcombe earned it by defeating both Hillyard and Sterry decisively in the semis and finals. The two losers have 11 Wimbledon singles between them!
 

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Dates: June 23-July 4
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=42, plus holder)

*Holder Ethel Larcombe "sits out" until Challenge Round final.

1st Round

Charlotte Sterry-bye
Blanche Colston-bye
Edith Hannam-bye
Blanche Hillyard-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Mrs J.B. Perrett-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Mildred Coles-bye

Frieda Nesham-bye
Mrs. G. B. Foster-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
Aurea Edgington d. Mrs A. A. Hall 6-1 6-3
Mieken Rieck (Ger) d. B. M. Warren 6-1 6-1
Hilda Lane d. Eleanor Rose 6-3 6-3
Dora Boothby d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Phyllis Satterwaithe d. Olive Manser default

Beryl Tulloch d. Mrs C. E. Hunter default
Marie Hazel d. Alice Hudleston 6-3 6-8 6-2
Winifred Beamish d. Edith Johnson default
Mildred Coles d. Mildred Brooksmith 7-5 6-2
Agatha Morton d. Gladys Lamplough 6-2 6-4
Kathleen Allen-bye
Dorothea Lambert Chambers-bye
Agnes Tuckey-bye

Madeline O'Neil-bye
Mabel Parton-bye
Vera Spoffort- bye
Beatrice Lee-bye
Helen Aitchsion-bye
Jessie Greene-bye
Tessa Hall-bye
Dorothy Boadle-bye

2nd Round

Sterry d. Colston 4-6 6-2 6-2
Hannam d. Hillyard 4-6 6-2 6-0
Greville d. Perrett 6-0 5-7 6-2
McNair d. J. Coles 6-1 6-0
Nesham d. Foster 10-8 6-1
Holman d. Edgington 4-6 6-2 6-1
Rieck d. Lane 2-6 6-1 6-2
Satterwaithe d. Boothby 6-3 6-4

Tulloch d. Hazel 2-6 7-5 7-5
M. Coles d. Beamish 7-9 8-6 6-4
Morton d. Allen 6-1 6-2
Chambers d. Tuckey 6-2 6-3
O'Neil d. Parton 6-4 1-6 6-2
Spofforth d. B. Lee 6-3 6-2
Aitchison d. Greene 7-9 6-0 6-0
T. Hall d. D. Boadle default

3rd Round

Sterry d. Hannam 6-1 2-6 6-2
McNair d. Greville 6-3 6-2
Holman d. Nesham 6-1 6-0
Satterwaithe d. Rieck 6-1 6-2

M. Coles d. Tulloch 6-2 6-0
Chambers d. Morton 6-1 6-3
O'Neil d. Spofforth 6-2 6-3
Aitchison d. T. Hall 6-1 6-2

Quarters

McNair d. Sterry 0-6 6-4 9-7
Holman d. Satterwaithe 6-4 6-1
Chambers d. M. Coles 6-1 6-0
Aitchison d. O'Neil 6-2 6-0

Semis

McNair d. Holman 2-6 6-2 7-5
Chambers d. Aitchison 6-2 6-3

All Comer's Final

Chambers d. McNair 6-0 6-4

Challenge Round

Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Ethel Larcombe default

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Doubles (Draw=21)

1st Round

Aurea Edgington/Micken Rieck (Ger)-bye
Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry-bye
Helen Aitchison/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Jessie Green/Eleanor Rose-bye
Beatrice Lee/Mrs J.B. Perrett-bye
Dorothy Holman/Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Jessie Coles/Emmeline Warburg 6-2 6-1
Dora Armstrong/Olive Manser d. Blanche Hillyard/Gladys Lamplough default
Agnes Morton/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Katherine Allen/Mrs A. A. Hall 6-2 6-3

Edith Hannam/Connie Luard d. Hilda Lane/Frieda Nesham default
Ethel Larcombe/Mabel Parton d. Geraldine Beamish/Madeline O'Neill 6-2 6-1
Tessa Hall/Vera Spofforth-bye
Mildred Coles/Marie Hazel-bye
Mildred Brooksmith/Edith Greville
Mrs G. B. Foster/Mrs Lambert-bye
Alice Hudleston/Beryl Tulloch-bye
Dora Boothby/Winifred McNair-bye

2nd round


Chambers/Sterry d. Edgington/Rieck default
Helen Aitchison/Agnes Tuckey d. Green/Rose 6-1 6-3
Holman/Satterthwaite d. Lee/Perrett 6-3 6-2
Armstrong/Manser d. Morton/Ryan 6-4 6-3

Larcombe/Parton d. Hannam/Luard 6-1 2-6 6-3
T Hall/Spofforth d. M Coles/Hazel default
Brooksmith/Greville d. Foster/Lambert 6-1 6-2
Boothby/McNair d. Hudleston/Tulloch 6-4 4-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Chambers/Sterry d. Aitchison/Tuckey 6-1 6-2
Armstrong/Manser d. Holman/Satterthwaite 6-3 6-3
Larcombe/Parton d. T Hall/Spofforth 6-3 6-3
Boothby/McNair d. Brooksmith/Greville 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Chambers/Sterry d. Aitchison/Tuckey 6-3 2-6 6-3
Boothby/McNair d. Larcombe/Parton 6-3 6-4

Final

Dora Boothby/Winifred McNair d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry 4-6 2-4 retired


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Mixed Doubles (Draw=41)

1st Round


Dorothy Holman/Frank Roe-bye
Beatrice Lee/L.S. Lee-bye
Jessie Greene/William Crawley-bye
Mrs G.B. Foster/F.N. Thorne-bye
Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato-bye
Mildred Coles/Charles Leach (SA)-bye
Micken Rieck (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger)-bye
Winifred Beamish/Alfred Beamish-bye

Dorothy Boothby/Arthur Prebble-bye
Mrs C.E. Hunter/Noel Turnbull-bye
Olive Manser/Kenneth Powell-bye
Ethel Larcombe/James Cecil Parke (Ire) d. B.M. Warren/H.B.Bland default
Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Charlotte Sterry/Friedrich Rahe (Ger) 13-11 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Arthur Gore d. Alice Huddleston/Arthur Lowe 6-3 6-2
Helen Aitchison/Evan Gwynne Evans d. Marie Hazel/George Thomas 6-4 0-6 7-5
Agatha Morton/Hebert Roper Barrett d. Emmeline Warburg/F.F. Muecke 7-5 6-4

Tessa Hall/R.F. Le Sueur (SA) d. Jessie Coles/E.W. Hicks 7-5 6-3
Mrs J. B. Perrett/R.D. Nolan d. Mrs A.A. Hall/Stanley Thol 6-4 6-1
Edith Hannam/Charles Dixon d. Dorothy Boadle/Charles Simond 7-5 6-1
Frieda Nesham/F.R. Price d. Katherine Allen/A.H. Bowling 6-4 11-9
Madeline O'Neill/Norman Kidson-bye
Aurea Edginton/Dick Williams (US)-bye
Vera Spofforth/Victor Gauntlett (SA)-bye
Beryl Tulloch/George TC Watt-bye

Agnes Tuckey/Hope Crisp-bye
Edith Greville/George Greville-bye
Blanch Hillyard/Alfred Jones (Aus)-bye
Mildred Brooksmith/Craig Biddle (US)-bye
Connie Luard/Count Ludi Salm (Ast)-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Oscar Kreuzer (Ger)-bye
Winifred McNair/Roderick McNair-bye
Dora Armstrong/J.B. Ward-bye

2nd Round

Holman/Roe d. Lee/Lee 4-6 6-4 6-2
Greene/Crawley d. Foster/Thorne 6-2 6-2
Parton/Mavrogordato d. Coles/Leach 4-6 6-4 6-3
Rieck/Kleinschroth d. Beamish/Beamish 6-3 6-2
Boothby/Prebble d. Hunter/Turnbull 6-0 6-3
Larcombe/Parke d. Manser/Powell 6-3 6-2
Chambers/Doust d. Ryan/Gore 3-6 6-2 6-3
Morton/Barrett d. Aitchison/Evans 3-6 6-4 6-0

T Hall/Le Sueur d. Perrett/Nolan 3-6 7-5 6-3
Hannam/Dixon d. Nesham/Price 6-1 6-1
O'Neill/Kidson d. Edgington/Williams default
Spofforth/Gauntlett d. Tulloch/Watt 6-3 7-5
Agnes Tuckey/Hope Crisp d. Edith Greville/George Greville 11-9 6-4
Blanch Hillyard/Alfred Jones (Aus) d. M. Brooksmith/Craig Biddle (US) 7-5 7-5
Constance Luard/Ludwig Salm (Ast) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/Oscar Kreuzer (Ger) 8-6 6-4
Winifred McNair/Roderick McNair d. Armstrong/J.B. Ward 6-3 4-6 6-4

3rd Round


Holman/Roe d. Greene/Crawley 6-4 6-0
Parton/Mavrogordato d. Rieck/Kleinschroth 7-5 6-1
Larcombe/Parke d. Boothby/Prebble default
Morton/Barrett d. Chambers/Doust 6-4 6-4

Hannam/Dixon d. Hall/LeSueur 6-4 6-4
O'Neill/Kidson d. Spofforth/Gauntlett 1-6 6-4 6-4
Tuckey/Crisp d. Hillyard/Jones 6-2 6-3
McNair/McNair d. Luard/Salm 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Parton/Mavrogordato d. Holman/Roe 6-3 6-3
Larcombe/Parke d. Morton/Barrett 6-2 6-2
O'Neill/Kidson d. Hannam/Dixon 3-6 6-4 6-4
Tuckey/Crisp d. McNair/McNair 6-2 3-6 6-4

Semifinals

Larcombe/Parke d. Parton/Mavrogordato 6-3 6-4
Tuckey/Crisp d. O'Neill/Kidson 6-2 6-3

Final

Agnes Tuckey/Hope Crisp d. Ethel Larcombe/James Parke 3-6 5-3 retired

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Draw notes:

Alice F. Hudleston=Mrs W. E. Hudleston
Mieken Rieck is used here instead of "Micken", used by the Wimbledon site.

C.R. Leach=Charles Ronald Leach

Missing full names for:

Mrs. G. B. Foster
Mrs C. E. Hunter
Mrs Lambert
Mrs J.B. Perrett
Miss B. M. Warren

Missing full male names for:

H. B. Bland
A. H. Bowling
E. W. Hicks
R. F. Le Sueur (South Africa)
R. D. Nolan
L. S. Lee (probably brother of Beatrice Lee, his mixed partner)
F. F. Muecke
F. R. Price
F. N. Thorne
J. B. Ward

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Sources:

Lawn Tennis and Badminton (Thanks to Newmark for providing these reports and scores)

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1913_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1913_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1913_MX_A4.pdf

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Summary:


The decision of the ITF to grant Wimbledon the title of "World Championships on Grass" prompted the All England Club to give the women's doubles and mixed doubles full championship status. It wasn't an event at all from 1908, and in 1900-1907 had only limited status.

Ironically all 3 ladies events were marred in some way by retirements or defaults in the first year all events were granted championship status.
The long awaited showdown between Larcombe and Chambers doesn't occur. The defending champ was injured in a freak accident the day before the Challenge Round. While playing the mixed doubles final Ethel was hit in the side of the face by her partner, who had smashed the ball form behind her. It was so severe she retired from the mixed whem it was evident she could not continue, having been struck in the eye.

As the challenge round was scheduled the next day she was forced to default. When Ethel won in 1912 many felt it was because Chambers was absent. However, Ethel had won an encounter just weeks before the 1913 event at Queen's in straight sets.

Dorothea isn't pushed by her opponents, winning 5 matches at the loss of only 17 games.

The doubles final is also marred by injury, 42 year old Charlotte Sterry tore a tendon in her leg while her team was points from victory at 6-4 4-2 40-15.

The unusual occurrence of all 3 major finals being decided by retirement or default has never been repeated.

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From “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 10, 1913:

“Tuesday, July 1. Women’s singles semi-finals.

“The two semi-finals were played today. Dorothea Lambert Chambers is regaining her confidence fast. She was altogether too good for Helen Aitchison, who, except for one or two short periods when she was finding the sidelines with irreproachable accuracy, was not on her best game. In fact, Mrs Lambert Chambers hit too hard for her, and played better than she has played all this season. She only lost five games in the two sets, and certainly always looked to be winning comfortably.

“This was far from being the case with Winifred McNair in the other match, in which she was opposed by Dorothy Holman. The game was very much a repetition of Mrs McNair’s game the day before with Charlotte Sterry; after losing the first set she won the next two, on each occasion just getting home by an advantage set in the third after being led in it. Her exertions of the previous day apparently disinclined her to do much volleying, but there was not the same necessity for it as in her previous match, since Miss Holman is naturally a baseliner, whereas Mrs Sterry had, if possible, to be kept back there by aggression.

“Still, Mrs McNair chose her time to come in very well, and made a lot of winning volleys, controlling their direction well, and concealing their pace with some skill. She has also acquired, probably from her husband, the art of lulling her opponents to a false sense of security by appearing to be absolutely done to the world, whereas in truth and in fact (as they say in the law) she has any amount of reserve to call upon.

“Miss Holman played steadily all through, and at times very well indeed; it was an even match, but Miss Holman failed to drive her advantage home, losing three or four game from 40-0. On the other hand, this is really a tribute to Mrs McNair’s pluck and pertinacity, and the way in which, when led 4-2 in the final set, she forced Miss Holman to a position in which a toss [lob] was the only possible reply, and then smashed that toss to glory every time, was as nice a bit of combined tactics and skill as could be desired.”

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“The Mixed Doubles. Thursday, July 3. The Final.

“The programme opened on the centre court with this event, in which James C. Parke and Ethel Larcombe met Hope Crisp and Agnes Tuckey, and so far as the match proceeded it was evident that the best reply to ‘parallel formation’ is ‘parallel formation’, for Crisp and his partner did better against their formidable antagonists than any pair whom the latter had met at Wimbledon.

“Crisp did not start auspiciously, for he promptly lost his service game. Parke followed, and mainly by mistakes of Mrs Tuckey’s secured the game. The third, with Mrs Tuckey serving, showed Crisp missing an easy smash, but he atoned for this mistake by a fine poach. A double fault and missed volley by Crisp gave Parke and Co. the game after deuce had been called. The fourth game also ran to deuce, mainly by good volleying on the part of Mrs Tuckey and wild play by Parke, but Mrs Larcombe was as steady as a rock, and she won the game for her side. 4-0 Parke and Mrs Larcombe lead.

“In the fifth game Crisp made no mistake with his service, the first was fast and well-placed, and gave Mrs Tuckey opportunities at the net, of which she was not slow to avail herself, and Parke playing very badly, Crisp and his partner won the next two games. 4-3 Parke and Mrs Larcombe lead. The eighth game, Mrs Larcombe, by beautifully placed services and well backed up by her partner, won to love, and Crisp’s service game being captured, the set was won at 6-3.

“The second set was mainly notable for the falling off in Parke’s game; he was wild to a degree, and nothing seemed coming off for him. What was worse was his tactics. Mrs Larcombe was playing beautifully, and he did not give her enough to do. It was mainly by her exertions that the score reached 3-all, but with Parke playing worse and worse, and Crisp and Mrs Tuckey playing better and better, the latter won the next two games. They were at 15-love in the ninth game when a deplorable accident happened.

“A fairly deep and high lob went to Parke, who smashed it hard from the left-hand court towards the opposite sideline; Mrs Larcombe was close to the net, and the ball struck her with terrific force on the face. She did not fall, but seemed stunned for an instant, and it was soon obvious that she was seriously hurt. The game stopped, and Mrs Larcombe most pluckily continued standing on court and bathing her eye (which was injured) with water, but the damage was too serious to continue the game, and the players retired.

“The umpire, after a short delay, told the crowd that the match would be continued later, but further investigation proved that the injury was much too severe too allow of Mrs Larcombe continuing the match, or in playing any other match in this championship meeting. It was indeed a sad event, and cast a gloom over all subsequent proceedings.”
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“Women’s All-Comers’ Final, Thursday, July 3.

“Dorothea Lambert Chambers has come into her own again; by her defeat of Winifred McNair she won the final round of the ladies’ singles, and on the day’s play she thoroughly deserved her victory. That in doing so she showed her super excellent form of two years ago we hesitate to say, but her game was good enough to dispose of any opposition that was encountered.

“Mrs McNair is a proverbially bad starter, and in this match she made no exception to her usual rule; throughout the first set she did not get going at all, as even when she had plenty of time to make the shot, time and again she hit the ball into the net or yards out of the court; but she did not always have much time, as Mrs Lambert Chambers was placing the ball with great accuracy from corner to corner, and varying these strokes with short-length, oblique drives. The pace was not very great, and Mrs McNair was often able to reach the ball and, strangely enough, on many occasions she was making the return better when hard pressed than when the stroke could be made in comparative leisure. The first set, owing to Mrs McNair’s bad start, was soon over, the score reading 6-0 in favour of Mrs Lambert Chambers.

“It was in the second set that the fight began; Mrs McNair’s ground shots improved out of all knowledge, and when she came to the net, and her judgement in picking out the right ball to come in on was very sound, she made some fine winning volleys. The games went with service until three-all was called, the fourth game with Mrs McNair serving being a tense affair, with the issue long in doubt; however, she secured it in the end by combined pluck and play, and then she secured the lead for the first time in the match at 4-3 with her service to follow; if only she could annex this she was in the happy position of holding a winning lead, and desperately she strove to secure it; she reached 40-30, and was in position for a winning volley.

“Mrs Lambert Chambers returned the ball, but it came within easy reach, and Mrs McNair, to her own evident disgust, ‘foozled’ the shot, the ball hit the net and the chance was lost. Desperately anxious to win this game she went all out for the two points necessary; twice she secured the ‘vantage, but on each occasion she was pulled back by her opponent, whose only trace of unsteadiness throughout the match occurred in the previous two games, and eventually the game – and what a game! – went to the ex-champion. After that it was all comparatively plain sailing for Mrs Lambert Chambers, the sea which had previously been ‘choppy’ calmed down, and with careful pilotage she reached port a popular winner.”
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“Women’s doubles final. Friday, July 4.

“Dorothea Lambert Chambers and Charlotte Sterry looked to be winning this match easily against Winifred McNair and Dora Boothby, for the latter had a bad day and was no match for Mrs Lambert Chambers in baseline duels; neither did she provide her volleying partner with the necessary openings for securing a winning ace.

“Throughout the match Mrs Lambert Chambers and Mrs Sterry always looked to have the match in hand, and it was the hardest of hard luck that, after winning the first set at 6-4, and leading at 4-2, 40-15, in the second the regrettable accident to Mrs Sterry (referred to in ‘Varia’) compelled them to retire.”

From the “Varia” section of “Lawn Tennis and Badminton”, July 10, 1913: “Poor Mrs Sterry! It was the hardest of hard luck to injure herself so seriously when, in partnership with Mrs Lambert Chambers, she had secured the first set in the final of the ladies’ doubles, and had a lead of 4-2 in the second. Here’s wishing her a speedy recovery.

“We understand that the precise injury is a torn tendon in the calf of the leg, and there is small hope of her playing again this season. We are glad to add that the injury is not causing much pain, though it is, of course, uncomfortable.”
 

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1914

Dates: June 22-July 6
Venue: The All-England Club, London, England
Venue: Grass

Singles (Draw=51, plus holder)

*Holder Dorothea Chambers awaits the All-Comer's winner in the Challnege Round.

1st Round


Doris Craddock-bye
Mabel Davy-bye
Gwynifred Palmer-bye
Mrs. Ritchie-bye
Madeline O'Neil-bye
Vera Spofforth-bye
Hilda Lane d. Eleanor Rose 3-6 6-4 6-4
Aurea Edgington d. Agnes Harding 6-0 6-1

Agnes Tuckey d. Nora Schmitz (US) 6-4 6-2
Marguerite Broquedis (Fra) d. Katherine Parbury 6-4 6-2
Dorothy Holman d. W. E. M. Hill default
Winifrid Beamish d. Domini Elliadi (Gre) default
Kathleen Hampton d. Mrs Jacob default
Ethel Larcombe d. Miss Baldwin 6-2 6-2
Charlotte Sterry d. Madeleine Fison 6-2 6-2
Winifrid McNair d. Beatrice Lee 6-2 4-6 6-3

B Leader d. Mrs Barclay 6-3 6-0
Mrs A Mitchell d. Dorothy Kemmis-Betty 6-0 6-1
Jessie Greene d. Mrs Williams 6-2 3-6 6-4
Mrs W. H. Holloway d. Mrs. Greenhough Smith 6-0 6-4
Violet Pinckney d. Mrs AL Baker 6-1 6-1
Helen Aitchison d. Mabel Parton 6-2 6-4
Beryl Tulloch d. Edith Hannam 2-6 7-5 6-4
Agatha Morton d. Phyllis Satterwaithe 6-2 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. E. K. Nash 6-0 6-1
Daisy Hole-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Countess Kathleen of Drogheda-bye
Christina Douglass-bye
Freida Nesham-bye
Betty Crundall Punnett-bye
Susannah Willford-bye

2nd Round

Craddock d. Davy 6-0 6-3
Palmer d. Ritchie default
O'Neil d. Spofforth 7-5 9-7
Edgington d. Lane 6-4 2-6 6-4
Tuckey d. Broquedis 6-1 5-7 6-2
Holman d. Beamish 6-1 5-7 8-6
Larcombe d. Hampton 6-2 6-3
Sterry d. McNair 6-4 7-5

Leader d. Mitchell 6-4 6-3
Greene d. Holloway 6-4 1-6 6-3
Aitchison d. Pinckney 6-3 6-0
Morton d. Tulloch 6-1 6-3
Ryan d. Hole default
Johnson d. Drogheda 6-0 6-0
Douglass d. Nesham 3-6 6-3 6-2
Crundall Punnett d. Wilford 6-2 8-6

3rd Round

Craddock d. Palmer 4-6 6-2 8-6
Edgington d. O'Neil 6-3 6-3
Tuckey d. Holman 8-6 3-6 6-4
Larcombe d. Sterry 6-2 6-1

Leader d. Greene 7-5 6-3
Aitchison d. Morton 7-5 6-3
Ryan d. Johnson 6-2 6-3
Crundall Punnett d. Douglass 6-1 6-4

Quarterfinals


Edgington d. Craddock 6-1 6-3
Larcombe d. Tuckey default
Aitchison d. Leader 6-2 6-0
Ryan d. Crundall Punnett 6-0 6-3

Semifinals

Larcombe d. Edgington 6-4 6-3
Ryan d. Aitchison 6-4 6-3

All Comers Final

Ethel Larcombe d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-3 6-2

Challenge Round

Dorothea Chambers (holder) d. Ethel Larcombe 7-5 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=20)

1st Round

Mrs Barclay/Mrs Greenhough Smith-bye
Marguerite Broquedis (Fra)/Violet Pinckney-bye
Kathleen Hampton/Katherine Parbury-bye
Frieda Nesham/Nora Schmitz-bye
W.E.M. Hill/Mrs A. Mitchell-bye
Dora Armstrong/Hazel Hogarth-bye
Winifred McNair/Mabel Parton d. Edith Johnson/Beryl Tulloch 6-2 6-2
Edith Hannam/Ethel Larcombe d. Mrs A.L. Baker/Christina Douglass 6-1 6-2

Madeleine Fison/E.Nash d. Mabel Davy/Agnes Harding 8-6 6-4
Miss Baldwin/Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Hilda Lane/Madeline O'Neill 3-6 8-6 6-1
Helen Aitchison/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Agatha Morton/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Winifred Beamish/Beatrice Lee-bye
Aurea Edginton/Dorothy Holman-bye
Jessie Greene/Eleanor Rose-bye
Dorothy Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry-bye

2nd Round


Broquedis/Pinckney d. Barclay/Greenlough Smith 6-1 6-2
Nesham/Schmitz d. Hampton/Parbury 6-4 3-6 2-1 retired
Armstrong/Hogarth d. Hill/Mitchell 5-7 6-3 6-2
Hannam/Larcombe d. McNair/Parton 2-6 6-4 6-3

Baldwin/Satterthwaite d. Fison/Nash 6-2 6-4
Agatha Morton/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Helen Aitchison/Agnes Tuckey 6-4 6-2
Aurea Edginton/Dorothy Holman d. Winifred Beamish/G.M.S. Lee 6-4 7-5
Dorothy Lambert Chambers/Charlotte Sterry d. Jessie Greene/E.F. Rose 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals


Broquedis/Pinckney d. Nesham/Schmitz 6-1 6-2
Hannam/Larcombe d. Armstrong/Hogarth 6-3 6-2
Morton/Ryan d. Satterthwaite/Baldwin 7-5 6-1
Chambers/Sterry d. Edgington/Holman 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Hannam/Larcombe d. Broquedis/Pinckney 6-2 6-0
Morton/Ryan d. Chambers/Sterry 6-4 6-1

Final


Agnes Morton/Elizabeth Ryan d. Edith Hannam/Ethel Larcombe 6-1 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=39)

1st Round

Edith Hannam/Harold Aitken-bye
Jessie Greene/William Clements-bye
Charlotte Sterry/Albert Prebble-bye
Winifred McNair/Roderick McNair-bye
Beryl Tulloch/George Watt-bye
Susannah Willford/Neville Willford-bye
Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato-bye
Betty Crundall Prunett/Craig Biddle (US)-bye

Mrs W. H. Holloway/Newton Thompson (SA)-bye
Doris Craddock/Sidney Watts-bye
Gwynifred Palmer/L.F. Davin-bye
Mrs A.L. Baker/A.L. Baker-bye
Dora Armstrong/J. B. Ward d. Vera Spofforth/Charles Simond 3-6 6-3 7-5
Agnes Harding/Reginald Harding d. Mabel Davy/Marquis Antonio Jimenez 6-3 3-6 6-4
Marguerite Broquedis (Fra)/Anthony Wilding (NZ) d. Christina Douglas/Thomas Stoward 6-1 6-1
Agatha Morton/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Helen Aitchison/Alf Dunlop (Aus) 6-4 6-3

Mrs A. Mitchell/A. Moss d. Kathleen Hampton/H.E. Evers 6-2 3-6 6-3
Dorothy Holman/Evan Gwynne Evans d. Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas 6-3 3-6 6-4
Ethel Larcombe/Cecil Parke (Ire) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/Wallis Myers 7-5 6-3
Katherine Parbury/H.S. Milford
Dorothy Lambert Chambers/Algy Kingscote-bye
Beatrice Lee/L.S. Lee-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Decugis (Fra)-bye
Miss Baldwin/Peter Hicks-bye

Winifred Beamish/Alfred Beamish-bye
Violet Pinckney/Percy Pinckney-bye
Madeline O'Neill/Charles Dixon-bye
Edith Johnson/A.J. Ross-bye
P. Millard/Paul De Borman (Bel)-bye
Mrs Charles H. Martin/Charles Martin-bye
Agnes Tuckey/Hope Crisp-bye
Madeleine Fison/Frank Fison-bye

2nd Round

Hannam/Aitken d. Greene/Clements 6-3 2-6 6-4
Sterry/Prebble d. McNair/McNair 6-3 6-4
Tulloch/Watt d. Willford/Willford default
Parton/Mavrogordato d. Crundall Prunett/Biddle default
Holloway/Thompson d. Craddock/Watts 4-6 6-4 9-7
Palmer/Davin d. Baker/Baker default
Harding/Harding d. Ward/Armstrong 6-8 6-2 6-3
Broquedis/Wilding d. Morton/Doust 7-5 6-8 6-3

Holman/Gwynne Evans d. Mitchell/Moss 6-2 6-2
Larcombe/Parke d. Parbury/Milford 6-0 6-2
Chambers/Kingscote d. Lee/Lee 6-4 6-0
Ryan/Decugis d. Baldwin/Hicks 6-1 6-4
Beamish/Beamish d. Pinckney/Pinckney default
O' Neill/Dixon d. Johnson/Ross 6-1 6-4
Millard/Paul De Borman d. C. Martin/C.H. Martin default
Tuckey/Crisp d. Fison/Fison 6-1 1-6 6-4

3rd Round

Hannam/Aitken d. Sterry/Prebble 2-6 7-5 7-5
Tulloch/Watt d. Parton/Mavrogordato 2-6 6-4 6-1
Palmer/Davin d. Holloway/Thompson 6-4 3-6 6-4
Broquedis/Wilding d. Harding/Harding 6-1 7-5

Larcombe/Parke d. Holman/Gwynne Evans 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Decugis d. Chambers/Kingscote 6-3 7-5
O'Neill/Dixon d. Beamish/Beamish 4-6 6-0 6-4
Tuckey/Crisp d. Millard/de Borman 6-3 6-0

Quarter Finals

Hannam/Aitken d. Tulloch/Watt 7-5 6-2
Broquedis/Wilding d. Palmer/Davin 6-1 8-6
Larcombe/Parke d. Ryan/Decugis 6-4 7-5
Tuckey/Crisp d. O'Neill/Dixon 6-4 7-5

Semifinals

Broquedis/Wilding d. Hannam/Aitkin 6-3 4-6 6-3
Larcombe/Parke d. Tuckey/Crisp 4-6 6-2 6-2

Final

Cecil Parke/Ethel Larcombe d. Marguerite Broquedis/Tony Wilding 4-6 6-4 6-2

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Draw notes:

Kathleen Moore is the Countess of Drogheda
Kathleen Hampton=Mrs G. C. Hampton
Agnes Harding=Mrs R. W. F Harding. She entered the mixed with husband Reginald William Fowler Harding.
Gwynifred Palmer=Mrs G. B. Palmer
Katherine Parbury=Mrs H. V. Parbury
Nora Schmitz is listed by Wimbledon site as Mrs F. Schmidt. It is in error. Her doubles partner is her sister.

Missing full names for:

Mrs AL Baker (who enters mixed with her husband but defaults)
The Honorable Mrs Barclay
Mrs. Greenhough Smith
Miss W. E. M. Hill
Mrs W. H. Holloway
Mrs Jacob
Miss B Leader
Mrs C.H. Martin (who enters the mixed with her husband Charles Henry Martin-http://www.tennisarchives.com/player.php?playerid=6193
Mrs A. Mitchell
Miss E. K. Nash
Mrs. Ritchie
Mrs Williams

Male players missing names for:

A. L. Baker (who enters the mixed with his wife)
L. F. Davin
H. E. Evers
L. S. Lee (who enters mixed with Miss Beatrice Lee, a female relative)
H.S. Milford
P. Millard-bye
A. Moss
A. J. Ross
J. B. Ward

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1914_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1914_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1914_MX_A4.pdf

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Summary:

An early example of where seeding was needed. Larcombe comes through the toughest quarter, with former champ Sterry, (who she beats in round 3) and French clay court champ Broquedis both in the same section.

It was hoped the French sensation Suzanne Lenglen would make her Wimbledon debut this year, but her father felt she was too young. Besides, the 14 year old has never hit a ball on grass.

In an uninspiring final contested in intense heat Dorothea and Ethel both were conservative, waiting for mistakes rather than shooting for the tramlines. Chambers won through the long rallies to take her 7th Wimbledon title. It is a record that stands until 1938 (when Helen Wills broke it). Who knows how many more Wimbledons Chambers may have won had World war One not broken out weeks after this win.

A deadly curtain draws down on Europe. Lenglen will practice in the serenity of southern France, but most women will not hit a ball again until 1919. Rubber becomes a material for war rather than bouncing balls. American Elizabeth Ryan is in Russia when war alarms sound. She makes a dramatic escape on the last train from Russia into Germany. She had to sell all her possessions along the way as bribes except her trophy as Russian champion of 1914.

Wimbledon would not witness another Championships until 1919.
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1919

Dates: June 23 -July 8
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, Worple Road.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=41, plus holder)

*Holder Dorothea Chambers "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Mrs GB Foster-bye
Mrs AG Wilkinson-bye
Doris Wolfson (Fra)-bye
Winifred Beamish-bye
Madeline O'Neill-bye
Charlotte Sterry-bye
Edith Greville-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye

Lavinia Radeglia-bye
Peggy Dransfield-bye
Ruth Winch d. Mrs HB Silver default
Nancy Palmer d. Helen Liesk default
Lily Addison (Aus) d. Agnes Tuckey 6-3 6-1
Winifred McNair d. Mrs. Lamb 6-4 6-0
Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Mrs AA Hall 6-0 6-0
Gladys Lamplough d. Tessa Hall 6-3 6-2

Mrs CA Beck (SA) d. Susannah Wilford 8-6 6-3
Doris Craddock d. E Tighe 6-1 6-3
Ethel Larcombe d. Amy Ransome 6-0 6-1
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Annis Cobb 6-0 6-1
Kitty McKane d. Olive Manser 6-3 7-5
Blanche Colston-bye
Dora Geen-bye
Mrs E King-bye

Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Margaret McKane-bye
Audrey Wright-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
D Ballingal-bye
Muriel Hextall-bye
Mrs. JB Perrett-bye
Mabel Parton-bye

2nd Round

Wilkinson d. Foster 6-8 6-2 6-4
Beamish d. Wolfson 6-2 6-4
Sterry d. O'Neill 6-3 8-6
Edgington d. Greville 6-4 6-2
Dransfield d. Radeglia 4-6 8-6 6-3
Winch d. Palmer 6-0 6-2
McNair d. Addison 12-10 6-2
Satterthwaite d. Lamplough 8-6 6-4

Craddock d. Beck 4-6 6-4 6-0
Lenglen d. Larcombe 6-2 6-1
K McKane d. Colston 6-2 6-2
King d. Geen default
Ryan d. M McKane 6-1 6-4
Holman d. Wright default
Ballingal d. Hextall default
Parton d. Perrett 6-1 6-4

3rd Round

Beamish d. Wilkinson 7-5 14-12
Edgington d. Sterry 8-6 9-11 6-3
Winch d. Dransfield 6-2 6-2
Satterthwaite d. McNair 6-2 6-3

Lenglen d. Craddock 6-0 6-1
K McKane d. King 6-1 6-2
Ryan d. Holman 8-6 6-4
Parton d. Ballingal 6-0 6-2

Quarterfinals

Beamish d. Edgington 6-8 6-3 6-2
Satterthwaite d. Winch 6-3 6-4
Lenglen d. McKane 6-0 6-1
Ryan d. Parton 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Satterthwaite d. Beamish 6-4 10-8
Lenglen d. Ryan 6-4 7-5

All-Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-1 6-1

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen d. Dorothea Chambers (holder) 10-8 4-6 9-7

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Doubles (Draw=18)

1st Round

Mrs AA Hall/Mrs Lamb-bye
Dora Armstrong/Olive Manser-bye
Nora Durlacher (Ire)/Ruth Durlacher (Ire)-bye
Winifred McNair/Mabel Parton-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Helen Leisk/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Doris Craddock/Edith Greville-bye
Annis Cobb/Margaret McKane d. Mrs CA Beck (SA)/E Tighe 6-4 6-3

Geraldine Beamish/Charlotte Sterry d. Peggy Dransfied/Lavinia Radeglia 6-0 6-1
Kitty McKane/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Mrs GB Foster/Mrs JB Perrett-bye
Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe-bye
Edith Johnson/Gladys Lamplough-bye
Madeline O'Neill/Mrs HB Silver-bye
Aurea Edgington/Muriel Hextall-bye
Tessa Hall/Dorothy Holman-bye

2nd round

Armstrong/Manser d. AA Hall/Lamb 6-1 6-2
McNair/Parton d. Durlacher/Durlacher 6-1 6-1
Lenglen/Ryan d. Leisk/Tuckey default
Cobb/M McKane d. Craddock/Greville 6-2 2-6 6-4

K McKane/Satterthwaite d. Beamish/Sterry 7-5 4-6 6-3
Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe d. Foster/Perrett 6-1 6-0
O'Neill/Silver d. Johnson/Lamplough 7-9 8-6 6-3
T Hall/Dorothy Holman d. Edgington/Hextall 6-2 6-2

Quarterfinals

McNair/Parton d Armstrong/Manser 7-5 1-0 retired
Lenglen/Ryan d. Cobb/M McKane 6-2 6-1
Chambers/Larcombe d K McKane/Satterthwaite 6-0 6-0
T Hall/Holman d O'Neill/Silver 6-3 2-6 6-1

Semifinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. McNair/Parton 6-2 6-1
Chambers/Larcombe d. T Hall/Holman 6-1 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe 4-6 7-5 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=42)

1st Round

Doris Wolfson (Fra)/Dean Mathey (US)-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus)-bye
Lavinia Radeglia/CS Grace-bye
Annis Cobb/Newton Thompson (SA)-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/William Laurentz (Fra)-bye
E Bristowe/CA McConchie-bye
Madeline O'Neill/Frank Riseley-bye
Agnes Tuckey/Noel Turnbull-bye

Peggy Dransfield/Brian Norton (SA)-bye
Mrs JH King/Harold King-bye
Doris Craddock/Pat O'Hara Wood (Aus)-bye
Mrs HB Silver/HB Silver d Phyllis Satterthwaite/Gerald Patterson (Aus) default
E Tighe/Ambrose Dudley d Amy Ransome/Dan Hanbury 10-8 6-1
Winifred McNair/Stanley Doust (Aus) d Mrs CGM Plumer/CGM Plumer 6-0 7-5
Ethel Larcombe/Ronald Thomas (Aus) d Dorothy Holman/Alfred Ingram 6-3 6-2
D Ward/Frank Donisthorpe d Tessa Hall/CA Beck (SA) 6-3 6-3

Edith Greville/Max Woosnam d Ruth Winch/CBB Smith-Bingham 6-1 6-2
Mrs GB Foster/Clinton McIlquaham d Helen Leisk/Charles Dixon default
Dora Armstrong/JB Ward d Nancy Palmer/George Dodd (DA) 6-3 6-2
Dorothea Chambers/Albert Prebble d Mrs AA Hall/Ernest Bisseker 6-3 6-1
Mrs AG Wilkinson/F Thomasson d. Susannah Wilford/Neville Wilford 6-0 6-1
Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato-bye
Kitty McKane/Cecil Tindell Green-bye
Mrs CA Beck (SA)/Harold Aitkin-bye

Lily Addison (Aus)/Max Decugis (Fra)-bye
Olive Manser/Royden Dash-bye
Blanche Colston/Alfred Hunter-bye
Margaret McKane/Ivor Evans-bye
Gladys Lamplough/Arthur Lowe-bye
Mrs JB Perrett/Hope Crisp-bye
Winifred Beamish/George Watts-bye
Mrs Hall Walker/Frank Fischer (NZ)-bye

2nd Round

Ryan/Lycett d Wolfston/Mathey 6-1 6-4
Cobb/C Thompson d Radeglia/Grace 6-1 7-5
Lenglen/Laurentz d Bristowe/McConchie 6-0 6-1
Tuckey/N Turnbull d O'Neill/Riseley 7-5 5-7 6-2
Dransfield/Norton d King/King 6-3 6-2
Craddock/O'Hara Wood d Silver/Silver 6-1 6-2
McNair/Doust d Tighe/Dudley 6-0 6-1
Larcombe/R Thomas d Ward/Donisthorpe 6-2 6-1

Greville/Woosnam d Foster/McIlquaham 6-1 6-1
Chambers/Prebble d Armstrong/Ward 6-3 4-6 6-2
Parton/Mavrogordato d Wilkinson/Thomasson 6-1 6-4
K McKane/Tindell Green d Beck/Aitkin 9-11 6-3 7-5
Addison/Decugis d Manser/Dash 6-3 11-9
Colston/Hunter d M McKane/Evans 6-2 6-3
Lamplough/A Lowe d Perrett/Crisp 6-1 6-2
Beamish/Watt d Hall Walker/Fischer 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Ryan/Lycett d Cobb/Thompson 6-4 3-6 6-3
Lenglen/Laurentz d Tuckey/Turnbull 7-5 4-6 6-1
Craddock/O'Hara Wood d Dransfield/Norton 6-4 6-3
Larcombe/R Thomas d McNair/Doust 6-1 6-1

Chambers/Prebble d Greville/Woosnam 6-4 6-1
Parton/Mavrogordato d K McKane/Tindell Green 6-4 6-2
Addison/Decugis d Colston/Hunter 6-4 6-3
Beamish/Watt d Lamplough/A Lowe 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Ryan/Lycett d Lenglen/Laurentz 2-6 6-4 6-2
Larcombe/Thomas d Craddock/O' Hara Wood 7-5 6-3
Chambers/Prebble d Parton/Mavrogordato 6-2 8-6
Addison/Decugis d Beamish/Watt 6-3 6-1

Semifinals

Ryan/Lycett d Larcombe/Thomas 6-2 6-3
Chambers/Prebble d Addison/Decugis 6-1 6-0

Final

Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett d Dorothea Chambers/Albert Prebble 6-0 6-0

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Draw notes:

There are 2 Mrs Halls:

1. Mrs AA Hall
2. Tessa Hall (=Mrs S Hall)


Susannah Wilford=Mrs Neville Wilford
Audrey Wright=Miss M. A. Wright

Missing full names for:


Miss D Ballingal
Miss E Bristowe (mixed only)
Mrs CA Beck (SA)
Mrs GB Foster
Mrs AA Hall
Mrs Hall Walker (mixed only)
Mrs E King
Mrs JH King (playing mixed with J. Harold King, her husband)
Mrs Lamb
Mrs JB Perrett
Mrs CGM Plumer/CGM Plumer (Played the mixed with her husband CGM Plumer)
Mrs HB Silver (played the mixed with her husband HB Silver)
Miss E Tighe
Mrs AG Wilkinson

Missing male first names for
:

C. A. Beck (SA)-his wife is also in the tournament.
CS Grace
CA McConchie-bye
CGM Plumer (Played the mixed with his wife Mrs CGM Plumer)
HB Silver (played the mixed with his wife Mrs HB Silver)
CBB Smith-Bingham
F Thomasson
JB Ward

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Sources:
John Barret's book Wimbledon: An Official History (2001).

Andrew Tas provided the Mixed Doubles draw.
Newmark provided the doubles draw.

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1919_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1919_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1919_MX_A4.pdf

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Summary:

A dramatic final, with 2 mps saved in the third. Earlier in the event some women walk out, protesting the Frenchwoman's short skirts.

One unusual match mixed partnership was that of Hope Crisp and Mrs Perrett. Hope played with an artificial limb, having lost a leg during the Great War.
 

·
Plainclothes Division
Joined
·
6,350 Posts
1920

Dates: June 23 -July 3
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, Worple Road.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=51, plus holder)

*Holder Suzanne Lenglen "sits out" until Challenge Round.

1st Round


Emmeline Warburg-bye
Violet Pinckney-bye
Miss A Currie-bye
Agnes Harding-bye
Winifred Beamish-bye
Vera Youle-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Phyllis Berthoud (Ind) default

Phyllis Satterthwaithe d. Dorothy Kemmis Beatty 6-1 6-1
Ruth Winch d. Miss IE Ward 6-2 6-2
Dorothy Holman d. Norah Middleton 6-2 retired
Mrs HA Davis d. Mrs AA Hall 6-4 6-2
Mabel Parton d. Mrs CE Hunter 6-1 6-2
Miss M.B. Holmes d. Nora Durlacher 6-3 6-1
Miss E. Tighe d. Ethel Larcombe default
Eleanor Rose d. Muriel Hextall 6-4 4-6 6-4

Sylvia Lance (Aus) d. Renée Wimple 1-6 6-2 6-1
Dorthy Shepherd d. Olive Winslow(SA) 11-9 6-3
Helen Liesk d. Mrs RC Cole default
Phyllis Howkins d. Olive Manser 6-2 6-1
Molla Mallory (US) d. Edith Johnson default
Dora Geen d. Doris Craddock 6-3 6-4
Margaret McKane d. Miss NE Black 6-3 8-6
Peggy Dransfield d. Marie Decigis (Fra) 6-3 6-1

Gladys Lamplough d. Madeline O'Neill 5-7 6-3 6-3
Dorothea Chambers-bye
Charlotte Everard-bye
Agnes Tuckey-bye
Winifred McNair-bye
Daisy Hole-bye
Evelyn Colyer-bye
Kitty McKane-bye

2nd Round

Pinckney d. Warburg 6-1 6-2
Harding d. Currie 11-9 6-4
Beamish d. Youle 6-3 6-2
Ryan d. Edgington 6-1 6-2
Satterthwaithe d. Winch 6-1 6-1
Holman d. Davis 6-0 6-1
Parton d. Holmes 6-1 2-6 6-2
Tighe d. Rose 6-4 0-6 7-5

Shepherd d. Lance 6-2 6-4
Leisk d. Howkins 8-6 1-6 6-2
Mallory d. Geen 6-3 7-5
Dransfield d. M. Mckane 6-2 6-2
Chambers d. Lamplough 6-0 6-1
Tuckey d. Everard default
McNair d. Hole 6-3 6-2
K McKane d. Colyer 6-1 4-6 6-3

3rd Round

Pinckney d. Harding 6-0 6-0
Ryan d. Beamish 9-7 6-4
Satterwaithe d. Holman 6-2 6-3
Parton d. Tighe 6-3 6-2

Leisk d. Shepherd 6-3 6-4
Mallory d. Dransfield 5-7 6-0 6-1
Chambers d. Tuckey 7-5 6-2
McNair d. K. McKane 6-3 4-6 6-2

Quarterfinals

Ryan d. Pinckney default
Parton d. Satterthwaithe 6-4 6-4
Mallory d. Leisk 6-3 6-1
Chambers d. McNair 3-6 6-0 6-2

Semifinals

Ryan d. Parton 6-4 6-2
Chambers d. Mallory 6-0 6-3

All Comers Final

Dorothea Chambers d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-2 6-1

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Dorothea Chambers 6-3 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=26)

1st Round

Helen Leisk/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Dorothy Holman/Edith Johnson-bye
Molla Mallory (US)/Mabel Parton-bye
Dora Armstrong/Olive Manser d. Mrs DC Bousfield/Mrs RC Cole 6-1 6-0
Dora Geen/Margaret McKane d. Mrs AA Hall/Mrs JB Perrett 8-6 6-4
Kitty McKane/Winifred McNair d. Mrs HA Davis/Eleanor Rose 6-2 2-6 6-1
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Dorothy Shepherd/Emmeline Warburg 6-0 6-0
Ermyntrude Harvey/Mrs CE Hunter d. Miss Cane/Miss O'Hara Wood (Aus) 6-3 6-2

Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe d. Miss A Currie/Miss F Currie 6-2 6-1
Miss DS Holmes/Miss MS Holmes d. Madeline O'Neill/ Olive Winslow (SA) 6-3 8-10 6-2
Phyllis Howkins/Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Miss E Collings (Aus)/Sylvia Lance (Aus) 8-6 1-6 6-0
Doris Craddock/Gladys Lamplough d. Peggy Dransfield/Norah Middleton 6-1 6-0
Winifrid Beamish/Hazel Hogarth d. Agnes Harding/Katherine Parbury 6-0 6-3
Muriel Hextall/Miss E Tighe-bye
Aurea Edgington/Lucy Harker-bye
Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/Vera Youle-bye

2nd Round

Leisk/Tuckey d. Holman/Johnson 7-5 6-3
Armstrong/Manser d. Mallory/Parton 6-4 1-6 7-5
K McKane/McNair d. Geen/M McKane 6-1 6-4
Lenglen/Ryan d. Harvey/Hunter 6-1 6-1

Chambers/Larcombe d. Holmes/Holmes 6-0 6-0
Howkins/Satterthwaite d. Craddock/Lamplough 6-4 6-1
Beamish/Hogarth d. Hextall/Tighe 6-1 6-2
Edgington/Harker d. Kemmis-Betty/Youle 8-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Armstrong/Manser d. Leisk/Tuckey 6-2 3-6 6-4
Lenglen/Ryan d. K McKane/McNair 6-3 6-3
Chambers/Larcombe d. Howkins/Satterthwaite 6-2 6-3
Beamish/Hogarth d. Edgington/Harker 6-3 4-6 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Armstrong/Manser 6-1 6-0
Chambers/Larcombe d. Beamish/Hogarth 6-1 6-1

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe 6-4 6-0

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=52)

1st Round

Miss IE Ward/HJ Gilbert-bye
Miss O'Hara Wood (Aus)/Dan Hanbury-bye
Winifred Beamish/Alfred Beamish-bye
Olive Manser/N Field-bye
Aurea Edgington/Ernest Lamb-bye
Madeline O'Neill/Alfred Hunter-bye
Dora Armstrong/JB Ward d. Emmeline Warburg/Beverley Covell 6-2 6-2
Katherine Parbury/HS Milford d. Marie Decugis (Fra)/Toto Brugnon (Fra) 6-1 6-2

Winifred Mcnair/Stanley Doust (Aus) d. Charles Winslow (SA)/Olive Winslow (SA) 6-1 6-2
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard d. Evelyn Colyer/Vincent Burr 4-6 6-6 6-4
Molla Mallory (US)/Chuck Garland (US) d. Mrs CE Hunter/PE Harrison default
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Gerald Patterson (Aus) d. Sylvia Lance (Aus)/Roper Barrett 6-3 6-0
Agnes Tuckey/Frank Fisher (NZ) d. Mrs HA Davis/George Watt 7-5 6-0
Dorothea Chambers/Zenzo Shimidzu (Jap) d. Renée Wimble/RH Hotham 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Kemmis Betty/Cecil Blackbeard (SA) d. Mrs Maurice Blythman/Maurice Blythman 6-1 6-2
Phyllis Howkins/Abrose Dudley d. Norah Middleton/John Masterman default

Helen Leisk/Leo Lyle d. Daisy Hole/BW Vane Percy 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Holman/William Laurentz (Fra) d. Vera Youle/CW Murray 6-2 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Dora Geen/Albert Prebble 6-3 6-2
Peggy Dransfield/Leslie Godfree d. Phyllis Berthoud (Ind)/HD Marshall default
Mrs RC Cole/Robert Walker d. Miss AL Lister/Claude Lister 6-2 6-1
Elisabeth Paravinci/EA Storer d. Grace van Lennep (Neth)/Christiaan van Lennep (Neth) default
Kitty Mckane/Gerald Sherwell (SA) d. Lucy Harker/Charles Dixon 5-7 7-5 6-2
Doris Craddock/Alfred Ingram d. Gladys Lamplough/Hew Stoker 2-6 6-2 6-4

Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato d. Miss MB Holmes/LF Davin 8-6 6-3
Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas d. Miss DS Holmes/George Stoddart 6-3 6-1
Eleanor Rose/Alex Drew-bye
Dorothy Shepherd/Frank Jarvis-bye
Mrs Donald Kingdon/Donald Kingdon-bye
Ethel Larcombe/Brian Norton (SA)-bye
Edith Johnson/Neville Willford-bye
Mrs Andre Gobert (Fra)/Andre Gobert (Fra)-bye

2nd Round

Ward/Gilbert d. O'Hara Wood/Hanbury 7-5 6-0
Beamish/Beamish d. Manser/Field 6-4 6-2
O'Neill/AC Hunter d. Edgington/Lamb 6-3 4-6 8-6
Armstrong/Ward d. Parbury/Milford 6-2 6-3
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Mcnair/Doust 7-5 1-6 6-4
Lenglen/Patterson d. Mallory/Garland 6-0 6-3
Chambers/Shimidzu d. Tuckey/Fisher 6-2 6-4
Howkins/Dudley d. Kemmis-Betty/Blackbeard 7-5 8-6

Holman/Laurentz d. Leisk/Lyle 7-5 7-5
Ryan/Lycett d. Dransfield/Godfree 6-1 6-2
Cole/Walker d. Paravinci/Storer 5-7 11-9 6-0
Mckane/Sherwell d. Craddock/Ingram 3-6 6-1 6-2
Parton/Mavrogordato d Hogarth/Thomas 6-1 4-6 6-4
Rose/Drew d. Shepherd/Jarvis 6-3 3-6 6-2
Larcombe/Norton d Kingdon/Kingdon 6-1 6-4
Gobert/Gobert d. Johnson/Willford 6-4 3-6 7-5

3rd Round

Beamish/Beamish d Ward/Gilbert 6-1 6-4
Armstrong/Ward d O'Neill/Hunter 6-4 6-2
Lenglen/Patterson d Satterthwaite/Hillyard 6-2 6-1
Chambers/Shimidzu d Howkins/Dudley 6-3 6-4

Ryan/Lycett d Holman/Laurentz 6-3 6-2
K Mckane/Sherwell d Cole/Walker 6-2 6-0
Parton/Mavrogordato d Rose/Drew 6-2 6-4
Larcombe/Norton d Gobert/Gobert 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Beamish/Beamish d. Armstrong/Ward 4-6 6-1 6-2
Lenglen/Patterson d. Chambers/Shimidzu 6-2 7-5
Ryan/Lycett d. K McKane/Sherwell 6-4 6-3
Larcomber/Norotn d. Parton/Mavrogordato 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Lenglen/Patterson d. Beamish/Beamish 6-1 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Larcombe/Norton 6-3 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Gerald Paterson d Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett 7-5 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Phyllis Berthoud=Mrs EH Berthoud
Mrs Rowand Harker=nee Lucy Scott, md in 1907 to Thomas Rowand Harker, a barrister.
Mrs Chritiaan van Lennep=nee Grace Mary Robinson (1885-1968).
Renée Wimple=Mrs LH Wimple

Need full names for
:

Miss NE Black
Mrs Maurice Blythman (mixed only with husband)
Mrs DC Bousfield (doubles only)
Miss Cane (doubles only)
Mrs RC Cole
Miss E Collings (doubles only). She is from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Miss A Currie
Miss F Currie (doubles with A Currie, most likely her sister)
Mrs HA Davis
Mrs AA Hall
Miss DS Holmes (doubles with MS Holmes, most likely her sister)
Miss MB Holmes
Mrs CE Hunter
Mrs Donald Kingdon (in mixed only with her husband)
Miss AL Lister (in mixed onlu with Claude Lister, a male relative)
Miss O'Hara Wood (Austrailia-doubles only)
Mrs JB Perrett
Miss E. Tighe
Miss IE Ward

Need full names for the following males:

N Field
HJ Gilbert
RH Hotham
PE Harrison
HD Marshall
CW Murray
BW Vane Percy 6-1 6-3
JB Ward

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1920_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1920_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1920_MX_A4.pdf

American Lawn Tennis, August 1, 1920 issue
https://books.google.com/books?id=6GQ-AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA602&lpg=PA602&dq=american+lawn+tennis+magazine+1920&source=bl&ots=BLKLSQnOeR&sig=QqGToz4_FtbCWo4ghIuHLyWWRek&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-5O2925vMAhWDFT4KHQE3C8MQ6AEINjAE#v=onepage&q=american%20lawn%20tennis%20magazine%201920&f=false

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Summary:

Dorothea Chambers returned to try and reclaim her crown, lost the previous year to the daring sensation of France, Madamoiselle Suzanne Lenglen. It was expected that Molla Mallory, an American by way of Norway, would give her a stiff fight in their semifinal. Molla put in a dismal performance though, her serve lacking any sting and 'her length was poor compared to that of Mrs Chambers' (ALT, page 263). Concentrating on Molla's weaker backhand side, Mrs Chambers racked up game after game. Mallory got her forehand going in the second set, but it was too little too late.

As expected she faced American Elizabeth Ryan in the All-Comers final for the right to challenge Suzanne. Ryan was favored by virtue of 2 wins earlier in the season over Mrs Chambers. At 2 all it looked to be anyone's match. Chambers hit with too much depth and pace however, and ran away with 8 consecutive games. Ryan finally won a game to 1-4, but it was her last gasp.

Despite high hopes for a repeat of the 1919 classic (10-8 4-6 9-7) it was a disappointing 6-3 6-0 rout. If anything Lenglen has improved, and now moves about the grass naturally. Suzanne kept Dorothea on the move constantly. She finished out the first set with elan, serving an ace. The second set was a total rout.

According to American Lawn Tennis Suzanne hit 15 winners to 4 for Chambers in set 1, and 14 to 3 in set two.

Gone are the floppy hat from last year. Lenglen has now adapted the bandeau, a sort of turban-like bandana around the head. She appeared in the stylish bandeau in colors as varied as lemon, orange, and heliotrope. The fashion soon spreads like wildfire, for she has become a fashion icon par excellence.
 

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1921

Dates: June 20 -July 2
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, Worple Road.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=56, plus holder)

*holder Suzanne Lenglen "sits out" until Challenge Round.

1st Round

Margaret McKane-bye
Mabel Clayton-bye
Miss E. Kelsey-bye
Peggy Ingram-bye
Helen Leisk d. Mrs HA Davis default
Annis Cobb d. Mrs. JB Perrett 3-6 7-5 6-2
Miss WM Haughton d. Katherine Parbury 3-6 6-4 6-3
Dorothy Shepherd d. Weeta Donaldson 3-6 6-4 6-3

Ada Hollick d. Mary Thom 7-5 6-2
Eleanor Rose d. Anne de Borman (Bel) 6-3 6-4
Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Gladys Lamplough 6-3 0-6 6-2
Doris Craddock d. Mrs AA Hall 6-2 6-1
Peggy Dransfield d. Cecily Marriott 4-6 6-2 6-1
Phyllis Howkins d. Tiny Alston 6-1 6-0
Miss EE Tanner d. Nancy Palmer 6-1 6-2
Miss MM Fergus d. Ruth Foulger 6-3 6-1

Louise Bull d. Maud Jackson 6-2 6-1
Winifred McNair d. Mabel Parton 6-1 6-0
Norah Middleton d. Edith Sigourney (US) 6-2 6-4
Miss KAH Todd d. Betty Crundall-Punnett 6-3 6-2
Una Gracey d. Miss E. Tighe 6-4 6-1
Enid Head d. Lucy Hawker 4-6 7-5 6-4
Irene Peacock (SA) d. Mrs O Bruce 6-1 6-0
Mrs J O'Neil d. Evelyn Colyer 5-7 6-0 6-2

Winifred Beamish d. Miss M Smailes 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Holman d. Ellinor Weston 11-9 6-4
Kitty McKane d. Aurea Edgington 6-2 6-4
Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Dorothy Kemmis Betty 6-3 6-1
Blanche Colston-bye
Dora Geen-bye
Edith Johnson-bye
Molla Mallory (US)-bye

2nd Round

Clayton d. M McKane 6-1 2-6 6-3
Kelsey d. Ingram 7-5 7-5
Leisk d. Cobb 6-3 6-1
Shepherd d. Haughton 4-6 6-4 6-0
Rose d. Hollick 6-1 6-2
Satterthwaite d. Craddock 6-1 2-6 7-5
Howkins d. Dransfield 6-4 9-7
Fergus d. Tanner 5-7 7-5 6-4

McNair d. Bull 4-6 6-4 6-3
Middleton d. Todd 8-6 6-3
Gracey d. Head 6-4 4-6 7-5
Peacock d. O'Neil 6-1 6-2
Beamish d. Holman 6-1 7-5
Ryan d. K. McKane 6-4 6-2
Geen d. Colston 6-1 6-3
Mallory d. Johnson default

3rd Round

Clayton d. Kelsey 6-1 6-0
Shepherd d. Leisk 7-5 4-6 6-1
Satterthwaite d. Rose 6-2 6-1
Howkins d. Fergus 6-0 6-4

McNair d. Middleton 7-5 6-2
Peacock d. Gracey 6-0 6-4
Ryan d. Beamish 7-5 6-4
Mallory d. Geen 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Clayton d. Shepherd
Satterthwaite d. Howkins 6-1 6-8 6-1
Peacock d. McNair 7-5 2-6 6-4
Ryan d. Mallory 0-6 6-4 6-4

Semifinals

Satterthwaite d. Clayton 8-6 6-2
Ryan d. Peacock 8-6 6-4

All Comers Final

Elizabeth Ryan d. Phyllis Satterwaite 6-1 6-0

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-2 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=23 )

1st Round

Mrs H.A. Davis/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Dora Armstrong/Hazel Hogarth-bye
Molla Mallory (US)/Edith Sigourney (US)-bye
Doris Craddock/Margaret McKane-bye
Mrs W.M. Haughton/Maud Jackson d. Peggy Dransfield/Norah Middleton 6-3 2-6 16-14
Una Gracie/Dorothy Holman d. Miss M.M. Fergus/Mary Thom 6-2 4-6 6-4
Winifred Beamish/Irene Peacock (SA) d. Mabel Clayton/Mrs J O'Neil 6-1 6-0
Aurea Edgington/Lucy Harker d. Helen Eddis/Miss E.R..E Mercer 6-3 6-2

Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Kitty McKane/Winifred McNair default
Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/Mabel Parton d. Evelyn Colyer/Peggy Ingram 6-4 6-4
Dorothea Chambers/Ethel Larcombe d. Mrs D Harvey/Edith Johnson 6-0 6-0
Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott-bye
Anne de Borman (Bel)/Ellinor Weston-bye
Mrs AA Hall/Mrs JB Perrett-bye
Phyllis Howkins/Dorothy Shepherd-bye
Eleanor Rose/Miss EE Tanner-bye

2nd Round

Armstrong/Hogarth d. Davis/Satterthwaite default
Craddock/M McKane d. Mallory/Sigourney 4-6 6-4 6-0
Gracey/Holman d. Haughton/Jackson 6-3 6-4
Beamish/Peacock d. Edgington/Harker 6-3 6-1

Lenglen/Ryan d. Kemmis-Betty/Parton 6-0 6-1
Chambers/Larcombe d. Hollick/Marriott 6-1 6-2
Borman/Weston d. Hall/Perrett 6-3 6-3
Howkins/Shepherd d. Rose/Tanner 6-4 6-4

Quarterfinals

Craddock/M McKane d. Armstrong/Hogarth 6-4 6-3
Beamish/Peacock d. Gracey/Holman 6-0 6-0
Lenglen/Ryan d. Chambers/Larcombe 6-2 6-2
Howkins/Shepherd d. Borman/Weston 6-2 6-2

Semifinals

Beamish/Peacock d. Craddock/M McKane 6-2 6-1
Lenglen/Ryan d. Howkins/Shepherd 6-2 6-0

Finals

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Winifred Beamish/Irene Peacock 6-1 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Dora Armstrong/Charles Scroope d. Miss KAH Todd/Harold Aitkin 2-6 6-2 6-1
Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas d. Mrs A Mitchell/Major T Ross default
Una Grace/Lewis d Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/George Watt 8-6 6-3
Mabel Clayton/Roper Barrett d. Dorothy Holman/Major GR Ashton 6-4 6-3
Vere Elliott/Thomas Bevan d. Mrs EP Hicks/Ulysses Williams 2-6 11-9 6-2
Ethel Larcombe/Alfred Beamish d. Helen Leisk/Reginald Barnes 6-3 6-2
Aurea Edgington/Ernest Lamb d. Miss EE Tanner/William Radcliffe 6-4 1-6 7-5
Miss WM Haughton/Ben Haughton d. Blanche Colston/Gerry Millard 6-4 6-4

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett d. Ellinor Weston/Arthur Gore 6-3 6-1
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Andre Gobert (Fra) d. Geraldine Beamish/Gerald Sherwell (SA)7-5 7-5
Louise Bull/JFC Simpson d. Mrs HA Lane/CS Grace 6-1 6-1
Norah Middleton/John Masterman d. Marie Diemer Kool (Neth)/Arthur Diemer Kool (Neth) 6-1 6-3
Dorothy Shepherd/Frank Jarvis d. Weeta Donaldson/CA McConchie 6-2 6-2
Ruth Foulger/Hew Stoker d. Mrs FW Orr/Leo Kyle 6-4 6-4
Dora Geen/Albert Prebble d Sylvia Fison/Frances Fison default
Irene Peacock (SA)/Frank Fisher (NZ) d. Eleanor Rose/Royden Dash 6-1 6-2

Evelyn Colyer/Charles Dixon d. Annis Cobb/Sydney Jacob (Ind) 6-4 7-5
Phyllis Howkins/Max Woosnam d. Miss MS Scott/Percy Oakley 7-5 7-5
Molla Mallory (US)/Bill Tilden (US) d. Mrs HA Davis/Ernest Bisseker default
Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato d. Mary Thom/LF Davin 7-5 7-5
Madeline O'Neill/Cotah Ramaswami (Ind) d. Mrs J.B. Perrett/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) 6-3 6-3
Edith Sigourney (US)/Arnold Jones (US) d. Peggy Dransfield/CS Gordon Smith 6-2 7-9 7-4
Dorothea Chambers/Percy Davson d. Katherine Parbury/HS Milford 6-4 7-5
Peggy Ingram/Alfred Ingram d. Margaret McKane/Brian Gilbert 7-5 2-6 6-4

Nancy Palmer/Patrick Wheatley d. Maud Jackson (Ire)/Erik von Braun (Swe) 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Satterthwaithe/Jack Hillyard d. Kitty McKane/Leslie Godfree 6-1 6-4
Tiny Alston/George Alston d. Miss E Kelsey/Bill Swinden 6-2 5-7 6-2
Miss MM Fergus/C Goodall d. Doris Craddock/Ambrose Dudley default
Winifred McNair/Manuel Alonso d. Lucy Harker/Ali-Hassan Fyzee (Ind) 6-3 6-2
Mrs D Harvey/Henry Martin d. Anne de Borman (Bel)/Paul de Borman (Bel) 6-4 6-4
Renée Wimple/Rene de Genus (Sui) d Mary van Lennup (Neth)/Christiaan van Lennup (Neth) default
Ada Hollick/Wilfred Hollick d. Mrs Anstey/MRL White 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Armstrong/Scroope d. Hogarth/Thomas 6-2 5-7 6-2
Gracey/Dean d. Clayton/Barrett 6-4 6-4
Larcombe/Beamish d. Elliott/Bevan 6-3 6-1
Haughton/Haughton d. Edgington/Lamb 6-4 6-8 6-3
Ryan/Lycett d. Lenglen/Gobert default
Bull/Simpson d. Middleton/Masterman 8-6 8-6
Shepherd/Jarvis d. Foulger/Stoker 6-2 6-3
Peacock/Fisher d. Geen/Prebble 6-2 6-4

Howkins/Woosnam d. Colyer/Dixon 6-4 6-2
Mallory/Tilden d. Parton/Mavrogordato 6-3 2-6 8-6
O'Neil/Ramaswami d. JSigourney/Jones 4-6 6-3 7-5
Chambers/Davson d. Ingram/Ingram 6-3 6-4
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Palmer/Whetley 6-3 6-3
Fergus/Goodall d. Alston/Aston 6-4 6-0
McNair/Alonso d. Harvey/Martin 6-0 6-3
Hollick/Hollick d. Wimble/Genus 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Armstrong/Scroope d. Grace/Dean 11-9 6-2
Larcombe/Beamish d. Haughton/Haughton 8-6 5-7 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Bull/Simpson 6-1 6-2
Peacock/Fisher d. Shepherd/Jarvis 6-3 6-1

Howkins/Woosnam d. Mallory/Tilden 3-6 6-3 9-7
Chambers/Davson d. O'Neill/Ramaswami 6-3 6-1
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Goodall/Fergus 6-2 6-2
McNair/Alonso d. Hollick/Mrs Hollick 7-5 6-3

Quarterfinals

Larcombe/Beamish d. Armstrong/Scroope 6-4 6-2
Ryan/Lycett d. Peacock/Fisher 6-2 7-5
Howkins/Woosnam d. Chambers/Davson 6-4 7-5
McNair/Alsonso d. Satterthwaite/Hillyard 6-3 6-2

Semi Finals

Ryan/Lycett d. Larcombe/Beamish 6-4 6-1
Howkins/Woosnam d. McNair/Alsonso 6-1 6-4

Final

Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett d. Phyllis Howkins/Max Woosnam 6-3 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Lucy Harker=Mrs Rowand Harker
Ada Hollick=Mrs WL Hollick
Maud Jackson=Mrs RRW Jackson
Madeline O'Neill=Mrs EA O'Neil.
Ellinor Weston=Mrs HB Weston

Need full names for:

Mrs Anstey
Mrs O. Bruce
Mrs HA Davis
Mrs AA Hall
Mrs D Harvey (doubles and mixed only)
Miss WM Haughton (in mixed with Ben Haughton, a male relative)
Mrs EP Hicks (mixed only)
Miss E. Kelsey
Mrs HA Lane (mixed only)
Miss ERE Mercer
Mrs A Mitchell (mixed only)
Mrs J O'Neil
Mrs FW Orr (mixed only)
Mrs. JB Perrett
Miss MS Scott (mixed only)
Miss M Smailes
Miss E Tighe
Miss KAH Todd

Missing full names for male players:

Major GR Ashton
LF Davin
C Goodall
CS Gordon Smith
CS Grace
CA McConchie
HS Milford
Major T Ross
JFC Simpson
MRL White

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1921_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1921_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1921_MX_A4.pdf

American Lawn Tennis. July 15, 1921 issue.

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Summary:

The most exciting match for the women came in the quarterfinals. Hard hitting Molla Mallory has never played her best in England. This match is an exception, as she blitzes fellow American expat Elizabeth Ryan with a blitz of hard drives. A discombobulated Ryan can't get her 'chop and drop' game in gear, and Molla passes her at will when at net. A 6-0 set for Molla has the crowd agog, for only Lenglen beats Ryan like this.

'The American champion, however, eased at the start of the second set, and the lapse was fatal. Her opponet's service cramped her returns, and this opened the way for Miss Ryan, whose famous drop shots now came off repeatedly for numerous points. The California girl went ahead to 5-1, but Mrs Mallory braced, and her backhand passed when Miss Ryan came in on her service restored the balance and she pulled up to 4-5. Miss Ryan then stayed back and drove fierce chops to Mrs Mallory's backhand, taking the game and set. The next set was well contested, but Miss Ryan scored with perfect drop shots in the pinches after getting Mrs Mallory on the run. Miss Ryan's racuet, when she was at the net, seemed to have a hypnotic fascination for Mrs Mallory's returns. Running hard she made a supreme effort, getting back Miss Ryan's chops and drops to make it 4-5, but Miss Ryan's service settled the match, 6-4.' (American Lawn Tennis, pages 211-212)

In the All-Comer's final Ryan's heavily cut "chops" overwhelmed Satterthwaite, who was never able to employ her defensive game at all. The grass surface played right into Bunny Ryan's hands, for she loves the net.

The decisive score of the final led many to hope Ryan could put up a good fight in the Challenge Round versus the holder Suzanne Lenglen, the Maid Marvel of France. Ryan led 2 games to 1, but once Suzanne got used to the court it turned into a complete route. Lenglen reeled off 11 straight games.

In an early round doubles Mrs WM Haughton/Maud Jackson d. Peggy Dransfield/Norah Middleton 6-3 2-6 16-14. The final set was a record for women at this years event.
 

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1922: THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 26 -July 12
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, Church Road.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Enid Head 6-3 6-0
Winifred McNair d. Olive Manser 8-6 6-1
Ermyntrude Harvey d. Maud Jackson (Ire) 7-5 4-6 6-2
Teresa Wood (US) d. Katie Fenwick (Fra) 1-6 6-4 6-4
Evelyn Colyer d. M.L. Stevenson 6-3 7-5
P.M. Stevenson d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis 8-6 6-4
Kitty McKane d. Eleanora Sears (US) 6-1 6-0
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Mrs M.F. Ellis (SA) 6-0 6-0

Mrs. Ansley d. Ruth Winch default
Blanche Colston d. Peggy Ingram 6-3 6-4
Peggy Dransfield d. Annie Cobb default
Helen Leisk d. Molly Welsh 8-6 6-2
Norah Middleton d. Muriel Hextall 8-6 6-8 6-1
Irene Peacock (SA) d. Mildred Coles 6-2 6-1
Elizabeth MacReady (Fra) d. Mrs A.A. Hall 6-3 2-6 6-2
Dorothy Holman d. Violet Pinckney 6-1 6-2

Camilla Rimington d. Edith Sigourney (US) 6-4 3-6 6-4
Vere Elliot d. Mrs. Johnstone Brown 6-2 6-2
Madeline O'Neil d. Mrs. J.B. Perrett 8-6 6-1
Louise Bull d. Pauline Alison (Bel) 8-6 6-1
Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Mrs E.S. Graham (Ind) 6-2 6-2
Winifred Beamish d. Dorothy Kemmis-Betty 6-2 6-4
Ellinor Weston d. Margaret Haughton (Ire) 2-6 6-3 7-5
Margaret Stocks d. Marjorie Bain (NZ) 6-0 6-0

Vera Youle d. M.S. Scott 7-5 7-5
Aurea Edgington d. Doris Craddock 6-1 6-0
Zoe Stokes d. A.M. Hogg 6-3 6-4
Eleanor Rose d. Eleanor Goss (US) 6-2 6-0
Mabel Parton d. Mrs. Bruce May 6-2 6-4
Phyllis Satterwaithe d. Jessie Walker 6-0 3-6 6-1
Molla Mallory (US) d. Winifred Keays (Ind) 6-0 6-3
Ada Hollick d. Joan Hextall 6-3 6-3

2nd Round

Ryan d. McNair 4-6 6-3 6-0
Harvey d. Rawson-Wood 6-2 6-1
Colyer d. P. Stevenson 6-3 6-3
Lenglen d. McKane 6-1 7-5
Colston d. Ansley 6-2 3-6 6-3
Dransfield d. Leisk 8-6 2-6 6-4
Peacock d. Middleton 6-2 6-0
Holman d. Macready 6-3 6-0

Elliott d. Rimington 7-5 6-3
O'Neil d. Bull 6-2 8-6
Beamish d. Rodocanachi 6-2 6-2
Weston d. Stocks 6-4 6-4
Edgington d. Youle 6-2 6-3
Rose d. Stokes 7-5 6-1
Parton d. Satterwaithe 6-4 6-1
Mallory d. Hollick 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Ryan d. Harvey 6-3 6-3
Lenglen d. Colyer 6-0 6-0
Dransfield d. Colston walkover
Peacock d. Holman 7-5 6-0

Elliott d. O'Neil 6-4 6-3
Beamish d. Weston 6-3 6-4
Edgington d. Rose 6-1 3-6 6-3
Mallory d. Parton 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Lenglen d. Ryan 6-1 8-6
Peacock d. Dransfield 6-2 6-2
Beamish d. Elliott 8-6 6-1
Mallory d. Edgington 6-2 6-4

Semifinals


Lenglen d. Peacock 6-4 6-1
Mallory d. Beamish 6-2 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Molla Mallory 6-2 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=32)


1st Round

Phyllis Radcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt d. Elizabeth Macready (Fra)/Violet Pinckney 3-6 6-3 6-2
Marjorie Bain (NZ)/Katie Fenwick (Fra) d. A.M. Hogg/Jessie Walker default
Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Doris Craddick/Mabel Clayton 7-5 6-4
Dora Geen/Winifred McNair d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Mrs C.E. Hunter 3-6 7-5 6-1
Eleanor Rose/Vera Youle d. Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/Mabel Parton 6-2 6-4
Enid Head/Peggy Ingram d. Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott 6-3 6-3
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Aurea Edgington/Hazel Hogarth 6-0 6-1
Molly Welsh/Ellinor Weston d. Mrs M.F. Ellis (SA)/Mrs Johnstone Brown 6-4 6-1

Muriel Stokes/Zoe Stokes d. Louise Bull/Ariadne Rodocanachi 6-2 4-6 6-3
Peggy Dransfield/Norah Middleton d. Mildred Coles/Ruth Winch default
Camilla Rimington/Emmeline Warburg d. Mrs A.A. Hall/Mrs J.B. Perrett 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Holman/Helen Leisk d. Annie Cobb/Olive Manser 6-3 6-2
Dorothea Chambers/Irene Peacock (SA) d. Molla Mallory (US)/Edith Sigourney (US) 6-2 6-1
Joy Coote/Katherine Parbury d. Evelyn Colyer/Madeline O'Neill 6-4 8-6
Kitty Mckane/Margaret Stocks d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Miss MS Scott 6-2 6-2
Margaret Haughton (Ire)/Maud Jackson (Ire) d. M.L. Stevenson/P.M. Stevenson 6-4 6-3

2nd Round

Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt d. Bain/Fenwick default
Geen/McNair d. Beamish/Satterthwaite 6-3 6-4
Rose/Youle d. Head/Ingram 6-4 6-1
Lenglen/Ryan d. Walsh/Weston 6-1 6-0

Dransfield/Middleton d Stokes/Stokes 4-6 6-1 6-4
Holman/Leisk d Rimington/Warburg 6-1 6-3
Chambers/Peacock d Coote/Parbury 6-3 6-2
McKane/Stocks d Haughton/Jackson 6-1 7-5

Quarterfinals

Geen/McNair d. Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt default
Lenglen/Ryan d. Rose/Youle 7-5 6-2
Holman/Leisk d. Dransfield/Middleton default
McKane/Stocks d. Chambers/Peacock 6-4 3-6 6-0

Semifinals


Lenglen/Ryan d. Geen/McNair 6-0 6-1
McKane/Stocks d. Holman/Leisk default

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d Kitty Mckane/Margaret Stocks 6-0 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Geraldine Beamish/Roper Barrett d. Violet Pinckney/Percy Pinckney default
Katie Fenwick (Fra)/Edgar Bartleet (NZ) d. Blanche Colston/Gerry Millard default
Elllinor Weston/Arthur Gore d. Doris Craddock/George Watt 4-6 6-1 7-5
Margaret Haughton (Ire)/Ben Haughton (Ire) d. R.A. Green/Hew Stoker 6-2 6-1
Louise Bull/Frank Fisher (NZ) d. Mabel Parton/Theodre Mavrogordato 6-3 6-4
Winifred McNair/John Gilbert d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Erik von Braun (Swe) 6-0 9-7
Camilla Rimington/Ernest Bisseker d. Madeline O'Neill/J.C.F. Simpson 2-6 6-4 6-4
Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe d. Olive Manser/Ernest Lamb 6-3 6-3

Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett d. Annie Cobb/Marcus Wallenberg (Swe) 6-1 7-5
Aurea Edgington/Ambrose Dudley d. Christina Douglass/Bill Swinden 6-3 6-8 7-5
Irene Peacock (SA)/Cecil Campbell (Ire) d. Peggy Dransfield/Charles Gordon Smith 6-2 6-2
Peggy Ingram/Alfred Ingram d. Edith Sigourney (US)/George Caner (US) 3-6 7-5 6-4
Kitty McKane/William Crawley d. Elizabeth Macready (Fra)/Jean Borotra (Fra) 6-1 7-5
Eleanor Goss (US)/Axel Gravem (US) d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard 6-4 6-4
Mabel Clayton/Leslie Godfree d. Evelyn Colyer/Cotah Ramaswari (Ind) 6-1 4-6 6-3
Dorothea Chambers/Rupret Wertheim (Aus) d. P.M. Stevenson/Vincent Burr 6-4 6-2

Winifred Keays (SA)/Charles Dixon d. Susannah Willford/Neville Willford 6-1 6-4
M.S. Scott/Percy Oakley d. Vee Elliott/Thomas Bevan 6-1 8-6
Enid Head/Eric Portlock d. Pauline Alison (Bel)/Paul Borman (Bel) 6-2 2-6 6-2
Joy Coote/F.P. Down d. Dora Geen/Albert Prebble default
Vera Youle/Cecil Tindell Green d. Mrs M.F. Ellis (SA)/Herbert Pervin 4-6 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Holman/Xenonphon Casdagli d. Aimee Reckitt/Ulysses Williams 6-1 4-6 6-2
Margaret Stocks/Noel Turnbull d. Mildred Coles/Andrew Asthalter (US) 10-8 7-5
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Scotter Owen d. Mrs T. Bostock/Leighton Crawford 6-4 6-1

Katherine Parbury/Humphrey Milford d. Joan Hexall/L.M. Hertsman default
Molla Mallory (US)/Dean Mathey (US) d. Beatrice Brown/Harold Aitken 6-4 6-2
Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/Gerald Sherwell d. Ruth Winch/Robert Hotham default
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Pat O'Hara Wood (Aus) d. Norah Middleton/Alex Drew 6-1 6-1
Ada Hollick/Wilfred Hollick d. Teresa Wood (US)/G.M. Elliott default
Emmeline Warburg/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Mrs C.E. Hunter/W.T. Tucker 6-3 6-4
Helen Leisk/Stanley Thol d. Molly Welsh/Laurence Davin 6-4 6-3
Mrs A.A. Hall/Augustus Zerlendi (Gre) d. Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas 7-5 6-4

2nd Round


Beamish/Barrett d. Fenwick/Bartleet 7-5 6-2
Haughton/Haughton d. Weston/ Gore 6-2 6-4
McNair/Gilbert d. Bull/Fisher 6-2 6-3
Rimington/Bisseker d. Rose/Radcliffe default
Ryan/Lycett d. Edgington/Dudley 6-1 6-2
Peacock/Campbell d. Ingram/Ingram default
McKane/Crawley d. Goss/Gravem 6-3 8-6
Chambers/Wertheim d. Clayton/Godfree 6-4 6-3

Scott/Oakley d. Keays/Dixon 6-4 6-1
Coote/Down d. Head/Portlock 6-1 5-7 8-6
Youle/Tindell Green d. Holman/Casdagli default
Stocks/Turnbull d. Lumley-Ellis/Owen default
Mallory/Mathey d. Parbury/Milford 6-2 6-8 7-5
Lenglen/Wood d. Kremmis-Betty/Sherwell 6-2 6-1
Warburg/Washer d. Hollick/Hollick 6-1 6-4
Leisk/Thol d. Hall/Zerlendi default

3rd Round

Haughton/Haughton d. Beamish/Barrett 9-7 6-1
McNair/Gilbert d. Rimington/Bisseker default
Ryan/Lycett d. Peacock/Campbell 6-2 6-4
McKane/Crawley d. Chambers/Wertheim 6-3 6-3

Scott/Oakley d. Coote/Down default
Youle/Tindell Green d. Stocks/Turnbull 6-3 6-4
Lenglen/O'Hara Wood d. Mallory/Mathey 6-2 6-4
Warburg/Washer d. Leisk/Thol 4-6 6-2 6-3

Quarterfinals

McNair/Gilbert d. Haugton/Haughton 6-2 6-3
Ryan/Lycett d. McKane/Crawley 4-6 6-3 6-3
Youle/Tindell Green d. Scott/Oakley 6-3 6-3
Lenglen/O'Hara Wood d. Warburg/Washer 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Ryan/Lycett d. McNair/Gilbert 6-2 6-1
Lenglen/O'Hara Wood d. Youle/Tindell Green 6-2 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Pat O'Hara Wood d. Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett 6-4 6-3



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Draw notes:

Miss JM Coote=Joy Coote
Mrs WP Keays=Winifred Keays.
Miss EZ Stokes=Zoe Stokes
Mrs FT Waler=Jessie Walker
Mrs. Rawson Wood. The Wimbledon site has her as British. If American though, she=Teresa Wood, the most likely explanation.

A.W. Asthalter=Andrew William Asthalter of the United States.

Missing full names for
:

Mrs Ansley
Mrs T. Bostock (mixed only)
Mrs Bruce-May
Mrs. Johnstone Brown
Mrs M.F. Ellis (SA)
Mrs E.S. Graham (Ind)
Miss R.A. Green (mixed only)
Mrs A.A. Hall
Miss A.M. Hogg
Mrs C.E. Hunter
Mrs. J.B. Perrett (Newmark has identified her as Isabel Perrett, but it not 100% certain)
Miss M.S. Scott
Miss M.L. Stevenson-the Misses Stevenson as probably sisters.
Miss P.M. Stevenson

Charles Gordon Smith=Charles Stuart (C.S.) Gordon Smith

Missing male full names for:

F.P. Down
G.M. Elliott
L.M. Hertsman
R.H. Hotham
J.C.F. Simpson
W.T Tucker

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1922_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1922_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1922_MX_A4.pdf

The New York Times

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Summary:

A year of big changes. The site is moved from Worple Road to Church Road, the present facilities for "The Championships".

The overwhelming popularity of Lenglen is a major factor in the move, as crowds were packed to overflowing for all her matches. When people waited in line to see her it was said, "There's a Lenglen-line a winding".

The Challenge Round is finally abolished. Again, Suzanne was a factor, for by playing through more people had a chance to see her. A poll of players wanted to abolish it. 'Suzanne as champion, was consulted on the matter and she agreed to the change.'

The crowd for Suzanne's second round match vs. English heroine McKane set a record for the most people to view a match in England. Lenglen won the first set so easily at 6-1 that she didn't even have to hit a volley. In set 2 McKane led 3-0 before Lenglen fought back. At 4-4 there was "tremendous excitement" as Kitty had a break point, "but a perfect forehand down the line saved the game for Suzanne". The British home crowd urged Kitty on until she finally fell at 6-1 7-5.

In the quarters old foe Elizabeth Ryan extended the goddess in set two. A visibly tiring Suzanne eeked by at 8-6 to close it out.

One of the wettest Wimbledons on record, the weather delayed matters until the third Wednesday.

On Saturday of July 8 the final was held. An expectant crowd came to see if Molla could repeat her shock victory of 1921 in America. Demand was so intense that "spectators started queuing at dawn". Rain delayed play until 7pm. Both finalists agreed to go on rather than wait until Monday, as there was no Sunday play in those days. Mallory later complained about the late start, but only afterwards to the press.

At the unheard of time of 7:01 they went on. 35 minutes later Suzanne had regained total supremacy by destroying her rival 6-2 6-0. Rallies almost inevitably ended with Molla netting the ball or driving out after being run corner to corner. Despite reaching deuce several times in the second set Mallory could not capture a game.

Words were spoken at the net. When the New York Times asked Molla what transpired she said:

"We did not have a row, though a few words were exchanged. Suzanne said to me, 'Well, now you see that I was really ill when I played you in America last year.' I replied: 'You have only done to me today what I did to you when we met last year.' "I told her a few other things", added Mrs Mallory (July 13, 1922, p 16 of the New York Times).

Suzanne got in her own barb, rhetorically asking, "I think Miss McKane and Miss Ryan the better players, don't you?" (July 10, 1921, p1 of the New York Times).

In taking the doubles and mixed doubles as well Suzanne wins the triple.
 

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1923: THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON

Dates: June 25 -July 7
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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Singles (Draw=70)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)-bye
Peggy Ingram-bye
Peggy Dransfield-bye
Phyllis Covell-bye
Mrs N. McArthur (SA)-bye
Margurite Grisar (Bel)-bye
Diddie Vlasto (Fra)-bye
Maud Jackson (Ire)-bye

Kea Bouman (Neth)-bye
Aimee Reckitt-bye
Mrs J.B. Perrett-bye
Annie Cobb-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Dorothy Holman-bye
Marie Hazel-bye
Mrs Bruce-May-bye

Helen Eddis-bye
Molla Mallory (US)-bye
Molly Welsh-bye
Aurea Edgington-bye
Ada Hollick-bye
Joan Reid-Thomas-bye
Violet Pinckney-bye
Kathleen Lidderdale-bye

Louise Bull-bye
Ellinor Weston-bye
Joan Hextall-bye
Winifred Beamish-bye
Mabel Parton-bye
Leslie Bancroft (US) d. Mary McIlquham 2-6 6-0 8-6
Martha Bayard (US) d. Leslie Cadle 6-0 6-4
Edith Clarke d. Camilla Rimington 7-5 3-6 6-1

Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Miss K.M. Marriott 2-6 6-2 6-3
Mrs. Gunter d. Germaine Golding (Fra) default
Kitty McKane d. Katherine Gardner 6-1 6-0
Phoebe Holcroft-bye
Miss E. McDonald-bye
Mabel Clayton-bye
Honor Woolrych-bye
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis-bye

Evelyn Colyer-bye
Vera Youle-bye
Eleanor Goss (US)-bye
Weeta Donaldson-bye
Mildred Beckingham-bye
Sylvia Fison-bye
Enid Head-bye
Blanche Colston-bye

Isabella Mumford (US)-bye
Elizabeth Macready (Fra)-bye
Miss F.M. Haldane-bye
Christine Tyrell-bye
Vera Elliott-bye
Joan Austin-bye
Claire Beckingham-bye
Eleanor Rose-bye

Miss G.B. Goodes-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Doris Craddock-bye
Jessie Colegate-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey-bye
Norah Middleton-bye
Eleanora Sears (US)-bye
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron-bye

2nd Round

Lenglen d. Ingram 6-0 6-0
Covell d. Dransfield 6-4 6-2
MacArthur d. Grisar 6-2 5-7 6-2
Vlasto d. Jackson 6-2 6-3
Reckitt d. Bouman 6-0 6-3
Cobb d. Perrett 6-4 6-1
Satterthwaite d. Holman 6-1 0-6 6-2
Hazel d. Bruce May 2-6 6-1 6-4

Mallory d. Eddis 6-3 6-2
Edgington d. Welsh 6-2 7-9 6-4
Hollick d. Reid-Thomas 6-2 6-2
Lidderdale d. Pinckney 7-9 6-2 7-5
Weston d. Bull 7-5 6-1
Beamish d. Hexall 6-3 6-2
Bancroft d. Parton 9-7 6-0
Clarke d. Bayard 6-3 6-4

Rodocanachi d. Gunter 1-6 6-4 11-9
McKane d. Holcroft 6-1 6-2
Clayton d. McDonald 6-3 6-1
Lumley-Ellis d. Woolrych 5-7 1-2 retired
Youle d. Colyer 6-3 0-6 6-4
Goss d. Donaldson 6-4 6-1
Beckingham d. Fison 6-3 6-4
Colston d. Head 6-0 6-3

Macready d. Mumford 6-2 6-3
Haldane d. yrell 3-6 7-5 6-2
Austin d. Elliott 5-7 6-3 8-6
Rose d. C Beckingham 6-4 6-0
Ryan d. Goodes 6-4 6-0
Craddock d. Colgate 9-7 6-3
Harvey d. Middleton 6-4 6-2
Shepherd-Barron d. Sears 6-3 6-2

3rd Round

Lenglen d. Covell 6-0 6-3
Vlasto d. McArthur 6-2 6-0
Reckitt d. Cobb 6-2 6-2
Hazel d. Satterthwaite 12-14 6-2 6-3
Mallory d. Edgington 6-4 6-0
Lidderdale d. Hollick 8-6 6-3
Beamish d. Weston 6-2 6-2
Clarke d. Bancroft 6-4 1-6 6-4

McKane d. Rodocanachi 6-0 6-1
Clayton d. Lumley-Ellis 6-1 6-3
Goss d. Youle 8-6 6-4
Beckingham d. Colston default
Haldane d. Macready 6-0 6-0
Rose d. Austin 8-6 6-0
Ryan d. Craddock 6-1 6-4
Shepherd-Barron d. Harvey 8-6 6-3

4th Round


Lenglen d. Vlasto 6-1 6-0
Hazel d. Reckitt default
Mallory d. Lidderdale 6-3 6-3
Beamish d. Clarke 6-0 6-1

McKane d. Clayton 6-4 6-1
Goss d. Beckingham 6-2 6-2
Rose d. Haldane 4-6 6-2 9-7
Ryan d. Shepherd-Barron 6-1 6-1

Quarterfinals

Lenglen d. Hazel 6-2 6-1
Beamish d. Mallory 4-6 7-5 6-4
McKane d. Goss 6-2 6-2
Ryan d. Rose 6-0 6-0

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Beamish 6-2 6-1
McKane d. Ryan 1-6 6-2 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Kitty McKane 6-2 6-2

Queen of Wimbledon-French Diva Suzanne Lenglen



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Doubles (Draw=38)

1st Round

Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Mary McIlquham-bye
Phyllis Radcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt-bye
Mrs J.B. Perrett/Camilla Rimington-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Mrs Herriott/Alice Hudleston-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Katherine Gardner (US)/Martha Bayard (US)-bye
Winifred Beamish/Winifred McNair-bye

Maud Jackson (Ire)/Emmeline Warburg-bye
Blanche Colston/Mrs J O'Neill-bye
Peggy Dransfiled/Hazel Hogarth-bye
Mrs A.A. Hall/Phoebe Holcroft-bye
Leslie Bancroft (US)/Molla Mallory (US)-bye
Mrs E. Bousfield/Clara Kalber d. Alice Gosling/Mrs D. Harvey 6-2 6-0
Dorothea Chambers/Kitty McKane d. Kea Boman (Neth)/Annie Cobb 6-0 6-1
Louise Bull/Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Joan Reid-Thomas/Eleanora Sears (US) 6-1 6-2

Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer d. Lesley Cadle/Molly Welsh 6-4 6-4
Joy Coote/Katherine Parbury d. Marie Hazel/Mabel Parton 6-2 6-4
Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott d. Vere Elliott/Sylvia Fison 6-8 6-1 6-2
Enid Clarke/Mabel Clayton-bye
Mrs G.B. Goodes/Nancy Heath-bye
Eleanor Goss (US)/Diddie Vlasto (Fra)-bye
Norah Middleton/Ellinor Weston-bye
Claire Beckingham/Mildred Beckingham-bye

Eleanor Rose/Vera Youle-bye
Dorothy Holman/Kathleen Lidderdale-bye
Elizabeth Macready (Fra/Violet Pinckney-bye
Mrs Bruce-May/Mrs Van Praagh-bye
Jessie Colegate/Christine Tyrell-bye
Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron-bye
Enid Head/Peggy Ingram-bye
Doris Craddock/Aurea Edgington-bye

2nd Round

Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt d. Lumley-Ellis/McIlquham 6-8 6-3 6-2
Lenglen/Ryan d. Perrett/Rimington 6-0 6-0
Harvey/Satterthwaite d. Herriott/Hudleston 6-3 4-6 6-2
Beamish/McNair d. Bayard/Gardner 6-4 6-0
Colston/J O'Neill d. Jackson/Warburg default
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Hall/Holcroft 6-3 6-1
Bancroft/Mallory d. Bousfield/Kalber 3-6 6-3 6-1
Chambers/McKane d. Bull/Rodocanachi 6-0 6-1

Austin/Colyer d. Coote/Parbury 7-9 6-2 6-3
Clarke/Clayton d. Hollick/Marriott 6-0 6-2
Goss/Vlasto d. Goodes/Heath 6-1 6-0
Middleton/Weston d. Beckingham/Beckingham 6-8 6-4 7-5
Rose/Youle d. Holman/Lidderdale 6-2 6-2
Bruce-May/van Praagh d. Macready/Pinkney 6-1 8-6
Colegate/Tyrell d. Covell/Shepherd-Barron 6-2 6-3
Craddock/Edgington d. Head 3-6 6-1 6-2

3rd Round

Lenglen/Ryan d. Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt 6-0 6-1
Beamish/McNair d. Harvey/Satterthwaite 6-8 6-4 6-3
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Colston/J O'Neill default
Chambers/McKane d. Bancroft/Mallory 6-3 6-0

Austin/Colyer d. Clarke/Clayton 4-6 7-5 6-2
Goss/Vlasto d. Middleton/Weston 3-6 6-3 6-3
Rose/Youle d. Bruce-May/van Praagh 6-4 5-7 6-0
Colegate/Tyrell d. Craddock/Edgington 6-2 8-10 6-0

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Beamish/McNair 6-1 6-2
Chambers/McKane d. Dransfield/Hogarth 6-2 6-0
Austin/Colyer d. Goss/Vlasto 7-5 8-6
Rose/Youle d. Colegate/Tyrell 6-3 4-6 9-7

Semifinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Chambers/McKane 6-1 6-2
Austin/Colyer d. Rose/Youle 8-6 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer 6-3 6-1

Finalists Colyer (left) and Austin-dubbed "The Babes" by the British public





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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Diddie Vlasto (Fra)/Rene Lacoste (Fra) d. Winifred McNair/Albert Prebble 2-6 9-7 6-1
Vera Youle/Gerald Sherwell (SA) d. Joan Reid-Thomas/Leslie Godfree 2-6 6-4 8-6
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Ernest Lamb d. Doris Craddock/George Watt 6-3 6-3
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Lewis Deane d. Ermyntrude Harvey/Brian Norton (SA) 11-9 6-1
Phyllis Covell/Max Woosnam d. Ellinor Weston/Charles Roupell 6-3 3-6 6-1
Vere Elliott/Ambrode Dudley d. Norah Middleton/J.A. Dean 6-4 6-2
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard d. Mrs A.A. Hall/R.G. Bernard 2-6 6-3 6-1
Eleanora Sears (US)/Bill Johnston (US) d. Mrs D. Harvey/Major T. Moss 6-4 10-8

Enid Clark/Basil Henty (Aus) d. Alice Hudleston/Antonio Jimenez 6-3 6-2
Miss M.K. Taylor/Percy Oakley d. Joan Austin/Norman Dicks 3-6 6-4 6-3
Kitty McKane/William Crawley d. Mrs Gunter/Cecil Campbell (Ire) 6-2 6-8 6-2
Peggy Ingram/Alfred Ingram d. Dorothea Chambers/Donald Greig 6-1 7-5
Winifred Beamish/Frank Fisher (NZ) d. Miss E. Kelsey/Bill Swinden 6-2 6-2
Molla Mallory (US)/Vinnie Richards (US) d. Kathleen Lidderdale/P.C. Chase 6-3 2-6 6-2
Ariadne Rodocanachi/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) d. Nancy Heath/Noel Heath 6-4 6-4
Ada Hollick/Frank Wallers d. Leslie Bancroft (US)/J.T. Baines 2-6 6-4 6-2

Enid Head/Harold Aitken d. Hazel Hogarth/George Thomas 6-2 6-3
Katherine Parbury/Humphrey Milford d. Joan Hextall/George Golding 6-3 6-3
Evelyn Colyer/Patrick Whealtey d. Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe 4-6 7-5 7-5
Mabel Clayton/Roper Barrett d. Weeta Donaldson/E.C. Williams 6-3 6-3
Jessie Colegate/Jean Borotra (Fra) d. Peggy Dransfield/Charles Gordon Smith 7-5 6-2
Leslie Cadle/Clive Branfoot d. Mary McIlquham/Clinton McIlquham 6-8 7-5 6-3
Dorothy Holman/Alex Blair d. Louise Bull/Eric Portlock 9-7 3-6 6-3
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett d. Marie Hazel/Ernest Bisseker 7-5 6-4

Phoebe Holcroft/Ali Hassan Fyzee (Ind) d. Claire Beckingham/Alex Drew 1-6 6-1 6-2
Eleanor Goss (US)/John Gilbert d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Teddy Higgs 6-3 6-0
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Aurea Edgington/Andrew Asthalter (US) 6-3 6-1
Joy Coote/Harold Price (Ire) d. Molly Welsh/Douglas Watson 4-6 7-5 6-4
Madeline O'Neill/Arthur Berger d. Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato 6-3 6-4
Christine Tyrell/Charles Sedgwick d. Mrs Herriott/Pat Spence (SA) 8-6 6-4
Annie Cobb/N. Field d. Maud Jackson (Ire)/Brian Helmore 6-4 8-6
Elizabeth Macready (Fra)/Toto Brugnon (Fra) d. Aimee Reckitt/Ulysses Williams 6-2 8-6

2nd Round

Youle/Sherwell d. Vlasto/Lacoste 6-3 6-2
Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Bouman/Lamb 6-3 4-6 6-3
Covell/Woosnam d. Elliott/Ambrose 6-3 6-1
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Sears/Johnston 7-5 6-4
Clarke/Henty d. Taylor/Oakley 7-5 6-2
McKane/Crawley d. Ingram/Ingram 3-6 10-8 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. Beamish/Fisher 8-6 3-6 6-4
Hollick/Wallers d. Rodocanachi/AA Fyzee 6-4 7-5

Parbury/Milford d. Head/Aitken 6-3 6-4
Colyer/Wheatley d. Clayton/Barrett 6-3 4-6 6-4
Colegate/Borotra d. Cadle/Branfoot 6-1 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Holman/Blair 6-1 6-4
Goss/Gilbert d. Holcroft/AH Fyzee 6-4 7-5
Lenglen/Washer d. Coote/Price 6-4 6-4
O' Neill/Berger d. Tyrell/Sedgwick 9-7 6-4
Macready/Brugnon d. Cobb/Field 2-6 6-2 6-1

3rd Round

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Youle/Sherwell 6-3 6-3
Satterthwaite/Hillyard d. Covell/Woosnam 6-4 6-3
McKane/Crawley d. Clarke/Henty 3-6 6-2 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. Hollick/Wallers 6-4 6-1

Colyer/Wheatley d. Parbury/Milford 6-3 9-7
Ryan/Lycett d. Colegate/Borotra 6-3 6-4
Lenglen/Washer d. Goss/Gilbert 6-2 6-2
Macready/Brugnon d. O' Neill/Berger 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Satterthwaite/Hillyard 8-6 4-6 6-3
Mallory/Richards d. McKane/Crawley 3-6 6-4 6-3
Ryan/Lycett d. Colyer/Wheatley 10-8 6-4
Lenglen/Washer d. Macready/Brugnon 6-3 6-2

Semifinals

Shepherd-Barron/Deane d. Mallory/Richards 5-7 6-3 6-4
Ryan/Lycett d. Lenglen/Washer 7-5 6-3

Final

Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Lewis Deane 6-4 7-5

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Draw notes:

Aimee Reckitt=Mrs MB Reckitt

Missing full names for:

Mrs E Bousfield
Mrs Bruce-May
Mrs GB Goodes (any connection to Mrs GB Goode who competed in Australia in 1924?)
Mrs Robert Grisar (Bel)=Mrs LR Grisar
Mrs Gunter
Mrs A.A. Hall
Miss F. M. Haldane
Mrs D. Harvey (could she be any relation to Ermyntrude Harvey?)
Mrs Herriott
Miss K. Kelsey
Miss K.M. Mariott
Mrs N. McArthur (SA)
Miss E. McDonald
Mrs J. O'Neill
Mrs J.B. Perrett
Miss M.K. Taylor
Mrs Van Praagh (doubles only)

Missing full names for following males:

JT Baines
RG Bernard (India)
PC Chase
JA Dean
N Field
Major T. Moss (an author on tennis and squash)
EC Williams (could be related to Dr Ernest "Ulysses" Williams)

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Sources:

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

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Summary:

From the London 'Times', Saturday, July 7, 1923:

"Lawn Tennis – The Championships – Mlle Lenglen wins again

"From our Special Correspondent

"There was another perfect afternoon yesterday at Wimbledon and another large crowd. They saw Mlle Suzanne Lenglen pass to her fifth championship with serene assurance […]

"At the end of the final round of the Ladies' Championship the title remained in the firm keeping of the holder. Miss Kathleen McKane won two games from Mlle Lenglen in each of the two sets, and as she stood up to her for 37 minutes she earned some such recognition as a silver medal. Every now and then she hit clean and hard to the backhand line high up and scored a point decisively, but this stroke hardly once brought her the complementary volley which she had a right to expect. If Mlle Lenglen reached the ball, there would be a long low lob or a passing drive which found a clean passage. Miss McKane was not allowed to make much use of her best stroke – her volley; Mlle Lenglen's being what it was, it would have been suicide to go up.

"To look at Mlle Lenglen alone was to think her on the defensive; there seemed to be no aggressiveness in the unhurried sweep of her driving, and she appeared content that the ball should fall within such easy reach for her stroke; then one looked at Miss McKane and saw that she was running hard for the ball. Taking the hitter as the apex of a triangle, Miss McKane had to cover between any two of her strokes a base twice as wide as Mlle Lenglen's. Sooner or later she broke down under the relentless pressure.

"The first game went to Mlle Lenglen after rallies which were typical of the match. At the end of one long rally Miss McKane came up on a deep hit and could not quite reach the perfect backhand drive which she was required to intercept. This was a 'vantage game; in the next game Mlle Lenglen had worked up to the economical speed she was to maintain for the remainder of the match; in addition, she showed her suppleness of body in returning a net-cord and her coolness of mind in an unexpected lob.

"Five games to the good, Mlle Lenglen shaped a little carelessly at the last stroke of the sixth, and Miss McKane was accorded the well-earned relief of a game. Helped by two brave volleys, Miss McKane won the next game, and then Mlle Lenglen showed that she, too, could volley, and ran out.

"In the second game of the next set Miss McKane raised hopes of a struggle. She got in her smash at last, and although she missed another – the one easy chance she was allowed in the match – she got a bonus of a double fault and made it one-all. The fifth game she won to love with fine strokes. Mlle Lenglen retaliated with a trifle more width in her driving; Miss McKane fought her way twice to within a point of the last game; quickly Mlle Lenglen pulled her back, and before one realised that the Championship was decided both ladies were facing a platoon of photographers.

"What we like to see is the winning stroke made from a losing position, and this is the one aesthetic delight which Mlle Lenglen usually withholds from us. In direction and length her strokes are consistently perfect; but nine out of ten of them look easy to make – in the sense that, if they can be made at all, it is the most easy to make them in the position in which the ball finds her waiting.

"Most of her problems are solved by the perfection of her method before ever her racket comes forward. Her long arm will move inwards or outwards and up and down in response to any slight eccentricities of the bounce without any obvious movement of the body. With beginners the body is apt to be in the way; they are obviously tucked up as they strike; one cannot imagine Mlle Lenglen tucked up – it would be a contradiction in terms. Her body is never in the way; at the last moment all its supple power runs smoothly down her arm into the racket head as the ball is struck. She is never spasmodic; if compelled to retreat she can be seen – like Camilla – aiming her dart in flight; and it always strikes home."
 

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6,350 Posts
1924

Dates: June 23 -July 5
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Marie Hazel d. Ruth Watson 6-1 4-6 6-1
Eleanor Rose d. Gladys Hutchings (Ber) 6-3 6-0
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d. Dorothy Hill 8-6 6-0
Hilda Wallis d. Edith Sigourney (US) 3-6 6-2 8-6
Phyllis Satterthwaite d. Eleanor Goss (US) 6-4 6-4
Christine Tyrell d. Joy Coote 6-2 6-3
Kathleen Lidderdale d. Agnes Tuckey 2-6 6-4 retired
Doris Craddock d. Joan Ridley 6-4 6-3

Helen Wills (US) d. Lilian Scharman (US) 6-1 6-0
Peggy Dransfield d. Louise Bull 4-6 6-1 6-4
Mary McIlquham d. Helen Eddis 6-1 6-2
Aurea Edgington d. Naomi Feilden 6-3 6-1
Jessie Colegate d. Ellinor Weston 6-4 6-3
Ariadne Rodocanachi d. Cecily Walters default
Evelyn Colyer d. Elizabeth Macready (Fra) 8-6 6-1
Winifred Beamish d. Norah Middleton 6-0 6-0

Marion Jessup (US) d. Mrs M. Hasler (Ind) 6-1 6-2
Joan Barrett d. Mrs LC Pitman 6-1 6-3
Phoebe Holcroft d. Miss MK Taylor 6-4 6-3
Margaret Haughton (Ire) d. Joan Austin 2-6 6-3 6-2
Kitty McKane d. Blanche Colston 6-4 4-6 6-1
Molla Mallory (US) d. Ermyntrude Harvey 7-5 6-3
Honor Woolrych d. Mrs M Monk (Sui) 6-1 6-4
Mildred Coles d. Molly Welsh 6-3 6-2

Edith Clarke d. Eleanor Sears (US) 6-1 6-2
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis 6-0 6-0
Hazel Wightman (US) d. Winifred McNair 6-2 7-5
Hildegarde Saunders-Taylor d. Miss I Haselden (Can) 6-0 6-0
Phyllis Covell d. Dorothy Holman 4-6 6-4 6-0
Joan Reid-Thomas d. Miss KM Marriott 9-7 6-4
Mabel Parton d. Kea Bouman (Neth) 6-1 2-6 8-6
Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Peggy Bouverle 6-0 6-0

2nd Round

Rose d. Hazel 6-1 6-1
Shepherd-Barron d. Wallis 6-0 6-1
Satterthwaite d. Tyrrell 6-1 6-4
Craddock d. Lidderdale 6-1 6-3
Wills d. Dransfield 6-0 6-2
Edgington d. McIlquham 6-8 6-3 7-5
Colegate d. Rodocanachi 6-0 6-0
Colyer d. Beamish 6-3 6-4

Jessup d. Barrett 6-0 6-2
Holcroft d. Haughton 6-1 9-7
Mckane d. Mallory 6-1 6-0
Woolrych d. Coles 12-10 2-6 6-3
Lenglen d. Clarke 6-0 6-0
Wightman d. Saunders-Taylor 6-0 6-2
Covell d. Reid-Thomas 6-1 6-1
Ryan d. Parton 6-4 8-6

3rd Round

Shepherd-Barron d. Rose 6-2 6-4
Satterthwaite d. Craddock 6-1 6-1
Wills d. Edgington 6-2 6-2
Colegate d. Colyer 6-3 6-3

Jessup d. Holcroft 6-1 6-3
McKane d. Woolrych 4-6 6-0 6-0
Lenglen d. Wightman 6-0 6-0
Ryan d. Covell 6-4 7-5

Quarterfinals

Satterthwaite d. Shepherd-Barron 6-4 10-8
Wills d. Colegate 6-1 6-0
McKane d. Jessup 6-1 6-3
Lenglen d. Ryan 6-2 6-8 6-4

Semifinals

Wills d. Satterthwaite 6-2 6-1
McKane d. Lenglen default

Final

Kitty McKane d. Helen Wills 4-6 6-4 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=38)


1st Round

Phoebe Holcroft/Naomi Jackson Feidlen-bye
Mildred Coles/Joan Ridley-bye
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Claire Beckingham/Elma Beckingham-bye
Mrs M Hasler (Ind)/Mrs J O'Neill-bye
Irene Maltby/Eleanor Rose-bye
Hildegarde Saunders Taylor/Eleonora Sears (US)-bye
Dorothy Chambers/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron-bye

Lilian Scharman (US)/Edith Sigourney (US)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Elizabeth Macready (Fra)-bye
Kathleen Lidderdale/Mary McIlquham-bye
Phyllis Covell/Kitty McKane-bye
Mrs Bruce May/Mrs van Praagh d. Joan Barrett/Joyce Brown 3-6 6-2 6-2
Winifred Beamish/Marie Hazel d. Helen Eddis/Mrs Gregson default
Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott d. Mrs E Bousfield/Clara Kalber 1-6 6-1 6-4
Peggy Dransfield/Hazel Hogarth d. Miss KM Mariott/Miss OM Walker 6-3 2-6 6-2

Mrs. IF Elliott/Hilda Wallis (Ire) d. Phylis Radcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt 6-4 1-6 6-4
Peggy Bouverie/Dorothy Hill d. Margaret Haughton (Ire)/Maude Jackson (Ire) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Joy Coote/Katherine Parbury d. Ariadne Rodocanachi/Miss MK Taylor 6-4 6-8 6-4
Winifred McNair/Ruth Watson d. Mary Burgess-Smith/Aimee Reckitt 6-2 7-5
Ermyntrude Harvey/Phyllis Satterthwaite-bye
Norah Middleton/Molly Welsh-bye
Jessie Colegate/Christine Tyrrell-bye
Eleanor Goss (US)/Marion Jessup (US)-bye

Joan Reid Thomas/Ellinor Weston-bye
Mrs Bisgood/Mildred Guyer-bye
Enid Clarke/Enid Head-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Violet Pinckney/Hilary Stebbing-bye
Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer-bye
Doris Craddock/Mabel Parton-bye
Hazel Wightman (US)/Helen Wills (US)-bye

Second Round

Coles/Ridley d. Holcroft/Feidlen 6-4 6-1
Lumley-Ellis/Tuckey d. Beckingham/Beckingham 6-3 8-6
Maltby/Rose d. Hasler/O'Neill 3-6 6-0 6-4
Chambers/Shepherd Barron d. Saunders Taylor/Sears 6-1 6-0
Bouman/Macready d. Scharman/Sigourney 6-3 6-1
Covell/McKane d. Lidderdale/McIlquham 6-4 6-2
Beamish/Hazel d. Bruce May/van Praagh 6-0 6-2
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Hollick/C. Marriott 6-3 6-1

Bouverie/Hill d. Elliot/Wallis 4-6 6-4 6-2
McNair/Watson d. Coote/Parbury 4-6 6-3 6-3
Harvey/Satterthwaite d. Middleton/Welsh 6-0 6-3
Goss/Jessup d. Colegate/Tyrrell 6-4 6-3
Thomas/Weston d. Bisgood/Guyer 6-1 7-5
Lenglen/Ryan d. Clarke/Head 6-0 6-3
Joan Austin/Evelyn Colyer d. Pinckney/Stebbing 6-1 6-2
Wightman/Wills d. Craddock/Parton 6-4 6-0

Third Round

Lumley-Ellis/Tuckey d. Coles/Ridley 6-2 6-4
Shepherd Baron/Chambers d. Maltby/Rose 6-2 6-4
Covell/McKane d. Bouman/Macready 6-3 6-3
Beamish/Hazel d. Dransfield/Hogarth 6-3 6-1

Bouverie/Hill d. McNair/Watson 6-3 9-7
Goss/Jessup d. Harvey/Satterthwaite 6-3 9-7
Lenglen/Ryan d. Reid Thomas/Weston 6-3 6-1
Wightman/Wills d. Austin/Colyer 6-2 6-4

Quarterfinals

Shepherd Baron/Chambers d. Lumley Ellis/Tuckey 6-3 8-6
Covell/McKane d. Beamish/Hazel 7-5 6-1
Goss/Jessup d. Bouverie/Hill 6-2 2-6 9-7
Wightman/Wills d. Lenglen/Ryan default

Semifinals

Covell/McKane d. Shepherd-Barron/Chambers 6-4 3-6 6-4
Wightman/Wills d. Goss/Jessup 8-6 6-4

Final

Hazel Wightman/Helen Wills d. Phyllis Covell/Kitty McKane 6-4 6-4

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

First Round

Joan Reid-Thomas/Ernest Charlton d. Beatrice Brown/Saeed-Mohammed Hadi (Ind) 6-3 6-2
Norah Middleton/JF Park (NZ) d. Irene Peacock (NZ)/John Peacock (NZ) 6-1 3-6 6-2
Lilian Scharman (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d. Phoebe Holcroft/Vincent Burr 10-8 6-3
Naomi Jackson Feilden/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Molly Welsh/LF Davin default
Doreen Busby/Gordon Crole-Rees d. Edith Clarke/St John Evers 4-6 6-2 6-1
Agnes Tuckey/Brian Helmore d. Annis Cobb/George Golding 6-1 4-6 8-6
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Leslie Godfree d. Dorothy Hill/Gerald Sherwell (SA) 6-1 3-6 6-3
Marie Hazel/EG Bisseker d. Mabel Parton/Theodore Mavrogordato 9-7 7-5

Eleanor Goss (US)/Watty Washburn (US) d. Ariadne Rodocanachi/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) 6-1 6-1
Phyllis Covell/Max Woosnam d. Joy M Coote/George Stoddart 7-5 6-0
Joan Ridley/Sydney Jacob (Ind) d. Mrs IFL Elliot/IFW Elliott 6-3 6-1
Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe d. Eleanora Sears(US)/Cornelius Bryan (Neth) 6-1 6-1
Christine Tyrell/Roland Poland d. Peggy Bouverie/Alfred Ingram 6-4 6-1
Winifred Beamish/Cyril Eames d. Katherine Parbury/HS Milford 6-2 6-0
Joan Barrett/Julian Lezard (SA) d. Nancy Radcliffe-Platt/Charles Kingsley default
Suzanne Lenglen (Fr)/Jean Borotra (Fr) d. OM Walker/George Fletcher 6-0 6-1

Maude Jackson (Ire)/Shirley Dillon (Ire) d. Enid Head/Jose Maria Alonso (Sp) 6-3 7-5
Claire Beckingham/Alexander Drew d. E Kelsey/Bill Swinden 7-5 6-1
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jack Hillyard d. Helen Bourne/James Bayley (Aus) 6-4 9-7
Hazel Wightman/Dick Williams (US) d. Ellinor Weston/Charles Roupell 6-0 6-3
Kitty McKane/John Gilbert d. Sylvia Lumley Ellis/Teddy Higgs 6-3 7-5
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Joan Austin/Pat Spence (SA) 4-6 6-4 6-1
Molla Mallory (US)/Jack Condon (SA) d. Hilary Stebbing/Gerard Leembruggen (Neth) 6-3 6-0
Edith Sigourney (US)/Carl Fischer d. Hazel Hogarth/Sir George Thomas 6-3 6-2

Ermyntrude Harvey/Ernest T Lamb d. Irene Malby/Eric Portlock default
Jessie Colegate/Ambrose Dudley d. Elizabeth Macready (Fr)/Paul Feret (Fr) 6-4 6-1
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d. Honor Woolrych/Frank Fisher (NZ) 7-5 6-4
Evelyn Colyer/John Wheatley d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Donald Greig 9-7 3-6 6-3
Mrs Bruce May/Aubrey Willard (Aus) d. Winifred McNair/Arthur Berger 6-4 3-6 6-2
Doris Craddock/Noel Turnbull d. I Haselden (Can)/Charlie Leslie (Can) 6-1 6-0
Ruth Watson/BL Cameron d. Hilda Wallis/AH McCormick 6-4 4-6 6-4
Marion Jessup (US)/Vinnie Richards (US) d. Peggy Dransfield/Georges Watson (Bel) 6-4 6-3

2nd Round

Middleton/Park d. Reid-Thomas/Charlton 6-3 8-6
Scharman/Hunter d. Feilden/Washer 8-6 5-7 8-6
Bushy/Crole-Rees d. Tuckey/Helmore 7-5 6-3
Shepherd-Barron/Godfree d. Hazel/Bisseker 6-3 6-3
Covell/Woosnam d. Goss/Washburn 4-6 6-4 6-1
Rose/Radcliffe d. Ridley/Jacob 6-4 6-3
Tyrell/Poland d. Beamsih/Eames 4-6 6-3 6-3
Lenglen/Borotra d. Barrett/Lezard 6-0 6-1

Jackson/Dillon d. Beckingham/Drew 8-6 6-4
Wightman/Williams d. Satterthwaite/Hillyard 8-6 7-5
McKane/Gilbert d. Ryan/Lycett ????
Mallory/Condon d. Sigourney/C Fischer 6-3 6-4
Harvey/Lamb d. Colegate/Dudley 6-3 3-6 6-3
Colter/Wheatley d. Bouman/Timmer 6-2 9-7
Craddock/Turnbull d. Bruce May/Willard 6-3 6-0
V Richards/ Jessup d. BL Cameron/ R Watson 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

Scharman/Hunter d. Middleton/JF Park 6-4 2-6 6-1
Shepherd-Barron/Godfree d. Bushy/Crole-Rees 8-6 6-4
Covell/Woosnam d. Rose/Radcliffe 6-3 6-8 6-4
Lenglen/Borotra d. Tyrell/Poland 6-2 6-3

Wightman/Williams d. Jackson/Dillon 6-4 6-3
McKane/Gilbert d. Mallory/Condon 6-3 6-2
Harvey/Lamb d. Colyer/Wheatley 3-6 6-2 6-2
Craddock/Turnbull d. Jessup/Richards 6-3 4-6 6-1

Quarterfinals

Shepherd-Barron/Godfree d. Scharman/Hunter 9-7 7-5
Covell/Woosnam d. Lenglen/Borotra default
McKane/Gilbert d. Wightman/Williams 5-7 6-2 6-2
Harvey/Lamb d. Craddock/Turnbull 3-6 6-3 7-5

Semifinals

Shepherd-Barron/Godfree d. Covell/Woosnam 6-4 4-6 6-4
McKane/Gilbert d. Harvey/Lamb 6-2 6-4

Final

Kitty McKane/John Gilbert d. Dorothy Shepherd Barron/Leslie Godfree 6-3 3-6 6-3

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Draw notes:

Mildred Guyer=Mrs A.K. Guyer
Macready=married name of Elizabeth d'Ayen.

Missing Names

Mrs B.L. Bisgood (doubles)
Mrs. I.F. Elliott
Mrs E. Bousfield
Mrs Gregson
Miss I. Haselden (Can)
Mrs M. Hasler (Ind)
Miss K.M. Mariott
Mrs Bruce May
Mrs Monk (Sui)
Mrs J. O'Neill
Mrs L.C. Pitman
Miss M.K. Taylor
Mrs van Praagh
Miss O.M. Walker

Male players

St John Evers=CES Evers
Higgs, Teddy= (E)dward Higgs
Peacock, John=John Campbell Peacock of New Zealand. His wife is Margaret (nee Simpson) Peacock.
Swindon, Bill=WM Swindon

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Sources:


http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1924_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1924_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1924_MX_A4.pdf


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Summary:

With the Olympic Games following soon after in Paris this Wimbledon attracted many foreign contestants. This was the first time 4 overseas women made the quarters.

Lenglen had pulled out of the French Nationals, spiking rumors she might skip Wimbledon. The organizers worry she might not come, for her matches bring in so many fans that only centre court or Court One will do for La Diva.

Lenglen glides through until the second set of her QF with doubles partner Liz Ryan. Elizabeth holds on, smashing her way out of difficulty at 5-5 and closing out the set at 8-6. "The crowd erupted." It is Lenglen's first set dropped since 1921. Ryan stays on the attack in the third, driving games to 3-4 before Lenglen wins it on what many considered a bad call. Many cheers follow the two as they leave the court.

Two days later she officially withdrew on doctor's advice-missing the chance to play Helen Wills for the first time. She also withdrew from the Olympic Games in Paris and does not enter another event for all of 1924.

Kitty Mckane takes advantage by winning a thrilling 3 set final over Wills. Helen barely fails to annex a Wimbledon crown on her first attempt. In her autobio 15-30 she says this was the first and last match she ever cried over losing.

In doubles Wightman and Wills prove impossible to beat. The final was contested under very windy conditions. Hazel lobbed to perfection despite the risks, and her tactics left Wills with many balls that the young American swated for outright winners. Covell served several double faults, one to lose the first set.
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1925

June 23-July 3
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London
Surface: Grass

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Singles (Draw=64)


1st Round

Phyllis Satterwaithe d. Gladys Seel 6-1 6-2
Beatrice Brown [Q] d. Margaretha Canters (Neth) 3-6 6-1 6-0
Kathleen Bridge d. Myrtle Melody (NZ) 6-3 6-0
Kitty McKane d. Gwen Sterry 6-3 6-1
Millicent Pitt (SA) d. Miss L Dixon default
Esna Boyd (Aus) d. Cristobel Hardie 6-2 6-0
Agnes Tuckey d. Peggy Dransfield 6-3 7-5
Mabel Mavrogordato d. Claire Beckingham [Q] 7-5 2-6 6-2

Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Joyce Brown 6-3 6-4
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Aurea Edgington default
Elsie Goldsack [Q] d. Blanche Colston default
Louise Bull d. Naomi Feilden 2-6 6-1 6-0
Yolande Gough (Ind) d. Anne Townsend (US) 6-3 7-5
Enid Head d. Aimee Reckitt 6-2 6-2
Mary Cambridge [Q] d. Gwen Utz (Aus) default
Winifred Beamish d. Irene Maltby [Q] 6-0 6-2

Joan Fry d. Norah Middleton 6-3 6-2
Peggy Saunders d. Joan Ridley 6-1 6-0
Christin Tyrell d. Eileen Bennett [Q] 7-5 6-8 7-5
Winifred Lowe(SA) d. Joan Reid-Thomas 8-6 13-11
Mrs JL Colegate d. Mrs Bruce May 6-2 6-4
Evelyn Colyer d. Ermyntrude Harvey 6-2 6-4
Daphne Akhurst(Aus) d. Ellinor Weston 6-3 7-5
Doris Craddock d. Mrs MP Tomlinson (Ire) 6-2 2-6 6-2

Marguerite Billout (Fra) d. Joan Lycett 4-6 6-3 11-9
Violet Pinckney d. Violet Southam [Q] 9-7 6-2
Floris St. George (Aus) d. Sybil Johnson [Q] 2-6 6-2 6-2
Marie Hazel d. Edith Clarke 6-4 6-3
Mary McIlquham d. Ruth Watson 6-4 5-7 7-5
Eleanor Rose d. Mabel Clayton 6-3 5-7 6-3
Anna Harper (US) d. Phoebe Watson 6-2 8-6
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis 4-6 6-3 6-1

2nd Round

Satterwaithe d. Brown [Q] 6-2 6-1
McKane d. Bridge 6-0 6-1
Boyd d. Pitt 6-2 6-2
Tuckey d. Mavrogordato 6-2 retired
Lenglen d. Ryan 6-2 6-0
Goldsack [Q] d. Bull 6-2 6-3
Head d. Gough 6-2 6-0
Beamish d. Cambridge [Q] 6-0 6-0

Fry d. Saunders 6-1 6-4
Lowe d. Tyrell 7-5 8-6
Colyer d. Colegate 2-6 10-8 6-2
Akhurst d. Craddock 7-5 5-7 6-4
Billout d. Pinckney 6-4 6-2
Hazel d. St. George 4-6 7-5 6-3
McIlquham d. Rose 6-4 6-2
Harper d. Bouman 6-3 6-1

3rd Round

McKane d. Satterwaithe 6-3 6-1
Boyd d. Tuckey 3-6 6-1 6-3
Lenglen d. Goldsack [Q] 6-1 6-0
Beamish d. Head 6-4 6-4

Fry d. Lowe 7-5 6-1
Akhurst d. Colyer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Billout d. Hazel 6-3 3-6 6-2
McIlquaham d. Harper 6-4 1-6 13-11

Quarterfinals

McKane d. Boyd 6-1 6-1
Lenglen d. Beamish 6-0 6-0
Fry d. Akhurst 2-6 6-4 6-3
Billout d. McIlquaham 6-3 6-3

Semifinals


Lenglen d. McKane 6-0 6-0
Fry d. Billout 6-2 4-6 6-3

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Joan Fry 6-2 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=39)

1st Round

Mrs. Bruce May/Mrs van Praagh-bye
Joan Ridley/Ellinor Weston-bye
Geraldine Ramsey Beamish/Enid Clark-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Margaretha Canters (Neth)-bye
Elizabeth Macready (Fra)/Agnes Tuckey-byre
Ariadne Rodocanachi/Miss MK Taylor-bye
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Ruth Watson-bye
Yolande Gough (Ind)/Beryl Morrison-bye

Evelyn Phayre/Marion Phayre [Q]-bye
Claire Beckingham/Elma Beckingham-bye
Esna Boyd (Aus)/Lorna Utz (Aus)-bye
Mabel Clayton/Mrs MP Tomlinson (Ire)-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Evelyn Colyer/Joan Lycett 6-0 6-4
Mrs JL Colegate/Christine Tyrrell d. Eileen Bennett/Dorothy Kemmis-Betty 6-2 6-4
Peggy Dransfield/Hazel Hogarth d. Ada Hollick/Cecily Marriott 5-7 6-2 7-5
Betty Dix/Phoebe Watson d. Doris Craddock/Mabel Mavrogordato 7-5 5-7 6-3

Dorothy Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey d. Vera Youle/Eleanor Rose 6-1 6-1
Nancy Radcliffe-Platt/Phyllis Radcliffe/ d. Anne Townsend (US)/Miss L Dixon 6-4 6-0
Myrtle Melody (NZ)/Floris St. George (Aus) d. Marie Hazel/Norah Middleton 4-6 6-4 6-3
Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Sylvia Harper (Aus)-bye
Mildred Guyer/Gwen Sterry-bye
Mrs A Clayton/Dorothy Holman-bye
Mrs J O'Neill/Hillary Stebbing-bye
Mary Burgess Smith/Cristobel Hardie-bye

WinifredLowe (SA)/Millicent Pitt (SA)-bye
Peggy Bouverie/Joan Reid-Thomas-bye
Joan Barrett/Joyce Brown-bye
Mrs DC Bousfield/Clara Kalber-bye
Enid Head/Irene Maltby-bye
Joan Fry/Sylvia Lumley-Ellis-bye
Kathleen Bridge/Mary McIlquham (Neth)-bye
Kitty McKane/Peggy Saunders-bye

2nd Round

Ridley/Weston d. Bruce May/van Praagh 3-6 9-7 10-8
Beamish/Clark d. Bouman/Canters 6-2 7-5
Macready/Tuckey d. Rodocanachi/Taylor default
Satterthwaite/R Watson d. Gough/Morrison 6-1 6-1
Phayre/Phayre d. Beckingham/Beckingham 1-6 8-6 8-6
Boyd/Utz d. Clayton/Tomlinson (6-1 6-2
Lenglen/Ryan d. Colegate/Tyrrell 6-0 6-2
Dransfield/Hogarth d. Dix/P Watson 6-2 2-6 8-6

Chambers/Harvey d. Radcliffe Platt/Radcliffe 6-2 6-2
Akhurst/Harper d. Melody/St. George 6-2 6-3
Guyer/Sterry d. Mrs A Clayton/Holman 7-9 6-4 6-0
Mrs J O'Neill/Stebbing d. Burgess Smith/Hardie 6-2 6-1
Lowe/Pitt d. Bouverie/Reid-Thomas 6-2 6-2
Barrett/Brown d. Bousfield/Kalber 4-6 6-3 6-3
Fry/Lumley-Ellis d. Head/IMaltby 3-6 6-0 6-0
Bridge/McIlquham d. McKane/Saunders 6-3 7-5

3rd Round

Ramsey Beamish/Clarke d. Ridley/Weston 6-4 6-1
Macready/Tuckey d. Satterthwaite/R Watson 7-5 6-4
Boyd/Utz d. Phayre/Phayre 6-3 6-2
Lenglen/Ryan d. Dransfield/Hogarth 6-2 6-2

Chambers/Harvey d. Akhurst/Harper 6-4 6-1
Guyer/Sterry d. O'Neill/Stebbing 6-4 6-1
Lowe/Pitt d. Barrett/Brown 4-6 6-3 6-4
Bridge/McIlquham d. Fry/Ellis 5-7 6-4 6-3

Quarterfinals

Ramsey Beamish/Clarke d. Macready/Tuckey 6-3 9-7
Lenglen/Ryan d Boyd/Utz 6-0 6-2
Chambers/Harvey d. Guyer/Sterry 6-1 6-3
Bridge/McIlquham d. Lowe/Pitt 6-2 4-6 6-1

Semifinals

Lenglen/Ryan d. Ramsey Beamish/Clarke 6-0 6-2
Bridge/McIlquham d. Chambers/Harvey 6-1 2-6 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Elizabeth Ryan d. Kathleen Bridge/Mary McIlquham 6-2 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round


Dorothea Lambert Chambers/John Patrick Wheatley d Mildred Coles/Rev WHM Aitken 9-7 6-0
Margeretha Canters (Neth)/Cornelis Bryan (Neth) d Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Frank Jarvis 6-3 7-5
Joan Fry/Horace Keats-Lester d Mrs Keith Buchanan/Donald Grieg 6-1 6-0
Mrs JL Colegate/Gerald Sherwell (SA) d Heathcote/Saeed Mohammed Hadi (Ind) 6-4 6-2
Eileen Bennett/Charles Kingsley d Cristobel Hardie/Irving H. Wheatcroft 7-5 6-2
Anna Harper (US)/Ernest T Lamb d Olive Stebbing/Erik Von Braun (Swe) 4-6 7-5 6-2
Marguerite Billout (Fra)/Henri Cochet (Fra) d Agnes Tuckey/Vincent Burr 6-3 6-1
Phyllis Satterthwaite/Jean Washer (Bel) d Kathleen Bridge/Ernest Jonklaas (US) 10-8 8-6

Evelyn Colyer/Pat Spence (SA) d. Ruth Watson/Maurice Summerson 62 61
Millicent Pitt (SA)/Sydney Jacob (Ind) d. Myrtle Melody (NZ)/Bill Melody (NZ) 6-2 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Count Umberto de Morpurgo (It) d Ermyntrude Harvey/Gordon Crole-Rees 6-4 6-3
Esna Boyd (Aus)/Rodney Heath (Aus) d Mabel Clayton/Leslie Godfree 6-1 7-5
Eleanor Rose/GR Ashton d Ellinor Weston/Charles Roupell 7-5 7-5
Joan Reid-Thomas/Arthur Berger d Mrs MP Tomlinson (Ire)/Charles Scroope (Ire) 6-3 6-4
Peggy Saunders/Lewis Michell d Beatrice C Brown/Francis Stowe 4-6 6-4 6-3
Mrs Bruce May/Bill Swindon d. Elma M Beckingham/HF Hunt 4-6 6-4 6-3

Geraldine Ramsey Beamish/Cyril Eames d Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Nigel Sharpe 6-2 6-1
Edith Clarke/ENW Oliver (Mal) d Dorothy Hill/George TC Watt 6-3 6-3
Phylis Radcliffe/George Fletcher d Vera Youle/Cecil Tindell Green 6-4 6-4
Mary McIlquham (Neth)/Clinton McIlquham d. Claire Beckingham/Ambrose Dudley 3-6 6-2 6-2
Irene Maltby/JG Hogan d. Mrs Cecily Marriott/Fassett Burnett 6-3 10-8
Joan Lycett/Randolph Lycett (Aus) d. Winifred Lowe (SA)/Nelson Cruze (Brz) 6-3 6-3
Gwen Sterry/CH Watson d. Doris Craddick/Frank Fisher (NZ) 6-1 7-5
Peggy Bouverie/Alfred Ingram d. Naomi Bannister Feilden/H Cyril Eltringham 7-5 9-7

Marie Hazel/Jack Hillyard d. Mabel Mavrogordato/Charles St John Evers 6-0 8-6
Christine Tyrrell/Ronald Poland d. Betty Dix/Harold Aitkin 6-1 5-7 6-4
Suzanne Lenglen (Fr)/Jean Borotra (Fr) d. Enid Head/Robert Pryce-Jones 6-2 6-1
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d. Beryl Morrison/EM Nigel Jones 6-1 6-3
Kitty McKane/Brian Gilbert d. Norah Middleton/Reginald C Knight 6-1 6-4
Doreen Busby/JA Fotheringham (NZ) d. Louise Bull/WT Tucker 8-6 6-4
Phoebe Watson/Royden Dash d. Gwen Utz (Aus)/Barney Utz (Aus) 6-3 6-0
Joan Ridley/Julian Lezard (SA) d. Yolande Gough (Ind)/Eric Andreae (Ind) 7-5 2-6 7-5

2nd Round

Chambers/Wheatley d. Canters/Bryan 6-2 7-5
Colegate/Sherwell d. Fry/Keats-Lester 7-5 1-6 6-2
Harper/Lamb d. Benett/Kingsley 6-2 7-5
Satterthwaite/Washer d. Billout/Cochet 2-6 12-10 6-4
Colyer/Spence d. Pitt/Jacob 6-4 6-4
Ryan/Morpurgo d. Boyd/Heath 6-2 6-2
Reid-Thomas/Berger d. Rose/Ashton 6-3 6-0
Bruce May/Swinden d. Saunders/Michell 3-6 6-4 10-8

Ramsey Beamish/Eames d. Clarke/Oliver 6-1 6-1
Radcliffe/Fletcher d. McIlquham/ McIlquham 6-2 5-7 6-0
Lycett/Lycett d. Maltby/Hogan 6-3 9-7
Bouverie/Ingram d. Sterry/Watson 8-10 6-3 6-1
Tyrrell/Poland d. Hazel/Hillyard 6-2 6-4
Lenglen/Borotra d. Bouman/Timmer 6-3 6-0
McKane/Gilbert d. Busby/Fotheringham 6-0 6-4
M Watson/Dash d. Ridley/Lezard 6-4 6-4

3rd Round


Chambers/Wheatley d. Colegate/Sherwell 8-6 6-4
Satterthwaite/Washer d. Harper/Lamb 6-2 6-2
Ryan/Morpurgo d. Colyer/Spence 6-4 7-5
Reid-Thomas/Berger d. Bruce May/Swinden 6-3 3-6 6-0

Ramsey Beamish/Eames d. Radcliffe/Fletcher 6-2 3-6 6-2
Lycett/Lycett d. Bouverie/Ingram 8-10 6-3 6-1
Lenglen/Borotra d. Tyrrell/Poland 6-1 6-1
McKane/Gilbert d. M Watson/Dash 6-2 6-0

Quarterfinals

Chambers/Wheatley d. Satterthwaite/Washer 3-6 6-2 6-4
Ryan/Morpurgo d. Reid-Thomas/Berger 6-4 6-3
Lycett/Lycett d. Ramsey Beamish/Eames 0-6 6-2 8-6
Lenglen/Borotra d. Mckane/Gilbert 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Ryan/Morpurgo d. Chambers/Wheatley 9-7 6-4
Lenglen/Borotra d. Lycett/Lycett 6-4 5-7 6-3

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Jean Borotra d. Elizabeth Ryan/Umberto de Morpurgo 6-3 6-3

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Draw notes:

The first year qualifying was used for ladies singles.

Joan Barrett=Mrs JA Barrett
Clare Kalber=Miss CI Kalber
Beryl Morrison=Miss BG Morrison
Evelyn Phayre/
Marion K Phayre

Missing full names for

Mrs DC Bousfield/
Mrs Bruce May
Mrs Keith Buchanan (mixed only)
Clara Kalber=Miss CI Kalber
Mrs A Clayton (doubles only)
Mrs JL Colegate
Miss L Dixon
Mrs J O'Neill (doubles only)
Miss MK Taylor (doubles only)
Mrs MP Tomlinson
Mrs van Praagh (doubles only)

Rev WHM Aitken (male player)

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1925_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1925_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1925_MX_A4.pdf

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Summary:
 

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Plainclothes Division
Joined
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6,350 Posts
1926

Singles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Claire Beckingham d. Mary McIlquham 7-5 6-1
Elsa Haylock d. Doris Craddock 6-2 6-3
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra) d. Mary Browne (US) 6-2 6-3
Evelyn Dewhurst (Cey) d. Betty Dix [Q] 11-9 6-4
Lili de Alvarez (Sp) d. Margaret Haughton (Ire) 6-2 6-0
Dorothy Holman[Q] d. Miss E Norman 6-3 6-2
Phoebe Watson d. Ruth Watson 6-0 8-6
Betty Nuthall d. Mary Elliott (Aus) 6-4 5-7 6-2

Joan Fry d. Mrs M Marshall 6-1 6-0
Eileen Bennett d. Weeta Crawshay Williams 6-3 6-2
Aurea Edgington d. Phyllis Whitly 6-4 6-2
Molla Mallory (US) d. Anna McCune (US) 6-1 6-2
Miss GJ Gilder d. Mrs HF Wright (Can) default
Dorothy Hill d. Peggy Saunders 6-1 7-5
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Elsie Goldsack 6-0 6-1
Domini Crosfield d. Helen Wills (US) default

Evelyn Colyer d. Violet Chamberlain [Q] 7-5 6-2
Diddie Vlasto (Fra) d. Peggy Dransfield [Q] 6-1 6-2
Gwen Sterry d. Aimee Reckitt [Q] 6-1 6-3
Maude Jackson (Ire) d. Joan Strawson 3-6 6-3 7-5
Marion Jessup (US) d. Mabel Mavrogordato 6-2 6-4
Helene Contostavlos (Gre) d. Eileen Morle [Q] 6-4 6-1
Winifred Beamish d. Dorothy Shepherd Barron 6-1 6-1
Ruth Stephens (Aus) d. Joan Ridley 5-7 7-5 6-2

Christine Tyrell d. Marjorie Macfarlane (NZ) 6-4 6-4
Cristobel Hardie d. Anna Harper (US) 6-4 6-4
Eleanor Rose d. Enid Broadbridge [Q] 6-4 6-0
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis d. Simone Mathieu (Fra) 6-8 6-4 6-2
Edith Clarke d. Ermyntrude Harvey 7-5 7-5
Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Mrs JL Colegate 6-0 6-4
Honor Woolrych d. Dorothy Rendall default
Kitty Godfree d. Lily von Ellisen (Aut) 6-0 6-0

Second Round

Beckingham d. Haylock 6-4 6-2
Lenglen d. Dewhurst 6-2 6-2
Alvarez d. Holman [Q] 6-4 3-6 6-2
Watson d. Nuthall 6-3 6-0
Fry d. Bennett 6-3 4-6 7-5
Mallory d. Edgington 6-2 6-1
Hill d. Gilder 3-6 6-1 6-2
Bouman d. Crosfield 6-0 6-0

Vlasto d. Colyer 6-4 7-5
Sterry d. Jackson 6-4 6-2
Contostavlos d. Jessup 2-6 6-4 6-4
Beamish d. Stephens 6-0 6-3
Tyrell d. Hardie 4-6 6-2 6-4
Lumley-Ellis d. Rose 2-6 6-1 6-1
Ryan d. Clarke 6-3 6-2
Godfree d. Woolrych 6-2 6-0

Third Round

Beckingham d. Lenglen default
Alvarez d. Watson 6-1 6-3
Mallory d. Fry 4-6 6-4 7-5
Bouman d. Hill 6-3 6-2

Vlasto d. Sterry 3-6 6-3 6-3
Contostavlos d. Beamish 7-5 6-4
Tyrell d. Lumley-Ellis 6-2 1-6 6-0
Godfree d. Ryan 1-6 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Alvarez d. Beckingham 6-2 6-2
Mallory d. Bouman 3-6 7-5 6-3
Vlasto d. Contostavlos 6-3 6-3
Godfree d. Tyrell 6-2 6-0

Semifinals

Alvarez d. Mallory 6-2 6-2
Godfree d. Vlasto 6-4 6-0

Final

Kitty Godfree d. Lili de Alvarez 6-2 4-6 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=41)

1st Round

Joyce Brown/Phoebe Watson-bye
Dorothea Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey-bye
Dorothy Alexander/Isabella Mumford-bye
Elizabeth D'Ayen (Fra)/Agnes Tuckey-bye
Mary Browne (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Diddie Vlasto (Fra)-bye
Enid Broadbridge/Irene Maltby-bye
Mrs EC Mogg/HilaryStebbing-bye

Evelyn Dewhurst (Cey)/Gladys Seel-bye
Mabel Mavrogordato/Muriel Thomas-bye
Mrs JL Colegate/Christine Tyrell-bye
Miss E Norman/Aimee Reckitt d Mary Cambridge/Doris Craddock 4-6 7-5 6-1
Geraldine Beamish/Edith Clarke d Margaret Haughton (Ire)/Maud Jackson (Ire)6-2 6-4
Violet Chamberlain/Aurea Edgington d Louise Bull/Ariadne Rodocanachi 6-3 6-4
Dorothy Kemmis-Betty/Joan Ridley d Madge Valantine/Honor Woolrych 6-4 4-6 6-4
Rlsie Goldsack/Dorothy Holman d Eileen Bennett/Charlotte Sterry 6-1 6-4

Vera Marshall/Heather McFarlane d Mrs Herrriot/Mrs WE Hudleston 6-1 6-3
Mary McIlquham/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron d Betty Dix/Cristobel Hardie 6-1 6-4
Marion Jessup (US)/Molla Mallory (US) d Mrs Bruce May/Mrs Van Praagh 6-3 6-3
Joan Fry/Marie Hazel-bye
Betty Nuthall/Jean Saunders-bye
Anna Harper (US)/Lucy McCune (US)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Simone Mathieu (Fra)-bye
Norma Feilden/Molly Welsh-bye

Phylis Radcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt-bye
Kathleen Bevir/Ruth Watson-bye
Peggy Dransfield/Hazel Hogarth-bye
Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Domini Crosfield-bye
Evelyn Colyer/Kitty Godfree-bye
Mary Elliott (Aus)/Ruth Stephens (Aus)-bye
Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Eleanor Rose-bye
Peggy Bouverie/Joan Strawson-bye

2nd Round

Chambers/Harvey d Brown/Holcroft 6-3 6-4
Ayen/Tuckey d Alexander/Mumford 6-3 6-3
Browne/Ryan d Lenglen/Vlasto 3-6 9-7 6-2
Broadbridge/Maltby d Mogg/Stebbing 13-11 6-0
Dewhurst/Seel d Mavrogordato/Thomas 6-3 5-7 6-1
Colegate/Tyrell d Norman/Reckitt 6-1 6-1
Beamish/Clarke d Chamberlain/Edgington 6-2 6-1
Kemmis-Betty/Ridley d Goldsack/Holman 8-6 5-7 6-2

Fry/Hazel d Jesup/Mallory 6-3 6-2
McIlquaham/Shepherd-Barron d Marshall/McFarlane 6-3 6-0
Harper/McCune d Nuthall/Saunders 7-5 6-4
Fielden/Welsh d Bouman/Mathieu 6-3 7-5
Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt d Bevir/Watson 6-3 6-1
Contostavlos/Crosfield d Dransfield/Hogarth 6-0 6-1
Colyer/Godfree d Eliott/Stephens 7-5 6-1
Lumley-Ellis/Rose d Bouverie/Strawson 6-1 8-6

3rd Round

Chambers/Harvey d Ayen/Tuckey 6-4 6-2
Browne/Ryan d Broadbridge/Maltby 6-1 2-6 6-3
Colegate/Tyrell d Dewhurst/Seel 2-6 6-2 6-4
Beamish/Clarke d Kemmis-Betty/Ridley 6-2 6-2

Fry/Hazel d McIlquaham/Shepherd-Barron 6-3 3-6 6-3
Fielden/Welsh d Harper/McCune 7-5 6-3
Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt d Contostavlos/Crosfield 6-8 6-2 7-5
Colyer/Godfree d Lumley-Ellis/Rose 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Browne/Ryan d Chambers/Harvey 3-6 6-2 7-5
Beamish/Clarke d Colegate/Tyrell 8-6 6-3
Fielden/Welsh d Fry/Hazel 6-3 6-4
Colyer/Godfree d Radcliffe/Radcliffe-Platt 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Browne/Ryan d Beamish/Clarke 6-2 6-2
Colyer/Godfree d Fielden/Welsh 6-2 6-2

Final

Mary Browne/Elizabeth Ryan d Evelyn Colyer/Kitty Godfree 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=64)

1st Round

Marie Hazel/Einer Ulrich (Den) d. Evelyn Dewhurst (Cey)/Eliot Crawshay Williams 9-11 6-1 6-3
Kitty Godfree/Leslie Godfree d. Dorothy Hill/D Stralem 6-1 6-0
Chistine Tyrell/Royden Dash d Sylvia Lumley-Ellis/Sergei Rozianko (Rus) default
Eden Petchell/Chalres Aeschliman (Swt) d Lily von Ellisen (Aut)/Jan Kozeluh (Cz) 6-4 2-6 8-6
Ruth Watson/Douglas Watson d Isabella Lee Mumford (US)/Ignacio de la Borbella (Mex) 6-0 6-4
Irene Maltby/RDN Pryce Jones d Peggy Bouverie/Alfred Ingram 6-4 6-3
Eleanor Rose/William Radcliffe d Cristobel Hardie/Laddie Wheatcroft 6-4 6-1
Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Henry Mayes d Joan Ridley/Frank Jarvis 6-1 6-3

Maude Jackson (Ire)/Ladislav Zemla (Cz) d Elsa Haylock/Basil Lawrence 9-7 9-7
Marion Jessup(US)/Gordon Crole-Rees d Dorothy Alexander/WB Stott 10-8 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Vinnie Richards (US) d Enid Clarke/Ernest Lamb 6-2 6-4
Dorothy Shepherd Barron/B Meyer (Ind) d Mabel Clayton/Cornelius Bryan (Neth) 6-2 6-1
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d Elsie Goldsack/DJR Sumner (Aus) 6-0 6-2
Diddie Vlasto (Fra)/Henri Cochet (Fra) d Mary Elliott (Aus)/Eric Jones (Aus) 6-1 6-1
Ermyntrude Harvey/Brian Gilbert d Betty Nuthall/Bunny Austin 5-7 6-2 6-3
Phoebe Watson/Maurice Summerson d Agnes Tuckey/Vincent Burr [Q] 6-3 8-6

Peggy Saunders/Lewis Michell d Hogarth/George Thomas 6-3 6-2
Gwen Sterry/Keats Lester d Betty Dix/Colin Gregory 7-5 6-4
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Bela von Kehlring (Hun) d Eileen Bennett/Charles Kingsley 6-3 6-3
Evelyn Colyer/Pat Spence d Joan Fry/Douglas Hodges 4-6 6-0 6-4
Mabel Mavrogordato/CE St John Evers d Hilary Stebbing/Axel Petersen (Den) 4-6 6-0 6-4
Geraldine Beamish/Cyril Eames d Domini Crosfield/Pan Papadopoulos (Gre) default
Suzanne Lenglen (Fra)/Jean Borotra (Fra) d Beatrice Brown/Harold Aitkin 6-3 6-0
Mary Browne (US)/Howard Kinsley (US) d Enid Broadbridge/Francis Stowe 6-1 6-1

Joan Strawson/Arthur Berger d Mrs WE Hudleston/George Watt 6-1 6-4
Honor Woolrych/Julian Lezard (SA) d Eileen Morle/John Pennycuick [Q] 8-6 4-6 6-3
Cecily Marriott/Fassett Burnett [Q] d Claire Beckingham/Gerald Sherwell 7-9 7-5 6-4
Norah Middleton/Reginald Knight d Mrs Bruce May/Bill Swindon 6-4 8-6
Evelyn Phayre/Henry Standring d Mrs P Wilkin/Max Whitmore [Q] 6-0 6-3
Madge Valantine/Pat Hughes d Mrs JL Colgate/Ambrose Dudley 2-6 6-4 6-4
Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Patrick Wheatley d Mary McIlquaham/Teddy Higgs 6-2 3-6 6-2
Molla Mallory (US)/Donald Greig d Simone Mathieu (Fra)/Toto Brugnon (Fra) 6-3 5-7 6-4

2nd Round

Godree/Godfree d. Hazel/Ulrich 6-2 6-3
Petchell/Aeschliman d Tyrell/Dash 6-3 1-6 6-3
Maltby/Pryce Jones d Watson/Watson 6-4 3-6 6-3
Rose/Radcliffe d Controstavlos/Mayes 5-7 6-1 6-3
Jessup/Crole-Rees d Jackson/Zemla 6-2 8-6
Ryan/Richards d Shepherd Barron/Meyer 6-4 6-3
Vlasto/Cochet d Bouman/Timmer 6-3 6-3
Harvey/Gilbert d Watson/Summerson 6-4 6-0

Sterry/Lester d Saunders/Michell 6-1 6-3
Alvarez/Kehlring d Colyer/Spence 3-6 6-4 6-4
Beamish/Eames d Mavrogordato/St John Evers 11-9 7-5
Browne/Kinsey d Lenglen/Borotra default
Strawson/Berger d Woolrych/Lezard 2-6 7-5 6-2
Middleton/Knight d Marriott/Burnett [Q] 6-3 6-2
Valantine/Hughes d Phayre/Standring 6-3 6-3
Chambers/Wheatley d Mallory/Greig 6-4 6-2

3rd Round

Godree/Godfree d. Petchell/Aeschliman 6-1 6-3
Maltby/Pryce Jones d Rose/Radcliffe 4-6 6-1 7-5
Ryan/Richards d Jessup/Crole-Rees 6-3 6-4
Harvey/Gilbert d Vlasto/Cochet 6-3 5-7 6-4

Alvarez/Kehlring d Sterry/Lester 6-2 6-2
Browne/Kinsey d Beamish/Eames 8-6 7-5
Strawson/Knight d Middleton/Knight 6-4 6-4
Valantine/Hughes d Chambers/Wheatley 6-4 1-6 8-6

Quarter Finals

Godree/Godfree d. Maltby/Pryce Jones 6-4 6-0
Ryan/Richards d. Harvey/Gilbert 8-6 6-3
Browne/Kinsey d Alvarez/Kehlring 6-8 6-4 6-2
Strawson/Berger d Valantine/Hughes 6-3 4-6 6-4

Semi Finals

Godree/ Mrs Godfree d. Ryan/Richards 7-5 6-4
Browne/Kimsey d Strawson/Berger 5-7 6-4 6-0

Final

KittyGodree/Leslie Godfree d. Mary Browne(US)/Howard Kinsey (US) 6-3 6-4

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Draw notes:

Double check to see its not Gwen Sterry in doubles partnered with Bennett

Enid Broadbridge listed as HG Broadbridge
Evelyn Dewhurst listed as GJ Dewhurst
Dorothy Hill listed as Mrs JE Hill
RE Stephens = Ruth Stephens (Aus)

Brian Glibert listed as JB Gilbert (presumably Brian was his middle name)
Tedy Higgs listed as E Higgs (for Edward)
Pat Hughes listed as GP Jughes
Alfred Ingram listed as WA Ingram (presumably Alfred was his middle name)
Douglas Watson listed as RD Watson (presumably Douglas was his middle name)
Eliot Crawshay Williams listed as EU Williams. There is also a David Williams in the draw.

Missing full names for:

Mrs Bruce May
Mrs JL Colegate
Miss GJ Gilder
Mrs Herrriot (doubles)
Mrs WE Hudleston (doubles)
Mrs M Marshall
Mrs EC Mogg (doubles)
Miss E Norman
Mrs Van Praagh
Mrs P Wilkin (mixed only)
Mrs HF Wright (Can)

Missing male names for:


RDN Pryce Jones
D Stralem (US)
CE St John Evers
WB Stott
DJR Sumner (Aus)

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Sources:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1926_LS_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1926_LD_A4.pdf

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/archive/pdfs/1926_MX_A4.pdf

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