Thanks for your reply, which I've only just discovered. I should be able to help you with some of the information you're looking for. Can you possibly send me an e-mail address at which I can contact you? You can send it via private message in the www.tennisforum.com website if you don't want to post it here.
I’m doing a research on old days of tennis and one of the legends here on TT raised the idea to contact you. He said – what I had noticed myself as well – that you’d searched the earliest periods intensively and paid very close attention to biographical informations. This is important because I’m interested in 2 topics which perhaps are your „hunting grounds’, too:
* What was the seed (or „foreign seed”) of US Championship women’s 2 finalists in 1926 (Molla Bjurstedt Mallory + Elizabeth Ryan) and runner-up in 1927 (Betty Nuthall)?
* Have you information about exact birth and death date (with month and day) of some GS champions and other elite tournament winners from the early years if they lack satisfying data even from Wikipedia (or tennisarchives.com)? I've got cca. 10-12 „problematic” players.
I know that the odds are very small to find these infos – but maybe you could help me. I would really appreciate your valuable assist.
Thank you very much,