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    Surface of original French Championships (1891-1925)

    Update French National Championships (1891-1914) The increasing availability during the past decade of relevant sources, in particular French-language newspapers and sports magazines, has made possible the collection of additional results and other information from the early years of the...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    Appendix II Obituary of Eustratius E. Mavrogordato From The Times, November 8, 1946 Eustratius Emmanuel Mavorgordao, son of Mr Antonio Emmanual Mavrogordato, was born on February 21, 1870 [in Kensington, London]. He was educated at Winchester College, and from there went up to New College...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    Appendix I The men’s singles draw at Wimbledon in 1920 129 players (including the holder) First round William Tilden (USA) d. Henry Fussell 6-3 6-2 6-1 Edward Franklin d. Sirdar Dass (IND) default William Johnston (USA) d. John Flavelle 6-2 6-4 6-2 James Parke d. Donald Kingdon 6-4 6-2...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Monday, July 5, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Gerald Patterson fails at Wimbledon – The first American champion – Well-deserved victory Long before the beginning of the first match on Saturday at Wimbledon the gangways were thick with...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Saturday, July 3, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Today’s great match – Mr Gerald Patterson v. Mr William Tilden There remains for today the Challenge Round of the gentlemen’s singles – the culminating point of the championships. This meeting...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Thursday, July 1, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato David and Goliath – Mr William Tilden beats Mr Zenzo Shimidzu We should not have heard so much about David’s slaying Goliath if a good big ‘un did not usually beat a good little ‘un. Tall...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Mr William Tilden and Mr Zenzo Shimidzu in the final tie The fine weather continued yesterday at Wimbledon. It seems captious to say so, but in one respect it has not been a boon. It was...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Tuesday, June 29, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Yesterday there was another fine afternoon at Wimbledon. When play began the following eight were left in the men’s singles, the first-named of each pair winning his match and so reaching the...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Monday, June 28, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato At Wimbledon on Saturday, the weather was overcast, and at one time threatened a cloudburst. However, there was no rain to speak of, and the murkiness did not affect the quality of the lawn...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Saturday, June 26, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato In their capacity as showmen, the Wimbledon authorities could be content with the first four days of their meeting. Perfect weather relieved them of many anxieties, and the complicated initial...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Friday, June 25, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato In the first match on the Centre Court at Wimbledon yesterday Mr Richard Norris Williams II beat his countryman Mr Axel Gravem. Mr Williams is one of the American Davis Cup team; and he was also...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Thursday, June 24, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Defeat of M. André Gobert There was a large crowd round the Centre Court when play was begun at 2 o’clock yesterday at Wimbledon, for Mr William Tilden was to make his [first ever] appearance...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Wednesday, June 23, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Wimbledon was blessed yesterday with perfect weather; and play, which was begun at two, lasted for six hours. The unprotected side courts had made a wonderful recovery from Sunday’s rain and...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Wimbledon is itself again. Last year, we were supplied with all the necessary ingredients for the national dish – competitors, crowds, sagacious veterans from these islands – but there was...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    The men’s singles event Monday, June 21 – Most of the 64 first-round matches were played off (there were several defaults) -- Tuesday, June 22 – The remaining first-round matches, and about half of the 32 second-round matches, were played off -- Wednesday, June 23 – The remaining second-round...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Monday, June 21, 1920 [The men’s singles event previewed] Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato An enormous entry list with many foreign names in it is what one has come to look for at Wimbledon, and in this respect this year’s championships met all...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    Introduction The Wimbledon tournament of 1920 was held from Monday, June 21 until Saturday, July 3. In those days there was no play on the middle Sunday and the only time rain fell during the meeting in 1920 was late in the day on Thursday, July 1. The venue for what was the fortieth edition of...
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    Forgive Me, Father, For I Am a Full Fledged Sinner!

    Yes, a great peformance from the young Italian. Hopefully he can build on it tomorrow against Pablo Carreno Busta.
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    An asterisk means that the defending champion wasn't taking part in that particular year, so the final match in question was the All-Comers' Final.
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    Western Championships This tournament was held in the summer, usually, but not always, in and around Chicago. Unlike the three other tournaments featured in this piece, it was held in 1917, as a patriotic tournament without championship status. The fact that the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest...
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    Southern Championships The earliest years of this tournament are somewhat obscure. Two editions were held in 1888, at different venues, one in Baltimore, Maryland, the other in Washington, D.C. In all other years one edition of this tournament was held, in summer, usually on dirt (clay) courts...
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    New England Championships This tournament was usually held in early summer, most likely on grass courts. The main venue from 1904 was almost always the Hartford Cricket Club in that city in Connecticut. 1886 [New Haven] Henry Slocum d. Francis Beach 6-4 6-2 7-5 1887 [New Haven] Henry Slocum d...
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    Middle States Championships This tournament was usually held in early summer, on grass courts. From around the mid-1920s, it was sometimes combined with the men’s Pennsylvania State Championships tournament. The Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey, was often the venue for this...
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    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments (1885-1939)

    Four early American Lawn Tennis Tournaments The following four tournaments were all first held in the 1880s and all grew to be fixed meetings in the American lawn tennis calendar. Understandably, as the popularity of lawn tennis grew as a sport, each of these four tournaments faced increasing...
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    Margaret Court Continues to Stay Ahead of the Pack at 24

    William Renshaw won twelve Wimbledon titles, seven in singles and five in men's doubles with his twin brother Ernest.
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    Margaret Court Continues to Stay Ahead of the Pack at 24

    As a former Wimbledon champion she has club membership, so doesn't need an invite. But she has clearly been keeping away from tennis venues since making some highly offensive comments just over two years ago.
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    A Miscellany of Irish Tennis History

    The Junior Tennis Championships of Ireland (Part III of III) The girls' singles event 1926 Freda Bonner 1927 Rosaleen [?] Crean 1928 Betty Pringle 1929 Josephine Harman 1930 Moira O'Keefe 1931 Josephine Harman 1932 Josephine Harman 1933 Moira O'Keefe 1934 Olive Poole 1935 Olive Poole 1936...
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    A Miscellany of Irish Tennis History

    The Junior Tennis Championships of Ireland (Part II of III) The boys' singles event 1914 Denis O'Callaghan -- Tournament not held due to World War One -- 1919 Charles Ingham 1920 T.V. Murphy 1921 T.V. Murphy 1922 Tournament not held 1923 G.W. Murray 1924 G.W. Kennedy 1925 Eric Maynard 1926...
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    A Miscellany of Irish Tennis History

    The Junior Tennis Championships of Ireland (Part I of III) A junior tennis championship event for boys was first held in Ireland in 1914, during the Irish Lawn Tennis Championships tournament, which in those days was held at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Wilton Place, Dublin. No lawn tennis...
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