1923 Wightman Cup

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The 1923 Wightman Cup, named after the founder Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, was the first edition of the annual women's team tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain. It was held at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens in New York City in New York in the United States.[1][2]

The competition was scheduled to start on Friday, 10 August but was postponed until Saturday in observance of a day of mourning for U.S. President Warren G. Harding. As there was no play on Sunday the event was concluded on Monday, 13 August.[3] The inaugural competition was played as the opening match of the newly constructed tennis stadium at the West Side Tennis Club.[4] The United States team won the inaugural cup by winning all seven matches.[5][6][4][3]



United States
7
West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City, United States
11 and 13 August 1923
Grass

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Helen Wills
Kathleen McKane
6
2
7
5
   
2 United States
United Kingdom
Molla Mallory
Mabel Clayton
6
1
8
6
   
3 United States
United Kingdom
Eleanor Goss
Geraldine Beamish
6
2
7
5
   
4 United States
United Kingdom
Helen Wills
Mabel Clayton
6
2
6
1
   
5 United States
United Kingdom
Molla Mallory
Kathleen McKane
6
2
6
3
   
6 United States
United Kingdom
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman / Eleanor Goss
Kathleen McKane / Phyllis Covell
10
8
5
7
6
4
 
7 United States
United Kingdom
Molla Mallory / Helen Wills
Geraldine Beamish / Mabel Clayton
6
2
6
2
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women Selected for Tennis Team". The New York Times. Aug 4, 1923. 
  2. ^ "Lady Tennis Starts in International Contest". The Morning Leader. Aug 11, 1923. 
  3. ^ a b Max Robertson, ed. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. pp. 344,388. ISBN 0047960426. 
  4. ^ a b USTA, United States Tennis Association (1979). Bill Shannon, ed. Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (Rev. and updated 1st ed. ed.). New York: Harper & Row. p. 362. ISBN 0060144785. 
  5. ^ "American Tennis Starts Win Wightman Trophy". The Evening Independent. Aug 15, 1923. 
  6. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis : An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 529. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0. 

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