Elisabeth Moore

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Elisabeth Moore
Full name Elisabeth Holmes Moore
Country  United States
Born (1876-03-05)March 5, 1876
Brooklyn, MA, USA
Died January 22, 1959(1959-01-22) (aged 82)
Starke, FL, USA
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HOF 1971 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1896, 1901, 1903, 1905)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1896, 1903)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1902, 1904)
Moore circa 1912

Elisabeth 'Bessie' Holmes Moore (March 5, 1876 – January 22, 1959) was an American tennis champion who was active at the beginning of the 20th century.[1] Moore won the singles title at the U.S. Championships on four occasions. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.[2]

Biography[edit]

Elisabeth Moore was born on March 5, 1876 in Brooklyn, the daughter of George Edward Moore (1840–1911), an affluent cotton broker, and Sarah Z. Orr (1857–1942). She was raised and schooled in Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ. She learned to play tennis at age twelve. Moore reached her first U.S. National Championships singles final in 1892 at the age of 16 years and 3 months, losing to Mabel Cahill from Ireland in the first five-set match contested between two women.[3]

She won the inaugural U.S. Indoor Women's Singles Championship in 1907.[3]

Elisabeth Moore died on January 22, 1959 in Starke, Florida.[2]

Grand Slam results[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1896, 1901, 1903, 1905; Singles runner-up: 1892, 1897, 1902, 1904
  • Women's Doubles champion: 1896, 1903; Women's Doubles runner-up: 1895, 1901, 1904
  • Mixed Doubles champion: 1902, 1904; Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1892, 1905

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles : 4 titles, 5 runners-up[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 1892 U.S. National Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Mabel Cahill 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 1896 U.S. National Championships United States Juliette Atkinson 6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1897 U.S. National Championships United States Juliette Atkinson 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 1901 U.S. National Championships United States Myrtle McAteer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1902 U.S. National Championships United States Marion Jones 1–6, 0–1 retired
Winner 1903 U.S. National Championships United States Marion Jones 7–5, 8–6
Runner-up 1904 U.S. National Championships United States May Sutton Bundy 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1905 U.S. National Championships United States May Sutton Bundy default
Runner-up 1906 U.S. National Championships United States Helen Homans default

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On The Tennis Courts" (PDF). New York Times. August 31, 1910. Retrieved 2010-11-18. In the lower half Miss Elizabeth H. Moore, the former champion defeated her rival Miss Edna Wildey. 6–4. 7–3. ... 
  2. ^ a b "Elisabeth Moore". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-11-18. A precocious competitor, Moore made it to the final of the 1892 U.S. Championships at the age of 16, losing to Mabel Cahill in the first fiveset match contested between two women. In 1896, she collected the first of her four titles in that tournament. ... 
  3. ^ a b Joan N. Burstyn, ed. (1997). Past and Promise : Lives of New Jersey Women (1st Syracuse University Press ed. ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. pp. 173, 174. ISBN 978-0815604181.