1931 in tennis

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1931 in tennis
Vincent Richards, Helen Wills, 1926.jpg
Vincent Richards the defending 1930 Pro World Champion after having defeated Karel Koželuh for the title, and Helen Wills the top ranked amateur female player of 1931[1]
Details
Duration December 24 – December 18
Tournaments 160
Categories Grand Slam (4)
Pro Majors (3)
National championships (20)
International championships (135)
Team events (20)
Pro Tour (10)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles United States Ellsworth Vines (10)
Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem (9)
Most tournament finals Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers (14)
Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem (11)
1930
1932

The year 1931 in tennis was a complex mixture of mainly amateur tournaments composed of international, invitational, national, exhibition, team (city leagues, country leagues, international knock-out tournaments) events and joined by an up-and-coming Pro Tour both on competitive and exhibitional levels.

At the end of the Pro season the champion title was awarded. Bill Tilden held the title at the end of the year. He also ran his own pro organization called the Tilden Tennis Tours and toured the world with a series of pro exhibition-like matches. The European professionals of Germany, France, Britain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland founded the International Federation of Professionists and Professionals headed by Roman Najuch to represent their interest against the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF). There were a few occasional professionals against amateur challenges as well held in team competition format. The amateur events were almost all co-educated thus the majority included a mixed title contest. Irishman George Lyttleton-Rogers dominated the European scene winning eight singles titles, all of which were confined to French and Italian championships. Ellsworth Vines was the dominant male player on the North American tour. The women's most successful players were Miss Elizabeth Ryan in North America and Cilly Aussem in Europe and in South America. The Australian tennis life was figureheaded by Jack Crawford.

The most prestigious team cups were the Wightman Cup for ladies and the Davis Cup (called the International Lawn Tennis Challenge) for men. The 1931 Wightman Cup was its 9th edition and was organized by the United States Tennis Association between the teams of Great Britain and the United States. The 1931 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was its 26th edition and was organized by the ILTF. The Americas Zone was split into the North/Central American Zone and the South American Zone. The winner of each sub-zone would play to determine who moved to the Inter-Zonal round. 22 teams entered the Europe Zone, while 7 participated in the Americas Zone. The United States defeated Argentina in the American Zone, but would then lose to Great Britain in the Inter-Zonal play-off. France defeated Great Britain in the Challenge Round, giving France their fifth straight title. The final was played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on 24–26 July.

Legend[edit]

Pro Majors
National championships
International championships
Team events
Pro tour

Key[edit]

This list includes men and women international tournaments (where at least several different nations were represented), main (annual) national championships, professional tour events and the Davis Cup

Pre-tournament season[edit]

January[edit]

  • Bill Tilden turned professional as of this season after violating the amateur rules by signing a three-picture contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer and thus was expelled from the ILTF.[3]
  • Frank Hunter turned professional in mid January.[3]
  • Harry Hopman wins all three titles at the Sydney Metropolitan Championship.
  • The simultaneous use of two racquets by one player was officially banned as of this season.[5]
  • Jean Schopfer, the second ever champion of the French Championships died[6]
  • In the Berlin – Paris city club competition on 10 and 11 January, the French team led by Borotra, Boussous and Brugnon beat the German team led by Von Cramm, Kleinschroth and Prenn by eleven to two.[7]
  • A British team led by Bunny Austin and John Olliff toured British India[8]
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
22–28 December[1] L.T.C. Juan-les-Pins Championship
Juan-les-Pins, France
Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Denmark Erik Worm United Kingdom Muriel Thomas
6–2, 6–1
United States Elizabeth Ryan Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Thomas
6–0, 6–2
United States Hunter
United States Ryan
24 December[9]-1 January New Zealand Lawn Tennis Championships[10][11]
Christchurch,[9] New Zealand
New Zealand Alan Stedman
7–5, 6–1, 6–3
New Zealand H.A. Barnett New Zealand May Dykes
6–1, 9–7
New Zealand Marjorie Macfarlane
New Zealand Charles Angas
Ivan Seay
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
France / France New Zealand Melody
May Myers
N/A
N/A New Zealand Ivan Seay
May Andrew
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Thomson / Wilson
29 December – 4 January[1] Beausite – L. T. C. de Cannes Championship
Cannes, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
8–6, 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann United States Elizabeth Ryan
4–6, 8–6, 6–1
United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
Switzerland Aeschlimann
Denmark Erik Worm
6–3, 9–7, 6–2
Republic of Ireland Rogers
United Kingdom Hillyard
United Kingdom Thomas
Taunay
8–10, 6–2, 6–2
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United States Ryan
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Thomas
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Republic of Ireland Rogers
United States Ryan
5–11 January[1] Métropole Club de Cannes Beausite
Cannes, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
8–10, 7–5, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
France Paul Féret Greece Helene Contostavlos Nicolopoulo
6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Hillyard
Monaco Landau
7–5, 6–4, 6–8, 2–6, 4–6
Republic of Ireland Rogers
France Féret
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United States Ryan
6–1, 6–2[12]
United Kingdom Thomas
Taunay
Republic of Ireland Rogers
United States Ryan
6–3, 6–3
Denmark Worm
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
10–17 January Bristol Cup[13]
Menton, France
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
6–1, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Republic of Ireland Albert Burke
Republic of Ireland Burke
France Plaa
6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Koželuh
Weimar Republic Najuch
January 12–19 Italian Riviera championships
Sanremo, Italy
France Jean Lesueur
8–6, 7–5, 1–6, 3–6, 6–2
France Benny Berthet United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
5–7, 6–2, 6–2 [14]
Italy Lucia Valerio
Italy de Martino
France Lesueur
6–0, 7–5, 6–0[15]
Italy Serventi
Italy de Minerbi
Italy Valerio
United Kingdom Soames
6–3, 2–6, 6–3[16]
Italy Riboli
Meunier
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United States Ryan
6–3, 2–6, 6–1 [14]
Italy de Stefani
Italy Valerio
12–19 January Nice L.T.C. Championships
Nice, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
6–4, 6–4, 8–6
France Edmond Lotan France Rosie Berthet
6–3, 7–5
France P. Marjollet
Republic of Ireland Rogers
France Lotan
7–5, 6–3, 6–4
Capt. Price
Poligny
Republic of Ireland Rogers
France Berthet
6–1, 6–0
J. Franks
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917).svg Sumarokov[14]
19–25 January[1] New Courts L.T.C. de Cannes
Cannes, France
Switzerland Max Ellmer
6–3, 7–5
United Kingdom Brame Hillyard United Kingdom Muriel Thomas
6–1, 6–0
France Cosette St. Omer Roy
United Kingdom Hillyard
Minchin
6–4, 6–2
Switzerland Ellmer
Natason
United Kingdom Thomas
Natason
6–3, 6–4
Switzerland Ellmer
France Omer Roy
January Mannheim International Covered Courts tournament
Mannheim, Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–2, 6–4
Weimar Republic Ilse Friedleben Weimar Republic Aussem
Weimar Republic Nourney
12–10, 8–6
Weimar Republic Friedleben
Buss
Coupe de Noël
Paris, France[17]
France René de Buzelet
6–1, 6–3
France André Merlin France Simone Barbier
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
France Arlette Neufeld
France Glasser
Borotra
6–3, 6–1, 6–4
France Gentien
Féret
France Guillier
Gallay
6–4, 7–5
France Charnelet
Gallay
France Lesueur
United Kingdom Noel
6–4, 2–6, 8–6
Spain Maier
France Adamoff
Sydney Metropolitan Club Championship
Sydney, Australia
Australia Harry Hopman
6–2, 3–6, 6–0
Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Hopman
Australia Crawford
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Australia Dunlop
Australia Sproule
Australia Hopman
Australia Eleanor Mary Hall
6–2, 6–4
Australia Crawford
Australia Crawford
26–31 January[18] Canadian Covered Court Championships[19]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
United States George Lott
6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 6–3 [20]
United States John Van Ryn[20]
United States Lott
United States Van Ryn
18–16, 6–3, 6–1
United States Gilbert Hall
Canada Ch. W. Leslie
24–31 January[21][22] New South Wales Championships[22]
Sydney, Australia
Australia Jack Crawford
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Australia Harry Hopman Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
7–5, 6–2
Australia Ula Valkenburg
Australia Crawford
Australia Hopman
6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Australia Willard
Thompson
Australia Crawford
Australia Cozens
6–1, 8–6
Australia Valkenburg
Dingle
Australia Willard
Pinckerton
6–4, 6–2
Australia Crawford
Australia Crawford
19–26 January New Court Lawn Tennis Club II.
Cannes, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
6–0, 6–4, 6–4[23]
France Benny Berthet United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
6–3, 10–8 [23]
Italy Lucia Valerio
Republic of Ireland Lyttleton-Rogers
United Kingdom Hillyard
2–6, 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 8–6
France Berthet
Czechoslovakia Hecht
United States Ryan
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
6–1, 6–2
Italy Valerio
Netherlands Mrs. Taunay
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Thomas
w/o
Republic of Ireland Lyttleton-Rogers
United States Ryan[24]
-January 31[25] All-India national championships
Allahabad, India
British Raj Dip Narain Kapoor[26] British Raj Leila Row
N/A
British Raj Lena McKenna
British Raj E. Vivian Bobb
British Raj Ahad Hussain
N/A, N/A, 6–3
British Raj Edwards
British Raj Michelmore
British Raj Bobb
British Raj Miss Roberts Sandison
10–8, N/A, N/A
British Raj Ahad Hussain
British Raj Leila Row

[2] [13]

February[edit]

  • Dutch player Hendrik Timmer was hit by a disease and missed the season. Two Dutch female players announced their engagements and subsequently their retirement from professional sports. Netherlands' number one Kea Bouman married in Almelo and moved to Java while second ranked Margaretha Dros-Canters married and decided to dedicate herself solely to her marriage after the season.[27]
  • The strike of the German tennis players continued from last month and caused a major setback on the indoor tournaments. Thus the German International Covered Courts tournament field was dominated by foreign and senior players such as World War I French veteran Eugene Broquedis who reached the semifinal of the singles and the final of the doubles competition despite being 45 years old and having his right shoulder and two fingers paralized in the war.[27]
  • Newcomer young German tennis player Harry Schwenker shocked the tennis world by defeating Italian champion Umberto De Morpurgo in the semifinals of the Berlin Covered Court Championships. He went on to defeat Austrian champion Hermann Artens in the final of his debut tournament. The match lasted until midnight.[28][29]
  • Jack Crawford won his first Australian Championships singles and mixed doubles title (partnering his wife Marjorie Cox Crawford). He defeated last year's runner-up Harry Hopman for the singles title and teamed up with him for the doubles. He didn't succeed in defending his doubles title losing to Donohoe/Dunlap in the final.
  • The team of England played Denmark in Copenhagen as part of their North Europe indoors exhibition tour and drew 4–4.[30]
  • Takeichi Harada announced he will skip the Davis Cup due to his business affairs.[27]
  • Jacques Brugnon swept all possible titles at the Gallia L. T. C. de Cannes.
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
20 January – February 1[1] Gallia L. T. C. de Cannes
Cannes, France
France Jacques Brugnon
6–8, 6–0, 6–4. 4–6, 6–0
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
5–7, 7–5, 10–8
Italy Lucia Valerio
France Brugnon
France du Plaix
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Hillyard
Denmark Worm
United States Ryan
Italy Valerio
6–1, 10–8
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
France Brugnon
United States Ryan
6–2, 1–6, 6–4
Italy Del Bono
Italy Valerio
January–February 1 Berlin International Covered Courts tournament[31]
Berlin, Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic Harry Schwenker
8–10, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1[29]
Austria Hermann Artens Weimar Republic Hilde Krahwinkel
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Weimar Republic Irmgard Rost
Hungary Kehrling
Italy Morpurgo
1–6, 14–12, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Austria Artens
Weimar Republic Kleinschroth
Weimar Republic Krahwinkel
Weimar Republic Rost
N/A
Weimar Republic Strauch
Kuhlmann
Weimar Republic Krahwinkel
Hungary Kehrling
N/A
Weimar Republic Henkel
Löwenthal
January 24 – February 2 French Covered Courts tournament
Paris, France
France Jean Borotra[32]
6–3, 11–9, 5–7, 6–4
France Jean Lesueur France Germaine Golding
6–2, 2–6, 6–0
France Arlette Neufeld[33]
France Boussus
France de Buzelet
8–6, 6–3, 9–7
Sweden Östberg
France Thurneyssen
France Barbier
France Neufeld
6–3, 6–2
France Conquet
France Culbert[33]
France Féret
France le Besnerais
7–5, 6–4[34]
France Martin-Legeay
France Guillier
2–8 February[1] Carlton L. T. C. de Cannes
Cannes, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht United States Elizabeth Ryan
6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
France Cochet
France Brugnon
4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 11–9
Republic of Ireland Rogers
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
Thomas
w/o
United States Ryan
Weimar Republic Aussem
Italy Del Bono
United Kingdom Soames
w/o
United Kingdom Hillyard
United States Ryan
2–8 February[35] German International Covered Courts tournament
Bremen, Weimar Republic
France Pierre Henri Landry
6–3, 6–0, 2–6, 6–3
Denmark Einer Ulrich Weimar Republic Hilde Krahwinkel
6–2, 6–3
Weimar Republic Irmgard Rost Consolation Men singles champion
Weimar Republic Friedrich Frenz
Consolation Women singles champion
Denmark Else Dam
Sweden Östberg
Denmark Ulrich
6–4, 6–4, 6–3
France Landry
France Broquedis
Weimar Republic Krahwinkel
Peitz
6–2, 6–4
Norway Werring
Anderssen
Weimar Republic H. Macenthum
Hoffmann
6–2, 6–1
Weimar Republic L. Lorentz
Denmark Hilde Sperling
February Belgian International Covered Courts tournament
Belgium
Belgium André Lacroix
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Belgium André Ewbank Belgium Emile Dupont
7–5, 6–2
Belgium Leonie Lhoest
Belgium de Borman
Van Zuylen
6–0, 9–7, 6–1
Borin
Jacques
Belgium Sigart
Belgium Dupont
6–0, 6–0
Parentini
Portilije
Belgium Lacroix
Belgium Sigart
6–4, 6–2
de la Mare/Pennart
Czechoslovakia pros vs. South Africa amateurs third meeting
Cape Town, South Africa
0–6
South Africa Louis Raymond
6–2, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
South Africa Louis Raymond
6–4, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Pavel Macenauer
South Africa Vernon Kirby
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Czechoslovakia Pavel Macenauer
South Africa Vernon Kirby
6–2, 3–6, 8–6
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
South Africa Raymond
South Africa Condon
7–5, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Macenauer
Czechoslovakia Koželuh
South Africa Raymond
South Africa Condon
6–4, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Macenauer
Czechoslovakia Koželuh
Monegasque International Championships[36]
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Spain Enrique Maier
6–2, 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Austria Hermann Artens France Simonne Mathieu
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
France Boussus
France Lesueur
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Italy Del Bono
Italy Gaslini
Weimar Republic Aussem
Italy Valerio
6–4, 7–5
France Barbier
France Mathieu
February 9–16 South of France Championships
Nice, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
4–6, 0–6, 6–3, 6–4, 5–0 ret.
France Christian Boussus United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
6–1, 6–3
France Paulette Marjollet
France Boussus
France du Plaix
6–3, 1–6, 2–6, 11–9, 6–3[37]
Denmark Worm
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
6–1, 6–1
France Marjollet
J. Martin
United Kingdom Hillyard
United Kingdom Thomas
6–2, 6–4
France Boussus
Weimar Republic Aussem[38]
February 17–24 St. Moritz Covered Courts Championship[39]
St. Moritz, Switzerland
France Georges Glasser
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
France Paul Barrelet de Ricou France Arlette Neufeld
6–3, 9–11, 6–0
Weimar Republic Ilse Friedleben
France Glasser
France Gentien
4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
Weimar Republic Buss
Weimar Republic Oppenheimer
France Glasser
France Neufeld
6–1, 6–3
Weimar Republic Buss
Weimar Republic Friedleben
February 16–22 Hotel Bristol Championships[36]
Beaulieu, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
6–1, 10–8, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3
France Emmanuel Du Plaix United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
6–2, 6–1
United Kingdom Mary Heeley
Kingdom of YugoslaviaŠefer
Kukuljevic
6–1, 1–6, 7–5, 3–6, 6–l
Republic of Ireland Rogers
United KingdomOlliff
United States Andrus
United States Ryan
6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Satterthwaite/Thomas United Kingdom Hillyard
United Kingdom Heeley
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United Kingdom Olliff
United Kingdom Nuthall


February 18
February 19
February 20
February 22
February 23
February 24
February 25
February 28
March 2
World's Indoor Professional Championship[3]
New York, United States
Baltimore, United States
Boston, United States
Cincinnati, United States
Youngstown, United States
Columbus, United States
Chicago, United States
Detroit, United States
Omaha, United States
United States Bill Tilden
6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
8–6, 6–3[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
6–3, 6–4[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
0–6, 6–2, 6–3[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
7–5, 2–6, 6–3, ret.[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 10–8[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
United States Bill Tilden
4–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4, 8–6[40]
Czechoslovakia Karel Koželuh
February 23–28 Bermuda International Championships[41][42]
Hamilton, Bermuda
United States John Doeg
6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
United States Berkeley Bell United States Sarah Palfrey
8–6, 6–2
United States Marjorie Morrill
United States Sutter
United States Bell
6–3, 2–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Doeg
United States Bowman
United States Morrill
United States Anderson
6–2, 6–2
United States Rice
United States Harland
United States Bowman
United States Palfrey
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
United States Bell
United States Rice[43]
February 27 1931 Australian Championships
Sydney, Australia
Men's Singles DrawWomen's Singles Draw
Australia Jack Crawford
6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–1[44]
Australia Harry Hopman Australia Coral McInnes Buttsworth
1–6, 6–3, 6–4 [45]
Australia Marjorie Cox Crawford
Australia Donohoe
Australia Dunlop
8–6, 6–2, 5–7, 7–9, 6–4[46]
Australia Crawford
Australia Hopman
Australia Bickerton
Australia Cozens
6–0, 6–4 [47]
Australia Lloyd
Australia Utz
Australia Crawford
Australia Crawford
7–5, 6–4 [48]
Australia Willard
Australia Westacott

[27]

March[edit]

  • The city of London wins the 16th annual London-Paris tennis club competition (14–7).[42]
  • Béla von Kehrling repeated his 1929 feat by winning the triple crown again in the French Riviera Championships.[36]
  • George Lott won the Canadian Championships for the fourth time of his career.[19]
  • The team of Bremen defeated the players of Amsterdam by 10 to 7.[19]
  • The Fédération Française de Tennis issued legal proceedings against Henri Cochet because of a suspected breach of amateur tennis regulations.[49]
  • The legal proceedings against German Daniel Prenn ended with the conclusion that the accusations were misled by the confusion of similar family names.[49]
  • Nineteen-year-old national junior champion György Drjetomszky won his first Men's trophy at the Hungarian Covered Courts tournament and thus was invited to the Hungary Davis Cup team and to their first round match against Italy.[19][49]
  • Hamburg defeated Rhine Valley 6–5 in Hamburg.[49]
  • En route to Europe the Japanese Davis Cup team, headed by Jiro Sato and Hyotaro Sato, played exhibition matches in Singapore.[50]
  • The team of England defeated Sweden in their North Europe indoors exhibition tour 5–1, and Norway 9–0 two times in a row.[49]
  • René Lacoste and his doubles partner Jacques Brugnon both had appendicitis surgeries and subsequently missed the upcoming tournaments.[49]
  • Colin Gregory and Harry Lee announced they will miss the Davis Cup first round rubbers due to their business affairs.[49]
  • Iwao Aoki won a triple crown in the Surrey Grass Court Championships.[49]
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
– March 14 Southern Professional Championships[3][53]
Palm Beach, United States
United States Paul Heston[54]
6–1, 6–2, 6–3
James Kenney
United States Aguther
United States Heston
6–2, 6–2, 6–4
United States Kenney
United States Rogers
February 23 – March 1 Monte Carlo Cups
Monte Carlo, Monaco
France Henri Cochet
7–5, 6–2, 6–4
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers France Simonne Mathieu
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
Hungary Kehrling
Austria Artens
6–4, 7–5, 6–2
Denmark Worm
United Kingdom Hillyard
United Kingdom Nuthall / United Kingdom Thomas vs.United States Andrus / Italy Valerio[55] France Cochet
United Kingdom Benett
6–0, 0–6, 6–3
United Kingdom Olliff
United Kingdom Nuthall
Butler Trophy
Spain Maier / Spain Sindreu def.Hungary Kehrling / Hungary Gabrovitz
6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Beaumont Trophy
United Kingdom Nuthall / United Kingdom Benett def. United Kingdom Heeley / United KingdomThomas
6–2, 6–3
February 23 – March 3 Pan-American Tennis Championships[43]
Miami Beach United States
United States George Lott
6–2, 1–6, 6–2, 6–4
United States John Van Ryn
United States Lott
United States Van Ryn
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
United States Hall
United States Rainville
March 2–8[1] French Riviera Championships and Nations Cup
Menton, France
HungaryBéla von Kehrling
7–5, 6–2, 6–4
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
7–5, 6–4
France Simonne Mathieu
Hungary Kehrling
Republic of Ireland Rogers
6–2, 6–2, 9–7
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kukuljevic
United Kingdom Heeley
United Kingdom Nuthall
6–3, 6–1
United States Andrus
Hilleary
Hungary Kehrling
Weimar Republic Aussem
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Nuthall
March 4–8 Hungarian Covered Courts tournament
Budapest, Hungary
Hungary György Drjetomszky
N/A
Hungary György Bánó Hungary Mrs. Schréder Lászlóné
N/A
Hungary Eszter Demko
Hungary Straub
Hungary Straub
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Hungary Balázs
Hungary Vásárhelyi
N/A N/A Hungary Silbersdorf
Hungary Mrs. Schréder
N/A
Hungary Balás
Hungary Sárkány
March 9–15 [1] Parc Imperial L.T.C. de Nice
Nice, France
France Leonce Aslangul
0–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann United Kingdom Betty Nuthall
6–0, 3–6, 8–6
France Simonne Mathieu
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United Kingdom Hillyard
6–2, 6–1, 6–0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kukuljevic
France Lesueur
France Mathieu
6–2, 6–2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer
United Kingdom Nuthall
March 9–18 Bordighera Championships[49][56]
Bordighera, Italy
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
Hungary Béla von Kehrling Weimar Republic Ilse Friedleben
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
Republic of Ireland Rogers
Italy Del Bono
6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2
Hungary Kehrling
Monaco Landau
United States Andrus
Hilleary
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Weimar Republic Friedleben
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
Italy Del Bono
United States Andrus
6–3, 6–3
Hungary Kehrling
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
March Canadian International Championships[19]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
United States George Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–4
United States Berkeley Bell
United States Van Ryn
United States Lott
6–2, 6–1, 6–2
Canada Laframboise
Canada Wright
Santa Marguerita Tournament[56]
Santa Marguerita, Italy
Germany Ilse Friedleben
6–4, 6–8, ret.
Germany Nelly Neppach
Germany Neppach
Buss
6–3, 6–2
Germany Friedleben
Galindez
Negresco hotel Championships[49]
Nice, France
Hungary Magda Baumgarten
N/A
N/A
Surrey Grass Court Championships[49]
London, United Kingdom
Empire of Japan Iwao Aoki
N/A
N/A
Empire of Japan Iwao Aoki
N/A
N/A Empire of Japan Iwao Aoki
N/A
N/A
Bengal Lawn Tennis Championship
Calcutta, British India
United Kingdom Patrick Hughes
4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–0
United Kingdom George Perkins
14–21 March[57] American Covered Court Championships
New York, United States (men)
Brookline, United States (women)
France Jean Borotra
6–1, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4[58]
United States Berkeley Bell United States Marjorie Sachs[59][60]
6–3, 7–5
United States Sarah Palfrey
France Borotra
France Boussus
7–5, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4[49]
France Landry
United States Sutter
United States Palfrey
United States Wightman
7–5, 6–0[60]
United States Blake
United States Fuller Hubbard
United States Palfrey
Rice
6–4, 6–4[60]
United States Mrs. Guild
United States Guild
16–22 March Côte d'Azur Championships
Cannes, France
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
1–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1, 9–7
Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite
6–2, 6–0
Switzerland Lolette Payot
Republic of Ireland Rogers
United Kingdom Hillyard
10–8, 6–4, 9–7
Switzerland Aeschlimann
Chiesa
United States Ryan
Weimar Republic Aussem
6–0, 6–3
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
Switzerland Aeschlimann
Switzerland Payot
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Republic of Ireland Holmes
Mme Belliad
-22 March South Australian Championship[51]
Adelaide, Australia
Australia Harry Hopman
6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Australia Adrian Quist Australia Frances Hoddle-Wrigley
6–3, 6–2
Australia Kathleen Le Messurier
Australia Hopman
Australia Patterson
6–2, 9–11, 9–11, 8–6, 7–5
Australia Schlesinger
Australia Hone
Australia Le Messurier
Australia Weston
6–4, 6–2
Australia Wood
Australia Toyne
Australia Hopman
Australia Wood
6–1, 6–3
Australia Gatfey
Australia Toyne

26–28 March
Davis Cup South America first round
Asunción, Paraguay
First round winners
 Argentina 5–0
First round losers
 Paraguay
23–29 March[61] Beausite Club de Cannes second meeting
Cannes, France
Empire of Japan Hyotare Sato
3–6, 6–4, 6–1, 8–6
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–3, 6–3
Switzerland Lolette Payot[61]
Empire of Japan Sato
Empire of Japan Sato
6–1, 6–4, 6–4[61]
Czechoslovakia Menzel
Weimar Republic Haensch
United States Ryan
Weimar Republic Aussem
6–0, 6–2
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
Republic of Ireland Lyttleton-Rogers
United States Ryan
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
United Kingdom Hillyard
United Kingdom Satterthwaite[62]|
23–29 March[61] Hampstead tournament
Hampstead, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Herman David
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
United Kingdom Keats Lester United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
6–3, 6–1
United Kingdom Betty Nuthall[61]

[36] [49]

April[edit]

Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
27 March – 4 April[66] Mid-Pacific Invitation Tennis Championships
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
United States Wilmer Allison
6–4, 6–2, 6–2
United States Gilbert Hall
United States Allison
United States Hall
6–2, 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
Empire of Japan Kuwabara
Empire of Japan Akimoto
30 March – 5 April[1] St. Raphaël T.C. Championships
Saint-Raphaël, France
Empire of Japan Hyotare Sato
6–3, 8–6, 6–4
Weimar Republic Ludwig Haensch France Ida Adamoff
6–3, 6–0
Czechoslovakia Korotvickova
Empire of Japan Sato
Empire of Japan Sato
6–2, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Menzel
Weimar Republic Haensch
United States Ryan
United Kingdom Thomas
6–4, 6–4
Greece Nicolopoulo
France Adamoff
Empire of Japan Sato
United Kingdom Thomas
9–7, 4–6, 6–4
Switzerland Aeschlimann
United States Ryan
5 April Swedish Indoors Championships[67]
Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden Curt Östberg
3 sets to 1
Sweden Ingvar Garell Sweden Eyvor Aquilon
2 sets to 1
Sweden Sigrid Fick
Sweden Östberg
Sweden Ramberg
3 sets to 1
Sweden A. Thorén
Garell
Sweden Fick
Sweden Aquilon
2 sets to 0
SwedenEhrnfelt
Cederholm
Sweden Östberg
Sweden Fick
2 sets to 0
Sweden Ramberg
Ramberg

2–4 April
Davis Cup South America Semifinals
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Not held
Semifinals winners
 Argentina 5–0
 Chile
Semifinals losers
 Uruguay
 Brazil
30 March – 5 April New Orleans Country Club Invitational Tournament[68]
New Orleans, United States
United States George Lott
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 1–6, 6–4
United States Clifford Sutter
United States Sutter
United States Vines
6–3, 6–1, 4–6. 4–6, 6–3
United States Van Ryn
United States Lott
6–12 April[1] Beausoleil Cup
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Empire of Japan Jiro Sato
6–4, 6–2, 6–2
France Alain Bernard Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–1, 6–4
Spain Lilí de Álvarez
France Gentien
France Lesueur
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Empire of Japan Sato
Empire of Japan Sato
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
France Henrotin
6–4, 0–6, 6–1
France Neufeld
France Adamoff
France Lesueur
France Mathieu
2–6, 6–1, 6–3
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Hillyard
6–13 April River Oaks Invitational Tournament[69]
Houston, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
6–3, 6–4, 7–5
United States Bruce Barnes
United States Lott
United States Coen
7–5, 6–1, 6–1
United States Barnes
Taylor
April Tripolis L. T. C. International Championships[70]
Tripoli, Italian Tripolitania
Italy Giorgio de Stefani
6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Italy Alberto Del Bono Italy Ucci Manzutto
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Italy Elisabetta Riboli
Italy de Stefani
Del Bono
2–6, 6–0, 7–5, 6–4
Italy Bonzi
Serventi
Italy Giorgi
Bonzi
4–6, 6–0, 6–2
Italy Manzutto
Italy Fé d'Ostiani
Monaco Championships
Nice, France
France Leonce Aslangul
0–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann United Kingdom Betty Nuthall
6–0, 3–6, 8–6
France Simonne Mathieu
United StatesRyan
Weimar Republic Aussem
6–2, 6–4
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
France Lesueur
France Mathieu
6–2, 6–2
United Kingdom Nuthall
Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaŠefer
Moncean Club Covered Court Championships
Paris, France
France Cochet
France Féret
6–2, 3–6, 6–l
France Laurentz
Thurneyssen
France Cochet|Rosambert
3–6, 6–1, 6–5
France Thurneyssen
Gallay
South African Championships
Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa Louis Raymond
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
South Africa Maxwell Bertram South Africa Bobbie Heine
6–3, 6–3
South Africa Ruth Miller
South Africa Kirby
South Africa Farquharson
N/A
N/A South Africa Lowe
Miller
6–4, 6–2
South AfricaFarquharson
South Africa Heine
Danish Covered Court Championships
Copenhagen, Denmark
France Henri Cochet
2–6, 6–0, 6–4, 8–6
Denmark Einer Ulrich France Jacqueline Gallay
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
DenmarkElse Dam
Denmark Gleerup/Henriksen
3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–3, 8–6
Denmark Ulrich
Winther
FranceGallay
France Barbier
6–0, 6–2
Denmark Dam
Støckel
France Cochet
France Barbier
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
France Bernard
France Gallay
Spanish Championships
Barcelona, Spain
Spain Enrique Maier
6–4, 5–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Spain Manuel Alonso Spain Bella Duttón de Pons[71]
N/A
Spain Josefa Chávarri[72]
Spain Flaquer/Durall[73]
N/A
Spain Tejada
Spain Alfredo Riera[72]
Spainde Pons
Torres[74]
N/A
Spain L.E. Benet
Y. Chailly [72]
SpainMaier
Torres[75]
N/A
Spain Saprissa
Y. Chailly[72]
Kensington L. T. C
London, Great Britain
Empire of Japan Iwao Aoki
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
United Kingdom John Olliff United Kingdom Dorothy Round
6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Joan Ridley
Empire of JapanAoki
Miki
6–2, 9–7
United Kingdom Austin
United Kingdom Olliff
19–26 April[42] Greek Championships[70]
Athens, Greece
Weimar Republic Gottfried von Cramm
7–5, 4–6, 8–6, 6–1
France Benny Berthet Weimar Republic Irmgard Rost
6–4, 6–3
Weimar Republic Nelly Neppach
Weimar RepublicCramm
Kleinschrott
7–9, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Egypt Grandguillot
Shukry
Greece Serpieri/Lenos
6–1, 6–1
GreeceCampbell
Weimar Republic Neppach
Egypt Grandguillot
Greece Serpieri
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Greece Balli/Lenos

24–26 April
Davis Cup South America Final
Santiago, Chile
Final winners
 Argentina 3–0
Final losers
 Chile
20–26 April[1] Miramar L.T.C.
Juan-les-Pins, France
Empire of Japan Hyotare Sato
6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
Empire of Japan Jiro Sato Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–2, 6–0
France Sylvie Jung Henrotin
Empire of Japan Sato
Kawachi
9–11, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
United Kingdom Hillyard
SwitzerlandAeschlimann
Weimar Republic Aussem
FranceHenrotin
7–5, 6–3
United Kingdom Satterthwaite
United Kingdom Thomas
Denmark Worm
France Henrotin
6–1, 6–3
Empire of Japan Sato
Weimar Republic Aussem
23–26 April Ojai Valley Championships
Ojai, CA, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
5–7, 6–2, 6–2
United States Lester Stoefen United States Dorothy Weisel Hack
7–5, 6–0
United States Ethel Burkhardt
United States Tidball
Bartosh
6–4, 7–5
United States Vines
United States Casey
United States Wills Moody
United States Neer
6–2, 6–3
United States Weisel
United States Hall
23–30 April Ceylon Championships[76]
Colombo, Ceylon
Dominion of Ceylon Nicholas
5–7, 7–5, 5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Dominion of Ceylon Churchill Hector Gunasekara Dominion of Ceylon Steiger
6–3, 7–5
Dominion of Ceylon Nedra Obeysekera
Dominion of Ceylon O. Manuel Lisboa Pinto/Nicholas
4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
Gunasekara/Rennie Dominion of Ceylon Norman/Wright
6–2, 6–3
Dominion of Ceylon Doreen Sansoni
Pat Weinman
Dominion of Ceylon Rennie/Norman
6–2, 6–4
Dominion of Ceylon de Saram
Pieris

[42] [64]

May[edit]

  • Roderich Menzel moved to Berlin to work at the publisher Ullstem Verlag and pursue tennis at the Rot-Weiss Tennis Club.[70]
  • George Lyttleton-Rogers won the 31st edition of the Parthenopean Championship. He was also a runner-up for the doubles, which was won by De Stefani/Del Bono team.[70]
  • Mrs. Schréder was granted a double prize at the Balkan Cup. Along with the annual porcelain cup awarded to the winner exceptionally she received the silver traveling trophy as well (awarded permanently only to three times champions).[70]
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up

1–3 May
1–3 May
16–18 April
1–3 May
1–3 May
26–28 March
April
May
Davis Cup Europe First Round
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary[49]
Montreux, Switzerland[42]
Athens, Greece[42]
Düsseldorf, Weimar Republic[42]
Mexico City, Mexico[42]
Plymouth, Great Britain[64]
Prague, Czechoslovakia[70]
First Round winners
 Italy 4–1
 Ireland 5–0
 Greece 3–2
 South Africa 5–0
 United States 5–0
 Great Britain 5–0
 Czechoslovakia 3–2
First Round losers
 Hungary
  Switzerland
 Austria
 Germany
 Mexico
 Monaco
 Spain
27 April – 2 May[42] British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, Great Britain
France Christian Boussus
8–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
United Kingdom Patrick Hughes France Simonne Mathieu
6–4, 6–4
United Kingdom Mary Heeley
United Kingdom Austin
Kingsley
10–8, 9–7, 6–1
United KingdomPerry
Olliff
United Kingdom Nuthall
United States Ryan
6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Shepherd-Barron
United Kingdom Mudford
United Kingdom Perry
United Kingdom Heeley
3–6, 9–7, 7–5
South Africa Spence
United Kingdom Nuthall
3–10 May[42] Austrian Championships[77]
Vienna, Austria
Austria Franz Wilhelm Matejka
8–6, 6–2, 6–4
Austria Hermann Artens
May Austrian International Championships
Vienna, Austria
France Henri Cochet
4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–4, 6–2
Weimar Republic Irmgard Rost
Spain Maier
Spain Alonso
6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
France Cochet
France Merlin
United States Andrus
United States Hilleary
7–6, 6–3
Weimar Republic Aussem
Italy Valerio
Spain Maier
Weimar Republic Aussem
6–1, 6–2
Weimar RepublicRost
HungaryKehrling
Campionato Partenopeo
Naples, Italy
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
8–6, 3–6, 8–6, 6–1
Italy Giorgio de Stefani France Simone Barbier
6–0, 6–1
France Jacqueline Gallay
Italy de Stefani
Italy Del Bono
6–0, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 10–8
Italy Martino
Republic of Ireland Rogers
France Barbier
Gallay
6–2, 6–0
Italy Manzutto/de Simone France Bernard
France Barbier
6–1, 6–3
France Barrelet de Ricou
France Gallay
L. T. C. di Rome International Championships
Rome, Italy
Italy Giorgio de Stefani
4–6, 8–6, 7–5, 6–2
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
South Indian International Championships
British India
British Raj Manek Mehta
6–2, 6–1
Roy
British Raj Mehta/S.J. Matthews
6–4, 7–5
British Raj Neilson/Ratnam
Shambazar L. T. C.
British India
United Kingdom George Perkins
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Matthews
Northern Tournament[78]
Manchester, United Kingdom[79]
United Kingdom John Olliff
6–3, 3–6, 7–9, 6–3 ret.
United Kingdom Nigel Sharpe United Kingdom Evelyn Goldsworth
8–10, 6–4, 6–3
Egypt E. Alexandroff
United Kingdom Olliff
United Kingdom Sharpe
12–10, 6–4, 6–3
United Kingdom Soni / Hyatt United Kingdom Lycett
Stevens
6–3, 6–2
United Kingdom Hellewell
United Kingdom Rudd
United Kingdom Burrows
United Kingdom Lycett
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
British Raj Soni
United Kingdom Goldsworth
May 9
May 12
May 14
May 17
Professional World Champion title defense series[3]
New York, United States
Boston, United States
Philadelphia, United States
Chicago, United States
United States Bill Tilden (c)
5–7, 6–0, 6–1, 6–3
United States Vincent Richards
United States Bill Tilden (c)
6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
United States Vincent Richards
United States Bill Tilden (c)
6–4, 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
United States Vincent Richards
United States Bill Tilden (c)
3 sets to 2
United States Vincent Richards
5–12 May[42] Italian Championships[77]
Milan, Italy
United Kingdom George Patrick Hughes
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
France Henri Cochet Italy Lucia Valerio
6–2, 2–6, 6–2
United States Dorothy Andrus
United Kingdom Hughes
ItalyDel Bono
3–6, 8–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
France Cochet
France Merlin
Italy Gagliardi
Italy Luzzatti
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Italy Valerio
United States Andrus[80]
United Kingdom Hughes
Italy Valerio
6–0, 6–1
ItalyDel Bono
United States Andrus[81]
14–17 May[42] Belgian National Championships
Brussels, Belgium
Belgium Leopold de Borman
2–6, 6–8, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Belgium André Ewbank Belgium Josane Sigart
6–0, 6–0
Belgium Marguerite de Monceau
Belgium de Borman
Belgium Brouwet
3–6, 9–7, 6–2, 6–2
BelgiumBemden/Derrider Belgium Isaac
Belgium Sigart[82]
N/A
Belgium Belgium Laloux
Belgium Dupont[83]
N/A
8–17 May Bob Club's International Balkan Cup
Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Czechoslovakia Ferenc Marsalek
N/A
Weimar Republic Heinz Eichner Hungary Mrs. Schréder
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Czechoslovakia Anna Blanarova
Weimar Republic Eichner
Weimar Republic Henkel
N/A
Czechoslovakia Marsalek
Czechoslovakia Siba
not contested Czechoslovakia Marsalek
Czechoslovakia Blanarova
6–2, 6–3
Hungary László Silbersdorf
Mrs Schréder
Davis Cup Second Round
Helsinki, Finland
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Brussels, Belgium
Dublin, Ireland
Athens, Greece
Turin, Italy
Oslo, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark
Second Round winners
 Egypt 4–1
 Japan 5–0
 Great Britain 5–0
 South Africa 4–1
 Czechoslovakia 4–1
 Italy 3–0
 Poland 3–0
 Denmark 5–0
Second Round losers
 Finland
 Yugoslavia
 Belgium
 Ireland
 Greece
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Romania

21–23 May
Davis Cup North/Central America Final
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Final winners
 United States 4–1
Final losers
 Canada

28–30 May
Davis Cup Americas Inter-Zonal round play-off
Chevy Chase, United States
Final winners
 United States 5–0
Final losers
 Argentina
17–31 May[42] 1931 French Championships
Paris, France
Men's Singles DrawWomen's Singles Draw
France Jean Borotra
2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
France Christian Boussus Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
8–6, 6–1
United Kingdom Betty Nuthall
United States Lott
United States Van Ryn
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
South Africa Kirby
South Africa Farquharson
United Kingdom Bennett Whittingstall
United Kingdom Nuthall
9–7, 6–2
Weimar Republic Aussem
United States Ryan
South Africa Spence
United Kingdom Nuthall
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
United Kingdom Austin
United Kingdom Barron

[70]

June[edit]

Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up

20 May – 6 June
Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Paris, France
Eastbourne, England
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Quarterfinal winners
 Japan 5–0
 Great Britain 5–0
 Czechoslovakia 3–0
 Denmark 3–2
Quarterfinal losers
 Egypt
 South Africa
 Italy
 Poland
4–7 June[77] Romanian International Championships
Bucharest, Romania
Czechoslovakia Josef Malacek
0–6, 8–6, 3–6, 6–2, ret.
Hungary Béla von Kehrling Czechoslovakia Anna Blanarova
6–3, 6–2
Hungary Magda Baumgarten
Czechoslovakia Marsalek/Siba
7–5, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer/Kukuljevic Hungary Baumgarten/Mrs. Schréder
7–5, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Stavelova/Blanarova Czechoslovakia Marsalek/Blanarova
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Hungary Kehrling/Mrs. Schréder
1–8 June Brooklyn Championships[86]
New York, United States
United States Edward Burns
6–8, 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
United States Percy Kynaston
United States Rockafellow/Aydelotte
6–1, 6–0, 6–2
United States Burns
United States Bell
8–14 June[42] Czechoslovakian Championships[87]
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Empire of Japan Hyotare Sato
5–7, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Empire of Japan Minoru Kawachi Weimar Republic Hilde Krahwinkel
6–4, 6–3
France Simonne Mathieu
Czechoslovakia Macenauer/Marsalek
6–4, 6–1, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Hecht/Josef Malacek France Glasser/Mathieu
6–4, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Siba
Weimar Republic Krahwinkel
June Budapest International Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Hungary Béla von Kehrling
6–0, 6–2, 6–1
Hungary Emil Gabrovitz Hungary Magda Baumgarten
N/A
Hungary Mrs. Schréder
HungaryKehrling/Gabrovitz
N/A
HungaryBalázs/Zichy HungaryMrs. Schréder/Mrs. Brandenburg HungaryBaumgarten/Mrs. Herbst Hungary Kehrling/Szapáry
N/A
HungaryZichy/Jankovich
Warsaw International Championships
Warsaw, Poland
Czechoslovakia Ferenc Marsalek
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Josef Siba Poland Elzbieta Lilpopovna
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Poland Ada Pozowska
CzechoslovakiaMarsalek/Siba
6–3, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
HungaryBalázs/Zichy CzechoslovakiaMarsalek/Grenzanka
6–4, 6–4
HungaryBalás/Poland Pozowska
Wiesbaden International Championships
Wiesbaden, Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic Gottfried von Cramm
6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Monaco René Gallepe France Simonne Mathieu
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Weimar Republic Anne Peitz
Monaco Gallepe/France Mathieu
6–2, 6–0
Denmark Worm/Weimar Republicvon Reznicek
Gelb-Weiss T.C. International Championships
Berlin, Weimar Republic
Spain Enrique Maier
6–2, 6–0, 6–0
Weimar Republic Harry Schwenker Weimar Republic Kallmeyer
6–1, 6–4
Weimar Republic Nelly Neppach
Weimar RepublicFrenz/Rahe
6–3, 3–6, 10–8
Weimar RepublicHartz/Jänecke
6–14 June Tri-State Tennis Tournament[88]
Cincinnati, United States
United States Cliff Sutter
6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
United States Bruce Barnes United States Clara Louise Zinke
6–1. 6–1
United States Ruth Riese
United StatesBarnes/Kamrath
6–3, 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
United States Sutter/Bayon
8–24 June Singapore International Championships[89]
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Straits Settlements Lim Bong Soo
11–9, 6–0
Empire of Japan Shoyo Matsukawa[90]

12–18 June
Davis Cup Semifinals
Copenhagen, Denmark
Eastbourne, England
Semifinal winners
 Czechoslovakia 5–0
 Great Britain 5–0
Semifinal losers
 Denmark
 Japan
Berlin International Championships
Berlin, Weimar Republic
Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Weimar Republic Daniel Prenn France Ida Adamoff
3–6, 6–0, 6–4
Weimar Republic Ilse Friedleben
Czechoslovakia R.Menzel
Weimar Republic Prenn
6–1, 6–1, 7–5
Weimar Republic W.Menzel/Haensch Weimar Republic Krahwinkel/Peitz
6–4, 6–4
Weimar Republic Neppach
Poland Jędrzejowska
Weimar Republic Cramm
France Adamoff
w/o
France Brugnon
France Mathieu
−20 June West Kensington tournament[91]
London, Great Britain
United Kingdom Harry Lee
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Empire of Japan Iwao Aoki

June
White Sulphur Springs Championships
White Sulphur Springs, United States
United States Cliff Sutter
7–5, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
United States George Lott United States Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
3–6, 6–2, 6–l
United States Virginia Rice
United States Van Ryn
United States Lott
6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Canada Rainville
Wright
United States Sutter
Rice
6–4, 6–2
United States Van Ryn
United States Van Ryn
Hungarian National Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Hungary Béla von Kehrling
6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1[a]
Hungary Lehel Bánó Hungary Magda Baumgarten
6–2, 6–3
Hungary Jolán W. Soós
Hungary Zichy/Gabrovitz
7–5, 6–2, 6–1[a]
Hungary Kirchmäyr/Krepuska Hungary Baumgarten/Soós
8–6, 6–3
Hungary Mrs. Schréder/Mrs. Brandenburg Hungary Gabrovitz/Mrs. Gönczi
N/A
HungaryJacobi/Mrs. Wiener
North Germany Pro Championships
Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic Hans Nüsslein
6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Weimar Republic Roman Najuch
French Pro Championship
Paris, France
Singles Draw
France Martin Plaa
6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
France Robert Ramillon
Pinehurst Country Club Championships
Pinehurst, United States
United States John Van Ryn
7–5, 6–3, 6–1
United States Cliff Sutter United States Marion Zinderstein Jessup
7–5, 6–2
United States Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
United States Van Ryn
United States Shields
6–3, 9–7, 7–5
CanadaRainville/Wright United States Van Ryn
United States Van Ryn
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
United States Sutter
United States Rice
Kent Championships[91]
Beckenham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Colin Gregory
3–6, 6–3, 7–9, 6–3, 6–0
United Kingdom John Olliff[92] United Kingdom Phyllis Mudford
6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Dorothy Round[93]
Queen's Club Championships[91]
London, Great Britain
United Kingdom John Olliff
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
United Kingdom Edward Avory United Kingdom Elsie Pittman
4–6, 6–4, 6–l
Weimar Republic Hilde Krahwinkel
Weimar Republic Cramm
France Brugnon
4–6, 6–4, 10–8, 4–6, 7–5
Argentina Boyd
Argentina Zappa
United States Harper
United States Van Ryn
7–5, 6–4
United Kingdom Godfree
Stocks
United Kingdom Wheatley/Lyle
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Weimar Republic Cramm
Weimar Republic Aussem
28 June Laurels in Apawamis Invitational Tournament[94]
United States
United States Dorothy Andrus
6–4, 10–8
United States Maud Levi

[40] [77]

July[edit]

Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet (up), Jean Borotra (down-left) and René Lacoste (down-right), the defending and 1931 champion French Davis Cup team
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
22 June – 4 July[42] Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Men's Singles DrawWomen's Singles Draw
United States Sidney Wood
w/o[i]
United States Frank Shields Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–2, 7–5
Weimar Republic Hilde Krahwinkel
All England Plate
South Africa Vernon Kirby def. Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers
2–6, 6–3, 6–3[96]
United States Lott
United States Van Ryn
6–2, 10–8, 9–11, 3–6, 6–3
France Cochet
France Brugnon
United Kingdom Shepherd-Barron
United Kingdom Mudford
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
France Metaxa
Belgium Sigart
United States Lott
United States Harper
6–3, 1–6, 6–1
United Kingdom Collins
United Kingdom Ridley
–6 July American National Clay Court Championship
St. Louis, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
6–3, 6–3, 6–3 [97]
United States Keith Gledhill
United States Vines
United States Gledhill
6–3, 7–9, 10–8, 9–7[98]
United States Barnes
United States Bell
US Pro Championships
New York, United States
United States Bill Tilden
7–5, 6–2, 6–1
United States Vinnie Richards
United States Kinsey
United States Richards
7–9, 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
United States Tilden
United States Hunter
July Pro Championships of Great Britain[3]
London, Great Britain
United Kingdom Dan Maskell
N/A
N/A
Arrange L. T. C. Invitational Championships
United States
United States John Doeg
6–1, 6–3, 6–2
United States Berkeley Bell
Swiss Championships
Basel, Switzerland
Switzerland Hector Fisher
7–5, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Denmark Erik Worm Fehlmann
6–1, 6–4
Charmelet
Switzerland Aeschlimann/Fisher
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Switzerland Wuarin/Maneff Denmark Worm/Weihe
9–7, 7–5
Switzerland Fisher/Jacky
6–11 July Northumberland Championships
Newcastle, Great Britain
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franjo Šefer
7–5, 9–7, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2
Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaFranjo Kukuljevic United Kingdom Mary McIlquham
7–5, 6–3
Stephens
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer/Kukuljevic
6–2, 6–3
Watson/Brown United Kingdom McIlquham/Mrs Stephens
6–8, 6–3, 6–1
Alexander/Watson Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kukuljevic/United Kingdom Watson
6–2, 7–5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Šefer/United Kingdom Alexander
5–15 July[42] Dutch Championships
Noordwijk, Netherlands
Weimar Republic Fritz Kuhlmann
8–10, 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Empire of Japan Minoru Kawachi France Ida Adamoff
6–2, 6–3
Weimar Republic Toni Schomburgk
Empire of Japan Kawachi/Sato
6–1 ret.[99]
Weimar Republic Kuhlmann/Haensch FranceHenrotin/BelgiumSigart
6–4, 6–1 [100]
NetherlandsDros/Italy Valerio Argentina Zappa/FranceHenrotin
4–6, 6–4, 10–8
ArgentinaBoyd/NetherlandsDros

9–11 July
Davis Cup Europe Zone Final
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Final winners
 Great Britain 4–1
Final losers
 Czechoslovakia
13–18 July Welsh Championships[63]
Newport, Great Britain
Empire of Japan Sato
6–4, 6–3, 6–1
United Kingdom David H. Williams United KingdomEmma Hemmant
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
United KingdomJeanette Morfey
Empire of Japan Sato/Takasu
6–3, 10–8
United Kingdom Nuthall / Tuckett United Kingdom Dyson/Hemmant
7–5, 6–4
United Kingdom Mrs Crawshay-Williams/Morfey SwitzerlandPayot/Empire of Japan Sato/United Kingdom Hemmant
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
United Kingdom DH Williams/Dyson
13–18 July Longwood Bowl Tournament[101]
Longwood Cricket Club
Chestnut Hill, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
United States John Doeg United States Dorothy Andrus
6–2, 1–6, 6–4
United States Sarah Palfrey
United States Vines
United States Gledhill
3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
United States Doeg
United States Coen
United States Wills Moody / Wightman
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
United States Palfrey
United States Palfrey
–18 July Scottish Championships[102][103]
Peebles, Scotland
South Africa Vernon Kirby
6–2, 13–11
South Africa Norman Farquharson United Kingdom Gwen Sterry
7–5, 6–4
Australia Esna Boyd Robertson
South AfricaFarquharson/Kirby
6–3, 6–4, 13–11
United Kingdom Sharpe/Olliff United Kingdom Sterry/Trentham
6–3, 6–4 [104]
United Kingdom Mason/Alexander South AfricaFarquharson/United KingdomSterry
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
South Africa Raymond/United KingdomWatson

17–19 July
Davis Cup Inter-Zonal Zone Final
Paris, France
Final winners
 Great Britain 3–2
Final losers
 United States
20–25 July[42] Irish Championships[87]
Dublin, Ireland
Republic of Ireland Edward McGuire
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Republic of IrelandHarry Cronin Republic of Ireland Rosetta Phoebe Blair-White
6–4, 6–3
Republic of Ireland Norma Stoker
Republic of Ireland McGuire/Scroope
6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Republic of Ireland McVeagh/Smith

24–26 July
Davis Cup Challenge Round Final
Paris, France
 France (c) 3–2  Great Britain
21–26 July[77] Grand Hotel Panhans Championships
Semmering, Austria
Empire of Japan Minoru Kawachi
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Josef Siba Weimar Republic Imrgard Rost
6–3, 8–6
Italy Lucia Valerio
Argentina del Castillo/Spain Maier
3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–9, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Rohrer/Gottlieb Empire of Japan Sato
Italy Valerio
6–4, 6–3
Spain Maier/Weimar RepublicRost
July Bavarian International Championships
Munich, Weimar Republic
Empire of Japan Hyotare Satoh
7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Spain Enrique Maier Italy Lucia Valerio
6–2, 7–5
Weimar Republic Marie Horn
Weimar Republic L. Lorenz/Daller
4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 3–6, 8–6
Empire of Japan Sato/Kawachi Spain Enrique Maier
Italy Valerio
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Weimar Republic Kuhlmann/v. Ende
Strasbourg International Championships
Strasbourg, France
France Paul Féret
6–1, 6–1
France Jean Lesueur Weimar Republic Ilse Friedleben
6–2, 6–2
Holzschuh
France Brugnon/Féret
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Egypt Grandguillot/Grandguillot Weimar Republic Buss/Friedleben
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Weimar Republic Kuhlmann/EgyptGrandguillot/Meunier
Midlands International Championships
Edgbaston, Great Britain
Empire of Japan Jiro Sato
7–5, 6–4
United Kingdom Herman David Switzerland Lolette Payot
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
United Kingdom Mary Heeley
United KingdomLester/Olliff
6–4, 6–2, 8–10, 2–6, 6–3
Empire of Japan Sato/Miki Empire of Japan Sato/United KingdomJames
6–3, 7–5
FranceGentien/SwitzerlandPayot
East of England Championships
Felixstowe, Great Britain
Austria Franz Wilhelm Matejka
6–2, 6–3
Republic of Ireland Simon Scroope United Kingdom Elsie Pittman
6–2, 6–2
United Kingdom Joan Ridley
Republic of Ireland Scroope/United Kingdom Crole-Rees
5–7, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Austria Matejka/United KingdomWilde

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August[edit]

Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
27 July−1 August Seabright Invitational Women's tournament[105][106]
New Jersey, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
10–12, 6–3, 6–8, 8–6, 6–1
United States John Doeg[107] United States Helen Wills Moody
6–0, 6–0
United States Helen Jacobs
United States Allison / United States Van Ryn
7–5, 6–2, 6–4
United States Bell / United States Mangin[107] United States Cruickshank / United States Van Ryn
9–7, 0–6, 6–4
United States Levi / United States Harper[107] United States Van Ryn / United States Van Ryn
6–3, 6–4
United States Cruickshank / United States Vines
-3 August Canadian National Championships[106]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Canada Jack Wright
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Canada Gilbert Nunns United States Edith Cross[108]
6–2, 6–2
Canada Marjory Leeming[109]
Canada Wright / Canada Rainville [108]
7–5, 9–7, 7–5
United States Prusoff / United States Driscoll United States Cross / United States Perow[108]
6–2, 6–0
United States Driscoll / United States Cross[108]
6–3, 1–6, 6–1
United States Perow / Nordstrom
8–16 August Eastern Grass Court Championship[110][111]
Westchester Country Club
Rye, United States
United Kingdom Fred Perry
6–2, 6–2, 6–4
United States Gilbert Hall United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack Pittman
6–3, 4–6 unfinished
United Kingdom Joan Ridley
United States Vines / Gledhill
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 11–9
United States Lott/Ryn United Kingdom Pittman/United Kingdom Ridley
13–11, 4–6, 6–3
United StatesVan Ryn / Cruickshank
2–August Maidstone's Women's Invitation Tournament
Maidstone Club
East Hampton, NY, United States
United States Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn
6–2, 6–4
United States Dorothy Shepherd-Barron
United Kingdom Nuthall / United Kingdom Mudford
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
United States Round / Whittingstall
2–9 August[42] German Championships[63]
Hamburg, Weimar Republic
Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel[b]
6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Weimar Republic Gustav Jaenecke[b] Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem
6–1, 6–2
Weimar Republic Imrgard Rost
Weimar Republic Dessart / Nourney
6–3, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–0
France Buzelet / Boussus United KingdomGodfree/Trentham
6–3, 6–2
United KingdomJames / Heeley Switzerland Payot / Switzerland Fisher
8–6, 6–4
Weimar Republic Dessart / Krahwinkel
3–8 August Southampton Invitation Tournament[112]
Southampton, NY, United States
United States George Lott
6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
United States Clifford Sutter
United States Vines / United States Gledhill
17–15, 6–2, 6–4
United States Bell / Mangin United States Weeks / United States Vines
7–5, 5–7, 7–5
United States Taubele / McCauliff
27 July – 4 August[113] Le Touquet Spa Championships[63]
Le Touquet, France
France Marcel Bernard
8–6, 6–2, 6–4
France Christian Boussus France Simonne Mathieu
6–3, 6–4
Italy Lucia Valerio
France Bernard / Cochet
6–4, 6–4, 7–5
Republic of Ireland Rogers / Argentinadel Castillo United States Ryan / France Mathieu
w/o[113]
Italy Valerio / France Adamoff France Bernard / Mathieu
6–4, 8–6
France Legeay/Ms. Lesueur
30 July – 8 August Malayan Lawn Tennis Championships[114]
Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States
Straits Settlements Lim Bong Soo
N/A
N/A United Kingdom Elizabeth Millicent Oldfield
N/A
N/A
Empire of Japan Matsukawa/Kawajiri
N/A
N/A United Kingdom Oldfield/Mrs. Drew N/A
7–8 August Wightman Cup[115][116]
Forest Hills, United States
United States United States 5–2 United Kingdom Great Britain
8–16 August Spanish International Championships[117]
Santander, Spain
France Jean Lesueur
6–3, 6–3 6–4[118]
SpainEduardo Flaquer[118] Bella Pons
N/A
N/A
France Lesueur / Combemale
N/A
SpainFlaquer / Sindreu Spain Pons / Estrada[118]
7–5, 0–6, 7–5
SpainTeresa/Guadalupa SpainFlaquer / Pons[118]
7–5, 6–4
France Lesueur / SpainAcebo
17–22 August North England Championships[102]
Scarborough, Great Britain
South Africa Vernon Kirby
6–3, 6–3
Chamberlain United Kingdom Mary Heeley
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom Freda James
New ZealandMalfroy / South AfricaKirby
6–1, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
United KingdomAvory/Nuthall
24–30 August Swedish Championships[67]
Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden Harry Ramberg
1—6, 7—5, 6—3, 6—2
Sweden Curt Östberg Sweden S. Fick
6—1, 6—2
Sweden E. Cederholm
Sweden Östberg / Ramberg
6—1, 6–2, 9—7
SwedenG. Lindgren / C. E. Pettersson Sweden Fick / S. Wennerholm
6—2, 6—2
Sweden R. Ramberg / G. Roberg Sweden Östberg / S. Fick
6—4, 6—0
Sweden Ramberg / Ramberg
August Newport Casino Invitational[119][120]
Newport, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
6–2, 6–4, 6–8, 6–2
United KingdomFred Perry
United States Gledhill/Vines[102]
3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 13–11, 6–4
United States Doeg/Lott
15th ATA All-Black National Championships
Alabama, United States[121]
United States Reginald Weir
6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 8–6
United States Douglas Turner[121] United States Ora Washington
6–3, 6–3[121]
United States Blanche Winston
United States F. Jackson / United States Jackson
6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4[122]
United States Wier / United States Norman United States Winston / United States Washington
6–2, 6–4[122]
United States Demery / United States Hill United States Thompson / United States Roberts
6–3, 6–1[122]
United States Moss / United States Stallworth

[63]

September[edit]

  • Béla von Kehrling won his 27th title of the year at the Oradean Championships[63]
  • The U.S. Junior Championships was won by Jack Lynch against Jay Cohn[87]
  • An international team event between France, Great Britain and the United States was held at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia from 2–4 September. The final score was Great Britain (4 wins), United States (3 wins) and France (2 wins)
Month Event Men Women Mixed
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
15 August – 12 September US National Championships[120]
Forest Hills, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
7–9, 6–3, 9–7, 7–5
United States George Lott[c] United States Helen Wills Moody[c]
6–4, 6–1
United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
United States Allison/Van Ryn[c]
6–4, 8–6, 6–3
United States Bell/Mangin United KingdomNuthall/Whittingstall[c]
6–2, 6–4
United Kingdom Round/United States Jacobs United States Lott/United Kingdom Nuthall[c]
6–3, 6–3
United States Allison/Harper
-5 September-[123] City of Sydney Championships[124]
Sydney, Australia
Australia Jack Crawford
6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Australia Aubrey Willard
Australia Hopman/Australia Crawford
1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
Australia Dunlop/Donohoe Australia Crawford/Crawford
N/A
N/A
18–28 September[125] Pacific Southwest Championships[124]
Los Angeles, United States
United States Ellsworth Vines
8–10, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
United Kingdom Fred Perry United States Anna Harper
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
United States Josephine Cruickshank
United States Gledhill
United States Vines
6–4, 6–3, 7–5
United States Van Ryn
United States Allison
United States Anna Harper
Cross
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
United States Cruickshank