|Full name||Elisabeth Holmes Moore|
|Country (sports)||United States|
March 5, 1876|
Brooklyn, NY, United States
|Died||January 22, 1959
Starke, FL, United States
|Int. Tennis HoF||1971 (member page)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1896, 1901, 1903, 1905)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1896, 1903)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1902, 1904)|
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. 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.
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.
She won the inaugural U.S. Indoor Women's Singles Championship in 1907.
Grand Slam results
- 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
Singles : 4 titles, 5 runners-up
|Runner-up||1892||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Mabel Cahill||7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6|
|Winner||1896||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Juliette Atkinson||6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1897||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Juliette Atkinson||3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6|
|Winner||1901||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Myrtle McAteer||6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1902||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Marion Jones||1–6, 0–1 retired|
|Winner||1903||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Marion Jones||7–5, 8–6|
|Runner-up||1904||U.S. National Championships||Grass||May Sutton Bundy||1–6, 2–6|
|Winner||1905||U.S. National Championships||Grass||May Sutton Bundy||default|
|Runner-up||1906||U.S. National Championships||Grass||Helen Homans||default|
Doubles (2 titles)
|Winner||1896||U.S. Championships||Grass||Juliette Atkinson|| Annabella C. Wistar
|Winner||1903||U.S. Championships||Grass||Carrie Neely|| Miriam Hall
|6–4, 6–1, 6–1|
Mixed doubles (2 titles)
|Winner||1902||U.S. Championships||Grass||Wylie C. Grant|| Elizabeth Rastall
Albert L. Hoskins
|Winner||1904||U.S. Championships||Grass||Wylie C. Grant|| May Sutton
F. B. Dallas
- "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. ...
- "Elisabeth Moore". International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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. ...
- Joan N. Burstyn, ed. (1997). Past and Promise : Lives of New Jersey Women (1st Syracuse University Press ed.). Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press. pp. 173, 174. ISBN 978-0815604181.