Florence Sutton

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Florence Sutton
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Sutton in 1911
Full name Florence E. Sutton
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1883-09-02)September 2, 1883
Died October 16, 1974(1974-10-16) (aged 91)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open F (1911)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open F (1911)

Florence E. Sutton (September 2, 1883 – October 16, 1974) was an American female tennis player.


Florence Sutton

She was born on September 2, 1883 to Adolphus De Gruchy Sutton and Adelina Esther Godfray. She was the sister of tennis champion May Godfrey Sutton and the aunt of U.S. National singles champion John Doeg and Australian Championship winner Dorothy Cheney.

Sutton was a finalist for both singles and doubles titles in the US Open in 1911. In the singles final she lost Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman in three sets.[1][2]

She achieved a highest national ranking of No.2 in 1914.

She also played, with her sisters May and Violet, on the Pasadena High School basketball team, which went undefeated in 1900.[3]

In 1924, after her active playing career, she became a tennis coach at the Women's National Golf and Tennis Club in Glen Head.[4] Sutton died on October 16, 1974.



Year Tournament Winner Score
1906 Cincinnati Open May Godfrey Sutton 7–5, 6–2
1911 US National Championships Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 8–10, 6–1, 9–7


Year Championship Opponents Partner Score
1906 Cincinnati Open United States May Sutton Bundy
United States Marjorie Dodd
United States Lula Belden 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1911 US National Championships United States Hazel Hotchkiss
United States Eleonora Sears
United States Dorothy Green 6–4, 4–6, 6–2


  1. ^ "Miss Sears Defeated" (PDF). The New York Times. June 17, 1911. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Miss Hotchkiss Wins From Miss Sutton". The Gazette Times. Jun 18, 1911. 
  3. ^ Hult, p. 144
  4. ^ "Western Woman is Tennis Pro". The Spokesman-Review. Dec 29, 1923. 


  • Hult, Joan S.; Trekell, Marianna (1991). A Century of women's basketball : from frailty to final four. Reston, Va: National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. ISBN 9780883144909.