Mabel Cahill

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Mabel Cahill
Mabel cahill and fellowes morgan.jpg
Cahill (left)
Full name Mabel Esmonde Cahill
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1863-04-02)April 2, 1863
Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died 1 January 1905(1905-01-01) (aged 41)
Ireland
Plays Right-handed
Int. Tennis HoF 1976 (member page)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1891, 1892)

Mabel Esmonde Cahill (1863–1905) was a female tennis player from Ireland who was active in the late 19th century and was the first foreign woman to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 1891 US National Championships.

Career[edit]

Born 2 April 1863, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Cahill won the Orange Club ladies championship in 1890 and 1891.[1][2]

Cahill became the first foreign woman to win a major tournament when she defeated Ellen Roosevelt in the 1891 US Championships women's final at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.[3] She successfully defended her women's singles title in 1892[4] and also won the women's doubles title with Adeline McKinlay and the mixed doubles title with Clarence Hobart. She did not defend her titles in 1893.[5] She died on 1 January 1905 in Ireland.

In 1976 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[6]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1891 U.S. Championships Grass United States Ellen Roosevelt 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Elisabeth Moore 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1891 U.S. Championships Grass United States Emma Leavitt-Morgan United States Ellen Roosevelt
United States Grace Roosevelt
2–6, 8–6, 6–4
Winner 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Adeline McKinlay United States Phyllis Walsh
United States Grace Robert LeRoy
6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1892 U.S. Championships Grass United States Clarence Hobart United States Elisabeth Moore
United States Rodmond Beach
6–1, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis at Orange". The New York Times. 28 June 1890. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Miss Cahill Defeats Miss Morgan". The New York Times. 13 June 1891. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "In The Tennis Court". The New York Times. 27 June 1891. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Miss Cahill Still Champion". The NewYork Times. 25 June 1892. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "The girls played great tennis" (PDF). The New York Times. June 23, 1893. 
  6. ^ International Tennis Hall of Fame

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