Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Women's singles

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Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates 7 July (round 1)
9 July (quarterfinal)
10 July (semifinal)
11 July (final)
Competitors 5 from 1 nation
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1900 1912»
Final of the Women's singles event between Dorothea Chambers and Dora Boothby
Tennis at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Tennis pictogram.svg
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    

The women's singles (outdoor) was one of six lawn tennis events on the Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Five players, all from the United Kingdom, appeared for the competition.[1]

The number of withdrawals resulted in empty brackets, with one player making it to the final without playing a single match while another had to win two to advance to that point.



Place Name Nation
1st Dorothea Chambers Great Britain Great Britain
2nd Dora Boothby Great Britain Great Britain
3rd Ruth Winch Great Britain Great Britain
4th Agnes Morton Great Britain Great Britain
5th Alice Greene Great Britain Great Britain


1st round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
     United Kingdom Dorothea Chambers 6 6  
 United Kingdom Agnes Morton 8 6      United Kingdom Agnes Morton 2 3  
 United Kingdom Alice Greene 6 2        United Kingdom Dorothea Chambers 6 6  
       United Kingdom Ruth Winch 1 1  
       United Kingdom Dorothea Chambers 6 7
       United Kingdom Dora Boothby 1 5
       United Kingdom Dora Boothby w o  
     United Kingdom Dora Boothby w o  

Boothby took the silver medal, and Winch the bronze, without either winning a single set. Chambers played three matches, winning all six sets. Morton was the only other player to win a match, defeating Greene in the first round before losing to Chambers in the quarterfinals.[2]



  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Tennis 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 21 May 2006.