1926 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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Women's Singles
1926 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited Kingdom Kitty Godfree
Runner-upSpain Lilí de Álvarez
Final score6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Details
Draw64 (8Q)
Seeds
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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Kitty Godfree defeated Lilí de Álvarez 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 to win the Ladies' Singles at the 1926 Wimbledon Championships.[1][2]

Suzanne Lenglen was the defending champion, but withdrew from her third round match against Claire Beckingham.

Draw[edit]

Lilí de Álvarez (left) and Kitty Godfree (right) at the 1926 Wimbledon Championships ladies singles final.

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
United Kingdom Claire Beckingham 2 2
Spain Lilí de Álvarez 6 6
Spain Lilí de Álvarez 6 6
United States Molla Mallory 2 2
United States Molla Mallory 3 7 6
Netherlands Kea Bouman 6 5 3
Spain Lilí de Álvarez 2 6 3
United Kingdom Kitty Godfree 6 4 6
France Julie Vlasto 6 6
Greece Helene Contostavlos 3 3
France Julie Vlasto 4 0
United Kingdom Kitty Godfree 6 6
United Kingdom CJ Tyrrell 2 0
United Kingdom Kitty Godfree 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom Mary McIlquham 5 1
United Kingdom Claire Beckingham 7 6 United Kingdom C Beckingham 6 6
United Kingdom Elsa Haylock 6 6 United Kingdom E Haylock 4 2
United Kingdom Doris Craddock 2 3 United Kingdom C Beckingham
France Suzanne Lenglen 6 6 France S Lenglen w/o
United States Mary Browne 2 3 France S Lenglen 6 6
Q United Kingdom Betty Dix 9 4 British Ceylon E Dewhurst 2 2
British Ceylon Evelyn Dewhurst 11 6 United Kingdom C Beckingham 2 2
Republic of Ireland WM Haughton 2 0 Spain E de Alvarez 6 6
Spain Lilí de Alvarez 6 6 Spain E de Alvarez 6 3 6
Q United Kingdom Dorothy Holman 6 6 Q United Kingdom D Holman 4 6 2
United Kingdom E Norman 3 2 Spain E de Alvarez 6 6
United Kingdom P Watson 6 8 United Kingdom P Watson 1 3
United Kingdom R Watson 0 6 United Kingdom P Watson 6 6
United Kingdom Betty Nuthall 6 5 6 United Kingdom B Nuthall 3 0
Australia M Elliott 4 7 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom Joan Fry 6 6
United Kingdom Mrs M Marshall 1 0 United Kingdom J Fry 6 4 7
Q United Kingdom Weeta Crawshay-Williams 3 2 United Kingdom E Bennett 3 6 5
United Kingdom Eileen Bennett 6 6 United Kingdom J Fry 6 4 5
United Kingdom Phyllis Whitley 4 2 United States M Mallory 4 6 7
United Kingdom Aurea Edgington 6 6 United Kingdom A Edgington 2 1
United States Molla Mallory 6 6 United States M Mallory 6 6
United States Anna Harper 1 2 United States M Mallory 3 7 6
United Kingdom GJ Gilder Netherlands K Bouman 6 5 3
Canada Mrs HF Wright w/o United Kingdom GJ Gilder 6 1 2
United Kingdom Dorothy Hill 6 7 United Kingdom D Hill 3 6 6
United Kingdom Peggy Saunders 1 5 United Kingdom D Hill 3 2
United Kingdom Elsie Goldsack 0 1 Netherlands K Bouman 6 6
Netherlands Kea Bouman 6 6 Netherlands K Bouman 6 6
United Kingdom Domini Crosfield United Kingdom D Crosfield 0 0
United States Helen Wills w/o

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom Evelyn Colyer 7 6
Q United Kingdom Violet Chamberlain 5 2 United Kingdom E Colyer 4 5
Q United Kingdom Peggy Dransfield 1 2 France J Vlasto 6 7
France Julie Vlasto 6 6 France J Vlasto 3 6 6
United Kingdom Gwen Sterry 6 6 United Kingdom G Sterry 6 3 3
Q United Kingdom Mrs MB Reckitt 1 3 United Kingdom G Sterry 6 6
United Kingdom Joan Strawson 6 3 5 Republic of Ireland Mrs RRW Jackson 4 2
Republic of Ireland Mrs RRW Jackson 3 6 7 France J Vlasto 6 6
United Kingdom Mabel Mavrogordato 2 4 Greece H Constostavlos 3 3
United States Marion Jessup 6 6 United States M Jessup 6 4 4
Q United Kingdom Eileen Morle 4 1 Greece H Contostavlos 2 6 6
Greece Helene Contostavlos 6 6 Greece H Contostavlos 7 6
United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 1 1 United Kingdom W Beamish 5 4
United Kingdom Winifred Beamish 6 6 United Kingdom W Beamish 6 6
United Kingdom Joan Ridley 7 5 2 Australia REJ Stephens 0 3
Australia REJ Stephens 5 7 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom CJ Tyrrell 6 6
New Zealand Marjorie MacFarlane 4 4 United Kingdom CJ Tyrrell 4 6 6
United Kingdom Cristobel Hardie 6 6 United Kingdom C Hardie 6 2 4
United States Anna Harper 4 4 United Kingdom CJ Tyrrell 6 1 6
Q United Kingdom Enid Broadbridge 4 0 United Kingdom S Lumley-Ellis 2 6 0
United Kingdom Eleanor Rose 6 6 United Kingdom E Rose 6 1 1
France Simonne Mathieu 8 4 2 United Kingdom S Lumley-Ellis 2 6 6
United Kingdom Sylvia Lumley-Ellis 6 6 6 United Kingdom CJ Tyrrell 2 0
United Kingdom Ermyntrude Harvey 5 5 United Kingdom K Godfree 6 6
United Kingdom Enid Clarke 7 7 United Kingdom E Clarke 3 2
United Kingdom JL Colegate 0 4 United States E Ryan 6 6
United States Elizabeth Ryan 6 6 United States E Ryan 6 4 0
United Kingdom Honor Woolrych United Kingdom K Godfree 1 6 6
Australia Dorothy Rendall w/o United Kingdom H Woolrych 2 0
Austria Lilly von Ellissen 0 0 United Kingdom K Godfree 6 6
United Kingdom Kitty Godfree 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ 100 Years of Wimbledon by Lance Tingay, Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com