1924 Wimbledon Championships

The 1924 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 23 June until 5 July.[1] It was the 44th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1924.

1924 Wimbledon Championships
Date23 June – 5 July
Edition44th
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
France Jean Borotra
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Kitty McKane
Men's Doubles
United States Frank Hunter / United States Vincent Richards
Women's Doubles
United States Hazel Wightman / United States Helen Wills
Mixed Doubles
United Kingdom John Gilbert / United Kingdom Kitty McKane
← 1923 · Wimbledon Championships · 1925 →

This edition saw the introduction of a draw that made use of a seeding list. The seeding was based on nationality and aimed at preventing nominated players from the same nationality meeting before the later rounds. A maximum of four players could be nominated by a country and these would be seeded into four different quarters of the draw.[2][3] In 1927 the system of seeding by nationality was extended with a merit–based seeding based on the ranking of players.[4]

ChampionsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Jean Borotra defeated   René Lacoste, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4 [5]

Women's SinglesEdit

  Kitty McKane defeated   Helen Wills, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 [6]

Men's DoublesEdit

  Frank Hunter /   Vincent Richards defeated   Watson Washburn /   R. Norris Williams, 6–3, 3–6, 8–10, 8–6, 6–3 [7]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Hazel Wightman /   Helen Wills defeated   Phyllis Covell /   Kitty McKane, 6–4, 6–4 [8]

Mixed DoublesEdit

  John Gilbert /   Kitty McKane defeated   Leslie Godfree /   Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Seeding the Draw". The Glasgow Herald. Jun 14, 1955.
  3. ^ "SPORTING CABLES". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 12 December 1923. p. 9.
  4. ^ "'Seed' Drawings for Tennis Meet". The Telegraph–Herald and Times-Journal. Jun 15, 1927.
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1924 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1924 U.S. National Championships