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1926 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

Kitty Godfree defeated Lilí de Álvarez 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 to win the Ladies' Singles at the 1926 Wimbledon Championships.[1][2]

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

Contents

DrawEdit

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

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
  Claire Beckingham 2 2
  Lilí de Álvarez 6 6
  Lilí de Álvarez 6 6
  Molla Mallory 2 2
  Molla Mallory 3 7 6
  Kea Bouman 6 5 3
  Lilí de Álvarez 2 6 3
  Kitty Godfree 6 4 6
  Julie Vlasto 6 6
  Helene Contostavlos 3 3
  Julie Vlasto 4 0
  Kitty Godfree 6 6
  CJ Tyrrell 2 0
  Kitty Godfree 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

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

Section 2Edit

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

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

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

Section 4Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit

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