1953 Wightman Cup

The 1953 Wightman Cup was the 25th edition of the annual women's team tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain. It was held from August 1 through August 3, 1953, at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, in the United States and played on outdoor grass courts. Colonel Duncan Macaulay was captain of the British team while Margaret Osborne duPont captained the U.S. team. The U.S. team won the competition 7–0.[1][2][3]


United States
7
Westchester Country Club, Rye, New York, United States
1–3 August 1953
Grass

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Maureen Connolly
Angela Mortimer
6
1
6
1
   
2 United States
United Kingdom
Doris Hart
Helen Fletcher
6
4
7
5
   
3 United States
United Kingdom
Shirley Fry
Jean Quertier Rinkel
6
2
6
4
   
4 United States
United Kingdom
Maureen Connolly
Helen Fletcher
6
1
6
1
   
5 United States
United Kingdom
Doris Hart
Angela Mortimer
6
1
6
1
   
6 United States
United Kingdom
Maureen Connolly / Louise Brough
Angela Mortimer / Anne Shilcock
6
2
6
3
   
7 United States
United Kingdom
Doris Hart / Shirley Fry
Jean Quertier Rinkel / Helen Fletcher
6
2
6
1
   

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miss Connolly Paces U. S. to Lead Of 3-0 Over England in Cup Tennis". The New York Times. August 2, 1953. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ "U. S. Sweeps Wightman Cup Series". The New York Times. August 4, 1953. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  3. ^ United States Tennis Association (USTA) (1979). Bill Shannon (ed.). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (Rev. and updated 1st ed.). New York: Harper & Row. pp. 362, 368. ISBN 0060144785.

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