Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Women's outdoor singles

The women's singles (outdoor) was one of six lawn tennis events on the Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. 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. Nations could enter up to 12 players.[1]

Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates7 July (round 1)
9 July (quarterfinal)
10 July (semifinal)
11 July (final)
Competitors13 from 4 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Dorothea Lambert Chambers
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dora Boothby
 Great Britain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ruth Winch
 Great Britain
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Final of the Women's singles event between Dorothea Lambert Chambers and Dora Boothby




First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
  D Lambert Chambers (GBR) 6 6
  A Morton (GBR) 8 6   A Morton (GBR) 2 3
  A Greene (GBR) 6 2   D Lambert Chambers (GBR) 6 6
  K Cséry (HUN)   R Winch (GBR) 1 1
  F Pietrzykowski (AUT) w/o   K Cséry (HUN) w/o
  R Winch (GBR)   R Winch (GBR)
  E Mattuch (AUT) w/o   D Lambert Chambers (GBR) 6 7
  K Fenwick (FRA)   D Boothby (GBR) 1 5
  M Amende (AUT) w/o   K Fenwick (FRA)
  C Sterry (GBR)   C Sterry (GBR) w/o
  M Madarász (HUN) w/o   C Fenwick (FRA) w/o
  D Boothby (GBR)
  B Hillyard (GBR) w/o
  D Boothby (GBR)

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.


  1. ^ Official Report, p. 35.

External linksEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (May 1909). The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. Retrieved 8 May 2008.
  • ITF, 2008 Olympic Tennis Event Media Guide