Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Mixed doubles

The mixed doubles tennis competition was one of five tennis events at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1] 42 players (21 pairs) from 14 nations competed in the event, held from 14 to 21 July at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.[1] The United States had both of its pairs reach the final, with Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman and R. Norris Williams defeating Marion Zinderstein and Vincent Richards for the gold medal. It was the first mixed doubles victory for the United States. Netherlands, in its debut in the event, took bronze with Kea Bouman and Hendrik Timmer having a walkover victory in the bronze medal match against Kathleen McKane Godfree and Brian Gilbert of Great Britain.

Mixed doubles
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
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Olympic tennis
VenueStade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
Dates14–21 July
Competitors42 from 14 nations
Teams21
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
← 1920
2012 →
Mixed doubles
Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1920 · Summer Olympics · 2012 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the fourth appearance of mixed doubles tennis. The event was first held in 1900 and would not be held again until 1912 (when both outdoor and indoor versions were held); it would then be held the next two Games in 1920 and 1924. Tennis was not a medal sport from 1928 to 1984, though there were demonstration events in 1968 (which included mixed doubles) and 1984 (which did not). Mixed doubles did not return with the rest of the tennis programme in 1988; instead, it was not until 2012 that mixed doubles returned to the programme, where it has been since.[1]

Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain each made their mixed doubles debut. France competed for the fourth time, the only nation to have competed at each previous edition.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match. All matches were best-of-three sets.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Monday, 14 July 1924 Round of 32
Tuesday, 15 July 1924 Round of 32
Round of 16
Wednesday, 16 July 1924 Round of 16
Thursday, 17 July 1924 Round of 16
Friday, 18 July 1924 Round of 16
Quarterfinals
Saturday, 19 July 1924 Quarterfinals
Sunday, 20 July 1924 Semifinals
Monday, 21 July 1924 Bronze medal match
Final

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
          
  Marion Zinderstein (USA)
  Vincent Richards (USA)
6 6
  Kea Bouman (NED)
  Hendrik Timmer (NED)
3 0
  Marion Zinderstein (USA)
  Vincent Richards (USA)
2 3
  Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)
  R. Norris Williams (USA)
6 6
  Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (USA)
  R. Norris Williams (USA)
2 8 6
  Kathleen McKane Godfree (GBR)
  Brian Gilbert (GBR)
6 6 1 Bronze medal match
  Kea Bouman (NED)
  Hendrik Timmer (NED)
  Kathleen McKane Godfree (GBR)
  Brian Gilbert (GBR)
w/o

Top halfEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
  E Álvarez (ESP)
  E Flaquer (ESP)
  M Tata (IND)
  M Sleem (IND)
w/o
  E Álvarez (ESP)
  E Flaquer (ESP)
3 0
  M Zinderstein (USA)
  V Richards (USA)
6 6   M Zinderstein (USA)
  V Richards (USA)
6 6
  M Broquedis (FRA)
  J Borotra (FRA)
3 1   M Zinderstein (USA)
  V Richards (USA)
6 6
  M Dupont (BEL)
  J Washer (BEL)
6 3 3   M Mallory (NOR)
  J Nielsen (NOR)
3 2
  M Mallory (NOR)
  J Nielsen (NOR)
1 6 6   M Zinderstein (USA)
  V Richards (USA)
6 6
  R Blair-White (IRL)
  W Ireland (IRL)
2 4   K Bouman (NED)
  H Timmer (NED)
3 0
  P Covell (GBR)
  L Godfree (GBR)
6 6   P Covell (GBR)
  L Godfree (GBR)
  R le Gallais (LUX)
  C Wolff (LUX)
w/o   H Contostavlos (GRE)
  P Papadopoulos (GRE)
w/o
  H Contostavlos (GRE)
  P Papadopoulos (GRE)
  P Covell (GBR)
  L Godfree (GBR)
1 5
  I Péteri (HUN)
  A von Kelemen (HUN)
  K Bouman (NED)
  H Timmer (NED)
6 7
  R Gagliardi (ITA)
  R Sabbadini (ITA)
w/o   I Péteri (HUN)
  A von Kelemen (HUN)
4 2
  K Bouman (NED)
  H Timmer (NED)
6 6   K Bouman (NED)
  H Timmer (NED)
6 6
  L von Essen (SWE)
  C Wennergren (SWE)
4 4

Bottom halfEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals
  A de Borman (BEL)
  S Halot (BEL)
6 6
  E Brehm (DEN)
  E Tegner (DEN)
2 4   A de Borman (BEL)
  S Halot (BEL)
0 3
  M Krencsey (HUN)
  B von Kehrling (HUN)
w/o   S Fick (SWE)
  H Müller (SWE)
6 6
  S Fick (SWE)
  H Müller (SWE)
  S Fick (SWE)
  H Müller (SWE)
6 2
  C Dahl (NOR)
  C Langaard (NOR)
6 2 2   H Wightman (USA)
  R Williams (USA)
8 6
  L Valaoritou-Skaramaga (GRE)
  A Zerlendis (GRE)
4 6 6   L Valaoritou-Skaramaga (GRE)
  A Zerlendis (GRE)
2 1
  H Wightman (USA)
  R Williams (USA)
  H Wightman (USA)
  R Williams (USA)
6 6
  S Lenglen (FRA)
  H Cochet (FRA)
w/o   H Wightman (USA)
  R Williams (USA)
2 8 6
  G Perelli (ITA)
  U de Morpurgo (ITA)
6 10   K McKane (GBR)
  J Gilbert (GBR)
6 6 1
  R Torras (ESP)
  R Saprissa (ESP)
3 8   G Perelli (ITA)
  U de Morpurgo (ITA)
7 6 5
  K McKane (GBR)
  J Gilbert (GBR)
9 1 7
  K McKane (GBR)
  J Gilbert (GBR)
6 7
  M Wallis (IRL)
  E McCrea (IRL)
1 5
  N Polley (IND)
  S Jacob (IND)
7 6 7
  M Wallis (IRL)
  E McCrea (IRL)
9 4 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Tennis at the 1924 Summer Olympics: Doubles, Mixed". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 July 2020.

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