South of France Championships

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South of France Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded 1895
Abolished 1971
Editions 76
Location Nice, France
Venue Nice Lawn Tennis Club
Surface Clay / outdoor

The South of France Championships [1] its original name also known as the Championships of the South of France and the Championship of Southern France was a tennis event held from 1895 through 1971 it was originally played at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club, Nice, France.

History

Lawn Tennis was introduced to French Riviera by English, who decided to holiday on the Cote d'Azur after Queen Victoria vacationed there during the late 1800s. The riviera season [2] was usually December through to March and a number of events would be staged in Nice the South of France Championships was considered the best of these early continental tournaments [3] other events founded around this time included the Nice Championships, the Nice Lawn Tennis Club Championships and later the Nice International. Nice Lawn Tennis Club was founded in 1890 at Place Mozart. In 1895 the South of France Championships tournament began, the dates the event was held fluctuated between February, March and April annually the club and championships changed location to Parc Imperial Avenue Suzanne Lenglen in 1923 it was one the earliest events open to international players the tournament survived for a period of 76 years until 1971.

Champions

Notes: Challenge Round: The Final round of a tournament, in which the winner of a single-elimination phase faces the previous year's champion, who plays only that one match. The challenge round was used in the early history of tennis (from 1877 through 1921) in some tournaments not all. * Indicates challenger

Men's singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1895 [4] France A. F. Thomas Germany Victor Voss ?
1896 [5] Italy Joseph Hamilton De Robiglio ? ?
1897 [6] United Kingdom Reginald Doherty Germany Victor Voss 6–2 6–4 3–6 6–1
1898 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty Scotland James Robert Hay-Gordon 6–1 6–2 6–1
1899 United Kingdom Reginald Doherty Germany Victor Voss 6–0 6–0 6–0
1900 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom Reginald Doherty walkover
1901 United Kingdom Laurence Doherty England Wilberforce Eaves 6–2 6–3 6–2
1902 [7] United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom Reginald Doherty walkover
1903 [8][9] United Kingdom Laurence Doherty United Kingdom Sydney Howard Smith 5–7 3–6 6–3 6–4 6–3
1904 [10] United Kingdom Laurence Doherty England Major Ritchie 6–2 6–3 6–3
1905 [11] United Kingdom Laurence Doherty England Edward Roy Allen 6–3 7–5 7–5
1906 [12] United Kingdom Laurence Doherty New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6–3 8-6 6–2
1907 [13] New Zealand Anthony Wilding [14] England Major Ritchie 6–0 6–0 6–3
1908 [15] New Zealand Anthony Wilding England Major Ritchie 6–0 6–1 6–2
1909 United States Fred Alexander England Major Ritchie 6–2 6–1 6–2
1910 [16] France Max Decugis England Major Ritchie 6–2 6–4 3–6 13-11
1911 [17] New Zealand Anthony Wilding France Max Decugis 9-7 6–0 6–3
1912 France Max Decugis France Maurice Germot 10-8 4–6 6–2 retired
1913 France Max Decugis Germany Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe 7-9 6–2 6–3 1–6 6–3
1914 [18] New Zealand Anthony Wilding United Kingdom Gordon Lowe 6–4 6–4 1–6 6–2
1915 No competition (due to World War I)
1916
1917
1918
1919 France Max Decugis Kingdom of Romania Nicolae Mișu 6–3 6–2 6–1
1920 [19] Russia Mikhail Sumarokov-Elston France Alain Gerbault 7–5 6–2 2–6 3–6 6–1
1921 [20] Russia Mikhail Sumarokov-Elston Kingdom of Italy Mino Balbi De Robbeco 6–1 6–1 6–0
1922 Russia Mikhail Sumarokov-Elston France Henri Cochet 6–3 6–3 2–6 7–5
1923 United Kingdom Gordon Lowe United Kingdom Randolph Lycett 9-7 3–6 6–3 6–2
1924 France René Lacoste Belgium Jean Washer 6–1 6–0 3–6 7-9 6–3
1925 [21] France René Lacoste United Kingdom Gordon Lowe 6–1 6–4 6–3
1926 Kingdom of Italy Uberto De Morpurgo France Henri Cochet 1–6 6–2 6–3 6–3
1927 Austria Herman von Artens [22] United Kingdom Brame Hillyard 2–6 5–7 6–1 6–3 10-8
1928 Switzerland Charles Aeschlimann Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers 7–5 9-7 6–1
1929 [23] France Emmanuel Du Plaix Austria Herman von Artens 3–6 6–1 6–3 6–0
1930 [24] United States Bill Tilden Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers 4–6 8-6 6–1 4–6 6–0
1931 [25] Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers France Christian Boussus 4–6 0–6 6–4 6–4 6–0
1932 France Jacques Brugnon Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers 6–2 3–6 2–6 6–3 6–2
1933 Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers Switzerland Max Ellmer [26] 6–3 4–6 6–4 4–6 8-6
1934 Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers Austria Herman von Artens 2–6 6–3 2–6 6–3 6–2
1935 United States Wilmer Hines [27] Switzerland Max Ellmer 6–2 3–6 6–1 6–4
1936 France Jean Lesueur [28] United States William W. Robertson 6–4 6–4 3–6 6–3
1937 Republic of China (1912–1949) Kho Sin-Kie France Jean Lesueur 13-11 6–3 4–6 6–3
1938 Republic of China (1912–1949) Kho Sin-Kie Switzerland Max Ellmer 6–1 2–6 6–0 8-6
1939 Kingdom of Romania Constantin Tanasescu Republic of China (1912–1949) Kho Sin-Kie 2–6 6–2 6–3 6–1
1940 No competition (due to World War II)
1941
1942
1943
1944 France Pierre Pellizza France Henri Pellizza 6–2 5–7 6–3
1945 ? ? ?
1946 France Pierre Pellizza France Yvon Petra 12-10 5–7 6–0 6–1
1947 Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46) József Asbóth Sweden Torsten Johansson 6–2 6–4 6–3
1948 Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46) József Asbóth Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 8-6 6–1 6–3
1949 Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Milan (Misko) Branovic Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić 6–4 6-8 4-2 retired
1950 United States Budge Patty United States Tony Trabert 6–2 6–4
1951 Sweden Sven Davidson United States Straight Clark 6–4 3–6 1–6 7–5 6–2
1952 South Africa Owen Williams France Igor Scherbatoff 6–1 6–2
1953 Brazil Armando Vieira Hungary József Asbóth 6–1 6–1
1954 United States Anthony "Tony" Vincent France Paul Rémy 6–3 6–3 6–1
1955 Poland Władysław Skonecki Egypt Jaroslav Drobný walkover
1956 France Paul Rémy France Pierre Darmon 6–2 6–1 6–0
1957 Belgium Jacques Brichant United Kingdom Bobby Wilson 9-11 6–3 6–2 7-9 6–4
1958 ? ? ?
1959 Hungary István Gulyás Denmark Torben Ulrich 0–6 4–6 9-7 6–4 3-3 retired
1960 Australia Warren Woodcock Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 6–3 6–2 6–1
1961 France Pierre Darmon Australia Warren Woodcock 6–2 6–4 2–6 6–1
1962 France Pierre Darmon West Germany Wilhelm Bungert 6–1 6–1 0–6 6–2
1963 France Pierre Darmon Hungary István Gulyás 8-10 6–3 6–2 7–5
1964 Italy Sergio Tacchini France Jean-Noël Grinda 6–4 4-0 retired
1965 Hungary István Gulyás Czechoslovakia Milan Holeček 6–1 6–1 7–5
1966 Hungary István Gulyás France Daniel Contet 6–1 6–0 13-11
1967 France Jean-Pierre Courcol Ecuador Eduardo Zuleta 6–2 2–6 2–6 6–3 6–4
1968 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 9-7 5–7 6–2 6–4
1969 France Georges Goven Bolivia Eduardo Gorostiaga ?
1970 France Jean-François Caujolle France Jean-Loup Rouyer 5–7 6–1 6–3

Women's singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1899 United Kingdom Miss Brooksmith Australia Florence Waters 6–2 7–5
1900 Germany Clara von der Schulenburg Australia Mrs Barrington 6–3 6–4
1901 United Kingdom Blanche Hillyard Australia Lillian Payne 7–5 6–3
1902 Germany Clara von der Schulenburg Australia Gertrude Wilmoth 6–0 8-6
1903 United Kingdom Miss Lowther Australia Lily Addison 6–1 6–1
1904 Germany Clara von der Schulenburg Australia C. Robertson 6–3 6–2
1905 United Kingdom Connie Wilson Australia Gertrude Wilmoth 6–4 6–1
1906 United Kingdom Miss Lowther Australia Lorna Gyton 8-6 6–2
1907 United Kingdom Miss Eastlake-Smith Australia Lily Addison 2–6 6–4 8-6
1908 [29] United Kingdom Dorothea Lambert Chambers Australia Lorna Gyton 11-9 6–4
1909 Germany Clara von der Schulenburg Australia Lorna Gyton 6–4 6–2
1910 United Kingdom R. V. Salusbury Australia Pearl Stewart 4–6 7–5 6–0
1911 Germany Frl. Krohn Australia A. Wilmoth 6–3 6–2
1912 United Kingdom Jessie Tripp United Kingdom Margaret Tripp default
1913 Germany Dagmar von Krohn United Kingdom Blanche Colston 6–3 6–1
1914 [30] United Kingdom Dorothea Lambert Chambers United Kingdom M Stuart 6–2 6–0
1915 No competition (due to World War I)
1916
1917
1918
1919 France Suzanne Lenglen United Kingdom Doris Wolfson 6–0 6–0
1920 United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish France Suzanne Lenglen default
1921 France Suzanne Lenglen France M. Septier 6–1 6–1
1922 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Geraldine Beamish 3–6 6–3 6–1
1923 France Suzanne Lenglen United States Elizabeth Ryan 6–1 6–0
1924 [31] France Suzanne Lenglen United Kingdom Phyllis Covell 6–2 6–1
1925 [32] France Suzanne Lenglen United Kingdom Ermyntrude Harvey walkover
1926 [33] United States Helen Wills United States Isabella Mumford 6–0 6–1
1927 Spain Lilí Álvarez United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite 6–3 6–3
1928 Weimar Republic Paula von Reznicek Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem 6–3 6–2
1929 Weimar Republic Paula von Reznicek United Kingdom Phyllis Covell 6-8 6–2 6–4
1930 Weimar Republic Cilly Aussem United States Carolyn Hirsch 6–0 6–2
1931 United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite France Paulette Marjollet 6–1 6–3
1932 United States Elizabeth Ryan United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite 6–3 1–6 6–2
1933 United Kingdom Sheila Hewitt Nazi Germany Cilly Aussem 6–4 6–3
1934 United Kingdom Muriel Thomas United Kingdom Mary Hardwick 6–1 6–0
1935 France Simonne Mathieu France Edith Belliard 10-12 7–5 6–3
1936 France Simonne Mathieu United Kingdom Phyllis Satterthwaite 6–1 6–0
1937 France Simonne Mathieu Chile Anita Lizana 6–3 2–6 7–5
1938 United States Gracyn Wheeler United Kingdom Gem Hoahing 6–4 6–2
1939 France Simonne Mathieu United States Gracyn Wheeler 6–0 6–2
1940 No competition (due to World War II)
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946 Event not held
1947 Luxembourg Alice Weiwers ? ?
1948 Italy Annelies Ullstein Bossi ? ?
1949 Belgium Myriam De Borman ? ?
1950 United States Gussie Moran France Josette Amouretti 6–0 6–0
1951 United States Doris Hart United States Shirley Fry 4–6 6–3 6–3
1952 Hungary Marta Peterdy ? ?
1953 United Kingdom Joan Curry United Kingdom Shirley Bloomer 6–4 6–1
1954 United Kingdom Joan Curry Belgium Christiane Mercelis 7–5 6-8 12-10
1955 France Anne-Marie Seghers United Kingdom Joan Curry 6–1 6–4
1956 Belgium Christiane Mercelis Brazil Ingrid Metzner 6–0 7–5
1957 Belgium Christiane Mercelis France Jacqueline Kermina 4–6 6–1 6–1
1958 Abandoned (due to rain)
1959 Mexico Yola Ramírez France Paule Courteix 6–2 6–4
1960 West Germany Edda Buding West Germany Renate Ostermann 4–6 6–3 8-6
1961 Australia Margaret Smith France Flo de la Courtie 9-7 6–4
1962 Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy United Kingdom Rita Bentley 6–4 6–4
1963 Australia Jan Lehane France Janine Lieffrig 7–5 6–2
1964 West Germany Almut Sturm Belgium Christiane Mercelis 0–6 6–2 6–4
1965 West Germany Helga Schultze Australia Jill Blackman 7–5 6–2
1966 Austria Sonja Pachta Australia Jill Blackman 6–4 6–4
1967 United Kingdom Winnie Shaw Australia Joan Gibson Cottrill 6–4 6–2
1968 Australia Gail Sherriff United Kingdom Robin Blakelock Lloyd 9-7 6–4
1969 United States Peaches Bartkowicz France Gail Sherriff Chanfreau 6–3 6–4
1970 West Germany Helga Niessen United States Julie Heldman 6–1 6–1
1971 United Kingdom Jill Cooper Netherlands Marijke Jansen Schaar 6–1 6–1

Records

Men's singles

Source: The Tennisbase included [34]

Notes

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  2. ^ Mazak, Karoly. "Chapter 1901 page 29". theconcisehistoryoftennis.com. Karoly Mazak. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Wilding F., Anthony. "Modern Lawn Tennis; Tennis on the Continent". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Modern Lawn Tennis. Press, Volume LXVIII, Issue 14242, 3 January 1912. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "South of France Championships 1895". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "South of France Championships 1896". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "South of France Championships 1897". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 30. 
  8. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 31. 
  9. ^ "Doherty Won Tennis Championships" (PDF). query.nytimes.com. New York Times, 16 March 1903. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "South of France Championships 1904". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lawn Tennis (Notes) by Volley". Lawn Tennis, Star Issue, 8324, 24 May 1905. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 33. 
  13. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 35. 
  14. ^ "Wilding Wins at Nice". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. New Zealand Herald, Volume, XLIV, ISSUE 13442, 21 March 1907. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 36. 
  16. ^ "Wildings Victories". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, ISSUE 14622, 7 March 1911. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  17. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 39. 
  18. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 42. 
  19. ^ "Biographies: Russian Sport: Tennis: Count Mikhail Sumarokov-Elston". rusartnet.com. Rusart. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Biographies: Russian Sport: Tennis: Count Mikhail Sumarokov-Elston". rusartnet.com. Rusart. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  21. ^ "Lawn Tennis by Huka: On the Riviera". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 119, 23 May 1925. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Player Profile: Herman Von Artens". atpworldtour.com. ATP. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "Lawn Tennis by Huka, Tildens Victories". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Evening Post Volume CX, ISSUE 11, 12 July 1930. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Lawn Tennis:Irish Championships". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Dunstan Times, 30 July 1934. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Lawn Tennis:Irish Championships". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Dunstan Times, 30 July 1934. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  26. ^ "Player Profile: Max Ellmer". atpworldtour.com. ATP. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Player Profile: Wilmer Hines". atpworldtour.com. ATP. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  28. ^ "Player Profile: Jean Le Sueur". atpworldtour.com. ATP. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  29. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 36. 
  30. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis | The complete tennis history from 1877. p. 42. 
  31. ^ "Suzanne Lenglen Rounding Into Form". news.google.com. Ottawa Citizen - Mar 17, 1924. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  32. ^ "Tennis Champions". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 43, 19 February 1926. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  33. ^ "Miss Wills Wins Again". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 63, 15 March 1926. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  34. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "South of France Championships Tournament Records". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 

References

  • Ayre's Lawn Tennis Almanack And Tournament Guide, A. Wallis Myers. UK.
  • Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanack And Tournament Guide, G.P. Hughes, 1939 to 1958, Published by Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd, UK.
  • Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annuals and Compendia, Lowe, Sir F. Gordon, Eyre & Spottiswoode.

External links

  • Nice Lawn Tennis Club
  • https://app.thetennisbase.com/The South of France Championships-Roll of Honor
  • http://www.tennisarchives.com/South of France Championships-Roll of Honor
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