1924 Wimbledon Championships

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1924 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June – 5 July
Edition 44th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
France Jean Borotra
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Kitty McKane
Men's Doubles
United States Frank Hunter / United States Vincent Richards
Women's Doubles
United States Hazel Wightman / United States Helen Wills
Mixed Doubles
United Kingdom John Gilbert / United Kingdom Kitty McKane
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The 1924 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 23 June until 5 July.[1] It was the 44th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1924.

This edition saw the introduction of a draw that made use of a seeding list. The seeding was based on nationality and aimed at preventing nominated players from the same nationality meeting before the later rounds. A maximum of four players could be nominated by a country and these would be seeded into four different quarters of the draw.[2][3] In 1927 the system of seeding by nationality was extended with a merit–based seeding based on the ranking of players.[4]

Champions[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

France Jean Borotra defeated France René Lacoste, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4 [5]

Women's Singles[edit]

United Kingdom Kitty McKane defeated United States Helen Wills, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 [6]

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Frank Hunter / United States Vincent Richards defeated United States Watson Washburn / United States R. Norris Williams, 6–3, 3–6, 8–10, 8–6, 6–3 [7]

Women's Doubles[edit]

United States Hazel Wightman / United States Helen Wills defeated United Kingdom Phyllis Covell / United Kingdom Kitty McKane, 6–4, 6–4 [8]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United Kingdom John Gilbert / United Kingdom Kitty McKane defeated United Kingdom Leslie Godfree / United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Seeding the Draw". The Glasgow Herald. Jun 14, 1955. 
  3. ^ "SPORTING CABLES". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 12 December 1923. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "'Seed' Drawings for Tennis Meet". The Telegraph–Herald and Times-Journal. Jun 15, 1927. 
  5. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1924 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1924 U.S. National Championships