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

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Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates 7 July (round 1)
9 July (quarterfinal)
10 July (semifinal)
11 July (final)
Competitors 13 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Dorothea Lambert Chambers
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dora Boothby
 Great Britain
3rd, 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

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.




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.

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