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1924 Wimbledon Championships

1924 Wimbledon Championships
Date:   June 23-July 5[1]
Edition:   44th
Category:   Grand Slam
Surface:   Grass
Location:   Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Jean Borotra[2]
Women's Singles
Kitty McKane Godfree[3]
Men's Doubles
Frank Hunter / Vincent Richards[4]
Women's Doubles
Hazel Wightman / Helen Wills
Mixed Doubles
Kathleen McKane / John Gilbert
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1923 1925 > 

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. 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.[5][6] In 1927 the system of seeding by nationality was extended with a merit–based seeding based on the ranking of players.[7]

Contents

  • Champions 1
    • Men's Singles 1.1
    • Women's Singles 1.2
    • Men's Doubles 1.3
    • Women's Doubles 1.4
    • Mixed Doubles 1.5
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Champions

Men's Singles

Jean Borotra defeated René Lacoste 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–4


Women's Singles

Kitty McKane Godfree defeated Helen Wills 4–6, 6–4, 6–4


Men's Doubles

Frank Hunter / Vincent Richards defeated Richard Norris Williams / Watson Washburn 6–3, 3–6, 8–10, 8–6, 6–3


Women's Doubles

Hazel Wightman / Helen Wills defeated Phyllis Covell / Kathleen McKane 6–4, 6–4


Mixed Doubles

Kathleen McKane / John Gilbert defeated Dorothy Shepherd Barron / Leslie Godfree 6–3, 3–6, 6–3


References

  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ "Grand Slam Tournaments - Wimbledon" (PDF). usta.com.  
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour - Women's Singles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Roll of Honour - Men's Doubles". wimbledon.org. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Seeding the Draw". The Glasgow Herald. Jun 14, 1955. 
  6. ^ "SPORTING CABLES.".  
  7. ^ Seed' Drawings for Tennis Meet"'". The Telegraph–Herald and Times-Journal. Jun 15, 1927. 

External links

  • Official Wimbledon Championships website
Preceded by
1924 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1924 U.S. National Championships
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