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Women's Title to Mrs Moody


LONDON. Saturday.-Hopman, tho only Australian left in tho Wimbledon tourna ment, yesterday reached thc final of thc mixed doubles, with Mdllc. Sigart. hv de feating Brugnon and Madam Mathieu.

Other features of thc day's play were the easy defeat of tho crack American pair, Allison and Van Byn. by-Borotra and Brugnon, and Mrs. Wills Moody's sixth successive winning of thc women's singles title. She won with her typi

cal ease.

Mdllc. Sigart, petite, demure, and bool, was the heroine of thc match, and splen didly seconded Hopman, who was in vigor ous form. They completely outmancouvrcd Brugnon, who took tho brunt of tho battle. He and his partner adopted thc tandem formation to prevent Hopman attacking Madam Mathieu's backhand when she was serving.

Mdllc. Sigart,. wiro is a persistent re triever, took her full share of the mid court play, volleying gallantly and winning rallies with short, angled placements, not ably when Brugnon was fighting desperate ly to save thc first set when they were behind 5-3. and to retain the advantage when they lcd 4-3 in the second set.

Hopman and Mdllc. Sigart were con» sidered to have nn equal chance to-day, buf Maier and Miss Byan were too good.


Borotra and Brugnon's surprisingly easy defeat of the Americans, Allison and Van Byn, was due to superior combina tion. Allison and Van Byn never found their game. Borotra was Iiis old brilliant self, volleyed amazingly and made numer ous daring interceptions. .

A typical Borotra incident occurred whbn the Basque rushed to velum a. side line ball, but got entangled in the canvas at the edge of the court. Brugnon cleverly kept thc rally going until Borotra freed himself, dashed back and scored a winner, amid roars of applause.

Mille. Lenglen visited Wimbledon to see the women's, final, and sat in the stands unrecognised.

. To-day's finals saw an unprecedented mixture of nationalities-the Englishmen, Austin. Perry and Hughes: the Americans, Miss Ryan and Miss Jacobs, and Vines; the Frenchwoman, Mdlle. Mctaxa: thc Frenchmen, Brugnon, Borotra and Cochet, who meet the Japanese, Kuwabara in tho final of the All England Plate; the Aus tralian, Hopman: the Spaniard, Maier; and the Belgian, Mdllc. Sigart.


The weakness of Mlle. Sigart's second service to-day was a gift to her opponents, especially io Miss Ryan. Both concentrat ed upon thc Belgian's weak back hand. When it was a mutter of lobbing, Hopman hud too much ground to cover, and often their opponents had wide open spaces in which to do as they pleased. Hopman again and again retrieved Maier's smashes, only to sec Miss Ryan switch the game the other wav with unreturuublo severity. Good though Hopmnn's game was, he sev eral times succumbed to Miss Ryan's pro tracted volleying duel, lt was she who clinched the first set, volleying triumph antly from 5-5.

The second set was akin to a debacle, the losers being deplorably out of posi tion. Hopman lost his steadiness over head, whereas Mlle. Sigart's lobbing mere ly fed Maier's strength.

With thc most vicious match-winning ace ever seen nt Wimbledon. A7ines, in tho presence of thc King and Queen, annihil ated Austin almost as easily as he over whelmed Crawford. It is no disparage ment to say that Austin could not face the full and fearsome force of this amaz ing American youngster, compared with whom Tilden is relatively genie. Vines was a shade below Thursday's form, yet he seemed that he could win just when and how he liked with shots which, but for their sheer accuracy, would appear impu dent. A few blunders only helped to throw into greater relief the American's batter ing, brilliance.

Next Perry and Hughes further shatter ed British, hopes by losing to thc veteran French pair, who surprisingly fought back when behind 21 sets. All the credit is due to Borotra for covering his weaker partner, to whom both tho Englishmen volleyed and lobbed persistently. Some times Brugnon cleverly passed them to the sidelines, but it was Borotra who gener ally intervened. The Englishmen lost, a great chance in the fifth set, when leading i 5-4 against service.


, MEN'S DOUBLES. I Semi-Finals.

Boroirn-Rrucnon (France) d. Allison Van Ryu (U.S.), G-3, ß-2, (¡-4. '

Perry-Hughes (Eng.) d. Boussus-Mcrlin (France), S-0, li-1. 0-3.


Borotra-Brugnon d. Perry-Hughes, fi-0, ?1-0, 3-G, 7-4. 7-5.



Hopman (Aust.)-Mdlle. Sigart (Belgium) d. Brugnon-Madam Mathieu (France), 0-i.


Maier (Spain)-Miss Ryan (U.S.A.) d. Cochet (Francc)-Mrs. Whittingstall (Sng.),

7-5, 3-0, 0-1.


Maier-Miss Ryan d. Hopman-Mllc. Sicr

art, 7-5, 0-2.



Miss Ryan-Miss Jacobs (U.S.) d. Mdlle. Pavot (Fraucc)-Mlss Thomas. 0-1, 0-2.

Mdlle. Metaxa (France)-Mdllc. Sigart (Belgium) d. Mrs. Holcroft Watson-Miss Harvey (Eng.), 7-5, (¡-2.


Mlle. Melaxa-Mllc. Sigart d. Miss Byan

Miss Jacobs. 0-I. fi-3.



Mrs. Wills-Moody (U.S.) d. Miss Jacobs (U.S.), G-3. 0-1.



E. Vines (U.S.) d. ll. W. Austin (Eng.), G-i, 0-2, ö-0.