Mrs Wightman, formerly Miss Hazel Hotohkiss, ex-champion of the United States, at her third meeting with Miss Molla Bjurstedt defeated the Norwegian player, who has created a"se'h's'aUbn"tni's year in America by carrying off all the national championships. When they met before, Mrs Wightman won the first set on each occa6ion, but could not last out the match. In their latest meeting, however, the Californian player won by 6—l, 6—4.
It is difficult to ascertain what is happening to the numerous lawn tennis players engaged in the war, but from time to time news of some of the more noted of them comes to hand. Recently tho doings of some of the French players were made known, and now some information has come to band through a letter from Mr G. M. Simond to "Lawn Tennis and Badminton" of some of the international players who are now opposed to us. Mr Simond confirms the report previously published that Count Salm, who was rumoured to have been killed at the outset of the wax, is in the Automobile Corps of Austria. There have been many rumours ac to Baron yon Bissing, some stating that he had been killed, others that he was a prisoner, but, according to Hγ Siinond's information, he is fighting in Ruse'ia, F. W. Rahe is stated to be on the staff of tho Crown Prince, but H. Kleinschroth, with whom he was so successful at Wimbledon and eteewhere, is a prisoner in France. His brother, R. Kleinsehxoth, who received serious injuries in a motor accident, is eaid to be recovering at Territefc, in Switzerland. Mr Simond eaye that Kleinschroth wrote to Decurgis telling him to get Joffre to give in so that they might get back to their tennis. Humour or earcaem?
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LAWN TENNIS., Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 280, 4 December 1915
LAWN TENNIS. Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 280, 4 December 1915
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