| Event type

Singles, Women

Date7 – 11 July 1908
LocationAll-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Participants5 from 1 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

In this unusual tournament, all of the players in the lower half of the draw scratched, leaving the tournament essentially as a series of challenge matches against Dorothy Lambert Chambers. She was more than up to the task. After Agnes Morton defeated Alice Greene in round one, she faced Lambert Chambers, who won three consecutive matches without the loss of a set to win the title.

As Dorothea Douglass, Mrs. Lambert Chambers had won the Wimbledon title in 1903-1904 and 1906. Following her 1907 marriage to Robert Lambert Chambers, she again won Wimbledon in 1910-1911, and 1913-1914, giving her seven titles in all. The runner-up at the 1908 Olympics, Penelope Boothby, would go on to win at Wimbledon in 1909.

1Dorothy Lambert ChambersGBRGold
2Dora BoothbyGBRSilver
3Ruth WinchGBRBronze
4Agatha MortonGBR
5Alice GreeneGBR
DNSAntoinette GilouFRA
DNSKatalin CséryHUN
DNSCharlotte CooperGBR
DNSBlanche HillyardGBR
DNSFrida PietrzikowskiAUT
DNSEmmy MattuchAUT
DNSMarie AmendeAUT
DNSMargit MadarászHUN

Round One (7 July 1908)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Dorothy Lambert ChambersGBR bye
Match #2 Agatha MortonGBR Alice GreeneGBR 8-6, 6-2
Match #3 Katalin CséryHUN Frida PietrzikowskiAUT walkover
Match #4 Ruth WinchGBR Emmy MattuchAUT walkover
Match #5 Antoinette GilouFRA Marie AmendeAUT walkover
Match #6 Charlotte CooperGBR Margit MadarászHUN walkover
Match #7 Blanche HillyardGBR bye
Match #8 Dora BoothbyGBR bye

Quarter-Finals (9 July 1908)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Dorothy Lambert ChambersGBR Agatha MortonGBR 6-2, 6-3
Match #2 Ruth WinchGBR Katalin CséryHUN walkover
Match #3 Antoinette GilouFRA Charlotte CooperGBR walkover
Match #4 Dora BoothbyGBR Blanche HillyardGBR walkover

Semi-Finals (10 July 1908)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Dorothy Lambert ChambersGBR Ruth WinchGBR 6-1, 6-1
Match #2 Dora BoothbyGBR Antoinette GilouFRA walkover

Final Round (11 July 1908)

Match 1/2 Dorothy Lambert ChambersGBR Dora BoothbyGBR 6-1, 7-5