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Singles, Women

Date1 – 4 July 1912
StatusOlympic
LocationÖstermalms Idrottsplats, Stockholm
Participants8 from 4 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The top players in the world were Britain’s Dorothea Lambert Chambers, Wimbledon champion in 1903-04, 1906, 1910-11, and 1913-14, and the United States’ Margaret Browne, U.S. Champion in 1912-14. But neither was present at Stockholm. The title went to France’s Marguerite Broquedis, who would win the French championship in 1913 and 1914. She defeated Germany’s Dora Köring in the final, who was probably the top player at Stockholm. Köring was German champion in 1912 and 1913.

The bronze medalist, however, Molla Bjurstedt, would become the best known player among the women at Stockholm. After emigrating to the United States in 1914, she won the U.S. championship in 1915, 1918, 1920-22, and 1926. She was the only woman to defeat Suzanne Lenglen in singles after World War I, this occurring at the 1921 U.S. Championships.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Marguerite BroquedisFRAGold
2Dora KöringGERSilver
3Molla BjurstedtNORBronze
4Edith ArnheimSWE
=5Annie HolmströmSWE
=5Margareta CederschiöldSWE
=7Sigrid FickSWE
=7Ellen BrusewitzSWE
DNSValborg BjurstedtNOR
DNSGertrud KaminskiGER
DNSMieken RieckGER
DNSJosefine von LobkowitzBOH

Round One (1 July 1912 — 9:00)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Annie HolmströmSWE bye
Match #2 Edith ArnheimSWE bye
Match #3 Dora KöringGER Sigrid FickSWE 7-5, 6-3
Match #4 1
Match #4 Valborg BjurstedtNOR Mieken RieckGER walkover
Match #5 Margareta CederschiöldSWE Ellen BrusewitzSWE 8-6, 8-6
Match #6 2
Match #6 3Marguerite BroquedisFRA Josefine von LobkowitzBOH walkover
Match #7 Molla BjurstedtNOR bye
Match #8 Gertrud KaminskiGER bye

Quarter-Finals (3 July 1912)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Edith ArnheimSWE Annie HolmströmSWE 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Match #2 Dora KöringGER Valborg BjurstedtNOR walkover
Match #3 Marguerite BroquedisFRA Margareta CederschiöldSWE 6-1, 6-4
Match #4 Molla BjurstedtNOR Gertrud KaminskiGER walkover

Semi-Finals (3 July 1912)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Dora KöringGER Edith ArnheimSWE 6-4, 6-3
Match #2 Marguerite BroquedisFRA Molla BjurstedtNOR 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Final Round (4 July 1912)

Match 1/2 Marguerite BroquedisFRA Dora KöringGER 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match 3/4 Molla BjurstedtNOR Edith ArnheimSWE 6-2, 6-2