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Doubles, Women

Date14 – 19 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationStade Tennis de Colombes, Colombes
Participants22 from 8 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The best American doubles team consisted of the 18-year-old Helen Wills, who won the Olympic singles gold medal, and the 38-year-old Hazel Wightman. In the final they won easily over Britain’s Phyllis Covell and Kitty McKane, 7-5, 8-6. Wightman won four US Singles titles (1909-11, 1919), and 16 US titles overall, but is better known as the donor of the Wightman Cup, the women’s international team trophy, and the female equivalent of the Davis Cup.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSAGold
2Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBRSilver
3Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBRBronze
4Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA
=5Rosetta Gagliardi / Giulia PerelliITA
=5Sigrid Fick / Lily von EssenSWE
=5Germaine Golding / Jeanne VaussardFRA
=8Lilí Álvarez / Rosa TorrasESP
=8Hilda Wallis / Phoebe Blair-WhiteIRL
=8Anne de Borman / Marie StormsBEL
11Marion Jessup / Eleanor GossUSA
DNSMedy Krencsey / Ilona VáradiHUN
DNSHélène Kontostavlos / Lena ValaoritouGRE
DNSMarie Janssen / Marthe DupontBEL
DNSPaola Bologna / Maria ForlaniniITA
DNSCaro Dahl / Molla MalloryNOR
DNSIsabel Fonrodona / Maria-Luisa MarnetESP

Round One (14 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Giulia Perelli / Rosetta GagliardiITA bye
Match #2 Hélène Kontostavlos / Lena ValaoritouGRE bye
Match #3 Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA bye
Match #4 Lilí Álvarez / Rosa TorrasESP bye
Match #5 Sigrid Fick / Lily von EssenSWE bye
Match #6 Hilda Wallis / Phoebe Blair-WhiteIRL bye
Match #7 Anne de Borman / Marie StormsBEL bye
Match #8 Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBR Marion Jessup / Eleanor GossUSA 6-1, 6-2
Match #9 Marie Janssen / Marthe DupontBEL bye
Match #10 Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBR bye
Match #11 Paola Bologna / Maria ForlaniniITA bye
Match #12 Germaine Golding / Jeanne VaussardFRA bye
Match #13 Caro Dahl / Molla MalloryNOR bye
Match #14 Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSA bye
Match #15 Isabel Fonrodona / Maria-Luisa MarnetESP bye
Match #16 Medy Krencsey / Ilona VáradiHUN bye

Round Two (15 – 16 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Rosetta Gagliardi / Giulia PerelliITA Hélène Kontostavlos / Lena ValaoritouGRE walkover
Match #2 Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA Lilí Álvarez / Rosa TorrasESP 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #3 Sigrid Fick / Lily von EssenSWE Hilda Wallis / Phoebe Blair-WhiteIRL 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Match #4 Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBR Anne de Borman / Marie StormsBEL 6-1, 6-2
Match #5 Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBR Marie Janssen / Marthe DupontBEL walkover
Match #6 Germaine Golding / Jeanne VaussardFRA Paola Bologna / Maria ForlaniniITA walkover
Match #7 Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSA Caro Dahl / Molla MalloryNOR walkover
Match #8 Medy Krencsey / Ilona VáradiHUN Isabel Fonrodona / Maria-Luisa MarnetESP walkover

Quarter-Finals (17 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA Rosetta Gagliardi / Giulia PerelliITA 7-5, 6-1
Match #2 Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBR Sigrid Fick / Lily von EssenSWE 6-2, 6-3
Match #3 Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBR Germaine Golding / Jeanne VaussardFRA 6-2, 6-2
Match #4 Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSA Medy Krencsey / Ilona VáradiHUN walkover

Semi-Finals (18 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBR Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA 6-2, 6-2
Match #2 Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSA Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBR 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

Final Round (19 July 1924)

Match 1/2 Hazel Wightman / Helen WillsUSA Phyllis Covell / Kitty McKaneGBR 7-5, 8-6
Match 3/4 Dorothy Shepherd-Barron / Evelyn ColyerGBR Marguerite Billout / Yvonne BourgeoisFRA 6-1, 6-2