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Elisabeth Moore : biography

March 5, 1876 - 22 January 1959

Elisabeth 'Bessie' Holmes Moore (March 5, 1876 – January 22, 1959) was an American tennis champion who was active at the beginning of the 20th century. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.

Grand Slam results

  • Singles champion: 1896, 1901, 1903, 1905; Singles runner-up: 1892, 1897, 1902, 1904
  • Women's Doubles champion: 1896, 1903; Women's Doubles runner-up: 1895, 1901, 1904
  • Mixed Doubles champion: 1902, 1904; Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1892, 1905

Grand Slam singles finals

Wins (4)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1896 U.S. National Championships USA}} Juliette Atkinson 6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1901 U.S. National Championships USA}} Myrtle McAteer 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
1903 U.S. National Championships USA}} Marion Jones 7–5, 8–6
1905 U.S. National Championships USA}} May Sutton Bundy default

Runner-ups (5)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1892 U.S. National Championships UKGBI}} Mabel Cahill 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 2–6
1897 U.S. National Championships USA}} Juliette Atkinson 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6
1902 U.S. National Championships USA}} Marion Jones 1–6, 0–1 retired
1904 U.S. National Championships USA}} May Sutton Bundy 1–6, 2–6
1906 U.S. National Championships USA}} Helen Homans default

Biography

Elisabeth Moore was born on March 5, 1876 in Brooklyn, the daughter of George Edward Moore (1840–1911), an affluent cotton broker, and Sarah Z. Orr (1857–1942). She was raised and schooled in Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ. She learned to play tennis at age twelve. Moore reached her first U.S. National Championships singles final in 1892 at the age of 16 years and 3 months, losing to Mabel Cahill from Ireland in the first five-set match contested between two women.

She won the inaugural U.S. Indoor Women's Singles Championship in 1907.

Elisabeth Moore died on January 22, 1959 in Starke, Florida.

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