Mabel Cahill bigraphy, stories - Irish tennis player

Mabel Cahill : biography

2 April 1863 - 1 January 1905

Mabel Esmonde Cahill (born 2 April 1863, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland – died 1 January 1905, Ireland ) was a female tennis player from Ireland who was active in the late 19th century and was the first foreign woman to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 1891 U.S. National Championships.

Grand Slam finals

Singles

Wins (2)

Year Championship Opponent Score
1891 U.S. Championships USA}} Ellen Roosevelt 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
1892 U.S. Championships USA}} Elisabeth Moore 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2

Women's doubles

Wins (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1891 U.S. Championships USA}} Emma Leavitt-Morgan USA}} Ellen Roosevelt Grace Roosevelt 2–6, 8–6, 6–4
1892 U.S. Championships USA}} Adeline McKinlay USA}} Phyllis Walsh Grace Robert LeRoy 6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles

Wins (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1892 U.S. Championships USA}} Clarence Hobart USA}} Elisabeth Moore Rodmond Beach 6–1, 6–3

Career

Cahill won the Orange Club ladies championship in 1890 and 1891.

Cahill became the first foreign woman to win a major tournament when she defeated Ellen Roosevelt in the 1891 U.S. Championships women's final at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. She successfully defended her women's singles title in 1892 and also won the women's doubles title with Adeline McKinlay and the mixed doubles title with Clarence Hobart. She did not defend her titles in 1893.

In 1976 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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