Wightman Cup

Wightman Cup

Wightman Cup: see tennis.
The Wightman Cup was a team tennis competition for women contested from 1923 and 1989 between teams from the United States and Great Britain. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman wanted to generate international interest in women's tennis the way Davis Cup did for men's. In 1923, she donated a sterling vase to the United States Lawn Tennis Association as a prize for a team competition. The USLTA decided to invite Great Britain to challenge for the prize. The matches were played in even years in Britain and in odd years in the US. The US matches were played at Forest Hills from the first year, 1923, until 1947, and the British matches were played at Wimbledon from the first year, 1924, until 1972. In 1978, it was moved indoors to the Royal Albert Hall, and it was sponsored for the first time and was called the Carnation Wightman Cup. The competition was continued through to the 1989 tournament. The USTA and the Lawn Tennis Association jointly announced on February 20, 1990 that the tournament would be indefinitely suspended, citing low interest following years of American domination.

Results

Total wins: 51 - 10
Year Location Winner Score
1923 Forest Hills, New York 7-0
1924 Wimbledon, England 6-1
1925 Forest Hills, New York 4-3
1926 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1927 Forest Hills, New York 5-2
1928 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1929 Forest Hills, New York 4-3
1930 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1931 Forest Hills, New York 5-2
1932 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1933 Forest Hills, New York 4-3
1934 Wimbledon, England 5-2
1935 Forest Hills, New York 4-2
1936 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1937 Forest Hills, New York 6-1
1938 Wimbledon, England 5-2
1939 Forest Hills, New York 5-2
1940
1945
not held (WWII)
1946 Wimbledon, England 7-0
1947 Forest Hills, New York 7-0
1948 Wimbledon, England
1949 Haverford, Pennsylvania 7-0
1950 Wimbledon, England
1951 Brookline, Massachusetts 6-1
1952 Wimbledon, England
1953 Rye, New York 7-0
1954 Wimbledon, England
1955 United States
1956 Wimbledon, England
1957 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6-1
1958 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1959 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6-1
1960 Wimbledon, England 4-3
1961 Chicago, Illinois 6-1
1962 Wimbledon, England
1963 United States
1964 Wimbledon, England 5-2
1965 Cleveland, Ohio 5-2
1966 Wimbledon, England 5-2
1967 Cleveland, Ohio
1968 Wimbledon, England
1969 United States
1970 Wimbledon, England
1971 United States 4-3
1972 Wimbledon, England
1973 Brookline, Massachusetts
1974 Wimbledon, England
1975 United States
1976 Wimbledon, England 4-2
1977 Oakland, California 7-0
1978 Royal Albert Hall, England 4-3
1979 Palm Beach Polo and Country Club 7-0
1980 Royal Albert Hall, England
1981
1982
1983
1984 Royal Albert Hall, England
1985
1986 Royal Albert Hall, England
1987
1988 London, England 7-0
1989 Williamsburg, Virginia

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