Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Östermalm Sporting Grounds, Stockholm
Date Started: July 1, 1912
Date Finished: July 4, 1912
Format: Single-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.