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Sporting Highlights for 1911

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1911.

A Inter-Empire sports championship comprising teams from Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom was held in London to celebrate the coronation of King George V. While not being an 'official' Commonwealth Games, it is seen as the forerunner to the official games that would start in 1930.

In Tennis, Dorothea Lambert Chambers won the Wimbledon final in just 22 minutes, in a game some called a "massacre”. She’s the only tennis player to win a Wimbledon final game with a score of 6-0, 6-0. 

On October 14, the largest baseball crowd of about 38,281 in Polo Grounds was recorded.

On May 30, Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 car race.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1911.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Norman Brookes
May 12 - Inter-Empire Championships, won by Canada.
June Golf US Open won by John McDermott
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Tony Wilding and Dorothea Chambers
July Golf The Open Championship won by Harry Vardon.
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Larned and Hazel Hotchkiss
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Philadelphia Athletics

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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