Sporting Highlights for 1929

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1929.

The grand slam events in women's tennis had the exact same results as the previous year. Daphne Akhurst Cozens won the Australian Open, followed by Helen Wills Moody winning all the other three grand slams, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Cozens won the Australian Open again the following year for a three-pete and her fifth and final slam title.

Bill Tilden won the US Open again for the seventh time, three year after his six consecutive wins at the event. Tilden, who has won the Wimbledon on three occasions, was not successful in the other two slam events, finished his career with 10 total slam titles.

Maurice De Waele of Belgium won the year's Tour de France event. Though he took only one stage in the tour, he won the race by a comfortable 44-minute margin.

Walter Hagen successfully defended his The Open Championship title from the previous year to earn his 11th career major title. He held the record for the most major titles won for four plus decades until Jack Nicklaus surpassed him in 1973. His record though still stands as the third all-time best. Bobby Jones won the U.S. Open for the third time in his career. He won two majors the following year and finished his career with seven majors.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1929.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by John Gregory and Daphne Akhurst
May Tennis French Open won by Rene Lacoste and Helen Wills
June Golf US Open won by Bobby Jones (Amateur)
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Henri Cochet and Helen Wills
July Golf British Open won by Walter Hagen
Aug Golf US PGA won by Leo Diegel (2)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Tilden and Helen Wills
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.

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