Sporting Highlights for 1931

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1931.

In men's tennis, Jack Crawford, Jean Borotra, Sidney Wood, and Ellsworth Vines, won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open respectively. It was the first grand slam title for Crawford and Vines, who finished their respective careers with six and three total slam titles.

Cilly Aussem won two grand slam titles this year, at the French Open and the Wimbledon. However Aussem did not have much success in the future and had to finish her career with the two grand slam titles she won this year. After four consecutive multiple slam title years, Helen Wills Moody's streak came to an end with just one slam title this year, a win at the US Open.

Billy Burke, Tommy Armour, and Tom Creavy, won the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship tournaments respectively. Though it was the only major win for both Burke and Creavy, it was the third major win for Armour, the two previous wins coming from the other two major tournaments.

It was the second year running of Women's Western Open, the only women's major golf event, in which June Beebe emerged as the winner. June won the event again a year later for her second and final major title.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1931.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Jack Crawford and Coral Buttsworth
May Tennis French Open won by Jean Borotra and Cilly Aussem
June Golf US Open won by Billy Burke
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Antonin Magne
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Sidney Wood and Cilly Aussem
July Golf British Open won by Tommy Armour
Aug Golf US PGA won by Tom Creavy
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Ellsworth Vines and Helen Moody
Oct The Baseball World Series won by St. Louis Cardinals

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. You can also send a comment below.


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