Sporting Highlights for 1933

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1933.

The French domination at the Tour de France event continued for the fourth straight year. Georges Speicher took three stages and won the race by a margin of four minutes.

Helen Wills Moody won the Wimbledon for the sixth time. She also won the event two more times in the future for a total of eight Wimbledon titles, second only to Martina Navratilova who has nine.

Jack Crawford won the Australian Open for the third straight time. He also won the French Open and the Wimbledon that year for his fifth career grand slam title. He took the Australian Open again a year later to finish his career with six slam titles.

Gene Sarazen won the PGA Championship again, nine years after his back-to-back wins at the event. It was Gene's sixth major title. He took his seventh and final major title at the Masters Tournament a year later to finish his career with seven titles and a distinction to have won all the four majors at least once. The Golf US Open was won by an Amateur player for the last time, Johnny Goodman. Denny Shute won The Open Championship for his first major title. He took the PGA Championship twice in the future to finish with three major title wins.

June Beebe won the only women's major tournament, the Women's Western Open, for the second time.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1933.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Jack Crawford and Joan Hartigan
May Tennis French Open won by Jack Crawford and Margaret Scriven
June Golf US Open won by Johnny Goodman (Amateur)
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Georges Speicher
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Jack Crawford and Helen Moody
July Golf British Open won by Denny Shute
Aug Golf US PGA won by Gene Sarazen (3)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Fred Perry and Helen Jacobs
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Giants

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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