Sporting Highlights for 1937

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1937.

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling won the French Open for the third straight year. It was also her final grand slam title. Dorothy Round Little also won her third and final slam that year at the Wimbledon. Unlike Hilde, who had no success in other slams besides the French Open, Dorothy has a Australian Open win under her belt.

Though Don Budge's slam winning days lasted only for two years, the success has not been matched by anyone till this day. He won six consecutive slams starting with the Wimbledon on that year and finishing with the US Open the following year.

Women's Western Open was the only major event conducted for women's golf up until that year in which Titleholders Championship was introduced as a second major tournament. Patty Berg won the inaugural tournament and went to win the event two more years in a row for a three-pete. She won the event four more times in the future and finished her career with 15 majors, a record which stands to this date as the most majors won by a women.

Byron Nelson, Ralph Guldahl, Henry Cotton and Denny Shute won the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and PGA Championship respectively.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1937.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Viv McGrath and Nancye Wynne
April Golf Masters won by Byron Nelson (1st win)
May Tennis French Open won by Henner Henkel and Hilde Sperling
June Golf US Open won by Ralph Guldahl
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Roger Lap├ębie
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Don Budge and Dorothy Round
July Golf British Open won by Henry Cotton
Aug Golf US PGA won by Denny Shute (2)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Don Budge and Anita Lizana
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees

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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