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Suzanne Lenglen

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Won the French Championships in 1925 and 1926 and Wimbledon 6 times between 1919 and 1925.

Born: May 24, 1899
Birthplace: Paris, France

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 4, 1938 (aged 39)
Cause of Death: Anemia

Historical Events

  • 1919-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Dorothea Chambers 10-8, 4-6, 9-7 for the first of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1920-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: French superstar Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-0 to complete a sweep after taking the women's & mixed doubles titles
  • 1921-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-0 for her 3rd straight Wimbledon singles title
  • 1922-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: French phenom Suzanne Lenglen wins her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-2, 6-0
  • 1923-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Kitty McKane 6-2, 6-2 for her 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
  • 1925-06-06 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane 6-1, 6-2
  • 1925-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France takes her 6th Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Briton Joan Fry
  • 1926-02-16 Suzanne Lenglen defeats US champion Helen Wills in influential tennis match in Cannes, France
  • 1926-06-14 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne 6-1, 6-0

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