Antwerp 1920, Games of the VII Olympiad. Frenchwoman Suzanne LENGLEN, winner of the women's tennis single and mixed double events. Credit: IOC Olympic Museum Collections
Born: 24 May 1899
Deceased: 4 July 1938
Birthplace: Compiègne (France)
ATTENDANCE AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Grand Slam Titles
French Open Singles (25,26)
Wimbledon Singles (19-23,25)
French Open Doubles (25,26)
Wimbledon Doubles (19-23,25)
French Open Mixed (25,26)
Wimbledon Mixed (20,22,25)
The First Tennis Celebrity
Suzanne Lenglen was one of the greatest women tennis players of all time.
Between 1919 and 1926, she lost only one match. In the ten sets it took her to win the 1920 Olympic title, she lost only four games. Lenglen teamed with Max Decugis to win another gold medal in mixed doubles and with Elisabeth d'Ayen to win a bronze in women's doubles.
The first major tennis star to turn professional, Lenglen died of pernicious anaemia 4 July 1938 at the age 39.
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