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timnz
05-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Hello,

I have noticed that the Wikipedia article on Lenglen has left off this championship off her list of Grand Slams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzanne_Lenglen

However, another site says that she won the title in 1920:

http://bmarcore.club.fr/tennis/avant14/E-champ.html

To update the Wikipedia site I need to know her final opponent and the match score.

Does anyone know these details?

pc1
05-24-2009, 06:00 PM
Accoring to the book "Suzanne Lenglen, Tennis Idol of the Twenties" At the end of May (1920), Suzanne entered the World's Hard Court Championships at St. Cloud, Paris but was unable to defend the title she had won six years earlier owing to illness which forced her to withdraw at the last moment.

So the answer is apparently no one since she didn't play in the tournament.

The book states she won the World Hardcourt in 1914, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1925.

BTURNER
05-24-2009, 06:22 PM
I note she lost one set in all those finals. There were 3 losses noted in gs play one was Mallory. Who were the other two?

timnz
05-24-2009, 07:14 PM
Accoring to the book "Suzanne Lenglen, Tennis Idol of the Twenties" At the end of May (1920), Suzanne entered the World's Hard Court Championships at St. Cloud, Paris but was unable to defend the title she had won six years earlier owing to illness which forced her to withdraw at the last moment.

So the answer is apparently no one since she didn't play in the tournament.

The book states she won the World Hardcourt in 1914, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1925.

Was there a tournament in 1925? I thought that was the year the French Open started?

Also do you know who won the tournament in 1920?

pc1
05-25-2009, 11:58 AM
Was there a tournament in 1925? I thought that was the year the French Open started?

Also do you know who won the tournament in 1920?

The Women's Championship in 1920 was won by Dorothy Holman, the Men's by William H Laurentz, the Women's Doubles by Holman and Satterthwaite and the Mixed Doubles by Laurentz and Golding.

To fill in what was missing in that link.
The 1912 Women's Champion was Brocquedis, the Men's Doubles Champions were Froitzheim and Kreuzer, both of Germany. There was no Women's doubles in 1912.

The 1913 Women's Champion was Rieck of Germany and the Men's Doubles Champions were Kleinschroth and Baron von Bissing of Germany. No Women's doubles in 1913.

The Mixed Doubles in 1921 were won by Decugis and Lenglen.

The Men's Doubles in 1923 were won by Brugnon and Dupont, the Women's Doubles by Beamish and McKane, the Mixed by Cochet and Lenglen.

I made an error and I put 1925 in by accident in the other post. Sorry.

AndrewTas
05-25-2009, 07:51 PM
May 22-30 1920 World Hard Court, St. Cloud, FR. (CL)
Holman d. Subirana 60 75

Lenglen did not play.

On the women's forum there are some results for the World Hard court and French Closed.
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=25064&page=2

In 1925 the French was open to all and the ITF discontinued the World HC championships.

timnz
05-25-2009, 09:59 PM
It really was the French Open of the 1910's and early 1920's.

grafselesfan
05-25-2009, 10:27 PM
Other than an aging Dorothy Douglas Chambers for a year or two Lenglen really had no rivals. Her main challengers like Mollorey, McKane Godfrey, and Ryan were simply badly outclassed by her on a regular basis.

pc1
05-26-2009, 03:53 AM
It really was the French Open of the 1910's and early 1920's.

It really should be considered a major and that would make Lenglen's record even more impressive.

Andrew,

You never fail to amaze me with the information that you have.