Suzanne Lenglen

Born:
May 24, 1899
Died:
July 04, 1938
Place of Birth:
Paris, France
Citizenship:
France
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1978
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Universally recognized as the greatest woman tennis player of the first half of the 20th Century, Suzanne Lenglen combined ballet and tennis strokes into an irresistible art form. A baseline perfectionist, Lenglen’s astonishing ball control and uncanny accuracy made her nearly invincible. She won six French Championships and half a dozen more at Wimbledon. The lissome, charismatic Frenchwoman died at 39 with an unparalleled record, which rendered her an authentically legendary figure in the history of women’s tennis. 

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1925-26
  • Doubles Champion 1925-26
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1925-26

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1919-23, 1925
  • Doubles Champion 1919-23, 1925
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1920, 1922, 1925

Career Achievements

  • Olympic Gold Medallist in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles 1920
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1920

	

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