Simonne Mathieu

January 31, 1908
January 07, 1980
Place of Birth:
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 3

One of France’s finest female champions, Simonne Mathieu at last captured the French Singles Championships in 1938 and 1939, after reaching the finals six times between 1929 and 1937. Sturdy and efficient, Mathieu had great focus and stamina. Primarily a baseliner, Mathieu was nevertheless skilled at the net, building an outstanding record in doubles which included four triumphs at the French Championships. In 1938, she completed a rare “triple” at Roland Garros, sweeping the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1938-39
  • Doubles Champion 1933-34, 1936-39
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1937-38


  • Doubles Champion 1933-34, 1937