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1911 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 18-25
Venue: Racing Club de France on the Croix-Catelan Courts, Paris
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

1st Round

Marguerite Broquedis-bye
Marie Danet d. Daisy Speranza 4-6 6-2 8-6
Mme de Miramon-bye
Germaine Regnie-bye

Semifinals

Marguerite Broquedis d. Danet 9-7 6-1
Germaine Regnier d. de Miramon 6-0 6-0

Final

Marguerite Broquedis d. Germaine Regnier 6-4 2-6 8-6

Challenge Round

Jeanne Matthey (holder) d. Marguerite Broquedis 6-2 7-5

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Doubles (Draw=3, plus holders)

1st Round

Marie Danet/Marguerite Mény d. Marie Decugis/Therese de Kermel 6-1 7-5
Marguerite Broquedis/Germaine Regnier-bye

Final

Marguerite Broquedis/Germaine Regnier d. Marie Danet/Marguerite Mény ????

Challenge Round

Jeanne Matthey/Daisy Speranza (holders) d. Marguerite Broquedis/Germaine Regnier 5-7 6-0 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=6, plus holders)

1st Round


Germaine Regnier/Maurice Germot-bye
Marie Decugis/Max Decugis d. Therese de Kermal/Georges Gault 6-3 6-1
Daisy Speranza/William Laurentz d. Mme Martin/Craig Biddle (US) 6-1 7-5
Marguerite Broquedis/Andre Gobert-bye

Semifinals

Decugis/Decugis d. Regnier/Germot 6-2 6-3
Broquedis/Gobert d. Speranza/Laurentz 2-6 6-2 6-4

Final

Marguerite Broquedis/Andre Gobert d. Marie Decugis/Max Decugis 6-4 8-6

Challenge Round

Marguerite Broquedis/Andre Gobert d. Marguerite Mény/Édouard Mény de Marangue (holders) 6-4 6-3

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Draw Notes:

Missing score for doubles final
Missing full names for:

Mme Martin
Mme de Miramon

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Sources:

L'Écho de Paris | 1911-06-19 | Gallica

L'Écho de Paris | 1911-06-22 | Gallica

L'Écho de Paris | 1911-06-22 | Gallica

L'Écho de Paris | 1911-06-26 | Gallica

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Summary

In 1911, Jeanne Matthey won the singles title at the Closed French Championships for the third year in a row. In the Challenge Round she beat Marguerite Broquedis, 6-2, 7-5. The latter player (b. 17 April 1893) was arguably the best female lawn tennis player to come from France before Suzanne Lenglen.

At this point in time there was a Challenge Round in the five main events at the French Closed Championships

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1912

Venue: Racing Club, Paris

Singles

Final

Jeanne Matthey d. Marie Danet 6-2 7-5

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Doubles

Won by Jeanne Matthey/Daisy Speranza

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Mixed Doubles

Won by Daisy Speranza/William Laurentz

In 1912, Jeanne Matthey won the women's single title at the Closed French Championships for the fourth consecutive and last time. In the Challenge Round she defeated a married player, Marie Danet, 6-2, 7-5. Marie Danet was the mother of Roger Danet, who would play competitive lawn tennis in the 1920s and have a relationship with Suzanne Lenglen.

Despite her success in the Closed French Championships, Jeanne Matthey did not win any tournament of any significance outside France. However, during her career she did manage to beat Suzanne Lenglen in a singles match twice. Jeanne Matthey's first victory came over Suzanne Lenglen came in 1912, in the semi-final of the tournament held in Compiègne, France. Jeanne Matthey won the match 6-3, 6-1. Suzanne Lenglen was 13 years of age at the time.

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For the World Hard Court Championships of 1912 please see: World Hard Court Championships

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1913 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 26-June 1
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris.
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=at least 5, plus holder)


1st Round

Marguerite Broquedis-bye
Elizabeth Ryan (US)-bye
Adine Masson d. Marie Conquet 3-6 6-3 6-2
Germaine Golding-bye

Semifinals

Broquedis d. Ryan 6-3 6-0
Golding d. Masson ????

Final

Marguerite Broquedis d. Germaine Golding 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round

Marguerite Broquedis d. Jeanne Matthey (holder) 6-3 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=3)

1st Round

Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-3 6-4
Magda Aranyi/Marguerite Broquedis-bye

Final

Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard d. Magda Aranyi/Marguerite Broquedis 4-6 6-2 6-2

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Mixed Doubles

Semifinals

Marguerite Broquedis/William Laurentz d. Marie Danet/Poutin 6-1 6-2
Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Max Décugis d. Jeanne Matthey/Craig Biddle (US) 6-3 6-1

Final

Marguerite Broquedis/William Laurentz d. Elizabeth Ryan/Max Décugis ????

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Draw Notes
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The exact draw is still very uncertain. For example the newspaper L'Echo reports Broquedis vs Ryan as a first round match, but Masson vs Conquet was clearly a round before Broquedis vs Ryan.

Elizabeth Ryan and Craig Biddle, both Americans, are probably allowed to enter the event due to their membership in French clubs.

Mixed Doubles

Daisy Speranza and William Laurenz are usually listed as the mixed winners, but contemporary sources only have Broquedis and William Laurenz as a team.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1913 please see: World Hard Court Championships

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Sources:

Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-05-27 | Gallica
Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-05-28 | Gallica

Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-05-30 | Gallica

Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-05-31 | Gallica

Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-06-01 | Gallica
L'Écho de Paris | 1913-06-02 | Gallica

Figaro : journal non politique | 1913-06-02 | Gallica (needs to be translated)

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Summary:

The slow clay does not aide Ryan in singles. The American likes the net game. Mme Broquedis likes a target at net, and passes Eliabeth again and again for an easy 6-3 6-0 romp in the semifinals.

On June 2 the Challenge Round matches in men's singles and mixed doubles were not played. A report in Le Figaro appears to suggest the matches were put off until the following Saurday (June 8) because Max Decugis needed to go to Wiesbaden for an important Davis Cup tie vs Germany. Max won the men's singles, suggesting the Challenge Round matches may have been played.

On the other hand the World Hard Court event started on June 7, and there are no scores for the Challenge Rounds. Thus at present it cannot be determined if Decugis and Elizabeth Ryan lost the challenge round match or simply defaulted.

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1914 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates:May 17 to 26
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris.
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen-bye
Germaine Golding d. Marie Danet default
Marie Conquet d. Regine Vlasto 6-2 6-4
Katie Fenwick-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Golding 6-2 7-5
Conquer d. Fenwick 4-2 retired

All Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round

Marguerite Broquedis (holder) d. Suzanne Lenglen 5-7 6-4 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=2, plus holders)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet/Katie Fenwick default

Challenge Round

Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard (holders) d. Germaine Golding/Suzanne Lenglen 6-4 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Germaine Golding/Felix Poulin 7-5 6-1
Mlle D. Oustaniol/Georges Gault-bye
Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot-bye
Katie Fenwick/William Laurentz-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Decugis d. Oustaniol/Gault 6-0 6-2
S Amblard/Germot d. Fenwick/Laurentz default

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot 6-4 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Katie Fenwick falls ill in the semis of the singles and retires. Afterwards Mme Fenwick defaults in the doubles and mixed.
Felix Poulin=A. F. Poulin.

In the 1R of the mixed I used Le Figaro for the source of the 7-5 6-1 score. Alan Little had 7-5 6-3. Since Little was also incorrect about the overall dates as well I trust Le Figaro as the primary source.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1914 please see World Hard Court Championships

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Sources:

Le Figaro.Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-20 | Gallica
Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-24 | Gallica

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Summary:


At the age of merely 14 the sensational Suzanne Lenglen almost wins her nations title. She gives Broquedis a stern test in the final. Amazingly this will be Suzanne's last defeat until 1921, when she defaults in the US Nationals. In the doubles final the twin Amblard sisters, twins, retain their title.

The defending champion was at turns brilliant and awful in the Challenge Round, contested on the 23rd of May. She threw in seven double faults for example. Young Suzanne played a tactical game extraordinary for one so young. She was also calm throughout the match. Marguerite got stronger as the match wore on, with the teen Suzanne showing signs of fatigue in the final set.

Throughout the event the youngster amazed onlookers with an assortment of lobs and volleys.

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1915-1918

There were no French championships during these years of the Great War; later known as World War I.

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1919

Though the war was over France was still too devastated to hold a national title or the World's Hard Court. Events were held on the Riviera, where Suzanne Lenglen remained unbeaten.

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1920 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 5-13
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen d. Elisabeth d'Ayen 6-0 6-1
Germaine Golding d. Marie Conquet 6-2 6-1
Marie Danet d. Suzanne Amblard default
Jeanne Vaussard d. Suzanne Dévé 6-2 6-3

Semifinals


Lenglen d. Golding 6-2 6-3
Vaussard d. Danet 6-2 6-3

All-Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1

Challenge Round


Suzanne Lenglen d. Marguerite Billout (holder) 6-1 7-5

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Doubles (Draw=5)


1st Round

Elisabeth d'Ayen/Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-1 8-6
Suzanne Amblard/Marguerite Billout-bye
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Suzanne Dévé/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

d'Ayen/Lenglen d. Amblard/Billout default
Golding/Vaussard d. Dévé/Spéranza 6-4 8-6

Final

Elisabeth d'Ayen/Suzanne Lenglen d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=8, plus holders)


1st Round

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Jeanne Vaussard/Jean Samazeuilh 6-1 6-4
Marie Danet/Toto Brugnon d. Marie Decugis/Maurice Germot default
Germaine Golding/François Blanchy d. Mme Poupon/A. Poupon default
Elisabeth d'Ayen/Pierre Hirsch d. Daisy Spéranza/Henri de Clouet 6-3 8-6

Semifinals


Conquet/Dupont d. Danet/Brugnon 5-7 6-2 9-7
d'Ayen/Hirsch d. Golding/Blanchy 6-4 4-6 6-0

Final

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Elisabeth d'Ayen/Pierre Hirsch 6-3 2-6 10-8

Challenge Round


Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis (holders) d. Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont 6-0 6-3

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Draw notes:

The French Championships are renewed after a 6 year hiatus due to the Great War. The event is still Closed to non-French Nationals. The Challenge Round, where the defending champions "sit out" awaiting the winner or winners from the main draw, is also retained.

In doubles Blanche Amblard and Suzanne Amblard did not defend their doubles title from 1914. The other 1914 champions (Marguerite Billout in singles and Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis in mixed) wait for their challengers.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1920 please see: World Hard Court Championships

Missing full names for:

Mme Poupon/A. Poupon in the mixed doubles.

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1921 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 13-22
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=9, plus holder)

1st Round

Germaine Le Conte d. Suzanne Deve default

Quarterfinals

Germaine Golding d. Daisy Speranza 6-3 6-1
Marie Conquet d. Marie Danet 6-4 7-5
Marguerite Billout d. Mme Gondoin 6-0 6-0
Le Conte d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-0 4-6 6-3

Semifinals


Golding d. Conquet 6-2 3-6 6-3
Billout d. Le Conte 7-5 6-3

Final


Germaine Golding d. Marguerite Billout 6-2 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Germaine Golding default

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Doubles (Draw=7)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-0
Marie Conquet/Marie Danet d. Sylvia Jung/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-3
Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve d. Mme Leantain/Nanette Le Besnarais 7-5 6-6*
Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Pigueron d. Conquet/Danet 4-6 6-3 6-4
Billout/Dévé d. Contostavlos/Spéranza 4-6 6-3 6-4

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron d. Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve 6-2 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1st Round

Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch-bye
Germaine Golding/William Laurenz-bye
Marie Danet/Roger Danet d. Suzanne Deve/Felix Poulin 6-2 7-5
Marguerite Billout/Max Decugis d. Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont 6-0 8-6

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Germaine Cousin/Marcel Cousin default
Jeanne Vaussard/Leonce Aslangul d. Daisy Speranza/François Blanchy default
Mme Gondoin/Jean Samazeuilh-bye
Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte-bye

Quarterfinals

Pigueron/Hirsch d. Golding/Laurenz default
Billout/Decugis d. Danet/Danet 8-6 6-2
Lenglen/Brugnon d. Jeanne Vaussard/Leonce Aslangul 6-1 6-2
Gondoin/Samazeuilh d. Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-8 6-3*

Semifinals

Billout/Decugis d. Pigueron/Hirsch 7-5 6-4
Lenglen/Brugnon d. Gondoin/Samazeuilh 8-6 6-0

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Marguerite Billout/Max Decugis 6-4 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for:

Mme Gondoin (listed under various spellings such as Mme Gonduoin)
Mme Leantain (in doulbes draw only)

[Male missing names]

Le Conte

In 1920, Suzanne Lenglen had won the women's doubles event at this tournament with Elisabeth d'Ayen.

In 1920, Suzanne Lenglen had won the mixed doubles event at this tournament with Max Decugis.

Playing both events with different partners in 1921 meant there were no challenge rounds in the doubles and the mixed doubles.

Doubles notes:

Marguerite Billout/Suzanne Deve d. Mme Leantain/Nanette Lebesnarais 7-5 6-6*

*Score as reported by Le Figaro. Possibly a retirement or just an error.

Mixed notes:

Mme Gondoin/Jean Samazeuilh d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-8 6-3*

*Le Figaro reports score as 6-1 8-6 6-2-clearly a mistake. Most likely they inverted the 2nd set scores.

Marie and Roger Danet were mother and son.

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Sources:

L'Echo e ParisLe Figaro
Tennis et Golf

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Summary:

Golding gave no reason for her default in the Challenge Round. Club members hinted that she felt tired after winning the final (surprising given the 6-2 6-2 score) and felt she could not put up a good fight vs Suzanne.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1921 please see: World Hard Court Championships

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1922 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 3-11
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=14, plus holder)

1st Round

Hélène Contostavlos-bye
Germaine Golding d. Yvonne Bourgeois 3-6 6-3 6-4
Germaine Le Conte d. S. Lecaron 6-4 6-1
Jeanne Vaussard d. Marie Danet 6-4 6-1

Sylvia Jung-bye
Germaine Pigueron d. Suzanne Dévé 6-4 7-5
Geneviève Cousin d. Daisy Spéranza default
Marie Conquet d. Nanette Le Besnerais 6-0 3-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Golding d. Contostavlos 6-2 3-6 6-1
Vaussard d. Le Conte 6-3 6-3
Pigueron d. Sylvia Jung default
Conquet d. Cousin default

Semifinals

Golding d. Vaussard 6-2 5-7 6-3
Conquet d. Pigueron 6-2 6-3

All-Comer's Final

Germaine Golding d. Marie Conquet 8-6 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen (holder) d. Germaine Golding 6-4 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=6, plus holders)

1st Round
1R: Marie Conquet/Marie Danet-bye
1R: Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Mlle Florand/S. Lecaron 6-3 4-6 6-2
1R: Geneviève Cousin/Suzanne Dévé d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Germaine Le Conte 6-3 6-4
1R: Hélène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-bye

Semifinals

SF: Conquet/Danet d. Golding/Vaussard 6-3 3-6 6-3
SF: Contostavlos/Spéranza d. Cousin/Dévé 6-3 6-4

All-Comer's Final

Marie Conquet/Marie Danet d. Helène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza 8-6 8-6

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Germaine Pigueron (holders) d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-3 6-1

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=12, plus holders)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra-bye
Daisy Spéranza/Jean Couitéas-bye
Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Jean Samazeuilh 6-3 5-7 6-0
Hélène Contostavlos/Félix Poulin d. Geneviève Cousin/Max Decugis 6-3 6-4

Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-1 6-4
Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch d. Marie Danet/Baron Roland de Graffenried 6-1 6-0
Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet-bye
Sylvia Jung/Raoul Lafaurie-bye

Quarterfinals

Golding/Borotra d. Spéranza/Couitéas default
Contostavlos/Poulin d. Dévé/Féret 3-6 6-2 6-4
Pigueron/Hirsch d. Conquet/Dupont 6-2 8-6
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Jung/Lafaurie default

Semifinals

Golding/Borotra d. Contostavlos/Poulin 6-2 6-3
Pigueron/Hirsch d. Bourgeois/Cochet 6-3 6-2

All-Comer's Final

Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra d. Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch 4-6 6-3 6-2

Challenge Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon (holders) d. Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra 6-0 6-0

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For the World Hard Court Championships of 1922 please see: World Hard Court Championships

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1923 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 9-17
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=at least 9)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen-bye
Hélène Contostavloso d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-8 7-5
Marie Danet d. Diddie Vlasto default
Jeanne Vaussard d. Geneviève Cousin 6-4 5-7 6-4

Marguerite Billout-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais-bye
Germaine Golding d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 7-5 6-4
Germaine Le Conte d. Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 4-6 6-4

Quarterfinals

Lenglen d. Contostavlos 6-2 6-0
Vaussard d. Danet 11-9 7-5
Billout d. Le Besnerais 6-4 7-5
Golding d. Le Conte 6-2 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Golding d. Billout 6-0 7-5

Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Germaine Golding 6-1 6-4

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Doubles (Draw=at least 5 )

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Vlasto d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Germaine Le Conte 6-2 6-0
Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Speranza-Wyns d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 7-5 6-8 6-4

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Helene Contostavlos/Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-1 6-0

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=13)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns/Etienne Micard default
Diddie Vlasto/Jean Samazeuilh d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Roger Danet 3-6 6-2 6-3
Genevieve Cousin/Marcel Cousin-bye
Hélène Contostavlos/Rene Lacoste-bye

Marguerite Billout/Pierre Hirsch-bye
Marie Danet/François Blanchy d. S. Lecaron/R. Le Blant 6-2 6-4
Mme Manset/Georges Manset d. Germaine Le Conte/Le Conte 6-3 4-6 6-3
Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet d. Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret 2-6 6-4 6-0

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Vlasto/Samazeuilh 6-1 6-2
Cousin/Cousin d. Contostavlos/Lacoste 6-8 6-3 9-7
Marguerite Billout/Pierre Hirsch d. Danet/Blanchy 6-4 6-2
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Mme Manset/G. Manset 6-0 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. G. Cousin/M. Cousin 6-0 6-2
Bourgeois/Cochet d. Billout/Hirsch 3-6 6-3 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Yvonne Bourgeois/Henri Cochet 6-1 7-5

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Draw Notes:

Missing full names for


S. Lecaron

R. Le Blant (a male player)
Mr le Conte, husband of Germaine Le Conte.

While Little lists a Mme M Cousin and M(arcel) Cousin, the 1924 edition of Tennis et Golf has her as Mlle Cousin.

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Sources
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Little. Alan. Suzanne Lenglen: Tennis Idol of the 1920s. 2007 edition. page 174.

The New York Times.

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Summary:

French organizers follow the British and abolish the Challenge Round. This means Suzanne will have to "play through" to defend her titles.

Lenglen is in tears at the end of her final because the crowd was clapping for her Golding more than her after a disputed line-call. Fan uproar made it neccessary to replace the linesmen, but the crowd remained vocal for the underdog. Golding actually had the spectators in shock because she had an unheard of 4-0 lead in set two! The diva was so distraught she asked her father if she should continue. He told her to play on.

Lenglen recovered to win by taking the next six games and the match. Afterwardsan agitated Papa suggested she might boycott Paris in the future.

By also taking the Doubles and Mixed crowns Lenglen has won the hat trick for the 4th consecutive year.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1923 please see: World Hard Court Championships

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1924 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 7-15
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=16)

1st Round

Marguerite Billout d. Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 3-6 6-2 6-1
Suzanne Dévé d. Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 3-6 6-0
Jeanne Vaussard d. Geneviève Cousin 6-0 6-4
Nanette Le Besnarais d. Germaine Pigueron 6-0 6-4

Germaine Golding d. Marie Danet default
S. Lecaron d. Germaine Charnelet 6-4 6-3
Marie Conquet d. Germaine Le Conte 6-3 6-4
Diddie Vlasto d. Jeanne Matthey 6-1 6-0

Quarterfinals

Billout d. Dévé 0-6 6-2 6-3
Vaussard d. Le Besnarais 7-5 4-6 7-5
Golding d. Lecaron 6-2 6-1
Vlasto d. Conquet 6-3 6-4

Semifinals

Vaussard d. Billout 6-0 6-1
Vlasto d. Golding 6-4 2-6 6-3

Final

Diddie Vlasto d. Jeanne Vaussard 6-2 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=8)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Nanette Le Besnarais/Germaine Le Conte 6-4 6-3
Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Pigueron d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron 6-1 6-1
Marie Conquet/Suzanne Dévé d. Geneviève Cousin/Marie Danet 6-4 5-7 6-3
Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Hélène Contostavlos/Daisy Spéranza-Wyns 6-2 6-3

Semifinals


Golding-Vaussard d. Charnelet/Pigueron 6-4 6-2
Billout/Bourgeois d. Conquet/Dévé 5-7 6-4 6-2

Final

Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-3 6-3

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=13 )

1st Round

Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra-bye
Geneviève Cousin/Marcel Cousin d. Hélène Contostavlos/Roger Danet default
Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Yvonne Bourgeois/René Lacoste 6-4 6-0
Nanette Le Besnerais/Toto Brugnon d. Suzanne Dévé/Paul Féret 6-2 6-1

Germaine Golding/Jean Couitéas d. Jeanne Vaussard/Léonce Aslangul default
Germaine Pigueron/Pierre Hirsch d. Marie Conquet/Jean Samazeuilh 6-4 6-2
Daisy Spéranza-Wyns/Coco Gentien-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Raymond Barbas-bye

Quarterfinals

Billout/Borotra d.Cousin/Cousin 6-2 6-3
Le Besnerais/Brugnon d. Vlasto/Cochet 6-3 7-5
Golding/Couitéas d. Pigueron/Hirsch 6-2 7-5
Charnelet/Barbas d. Speranza-Wyns/Gentien 6-2 6-3

Semifinals

Billout/Borotra d. Le Besnerais/Brugnon 6-1 6-1
Golding/Couitéas d. Charnelet/Barbas 7-5 8-6

Final

Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra d. Germaine Golding/Jean Couitéas 6-2 8-6

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Draw notes:

The draw is in exact draw order.

Genevieve Cousin/Marcel Cousin were related in some way. probably sister and brother, or possibly cousins.

Mme Germaine Pigueron was the sister of Yvonne Bourgeois.

Mme Florand is listed as Mme Florent by Tennis et Golf. There are numerous other examples of a Mme Florand, who always partnered S Lecaron in major events, as she did here. Thus" Mme Florent" is Mme Florand.

Missing full names for:

Mme Florand
Mlle S. Lacaron

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Sources:

Tennis et Golf. June 1924, page 238.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champi...de_tennis_1924

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Summary:

Lenglen was ill much of 1924 and opted not to defend her national title. This opened the door for Diddie Vlasto, ranked #2 in France, to come through. Her toughest match was against Mme Golding, who had been runner-up to Lenglen the last 3 years. Once Diddie got past Golding at 6-4 2-6 6-3 the final was a straight set affair.

The ladies final was held on the 15th.

One year earlier Lenglen had won the women's doubles title with Diddie Vlasto and the mixed doubles title with Jacques Brugnon.

1924 was the very last French Closed National Championships. As a price for joining the International Tennis Federation the United States demanded the ITF discontinue the grandly titled "World Championship" events on Covered Courts (Indoors), Hard Courts (Clay), and Grass.

In practice the Hard Court Championships were held every year in France with the exception of 1922, which was in French speaking Belgium. In essence then it was a French event, and naturally they wanted to keep it that way. As luck would have it the 1924 Olympics were in Paris. As a grand event it filled in nicely for the World Hard Court Championships as a bridge between it and a newly born French International Championships in 1925. This is the modern day "French Open."

Clearly the French Open was really the child of the International World Hard Court event and not the French Nationals. So why does the official list of winners go back to the 1890s and include the French Nationals? Tradition would be first-since it started much earlier (1891) as opposed to the more recent World Championships, which only began in 1912.

French Nationalism may have also played a role. The 1922 event had been in Belgium. Besides, the World Hard Court event didn't carry the word or notion of "French" in the title!

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1925

Dates: May 27 to June 7
Venue: Stade Français, St. Cloud, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=34)

1st Round

Marie Conquet d. Mrs Grierson (US) 6-1 6-3
Maud Rosenbaum (Cz) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-4 6-4

2nd Round

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Yvonne des Landes de Danoet 6-0 6-0
Elizabeth Macready d. M. Beauge 7-5 12-10
Evelyn Colyer (GB) d. Germaine Pigueron 8-6 7-5
Jeanne Vaussard [8] d. Mme Florand default
Helene Contostavlos [5] d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) default
Mary MacIlquham d. Marie Danet 6-4 6-4
Simone Passemard [4] d. Marie Conquet 3-6 6-4 8-6
Germaine Golding d. Mlle Survarna default

Kitty McKane (GB) d. Rosenbaum 6-2 6-1
Suzanne Deve d. L. Huchez default
Marguerite Billout [6] d. Lecaron 6-2 6-4
G. Grasset d. Leslie Aeschliman (Sui) 6-3 6-2
Diddie Vlasto [7] d. Mme Pierre Canivet 6-1 6-1
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet 6-2 6-1
Nicole Desclercs d. Isabel Fonrodona (Sp) default
Yvonne Bourgeois [2] d. Yvonne Huchez 6-2 8-6

3rd Round


Lenglen [1] d. Macready 6-0 6-0
Colyer d. Vaussard [8] 10-8 3-6 7-5
Contostavlos [5] d. McIlquham 3-6 6-2 6-4
Passemard [4] d. Golding 6-2 6-4

McKane d. Deve 6-1 6-2
Billout [6] d. Grasset 8-6 4-6 6-3
Vlasto [7] d. Harvey 8-6 6-4
Desclercs d. Bourgeois [2] 6-3 2-6 6-3

Quarterfinals

Lenglen [1] d. Colyer 6-0 6-2
Contostavlos [5] d. Passemard [4] 7-5 6-3
McKane d. Billout [6] 6-0 10-8
Vlasto [7] d. Desclercs 6-1 6-2

Semifinals

Lenglen [1] d. Contostavlos [5] 6-2 6-0
McKane d. Vlasto [7] 6-2 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Kitty McKane 6-1 6-2

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Doubles (Draw-15)

1st Round

Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty McKane d. Helene Contostavlos/Simone Passemard 6-1 6-4
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard d. Isabel Fonrodona (Sp)/Elizabeth Macready default
Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard d. Marie Anet/Daisy Speranza-Wyns default
Marguerite Billout/Yvonne Bourgeois d. L. Huchez/Yvonne Huchez default

Marie Conquet/Suzanne Deve d. Nicole Desclercs/Germaine Pigueron 6-2 6-4
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Mary MacIlquham (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Violette Gallay 6-1 6-0
Germaine Charnelet/G. Grasset d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron default
Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto-bye

Quarterfinals

Colyer/McKane d. Golding/Vaussard 6-4 6-2
Billout/Bourgeois d. Amblard/Amblard 2-6 6-4 6-3
Harvey/MacIlquham d. Conquet/Deve 8-6 2-6 6-1
Lenglen/Vlasto d. Charnelet/Grasset 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Colyer/McKane d. Billout/Bourgeois 6-2 6-1
Lenglen/Vlasto d. Harvey/Ilquham 6-1 6-3

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Evelyn Colyer/Kitty McKane 6-1 9-11 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=25 )

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon-bye
Jeanne Vaussard/Y Das De Kapurthala (Ind)-bye
Leslie Aeschlimann (Sui)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui)-bye
Ermyntrude Harvey (GB)/Gordon Crole-Rees (GB) d. Simone Amaury/Sydney Jacob (GB) 6-1 6-2
Marie Conquet/Jagat Mohal Lal (Ind) d. De Rauch/Alain Bernard 6-4 6-1
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Patrick Spence (GB) d. Nicole Desclercs/R. Barbas 6-4 6-1
Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste d. Marie Danet/Hassan Ali-Fyzee (Ind) 6-4 6-1
Mme Pierre Canivet/Pierre Canivet d. M. Constostavlos/Henri Reynaud 6-1 5-7 6-3

Kitty McKane (GB)/Cyril Eames (GB) d. Germaine Charnelet/Pierre Landry 6-3 6-1
Germaine Golding/Jean Washer (Bel) d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns/Athar-Ali Fyzee (Ind) 6-1 6-2
Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet d. Maud Rosenbaum (Cz)/Luis de Olivares (Sp) 6-2 6-3
Germaine Pigueron/Eduard Flaquer (Sp) d. Simone Passemard/Georges Gouttenoire 6-2 1-6 6-4
Marguerite Billout/Jean Borotra-bye
Elizabeth D'Ayen/Raymond Rodel-bye
Helene Contostavlos/Roger Danet-bye
Mary McIlquham (GB)/Wallys Myers (GB)-bye

2nd Round

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Vaussard/Das De Kapurthala default
Harvey/Gordon-Crees d. Aeschlimann/Aeschlimann 6-2 6-3
Colyer/Spence d. Conquet/Lal 2-6 6-2 6-2
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Canivet/Canivet 6-2 6-4

Golding/Washer d. McKane/Eames 6-3 4-6 6-2
Vlasto/Cochet d. Pigueron/Flaquer 4-6 6-4 6-4
Billout/Borotra d. D'Ayen/Rodel 6-1 6-0
Contostavlos/Danet d. McIlquham/Myers 7-5 9-7

Quarterfinals

Lenglen/Brugnon d. Harvey/Gordon-Crees 6-0 6-3
Colyer/Spence d. Bourgeois/Lacoste 2-6 6-4 6-3
Vlasto/Cochet d. Golding/Washer 10-12 8-6 6-2
Contostavlos/Danet d. Billout/Borotra 7-5 6-4

Semifinals

Lenglen/Borotra d. Colyer/Spence 6-4 6-2
Contostavlos/Danet d. Vlasto/Cochet 6-4 3-6 6-4

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Toto Brugnon d. Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet 6-2 6-2

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Draw Notes:

Aeslimann=nee Bancroft.
Mme Pigueron is listed as Mme Andre Pigueron on the French site. Her husband's name was Francis though, could he have been an Andre Francis?
Daisy Speranza-Wyns is rendered as Wyns-Speranza by Tennis et Golf.

Missing Full names for:

M Beauge
Mme Pierre Canivet is married to Pierre Canivet.
M. Constostavlos (only in the mixed. Almost certianly related to Helene Contostavlos).
De Rauch
Mme Florand
G. Grasset
Mrs Grierson (US)
L. Huchez (Yvonne Huchez is her sister)
S. Lecaron
Mlle Survarna

Missing full names for males in the mixed doubles

Y Das De Kapurthala (India).

Note that the seeding comes directly from the Roland Garros site.The seeding is "off" in the sense that
it only reflects French based players. Perhaps only French players were seeded?

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Sources:

Tennis et Golf (A correct draw order)

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1925_en.pdf

The New York Times confirms that June 7 was the last day for this event.

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Summary:

As the ITF had banned the use of the title "World Hard Court", the French decided to repackage the event as the French Open. Lenglen spreadeagles the field with the loss of only 7 games in 5 matches. Thinner with more muscles, Suzanne's play is more daring than in the past. Critics declare she is at her peak.

5,000 see the finals.

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1926

Dates: June 2 to June 14
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris
Surface: Clay

Singles (Draw=32)


1st round

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Ilona Peteri (Hun) 6-0 6-0
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-3
Marion Jessup (US) d. Nanette Le Besnerais 6-3 6-2
Simone Mathieu d. Yvonne Bourgeois [8] 6-2 0-6 6-1
Elizabeth Ryan (US) [4] d. Marie Danet 5-7 6-2 6-3
Jeanne Vaussard d. Germaine Charnelet 6-3 6-1
Joan Fry (GB) [5] d. Germaine Bourgeois 6-4 6-1
Nicole Desclercs d. Germaine le Conte 6-2 6-4

Mary Browne (US) [3] d. Simone des Landes de Danoet 6-3 6-1
Suzanne Deve d. Isabella Mumford (US) 6-3 6-4
G. Grasset d. Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-1 6-2
Kitty Godfree (GB) [6] d. Anne de Borman (Bel) 6-1 6-2
Helene Contostavlos (Gre) d. S Lecaron 6-4 6-2
Diddie Vlasto [7] d. Maria Scherbatskoy 6-3 6-0
Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Evelyn Colyer (GB) 6-2 6-1
Helen Wills (US) [2] d. Germaine Golding 6-3 7-5

2nd Round

Lenglen [1] d. Shepherd-Barron 6-0 6-0
Mathieu d. Jessup 2-6 9-7 6-0
Ryan [4] d. Vaussard 6-4 6-2
Fry [5] d. Desclercs 13-11 6-1

Browne [3] d. Deve 6-4 4-6 6-3
Godfree [6] d. Grasset 6-4 6-4
Contostavlos d. Vlasto [7] 6-2 6-2
Bouman d. Wills [2] default

Quarterfinals

Lenglen [1] d. Mathieu 6-0 6-0
Fry [5] d. Ryan [4] 7-5 3-6 11-9
Browne [3] d. Godfree [6] 7-5 6-0
Bouman d. Contostavlos 6-2 7-9 8-6

Semifinals

Lenglen [1] d. Fry [5] 6-2 6-1
Browne [3] d. Bouman 8-6 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen [1] d. Mary Browne [3] 6-1 6-0

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Doubles (Draw=18)

1st Round


Marie Danet/Diddie Vlasto d. Marion Jessup (US)/Isabella Mumford (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4
Ilona Peteri (Hun)/Kea Bouman (Neth) d. Mme Florand/S. Lecaron default

2nd Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Anne de Borman (Bel)/Borman 6-0 6-0
G. Grasset/Simone Mathieu d. Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 7-5 6-2
Joan Fry (GB)/Dorothy Shephard-Barron (GB) d. Germaine Bourgeois/Yvonne Bourgeois 6-3 6-0
Danet/Vlasto d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Nicole Desclercs 12-10 6-8 6-4

Peteri/Bouman d. Marie Conquet/Suzanne Deve 6-1 6-3
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Kitty Godfree (GB) d. Maud Rosenbaum (US)/Daisy Speranza-Wyns 6-3 6-3
Helene Contostavlos (Gre)/Genevieve Cousin d. Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Le Conte 6-3 8-6
Mary Browne (US)/Elizabeth Ryan (US) d. Simone de Landes de Danoet/Monique Vercken 6-4 6-2

Quarterfinals


Lenglen/Vlasto d. Grasset/Mathieu 6-3 6-0
Fry/Shephard-Barron d. Danet/Vlasto 6-2 6-2
Colyer/Godfree d. Bouman /Peteri 8-6 6-3
Browne/Ryan d. Contostavlos/Cousin 5-7 6-4 6-2

Semifinals


Lenglen/Vlasto d. Fry/Shepherd-Barron 6-2 6-1
Colyer/Godfree d. Browne/Ryan 5-7 6-4 6-2

Final

Suzanne Lenglen/Diddie Vlasto d. Evelyn Colyer/Kitty Godfree 6-1 6-1

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Mixed Doubles


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Draw notes:



Isabella Mumford is incorrectly listed by the Roland Garros site.
Mme A Scherbotskoy=http://www.tennisforum.com/67601169-post3879.html

Thanks to Andrew Tas for the complete draw.

The draw from the offical French website:
http://www.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1926_en.pdf

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1927 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 24-June 6
Venue: St. Clous, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=40)

1st Round

Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [1]-bye
Françoise Holzschuch-bye
Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB) [7]-bye
Mlle G Grasset-bye
Bobby Heine (SA)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois-bye

Kea Bouman (Neth) [3]-bye
Germaine Le Conte-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)-bye
Mlle M Beauge-bye
Suzanne Deve [6] d. Simone Amaury 6-1 2-6 7-5
Peggy Saunders (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-4 6-2
Billie Tapscott (SA) d. Nicole de Montebello default
Genevieve Cousin d. Bella Pons (Sp) 6-4 6-1

Simone Mathieu d. Maud Rosembaum (US) 6-4 4-6 7-5
Yvonne Kleinadel d. Yvonne Sigart (Bel) 6-4 5-7 6-4
Joan Ridley (GB) d. Marie Danet default
Cilly Aussem (Ger) [5] d. Helene Contostavlos 6-0 1-6 6-3
Germaine Charnelet-bye
Josanne Sigart (Bel)-bye
Germaine Golding-bye
Irene Peacock (SA)[4]-bye

Daisy Speranza Wyns-bye
Nellie Neppach (Ger)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais bye
Eileen Bennett (GB) [8- bye
Mme G. Gounouilhou-bye
Simone Barbier-bye
Jacqueline Cantenat-bye
Marguerite Bordes [1]-bye

2nd Rouund

Alvarez [1] d. Holzschuch 6-2 6-1
Von Reznicek d. Vaussard 4-6 6-2 7-5
Watson [7] d. Mlle Grasset 6-2 6-2
Heine d. Bourgeois 1-6 7-5 8-6
Bouman (Neth) [3] d. Le Conte 6-2 6-0
Friedleben d. Beauge 6-2 6-1
Deve [6] d. Saunders 3-6 6-2 6-1
Tapscott d. Cousin 11-9 7-5

Mathieu d. Kleinadel 6-4 7-5
Aussem [5] d. Ridley 6-3 6-4
Charnelet d. J. Sigart 6-3 7-5
Peacock [4] d. Golding 6-4 6-4
Neppach d. Speranza Wyns 6-4 7-5
Bennett [8] d. Le Besnerais 6-2 6-3
Barbier d. Gounouilhou default
Bordes [1] d. Cantenet 6-4 6-2

3rd Round


Alvarez [1] d. Von Reznicek 6-2 6-3
Heine d. Watson [7] 6-2 6-4
Bouman [3] d. Friedleben 3-6 6-1 6-2
Tapscott d. Deve [6] 6-3 6-2

Aussem [5] d. Mathieu 6-3 4-6 6-0
Peacock [4] d. Charnelet 6-2 6-3
Bennett [8] d. Neppach 4-6 6-2 6-2
Bordes [1] d. Barbier 6-3 6-1

Quarterfinals

Heine d. Alvarez 3-6 7-5 7-5
Bouman [3] d. Tapscott 6-2 6-0
Peacock [4] d. Aussem [5] 4-6 6-2 6-4
Bennett [8] d.Bordes [1] 4-6 6-2 6-2

Semifinals


Bouman [3] d. Heine 5-7 6-4 6-3
Peacock [4] d. Bennett [8] 5-7 6-1 9-7

Final


Kea Bouman [3] d. Irene Peacock [4] 6-2 6-4

Kea Bouman with Bill Tilden-finalist in the men's event




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Doubles (Draw=17)

1st Round

Bobbie Heine (SA)/Irene Peacock (SA)-bye
Germaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard-bye
Simone Matheiu/Bella Pons (Sp)-bye
Françoise Holzschuch/Nicole de Montebello-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Joan Ridley (GB)-bye
Marie Danet/Billie Tapscott (SA)-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Germaine Le Conte-bye
Genevieve Cousin/Mlle G. Grasset d. Simone Barbier/Jacqueline Gallay 6-8 6-3 7-5

Simone Amaury/Maud Rosenbaum (US)-bye
Marguerite Bordes/Mme G. Gounouilhou-bye
Marie Conquet/Suzanne Deve-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Yvonne Sigart (Bel)-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Nelly Neppach (Ger)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerais/Yvonne Bourgeois
Peggy Saunders (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye

2nd Round


Heine/Peacock d. Golding/Vaussard 6-1 6-3
Mathieu/Pons d. Holzschuch/Montebello 6-4 7-5
Bennett/Ridley d. Danet/Tapscott 6-3 9-7
Cousin/Grasset d. Charnelet/Le Conte 6-3 6-1

Amaury/Rosenbaum d. Bordes/Gounouilhou 6-3 7-5
Conquet/Deve d. Aussem/Von Reznicek 6-2 6-4
Sigart/Sigart d. Friedleben/Neppach 5-7 6-4 6-4
Saunders/Watson d. Bourgeois/Le Besnerais 6-2 7-5

Quarterfinals

Heine/Peacock d. Mathieu/Pons 6-2 6-2
Bennett/Ridley d. Cousin/Grasset default
Amaury/Rosenbaum d. Conquet/Deve 6-8 6-3 12-10
Saunders/Watson d. Sigart/Sigart default

Semifinals

Heine/Peacock d. Bennett/Ridley 6-2 6-2
Saunders/Watson d. Amaury/Rosenbaum 6-3 7-9 6-2

Final


Bobbie Heine/Irene Peacock d. Peggy Saunders/Phoebe Watson 6-2 6-2

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=33)

1st Round

Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra-bye
Yvonne Sigart (Bel)/Etienne Micard-bye
Nelly Neppach (Ger)/Heinrich Kleinschroth (Ger)-bye
Mlle Huchez/Alain Bernard-bye
Peggy Saunders (GB)/Oswald Turnbull (GB)-bye
Mme G. Gounouilhou/Segei Rodzianko-bye
Josane Sigart (Bel)/Charles Aeschlimann (Sui)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)/Arthur Wallis Myers (GB)-bye

Irene Peacock (SA)/Jack Condon (SA)-bye
Marie Danet/Raymond Rodel-bye
Germaine Charnelet/Edouard Thurneyssen-bye
Joan Ridley (GB)/Francis Fisher (NZ)-bye
Helene Contostavlos/Christian Boussus-bye
Paula Von Reznicek (Ger)/Nicolae Mishu (Rom)-bye
Germaine Le Conte/Bela Von Kehrling (Hun)-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)/Karl Wetzel (Ger) d. Bella Pons (Sp)/Sri-Krishna Prasada (Ind) 3-6 6-2 7-5

Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth)-bye
Simone Mathieu/Robert Laurent-bye
Mlle G. Grasset/Coco Gentien-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Keats Lester (GB)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste-bye
Simone Kleinadel/Edouard Kleinadel-bye
Françoise Holzschuch/Roger George-bye
Bobbie Miller (SA)/Louis Raymond (SA)-bye

Billie Tapscott (SA)/Pat Spence (GB)-bye
Nanette Le Besnerias/Toto Brugnon-bye
Ilse Friedleben (Ger)/Jean Wuarin (Sui)-bye
Jacqueline Gallay/Paul Barrelet de Ricou-bye
Daisy Speranza Wyns/Eduardo Flaquer (Sp)
Agnes Hillyard (GB)/Brame Hillyard (GB)-bye
Maud Rosenbaum (US)/Maxime Guillemot-bye
Lili de Alvarez (Sp)/Bill Tilden (US)-bye

2nd Round

Bordes/Borotra d. Sigart/Micard default
Neppach/Kleinschroth d. Huchez/Bernard 6-4 7-5
Saunders/Turnbull d. Gounouilhou/Rodzianko 6-0 6-1
J. Sigart/Aeschlimann d. Watson/Myers 6-3 6-2
Peacock/Condon d. Danet/Rodel 6-3 6-4
Charnelet/Thurneyssen d. Ridley/Fisher 6-1 6-2
Contostavlos/Boussus d. Von Reznicek/Misu 3-6 6-0 6-4
Le Conte/Von Kehrling d. Aussem/Wetzel 7-5 6-2

Bouman/Timmer d. Mathieu/Laurent 4-6 8-6 6-1
Grasset/Gentien d. Bennett/Lester 3-6 6-2 7-5
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Kleinadel/Kleinadel 6-2 7-5
Holzschuch/George d. Miller/Raymond default
Tapscott/Spence d. Le Besnerias/Brugnon 6-4 4-6 6-3
Friedleben/Wuarin d. Gallay/Ricou 8-6 1-6 6-2
Speranza Wyns/Flaquer d. Hillyard/Hillyard default
Alvarez/Tilden d. Rosenbaum/Guillemot 6-2 6-3

3rd Round

Bordes/Borotra d. Neppach/Kleinschroth 6-2 7-5
Saunders/Turnbull d. J. Sigart/Aeschlimann 3-6 6-3 6-3
Peacock/Condon d. Charnelet/Thurneyssen 6-1 6-1
Contostavlos/Boussus d. Le Conte/Von Kehrling 6-2 6-1

Bouman/Timmer d. Grasset/Gentien default
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Holzschuch/George 7-5 6-1
Tapscott/Spence d. Friedleben/Wuarin 4-6 6-1 6-1
Alvarez/Tilden d. Speranza Wyns/Flaquer 6-3 8-6

Quarterfinals

Bordes/Borotra d. Saunders/Turnbull 6-3 6-4
Peacock/Condon d. Contostavlos/Boussus 7-5 6-4
Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Bouman/Timmer 7-5 6-1
Alvarez/Tilden d. Tapscott/Spence 1-6 7-5 6-0

Semifinals

Bordes/Borotra d. Peacock/Condon 6-4 6-2
Alvarez/Tilden d. Bourgeois/Lacoste 6-1 6-1

Final


Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra d. Lili de Alvarez/Bill Tilden 6-4 2-6 6-2

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Draw notes:


*Bud Collins list Friedleben as a qf loser to Bouman 6-2 6-0, but he is mistaken.

Mme Bordes=Mme Billout= nee Marguerite Broquedis.

Nicole Desclercs married, on 19 April 1927, Gérard Jean Gustave Lannes de Montebello. The Montebello family is of noble stock and very prominent in France. The French site lists her as Mme G de Montebello.

The Roland Garros site has Yvonne des Landes de Danoet in the spot of Kleinadel. Kleinadel is correct, as I have the original draw published in Tennis et Golf from 1927. Mlle D'Anoet md and became Mme Kleinadel.

Peggy Saunders was in all 3 events. The French site pdf is incorrect in using J. Saunders Taylor. This is clear as Tennis et Golf specifies Miss Saunders, and Peggy Saunders made the doubles final.

Missing full names for:


Mlle M Beague
Mme G. Gounouilhou
Mlle G Grasset
Mlle Huchez (Mixed only)

Match points saved

Mixed QF: Alvarez/Tilden d. Tapscott/Spence 1-6 7-5 6-0 after saving 1 mp aat 4-5 when Spence netted a backhand.

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Sources:



The draw from the official French site:
http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1927_en.pdf

NewspaperSG - Terms and Conditions

New York Times

Tennis et Golf, page 224. [The best contemporary source]

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Summary:

The last French at St. Cloud. The absences of Lenglen(turned pro) and Helen Wills, Kitty Godfree, Elizabeth Ryan and Molla Mallory (all in England tuning up on grass for Wimbledon) hurt the event's luster, though many of the world's first ten were entered.

Lili Alvarez starts out as the top seed and favorite. Having never won a major, nerves play a major factor in her quarterfinal upset at the hands of Eshter "Bobbie" Heine, a country girl from South Africa. "Miss Heine played a heady, varied game while Senorita d' Alvarez was noticeably nervous. This was particularly true in regard to her service, the second ball being weak and unsteady." (NYT). Without confidence to try for her usual daring winners the Senorita lost a tight encounter.

Kea Bouman was the favorite to win after the quarterfinals. She lived up to expectations and wins the first (and so far only) slam by a Dutch female. She defeats her veteran opponent Irene Peacock of South Africa, "Triumphing with youth over science" in the words of the New York Times. The ladies final is completely overshadowed by the men's final which follows, in which Rene Lacoste overcame a match point to defeat Bill Tilden. Over 7,500 watched from packed stands, with many climbing trees to catch to catch a glimpse of "Big Beel" as he is known in Paris.

The event is also significant for allowing Germans to enter for the first time the the end of the Great War. After 1918 Germans and Austrians have been banned from most international tennis events. Though all the Germans lose early the French are impressed by tiny Cilly Aussem.

On the last day Marguerite Bordes and Jean Borotra eke out a third set in the mixed doubles final. Lili shows signs of weariness in the last set, as She and Tilden had won their semi match earlier in the day. Still, her play was superior to Mme Bordes.

Marguerite was "helpless before the bombardment of Tilden, who frequently sent merciless strokes to her." Borotra was taking some hard swings himself, twice hitting Alvarez without meaning to. With his typical Gallic flair Jean lept over the net after the first incident to comfort her. The second time he tipped his beret in the direction of the Spanish senorita. It Borotra, the "Bounding Basque" who carries his team over the top at 6-4 in the last set. Earlier in the day South Africans Bobbie Heine and Irene Peacock take the doubles for South Africa.

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1928 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: May 20 to June 4
Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Surface: Clay

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SINGLES (Draw=43)

1st Round

Helen Wills (US) [1]-bye
Mme Marcou-bye
Cilly Aussem (Ger)-bye
Phoebe Watson (GB)-bye
M. Beauge-bye
Madzy Rollin Couquerque (Neth)-bye
Joan Lycett (GB)-bye
Marguerite Bordes [7]-bye

Daphne Akhurst (Aus) [4]-bye
Simone Amaury-bye
Joan Fry (GB) d. Arlette Neufeld 2-6 6-0 6-2
Jeanne Peyre d. Germaine Golding default
Elizabeth Macready [5] d. Doris Wolfson default
Meryl O'Hara Wood (Aus) d. Simone Barbier 10-8 6-3
Cristobel Hardie (GB) d. Jacqueline Gallay 6-2 6-4
Sylvia Lafaurie d. Yvonne Kleinadel 6-3 6-4

Françoise Fourcade d. Lili de Alvarez (Sp) [6] default
Jeanne Vaussard d. G. Grasset default
Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Nanette Le Besnerais 9-7 7-5
Germaine Charnelet d. Daisy Wyn-Speranza default
Molla Mallory(US) d. Germaine Leconte 6-0 6-2
Esna Boyd (Aus)-bye
Evelyn Colyer (GB)-bye
Kea Bouman (Neth) [3]-bye

Youtha Anthony (Aus)-bye
Margeretha Canters (Neth)-bye
Yvonne Bourgeois-bye
Eileen Bennett (GB) [3]-bye
Marie Conquet-bye
Louie Bickerton (Aus)-bye
Penelope Anderson (US)-bye
Suzanne Deve [2]-bye

2nd Round

Wills [1] d. Marcou 6-0 6-3
Aussem d. Watson 2-6 7-5 6-0
Conquerque d. Beauge 7-5 4-6 6-4
Bordes [7] d. Lycett 6-2 6-2
Akhurst [4] d. Amaury 6-1 6-1
Fry d. Peyre 6-8 6-2 6-1
O'Hara Wood d. Macready [5] default
Hardie d. Lafaurie 6-3 4-6 6-4

Vaussard d. Fourcade 6-3 6-2
Charnelet d. Nuthall 6-4 6-4
Boyd d. Mallory 3-6 6-0 6-4
Bouman [3] d. Colyer 6-3 6-2
Anthony d. Canters 6-4 retired
Bennett [8] d. Y Bourgeois 3-6 6-2 6-1
Bickerton d. Conquet 6-1 6-2
Anderson d. Deve [2] default

3rd Round

Wills [1] d. Aussem 6-1 6-2
Couquerque d. Bordes [7] 10-8 6-2
Akhurst [4] d. J.Fry 6-1 6-1
Hardie d. O'Hara Wood 8-6 6-4

Vaussard d. Chanelet 7-5 6-3
Bouman [3] d. Boyd 4-6 6-1 6-2
Bennett [8] d. Antony 6-0 6-2
Anderson d. Bickerton 6-3 12-14 6-2

Quarterfinals

Wills [1] d. Couquerque 6-2 6-0
Hardie d. Akhurst [4] 10-8 6-1
Bouman [3] d. Vaussard 6-0 6-0
Bennett [8] d. Anderson 6-3 7-9 7-5

Semifinals

Wills [1] d. Hardie 6-1 6-1
Bennett [8] d. Bouman [3] 6-2 8-6

Final

Helen Wills [1] d. Eileen Bennett [8] 6-1 6-2

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DOUBLES (Draw=16)

1st Round

Suzanne Deve/Sylvia Lafaurie d. Cristobel Hardie (GB)/Marie Conquet 6-3 5-7 8-6
Penelope Anderson (US)/Helen Wills (US) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Veronique Gallay 6-3 6-4
Joan Lycett (GB)/Betty Nuthall (GB) d. Arlette Neufold/Ida Adamoff 7-5 5-7 7-5
Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Louie Bickerton (Aus) d. Françoise Fourcade/Elizabeth Macready 6-0 6-2

Eileen Bennett (GB)/Phoebe Watson (GB) d. Marguerite Bordes/Yvonne Bourgeois 6-4 1-6 6-2
Esna Boyd (Aus)/Meryl O'Hara-Wood (Aus) d. Germaine Charnelet/Simone Amaury 6-3 7-5
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth) d. Marie Danet/Doris Wolfson 6-2 6-1
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Joan Fry (GB) d. Suzanne Le Besnerais/Simone Barbier 6-3 6-2

Quarterfinals

Deve/Lafaurie d. Anderson/Wills 3-6 7-5 6-4
Lycett/Nuthall d. Akhurst/Bickerton 6-3 4-6 6-3
Bennett/Watson d. Boyd/O'Hara-Wood 6-3 6-2
Colyer/Fry d. Bouman/Couquerque 6-8 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Deve/Lafaurie d. Lycett/Nuthall 6-3 6-3
Bennett/Watson d. Colyer/Fry 5-7 6-1 6-3

Final

Eileen Bennett/Phoebe Watson d. Suzanne Deve/Sylvia Lafaurie 6-0 6-2

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MIXED DOUBLES (Draw=32)

1st Round

Marguerite Bordes/Jean Borotra d. Mollie Wood (US)/Sidney Wood (US) 6-2 6-2
Betty Nuthall (GB)/Charles Kingsley (GB) d. Louie Bickerton (Aus)/Harry Hopman (Aus) 4-6 6-3 6-2
Simone Amaury/Edouard Borotra d. Elizabeth D'Ayen/Raymond Rodel 4-6 6-3 6-4
Esna Boyd (GB)/John Hawkes d. Simone Barbier/Jacques Grandguillot 4-6 6-2 6-3
Cristobel Hardie (GB)/Harry Walcott (SA) d. Nanette Le Besnerais/Toto Brugnon 6-3 6-4
Joan Lycett (GB)/Noel Turnbull (GB) d. Molla Mallory (US)/Norman Brookes (Aus) 7-5 6-2
Joan Fry (GB)/Christian Boussus d. Colette Bernard/Max Balli (Gre) default
Helen Wills (US)/Frank Hunter (US) d. Youtha Anthony (Aus)/Frank Fischer (NZ) 6-0 6-1

Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste d. Margeretha Canters (Neth)/Ody Koopman (Neth) 8-6 6-3
Phoebe Watson (GB)/Ronaldo Boyd (Arg) d. Arlette Neufeld/Jacques Deniau 6-2 6-1
Daphne Akhurst (Aus)/Jack Crawford (Aus) d. Doris Wolfson/Emmanuel Du Plaix 6-1 6-1
Kea Bouman (Neth)/Henk Timmer (Neth) d. Jacqueline Gallay/Robert Laurent 6-4 6-0
Sylvia Lafaurie/Edouard Thurneyssen d. Penelope Anderson (US)/Leighton Crawford (GB) 6-4 4-6 8-6
Evelyn Colyer (GB)/Nigel Sharpe (GB) d. Suzanne Deve/Coco Gentien 6-3 3-6 7-5
Meryl O'Hara Wood (Aus)/Gerald Patterson (Aus) d. Françoise Fourcade/Pierre Jouba 6-2 6-3
Eileen Bennett (GB)/Henri Cochet d. Madzy Rollin-Couquerque (Neth)/Jin Holthouse (SA) 6-0 6-1

2nd Round

Bordes/J. Borotra d. Nuthall/Kingsley 6-4 3-6 6-4
Boyd/Hawkes d. Amaury/E. Borotra 6-2 6-4
Lycett/Turnbull d. Hardie/Walcott 6-2 6-3
Wills/Hunter d. Fry/Boussus 6-2 9-7

Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Watson/Boyd 2-6 6-4 8-6
Akhurst/Crawford d. Bouman/Timmer 6-2 2-6 9-7
Lafaurie/Thurneyssen d. Colyer/Sharpe 3-6 6-1 8-6
Bennett/Cochet d. O'Hara Wood/Patterson 6-3 6-3

Quarterfinals

Boyd/Hawkes d. Bordes/J. Borotra 6-4 5-7 8-6
Wills/Hunter d. Lycett/Turnbull 6-4 6-0
Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste d. Akhurst/Crawford 4-6 6-1 8-6
Bennett/Cochet d. Lafaurie/Thurneyssen 6-3 6-3

Semifinals

Wills/Hunter d. Boyd/Hawkes 6-4 7-5
Bennett/Cochet d. Y. Bourgeois/Lacoste 6-4 6-1

Final

Eileen Bennett/Henri Cochet d Helen Wills/Frank Hunter 6-3 6-3

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Draw notes:


The NYT lists Anthony as "Helen". The RG site lists her as "Julie" Anthony from the US. This is Youtha Anthony, prominent Aussie of this era who was competing overseas throughout 1928.

The NYT refers to Charnelet as "Alice". The Roland Garros site lists her first name as "Germaine".

Though the Roland Garros site had Sylvia Henrotin the lady in question, Sylvia Jung Laufaurie Henrotin, was not wed to Mr Henrotin until 1930.

Mollie Wood (US) played the mixed with Sidney Wood. Was she a wife or sister?

Ronaldo (Ronald) Boyd is from Argentina
Harry Lind Walcott is from South Africa

Missing full names for:

Mlle M. Beague
Mlle G. Grasset
Mme Marcou

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Sources:

Grand Slam Tennis book (especially for the Mixed results)
Roland Garros site
New York Times

http://ww2.fft.fr/rolandgarros/pdfpa...mes1928_en.pdf

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Summary:

A crowd of 8,000 comes to see Helen win her semifinal, a record for a tennis crowd in France. This is the first year of a new stadium at Roland Garros-the site of the French Open to this very day.

Hundreds of fans stayed to watch a 3 hour-long struggle between Aussie Bickerton and American Anderson. Both were on the verge of collapse after the 43 game match.

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