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1922 (results complete)

Entered 16 tournaments in total.

Won 9 of 11 events. Defaults in 2 events and 1 event not finished due to rain but the final divided.*
34-0 match record, with 2 defaults and 1 match not played.

*Divided event counted here as a full title.

Won 9 of 10 events entered. 4 events won with Elizabeth Ryan as partner.
24-0 match record. Defaulted in 1 event when a partner was not provided for her.

Won 14 of 15 events entered. 7 events won with Roger Danet as partner.*
53-0 match record with 3 default and 1 match not played

*Divided event counted here as a full title.


March 13-19, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Parc Imperial

Doubles With Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d. J Franke/M Smailes 6-2 6-1
SF: d Daisy Speranza/M Tripp 6-1 6-1
FI: d. Phylis Platt (GB)/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt (GB) 6-0 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Count Mikhail Soumarokoff

1R: d Mme Le Cherpy/M Vilgrain 6-0 6-1
QF: d A Hulbert/R Wilkinson 6-0 6-1
SF: d Daisy Speranza/BM Crawford 6-0 6-1
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Lord George Rocksavage (GB) 6-2 6-2

This tournament marked Suzanne's return to competitive play after six months' absence following her retirment to Molla Mallory in the second round of the 1921 US Championships. Suzanne did not play in the singles event in Nice.

Crowds flock to see the divine one. Any Riviera event with Suzanne this season sends the gate souring.


March 27-April 2 Cannes Beau Site Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Mixed Doubles with Jean Borotra

1R: d Peggy Dransfield/MD Hick 6-0 6-2
2R: d Agnes Hillyard/Brame Hillyard 6-0 6-0
QF: d. M Tripp/R Stock 6-1 6-0
SF: d Phyllis Satterwaite/Jack Hillyard 6-1 6-2
FI: lost to Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Sam Hardy by default

Defaulted mixed final with partner Jean Borotra due to his schedule-he had to atrtend a football match in Paris.


April 3-9 Cannes Metropole Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Metropole Hotel

1R: defaulted to PL French

Mixed Doubles with Jean Borotra

1R: bye
QF: won by default
SF: d Sylvia Jung/AC Hunter 6-2 6-2
FI: d Madeline O'Neill/Jack Nielsen 6-1 6-2


April 17-25, Beausoleil Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: La Festa Courts

1R: d M Smailes 6-0 6-0
QF: d G Bristed 6-0 6-0
SF: d M Tripp 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Eleanor Goss 6-0 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Alain Gerbault

1R: d D Spens/Captain Baille Hamilton 6-0 6-0
QF: d M Tripp/RA Boyd 8-6 6-4
SF: d Eleanora Sears/G Manset 6-1 6-2
FI: d. Madeline O'Neill/Alfred Chapin 6-1 6-1

Singles return a total triumph as she doesn't even lose a game the whole event!. The drops only 12 points in final.

AH Chapin=Alfred Chapin (US)


May 13-21 World Hard Court Championships, Brussels, Belgium (Clay)
Venue: Royal Leopold Club

1R: bye
2R: d Helene Van der Kindere 6-0 6-0
3R: d Marthe Dupont 6-0 6-0
QF: d Pauline Alison 6-0 6-0
SF: d. Kitty McKane 10-8 6-2
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-3 6-2

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
QF: d Anne de Borman/Marthe Dupont 6-3 6-1
SF: d Irene Peacock/Phyllis Satterwaite 6-1 6-3
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/Kitty McKane 6-0 6-4

Mixed Doubles with Henri Cochet

1R: d Phyllis Satterwaite/Gordon Lowe 6-2 6-0
2R: d Elizabeth Ryan/Manuel Alonso default
QF: d Doris Kemmis Betty/Stanley Doust 6-1 6-2
SF: d Kitty Mckane/Herbert Roper Barrett 6-3 6-1
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/John Gilbert 6-4 4-6 6-0

Suzanne is severely tested by Kittu MCkane in the semis. Belgian royalty watches as Kitty drives her way to two set points at 5-4 40-15. Suzanne saves one sp with a miraculous forehand pass hit just out of Kitty's reach.


May 23-28 Bordeaux Tournament, Bordeaux, France (Clay)

Doubles with no partner
1R: bye
2R: lost to Yvonne Bourgeois/Germaine Pigueron by default

Mixed Doubles with Jean Borotra

1R: bye
2R: Mlle Gabotti/R Rodel 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mme Gallay/J de Cloyet 6-0 6-1
SF: d Germaine Pigueron/R Barbis 6-2 6-1
FI: d Nanette Le Besnerais/Jean Samazeuith 6-4 6-0


June 3-11 French Championships , Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Racing Club de France

CR: d. Germaine Golding 6-4 6-0

Doubles with Germaine Pigueron

CR: d. Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-3 6-1

Mixed with Toto Brugnon

CR d. Germaine Golding/Jean Borotra 6-0 6-0

As closed event open to French Nationals only. As defending champion in all 3 events Suzane only had to contest the challenge rounds.

June 15-18 Lille Tournament, Lille, France (Clay)

1R: d Mme H Sartorius 6-0 6-0
2R: d J Lescornez 6-0 6-0
QF: d M Greau 6-0 6-0
SF: d. Doris Wolfson 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Germaine Golding 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: bye
2R: d G Greau/F Houtrat 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mme J Descamps/F Descamps 6-2 6-0
SF: d A Fraipont/J Sabes 6-1 6-0
FI: d Germaine Golding/J Thellier de Ponchville 6-0 6-0

Suzanee looked to be ill at the start of her match with Wolfson. "Leading 30-love in the second game , Suzanne showed signs of physical distress and lost the next four points but unaccountably recovered to win the next 11 games." (Little, p 44). There were reports that Suzanne was engaged to her mixed partner Roger Danet. She was seen sporting a ring on her finger. By year's end it was off.


26 June-July 8 The Championships, Wimbledon, Church Road, London, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: The All-Enlgand Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

1R: d. Mrs MF Ellis 6-0 6-0
2R: d. Kitty McKane 6-1 7-5
3R: d. Evelyn Colyer 6-0 6-0
QF: d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-1 8-6
SF: d. Irene Peacock 6-4 6-1
FI: d. Molla Mallory 6-2 6-0

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d. Edgington/Hogarth 6-0 6-1
2R: d. Walsh/Weston 6-1 6-0
QF: d. Rose/Youle 7-5 6-2
SF: d. Geen/Mcnair 6-0 6-1
FI: d. McKane/Stocks 6-0 6-4

Mixed with Pat O'Hara Wood

1R: d. Middleton/Drew 6-1 6-1
2R: d. Dorothy Kemmis Betty/Sherwell 6-2 6-1
3R: d. Molla Mallory/Mathey 6-2 6-4
QF: d. Warburg/Jean Washer 6-1 6-1
SF: d. Youle/Cecil Tindell Green 6-2 6-2
FI: d. ElizabethRyan/Randolph Lycett 6-4 6-3

Triple champion-winning 17 matches without dropping a set. Suzanne accedes to the wishes of the committee to abolish the challenge round and "play through". This change in format celebrates Wimbledon's move from Worple Road, where it is to this day. In many ways the new Centre court is "The house that Suzanne built".

There is no seeding in 1922 at the All-England, and as a result Suzanne has to face McKane early. The expectation that a British girl might challenge Lenglen overflows centre court, hundreds being turned away. Brilliant volleying and the crowd "willing her on" make for a close second set, but the Goddess barely closes it out. Lenglen appears to be fading again when Ryan forces her to 8-6 in the quarters.

All her distress signs gave hope to fans of "Fighting Molla" Mallory. People line up at dawn on finals day for what is hoped to be the cat fight of the year. Centre court must wait until 7 pm however;as rain delays the finals. With the title of World Champion on the line, Molla comes out swinging. When Suzanne starts to cough a slight smile crosses Molla's face-within minutes it is wiped off as the Frenchwoman steamrolls her 6-2 6-0, taking the last 9 games.


July 24-30 La Bourboule Tournament, La Bourboule France (Clay)
Venue: Parc de Jeaux

1R: d Cosette Omer Roy 6-0 6-0
SF: d M Contostavlos 6-1 6-0
FI d. Helene Contostavlos 6-1 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: d Mlle Gachou/Mr Herelle 6-0 6-0
SF: d M Contostavlos/H Gouttenoire 6-1 6-0
FI: d Helene Constostavlos/Robert Champin 6-0 6-2


July 29-August 6 Deauville Tournament, Deauville, France (Clay)

1R: d Mme Brochet 6-0 6-0
QF: d Doris Wolfson 6-0 6-1
SF: d Marie Danet 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Marguerite Billout 6-1 6-1

Doubles with Doris Wolfson

1R: d Mme Mouton/Countess Pastre 6-0 6-0
SF: d Mme Derouen/Mme Gauthier 6-0 6-1
FI: d Marguerite Billout/Sylvia Jung 6-2 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: d Mme Lewisjohn/Mr Lewisjohn 6-0 6-0
QF: d Sylvia Jung/Raoul Laufarie 6-1 6-1
SF: Daisy Speranza-Wyns/Rene Lacoste 6-2 6-2
FI: d Marguerire Billout/Pierre Hirsch 6-2 4-6 7-5

Mme M Danet=Roger Danet's mother.
Sylvia Jung and Raoul Laufarie were married in 1922.


August 10-13 Pourville International, Pourville, France (Clay)

1R: bye
SF: d S Denamur 6-0 6-1
FI: vs. Marie Danet rained out. Title divided.

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

SF: d Mme D Caillard/D Caillard 6-0 6-0
FI: vs Marie Danet/Toto Brugnon rained out. Title divided.

August 14-20 Le Havre Tournament, Le Havre, France (Clay)

Doubles with Doris Wolfson

SF: d Marie Danet/Mme de Ranch 6-0 6-3
FI: d Yvonne Bourgeois/Germaine Pigeron 6-2 6-3

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: d G Taconet/M Lafon 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mme Brochet/Mr Armengault 6-1 6-1
SF: d Yvonne Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste 6-0 6-0
FI: d Marie Danet/Toto Brugnon 6-1 6-0


September 1-3, Etretat Tournament, Etretat, France (Clay)

Doubles with Marie Danet

FI: d. Sylvia Jung/Doris Wolfson 6-4 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

SF: d Marie Danet/M Dandinos 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Yvonne Bourgeois/Marcel Dupont 6-2 6-4

* Suzanne Lenglen did not play in the singles event.


September 4-9 Le Touquet Tournament, Le Touquet, France (Clay)

1R: d G Fournier 6-0 6-0
2R: d Mrs FA Jackson default
QF: d CE Bosworth 6-0 6-1
SF: lost to Edith Hannam by default

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: S Lorthiois/Mlle Maud Six 6-0 6-1
2R: d N Heywood/Miss Morrison 6-0 6-0
QF: d A Doublet/G Doublet 6-0 6-1
SF: d Marie Danet/Doris Wolfson 6-1 6-1
FI: d Mrs BR Armstrong/Aurea Edgington default

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: d GB Foster/J Norris 6-0 6-0
2R: d S Wombwell/N MacGregor 6-3 6-4
3R: d Mme A Piel/A Piel 6-1 6-4
QF: d A Wright/WP Wright 6-0 6-3
SF: d Mrs BR Armstrong/HA Davis 6-0 6-2
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan/Gordon Lowe 7-5 6-1

Lenglen defaults in semis after her opponent refuses to postpone the match. Returning to Paris, she tells friends it will be her last singles match ever due to "heart trouble". In fact she is back winning in Marseilles in just a couple of weeks.


September 24-30 Marseilles Tournament, Marseilles, France (Clay)

SF: d Aimee Cochet 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Helene Contostavlos 6-1 6-0

Doubles with Helene Contostavlos

SF: d M Contostavlos/Comtesse de Demandolz 6-0 7-5
FI: d Diddie Vlasto/Regina Vlasto 6-1 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

SF: d Aimee Cochet/Henri Cochet 6-2 6-2
FI: d Helene Contostavlos/Jean Borotra 6-2 6-4

Were finalists Diddie and Mme Regina mother-daughter? if not they were probably closed related. Diddie's cousin was Regine Vlasto, but she was a Mlle in 1922, and Little uses Mme R Vlasto.

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