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1924 (results complete)

Entered 12 tournaments in total.

Won 4 of 6 events (defaults in 2 others, including Wimbledon)
23-0 match record, with 2 defaults. Drops only 1 set all year

Won 9 of 11 events entered (2 defaults). 7 events won with Elizabeth Ryan as partner.
30-0 match record, with 2 defaults.

Won 8 of 10 events entered (defaults in 2 events)
36-0 match record, with 2 defaults.

December 31-January 6 Beau Site New Year Tournament, Cannes
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

1R: defaulted to Mlle A Visart de Bocarne

Mixed with Charles Aeschliman

1R: bye
2R: d Boyd/Joseph 6-0 6-0
QF: d Tripp/AC Hunter 6-2 6-2
SF: d Madeline O'Neill/Brierley 6-0 6-1
FI: d Phyllis Satterwaite/Jack Hillyard 10-8 3-6 6-0

January 21-27 Gallia Club, Cannes
Venue: the Gallia Club, which consists of 5 courts. It is next to the Gallia Hotel.

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d Gould/Mallet 6-0 6-0
QF: d Pat du Cros/Madeline O'Neill default
SF: d Hervey/Musker 6-0 6-1
FI: d Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 6-3 6-4

Won mixed with Colonel Henry Mayes

1R: bye
2R: d E Petchell/I.S. White 6-1 6-3
QF: d Howard/Iwasaki 6-1 6-3
SF: d Dorothy Shepherd-Barron/Myers 6-2 6-1
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan/Charles Aeschliman 6-4 1-6 15-13

Drama occurs in the mixed final. The 15-13 score is the longest set score ever in Lenglen's career. When a linesman calls her for a foot-fault the Divine One refuses to play on until the English linesman is replaced. Lenglen said afterwards that the custom in France is to give a warning first.

February 4-10 Nice, First Meeting, Nice
Venue: The Parc Imperial

1R: d Mme Trussy 6-0 6-0
2R: d M Ashby 6-0 6-0
QF: d M Smailes 6-0 6-0
SF: d Phyllis Satterwaite 6-3 6-1
FI: d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-0 6-1

Doubles with Ryan

1R: d Stephenson/Mlle de Villemain 6-0 6-1
QF: d Green/Young 6-0 6-0
SF: lost by default to M Ashby/Mrs Fleming (Ryan ill with the flu)

Suzanne drops only 5 games in as many matches, only Satterwaithe offering any opposition. Suzanne lives in the Villa Ariem at the entrance to the club.

February 11-17 Carlton Club Tournament, Cannes
Venue: Carlton Club

Doubles with Ryan

1R: bye
2R: won by default
QF: d Howard/Kavanaugh 6-2 6-1
SF: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Harvey 6-1 6-0
FI: d Phyllis Covell/Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 6-3 7-5

Mixed with Charles Aeschliman

1R: d V. Richardson/AD Forster 6-0 6-2
2R: D Mrs Muir/ET Wickham 6-0 6-0
3R: D Miss Tripp/AC Hunter walkover
QF: d Lady Crosfield/HG Mayes 6-0 6-3
SF: d Diddie Vlasto/Hubert Morpurgo 6-0 6-0
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan/LJ Aslangul 6-4 9-7

March 3-9 Riviera Chmps, Menton, France

1R: bye
2R: won by default
3R: d Miss F Dalton 6-1 6-0
QF: d. Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-4 6-0
SF: d. Phyllis Covell (GB) 6-2 6-1
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 7-5 6-1

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
2R: d V. Johnson/H Jones 6-0 6-0
3R: d Juxon Jones/V Nichols 6-0 6-0
QF: d Blanche Hillyard/Mrs Holtby 6-1 6-1
SF: d Harvey/Satterwaite 6-2 6-2
FI: d Covell/ Shepherd-Barron 6-1 6-1

Mixed International (with Henri Cochet)

1R: d Covell/FG Lowe 6-2 7-5
FI: d Phyllis Satterwaite/Jack Hillyard 6-0 6-3

March 10-16 South of France Chmps , Nice
Venue: Parc Imperial

1R: d Mme Lochowska 6-0 6-0
2R: d M Redlich 6-1 6-1
3R: d N Descleres 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mrs MF Ellis 6-0 6-0
SF: d Dorothy Shepherd-Barron (GB) 6-2 6-0
FI: d. Phyllis Covell (GB) 6-2 6-1

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R d M Weatherall/N Weatherall 6-0 6-0
2R d Lady Denham/Mrs Sanderson 6-0 6-1
QF d EM Green/Mrs Young 6-0 6-1
SF d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Satterwaite 6-2 6-0
FI d Covell/Shepherd-Barron 6-1 6-4

Mixed with Henri Cochet
1R d Mrs Fleming/Lord Charels Hope 6-0 6-2
2R won by default
3R d Descleres/Norman Brookes 6-3 6-0
QF d Y Bourgeois/Rene Lacoste 6-1 6-4
SF d Shepherd-Barron/Morpurgo 6-0 6-4
FI d Ryan/J Washer 4-6 6-1 7-5

New facilities, including rooftop seats for spectators and the Number 1 court being named "Court Suzanne Lenglen".

Mar 17-23 Cote a' Azur Chmps, Cannes
Venue: Cannes Club

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan
1R bye
2R d Miss Ashlin/Mrs Glascock 6-0 6-0
3R d Miss Hervey/Mrs Musker walkover
QF d Lili de Alvarez/Helene Contostavlos 6-1 6-2
SF d Yvonne Bourgeois/G Pigueron walkover
FI d Dorothea Chambers/Satterwaite walkover

Chambers and Satterwaite were exhausted from their semi win.

Mixed with Norman Brookes
1R bye
SF d Simone Lafaurie/R Lafaurie 6-0 6-1
FI defaulted to Mrs Warburg/Baron de Graffenreid (Brookes had the flu)

Mar 24-30 Cannes Chmps, Beau Site, Cannes
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan
1R a bye
2R d A Visart de Bocarme/Blanche Hillyard default
QF d MC Hervey/S. Lafaurie 6-0 6-1
SF d Mrs H Felming/Shepherd-Barron 6-2 6-2
FI d Contostavlos/Vlasto 6-1 6-1

Mixed with Henri Cochet
1R bye
2R MC Hervey/Baron Banfield 6-0 6-0
3R Mrs G Pigueron/Baron Graffenried 6-0 6-1
QF d Didi Vlasto/H Morpurgo 6-3 6-2
SF d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/S Malmstrom 6-2 6-0
FI d Ryan/Norman Brookes 6-1 6-4

Mar 31-April 6 Metropole Tournament, Cannes
Venue: Metropole Hotel

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan
1R d MB Brown/FM Holland default
QF d Descleres/MC Hervey 6-1 6-2
SF d C St. Omer Roy/A Visart de Bocarne 6-1 6-0
FI d Covell/Satterwaite 6-1 6-1

Mixed with Norman Brookes (invitation round-robin. Lenglen and Brookes won the event)
d Ryan/Charles Aeschliman 6-2 6-2
d Satterwaite/Colonel Hillyard 6-2 6-1
d Lili de Alvarez/LJ Aslangul 6-0 6-1
d Didi Vlasto/HL Morpurgo 6-4 6-4
d Covell/JM Van Alen 6-3 6-1

April 14-20 Juan-les-Pins, France

Doubles with Mrs Florence Gould
1R d Mme A Floresco/Miss A Mallet 6-1 6-0
SF d Mrs Musker/Mrs Polley 6-0 6-2
FI d Miss P du Cros/Miss J Franke 6-1 6-1

This concludes Suzanne's 1924 Riviera season. She has won 3 singles, 8 doubles (7 with Miss Ryan) and 8 mixed titles. She is undefeated in all events in all categories, defaults excepted.

April 19-27 Barcelona International, Barcelona,Spain
Venue: The Club de Toro

1R d Miss J de Vizacaya 6-0 6-0
SF d. Eleanor Goss (US) 6-0 6-0
FI d. Maria Luisa Marnet 6-1 6-1

Doubles with Eleanor Goss
FI (only round) d Marnet/Torras 6-3 7-5

Mixed with Eduardo Flaquer
1R d Goss/Charles Aeschliman 6-2 6-2
FI d Senora Pons/Jean Borotra 6-4 6-0

Soon after Barcelona she has an attack of jaundice that keeps her sub par for the rest of the year.

June 23-July 5 The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

1R d. Sylvia Lumley-Ellis 6-0 6-0
2R d. Edith Clarke 6-0 6-0
3R d. Hazel Wightman (US) 6-0 6-0
QF d. Elizabeth Ryan (US) 6-2 6-8 6-4
SF defaults to Kitty McKane

Doubles with Ryan
1R Bye
2R d. Reid-Thomas-Weston 6-3 6-1
QF default to Wightman/Wills

Mixed with Jean Borotra
1R d Miss OM Walker/CS Fletcher 6-0 6-1
2R d Mrs JB Barrett/JJ Lezard 6-0 6-1
3R d C Tyrell/RD Poland 6-2 6-3
QF default to Phyllis Covell/M Woosman

Lenglen had pulled out of the French Nationals, spiking rumors she might skip Wimbledon. The organizers worry she might not come, for her matches bring in so many fans that only centre court or Court One will do for La Diva.

Lenglen glides through until the second set of her QF with doubles partner Liz Ryan. Elizabeth holds on, smashing her way out of difficulty at 5-5 and closing out the set at 8-6. "The crowd erupted." It is Lenglen's first set dropped since 1921. Ryan stays on the attack in the third, driving games to 3-4 before Lenglen wins it on what many considered a bad call. Many cheers follow the two as they leave the court.

Two days later she officially withdrew on doctor's advice-missing the chance to play Helen Wills for the first time. She also withdrew from the Olympic Games in Paris.

Suzanne does not enter another event for all of 1924.

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