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1920 (results complete)

Summary
Entered 16 tournaments in total.

Singles
Won 12 of 16 events.
47-0 match record, with 4 defaults.

Doubles
Won 7 of 8 events entered. 3 events won with Elizabeth Ryan as partner.
20-1 match record.

Mixed
Won 10 of 13 events entered.
36-1 match record with 2 defaults.
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January 5-11, Cannes (New Year Meeting) Tournament, Cannes, France
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

1R: d. Lady Domini Crosfield 6-0 6-0
SF: d Marie Storms 6-1 6-0
FI: d Madeline O'Neill 6-1 6-0

Mixed with Pierre Albarran

1R: d J Sanders/Alain Gerbault 6-1 6-1
QF: d Lady Avernon/AC Hunter default
SF: d Elizabeth Ryan/Major Ritchie 7-5 6-1
FI: d Madeline O'Neill/Arthur Wallis Myers 6-3 6-2

Alan Little writes of the final that Lenglen "had to work harder than the score suggests."

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January 12-18 Cannes Carlton New Year Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

1R: bye
QF: d Lady Domini Corosfield 6-0 6-1
SF: d Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-1
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Pierre Albarran

1R: bye
QF: d Marie Storms/Alain Gerbault 6-1 6-2
SF: d J Sanders/G Jung 6-1 6-1
FI: lost to Elizabeth Ryan/Major Ritchie 1-6 3-4 retired

Suzanne beats an off-form Ryan in only 20 minutes and retires in the mixed final after arguing with her partner, angering the crowd.

From "Ayres' Almanack" (1921) "A stiff breeze blew down the court and lowered play all round. Here the greater experience of Ritchie and his partner proved of tremendous value; they made the wind their servant instead of their master. The French pair, on the other hand, were obviously distressed, and the slower pace of the game, with deflected lobs as its feature, caused mistakes and misunderstandings. The first set was brief and one-sided, Miss Ryan showing sustained accuracy and skill, and Ritchie returning every ball with great shrewdness in the wind. At the beginning of the second set Mlle Lenglen did many fine things off her own racket, sometimes fighting two volleyers single-handed and scoring between them; but she could not maintain this effort, and after a long seventh game had gone against her side she retired from the match. Robbed of complete victory by this incident Ritchie and Miss Ryan had nevertheless shown on the day a conclusive superiority, and they were clearly entitled to win the event."

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February 23-29 Beaulieu Tournament, Beaulieu, France (Clay)

1R: d Mrs Graham 6-0 6-0
QF: d Helen Eddis 6-0 6-0
SF:d Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-0
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan 6-2 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Major Josiah Ritchie

1R: d Mrs D Hutchins/'AN Other' 6-1 6-0
QF: d N Durlacher/MD Hick 6-1 6-0
SF: d Geraldine Beamish/Ambrose Dudley 6-3 9-7
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan/Gordon Lowe 6-4 4-6 6-3

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March 1-7 Monte Carlo (Condamine) Tournament, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)

1R: d HG Layton Blunt 6-0 6-0
2R: d Sigrid Fick 6-1 6-1
QF: d Lady Domini Crosfield 6-0 6-0
SF: d Geraldine Beamish 6-3 6-4
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan 6-1 6-2

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
QF: d Miss Bishell/HG Layton Blunt 6-0 6-0
SF: d Mrs CE Hunter/Mrs Perrett 6-0 6-2
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/Sigrid Fick 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles with Pierre Albarran

1R: bye
2R: d A Harrison/K Playfair 6-0 6-0
QF: d H Humphreys/E Chapple 6-0 6-0
SF: d Sigrid Fick/AL Resuge default
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan/Major Ritchie 8-6 8-6


Beamish gives Lenglen a close scare in their their semi, often pinning Suzanne to the baseline with depth.

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March 8-14 Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)

1R: lost to Margaret Lowe by default

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March 15-21 South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Place Mozart

1R: d O Rimington default
2R: d Phyllis Howkins 6-1 6-2
QF: d M Gondoin 6-0 6-1
SF: d Madeline O'Neill 6-2 6-1
FI: lost to Geraldine Beamish by default

Mixed Doubles with Pierre Albarran

1R: d S Voet/X de Poligny 6-0 6-0
2R: d Miss Setheie/Marquis L Tornielli default
QF: d Phyllis Satterwaite/WG Ireland 6-0 6-2
SF: d Madeline O'Neill/AC Hunter 6-2 6-2
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/Ambrose Dudley 2-6 6-2 7-5



Lenglen defaulted the singles final after her tiring Mixed Doubles final. Detractors accused her of dodging Beamish, who had given her trouble at the Monte Carlo event a fortnight before.

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March 22-28 Cote D'Azur Championships, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club

1R: bye
2R: lost to M Hunnewell default

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
QF: d Marie Storms/Lady Sophie Wavertree default
SF: d Sigrid Fick/Mrs EBW Warburg 6-0 6-0
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterwaite 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Pierre Albarran

1R: bye
2R: lost to Dorothy Shepherd/G Millard default

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April 26-30 Cannes Beau Site Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

1R: d Dorothy Shepherd default
QF: d E Sanders 6-0 6-0
SF: d Sylvia Jung 6-0 6-0
FI: d Sigrid Fick 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Pierre Albarran

1R: d Miss Eastwood/HET Dawes 6-0 6-0
SF: d Sylvia Jung/R Dunkerley 6-1 6-1
FI: d Marie Storms/Beverly Covell 6-2 6-1

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May 23-30 World Hard Court Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: St Cloud

1R: lost to Suzanne Amblard by default

Suzanne withdrew from illness after the singles draw was released.

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June 5-13 French National Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: Racing Club de France

1R: Elizabeth d'Ayen 6-0 6-1
SF: d Germaine Golding 6-2 6-3
FI: d Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1
CR: d Marguerite Billout 6-1 7-5

Doubles with Elizabeth d'Ayen

1R: d Marie Conquet/Marie Danet 6-1 8-6
SF: d Suzanne Amblard/Marguerite Billout default
FI: d Geramaine Golding/Jeanne Vaussard 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Max Decugis

CR: d Marie Conquet/Marcel Dupont 6-0 6-3

As the 1914 titleholder Mme Billout (formerly Broquedis) "sat out" to meet the winner of the all-comers event. Suzanne and Max Decugis defended their 1914 mixed title under the same principle, needing only to win the challenge round.



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June 21-July 3 The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England, UK (Grass)
Venue: The All-England Lawn and Croquet Club

CR: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers 6-3 6-0

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d Dorothy Shepherd/Mrs EBW Warburg 6-0 6-0
2R: d EH Harvey/Mrs CE Hunter 6-1 6-1
QF: d Kitty Mckane/Winifred McNair 6-3 6-3
SF: d Dora Armstrong/Olive Manser 6-1 6-0
FI: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ethel Larcombe 6-4 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Gerald Patterson

1R: d Sylvia Lance/Herbert Roper Barrett 6-3 6-0
2R: d Molla Mallory/Charles Garland 6-0 6-3
3R: d Phyllis Sattwerwaite/Jack Hillyard 6-2 6-1
QF: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Zenzo Shimidzu 6-2 7-5
SF: d Geraldine Beamish/Alfred Beamish 6-1 6-4
FI: d Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett 7-5 6-3


As defending champion in the singles Suzanne only had to play 1 match. After the classic match of 1919 a rematch with Dorothea Lambert Chambers was eagerly anticipated. Suzanne quickly dispatched Dorothea. Chambers drew up to 2 all after dropping the opening games, but won only 1 more game the rest of the way as Lenglen relentlessly ran her about the court.

After the Thursday singles final on July 1 the Frenchwoman won the doubles and mixed crowns on Saturday, July 3. In doing so she becomes the first female to win a "triple" at Wimbledon.

Suzanne's fashionable attire and style garnered as much press as her tennis. In place of a hat she wore a bandeau over boobed hair. This style was copied worldwide by women throughout the 1920s as women across the globe.

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August 3-9 Ostende Tournament, Ostende Belgium (Clay)

1R: d Ferande Arendt 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mlle Camont 6-0 6-0
SF: d Anne de Borman 6-2 6-1
FI: d Helen Leisk 6-0 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Ronald Thomas

1R: bye
QF: d Marie Storms/V de Laveleye ????
SF: d Anne de Borman/A Zerlendi ????
FI: d Helen Leisk/Paul de Borman 6-2 9-7

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August 9-12 Knokke-Sure-Mer Tournament, Knokke, Belgium (Clay)

1R: bye
2R: d Mlle Inees 6-0 6-1
3R: d Mme Leclerc 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mlle Dupich 6-0 6-0
SF: d Mme S Washer 6-1 6-1
FI: d Anne de Borman 6-0 6-2

Doubles with Anne de Borman

SF: d Miss Berseig/Miss Beauchamp 6-1 6-1
FI: d Mme Leclerc/Simone Washer 6-1 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Ronald Thomas

SF: d H Van der Kindere/A Jamar 6-0 6-2
FI: d Anne de Borman/Jean Washer 6-0 6-3

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August 15-23 Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium (Clay)
Venue: Beerschot Tennis Club

1R: d Marie Storms 6-0 6-0
2R: d Winifrid McNair 6-0 6-0
QF: d Lily Stromberg von Essen 6-0 6-0
SF: d Sigird Fick 6-0 6-1
FI: d Dorothy Holman 6-3 6-0

Doubles with Elisabeth D'Ayen

1R: Bye
QF: d Sigird Fick/Lily Stromberg von Esen 6-4 6-3
SF: lost to Kitty McKane/Winifrid McNair 6-2 3-6 8-6

Bronze Medal Match: d Fernande Arendt/Marie Storms default

Mixed Doubles with Max Decugis

1R: Rozpyde/TM Alonso default
2R: d Geraldine Beamish/Alfred Beamish 6-2 6-0
QF: d Mme Chaudoir/E Lammens 3-6 6-1 6-1
SF: d Mme Hansen/E Tegner 6-0 6-1
FI: d Kitty McKane/Max Woosnam 6-4 6-2

The facilities were awful. Noise from other events constantly flowed over an audience and players used to quiet during points. The dressing rooms had no hot water, soap, or spaces to dry clothes. Nonetheless Suzanne ran through the field. Holamn's 3 games in a final delayed a day due to rain looked heroic considering Suzanne had beaten 4 opponents and dropped only 1 game! The King of Belgium watched her triumph.

The doubles was another story. The British pair of Mckane/McNair directed their volleys at the weaker D'Ayen, eking out a 3 set win that was the highlight of the ladies event.

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August 30-September 5 Boulogne Tournament, Boulogne, France (Clay)

1R: d Miss Bradshaw 6-0 6-0
QF: d F Massiet de Biest* 6-0 6-0
SF: d MA Wright 6-0 6-0
FI: d Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-0

Doubles with Madeline O'Neill

1R: d Mlle Gandillot/Mrs Houghton 6-0 6-0
SF: d F Massiet du Brest*/Mlle ed Sars Le Comte 6-0 6-0
FI: d Mrs FA jackson/MA Wright 6-2 6-0

Draw note:
Biest or Brest? Directly copied from Little's book-one or the other is in error.

48 to nil-this is Suzanne's first title captured without dropping a single game. It's an amazing acheivement no matter the field.

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September 6-12 Le Touquet Tournament, Le Touquet, France (Clay)

SF: d Blanche Colston 6-0 6-0
FI: d Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-1

Doubles with Madeline O'Neill

SF: d J Marion/Mlle Requier 6-0 6-0
FI: d Mrs FA jackson/MA Wright 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles with CEL Lyle

SF: d MA Wright/WP Wright 6-0 6-0
FI: d Blanche Colston/William Laurentz default

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