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After being out most of 1924 due to jaundice Suzanne is out to reassert her tennis supremacy.

Suzanne has outside activities in 1925 that also gain attention. She made a gramaphone record on how to play tennis and her book, Tennis: Game of Nations, is published. She even authors a romantic novel, titles, "The Love Game".

Entered 19 tournaments in total.

Won 8 of 8 events entered.
37-0 match record.

Won of 14 of 17 events entered. Defaults in 2 events and 1 event unfinished. 9 titles with Ryan.
57-0 match record

Won 12 of 14 events entered.
55-2 match record with 1 retirement.

*Note I have not included the Nice event of January 12-18 as it was a club event limited to members only. Matches vs Australian team at Deuville are included, but exhibition matches are not.


December 29, 1924-January 4, 1925, Beau Site New Year Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d L Hall/Mrs Wentworth Smith 6-0 6-2
QF: d Agnes Hillyard/Cosette St Omer Roy 6-0 6-0
SF: d Eileen Bennett (GB)/Phyllis French 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Mrs C Neville Smith (GB)/Phyllis Satterthwaite (GB) 6-0 6-2

This was Suzanne Lenglen first event since Wimbledon in 1924. She limited herself to doubles in 9 of her 11 Riviera events, playing singles only at her home club in Nice.

January 5-11, Carlton Club New Year Meeting, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d S Roderick/KM Scott 6-0 6-0
QF: d A Mallet/Mme Taunay 6-0 6-0
SF: d M Ashby/Madeline O'Neill 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Mrs C Neville Smith/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Henry Mayes

1R: d. Phyllis French/PRR Harditch 6-1 6-2
2R: d Agnes Hillyard/Brame Hillyard 6-0 6-0
QF: d Pat Grogan/FA Ward 6-2 6-0
SF: d M Tripp/Charles Aesliman 6-3 6-2
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan/Keats Lester 4-6 6-2 6-0

January 12-18, Nice First Meeting, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Parc Imperial

FI: d. J Franke 6-0 6-0

Doubles with P du Cros

FI: d. N de Casabianca/J Martin 6-0 6-2

Not mentioned in Alan Little's book. Was this an error or (perhaps more likely) an event open only to club members?


January 19-25, Gallia Club Tournament, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Gallia Club

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d Leslie Aeschliman/Phyllis French 6-1 6-0
QF: d Pat Grogan and partner default
SF: d Eileen Bennett/Mrs C Neville Smith 6-0 6-1
FI: lost to Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterthwaite by default

An indisposed Suzanne Lenglen was unable to take part in the doubles final.


February 2-8, Nice Second Meeting, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Parc Imperial

1R: d Mrs Bramley Moore 6-0 6-0
2R: d Nancy Radcliffe-Platt 6-0 6-0
QF: d J Franke 6-1 6-0
SF: d Eileen Bennett 6-0 6-0
FI: d. M Tripp 6-0 6-1

Doubles (With Diddie Vlasto)

1R: d Mrs Bramley Moore/Mme de Junca 6-0 6-0
QF: d Phylis Ratcliffe/Nancy Radcliffe-Platt 6-0 6-2
SF: d Eileen Bennett/Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB) 6-3 6-0
FI: d. Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Umberto de Morpurgo

1R: d P Joyeux/"Perier" 6-0 6-1
2R: d Mme de Junca/Maurice Germot 6-3 6-1
QF: d Eileen Bennett/Roosevelt Scovel 6-0 6-3
SF: d Cristobel Hardie/RL James 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ernest T. Lamb 6-1 6-0


February 9-15, Carlton Club Second Meeting, , Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Carlton Club

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
2R: d Mrs WH Day/VM Richardson 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mrs CW Grogan/Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-0
SF: d Mrs AA Hall/M Tripp 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey 6-0 6-2


February 16-22, Beaulieu, France (Clay)
Venue: Brostol Hotel

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d P Bainbridge/S Curtis 6-0 6-0
2R: d M Towler/MA Wright 6-1 6-0
QF: d EM Green/MC Marshall 6-2 6-0
SF: d Eileen Bennett/Joan Lycett 6-1 6-0
FI: d. Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey 6-1 6-1


February 23-29, Monte Carlo Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: La Festa

Doubles with Dorothea Chambers

1R: d M Lees/MC Marshall 6-0 6-0
2R: d E Connell/Maud Rosembaum 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mrs Fernan/K Still default
SF: not played due to rain.

The doubles was abandoned at the QF/SF stages due to rain.


March 2-8, Riviera Championships, Menton, France (Clay)

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: bye
2R: K Hoyle/K Vereker 6-0 6-0
3R: d K Houghton/VB Southam 6-0 6-1
QF: d Joan Lycett/Joan Ridley 6-0 6-1
SF: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Ermyntrude Harvey 6-0 6-1
FI: d. Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-0 6-1

Invitational international mixed doubles event with Rene Lacoste

1R: Gwen Utz/Harold Utz 6-0 6-1
SF: Joan Lycett/Randolph Lycett 6-2 6-2
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan/Roosevelt Scovel 6-3 6-3

Was this event for pairs only from the same nation? If so it suggests FR Scovel may be American rather than British.


March 9-15, South of France Championships, Nice, France (Clay)
Venue: Park Imperial

1R: d bye
2R: d Irene Maltby 6-1 6-0
3R: d Cristobel Hardie 6-1 6-2
QF: d Honor Woolrych 1-0 retired
SF: d. Diddie Vlasto 6-2 6-0
FI: d. Ermyntrude Harvey default

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d Miss Higinbotham/Miss de Jongh 6-0 6-0
QF: d G de Nicot/Miss Somerfelt 6-0 6-0
SF: d Ermyntrude Harvey/Joan Lycett default
FI: d Geraldine Beamish/Diddie Vlasto 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles with Charles Aeslimann

1R: J Franke/N Mikhailof 6-0 6-1
2R: d P Joyeux/P dufau 6-1 6-3
QF: d Gwen Utz/Harold Utz 6-2 6-1
SF: d Diddie Vlasto/Umberto Murpurgo 6-1 5-7 6-1
FI: d. Elizabeth Ryan/Randolph Lycett 6-1 6-3

Ryan withdraws from the singles-prompting many to speculate she is doing Lenglen a favor. Many fans boycott Nice in protest. Diddie wins the first two games in the semi before fading. Harvey runs a fever and pulls out of the final.


March 16-22, Cote d'Azur Champsionsips, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Cannes Club

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d D Cowan/C De Fonvillars 6-2 6-0
2R: d Lady Domini Crosfield/Cristobel Hardie 6-3 6-1
QF: d Gwen Utz/Mrs A Slazenger 6-0 6-2
SF: d Mrs D Coleman/Mrs EB Morris 6-0 6-1
FI: d. Geraldine Beamish/Phyllis Satterthwaite 6-1 7-5

Mixed Doubles with Charles Aeschlimann

1R: bye
2R: d VB Southam/MD Hick 6-3 6-4
3R: d J Franke/D Stralem 6-1 6-2
QF: d Geraldine Beamish/Roosevelt Scovel 6-1 6-3
SF: d Phyllis Satterwaite/GR Sherwell 6-0 6-4
FI: lost to Elizabeth Ryan (US)/Count Umberto de Morpurgo (Ity) 3-6 3-6


April 6-12, Beausoleil Championships, , Monte Carlo, Monaco (Clay)
Venue: La Festa

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: d N Gilchrist/V Gragham 6-0 6-1
QF: d Mrs Auberton/Miss Brackenbury default
SF: d Mrs Hocker/MC Marshall 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Cosette Saint-Omer-Roy/MA Wright 6-0 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Lord George Cholmondeley

1R: D Petrocochino/Count M Balbi 6-2 6-1
2R: GM Thomas/Major H Smithson 6-2 6-0
QF: d EM Green/FT Mckeon 6-1 6-0
SF: d Lili de Alvarez/B Marion Crawford 6-3 6-2
FI: d. Phyllis Satterthwaite/Charles Aeschlimann 6-2 6-2

Riviera wrapup. Competed in 11 events-winning 9 doubles and 5 mixed titles. Only lose was in the mixed final at Cannes, where she and Charles Aeschliman lost to Morpugo and Elizabeth Ryan 6-3 6-3.


May 27-June 7 French Championships, Paris, France (Clay)
Venue: St Cloud

1R: d. Yvonne de Landes De Danoet 6-0 6-0
2R: d. Elisabeth Macready 6-0 6-0
QF: d. Evelyn Colyer 6-0 6-2
SF: d. Helen Contostavlos 6-0 6-2
FI: d. Kitty Mckane 6-1 6-2

Doubles with Diddie Vlasto

1R: bye
QF: d Germaine Charnelet/G Grasset 6-2 6-1
SF: d Ermyntrude Harvey/Mary Mcilquham 6-1 6-3
FI d. Evelyn Colyer/Kitty McKane 6-1 9-11 6-2

Mixed Doubles with Toto Brugnon

1R: bye
2R: d Jeanne Vaussard/Das de Karpurthala default
QF: d Ermyntrude Harvey/Gordon Crole-Rees 6-0 6-3
SF: d Evelyn Colyer/Patrick Spence 6-4 6-2
FI: d Diddie Vlasto/Henri Cochet/Vlasto 6-2 6-2


The Championships (Wimbledon)

Dates:June 23-July 3
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon, London

1R: d. Aurea Edgington default
2R: d. Elizabeth Ryan 6-2 6-0
3R: d. Elsie Goldsack 6-1 6-0
QF: d. Geraldine Beamish 6-0 6-0
SF: d. Kitty McKane 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Joan Fry 6-2 6-0

Doubles with Elizabeth Ryan

1R: Evelyn Colyer/Joan Lycett 6-0 6-4
2R: Mrs JL Colegate/C Tyrell 6-0 6-2
3R: d Peggy Dransfield/H Hogarth 6-0 6-2
SF: d Geraldine Beamish/Edith Clarke 6-0 6-2
FI: d. Kathleen Bridge/Mary McIlquaham 6-2 6-2

Mixed with Jean Borotra

1R: d Enid Head/RDN Pryee-Jones 6-2 6-1
2R: d Kea Bouman/Henk Timmer 6-3 6-0
3R: d C Tyrell/RD Poland 6-1 6-1
QF: d Kitty Mckane/John Gilbert 6-1 6-2
SF: d Joan Lycett/Randolph Lycett 6-4 5-7 6-3
FI d. Elizabeth Ryan/Umberto de Morpurgo 6-3 6-3

Her run of losing only 5 games in 5 matches stands today as the most lopsided title run in Wimbledon history. Cente Court is prepared for drama as Elizabeth Ryan goes on court in round two, as Ryan's titanic effort in 1924 forced Lenglen out of the champiobships. Will there be a repeat? Suzanne lets the air out of any excitement when, after trailing 0-2, she wins the next 12 games for the match. This is last match in their head to head, which stood with Lenglen winning 17 of 18 matches. This will also be their last time playing doubles together, though neither one realized it at the time.

The match vs. Beamish is a total route-Lenglen dropped only 14 points in all, 4 in set two.

Kitty McKane went on an all-out attack in the semis. As she was te defending champ Suzanne had a point to prove-she, and she alone, was the goddess. Despite playing well Kitty garnered 27 points, but not one game!


July 17-30 Pourville Tournament, Pourville, France (Clay)

1R: d Mlle Denamur 6-0 6-0
2R: d P Holzchurch 6-1 6-0
QF: d Mme A Quennouelle default
SF: d Nicole Desclercs default
FI: d. Yvonne Bourgeois 6-0 6-0

Mixed Doubles with Roger Danet

1R: bye
QF: d P Holzchurch/Mr Le Blunt 6-2 6-3
SF: d Nicole Desclercs/R Barber 6-2 6-2
FI: d Marie Danet/Andre Aron 6-2 6-0


August 23-30, Deauville Tournament, Deauville, France (Clay)
Venue: Sporting Club

1R: d. Miss Fender 6-0 6-0
QF: d L Huchez 6-0 6-0
SF: d. Floris Saint-George 6-0 6-0
FI: d. Daphne Akhurst 6-2 6-2

Doubles with Yvonne Bourgeois

SF: d Marie Danet/Katie Fenwick 6-0 6-1
FI : d. Daphne Akhurst/Floris Saint-George 7-5 6-3

Mixed Doubles with Count Ludi Salm

1R: ????
2R: ????
QF: d. Mlle Deroven/P Laurent 6-4 6-0
SF: Lost to H Huchez/Jacques Arago 6-3 6-8 retired

Salm went in with an injured wrist. He cannot compensate enough, and he and Lenglen to retire after they drop a set in the semis. This is her only defeat in any event during all of 1925. Suzanne wins her 4th singles title at Deauville over stiff competition.

(Also at Deauville) Australia vs France (part of world tour) France won 7-4

d. Sylvia Harper 6-0 6-4
d. Esna Boyd 7-5 6-1
Lenglen/ Vlasto d. Boyd/ St George 6-3 3-6 6-3


August 31-September 6, Chateau d'Ardennes , Belgium (Clay)

1R: d Mme P Burnay 6-0 6-0
QF: d G de Borman 6-1 6-0
SF: d Marthe Dupont 6-1 6-1
FI: d. Simone Washer 6-1 6-1

Mixed Doubles with Jean Washer

1R: d Mme De Fraipont/J Laloux 6-0 6-0
QF: d Marthe Dupont/R Laloux 6-1 6-2
SF: d G de Borman/L de Borman 6-1 6-2
FI: Mme M Levy-Ittner/W van en Bemden 6-0 6-0

Rain delays event. Lenglen wins 5 matches on last day.


September 7-13, Biarritz, Biarritz, France (Clay)
Venue: Park des Sports d'Aquilia

1R: d E Raoul-Duval 6-0 6-0
2R: d A de Langourian 6-0 6-0
QF: d Nanette Le Besnerais 6-1 6-0
SF: d Genevieve Cousin 6-0 6-2
FI: d. Marguerite Billout 6-0 6-0

Doubles with Germaine Pigueron

SF: lost to J Cantenat/Genevieve Cousin default

Mixed Doubles with Count Ludi Salm

1R: ????
2R: ????
QF: d Marie Danet/F Restrepo 6-0 6-0
SF: d Marguerite Broquedis/JR Le Besnerais 6-4 6-2
FI: d. Genevieve Cousin/Pierre Blanchy 6-4 6-4


October 9-11 Exhibition vs. Austrian women, Vienna, Austria (Clay)

d. Erna Redlich 6-0 6-0
d. Nelly Neppach 6-1 6-1
d. Maria Redlich 6-0 6-1.


October 15-18 Exhibitions vs Czech women, Prague, Czechoslovakia (Clay)

d. Maria Sindelerova 6-0 6-0
d. Anna Janotova 6-1 6-1


October 26-31 Cromer Covered Courts , Cromer, Enlgand, Great Britain (Indoors on Wood)

Doubles with Dorothea Lambert Chambers

1R: d WL Prior/Mrs S Wellesley 6-0 6-0
SF: d N Fox/Miss Wentworth Reeve 6-1 6-1
FI: d Eileen Bennett/Ermyntrude Harvey default

Mixed with Toto Brugnon

1R: d Mrs GC Morse/DA Hodges default
2R: d Mildred Cazelet/Clement Cazelet 6-1 6-1*
QF: d Mrs EM Haylock/AH Bloomer 6-1 6-0
SF: d Dorothea Lambert Chambers/George Hillyard 6-2 6-3
FI: d. Elieen Bennett/Chalres Kingsley 6-1 6-2

This is Suzanne's only indoor event as an amateur. It also marks her only event in England other than Wimbledon. Notable also for her partnership in doubles with Chambers.

The Cazelets are not the parents of Victor and Thelma. Note that Clement's 1st wife Gertrude died in 1921. The Mrs Cazelet here is Mildred, nee Rourke.


December 14-20, Monaco Chmps Monte Carlo, Monaco
Venue: La Festa

Doubles with Phyllis Satterwaite

1R: d Mrs E Noble/Mrs C Pittman 6-0 6-0
SF: d Mlle P du Cros/Mlle J Franke 6-0 6-0
FI: d Elizabeth Macready/Madeline O'Neill 6-0 6-1

Mixed with Toto Brugnon

1R: d Miss Thomas/M Smithson 6-0 6-0
QF: d Mlle P du Cros/R Bocelardo 6-1 6-0
SF: d Mrs C Pittman/DN Bralle 6-3 6-0
FI: d Phyllis Satterwaite/FMB Fischer 6-0 6-2

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