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post #5 of (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2002, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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1900

Venue: Racing Club de France

Singles (Draw=1)

Yvonne Prevost was champion.

The champion was the only entrant for the third consecutive year.

Yvonne Prévost, or at least a Mlle Prévost, won the women's singles title at the Closed French Championships in 1900. Together with Adine Masson, Prévost was the best of the early French female lawn tennis players. According to "Lawn Tennis at Home and Abroad", "Mlle Prévost plays a hard, steady game, and possesses a very severe forehand stroke, and places well. She is very quick about the court and if she could only improve her backhand she would be very hard to beat."

In 1900, Mlle Prévost was also runner-up at what is now recognized as the first women's singles event at the Olympic Games held that year at the lawn tennis club located on the Ile de Puteaux in Paris.

However, more than one reliable contemporary source also mentions a Hélène Prévost playing lawn tennis in France at this time. Yvonne and Hélène could have been sisters, or related in some other way.

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