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Dates: June 19-28
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris, France
Surface: Clay


Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

*Holder Jeanne Matthey "sits out" until the Challenge Round.

1st Round

Marguerite Broquedis d. Abeille Gallay 4-6 7-5 6-3
Therese de Kermel d. Susannah Wilford (GB) 6-0 5-7 6-0
Daisy Speranza d. Marie Decugis 6-4 13-11
Germaine Regnier-bye


Broquedis d. Kermel 6-1 6-4
Regnier d. Speranza 6-3 6-4


Germaine Regnier d. Marguerite Broquedis 8-6 6-0

Challenge Round

Jeanne Matthey (holder) d. Germaine Regnier 1-6 6-1 9-7


Doubles (Draw=11)

1st Round

Marie Danet/Mlle Worth-bye
Mme Dru/Suzy Poujade-bye
Abeille Gallay/Marguerite Mény d. Mlle Dibos/Alice Kauffmann default
Marguerite Broquedis/Germaine Regnier d. Germaine Bourgeois/Madeleine Bourgeois 6-4 6-2

Jeanne Matthey/Daisy Speranza d. Mlle Revel/Mlle Rousseau 7-5 6-1
Gisele Bunau-Varilla/Marie Decugis-bye
de Boudreau/Rejoux-bye
Mlle Paquin/Mlle M. C. Vincent-Darrasse-bye


Danet/Worth d. Dru/Poujade 7-5 6-1
Broquedis/Regnier d. Gallay/Mény 6-3 6-2
Matthey/Speranza d. Bunau-Varilla/Decugis 6-2 3-6 6-2
Mlle Paquin/Mlle Vincent-Darrasse d. de Boudreau/Rejoux 6-0 6-2


Matthey/Speranza d. Danet/Worth 6-3 3-6 6-3
Broquedis/Regnier d. Paquin/Vincent-Darrasse default


Jeanne Matthey/Daisy Speranza d. Marguerite Broquedis/Germaine Regnier 6-2 7-5


Mixed Doubles (Draw=10)

1st round

Germaine Regnier/Maurice Germot d. Mlle M. C. Vincent-Darrasse/Marcel Cosse 6-2 6-2
Jeanne Matthey/Etienne Micard-bye
Daisy Speranza/William Laurentz-bye
Marguerite Broquedis/R. F. Quenessen-bye

Abeille Gallay/Daniel Lawton d. Katie Fenwick/Marcel Dupont default
Mme Wilford/Neville Wilford (GB)-bye
Marie Decugis/Andre Jousselin-bye
Marguerite Mény/Edouard Mény-bye


Regnier/Germot d. Matthey/Micard 6-4 1-6 6-4
Speranza/Laurentz d. Broquedis/Quenessen 7-5 6-0
Gallay/Lawton d. Wilford/Wilford 6-0 6-4
Mény/Mény d. Decugis/Jousselin 3-6 6-4 8-6


Speranza/Laurentz d. Regnier/Germot 4-6 6-4 6-4
Mény/Mény d. Gallay/Lawton ????


Marguerite Mény/Marc Mény d. Daisy Speranza/William Laurentz 7-5 0-6 6-3


Draw Notes

Page 76 confirms it was Regnier who defeated Broquedis.

Thanks to Charles Friesen for noting that Germaine Regnier, the RU for this year, is the maiden name of Germaine Golding

Marcel Cosse is listed as Marcello in, but Tennis magaine from 1910 carries multiple references to him as Marcel.
Edouard Marie Marc Mény de Marangue (November 30, 1882 – January 23, 1960) was a competitor at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. His partner appears to have been his sister. He apparently went by the name of "Marc."

Wilford=is almost certain to the English player Neville Wilford. No other tennis playing Wilford exists. If so Mme Wilford= Susannah (nee Cadman). If a member of a French club he would have been eligible to play here. As he was a regular on the French Riviera in 1911 the evidence, bare as it is, overwhelmingly supports this identification.

Missing Names for:

de Boudreau
Mlle Dibos
Mme Dru
Mlle Paquin
Mlle Revel
Mlle Rousseau
Mlle Vincent-Darrasse
Mlle Worth

Mr R. F. Quenessen



Tennis : organe du lawn-tennis en France (June 26 early July 3 1010 issues). Vol. 1 no. 10. 3 July 1910. pp. 73–75.
Tennis : organe du lawn-tennis en France | 1910-04 | Gallica
Tennis : organe du lawn-tennis en France | 1910-04 | Gallica

French Closed Championships 1910 (an additional source for male names)



Jeanne Matthey repeats as champion in what was an extraordinarily close Challenge round final. According to the French magazine Tennis Matthey has an extraordinary volley.

Broquedis has a classic and elegant style, but was a little too inconsistent to overcome Regnier in the All-Comers final.

Femina carried photos from the event at: Femina : publication bi-mensuelle illustrée | 1910-08-01 | Gallica

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