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1914 FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates:May 17 to 26
Venue: Racing Club de France, Paris.
Surface: Clay

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Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen-bye
Germaine Golding d. Marie Danet default
Marie Conquet d. Regine Vlasto 6-2 6-4
Katie Fenwick-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen d. Golding 6-2 7-5
Conquer d. Fenwick 4-2 retired

All Comers Final

Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet 6-4 6-2

Challenge Round

Marguerite Broquedis (holder) d. Suzanne Lenglen 5-7 6-4 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=2, plus holders)

1st Round

Germaine Golding/Suzanne Lenglen d. Marie Conquet/Katie Fenwick default

Challenge Round

Blanche Amblard/Suzanne Amblard (holders) d. Germaine Golding/Suzanne Lenglen 6-4 8-6

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Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

1st Round

Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Germaine Golding/Felix Poulin 7-5 6-1
Mlle D. Oustaniol/Georges Gault-bye
Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot-bye
Katie Fenwick/William Laurentz-bye

Semifinals

Lenglen/Decugis d. Oustaniol/Gault 6-0 6-2
S Amblard/Germot d. Fenwick/Laurentz default

Final


Suzanne Lenglen/Max Decugis d. Suzanne Amblard/Maurice Germot 6-4 6-1

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Draw Notes:

Katie Fenwick falls ill in the semis of the singles and retires. Afterwards Mme Fenwick defaults in the doubles and mixed.
Felix Poulin=A. F. Poulin.

In the 1R of the mixed I used Le Figaro for the source of the 7-5 6-1 score. Alan Little had 7-5 6-3. Since Little was also incorrect about the overall dates as well I trust Le Figaro as the primary source.

For the World Hard Court Championships of 1914 please see https://www.tennisforum.com/68836729-post4.html

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Sources:

Le Figaro.Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-20 | Gallica
Figaro : journal non politique | 1914-05-24 | Gallica

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Summary:


At the age of merely 14 the sensational Suzanne Lenglen almost wins her nations title. She gives Broquedis a stern test in the final. Amazingly this will be Suzanne's last defeat until 1921, when she defaults in the US Nationals. In the doubles final the twin Amblard sisters, twins, retain their title.

The defending champion was at turns brilliant and awful in the Challenge Round, contested on the 23rd of May. She threw in seven double faults for example. Young Suzanne played a tactical game extraordinary for one so young. She was also calm throughout the match. Marguerite got stronger as the match wore on, with the teen Suzanne showing signs of fatigue in the final set.

Throughout the event the youngster amazed onlookers with an assortment of lobs and volleys.

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