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Google Doodle celebrates Suzanne Lenglen's 117th birthday



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  • Back in the day, tennis was a rigid affair. Amateurs couldnít compete with pros, and participation fees for important matches were astronomical. Then Suzanne Lenglen came along.
    Lenglen picked up her first racket in 1910 for health reasons. In less than five years, she became the sportís youngest champion. She had a staggeringly successful career, and even starred in one of the earliest instructional films. More importantly, she broke down barriers through her passionate play, non-traditional wardrobe, and outspoken stance against the sportís formalities.

    With Lenglenís influence, tennis gained the attention it deserved, and became a sport not just for some, but for all.
https://www.google.com/doodles/suzan...117th-birthday

La Divine. How many tennis players have had Google Doodle celebrations?
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Re: Google Doodle celebrates Suzanne Lenglen's 117th birthday

Nice tribute by Google to La Divine.

To show the effect, normally the Wikipedia article on Suzanne Lenglen gets between 50 and 100 pageviews a day. Yesterday it got more than 215,000 !!

Also as a result the article had to be (temporarily) locked.

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How many tennis players have had Google Doodle celebrations?
No idea but here's one for Althea Gibson's 87th birthday.

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