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Re: World Hard Court Championships

1921


World Hard Court Championships
at St. Cloud. Paris. May 28 to June 5.


First Round

Germaine Golding bye
Speranza bye
Marguerite Billout bye
Suzanne Amblard bye

Yvonne Bourgeois bye
Molla Mallory (US) d. Blanche Amblard 6-1 6-1
Jeanne Vaussard d. Helene Contostavlos (Greece) 6-1 6-4
Dorothy Holman (GB) d. Storms (Belguim) 6-3 6-4

Irene Peacock (India) d. Nanette Le Besnerais 4-6 6-1 6-2
Marie Conquet d. Eleanora Sears walkover
Genevieve Cousin bye
Edith Sigourney (US) d. H. D'anet 6-4 6-3

Suzanne Deve bye
Lammin bye
Deborman bye
Suzanne Lenglen bye

Second Round
Golding d. Speranza 6-1 6-3
Billout d. S. Amblard 6-4 6-1
Mallory d. Bourgeois 7-5 6-4
Vaussard d. Holman 6-3 6-3

Peacock d. Conquee 6-3 6-3
Cousin d. Sigourney 3-6 6-4 6-3
Deve d. Lammin 6-4 6-1
Lenglen d. Deborman 6-0 6-0

Quarters
Mallory d. Vaussard 6-2 6-2
Billout d. Golding 6-3 3-6 6-2
Peacock d. Cousin 7-5 6-4
Lenglen d. Deve 6-0 6-0

Semis
Mallory d. Billout 8-6 6-4
Lenglen d. Peacock 6-1 6-0

Final
Lenglen d. Mallory 6-2 6-3
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Doubles (Draw of 10)

First Round
Golding/Lenglen d. Mallory/Sigourney 6-4 6-1
Holman/Peacock d. B. Amblard/S. Amblard ????

Quarters
Golding/Lenglen d. Billout/Speranza 6-1 6-0
Cousin/Deve d. Conquet/D'Anet 6-2 2-6 6-4
Holman/Peacock d. Borman/Storms 2-6 6-4 8-6
Le Besnerais/Lammin

Semis
Golding/Lenglen d. Cousin/Deve 6-1 6-0
Holman/Peacock d. Le Besnerais/Lammin 6-2 6-4

Final
Golding/Lenglen d. Holman/Peacock 6-2 6-2
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A packed crowd of 4,000 watch as Molla clocks the ball in an all out effort to beat Lenglen. It is closer than the 6-2 6-3 score suggests, and only Molla's errors and Suzanne's solid defense keep the Norsewoman from getting more games. Lenglen almost considered defaulting due to blistered feet, but was dramatically ordered to remain on court by her father. Interest was so intense that seats were going for hundreds of francs and 5,000 fans had to be turned away from the gates.

Lenglen spoke after the quarterfinals-declaring she would be sad if Molla lost before the finals because then she could not defeat the American love and love. The remarks did not endear her to Molla, and the two did not speak when they passed each other. After her defeat in the finals Mallory shouted at her friend Bill Tilden, "Wait til I get her on grass!".

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