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Suzanne Lenglen

Lenglen, Suzanne (süzänˈ läNglĕnˈ) [key], 1899–1938, French tennis player. She won the world hard-court singles and doubles titles in 1914. She was champion of French women's singles (1920–23, 1925–26) and one of the winners of women's doubles (1925–26); from 1919 to 1923 and again in 1925 she won the British women's singles crowns and was also a doubles champion. In 1920 she took the tennis honors of the Olympic games at Antwerp. She turned professional in 1926 and played in the United States in 1927. She wrote Lawn Tennis (1925), Lawn Tennis for Girls (1930), and Tennis by Simple Exercises (1937).

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