Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen was a French tennis player. She was one of tennis's biggest stars in the 1920s, building her popularity on her status as the youngest major champion in tennis history as well as her elegant style of play and exuberant personality. Playing in front of sell-out crowds and appearing on the front pages of newspapers for her biggest matches, she is regarded as the first female athlete to become a global sport celebrity. Lenglen was ranked No. 1 in the world from 1921 through 1926, winning 8 Grand Slam singles titles and 21 in total. She won 10 World Championship titles across all disciplines. Unsatisfied with her lack of income, she forfeited her amateur status and became the first women's tennis player to turn professional. Lenglen has been ranked by the Tennis Channel as the greatest women's tennis player from the amateur era. Born to wealthy parents in Paris, Lenglen began playing tennis at 11 years old. Coached by her father Charles throughout her career, she emerged as a child prodigy.

She won her first major title at the 1914 World Hard Court Championships at the age of 15 with just four years of experience playing the sport. After World War I delayed her career for four years, Lenglen returned to competitive tennis in 1919 and won her Wimbledon debut in a classic final that finished as the second-longest in history by games played. Following the war, she was unchallenged, only losing one match and ending her amateur career on a 179-match winning streak, she won her matches by lopsided scores and never lost more than three games in a set in any of her 12 major singles finals apart from her first final at Wimbledon. Overall, Lenglen won six Wimbledon singles titles, including five in a row from 1919 through 1923, won triple crowns at the first two open French Championships in 1925 and 1926, her only post-war loss came in a retirement against Molla Mallory in her only amateur match in the United States. Lenglen had prolific careers in doubles and mixed doubles, she was undefeated with her regular doubles partner Elizabeth Ryan, highlighted by another six titles at Wimbledon.

One of Lenglen's highest-profile matches towards the end of her career was her victory over Helen Wills in the Match of the Century, their only career meeting. Following a misunderstanding at Wimbledon in 1926, Lenglen abruptly retired from amateur tennis, signing to headline a five-month professional tour in the United States beginning that year. Suzanne Lenglen was born in Paris on 24 May 1899 to Anaïs Lenglen, she had a younger brother. Lenglen's father was a pharmacist who became wealthy by inheriting a horse-drawn omnibus company from his father. Several years after Suzanne was born, her father sold the omnibus business and relocated the family to Marest-sur-Matz near Compiègne in northern France in 1904, they spent their winters in Nice on the French Riviera in a villa across the street from the Nice Lawn Tennis Club. By the time Lenglen was eight, she excelled at a variety of sports including cycling, she loved to play diabolo, a game involving balancing a spinning top on a string with two attached sticks.

During the winter, Lenglen performed diabolo routines in front of large crowds on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Her father believed she developed the confidence to play tennis in large stadiums from her early experience as a diabolo performer. Lenglen's father became inspired by the sport of tennis through attending tournaments on the Riviera where the world's best players would compete in the months leading up to the French Championships and Wimbledon. Having played the sport recreationally in the past, he bought Lenglen a racket from a toy store as a present in June 1910 shortly after she had turned 11 years old, he set up a makeshift court on the lawn of their house in Marest-sur-Matz for Lenglen to practice with friends. She showed enough skill for tennis to convince her father to get her a proper racket within a month, he began playing against his daughter and developing training exercises for her. Three months in September, Lenglen travelled to Paris to play on a proper tennis court owned by her father's friend, Dr. Cizelly.

At Cizelly's recommendation, she entered a local high-level tournament in Chantilly. Playing in the singles handicap event where she received a point each game and two points every other game, Lenglen won four rounds and finished in second place. Lenglen's success at the Chantilly tournament prompted her father to train her more seriously, he studied the leading male and female players and decided to teach Lenglen the tactics from the more aggressive men's game instead of the women's game, which centered around constructing points from the baseline at the time. When the family returned to Nice towards the end of the fall, her father arranged for her to be allowed to play twice a week at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club though children had never been allowed membership or access to the courts, he arranged for her to practice with leading male players at the club. Lenglen began training with Joseph Negro, the club's teaching professional. Negro developed his own game around having a wide variety of shots and trained Lenglen to play the same way.

Lenglen's father continued to serve as her primary coach throughout her career. He employed a harsh and rigorous style of coaching, saying, "I was a hard taskmaster, although my advice was always well intentioned, my criticisms were at times severe, intemperate." Both of Lenglen's parents watched her matches and discussed minute errors in her game between themselves throughout the match. They only showed restraint in their criticisms when she was s

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