Suzanne Lenglen

Discover the fascinating life and enduring legacy of Suzanne Lenglen, the legendary tennis player who revolutionized the sport. Learn about her achievements, impact, and lasting influence on the world of tennis.
Jean Patou – The Sporty Designer  ~ The looser, waist-less silhouette of the 1920s was a result of increasing participation in sports as a leisure activity. Jean Patou promoting sportswear and even designing activewear for well-known athletes of the period. Patou is most known for the costume he designed for tennis champ Suzanne Lenglen in 1921. Suzanne Lenglen, Madame Gres, Paul Poiret, Fashion History, Madeleine Vionnet, Fashion Design, Louise Brooks, 1920s Fashion, Jean Patou

Jean Patou – The Sporty Designer ~ The looser, waist-less silhouette of the 1920s was a result of increasing participation in sports as a leisure activity. Jean Patou promoting sportswear and even designing activewear for well-known athletes of the period. Patou is most known for the costume he designed for tennis champ Suzanne Lenglen in 1921.

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Kagoro Maria Sangaré
Five young women, circa 1889, posing with their tennis rackets in a photography studio.

It is nothing short of impressive, if you ask me, that my maternal grandma has been playing - and still continues to play - tennis since she was a teenager in the 1940s. Throughout her life, this wonderful sport has been a regular and deeply beloved game and form of exercise for her, and I can scarcely think of a time growing up when I didn't see a racket in her car or spend a day together with out the topic coming. She's always played at a strictly armature level, but I'd venture to guess…

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Mayumi Asada
Marguerite Broquedis competed at the 1912 Olympics at Stockholm where she won the gold medal in outdoor singles by beating German Dora Köring 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final. In mixed doubles, she won the bronze medal partnering Albert Canet. In 1913 and 1914, she won the French championships, beating 15-year-old Suzanne Lenglen in the 1914 final. She received the nickname "the goddess" for being the only player to ever beat Lenglen in a singles final. She also took part in the 1924 Olympics at Paris Tennis, Stockholm, Sports, Paris, Suzanne Lenglen, Famous Women, Olympics, Sports Women, 1920s

Marguerite Broquedis competed at the 1912 Olympics at Stockholm where she won the gold medal in outdoor singles by beating German Dora Köring 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final. In mixed doubles, she won the bronze medal partnering Albert Canet. In 1913 and 1914, she won the French championships, beating 15-year-old Suzanne Lenglen in the 1914 final. She received the nickname "the goddess" for being the only player to ever beat Lenglen in a singles final. She also took part in the 1924 Olympics at…

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Katherine Woodfine

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