Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Anyone for tennis?

With the start of this year's Wimbledon, I thought I would post these snaps (some of which are quite small and have been stuck on a white card album page) of the French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen (1899 - 1938).  The photos date from 1921, and although Miss Lenglen played in and won the Wimbledon women's championship that year, these photos are from the tournament at the Beaulieu tennis club on the French Riviera.

Miss Elizabeth Ryan was her opponent (and also her partner in doubles) (wiki link).

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't imagine playing tennis in a long dress, but I couldn't imagine doing anything in a long dress! I'm sure the William's sisters would agree.


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