Suzanne Lenglen, Tennis' First Enigmatic Superstar
Long before Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, or Chris Evert, a Frenchwoman named Suzanne Lenglen took the world of women’s tennis by storm.
Lenglen thrilled crowds with many never seen before moves. (getty)
Not only did Lenglen dominate her fellow competitors to the tune of 241 titles and a career-winning percentage of 98, but she revolutionized the sport. From the way she played, the way she dressed, and how she comported herself, no one had ever seen a tennis player like Lenglen. Taking sips of Cognac during matches and refusing to bow to British royalty, no tennis player ever, man or woman, blazed a trail quite like Lenglen.
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