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Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Lenglen (Tennis. Born, Paris, France, May 24, 1899; died, Paris, France, July 4, 1938.) The prima donna assoluta of European women’s tennis after World War I, Suzanne Lenglen made only one trip to the U.S. nationals at Forest Hills. That was in 1921, when he lost to eventual champion Molla Bjurstedt Mallory. Lenglen dominated […]

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle (Promoter.  Born, Van Wert, OH, Mar. 15, 1882; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 3, 1939.)  Easily the best-known sports promoter of the 1920s, Charles C. Pyle earned his nickname by his demands for upfront money (and a share of the team) while representing Red Grange in contract negotiations with the Chicago […]

Mary K. Browne

Mary K. Browne (Tennis.  Born, Ventura, CA, June 3, 1891; died, Laguna Beach, CA, Aug. 19, 1971.)  One of the first great all-around women athletes, Mary Kimball Browne was also America’s first woman tennis pro.  She was also the first woman ranked No. 1 in the U.S., leading the first two official listings (1913, 1914).  Browne […]

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