Lenglen, Suzanne

Lenglen, Suzanne

Lenglen, Suzanne, 1899-1938, French tennis player. She won the world hard-court singles and doubles titles in 1914. She was champion of French women's singles (1920-23, 1925-26) and one of the winners of women's doubles (1925-26); from 1919 to 1923 and again in 1925 she won the British women's singles crowns and was also a doubles champion. In 1920 she took the tennis honors of the Olympic games at Antwerp. She turned professional in 1926 and played in the United States in 1927. She wrote Lawn Tennis (1925), Lawn Tennis for Girls (1930), and Tennis by Simple Exercises (1937).
Suzanne is a common female given name that was particularly popular in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. It remained in the top 200 most popular names in the United States between 1930 and the late 1980s. Suzanne was originally the French form of Susan or Susanna, but it has also been regularly used in English speaking countries since before the start of the 20th century. The name is from the Hebrew "Shoshana," meaning "lily". It may also be spelled Susanne, and common diminutives are Sue and Suzy.

Suzanne may also refer to:

Music

  • Numerous songs:

"Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen song), 1966 poem and 1967 song by Leonard Cohen

People

Fictional characters

  • The character Suzanne Hertz from Code Lyoko
  • The Character Suzanne Uiterwijk from "I Like Pie"
  • The character Suzanne Was-ted Uiterwijk from "Drunken Idiot"
  • Character Suzanne from Paris je t'aime

Other

French territorial units (viz., communes) within respective départements:

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