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1926 French Championships (tennis)

1926 French Championships
Date:   2 June - 14 June
Edition:   31st
Category:   Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface:   Clay
Location:   Paris (XVIe), France
Venue:   Racing Club de France
Champions
Men's Singles
Henri Cochet [1]
Women's Singles
Suzanne Lenglen [2]
Men's Doubles
Vincent Richards / Howard Kinsey
Women's Doubles
Suzanne Lenglen / Julie Vlasto
Mixed Doubles
Suzanne Lenglen / Jacques Brugnon
French Championships
 < 1925 1927 > 

The 1926 French Championships (now known as the French Open) was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay ourts at the Racing Club de France in Paris, France. The tournament ran from 2 June until 14 June. It was the 31st staging of the French Championships and the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.

This year saw Suzanne Lenglen repeat her feat of winning every event she was eligible for, in her final year of competition; the tournament was also notable for being the first time American competitors won, Vincent Richards and Howard Kinsey in the men's doubles.

Champions

Men's Singles

Henri Cochet (FRA) defeated René Lacoste (FRA) 6–2, 6–4, 6–3

Women's Singles

Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) defeated Mary Kendall Browne (USA) 6–1, 6–0

Men's Doubles

Vincent Richards (USA) / Howard Kinsey (USA) defeated Henri Cochet (FRA) / Jacques Brugnon (FRA) 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4

Women's Doubles

Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) / Julie Vlasto (FRA) defeated Evelyn Colyer (GBR) / Kitty McKane (GBR) 6–1, 6–1

Mixed Doubles

Suzanne Lenglen (FRA) / Jacques Brugnon (FRA) defeated Suzanne LeBesnerais (FRA) / Jean Borotra (FRA) 6–4, 6–3


References

  1. ^ "Roland-Garros 1926 (Grand Slam) - Men singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). 
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros 1926 (Grand Slam) - Women singles" (PDF). Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT). 

External links

  • French Open official website
Preceded by
1926 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1926 Wimbledon Championships
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