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Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
(French pronunciation: ​[simɔn matjø]; 31 January 1908 – 7 January 1980) was a female tennis player from France, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine who was active in the 1930s. Her first name is spelled "Simone" in many sources.

Contents

1 Career 2 Grand Slam tournaments finals

2.1 Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up) 2.2 Doubles: 13 (9 titles, 4 runners-up) 2.3 Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

3 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Mathieu is best remembered for winning the singles title at the French Championships in 1938 and 1939 and for reaching the final of that tournament an additional six times, in 1929, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, and 1937. In those finals, she lost three times to Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, twice to Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody, and once to Margaret Scriven-Vivian. Mathieu won 11 Grand Slam doubles championships: three women's doubles titles at Wimbledon (1933–34, 1937), six women's doubles titles at the French Championships (1933–34, 1936–39), and two mixed doubles titles at the French Championships (1937–38). She completed the rare triple at the French Championships in 1938, winning the singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles titles. Mathieu's 13 Grand Slam titles are second only to Suzanne Lenglen's 31 among French women. According to A. Wallis Myers
A. Wallis Myers
and John Olliff
John Olliff
of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
respectively, Mathieu was ranked in the world top ten from 1929 through 1939 (no rankings were issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of world No. 3 in 1932.[1] The winners' trophy of the Women's Doubles event at the French Open
French Open
is named in her honour as the Coupe Simone-Mathieu.[2] During the Second World War, Mathieu was head of the Corps Féminin Français, the women's branch of the Free French Forces, similar to the British Auxiliary Territorial Service.[3] She received the title of Officier de la Légion d'honneur.[4] She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 2006.[5] In November 2017 the French Tennis
Tennis
Federation (FFT) announced that the third show court at Roland Garros will be named Court Simonne-Mathieu in her honor.[6] Grand Slam tournaments finals[edit] Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1929 French Championships Clay Helen Wills 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 1932 French Championships Clay Helen Wills 5–7, 1–6

Runner-up 1933 French Championships Clay Margaret Scriven 2–6, 6–4, 4–6

Runner-up 1935 French Championships Clay Hilde Krahwinkel 2–6, 1–6

Runner-up 1936 French Championships Clay Hilde Krahwinkel 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 1937 French Championships Clay Hilde Krahwinkel 2–6, 4–6

Winner 1938 French Championships Clay Nelly Landry 6–0, 6–3

Winner 1939 French Championships Clay Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6–3, 8–6

Doubles: 13 (9 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1930 French Championships Simone Barbier Elizabeth Ryan Helen Wills 3–6, 1–6

Winner 1933 French Championships Elizabeth Ryan Sylvie Jung Henrotin Colette Rosambert 6–1, 6–3

Winner 1933 Wimbledon Championships Elizabeth Ryan Freda James Billie Yorke 6–2, 9–11, 6–4

Winner 1934 French Championships Elizabeth Ryan Helen Jacobs Sarah Palfrey 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Winner 1934 Wimbledon Championships Elizabeth Ryan Dorothy Andrus Sylvie Jung Henrotin 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 1935 Wimbledon Championships Hilde Sperling Freda James Kay Stammers 1–6, 4–6

Winner 1936 French Championships Billie Yorke Jadwiga Jędrzejowska Susan Noel 2–6, 6–4, 6–4

Winner 1937 French Championships Billie Yorke Dorothy Andrus Sylvie Jung Henrotin 3–6, 6–2, 6–2

Winner 1937 Wimbledon Championships Billie Yorke Phyllis King Elsie Goldsack 6–3, 6–3

Winner 1938 French Championships Billie Yorke Nelly Adamson Arlette Halff 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 1938 Wimbledon Championships Billie Yorke Sarah Palfrey Alice Marble 2–6, 3–6

Runner-up 1938 US Championships Jadwiga Jędrzejowska Sarah Palfrey Alice Marble 8–6, 4–6, 3–6

Winner 1939 French Championships Jadwiga Jędrzejowska Alice Florian Hella Kovac 7–5, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1937 French Championships Yvon Petra Marie-Luise Horn Roland Journu 7–5, 7–5

Runner-up 1937 Wimbledon Championships Yvon Petra Alice Marble Don Budge 1–6, 4–6

Winner 1938 French Championships Dragutin Mitić Nancye Wynne Bolton Christian Boussus 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 1939 French Championships Franjo Kukuljević Sarah Palfrey Elwood Cooke 6–4, 1–6, 5–7

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.

Tournament 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 19461 Career SR

Australia A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A NH NH A 0 / 0

France QF QF 3R A F QF QF F F SF F F F W W NH R A A 2 / 14

Wimbledon A 1R 2R A 3R SF SF SF QF SF QF SF SF QF QF NH NH NH 1R 0 / 14

United States A A A A A A A A A A A A A QF 1R A A A A 0 / 2

SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 2 / 30

R = tournament restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation. SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. 1In 1946, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon. See also[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 701–2. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ "An A to Z of Roland Garros". www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération Française de Tennis
Tennis
(FFT). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.  ^ Hammerton, John (editor) (10 April 1941). "Free French 'A.T.S.'". The War Illustrated. London: William Berry (Volume 4, issue no. 84): 384. Retrieved 2008-10-19.  ^ Franck Lehodey (December 2010 – January 2011). "Simonne Mathieu, libre arbitre" (pdf). Tennis
Tennis
Info (in French) (428): 24. ISSN 0221-8127.  ^ "Hall of Famers – Simonne Mathieu". International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 13 August 2010.  ^ "Simonne Mathieu, more than just a tennis great". www.rolandgarros.com. Fédération Française de Tennis
Tennis
(FFT). 23 November 2017. 

External links[edit]

Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame

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French Championships women's singles champions

(1897) Adine Masson (1898) Adine Masson (1899) Adine Masson (1900) Hélène Prévost (1901) P. Girod (1902) Adine Masson (1903) Adine Masson (1904) Kate Gillou (1905) Kate Gillou (1906) Kate Gillou-Fenwick (1907) Comtesse de Kermel (1908) Kate Gillou-Fenwick (1909) Jeanne Matthey (1910) Jeanne Matthey (1911) Jeanne Matthey (1912) Jeanne Matthey (1913) Marguerite Broquedis (1914) Marguerite Broquedis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Suzanne Lenglen (1921) Suzanne Lenglen (1922) Suzanne Lenglen (1923) Suzanne Lenglen (1924) Julie Vlasto (1925) Suzanne Lenglen (1926) Suzanne Lenglen (1927) Kea Bouman (1928) Helen Wills (1929) Helen Wills (1930) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1931) Cilly Aussem (1932) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1933) Margaret Scriven (1934) Margaret Scriven (1935) Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
Sperling (1936) Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
Sperling (1937) Hilde Krahwinkel
Hilde Krahwinkel
Sperling (1938) Simonne Mathieu (1939) Simonne Mathieu (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Margaret Osborne duPont (1947) Patricia Canning Todd (1948) Nelly Adamson Landry (1949) Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Doris Hart (1951) Shirley Fry (1952) Doris Hart (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Maureen Connolly (1955) Angela Mortimer (1956) Althea Gibson (1957) Shirley Bloomer (1958) Zsuzsa Körmöczy (1959) Christine Truman (1960) Darlene Hard (1961) Ann Jones (1962) Margaret Smith (1963) Lesley Turner (1964) Margaret Smith (1965) Lesley Turner (1966) Ann Haydon-Jones (1967) Françoise Dürr

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French Championships women's doubles champions

(1907) Adine Masson / Yvonne de Ploffel (1908) Kate Gillou-Fenwick / Cecile Matthey (1909) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Daisy Speranza (1910) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Daisy Speranza (1911) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Daisy Speranza (1912) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Daisy Speranza (1913) Blanche Amblard / Suzanne Amblard (1914) Blanche Amblard / Suzanne Amblard (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Élisabeth d'Ayen / Suzanne Lenglen (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Geramine Pigueron (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Geramine Pigueron (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Julie Vlasto (1924) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Yvonne Bourgeois (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Julie Vlasto (1926) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Julie Vlasto (1927) Irene Bowder Peacock
Irene Bowder Peacock
/ Bobbie Heine (1928) Phoebe Holcroft Watson
Phoebe Holcroft Watson
/ Eileen Bennett (1929) Lilí Álvarez
Lilí Álvarez
/ Kea Bouman (1930) Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1931) Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
/ Betty Nuthall (1932) Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1933) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1934) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1935) Margaret Scriven
Margaret Scriven
/ Kay Stammers (1936) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Billie Yorke (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Billie Yorke (1938) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Billie Yorke (1939) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Jadwiga Jędrzejowska (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1945) Paulette Fritz / Simone Lafargue (1946) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1948) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Patricia Canning Todd (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1954) Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
/ Nell Hall Hopman (1955) Beverly Baker Fleitz / Darlene Hard (1956) Angela Buxton / Althea Gibson (1957) Shirley Bloomer / Darlene Hard (1958) Rosie Reyes / Yola Ramírez Ochoa (1959) Sandra Reynolds / Renée Schuurman (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1961) Sandra Reynolds / Renée Schuurman (1962) Sandra Reynolds Price / Renée Schuurman (1963) Ann Haydon-Jones / Renée Schuurman (1964) Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner (1965) Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner (1966) Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart (1967) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Gail Chanfreau

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon ladies' doubles champions

(1913) Winifred McNair / Dora Boothby (1914) Agnes Morton / Elizabeth Ryan (1915-18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1920) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1924) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1926) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1927) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1928) Peggy Saunders Michel / Phoebe Holcroft Watson (1929) Peggy Saunders Michel / Phoebe Holcroft Watson (1930) Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1931) Phyllis Mudford / Dorothy S. Barron (1932) Doris Metaxa / Josane Sigart (1933) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1934) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1935) Freda James
Freda James
/ Kay Stammers (1936) Freda James
Freda James
/ Kay Stammers (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Billie Yorke (1938) Sarah Palfrey
Sarah Palfrey
Cooke / Alice Marble (1939) Sarah Palfrey
Sarah Palfrey
Cooke / Alice Marble (1940-45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1947) Patricia Canning Todd / Doris Hart (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1954) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1955) Angela Mortimer Barrett / Anne Shilcock (1956) Angela Buxton / Althea Gibson (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Darlene Hard (1958) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Althea Gibson (1959) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1961) Karen Hantze Susman / Billie Jean Moffitt (1962) Karen Hantze Susman / Billie Jean Moffitt (1963) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1964) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Lesley Turner Bowrey (1965) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Billie Jean Moffitt (1966) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Nancy Richey (1967) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King

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French Championships mixed doubles champions

(1902) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1903) Helene Prevost / Réginald Forbes (1904) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1905) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1906) Yvonne de Pfooffel / Max Decugis (1907) A. Péan / Robert Wallet (1908) Kate Gillou / Max Decugis (1909) Jeanne Matthey
Jeanne Matthey
/ Max Decugis (1910) Marguerite Mény / Édouard Mény de Marangue (1911) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Andre Gobert (1912) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1913) Daisy Speranza / William Laurentz (1914) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1915–1919) No competition (due to World War I) (1920) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Max Decugis (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1924) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
/ Jean Borotra (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1926) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Jacques Brugnon (1927) Marguerite Broquedis
Marguerite Broquedis
Bordes / Jean Borotra (1928) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1929) Eileen Bennett / Henri Cochet (1930) Cilly Aussem
Cilly Aussem
/ Bill Tilden (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Pat Spence (1932) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
/ Fred Perry (1933) Margaret Scriven
Margaret Scriven
/ Jack Crawford (1934) Colette Rosambert / Jean Borotra (1935) Lolette Payot / Marcel Bernard (1936) Billie Yorke / Marcel Bernard (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Yvon Petra (1938) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Dragutin Mitić (1939) Sarah Palfrey
Sarah Palfrey
Fabyan / Elwood Cooke (1940–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
/ Budge Patty (1947) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1948) Patricia Canning Todd / Jaroslav Drobný (1949) Sheila Piercey / Eric Sturgess (1950) Barbara Scofield / Enrique Morea (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
/ Lew Hoad (1955) Darlene Hard / Gordon Forbes (1956) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Luis Ayala (1957) Věra Pužejová / Jiří Javorský (1958) Shirley Bloomer / Nicola Pietrangeli (1959) Yola Ramírez Ochoa / William Knight (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Robert Howe (1961) Darlene Hard / Rod Laver (1962) Renée Schuurman / Robert Howe (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1965) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1966) Annette Van Zyl
Annette Van Zyl
/ Frew McMillan (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
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