1926 French Championships (tennis)

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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
France Henri Cochet [1]
Women's Singles
France Suzanne Lenglen [2]
Men's Doubles
United States Vincent Richards / United States Howard Kinsey
Women's Doubles
France Suzanne Lenglen / France Julie Vlasto
Mixed Doubles
France Suzanne Lenglen / France 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[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

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

Women's Singles[edit]

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

Men's Doubles[edit]

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

Women's Doubles[edit]

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

Mixed Doubles[edit]

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


References[edit]

  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[edit]


Preceded by
1926 Australasian Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1926 Wimbledon Championships