Julie Vlasto

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Julie Vlasto
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Full namePénélope Julie Vlasto Serpieri
Country (sports) France
Born(1903-08-08)8 August 1903
Marseille, France
Died2 March 1985(1985-03-02) (aged 81)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Singles
Highest rankingNo.8 (1923)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenSF (1925)
WimbledonSF (1926)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenW (1925, 1926)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1925)

Pénélope Julie "Diddie" Vlasto Serpieri (French pronunciation: ​[ʒyli vlastɔ]; 8 August 1903 – 2 March 1985) was a female tennis player from France. She won the silver medal at the Paris Olympics in 1924 in women's singles, losing the final to Helen Wills Moody. Vlasto also won the version of the French national championships in 1924 that was open only to French nationals. She was a doubles partner of Suzanne Lenglen in many doubles tournaments during the early 1920s.

According to Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Vlasto was ranked in the world top ten in 1923 and 1926, reaching a career high of World No. 8 in those rankings in 1923.[1]

She married Jean-Baptiste Serpieri on 17 February 1927.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1925 French Championships Clay France Suzanne Lenglen United Kingdom Kitty McKane
United Kingdom Evelyn Colyer
6–1, 9–11, 6–2
Win 1926 French Championships Clay France Suzanne Lenglen United Kingdom Kitty McKane
United Kingdom Evelyn Colyer
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1925 French Championships Clay France Henri Cochet France Suzanne Lenglen
France Jacques Brugnon
2–6, 2–6

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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 Career SR
Australia A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
France1 QF NH SF 2R A A A A 1R 0 / 4
Wimbledon 4R A A SF A A 2R 1R A 0 / 4
United States A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 8

1Through 1923, the French Championships were open only to French nationals. The World Hard Court Championships (WHCC), actually played on clay in Paris or Brussels, began in 1912 and were open to all nationalities. The results from that tournament are shown here for 1923. The Olympics replaced the WHCC in 1924, as the Olympics were held in Paris. Beginning in 1925, the French Championships were open to all nationalities, with the results shown here beginning with that year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.

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