Marguerite Broquedis

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Marguerite Broquedis
Magerite broqedis.jpg
Broquedis in 1912
Full name Marguerite Marie Broquedis-Billout-Bordes
Country (sports)  France
Born (1893-04-17)17 April 1893
Pau, France
Died 23 April 1983(1983-04-23) (aged 90)
Orléans, France
Highest ranking No. 9 (1925, A. Wallis Myers)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1925, 1927)
Wimbledon SF (1925)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open SF (1925)
Wimbledon QF (1927)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1927)
Wimbledon F (1914)

Marguerite Marie Broquedis (French pronunciation: ​[maʁ.ɡə.ʁit bʁɔkədi]; 17 April 1893 – 23 April 1983; married names Billout, Bordes) was a French female tennis player.


Broquedis was born on 17 April 1893 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.[1]

Broquedis competed at the 1912 Olympics at Stockholm where she won the gold medal in outdoor singles by beating German Dora Köring 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final. In mixed doubles, she won the bronze medal partnering Albert Canet. In 1913 and 1914, she won the French championships,[2] beating 15-year-old Suzanne Lenglen in the 1914 final. She received the nickname "the goddess" for being the only player to ever beat Lenglen in a singles final. She also took part in the 1924 Olympics at Paris but couldn't win any medal there.[1]

From 1925 to 1927, Broquedis had another successful time in her tennis career, reaching the singles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1925, and the quarterfinals twice at the (now fully international) French championships in 1925 and 1927. Moreover, she won the mixed doubles title partnering Jean Borotra at Paris in 1927. She was ranked world No. 9 by A. Wallis Myers in 1925.[3]

Broquedis died in Orléans in 1983, aged 90.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Mixed doubles: (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1927 French Championships Clay France Jean Borotra Spain Lilí Álvarez
United States Bill Tilden
6–4, 2–6, 6–2


  1. ^ a b c "Marguerite Broquedis Olympic Results". Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  2. ^ The French championships were only open to players from French clubs at the time.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York City: New Chapter press. p. 721. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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