Suzanne Lenglen is the female tennis player with the most French Open titles, with six.
Suzanne, who was born on May 24, 1899, was ranked No. 1 in the world from 1921 to 1926, winning eight Grand Slam singles titles and twenty-one overall.
Suzanne began playing tennis at the age of 11, and her father Charles served as her coach throughout her whole career. At the time, she was the youngest major champion in history.
Suzanne’s playing style and demeanor were both balletic. In 1919, she made her Wimbledon debut and won the second-longest final in the tournament’s history.
The 100 Finest of All Time series named her as one of the greatest female amateur tennis players of all time.
Suzanne won six Wimbledon singles titles in succession.
Suzanne won the open French Championships for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles in 1925 and 1926.
Suzanne passed away at the age of 39 on July 4, 1938, after suffering from pernicious anemia.
Outside of Paris, she was laid to rest at the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.