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Tennis and the Great players of the 1920's
Transcript of Tennis and the Great players of the 1920's
February 10, 1893
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "BIG BILL" He would later take on the the nickname "Big Bill" and become one of the greatest male tennis players of all-time. Big Bill was the first American to win a Wimbledon title in the 1920's. William's overall record was 71-7 with a .910 winning percentage. Suzanne Lenglen Helen Wills V.S Two of the women's best tennis players EVER. Suzanna Lenglen from France and Helen Wills from America battle only once in there successful careers. Video on next slide ---> Suzanne Lenglen v. Helen Wills In the 20's, skirts began at the ankles then began to rise to the knees, which was a simple and practical wardrobe for a female tennis player. The skirts were made from heavy white silk and in some other places with warmer summers white linen or cotton material was preferred. Wardrobe for Women that played Tennis in the 1920's Suzanne Legnlen Suzanne Lenglen of France wins her first the women's singles title at Wimbledon and over a span of 8 years she would go on to win 6 Wimbledon titles. Helen Wills Helen Newington Wills won her first Wimbledon title in 1927. At the end of her career, "Little Miss Poker Face" had won two Olympic gold medals and 19 singles championships. Men usually wore cardigans or sweater vests, shirts, and long flannel pants. Wardrobe for Men that played Tennis in the 1920's Another example: