Broquedis, Marguerite

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Name
Broquedis, Marguerite Gender: F
Marie Marguerite Broquedis
born on 17 April 1893 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Pau, France, 43n18, 0w22
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°32' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°52 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°57'



Marguerite Broquedis (1912)

Biography

French tennis player, who 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, 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.

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.

Broquedis died in Orléans on 23 April 1983, aged 90.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Lenglen, Suzanne (born 24 May 1899). Notes: Tennis opponent

Events

  • Work : Prize 1912 (Gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'tennis' pdf file, p. 8.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (French tennis championships)