Most Recently Sold November 02 2014

SUZANNE LENGLEN - TENNIS IDOL OF THE TWENTIES is about the extraordinary life and career of the French star who won Wimbledon six times between 1919 and 1926 and was never beaten in singles during her adult tennis career. The customer who bought the book asked where Suzanne would rate in the all-time list of great women players. He said she must surely be in the top four or five. My reply, based on the opinions of those I respect, past and present, was that there was only one question: whether Suzanne was the outright all-time No.1, or jointly held that honour with Martina Navratilova.

(SUZANNE LENGLEN - TENNIS IDOL OF THE TWENTIES by Alan Little, soft covers, published by Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum)