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Tennis at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Women's Singles

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Tennis Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Helen Wills
Silver: FRA Julie Vlasto
Bronze: GBR Kitty McKane

Summary

Because of illness, the woman considered the greatest player in the first half of the 20th century, Suzanne Lenglen, withdrew from the Olympic tournament in her native Paris. This opened the tournament for the woman who would succeed her as the top player in the world, America’s 18-year-old Helen Wills. In the final, Wills played the second-best French player, Julie Vlasto, but defeated her easily, 6-2, 6-2. Wills and Lenglen would play only one time, in February 1926 in Cannes, with Lenglen winning, 6-3, 8-6. Wills would eventually win seven US singles titles, and eight Wimbledon singles championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Helen Wills 18 United States USA Gold
2 Julie Vlasto 20 France FRA Silver
3 Kitty McKane 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Germaine Golding France FRA
5T Molla Bjurstedt-Mallory 40 Norway NOR
5T Lilí Álvarez 18 Spain ESP
5T Dorothy Shepherd-Barron 26 Great Britain GBR
5T Marion Jessup 27 United States USA
9T Phyllis Satterthwaite 35 Great Britain GBR
9T Kea Bouman 20 Netherlands NED
9T N. Polley India IND
9T Phyllis Covell 28 Great Britain GBR
9T Rosetta Gagliardi 29 Italy ITA
9T Eleanor Goss 28 United States USA
9T Rosa Torras 29 Spain ESP
9T Sigrid Fick 37 Sweden SWE
17T Marthe Dupont-Trasenster 32 Belgium BEL
17T Jeanne Vaussard France FRA
17T Lena Valaoritou-Skaramagna 27 Greece GRE
17T Lillian Scharman 22 United States USA
17T Paola Bologna Italy ITA
17T Ilona Váradi-Péter 29 Hungary HUN
17T Phoebe Blair-White 29 Ireland IRL
17T Marie Storms Belgium BEL
17T Caro Dahl 33 Norway NOR
17T Giulia Perelli Italy ITA
17T Anne de Borman 43 Belgium BEL
28T Lily Strömberg-von Essen 27 Sweden SWE
28T Marie Janssen Belgium BEL
28T Hilda Wallis Ireland IRL
28T Elsebeth Brehm 22 Denmark DEN