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Doubles, Mixed

Date17 – 24 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationRoyal Beerschot Tennis & Hockey Club, Antwerpen
Participants32 from 7 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

In mixed doubles, Suzanne Lenglen teamed with Max Décugis to win the title with the loss of only one set. Decugis had also won bronze in the men’s doubles, teaming with Pierre Albarran. For Max Décugis it was the end of the most distinguished Olympic tennis career ever. It began in 1900 when the Olympics were held in his hometown of Paris and he won a silver medal in the doubles. He did not travel to St. Louis in 1904, but he competed at the Olympic tennis events in 1906, winning a gold medal in all three events, singles, doubles, and mixed. Decugis entered the Olympic tennis events in both 1908 and 1912, but he did not compete in 1912 and although he entered in 1908, he withdrew. His 1920 medals closed his Olympic tennis career with six medals, four of them gold, both of which are Olympic records. At the 1924 Olympic tennis event in Paris, the last held as a medal sport prior to 1988, he was an honored spectator. Between 1902 and 1920, Décugis won 33 titles (8 singles, 11 doubles, 14 mixed) at the French Championships, in those days closed to French players. He reached the semi-finals of the All-Comers Singles at Wimbledon in 1911-12 and won the Wimbledon doubles title in 1911 with André Gobert.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRAGold
2Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBRSilver
3Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCHBronze
4Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN
=5Marguerite Chaudoir / Albert LammensBEL
=5Marie Storms / Joseph HalotBEL
=5Lily Strömberg / Sune MalmströmSWE
=8Anne de Borman / Jean WasherBEL
=8Jeanne Vaussard / Jean-François BlanchyFRA
=8Geraldine Beamish / Alfred BeamishGBR
=8Élisabeth d'Ayen / Pierre HirschFRA
=8Marthe Dupont / François LalouxBEL
=8Rosetta Gagliardi / Cesare ColomboITA
=14Winifred McNair / Noel TurnbullGBR
=14Sigrid Fick / Albert LindqvistSWE
=14Dorothy Holman / Gordon LoweGBR
DNSCaro Dahl / Conrad LangaardNOR
DNSMargareta Lindberg / Olle AnderssonSWE
DNSGiulia Perelli / Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA
DNSPanchita Subarina / José Manuel AlonsoESP
DNSLilí Rózpide / José María AlonsoESP

Round One (17 – 18 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN bye
Match #2 Anne de Borman / Jean WasherBEL bye
Match #3 Lily Strömberg / Sune MalmströmSWE bye
Match #4 Margareta Lindberg / Olle AnderssonSWE bye
Match #5 Jeanne Vaussard / Jean-François BlanchyFRA bye
Match #6 Marguerite Chaudoir / Albert LammensBEL Panchita Subarina / José Manuel AlonsoESP walkover
Match #7 Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRA Lilí Rózpide / José María AlonsoESP walkover
Match #8 Geraldine Beamish / Alfred BeamishGBR Winifred McNair / Noel TurnbullGBR 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Match #9 Élisabeth d'Ayen / Pierre HirschFRA Sigrid Fick / Albert LindqvistSWE 6-4, 6-2
Match #10 Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBR Dorothy Holman / Gordon LoweGBR 7-5, 8-6
Match #11 Giulia Perelli / Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA bye
Match #12 Caro Dahl / Conrad LangaardNOR bye
Match #13 Marthe Dupont / François LalouxBEL bye
Match #14 Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCH bye
Match #15 Rosetta Gagliardi / Cesare ColomboITA bye
Match #16 Marie Storms / Joseph HalotBEL bye

Round Two (17 – 20 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN Anne de Borman / Jean WasherBEL 4-6, 8-6, 6-3
Match #2 Lily Strömberg / Sune MalmströmSWE Margareta Lindberg / Olle AnderssonSWE walkover
Match #3 Marguerite Chaudoir / Albert LammensBEL Jeanne Vaussard / Jean-François BlanchyFRA 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Match #4 Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRA Geraldine Beamish / Alfred BeamishGBR 6-2, 6-0
Match #5 Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBR Élisabeth d'Ayen / Pierre HirschFRA 6-4, 6-2
Match #6 Caro Dahl / Conrad LangaardNOR Giulia Perelli / Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA walkover
Match #7 Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCH Marthe Dupont / François LalouxBEL 7-5, 6-4
Match #8 Marie Storms / Joseph HalotBEL Rosetta Gagliardi / Cesare ColomboITA 8-6, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN Lily Strömberg / Sune MalmströmSWE 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
Match #2 Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRA Marguerite Chaudoir / Albert LammensBEL 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Match #3 Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBR Caro Dahl / Conrad LangaardNOR walkover
Match #4 Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCH Marie Storms / Joseph HalotBEL 7-5, 6-3

Semi-Finals (—)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRA Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN 6-0, 6-1
Match #2 Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBR Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCH 9-7, 6-3

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Suzanne Lenglen / Max DécugisFRA Kitty McKane / Max WoosnamGBR 6-4, 6-2
Match 3/4 Milada Skrbková / Ladislav ŽemlaTCH Amory Hansen / Erik TegnerDEN 8-6, 6-4