Yvonne PRÉVOST

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Tennis and badminton, Silver medal at the Summer Olympic Games

FrenchBorn Paule Marie Yvonne PRÉVOST

French tennis player

Born on June 8, 1878 in Saint-Énogat (Dinard) , France

Died on March 3, 1942 in Paris , France

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Paule Marie Yvonne Prévost Boppe (8 June 1878 – 3 March 1942) was a French tennis player at the end of the 19th century. She won the French Women's Singles Championship in 1900.At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, she won two silver medals. In the women's singles final she lost to Charlotte Cooper and in the mixed doubles' event she and Harold Mahony were runners-up to Charlotte Cooper and Reginald Doherty.

...   Paule Marie Yvonne Prévost Boppe (8 June 1878 – 3 March 1942) was a French tennis player at the end of the 19th century. She won the French Women's Singles Championship in 1900.At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, she won two silver medals. In the women's singles final she lost to Charlotte Cooper and in the mixed doubles' event she and Harold Mahony were runners-up to Charlotte Cooper and Reginald Doherty.


Biography
Yvonne Prévost was the daughter of Ernest Prévost, son of Hippolyte Prévost, and Jeanne Koenigswarter, daughter of the lawyer Louis-Jean Koenigswarter, a member of an important banking family from Austria. She was the sister of André Prévost, vice-champion of France in tennis in 1900.Ranked "-40" in 1897 and 1902, Yvonne Prévost was a member of the sports society of the island of Puteaux and the Tennis Club of Paris.In 1900, she became the French champion with no competitor to challenge for the title, which was quite common at that time. However, she is mainly known for having participated a few weeks later in the international tennis tournament organized by the S.S.I.P. during the Universal Exhibition, a tournament that would be considered an Olympic event. She won the silver medal in women's singles, losing in the final to three-time English champion Charlotte Cooper-Sterry. She was also a finalist in the mixed doubles' tournament, partnered with Harold Mahony of Ireland.


Olympic finals


Singles (1 silver medal)


Mixed Doubles (1 silver medal)


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References


External links
Yvonne Prévost at the International Tennis Federation
Yvonne Prévost at Olympics.com
Yvonne Prévost at Olympedia
French Open – Past Women's Singles Champions
Olympics profile



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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