General Jean René
Lacoste
Male
France
1904-07-02
Paris, France
1996-10-12
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France


About

René Lacoste was named the world\'s #1 tennis player in 1926 and 1927, but nowadays he is probably better known for the Lacoste clothing brand, which started in 1929 with a tennis shirt bearing the logo of a crocodile (or alligator). This was taken from Lacoste\'s nickname, with various stories surrounding the origin of the name. Besides the shirt, Lacoste also revolutionized the tennis world by inventing the first steel racket in 1936. One the court, Lacoste was highly successful. Together with three other French players (Borotra, Cochet and Brugnon), dubbed the \"Four Musketeers\", he won the Davis Cup in 1927 and 1928. He took three singles titles at Roland Garros, and two at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. In addition, he won three Grand Slam doubles titles. In 1929, he married French golfer Simone de la Chaume. Their daughter, Catherine Lacoste, became the first (and as of 2008, only) golfer to win the U.S. Women\'s Open as an amateur in 1967.



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Archive statistics 1921 - 1932
23
221
187


Tournament wins 1929 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1929 - Highbury (Amateur)
1928 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1928 - Highbury (Amateur)
1928 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1928 - Monte Carlo Easter Tournament (Amateur)
1927 - US Open (Grandslam)
1927 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1927 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1926 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1926 - Coupe de Noel (Amateur)
1926 - US Open (Grandslam)
1925 - Coupe de Noel (Amateur)
1925 - Barcelona International (Amateur)
1925 - South of France Championships (Amateur)
1925 - French Closed Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1925 - Côte d'Azur Championships (Amateur)
1925 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1925 - Roland Garros (Grandslam)
1924 - Coupe de Noel (Amateur)
1924 - South of France Championships (Amateur)
1923 - French Closed Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1922 - Le Havre (Amateur)


Tournaments Roland Garros - 1932 Roland Garros - 1929 Highbury - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Roland Garros - 1928 British Hard Court Championships - 1928 Monte Carlo Easter Tournament - 1928 Highbury - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 Roland Garros - 1927 US Open - 1927 British Hard Court Championships - 1927 Wimbledon - 1926 Roland Garros - 1926 US Open - 1926 Coupe de Noel - 1926 US International Indoor Championships - 1926 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1926 Wimbledon - 1925 Monte Carlo - 1925 Roland Garros - 1925 US Open - 1925 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1925 Coupe de Noel - 1925 South of France Championships - 1925 Barcelona International - 1925 Juan-Les-Pins - 1925 Stade Francais Cup - 1925 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1925 Wimbledon - 1924 US Open - 1924 Cannes Championships - 1924 Côte d'Azur Championships - 1924 Coupe de Noel - 1924 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1924 South of France Championships - 1924 French National Championships - 1924 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1924 Wimbledon - 1923 US Open - 1923 Coupe de Noel - 1923 World Hardcourt Championships - 1923 French National Championships - 1923 World Covered Court Championships - 1923 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1923 Wimbledon - 1922 Coupe de Noel - 1922 Paris International Championships - 1922 World Hardcourt Championships - 1922 Le Havre - 1922 Étretat - 1922 Coupe Albert Canet - 1922 Critérium de France - 1922 Criterium de France Indoor - 1922 Coupe de Noel - 1921 Paris International Championships - 1921 Coupe Albert Canet - 1921

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