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"No it is no true that I shall marry and American man, not even a college man", exclaimed Suzanne Lenglen vivaciously, with an arch glance at the CRIMSON reporter in an interview last Saturday evening. "I am so busy, I can't breathe. I have no time to think of marriage now."
Mademoiselle Lenglen spoke English fluently in a low voice with just a trace of Parisian accent. Her manner was quite charming. The reporter forgot in his admiration to ask just how she got that straight back-hand drive and gabbled instead a trite question about professional tennis.
"I enjoy playing professionally more than I can say," replied Mlle. Lenglen, "I feel that professionalism will help tennis to become more popular. It will not be a game just for college men, but for all people. That is, good players will be able to make their living at tennis just as much as in golf. It will be possible to play without having to be rich. At present all our good players come from the wealthy, educated class. That will not continue when one can make money in tennis. More people will learn to play."
When asked if tennis players did not have to be educated and intellectual to a certain degree to become good at the game, Mlle. Lenglen replied quickly, "You mean that is why college men play so well. No, you have to be clever in tennis, but not intellectual. College men are good players because they have more time for tennis than other people, not because they are more clever." She smiled piquantly.
"Our tour of your American cities has been very pleasant. The people have been interested in professional tennis and we have played before the greatest audiences always. I am certain this interest in our tennis will continue and chat next year we will have greater crowds."
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