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Lili de Alvarez

Lili de Alvarez (May 9, 1905 - July 8, 1998) was a Spanish multi-sport competitor, an international tennis champion, an author, and a journalist. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ...


Elia María González-Alvarez y López-Chicheri was born at the Hotel Flora in Rome, Italy during a stay by her affluent Spanish parents. She was raised in Switzerland and from an early age began competing in a variety of sports. At age eleven she won her first ice skating competition then the Saint-Moritz ice-skating championship at sixteen. She won her first tennis tournament at age fourteen. An all-around sportsperson, Alvarez was an alpine skier, equestrian and an auto racer who won the "Campeonato de Cataluña de Automovilismo" at age nineteen. The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... St. ... Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Equestrian has several meanings: An equestrian is a horseback rider: see equestrianism An equestrian (Roman) is a member of one of the upper classes in ancient Rome. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ...


Lili de Alvarez was a pioneer in women's tennis in Spain and was her country's most dominant player during the 1920s. Between 1926 and 1928 she made it to three consecutive finals at the Wimbledon Championships. According to American tennis champion Helen Wills, whom Alvarez lost the Wimbledon title to twice, Alvarez' game was an "unusually daring one." Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Helen Wills Moody (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998) was one of the greatest womens tennis players of all time, dominating the 1920s and 1930s. ... See also Wimbledon Championships List of Wimbledon Mens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Doubles champions List of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles champions List of Australian Open Mens Singles champions List of Australian Open Womens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open...


In 1929 Alvarez teamed up with the Dutch player Kea Bouman to win the ladies doubles title at the French Open. The following year Alvarez won the Italian Open singles title, an accomplishment that was not repeated by another female Spaniard for sixty-three years until Conchita Martínez won the Italian championship in 1993. Kornelia Kea Bouman was a female tennis player from the Netherlands. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ... Conchita Martínez (born April 16, 1972) is a professional tennis player from Spain. ...


In 1927 Lili de Alvarez authored a book in English published in London under the title "Modern Lawn Tennis." In 1931, she shocked the staid tennis world by playing in the Wimbledon Championships in a divided tennis skirt specially made by designer Elsa Schiaparelli that was the forerunner of shorts. That year Alvarez began reporting on the political events in Spain for the British newspaper, the Daily Mail. The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was the leading designer of the 1920s and 30s after Coco Chanel. ... 1970s satin track shorts Catherine Bach popularised Daisy Dukes by wearing very short cut-off denim pants in The Dukes of Hazzard A woman in hot pants The fetishy hot pants look with dark tights and knee-length boots Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Muslim Conquest of Iberia Timeline of Muslim Occupation Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History... The front page of the Daily Mail on February 7, 2005. ...


In 1934 Lili de Alvarez married the Count of Valdéne, a French aristocrat and diplomat. In 1939, she lost her only child and the couple soon separated. She returned home to Spain in 1941 where she continued to be active in sports and began writing on religious and feminist topics, publishing her book "Plenitud" (Fullness) in 1946. She actively supported the worldwide feminist movement and in 1951 gave a speech titled "La batalla de la feminidad" at the Hispanic-American Feminist Congress. Over the years she wrote several more books. Suffrage parade in New York City on May 6, 1912 The Feminist movement (also known as the Womens Movement and Womens Liberation) campaigns on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual violence. ...


Lili de Alvarez died in Madrid in 1998. Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ...


 
 

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