was the greatest female tennis
star of her era. Alain Gerbault, a young, handsome tennis star, fell madly in love with her. Despite his being a major tennis star, World War I flying ace
, author, playboy
, and yacht
sman, she rejected his love. So he quit tennis, bought a small boat and became a hermit
, sailing around the world.
Years later his long-dead body was found in a hut on a small island in the South Seas. Ironically, the island he was found on was known by the natives as "The Island Of Lost Love."