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Jean Schopfer

Jean Schopfer (Claude Anet)

Jean Schopfer (28 May 1868 – 9 January 1931) was a tennis player competing for France, and a writer, known under the pseudonym of Claude Anet. He reached two singles finals at the Amateur French Championships, winning in 1892 over British player Fassitt, and losing in 1893 to Laurent Riboulet.[1]


Schopfer was born 28 May 1868, Morges, Switzerland.

Educated at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre, Schopfer started writing in 1899. Under the name Claude Anet, Schopfer published many books, including La Révolution Russe, written after a trip to Russia during World War I, Mayerling, based on the Mayerling Incident, and Simon Kra, a biography of tennis player Suzanne Lenglen.[2]

His 1920 novel Ariane, jeune fille russe has been adapted into a number of films including Ariane and Love in the Afternoon.

He died on 9 January 1931 in Paris.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1892 French Championships Grass Fassitt 6–2, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1893 French Championships Grass Laurent Riboulet 6–3, 6–3


  1. ^ "Event Guide / History / Past Winners 1891–2008". Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Schopfer, Art, Plan, and Furnishing of a City". Retrieved 2009-07-03. 

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