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Alice Marble
Alice Marble
(September 28, 1913 – December 13, 1990) was an American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936–40): five in singles, six in women's doubles, and seven in mixed doubles.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Tennis
Tennis
career 3 Retirement 4 Legacy 5 Grand Slam finals

5.1 Singles (5 titles) 5.2 Doubles (6 titles)

6 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 7 See also 8 References 9 Sources 10 External links

Early life[edit] Born in the small town of Beckwourth, Plumas County, California, Marble moved with her family at the age of five to San Francisco. A tomboy, she excelled in many sports, including baseball; but her brother persuaded her to try tennis.[1] She quickly mastered the game, playing in Golden Gate Park, and by age 15 won several California junior tournaments. Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] At the U.S. Championships, Marble won the singles title in 1936 and from 1938 to 1940, the women's doubles title with Sarah Palfrey Cooke from 1937 to 1940, and the mixed doubles title with Gene Mako in 1936, Don Budge
Don Budge
in 1938, Harry Hopman
Harry Hopman
in 1939, and Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
in 1940. At Wimbledon, Marble won the singles title in 1939; the women's doubles title with Cooke in 1938 and 1939, and the mixed doubles title with Budge in 1937 and 1938 as well as the mixed doubles title with Riggs in 1939. In Wightman Cup
Wightman Cup
team competition, Marble lost only one singles and one doubles match in the years she competed (1933, 1937–39). According to A. Wallis Myers
A. Wallis Myers
and John Olliff
John Olliff
of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Marble was ranked in the world top ten from 1936 to 1939 (no rankings issued 1940–45), reaching a career high in those rankings of world No. 1 in 1939.[2] Marble was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States
United States
Lawn Tennis Association in 1932–33 and 1936–40. She was the top-ranked U.S. player from 1936 to 1940.[3] Marble was the Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 1939 and 1940. After capping a stellar amateur career in 1940, Marble turned professional and earned more than $100,000, travelling around playing exhibition tournaments.[1] Retirement[edit] For a brief time after retirement, she worked on the editorial advisory board of DC Comics
DC Comics
and was credited as an Associate Editor on Wonder Woman. She created the "Wonder Women of History" feature for the comics, which told the stories of prominent women of history in comic form. During World War II, Marble was married to Joe Crowley, a pilot, who was killed in action over Germany. Only days before his death, she miscarried their child following a car accident. After an attempt to kill herself, she recuperated and, in 1945, agreed to spy for U.S. intelligence. Her mission involved renewing contact with a former lover, a Swiss banker, and obtaining Nazi financial data. The operation ended when a Nazi agent shot her in the back, but she recovered. Few details of the operation ever emerged. Marble greatly contributed to the desegregation of American tennis by writing an editorial in support of Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
for the July 1, 1950, issue of American Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Magazine. The article read, in part, "Miss Gibson is over a very cunningly wrought barrel, and I can only hope to loosen a few of its staves with one lone opinion. If tennis is a game for ladies and gentlemen, it's also time we acted a little more like gentle-people and less like sanctimonious hypocrites.... If Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
represents a challenge to the present crop of women players, it's only fair that they should meet that challenge on the courts." Marble said that, if Gibson were not given the opportunity to compete, "then there is an ineradicable mark against a game to which I have devoted most of my life, and I would be bitterly ashamed." Gibson, age 23, was given entry into the 1950 U.S. Championships, becoming the first African-American player, man or woman, to compete in a Grand Slam event. In 1964, Marble was inducted into the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. She then settled in Palm Desert, California, where she taught tennis until her death.[4] Weakened by pernicious anaemia, Marble died at a hospital in Palm Springs, California.[5] Legacy[edit] Alice Marble
Alice Marble
Tennis
Tennis
Courts, providing a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate bridge
Golden Gate bridge
from the top of Russian Hill
Russian Hill
in San Francisco, is named in honor of her. Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles (5 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1936 U.S. Championships Grass Helen Jacobs 4–6, 6–3, 6–2

Winner 1938 U.S. Championships (2) Grass Nancye Wynne 6–0, 6–3

Winner 1939 Wimbledon Grass Kay Stammers 6–2, 6–0

Winner 1939 U.S. Championships (3) Grass Helen Jacobs 6–0, 8–10, 6–4

Winner 1940 U.S. Championships (4) Grass Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (6 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1937 U.S. National Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn Carolin Babcock 7–5, 6–4

Winner 1938 Wimbledon Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Simonne Mathieu Billie Yorke 6–2, 6–3

Winner 1938 U.S. National Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Simonne Mathieu Jadwiga Jędrzejowska 6–8, 6–4, 6–3

Winner 1939 Wimbledon Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Helen Jacobs Billie Yorke 6–1, 6–0

Winner 1939 U.S. National Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Kay Stammers Freda Hammersley 7–5, 8–6

Winner 1940 U.S. National Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Cooke Dorothy Bundy Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn 6–4, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.

Tournament 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 Career SR

Australia A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0

France A A A 2R A A A A A NH 0 / 1

Wimbledon A A A A A A SF SF W NH 1 / 3

United States 1R 3R QF A A W QF W W W 4 / 8

SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 2 1 / 1 5 / 12

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number played. See also[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

^ a b Julie Cart (December 14, 1990). "Women's pioneer Alice Marble dies : Tennis: As a national champion in the '30s, she played a serve-and-volley game". The Los Angeles Times.  ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ United States
United States
Tennis
Tennis
Association (1988). 1988 Official USTA Tennis Yearbook. Lynn, Massachusetts: H.O. Zimman, Inc. p. 260.  ^ Julianne Cicarelli (2002). "Marble, Alice." Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures. Charles Scribner's Sons. Retrieved January 06, 2013, from HighBeam Research ^ Rogers, Thomas (December 14, 1990). "Obituary - Alice Marble, 77, top U.S. tennis star of 1930's". The New York Times. 

Sources[edit]

Leary, Kevin. (December 14, 1990). "Ex- Tennis
Tennis
Champ Alice Marble". San Francisco Chronicle, p. B7. Marble, Alice with Dale Leatherman. Courting Danger. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1991. Rogers, Thomas. (December 14, 1990). "Alice Marble, 77, Top U.S. Tennis
Tennis
Star of 1930s". New York Times, p. D23. Yardley, Jonathan. (June 12, 1991). "Sizzling Serves" Washington Post, p. F2.

External links[edit]

International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame

Alice Marble
Alice Marble
in the Grand Slam Tournaments

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon ladies' singles champions

(1884) Maud Watson (1885) Maud Watson (1886) Blanche Bingley (1887) Lottie Dod (1888) Lottie Dod (1889) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1890) Lena Rice (1891) Lottie Dod (1892) Lottie Dod (1893) Lottie Dod (1894) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1895) Charlotte Cooper (1896) Charlotte Cooper (1897) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1898) Charlotte Cooper (1899) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1900) Blanche Bingley
Blanche Bingley
Hillyard (1901) Charlotte Sterry (1902) Muriel Robb (1903) Dorothea Douglass (1904) Dorothea Douglass (1905) May Sutton (1906) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1907) May Sutton (1908) Charlotte Sterry (1909) Dora Boothby (1910) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1912) Dorethea Lambert Chambers (1913) Ethel Thomson Larcombe (1914) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1915) Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1915-18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Suzanne Lenglen (1920) Suzanne Lenglen (1921) Suzanne Lenglen (1922) Suzanne Lenglen (1923) Suzanne Lenglen (1924) Kathleen McKane (1925) Suzanne Lenglen (1926) Kathleen McKane Godfree (1927) Helen Wills (1928) Helen Wills (1929) Helen Wills (1930) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1931) Cilly Aussem (1932) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1933) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1934) Dorothy Round (1935) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1936) Helen Jacobs (1937) Dorothy Round (1938) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1939) Alice Marble (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Pauline Addie (1947) Margaret Osborne (1948) Louise Brough (1949) Louise Brough (1950) Louise Brough (1951) Doris Hart (1952) Maureen Connolly (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Maureen Connolly (1955) Louise Brough (1956) Shirley Fry (1957) Althea Gibson (1958) Althea Gibson (1959) Maria Bueno (1960) Maria Bueno (1961) Angela Mortimer (1962) Karen Hantze Susman (1963) Margaret Smith (1964) Maria Bueno (1965) Margaret Smith (1966) Billie Jean King (1967) Billie Jean King

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U.S. National Championships women's singles champions

(1887) Ellen Hansell (1888) Bertha Townsend (1889) Bertha Townsend (1890) Ellen Roosevelt (1891) Mabel Cahill (1892) Mabel Cahill (1893) Aline Terry (1894) Helen Hellwig (1895) Juliette Atkinson (1896) Elisabeth Moore (1897) Juliette Atkinson (1898) Juliette Atkinson (1899) Marion Jones (1900) Myrtle McAteer (1901) Elisabeth Moore (1902) Marion Jones (1903) Elisabeth Moore (1904) May Sutton (1905) Elisabeth Moore (1906) Helen Homans (1907) Evelyn Sears (1908) Maud Barger-Wallach (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1912) Mary Browne (1913) Mary Browne (1914) Mary Browne (1915) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1916) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1918) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1919) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1920) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1921) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1922) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1923) Helen Wills (1924) Helen Wills (1925) Helen Wills (1926) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (1927) Helen Wills (1928) Helen Wills (1929) Helen Wills (1930) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker (1931) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (1932) Helen Jacobs (1933) Helen Jacobs (1934) Helen Jacobs (1935) Helen Jacobs (1936) Alice Marble (1937) Anita Lizana (1938) Alice Marble (1939) Alice Marble (1940) Alice Marble (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1942) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (1943) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (1944) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (1945) Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1946) Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp (1948) Margaret Osborne duPont (1949) Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Margaret Osborne duPont (1951) Maureen Connolly (1952) Maureen Connolly (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Doris Hart (1955) Doris Hart (1956) Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin (1957) Althea Gibson (1958) Althea Gibson (1959) Maria Bueno (1960) Darlene Hard (1961) Darlene Hard (1962) Margaret Court (1963) Maria Bueno (1964) Maria Bueno (1965) Margaret Court (1966) Maria Bueno (1967) Billie Jean King

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon ladies' doubles champions

(1913) Winifred McNair / Dora Boothby (1914) Agnes Morton / Elizabeth Ryan (1915-18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1920) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1921) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1922) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1923) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1924) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1925) Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1926) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1927) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1928) Peggy Saunders Michel / Phoebe Holcroft Watson (1929) Peggy Saunders Michel / Phoebe Holcroft Watson (1930) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody / Elizabeth Ryan (1931) Phyllis Mudford / Dorothy S. Barron (1932) Doris Metaxa / Josane Sigart (1933) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1934) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Elizabeth Ryan (1935) Freda James
Freda James
/ Kay Stammers (1936) Freda James
Freda James
/ Kay Stammers (1937) Simonne Mathieu
Simonne Mathieu
/ Billie Yorke (1938) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1939) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1940-45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1947) Patricia Canning Todd / Doris Hart (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Shirley Fry (1954) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1955) Angela Mortimer Barrett / Anne Shilcock (1956) Angela Buxton / Althea Gibson (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Darlene Hard (1958) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Althea Gibson (1959) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1961) Karen Hantze Susman / Billie Jean Moffitt (1962) Karen Hantze Susman / Billie Jean Moffitt (1963) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1964) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Lesley Turner Bowrey (1965) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Billie Jean Moffitt (1966) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Nancy Richey (1967) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King

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U.S. National Championships women's doubles champions

(1889) Margarette Ballard / Bertha Townsend (1890) Ellen Roosevelt
Ellen Roosevelt
/ Grace Roosevelt (1891) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Emma Leavitt Morgan (1892) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Adeline McKinlay (1893) Aline Terry
Aline Terry
/ Harriet Butler (1894) Helen Hellwig / Juliette Atkinson (1895) Helen Hellwig / Juliette Atkinson (1896) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Juliette Atkinson (1897) Juliette Atkinson / Kathleen Atkinson (1898) Juliette Atkinson / Kathleen Atkinson (1899) Jane Craven / Myrtle McAteer (1900) Edith Parker / Hallie Champlin (1901) Juliette Atkinson / Myrtle McAteer (1902) Juliette Atkinson / Marion Jones (1903) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Carrie Neely (1904) May Sutton
May Sutton
Bundy / Miriam Hall (1905) Helen Homans / Carrie Neely (1906) Ann Burdette Coe / Ethel Bliss Platt (1907) Marie Wimer / Carrie Neely (1908) Evelyn Sears / Margaret Curtis (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Edith Rotch (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Edith Rotch (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Eleonora Sears (1912) Dorothy Green / Mary Browne (1913) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1914) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1915) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Eleonora Sears (1916) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Eleonora Sears (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Eleonora Sears (1918) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1919) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1920) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Eleanor Goss (1921) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Louise Riddell Williams (1922) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Helen Wills (1923) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ Phyllis Howkins Covell (1924) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1925) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Helen Wills (1926) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Eleanor Goss (1927) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ Ermyntrude Harvey (1928) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Helen Wills (1929) Phoebe Holcroft Watson
Phoebe Holcroft Watson
/ Peggy Mitchell (1930) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (1932) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1933) Betthy Nutthall Shoemaker / Freda James (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1935) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1936) Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn / Carolin Babcock Stark (1937) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1938) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1939) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1940) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Alice Marble (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Margaret Osborne duPont (1942) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1943) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1944) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1945) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1946) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1950) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1951) Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
/ Doris Hart (1952) Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
/ Doris Hart (1953) Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
/ Doris Hart (1954) Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
/ Doris Hart (1955) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1956) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1957) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Margaret Osborne duPont (1958) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1959) Jeanne Arth / Darlene Hard (1960) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1961) Darlene Hard / Lesley Turner Bowrey (1962) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Darlene Hard (1963) Robyn Ebbern
Robyn Ebbern
/ Margaret Smith (1964) Billie Jean Moffitt / Karen Hantze Susman (1965) Carole Caldwell Graebner
Carole Caldwell Graebner
/ Nancy Richey (1966) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Nancy Richey (1967) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon mixed doubles champions

1913: Hope Crisp / Agnes Tuckey 1914: James Parke / Ethel Thomson Larcombe 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1920: Gerald Patterson
Gerald Patterson
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1921: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1922: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1923: Randolph Lycett / Elizabeth Ryan 1924: John Gilbert / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Suzanne Lenglen 1926: Leslie Godfree / Kathleen McKane Godfree 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1928: Patrick Spence
Patrick Spence
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1929: Frank Hunter / Helen Wills 1930: Jack Crawford / Elizabeth Ryan 1931: George Lott / Anna McCune Harper 1932: Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier
/ Elizabeth Ryan 1933: Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 1934: Ryuki Miki
Ryuki Miki
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1935: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1936: Fred Perry
Fred Perry
/ Dorothy Round
Dorothy Round
Little 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Alice Marble 1939: Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
/ Alice Marble 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1949: Eric Sturgess / Sheila Piercey Summers 1950: Eric Sturgess / Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Doris Hart 1953: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1954: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Doris Hart 1956: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Shirley Fry
Shirley Fry
Irvin 1957: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Darlene Hard 1958: Robert Howe / Lorraine Coghlan Robinson 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Darlene Hard 1961: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1962: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Margaret Osborne duPont 1963: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1964: Fred Stolle / Lesley Turner Bowrey 1965: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ Margaret Smith 1967: Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
/ Billie Jean King

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U.S. National Championships mixed doubles champions

(1892) Mabel Cahill
Mabel Cahill
/ Clarence Hobart (1893) Ellen Roosevelt
Ellen Roosevelt
/ Clarence Hobart (1894) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1895) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1896) Juliette Atkinson / Edwin P. Fischer (1897) Laura Henson / D.L. Magruder (1898) Carrie Neely
Carrie Neely
/ Edwin P. Fischer (1899) Elizabeth Rastall / Albert Hoskins (1900) Margaret Hunnewell / Alfred Codman (1901) Marion Jones
Marion Jones
/ Raymond Little (1902) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1903) Helen Chapman / Harry Allen (1904) Elisabeth Moore
Elisabeth Moore
/ Wylie Grant (1905) Augusta Schultz Hobart / Clarence Hobart (1906) Sarah Coffin / Edward Dewhurst (1907) May Sayers / Wallace Johnson (1908) Edith Rotch / Nathaniel Niles (1909) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1910) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Joseph Carpenter, Jr. (1911) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1912) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ R. Norris Williams (1913) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1914) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Tilden (1915) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Harry Johnson (1916) Eleonora Sears
Eleonora Sears
/ Willis E. Davis (1917) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Irving Wright (1918) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Irving Wright (1919) Marion Jessup
Marion Jessup
/ Vincent Richards (1920) Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
/ Wallace Johnson (1921) Mary Browne
Mary Browne
/ Bill Johnston (1922) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1923) Molla Bjurstedt Mallory / Bill Tilden (1924) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ Vincent Richards (1925) Kathleen McKane Godfree
Kathleen McKane Godfree
/ John Hawkes (1926) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Jean Borotra (1927) Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall
/ Henri Cochet (1928) Helen Wills
Helen Wills
/ John Hawkes (1929) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1930) Edith Cross / Wilmer Allison (1931) Betty Nuthall
Betty Nuthall
Shoemaker / George Lott (1932) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Fred Perry (1933) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Ellsworth Vines (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ George Lott (1935) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Enrique Maier (1936) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Gene Mako (1937) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Don Budge (1938) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Don Budge (1939) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Harry Hopman (1940) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Bobby Riggs (1941) Sarah Palfrey Cooke
Sarah Palfrey Cooke
/ Jack Kramer (1942) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Ted Schroeder (1943) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1944) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1945) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1946) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Bill Talbert (1947) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / John Bromwich (1948) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Tom Brown (1949) Louise Brough
Louise Brough
Clapp / Eric Sturgess (1950) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken McGregor (1951) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1953) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1954) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1955) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Vic Seixas (1956) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
/ Kurt Nielsen (1958) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1959) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Margaret Smith / Bob Mark (1962) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1963) Margaret Smith / Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Smith / John Newcombe (1965) Margaret Smith / Fred Stolle (1966) Donna Floyd Fales / Owen Davidson (1967) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson

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Women's tennis players who won two or more Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year

Four wins

1953: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker 1970: Margaret Court 1988: Steffi Graf

Three wins

1928: Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (FO&WI&US) 1929: Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (FO&WI&US) 1962: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1965: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&WI&US) 1969: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1972: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(FO&WI&US) 1973: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO&US) 1983: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(AO&WI&US) 1984: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(FO&WI&US) 1989: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(AO&WI&US) 1991: Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(AO&FO&US) 1992: Monica Seles
Monica Seles
(AO&FO&US) 1993: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1995: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1996: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
(FO&WI&US) 1997: Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(AO&WI&US) 2002: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(FO&WI&US) 2015: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&FO&WI)

Two wins

1925: Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen
(FO&WI) 1927: Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (WI&US) 1930: Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (FO&WI) 1931: Cilly Aussem
Cilly Aussem
(FO&WI) 1932: Helen Wills
Helen Wills
Moody (FO&WI) 1939: Alice Marble
Alice Marble
(WI&US) 1946: Pauline Betz
Pauline Betz
Addie (WI&US) 1949: Margaret Osborne duPont
Margaret Osborne duPont
(FO&US) 1950: Louise Bough Clapp (AO&WI) 1952: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker (WI&US) 1954: Maureen Connolly
Maureen Connolly
Brinker (FO&WI) 1956: Shirley Fry Irvin
Shirley Fry Irvin
(WI&US) 1957: Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
(WI&US) 1958: Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
(WI&US) 1959: Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
(WI&US) 1960: Darlene Hard (FO&US) 1963: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&WI) 1964: Margaret Court
Margaret Court
(AO&FO) 1964: Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
(WI&US) 1967: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(WI&US) 1968: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
(AO&WI) 1971: Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
(FO&WI) 1974: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&WI) 1975: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&US) 1976: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(WI&US) 1980: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(FO&US) 1982: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(FO&WI) 1982: Chris Evert
Chris Evert
(AO&US) 1985: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(AO&WI) 1986: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(WI&US) 1987: Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(WI&US) 1994: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(FO&US) 2000: Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(WI&US) 2001: Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
(AO&FO) 2001: Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(WI&US) 2003: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2003: Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(FO&US) 2006: Amélie Mauresmo
Amélie Mauresmo
(AO&WI) 2007: Justine Henin
Justine Henin
(FO&US) 2009: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2010: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(AO&WI) 2012: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(WI&US) 2013: Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(FO&US) 2016: Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber
(AO&US)

AO=Australian Open, FO=French Open, WI=Wimbledon, US=US Open

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Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year

1931: Helene Madison 1932: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1933: Helen Jacobs 1934: Virginia Van Wie 1935: Helen Wills 1936: Helen Stephens 1937: Katherine Rawls 1938: Patty Berg 1939: Alice Marble 1940: Alice Marble 1941: Betty Hicks 1942: Gloria Callen 1943: Patty Berg 1944: Ann Curtis 1945: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1946: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1947: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1948: Fanny Blankers-Koen 1949: Marlene Hagge 1950: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1951: Maureen Connolly 1952: Maureen Connolly 1953: Maureen Connolly 1954: Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1955: Patty Berg 1956: Pat McCormick 1957: Althea Gibson 1958: Althea Gibson 1959: Maria Bueno 1960: Wilma Rudolph 1961: Wilma Rudolph 1962: Dawn Fraser 1963: Mickey Wright 1964: Mickey Wright 1965: Kathy Whitworth 1966: Kathy Whitworth 1967: Billie Jean King 1968: Peggy Fleming 1969: Debbie Meyer 1970: Chi Cheng 1971: Evonne Goolagong 1972: Olga Korbut 1973: Billie Jean King 1974: Chris Evert 1975: Chris Evert 1976: Nadia Comăneci 1977: Chris Evert 1978: Nancy Lopez 1979: Tracy Austin 1980: Chris Evert 1981: Tracy Austin 1982: Mary Decker 1983: Martina Navratilova 1984: Mary Lou Retton 1985: Nancy Lopez 1986: Martina Navratilova 1987: Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988: Florence Griffith Joyner 1989: Steffi Graf 1990: Beth Daniel 1991: Monica Seles 1992: Monica Seles 1993: Sheryl Swoopes 1994: Bonnie Blair 1995: Rebecca Lobo 1996: Amy Van Dyken 1997: Martina Hingis 1998: Pak Se-ri 1999: United States
United States
women's national soccer team 2000: Marion Jones 2001: Jennifer Capriati 2002: Serena Williams 2003: Annika Sörenstam 2004: Annika Sörenstam 2005: Annika Sörenstam 2006: Lorena Ochoa 2007: Lorena Ochoa 2008: Candace Parker 2009: Serena Williams 2010: Lindsey Vonn 2011: Abby Wambach 2012: Gabby Douglas 2013: Serena Williams 2014: Mo'ne Davis 2015: Serena Williams 2016: Simone Biles 2017: Katie Ledecky

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