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Edith Cross Jensen (née Cross; August 2, 1907 – July 15, 1983) was an American female tennis player who achieved a No. 3 national ranking in 1928, 1929 and 1930.

Contents

1 Career 2 Grand Slam finals

2.1 Doubles (3 runners-up) 2.2 Mixed doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)

3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] Cross, originally from San Francisco, began to play tennis after graduating from High School in 1927.[2] In 1930 she won the U.S. National Championships mixed doubles title with Wilmer Allison after a straight two sets victory in the final against Marjorie Morrill and Frank Shields. She reached the U.S. National Championships doubles final in 1928 and 1930 together with Anna Harper but failed to win the title on either occasion.[3] In 1930 she also reached the final of the doubles event at Wimbledon, partnering Sarah Palfrey, but the pair lost to Helen Wills
Helen Wills
and Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
in straight sets.[4] In 1928 and 1931 she won the singles title at the Pacific Coast Championships. In 1931 she won the singles title at the Canadian Championships defeating Marjory Leeming in two straight sets. She was part of the American team that won the Wightman Cup
Wightman Cup
against Great Britain 1929. Cross won her singles match against Peggy Michell and, partnering Helen Wills, lost her doubles match against Phoebe Holcroft Watson and Peggy Michell. In 1976, she was inducted into the USTA Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.[5] Grand Slam finals[edit] Doubles (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1928 U.S. Championships Grass Anna McCune Harper Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman Helen Wills 2–6, 2–6

Runner-up 1930 Wimbledon Championships Grass Sarah Palfrey Helen Wills Elizabeth Ryan 2–6, 7–9

Runner-up 1930 U.S. Championships Grass Anna McCune Harper Betty Nuthall Sarah Palfrey 6–3, 3–6, 5–7

Mixed doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1928 U.S. Championships Grass Gar Moon Helen Wills Jack Hawkes 1–6, 3–6

Winner 1930 U.S. Championships Grass Wilmer Allison Marjorie Morrill Frank Shields 6–4, 6–4

References[edit]

^ Wallis Myers, A., ed. (1933). Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack and Tournament Guide 1933. London: F.H. Ayres Limited. pp. 572–573.  ^ Crissey, George D. (1929-04-02). " Edith Cross Has Meteoric Climb To Tennis Fame". Berkeley Daily Gazette. Berkeley, California. Retrieved 2014-09-02.  ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 479, 482. ISBN 978-0942257700.  ^ "Wimbledon players archive - Edith Cross". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.  ^ "Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

External links[edit]

GrandSlamHistory.com – Player Profile

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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 / 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
Sarah Palfrey
Cooke / Fred Perry (1933) Elizabeth Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
/ Ellsworth Vines (1934) Helen Jacobs
Helen Jacobs
/ George Lott (1935) Sarah Palfrey
Sarah Palfrey
Cooke / Enrique Maier (1936) Alice Marble
Alice Marble
/ Gene Mako (1937) Sarah Palfrey
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
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
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