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Alice Marble

Tennis Champion Alice Marble

Profession: Tennis Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: World No. 1 American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships (1936–40): 5 in Singles, 6 in Women's Doubles, and 7 in Mixed Doubles.

Born: September 28, 1913
Birthplace: Beckwourth, California, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: December 13, 1990 (aged 77)

Events in the Life of Alice Marble

  • 1936-09-12 50th US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: #3 seed Alice Marble beats top seeded fellow American Helen Jacobs 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1938-09-24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Alice Marble wins her second US singles crown; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton of Australia 6-0, 6-3
  • 1939-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Alice Marble wins her only Wimbledon singles title beating Kay Stammers of England 6-2, 6-0
  • 1939-09-17 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Dual champion Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs 6-0, 8-10, 6-4
  • 1940-09-09 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-3 for her third US singles title

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