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Betty Nuthall

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Known for her powerful forehand, she won the 1930 U.S. Open and was ranked in the world top ten in 1927, 1929 through 1931, and 1933.

Born: May 23, 1911
Birthplace: Surbiton, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: November 8, 1983 (aged 72)

Historical Events

  • 1927-08-30 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker 6-1, 6-4 for her 4th of 7 US singles titles
  • 1930-08-23 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Betty Nuthall Shoemaker beats Anna McCune Harper 6-1, 6-4 for her lone major title
  • 1931-05-31 French Championship Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem of Germany beats England's Betty Nuthall 8-6, 6-1 for the first of 2 major titles in 1931

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