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Elizabeth Ryan

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan

Profession: Tennis Player

United States of America

Biography: Won 30 Grand Slam titles, 19 of which were in women's doubles and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, an all-time record for those two events.

Born: February 5, 1891
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: July 5, 1979 (aged 88)

Historical Events

  • 1921-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-0 for her 3rd straight Wimbledon singles title
  • 1926-08-23 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan 4-6, 6-4, 9-7 for her 8th and final US singles title
  • 1930-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles beating fellow American Elizabeth Ryan 6-2, 6-2
  • 1934-07-06 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin

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