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Helen Jacobs

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 7 Grand Slam singles titles, US Open 1932-35

Born: August 6, 1908
Birthplace: Globe, Arizona, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Died: June 2, 1997 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1928-08-27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Wills defeats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6–2, 6–1 for her 5th of 7 US singles crowns
  • 1929-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2
  • 1930-06-01 French Championships Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 3rd straight French title; beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-1
  • 1932-07-01 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th of 8 titles
  • 1932-08-19 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark 6-2, 6-2 for her first of 4 straight US singles crowns
  • 1933-08-10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret
  • 1934-06-02 French Championship Women's Tennis: England's defending champion Margaret Scriven beats American Helen Jacobs 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
  • 1934-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round Little of England beats American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • 1934-08-18 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats fellow American Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-1, 6-3 for her third straight US singles title
  • 1935-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th of 8 Wimbledon singles titles beating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
  • 1935-09-12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-2, 6-4 for her 4th consecutive US singles title
  • 1936-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Jacobs wins her only Wimbledon title beating Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • 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
  • 1938-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)
  • 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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