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Doris Hart

Doris Hart (Tennis.  Born, St. Louis, MO, June 20, 1925.)  Among the dominant players in women’s tennis in the 1950s, Doris Hart was twice U.S. singles champion.  Hart was the second of the eight women to win all three other “grand slam” singles titles and won nine U.S. national doubles championships.  She won the U.S. […]

A. Louise Brough

A. Louise Brough (Tennis.  Born, Oklahoma City, OK, Mar. 11, 1923.)  Though she made the U.S. national final six times over a 16-year period (1942-57), Althea Louise Brough won the championship only once.  After losses in 1942 and 1943, Brough beat Margaret Osborne, 8-6, 4-6, 6-1, on Sept. 15, 1947.  But she lost a rematch […]

Pauline Betz Addie

Pauline Betz Addie (Tennis.  Born, Dayton, OH, Aug. 6, 1919; died, Potomac, MD, May 31, 2011.)  After Alice Marble turned pro, Pauline Betz Addie emerged as the strongest U.S. women’s player while still an undergraduate at Florida’s Rollins College.  As Pauline Betz, she lost the 1941 Forest Hills final to Sarah Palfrey Cooke, but then […]

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