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Patricia Canning Todd

Patricia Canning Todd (Tennis.  Born, Alameda, CA, July 22, 1922.)  Though never the best of the women’s players of the 1940s, Patricia Canning Todd was always among the top challengers, particularly adept on clay.  Mrs. Todd was ranked in the world’s Top 10 seven times from 1946-52, rated fourth in 1950.  Among U.S. women, she […]

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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