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William Tatem "Bill" Tilden, II
Birth: Feb. 10, 1893
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1953
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Professional Tennis Player. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was nicknamed "Big Bill" and is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. During the coarse of his career he was ranked as the number one player in the world. He won 14 Majors titles including ten Grand Slams, four Pro Slams and won the Men's Singles tennis championship for six consecutive years (1920-26). During his 18 year amateur period of (1912-30), he won 138 of 192 tournaments and had a match record of 907 wins, 62 loss, with a winning percentage of 93.6 percent. He died at age 60 in Los Angeles, California and was posthumously inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1959. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  William Tatem Tilden (1855 - 1915)
  Selina Hey Tilden (1857 - 1911)
  Elizabeth Hey Tilden (1880 - 1884)*
  Harry Bower Tilden (1881 - 1884)*
  Herbert M Tilden (1885 - 1915)*
  William Tatem Tilden (1893 - 1953)
*Calculated relationship
Ivy Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section D
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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William Tatem Bill Tilden, II
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 Added: Sep. 25, 2015
Rest in peace.
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