Hall of Fame Tennis Player. She was best known for winning all four major singles titles, 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles crown. She started playing tennis competitively at the age of nine and later, attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she graduated in 1949. Starting in 1941 until her retirement in 1957, she went to win all four singles grand slam titles (1951 French Open, 1956 Wimbledon and U.S Open, and 1957 Australian Open). She also was successful in the doubles and mixed doubles categories in the grand slam tournaments. During her career, she was ranked in the top ten nine times and was the number one player in 1956. She retired in 1957 and later worked in the advertising department for the newspaper St. Petersburg Times. In 1970, she was named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye