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 William Tatem “Big Bill” Tilden, II

William Tatem “Big Bill” Tilden, II

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Jun 1953 (aged 60)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section D
Memorial ID 2414 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Tatem “Big Bill” Tilden, II (10 Feb 1893–5 Jun 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2414, citing Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .