Women Tennis Stars

Biographies and Records of Champions, 1800s to Today


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About the Book

From forehands to fashions, this book covers the careers of 35 champions who made significant contributions to the sport both on and off the court. Suzanne Lenglen, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Venus and Serena Williams, and others are listed chronologically. Photographs, statistics and records of each player are included, as well as results of all the Grand Slams and the Fed Cup, Olympic Games, Wightman Cup, and Hopman Cup competitions.
The author is donating all royalties to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the grassroots network dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

About the Author(s)

Dennis J. Phillips is a member of the library faculty at Pennsylvania State University and the library director at Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is the author of other books about tennis and golf.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis J. Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 270
Bibliographic Info: 35 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6929-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by Bud Collins      1

Preface      3

I—Profiles of Champions

Charlotte Dod      7

Dorothea Katherine Douglass Lambert Chambers      9

Anna Margarethe Bjurstedt Mallory      12

May Godfray Sutton Bundy      15

Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman      18

Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen      21

Helen Newington Wills Moody Roark      24

Helen Hull Jacobs      28

Alice Marble      32

Margaret Evelyn Osborne duPont      36

Pauline May Betz Addie      40

Althea Louise Brough Clapp      43

Doris Jane Hart      46

Shirley June Fry Irvin      50

Althea Gibson      53

Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker      57

Darlene Ruth Hard      60

Maria Ester Andion Bueno      64

Margaret Smith Court      68

Billie Jean Moffitt King      73

Sarah Virginia Wade      78

Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley      81

Christine Marie Evert      85

Martina Navratilova      90

Hana Mandlikova      96

Tracy Austin      100

Jana Novotna      104

Steffi Graf      107

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario      111

Monica Seles      116

Lindsay Davenport      120

Venus Williams      125

Martina Hingis      130

Serena Williams      134

Justine Henin      140


The Grand Slams

The Australian Championships      147

The French Championships      156

The Wimbledon Championships      164

The United States Championships      175

The Fed Cup      190

The Olympic Games      197

The Wightman Cup      201

The Hopman Cup      211


USTA Top 10 Women’s Singles Rankings      217

WTA Season-Ending Top 10 Singles Rankings      230

World Rankings      235


A. Career Earnings of Women Tennis Stars      247

B. Open Era Player Records of Women Tennis Stars      248

C. Chronolog y of Women Tennis Stars by Year of Birth      249

D. ITF World Champions      250

E. Women Tennis Stars Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame by Year      251

F. A Brief History of Women’s Tennis Fashion      252

Index      259

Book Reviews & Awards

“highly recommended”—Booklist; “long overdue…a welcome addition…easily recommended”—ARBA; “this useful volume will find eager readers in high school, public and academic libraries”—John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Reviews.