Bill Tilden

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Birthday
10, 1893
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 5, 1953 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1893
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 5, 1953 (60)

About

World No. 1 player for seven years in a row who won 15 majors, including 10 Grand Slams.

Before Fame

He lost his mother when he was only 18; soon after, his father and older brother also died, causing him to develop severe depression.

Trivia

He went down in history as one of tennis' greatest players, but his homosexuality was often treated with contempt and suspicion.

Family Life

He lived with his aunt until he was 48.

Associated With

He and Babe Ruth were both part of the 1920s, known as the Golden Age of Sports.