Helen Wills

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Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
Fremont, CA
Death Date
Jan 1, 1998 (92)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1905
Birthplace
Fremont, CA
Death Date
Jan 1, 1998 (92)

About

Considered the first female athlete to attain celebrity status, she won Wimbledon eight times, the US Open seven times, and the French Open four times.

Before Fame

She honed her skills as a youngster, winning her first Grand Slam when she was just 17-years old.

Trivia

In addition to her 19 singles Grand Slam titles, she won nine doubles Grand Slams, and three mixed doubles Grand Slams.

Family Life

She was married to Frederick Moody from 1929-1937, and to Aidan Roark from 1939 until her death.

Associated With

She often competed against Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman.