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Marble, Alice,

1913–90, American tennis player, b. Plumas co., Calif. She began playing tennis at the age of 15, and after 1931 she rose rapidly in national tennis rankings. She four times took the U.S. singles championship (1936, 1938–40) and, with Sarah Palfrey Cooke, took the U.S. doubles crown (1937–40). She also won the British singles (1939) and doubles (1938–39) championships before entering (1941) the professional tennis ranks.
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BORN CHRISTOPHER Plummer, actor, 1929 SARA Cox, English radio DJ, 1974, above ROBERT Lindsay, UK actor, 1951 DIED NORMAN Beaton, actor, 1994 SAMUEL Johnson, English writer, 1784 ALICE Marble, US tennis champion, 1990
Budge sweeps the championships winning the singles, the men's doubles title with Gene Mako and the mixed doubles crown with Alice Marble.
Shorts were in evidence when tennis champion Alice Marble played against Mary Hardwicke at the All England club in 1937.
Shorts were also in evidence when tennis champion Alice Marble played against Miss Hardwicke at the All England club in 1937.
Value for money it was not, although the match did at least last longer than the 19 minutes it American Alice Marble to beat German Hilde Sperling 6-0 6-0 in 1939.
The smile vanished when Bobby beat Elwood Cooke in the final, then went on to win the men's doubles (with Cooke) and the mixed doubles with Alice Marble.
She lost the Wimbledon final 6-1, 6-1 in 1939 to Alice Marble, who had defied the gloomy prognoses of her doctors by overcoming tuberculosis.
Alice Marble noted the change in the woman on whose behalf she wrote the scathing open letter to her peers in the tennis community nearly a decade earlier.
Other tennis players to grace the cover of the box include Jack Kramer, Alice Marble, Chris Evert, Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, and Pete Sampras.
In the 1930s Alice Marble was a leading player in which sport?
Sixty years ago, when Alice Marble stepped onto the court at Wimbledon wearing shorts, it was a scandalous thing to do.
formerly the Helms Athletic Foundation): Pete Sampras, 1990; Jack Kramer, 1946; Glendale's Ted Schroeder, 1942; Alice Marble, 1940; Ellsworth Vines, 1932; Mary K.