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The only other woman to have won both doubles and singles golds at the Olympics was Helen Wills Moody, who managed the feat in Paris in 1924.
If she can maintain that level of form, then Graf must have a good chance of uncorking an eighth Wimbledon singles crown, which will see her go level with Helen Wills Moody, and just one behind Martina Navratilova's record.
Helen Wills Moody, the hard-hitting, poker-faced tennis great who won eight Wimbledon singles titles during America's golden era of sports and shared newspaper headlines with the heroes of the 1920s and '30s, died Thursday at a convalescent hospital in Carmel.
The triumph moved Williams to within one grand slam singles crown of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for a tie for fourth place on the all-time list behind Court (24), Steffi Graf (22) and Helen Wills Moody (19).
Also On This Day: 1644: Oliver Cromwelldefeated the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor; 1865: William Boooth formed the Salvation Army; 1900: The Zeppelin made its maiden flight from Lake Constance in Germany; 1938: Helen Wills Moody (US) won her record eighth Wimbledon women's single; 1964: President Johnson signed the US Civil Rights Bill prohibiting racial discrimination.
Helen Wills Moody, who won eight Wimbledon titles, died on Thursday in California.
TENNIS: Eight-times Wimbledon champion Helen Wills Moody has died at a convalescent hospital in Carmel, California, at the age of 92.
Helen Jacobs, whose one-sided rivalry with Helen Wills Moody spiced the world of tennis in the 1930s, has died at age 88.
For most of this century, California has been known as a producer of great tennis talent - from Maurice McLoughlin, ``The California Comet'' circa 1914, through Helen Wills Moody of the 1920s and '30s, Jack Kramer of the '40s, and Billie Jean King of the '60s and '70s, to Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport today.
TENNIS Tennis great Helen Wills Moody, who won eight Wimbledon titles and was one of the premier figures in America's golden era of sports, has died.