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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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After lobbying by the ATA and a withering editorial by four-time champion Alice Marble, Gibson became the first African American to compete in the 1950 US Nationals at Forest Hills on her 23rd birthday.
After lobbying by the ATA and a withering editorial from four-time champion Alice Marble, Gibson became the first African American to compete in the 1950 US Nationals at Forest Hills on her 23rd birthday.
But women, though small in number, have always had a place in the comic book industry, from "Kewpie Doll" illustrator Rose O'Neill to "Wonder Woman" editor Alice Marble. And thanks to the surge in popularity of comic book movies, comics have become more accessible, and have seen their fanboy base grow to include more women.
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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. Bobby went on to run a professional tennis "circus", but is best remembered as the man who said in 1973 that women tennis players didn't deserve their pay, then boasted that even at 56 he was too good for any top woman.
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.
and British singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships since Alice Marble's sweep in 1939.