Women players of incredible tennis talent have graced the US Open. Here is a brief account of the contribution of US Open Women Legends.
Molla Bjurstedt Mallory
Molla Bjurstedt Mallory won the U.S. Championship a record eight times. Mallory was known for her limitless endurance. She bagged the U.S. Championship titles 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1922, and in 1926 at the ripe age of 42. She was the U.S. Top Ten 13 times between 1915 and 1928.
Suzanne Lenglen was No. 1 in the world in 1925-26, the first years of world rankings. She wore her emotions on her sleeve and liked to sip brandy between sets. Lenglen was the greatest drawing card tennis had known. She was among the best women players the world had seen. Lenglen was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1978.
Martina Navratilova is the most prolific winner of open era in tennis. At the US Open, Martina's record is fabulous. She won four singles and 11 doubles titles across the East River at the U.S. Open. Her doubles feats during her career are also startling.
Born on December 21, 1954 in the United States, Chris Evert was known for her fantastic game. Having a powerful two-fisted backhand, Evert was sensational in US Open. Her major titles numbered 21 and she won US Open singles title six times.
Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody, an all-time tennis great, was born on October 6, 1905. Wills was a person of reserved personality and never changed expression. She played with unruffled poise and never expressed her emotions. Moody won the U.S. championship seven times.
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King was a crusader in building the female professional game. Born on November 22, 1943 in the United States, Billie Jean believed in serve-and-volley tactics, aided by quickness and had a highly competitive nature. She was instrumental in popularizing professional tennis in the United States. She won the US Open four times.
Bagging five US Open Championships (1988, '89, '93, '95, '96), Steffi Graf made sure that no mention of US Open would be complete without her. In 1988, Steffi Graf attained the 'Grand Slam' - winning the Big Four in the same calendar year. She also won the Singles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
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