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1908: British tennis player Charlotte Sterry (nee Cooper), who won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title in 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1908.

1908: British tennis player Charlotte Sterry (nee Cooper), who won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title in 1895, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1908.

Charlotte Cooper won the gold medal at the 1900 Summer Olympics.  References: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_ai_Giochi_della_II_Olimpiade

Charlotte Cooper won the gold medal at the 1900 Summer Olympics. References: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_ai_Giochi_della_II_Olimpiade

WEARERS OF THE LAWN-TENNIS BLUE RIBANDS: WIMBLEDON FINALISTS.  Rene Lacoste, top right.

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WEARERS OF THE LAWN-TENNIS BLUE RIBANDS: WIMBLEDON FINALISTS. Rene Lacoste, top right.

Vanity Fair - July 1935 by Edward Steichen. Champion tennis player Helen Jacobs won 10 Grand Slam titles from 1932 to 1936, including the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1936. She was second only to Helen Wills Moody, whom Jacobs defeated when Moody had a serious back injury, earning Jacobs the nickname 'Queen Helen II' in the press. Jacobs left the sport in the early 1940s to join the war effort and enlisted in the Navy. Photograph by Edward Steichen in the July 1935 Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair - July 1935 by Edward Steichen. Champion tennis player Helen Jacobs won 10 Grand Slam titles from 1932 to 1936, including the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1936. She was second only to Helen Wills Moody, whom Jacobs defeated when Moody had a serious back injury, earning Jacobs the nickname 'Queen Helen II' in the press. Jacobs left the sport in the early 1940s to join the war effort and enlisted in the Navy. Photograph by Edward Steichen in the July 1935 Vanity Fair.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. chats with Lester Stoefen and Bill Tilden and actresses Paulette Godard and Judy Garland. "Big Bill" Tilden dominated tennis during the 20s, becoming the first American male to win Wimbledon. While the conservative mores of the times demanded that Tilden hide his homosexuality, he is remembered today as one of sports' elite gay athletes

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. chats with Lester Stoefen and Bill Tilden and actresses Paulette Godard and Judy Garland. "Big Bill" Tilden dominated tennis during the 20s, becoming the first American male to win Wimbledon. While the conservative mores of the times demanded that Tilden hide his homosexuality, he is remembered today as one of sports' elite gay athletes

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