Former American Tennis Player Pauline Betz

Pauline Betz

Pauline Betz Addie was born on the 6th of August, 1919 in Dayton, Ohio. She was a professional tennis player and won 5 Grand Slam Singles titles and was the runner up in another three. Addie started her professional career in 1947 and retired in 1951. She was ranked her career best in 1946 as World’s No.1. She was also ranked by the US Tennis Association among the top ten from 1940 to 1945. She was the US top ranked Tennis player from 1942 to 1944 and also in 1946. Her name was inducted in the International Hall of Fame in 1965. Besides her 5 Grand Slam Singles she also won a Grand Slam Mixed Doubles title in 1946 at the Wimbledon besides being the finalist in 3 other Grand Slam events. She was also the finalist in 6 Women’s Doubles event in the Grand Slam.

Addie won her first grand Slam Singles title in 1942 at the US Open, also winning the title in 1943, 1944 and 1946. She also won the Wimbledon Singles title in 1946. She was runner up of the Singles and women’s Doubles event in The French Open in 1946 and the Women’s Doubles In the Wimbledon in the same year. She was also the Singles runner up of the US Open in 1941 and 1945 and the women’s Doubles runner up  in 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 along with being the Mixed Doubles runner up in the US Open in 1941 and 1943. Pauline Betz died on 31st of May, 2011 at the age of 91.

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