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just look here
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...null&offset=36

Jedwiga Jedrzejowska (Poland, right-handed) 22pts
b 1912 Krakow d 1980 Katowice
Runner-up 1937
Semi-final 1936
Quarter-final 1935; 1938; 1939
Last 16 1934

Described as having a forehand “like a rocket”, this Polish champion, known as “Ja-Ja” was the top-ranked player from her country for more than 30 years. She reached the Wimbledon singles final in 1937, where she lost to Dorothy Round in three closely contested sets. She caused controversy after the 1937 US Open final by embracing and kissing her opponent, Amita Lizana, at the net, shocking officials and spectators. Ja-ja was killed during World War II.

dear editors
she indeed died in 1980 in Katowice
so what's that rubbish about her death during the war


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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

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just look here
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...null&offset=36

Jedwiga Jedrzejowska (Poland, right-handed) 22pts
b 1912 Krakow d 1980 Katowice
Runner-up 1937
Semi-final 1936
Quarter-final 1935; 1938; 1939
Last 16 1934

Described as having a forehand “like a rocket”, this Polish champion, known as “Ja-Ja” was the top-ranked player from her country for more than 30 years. She reached the Wimbledon singles final in 1937, where she lost to Dorothy Round in three closely contested sets. She caused controversy after the 1937 US Open final by embracing and kissing her opponent, Amita Lizana, at the net, shocking officials and spectators. Ja-ja was killed during World War II.
So, Jadwiga Jędrzejowska was the best Polish player in the history of tennis... According to the Times editors, her Wimbledon's achievements are equated with those of Jennifer Capriati.

Agnieszka has still a far way to go.
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

I remember reading in Alice Marble's biography that JaJa died in WWII... there seems to be some confusion on this, but I believe the wikipedia entry saying she died in 1980 may be wrong.

http://tennis.quickfound.net/history/alice_marble.html
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

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I remember reading in Alice Marble's biography that JaJa died in WWII... there seems to be some confusion on this, but I believe the wikipedia entry saying she died in 1980 may be wrong.

http://tennis.quickfound.net/history/alice_marble.html
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At the age of 44, Jedrzejowska reached the women's doubles quarterfinals of the 1957 French Championships with partner Pilar Barril
So she certainly didn't die during the World War II.
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

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I remember reading in Alice Marble's biography that JaJa died in WWII... there seems to be some confusion on this, but I believe the wikipedia entry saying she died in 1980 may be wrong.

http://tennis.quickfound.net/history/alice_marble.html
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

The inaccuracy comes from the mass confusion during the war, when there were many incorrect reports that "Jaja" had been killed when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. When Alice wrote her autobiography a year or so later she had no way of knowing the Pole was still alive.

The Times should have known though
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

She was a great player Aga has a long way to go!!!

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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

I finished reading Alice's book a few days ago (which, btw, was awesome) and since Jaja's apparent death during WWII was a recurrent fact I was about to open a thread on Jadwiga so anyone could provide some information when I found this through the search option.

Jaja's death is reported in Helen Jacob's "Gallery of champions" and also in Ted Tinling's "Sixty years in tennis".

Yeah.
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And I just realized this thread was not part of BFTP, so maybe it should be moved there

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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980

Jadwiga Jedrzejowska was still playing at the French Open in 1946, defeated in R3 by Margaret Osborne. So she certainly didn't die during WW2.

It's fair to say she belonged to the ten best players of the 30's (despite staying slamless), but of course not at the level of Radwanska game wise. Tennis evolved a lot since then ya know.

Aga has been consistently on the top in a far more competitive field, to say the least.

Doesn't keep from having huge respect and interest for all the past champions who made the history of this sport, especially through troubled times.
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Re: The Times: Jadwiga Jędrzejowska died during the World War II.. in 1980



maybe they meant cold war
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