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vma
Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:31 AM
just look here
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article4176943.ece?token=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 :mad:

Malva
Jul 2nd, 2008, 01:55 PM
just look here
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article4176943.ece?token=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.

franco987
Jul 2nd, 2008, 03:49 PM
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

Malva
Jul 2nd, 2008, 03:58 PM
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

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.

trivfun
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:23 AM
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

Alice is wrong. Wikipedia is correct.

Rollo
Jul 3rd, 2008, 03:27 PM
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:o

A'DAM
Jul 3rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
She was a great player Aga has a long way to go!!!