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Old Jul 25th, 2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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6. Mabel Cahill
GS titles won: U- S- 1891; D- 1891, 92; M- 1892

First non-US winner of the US Championships.

7. Juliette Atkinson
GS titles won: U- S- 1895, 97, 98; D- 1894-98, 1901, 02; M- 1894-96

Won the "triple" in 1897. First great champion of the US nationals, claiming 13 total titles.

Did you know-- Atkinson's final US singles title was the gift of an incompetent line judge. Down match point to Marion Jones in the 5th set of the final, Atkinson hit a ball that clearly went out, yet the line judge insisted it was in.

8. Pavlina Palffy
GS titles won: none
Hungarian player who made early women's sports history. At the inaugural Hungarian nationals, they were apparently short of players necessary to fill a complete men's and women's draw. So all of the players, male and female, were combined into one singles draw. Palffy won the title, becoming the first to win a mixed singles tournament.

9. Charlotte Cooper Sterry
GS titles won: W-S- 1895, 96, 98, 1901, 08

The most successful member of the "first family of Wimbledon". Daughter Gwen Sterry also played.

Did you know-- Cooper's nephew claimed that she was "stone deaf".

10. Elizabeth Moore
GS titles won: U- S- 1896, 1901, 03, 05; D- 1896, 1903; M- 1902, 04

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