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41. Margaret Osborne Dupont
GS titles won: F- S- 1946, 49; D- 1946, 47, 49; W- S-1947; D- 1946, 48-50, 54; M-1962; U- S- 1948-50; D- 1941-50, 55-57; M- 1943-46, 50, 56, 58-60
Won a staggering 13 doubles titles at the US Championships, including an incredible 10 consecutive. Adding in her almost as amazing 9 mixed titles there, and 3 singles titles, and she is the biggest winner ever at the US Championships, with an astounding 25 total titles! Her first and last slam titles came 21 years apart.
Did you know-- Osborne won one of her US singles titles shortly after her father was killed in a car accident. Her mother advised her to play.
42. Althea Louise Brough
GS titles won: A- S-1950; D-1950; F- D- 1946, 47, 49; W- S- 1948-50, 55; D- 1946, 48-50, 54; M- 1946-48, 50; U- S-1947; D- 1942-50, 55-57; M- 1942, 47-49
Margaret Osborne's longtime partner; the two of them won 20 GS doubles titles together (and one each with other partners). The most profilic doubles team prior to the Open era. The duo accounted for all of the doubles and mixed titles at the US Championships from 1942-1950, and won the singles there from 1947-1950, giving them a hold on every US slam titles for those 4 years. Played the attacking game common among American women of the era. Had a good high-kicking serve. Brough had problems with stamina until having back surgery in 1948.
Did you know-- Brough was trained by the same coach who taught a young Jack Kramer.
43. Pauline Betz
GS titles won: F-M-1946; W-S-1946; U- S- 1942-44, 46;
44. War era GS Champions
Silvia Lance (A-S-1924; D- 1923-25;, M-1925); Esna Boyd (A-S-1927; D- 1922, 23, 26; M- 1922, 26, 27); Coral Buttsworth (A-S- 1931, 32; D-1932); Dorothy "Dodo" Bundy (A-S-1938); Emily Westacott (A- S-1939; D- 1930, 33, 34); Marjorie Mountain (A-D-1922); Meryl O'Hara Wood (A- D- 1926, 27); Louise Bickerton (A- D- 1927, 29, 31; M-1935); Marjorie Cox Crawford (A- D-1932; M- 1931-33); Evelyn Dearman (A-D-1935); Nancye W. Lyle (A-D-1935); Nell Hopman (A- M- 1930, 36, 37, 39; F-D-1954); Katherine "Kea" Bouman (F- S-1927; D-1929); Cilly Aussem (F- S-1931; M-1930; W-S-1931); Didi Vlasto (F- D- 1925, 26); Irene Peacock (F-D-1927); Bobbie Heine (F-D-1927); Phoebe Watson (F-D-1928; W- D- 1928, 29; U-D-1929); Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (F- D-1928, 31; M- 1928, 29; U- D-1931; M-1927); Lili de Alvarez (F-D-1929); Kay Stammers (F-D-1935; W- D- 1935, 36); Billie Yorke (F- D- 1936-38; M-1936; W-D-1937); M. Bordis (F-M-1927); Colette Rosambert (F-M-1934); Loletta Payot (F-M-1935); Peggy Saunders (W- D-1928, 29; U-D-1929); Phyllis Mudford (W-D-1931); Dorothy Shepherd Barron (W-D-1931); Doris Metaxa (W-D-1932); Josane Sigart (W-D-1932); Freda James (W- D-1935, 36; U-D-1933); L.A. Harper (W-M-1931); Phylls Covell (U-D-1923); Ermyntrude Harvey (U-D-1927); Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn (U-D-1936); Edith Cross (U-M-1930)
45. Golden Matches
There have been at least 2 golden matches documented, both in finals. One was the 1910 Washington State championship, with Hotchkiss defeating Huiskamp. The other was the 1943 Tri-state championship, with Betz defeating Wolf.
Last edited by Brian Stewart : Nov 10th, 2004 at 02:09 PM.