Here's another famous woman from the 1940's -Doris Hart. Hart wrote a book I'd like to read (Hart on Hart)covering her career. Doris came up with Shirley Fry right after Louise Brough and Margaret duPont. Hart and Fry were about the only doubles Team that could give Brough/DuPont trouble. Doris had some epic doubles matches with her two rivals.
In 1951 Hart won Wimbledon and was at last #1, but later that year a little dynamo named Mo Connolly stormed onto the scene.
Notice her right knee. She suffered from this as a child. It was often wrongly written that she had polio when young.