Another old thread!
Here's a bit of trivia I didn't know before:
Melbourne, November 1940
But for the war, Australia's most brilliant player Nancye Wynne-Bolton would probably have joined the professional ranks.
Negotiations were in progress with an American sporting goods company but broke down because of the war. Tentative plans had already been made for Miss Wynne to tour with Alice Marble the world champion.
Marble joined the professional ranks a few days ago and is to receive $25,000 and also a percentage of the gate receipts. Mrs Peter Bolton was most interested in the proposal.
"It would have been a marvellous experience" she said "but it was difficult to arrange owing to the war and the matter was dropped. I have hopes that when peace is declared I will be able to visit America and play with Miss Marble"
Soon after this, Mary Hardwick of England was announced as Marble's rival for her first pro matches.