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post #29 of (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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That'll save a ton of time Andrew Tas-you're amazing as always

A German source lists her as having won 123 singles events-if true that's gives us a number to aim for.

Her last major was in 1939-after that she limited herself to smaller events in Scandinavia. Her last tournament win was in 1950-she apparently played until 1952.

I've always been intrigued by Hilde-she sounds like an Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario for the 30s, except she never made a fuss on court and was very tall.

Another mystery to me is how her life played out due to her marriage. It could have been ackward indeed being German when the Germans invaded Denmark in 1940-how did she feel or react to all that? Danes don't seem to eager to claim her, and unlike Aussem she never caught the fancy of the German public either.

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