Bump up--reminder to fix photo and post May's article from 50 Year's in Tennis (1931).
May deserves to be be remembered for being the first female American tennis star. Her Western forehand produced so much topspin the other women couldn't handle it. Her follow through was so hard she often had welt marks on her back.
She was teenager when she hit the big time, and with a typical teen attitude May scandalized the English by playing with her sleeves rolled up.
She won the US Nationals so easily in 1904 that she never returned til well past her prime, missing a chance to win countless times. She was still good enough years later to beat the reigning US champ Molla Mallory in 1915!
Last edited by Rollo; May 1st, 2016 at 04:07 AM.