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Jul 14th, 2019 12:27 PM
Jimbo109
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

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Originally Posted by Austimrunner1 View Post
How are we supposed to know how to do that?
No problem, we have all learned the first time that we have posted here.
Jul 14th, 2019 12:10 PM
Austimrunner1
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

How are we supposed to know how to do that?
Jul 14th, 2019 06:59 AM
Jimbo109
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

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I did what you asked, Rollo, and it still appears here.
You should simply post your new info in the "Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players" thread
https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast...l#post24774642

adding also the link of the tennis player (in this case Laura Lou Jahn)
https://www.tennisforum.com/25449226-post994.html
reaching from page 1

The Blast Encyclopedia of Female Tennis Players lists women by both their maiden and married names. Under the main listing for a player a link will be provided back to this thread to a biography.
The two threads are linked, but this "Biographies of Female Tennis Players" is only the place where the biographies are collected. The main thread is the other, and new info are posted there.
Jul 14th, 2019 05:25 AM
Austimrunner1
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

I did what you asked, Rollo, and it still appears here.

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Originally Posted by LKK View Post
JAHN, LAURA LOU
United States
Born 17 May 1933
Died 24 May 2001 in St Petersburg, Florida.
Married (1) Frank Carl Kunnen 25 November 1951 in Pinellas County, Florida*
Married (2) Jack Bryan in April 1960 at Monte Carlo, Monaco
[Active 1946-1961]

“I started learning tennis from my dad, Leslie Jahn, when I was 11 years old. He was the tennis pro at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, N.J.”

Laura Lou won early fame as a child prodigy in the late 1940s and as a junior rival to Maureen Connolly. Her father sued the USTA to get permission for her to play senior events. Her career was radically altered in 1949 after she accused her father of incest in September, running away just as she was about about to enter the Pacific Southwest event in September that year. From late 1949 she basically dropped off the tennis scene until her 1951 marriage. After her marriage she mainly played in Florida except for a brief period (and marriage) when she played in Europe during the 1960 season.

Laura Lou created headlines in 1959 by wearing panties with Confederate flags on her cheeks in the Dixie event in Florida.

Records indicate she divorced Frank Kunnen in September of 1959 and remarried him in February 1961. The couple had 4 children by the time of their divorce.

Eventually she had 6 sons and 1 daughter. Sons Frank "Chip" III and John, both of Palm Harbor, and Dennis of Portland, Ore., Michael of Port Charlotte, Guy Patrick of Dunedin and Bill of Clearwater and daughter Laura Lyons of Dunedin. (born 5 April 1969).

Laura with her infamous Confederate panties



Sources:

"Laura Lou Kunnen"
Laura Lou Jahn (Kunnen) - TennisForum.com
Laura Lou Jahn's father, Leslie E. Jahn, was convicted om three counts of incest.

His appeal was based entirely on striking his daughter's incriminating but uncorroborated testimony. He claimed that she consented to these crimes and was, therefore, an "accomplice." The testimony of an "accomplice" to a crime cannot be considered unless it is corroborated.

The appeals court said that, as a minor, she could not legally consent to the crimes. Therefore, she could not be an "accomplice " His convictions were upheld.

https://law.justia.com/cases/califor...2d/99/236.html

Leslie Jahn waived his right to a jury trial. The judge weighed all the evidence and concluded that he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In incest cases, defendants often attack the child's testimony by claiming she's just an angry teenager and completely made up the incest claims to get revenge. It has always been a lousy defense and is offensive to many jurors who are repulsed by the father's willingness to trash his daughter in public to save his own skin.

And she did not disappear from the tennis scene until her marriage. She won several tournaments in Florida in 1950 and attempted to defend those titles in 1951. And she played in the 1951 U. S. Championships.
Jul 13th, 2019 04:25 PM
Rollo
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

For an index of the bios from A to Z (the easiest way to look for a particular player) please see:

https://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast...l#post24774642

Please post any comments or new information there.
Jul 13th, 2019 12:20 AM
Austimrunner1
Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

Quote:
Originally Posted by LKK View Post
JAHN, LAURA LOU
United States
Born 17 May 1933
Died 24 May 2001 in St Petersburg, Florida.
Married (1) Frank Carl Kunnen 25 November 1951 in Pinellas County, Florida*
Married (2) Jack Bryan in April 1960 at Monte Carlo, Monaco
[Active 1946-1961]

I started learning tennis from my dad, Leslie Jahn, when I was 11 years old. He was the tennis pro at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, N.J.

Laura Lou won early fame as a child prodigy in the late 1940s and as a junior rival to Maureen Connolly. Her father sued the USTA to get permission for her to play senior events. Her career was radically altered in 1949 after she accused her father of incest in September, running away just as she was about about to enter the Pacific Southwest event in September that year. From late 1949 she basically dropped off the tennis scene until her 1951 marriage. After her marriage she mainly played in Florida except for a brief period (and marriage) when she played in Europe during the 1960 season.

Laura Lou created headlines in 1959 by wearing panties with Confederate flags on her cheeks in the Dixie event in Florida.

Records indicate she divorced Frank Kunnen in September of 1959 and remarried him in February 1961. The couple had 4 children by the time of their divorce.

Eventually she had 6 sons and 1 daughter. Sons Frank "Chip" III and John, both of Palm Harbor, and Dennis of Portland, Ore., Michael of Port Charlotte, Guy Patrick of Dunedin and Bill of Clearwater and daughter Laura Lyons of Dunedin. (born 5 April 1969).

Laura with her infamous Confederate panties



Sources:

"Laura Lou Kunnen"
Laura Lou Jahn (Kunnen) - TennisForum.com
Laura Lou Jahn's father, Leslie E. Jahn, was convicted om three counts of incest.

His appeal was based entirely on striking his daughter's incriminating but uncorroborated testimony. He claimed that she consented to these crimes and was, therefore, an "accomplice." The testimony of an "accomplice" to a crime cannot be considered unless it is corroborated.

The appeals court said that, as a minor, she could not legally consent to the crimes. Therefore, she could not be an "accomplice " His convictions were upheld.

https://law.justia.com/cases/califor...2d/99/236.html

Leslie Jahn waived his right to a jury trial. The judge weighed all the evidence and concluded that he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In incest cases, defendants often attack the child's testimony by claiming she's just an angry teenager and completely made up the incest claims to get revenge. It has always been a lousy defense and is offensive to many jurors who are repulsed by the father's willingness to trash his daughter in public to save his own skin.

And she did not disappear from the tennis scene until her marriage. She won several tournaments in Florida in 1950 and attempted to defend those titles in 1951. And she played in the 1951 U. S. Championships.
Jul 5th, 2019 10:16 PM
LKK
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