(1905-1998) was a successful American tennis player. She held the top
position in her sport for a total of nine (some non-consecutive years).
She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles throughout her career, including
a record-breaking eight at Wimbledon. In 1924, she obtained two gold medals at
the Olympic Games. Even when she did not win, she reached the final of every
Grand Slam tournament she played except for two.