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Helen Hull Jacobs

Born: 6-Aug-1908
Birthplace: Globe, AZ
Died: 2-Jun-1997
Location of death: East Hampton, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Tennis, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 10 Grand Slam titles

Military service: US Navy (WWII, Cmdr.)

Girlfriend: Virginia Gurnee

    University: University of California at Berkeley

    Winner, US Open (women's singles) 1932
    Winner, US Open (women's doubles) 1932
    Winner, US Open (women's singles) 1933
    Winner, US Open (women's doubles) 1933
    Winner, US Open (women's singles) 1934
    Winner, US Open (women's doubles) 1934
    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1934
    Winner, US Open (women's singles) 1935
    Winner, US Open (women's doubles) 1935
    Winner, Wimbledon (women's singles) 1936
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1933
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1962

Author of books:
Modern Tennis (1933)
Beyond the Game: An Autobiography (1936, memoir)
"By Your Leave, Sir": The Story of a WAVE (1943)
Storm Against the Wind (1944)
Adventure in Bluejeans (1947)
Gallery of Champions (1949)
Center Court (1950)
Judy, Tennis Ace (1951)
Better Physical Fitness for Girls (1964)
Courage to Conquer (1967)
The Tennis Machine (1972)



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