Helen Jacobs

Helen Jacobs

Rezumat

Helen Jacobs (6 august 1908- 2 iunie 1997; Globe, Arizona, SUA)  a fost o jucătoare americană de tenis. A câștigat 9 titluri de Mare Șlem, 5 la simplu, 3 la dublu și 1 la dublu mixt.

Turnee de Mare Șlem (9)

Simplu (5)

French Championships            finalistă (2) în 1930, 1934

Wimbledon (1)                        1936, finalistă (5) în 1929, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1938

US Nationals (4)                     1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, finalistă (4) în 1928, 1936, 1939, 1940

Dublu (3)

French Championships            finalistă (1) în 1934

Wimbledon                             finalistă (3) în 1932, 1936, 1939

US Nationals (3)                     1932, 1934, 1935, finalistă în 1931, 1936

Dublu mixt (1)

US Nationals (1)                     1934, finalistă în 1932

Cu echipa

Wightman Cup (1927-1937, 1939)

Finale de Grand Slam

Simplu

5 titluri, 11 locuri 2

Result  Year    Championship Surface            Opponent        Score

Loss     1928    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Helen Wills      2–6, 1–6

Loss     1929    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Helen Wills      1–6, 2–6

Loss     1930    French International Championships  Clay     United States Helen Wills Moody      2–6, 1–6

Loss     1932    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Helen Wills Moody      3–6, 1–6

Win     1932    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Carolin Babcock          6–2, 6–2

Win     1933    U. S. National Championships (2)      Grass   United States Helen Wills Moody      8–6, 3–6, 3–0 retired

Loss     1934    French International Championships  Clay     United Kingdom Margaret Scriven    5–7, 6–4, 1–6

Loss     1934    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United Kingdom Dorothy Round      2–6, 7–5, 3–6

Win     1934    U. S. National Championships (3)      Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey    6–1, 6–4

Loss     1935    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Helen Wills Moody      3–6, 6–3, 5–7

Win     1935    U. S. National Championships (4)      Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan   6–2, 6–4

Win     1936    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   Nazi Germany Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling     6–2, 4–6, 7–5

Loss     1936    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Alice Marble    6–4, 3–6, 2–6

Loss     1938    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Helen Wills      4–6, 0–6

Loss     1939    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Alice Marble    0–6, 10–8, 4–6

Loss     1940    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Alice Marble    2–6, 3–6

Dublu

9 (3 titluri, 6 locuri 2)

Result  Year    Championship Surface            Partner Opponents       Score

Loss     1931    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United Kingdom Dorothy Round      United Kingdom Betty Nuthall

United Kingdom Eileen Bennett Whittingstall          2–6, 4–6

Loss     1932    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Elizabeth Ryan France Doris Metaxa

Belgium Josane Sigart 4–6, 3–6

Win     1932    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey    United States Alice Marble

United States Marjorie Morrill            8–6, 6–1

Loss     1934    French International Championships  Clay     United States Sarah Palfrey    France Simonne Mathieu

United States Elizabeth Ryan 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Win     1934    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey    United States Carolin Babcock

United States Dorothy Andrus           4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Win     1935    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan   United States Carolin Babcock

United States Dorothy Andrus           6–4, 6–2

Loss     1936    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan   United Kingdom Freda James

United Kingdom Kay Stammers        2–6, 1–6

Loss     1936    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan   United States Marjorie Gladman Van Ryn

United States Carolin Babcock          7–9, 6–2, 4–6

Loss     1939    Wimbledon Championships    Grass   United Kingdom Billie Yorke            United States Alice Marble

United States Sarah Palfrey Fabyan   1–6, 0–6

Dublu mixt

2 (1 titlu, 1 loc 2)

Result  Year    Championship Surface            Partner Opponents       Score

Win     1934    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States George Lott     United States Elizabeth Ryan

United States Lester Stoefen  4–6, 13–11, 6–2

Loss     1932    U. S. National Championships            Grass   United States Ellsworth Vines           United States Sarah Palfrey

United Kingdom Fred Perry   3–6, 5–7

Performanțe

În cele 4 turnee câștigate la U. S. National Championships a pierdut doar un set.

Profil

Avea un serviciu puternic. Avea un rever de temut.

Biografie

Lesbianism

A fost lesbiană. A trăit cu Henrietta Bingham (1934-1943) și cu Virginia Gurnee.

Alte jucătoare de tenis lesbiene: Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Amelie Mauresmo, Gigi Fernández, Lisa Raymond, Casey Dellacqua, Samantha Stosur.

Cărți

A scris mai multe cărți:

Modern Tennis (1933)

Improve Your Tennis (1936)

Beyond the game: an autobiography (1936)

„By your leave, sir” : the story of a WAVE (1943)

Storm Against the Wind (1944)

Laurel for Judy (1945)

Adventure in Blue Jeans (1947)

Gallery of Champions (1949)

Center Court (1950)

Proudly she serves! The realistic story of a tennis champion who becomes a Wave (1953)

The young sportsman’s guide to tennis (1961)

Beginner’s Guide to Winning Tennis (1961)

Judy, Tennis Ace (1961)

Better physical fitness for girls (1964)

Courage to Conquer (1967)

The Tennis Machine (1972)

Famous modern American women athletes (1975)

Bibliografie

https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/helen-hull-jacobs

 

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