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Helen Wightman
Date Issued: 1990-07-06
Postage Value: 25 cents

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Helen Wightman

Winner of 44 national titles, Hazel Wightman began playing tennis in 1902 at the age of 16. In 1909-1911, she won the U.S. Women's Singles, as well as the National Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles. She again won in 1913, when her first child was an infant, and in 1919, following the birth of two more children. She won Olympic gold medals in doubles and mixed doubles in 1924. She continued to win major events through 1954, at the age of 68. To the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1919 she presented the Wightman Cup, for which British and American women's teams compete annually.

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