Helen Wills

1905 - 1998

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Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known by her married names Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) during her career, including 19 singles titles. Wills was the first American woman athlete to become a global celebrity, making friends with royalty and film stars despite her preference for staying out of the limelight. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Wills has received more than 275,047 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Helen Wills is the 73rd most popular tennis player (down from 70th in 2019), the 4,573rd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,226th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Helen Wills ranks 73 out of 1,148Before her are Jim Courier, Ashley Cooper, Richard Sears, Alex Metreveli, Gustavo Kuerten, and Kim Clijsters. After her are Kurt Nielsen, Bobby Riggs, Edgar Leonard, Arthur Gore, Maurice Germot, and Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers.

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Among people born in 1905, Helen Wills ranks 181Before her are Markos Vamvakaris, Manuel Ferreira, Antonio Berni, Floyd Gottfredson, Fumiko Enchi, and Bernt Evensen. After her are Mohammad Hidayatullah, Mario Varglien, C. P. Snow, Araken Patusca, Giuseppe Cavanna, and John Lyng. Among people deceased in 1998, Helen Wills ranks 140Before her are Mariano Martín, Michèle Arnaud, Roy Rogers, Jon Postel, António Ribeiro, and Jean Leray. After her are Aisha Abd al-Rahman, Edwige Feuillère, Chatichai Choonhavan, Kamala Sohonie, Zezé Moreira, and Enoch Powell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 4,573 out of 15,968Before her are Dennis Frederiksen (1951), Francis Collins (1950), Paula Patton (1975), Layne Staley (1967), Miriam Stevenson (1933), and Son House (1902). After her are David Spade (1964), Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Sage Stallone (1976), Lou Costello (1906), Jonathan Winters (1925), and Tobias Wolff (1945).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 17Before her are Serena Williams (1981), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Michael Chang (1972), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Jim Courier (1970), and Richard Sears (1861). After her are Bobby Riggs (1918), Edgar Leonard (1881), Maureen Connolly (1934), Venus Williams (1980), Vincent Richards (1903), and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1886).