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 315,807 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Helen Wills is the 107th most popular tennis player (down from 73rd in 2019), the 5,310th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,571st in 2019) and the 25th most popular Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Helen Wills ranks 107 out of 1,148Before her are Arthur Gore, Roscoe Tanner, Jim Courier, Shirley Fry, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Hedwiga Rosenbaumová. After her are Alexander Zverev, Sven Davidson, Kurt Nielsen, Helena Suková, Francis Hunter, and Lilí Álvarez.

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Among people born in 1905, Helen Wills ranks 201Before her are Leila Hyams, Mary Renault, Rózsa Péter, Tamar Abakelia, Eric Frank Russell, and Siaka Stevens. After her are Edmundo Piaggio, Étienne Mattler, Giuseppe Cavanna, Mario Varglien, John Kuck, and Lilí Álvarez. Among people deceased in 1998, Helen Wills ranks 167Before her are Zezé Moreira, Tammy Wynette, Odette Bancilhon, Théodore Sindikubwabo, Nicholas Kurti, and Aisha Abd al-Rahman. After her are Laila Schou Nilsen, Konstantinos Kollias, Rolan Bykov, Jean Shiley, Wendy O. Williams, and Lilí Álvarez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 5,310 out of 18,182Before her are Thomas S. Monson (1927), Bridget Moynahan (1971), Linden Ashby (1960), Louis J. Mordell (1888), Catherine Bach (1954), and Gregory Itzin (1948). After her are Andy Samberg (1978), Joe Montana (1956), Chester Thompson (1948), Benjamin Rush (1745), Lizabeth Scott (1922), and Rachel Ticotin (1958).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 25Before her are Richard Sears (1861), Vincent Richards (1903), Jack Kramer (1921), Roscoe Tanner (1951), Jim Courier (1970), and Shirley Fry (1927). After her are Francis Hunter (1894), Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1886), Edgar Leonard (1881), Bob Falkenburg (1926), Marion Jones Farquhar (1879), and Beals Wright (1879).