Helen Wills

1905 - 1998

Helen Wills

Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding the top position in women's tennis for a total of nine years: 1927–33, 1935 and 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Wills has received more than 204,070 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 70th most popular tennis player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 200k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among tennis players, Helen Wills ranks 70 out of 1,101Before her are Venus Williams, Marat Safin, Nicola Pietrangeli, Spencer Gore, Thomas Muster, and Reginald Doherty. After her are Gustavo Kuerten, Simonne Mathieu, Althea Gibson, Mansour Bahrami, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, and Richard Sears.

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Among people born in 1905, Helen Wills ranks 129Before her are Leopold and Loeb, László Benedek, Joan Coromines, Gertrude Ederle, Grigori Kozintsev, and Louis Rosier. After her are Georges Schehadé, Raúl Leoni, Erich Neumann, Anfilogino Guarisi, Zdeněk Burian, and Manès Sperber. Among people deceased in 1998, Helen Wills ranks 110Before her are Christian Mortensen, Archie Moore, Jack Lord, Slava Metreveli, Louis Dumont, and Antonio Quarracino. After her are Genrich Altshuller, Beatrice Wood, Yuri Artyukhin, Antonio Saura, Michèle Arnaud, and Birger Ruud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 3,229 out of 12,171Before her are Francis Collins (1950), Erika Eleniak (1969), William R. Pogue (1930), Roy Chapman Andrews (1884), Chester Carlson (1906), and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958). After her are Treat Williams (1951), William Masters (1915), Larry David (1947), Frank Welker (1946), Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847), and Margaret Fuller (1810).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Helen Wills ranks 16Before her are Serena Williams (1981), Doris Hart (1925), Bobby Riggs (1918), Michael Chang (1972), Pancho Gonzales (1928), and Venus Williams (1980). After her are Althea Gibson (1927), Richard Sears (1861), Maureen Connolly (1934), Jim Courier (1970), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), and Vincent Richards (1903).

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