Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling

1908 - 1981

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Hildegard "Hilde" Krahwinkel Sperling (German pronunciation: [ˈhɪldəɡaʁt kʀaːvɪŋkl̩] née Krahwinkel; 26 March 1908 – 7 March 1981) was a German tennis player who became a dual-citizen after marrying Dane Svend Sperling in December 1933. She won three consecutive singles titles at the French Championships from 1935 to 1937. Krahwinkel Sperling is generally regarded as the second-greatest female German tennis player in history, behind Steffi Graf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling has received more than 40,955 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling is the 92nd most popular tennis player (down from 75th in 2019), the 3,401st most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,359th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling ranks 92 out of 1,148Before her are Dora Boothby, Alex Olmedo, Ernest Renshaw, Spencer Gore, Amélie Mauresmo, and Nicola Pietrangeli. After her are Momčilo Tapavica, Venus Williams, Miloslav Mečíř, André Gobert, Carlos Moyá, and Vincent Richards.

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Among people born in 1908, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling ranks 210Before her are Ștefan Barbu, Hugo Distler, Jill Esmond, Lauri Lehtinen, Marina Semyonova, and George Pal. After her are Eugen Suchoň, Ethel Merman, Erik Lundqvist, Janina Lewandowska, Alfred Eisenbeisser, and Jules Vandooren. Among people deceased in 1981, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling ranks 129Before her are Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Robert Montgomery, Allan Dwan, Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, D. R. Bendre, and Ludwig Goldbrunner. After her are Rudolf Krčil, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard O'Connor, Terry Fox, Esteban Canal, and Mike Bloomfield.

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Among people born in Germany, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling ranks 3,401 out of 5,289Before her are Emanuel Geibel (1815), Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (1818), Per Mertesacker (1984), Rudolf Augstein (1923), Paul Reinecke (1872), and Ellen Preis (1912). After her are Anna Sophie of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1670), Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1825), Emre Can (1994), Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1699), Walter Sedlmayr (1926), and Ernst Ahl (1898).


Among tennis players born in Germany, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling ranks 5Before her are John McEnroe (1959), Steffi Graf (1969), Boris Becker (1967), and Gottfried von Cramm (1909). After her are Michael Stich (1968), Cilly Aussem (1909), Tommy Haas (1978), Angelique Kerber (1988), Wilhelm Bungert (1939), Heinrich Schomburgk (1885), and Sylvia Hanika (1959).