Pauline Betz Addie
Pauline May Betz Addie, born in August 6, 1919 in Dayton, Ohio, United States, is a very well known American tennis player in the post World War II. She studied in Los Angeles High School and Rollins College and married to a sportswriter Bob Addie and is the mother of the author Kim Addonizio.
She won four single titles in the United States Championships in 1942 and won Tri-State tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio in the following year. She won against Margaret Osborne and Catherine Wolf in those competitions.
In 1946, she won the Wimbledon singles title where she never lost a point in a set. This is the time when she was ranked no.1 in 1946 which covered from 1940 through 1945. She was also included in top end at the end of 1939 where she placed no.8 in the world and topped through 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1946 where she won the United States Championship in singles at Forest Hills where she played and won 33 out of 37 matches.
She was able to gain 19 U.S titles including the Clay Court Singles in 1941 and 1943. She also played in the Indoor singles in 1939,1941,1943 and 1947. She also became the runner up in 1941 and 1945 to Sarah Palfrey Cooke, creating a six straight years in the finals record.
In 1946, winning 8 out of 12 tournaments she played, she ended her amateur career together with 27 last matches. Then in 1965, she was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of fame.