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Alice Marble

Marble, Alice, 1913–90, American tennis player, b. Plumas co., Calif. She began playing tennis at the age of 15, and after 1931 she rose rapidly in national tennis rankings. She four times took the U.S. singles championship (1936, 1938–40) and, with Sarah Palfrey Cooke, took the U.S. doubles crown (1937–40). She also won the British singles (1939) and doubles (1938–39) championships before entering (1941) the professional tennis ranks.

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