Pauline Betz Addie

August 06, 1919
May 31, 2011
Place of Birth:
Dayton, Ohio
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Moving around the court with alacrity, striking the ball crisply, driving her backhand with admirable pace and unfailing accuracy, Pauline Betz Addie was one of the world’s premier players across the 1940s. An American with a large heart and agile mind, she made it to six consecutive finals at Forest Hills from 1941-46, winning the championships of her country four times. Later, she bested both Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1947) and Gussy Moran (1951) on professional tours. Her popularity was hard earned, her quiet sense of self unmistakable.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1946


  • Singles Champion 1946

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1942-44, 1946

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1946