PAULINE BETZ ADDIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/09/1946 - HFSID 275205
Sale Price $252.00
THE GREAT AMERICAN FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER SENDS THANKS FOR A CARD IN 1946, THE YEAR SHE WON GRAND SLAM SINGLES TITLES AT THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP AND AT WIMBLEDOM (WITHOUT LOSING A SET) AND WAS RUNNER-UP AT THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS
PAULINE BETZ. ALS: "Pauline Betz", 1p, 5x6. Forest Hills, Long Island, New York, 1946 October 9. On letterhead of The West Side Tennis Club to "Dear Mr. Timbers". In full: "Thank you for your card. Best wishes/Sincerely". Pauline May Betz Addie (born in 1919) won five Grand Slam Singles Championships, including the U.S. Championship (1942, 1943, 1944 and 1946) and Wimbledon (1946), which she won without losing a set. Also the runner-up at the 1941 and 1945 U.S. Championships and the 1946 French Championships, Betz was married to sportswriter Bob Addie. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965. Slightly creased with fold, not at signature. Rectangular shading touches signature and date. Black photo corners affixed at all corners, tape remnants on verso (no show through). Ink notes (unknown hand) at lower margin. Overall, fine condition.
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