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ALICE MARBLE
Born: September 28, 1913 in Beckwourth, California
Died: December 13, 1990 in Palm Springs, California
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Alice Marble (September 28, 1913 – December 13, 1990) was an American tennis player who emerged as one of the sport's top competitors during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Beckwourth, Plumas County, California, Marble's athletic prowess on the court was complemented by her pioneering efforts off it, making her a notable figure in tennis history.

Achieving significant acclaim on the professional tennis circuit, Marble clinched numerous titles. Notably, she won the U.S. Championships singles title multiple times between 1936 and 1940. Her dominance extended to Wimbledon, where she secured the singles title in 1939. Beyond her individual accomplishments, Marble demonstrated her versatility by obtaining doubles and mixed doubles titles at both the U.S. Championships and Wimbledon. Marble's playing style was characterized by her powerful serve and aggressive net play, often outclassing her opponents with her athleticism and tactical acumen. Her contributions to the sport weren't limited to her playing career; she became an influential advocate for the inclusion of Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player, into the U.S. national championships in 1950.

Marble's life was marked by various challenges and adventures. During World War II, she undertook espionage activities for U.S. intelligence, gathering information from former romantic connections linked to the Nazi regime. This facet of her life remained secret until after her passing.

After retiring from competitive tennis, Marble ventured into writing and became a successful author. She penned an autobiography detailing her intriguing life journey, which touched on both her athletic accomplishments and personal hardships, including her recovery from tuberculosis and the tragic loss of her husband during World War II.
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  • ALICE MARBLE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67718
    ALICE MARBLE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67718
    The tennis star signs in blue ink on this 5x3 card Signature: "Alice Marble", 5x3 lined card. Alice Marble (1913-1990) won 18 tennis grand slam events between 1936 and 1940 (5 singles, 6 women's doubles and 7 mixed doubles).

    Sale Price $102.00

    $120.00

  • ALICE MARBLE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67719
    ALICE MARBLE - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 67719
    The tennis star signs in blue ink on this 5x3 card Signature: "Alice Marble", 5x3 lined card. Alice Marble (1913-1990) won 18 tennis grand slam events between 1936 and 1940 (5 singles, 6 women's doubles and 7 mixed doubles).

    Price: $120.00

  • ALICE MARBLE - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 72185
    ALICE MARBLE - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 72185
    Signed photograph of the tennis star smiling into the camera Printed Photograph Signed: "Alice Marble". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 4½x6½ (one surface). Captioned in lower margin.

    Sale Price $221.00

    $260.00

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