Helen Wills

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Noun1.Helen Wills - United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)Helen Wills - United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)
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answers WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN: Helen Wills (Moody); Windpipe; Chester; 1973 REMEMBER WHEN: 1974 IMPOSSIPUZZLES: The children are aged five years to 10.
During the 1930s, ladies tennis was dominated by "the two Helens" - American arch rivals Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs.
The late tennis legend Helen Wills Moody won 31 Grand Slam titles.
The family of Helen Wills, from Waterloo, who died last year at the age of 50 from a glioblastorma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour, say it is essential that more money be spent on finding the cause and treatments for brain tumours.
CALIFORNIAN tennis player Helen Wills Moody won her eighth Wimbledon title.
The findings show that PET can be used to track tau deposition in living humans, "with results that confirm and extend information obtained from neuropathological studies," wrote Michael Scholl, Ph.D., of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.
"Our hope is that medications targeting social function may someday be used to treat these disabling conditions," said Andrew Kayser, a co-principal investigator on the study, an assistant professor of neurology at UC San Francisco and a researcher in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley.
It was Williams' sixth title at Melbourne Park and it moved her into a tie with fellow American Helen Wills Moody in third on the all-time list after she joined Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on 18 at last year's US Open.
In sealing her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Williams surpassed Martina Navratilova, the woman who passed her the trophy, and Chris Evert in Grand Slam title wins, while drawing level with fellow American Helen Wills Moody, third in the all-time list.
Margaret Court of Australia is the all-time leader with 24 Grand Slam titles followed by Germany's Steffi Graff (22 titles) and USA's Helen Wills Moody (19 titles).
1927 _ Helen Wills becomes the first American to win at Wimbledon since May Sutton in 1907, beating Lili de Alvar 6-2, 6-4 for the title.