During the 1930s, ladies tennis was dominated by "the two Helens" - American arch rivals Helen Wills Moody
and Helen Jacobs.
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The late tennis legend Helen Wills Moody
won 31 Grand Slam titles.
CALIFORNIAN tennis player Helen Wills Moody
won her eighth Wimbledon title.
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.
1938 _ Helen Wills Moody
wins her eighth and final singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0.
The 31-year-old Williams has won 16 majors to trail Margaret Court (24), Steffi Graf (22), Helen Wills Moody
(19), Chris Evert (18) and Martina Navratilova (18) on the all-time list, the report said.
Serena, 30, becomes only the third female tennis player to win a pair of gold medals at the same Olympics, emulating Venus, 32, in 2000 and compatriot Helen Wills Moody
and Penn State Lehigh Valley), also a tennis coach, offers short profiles of the careers of 35 female tennis stars, including Suzanne Lenglen, Helen Wills Moody
, Maureen Connolly, Althea Gibson, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Venus and Serena Williams, and Justine Henin.
Williams' crushing win on Saturday night saw her join an elite group of Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Helen Wills Moody
, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court who have all won 10 or more grand slams.
The world No.1 joins an illustrious and select band of players - including Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court and Helen Wills Moody
- to have won four or more French Opens.