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Helen Wills - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsTennisHelen Wills Biography - Early Years, Center Court, Chronology, Retirements And Comebacks, "little Miss Poker Face", "every Woman Who Goes Into Athletics Owes Something To Her"


1905 Born October 6, in Centreville, California
1919 Joins the Berkeley Tennis Club
1921 Wins first tennis championship
1925 Graduates from the University of California at Berkeley
1926 Plays famous match against Suzanne Lenglen
1929 Marries California stockbroker Frederick Moody
1937 Divorces Moody
1938 Retires from tennis
1939 Marries Irish polo player Aiden Roark
1998 Dies January 1, in Carmel, California

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