Alice Marble

September 28, 1913
December 13, 1990
Place of Birth:
Plumas County, California
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

A woman of unmistakable glamour and athleticism, the striking Marble, wearing her familiar sun visor, altered the face of the women’s game. The first woman to play the serve-and-volley game, she demonstrated to the skeptics that it was indeed possible for a woman to master an aggressive, net-rushing style of play. She moved relentlessly through the 1939 and 1940 seasons without losing a singles match. Marble took the women’s game to another level with her groundbreaking methodology.

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion 1939
  • Doubles Champion 1938-39
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1937-39

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1936, 1938-40
  • Doubles Champion 1937-40
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1936, 1938-40

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1933, 1937-39