Helen Hull Jacobs

August 06, 1908
June 02, 1997
Place of Birth:
Globe, Arizona
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Often overshadowed by her storied rival Helen Wills Moody but seldom if ever losing faith in her own capabilities, Jacobs made the most of her opportunities and came away with some high honors. For four years in a row, from 1932-35, she was the singles victor at her native U.S. Championships. In 1936, she was victorious at Wimbledon. Although her game did not feature any dazzling strengths and her ground game was limited, she was highly competent at the net. Moreover, she was a first-rate match player. 

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion 1936

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1932-35
  • Doubles Champion 1932, 1934-35
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1934

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1927-37, 1939