Molla Bjurstedt Mallory

March 06, 1884
November 22, 1959
Place of Birth:
Mosvik, North-Trøndelag
United States
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Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

Born and raised in Norway, Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, a powerful and tenacious baseliner, moved to the United States in 1914, only two years after garnering a gold medal as a Norwegian in the Olympic Games. She collected an astonishing eight United States Championships to set a record, carving out her triumphs with unbridled intensity and a large will to win. The cornerstone of her game was the forehand, a shot she exploited to the fullest against all of her adversaries. Mallory won her last Grand Slam event when she was 42.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1915-18, 1920-22, 1926
  • Doubles Champion 1916-17
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1917, 1923

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1923, 1925, 1927-28
  • Bronze Medalist in Women's Singles 1912