Anna Margrethe "Molla" Bjurstedt Mallory was a Norwegian-American tennis player.
18 Facts About Molla Mallory
Molla Mallory won a record eight singles titles at the US National Championships.
Molla Mallory was the first woman to represent Norway at the Olympics.
Molla Mallory won the singles title in Cincinnati in 1915.
Molla Mallory had less in the way of stroke equipment than most tennis champions, but she was a fierce competitor, running with great endurance.
Molla Mallory walked around in a manner that said you'd better look out or she'd deck you.
Molla Mallory held that a woman could not sustain a volleying attack in a long match.
Molla Mallory took the ball on the rise and drove it from corner to corner to keep her opponent on the constant run.
Lenglen claimed that she merely said "thank you" to Molla Mallory and coughed suggestively behind her hand.
Molla Mallory just sent back at me whatever I sent at her and waited for me to make a fault.
Molla Mallory won the singles title at the US Championships a record eight times in 15 attempts, with the last of her titles occurring at age 42 in 1926.
Molla Mallory's worst finish there was a quarterfinal loss in 1927 at age 43.
Molla Mallory is the only woman other than Chris Evert to have won the US Championships four consecutive times.
Molla Mallory won multiple titles at other tournaments such as the Middle States Championships which she won a record seven times.
Molla Mallory won the Seabright Invitational Tournament three times.
Molla Mallory died on 22 November 1959, aged 75, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Molla Mallory was ranked in the US top 10 for 13 consecutive years from 1915 through 1928 and was top ranked from 1915 through 1922 and in 1926.
Molla Mallory was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1958.