Marion Jessup

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Marion Jessup
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Jessup, around 1920
Full name Marion Hall Zinderstein Jessup
Country  United States
Born (1896-05-06)May 6, 1896
Died August 14, 1980(1980-08-14) (aged 84)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon QF (1924)
US Open F (1919, 1920)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1918, 1919, 1920, 1922)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1919)
Olympic medal record
Women's tennis
Silver 1924 Paris mixed doubles

Marion Hall Jessup (née Zinderstein) (May 6, 1896 – August 14, 1980) was a female tennis player from the United States. At the 1924 Paris Olympics she won a silver medal in the Mixed doubles event partnering Vincent Richards.[1]

Career[edit]

Marion Zinderstein twice reached the singles finals of the U.S. National Championships. In 1919 she defeated reigning champion Molla Bjurstedt from Norway in the semifinals in straight sets but was then soundly defeated by compatriot Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman in the final, 1–6, 2–6.[2] A year later, 1920, Bjurstedt revenged her earlier semifinal defeat and Zinderstein again suffered a heavy loss in the final, 3–6, 1–6.

In 1924 she became national singles indoor champion when she defeated the Lilian Scharman, Brooklyn, 6–2, 6–3, in the indoor tournament at Brookline, MA.[3][4]

In 1979, Jessup was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1919 U.S. Championships Grass United States Hazel Hotchkiss 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1920 U.S. Championships Grass United States Molla Bjurstedt 6–3, 6–1

Doubles: (4 wins, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1918 U.S. Championships Grass United States Eleanor Goss United States Molla Bjurstedt
Norway Mrs. Johan Rogge
7–5, 8–6
Winner 1919 U.S. Championships Grass United States Eleanor Goss United States Eleonora Sears
United States Hazel Hotchkiss
10–8, 9–7
Winner 1920 U.S. Championships Grass United States Eleanor Goss United States Eleanor Tennant
United States Helen Baker
6–3, 6–1
Winner 1921 U.S. Championships Grass United States Helen Wills Moody United States Molla Mallory
United States Edith Sigourney
6–4, 7–9, 6–3
Runner-up 1924 U.S. Championships Grass United States Eleanor Goss United States Helen Wills
United States Hazel Hotchkiss
6–4, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 win)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 U.S. Championships Grass United States Vincent Richards United States Florence Ballin
United States Bill Tilden
2–6, 11–9, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marion Jessup". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Molla Bjurstedt Loses Net Title" (PDF). The New York Times. June 21, 1919. 
  3. ^ "Sport: Two Veterans". Time Inc. 31 Mar 1924. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mrs. Jessup Takes National Net Title". The New York Times. March 22, 1924.