Edith Cross

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Edith Cross
Full name Edith Cross Jensen
Country (sports)  United States
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 1R (1929, 1930)
US Open QF (1928, 1929)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1930)
US Open F (1928, 1930)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1930)
US Open W (1930)

Edith Cross Jensen was an American female tennis player who achieved a No. 3 national ranking in 1928, 1929 and 1930.

Career[edit]

Cross, originally from San Francisco, began to play tennis after graduating from High School in 1927.[1] In 1930 she won the U.S. National Championships mixed doubles title with Wilmer Allison after a straight two sets victory in the final against Marjorie Morrill and Frank Shields. She reached the U.S. National Championships doubles final in 1928 and 1930 together with Anna Harper but failed to win the title on either occasion.[2]

In 1928 and 1931 she won the singles title at the Pacific Coast Championships (now SAP Open). In 1931 she won the singles title at the Canadian Championships defeating Marjory Leeming in two straight sets.

She was part of the American team that won the Wightman Cup against Great Britain 1929. She won her singles match against Peggy Michell and, partnering Helen Wills, lost her doubles match against Phoebe Holcroft Watson and Peggy Michell.

In 1976, she was inducted into the USTA Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Womens doubles 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1928 U.S. Championships Grass United States Anna McCune Harper United States Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
United States Helen Wills
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1930 Wimbledon Championships Grass United States Sarah Palfrey United States Helen Wills
United States Elizabeth Ryan
2–6, 7–9
Runner-up 1930 U.S. Championships Grass United States Anna McCune Harper United States Betty Nuthall
United States Sarah Palfrey
6–3, 3–6, 5–7

Mixed doubles 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1928 U.S. Championships Grass Australia Gar Moon United States Helen Wills
Australia Jack Hawkes
1–6, 3–6
Winner 1930 U.S. Championships Grass United States Wilmer Allison United States Marjorie Morrill
United States Frank Shields
6–4, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crissey, George D. (1929-04-02). "Edith Cross Has Meteoric Climb To Tennis Fame". Berkely Daily Gazette (Berkeley, California). Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 479, 482. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

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