|Full name||Edith Ann Cross Jensen|
|Country (sports)||United States|
August 2, 1907 |
San Francisco, U.S.
|Died||July 15, 1983
San Mateo[disambiguation needed], U.S.
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1929)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1929, 1930)|
|US Open||SF (1928)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||F (1928, 1930)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1930)|
Edith Cross Jensen (née Cross; August 2, 1907 – July 15, 1983) was an American female tennis player who achieved a No. 3 national ranking in 1928, 1929 and 1930.
Cross, originally from San Francisco, began to play tennis after graduating from High School in 1927. 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. In 1930 she also reached the final of the doubles event at Wimbledon, partnering Sarah Palfrey, but the pair lost to Helen Wills and Elizabeth Ryan in straight sets.
She was part of the American team that won the Wightman Cup against Great Britain 1929. Cross 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.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles (3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1928||U.S. Championships||Grass||Anna McCune Harper|| Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman
|Runner-up||1930||Wimbledon Championships||Grass||Sarah Palfrey|| Helen Wills
|Runner-up||1930||U.S. Championships||Grass||Anna McCune Harper|| Betty Nuthall
|6–3, 3–6, 5–7|
Mixed doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1928||U.S. Championships||Grass||Gar Moon|| Helen Wills
|Winner||1930||U.S. Championships||Grass||Wilmer Allison|| Marjorie Morrill
- Wallis Myers, A., ed. (1933). Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack and Tournament Guide 1933. London: F.H. Ayres Limited. pp. 572–573.
- Crissey, George D. (1929-04-02). "Edith Cross Has Meteoric Climb To Tennis Fame". Berkeley Daily Gazette. Berkeley, California. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 479, 482. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- "Wimbledon players archive - Edith Cross". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- "Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Retrieved 2014-09-02.