Zinderstein, circa 1920
|Full name||Marion Hall Zinderstein|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||May 6, 1896|
|Died||August 14, 1980(aged 84)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||F (1919, 1920)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1918, 1919, 1920, 1922)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1919)|
Marion Hall Zinderstein (May 6, 1896 – August 14, 1980) also known by her married name Marion Jessup, 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.
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. 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 1979, Jessup was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
Her parents were Charles Zinderstein (1866-1902) and Elizabeth Schmalz, both the children of German immigrants. Her father and grandfather were in the silk milling business in Allentown, PA. After her father's death, the family moved to West Newton, MA in 1912, where they lived on Prince Street. Marion married John Butler Jessup in 1921.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1919||U.S. Championships||Grass||Hazel Hotchkiss||6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1920||U.S. Championships||Grass||Molla Mallory||6–3, 6–1|
Doubles: (4 wins, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||1918||U.S. Championships||Grass||Eleanor Goss|| Molla Mallory
|Winner||1919||U.S. Championships||Grass||Eleanor Goss|| Eleonora Sears
|Winner||1920||U.S. Championships||Grass||Eleanor Goss|| Eleanor Tennant
|Winner||1922||U.S. Championships||Grass||Helen Wills|| Molla Mallory
|6–4, 7–9, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1924||U.S. Championships||Grass||Eleanor Goss|| Helen Wills
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 win)
|Winner||1919||U.S. Championships||Grass||Vincent Richards|| Florence Ballin
|2–6, 11–9, 6–2|
- "Marion Jessup". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- "Molla Bjurstedt Loses Net Title" (PDF). The New York Times. June 21, 1919.
- "Sport: Two Veterans". Time Inc. 31 Mar 1924. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Mrs. Jessup Takes National Net Title". The New York Times. March 22, 1924.
- "National Portrait Gallery". National Portrait Gallery.
- Marion Zinderstein at the International Tennis Federation
- Marion Zinderstein at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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