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Louise Brough Clapp Passes Away

American Louise Brough Clapp, who won 35 Grand Slam titles in her career - three more than Serena Williams - passed away peacefully at home with her family in Vista, California on Monday.

Published February 04, 2014 12:13

Louise Brough Clapp Passes Away
Louise Brough Clapp

VISTA, CA, USA - One of the true legends of women's tennis, Louise Brough Clapp, has passed away.

Brough Clapp won 35 Grand Slam titles between 1942 and 1957, including six in singles (four at her beloved Wimbledon and one each at the Australian and US Opens), 21 in doubles and eight in mixed.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall Of Fame in 1967.

The American's tally sees her tied for fifth place for most overall Grand Slam titles, all-time and male or female, just ahead of a certain woman who's dominating the game right now - here's the list:

Most Overall Grand Slam Titles
(all-time & male or female)

1. Margaret Court - 62 (24/19/19)
2. Martina Navratilova - 59 (18/31/10)
3. Billie Jean King - 39 (12/16/11)
4. Margaret Osborne duPont - 37 (6/21/10)
5. Louise Brough Clapp - 35 (6/21/8)
Doris Hart - 35 (6/14/15)
7. Serena Williams - 32 (17/13/2)
8. Helen Wills Moody - 31 (19/9/3)
9. Elizabeth Ryan - 30 (0/19/11)
10. Roy Emerson - 28 (12/16/0)

Brough Clapp passed away peacefully at home with her family in Vista, California on Monday.

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