Pauline Betz Addie who was entered into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965, has won 5 Grand Slam singles titles as well as being the top ranked woman player from the United States in the 1940’s, has died on May 31st, 2011. She had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in her sleep at an assisted living facility in Potomac, Maryland.
Some will remember her for touring the country as a pro with Gussie Moran and top male players of the day such as Bobby Riggs and Jack Kramer. After her career, she played the game she loved into her 80’s and was also a teaching professional in the Washington D.C. area.
She is survived by five children, one brother, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
You will be greatly missed Pauline, and thank you for your contribution to the game. RIP.