Althea Louise Brough Clapp (born March 11, 1923) was a World No. 1 American female tennis player.
She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but moved to Beverly Hills, California when she was four years old. She was taught by Dick Skeen and had a classic forehand and backhand and a paralyzing American twist serve. She was one of the great volleyers in history. She won thirteen titles at Wimbledon, seventeen titles at the U.S. Championships, three titles at the French Championships, and two titles at the Australian Championships. Her 35 Grand Slam titles ties her with Doris Hart for fifth on the all-time list, behind only Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, and Margaret Osborne duPont.
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