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Old 09-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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I think, Helen was coached by Bill Tilden for a while. Tilden liked her, and - always the Diva - disliked Lenglen and Wills immensely. Her rivalry with Wills, known as the Battle of the Helens, is famous and sometimes unpleasant. Wills wasn't called Ice Maiden for nothing. When Wills lost that US match, she simply walked of the court, because she didn't want to shake hands with her rival. At Wim, Jacobs had a big lead in one final, when she injured her leg and had to retire. Wills remarked somewhat like "She should have broken her leg".
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