Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
HILDE KRAHWINKEL SPERLING

Germany
Born 26/3/1908 Died 7/3/1981
French Open 1935,1936,1937

Hilde Krahwinkel-Sperling was a tall player who was a clay court expert. Krahwinkel would stay on the court all day getting balls back, frustrating her opponents. At the 1931 French Krahwinkel beat Simone Passemard-Mathieu before losing to Betty Nuthall in the semis. At Wimbledon Krahwinkel beat Dorothy Round and Helen Jacobs before losing to her compatriot Cilly Aussem in the final. At the 1932 French Krahwinkel lost in the semis to Helen Wills-Moody. At Wimbledon 1933 Krahwinkel lost in the semis to Wills-Moody. At the 1935 French Krahwinkel-Sperling beat Jacobs in the semis and Passemard-Mathieu in the final to take her first Grand Slam title. At Wimbledon she lost in the semis to Jacobs. At the French in 1936 Krahwinkel-Sperling beat Passemard-Mathieu in the final to win her second title. At Wimbledon she beat Round and Passemard-Mathieu before losing a tough final to Jacobs. At the 1937 French Krahwinkel-Sperling took a hat trick of titles, beating Passemard-Mathieu in the final. At Wimbledon 1938 Krahwinkel-Sperling beat Sarah Palfrey-Fabyan in the quarters before losing to Wills-Moody in the semis. At Wimbledon 1939 Krahwinkel-Sperling lost in the semis to Alice Marble, failing to win a game.

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