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Anita Lizana de Ellis (born November 19, 1915, Santiago, Chile - died August 21, 1994) was a World No. 1 tennis player from Chile and the first Latin American female to win a Grand Slam singles championship. She won the U.S. Championships in 1937, defeating Jadwiga Jedrzejowska in the final 6–4, 6–2.

According to Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, she was ranked in the world top ten in 1936 and 1937 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 1 in those rankings in 1937.[1]

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Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 - 1944 1945 19461 19471 Career SR
Australian Championships A A A A A A NH NH A A 0 / 0
French Championships 3R A A A A NH R A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon 3R QF QF 2R 2R NH NH NH A 2R 0 / 6
U.S. Championships A A W A A A A A A A 1 / 1
SR 0 / 2 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 8

NH = not held

R = restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

See also

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York, N.Y: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  

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