Helen Wills

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United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)

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However, brain-stimulating activities later in life may very well offer some protection against amyloid buildup, says principal investigator William Jagust, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.
Grandiose and even more "westernized" were such ranch-mansions as Woolaroc, commissioned by tycoon cowboy-wannabe Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum in 1926, and Rancho Diablo, the 1930 home of tennis star Helen Wills, whose Tex-Mex flavor fairly drips with that decade's western look of cowhide sofas and bright sombreros.
The only other woman to have won both golds was Helen Wills Moody, who achieved the feat in Paris in 1924.
Lawn Tennis Association singles championships were won by Helen Wills in the women's division and William T.
American Girl (1930) is a novel obviously based on the career of Helen Wills Moody, the great tennis champion.
Knight serves as Director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley.
In addition to Flinker, other co-authors and researchers on the study are Robert Knight and Avgusta Shestyuk at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, Nina Dronkers at the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System, and Anna Korzeniewska, Piotr Franaszczuk and Nathan Crone at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Margaret Court tops the list with 24 followed by Steffi Graf (22) and Helen Wills Moody (19).
Margaret Court (24), Steffi Graf (22) and Helen Wills Moody (19) are the only three women to have won more Grand Slam titles.
That changed in the 1930s when women's tennis hit the big time, with stars such as Suzanne Lenglen, Helen Wills and Helen Jacobs.
Identifying the inhibitory hormone in humans forces us to revise our understanding of the control mechanism of human reproduction," said first author Takayoshi Ubuka, a post-doctoral fellow in the UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology and in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.
Williams' crushing win on Saturday night saw her join an elite group of Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Helen Wills Moody, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court who have all won 10 or more grand slams.
Juju' did not drop a set all tournament and joins Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court and Helen Wills Moody in having won four or more titles here since 1925 - the year the championships were opened to non-French residents.
Also On This Day: 1644: Oliver Cromwell'sRoundheads defeated the Royalist Cavaliers under Prince Rupert at the Battle of Marston; 1900: The Zeppelin made its maiden flight from Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany; 1938: Helen Wills Moody won her record eighth Wimbledon women's singles title; 1956: Elvis Presley recorded Hound Dog and Don't be Cruel.