Tennis Hall of Fame says Thelma Coyne Long dies at 96
The International Tennis Hall of Fame says that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, has died. She was 96.
The Hall made the announcement Wednesday.
Long was inducted in 2013.
She won two major championships in singles, 12 in doubles and five in mixed doubles. At the 1952 Australian Championships – the tournament now known as the Australian Open – Long won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles.
Two years later, at age 35, she became the oldest Australian women’s singles champion.
A funeral service will be held in a chapel of Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Crematorium in Matraville, New South Wales, on Monday, according to the Hall.