Tennis The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s  

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List of the best women's tennis players from 1940s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1940 to 1949, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1940s tennis players to ever live, so if you're a fan of tennis and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular women's tennis player from the 1940s then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of players, including Pauline Betz and Margaret Osborne. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1940s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1940s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1940s in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of the top 1940s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Doris Hart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Doris Hart United States of America

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Margaret Osborne duPont is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Margaret Osborne duPont United States of America

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Alice Marble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Alice Marble United States of America

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Pauline Betz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Pauline Betz United States of America

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Louise Brough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Louise Brough United States of America

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Nancye Wynne Bolton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s

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Patricia Canning Todd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Patricia Canning Todd United States of America

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Sarah Palfrey Cooke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Sarah Palfrey Cooke United States of America

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Nelly Landry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1940s
Nelly Landry France