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The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s  

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List of the best women's tennis players from 1950s, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. From 1950 to 1959, tennis had some of the greatest women's tennis players of all time. These are some of the most talented 1950s 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 1950s 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 Maureen Connolly and Althea Gibson. Featuring Grand Slam champions, Wimbledon winners, Doubles players, and more, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest 1950s tennis players?" and "Who is the best tennis player of 1950s?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of the 1950s 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 1950s tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Maureen Connolly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
2
Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
3
Maria Bueno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Brazil
4
Doris Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
5
Louise Brough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
6
Margaret Osborne duPont is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
7
Mary Carter Reitano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
8
Shirley Fry Irvin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United States of America
9
Thelma Coyne Long is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
10
Nancye Wynne Bolton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
11
Zsuzsi Körmöczy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Zsuzsi Körmöczy
12
Angela Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United Kingdom
13
Christine Truman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
United Kingdom
14
Anita Kanter-kappe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Anita Kanter-kappe
15
Beryl Penrose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Australia
16
Shirley Bloomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Women's Tennis Players of the 1950s
Shirley Bloomer