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Queens of the Court

Posted on January 15, 2010 by Marianne Bevis

Helen Wills Moody

Helen Wills Moody

Our Queens of the Court Series spans about 100 years, from someone who was born in 1884, to someone who was stabbed on court in 1993.  Below please find links to the Queens of the Court series:


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