Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
Country USA
Biographical Information
Died 1 January, 1998
Birthplace Centerville, California, USA
Physical Information
Gender Female
Tennis Information
Grand Slam results
French Open W (1928, 1929, 1930, 1932)
Wimbledon W (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938)
US Open W (1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931)
Olympic Games 1st place (Gold medal) (1924)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1930, 1932)
Wimbledon W (1924, 1927, 1930)
US Open W (1922, 1924, 1925, 1928)
Olympic Games 1st place (Gold medal) (1924)
Last updated on 23 August, 2011.

Helen Newington Wills Roark (also known as Helen Wills Moody) is a professional American tennis player born Helen Newington Wills on October 6, 1905 in Centerville, California. Helen Wills studied at the University of California (1927) and from then until her retirement (1939) she dominated women's tennis. She won her first US women's singles title in 1923, then went on to win it six more times by 1931.


Helen Wills Moody also won the Wimbledon singles championship eight times, the French singles four times, various doubles championships, and two gold medals in the 1924 Olympics. In all, she won 31 Grand Slam titles.

Married to Frederick Moody, she competed between 1929–39 as Helen Wills Moody. After marrying Aidan Roark in 1939, Helen Wills competed in senior tournaments as Mrs. Roark. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1959.

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