Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling

Hildegard "Hilde" Krahwinkel Sperling (German pronunciation: [ˈhɪldəɡaʁt kʀaːvɪŋkl̩] née Krahwinkel; 26 March 1908 – 7 March 1981) was a German tennis player who became a dual-citizen after marrying Dane Svend Sperling in December 1933.[lower-alpha 1][4] She won three consecutive singles titles at the French Championships from 1935 to 1937. Krahwinkel Sperling is generally regarded as the second-greatest female German tennis player in history, behind Steffi Graf. Sperling played a counterpunching game, predicated on speed, and wore down opponents. Helen Jacobs once wrote that Sperling was the third-best player she ever played, behind Helen Wills Moody and Suzanne Lenglen.

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling
Henri Cochet, Eileen Bennett Whittingstall, Hilde Krahwinkel and Gottfried von Cramm, Roland Garros 1932
Country (sports) Germany
Born(1908-03-26)26 March 1908
Essen, Germany
Died7 March 1981(1981-03-07) (aged 72)
Helsingborg, Sweden
Int. Tennis HoF2013 (member page)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1936, Ned Potter)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenW (1935, 1936, 1937)
WimbledonF (1931, 1936)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1935)
WimbledonF (1935)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (1929, 1930)
WimbledonW (1933)