Alice Marble (b. September 28, 1913 in Beckwourth, California d. December 13, 1990 in Palm Springs, California) was a World No. 1 American tennis player who won 18 Grand Slam championships from 1936 through 1940. Five of those championships were in singles, six were in women's doubles, and seven were in mixed doubles. At the U.S. Championships, Marble won the singles title in 1936, 1938, 1939, and 1940.At Wimbledon, Marble won the singles title in 1939. She won the women's doubles title with Cooke in 1938 and 1939.Marble greatly contributed to the desegregation of American tennis by writing an editorial in support of Althea Gibson for the July 1, 1950 issue of American Lawn Tennis Magazine.

Alice Marble