Thelma Coyne Long

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Coyne Long in May 1932.

Thelma Dorothy Coyne Long (14 October 1918 – 13 April 2015) was an Australian tennis player. She was one of the female players who dominated Australian tennis from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. During her career, she won 19 Grand Slam tournament titles. In 2013, she was added into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Coyne Long was born in Sydney, New South Wales. For a short time in the early 1940s during World War II, she was married to Maurice Newton Long.

Coyne Long died on 13 April 2015 in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, aged 96.[1][2]

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  1. "Aussie tennis great Thelma Coyne Long dies". SBS. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. "Thelma LONG Obituary". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.