Tennis star Alice Marble, winner of U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships in the late 1930s, died today at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. She was 77.
Hospital spokesman Randy Bevilacqua said Marble was admitted to the hospital Saturday. He said the cause of death was not immediately available.
Marble won the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. Lawn Tennis Championship, now known as the U.S. Open, in 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1940 and the Wimbledon singles championship in 1939.
Marble’s sister-in-law, Bernice Marble of San Francisco, said Marble suffered from pernicious anemia, but she could not identify the cause of death.