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Shirley Fry Irvin dies at 94

Shirley Fry Irvin, the International Tennis Hall of Fame player who won three consecutive major titles in the 1950s to complete a career Grand Slam, has died in her sleep at home in Naples, Florida, at the age of 94.

Her death on Tuesday was confirmed by the ITHOF, where she was a 1970 inductee.

Competing as Shirley Fry, she won her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open in 1951, when she beat her friend and doubles partner Doris Hart.

She came out of retirement at age 28 in 1956 when she was invited to represent the United States in the Wightman Cup.

She then won three consecutive major titles — Wimbledon and the US Championships in 1956, and the Australian Championships in 1957, before retiring for good.

Fry also won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles and 1 major Mixed Doubles title, from 1946 to 1956, and she finished the year ranked in the top 10 nine times.

Fry grew up in Akron, Ohio and, in 1941, at age 14, she made the first of 16 consecutive appearances at the US National Championships and was one of 10 women to win singles titles at all four major championships.

Following retirement from tennis, in 1957 she married and had four children.


Shirley Fry won the Wimbledon singles title in 1956

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