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Marion Jones

tennis player

Alias: Mrs R.D.Farquhar
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Bio Marion Jones Farquhar was an American tennis player. She won the women's singles titles at the 1899 and 1902 U.S. Championships.
Jones was the daughter of Nevada Senator John Percival Jones, co-founder of the town of Santa Monica, and Georgina Frances Sullivan.

Marion Jones was the first Californian to reach the finals at the women’s U.S. Tennis Championships in 1898 where she had a championship point against Juliette Atkinson but lost in five sets. She won the U.S. women’s tennis title in 1899 and 1902, and the U.S. mixed doubles title in 1901. At the 1900 Summer Olympics, she was the first American woman to win an Olympic medal. Her sister, Georgina also competed in the 1900 Olympic tennis events. In 1900, Marion Jones was the first non-British woman to play at Wimbledon where she reached the quarterfinals in which she was eliminated by G.E. Evered in straight sets.
Slender, fair and small, she had smooth and accurate ground strokes and preferred to remain stationed at the baseline, constructing points methodically and seldom making careless mistakes. She was mainly a baseline player who possessed a solid backhand and forehand and had good accuracy in her shots.

She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.
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