A happy Moody after winning 8th Wimbledon
July 2, 1938
In the battle of the antagonistic Helens, Wills Moody takes advantage of an injury to her arch-rival Jacobs and wins Wimbledon for an unprecedented eighth time.
The score is tied at 4-4 in the first set when Jacobs, serving at 40-30, strains her right Achilles tendon in a vain attempt to volley Moody's passing shot. Jacobs, who first injured the ankle in the semifinals, doesn't win another game, with the second set lasting a mere eight minutes, as Moody registers ...
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