American Tennis great Margaret duPont, who has won more than 30 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles across the span of three decades, has passed away at the age of 94. DuPont passed away on Wednesday in El Paso at the Hospice center where she was being cared for, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said Thursday. DuPont had an amazing winning record, winning the singles title at Wimbledon in 1947, the U.S. National Championship singles title from 1948 to 1950 and the French singles title in 1946 and 1948.
DuPont also won 31 doubles and mixed doubles titles at three Grand Slams between 1941 and 1962. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. in 1967, five short years after winning her final Grand Slam title. DuPont won more titles at the U.S. Open in singles, doubles, mixed doubles, 25 in total, than anyone else in history. She was recognized for the accomplishment in recent years with a gold ring from the governing body for U.S. tennis.
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