Fred Hawthorne, Vanity Fair sports writer, was filled with high praise for tennis star "Molla" Bjurstedt Mallory (1884 – 1959):
"To-day Mrs. Mallory's backhand shots are on par with her famous forehand drive, and her all-around play has improved tremendously. She is a splendid volleryer, too, though not in our typical American style. Mrs. Mallory has won the national singles title five times and last August defeated Mlli. Suzanne Lenglen, of France, probably the most finished woman tennis player in the world."
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