Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

March 10, 2004


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Wiesbaden, Germany, May 2, 1954: Maureen Connolly poses during the Wiesbaden Invitational Tennis Tournament. At age 19, "Little Mo" — AP's female athlete of the year for 1951 through 1953 — already had three U.S. Open and two Wimbledon titles to her credit. Later on this European trip, she captured her third Wimbledon championship. Then, in July, she hurt her leg in an accident while horseback riding, and it proved to be a career-ending injury. Connolly died in 1969 at age 34.