Four times world tennis champion in her youth, this former sportswoman celebrated her 100th birthday

Author: Clark Tos
2023-02-28 20:38:03

In her youth, Marta Péterdy-Wolf became multiple times world and international tennis champion. On February 25, she celebrated her 100th birthday.

In a retirement home in Courseulles, Calvados, a woman like no other celebrated her birthday on February 25. This is Marta Péterdy-Wolf, a former tennis player who won multiple titles in her youth. Last Saturday, she celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and other residents of the establishment.

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Today centenary , Marta has forgotten nothing of her life. This woman with exemplary health and memory was born on February 21 in Budapest, Hungary. In 1956, she fled the Hungarian revolution, changed her name and went into exile in Paris.

“I had two children, Helga and Roland, five grandchildren, some of whom live in Finland and came this weekend, and two, soon to be three, great-grandchildren” I explained to the centenaire.

Four-time tennis world champion

But it is above all through her sports career that Marta has stood out. Throughout her life, she participated in 14 major championships of tennis and has won multiple victories. A prize list that she still remembers today with precision.

'I competed in fourteen tennis championships and I won four times the title of world champion in tennis, in women's singles and doubles in 1943, 1951, 1952 and 1956, but also the title of champion of Hungary in figure skating ' , she said.

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Marta also became champion tennis international many times: in Hungary in 1946, in Budapest in 1947, in Monte-Carlo in 1948, in Cannes in 1957, in Paris and Saint-Maurice in 1958, in Casablanca in 1959, in Wimbledon in 1965 and at Roland -Garros in 1968.

Victories almost every year, which offer an incredible track record and which prove once again that sport could be the secret of longevity.

Source : West France