gheldman.jpgTennis was a major part of Gladys Heldman’s life.
She married former U.S. Junior Champion Julius Heldman. She founded and edited World Tennis magazine. Her daughters both played the game (Julie Heldman was once ranked No. 5 in the world). She even helped launch the Virginia Slims Circuit.
In response to her tireless efforts, Heldman was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979.
Heldman died Sunday in New Mexico. Cause of death was not released. She was 81.