In the 1920s, Bill Tilden’s fame was on par with that of Babe Ruth and Bobby Jones. He won seven U.S. Nationals (now the U.S. Open), but today he is mostly forgotten. I went in search of his small Philadelphia grave, and wrote an essay about him that is appearing in the September/U.S. Open issue of Tennis magazine. The piece is not yet online, but you can find it on page 110 of the magazine now on newstands and being delivered to subscribers. You can find a short piece I wrote about Tilden’s serve on a web site devoted to Philadelphia history put togeher by Moira Moody, a junior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House. For those wishing to read more about Tilden, I highly recommend Frank Deford’s 1975 biograpy, Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy.