Tennis Postcard W.M.Johnston by Edwin Trim

  • Trim Card “Little Bill” Johnston
  • American Player
  • Former World no 1
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Trim Card of Bill Johnston “Little Bill”

William Marquitz “Little Bill” Johnston was a former World No. 1 American tennis champion.

Johnston was the co-world number 1 player in 1919 and in 1922 respectively along with Gerald Patterson and Bill Tilden. He won the U.S. Championships in 1915 and 1919 as well as the World Hard Court Championships (clay) and Wimbledon in 1923.

Until “Big Bill Tilden” began to defeat him regularly in 1920, Johnston had been the best American player for several years and was ranked No. 1 by the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1915 and 1919.

Condition – this card has been through the post in 1923, the edges have a little wear see images. However, Johnston is a hard to find card.