Photograph: Francis Xavier Alexander (Frank) Shields, Sr. (1909-1975) was a professional tennis player in the 1920s and 1930s. He was the grandfather of actress Brooke Shields

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Era: The Early Years
Description: Between 1928 and 1945 he was ranked eight times in the U.S. Top Ten, reaching No. 1 in 1933, and No. 2 in 1930. He was ranked World No. 5 in 1930. Shields defaulted to Sidney Wood in the finals at Wimbledon in 1931 due to an ankle injury, only time in history of a Grand Slam.
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