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Saluting a champion

Video highlights ‘Little Mo’ stamp event

A new Postal Service video features highlights from the recent dedication ceremony for the “Little Mo” stamp.

Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934-1969), nicknamed “Little Mo,” was the first woman to win all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year.

“I can attest to how hard it is to win tournaments, let alone grand slams, because I have not won a single one,” tennis star John Isner, one of several speakers at the Dallas ceremony, says to laughter in the video.

Connolly Brinker’s tennis career ended in 1954 after an accident, but she continued to promote the sport to young players.

The stamp features an oil painting of the 5-foot-4-inch tennis star hitting a low volley. The painting is based on a 1952 black-and-white photo.

The video also shows Cindy Brinker Simmons, Connolly Brinker’s daughter and president of a tennis foundation named in her mother’s honor, thanking USPS for honoring her mom, who she calls “a champion on and off the court.”

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