Knowledge Identifier: $Tennis



Sport people play individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each add

Category: Tennis

Launched in 1950.

Countries: (32%), United States (20%), Australia (8%)

Main connections: The Championships, Wimbledon, Australian Open, Davis Cup

Linked to: Association of Tennis Professionals, United States Tennis Association, Women's Tennis Association, Women's Tennis Association




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By a large margin, an Associated Press poll in 1950 named Bill Tilden as the greatest player of the first half of the 20th century add something


By the latter half of the 1950s and 1960s, Budge and others had added Pancho Gonzales and Lew Hoad to the list of contenders add something


Ken Rosewall, another player noted for his one-handed backhand, used a very accurate slice backhand through the 1950s and 1960s add something


In 1954, Van Alen founded the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a non-profit museum in Newport, Rhode Island add something


Darlene Hard - Hard was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association from 1954 through 1963


Sergio Tacchini - Sergio Tacchini became a professional tennis player at age 17 by entering the Tennis Club of Milan in 1955


The analogous competition for women's national teams, the Fed Cup, was founded as the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF. add something


"Tennis" magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005 add something


In 1968, commercial pressures and rumors of some amateurs taking money under the table led to the abandonment of this distinction, inaugurating the open era, in which all players could compete in all tournaments, and top players were able to make their living from tennis add something


Julian Myrick - He was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969 for his contribution to the sport in the United States and his administrative abilities


Art Larsen - Larsen was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969


The two-handed grip gained popularity in the 1970s as Björn Borg, Chris Evert, Jimmy Connors, and later Mats Wilander and Marat Safin used it to great effect, and it is now used by a large number of the world's best players, including Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams add something


Association of Tennis Professionals - The "'Association of Tennis Professionals"' was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players


Darlene Hard - Hard was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1973


Grass is used at Wimbledon and until 1974 three of the four Grand Slams were played on grass add something


Association of Tennis Professionals - From 1974 to 1989, the men's circuit was administered by a sub-committee called the "'Men's Tennis Council"'


Fédération Française de Tennis - It was originally founded under the name "Fédération Française de Lawn Tennis" until it changed to the "Fédération Française de Tennis" in 1976


And in his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer said that, based on consistent play, Budge was the greatest player ever add something


Grand Slam (tennis) - In 1982 the International Tennis Federation broadened the definition of the Grand Slam as meaning any four consecutive major victories, including the ones spanning two calendar years


Andre Agassi chose to skip Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990 citing the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code add something


The first tiering system in women's tennis was introduced in 1988 add something


The success of the event was overwhelming and the IOC decided to reintroduce tennis as a full medal sport at Seoul in 1988 add something


When the ATP, led by Hamilton Jordan, began running the men's tour in 1990, the directors designated the top nine tournaments, outside of the Grand Slam events, as "Super 9" events add something


For example, the maximum length of the frame had been 32 inches until 1997, when it was shortened to 29 inches add something


Billie Jean King said in 1999, "Steffi is definitely the greatest women's tennis player of all time add something


In December 1999, Graf was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century by a panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press add something


In 2000 this became the Tennis Masters Series and in 2004 the ATP Masters Series add something


STRI, 2000 According to Honor Godfrey, museum curator at Wimbledon, Wingfield "popularized this game enormously add something


ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - In 2000, the name was changed to the "'Tennis Masters Series"' and changed to "'ATP Masters Series"' in 2004


Rod Laver Arena - Originally called "'National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park"' or "'Centre Court"', the arena's name officially changed in January 2000 to honour Rod Laver, a three-time winner of the Australian Open and one of world's greatest tennis players


Lesley Visser - In August 2000, Visser returned to CBS, with her assignments being NFL, college basketball, Tennis, Figure Skating and Horse Racing as well as special projects for CBS News


Dominique Monami - Tennis - In November 2000, Van Roost ended her professional tennis career when she became pregnant by Bart van Roost, whom she divorced later in 2003


In 2001 Wimbledon changed the type of grass to make the courts more durable and thus better able to withstand the wear of the modern game add something


In 2004, the ITF implemented a new rankings scheme to encourage greater participation in doubles, by combining two rankings into one combined tally add something


Kit Hoover - Hoover became the lead Feature and Field Reporter for the Tennis events in January 2004-July 2006 as those were the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open


Kit Hoover - She made her debut on the Tennis team on January 19, 2004


Yan Zi - In January, 2005, Yan battled her way past three high-quality opponents, Julia Schruff, Shikha Uberoi and Melinda Czink, to qualify for Tennis Gold Coast, an important WTA event, where she was removed by Tatiana Golovin of France


Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena - The stadium was specially created to host the ATP World Tour Finals between 2005 - 2008, and was the largest tennis venue in Asia, until the construction of the Olympic Green Tennis Centre in Beijing


Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived add something


The US Open, Miami Masters, US Open Series, and World Team Tennis started using this challenge system in 2006 and the Australian Open and Wimbledon introduced the system in 2007 add something


Fernando Meligeni - Two years later, he was nominated captain of the Brazilian Davis Cup team, but resigned in January 2007 due to political differences with the Brazilian Tennis Confederation


In August 2007 the ATP announced major changes to the tour that were introduced in 2009 add something


This top-10 list was similar to the one published in June 2008 by the Bleacher Report who ranked Martina Navratilova as the top female player of all time add something


Carpet surface has not been used on the ATP and WTA tour since 2009 add something


The Premier events were introduced in 2009 replacing the previous Tier I and II tournament categories add something


This has been introduced in women's tennis for WTA Tour events in 2009 and allows the player to request her coach once per set add something


Ekaterina Makarova - Makarova started 2009 with early losses in the first rounds of the 2009 Medibank International Sydney, the 2009 Open GDF Suez, and the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships and the second rounds of the 2009 Australian Open and the 2009 BNP Paribas Open


Ekaterina Makarova - Then she endured a 7-match losing streak spanning the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, the 2009 Rogers Cup, the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, the 2009 US Open, the 2009 Hansol Korea Open, and the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open


Braehead Arena - The arena played host to Great Britain's home Davis Cup Mens Tennis Tie against Ukraine in March 2009


Tennis Round - Tennis Round was founded in April 2009


Els Callens - Tennis - After her come back, Callens finally retired from professional tennis in 2011


Match tie-breaks are used in the Hopman Cup and the 2012 Olympic Games for mixed doubles, on the ATP and WTA tours for doubles and as a player's choice in USTA league play add something


In March 2012 the TennisChannel published a combined list of the 100 greatest men and women tennis players of all time add something


Malek Jaziri - The ATP cleared Jaziri of wrongdoing, but the International Tennis Federation investigated the incident and the ITF Board of Directors found that the Tunisian Tennis Federation had "breached the ITF Constitution by interfering with international sporting practice and ordering Tunisian player Malek Jaziri not to compete against Israeli player Amir Weintraub at the 2013 Tashkent Challenger in October


Christina McHale - The following week, McHale continued in the middle east swing by partaking in the qualifying event for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, in which she defeated Kai-Chen Chang before falling to Kurumi Nara


As of 2014 the "Big Four" in men's tennis includes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray who have won 36 of the 38 majors from the 2005 French Open to the 2014 Wimbledon Championships add something


Colin Fleming - Tennis - Fleming/Rae were unable to defend their title in 2014 because tennis was not included in the Glasgow Games


Fernando Meligeni - Tennis - Since 2014, Meligeni has worked as a tennis commentator for ESPN Brazil


Artem Sitak - Tennis - Sitak partnered Polish tennis player Mateusz Kowalczyk to win the 2014 MercedesCup doubles title


Sania Mirza - Sania Mirza is scheduled to participate in the International Premier Tennis League starting on 28 November 2014, playing with the Micromax Indian Aces


Malek Jaziri - Tennis - Jaziri started off 2015 making his first appearance at the Australian Open main draw, and beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin and France's Edouard Roger Vasselin, making him the first Arab male tennis player to make it to the third round of a major in over a decade


Victor Estrella Burgos - Tennis - Now, in 2015 he became the first tennis player from his country who has participated in all four Grand Slam playing in the Australian Open


Sania Mirza - Tennis - By winning the Family Circle Cup in April 2015 along with Martina Hingis she became the world No. 1 in WTA tennis doubles rankings


As of 2017, Roger Federer is considered by many observers to have the most "complete" game in modern tennis add something


O2 Arena (Prague) - Tennis - In 2017 hosted the 1st edition of Laver Cup international indoor hard court men's tennis tournament between Europe and Team World


Dyan Castillejo - In 2017, Castillejo was conferred the Fed Cup Commitment *award, an *award given to players that has played at least 20 World Group ties or 40 ties in any level, by the International Tennis Federation


Colin Fleming - He retired from professional tennis in January 2017, to take up the new position of national coach for $ Tennis $Scotland


Colin Fleming - On 20 January 2017, Fleming announced his retirement from professional tennis to take up the new position of national coach for $ Tennis $Scotland


Tom Okker - He was nominated for consideration in, but will not be inducted in 2018 into, the International Tennis Hall of Fame


Melbourne Multi Purpose Venue - In August 2018 Tennis Australia announced it had bought the naming rights for the arena and had elected to name the venue "'Melbourne Arena"', saying it preferred a non-commercial title "iconic with the city"