Knowledge Identifier: $Tennis
Launched in 1950.
Countries: (32%), United States (20%), Australia (8%)
Linked to: Association of Tennis Professionals, United States Tennis Association, Women's Tennis Association, Women's Tennis Association
Darlene Hard - Hard was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association from 1954 through 1963
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.
"Tennis" magazine selected Martina Navratilova as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005
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
Association of Tennis Professionals - From 1974 to 1989, the men's circuit was administered by a sub-committee called the "'Men's Tennis Council"'
And in his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer said that, based on consistent play, Budge was the greatest player ever
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
In 2000 this became the Tennis Masters Series and in 2004 the ATP Masters Series
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - In 2000, the name was changed to the "'Tennis Masters Series"' and changed to "'ATP Masters Series"' in 2004
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
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
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
Els Callens - Tennis - After her come back, Callens finally retired from professional tennis in 2011
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
Colin Fleming - Tennis - Fleming/Rae were unable to defend their title in 2014 because tennis was not included in the Glasgow Games
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
As of 2017, Roger Federer is considered by many observers to have the most "complete" game in modern tennis
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"