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What Vika Azarenka Has In Common with Brooke Shields’ Grandfather

What Vika Azarenka Has In Common with Brooke Shields’ Grandfather

Jun. 24 | by Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Victoria Azarenka’s nasty-looking knee injury suffered early in the second set of her 6-1, 6-2 win over Maria Joao Koehler in Monday’s Wimbledon first round had the feel to a similar circumstance that happened...

No man – even Rafa or Bjorn – has won more French titles than this musketeer

No man – even Rafa or Bjorn – has won more French titles than this musketeer

Jun. 4 | “Whenever Paris comes to mind, their images loom,” wrote 1931 Wimbledon champion Sidney Wood in his book THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS of the famous Four Musketeers – Rene Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra and Jacques Brugnon. Roland Garros,...

Analyzing the Greatest Players of All Time

Analyzing the Greatest Players of All Time

Dec. 16 | Who is the greatest tennis player of all time? This is a question that is discussed almost daily in the tennis world. But how does one compare players from different generations? How would Pete Sampras fair against Don Budge or Jack Kramer or Bill Tilden?...

How box seats started at the US Open

How box seats started at the US Open

Sep. 8 | The following is an excerpt from the new book by Tennis Hall of Famer Sidney Wood THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS…AND OTHER TENNIS TALES FROM A BYGONE ERA ($19.95, New Chapter Press, available for sale on amazon.com  that outlines how box seats...

Withdraw from Wimbledon to rest for Davis Cup?

Withdraw from Wimbledon to rest for Davis Cup?

Jun. 30 | With Rafael Nadal withdrawing from next week’s USA vs. Spain Davis Cup quarterfinal in Austin, Texas to rest following Wimbledon, it is interesting to note that 80 years ago this week, a player withdrew from Wimbledon – the final no less...

1983: WILANDER WINS GRASS COURT MAJOR DOWN UNDER

1983: WILANDER WINS GRASS COURT MAJOR DOWN UNDER

Dec. 11 | It is a full six weeks before the start of the 2010 Grand Slam tennis season with the start of the Australian Open in mid-January. Many may have forgotten that the Australian Open used to be played in December, sometimes over the Christmas holidays...