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Moya, Ana, Pennetta Lead 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ana Ivanović, Flavia Pennetta, Cara Black, Carlos Moyá Named to Ballot for 2022 Induction into International Tennis Hall of Fame

The four new nominees are joined by Lisa Raymond and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who return to the ballot for a second year.

Fan Voting will run October 15 – 31 on vote.tennisfame.com.

ITHF
NEWPORT, R.I. (October 14, 2021) – The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2022 ballot for Hall of Fame induction features six accomplished players hailing from five nations. Induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor in tennis, representing a sum of the honoree’s achievements and impact as being at the highest level in the sport.

The Class of 2022 nominees are:

Serbian Ana Ivanović, 2008 French Open Champion and a former world No. 1
Italy’s Flavia Pennetta, 2015 US Open singles champion and former doubles world No. 1
Cara Black of Zimbabwe, a former doubles world No. 1 and the winner of 10 major titles in doubles and mixed doubles
Lisa Raymond of the United States, a former doubles world No. 1 and winner of 11 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles
Carlos Moyá, of Spain, the winner of the 1998 French Open and a former world No. 1
Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2003 French Open Champion and a former world No. 1
Additional biographical information on the nominees is included below.

“The six nominees named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2022 ballot have all achieved remarkable results on tennis’ biggest stages – Grand Slam titles, topping the world rankings, Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup victories. Their successes are highlights of tennis history, and it’s a pleasure to recognize their accomplishments with the honor of International Tennis Hall of Fame nomination,” said ITHF President Stan Smith.

Ivanović, Black, Pennetta, and Moya are all new nominees to the ballot, while Ferrero and Raymond are returning nominees in their second year on the ballot. The International Tennis Hall of Fame policy states that a nominee remains on the ballot for up to three consecutive years, unless voted in. The six nominees are all eligible in the Hall of Fame’s Player Category for the Class of 2022. This is not an eligibility year for the Hall of Fame’s Contributor or Wheelchair Categories, which are considered every four years.

Now that the ballot is set, the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Fan Voting will open on Friday, October 15 on vote.tennisfame.com, providing the opportunity for tennis fans around the world to voice their support for who they think should become Hall of Famers. Additionally, voting by the Official Voting Group of journalists, historians, and existing Hall of Famers will take place in the coming months. Election into the Hall of Fame is determined by the combination of results from Fan Voting and the Official Voting Group and is further detailed below.

“Tennis fans are discerning, knowledgeable, and passionate. Their input into who becomes a Hall of Famer is integral to the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s induction procedure. We are glad to provide Fan Voting as an opportunity for fans to have a say. Additionally, the geographic diversity of the candidates on this year’s ballot clearly showcases the global popularity of our sport. It is not realistic to think that tennis fans all over the world will be able to come to Newport to celebrate the greats in person, but through Fan Voting, fans can still participate and advocate for those they deem deserving of tennis’ ultimate honor,” said Todd Martin, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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2 comments

  • Carol Ann Greenberg · October 16, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks to Tennis Hall of Fame for letting the fans vote for their picks for Inductees in the 2022 Tennis Hall of Fame!
    I pick Carolos Moya and Lisa Raymond!! Lisa had a remarkable career as a doubles player! And, every one knows what a terrific player Carolos Moyeris
    Good luck to all the nominees though you have all had terrific tennis careers and I was inspired by all of you!!
    Carol Ann G.

  • Scoop Malinowski · October 16, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Carol Ann, I agree the idea to have fans be a part of the Hall of Fame vote is a very good idea, fans make the sport, fans pay the bills, and many fans are extremely knowledgeable, some more than some of the media who just cover tennis because they are told to. All the nominated champions are worthy of the Hall of Fame honor, even Pennetta who some may disagree with.

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