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Biofile Martina Hingis Interview

By Scoop Malinowski STATUS: Former WTA no. 1 player. First became no. 1 at age 16. Won 25 total Grand Slam titles. DOB: September 30, 1980 In: Kotice, Slovakia HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I’m into the Internet and checking out the scores on the news. Also, in-line skating, horseback riding, theater, skiing, hiking and biking. Also, I love […] Continue to read full article...

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Don Budge’s Friendship With Artist

 Don Budge oil painting in the museum by James Gwynne. By Scoop Malinowski Two weeks ago I discovered an astounding fact which then led to a series of insights into tennis history. Lunch with a childhood friend Drew Murray at his law office revealed that one of our neighbors back in the 1970s, the father […] Continue to read full article...

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Found a 70s vintage Rod Laver polo shirt, never worn, original tags

Shocking find at the Roser Church Thrift Store on Anna Maria Island in Florida… an original, mint condition, never-worn Rod Laver brand blue collared polo with original tags. Somebody apparently bought it and never wore it and recently donated it to the store. It’s medium but just a little too small for me unfortunately. Don’t […] Continue to read full article...

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Andres Gomez Deserves To Be In Hall Of Fame

By Scoop Malinowski Michael Chang and Gabriela Sabatini were both nominated and inducted into the Hall of Fame. Andres Gomez of Ecuador has actually achieved more than both Chang and Sabatini but he is not in the Hall of Fame. Why? Gomez turned pro in 1979 at age 19 and became world no. 1 in […] Continue to read full article...

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ATP Drops Newport Event

Stunning news this week is that the ATP will cancel the Hall of Fame Championships ATP tournament next July and a new ATP tournament will begin in July 2025 in Saudi Arabia. The WTA Finals is also expected to be transferred to Saudi Arabia. The final Hall of Fame Open will be contested from July […] Continue to read full article...

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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 ITHF NEWPORT, R.I. […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Miguel Seabra Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Portugal-based journalist specializes on tennis and timepieces. Eurosport commentator. Editor at Espiral do Tempo. First Memory of Tennis: It has to be a wooden racquet my father had around the house. He was not a keen tennis player, but a racquet in those days was a quite impressive object for a […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Margaret Court Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: The all-time leader in Grand Slam titles with 64 – 24 in singles, 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles Grand Slams. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979. DOB: July 16, 1942 In: Albury, New South Wales, Australia First Tennis Memory: My first memorable win was the 1960 Australian […] Continue to read full article...

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Fans Push Li Na For Newport Hall of Fame

Following a six-week voting period which drew votes from more than 130 countries, the results are in from the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s first ever Fan Vote for Hall of Fame induction. Of the eight nominated candidates, Chinese tennis great and two-time major champion Li Na received the highest number of fan votes; Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanišević of Croatia finished in second; and two-time major champion Mary Pierce of France finished in third. Continue to read full article...




Tennis Hall of Fame Thoughts

By Scoop Malinowski I adore the International Tennis Hall of Fame and have attended the renowned venue for ten consecutive years with no plans to stop in the near future. It's a very special, inspiring, awe-inspiring place, in a beautiful setting. It actually gets better every year to visit the hallowed grounds of the Newport Hall of Fame on Bellevue and Memorial Avenues in the heart of one of America's most spectacular towns. Continue to read full article...

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