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Special Borg Fila Shoes Auction

April 29, 2021 NEWPORT, R.I. – In celebration of the recent launch of Kicks on Court, a new digital exhibit about the history of tennis shoes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is auctioning off a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted sneakers featuring art inspired by Hall of Famer Björn Borg. Proceeds of the auction will […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Virginia Wade Interview

Status: Won Wimbledon in 1977, US Open 1968 and Australian Open in 1972. Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1989. Won four Grand Slam doubles titles with Margaret Court, three in 1973. Best ranking was no. 2. Won 55 career singles titles. DOB: July 10, 1945 In: Bournemouth, England Early Tennis Memory: I […] Continue to read full article...

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Sloane vs Madison in Newport

newport Reigning US Open Champion Sloane Stephens and Finalist Madison Keys are heading to Newport this summer! Propelled by a big win in Miami last month, Stephens is now ranked inside the world top-10. Keys, who is currently ranked world No. 13, kicked off 2018 with a bang, advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals. While the historic grass courts in Newport have had an extensive history in hosting women’s professional tennis, the exhibition match will mark the first time that current WTA stars will compete in Newport in more than 25 years. Continue to read full article...



Hall of Fame Worthy, Yes or No?

moyaNot every champion tennis player can get into the Hall of Fame but there are several candidates who curiously have yet to be inducted and enshrined into Newport. Let's take a look... Yevgeny Kafelnikov: The superb Russian won Roland Garros singles and doubles in the same year as well as the Australian Open, an Olympic gold medal, Davis Cup and also he held the world no. ranking. Kafelnikov's achievements outshine those of Marat Safin who was inducted last year. Continue to read full article...

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