Margaret Court

September 12, 2016 0

Margaret Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any player—man or woman—in history. Born Margaret Smith in Albury, located in the state of…

Althea Gibson

August 25, 2016 0

Althea Neale Gibson’s contributions to the civil rights movement were done with a tennis racquet. Born in Silver, South Carolina, on this date in 1927,…

Williams Sisters

July 5, 2016 0

The arrival of the Williams sisters launched a new era of power tennis in the women’s game. The daughters of Richard Williams and Oracene Prince…

Arnold Palmer

July 1, 2016 0

Arnold Daniel Palmer is the most important golfer ever to stick a tee in the ground. Born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, September…

Rafael Nadal

June 6, 2016 0

Rafael Nadal Parera is the greatest clay court player in tennis history. Born in Manacor—the largest of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain—on…