Ken Rosewall

January 3, 2017 0

Kenneth Robert Rosewall set the standard for enduring excellence in men’s tennis. Nicknamed “Muscles” by his fellow players because of his lack of them, Rosewall…

Martina Navratilova

November 10, 2016 2

No tennis player in history—male or female-has won more titles or matches than Martina Navratilova. By 25, an age by which many professional tennis players…

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…