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There Was But One Gianni…

“…Coming on court in a pinafore after she had been burped…
Here comes the Baby Jesus in drag…”

Gianni Clerici told fellow Italian television broadcaster Rino Tommasi as Tracy Austin walked on to Centre Court at The Championships

Passings in … continue reading

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Remembering Colin Stubs…and the Revival of the Australian Open

Colin Stubs, the former Australian Open Tournament Director, is being widely remembered in the tennis world after passing away this month in Melbourne, aged 81.

Stubs, known by many for his integrity and devotion to the sport, was an influential … continue reading

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Farewell Dana Anders – photographer and friend

For years, when the media contingent entered the lift at Gerry Weber Stadium for the Halle Open, they were welcomed by a photo of Centre Court, spreading across three walls.

But this year, the photographer herself would not be coming.… continue reading

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Darlene Hard…Tribute To A Little Known Great Player

Learning that Darlene Hard had passed away at Northridge Hospital
(in the California city of the same name), on December 2nd, after falling, hitting her head, going into a coma and never awakening, I realized that the game … continue reading

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Memories Of My Friend – Tony Trabert

Copy Editor’s Note: This tribute has been a labor of love for Mark. Tony was truly his dear friend, and his passing left an empty place in Mark’s being. He knows how important that friendship was and how it accompanied continue reading

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Gerhard Weber: Halle Tournament Pioneer Passes Away

Gerhard (Gerry) Weber, a hugely successful women’s clothier, took what many believed was a huge risk when he “created” the Gerry Weber Open, now an ATP 500 series event. The tournament’s patron, who passed away on September 24th, continue reading