Reflecting on the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Last Saturday’s International Tennis Hall of Fame induction offered it all: tears and laughter, feelings of grandeur and humility, memories and hopes for the future. Also, lots of sun. Class of 2016 Inductees Marat Safin and Justine Henin were joined by last year’s honoree Amelie Mauresmo (who missed the 2015 ceremony due to pregnancy) for the day, from the morning press-conference...
Via Onthegotennis
July 21, 2016

Safin, Henin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Marat Safin and Justine Henin have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Newport's grass courts. They were presented by Hall of Famers Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles. Connor called Safin ''emotional and played with passion. That's what drew me to him.'' Seles touched on Henin's classic one-handed backhand, saying ''without...
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July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Henin, Safin elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) Justine Henin and Marat Safin have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. With a classic one-handed backhand, Henin won seven Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic gold medal and helped Belgium win its first Fed Cup championship. She spent 117 weeks ranked No. 1 and finished the 2003, 2006 and 2007 seasons in the top spot. Henin won four French Opens...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Henin, Safin nominated for Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Justine Henin and Marat Safin, who each won multiple Grand Slam titles and reached a No. 1 ranking, were nominated Friday for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Others eligible for the Class of 2016 are doubles specialist Helena Sukova, Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven. Induction is in July. Henin, a Belgian, won seven major singles championships, including four...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open women’s draw thoughts

The women’s draw seems to be equally well-distributed as the men’s draw, though it has to be kept in mind that the red clay of Roland Garros is undoubtedly the most unexpected of surfaces. Depending on the weather and how the clay is playing a matchup can swing minute-to-minute, and advantages for certain players can evaporate more quickly than moisture from the ground. Coupled...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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