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Ken Rosewall

Ken Rosewall (Tennis.  Born, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Nov. 2, 1934.)  One of the most popular men’s singles triumphs in the long history of national championship tennis on the lawns of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills came in 1970.  That was the year when Kenneth R. Rosewall won his second title.  […]

Pancho Gonzales

Pancho Gonzales (Tennis.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 1928; died, Las Vegas, NV, July 3, 1995.)  Among the most tenacious of the great tennis champions, Richard Alonzo (Pancho) Gonzales was also one of the best.  He rose from relative obscurity to become a two-time U.S. national champion and then became the most dominant player […]

Vitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis (Tennis.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 26, 1954; died, Southampton, NY, Sept. 18, 1994.)  Leaving Columbia after his freshman year to turn pro was a good decision for Vitas K. Gerulaitis, although it generated some condemnation at the time.  By 1977, Gerulaitis had broken into the top 10 money winners on the pro tour, […]

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