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Tag Archives: World Team Tennis

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King (Tennis.  Born, Long Beach, CA, Nov. 22, 1943.)  Long in the forefront of women’s tennis, Billie Jean King was a pioneer among women pro players and accomplished many significant breakthroughs for women in the sport.  She was the finest player of her day, being ranked as the U.S. No. 1 woman in […]

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis (Tennis.  Born, Kosice, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 30, 1980.)  To many, Martina Hingis represents unfulfilled promise.  To others, it’s a matter of too much, too soon.  Yet Hingis’ record is fairly impressive, although her career was undone by injuries.  Born in what was then Czechslovakia and named for a tennis-playing countrywoman (Martina Navratilova), she was […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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