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In Memoriam: Jana Novotna, A Great Champion & A Great Friend


Hall of Famer Jana Novotna, the 1998 Wimbledon champion whose impassioned vie for that title left her forever endeared in the hearts and minds of fans around the world, has passed away at age 49 following a courageous battle with cancer. She died on November 19 in the Czech Republic.

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In Memoriam: Pancho Segura, The Best Mind and a Bigger Heart


Hall of Famer Pancho Segura passed away on November 18 at age 96. A self-taught tennis player from humble beginnings in his native Ecuador, Segura went on to top the world rankings and become one of the most highly regarded coaches in the sport. Hall of Fame Historian-At-Large reflects on Segura's legacy on the sport in this piece.

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Tatiana Poutchek honored with Fed Cup Award of Excellence


At the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) presented the 2017 Fed Cup Award of Excellence to Tatiana Poutchek, a former standout Fed Cup competitor for the Belarus team. The award was presented on court during the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final in Minsk, Belarus, which was being contested between Belarus and the United States. The ITF and the ITHF annually present the Fed Cup Award of Excellence to a representative from the host nation of the Final who has shown great dedication to Fed Cup by BNP Paribas and who represents the ideals and spirit of the competition.

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New Life Trustees Named for the International Tennis Hall of Fame


In recognition of their lengthy and steadfast support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hope (Happy) van Beuren, of Newport, and Christopher Clouser, the immediate past Chairman of the Hall of Fame, have been named Life Trustees of the organization.

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Martina Hingis: A Legacy of Enduring Excellence


With an additional ten major titles added to her resume after Hall of Fame induction and a current ranking as the world No.1 doubles player, Martina Hingis retires as one of the sport’s most intriguing & inspiring champions. ITHF historian-at-large Joel Drucker offers his assessment of Hingis’ genius.

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Curator's Corner: The Battle of the Sexes


The Battle of the Sexes opened nationwide on September 29th to rave reviews. It’s exciting to see an important part of our sport’s history on the big screen! Read on to learn more about the events leading up to the match and the match itself, as well as the artifacts in our collection.

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Michael Chang Named Hall of Fame Global Ambassador


In a special ceremony at the Beijing Open it was announced that Hall of Famer Michael Chang has been named a Global Ambassador for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Chang will play an active role in the Hall of Fame's efforts to promote the history of tennis to fans around the globe and to celebrate the inspiring stories of its greatest champions. In particular, he will work with the Hall of Fame to raise awareness for the organization and its mission in the Asian region, where interest in tennis has increased tremendously in recent years and continues to surge.

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Tenacity Students Enjoy Tennis Day at 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational


The International Tennis Hall of Fame welcomed some very special guests to the 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational in September. Thirty-one students from Tenacity, a youth development organization that provides athletic, academic, and life skills development to young adults in Boston, visited the Newport campus for a tennis day unlike any other.

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2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational Serves Up Fun


“Beautiful, amazing, and stunning” - just a few words that 32 college tennis student athletes used to describe the 7-acre International Tennis Hall of Fame campus this past weekend during 2017 Hall of Fame ITA Grass Court Invitational.

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An Amazing Night at the Legends Ball by BNP Paribas - See the photos & video!


The tennis world turned up the glam a bit in a lively celebration in support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame during US Open Finals weekend at The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas. The annual social event celebrates tennis and honors some of the sport's greatest champions and contributors - both the Hall of Famers and other individuals and companies that have advanced the sport. Click read more to view photos & see video highlights of the event.

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