Category: tennis

The story behind the ‘Tennis Girl’ by Martin Elliot, the 70s…

The story behind the ‘Tennis Girl’ by Martin Elliot, the 70s picture that made tennis interesting.

Tennis players, 1900s.

Tennis players, 1900s.

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Tennis stars

Paul Féret, René Lacoste (of crocodile fame), Suzanne Lenglen with a friend, and

Eduardo Flaquer, 1923

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26 candid photographs of a young Steffi Graf while performing on…

26 candid photographs of a young Steffi Graf while performing on stages in the late 1980s and 1990s.

A tennis match in 1910, Northern Ireland.

A tennis match in 1910, Northern Ireland.

back-then: Tennis c. 1910 Source: Public Rec…

back-then:

Tennis
c. 1910

Source: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, June 29, 1933

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, June 29, 1933

Marion Davies makes up tennis player Suzanne Lenglen, Los…

Marion Davies makes up tennis player Suzanne Lenglen, Los Angeles, 1927

Tennis player Helen Wills with her dog, Mentone, France, 1926

Tennis player Helen Wills with her dog, Mentone, France, 1926

Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney was the first American woman…

Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney was the first American woman to win an Australian Open singles title in 1938. But that was just the beginning of her long career. She retired from competitive tennis in 2012 – at the age of ninety-five! At the time of her retirement, Dodo had won a record 394 US national titles.

When asked why she had continued to play for over seventy years, Dodo replied, “Because I love winning.”