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Toast to a Tennis Player on Titanic

Imagine one of the world’s best tennis players getting caught in one of history’s great disasters. Think it would be big news?

It wasn’t 100 years ago Sunday morning. That’s when Richard Williams clung to a lifeboat in the dark waters of the North Atlantic.

 
The Titanic departed Southampton on April 10, 1912, with Richard WIlliams and his father, Charles, on board. (F.G.O. Stuart)
 

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Added by Steven White on April 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis

As a published author and member of the United States Tennis Writers Association, I recently had a chance to read and review Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the Best Tournament in Tennis. Written by David Green and published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, this wonderfully illustrated book offers readers an opportunity to travel back in time. Encompassing over a century of history, the author uses photographs, facts and charming stories to take you on a visual tour of…

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Added by Steven White on March 29, 2011 at 6:50am — 3 Comments

28 down: Rival of McEnroe & Connors

IVAN LENDL CZECH WIMBLEDON



...I attempted to do the crossword puzzle in the airline magazine. I was doing swimmingly until I ran across 28 down. The clue read “rival of McEnroe and Connors”. And for the life of me I could not remember the answer. I started thinking of the contemporaries of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Both of these men took up a lot of the oxygen in the 1970’s, their unique rivalry… Continue

Added by tennischick on February 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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