Björn Borg was a real star on the court with his incredible game, attractive appearance and icy calm. For this he was nicknamed “Ice man.” With 11 Grand Slam titles, the Borg set numerous records. Its unprecedented fame and consistent success have helped to increase the popularity of tennis in the 1970s. In 1979, Bjorn became the first player to earn more than a million dollars in prize money in one season. That time was called nothing more than “Borgomania”.
Tennis from 9 years old
Björn Borg was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1956. As a hockey fan, he fell in love with tennis when his Continue reading
The famous Argentine tennis player and business woman, Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini) was born May 16, 1970 in Buenos Aires. Her 5-year-old brother Osvaldo Anibal was engaged in tennis and it was he who brought the 6-year-old future celebrity to the tennis court.
At age 13, Gaby became the youngest tennis player to win the Orange Bowl World Junior Championships in Miami, and at age 14 she led the world ranking by her age. In 1985, she turned into a professional and became the youngest semi-finalist of Roland Garros (lost to Chris Evert 4: 6; 1: 6). In the same year, she won her first championship in Tokyo. The following year, at Wimbledon, Gabriela reached the semifinals, setting another “youth record”, after which she entered the world top ten, which she did not leave until the end of her professional career (the best rating was No. 3 in 1989 and 1991). At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, she won silver in singles, losing to Continue reading
German tennis player Steffi Graf won all the Grand Slam tournaments in 1988 and, in addition, became the champion of the XXIV Olympics in Seoul the same year, winning singles. In addition to these great sporting achievements, she also has other tennis records.
The full name of the great tennis player Stephanie Maria Graf, but she went down in the history of sports, like Steffi Graf, – the journalists slightly shortened her name, just like it was with Don Budge and Rod Laver. She was born in 1969 in the German city of Mannheim, and the first who was able to discern her outstanding tennis abilities was Steffi Graf’s father. He became her first coach, having managed to instill in her a selfless love for this difficult sport and fostered a fighting spirit in her – an inalienable quality of a tennis player. Continue reading
Until this very day, I often have the feeling that my name is written right on my forehead. It is difficult to walk along the street, wherever it is, without someone noticing me and not shouting, as if we were in fifth grade together.
In most cases, it’s nice. Of course, I can survive without being asked for an autograph in the middle of dinner. And in fact, I do not like to give autographs to those who are more than 11-12 years old. Well, what can my handwriting, like a chicken’s paw, give a person, if he is not a child – well, maybe, apart from money in the market for sports paraphernalia? And believe me, my signature is not that much worth it. I don’t get tired of such compliments. I feel proud that I deserve them. And I must admit it – some part of me is flattered by such attention. Continue reading
Rod Laver, nicknamed “Rocket” was named the greatest tennis player of the twentieth century, and for good reason. He is the only player (among men and women) in the history of tennis, whose victories in majors have allowed him to become the holder of the Grand Slam in singles twice. He won the first “Grand Slam” in 1962, when he was an amateur, but the next year Rod became a professional, where in 1967 he also won the “Professional Grand Slam”.
With the beginning of the “Open Era” in 1968, Laver, like other professionals, again began to take part in the Grand Slam tournaments.
He got his second “Grand Slam” in 1969. Continue reading