American John Donald Budge became the first tennis player who managed to win all the Grand Slam tournaments in one season. In the future, only a few athletes succeeded in the same achievement.
For the uninitiated word “Grand Slam” in relation to tennis they sound mysterious. But they are familiar to fans of the card game – the bridge and mean – “a powerful blow.” This expression came to tennis precisely from the cards, when the American journalist Alain Danzig in 1938 compared the first-ever victory of his compatriot Don Badge in the singles category with all the four most prestigious tournaments of the year with the “big helmet” of the bridge. A good comparison of the journalist was immediately picked up, and it quickly became standard. And the Wimbledon tournament and the open championships of the USA, France and Australia were Continue reading
1922 – the World Cup in Brussels ended. Huge headlines in newspapers: “There has never been anything like this before!” What happened? The sensational success of French tennis: five victories in the finals, five league titles won by representatives of one country!
In men’s singles, 21-year-old Henri Cochet defeated Spaniard Manuel de Gomar in five sets. Suzanne Lenglen literally tore the American Elizabeth Ryan – 6: 3, 6: 2. Caucher and Jean Borotra became the winners among male couples, Länglen and Raine among women, and, finally, Länglen and Caucher won the mixed title. Continue reading
“When I play, the presence of children on the platform is not so important for me, but Stefania should be! This is my advantage over rivals.
She perfectly understands everything that I do on the court. And, most importantly, after the match, he knows why I did something, but something doesn’t, why I’m disappointed or inspired ”
The year 1999 for Andre Agassi became crucial in his career and personal life.
Upon his return from Melbourne in late January, shocking news awaited the tennis player. His wife Brooke Shields said: “I am unhappy. We are unhappy. And I do not know if we can be happy if we stay together.” Continue reading