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Who is the greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years?

Last week we reminisced about the great female players of the last half century. Now it’s the turn of the menPicking the greatest female player of the last 50 years was tough. Last week, five of our writers made the case for the leading candidates – St…

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Wimbledon finally embraced Martina Navratilova during her last hurrah | Tumaini Carayol

Steffi Graf was dominant and Monica Seles was emerging, but in 1990 SW19’s greatest champion won the final grand slam of her illustrious singles career and the hearts of the crowdAs the 1989 season rounded into May, the best female players in the world…

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The greatest female tennis player of the last 50 years: the fans’ verdict

Who is the best of the best? Our writers have had their say this week. Now it’s time to hear from our readers The days are long and the nights are warm but, sadly, we will have to wait until next year to see the great players of our time compete at Wim…

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The greatest? Memory can play tricks but it’s still Serena Williams for me | Kevin Mitchell

Alongside our choices, BJK and Goolagong Cawley deserve a mention, but Williams has been on top for close to 25 yearsFive years ago on the clay of Brindisi, Serena Williams and Alison Riske lost against Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in a doubles matc…

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The greatest: Monica Seles – warrior queen whose reign was shattered | Sean Ingle

Prodigy won eight grand slams as a teenager and was on track to break all records until a shocking on-court attackBest tennis players of the past 50 years? Have your sayShortly before his death in 1990, the tennis fashion designer, historian and author…

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The greatest: Monica Seles – warrior queen whose reign was shattered | Sean Ingle

Prodigy won eight grand slams as a teenager and was on track to break all records until a shocking on-court attackBest tennis players of the past 50 years? Have your sayShortly before his death in 1990, the tennis fashion designer, historian and author…

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Plans to stage 2021 Australian Open in Melbourne remain despite Covid-19 rise

Tournament will not be moved, says Craig TileyContingency plans in place for six different scenarios The 2021 Australian Open will proceed in Melbourne – and Melbourne only – despite Victoria’s alarming Covid-19 spike. Victoria on Friday reported anoth…

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Sir Everton Weekes, spectacular Steffi Graf and Lothar Matthäus loses it

Plus: Gooch and Smith, a journey into the mind of Roy Keane, the best of Nate Diaz and the Fash FC saga in full1) On Wednesday, we will celebrate the return of Test cricket with England taking on West Indies. So here’s Sir Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge fla…

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The greatest: Martina Navratilova – an enduring champion brave enough to be herself | Emma John

The nine-time Wimbledon singles champion’s legacy has never been about only records, titles and longevity. She possessed a power that upended everything: identity • Who’s your choice? Have your sayHana Mandlikova was an enthusiastic member of the Spar…

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The greatest: Chris Evert – the all-American revolutionary who helped shape modern tennis | Tumaini Carayol

The ‘Cinderella in Sneakers’ battled with Martina Navratilova, endorsed everything from Rolex to cheese and helped drive the 1970s US tennis boomWho’s your choice? Have your say below the lineThe 1971 US Open was the first time the world glimpsed the p…

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Wimbledon 1960: last year of the old regime – archive, 30 June 1960

30 June 1960 The professionals are knocking on the gates. Next year, instead of glory first and hard cash later, there will probably be prize-money on the nail for the winnersFrom now on, almost certainly, Wimbledon will never be the same again. There …

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Who is the greatest female tennis player of the last 50 years?

With no Wimbledon to entertain us, let’s reminisce about the great players we have enjoyed watching in years gone byThere will be no Wimbledon this year, but we can still have a good debate about tennis. Who, in your view, is the greatest female player…

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The greatest: Steffi Graf – power and perfect timing personified | Katy Murrells

In the first of a series on the best tennis players of the past 50 years, we look back at the German who became the sport’s only ‘golden slam’ winner• Who’s your choice? Have your say below the lineThe forehand. It had to be the forehand. With Steffi G…

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British tennis will survive losses caused by Wimbledon cancellation, says CEO

All England Club will take several months to recoup lossesSally Bolton hopes to learn from US and French Opens this yearIt will take Wimbledon several months to recoup losses from the cancelled championships – which were due to begin on Monday – accord…

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Andy Murray withdraws from third-place play-off at Battle of the Brits

James Ward will take former world No 1’s place‘I need more time to practise and prepare and I’ll get there’Andy Murray has withdrawn from the third-place play-off in the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament at Roehampton. The former world No 1 was…

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Everyone for tennis: sport breaks out of middle-class bubble

On what should have been the eve of Wimbledon, local clubs are enjoying a boomIt’s Friday morning at Belair Park in Dulwich, south-east London, and all four tennis courts are in use. On one of them Avneet, a 26-year-old student, is taking on her boyfri…

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Zina Garrison: ‘Even when I was world No 4 I still had no clothing deal’

Thirty years on from her memorable run to the Wimbledon final, the Texan recalls the struggles of being a black player in the 80s ‘Sometimes tennis players have a thing where they cannot hit a ball over the net or nothing’s right and you’re just out of…

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Dan Evans bounces back against Andy Murray to reach Battle of the Brits final

British No 1 wins semi-final against Scot 1-6, 6-3, 10-8Kyle Edmund also in final after beating Cam NorrieIt was another famous son of the Midlands who wrote, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” and Solihull’s finest, Dan Evans, well knows the f…

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Dan Evans bounces back against Andy Murray to reach Battle of the Brits final

British No 1 wins semi-final against Scot 1-6, 6-3, 10-8Kyle Edmund also in final after beating Cam NorrieIt was another famous son of the Midlands who wrote, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” and Solihull’s finest, Dan Evans, well knows the f…

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Dan Evans bounces back against Andy Murray to reach Battle of the Brits final

British No 1 wins semi-final against Scot 1-6, 6-3, 10-8Kyle Edmund also in final after beating Cam NorrieIt was another famous son of the Midlands who wrote, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” and Solihull’s finest, Dan Evans, well knows the f…