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Grand Slam

position for 302 weeks overall;[15][16] including a 237-consecutive-week stretch at the top from 2004 to 2008;[17] winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching the finals of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times (an all-time record); and reaching the Wimbledon final eight times. He is one of seven men, and one of four in the Open Era, to capture the career Grand Slam, and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so separately on clay, grass, and hard courts. Federer also shares...

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France and Olympic Games

England in 1974. • First Asian Games were held in New Delhi in 1951. From 1954 they were held every four years. • Baron Pierre de Coubertin was founder of the modern Olympic Games. • Bunting is a term in the game of Baseball. • Grand Master is a term in Chess. • Grand Slam is a term in sports associated with Bridge as well as Lawn Tennis. • Martina Hinges is the youngest woman tennis player to win three major singles titles in one season. • Iron- a sports term is associated with Golf. • McDowell...

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Different Tennis Strokes

in advance of the match. The Grand Slam is the biggest and without a doubt most the most prestigious tennis matches in the world. Only the best players on the planet are invited to play in the Grand Slam. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open tournaments make up tennis's "Grand Slam." In 1985, Germany's Boris Becker won the first of his three Wimbledon tournaments at age 17. As an amateur in 1962, Australia's Rod Laver won all four men's Grand Slam titles. He became the only player...

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Biography of Althea Gibson, a Dominant Tennis Player from the 50s

Althea Gibson, a dominant tennis player in the 50s, was filled with successes that influenced the participation of African Americans in tennis, as well as leading the way for female tennis players by being the first black, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title. Althea was born on August 25, 1927 in Silver, South Carolina, but was raised in Harlem where she had a less than opulent life. For recreation, Althea began playing table tennis at a young age. Buddy Walker, a musician, noticed Althea’s...

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Serena Williams

London Serena overcame all hardships that came with the tournament. She lost 17 games in six matches and only one in the final to Maria Sharapova of Russia. She added the Olympic champion title to her Wimbledon crown and completing her career Golden Grand Slam. But that was not the end of Serena’s summer. She teamed up with Venus to win a third women’s Doubles title – giving each sibling four tennis gold medals, more than anyone else in history. She finally reachsed the top 10 in 1999. Serena also won...

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David Ferrer: the Counter-Puncher

Englishmen could play the game but now anyone who can hold a racket is eligible to play. Even men and women in wheelchairs are capable of playing this sport. Also, millions of spectators from around the globe come and watch the games played in the Grand Slam tournaments. For now, however, we’ll focus on a Spaniard who is often considered a counter-puncher; his court position is usually a few feet behind the baseline and he defends really well! Ferrer was born in 1982 in Xabia, Spain. He grew up in...

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As English Language Coursework. an Informative Article (Sports)

British Tennis Godsend, Right? “Yeah only when he is winning!” Murray holding his first grand slam trophy in America Andrew “Andy” Murray, for 8 years now has been Britain’s shining hope in male tennis. The Scottish born superstar turned professional in 2005 at the tender age of 18. However, before late 2012 he had literally done everything but win a grand slam. He has been 4 times runner up in grand slam finals, more importantly to the British tennis fans a runner up at Wimbledon in 2012....

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The Women S Wimbledon Championship Game

hype up those events, and the Women’s Wimbledon Championship applies to that notion. You have Serena Williams, the top female tennis player in the entire world, looking to win her sixth Wimbledon Championship, twenty-first Grand Slam Championship, and complete the “Serena Slam” (winning the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, and Wimbledon). In the other corner you have Garbine Muguruza, an up and coming tennis star in the making, who beat Serena Williams in the French Open in 2014 and who also...

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Serena Williams

months earlier. A year later, she graduated high school, and almost immediately signed a $12 million shoe deal with Puma, a well known shoe company based in Germany. In 1999, she beat out her sister, Venus, in their pursuit to the family's first Grand Slam win, when Serena captured the U.S. Open title. On April 5, 1999, Serena made her top-10 debut at world number nine. Serena subsequently won the JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles when she defeated world number one Hingis in the semifinals and...

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Endorsement of Athletes

and by signing Federer to a lifetime deal expresses that they are serious in their marketing objective as being the leader in their industry. Wilson could not have asked for a better person on the court to endorse their products as Federer has 16 Grand Slam titles, 63 singles titles, 8 doubles titles and has held the number one ranking for a total of 285 weeks. Federer states on his website, RF (2006), “I’ve literally grown up with a Wilson tennis racket in my hand…having come this far, I can’t imagine...

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