Robert Anthony John Bob Hewitt is a former professional tennis player from Australia. In 1967, after marrying a South African, he became a South African citizen, Hewitts most significant accomplishment was winning all Grand Slam doubles titles, both in mens and mixed doubles and being central to South Africas only Davis Cup title in 1974. Hewitt achieved seven titles in singles and 65 in doubles and he was ranked World No.6 in 1967 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph. In 1992 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, on 23 March 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of rape and sexual assault and subsequently jailed for six years on 18 May 2015. On 6 April 2016 he was expelled from the Tennis Hall of Fame for his convictions, on 9 June 2016 his appeal against his sentence was denied and he was jailed for 6 years. In 2011, an investigation by the Boston Globe disclosed allegations from one adult woman who was coached as a girl by Hewitts assistant coach. The investigation was prompted by the revelations of a student in March 2011, She claimed that, beginning in the 1970s.
Interviews with contemporaries, in the United States and South Africa, the South African Tennis Union investigated after 1992, but no legal action was ever taken against Hewitt. The Boston Globes investigation and report of the victim has prompted the request and was followed up by a signed by his alleged victim asking for his removal from the Hall of Fame. A November 2011 investigative piece by Mary Carillo of HBOs Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel includes interviews with the alleged victim, Hewitt did not agree to be interviewed for the piece. In May 2012, Hewitts one-time mixed doubles partner Billie Jean King spoke to the Washingtonian and we won the French Open together in 1970. On 15 November 2012, after months of investigation, Hewitt was deprived of his accolade in the International Tennis Hall of Fame and his legacy ceases to exist in the Hall of Fame, said Mark Stenning, executive director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As of today, his plaque will be removed from the Hall of Fame and his name will be removed from our website and all other materials, and from the perspective of the Hall of Fame, he is suspended from the Hall of Fame.
On 6 April 2016, Hewitt was permanently expelled from the Tennis Hall of Fame, Hewitt was charged with rape in June 2014 and went on trial in 2015. On 23 March 2015, Hewitt was found guilty of two counts of rape and one of assault by the South Gauteng High Court in South Africa and was sentenced in May to an effective six years in jail. Bob Hewitt at the Association of Tennis Professionals Bob Hewitt at the International Tennis Federation Bob Hewitt at the Davis Cup Daily Liberal – City served him well Real Sports
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in the southern half of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States, to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometers, Mexico is the sixth largest country in the Americas by total area, Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and a federal district that is its capital and most populous city. Other metropolises include Guadalajara, Puebla, Tijuana, pre-Columbian Mexico was home to many advanced Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec and Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized the territory from its base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Three centuries later, this territory became Mexico following recognition in 1821 after the colonys Mexican War of Independence. The tumultuous post-independence period was characterized by instability and many political changes.
The Mexican–American War led to the cession of the extensive northern borderlands, one-third of its territory. The Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war, the dictatorship was overthrown in the Mexican Revolution of 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution and the emergence of the countrys current political system. Mexico has the fifteenth largest nominal GDP and the eleventh largest by purchasing power parity, the Mexican economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, especially the United States. Mexico was the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and it is classified as an upper-middle income country by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country by several analysts. By 2050, Mexico could become the fifth or seventh largest economy. The country is considered both a power and middle power, and is often identified as an emerging global power. Due to its culture and history, Mexico ranks first in the Americas.
Mexico is a country, ranking fourth in the world by biodiversity. In 2015 it was the 9th most visited country in the world, Mexico is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G8+5, the G20, the Uniting for Consensus and the Pacific Alliance. Mēxihco is the Nahuatl term for the heartland of the Aztec Empire, the Valley of Mexico, and its people, the Mexica and this became the future State of Mexico as a division of New Spain prior to independence. It is generally considered to be a toponym for the valley became the primary ethnonym for the Aztec Triple Alliance as a result. After New Spain won independence from Spain, representatives decided to name the new country after its capital and this was founded in 1524 on top of the ancient Mexica capital of Mexico-Tenochtitlan
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No.1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He was ranked World No.1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph, in the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No.2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery, Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS, on June 20,1993, Ashe was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the United States President Bill Clinton. Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Arthur Ashe Sr. and he had a brother, who was five years younger. In March 1950, Ashes mother Mattie died from complications related to a pregnancy at the age of 27.
Ashe and his brother were raised by their father who worked as a handyman, Ashe Sr. Ashe attended Maggie L. Walker High School where he continued to practice tennis. Ron Charity brought him to the attention of Robert Walter Johnson, a physician, and coach of Althea Gibson, Ashe was coached and mentored by Johnson at his tennis summer camp home in Lynchburg, Virginia from 1953 when Ashe was age 10, until 1960. Johnson helped fine-tune Ashes game and taught him the importance of racial socialization through sportsmanship, etiquette and he was told to return every ball that landed within two inches of a line and never to argue with an umpires decision. In 1958, Ashe became the first African-American to play in the Maryland boys championships and it was his first integrated tennis competition. Louis teacher, tennis coach and friend of Dr. Johnson, to move to St. Louis, Ashe lived with Hudlin and his family for the year, during which time Hudlin coached and encouraged him to develop the serve-and-volley game that Ashes, now stronger, physique allowed.
In December 1960 and again in 1963, Ashe featured in Sports Illustrated and he became the first African-American to win the National Junior Indoor tennis title and was awarded a tennis scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles in 1963. During his time at UCLA, he was coached by J. D. Morgan and practiced regularly with his idol, Pancho Gonzales. Ashe was a member of the ROTC which required him to active military service after graduation in exchange for money for tuition. He was active in other things, joining the Upsilon chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on campus, after graduating with a bachelors degree in business administration, Ashe joined the United States Army on August 4,1966. Ashe completed his training in Washington and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. He was assigned to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he worked as a data processor, during his time at West Point, Ashe headed the academys tennis program
Glossary of tennis terms
This page is a glossary of tennis terminology. Ace, Serve where the ball lands inside the service box and is not touched by the receiver, thus. Aces are usually powerful and generally land on or near one of the corners at the back of the service box, initially the term was used to indicate the scoring of a point. Action, Synonym of spin ad, Used by the umpire to announce the score when a player has the advantage. See scoring in tennis ad court, Left side of the court of each player, When one player wins the first point from a deuce and needs one more point to win the game, not applicable when using deciding points. Advantage set, Set won by a player or team having won at least six games with an advantage over the opponent. Final sets in the draws of the Australian Open, the French Open and the tennis Olympic event. The Davis Cup was until 2015, when it switched to tie breaks, Used by the chair umpire to announce scores when both players have the same number of points or the same number of games.
When both players are at 40, the term is deuce. All-Comers, Tournament in which all took part except the reigning champion. The winner of the All-Comers event would play the title holder in the Challenge Round, all-court, Style of play that is a composite of all the different playing styles, which includes baseline and serve and volley styles. Alley, Area of the court between the singles and the sidelines, which together are known as tramlines. Approach shot, A groundstroke shot used as a setup as the approaches the net. ATP, Acronym for Association of Tennis Professionals, the organizing body of mens professional tennis. ATP Champions Race, ATP point ranking system starts at the beginning of the year. The top eight players at the end of the qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. ATP World Tour Finals, Formerly known as the Tennis Masters Cup, Australian formation, In doubles, a formation where the server and partner stand on the same side of the court before starting the point. Backhand, Stroke in which the ball is hit with the back of the hand facing the ball at the moment of contact
Marty Riessen played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. Renowned for his doubles play, Riessen was a doubles partner of Australian tennis great Margaret Court, winning six of his seven major mixed titles. Additionally a winner of two mens doubles grand slams, his highest doubles ranking was No.3 on March 3,1980, Marty Riessen played collegiate tennis at Northwestern University, where he reached the NCAA Singles finals three times,1962,1963 and 1964. He was a semifinalist at the NCAA doubles championship with Clark Graebner in 1963 and 1964 and he won six singles titles in the open era, with the biggest coming in Cincinnati in 1974. He reached the quarterfinals in singles at both the Australian Open and the US Open in 1971. He won 53 doubles titles, including the US Open, the French Open, and seven ATP Masters Series events, Paris Indoor, Monte Carlo and Rome. He reached the final at US Open in 1978 &1975, the Australian Open in 1971. He was a member of the U. S. Davis Cup team in 1963,65,67,73 and 81, the Marty Riessen tennis courts are in Osmond, Nebraska.
Dunlop named one of its wooden racquets the Marty Riessen, Riessen has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame. Marty Riessen at the Association of Tennis Professionals Marty Riessen at the International Tennis Federation Marty Riessen at the Davis Cup
Roger Taylor (tennis)
Roger Taylor MBE is a British former tennis player. Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, he won 6 singles titles and 10 doubles titles during his career, Taylor reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1967. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No,11, though Taylor was ranked World No.8 in 1970 before the ATP rankings began. Also, Taylor scored 29 wins and 11 losses at the Great Britain Davis Cup team, Taylor was the sole British member of the so-called Handsome Eight signed by Lamar Hunt to compete in his newly created World Championship Tennis tour in 1968. Having already been declared the winner by the umpire following his match-point serve which was disputed by Borg. The linesman then, questioned by the umpire as to whether he wished to reconsider his decision, changed his in call to out, Taylor subsequently went on to win the match. He retired from tennis in 1980. He was Great Britains Davis Cup captain from February 2000 until January 2004, Taylor captained the British ladies Wightman Cup team, steering them to their last victory in the competition in 1978
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and it is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, the remaining population consists of Africas largest communities of European and multiracial ancestry. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a variety of cultures, languages. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the recognition of 11 official languages. The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup détat, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. During the 20th century, the black majority sought to recover its rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a role in the countrys recent history. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation, since 1994, all ethnic and linguistic groups have held political representation in the countrys democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic and nine provinces.
South Africa is often referred to as the Rainbow Nation to describe the multicultural diversity. The World Bank classifies South Africa as an economy. Its economy is the second-largest in Africa, and the 34th-largest in the world, in terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa. However and inequality remain widespread, with about a quarter of the population unemployed, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs, and maintains significant regional influence. The name South Africa is derived from the geographic location at the southern tip of Africa. Upon formation the country was named the Union of South Africa in English, since 1961 the long form name in English has been the Republic of South Africa. In Dutch the country was named Republiek van Zuid-Afrika, replaced in 1983 by the Afrikaans Republiek van Suid-Afrika, since 1994 the Republic has had an official name in each of its 11 official languages. Mzansi, derived from the Xhosa noun umzantsi meaning south, is a name for South Africa.
South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological and human fossil sites in the world, extensive fossil remains have been recovered from a series of caves in Gauteng Province. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has termed the Cradle of Humankind
Colin Dibley is a former tennis player from Australia. Dibley once held the title for the fastest serve in the world at 148 m. p. h, during his professional career, he won four singles and seventeen doubles titles. The right-hander reached his singles ranking of World No.26 in June 1973. After retiring in 1981, he took up real estate, still keeping himself in the game through coaching others, known for his enormous serve, Dibley has been noted as having one of the most live arms of his generation by ESPN commentator Pam Shriver. Colin Dibley at the Association of Tennis Professionals Colin Dibley at the International Tennis Federation nj. com article
He held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years. By virtue of his long and prolific career, Connors still holds three prominent Open Era singles records,109 titles,1535 matches played, and 1256 match wins and his titles include eight majors, three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series. In 1974, he became the man in the Open Era to win three majors in a calendar year, and his total career match win rate of 81. 82% remains in the top four of the era. He is the first male player to win 5 US Open titles, Connors was known for his fiery competitiveness, acrimonious relationships with a number of peers, and boorish behavior that pandered to the crowd. For these reasons, he has likened to baseball player Pete Rose. Connors grew up in East St. Louis, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and he played in his first U. S. Championship, the U. S. boys 11-and-under of 1961, when he was nine years old. Connors mother, took him to Southern California to be coached by Pancho Segura, starting at age 16 and he and his brother, John Johnny Connors, attended St.
In 1970, Connors recorded his first victory in the first round of the Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles, in 1971, Connors won the NCAA singles title as a Freshman while attending UCLA and attaining All-American status. He turned professional in 1972 and won his first tournament, the Jacksonville Open. However, Connors played in tournaments and won the 1973 US Pro Singles, his first significant title, toppling Arthur Ashe in a five-set final, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles championships, five US Opens and he did not participate in the French Open during his peak years and only played in two Australian Opens in his entire career, winning it in 1974 and reaching the final in 1975. In 1974, Connors was the dominant player and he had a 99–4 record that year and won 15 tournaments, including three of the four Grand Slam singles titles. The French Open did not allow Connors to participate due to his association with World Team Tennis, however, he won the Australian Open, defeating Phil Dent in four sets.
He beat Ken Rosewall in straight sets in the finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open and his exclusion from the French Open denied him the opportunity to become the first male player since Rod Laver to win all four Major singles titles in a calendar year. Connors reached the final of the US Open in five years from 1974 through 1978. He reached the final of Wimbledon four out of five years during his peak, despite not being allowed to play in the French Open for a number of years, he was still able to reach the semifinals four times in his career. In the open era, Connors is one of six men to win three or more Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year. Connors reached the ATP world No.1 ranking on July 29,1974 and held it for 160 consecutive weeks, a record until it was surpassed by Roger Federer on February 26,2007
Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title, smiths two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open, and 1972 Wimbledon. In 1972, he was the year-ending world No.1 singles player, in 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles and his name is used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura, at USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As a kid, he went to get a job as a ballboy at the Davis Cup but was turned down because the thought he was too clumsy. In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, in 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era. Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. Following his playing career, Smith became active as a coach for the United States Tennis Association and he now has his own academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
In 1974 Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler and they mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end Apartheid. Today, Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, in Hilton Head he is a co-owner of the tennis academy Smith Stearns. He is currently the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, to non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably best known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis playing, a=did not participate in the tournament Smith, Stan