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1. New York (state) – New York is a state in the northeastern United States, and is the 27th-most extensive, fourth-most populous, and seventh-most densely populated U. S. state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. With an estimated population of 8.55 million in 2015, New York City is the most populous city in the United States, the New York Metropolitan Area is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. New York City makes up over 40% of the population of New York State, two-thirds of the states population lives in the New York City Metropolitan Area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island. Both the state and New York City were named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. New York has a diverse geography and these more mountainous regions are bisected by two major river valleys—the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley, which forms the core of the Erie Canal. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes Region and straddles Lake Ontario, between the two lakes lies Niagara Falls. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. The first Europeans to arrive were French colonists and Jesuit missionaries who arrived southward from settlements at Montreal for trade, the British annexed the colony from the Dutch in 1664. The borders of the British colony, the Province of New York, were similar to those of the present-day state, New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. On April 17,1524 Verrazanno entered New York Bay, by way of the now called the Narrows into the northern bay which he named Santa Margherita. Verrazzano described it as a vast coastline with a delta in which every kind of ship could pass and he adds. This vast sheet of water swarmed with native boats and he landed on the tip of Manhattan and possibly on the furthest point of Long Island. Verrazannos stay was interrupted by a storm which pushed him north towards Marthas Vineyard, in 1540 French traders from New France built a chateau on Castle Island, within present-day Albany, due to flooding, it was abandoned the next year. In 1614, the Dutch under the command of Hendrick Corstiaensen, rebuilt the French chateau, Fort Nassau was the first Dutch settlement in North America, and was located along the Hudson River, also within present-day Albany. The small fort served as a trading post and warehouse, located on the Hudson River flood plain, the rudimentary fort was washed away by flooding in 1617, and abandoned for good after Fort Orange was built nearby in 1623. Henry Hudsons 1609 voyage marked the beginning of European involvement with the area, sailing for the Dutch East India Company and looking for a passage to Asia, he entered the Upper New York Bay on September 11 of that year
2. New York City – The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of Orange
3. Tennis – Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return, the player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society, the sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis and it had close connections both to various field games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport of real tennis. The rules of tennis have changed little since the 1890s, two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1961 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, and the adoption of the tiebreak in the 1970s. Tennis is played by millions of players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. Historians believe that the ancient origin lay in 12th century northern France. Louis X of France was a player of jeu de paume, which evolved into real tennis. Louis was unhappy with playing tennis outdoors and accordingly had indoor, in due course this design spread across royal palaces all over Europe. Because of the accounts of his death, Louis X is historys first tennis player known by name. Another of the enthusiasts of the game was King Charles V of France. It wasnt until the 16th century that rackets came into use, and the game began to be called tennis, from the French term tenez, an interjection used as a call from the server to his opponent. It was popular in England and France, although the game was played indoors where the ball could be hit off the wall. Henry VIII of England was a big fan of this game, during the 18th century and early 19th century, as real tennis declined, new racket sports emerged in England. This in turn led to the codification of rules for many sports, including lawn tennis, most football codes, lawn bowls. In 1872, along with two doctors, they founded the worlds first tennis club in Leamington Spa. Evans, turfgrass agronomist, Sports historians all agree that deserves much of the credit for the development of modern tennis, according to Honor Godfrey, museum curator at Wimbledon, Wingfield popularized this game enormously
4. Arthur Ashe – 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, Johnnie, 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 also 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 also 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 later 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
5. James Blake (tennis) – James Riley Blake is an American retired professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand, during his career, Blake had amassed 24 singles finals appearances, while his career-high singles ranking was World No.4. His two titles for the United States at the Hopman Cup are an event record, Blake was a key performer for the United States 2007 Davis Cup championship team, going 2–0 in the championship tie vs. In 2005, Blake was presented with the Comeback Player of the Year award for his return to the tour. Later, in 2008, Blake was awarded another honor by the ATP and he co-wrote this book with Andrew Friedman. Blake announced that he would retire from tennis after competing at the 2013 US Open, Blakes career ended on August 29,2013, after a 6–2 2–6 2–6 doubles loss in the 2013 US Open. Blake was born in Yonkers, New York, to an African American father Thomas Reynolds Blake and he has a brother Thomas, who has also been a professional tennis player, and three older half-brothers, Jason, Christopher and Howard, and a half-sister Michelle. Blake started playing tennis at age five alongside his brother Thomas, when he was 13, he was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and for five years as a teenager he was forced to wear a full-length back brace for 18 hours a day, though not while playing tennis. The Blake family moved to Fairfield, Connecticut when Blakes fathers job selling surgical supplies took him from New York to Hartford, Blake attended Fairfield High School, where a schoolmate and childhood friend was future musician John Mayer. Blake was inspired to pursue tennis after hearing his role model Arthur Ashe speak to the Harlem Junior Tennis Program, Brian Barker was his first coach. He left Harvard University, where he was a member of the A. D. Club, after his sophomore year to pursue a career in professional tennis. At the age of 21, Blake saw his first Davis Cup action in 2001 against India, ranked no.120 in the world, Blake accepted a wild card into Cincinnati. He beat a qualifier and Arnaud Clément to reach the round of 16, Blakes name became more recognizable world-wide after he pushed the eventual champion Lleyton Hewitt to five sets at the US Open. In January 2002, Blake won the 2002 USTA Waikoloa Challenger in Hawaii, a month later in Memphis he posted his first win over a top-10 ranked opponent, Tommy Haas, who was then ranked no. 5, and reached the final, losing to Andy Roddick and he reached the quarterfinals at the ATP Masters Series event in Rome in May and the final at Newport in July. He was also the first African-American to reach a final in Cincinnati since 1969, the next week in Washington, he won his first ATP Tour singles title, beating Andre Agassi in the semifinals and Paradorn Srichaphan in the final. At the US Open, he reached the round, where he again faced the top-ranked. In an entertaining match Blake was again defeated in five sets, Blake was eliminated from the US Open in the 3rd round by Roger Federer
6. Paul Annacone – Paul Annacone is an American former touring professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the coach of all-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and former World No.1 Pete Sampras. Annacone is currently a coach at ProTennisCoach. com, as an 8th grader, Paul played first singles for Shoreham-Wading River High School and was undefeated in league play. Annacone graduated from East Hampton High School, after graduating from East Hampton, the 61,175 lbs. Annacone played three years of tennis for the University of Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference over 1982–84. He was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Player of the Year in 1984, Annacone played 51–3 in singles while winning the ITA Indoor Singles Championship that year. He was named all-SEC and all-American all three years of his career with the Volunteers, amassing a 115–22 career singles record. The right-handed Annacone achieved his career best singles ranking in 1985 of World No.12 and he won three singles titles during his career and was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 1984. Annacone won more as a pro playing doubles, capturing 14 tournaments, with long-time partner Christo van Rensburg, Annacone won the 1985 Australian Open doubles title. Teamed with David Wheaton, Annacone was a 1990 U. S. Open finalist, Annacone achieved even greater success as Pete Samprass long-time coach. The two worked together from February 1995 up to the end of 2001, and again from July 2002 until Sampras retirement, from December 2001 to January 2003 Annacone was Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association High Performance Program. He coached Tim Henman, beginning at the Paris Masters in 2003 until the end of Henmans career in September 2007, Annacone became the Lawn Tennis Associations Head Coach in November 2006. He also became Great Britain Davis Cup team coach in April 2008, following the resignation of Peter Lundgren, under his control the team lost in the 2008 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Austria. The following year they got relegated to Group II, in May 2010, Annacone announced his official departure from November 2010 onwards from the LTA and the British Davis Cup team after losing to Lithuania in Group II first round. Paul Annacone was hired by Roger Federer to be his coach on August 28,2010 after a successful one-month trial period. Annacone led Federer to two straight year-end championship in 2010 and 2011, a return to the World no.1 ranking, in 2006 Annacone released the Paul Annacone Tactical Tennis DVD Series, a 4-DVD collection that demonstrates the strategies used by the pros in actual match situations. In 2013, Annacone became a resident coach at ProTennisCoach. com – an online professional coaching site, in November 2013, it was announced that Annacone had begun working with American rising star Sloane Stephens on a trial basis. She was ranked the worlds number 12 player at the time, however, the two ended the relationship in July 2014
7. Scott Lipsky – Scott Lipsky is a professional tennis player from the United States. He is primarily a doubles specialist, as a junior, Lipsky was ranked No.1 in the U. S. in singles in 1995, and No.1 in doubles for three straight years, in 1995–97. He won USTA national singles championships at both the 1995 Boys 14s Clay Court Championships and the 1997 Boys 16s Clay Court Championships, in doubles, he and Jeremy Wurtzman won the USTA national 1996 and 1997 Boys 16s Championships, and the 1999 Boys 18s Clay Court Championships. After losing only one match in school in New York, he was a three-time All-American for Stanford University. His Stanford team won the NCAA team championship in 2000, and he and his current doubles partner is Treat Huey from the Philippines Lipsky turned professional in 2003. He won his first Grand Slam title in 2011, winning the doubles title at the French Open. He reached his high in doubles, no. Lipskys mother, Gail, is a psychologist and his father, Marc, died suddenly in 2001 during his freshman year in college. His grandfather, Jack Sherry, was no.2 in the world in table tennis and he began hitting tennis balls against a wall at home at age five. He received formal lessons at the Mid-Island Indoor Tennis Courts in Westbury, New York and he also trained in Glen Cove, New York, at Robbie Wagners Tournament Training Center. As a teenager, he played for a couple hours almost every day, Lipsky attended Birch Elementary School in Merrick, New York, and Merrick Avenue Middle School. He went to school at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. He lost only one match in his high school career for the Cougars. He was a three-time New York State high school champion and won a gold medal for the Long Island team at the Junior Maccabi Games. On the academic side, he was a member of the National Honor Society, Lipsky married Marie in July 2010. He currently resides in Huntington Beach, California, Lipsky won the 1995 United States Tennis Association Boys’ 14s Clay Court Championships in singles. At the age of 16, he was ranked #1 in the U. S. in singles and he was also ranked #1 in singles in the 1997 USTA Boys’ 16s. He won the championship at the 1997 USTA National Boys’ 16s Clay Court Championships
8. Katrina Adams – Katrina Adams is a former professional American tennis player from Chicago and the current president of the United States Tennis Association. Adams joined a program on Chicagos West Side when she was six years old. She attended Whitney Young High School, becoming Illinois High School Association singles champion in 1983 and 1984, after winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association doubles title with Diane Donnelly in 1987, she was twice voted All-American. Adams won seven of her 20 WTA doubles titles between 1987 and 1996 partnering Zina Garrison and her best Grand Slam singles result was in the 1988 Wimbledon Championships when she reached the fourth round, losing to Chris Evert 5–7 6–3 6–0. Adams has been a commentator for the Tennis Channel since 2003
9. Paula Badosa Gibert – Paula Badosa Gibert is a Spanish tennis player. Badosa is the current French Open girls champion after defeating Anna Kalinskaya in the final, on 21 –28 September 2015, Badosa reached her best singles ranking of world number 193. On 29 December 2014, Badosa reached her best doubles ranking of world number 713 and she was given a main draw wildcard into the 2015 Miami Open and reached the third round, defeating Petra Cetkovská and Zheng Saisai, before falling to Karolína Plíšková. Badosa was born and raised in New York City, New York on 15 November 1997, Paula Badosa Gibert at the Womens Tennis Association Paula Badosa Gibert at the International Tennis Federation
10. Maud Barger-Wallach – Maud Barger-Wallach was an American tennis player of the early 1900s. She was the daughter of Samuel F. Barger, a lawyer and director of the New York Central Railroad, in June 1890 she married sportsman Richard Wallach. She only began playing tennis when she was about 30 years old, in 1908 Barger-Wallach became the oldest U. S. Open champion at the age of 38. She was a baseline player with an accurate but soft forehand. She had a playing style characterized by an underhand serve, accurate placements as well as tennis intelligence. Barger-Wallach was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1958, maud Barger-Wallach at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Sportspundit. com profile
11. Karl Behr – Karl Howell Behr was an American tennis player and banker. He was also a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Karl Howell Behr was born the son of Herman and Grace Behr of New York City. He was the brother of Max H. Behr, the well-known golfer, Behr was educated at Lawrenceville School and attended Yale University and was admitted to the bar association in 1910. Behr married Helen Monypeny Newsom on March 1,1913 at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City, the couple had four children together, Karl H. Behr Jr. Peter Howell Behr, James Howell Behr, and Sally Howell Behr. After her husbands death, Helen remarried one of his best friends and former tennis partners, Behr gave up a career in law, instead turning to banking. He was vice-president of Dillon, Read & Co. and sat on the board of the Fisk Rubber Company, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and the National Cash Register Company. At the time of his death, he was a director of the Interchemical Corporation, the Behr-Manning Corporation of Troy, New York, and his clubs included the Downtown, University and Yale, and the St. Nicholas Society. Behr was also a well known lawn tennis player, playing on the United States Davis Cup team in 1907. Behr, with Beals Wright, was runner up in the mens doubles at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships, losing to Norman Brookes. He reached the No.3 U. S. ranking in both 1907 and 1914, Behr continued his tennis career after the sinking of the Titanic, and was named to the 1914 U. S. Davis Cup team along with fellow survivor R. Norris Williams. However, Behr, who played on the 1907 U. S. Davis Cup, did not play in the 1914 Davis Cup Challenge Round against Australasia at Forest Hills. In 1915 he defeated Maurice McLoughlin, the worlds no.1 ranked player at the time, in sets, 8–6, 7–5, 7–5 to win the tournament in Seabright. In 1912, Behr booked first class passage on board the RMS Titanic and his main reason for traveling was due to his pursuit of fellow first class passenger Helen Newsom, who was a friend of Behrs sister. Behr occupied cabin C-148 during the voyage, sometime after the ship hit the iceberg, Behr met up with Helen, her mother and stepfather, Richard and Sallie Beckwith, and another couple, Edwin and Gertrude Kimball, on the boat deck. Under the watch of Third Officer Herbert Pitman, the group gathered around lifeboat 5, Gertrude Kimball asked J. Bruce Ismay if all of their group could enter the boat. Ismay replied, Of course, madam, every one of you, as a result, Behr and his friends were rescued in lifeboat 5, the second boat to leave the ship. After the rescue, several reported that Behr had proposed to Miss Newsom in the lifeboat. They later presented a silver cup to Rostron, and medals to each of the ships 320 crew
12. Oliver Campbell – Oliver Edward Michael Campbell was an American male tennis player who won the three consecutive singles titles at the U. S. For over a century, Campbell had the honour of being the youngest male player to win the U. S. singles title and he did it as a 19-year,6 months and 9 days old student in 1890. That record went to fellow American Pete Sampras,19 years and 28 days, the challenge round against Clarence Hobart was the first title match played over five sets. In addition to his singles titles Campbell won the doubles titles at the U. S. National Championships in 1888,1891 and 1892. Campbell was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1955, Oliver Campbell at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Oliver Campbell at the Association of Tennis Professionals