In terms of Grand Slam men’s doubles wins, John Newcombe still holds the record of 17, followed by Emerson and Woodbridge, both on 16. Newcombe was partnered mainly by Roche, but also won Grand ...
As in the history of the men’s game, there have also been many outstanding women’s doubles pairings. From Lenglen and Ryan in the 1920’s to the Williams sisters, women’s doubles has thrown ...
BMW is the first to include One-on-One Doubles as part of their 2007 BMW Tennis Championships on the ATP Challenger Tour, March 13-18, in Sunrise, Fl. For more tournament information, call tournament director Ed Krass at 813-684-9031. Qualify For One-on-One Doubles By Tennis Week. One-on-One doubles is turning pro next month.
By: Martin Keady | September 29, 2017. September 29, 2017. Famous Five: After Federer and Nadal teamed up for Team Europe in the Laver Cup last weekend, we look back at the five greatest men’s doubles pairings in tennis history. Theoretically, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who successfully paired up for Team Europe in the inaugural Laver Cup last weekend, are the greatest men’s doubles pairing in history.
It is held at Newport, Rhode Island. First winner in the history of tennis US National Championships was Dick Sears. 1884 FIRST M/W DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS The Wimbledon Championships are open to women for the first time. There are only 13 participants. Mens doubles was also introduced for the first time in the history of tennis.
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Although tennis was on the programme of the first Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896, where Britain’s John Pius Boland won the men’s singles to become the first gold medallist in his sport, and then won the doubles with Germany’s Friedrich Traun, women had to wait until the tournament at the 1900 Games in Paris, contested on clay in the bucolic setting of the Ile de Puteaux in the middle of the Seine.
The list of tennis's biggest winners—including the record-holders for singles, doubles, and Grand Slams—dates back decades. Established greats like Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, and Billie Jean King still hold noted spots on the record lists.
The first Championships culminated a significant debate on how to standardize the rules. The following year, it was recognized as the official British Championships, although it was open to international competitors. In 1884 the Ladies Singles and Gentlemen's Doubles Championships were inaugurated, followed by the Ladies and Mixed Doubles in 1913.
William who won the Wimbledon singles championship seven different times, in three instances beating his brother in the finals. Ernest, however, was victorious once, and when they both partnered, they won the doubles championship, which first took place at Oxford in 1879, this they won seven times.