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Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion
French Open

vMay 19-June 7
IParis, France

IDefending Isingles Ichampion:
Maria
Sharapova

Grand Slam
IPrize Money: I€ 13,008,000
ISurface: Clay
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ITourn. Director I Gilbert Ysern

 Draw:
S-128 D-64

 

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WTA Tour
   


Tournament

Info

Classification

Semifinals

Final

Champion
French Open

IMay 19-June 7
IParis, France

IDefending Isingles Ichampion:
IRafa Nadal

IGrand Slam
IPrize Money: I€ 13,008,000
ISurface: Clay
I [ I

 
ITourn. Director I Gilbert Ysern  Draw:
S-128 D-64
I I

ATP Tour
   

 

Photos here

Women's Tour

French Open 1st Week

SINGLES DRAW until Monday, June 1, 2015 (most 4th round matches were completed)


Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

  • No. 1 seed Serena Williams (USA) R1: Andrea Hlavácková (CZE) 6-2, 6-3. R2: Ana-Lena Friedsam (GER) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. R3: (27) Victoria Azarenka (BEL) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. R4 Sloane Stephens (USA) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova (RUS) R1: Kaia Kanepi (EST) 6-2, 6-4. R2: Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 6-3, 6-1. R3: Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-3, 6-4. R4 (13) Lucie Šafárová (CZE) 6-7(3), 4-6. Sharapova out in R4.
  • No. 3 seed Simona Halep (ROU) R1: Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 7-5, 6-4, R2: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 5-7, 1-6 Halep out in R2
  • No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova (CZE) R1: Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. R2: Sílvia Soler Espinosa (ESP) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2. R3: (30) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-3, 6-2
  • No. 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) R1: Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-4, 6-0. R2: Julia Goerges (GER) 4-6, 6-7(4) Wozniacki out in R2
  • No. 6 seed Eugenie Bouchard (CND) R1: Kristina Mladenovic (SRB) 4-6, 4-6. Bouchard out in R2
  • No. 7 seed Ana Ivanovic (SRB) R1: Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. R2: Misaki Doi (JPN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. R3: Donna Vekic (CRO) 6-0, 6-3; R4 (9) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
  • No. 8 seed Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) R1: Monica Niculescu (ROU) 6-2, 6-2. R2: Virginie Razzano (FRA) 6-3,1-0(ret). R3: Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3-6, 4-6. Suarez Navarro out in R3
  • No. 9 seed Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) R1: Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-4, 6-2. R2: Teliana Pereira (BRA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. R3: Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-2, 6-4. R4: (7) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 5-7, 6-3, 1-6. Makarova out in R4
  • No. 10 seed Andrea Petkovic (GER) R1: Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-2, 6-1. R2: Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. R3: (17) Sara Errani (ITA) 3-6, 3-6. Petkovic out in R3
  • No. 11 seed Angelique Kerber (GER) R1: Tímea Babos (HUN) 6-0, 6-1. R2: Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 6-3, 6-2. R3: Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 6-4, 2-6, 2-6. Kerber out in R3
  • No. 12 seed Karolína Plíšková (CZE) R1: Zhang Shuai (CHN) 7-6(4), 6-4. R2: Andreea Mitu (ROU) 6-2, 6-7(5), 4-6. Plíšková out in R2
  • No. 13 seed Lucie Šafárová (CZE) R1: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 7-6(6), 7-6(9). R2: Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-2, 6-0. R3: (20) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-3, 7-6(2). R4: (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7-6(3), 6-4
  • No. 14 seed Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) R1: Annika Beck (GER) 2-6, 6-3, 1-6. Radwanska out in R1.
  • No. 15 seed Venus Williams (USA) R1: Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-7(5), 1-6. V. Williams out in R1
  • No. 16 seed Madison Keys (USA) R1: Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 7-6(3), 6-3. R2: Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-0, 6-3. R3: Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 4-6, 2-6. Keys out in R3
  • Other seeded players out: (18) Kuznetsova, (20) Lisicki, (22) Strycova, (24) Peng, (25) Jankovic, (26) Stosur, (27) Azarenka, (30) Begu, (31) Garcia, (32) Diyas, (2) Sharapova
  • Players already in the quarter finals: (7) Ivanovic, (13) Safarova, (17) Errani, (19) Svitolina, (21) Muguruza, (1) Williams
  • Best Qualifier: Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) R2, Teliana Pereira (BRA) R2, Paula Kania (POL) R2
  • Best WC: Razzano (FRA) R2, Hesse (FRA) R2
  • Unseeded still in the race: Andrea Mitu (ROU),

DOUBLES DRAW until Sunday, May 31, 2015 (some 3rd round matches were completed)

Top seeded Martina Hingis (SUI) and Sania Mirza (IND) are in the quarters after very impressive early round wins. Like in R3 when they beat the no. 14 seeds from Italy Karin Knapp and Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-4. The no. 2 seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, both from Russia, also did well so far. After an easy win against a French wild card team, they had a tougher win over the Ukranian/Romanian team of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Raluca Olaru.

The other teams already in the quarter finals are the no. 9 seeded Czech team of Andrea Hlavácková and Lucie Hradecká, the no. 12 seeded Casey Dellacqua (AUS) and Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ), as well as the unseeded Spanish team Sílvia Soler Espinosa and María Teresa Torró Flor.



Men's Tour

French Open 1st Week

SINGLES DRAW- until Monday, June 1, 2015 (most 4th round matches were completed)


Photo: zeenews.india.com

  • No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) R1: Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-2, 7-5, 6-2. R2: Gilles Müller (LUX) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. R3: Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • No. 2 seed Roger Federer (SUI) R1: Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. R2: Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(1), 6-3. R3: Damir Džumhur (BIH) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. R4: (13) Gaël Monfils (FRA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
  • No. 3 seed Andy Murray (GBR) R1: Facundo Argüello (ARG) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. R2: João Sousa (POR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. R3: (29) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. R4 Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych (CZE) R1: Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-0, 7-5, 6-3. R2: Radek Štepánek (CZE) 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-4. R3: Benoît Paire (FRA) 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. R4: (14) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 3-6, 2-6, 7-6(5), 3-6. Berdych out in R4
  • No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori (JPN) R1: Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-3, 7-5, 6-1. R2: Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. R3: Benjamin Becker (GER) ret. R4: Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • No. 6 seed Rafael Nadal (ESP) R1: Quentin Halys (FRA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. R2: Nicolás Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. R3: Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • No. 7 seed David Ferrer (ESP) R1: Lukáš Lacko (SVK) 6-1, 6-3, 6-1. R2: Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. R3: Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1. R4 (9) Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
  • No. 8 seed Stan Wawrinka (SUI) R1: Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. R2: Dušan Lajovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. R3: Steve Johnson (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. R4: (12) Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
  • No. 9 seed Marin Cilic (CRO) R1: Robin Haase (NED) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. R2: Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 7-6(3), 6-1, 6-1. R3: Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. R4 (7) David Ferrer (ESP) 2-6, 2-6, 4-6. Cilic out in R4
  • No. 10 seed Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) R1: Jack Sock (USA) 6-7(7), 2-6, 3-6 Dimitrov out in R1
  • No. 11 seed Feliciano Lopez (ESP) R1: Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 3-6, 6-7(9), 3-6. Lopez out in R1
  • No. 12 seed Gilles Simon (FRA) R1: Lucas Pouille (FRA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. R2: Martin Kližan (SVK) 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. R3: Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1. R4: (8) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 1-6, 4-6, 2-6. Simon out in R4
  • No. 13 seed Gaël Monfils (FRA) R1:Édouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-1, 7-5. R2: Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. R3: Pablo Cuevas(URU) 4-6, 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. R4 (2) Roger Federer (SUI) 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6. Monfils out in R4
  • No. 14 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) R1: Christian Lindell (BRA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. R2: Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. R3: Pablo Andújar (ESP) 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-3. R4: (4) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3.
  • No. 15 seed Kevin Anderson (RSA) R1: Tim Smyczek (USA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. R2: Lu Yen-hsun (TPE) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. R3: Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4, 6-7(4), 5-7, 4-6. Anderson out in R3
  • No. 16 seed John Isner (USA) R1: Andreas Seppi (ITA) 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. R2: Jérémy Chardy (FRA) 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6. Isner out in R2
  • Other seeded players out: (17) Goffin, (18) Robredo, (19) Bautista Agout, (21) Cuevas, (22) Kohlschreiber, (23) Mayer, (24) Gulbis, (25) Karlovic, (26) Garcia-Lopez, (27) Tomic, (28) Fognini, (29) Kyrgios, (30) Mannarino, (31) Troicki, (32) Verdasco, (13) Monfils, (9) Cilic
  • Players already in the quarter finals: (2) Federer, (3) Murray, (5) Nishikori, (7) Ferrer, (8) Wawrinka, (14) Tsonga
  • Best Qualifier: Kyle Edmund (GBR) R2
  • Best WC: Mahut (FRA) R3
  • Unseeded still in the race: Jack Sock (USA), Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)

DOUBLES DRAW until Sunday, May 31, 2015 (all 3rd round matches completed)

The no. 1 seeded Bryan Brothers (USA) had a bunch of hard fought tiebreaker sets in the R1 and R2 before beating Jeremy Chardy (FRA) and Lukasz Kubot (POL) 6-4, 7-5 in R3, landing them in the quarters again. The no. 2 seeds Jack Sock (USA) and Vasek Pospisil (CAN) had no easier wins so far en route to the quarters. Their R3 win over the French no. 14 seeded team of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert was successful 7-6(3) and 7-6(2).

The other teams already in the quarter finals are the no. 7 seeded Marcin Matkowski (POL) and Nenad Zimonjic (SRB), unseeded Radu Albot (MDA) and Lukáš Rosol (CZE), the no. 6 seeded Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini from Italy, the no. 8 seeded Alexander Peya (AUT) and Bruno Soares (BRA), the no. 3 seeded Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Marcelo Melo (BRA), as well as the no. 5 seeded team of Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) and Horia Tecau (ROU).


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WTA Women's Tennis Rankings

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Williams, Serena

9361
 

1
Mirza, Sania

7940

2
Sharapova, Maria

7710
 

2
Hingis, Martina

6955

3
Halep, Simona

7360
 

3
Errani, Sara

6090

4
Kvitova, Petra

6760
 

3
Vinci, Roberta

6090

5
Wozniacki, Caroline

4940
 

5
Mladenovic, Kristina

5740

6
Bouchard, Eugenie

3888
 

6
Black, Cara

5515

7
Ivanovic, Ana

3655
 

7
Makarova, Ekaterina

5340

8
Suárez-Navarro,Carla

3645
 

7
Vesnina, Elena

5340

9
Makarova, Ekaterina

3510
 

9
Peng, Shuai

5252

10
Petkovic, Andrea

3310
 

10
Hsieh, Su-Wei

5025

ATP Men's Tennis Rankings

No.
SINGLES

POINTS
 

No.
 DOUBLES

POINTS

1
Djokovic, Novak

13845
 

1
Bryan, Bob

10170

2
Federer, Roger

9235
 

1
Bryan, Mike

10170

3
Murray, Andy

7040
 

3
Melo, Marcelo

5890

4
Berdych, Tomas

5230
 

4
Popisil, Vasek

5815

5
Nishikori, Kei

5220
 

5
Lopez, Marc

5510

6
Raonic, Milos

4800
 

6
Sock, Jack

5500

7
Nadal, Rafael

4570
 

7
Granollers, Marcel

5450

8
Ferrer, David

4490
 

8
Dodig, Ivan

5125

9
Wawrinka, Stan

3845
 

9
Benneteau, Julien

4880

10
Cilic, Marin

3370
 

10
Tecau, Horia

4840

 

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French Open 2nd Week

WTA Round 4
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) - (23) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Andrea Mitu (ROU) - Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)

ATP Round 4
(1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) - (20) Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Jack Sock (USA) - (6) Rafa Nadal (ESP)
(3) Andy Murray (GBR) - Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
(5) Kei Nishikori (JPN) - (14) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

FRENCH OPEN
MAY 19 - June 7, 2015
Roland Garros, Paris, France

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $15,980,135
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Gilbert Ysern
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS still in the draw
1 Serena Williams (USA)
2 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
3 Simona Halep (ROU)
4 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
5 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
6 Eugenie Bouchard (CND)

7 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
8 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
9 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
10 Andrea Petkovic (GER)
11 Angelique Kerber (GER)
12 Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
13 Lucie Safarova (CZE)
14 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
15 Venus Williams (USA)
16 Madison Keys (USA)
17 Sara Errani (ITA)
18 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
19 Elina Svitolina (UKR)
20 Sabine Lisicki (GER)
21 Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
22 Barbora Strycova (CZE)
23 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
24 Shuai Peng (CHN)
25 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
26 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
27 Victoria Azarenka (BEL)
28 Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
29 Alize Cornet (FRA)
30 Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
31 Caroline Garcia (FRA)
32 Zarina Diyas (KAZ)

DOUBLES SEEDS still in the draw
1 Hingis/Mirza
2 Makarova/Vesnina

3 Babos/Mladenovic
4 Hsieh/Pennetta
5 Muguruza/Suarez-Navarro
6 Kops-Jones/Spears
7 Mattek-Sands/Safarova
8 Garcia/Srebotnik
9 Hlavackova/Hradecka
10 Kudryavtseva/Pavlyuchenkova
11 Chan/Zheng
12 Dellacqua/Shvedova
13 Krajicek/Strycova

14 Knapp/Vinci
15 Rodionova/Rodionova
16 Jans-Ignacik/Klepac

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Maria Sharapova

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh

 
FRENCH OPEN
MAY 19 - June 7, 2015
Roland Garros, Paris, France

TOURNAMENT INFO
Tier - Grand Slam
Prize Money: $15,980,135
Surface: Clay
Tournament Director: Gilbert Ysern
Draw: S-128 D-64

SINGLES SEEDS still in the draw
1 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2 Roger Federer (SUI)
3 Andy Murray (GBR)
4 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
5 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
6 Rafael Nadal (ESP)
7 David Ferrer (ESP)
8 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
9 Marin Cilic (CRO)
10 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
11 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
12 Gilles Simon (FRA)
13 Gael Monfils (FRA)

14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

15 Kevin Anderson (RSA)
16 John Isner (USA)
17 David Goffin (BEL)
18 Tommy Robredo (ESP)
19 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
20 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
21 Pablo Cuevas (URU)
22 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
23 Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
24 Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
25 Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
26 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
27 Bernard Tomic (AUS)
28 Fabio Fognini (ITA)
29 Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
30 Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
31 Viktor Troicki (SRB)
32 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
DOUBLES SEEDS still in the draw
1 Bryan/Bryan
2 Pospisil/Sock
3 Dodig/Melo
4 Granollers/Lopez
5 Rojer/Tecau
6 Bolelli/Fognini
7 Matkowski/Zimonjic
8 Peya/Soares
9 Bopanna/Mergea
10 Nestor/Paes
11 J.Murray/Peers
12 Cuevas/Marrero
13 Draganja/Kontinen
14 Herbert/Mahut
15 Garcia-Lopez/Roger-Vasselin
16 Cabal/Farah

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMPIONS
Rafa Nadal

DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Julien Benneteau / Edouard Roger-Vasselin

 

Roy Emerson?


HISTORY (from the International Tennis Hall of Fame)

CITIZENSHIP: Australian
BORN: Nov 3, 1936 (age 78)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Black Butt, Queensland, Australia
PLAYED: Right-handed

In the 1960s, when an endless array of Australian men’s tennis players dominated the major tournament circuit, winning 32 of 40 major singles championships, (a keen 80 percent of all majors contested), Roy Emerson was the ring leader winning 12 of them himself. His name was linked to a male record 28 major titles (16 won in doubles), during his ten-year stretch of near invincibility on all surfaces.

Growing up on a dairy farm in Emerson in Queensland, Australia, and responsible for milking the cows each morning made Emerson’s wrist and forearm strong, and with a tennis court on the property, he had an early foray into the game. He was popularly known as “Emmo,” especially among his Aussie Davis Cup teammates, who he helped win eight straight championships from 1959-67 while compiling a stunning 34-4 record. On tour, and especially at the Australian Championships, he was not a popular player to face. Nine of his 28 majors were won in Melbourne during his record-setting career. He won a record six Australian singles titles and five consecutively (1963-67), standing alone all-time at that major. Emerson’s resume of accomplishments runs deeper. To wit:

He was the first to win 12 major singles titles, a record that lasted 33 years until broken first by Pete Sampras (14) at Wimbledon in 2000 and since surpassed by current touring pros Roger Federer (17) and Rafael Nadal (14).
He is the only male player in history to win a career Grand Slam in singles and doubles.
He is one of only seven male players in history to record a Grand Slam.
He was the first male player in his to win each major title at least twice in a career.
An integral component of Harry Hopman’s stable of Aussie’s who ruled tennis with an assortment of playing styles, Emerson was primarily a serve-and-volley specialist who thoroughly ruled doubles competition, appearing in a stunning 30 Grand Slam finals, winning 16 of them. Six straight doubles championships came at the French (1960-65), four at the U.S. Nationals (1959, 1960, 1965-66) and three each at the Australian (1962, 1966, 1969) and Wimbledon (1959, 1961, 1971). Emerson wasn’t picky who he shared the trophy with. He teamed with compatriots to win 15 of 16 titles; seven with Neal Fraser, four with Fred Stolle, three with Rod Laver, one with Ken Fletcher and one with Spain’s Manolo Santana. In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer wrote, “Emerson was the best doubles player of all the moderns, very possibly the best forehand player of all time. He was so quick he could cover everything. He had the perfect doubles shots, a backhand that dipped over the net and came in at the server’s feet as he moved to net.”

As a group, the Aussies were a gregarious group, but Emerson may have been the most affable and likeable. His persona, however, changed dramatically on the court. Perhaps it was the stern coaching he received from Hopman or his own internal fortitude, but Emerson was competitive and focused come match time. The statistics are conclusive. In major singles finals he won 80 percent of the time (12 of 15) and in doubles play he won 53 percent (16 of 30).

Emerson was fluid and agile on court, due largely to his focus on fitness and conditioning, all trademarks of the Hopman philosophy. “Harry had get yourself in shape and do well in the majors because a win there goes in the record books,” Emerson said. “I took heed of that.” He had a deceptively big serve, especially difficult on grass, and his attacking game put pressure on his opponent to make good shots, otherwise his punctuating volleys would end points quickly. He claimed that his backhand was his strongest shot, but he was being especially modest. Emerson didn’t have any weaknesses.

He won his debut major singles title in 1961, appropriately at the Australian, defeating Laver in four sets. He conquered Laver later that summer at the U.S. Nationals, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. In his next three finals appearances all in 1962, Laver defeated him each time at the Australian, French and U.S. Nationals. Starting in 1963 he went on a wicked tear, winning 10 straight major championships over the five years. That spectacular run included five titles at the Australian, two at the French and Wimbledon and one at the U.S. His doubles partner Stolle had both the fortune and misfortune of having to face Emerson in five major finals, and although he pushed Emmo to five sets at Wimbledon in 1964 and five at the 1965 Australian, he never came away a champion when facing his mate.

Emerson made the leap to professional tennis in 1968, just before the Open Era, and won three singles and 30 doubles events. Overall, he captured 103 combined titles, 88 of them as an amateur. He was a player-coach with the World Team Tennis Boston Lobsters in 1978.

Emerson was ranked in the world Top 10 nine times between 1959-1967, ascending to the No. 1 position in 1964 and 1965 and No. 2 in 1961-1962, 1967.

Emerson was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986. A few additional honors from his homeland followed. For being a “wonderful competitor and outstanding sportsman,” he was presented with the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. For service to Australian Society through the sport of tennis, Emerson was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001. He was inducted into his native Queensland Sport Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre in Milton was revamped bearing his name in 2014. The complex was shared with doubles partner Fletcher with a pair of sculptured busts honoring the duo that won 11 of the 13 doubles finals they contested in 1964.

STATS

GRAND SLAM BEST RESULTS

TITLES
12 Singles | 16 Doubles
Singles
Australian Championships: W (1961), W (1963), W (1964), W (1965), W (1966), W (1967)
French Championships: W (1963), W (1967)
Wimbledon: W (1964), W (1965)
U.S. Championships: W (1961), W (1964)
Doubles
Australian Open: W (1962), W (1966), W (1969)
French Championships: W (1960), W (1961), W (1962), W (1963), W (1964), W (1965)
Wimbledon: W (1959), W (1961), W (1971)
US Open: W (1959), W (1960), W (1965), W (1966)
Mixed Doubles
Australian Open: F (1956)
French Open: F (1960)

TODAY

Emerson now resides in Newport Beach, California with his wife, Joy, and daughter, Heidi, and has a home in Gstaad where he holds a tennis clinic each summer. His son, Anthony, was an All-American in tennis at Corona del Mar High School and the University of Southern California and played on the professional tour briefly. Roy and Antony won the United States Hard Court Father-and-Son title in 1978. Roy briefly coached promising juniors at East Lake Woodlands in Oldsmar, Florida. His students included Pat Cash, Kim Warwick, and Derek Damico.

Emerson also does appearances such as clinics in Indian Wells and for many different charities. Foremost, of course, the Roy Emerson Adoption Guild Tennis Classic. Asked about Gstaad he says' "I’ve been playing in Gstaad forever and think it is one of the most beautiful spots on this planet. The tournament was usually a week after Wimbledon and I looked forward to it. And in 1973 I started to organize tennis clinics called Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad. This year we’re holding 6 weeks of clinics between June 23 and September 7. Each week features 25 hours of on-court instruction. Very intensive. In fact, the training is so good, we guarantee everyone a spot in the next Wimbledon qualifying. (Smiling)"

The www.royemersontennisweeks.com web site states, "The relationship between Roy Emerson & the Palace Hotel in Gstaad began 42 years ago. Roy, who holds the Men's World record of 28 Grand Slam Titles, had also won the Swiss Open 5 times in Gstaad. He wanted to keep returning to Gstaad which he considered the most beautiful spot in the world. “Tennis in paradise.”
Together, the Gstaad Palace Hotel, one of the leading hotels of the world, and Emerson started the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks. A combination of 1st class cuisine, impeccable and personalized hotel service, and the forever present personality of Roy himself along with his international group of pros, offers the most exquisite tennis vacation experience.

More about Roy Emerson here.

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