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  1. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Last hurrah for Chris Evert

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    On this day in 1989, Chris Evert won her 101st and final singles match at the US Open, beating Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in the fourth round. Evert would fall to Zina Garrison, 7-6 (1), 6-2, in the quarterfinal, ending one of the best US Open careers in ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  3. Tracing roots of world's most famous arena

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    "The world's most famous arena" received its official name on this date in 1879, when owner William Kissam Vanderbilt dubbed his roofless building Madison Square Garden. At the time, the property, which hosted dog shows and boxing matches, was locate...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. A month away from France's red clay

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    One month from today, on May 26, the French Open opens at Roland Garros. The tournament dates back to 1891, and the first women's singles champion was crowned in 1897 when Adine Masson won the trophy. In the Open Era, Chris Evert has won the most tit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013