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  1. Arthur Ashe, 49, dies of pneumonia

    Larry Schwartz

    Arthur Ashe, the first African-American tennis player to win the U.S. Open (1968) and Wimbledon (1975), dies of pneumonia, a complication of AIDS. Ashe was 49.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 31, 2002
  2. Don won't Budge from first ever Grand Slam title

    Larry Schwartz

    Amateur Don Budge becomes the first player to win a Grand Slam in tennis when he defeats Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 at the U.S. Nationals. Budge had previously won the Australian, French and Wimbledon titles. Also, Alice Marble won the women's title.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
  3. Billie Jean King Riggs Bobby in "Battle of Sexes"

    Larry Schwartz

    Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in straight sets in the "Battle of the Sexes" before a national TV audience and more than 30,000 fans in the Astrodome.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 17, 2001
  4. Seles stabbed in back by deranged Graf fan

    Larry Schwartz

    Tennis star Monica Seles, 19, is stabbed in the back by a deranged Steffi Graf fan during a match in Hamburg, Germany. The knife just misses her spinal cord and Seles will have no life-threatening injuries.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 26, 2001
  5. Suzanne Lenglen wins grueling match

    Larry Schwartz

    The Chicago Tribune calls it "the most grueling athletic event ever played by two women," France's Suzanne Lenglen posts a hotly contested 6-3, 8-6 victory over Helen Wills, a young up-and-coming American, at Cannes.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | February 14, 2001
  6. Open tennis accepted for Wimbledon

    Larry Schwartz

    The British Lawn Tennis Association defies tradition and accepts "open tennis," allowing pros to compete at Wimbledon.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 10, 2000
  7. Althea Gibson broke barriers

    Larry Schwartz

    SportsCentury, ESPN's look at sports in the 20th century examines the Jackie Robinson of the tennis courts.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000
  8. In big matches, he wouldn't budge

    Larry Schwartz

    ESPN's look back at sports in the 20th century includes the man who had tennis' first Slam.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000
  9. Martina Hits the Hall

    Larry Schwartz

    Martina Navratilova will be enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 15. In celebration of her great career, ESPN Classic will bring you 9 hours of Martina memories. This special event begins Saturday at noon ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 14, 2000
  10. McEnroe was McNasty on and off the court

    Larry Schwartz

    John McEnroe's brilliant tennis coupled with a volatile temper helped make him one of the sports stars. SportsCentury: John McEnroe airs Monday at 4 pm ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 06, 2000