History Stories
CATEGORY: Tennis
The Wimbledon Finalist Who Committed Murder
July 13, 2017

A killer backhand earned Vere St. Leger Goold a spot in a Wimbledon final. Read More

Tennis’ Elusive Grand Slam
July 2, 2015

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams is pursuing her third straight major title on the way to a possible Grand Slam—a feat very few players in history have achieved. Read More

U.S. Open Honors Past Champ Joe Hunt, Killed During WWII
August 28, 2014

As part of the U.S. Open’s third annual Military Appreciation Day, the tennis world remembers Joe Hunt, who won a dramatic victory in the 1943 men’s championship. Read More

When Billie Beat Bobby
September 20, 2013

Take a look back at Billie Jean King’s straight-sets victory over self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Wimbledon
June 25, 2012

As play begins at Wimbledon 2012, explore nine surprising facts about the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. Read More

Titanic’s Tennis Star Survivors
April 11, 2012

One hundred years ago, Tennis Hall of Famers Dick Williams and Karl Behr survived the most famous shipwreck in history. Read More