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

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.

Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King face off on September 20, 1973. (Credit: Getty Images)

Billie Jean King Wins the ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ 40 Years Ago

On the 40th anniversary of the so-called “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, take a look back at Billie Jean King’s straight-sets victory over self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs.

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9 Things You May Not Know About Wimbledon

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

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Titanic’s Tennis Star Survivors

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