Videos: WTA 40-Year Reunion
On June 30 at the All England Club, current WTA players took the day off at Wimbledon, with some joining legends of the sport for a "40 Love" themed gathering involving 17 of the 21 pros to reach the No. 1 ranking in the history of the women's professional tennis.
Here's the full-reel deal from that event, and here are highlights set to music:
Not on hand: Steffi Graf (another commitment), Venus Williams (absent from Wimbledon due to a back injury), Kim Clijsters (expecting her second child and unable to travel), and Victoria Azarenka (injured and withdrawn from Wimbledon a few days prior). Billie Jean King and Margaret Court were part of the festivities despite reaching the pinnacle of their powers before the computer-based ranking system began. Of course no one would ever bat an eye at their inclusion in this fearsome group of strong women.
SI.com posted some intriguing and lovely portraits of many of the women involved, and here are the Spin's five favorite things about those images:
1. Chris Evert's dress.
2. Monica Seles's grace.
3. BJK's purple spectacles.
4. Evonne Goolagong-Cawley's ageless spunk.
5. Ana Ivanovic's flawless look.
What do you relish most about this reunion of the all-time tigresses in women's tennis? Any memories are stirred up from years past? These video clips and photos say a lot. They contain so much stark, even glorious history.
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