Lars Graff: From renowned chair umpire to ATP supervisor to China Open co-tournament director
"My love for the sport is undisputed," says the Swede, who has presided over nearly everything tennis has to offer.
I am still going to coach and I am still in the world of tennis, but my story as a player ends with this honor," Ivanisevic said.
It has been said that no one can match Smith's run of enduring significance in the tennis world thanks to his winning blend of quiet confidence, ineffable dignity and unshakable integrity.
Brown has channeled her years in tennis into a fruitful academic path, and is currently in the midst of writing a PhD thesis on the history of women's game.
His 1985 groundbreaking tournament featured 84 of the top 100 men and all but three of the top 100 women. It was the conceptual crown jewel of a long and sterling career.
At 57, the Hall of Famer is moving through a fascinating stage of her life with a wide range of remaining aspirations, a deep well of determination—and with much of her best work surely yet to come.