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The Bud Collins history of tennis : an authoritative encyclopedia and record book

Author: Bud Collins
Publisher: [New York] : New Chapter Press, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The ultimate compilation of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season, biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all the major events. The author's personal relationships with major tennis stars offer insights into the world of professional tennis found nowhere else"--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Records (Sports)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bud Collins
ISBN: 9780942257700 0942257707
OCLC Number: 456175786
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 795 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Section I. Tennis year-by-year --
1. Roots of the game --
2. Golden age --
3. Game divided --
4. Open era --
Section II. The major championships --
5. The majors and the grand slam --
6. Australian championships --
7. French championships --
8. Wimbledon --
9. U.S. championships --
Section III. International play --
10. Davis Cup --
11. Federation/Fed Cup --
12. Olympic Games --
13. Wightman Cup --
Section IV. Biographies --
14. International Tennis Hall of Fame --
15. Current elite --
16. They also served --
Section V. Tours, rankings and other championships --
17. Ranking histories --
18. General records --
19. Other big events --
20. Year-end championships --
21. Pro tennis in the pre-open era.
Other Titles: History of tennis
Responsibility: [Bud Collins].

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"The ultimate compilation of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season, biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all the major events. The author's personal relationships with major tennis stars offer insights into the world of professional tennis found nowhere else"--Publisher's website.

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