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OBITUARY OF PANCHO SEGURA • DAVIS CUP • TENNIS TIDBITS • 10SBALLS POSTCARD FROM PARIS

Writing an obituary is never easy. It's Hardest when you know the person. Harder if you knew them well. Harder if you knew them a long time...
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BRETT CONNORS T2000 PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY HIS FRIENDS AT 10SBALLS_COM

Today Alejandro, our star photo editor, story editor, and new tennis player, found a classic t2000. In honor of the fantastic Wilson racket, and in honor of the greatest Lefty of the 1970's and 1980's and part of the 1990's, we made this gallery of Brett's work.
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RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS NIGHT AS ALTHEA GIBSON’S ESCORT AT THE WIMBLEDON BALL

It was Charles Wintour, the father of Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who assigned me to write Althea Gibson’s copy for the London Evening Standard in 1960 and, in doing so, kick started my tennis writing career.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS • JACK SOCK DEFEATS KRAJINOVIC TO WIN ROLEX PARIS MASTERS TITLE

They both said it. “This has been a week I will never forget.” Nor should they because, at the Rolex Paris Masters, Jack Sock and Filip Krajinovic lifted themselves to higher levels of achievement than either had ever experienced before.
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FILIP KRAJINOVIC OUSTS JOHN ISNER, SETS PARIS MASTERS FINAL AGAINST JACK SOCK BY RICHARD EVANS FOR 10SBALLS

It was all set up for two Americans to make Paris their own by reaching the final of the year’s last ATP Masters 100 event. It never happened.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS • WILL RAFA NADAL THROW ISNER A LIFE LINE FOR NITTO ATP FINALS IN LONDON?

The day did not start well for the Rolex Paris Masters. As soon as it was announced that Rafa Nadal was calling a press conference at 1.00 pm we knew what he was going say.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS FROM PARIS • BIG NEWS IS RAFA NADAL’S YEAR END NUMERO UNO ATP PLAYER AGAIN

Outside, the falling autumn leaves might give voice to a song but inside the vast stadium on the banks of the Seine, Rafa Nadal was calling the tune.
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2017 TENNIS CONGRESS IS A GREAT SUCCESS BY MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI

It is the final evening of the Congress. With the crowd now dressed for the closing banquet, blister tape peeks out from high heels and suntanned faces now light up the room.
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10SBALLS SHARES A REPORT FROM THE TENNIS CONGRESS BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI

After an impassioned speech by Ollie Stephens, on Thursday evening, creator PJ Simmons banged the gavel and launched the 2017 US Tennis Congress. When the sun rose the following morning, two-hundred fifty participants began a four day journey into tennis’ hinterlands.
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CRAIG CIGNARELLI CHECKS IN FROM THE “U.S. TENNIS CONGRESS” STARTING IN ARIZONA FOR ITS 5th YEAR

Across the prairie they rumble, Nike-covered feet trampling the dusty earth to converge upon the El Conquistador Resort in the arid Arizona desert.
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TENNIS • 10SBALLS SHARES RICHARD EVANS REVIEW OF MARIA SHARAPOVA’S BOOK “UNSTOPPABLE”

You are a Russian man with a 6 year old daughter and $700 in your pocket. You are standing on the curb at Miami Airport at 2.00 am and cannot speak English. The Russian coach who is supposed to pick you up doesn’t arrive.
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10SBALLS SHARES A PHOTO GALLERY OF THE TALENTED BRETT CONNORS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ARCHIVES • HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY CONNORS!

Click here to check out some of Brett Connors' work on our site.
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LOVEY JERGENS JOURNAL AUGUST 2017 U.S. OPEN TENNIS PREVIEW

In just a few hours the United States tennis open begins at Flushing Meadow in Corona Park at the BILLIE Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing New York. Wow. Sure loved the simplicity of the "Westside Tennis Club" it's proper name or Forest Hills.
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SVEN GROENEVELD • ORANGE COACH • TOALSON TENNIS SHARES A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE 2017 U.S. OPEN

Sven shares a few photos with 10sBalls as he prepares Maria Sharapova for The 2017 US Open. Sven has his famous coach placement business. It's called "Orange Coach".
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Craig Cignarelli Eats His Way Across The Taste Of Tennis At The U.S.Open Kickoff Party

Tonight’s Taste of Tennis event at the "W" Hotel in midtown Manhattan brought out a doubles pairing of tennis stars and culinary whizzes.

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