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PARISPOVAGATE By Richard Evans

The Olympics & Sharapova by Richard Evans
RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS VIEWS WITH 10SBALLS ABOUT HIS FRIEND ILIE NASTASE & THE FED CUP FIASCO thumbnail

RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS VIEWS WITH 10SBALLS ABOUT HIS FRIEND ILIE NASTASE & THE FED CUP FIASCO

He sent flowers. So he is contrite. Is that enough; is that enough to prevent Ilie Nastase from being banned forever from any future responsible position in the world of tennis? Almost certainly not.
TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A TALE WITH 10SBALLS HONORING THE GREAT ROGER FEDERER thumbnail

TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A TALE WITH 10SBALLS HONORING THE GREAT ROGER FEDERER

When I was younger, my grandfather and I would don dark fedoras, throw suspenders over our white t-shirts and head down to the racetrack.
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LOVEY JERGEN’S JOURNALS APRIL 9, 2017

Today is the Ninth of April 2017. In America it's a Sunday. It's been a magnificent "spring fling."
RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS NIGHT AS ALTHEA GIBSON’S ESCORT AT THE WIMBLEDON BALL thumbnail

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 CHECKS-IN WITH 10SBALLS.COM FROM DELRAY BEACH ATP MEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The year is not two months old and we seem to have spent a great deal of it talking about age. Talk of the passing years dominated the discussion as four vintage players reached the final of the Australian Open.
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Althea Gibson by Richard Evans

Althea Gibson, the first African-American ever to win a Grand Slam title, provided a perfect example of America’s schizophrenia over its attitude to people of color in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
ARTHUR ASHE – THE LEGACY LINGERS  BY RICHARD EVANS  (BLACK HISTORY MONTH) thumbnail

ARTHUR ASHE – THE LEGACY LINGERS BY RICHARD EVANS (BLACK HISTORY MONTH)

When I lived in Richmond, Virginia I found it difficult driving past Arthur Ashe’s statue without getting a lump in my throat. Compared with the huge, preposterously imposing statues of Confederate Generals that adorn long stretches of Monument Avenue, Arthur’s statue is relatively small but no less emotive.
TENNIS REPORT – THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN – THEY SAY “SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK” SO A 10SBALLS STAFFER THAT LOVES ROGER FEDERER STAYED UP & WILL AGAIN thumbnail

TENNIS REPORT – THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN – THEY SAY “SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK” SO A 10SBALLS STAFFER THAT LOVES ROGER FEDERER STAYED UP & WILL AGAIN

Auzzie Open. "Sleep is for the weak"... That's what they say. What do you do If Roger Federer is playing Stan Wawrinka in a semi finals in the middle of the night in the U.S.?
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10SBALLS SHARES DR. DON BROSSEAU’S SAGA ON THE GREATEST CHARITY TENNIS TOURNEY IN HISTORY “HUGGY BEARS”

Watching the marvelous matches coming to us from the Australian Open in Melbourne, I am of course reminded of all the tremendous Aussies I got to know in the years that I was tournament director for the Huggy Bears Invitational from 1985 to 2004.
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10SBALLS_COM – TENNIS TIDBITS 2016 YEAR END WRAP

2016 is within hours of ending. For some of us "Down Under" we've celebrated and celebrated. And it's already tomorrow. To our friends on each and every Continent. Happy New Year!
SHARAPOVA BAN REDUCED BY RICHARD EVANS thumbnail

SHARAPOVA BAN REDUCED BY RICHARD EVANS

“I have learned from this and I hope the ITF has as well.” That statement from Maria Sharapova should draw a line under the two year ban for use of Meldonium after the January 1st 2016 deadline handed to her by the International Tennis Federation in conjunction with WADA and eventually reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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ROGER FEDERER REALLY IS BETTERER HE HAS 1,000 VICTORIES IN TODAY’S HIGH POWERED SUPER TENNIS WORLD

I saw Baryshnikov a few decades back, the light landing of his shoes upon the boards, the way his fourth finger always pointed down such that his entire being intimated relaxation, the position of his head always held straight - as though balancing a glass of water upon it, - the inhuman amount of time he spent in the mid-jump air, as if he and gravity had an agreement.
MURRAY TRAINS AT KEY BISCAYNE BY RICHARD EVANS thumbnail

MURRAY TRAINS AT KEY BISCAYNE BY RICHARD EVANS

Andy Murray is bent over in a small shaded area at the back of the Stadium Court at Key Biscayne, having just completed one of a dozen one minute blasts at two coaches at the net.
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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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TENNIS NEWS FROM ROME 2017 AS NADAL GOES DOWN TO DOMINIC THIEM

Rafael Nadal is perfect no more on red clay in 2017. Nadal suffered his first clay-court loss of the season when he succumbed to a red-hot Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on Friday afternoon.
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RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS VIEWS WITH 10SBALLS ABOUT HIS FRIEND ILIE NASTASE & THE FED CUP FIASCO

He sent flowers. So he is contrite. Is that enough; is that enough to prevent Ilie Nastase from being banned forever from any future responsible position in the world of tennis? Almost certainly not.