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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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PARISPOVAGATE By Richard Evans

The Olympics & Sharapova by Richard Evans
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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.
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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.
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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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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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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS FROM THE OFFICIAL TENNIS PLAYERS PARTY AT THE CUTTY SARK

The world’s eight best male tennis players had a new experience while attending the ATP Awards dinner in London’s Docklands on Thursday night – they dined a few feet underneath the hull of an nineteenth century ocean-going Clipper.
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ANDY MURRAY WINS TITLE FROM RICHARD EVANS, PARIS

Andy Murray won his 19th consecutive match and his 4th title in 4 tournaments over 5 weeks in 3 countries when he defeated John Isner to take the BNP Paribas Masters for the first time here at a packed and raucous Accor Arena.
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ANDY MURRAY REACHES NO. 1 FROM RICHARD EVANS, PARIS

Strange to reach the pinnacle of your sport without hitting a ball. But Andy Murray wasn’t bothered about that after Milos Raonic had been forced to withdraw from their semi-final at the BNP Paribas Masters here.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS TENNIS FROM THE BNP PARIS INDOORS

This was a day to remember – a defining day on the ATP tour, a day that shaped the entire year as we head to London for the ATP Finals in nine days time.
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10SBALLS SHARES RICHARD EVANS REPORTING FROM THE PARIS INDOORS TENNIS

Marin Cilic ensured himself of a place in the eight man ATP Finals field in London with a 6-3, 7-6 win over close rival David Goffin; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course in their battle for a No 1 ranking...
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BERCY FIRST REPORT FROM RICHARD EVANS FOR 10SBALLS AS ANDY MURRAY BEATS FERNANDO VERDASCO IN PARIS INDOORS

Andy Murray has lost a set. Not a match – the man chasing the position of world No 1 doesn’t do much of that right now but he was kept on court for 2 hrs 28 minutes in his first outing at the BNP PariBas Masters by that veteran Spanish left hander Fernando Verdasco before winning 6-3, 6-7, 7-5.
REEDIE’S MARIA SHARAPOVA COMMENTS A DISGRACE BY RICHARD EVANS thumbnail

REEDIE’S MARIA SHARAPOVA COMMENTS A DISGRACE BY RICHARD EVANS

Ever since Maria Sharapova admitted that she had tested positive at the Australian Open, I thought I could hear the sound of back slapping amongst members of the WADA committee.

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