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RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS NIGHT AS ALTHEA GIBSON’S ESCORT AT THE WIMBLEDON BALL • BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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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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 CITI OPEN TENNIS REPORT FROM RICHARD EVANS

Not everything is running smoothly in the nation’s capital right now but, in between the heat (not as bad as usual this year) and the showers, tennis was able to produce a welcome distraction...
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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.
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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.
RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS FROM THE OFFICIAL TENNIS PLAYERS PARTY AT THE CUTTY SARK thumbnail

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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