Patricia Canning Todd, Tennis Champion Who Refused to Play on Side Court, Is Dead at 93
Patricia Canning Todd, who won four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in 1947 and 1948 but lost the chance for another when she refused to play on a side court at the 1948 French singles championships, died on Sept. 5 in Encinitas, Calif. She was 93.
Radwanska Savors Her Moment Of Success
Agnieszka Radwanska has found her path to tennis’ biggest prizes blocked time and again by the game’s more powerful specimens.
When she came out on the wrong end of high-quality encounters against major winners Maria Sharapova and Flavia Pennetta in her first two matches at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, a familiar story looked to be unfolding.
Womens Tennis Splits Waco Showdown Matches
Junior Blair Shankle picked up a 6-2, 7-5 triumph in the first round of the 32-person singles qualifying draw at the USTA Pro Circuit event. The Dallas, Texas, native needs to win two more matches in the qualifying draw to get into the main draw, which begins Tuesday.
Virginia Tennis Kid’s Day
Kids of all ages had the chance to play some tennis with professionals on Sunday afternoon. The event was the first community even as part of the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger tournament, at Boar’s Head Sports Club. Kid’s Day has been going on for 7 years. Tournament Director, Ron Manilla, says it is important for kids to learn about tennis at a young age and to interact with people they look up to.