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Grass Court
A GRASS COURT is one of the four different types of tennis court on which the sport of tennis , originally known as "lawn tennis", is played. Grass
Grass
courts are made of grasses in different compositions depending on the tournament. Although grass courts are more traditional than other types of tennis courts, maintenance costs of grass courts are higher than those of hard courts and clay courts. Grass
Grass
courts (in the absence of suitable covers) must be left for the day if rain appears, as the grass becomes very slippery when wet. Grass
Grass
courts are most common in Britain , although the Northeastern United States
United States
also has some private grass courts
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Virginia Wade
SARAH VIRGINIA WADE, OBE (born 10 July 1945) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain. She won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships, and is the only British woman in history to have won titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments. She was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in singles, and No. 1 in the world in doubles. Three times a Grand Slam singles champion, her most famous success was winning Wimbledon on 1 July 1997, the tournament's centenary year, and the year of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(the Queen attended Wimbledon for the first time since 1962 to watch the final). Wade was the last British tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament until Andy Murray
Andy Murray
won the US Open in 2012. She remains the most recent British woman to have won a Grand Slam singles title
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Petra Kvitová
US$
US$
23,244,087 * 10th in all-time rankings OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.petrakvitova.net SINGLES CAREER RECORD 435–196 (68.94%) CAREER TITLES 20 WTA, 7 ITF HIGHEST RANKING No. 2 (31 October 2011) CURRENT RANKING No. 13 (21 August 2017) GRAND SLAM SINGLES RESULTS AUSTRALIAN OPEN SF (2012 ) FRENCH OPEN SF (2012 ) WIMBLEDON W (2011 , 2014 ) US OPEN QF (2015 ) OTHER TOURNAMENTS TOUR FINALS W (2011 ) DOUBLES CAREER RECORD 13–35 CAREER TITLES 0 HIGHEST RANKING No
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Andy Murray
US$ $60,807,644 * 4th all-time leader in earnings OFFICIAL WEBSITE andymurray.com SINGLES CAREER RECORD 655–184 (78.07%) CAREER TITLES 45 (14th in the Open Era ) HIGHEST RANKING No. 1 (7 November 2016) CURRENT RANKING No. 1 (31 July 2017) GRAND SLAM SINGLES RESULTS AUSTRALIAN OPEN F (2010 , 2011 , 2013 , 2015 , 2016 ) FRENCH OPEN F (2016 ) WIMBLEDON W (2013 , 2016 ) US OPEN W (2012 ) OTHER TOURNAMENTS TOUR FINALS W (2016 ) OLYMPIC GAMES W (2012 , 2016 ) DOUBLES CAREER RECORD 67–71 (48.55%) CAREER TITLES 2 HIGHEST RANKING No. 51 (17 October 2011) CURRENT RANKING No
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Roger Federer
US$ 107,309,145 * 2nd all-time leader in earnings OFFICIAL WEBSITE rogerfederer.com SINGLES CAREER RECORD 1111–247 (81.81%) CAREER TITLES 93 (3rd in the Open Era ) HIGHEST RANKING No. 1 (2 February 2004) CURRENT RANKING No. 3 (31 July 2017) GRAND SLAM SINGLES RESULTS AUSTRALIAN OPEN W (2004 , 2006 , 2007 , 2010 , 2017 ) FRENCH OPEN W (2009 ) WIMBLEDON W (2003 , 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2009 , 2012 , 2017 ) US OPEN W (2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 ) OTHER TOURNAMENTS TOUR FINALS W (2003 , 2004 , 2006 , 2007 , 2010 , 2011 ) OLYMPIC GAMES F (2012 ) DOUBLES CAREER RECORD 129–89 (59.17%) CAREER TITLES 8 HIGHEST RANKING No
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John McEnroe
JOHN PATRICK MCENROE JR. (born February 16, 1959) is a retired American tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. He was known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills, as well as his confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. McEnroe attained the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles , finishing his career with 77 singles and 78 doubles titles; this remains the highest men\'s combined total of the Open Era . At the majors he won seven singles titles (four US Open , three Wimbledon ) and nine men's doubles titles. He also excelled at the year-end tournaments, winning eight singles and seven doubles titles, both of which are records. McEnroe contributed to five Davis Cup titles for the U.S. and later served as team captain. He has stayed active in retirement, often competing in senior events on the ATP Champions Tour
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Arthur Ashe
ARTHUR ROBERT ASHE JR. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles . Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States
United States
Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon , the US Open , and the Australian Open . He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
and World Tennis
Tennis
Magazine in 1975. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV
HIV
from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery . Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV
HIV
and AIDS
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Rod Laver
RODNEY GEORGE LAVER AC , MBE (born 9 August 1938) is an Australian former tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964 to 1970, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era in 1968. He also was the No. 1 ranked amateur in 1961–62. Laver's 200 singles titles are the most in tennis history. This included his all-time men's record of 10 or more titles per year for seven consecutive years (1964–70). He excelled on all of the court surfaces of his time: grass, clay, hard, carpet, and wood/parquet. Despite being banned from playing the Grand Slam tournaments for the five years prior to the Open Era, he won 11 singles titles. Laver is the only player to twice achieve the calendar-year Grand Slam, in 1962 and 1969, and the latter remains the only time a man has done so in the Open Era
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Boris Becker
US$ 25,080,956 * 10th all-time leader in earnings INT. TENNIS HOF 2003 (member page) SINGLES CAREER RECORD 713–214 (76.91%) CAREER TITLES 49 HIGHEST RANKING No. 1 (28 January 1991) GRAND SLAM SINGLES RESULTS AUSTRALIAN OPEN W (1991 , 1996 ) FRENCH OPEN SF (1987 , 1989 , 1991 ) WIMBLEDON W (1985 , 1986 , 1989 ) US OPEN W (1989 ) OTHER TOURNAMENTS TOUR FINALS W (1988 , 1992 , 1995 ) GRAND SLAM CUP W (1996 ) WCT FINALS W (1988 ) OLYMPIC GAMES 3R (1992 ) DOUBLES CAREER RECORD 254–136 CAREER TITLES 15 HIGHEST RANKING No
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Mallorca
MAJORCA or MALLORCA (English pronunciation: /məˈjɔːrkə/ ; Catalan : Mallorca , Spanish: Mallorca ) is the largest island in the Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands
archipelago , which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. The capital of the island, Palma , is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands have been an autonomous region of Spain since 1983. The Cabrera Archipelago
Archipelago
is administratively grouped with Majorca
Majorca
(in the municipality of Palma). The anthem of Majorca
Majorca
is La Balanguera . Like the other Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands
of Minorca
Minorca
, Ibiza
Ibiza
and Formentera , the island is an extremely popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom
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Stuttgart
STUTTGART (/ˈʃtʊtɡɑːrt/ SHTUUT-gart ; German: ( listen ); Swabian : Schduagert, pronounced ; names in other languages ) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
. Stuttgart
Stuttgart
is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley locally known as the " Stuttgart
Stuttgart
Cauldron " an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest
Black Forest
, and its urban area has a population of 609,219, making it the sixth largest city in Germany. 2.7 million people live in the city's administrative region and another 5.3 million people in its metropolitan area , making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Germany
Germany

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London
LONDON (/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London
London
has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it Londinium . London's ancient core, the City of London
London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/ ( listen ), locally /ˈbɜːmɪŋ(ɡ)əm/ or /ˈbɜːmɪnəm/ ) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England, standing on the small River Rea . It is the largest and most populous British city outside London
London
, with an estimated population of 1,101,360 as of 2014 . A medium-sized market town in the medieval period, Birmingham
Birmingham
grew to international prominence in the 18th century at the heart of the Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
, which saw the town at the forefront of worldwide advances in science, technology, and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society . By 1791 it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world"
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Santa Ponsa
SANTA PONSA (Catalan and officially: Santa Ponça) is a small town in the south-west of Majorca . Located in the municipality of Calvià , it is 18 kilometres from the capital Palma . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Tourism * 3 Facilities * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYSanta Ponsa derives its name from a Roman villa called Sancta Pontia. Santa Ponsa is where King James I of Aragon (Jaume in Catalan) landed on September 12, 1229 in his successful quest to conquer the island and take it from the Moors after more than 300 years of Muslim rule. Majorca became part of the Kingdom of Aragon following James's conquest, and was later annexed to the Kingdom of Spain . A cross at the entrance to the marina marks the spot where James landed. Every September there is a grand fiesta to commemorate the landing with a mock battle between the Moors and Christians on the beach
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Halle (Westfalen)
HALLE, officially Halle (Westf.) or Halle Westfalen (i.e. Westphalia ) to distinguish it from the larger Halle (Saale) , is a town in the German Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and belongs to the district of Gütersloh
Gütersloh

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Netherlands
The NETHERLANDS (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen ); Dutch : Nederland ( listen )), also known informally as HOLLAND, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean ( Bonaire
Bonaire
, Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
and Saba ), it forms the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The European portion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany
Germany
to the east, Belgium
Belgium
to the south, and the North Sea
North Sea
to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea
North Sea
with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany
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