Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars—including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams—without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sport’s biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that can’t be found anywhere else.
About the Author
Bud Collins was an internationally renowned tennis journalist and historian. A long-time columnist for the Boston Globe, he covered the U.S. Open for CBS Sports and Wimbledon for NBC Sports and also contributed to ESPN and the Tennis Channel in his later years. Collins was a recipient of the Red Smith Award for sports journalism and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994. He was also the coauthor of The Education of a Tennis Player and Evonne! On the Move and the author of My Life with the Pros. He was a long-time resident of Boston.