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Florida's Bollettieri, Davenport Among 2014 Tennis Hall of Fame Class

March 3, 2014 02:06 PM
BollettieriLegendary Bradenton-based tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who guided 10 players to world No. 1 status, and former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport headed the announcement Monday of the 2014 Tennis Hall of Fame class of inductees.

Also to be inducted are five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck; Jane Brown Grimes, who has held executive leadership roles with the WTA, USTA, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame; and British tennis broadcaster and author John Barrett.

The 2014 inductees were announced today as part of World Tennis Day, which is being marked by tennis events and celebrations around the globe. Bollettieri and Brown Grimes will be honored this evening at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. Davenport will be taking part in Tennis Channel's coverage of the festivities.

"I'm so honored by this incredible recognition," Davenport said. "I feel very blessed to have had a wonderful tennis career, and now, to be recognized in the Hall of Fame alongside the great champions who have always inspired me is just a tremendous honor. I look forward to celebrating with the other members of the Class of 2014 in Newport this summer."

The Class of 2014 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The ceremony will be a highlight of the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, which will also feature the unveiling of museum tribute exhibits for the new Hall of Famers, celebratory parties and special events, and an exhibition match featuring tennis legends. The ceremony and festivities will be held in conjunction with the annual Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event.

To read the full press release and inductee bios go to www.tennisfame.com.  





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