Three WTA stars are nominated for subsequent yr’s induction into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame, with Cara Black, Ana Ivanovic and Flavia Pennetta on the Class of 2024 poll.
And all tennis lovers can have a say in who will get into the Corridor of Fame — fan voting at vote.tennisfame.com, operating now via October ninth, will assist decide who will get inducted in Newport, Rhode Island subsequent summer time.
The highest three gamers within the Fan Vote could have proportion factors added to their totals from the Official Voting Group. Three ATP gamers make up the opposite half of the poll: Carlos Moya, Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes.
Here’s a breakdown of the three WTA candidates:
Cara Black spent 163 weeks ranked WTA Doubles World No.1, 145 of these consecutively. The Zimbabwean gained 60 doubles titles on the Hologic WTA Tour throughout her 17-year skilled profession.
Black gained 5 Grand Slam titles in ladies’s doubles, three coming at Wimbledon between 2004 and 2007. She additionally accomplished the Profession Grand Slam in blended doubles, having gained every of the majors no less than as soon as. She captured 5 Grand Slam blended doubles titles in complete.
Black was additionally a former junior Grand Slam champion, profitable the Junior Wimbledon and US Open singles titles in 1997, together with three junior doubles majors. She additionally gained one WTA singles title and reached No.31 within the singles rankings earlier than retiring in 2015.
Ana Ivanovic ascended to the World No.1 rating in singles for the primary time on June 9, 2008, changing into the primary participant representing Serbia to succeed in the highest of the rankings. She spent a complete of 12 weeks ranked World No.1.
Ivanovic’s rise to No.1 was accompanied by her Grand Slam title at 2008 Roland Garros. Total, Ivanovic gained 15 singles titles on the Hologic WTA Tour, together with three Tier I occasions (now often known as WTA 1000 occasions).
Ivanovic reached two different Grand Slam finals at 2007 Roland Garros and the 2008 Australian Open, ending every of these years ranked contained in the High 5. She returned to the High 5 with a resurgence in 2014, earlier than retiring in 2016.
Flavia Pennetta gained her Grand Slam singles title on the 2015 US Open, defeating her good friend Roberta Vinci in an all-Italian last and changing into simply the second Italian lady to say a significant singles title.
In 2009, Pennetta turned the primary Italian lady to crack the High 10 of the WTA singles rankings. Total, Pennetta completed her profession with 11 Hologic WTA Tour singles titles and peaked at a career-high rating of No.6.
Pennetta additionally spent 18 weeks ranked WTA Doubles World No.1. She gained 17 doubles titles in her profession, together with the 2010 WTA Finals and the 2011 Australian Open, each alongside Gisela Dulko.
Pennetta famously introduced she would retire on the finish of the 2015 season as she accepted her US Open championship trophy, which she did after that yr’s WTA Finals.
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