Tennis Hall of Fame announces 2013 nominees
Martina Hingis, a former world No. 1 and the winner of five Grand Slam tournament singles titles, 1991 Wimbledon champion Michael Stich, and Czech doubles player Helena Sukova, winner of 14 Grand Slam titles in doubles, have all been nominated to receive induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
All three are nominated for the induction class of 2013 in the recent player category. In the master category, Thelma Coyne Long of Australia, who captured 19 Grand Slam titles between the 1930s and 1950s, has been nominated.
Additionally, Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac have been nominated in the contributor category.
“Martina Hingis, Michael Stich, and Helena Sukova worked hard to achieve the ultimate prizes in tennis: top world rankings, Grand Slam titles, Fed Cup and Davis Cup success, and Olympic medals,” said Stan Smith, president of the Hall of Fame. For their dedication to our sport and extraordinary achievements, I’m very pleased to announce that they have been nominated to receive our sport’s highest honor.”