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Sampras and Sanchez-Vicario 2 B inducted into HOF

The International Tennis Hall of Fame today made official the announcement of the 2007 Hall of Fame ballot nominees. In their first year of eligibility, Pete Sampras, winner of a record 14 Grand Slam singles championships, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, the first Spanish woman to win the US Open (1994), have been nominated in the Recent Player category.

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There may put a special shrine in the HOF for Sampras
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Excellent choice on both counts.
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Pete Sampras and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario have been nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Sampras won a record 14 Grand Slam singles titles among his 64 titles, and was ranked number one for a record 286 weeks.

Sanchez Vicario won three French Opens and was the first Spanish woman to win the U.S. Open singles title in 1994. She also took 67 career doubles titles.

Nominees in the "Masters" category include Sven Davidson, the first Swedish man to win a Grand Slam title, and Christine Truman Janes, who won the French Championships in 1959 at age 18.

The induction ceremony will be July 14 at the Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
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Updated: Sep. 6, 2006, 8:58 AM ET

Sampras, Sanchez-Vicario on tennis HOF ballot

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Pete Sampras aced another first serve and has been nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in his initial year of eligibility.

Sampras and five others are on the ballot for 2007, the hall announced Tuesday.

Joining the 14-time Grand Slam winner in the recent player category are Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, the first Spanish woman to win the U.S. Open. She is also in her first year of eligibility.

Sven Davidson, the first Swede to win a Grand Slam (French Championships, 1957) and England's Christine Truman Janes, winner of the French Singles Championships in 1959, were nominated in the Master Player category.

Nominated in the Contributor category were Russ Adams, known as the "Dean of Tennis Photography," and Dr. Robert Johnson, responsible for launching the careers of world greats Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the nation's first African-American tennis champions.

The announcement of the class will occur in January and the induction will be held at in Newport, R.I., on July 14.
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Well done to both of them, they both deserve it. Am I the only one who thinks that Sampras deserves his own special ceremony, considering what he achieved in the game?
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09/6/06



By BOB CONSIDINE
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HALL'S CALL: Pete Sampras has been called a Hall of Famer for years. Now he's about to make it official.

Sampras headed a list of nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced yesterday. Sampras, who won a record 14 Grand Slams and was ranked No. 1 for 286 weeks, finished his career at the U.S. Open in 2002, beating Andre Agassi in the final.

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, winner of four majors, including the 1994 U.S. Open was also announced as a nominee.
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Finally, a HOF induction that can't be argued about.

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Finally, a HOF induction that can't be argued about.

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