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The President's View Raising our Game Proposals for reforms to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas were given the green light at the ITF's Conference and AGM in Orlando. Time for Change Next year sees a major restructuring of professional tennis which centres on the launch of the ITF World Tennis Tour. ITFWorld looks in detail at the upcoming changes. 30 Love To mark the 30th anniversary of tennis returning to the Olympic Games as a full medal sport, ITFWorld looks at the most memorable moments since 1988. Changing of the Guard? The pre-tournament favourites did not have it all their own way at the summer's major Beach Tennis competitions in Cervia and Moscow. Net Gains ITFWorld reports on how the sporting community came together at the inaugural ITF Worldwide Participation Conference to share best practice on driving participation numbers. Leading the Way An ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Spain is set to make history by becoming the first-ever all-female competition with an officiating team comprised entirely of women. The Big Picture Old Habits Die Hard Paul Newman looks at the familiar faces who refused to be ushered off centre stage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. History Boy A round up of junior action at the Grand Slams where Tseng Chun Hsin followed in the footsteps of Gael Monfils with a singles double in Paris and London. By Linda Pearce. Crowning Glory The achievements of Philippe Chatrier Award winner Evonne Goolagong Cawley and the 2017 ITF World Champions were toasted at a sparkling ITF World Champions Dinner. News Round-Up Stories from around the ITF. Looking Ahead What's on in the next few months. in this issue 4 28 2 9 30 6 3 5 12 16 22 24 CONTENTS C O V E R S T O R Y 3 0 ITFWorld // SUMMER 2018 03 6 3 8 E D I T O R Ross McLean C O N T R I B U T O R S Paul Newman is the tennis correspondent for The Independent in the UK. Linda Pearce is a freelance sports writer, based in Melbourne. She has covered more than 50 Grand Slams and multiple Olympic Games and Davis Cup finals and won the ATP's Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award in 2015. P H O T O C R E D I T S Russ Adams, Manuela Davies, Eisele/Giubilo/Zimmer, Getty Images, Giubilo/Llamera/Zimmer, Kate Whitney Lucie, Fred and Susan Mullane, John Phipp, Nata Sams, Srdjan Stevanovic, Stephen Wake, Arata Yamaoka, Paul Zimmer Cover photo: Paul Zimmer D E S I G N A N D P R O D U C T I O N Designed and produced by Ingenious Design Ltd. The printing inks are made using vegetable based oils. No film or film processing chemicals were used. Printed on Amadeus Revive 100 silk & 75 matt according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards and produced at an EMAS certified mill. Amadeus Revive is FSC™ certified. ITFWorld is published by ITF Ltd, PO Box N-272, Nassau, Bahamas. All rights reserved throughout the world. No part of ITFWorld may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publishers accept no responsibility for return of manuscripts, photos or artwork. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all editorial material is factually correct at the time of going to press, we cannot accept responsibility if any errors occur and for matters arising as a result. Views expressed in ITFWorld do not necessarily reflect official ITF policy. It should not be inferred that products advertised in this magazine are officially approved by the ITF. © 2018 ITF Ltd. Please address all correspondence regarding ITFWorld to Ross McLean, ITF Communications Department at 16 24 40 42

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