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CONTENTS ITF World Summer 2022 3 in this issue EDITOR Joanne Burnham CONTRIBUTORS Michael Beattie is a freelance sportswriter, researcher and editor who has covered tennis and the Olympics since 2008. Chris Bowers is a writer, broadcaster and tennis historian covering the sport for more than 30 years. He has written biographies of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, four Davis Cup yearbooks in the 2000s, and the ITF's 2013 centenary commemorative book. Ross McLean works within the ITF's communications department as Project Lead, Digital Content. Gemma Stevenson is a freelance tennis reporter and commentator specialising in the wheelchair tennis tour. She has written for mainstream British outlets including Sky Sports, BBC Sport and Baseline Media. She also competes in wheelchair tennis. Photo credits: AELTC/Jon Super, Olga Almanzar, Hedeson Alves, Camerawork USA, Davis Cup Finals, Corinne Dubreuil, Imagellan, Daniel Kopatsch, Kosmos Tennis, Kate Whitney Lucey/ITHF, Sergio Llamera, Giorgio Maiozzi, Frank Molter, Adam Nurkiewicz, Francesco Panunzio, Professional Sport, Manuel Queimadelos, Alexis Quiroz, Shutterstock, Martin Sidorjak, SMP Images, Srdjan Stevanovic, Unsplash, Richard van Loon, Marcello Zambrana, Paul Zimmer Cover photo: Paul Zimmer DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Designed and produced by 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 for the matters arising as a result. Views expressed by 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. © 2022 ITF Ltd. Please address all correspondence regarding ITFWorld to Joanne Burnham, ITF Communications Department at 4 President's View A welcome from ITF President David Haggerty 6 Down to Business Davis Cup by Rakuten sees the return of title-chasing ties in September. Michael Beattie previews the action in the Finals group stage 10 Moving on Up ITFWorld talks to Elena Rybakina about the impact of her surprise Wimbledon triumph, and leading Kazakhstan in the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup Finals 16 "The Greatest Athlete of all Time" Katrina Adams reflects exclusively for ITFWorld on the legacy of Serena Williams as she bows out from her glittering career 20 Get to Know ITFWorld finds out more about junior Wimbledon champ Liv Hovde and Hong Kong's Coleman Wong 22 A Beacon of Hope Kgothatso Montjane talks to Gemma Stevenson about her rise to the top of wheelchair tennis, made possible by the ITF's partnership with the Cruyff Foundation 27 Photo Feature: Awards Night 28 How Often Do You Have the Title of World Champion? Czech Republic and Switzerland are the 2022 ITF World Junior Tennis champions, but they return home with more than just trophies, says Ross McLean 32 Spotlight Caribbean This issue's regional focus is the Caribbean, and Chris Bowers reports on the challenges and successes of growing tennis in this part of the world 38 New York State of Mind The sport of tennis held its first-ever mental health summit in September 40 News Round-up Stories from around the ITF 22 16 6 C O V E R S T O R Y 28

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