ITFWorld Spring 2018

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The President's View Living the Dream Linda Pearce profiles the incomparable Evonne Goolagong Cawley, this year's recipient of the Philippe Chatrier Award. Eyes on the Prize The two most decorated nations in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas – Czech Republic and USA – will meet in the final. Kate Battersby reports. Fantas c Four A quartet of strong nations are through to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals. Jeff Kavanagh rounds up the last eight action. Open Tennis Turns 50 This year marks the anniversary of tennis's marriage of the professional and amateur. Chris Bowers reflects on the ITF's role in a pivotal moment for the sport. Building Strong Founda ons ITFWorld reports on the ITF's latest work supporting its development strategy, which includes a number of new initiatives. The Big Picture 20 to One in Melbourne The Aussie Open was the scene of a staggering 20th Grand Slam trophy for Federer, and a first for Wozniacki. Suzi Petkovski reflects. Making Their Mark Sandra Harwitt looks at the juniors who broke through in Melbourne. News Round-up Looking Ahead in this issue 4 2 9 30 6 34 12 16 20 24 CONTENTS C O V E R S T O R Y 16 20 12 ITFWorld // SPRING 2018 03 30 6 36 3 8 E D I T O R Joanne Burnham C O N T R I B U T O R S Kate Battersby began her working life as a secretary with MI6, which was considerably less intriguing than it sounds. From there she worked in television, before becoming a journalist. She has covered a variety of sports, and in 2018 will cover her eighth Roland Garros and her 24th Wimbledon. Chris Bowers is a writer, broadcaster and tennis historian who has covered the global tennis circuit since the early 1990s. Among his many tennis books are four Davis Cup yearbooks, the ITF's centenary commemorative book, and biographies of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Sandra Harwitt, the author of The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time, has covered tennis and other sports for over 25 years. She is a regular contributor to and Associated Press. Jeff Kavanagh is a freelance New Zealand writer, based in Hamburg. A regular contributor to and, he has also covered junior and senior tournaments and written a number of features for the ITF. 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. Suzi Petkovski is a Melbourne-based writer who has covered 31 editions of the Australian Open. Tennis specialist at Inside Sport magazine since 1996, she is also a contributor to the ITF's and P H O T O C R E D I T S AELTC, AELTC/Michael Cole, Mohammed Amin, Australian Tennis Museum, Bettmann Archive, Manuela Davies, Corinne Dubreuil, Mathilde Dusol, Evonne Goolagong Foundation, Fairfax Media via Getty Images, Focus on Sport/Getty Images, Robert Ghement, Ray Giubilo, Maximilian Hamm, Sergey Kivrin, Carmen Lee, Fred & Susan Mullane, Richard Osborn, Dave Shopland, Yahor Shumski, Martin Sidorjak, SMP Images, Diego Souto, Srdjan Stevanovic, Takeo Tanuma, Bob Thomas/ Getty Images, Steve Wylie, Paul Zimmer Cover photo: AELTC/Michael Cole 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 Joanne Burnham, ITF Communications Department at

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