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Hall Of Fame To Host Dinner With Arantxa

Hall Of Fame To Host Dinner With Arantxa

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The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum will host a tribute dinner to celebrate the Hall of Fame induction of Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. This special tribute will take place on Thursday evening, November 8 at the Westin Palace in Madrid, Spain.
Honorary emcees for the event are 1984 Hall of Famer Manolo Santana and 1970 Hall of Famer and Hall of Fame President, Tony Trabert. Attending the evening will be Pedro Munoz, President of the Spanish Tennis Federation; Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International Tennis Federation and member of the International Olympic Committee; Wick Simmons, Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; Larry Scott, Chairman and CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour; and 2003 Hall of Famer Francoise "Frankie" Durr.
Sanchez-Vicario was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this past July. Born in Barcelona, she became one of the leading ladies in Spanish tennis. She captured three singles championships at Roland Garros (1989, 1994, 1998) and became the first Spanish woman to win the U.S. Open singles crown (1994). In total she captured 14 titles in Grand Slam events: four singles, six doubles and four mixed doubles. In a career spanning 18 years, she accumulated 29 career singles titles and 67 doubles titles. She was ranked in the World Top 10 for 11 years with a career win-loss record of 759-295. She is a former World No. 1 ranked player, holding the top spot for twelve weeks. She was the first Spanish player to reach the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, and additionally held the No. 1 spot simultaneously in singles and doubles (February 13, 1995), one of only four women to achieve that feat.
Sanchez-Vicario was a standout on Spainís Fed Cup team. She played for 16 years and was a significant force in all five of Spainís Fed Cup winning teams (1991, 1993-95, 1998). As part of the most successful Fed Cup country in the last ten years, Sanchez-Vicario compiled a 72-28 record in 58 career ties. In doubles with Conchita Martinez, the duo had an 18-3 record, including a three set victory over Gigi Fernandez and Zina Garrison to lead Spain to their first ever Fed Cup Championship in 1991. In 2001 Sanchez-Vicario and Martinez were presented with the inaugural Fed Cup Award of Excellence bestowed by the International Tennis Federation and International Tennis Hall of Fame, recognizing the importance of Fed Cup and honoring the individuals who represent the ideals and spirit of international competition. Sanchez-Vicario also captured four medals at the Olympics: singles bronze and doubles silver in 1992; singles silver and doubles bronze in 1996. She is the most decorated Olympian representing Spain.
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame was recognized in 1986 as the sportís official Hall of Fame by the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of tennis. With the induction of the 2007 Class, 204 individuals representing 18 different countries are honored in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
For more information, or if you are interested in attending the tribute event in Spain, please email Leigh Persico at lpersico@tennisfame.com.
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