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Ivanovic, Moya headline Hall of Fame nominees


Oct 14 (Reuters) – Serbian Ana Ivanovic, Italy’s Flavia Pennetta and Spaniards Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero headlined the checklist of six nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The quartet had been introduced as nominees for the Class of 2022 together with former doubles gamers Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Lisa Raymond of the United States, the Newport, Rhode Island-based Hall of Fame mentioned on Thursday.

Former world primary Ivanovic, who counts the 2008 French Open amongst her 15 profession titles, spent 91 weeks inside the highest 5 within the rankings.

Pennetta lifted the U.S. Open trophy in 2015 after beating compatriot Roberta Vinci within the first all-Italian ultimate and received a further 10 singles titles throughout a profession during which she reached a career-high six within the rankings.

Pennetta additionally received a doubles crown on the Australian Open and was a key member of the Italian groups that received 4 titles on the since-renamed Fed Cup.

Moya, who counts the 1998 French Open amongst his 20 profession titles, is a former world primary and was a member of the victorious 2004 Spanish Davis Cup workforce.

Ferrero captured his lone profession Grand Slam title on the 2003 French Open a yr after dropping within the ultimate at Roland Garros. His strong kind in 2003, which included a run to the U.S. Open ultimate, propelled him to the highest of the rankings.

In 2000, Ferrero struck the passing shot that clinched the final and decisive level for the primary Spanish Davis Cup championship workforce.

The Class of 2022, decided by a mixture of votes by followers, journalists, historians and present Hall of Famers, might be introduced early subsequent yr.

Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, modifying by Ed Osmond

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Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 27/6/16 Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in action against Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

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