Ivanovic, Pennetta, Black nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Retired WTA players Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Cara Black of Zimbabwe are among nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Together with them are three nominees from men’s tennis: Carlos Moya, Daniel Nestor, and Leander Paes.

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic won her sole Grand Slam title at the 2008 French Open and subsequently secured the world No.1 ranking, which she maintained for 12 weeks, ultimately spending 91 weeks inside the world Top 5. In the summer of 2016, she wed soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger and retired later that year. They are now proud parents of three boys.

Flavia Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta made history in 2009 as the first Italian woman to break into the WTA Top 10. She reached a career-high world ranking of No.6 in singles and secured 11 titles. Additionally, she excelled in doubles, holding the world No.1 ranking for 18 weeks and claiming 17 doubles titles, including victories at the 2011 Australian Open and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships with partner Gisela Dulko. The peak of Pennetta’s career arrived at its very end with her first Grand Slam singles title at the 2015 US Open.

Cara Black achieved the world No.1 doubles ranking and maintained it for an impressive 163 weeks. She remained in the doubles Top 10 for a remarkable total of 569 weeks. Her illustrious career includes 60 doubles titles, with victories at Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the US Open. Additionally, Black clinched five mixed doubles major titles, earning her a spot among the three women in tennis history to achieve a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles in the Open Era (since 1968).

Follow this link to cast your vote. You can select as many candidates as you think are deserving of induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Then you will enter your email address, submit your vote, and click the link in the verification email to make your vote official.

The Top 3 players in the Fan Vote will receive bonus percentage points on their result from the ITHF Player Voting Group, comprised of approximately 140 tennis journalists, historians, and Hall of Famers — +3% for the 1st place, +2% for the 2nd place, and +1% for the 3rd place. To get inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a candidate must receive 75% or higher affirmative votes.


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