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Our Legends in 2010

Far from being relegated to the sidelines, the WTA's 'retired' greats have had a busy year.

Published November 30, 2010 12:00

Forty years after she won the title on her way to the Grand Slam, Margaret Court presented the Australian Open trophy to Serena Williams.
Forty years after she won the title on her way to the Grand Slam, Margaret Court presented the Australian Open trophy to Serena Williams.
In March, Monica Seles was a presenter at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi...
In March, Monica Seles was a presenter at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi...
... as was Arantxa S��nchez-Vicario, who shared the stage with gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
... as was Arantxa S��nchez-Vicario, who shared the stage with gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
Belgian Fed Cup captain Sabine Appelmans with Justine Henin, who broke her finger ahead of a tie in April.
Belgian Fed Cup captain Sabine Appelmans with Justine Henin, who broke her finger ahead of a tie in April.
Six months into retirement, Amélie Mauresmo took to coaching - and helped Michael Llodra to win the ATP Eastbourne title.
Six months into retirement, Amélie Mauresmo took to coaching - and helped Michael Llodra to win the ATP Eastbourne title.
In June, Stefanie Graf played a match in Hamburg for her Children for Tomorrow charity.
In June, Stefanie Graf played a match in Hamburg for her Children for Tomorrow charity.
Three decades after she won Wimbledon as a mom, Evonne Goolagong Cawley made a sentimental return.
Three decades after she won Wimbledon as a mom, Evonne Goolagong Cawley made a sentimental return.
Martina Hingis made a welcome return to the tennis scene, partnering Anna Kournikova in Wimbledon's invitational doubles event.
Martina Hingis made a welcome return to the tennis scene, partnering Anna Kournikova in Wimbledon's invitational doubles event.
Jana Novotna and Martina Navratilova beat Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel in the final of the Wimbledon invitational.
Jana Novotna and Martina Navratilova beat Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel in the final of the Wimbledon invitational.
The first European Alumnae Reunion was held at the London home of Ingrid Bentzer during Wimbledon.
The first European Alumnae Reunion was held at the London home of Ingrid Bentzer during Wimbledon.
Reunion attendees included (l-r) Virginia Wade, Frankie Durr, Ann Jones (seated) and Betty Stove; Mima Jausovec; Olga Morozova.
Reunion attendees included (l-r) Virginia Wade, Frankie Durr, Ann Jones (seated) and Betty Stove; Mima Jausovec; Olga Morozova.
In July, Pam Shriver helped induct Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
In July, Pam Shriver helped induct Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Andrea Jaeger helped Stanford mark its 40th staging, while continuing her work for her Little Star Foundation.
Andrea Jaeger helped Stanford mark its 40th staging, while continuing her work for her Little Star Foundation.
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert attended the premiere of 'Unmatched', an ESPN documentary celebrating their rivalry and friendship.
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert attended the premiere of 'Unmatched', an ESPN documentary celebrating their rivalry and friendship.
September 23 marked the 40th anniversary of the Original Nine: Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Billie Jean King, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Nancy Richey and Valerie Ziegenfuss.
September 23 marked the 40th anniversary of the Original Nine: Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Billie Jean King, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Nancy Richey and Valerie Ziegenfuss.
Mary Pierce, French Open champion in 2000, presented the trophy to this year's winner, Francesca Schiavone. Pierce has not officially retired.
Mary Pierce, French Open champion in 2000, presented the trophy to this year's winner, Francesca Schiavone. Pierce has not officially retired.
Patty Schnyder, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, WTA CEO Stacey Allaster and Judith Wiesner-Floimair helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Generali Ladies Linz.
Patty Schnyder, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, WTA CEO Stacey Allaster and Judith Wiesner-Floimair helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Generali Ladies Linz.
Indefatigable Billie Jean King attended Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in October.
Indefatigable Billie Jean King attended Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in October.
US Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez, pictured with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, guided the team to a second successive final.
US Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez, pictured with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, guided the team to a second successive final.
Anke Huber, co-tournament director at Stuttgart, helped Dinara Safina celebrate her birthday; Barbara Schett interviewed Julia Goerges at Linz.
Anke Huber, co-tournament director at Stuttgart, helped Dinara Safina celebrate her birthday; Barbara Schett interviewed Julia Goerges at Linz.
  • Forty years after she won the title on her way to the Grand Slam, Margaret Court presented the Australian Open trophy to Serena Williams.
  • In March, Monica Seles was a presenter at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi...
  • ... as was Arantxa S��nchez-Vicario, who shared the stage with gymnast Nadia Comaneci.
  • Belgian Fed Cup captain Sabine Appelmans with Justine Henin, who broke her finger ahead of a tie in April.
  • Six months into retirement, Amélie Mauresmo took to coaching - and helped Michael Llodra to win the ATP Eastbourne title.
  • In June, Stefanie Graf played a match in Hamburg for her Children for Tomorrow charity.
  • Three decades after she won Wimbledon as a mom, Evonne Goolagong Cawley made a sentimental return.
  • Martina Hingis made a welcome return to the tennis scene, partnering Anna Kournikova in Wimbledon's invitational doubles event.
  • Jana Novotna and Martina Navratilova beat Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel in the final of the Wimbledon invitational.
  • The first European Alumnae Reunion was held at the London home of Ingrid Bentzer during Wimbledon.
  • Reunion attendees included (l-r) Virginia Wade, Frankie Durr, Ann Jones (seated) and Betty Stove; Mima Jausovec; Olga Morozova.
  • In July, Pam Shriver helped induct Natasha Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • Andrea Jaeger helped Stanford mark its 40th staging, while continuing her work for her Little Star Foundation.
  • Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert attended the premiere of 'Unmatched', an ESPN documentary celebrating their rivalry and friendship.
  • September 23 marked the 40th anniversary of the Original Nine: Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Billie Jean King, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Nancy Richey and Valerie Ziegenfuss.
  • Mary Pierce, French Open champion in 2000, presented the trophy to this year's winner, Francesca Schiavone. Pierce has not officially retired.
  • Patty Schnyder, Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, WTA CEO Stacey Allaster and Judith Wiesner-Floimair helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Generali Ladies Linz.
  • Indefatigable Billie Jean King attended Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in October.
  • US Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez, pictured with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, guided the team to a second successive final.
  • Anke Huber, co-tournament director at Stuttgart, helped Dinara Safina celebrate her birthday; Barbara Schett interviewed Julia Goerges at Linz.
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