Shriver, Wilander Enter Tennis Hall
Wednesday, January 16th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Mats Wilander, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and doubles specialist Pam Shriver were elected Wednesday to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Each received the required 75 percent of the vote by a panel of international tennis media and will be inducted July 13.
The 37-year-old Wilander was ranked No. 1 in 1988, when he won the Australian, French and U.S. Opens. He finished his career with three Australian, three French and one U.S. Open title.
Wilander, now 2000 U.S. Open champion Marat Safin's coach, led Sweden to Davis Cup championships in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
The 39-year-old Shriver became the only amateur to reach the U.S. Open final during the open era in 1978, when she was 16.
She went on to win 21 singles titles and 112 doubles titles during her professional career, including a record 109 doubles wins with Martina Navratilova. They won 20 major doubles events, including capturing all four in 1984 for the first-ever Grand Slam in women's doubles.
Shriver now works as a TV tennis analyst.