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Piet van Eijsden, Long-Time Tournament Director, Dies Aged 85

Piet van Eijsden, the former Dutch champion and long-time Tournament Director, has passed away after a short illness aged 85. Van Eijsden was associated with the Dutch Open in various positions for more than 50 years, first as a member of the ‘t Melkhisje tennis club in Hilversum, where the

Bob Ryland, First African-American Pro, Dies Aged 100

Robert 'Bob' Ryland, the first African-American pro tennis player and a coach to future trailblazing generations of global stars including Arthur Ashe, Venus and Serena Williams, passed away on Monday aged 100. His parents, Irishman Robert Sr., and mother, Gussie, who died of tuberculosis when Ryland was aged two, were forced