Tagged with Passing

Pat Summitt (1952-2016)

It took something monumental to break me out of tennis mode during Wimbledon 2016. I wish it were not so. Hall of Famer Pat Summitt, one of the greatest coaches in basketball history…no, in sports history…passed away at the age of 64 from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I never met Coach Summitt. I’ve only … Continue reading

Bud Collins (1929-2016)

After the Australian Open, I took a bit of a break from tennis and golf blogging and forums, then I became sick just as I was ready to resume. Now recovered, I was going to start posting at the conclusion of this week’s JLPGA event. Unfortunately, sad news from the world of tennis hastened my … Continue reading

WTA Wrap-Up 5.4.2014: Former British #1 Elena Baltacha Passes Away At 30; Carla Suarez Navarro Wins First WTA Singles Title; Play Underway In Madrid

It is with great sadness that I start this WTA wrap-up by acknowledging the passing of Elena Baltacha. The former British #1 player, who reached her WTA career high ranking of #49 in 2010, lost her battle with liver cancer. She was 30 years old. At 19, Elena was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, an … Continue reading