Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Tennis, U.S. Open (Tennis tournament), Television, Popularity, 1970's
Tennis; History; Television; Money; Recreation; United States; Popular culture; Nineteen seventies
The U.S. Open Tennis Championships began its two-week run in New York on Monday. Most of the big names of the past two decades are gone. On the women's side Martina Navratolova is in semi-retirement, Monica Seles has never come back from the knifing of a year and a half ago, and earlier stars like Chris Everet and Billie Jean King are long since departed. On the men's side Jimmy Connors, the long-time mainstay of New York bad-manners-tennis has packed it in, while the great McEnroe-Connors, and McEnroe-Borg rivalries are history while Johnny Mac is now doing TV commentary.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Tennis in Decline in the 90's" (1994). On Sport and Society. 249.