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Old 09-07-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
Moose Malloy
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Default Helena Sukova nominated for Hall of Fame?

I know the Hall of Fame often gets mocked here(Chang, Noah, Shriver are in) but I think they are taking it to another level with this nomination.

And I can't understand the logic in this choice, she's not American or was hugely popular in America(let's be honest, that stuff is a factor in the HOF, they need to induct people that will draw a crowd & to induct people that will show up)

Did they need to get one more person in this class or something?

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Five-time major champion Martina Hingis, 1991 Wimbledon winner Michael Stich and doubles star Helena Sukova are among the nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Hingis, the youngest woman to be ranked No. 1, retired for the second time in 2007, when she was given a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. Hingis denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling.

Others nominees for the hall's class of 2013 announced Thursday are Thelma Coyne Long, a Grand Slam champion in the 1930s to 1950s, and three nominees in the contributor category: ESPN broadcaster Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac.

Voting for the hall's class of 2013 will take place over the next several months. The induction ceremony is July 13.
and there's actually some debate here whether Roddick will get in.

for the record I'm a Sukova fan, think she was a better player than many of the WTA one slam wonders(and her win over Martina at '84 AO was one of the best womens matches I've ever seen) but HOF?
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