Originally Posted by timnz
How is her being American or not being American relevant to being in the Hall of Fame? It's an International Honour. American's don't/shouldn't get prioritized over any other nation (and American's wouldn't want to be given special priviledges either - they would want to get in on their own merits).
Good points. If they could, many Americans would probably have a Hall of Fame for everything and everyone, from nose picking to former presidents. I imagine a lot tennis players are indifferent to the Hall of Fame anyway.
As things stand, Helena Sukova deserves a place in the Tennis Hall of Fame. She is one of the greatest doubles players of all time. Pam Shriver deserves to be there as well. Yes, based on her doubles results, too, but she should be there nevertheless.