The former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and the Legendary 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of Czech Republic will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
49-year-old Stich and 53-year-old Sukova will be inducted during the ceremony at the ATP Hall of Fame Classic in Newport, Rhode Island.
Stitch had won his only Grand Slam singles title in 1991 as Wimbledon. In the final of that tournament, he defeated his own country’s legendary Boris Becker in straight sets. He was the runner-up of the American Open 1994 and French Open 1996.
Former world number one Stich, along with Baker, won the men’s doubles gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics 1992.
He was also successful in winning the Wimbledon doubles title 1992 with John McEnroe of America.
Stich said on this occasion of being included in International Tennis Hall of Fame “It’s quite an honor,”
“I’m humbled to be included among this elite group of tennis athletes, many of whom I so greatly admired and was inspired by throughout my career.”
The Czech Legend Sukova:
On the other hand, Sukova was the world’s number one female doubles player for 68 weeks.
She had won 9 Grand Slam women doubles and 5 mixed doubles titles. She won four times Wimbledon women’s doubles and three mixed doubles titles.
Helena won a women’s doubles and a mixed doubles at the French Open. She also won two women’s doubles and a mixed doubles title of the US Open. She also won two women’s doubles title of Australia Open.
“It was truly my joy and privilege to compete for my country on the WTA tour and among the greatest tennis players in the world,” Sukova said on this honor.
“I’m incredibly honored to be selected for the Hall of Fame,” she added.