Tennis Hall of Fame says no new inductions for first time in history

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FILE– General atmosphere during the 2021 International Tennis Hall Of Fame Legends Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on September 11, 2021 in New York City.

FILE– General atmosphere during the 2021 International Tennis Hall Of Fame Legends Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on September 11, 2021 in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for International Tennis Hall of Fame/AFP

The International Tennis Hall of Fame said on Tuesday that for the first time in its history no new inductees were selected after the nominees, which included French Open champions Ana Ivanovic, Carlos Moya and Juan Carlos Ferrero, failed to earn the required support.

The others considered for induction into the Hall, which enshrined its first members in 1955, were 2015 U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta and former doubles players Cara Black of Zimbabwe and American Lisa Raymond.

All of the six nominees will appear on the ballot next year, as the Hall of Fame’s policies allow nominees to remain on the ballot for up to three years, if not voted in.

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