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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 202 national tennis associations. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

It was established as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) by 12 national associations meeting at a conference in Paris, France on 1 March 1913. In 1924 it became the officially recognised organisation with authority to control lawn tennis throughout the world, with official 'ILTF Rules of Tennis'. In 1977 it dropped the word 'lawn' from its title, recognising that most tennis was not played on grass. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Natural vegetaton dominated by grasses Grass is a common word that generally describes a monocotyledonous green plant in the family Poaceae, True grasses include most plants grown as cereals, for pasture, and for lawns. ...

Originally based in Paris, it moved to Roehampton in south-west London, UK during World War II, where it has remained. Roehampton is a place in south London, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian...

The ITF operates the three major national team competitions in the sport, the Davis Cup for men, the Fed Cup for women and the Hopman Cup, mixed teams. The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... The Fed Cup (until 1995 Federation Cup) is the most important tennis tournament for female national teams, very similar to the mens Davis Cup. ...

Its official annual is The ITF Year, describing the activities of the ITF over last 12 months. This replaced World of Tennis. The ITF Year is the official yearbook of the International Tennis Federation, or ITF. It replaced World of Tennis, edited by John Barrett as the ITFs official tennis annual. ... World of Tennis was the International Tennis Federations official tennis annual until it was replaced by The ITF Year. ...


ITF World Champions


Men's and Women's singles

1978 Sweden Björn Borg Chris Evert
1979 Sweden Björn Borg Martina Navrátilová
1980 Sweden Björn Borg Chris Evert
1981 United States John McEnroe United States Chris Evert
1982 United States Jimmy Connors United States Martina Navratilova
1983 United States John McEnroe United States Martina Navratilova
1984 United States John McEnroe United States Martina Navratilova
1985 Ivan Lendl United States Martina Navratilova
1986 Ivan Lendl United States Martina Navratilova
1987 Ivan Lendl Steffi Graf
1988 Mats Wilander Steffi Graf
1989 Boris Becker Steffi Graf
1990 Ivan Lendl Steffi Graf
1991 Stefan Edberg Monica Seles
1992 Jim Courier Monica Seles
1993 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1994 Pete Sampras Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1995 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1996 Pete Sampras Steffi Graf
1997 Pete Sampras Martina Hingis
1998 Pete Sampras Lindsay Davenport
1999 Andre Agassi Martina Hingis
2000 Gustavo Kuerten Martina Hingis
2001 Lleyton Hewitt Jennifer Capriati
2002 Lleyton Hewitt Serena Williams
2003 Andy Roddick Justine Henin-Hardenne
2004 Roger Federer Anastasia Myskina
2005 Roger Federer Kim Clijsters
2006 Roger Federer Justine Henin-Hardenne

Men's doubles

Women's doubles


Boys' Singles

2006 Thiemo de Bakker

Girls' Singles

2006 Anastasia Pavljoetsjenko

External link

  • International Tennis Federation site



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