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FILE - Alex Olmedo makes a return as he plays against Roy Emerson, of Australia, during a men's singles semifinal match at the all England Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon, London, in this July 1, 1959, file photo. Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. He was 84. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo was born in Peru in 1936 and moved to the United States as a teenager. (AP Photo/Leslie Priest, File)

Wimbledon champ, tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo dies at 84

Dec. 10, 2020 4:02 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Olmedo, who won the Wimbledon and Australian Championships singles titles in 1959 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, has died. He was 84. Citing Olmedo’s son, Alejandro Jr., the Hall of Fame said Thursday that Olmedo died of brain...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1965, file photo, Dennis Ralston, of Bakersfield, Calif., gets in position to return the ball during a first round singles match with Jim Hobson in the National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills in the Queens borough of New York. Ralston, a five-time Grand Slam doubles champion who was one of the initial players signed to the professional World Championship Tennis tour in the 1960s and an International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. He was 78. (AP Photo/File)

Dennis Ralston, Hall of Fame tennis player, dies at 78

Dec. 6, 2020 4:51 PM EST

Dennis Ralston, a five-time Grand Slam doubles champion who was one of the initial players signed to the professional World Championship Tennis tour in the 1960s and a member of the sport's Hall of Fame, died Sunday. He was 78. He died of cancer in Austin, Texas, according to Darin Pleasant, director of tennis at...