Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moyá and Cara Black, all champions of Grand Slam tournaments, they stand out among the new nominees to the International Tennis Hall of Fame for 2022, accompanying Juan Carlos Ferrero and Lisa Raymond.
The Rhode Island-based Hall of Fame announced the list of candidates on Thursday, October 14.
Ferrero and Raymond were initially nominated for the class of 2021
Serbia’s Ivanovic was the 2008 French Open singles champion and reached number one in the women’s rankings.
Pennetta won the singles title at the 2015 US Open. The Italian rose to the top of the doubles rankings, pairing with Argentina’s Gisela Dulko.
Spaniard Moyá was the 1998 French Open singles champion and was also a number one on the ATP ladder. He is currently Rafael Nadal’s coach.
Black caught 10 titles in doubles or mixed doubles at Grand SLam dating. The Zimbabwean player became number one in the world in doubles.
Ferrero and Raymond were initially nominated for the class of 2021. Tennis players are eligible for three years before being delisted. Ferrero was the 2003 French Open singles champion and reached the top of the men’s rankings. Raymond won 11 doubles or mixed doubles titles at the big events.
Fans will be able to vote from Friday at vote.tennisfame.com through October 31. The first three will receive extra points for the total vote count. Journalists, historians and members of the Hall of Fame will also participate.
The hotheads will be announced early next year. The ceremony will take place on July 16.