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Tennis Hall of Fame says ‘Dodo’ Cheney dies at 98

In this July 10, 2004, file photo, Tennis great Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 87, of Santa Monica, Calif., plays during an exhibition match prior to ceremonies celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98. The Hall says Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, Calif., following a brief illness. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy “Dodo” Cheney, a member of the Hall and the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.

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King’s World Team Tennis hits 40th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King’s tennis league will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer, featuring players Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Martina Hingis.

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