The First and the Foremost

The First and the Foremost: A Gallery of Champions by Kathryn McNicoll
A Gallery of Champions
Standard Hardback Edition

The world championship of tennis for men, dating back to around 1740, is believed to be the oldest championship of any sport in the world. The challenge format is at least 150 years old and has led to some intense personal encounters.
The championship for women was inaugurated just 25 years ago for which a knock-out tournament was selected.
This book vividly recounts these clashes between the best players in the world, helping to preserve the colour and character of the champions before they fade into history.