Wheelchair star Esther Vergeer on Tennis Hall of Fame ballot

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Dutch wheelchair star Esther Vergeer is amongst 3 new International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees for the Class of 2023 introduced Monday, becoming a member of the half-dozen holdovers from the vote closing 12 months, the primary time in historical past no person on the ballot was once decided on.

Vergeer, who gained 44 Grand Slam titles between singles and doubles and was once unbeaten for greater than 10 years, and Rick Draney, who helped pioneer the Quad Division along with being an completed athlete, are nominated within the Wheelchair Tennis Category, which seems on the Hall ballot each 4 years.

Daniel Nestor, proprietor of 8 Grand Slam doubles trophies, makes his debut within the Player Category.

Returning in that class: Cara Black, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Ana Ivanovic, Flavia Pennetta, Carlos Moya and Lisa Raymond.

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