Former players Ion Tiriac, Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Martina Hingis have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
The 74-year-old Tiriac, who represented Romania in Davis Cup play for 15 years and won a doubles title at the 1970 French Open with countryman Ilie Nastase, later became the manager of Guillermo Vilas, Goran Ivanisevic and Boris Becker, among other players, and currently runs the Mutua Madrid Open, the Spanish capital's Masters 1000 tournament.
Drysdale, a 72-year-old former world No. 4 who won the doubles title at the 1972 U.S. Open with Roger Taylor, served as the ATP's first president from 1972 to 1974 and currently works for ESPN.
The 69-year-old Pasarell is a tennis promoter known for transforming the tournament in California's Coachella Valley into what is now the Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells.
Pasarell, who helped lead the United States to victory in the 1968 Davis Cup competition, oversaw the growth of the tournament in Indian Wells, which went from drawing 30,000 people to bringing in 370,000 tennis fans.
Hingis, a 32-year-old former world No. 1 from Switzerland, won five Grand Slam titles.
Legendary Australian tennis player Thelma Coyne Long, who won 19 Grand Slam titles between the 1930s and 1950s, was elected to the hall in the Master Player category. EFE