A Child of Grass Courts Dreams Anew

Don Black, well-known doubles tennis player Cara Black's father, loved Wimbledon and made the third round on six occasions in the 1950s at the All England Club. It was his dream to see his children play tennis and do well at Wimbledon.

updated: June 30, 2014 15:09 IST
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Sania Mirza and Cara Black
Doubles partners Sania Mirza and Cara Black talk tactics during a match at Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon, England: A long Wimbledon day had stretched into evening, and finally darkness, by the time Cara Black settled into a chair, with another victory registered in an illustrious doubles career that has brought her 10 Grand Slam titles with partners female and male. She was tired, expressionless, but only until a question was asked about her beloved grass courts.

Mind you, not those most famous lawns here at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

"You know about that?" she asked midway through Wimbledon's first week, her eyes suddenly brightening.

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