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----------------------------------------------------------------- 10 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONS ----------------------------------------------------------------- Year Men Women 1983 M Wilander M Navratilova 1984 Wilander C Evert Lloyd 1985 S Edberg Navratilova 1987 Edberg H Mandlikova 1988 Wilander S Graf 1989 I Lendl Graf 1990 Lendl Graf 1991 B Becker M Seles 1992 J Courier Seles 1993 Courier Seles ----------------------------------------------------------------- No championship held in 1986 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- TOP 10 UK SPORTS BY PARTICIPATION (participating once per month, 000s) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Swimming 13,500 2 Cycling 7,500 3 Snooker/pool/billiards 7,000 4 Aerobics 4,600 5 Running/jogging 3,600 6 Football 3,300 7 Darts 3,100 8 Badminton 2,900 9 Tennis 2,300 10 Weight training 2,100 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Sports Marketing Surveys ----------------------------------------------------------------- RECORD ENGLISH PARTNERSHIPS IN TESTS IN WEST INDIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- 269 A Sandham (325) & LEG Ames (149) 4th wicket, Jamaica 1929/30 237 EH Hendren (205no) & Ames (105) 4th, Trinidad 1929/30 209 G Boycott (93) & DL Amiss (174) 1st, Trinidad 1973/4 197 MJK Smith (96) & JM Parks (101no) 7th, Trinidad 1959/60 193 AJ Lamb (119) & RA Smith (62) 4th, Barbados 1989/90 191 MC Cowdrey (119) & ER Dexter (76) 2nd, Trinidad 1959/60 188 KF Barrington (143) & TW Graveney (118) 4th, Trinidad 1967/68 177 Cowdrey (97) & G Pullar (66) 1st, Jamaica 1959/60 173 G Gunn (85) & A Sandham (325) 1st, Jamaica 1929/30 172 JH Edrich (146) & Boycott (90) 1st, Barbados 1967/68 172 Boycott (116) & Cowdrey (59) 2nd, Guyana 1967/68 172 Lamb (132) & Smith (57) 4th, Jamaica 1989/90 ----------------------------------------------------------------- PA Sporting Archive -----------------------------------------------------------------

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Birth of Canadian snooker player Cliff Thorburn (1948).

Monday Birth of Muhammad Ali (1942); the Australian cricket board complained to the MCC about Harold Larwood's bodyline bowling (1933).

Tuesday Birth of National Hunt jockey Richard Dunwoody (1964).

Wednesday Births of Swedish tennis player Stefan Edberg (1966); and GB rugby league coach Mal Reilly (1948).

Thursday First game of basketball played at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts (1892).

Friday Birth of golfer Jack Nicklaus (1940); first Monte Carlo rally (1911).

Saturday Births of England's World Cup-winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey (1920); Everton's goalscorer Dixie Dean (1907); boxer George Foreman (1949); and swimmer Nick Gillingham (1967). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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