Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall
By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Stich and Helena Sukova have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
They were enshrined Saturday during a ceremony on Newport’s grass center court outside the hall.
Stich won Wimbledon in 1991 and a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in doubles with German countryman Boris Becker, also a Hall of Famer.
The 49-year-old Stich said he is “so proud and honored to be a part of the family.”
Hall of Famer Jim Courier told the crowd that “the beauty of his game is what really sticks with me.”
Sukova, a 53-year-old Czech, captured 14 Grand Slam doubles crowns — nine in women’s, five in mixed.