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  Pancho Gonzales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since it was generally assumed at the time that Pancho Segura's two-handed forehand was the hardest in tennis, it is possible that he was not present at that event.
He was possibly the co-No.1 in 1952 with Pancho Segura, but then was unquestionably the World No. 1 for 8 consecutive years, 1954 through 1961.
Since these same figures are also repeated for 1954, in which it is also said that Gonzales beat Sedgman 30-21 and Pancho Segura 30-21 in a series of round-robin matches, it is difficult to establish the precise record, but it is likely that they represent matches in 1954.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pancho_Gonzales   (6393 words)

 Legend ignored? | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The 44-minute film, "Pancho Gonzalez, the Latino Legend of Tennis," is beginning to be distributed at the same time the U.S. Tennis Association has identified what it terms "the top five moments in Hispanic tennis history," with Gonzalez claiming the U.S. national championship in 1948 (he also won it in 1949) atop the list.
Schroeder said Gonzalez's mother had been a member of one of Mexico's wealthiest families, but that the family was ruined financially as a consequence of the revolution in Mexico in 1918.
While Gonzalez is cited in the USTA's list for capturing the first of his two U.S. championships when he was an amateur, to many his most noteworthy feat was outlasting Charlie Pasarell in a first-round match at the U.S. Open in 1969 that seethed for two days and for 5 hours and 12 minutes.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20051018/news_lz1s18pancho.html   (952 words)

 Pancho Villa Led Northern Forces in Revolution
Charismatic leaders like Pancho Villa responded passionately to the oppression, starvation and a desire for democracy that lay at the root of the Mexican Revolution.
Francisco "Pancho" Villa was born Doroteo Arango in San Juan Del Rio, Durango, on June 5, 1878.
While on the run, he assumed the name Pancho Villa, often maintaining that he was in fact the son of the bandit Agustín Villa.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/21_pancho_villa.htm   (1764 words)

 Who Was Pancho Villa?
Pancho Villa, so the saying goes, was “hated by thousands and loved by millions.” He was a Robin Hood to many and a cruel, cold-blooded killer to others.
Doroteo Arango, for that was Pancho Villa's real name, was born in the state of Durango in 1878, a share-cropper peasant on a hacienda.
Pancho Villa was a natural leader and was very successful as a bandit, leading raids on towns, killing, and looting.
www.calnative.com /stories/n_villa.htm   (434 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Tireless and Fiery, Everyone Paid to See Pancho
Gonzalez was two sets behind in the first round, and giving away 15 years to Pasarell, the No. 5 American.
Ricardo Alonso "Pancho" Gonzalez -- Richard to his friends, "Gorgo" to his few colleagues on the lonely pro tour of one-night stands -- kept moving so long at the top level that he was still dangerous into his 44th year, a fiery patriarch.
Gonzalez once recalled his rookie pro campaign: "Two guys were the show, and the show went on.
washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/memories/1995/95pass10.htm   (1053 words)

 Pancho Gonzales -- Latino Legends in Sports
When Ricardo Alonzo "Pancho" Gonzáles was the age of 12, he asked his mother for a bike for his birthday.
Pancho entered his first senior tennis tournament in May 1947 in the Southern California Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Pancho Gonzáles will be remembered forever as a fiery competitor, a fearsome opponent with lots of charisma and a strong nerve.
www.latinosportslegends.com /pancho_gonzales_bio.htm   (2274 words)

 Richard Alonso "Pancho" Gonzalez - Chicano Forums | Chicano Powered Forums
Pancho, as he was now known, found that instinct and with help from some friends, four years later at the age of nineteen returned to tennis.
And even at the age of 42, Pancho was a force to be reckoned with in 5-set matches, defeating the world's #1 tennis player, and consistently competing and defeating players half his age such as, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, John Newcombe, Tony Roach, Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg.
Pancho Gonzalez passed away at the early age of 67 in 1995 while watching the Wimbledon Championships.
www.chicanoforums.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=3364   (1379 words)

 United Independent School District
Gonzalez regularly intervenes on behalf of families having difficulties paying their utility bills, or buying food for their families.
Gonzalez says, being on the United ISD Board gives him the chance to help the district move in a positive direction.
Gonzalez says one of the best ways to put his knowledge to good use is to help others in need.
www.uisd.net /general/gonzalez.htm   (420 words)

Gonzalez's charisma and spectacular dominance on the court was a magnet for the general tennis public as well as Hollywood celebrities.
Gonzalez returned to win the 1961 pro tour championships after retiring at the end of the '60 tour, beating Hoad, Barry MacKay, Butch Buchholz, Olmedo, and the new star Andres Gimeno, who lost to Gonzalez 16-9, after which Gonzalez retired again.
Gonzalez's opponent in the historic match at Wimbledon, Charlie Pasarell, familiar with today's competitors, offered as recently as 1995: "His greatest asset was that if you had to beat one player for one match where everything was on it, among the players of all time, the player I would take would be Pancho Gonzalez."
www.tennis4you.com /featured%20articles/archive/article-008.htm   (4763 words)

 Dwight´s Little Pot - Pancho Gonzalez
Gonzalez, was a right-hander, who was born on May 9th, 1928, in Los Angeles.
Gonzalez was too green for Kramer, losing, 96-27, and he faded from view for several agonizing years.
Gonzalez died July 3, 1995, of cancer in Las Vegas, where he had been a teaching pro for some time.
www.estadium.ya.com /daviscup/Pancho%20Gonzales.htm   (992 words)

 Pancho Villa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pancho Villa and his band have held up a train and taken cases containing 100 gold bars bound for the U. mint.
Pancho says Vallejo will make a proposal on how to split up the loot and they will vote on it.
If Vallejo, Ramirez, and Gonzalez all make proposals that are rejected, Ferreo knows that he will have to give all the gold to Pancho, otherwise Pancho would vote aginst him and get it all anyway.
www25.brinkster.com /ranmath/puzzles/pancho.htm   (338 words)

 He was 'Pancho' - then called 'Champ'
Gonzalez became enamored with the game, sleeping with his racket and practicing at a local public court.
Gonzalez allowed "Pancho" to stick as a namebut told his family to call him Richard.
Gonzalez understood that to break into the tennis world and overcome class hostility, a kid from the LA barrios had to become good - world-class good.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/centralphoenix/articles/0916exGONZALES0916Z4.html   (806 words)

 Arizona Range News | Serving communities of Wilcox, San Simon, Sunsites, Bowie, Cochise and Dragoon
Gonzalez was honored with a plaque by the Rex Allen Museum during the 54th Rex Allen Days in October.
Gonzalez said that when he was 17 he went to register for the draft but there was no record of his birth.
Gonzalez also taught himself to play drums, guitar and piano, along with a wide variety of non-traditional musical instruments, such as his famous pots and pans.
www.willcoxrangenews.com /articles/2006/02/15/news/news2.txt   (1124 words)

 Pancho Gonzalez Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pancho Gonzalez was born on May 9, 1928, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In 1948, Gonzalez won the United States amateur championship at Forest Hills.
Gonzalez was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rode Island, in 1968.
www.paralumun.com /sportgonzalez.htm   (69 words)

 washingtonpost.com: 200 Join to Mourn Tennis Great Pancho Gonzalez
Tennis great Pancho Gonzalez was remembered as an impassioned yet modest champion who was always puzzled why someone would want his autograph.
Gonzalez, 67, died July 3 at a Las Vegas hospital after being stricken with stomach cancer for nine months.
But Gonzalez played in relative obscurity during his prime because only amateurs were permitted in established tournaments such as Wimbledon until 1968.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/memories/1995/95pass9.htm   (217 words)

 Latino tennis legend backhanded barriers
That's where the fiery Pancho was born, and where he overcame some pretty long odds to become one of the greatest tennis players ever.
His life is the subject of Pancho Gonzalez: The Latino Legend of Tennis, a documentary that will air tonight on Spike TV at 10.
Gonzalez basically had to fight the predominantly White, upper-class tennis establishment every step of the way.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/sports/articles/0916p2main0916.html   (784 words)

 DNA - Sport - Pancho Gonzalez deserves a remembrance - Daily News & Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
May 9 is the 78th birth anniversary of one Ricardo Alonso Gonzalez, more widely known as Pancho Gonzalez, arguably one of the greatest talents to have wielded the racquet.
It was Gonzalez’s misfortune that he turned pro at age 21, with only 2 US singles titles against his name.
Gonzalez possessed a cannonball serve and a powerful net game, but his game was not one-dimensional.
www.dnaindia.com /report.asp?NewsID=1028426&CatID=6   (618 words)

After his shocking victory over Schroeder, Gonzalez was lured by the enticing emolu-ments of the pro tour, the kind he had never known before or dreamed of in his life.
At the top of his game Gonzalez retired a couple of times, but was lured back to com-pete again in the pro Championships, which he won handily.
However, just before retir-ing for the first time, after the 1960 tour, Gonzalez was made victim of Kramer’s "bounce rule," an attempt by Kramer to control Gonzalez’s indomitable serve-and-volley game for the 1960 tour, and to level the playing field because there was not enough competition for him from among the top pros.
www.neta.com /~1stbooks/PG_.htm   (4757 words)

 Tennis a modo mio --
Although Rosewall, the little guy, always seemed overshadowed by a rival, first Lew Hoad, then Pancho Gonzalez and Rod Laver, he outlasted them all, and had the last competitive word.
Gonzalez stayed on top, winning their head-to-head tour, 50-26, but it was apparent that Rosewall belonged at the uppermost level.
Like Laver, Gonzalez and Hoad, and a few others, he had one of those rare careers spanning the amateur era, pro one-night stand years and the open era.
www.freewebs.com /nicolazema/ken.htm   (1132 words)

 Pancho Gonzalez - Picture - MSN Encarta
After winning two United States championships as an amateur, Pancho Gonzalez turned professional and dominated tennis during the 1950s.
He announced his retirement in 1961, but continued to play competitively throughout the 1960s.
In 1969, Gonzalez won the longest match in Wimbledon history, defeating Charlie Pasarell after 112 games and more than five hours.
encarta.msn.com /media_461516034_761576199_-1_1/Pancho_Gonzalez.html   (54 words)

 Jan 15, 2005 TennisONE Newsletter
Pancho and Mentor would scan the courts, and select (probably with the Mentor's guidance) a suitable stroke, perhaps an underspin backhand approach shot.
Pancho would study this particular person and exactly how that stroke looked — the grip, the position of the arms and hands during preparation, nuances of the feet, tempo and length of the follow-through, and probably more.
Pancho would then commit these images to memory (important to note there are no words or cognitions in this mental picture) and work diligently to copy this stroke until it became his own.
www.tennisone.com /newsletter/template/1.15.05.newsletter.html   (1440 words)

 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County - Pancho Gonzalez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Alonzo "Pancho" Gonzalez is largely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in the world.
Due to his Mexican background, Gonzalez was not accepted by the elite circles of the tennis establishment and played in relative obscurity during his prime.
Gonzalez was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1968, while still an active player.
www.hccac.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=93   (167 words)

 Excerpts from Tennis, by Pancho Gonzales: QuickSports Tennis.
Ricardo Alonso "Pancho" Gonzalez was born May 9, 1928, in Los Angeles.
Gonzalez was in the top 10 in the US for 24 years.
Gonzalez died July 3, 1995, of cancer in Las Vegas, where he was a teaching pro.
tennis.quickfound.net /training/pancho_gonzales.html   (2381 words)

 WTAworld.com - The 10 Greatest Matches of the Open Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gonzalez was 41 as he walked onto Centre Court, but it was only his third Wimbledon appearance in 20 years.
Gonzalez continued his excellent play in the fourth set, but Pasarell began to match him again in the fifth.
Gonzalez, exhausted, was leaning on his racquet between points.
www.wtaworld.com /showthread.php?t=94943   (4373 words)

 No V on Volley, or 90 Degrees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gonzalez bends low to volley, maintaining a 90-degree angle between wrist and racket.
In the picture above, the legendary Pancho Gonzalez is hitting a low volley in the 1969 Wimbledon Championships.
Groppel bio reads: Dr. Jack Groppel, a former teaching pro, is an assistant professor of physical education at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and is a pioneer in biomechanical research.
www.revolutionarytennis.com /volleygroppelpaper.html   (365 words)

 Anecdote - Pancho Gonzalez - Pauncho Gonzo?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1969, Pancho Gonzalez beat Charlie Pasarell in a Wimbledon men's singles match.
His mother, tired of being pestered for a bicycle, bought her twelve-year-old son a 51-cent tennis racket.
Gonzalez, Pancho (1928-1995) American tennis player, U.S. amateur singles champion (1948, 1949) [noted for his extraordinary powerful right handed overhead drive and precise touch on his ground strokes]
www.anecdotage.com /index.php?aid=1695   (185 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Richard Deitsch: Pancho Gonzalez documentary scores - Friday September 16, 2005 3:14PM
Of Gonzalez he wrote: "Locked out of prestigious amateur tournaments such as Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships during his prime, Gonzalez nonetheless dominated the game as a pro in the 1950s and early '60s and left its landscape scorched by the fire of his all-consuming bitterness.
Gonzalez is probably the sport's greatest player with the least acclaim (Jack Kramer rated Gonzalez a better player than Sampras or Rod Laver).
Gonzalez suffered from fits of rage, he offended almost everyone in the game, and alienated himself from most of his eight children.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/writers/richard_deitsch/09/16/media.circus   (1459 words)

 KCET Online - Programs - Online Magazine
The innovative 13-part series goes beyond the mainstream media to highlight the diversity of Latino communities and their growing influence on every aspect of American life.
"Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court" – For more than 25 years, tennis ace Ricardo Alonzo "Pancho" Gonzalez was consistently ranked as one of the top 10 players in the world, a record that still stands today.
"Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court" charts Gonzalez’s illustrious career, from his early successes to his retirement at age 47.
www.kcet.org /programs/online-magazine/index.php   (899 words)

 Did anyone catch that Pancho Gonzalez doc on Spike TV? - MensTennisForums.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pancho Gonzalez was aged 41 at the time of the match.
The Tennis Channel has also been airing a documentary of Gonzalez over the past year which is also worth checking out if you're able to see it.
It's from 1969 and it actually follows Pancho around for about a week during a tournament he plays.
www.menstennisforums.com /showthread.php?t=53923   (766 words)

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