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Tennis great Rod Laver's wife dies

Updated: November 13, 2012, 8:40 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Mary Laver, wife of tennis great Rod Laver, has died after a long illness. She was 84.

Rod Laver said Tuesday that Mary Laver died Monday morning at their home in Carlsbad in northern San Diego County.

They were married for 46 years and had one son, Rick, who was born three weeks after Laver won the Grand Slam in 1969. The Australian-born Laver is the only person to have won the Grand Slam twice, the first coming in 1962.

"We had a wonderful life together," Laver ...

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