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Jimmy Connors: 'The Outsider'

An excerpt from the original bad boy of tennis in his no-holds-barred memoir

Updated: May 13, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
By Jimmy Connors

Chapter 7: Love Game

A week before the Queen's Club tournament in June 1972, I attended an official dinner to celebrate the US team's victory in the Wightman Cup. They had defeated the British 5-2 in a contest played that year at Wimbledon. One of the US team members was Wendy Overton, a friend of mine and a top-10 doubles player, who needed a date for the dinner and asked if I could go.

I probably wasn't very good company for Wendy that evening, though, because all through the ...

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