Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis was an American professional tennis player. In 1975, Gerulaitis won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering with Sandy Mayer. He won the men's singles title at one of the two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977. Gerulaitis also won two Italian Open titles, in 1977 and 1979, and the WCT Finals in Dallas, in 1978.
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Trial Starts in the Death of Tennis Star Vitas Gerulaitis. September 25, 1996 GMT. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) _ Opening arguments began Tuesday in the trial of a pool mechanic charged in the death of tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at the Long Island estate of a friend. Bartholomew Torpey, 34, of Sag Harbor, is charged with criminally negligent homicide in Gerulaitis’ death.
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Vitas won 26 ATP singles titles. Other players had more talent, but he was electrifyingly quick and a ferocious competitor, as well as a great entertainer. In 1977 “The Lithuanian Lion ...
Vitas got every big tennis star in the world to give their time, from Arthur Ashe to Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert and McEnroe, Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors — everyone wanted to help Vitas and try to keep up with his great heart. It was the very best part of him.
The day after his 21st birthday, the tennis player Vitas Gerulaitis played with traces of lipstick on his neck and on his collar. Discover what he did the night before and more generally his story by reading the Tennis Story of the week. Tennis player, guitarist in an underground rock band and coach of Pete Sampras, Vitas Gerulaitis, also known as the "Lithuanian lion" has marked the history of sport in the seventies.
on January 23, 2021. Starting in the mid-1970s, Vitas Gerulaitis was recognized as a top American tennis player with a flamboyant style and a funny-sounding name. He only won one Grand Slam singles title because he was always competing against some of the game’s greatest in Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Bjorn Borg .
A name he had engraved on the license plate of that funky Rolls Royce: Vitas. Gerulaitis was his family name. The blond-haired son of Lithuanian immigrants to Brooklyn. Born to poverty, he was to become the trademark for fast living in the Big Apple during the late Seventies. Disco, Studio 54, Saturday Night Fever.
Vitas Gerulaitis, the flamboyant former professional tennis player, was found dead in a guest cottage on Long Island Sunday afternoon. He was 40. An autopsy was performed yesterday by Suffolk ...
Guillermo Vilas ( [ɡiˈʃeɾmo ˈβilas]; born 17 August 1952), also known as Willy Vilas, is an Argentine former professional tennis player, No. 1 of the Grand Prix seasons in 1974, 1975 and 1977, who won four Grand Slam tournaments, one year-end Masters, nine Grand Prix Super Series titles and 62 total ATP titles.