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11:30 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Two-Time Champ John Isner Gears Up for Winston-Salem Open

Injury forced John Isner to drop out of the 2013 Winston-Salem Open after wining the event the two previous seasons.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

For John Isner, the Winston-Salem Open is as much a homecoming as a tennis tournament. The Greensboro native has won the tournament twice, in 2011 and 2012.

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Sports
4:52 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

On And Off The Court At The Winston-Salem Open

Tennis player Sam Querrey.
Jeff Soriano

David Ford covers the Winston-Salem Open.

David Ford has played tennis since he was 7 years old, and he's been a fan ever since. So, the arrival of an Association of Tennis Professionals (or ATP) tour event in his hometown was a dream-come-true. And, as David quickly found out, it was also an opportunity to learn more about the sport he loves. It turns out that the tour has changed a lot since the Open Era began back in 1968. It allowed amateurs and pros to enter tournaments and actually make a living off their earnings. 

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