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Known for her acrobatic and athletic style of play, Rosie also thrilled the crowds with her Teddy Tinling Sequence and velvet tennis dresses she accented with her colorful headbands.
She is the winner of the first Family Circle Cup in 1973 earning $30,000, the highest purse ever awarded to a female or male athlete and first tournament to carry women’s tennis live on NBC.
She was the color commentator with ABC’s Wide World of Sports Broadcaster Howard Cosell during the “Battle of The Sexes” in 1973 at the Houston Astrodome.
Rosie was inducted into the Marin County Hall of Fame in 1995, the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Rosie established her sports promotion company Sportswoman Inc. in 1982 to organize and promote charity tennis events, corporate outings, clinics, exhibitions, speaking engagements and anything having to do with tennis.
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She continues her entrepreneurial ventures and established the Love & Love Tennis Foundation in 2015 with good friend and Tennis pioneer Tory Fretz. The Love & Love Tennis Foundation raises money to promote the growth of Youth Tennis in the Coachella Valley regardless of gender or economic background.in 2015 to help promote junior tennis in the Coachella Valley. Rosie moved from Sausalito, in helping develop junior tennis in the desert. (www.lovelovetennisfoundation.com)
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