Former Doubles Partner Makes Good

The guy to the right is Craig Kardon.

In 1979, he and I won the Texas State Doubles Championship for Boys 18 and under. We never did that well outside of Texas, but we were still a pretty good team.

He went on to play for the University of Texas, and far surpassed me as a player. He played on the pro tour from 1984-1988.

Anyway, just last week, Ana Ivanovic hired Craig as her coach. Uh, she’s the one on the left.
She’s also the defending French Open champion and was briefly ranked #1 in the world in 2008.
Craig is one of those genuinely nice guys, so I’m really glad for his success.