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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Vitas Gerulaitis: The Man Who Was More Than A Quote. ATP Heritage.
Vitas Gerulaitis was a fine player who had the misfortune, in terms of tennis achievements, to play in a golden age dominated by Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.
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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.
US Open. 2R ( 1977, 1978) Ruta Gerulaitis (born November 18, 1955) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. She is the sister of Vitas Gerulaitis .
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 .
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 ...
Today, on the 25th anniversary of his passing, the tennis world pays tribute to Vitas Gerulaitis. Editor's Note: This story was originally published on 17 September 2014. Vitas Gerulaitis made everyone smile. Blond-haired, athletic and flamboyant, he walked about with a confident swagger and had a spark that could instantly energise any locker room.
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Mr. Gerulaitis, 40, a retired tennis star who was accustomed to a life of fame, wealth and glamour, died in September in the most mundane manner, napping in the pool cottage of a Southampton ...