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June 25: Former world No. 8 Mikhail Youzhny turns 30. The Russian reached the US Open semifinals in 2006 and 2010, and is currently ranked No. 32 in the world. Youzhny has eight titles on the ATP tour in his career and has made more than $8.7 million in prize money. Up until David Nalbandian's Queen's Club breakdown made the YouTube rounds last week, Mikhail's head-smashing incident (vs. Almagro) was tennis' contribution to highlight reels all over the world.

June 27: Former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova turns 27. The Russian has won two Grand Slam titles in her career to date -- the US Open in 2004 and the French Open in 2009. She's reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon thrice and at the Australian Open twice. She reached No. 2 in the world in singles in September of 2007 and No. 3in the world in doubles in June of 2004. She has won two Grand Slams in women's doubles -- the 2005 Australian Open with Alicia Molik and the 2012 Australian Open with Vera Zvonareva. She has also reached the finals of the three other Grand Slams in doubles -- the US Open in 2003 and 2004, the French Open in 2004 and Wimbledon in 2005. She is currently ranked No. 34 in singles and No. 35 in doubles.

June 30:
Career Grand Slam winner in singles and doubles Shirley Fry-Irvin turns 85.  She is one of only six players, male or female, to do so, joining Serena Williams, Doris Hart, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Roy Emerson.  Fry-Irvin won four Grand Slams in singles -- the French Open in 1951, Wimbledon and the US Open in 1956 and the Australian Open in 1957. She won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles -- the French Open (1950-1953); Wimbledon (1951-1953); the US Open (1951-1954) and the Australian Open (1957). She also took the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1956. She was the third woman to complete the singles' career grand slam, and remains the oldest woman to do so, completing the quartet at age 29 years, 211 days. She was also the third woman to complete the doubles Grand Slam, and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1970.