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August 28th, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: ‘Dominant’ Williams, Cocaine-kissed Gasquet

WHICH WILLIAMS SISTERS ARE YOU WATCHING? — Wall Street Journal with the headline “Advantage, Williams: As they enter the U.S. Open, Venus and Serena are stronger, faster and more focused than ever. How they came back from years of inconsistency to dominate the sport” by Matthew Futterman. Wha? Dominate the sport? Neither are No. 1 ranked; between Wimbledon and the US Open Venus had a 5-3 win-loss record with no titles, and Serena was 6-3 with no titles. Domination!

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

August 28th, 2009

Pro Tennis Events: Community, Philanthropy and an Animated Skeleton

I think it is important to shed light on the effort that under girds these events and makes a sport we all enjoy possible. Tennis tournaments also provide an opportunity to appreciate the brilliant eccentricities of human behavior (I don’t just mean the guy juggling while walking on stilts at Cincinnati either).

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:44 am in Cincinnati, indianapolis, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV | 14 Comments »