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US Open…Carlitos’ First, Iga’s Third…And Serena

Stating the obvious, a tennis event that is 142 years old has a sizeable library indexing its past. Nonetheless, the US Open, held August 29–September 11, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens, New … continue reading

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US Open…Big Apple Slices

Because of its world status, New York City has a collection of resplendent nicknames. Among them is Gotham. The phrase – “The City That Never Sleeps” – is regularly used to describe all that is going on. But its standalone, … continue reading

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US Open…Playing For Peace And The Qualies

Playing For Peace…Poetic After A Rewrite

The USTA touted “Tennis Plays for Peace” as a fundraising event at Louis Armstrong Stadium which is on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Fittingly the exhibition benefitting Ukraine was … continue reading

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Citizen Ashe – exploring the life and legacy of Arthur Ashe

“Champions are people who want to leave their sport better than they found it” – Arthur Ashe

This month the US Open will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue.

So it’s a … continue reading

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The Championships…No Points But It Was Pounds Perfect

The 135th edition of The Championships, staged at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), June 20th until July 10th, still had dark green and purple as its primary colors but hues were added this year. … continue reading

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The Championships…Changed

“Oh, but now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads,
They say I’ve changed…”

Joni Mitchell – “Both Sides Now”

For more than the casual fan, walking through the Church Road gates into the All England Lawn Tennis … continue reading

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The Championships…Bits And Bobs

Below is a sampling of the “Bits And Bobs…” that made the 2022 tournament anything but a “Humble Roast Dinner…”

Kramer And Smith Anniversaries

While the Centre Court Centenary dominated the headlines, two other anniversaries should not be overlooked – … continue reading

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Jule Niemeier gets her groove on grass

Something clicked for Jule Niemeier on the lawn courts at Wimbledon.

Until this week, her best results and all her titles have been on clay. In 2018, she won her first ITF Pro title and a cheque for US$2,352 in … continue reading

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The Championships…Middle Sunday – As It Was

Until this year, Middle Sunday was the day when no competitive tennis was played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) unless the weather had been “schedule wrecking wet…” (which it was in 1991, 1997, 2004 and 2016).

I … continue reading

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Terra Wortmann Open…Hurkacz Toasts Medvedev In Final

On a blisteringly hot day – the temperature was 89°F – Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, the No. 5 seed, toasted No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev, 6-1, 6-4 in the Terra Wortmann Open Singles final.

The ATP 500 event is played at the … continue reading