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tennis anyone? you betcha

For tennis fans, when July rolls around, the sounds of tennis balls flying off rackets held by seasoned warriors or hopeful newcomers, tennis balls traveling through the air at record speeds or strategic spins, landing on immaculately prepared grass courts with awkward … Continue reading

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game, set, match

For more than 20 years the burden of women’s tennis (oh for heaven’s sake go ahead and admit it men’s tennis, too) in the United States has been carried on the capable shoulders of Venus and Serena Williams. Following their … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday? No Way! Throwback Australian Open!

If I could turn back ti-yahhhhhmmmme, as Cher famously sang, or if I could put time in a bottle, as Jim Croce once crooned, I’d have quite a few wishes involving the positioning of certain body parts and the lubrication … Continue reading

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Pardon Me While I Skip Politics this Week – and Focus on the Australian Open

Thank goodness for T-E-N-N-I-S on TV – more specifically thank whatever stars there are for the first Major of the year…the Australian Open. I’m so happy for this distraction from weightier matters, including my own questionable New Year’s Resolutions that are … Continue reading

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Turn Out the Lights…

…the party’s over. Serena Williams’s search for the ultimate prize of the Calendar Grand Slam in 2015 ended Friday afternoon with high drama in the third set of her US Open semi-final match against Roberta Vinci on the courts of … Continue reading

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Both Have Prevailed

Venus Williams and her little sister Serena For the past seventeen years the Williams sisters have carried the heavy burden of American tennis on their shoulders, and the load has never been an easy one. Their two-person dynasty has been … Continue reading

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Sister Act (2015)

Lord help the mister who comes between  me and my sister, And Lord help the sister who comes between me and my  (slam). Actually, Irving Berlin’s lyrics in the 1954 romantic musical White Christmas ended that second line with “man” because … Continue reading

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Dancing with Destiny

In 1999 the paths of two of the most recognized women athletes in the world crossed twice in different stages of their tennis careers.  Steffi Graf was twenty-nine years old and was about to retire from a career she began … Continue reading

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