Life After a Big Fail

Cherub #2 looks a lot like Serena Williams. I suspect it will be a viable Halloween costume ¬†for her for years to come. For that and a whole bunch of other reasons (the primary one being that Serena’s tennis is awesome), both Cherubs cheer for her now that they’ve discovered that I’m ¬†obsessed with the […]

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On Knowing When to Walk Away (and When to Run :))

WTA tennis player Marion Bartoli stunned the world last week when she announced her retirement in her first tournament back after winning Wimbledon earlier this summer. “I’ve been a tennis player for a long time,” she said, “I had a chance to make my biggest dream a reality. I felt I really, really pushed through […]

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On Swinging Freely

TV Commentary from a recent WTA tennis match: Brad Gilbert: “Why do you think Player X is struggling so?” Mary Joe Fernandez: “It’s amazing the difference when a player feels like they have everything to gain – they go out there and they’re swinging freely and they play really well. But then after winning, they […]

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