Monday, September 2, 2019

The final slam

I love tennis....always have.  So, as the year's final slam comes to an end, I reflect on the triumphs, tragedies, ups and downs.  But, mostly from the joy I received.

Serena reigns and I hope she finally gets that 24th slam at this US Open.

Venus is still regal although it hurts to see newbies beat her.

Taylor Townsend has found her racket and is defying all by making a deep run.  She's been humiliated by the Tennis Titans because of her weight and, she's had to endure that and still try to win.

Coco Gauff is the future of tennis. I was concerned that she was getting too much swag but the gracious way she lost to Osaka showed graciousness and class.

Madison Keys was showing promise but still flails away during crucial moments.

Sloane stole her coach back and hasn't gotten her mojo back at the same time.

As we begin the final weeks of slams, I'm happy to reflect on the matches and narratives surrounding the tour.

I got to Cincinnati for a major tournament and, despite the mosquito onslaught, I had a great time.

So, the winner is yet to be determined.  But, for me, the winner was good tennis.