Before you croak…: Of the 101 things ESPN.com suggests that all sports fans must experience before they die, three tennis events made the list: Wimbledon (No. 9), the U.S. Open (No. 30), and — to Collette Lewis‘ surprise — the USTA boys tennis championship (No. 71) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Venus’ significant win: I wish more headlines reminded us that Venus was the first recipient of prize money at Wimbledon. And kudos to her for thanking Billie Jean King during the trophy ceremony.
Chasing Borg: Speaking of past champion in the stands, Bjorn Borg made a long-awaited appearance at this year’s tournament to bid farewell to one of his few remaining records. But even before Roger Federer was chasing the record of five Wimbledon titles, another man was after the Swede. Here’s a journalist’s recount of how he nabbed Borg’s first post-retirement interview, a task that took him all the way to Kathmandu.
On watching old tennis matches: James Fallows of The Atlantic weighs in on watching classic tennis matches. Perhaps this is what broadcasters use to justify tape-delaying all those matches during the second week.
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