Tennis and Latinos: While lots of folks in Latin America might be catching tennis fever, those living stateside are relatively immune — until the U.S. Open comes to town. VivirLatino rode the 7 train to get to the action. “(The 7′s) crowded with working class people of color to begin with, (and) becomes even more crowded, now with wide eyed mostly white tennis fans, most looking a little lost and scared. Most won’t give a lady with a baby in a sling their seat either.” Ugh, what is the world coming to?
Tennis and the rest of the world: Americans might never dominate tennis again, but that’s okay. It’s not that we’re producing less greats. It’s really just that the rest of the world is catching up. So just sit back, and make sure you know how to pronounce Agnieszka Radwanska. (NYT)
Tennis and college football: Scoop Jackson lists 25 reasons why pro tennis is better than college football. (“No. 23: Because women receive equal pay.”)
Tennis and booze: An Ad Ager complains about the recent partnership between Grey Goose vodka and the USTA.
Tennis and gambling: SI‘s S.L. Price keeps the conversation going about match-fixing on the ATP Tour.
Martina and Max: Swiss Miss Martina Hingis took in BCBG‘s Spring 2008 fashion show in New York before heading back home. She looked great in her gold sequin top under a black jumper dress (paired with a gold pendant neckace and some black booties). Martina lost to Victoria Azarenka in the third round of this year’s U.S. Open. (WWD)
Roddick and Brooklyn: Texan Andy Roddick was apparently spotted dining with SI swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker at Nobu. (MTF)
Between a rock and a hard place: How should James Blake deal with his African-American heritage?
(photo of Hingis with Natasha Bedingfield, left, and Nigel Barker, right, both by AP via PDN)
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