The bruising brick red: It hasn’t been a great clay court season for American tennis so far in 2011. Is that surprising? Ryan Sweeting gave us hope for a little excitement when he won in Houston last month, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a big win in Madrid today by knocking off Ana Ivanovic in three sets. But will the US of A make any sort of run in Paris? That’s doubtful.
But as the Americans struggle on the crushed brick, the American tennis-playing public is hitting the courts again with force as spring takes shape across the country. We’re curious: what’s your favorite surface to play on? Tell us below.
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