A word today about tennis. They've been holding the French Open this
week. You may have noticed there aren't many American names in the
news stories about it.
A few years ago we'd have been reading about Pete Sampras or Andre
Agassi; this year the names are European or Asian—Novak Djokovic and
Among the women, the Williams sisters gave us class for years. This
year Serena lost in the first round to Agnieszka Radwanska. Venus,
as I recall, fell in the second to Virginie Razzano.
Tennis was never a big sport here--not like baseball or football. Not
like British football there. Maybe Americans are confused by a game
in which love equals zero.