Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) The Fractured World of Tennis
In her article published yesterday, Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker, shines a light on the “stark divides in a global game,” while providing a great recap of all that’s happened in the past few months during the pandemic. It’s a bit of a lengthier read, but perfect for those who want to catch up.
Great read from @louisahthomas If you haven’t been paying attention to much of the off-court details surrounding tennis since coronavirus shut things down, this article is a great opportunity to catch up.https://t.co/s2zhhjEdqZ
Yesterday, Serena and Venus met for the thirty-first time at the Top Seed Open in Kentucky, and it didn’t disappoint. Serena came back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for an entertaining match that brings her record against her sister to 19-12. If you didn’t have a chance to catch it, here’s a look at the highlights.
3.) Impressive Player Imitations
Not all tennis player imitations are worth sharing, but these from Stelios Gkontsaris are well done. Players include Murray, Djoker, Federer, Rafa, Thiem, Delpo, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios, and Wawrinka.
4.) Why Are Tennis Crowds Quite?
In this in-depth article on the topic from Atlas Obscura, writer Dan Nosowitz attempts to dig through history to uncover why crowds are quiet during a tennis match. It’s an interesting read if the topic sparks your curiosity.