Friday September 2nd, 2011

The Morning Bagel is your daily dose of the interesting reporting, writing and quipping from around the Internet.

• All right, tennis nerds. Name that grunt.

• Everyone has used tennis balls lying around. Who knew they could help open jars?

• Great stuff on the peculiarities of players and their rackets from The Wall Street Journal's Tom Perrotta.

• More on the young American ladies who are bringing cautious excitement at the U.S. Open.

• Louisa Thomas' last piece on Venus Williams for Grantland.

The New York Times' Karen Crouse talks to Venus.

• Joel Drucker with a beautifully written piece about his late wife. This is what words are for.

This Lincoln Daily Star story features a picture of a 10-year-old Jack Sock hanging with Andy Roddick.

• Bud Collins on Juan Carlos Ferrero's victory against Gael Monfils. Non-Tennis: It's only five days into the Open and I'm already jealous of all these people.

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