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Tuesday September 6th, 2011

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• The U.S. Open has the best food of any Slam. Hands down.

• Todd Spiker's entertaining and thorough recap of Monday night's Caroline Wozniacki/Svetlana Kuznetsova match at WTA Backspin.

• Pete Bodo gives a racket clap to Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams.

• Novak Djokovic and Alexandr Dolgopolov put on quite the show on Armstrong.

• Great piece on the people behind the athletes: parents.

• Nice summary of tennis pieces in The New Yorker.

• Scheduling at a Slam is a nightmare. Good summary here on the factors that go into the decision-making process.

• The technological advancements in racket strings.

• A critique of the Sam Stosur/Maria Kirilenko scheduling debacle.

• James LaRosa's always-entertaining Week 1 Honor Roll and Week 1 Shame Stick. Non-tennis: The 10th anniversary of 9/11 falls on the same day as the U.S. Open men's final. In this Slate gallery, photographers reflect on the iconic images they snapped that day.

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