A few thoughts from the tennis world ...
Djokovic's latest triumph came Sunday when he beat
This, too, is problematic. And it was thrown into sharp relief last Friday when, days after
In the individualistic, multilingual, itinerant, if-I-lose-tomorrow-I-fly-to-Asia world of tennis, it's easy to see how communications breakdowns can occur, especially in the case of Wickmayer, who is a teenager. But there was no mercy here. And you're within your rights to wonder how the WTA Tour feels when a Flemish tribunal unilaterally suspends one of its up-and-coming stars for an entire year. (Imagine an analog in another sport, the absurdity of, say, a regional German anti-doping tribunal telling the NBA that
Bottom line: As long as tennis players fail to form a legitimate players' association, this is what they get.