Half Volleys

Sept. 08, 2003
Sept. 08, 2003

Table of Contents
Sept. 8, 2003

Inside Cover Image
Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Si Adventure

Half Volleys

Lacking Andy Roddick's game, James Blake's looks and Robby
Ginepri's celebrity girlfriend (Minnie Driver), Mardy Fish is the
George Harrison of the Fab Four up-and-coming Americans. He's so
unheralded, in fact, that his mother, Sally, offered to buy
tickets for U.S. Open fans who dressed up as fish and attended
Mardy's matches. The piscatorial posse attracted a lot of
attention, but Fish lost in the second round.... Remember the
name Maria Kirilenko. She may lack the hype of another talented
Russian teen, Maria Sharapova, but she has every bit as much
game.... Remember Alexandra Stevenson, who won five matches to
reach the 1999 Wimbledon semis? In the 17 Grand Slam events since
then, she has won only four matches.

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 2003 issue Original Layout