Hey Dodgers fan*— maybe it’s time to turn to tennis? Here’s some verbiage to get you in the mood for the US Open.
Following on yesterday’s fantastic New York Times Magazine piece by Gerald Marzorati on great tennis rivalries (coupled with photos of Andy Samberg), Byliner’s packaged up ten of their favorite long form pieces on tennis. David Foster Wallace leads with #1 and #2, but there are other greats on the list including Sara Corbett’s wonderful 2003 piece on Venus Williams…
Over the last several years, Venus and Serena have been universally treated as a single organism, as twinned souls embarked on a solo mission — one that seems to garner a double dose of competitive bile.
Eight years later, people still think of Venus and Serena as a single organism. (Hint: Serena’s the one to watch, despite the fact that she’s been sidelined most of this year with minor health problems like a pulmonary embolism.)
*There’s only one of you left, right?