Category Archives: Marks (Dan)

The Inner Spiritual Life of Tennis

Friday I’ve been riveted by this year’s U.S. Open, which is providing high drama that is unusual for the first week. Last night I was riveted by 15-year-old Coco Gauff’s nail-biting victory over Hungary’s Timea Babos, which followed Taylor Townsend upsetting Wimbledon-winner Simone Halep. The Rumanian usually manages to track down every shot, but Townsend […]

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