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Tennis Magazine

September/October 2019

Coverage of the pro game, tips and instructions, plus the latest gear.

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the pro’s pro

Venus Williams has earned many titles and accolades throughout her long and storied career. She has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, four Olympic gold medals, been ranked No. 1 in the world in singles and doubles, and brought an unprecedented level of power and athleticism to the women’s game. She continues to compete with excellence and passion after more than 1,000 matches and nearly 25 years on tour. Yet for all her accomplishments, the thing about Venus that has left me in awe above all others is her unwavering class. A few years ago, when Serena Williams was racking up majors and dominating the sport, things weren’t so rosy for Venus. She was battling nagging injuries and an auto-immune disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, that causes joint and muscle pain. It would…

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resolving your rules questions & quarrels

No Call For You My first serve landed an inch wide, and my opponent gently put the ball back into play. I caught the ball on a bounce and called my serve out. My opponent said it was his call, and that the point was his because I didn’t return his shot. I said ethics require the player who hit the ball out to make the call against himself if his opponent doesn’t. My opponent argued that I would have had to make the call before he hit the ball back into play. What should happen? —Geoff Harris, Milwaukee, WI Kudos to you for wanting to make ethical calls; indeed, The Code, #13, includes the language, “a player should call out the player’s own shots if the player clearly sees the ball out,…

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the us open means a lot to this american, who once faced both williamses in new york

Q The US Open’s massive renovation is finally complete. What are your favorite memories from the old site? A RUBIN: I started out there when I was just 14. At that point, you don’t know what the future holds, but I was just excited to have the opportunity to be at Flushing Meadows. I remember walking around the old indoor area, where the locker rooms were, and seeing players like Andre Agassi. It was just surreal. I also loved playing on the Grandstand, and sneaking around to watch matches there. It’s the one loss I lament the most. Of course, I felt incredibly honored to have played the first match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, and later sharing battles with Venus Williams out there. The 1999 doubles final was a really special,…

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ask the expert

Q What is the greatest achievement in men’s tennis history? A Pete Sampras told me the hardest thing he’s ever done is finish No. 1 in the world six years in a row. When he broke Roy Emerson’s record of 12 Grand Slam singles titles, which had stood for over 30 years, Pete said it was awesome, but that he had four chances to win a major each year. You essentially have one chance to finish No. 1 on tour six seasons running. That Pete was able to do so speaks to his consistency and comfort of being at the top of the game, and his focus on the big picture. Pete always played to win, but he grew to accept that he couldn’t win every tournament he entered. That type of…

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coaching in the bigs

Over the first 10 years of our careers, Daniel Nestor and I were a very successful doubles team. At the time, though, both of us were focused primarily on singles. We rarely did any doubles drills or practiced together, and our coaches concentrated on our singles results. But Daniel had a big lefty serve, I was very good at volleying, and we both liked to come to net. So the way we played singles transitioned very well to the doubles court, and we were able to achieve a lot of success naturally. Towards the second parts of our careers, we focused more on doubles. That’s when we worked with a doubles-specific coach—which paid huge dividends. Scott Davidoff was a big part of the success Daniel and I achieved; John Farrington and…

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leading with love

The stage is now hers to take. Except today, in place of a bursting Centre Court full of cheers and claps, is a room of about 15 serious, steady faces. Most of these formidable figures are unlike her on the outside: they are white, they are older, and they are male. She paints the only mutual canvas they know, instructing each person to close their eyes and imagine being nine again. She tells them a tale: a little girl dreams of playing in the Wimbledon ladies’ final. She makes this pursuit her only priority, but one day discovers her persistent work to become a Grand Slam champion is not valued equally to the boys training on the next court over. She ponders this message being sent to every girl chasing their…