Open Court is back, by popular demand, after having been retired back in August, 2012. The 2.0 version is trying to be a little like Serena 2.0 – better than ever, a little kinder and gentler after returning from a life-changing experience, but without losing its competitive scowl. 🙂 We’ll bring you the same mix of news, original reporting, wacky stuff, funny stuff, and exclusive photos and videos, with the insight gained after 20 years covering tennis, and a lifetime playing it. The first time Serena Williams played at the U.S. Open, aiming every shot at the heads of Jill Hetherington and Kathy Rinaldi (in vain)? Present. That epic Agassi-Sampras four-tiebreak match in New York that people still remember? Present. When 14-year-old Martina Hingis stayed up late and hung around at the Canadian Open to watch 15-year-old Venus Williams take on Sabine Appelmans in a night match? Present. When Rafa beat Roger in the dark at Wimbledon? Present. When Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis battled until 4:30 a.m. in Australia? Semi-present, by the end. And impressed that the bars were still open in Rod Laver Arena.
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