MASON, OH - AUGUST 19:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the winner's trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Men Out of Time: Federer-Djokovic LXVI in Cincinnati

Pondering Roger-Novak LXVI and the passage of time.

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 19:   Simona Halep of Romania returns the ball to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during the women's final on Day 8 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Bertens Upsets Halep in Cincinnati

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MASON, OH - AUGUST 17:  Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

One For the Money: Halep Cruises in Cincy

Simona Halep makes a her second final in as many weeks.

MASON, OH - AUGUST 17: Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during Day 7 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Time: A Double Double with Novak and Roger in Cincy

Novak and Roger survive double duty in Cincy.

during day fifteen of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 10, 2018 in Paris, France.

On Athletes, Expectations, and Fairness

Some thoughts on an athlete’s responsibility to speak up, and, yet again, equal prize money.

<> at Roland Garros on May 26, 2018 in Paris, France.

French Open 2018: Five Questions We’re Asking

As we look forward to two weeks on the terre battue, the questions that are most on our minds.

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