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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

Embed from Getty Images Sports function best in a state of hegemony. Absolute parity in sports makes it hard for fans to get behind a team (or against one), and total dominance has a way of sucking the air out of the room. Rather, that state of having robust rivalries between a few dominant players […]

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.

Note to John Isner: Venmo is Public

Check your Venmo, John Isner.

Was That a Good Five Set Match? A Handy Guide for Viewers.

A flow chart for those who wonder whether it was really worth staying up until 1am to see that fifth set.

Wimbledon 2017: Out With a Roar

Wimbledon 2017: Out With a Roar

Reflecting on a memorable fortnight at SW19

Konta’s Dream is Halep’s Recurring Nightmare

Konta’s Dream is Halep’s Recurring Nightmare

What next for Halep?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Agnieszka Radwanska in action during the Ladies Singles third round match against Timea Bacsinszky on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images)

Wimbledon Middle Sunday Reflections

Wrapping up Week 1 at SW19.

Three Things to Watch For During Week 1 of Wimbledon

Three Things to Watch For During Week 1 of Wimbledon

A few storylines for week 1 at The Championships.

On Puppy Day, Just A Bunch of Tennis Players with Their Dogs

On Puppy Day, Just A Bunch of Tennis Players with Their Dogs

Tennis players have dogs, and it’s puppy day.

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BNP Paribas Open Fashion: Green Shirt Spotlight

It ain’t easy being green.

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