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Serena Williams

  • Tennis for me started at Goodwood, an 18th century estate considered to be an exemplar of late-Georgian/early-Federalist architecture, a standout house in my small hometown of Richmond, Massachusetts. The property included a red clay court set on a grand field, far enough away from the house that Mrs. Buell, who lived in the manse, let the small community tennis group use it for lessons and tournaments. My earliest days at Goodwood, I sat on the sidelines watching my brother and sister battle in singles and my parents volunteer for what we called “mixed up doubles” – male/female teams composed of an adult and a child.
  • This is not a tennis eulogy for Serena Williams. That will only come from the 40-year-old Williams herself when she decides to put down her racket for the last time, at least competitively. That may happen this year, or next, or at some undetermined time in the future. The only thing we do know right now is that we will not see the greatest women’s tennis player in history any further at Wimbledon after she lost her opening round match to Harmony Tan in three sets.
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