Good mornin'. Well, now that we've had our annual blood-letting about the clalendar, spiced this time around by rumors of a job action and yet another tug-of-war over whether or not "time off" for a tennis player is really time off, as in "lay on a beach with a fruity drink propped on your tummy" time off, it's time to come to grips with the fact that despite the anti-climactic feeling that washes over us after the end of the U.S Open (we were reprieved, this year, for another week by Davis Cup), the tennis tour goes on - the game goes on, generating great matches and interesting, familiar yet always different narratives of wild success or dismal failure, unexpected brushes with glory or bitter and brutal confrontations with shortcomings, or fate. . .
Did you see where Chanelle Scheepers just won the first WTA title of her career, at Guangzhou?
And you think it would be great if tennis went dark after the U.S. Open? Be careful what you wish for.
Anyway, enjoy the matches over the weekend, see y'all on Monday.