Billie Jean King’s Battle of Roland Garros was won on the hard courts of Southern California (Part 2 of 2)
“I knew I wanted to at last win the French.” The trailblazer made it happen during her banner 1972 season.
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Having learned tennis on California hard courts, King’s attacking game was a natural fit for the other three majors, then all played on slick grass. But clay? “California kids were the laughing stock on clay,” says King.
Iga Swiatek’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Ons Jabeur in the finals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia demonstrated a longstanding premise familiar to boxing aficionados: everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
Ever hear the notion that metabolism is destiny? For a case study, check out the Greek’s win over Zverev in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.
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Between Swiatek, Andreescu, Sabalenka, Anisimova, Jabeur, Sakkari, Teichmann and Kasatkina, there's something—and, more likely, many things—for everyone to enjoy.