Anita’s Attic: THE WINDS OF CHANGE

After a nice holiday with my husband’s family in Alabama, we’re finally back in Virginia. No matter how much fun it is to get away, it’s always good to come home, where I’m surrounded by my own stuff. I have too much stuff, and thanks…

The Bull at Bay? ATP Rome Preview

After enjoying one of the smoothest imaginable draws in Monte Carlo, Nadal now must tackle one of the most difficult paths imaginable in order to capture his fifth Rome title, which would tie him with Agassi for the Masters 1000 record.  Just to reach the…

The Cup Runneth Over: Fed Cup Preview

One might have thought that Henin’s broken finger would have given Team Estonia some hope, for they’ll be confronting a Belgian team without the seven-time Grand Slam champion as its #2 singles player.  But 13th-ranked Yanina Wickmayer (pictured above) represents the insurance policy of anyone’s dreams; the…

5 (+1) Plotlines to Ponder: Clay Edition

It’s always a pleasure to contemplate Henin’s exquisite all-court game, especially on the surface where she has won four of her seven majors.  Although the petite Belgian hasn’t played on clay since Berlin 2008 and claims to be have recentered her game around grass, she’ll…

Russian Roulette: Mikhail Youzhny

First of all, thanks to my readers for your intriguing comments on my blog; it’s a pleasure to know what you’re thinking as you read these articles!  Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on the subject of our third player profile, the mercurial…