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Magical Coco and Other Dispatches From Down Under

Bill Simons Melbourne Coco Gauff is magical. And get this, the kid is still just 15. Sure, her game remains a glorious work in progress. Picky...

Amanda Anisimova and the Random Cruelty of Sport

Bill Simons Melbourne The skies were blue, the air was crisp, the temperatures were cool and the Aussie Open again seemed carefree. A front page headline...

A Damn Good Cup of Coco – Gauff Again Downs Venus

Bill Simons Melbourne Coco Gauff is a phenom and a delight. At the US Open, she and her doubles partner Caty McNally had a whimsical dialogue...

From Masks to Unmasked Glee, the Happy Slam Is Set to Begin

Bill Simons Melbourne While the exotic birds of Melbourne’s parks squawk loudly in anticipation of a much-needed but fierce thunderstorm, tennis fans around the world talk...

THE FIRE THIS TIME

Bill Simons  Kangaroos are sprinting from encroaching flames. Stunned koalas are at a loss. People are seeking refuge in the sea. It seems like an...