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FRITTERING AT THE FRENCH OPEN

By Michael Mewshaw Picture this: The Warriors are playing the Cavaliers in Cleveland in the NBA finals and the World Champions have fallen behind in...

OUT OF CLARITY COMES CALM – Cool, Calm and Chicago-Tough Stephens Downs Keys

Bill Simons PARIS – After Sloane Stephens comfortably beat Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 to reach the French Open final, I asked her coach Kamau Murray if...

‘TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY’ – Royal Rafa Downs a Delightful Commoner

Bill Simons PARIS – Even Kings have off days. Wednesday Rafa wasn’t Rafa. His forehand didn’t pin Diego Schwartzman. His movement was modest. He left his usual (“I’m...

Slinging in the Rain – Running With the Bull in Paris

Bill Simons He’s only 5’6”, a full foot shorter than his famous Argentinian countryman Juan Martin del Potro. He’s only reached the quarterfinals of one...

RELAX, DON’T PANIC, CHILL – The Kamau Murray Interview

  An Interview With Sloane Stephens’ Coach Kamau Murray BILL SIMONS PARIS - When Sloane Stephens’ coach Kamau Murray told me he’s been with her for three...