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  1. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. In the Valley of the Gods

    Louisa Thomas

    Serena Williams was tired. Her shots were tentative, her feet passive, her serve weak. When she hit an error and raised her arms in dismay, her arms looked heavy. Afterward, when she tried to explain why she lost 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Alize Cornet...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. About Last Weekend: All About the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking deeply from a single cup shared by everyone in the world, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports this weekend: Chile pushed Brazil to the brink, but a wayward penalty from the former's Gonzalo Jara ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Can't Lose for Winning

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were cracking wise at a hipster hootenanny in São Paulo with your fancy friends with their bright buckles and colorful belts, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: * Team USA held on for a glorious 1-0 loss to Gr...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Match Striker: The Increasingly Unclassifiable, Increasingly Unst...

    Louisa Thomas

    Simona Halep used to walk onto the court and tell herself to win. Then she would try not to lose, with the predictable result that she often did. She was not totally unsuccessful. She had too much talent - she had won the French Open girls&...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  7. My Sister, My Rival

    Brian Phillips

    What does it matter what you say about people? After days of hype surrounding their probable third-round meeting in the French Open, Venus and Serena Williams both lost in the second round yesterday, Venus to the 56th-ranked Slovakian player Anna Sch...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  8. Grantland Dictionary: Tennis Edition

    Brian Phillips

    The word tennis is easy to define; it's a noun that means "an energetic leisure pursuit invented by the upper classes as an alternative to playing sports." Try to discuss the finer points of the game without a thorough grounding in its...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. About Last Weekend: A Series of Mistakes

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy regretting your attempt to introduce that exchange student living in your home to the joyful simplicity of America's pastime, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: A weird weekend in the World Series left the Cardi...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  10. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Dean Norris, True Detective, and Su...

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    Sunday was a big day! The weather was good, football season started up, Serena Williams won the Open ... oh yeah, and a neo-Nazi shootout in the desert threatened to Swiss cheese up everything we thought we knew about Breaking Bad. Chris and I went lon...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Shrunk-Down Giants

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building something with your hands, ensconced in the majesty of nature, allowing the last rays of summer sun to shine down upon your shirtless back, like a nerd, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: In a Sunday ni...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka at the 2013 U.S. Open

    Louisa Thomas

    Serena Williams, against the elements, triumphs again in Flushing.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Red Sox Strike Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy squeezing in one last fantasy draft so that you could ironically take Mark Sanchez in the second round, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer, as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 2-1, den...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  14. About Last Night: The Cardinal Way

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to stay awake during an all-day meeting on autograph compensation, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The St Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-6, to regain the lead in the hyper-competitive NL Cent...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: A True Yankee Win

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy going another year without winning a major, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Despite Mariano Rivera's third consecutive blown save, the Yankees, powered by Alex Rodriguez's first home run of the season and Bre...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. About Last Weekend: Phil Er Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mournfully firing off one last bottle rocket, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Phil Mickelson fired a final-round 66 to surge up a star-studded leaderboard and secure his first British Open championship, winni...

    Blog | July 22, 2013