In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Shaun Assael writes that Li Na and Peng Shuai have launched a tennis craze in China. But by challenging the communist sports machine, they've also forced the next generation to choose sides.
Eugenie Bouchard's legion of fans at the Australian Open cheered her on to a quarterfinal victory against Ana Ivanovic and likely will be plenty vocal when the Canadian teenager faces Li Na in the semifinals.
James Blake, once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, takes on Robby Ginepri, formerly ranked as high as No. 15, in Friday's marquee semifinal of the Challenge of Dallas tennis tournament at T Bar M Racquet Club.