Lloyd Grove Patrols the Open, Admires the Russian Women

Former gossip columnist and current Daily Beast editor-at-large Lloyd Grove was just outside strolling past the practice courts, and we asked him who his favorite player was.

“I kinda like the Williams girls,” he said. “I also like all the Russian women. I think they’re very striking looking. And I like their nut-brown skin.”

He said he was just watching that godawful Danira Safina match from a fancy suite inside Arthur Ashe. He’s covering the Open for a second straight day, and tickets came courtesy of the Beast.

“As a longtime ink-stained wretch, when I hear about free food and drink, I’m a moth to flame,” he said.