Patrick McEnroe and Martina Hingis bumped into each other outside the men's locker room yesterday afternoon.
After some small talk, McEnroe leaned in and said, "If you ever wanna hit, just give me a call sometime."
"Sure," she said.
"Just a groove hit," he said with a smile, motioning a gentle swing with his arm. Read More
After her shaky second-round win today, I asked Martina Hingis if she felt 100 percent. Her response wasn't totally clear.
"Well, it was very intense last six days. Always a lot of people. Yesterday also with the doubles…You know, you get out here, it's 11, probably get out of here it's 7, 8."
Does Read More
So here’s a piece of an IM exchange with my friend James late in Martina Hingis’ surprisingly competitive, just-concluded victory over 106th-seeded Pauline Parmentier:
me: hingis looks like hell
james: yeah injured im sure
me: you think?
james: def…hingis normally basically makes zero errors
james: so when shes hitting unforceds, its Read More
What’s the biggest regret of Martina Hingis’s career? The match she’s most famous for: The 1999 French Open Final, which was Steffi Graf’s last Grand Slam victory and the match that sent Hingis’ career into an eight-year tailspin.
“I wish I won that one,” she said today. “In the match I was in control, but Read More
No surprises so far today. Martina Hingis and Lleyton Hewitt both won easily and Novak Djokovic is cruising.
A young American contender, Sam Querrey, lost easily in straight sets, so he won't join unheralded countrymen Donald Young and John Isner in the second round.
Pay attention to James Blake's match, which is playing Read More
Staring hard at the women’s draw on an oversized sign at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament last week in New Haven, Conn., Carol Nadel quietly mouthed some names to herself.
“There aren’t that many names I know,” said the 64-year-old fan. “Myskina—I know her. But I couldn’t pick her out of a line-up.”
It’s Read More
Everyone knows that last Sept. 11, many New Yorkers reconnected with their exes. Or they found themselves forgiving when former personae non gratae contacted them. There were sparks and rekindlings and, from what we hear, a few earnest restarts.
We’re guessing that the Sept. 11 ex reconnection will become an annual ritual, like the Read More
The New Food
Fake food used to be glamorous and difficult. It had an otherworldly neon cast to it: Kool-Aid and Cheetos and Sno Cones. Sweet ‘n’ Low, it was believed, gave you cancer. Tater Tots made you lumpy and sluggish.
But the years passed and something happened. Fake food has become good for Read More
This June, fulfilling a lifelong dream, I went to London to watch the Wimbledon tennis championships.
The BBC coverage was great.
Yes, that’s right, the closest I got to an actual match was the TV screen in my hotel room, as I spent four days flipping the remote control between BBC1 and BBC2, ordering Read More