Tennis aside, alarming situations have become common in our society, e.g. the pandemic, climate change, threats to our economy, and the emerging fresh look at our history of racism. It could be said that the first shot this time was fired, not at Lexington or Concord, but by Colin Kaepernick kneeling alongside a football field. As stated by writer Bill McKibben "This is going to be a century of crises, many of them more dangerous than what we’re living through now."
Another worthy player bites the dust. Angela Buxton offered friendship and partnership to Althea Gibson at a critical time in Althea's life.
Cat I's declared dead for 2020. "Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has canceled all ... adult Category 1 events, comprising the Adult, Open, Family and Age divisions, through the end of 2020."
Legendary UCLA coach Glenn Bassett died recently.