U.S. Open

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Erin Hills, a course outside of Milwaukee, hosts its first U.S. Open later this week as it receives rave reviews during the practice rounds. Its wide fairways and perfect putting greens figures to catalyze some low scoring and exciting golf.

/20/99 Pinehurst, North Carolina. Payne Stewart Of The Usa Celebrates Winning The1999 Us Open Championship Played At Pinehurst Resort And Golf Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina, Usa. (Photo By David Cannon/Getty Images)

After Dispatching Venus, Serena Williams on Downhill ‘Climb’ Toward Grand Slam

The stupidity or dishonesty of tennis professionals and allegedly serious observers of the sport compels them to comment that the Williams’ way of playing is “muscular,” meaning masculine. This reflects a meanness and envy and mostly an incomprehension of what they are doing. Sports like all other fields are filled with dopes and blockheads. Every once in a while someone comes along and innovates in ways that influence the sport profoundly. That’s the Williams sisters.

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