Houdini has nothing on Serena Williams.
At the end of a long and eventful day at Wimbledon Friday, the U.S. men had one and a half men still contending in the singles draw. Not that bad, considering only seven had made it in the first place.
Just when you think you've seen the best of Roger Federer, you see more. It's becoming increasingly evident that Father Time leaves the occasional person off the list.
In Los Angeles, and around the National Hockey League, there will be confusion about Friday morning's headlines. They will say that Dustin Brown was a hero in a tennis tournament.
He came into the room for the interview under his own power. No cane. No walker. It was an amazing athletic performance.
In the midst of tough tennis competition Wednesday, with stakes incredibly high, two moments of human sensitivity stood out on the third day of the Wimbledon fortnight.
Three-quarters of the men's "Big Four" did what they were supposed to do Tuesday at Wimbledon. They won.
On a startlingly bright and sunny day Tuesday at the usual overcast and gloomy Wimbledon tennis tournament, the United States' second-best men's player got it socked to him.