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Cara Black, advancing in U.S. Open doubles, thrives far from spotlight
Cara Black, advancing in U.S. Open doubles, thrives far from spotlight

Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having. Black is a doubles specialist. She toils on the back courts of tournaments, even at the mega-events such as the current U.S. Open here. She is one of the darlings of fans who were able only to purchase grounds passes that don't get them onto the big courts. Her matches attract a mix of true doubles fans and people looking for a bleacher spot to sit down. We should not feel sorry for Black. She would be horrified at the thought. She has long ago come to grips with the discrepancy between the haves (singles players) and her. The...

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