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The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection. Monday will be a big day here for U.S. tennis, that former juggernaut still funded nicely by the mothership U.S. Tennis Assn., but listing badly to starboard for much of the last decade. Monday, John Isner and Madison Keys play in the second week of Wimbledon. Ring the cowbells. Yes, that's all. Two players. Twenty-one from the U.S. started (13 women, eight men) and 19 have departed with congratulatory handshakes at the net — to...

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