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On Sunday, in the middle of the day, I received a text message from my longtime doubles partner, Martina Navratilova, to give her a call. It was an unusual request, and I felt it was not going to be good news when I called Martina back. Martina, the elder states woman of a Hall of … Continue reading Rest in Peace Jana Novotna: A Friend and Competitor to Remember
Hi from 35,000 feet heading to the first day of a new school for all three of my kids and thanks to ESPN for being a family-first work place! I will return to NYC tomorrow. Collectively these US Open 2017 quarter finalists, men and women, have comeback stories that range from tragic to compelling to … Continue reading Pam Shriver’s 35,000 Foot View (Literally) of US Open Final 16
First shared via Pam’s Athlete Facebook page: I have spent roughly 75 weeks at Wimbledon, almost year and a half of my life. Most of my birthdays since I turned 16, have spent near the AELTC. I can only remembering missing all of one Wimbledon and that was 2004, the year our oldest child was … Continue reading Shriver’s Post-Wimbledon 2017 Wrap-Up
Bud Collin’s 87th birthday on June 17th, 2016 was the day chosen by his devoted wife Anita to celebrate and remember his incomparable life. Remember and celebrate we did! Boston cooperated with some of the most glorious early summer weather. The Baltimore Orioles clobbered the Red Sox 5-1 the night before at Fenway Park taking … Continue reading Pam Shriver: Bud Collins Remembered
The Australian Open (AO) is known as the Happy Slam for its slightly lower key and casual atmosphere when compared to the other three majors. The AO has the best player service department, even helping former players with their needs. Not once in my thirty-seven years of coming to Melbourne, even the last twenty years as … Continue reading Reflections on the 2016 Australian Open
This year’s US Open could have great historical significance on both the men’s and women’s side. For our ESPN tennis team, it’s an honor for the first time to broadcast all of the US Open from first to last serve. We are a team that has been together for many years, and we provide the … Continue reading Thoughts Before the US Open 2015
For the first time in many years, I spent the French Open (FO) at home in LA with my three kids. ESPN shares the FO airtime with the Tennis Channel and NBC so we did not need the entire talent team in Paris. I am sure; Cliff Drysdale (also not in Paris) and I are … Continue reading French Open Week Two Analysis From LA
As a player or broadcaster, it’s hard to miss a major tennis tournament. ESPN will broadcast only early weekday hours and does not need all of its tennis talent over at the French Open in Paris, so I am staying home. This time of year with three kids in Elementary School offers non-stop action, athletic … Continue reading French Open 2015 from Los Angeles with My Kids
From the conclusion of ESPN’s US Open coverage until the Australian Open, I enjoy my longest uninterrupted stretch with my three kids. Only Chrissie Evert’s milestone birthday weekend at a Southern CA spa kept me from my kids during that whole time. It was a busy few months for my kids and me. As is … Continue reading Australian Open 2015 – It’s Here.
Looking back to 2014 at the majors, the match of the year was the men’s Wimbledon final when Djokovic outlasted Federer in a classic five set marathon. If the result had been reversed, Federer would have not only won his 18th singles major extending his all-time men’s tally, but he most likely would have finished … Continue reading Reflections on 2014, And a Look at 2015!