Sport: New Home for a Troubled Game

After a decade, open tennis is becoming, well, decadent

It was the usual time: the last week in August and the first week of September. The usual people were in attendance: Grand Slam Candidate Bjorn Borg with a fortune in endorsement insignia to grace his tennis togs; new women's No. 1 Martina Navratilova with a fortune in gold jewelry to adorn her now-winning form; Chris Evert with a list of crack hairdressers for prematch sprucing up; Vitas Gerulaitis with a list of ear-splitting discos for post-match winding down; Evonne Goolagong stayed home with her...

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