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The Stan Smith Adidas: “Some People Think I’m a Shoe.”

“Was the shoe named after you, or were you named after the shoe?”—Stan Smith’s son, Trevor, at 8 years old. Origin Story: Stan Smith plays his day match at the French Open. When the clock strikes midnight, the waiters all women dressed as men at a nightclub in Paris. Nothing to do but shake hands […]

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“Play,” Art by MaRICHka Shkuro

Four Interpretations 1) “Play” as promotional poster. Tennis ball as world globe. Tennis as world sport. Tennis a rocket ship among the stars and planets, its popularity soaring. 2)  “Play” as in the mind of Nietszche, the earth hurtling itself through space. “What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither […]

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Sara Errani: Two Dinners, Art by Achille Chiarello

1) The Fab Four of Italian women’s tennis often dined together: Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone, Sara Errani. I imagine wine flows as elegantly as their groundstokes. I imagine their laughter and smiles, their grunts and groans, from a shared life together in the public eye.  From 2011–2015, they created more history among them […]