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Adrian Margaret Brune is a native Oklahoman who lives, works, writes, runs and tries to play tennis in Manhattan.

Blake Bailey wrote about misogynists for years. The establishment never even stopped to think he was one.

Blake Bailey as a teacher at Lusher School (left), the Lusher Charter School for gifted students (center) and as a published author (right).

Venus Williams, older sister of Serena, playing World Team Tennis for the Washington Kastles in 2015.

Egyptian player Youssef Hossam, №810 in the ATP singles rankings — who once reached a high of №291 — was banned from professional tennis for life in May 2020.

ATP’s World №3 gets lashed by unlikely opponent, WTA’s №602, Ines Ibbou

A product endorsement photo of Algerian singles player, Ines Ibbou.

While the Aussies labour down under, see Wimbledon and the U.S. Open outside the lines.


  1. Players are advised not to change ends during play.
  2. … No hand shakes or high fives.
  3. …Each player could have their own tennis balls identified by…

The Lagos Lawn Tennis Club (LLTC), the oldest tennis club in Nigeria and one of the oldest in Africa was one of many sites during a 1976 coup that required Arthur Ashe’s evacuation.


Lockdown and Isolation in Two Different Eras of Fear

The fountains that replaced the Twin Towers in 2013 after the area was closed to tourists in early March.

New Yorkers complain about Central Park crowding. But a subway-ride away…


These players may still lag behind Gauff, but they are hitting on the rise…

Leylah Fernandez, age 17, holding the runner-up trophy standing next to Heather Watson, age 27, the champion of the 2020 Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Adrian Margaret Brune

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