Gayle King

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I've been a tennis fan...
ever since I watched my dad watching the amazing Arthur Ashe play on TV in the 1970s. Ashe was graceful, strategic, and incredibly powerful—he opened doors and then made sure a lot of underprivileged kids got the opportunity to walk through them. This year the U.S. Open runs from August 26 to September 9, and l'll be there as usual, cheering for the players and marveling at the civility of the game.
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