American tennis in a nosedive

USTA attempting to address lack of talent

Originally Published: June 20, 2011
By Pete Alfano

As Wimbledon unfolds and the top players in the world prepare to trample the well-manicured lawns of the All England Club, tennis fans may be wondering whether Americans should have bothered to enter this year.

Sure, defending champion Serena Williams is the No. 7 seed, and Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish are among the top 10 seeds on the men's side, but seedings can be deceiving.


Just take a look at the WTA rankings as of June 20. They're a virtual United ...

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