Goodnight, Irene; hello, tennis
NEW YORK -- "Eeeyahhgggh!
It was only a few minutes past 9 a.m. on Opening Day, but Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone -- Grand Slam champions both -- were already in mid-tournament, bellowing form on practice courts No. 4 and 5, respectively, at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center.
A dark blotch of sweat was rapidly expanding across the back of Kuznetsova's turquoise T-shirt, and Schiavone earnestly worked her hitting partner around ...
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