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Working with gifted athletes leaves lifetime of memories | NOLA.com

BY MACKIE SHILSTONE

Well, we are in the championship match. It was scheduled for Saturday night but weather forced it to be moved to Sunday. The men have their semifinals Saturday, and it appears they may move to Monday for the men’s finals. 

I think you see what I have said in various post cards all week that Grand Slam tennis is not for the faint at heart.

Thinking back over my 30 years in pro sports, having traveled with many pro teams in all major sports, as well as spending weeks in boxing training camps all over the world, much less the years of travel for Serena Williams, I have seen more than my share of ups and down in the non-heroic world of pro sports. What I have learned and experienced first-hand would fill volumes. Each volume filedl with emotional memories. Some I would like to forget.

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