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Published July 7, 1998
In Miami, Dan LeBatard, on the youth movement in women's tennis: "They are bold, boorish brats. And, man, isn't it wonderful? These irritating female tennis players -- cocky in one breath, crying in the next -- are doing no less than saving their sport. ... Two things make tennis move -- rivalries and personalities. ... These girls have the potential to give us both" (MIAMI HERALD, 7/3). NBC's John McEnroe said that the "biggest problem" with men's tennis is that "too many players give an inconsistent effort, even at Grand Slam events." McEnroe: "How can these guys who make millions of dollars a year appear not to care at Wimbledon? It's embarrassing" (AP/DETROIT NEWS, 7/6).