Yes, kids, the U.S. Open has come once again. The last of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments starts later today in not-quite-NYC Flushing Meadows. The fun of Arthur Ashe Kid's Day has faded with the sunset, and the athletes will now get down to business.
With the still-strong Venus Williams, the formidable Justine Henin, and the lovely Maria Sharapova, the women's draw should prove to be very entertaining television. As for the men.... well, I have to admit that I've grown bored with Roger Federer. I admire his abilities and accomplishments, but let's face it - perfection just isn't exciting.