Thanks to Quiet Speed for keeping the tennis flame alive although given the scarce number of posts here at CF that flame has been flickering in the wind. Early news, Venus Williams was ousted by 15 year old Coco Gauff. She is a black American. Of course. It almost seems these things happen on cue. Have to think Venus will shut it down permanently in the not too distant future. Hopefully her bulky sister follows suit. Number two seed Osaka has been bounced already but Halep won her first round match. Is this where a sea change starts to occur especially on the men's side or will things pretty much stay the course? I have given up guessing. So have most other tennis observers.