Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK – Whether it’s at the U.S. Open or Madison Square Garden, Serena Williams knows how to win in New York.
Playing her first event in the Garden, Serena downed Big Sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 to win the inaugural BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup.
“It did remind me a little bit of a night match at the U.S. Open,” Serena, the No. 1 player in the world and winner of the last two Grand Slam events, told a crowd that included former President Bill Clinton. “A little intense.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.