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.
Genie Bouchard Ready to Embrace Rowdy U.S. Open Fans
Over the years, some non-American tennis players have shown they can’t handle the rowdy crowds at the U.S. Open.
South African Kevin Curren once famously said, “They should drop an A-bomb on the place.”
But not Eugenie Bouchard.
The 20-year-old photogenic blonde from Montreal wants it to be louder and rowdier in Queens.
“I would allow fans to come in between every game and allow them to be louder and more into it,” Bouchard said after dispatching Olga Govortsova, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round of the Open Tuesday. “I think it would be more fun for them.”
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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.