Nonrestrictive Clauses I Have Loved

  • a stocky, deeply tanned Russian who likes to smash rackets as well as forehands
  • the finest female athlete the landlocked southern African nation of Botswana has produced
  • a long-haired 25-year-old Texan who has soared to world-class level since moving to Los Angeles to train with the veteran coach John Smith.
  • the flashy but streaky 29-year-old Spanish left-hander,
  • a tanned and boyish-looking 47,
  • a raven-haired baseliner seeded 11th,
  • a sturdy polyglot who once trained at an academy in France,
  • the flashy Frenchman with the one-handed backhand that generates ooh-la-las worldwide,
  • a big-hitting Australian who reached the final here last year,
  • a slender, smooth-moving Slovakian veteran who was once ranked No. 5 but is seeded 28th here this year and has long lacked a closer’s instincts.
  • the powerful if mechanical Swede
  • a 20-year-old Canadian qualifier with a boyish face and a manly serve,
  • a 6-foot, 250-pound bundle of grit
  • the former nightclub bouncer who spent many of his timeouts scowling or screaming at the Wildcats.
  • the hard-living Finn who swept the normal hill and large hill in 1984 and 1988 before injuries and self-destructive habits brought him back to earth for good.
  • the erratic Czech power baseliner,
  • the resurgent, newly married American,
  • the 6-foot-10 Croat, a rainmaker of aces, tiebreakers and quick-point matches from Wimbledon days of serve-and-volley yore
  • a crafty qualifier who had never played in a Grand Slam tournament but who, through the vagaries of the draw, found herself facing an all-time great on the most famous court in tennis in her debut.
  • the huge-hitting and unpredictable Czech
  • a determined 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga.,
  • a 24-year-old extrovert whose matches are routinely eventful
  • the hard-hitting 29-year-old American who has slipped from the top 10 this year
  • a fashionista with a flamboyant streak
  • a petite and quick-footed Czech baseliner
  • a flat-hitting 31-year-old
  • a solidly built 18-year-old Russian
  • an emotive, versatile 21-year-old
  • the tall Californian
  • a German with a big serve for his modest height
  • the huge-serving though mentally fragile Swede.
  • the expressive son of a butcher whose intensity and ability to swim to an occasion have made him one of Japan’s most prominent athletes
  • whose back story may be longer than any forehand she has ever hit.
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