Having a Ball at the U.S. Open

1. On-Court Cocktail Dresses and Giant Balls. It Must Be the U.S. Open Midsummer, tennis purists decried the supposed disintegration of Wimbledon into nothing more than a white-themed catwalk unrolling under—horrors—an operable roof. Men's champion Roger Federer was savaged for his Michael Jacksonesque white and gold military jacket and matching bag, while native son Andy Murray and his stuffy Fred Perrys was applauded for his sartorial decorum (although Murray failed to make the finals).

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