August 27, 2001 Issue
"The animosities are very real. A lot of the hostility actually gets played down."
-- Mary Carillo, tennis analyst, "Women on the Verge"
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FALL FASHION 2001 MAIN PAGE
A Few of Our Favorite Things
Back in Black
Role Models Four up-and-coming actors take a sartorial journey back to thirties New York. One look at their tidy coats, pleated skirts, and cloche hats, and you'll be tempted to follow in their footsteps.
Women on the Verge
BY CHRIS SMITH
Once upon a time, women played tennis like ladies: pleasant, polite, and predictable as a metronome. Not anymore. With the selling power and celebrity status of players like the Williams sisters, Anna Kournikova, and Jennifer Capriati reaching record levels (as is the fierceness of their rivalries), what was once a near-sideshow is now definitely the main event. For the women of the U.S. Open, it's still any woman's game, and the game, for them, has gotten personal.
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY
Fernando Ferrer's a happy man now that Sharpton is out of jail. But should he be?
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