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Best Bets

A tennis racquet for the good-but-not-that-good female player, high-class patchouli, the must-have bag for fall...


The Best Bet
If getting Mom to the French Open is impractical, a new tennis racquet makes for an excellent Mother’s Day gift. Wilson’s W4 model is designed for female club players who are competitive but not (yet) tournament-level. It’s light (just nine ounces unstrung) yet solid, with an oval design that creates a larger sweet spot and adds power. Not only will Mom’s game improve, but she’ll also know that you’re not just letting her win ($199, in lime, sapphire, cobalt blue, or red, at Mason’s Tennis Mart, 56 E. 53rd St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-755-5805).


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