For anyone living on another planet (immersed in medieval Daoist ritual manuals, or whatever)…
Mature and focused at 15, she’s an inspiration. Her parents seem great too.
She was charming in handling the usual fatuous questions at her 3rd-round press conference:
When you were match point down on Centre Court, were you thinking, what would Venus and Serena do?
Er, no! …
which ranks along with Bertrand Russell’s comment after his plane crash. And at the risk of sounding like the woman visiting the young Living Buddha, I love the way she tucks her chair into the desk at the end.*
[Spoiler: typical Grauniad-reading liberal metropolitan elite quote coming up] At a time when the world seems doomed to suffer under mendacious cynical rich old white men, we all need role models like Cori—a list that might also include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Greta Thunberg. It’s no coincidence that most of these inspiring figures are female.
I wish her well, and look forward to the day when AOC can welcome her to the White House!
* Contrast Kyrgios’s press conference after his defeat to Nadal, at which he adroitly dispelled any lingering doubts that he might not be a total asshole.