CINDY SHMERLER is an award-winning sports journalist and broadcaster who has covered tennis, among other sports, for more than 40 years. She has worked in every medium, writing for newspapers and magazines, and serving as a commentator on television, radio, and social media. Currently, she is a freelance tennis correspondent for the New York Times and a commentator for the Tennis Channel and ESPN. She has interviewed every top player on the ATP and WTA Tours and has published features on Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Billie Jean King, Serena Williams, and her friend and longtime colleague Bud Collins. She has covered every major tennis tournament, as well as the Davis Cup and the year-end championships, and has done play-by-play and color commentary.