Re: Pan am games/tennis
They need to take tennis out of the Pan Am games if they can't make it into a meaningful event. Any draw with less than 16 players or teams is meaningless. Even the women's singles, with 30 players, is barely meaningful. Maybe they should make it into a ITF event? Then they would have to figure out how to manage the fact that only players from the Americas are allowed to compete. I don't know if it could work.
For the record, I'll go out on a limb and say that Serena Williams is the best player in the Americas right now. All the top players are American. The best of the rest are Bouchard, Puig, Duque Marino and Pereira, all of whom are playing like they are ranked about 100. Maybe Bouchard should have tried to get into the Pan Am games after she lost at Wimbledon?