Tennis fans are an interesting breed. People don't just have a large-scale mania about tennis in the way that they do football, baseball, or basketball. The entire WORLD goes crazy over soccer, even if we, as Americans, don't really get it. Hockey even has a strong fan base, even if they're mostly Canadian or semi-Canadian (my brethern in Buffalo). But tennis? We pay attention to it for a few weeks while the US Open is going on, mainly just to feel WASPy or rich (redundant?), but after the fact? Tennis? Who cares.
Tennis fans, unlike armchair watchers of football and the like, tend to actually play the sport they're fans of. IMAGINE THAT. That's why if you have someone in your life who's crazy about tennis (is she a divorcee or a lesbian? Probably), she'll go equally crazy over this Tennis Clutch ($133, Clare V.). She'll bring it to her country club and show it off to her doubles partner and feel just like Steffi Graff. Or Martina NarvJHDkajhfkshf. Or Billie Jean King. Wow, I guess I know more about tennis than I thought (it's because I'm gay).