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I'm eagerly anticipating Zheng Jie's semifinal matchup with Serena Williams today in the Wimbledon semis - and clicking on the Wimbledon website for live results, only to find that they're in a rain delay. Good time to surf the web for even more about Zheng. The New York Times' Howard French, who is based in China, has a great feature on her in today's paper. Illuminating not only because of Zheng's personal history, so much of which is relatively unknown to tennis fans who don't regularly follow China, but also because of its reporting on the popularity of tennis in China at the recreational level. A good read until this match gets going. By the way, did I mention that when I was making my way through the San Francisco airport last weekend on the way back from China (more to come on that trip, by the way) that the top Chinese-language newspaper in the U.S., World Journal, had Zheng as its headline story? And by headline, I mean h-e-a-d-l-i-n-e - it was all you could see above the fold. No matter what happens today, Zheng will take all of this momentum with her into the Beijing Olympics - you can expect her to be one of the more anticipated stories of the Games for Chinese fans.

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