I’ve been thinking about a solid introduction to my first New York Times blog all morning but haven’t really found something that has stuck. But the thing about being a creative/abstract/silly writer — you have options. Options are good. O.K., I hope you enjoyed that intro.
My name is Irina Falconi. Professional tennis player who is competing in this year’s United States Open. I’m also an avid blogger and writer. I am also a part-time comic and fortune teller. No joke.
One of the other reasons I got this gig is because I am an original New Yorker. I grew up in Inwood and went to one of the best public middle schools in New York City, the Mott Hall School in Harlem. I was a 10-year-old taking the train alone at 7 a.m., and taking it back at around 4 o’clock. No big deal.