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What Puig's Olympic Gold Really Means for Puerto Rico

August 16, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, I was sitting with my blanket gripped tightly to my face as my boyfriend patiently repeated (for the fifth time) the difference between a game and a set.

Like many other Puerto Ricans, it was the first time I had watched tennis, and I kept forgetting the rules. For the 8 million of us on the island and in the diaspora, time stood still as our eyes were glued to TV screens, laptops and cell phones to see if 22-year-old Mónica Puig would make history as...

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