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Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

2014 US Open Tennis

In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. 

Venus Williams, right, misses a shot from Elena Vesnina, center, as Serena Williams, left, looks on during a quarterfinals doubles match against Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York.

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