"What Got To Me Today" series, "Sports For Chicks" (not necessarily chicks who play sports!) and Essays and Excerpts
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The "Beauty" of Tennis: Sports For Chicks on Tennis
I love tennis season! Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer usually end up sweating it out in the finals of any given tournament, adding to the beauty of summertime. Despite their ease on our eyes, they are both electrifying on the court. The French Open (clay courts) in Paris is underway this weekend. Nadal has an upper hand on clay, where he is so much more comfortable than many other players. For those who are loyal fans of U.S. players, Andy Roddick is currently ranked eighth in the world, and is sure to give those ranked above him a real run for their money.
On the women's court, Williams sisters Serena and Venus lead the world rankings in spots one and two. Every year we wonder which sister will top the other in rankings. This year, Serena leads. I don't know about you, but I am inspired by these women everytime I see them play. They are strong and explosive, both with daunting serves and unbeatable stamina. I can't wait to see them play and often wonder if we'll see them head to head in the finals. Then truly, who do I root for? I remember the first time they were in the finals at Wimbledon and we got to see them in Prime Time on a Saturday night. So awesome!
Competitive world tennis season is here: The French Open, Wimbledon, The Australian Open, the US Open in NY. It will be so exciting to see how our favorite players compete, see the upsets and the killer shots, hear the grunts and gasps of the crowds and get sucked into the drama.
And yes, I'm not above saying it, welcome back to television Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. We've missed "seeing" you. Happy Summer!