While most of the WTA and ATP players were off the courts this week, some used the Boodles Exhibition and Nottingham and Eastbourne tournaments to prepare for Wimbeldon.
With lead-up grass tournaments in London and Spain among others, the ATP and WTA are preparing for Wimbledon on June 27, 2016. Here are my top five tennis moments this week. (more…)
This was a busy week in tennis…
As a child I detested desserts. Cakes. Pies. Pastries. Even ice cream did not make my wish list. Yes, I was an odd child who could be bribed with wait for it …roasted sunflower seeds. A mature adult now, I have taken to baking. My repertoire includes: pound cake, carrot cake, pineapple upside down cake, banana nut bread, pumpkin pie and cheesecake. When I first began I was fastidious. Testing recipes, tweaking, perfecting until my creations achieved just the right denseness and sweetness. I dislike overly sweet concoctions. Sometimes the final products were beautiful and delectable treats perfect for gifting. Sometimes, they were simply lessons I had to learn.
My consistency was not particularly important when I began baking. The experience, the process was my goal. This is a lesson tennis has not embraced. It may never move beyond consistency as the hallmark of success. The obsession with consistency is really a need for perfection. This mars the sport. (more…)
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5. Doubles continues to receive much deserved airtime from Tennis Channel and NBC in America. Following the Women’s Final, the Mens’ Double Final was presented. The Bryan’s lost to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6, 3-6. The match was thrilling as the Lopez’s … Continue reading French Open Week 2: Top 5 Tennis Moments
I can’t mask my upset. Pure frustration. Rogers. Keys. V. Williams. All ousted removing the possibility of four Americans in the quarterfinals and more importantly an all-American final at the French Open ’16.